Daycare for Dogs Enrichment Program

At DOGMA each pup receives a rich and fulfilling daycare experience. DOGMA’s dog and puppy daycare caters to your pup’s energy levels and social needs. Some dogs like to play all day and be challenged, while others want to be held and get belly rubs. We recognize every pup’s individual needs.

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Daycare & Enrichment Programs

Our two story facility sports big windows to let your dogs take in New York’s hustle and bustle.  Our staffers interact with pups and let dogs play with each other.  During morning hours toys are introduced.  We take each pup out for a 10 minute relief walk, once in the morning and once in the afternoon, weather permitting.

In the afternoons pups love to sun bathe while resting from a busy day of play and socializing.  Crates are available for feedings and naps.

We offer daily activities.  DOGMA believes that smart New York dogs need to be challenged and engaged.  Our Agility Play Groups and other classes offer that and more.

DOGMA staff is rigorously vetted and trained

We pride ourselves that our employees know and love dogs.  Our experienced staffers can sense each dog’s temperament and comfort level.  Understanding the discerning New York client and their pups needs is DOGMA’s forte.

What to expect from DOGMA daycare:


DOGMA pups get the opportunity to socialize and develop lasting friendships.

Our program aims to enrich your pups daycare experience.


Energy Levels

Dogs are grouped by temperament and/or size.  Groups of like minded dogs make for a more fulfilling experience.  We Recognize that not all dogs are the same or play the same.

Toys & Challenges

Unlike other daycares,  where interactions and toys are discouraged.  We carefully introduce toys throughout the day for a rich experience.

Outside Walks

Each pup gets to walk in a pack for a relief walk, once in the morning and once in the afternoon, weather permitting.  Additional power walks are available upon request.

Treats, Puzzles & Kongs

Challenging a dog’s mind keeps them fulfilled and   Engaged dogs are happy dogs!

Room with a view

Dogs love to lounge in front of our windows and take in New York City’s street life.

Pack Leaders

Our human pack leaders are true dog lovers. DOGMA is proud to have experienced and trained pack leaders.  We treat each dog as if it were our own.

Play & Pause

We promote safe play with each dog.  If a pup does not self regulate, our staff will suggest a break from play, a private walk outside or perhaps a nap.

Crate Free Space

DOGMA is a crate free environment, unless dogs are being fed or need a private nap for some downtime.  Additional crating services are available upon request.

Before We Get Started

Meet & Greet


DOGMA is your doggy daycare near me!

DOGMA requires an initial Meet & Greet.  During the Meet & Greet your pup will be with us for a few hours.  (you get to enjoy some parent alone time)  It gives DOGMA the opportunity to observe your pup in an open group environment without you present. Meet & Greets are not complementary.

Meet & Greet times:

  • Friday & Monday 1PM-4PM
  • Saturday & Sunday 9am-2pm
  • Minimum 3 hours maximum 6 hours
  • Meet & Greets are $49 flat for any pup
  • For daycare rates check out the pricing section

Vaccination Records


Please provide up to date vaccination records. Simply upload them to your DOGMA portal, or email them to: [email protected]

  • Bordetella (Kennel Cough)
  • Rabies
  • Distemper (DHPP)

Your pup must be spayed / neutered if older than seven months

Feedings & Medication

Just like a dog resort, DOGMA can feed your pup for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  If you need us to feed your pup, please leave instructions when booking daycare in your DOGMA portal. Feeding and Medicine administration fees apply.

  • There are times when dogs are not in the mood to eat. However, we do set aside time and effort guiding the dogs to eat per your instructions.
  • DOGMA offers dry and/or wet food house food. Food, feeding and med administration fees apply.


Large Dogs

Over 40 lbs

Half Day, Less than six hours


Full Day, more than six hours


10 Pack Half Day +1 Complementary


10 Pack Full Day +1 Complementary


20 Pack Half Day +3 Complementary


20 Pack Full Day +3 Complementary


Meal (Owner Provided) per meal


Meal, dry or wet (DOGMA Provided) per meal


Medication Administration, per day


Small Dogs

Under 40 lbs

Half Day, Less than six hours


Full Day, more than six hours


10 Pack Half Day +1 Complementary


10 Pack Full Day +1 Complementary


20 Pack Half Day +3 Complementary


20 Pack Full Day +3 Complementary


Meal (Owner Provided)


Meal, dry or wet (DOGMA Provided)


Medication Administration


Overnight Boarding

One rate for all dogs

One night / 24 Hours


10 Pack +1 Complementary


20 Pack +3 Complementary


Medication Administration (per day)


DOGMA provided food (per day)


Overnight Boarding is a 24 hour block of time that starts when your pup is dropped off at DOGMA. If your pup departs after 24 hours, regular daycare rates may apply. What's included: •Feedings of dog up to 3 times per •Two relief walks per day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon •What's extra: •Medication administration •Half hour, 1 hour walks •Agility Playgroups •Agility Training •2 Hour Power Walk •House food •Owner provides food. Medication administration is not included.

Cut & Bath:

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Full Bath:

$105+ View Details

Teeth Brushing

$16 View Details

Shiny Coat Treatment & Relaxer

$19 View Details

Lasting Detangler Treatment

$23 View Details

Brush out

$35+ View Details

Blueberry Facial

$25 View Details

Paw Pedi Soak & Massage

$20 View Details

Nail Trim & File

$20 View Details

Ear Cleaning

$20 View Details

Anal gland expression

$20 View Details

Half Hour (Business Hours)

$25 / $30 View Details

One Hour (Business Hours)

$40 / $45 View Details

2 Hour Power Walk (Mon & Thur, 11am-1PM)

$50 View Details

Treadmill workout

$30 View Details

Agility Playgroup

$35 View Details

Advanced Agility Training

$50 View Details

Absolute Dog Training

$3500 View Details

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Frequently Asked Questions

Meet & Greets are available Friday-Monday from 1pm to 4pm. Your pup can enjoy its first visit of DOGMA for a minimum three of hours, maximum six hours.  We do Meet & Greets during the week when we have the most staff.

Meet & Greets are required for all our services besides grooming.  We want to make sure that your pup is a fit for DOGMA’s open group environment.  We look for aggression towards, humans, toys, food and other dogs.

Once your pup has aced the Meet & Greet, you are welcome to partake in any of DOGMA offerings.

DOGMA reserves the right to reject a pup at DOGMA’s discretion.

A Meet & Greet costs $49 flat for any size dog.  The Meet & Greet is a minimum 3 hours, maximum 6 hours.   We don’t want to overwhelm your pup by having them stay the first time for too long.

DOGMA will assess your pup during its first visit and send you a picture report card via email.  You will also hear from our pack leaders on how your pup did.  In case your pup is deemed not a fit with DOGMA we will contact you immediately and have you pick up your dog.

Meet & Greets are required for all our services besides grooming.  We want to make sure that your pup is a fit for DOGMA’s open group environment.  We look for aggression towards, humans, toys, food and other dogs.


Yes.  Just like any puppy daycare near me, all pups at DOGMA that are older than 7 months are spayed/neutered.  Unfixed dogs stir up the pot and increase risk.

Your pup may join DOGMA daycare and overnight boarding without being spayed / neutered IF younger than 7 months.

Verified show dogs may be exempt at DOGMA’s discretion.

DOGMA is an open group environment.  All our pups are vetted for safety.  We have two large spaces.  We separate dogs by temperament and character just like a good dog camp. The rambunctious, energetic dogs are in one group and the calm, small, older pups and puppies are in their own group.  Both groups have the opportunity to mix and mingle towards during one part of the day.

DOGMA offers grooming, classes, walks and even treadmill runs.  If you feel your pup needs an energy outlet check out our Agility section.

Yes!  When your pup is checked in at DOGMA, you can access the live video feed.  The feed is up Monday through Saturday from 11am-4pm.  It’s the best reality show in town!

Yes! We take the pups out for a sniff & walk relief walk.  Once in the morning and once in the afternoon weather permitting.  The sniff & Walk relief walks are included for daycare or boarding.  You can also request half hour, one hour and two your walks from your DOGMA portal.  Walking fees apply

Depending of the day of the week and time of the year.  During a regular work week we see more daycare dogs, and on weekends we see more boarding dogs.  Plus, dogs come and leave at all times.  We keep the groups smaller with more one on one time with the human pack leader.


Yes! We feed your pup based on your instructions.  We also administer medications.  We recommend that you bring your own food from home, so as not to disrupt your pup’s diet.  DOGMA can provide wet food (Farmers Dog) and dry food.  Regular feeding fees apply even if you bring your own food.

We take time to set aside your pup and make sure it has private feeding time.  We do not feed multiple dogs together, for safety reasons.

  • When the parent provides the food, the fee is $5 per feeding.
  • We do have an in house food option: Dry food and wet food. The fee for in-house food is $10 per meal

A half day daycare is up to 6 hours. A full day is anytime more than 6 hours.  Please check pricing in daycare section for more clarification.

We do offer packages daycare and overnight packages that come with complementary days

  • 10 packs with 1 complementary day.
  • 20 pack with 3 complementary days.

Sibling dogs can share one package.

We pride ourselves for being overstaffed.  Unlike other facilities we make sure that there are plenty of human pack leaders per dogs.

Dogs can get irritated with other dogs.  Our staff is trained to immediately intervene and bring calm to the pups.  We might give the pups a nap time, take them out for a walk and generally sooth them.

DOGMA practices transparency:  If at any time pups rough house, and might incur a  scratch or any other injury we immediately separate the pups and contact you.  We work closely with most of the Veterinary offices in the area.

Yes, under certain conditions:  DOGMA will reject any dog that shows aggression towards humans, other dogs, food and toys.  Humpy dogs will be referred to our trainer.  Your pup needs to get along with the other pups.  Safety is our number one concern.  If your pup is not a fit for an open group environment we will notify you.  DOGMA reserves the right to refuse service at DOGMA’s discretion.

Yes.  You can bring your pup for any amount of time during our business hours.  DOGMA charges a half day fee for any time up to six hours and a full day fee for anytime above six hours.  Please see our Daycare fees above.

No. Our hours are from 7:30am-7pm Monday – Friday and 9am-5pm on Saturday & Sunday.  If your pup cannot be picked up by closing time, we will enroll your dog into overnight boarding.   Overnight boarding and food fees will apply.

The entire DOGMA facility has fire sprinklers throughout the facility.  DOGMA has staff on site 24/7.  We have a direct alarm connection to NYC’s fire department, in addition to our security company.   DOGMA also has an evacuation plan in place.  If there is an emergency we will reach out to you by phone and email immediately.  Please make sure that you have your email notification settings switched on through your DOGMA portal.

Yes.  All services require reservations.  Simply request services via your DOGMA portal for:

  • •Daycare
  • •Overnight Boarding
  • •Grooming*
  • •Agility Playgroups
  • •Advanced Agility Training
  • •2 Hour Power Walks
  • •Walks
  • •Treadmill
  • •Homeservices

*There are no cancelation fees except for grooming cancels.  A less than 24 hour cancelation notice may occur a cancelation fee.



21-Seventh Ave. South
New York, NY 10014

(212) 366 4060

[email protected]

Monday to Friday
7:30AM – 7:00PM

Saturday, Sunday & Holidays
9:00AM – 5:00PM

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