Why Dog Daycare?

 

Join Our
small or
LARGE Dog
Playgroup!

The first dog daycare center opened in the mainland over 20 years ago, and the first in the islands in 2005. Just like child daycare, these pet centers care for your canine companion when you need to be away and provide important socialization with other dogs. For our canine guests, it’s a fun alternative to being at home alone. Dogs play and interact in a safe environment, providing valuable mental and physical stimulation - key for a well balanced, healthy dog. After all, this is nature’s way! So even when parents are retired or work out of their home, many find it helpful to send their dogs to daycare for a play date to socialize with other dogs. There are other times you may find daycare helpful such as during home renovations, when treating your house for pest control, or when you’re showing your home for sale. And with today’s busy schedules, we know time is precious. We’re located near the entry to Kailua so you can swing by on your way to town.

            Why take my dog to daycare?
                  * Does your dog’s energy exceed your own? Or, could you use help burning off his  
                     abundant energy? 
                  * Does your dog lack CANINE companionship? Off-leash play with fellow canines 
                    offers a different kind of mental and physical stimulation than taking your dog on daily                     
                    walks. The two activities are complimentary and contribute to a well-balanced dog. 
                  * Feel guilty about working long hours with your dog home alone?
                  * Does your furry friend make a mess while you’re away? 
                  * Does your dog pester neighbors with his barking or crying because he misses you?
                  * Would you like to go home with a happy companion, ready to relax for the evening?

           Why choose LAUGHING DOGS Daycare?
                 Fun, SAFETY and Comfort is our commitment!

                  * Kennel-free play in our 1,800 
                    square foot, air conditioned 
                    playroom. Rain or shine, your  
                    dog can enjoy playing in 
                    cool comfort! 
                  * Our Play Group Leaders 
                    facilitate group play, and help 
                    to engage dogs for a positive 
                    daycare experience.
                 * Continual supervision of dogs 
                    and attention to safety, 
                    including the use of break-away 
                    collars. These safety collars 
                    protect against accidental 
                    strangulation as dogs play.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                 * Separate large and 
                    small-medium dog playgroups help to ensure safe, appropriate play, and greatly    
                    reduce the risk of injury. (Many experts in the field of off-leash dog play recommend 
                    against mixing large and small dogs in one playgroup.)
                * Our facility is secured with a series of THREE entry/exit points that the dogs must 
                   navigate to exit the facility, preventing any accidental escape. 
                * We’re located near the entrance to Kailua Town, providing easy access for 
                   drop off and pick up on your way to work or running errands.
              

Our Pet Care Team
Laughing Dogs is a kennel-free center that is locally owned and operated. Our Pet Care Team has been trained by our experienced dog trainer. They help to integrate new dogs into the group, spot when rough housing is getting carried away, reinforce basic obedience commands, and provide love and care for all of our dogs. Our Play Group Leaders are so named as their primary role is to oversee our canine guests as they interact and play. That includes being an active part of the fun -- tossing the ball for fetch, leading laps around the playroom and challenging canines to a good game of tug of war. And for overnight stays, our staff is with your dog 24/7. 
How often do dogs attend?
On average, dogs will attend daycare 2-3 times a week, some more, some less. By bringing your dog in once a week, you maintain your dog’s familiarity with our center and daily schedule. This contributes positively to your dog’s sense of comfort and overall daycare experience. The initial days are spent getting acquainted with his or her new surroundings, peers and staff. To avoid repeating this introductory phase, we encourage owners to set a regular schedule that becomes part of your dog’s routine. 
What can you expect when you pick-up your companion?
After a full day of play, your furry companion will be happy and content. He or she may even fall asleep on the way home!
Will you feed my dog?
We will be happy to feed your dog during our pre-set breakfast, lunch and dinner hours. Since dogs can be finicky about what they eat and a change in food can sometimes cause an upset stomach, we ask that you provide your dogs usual meal, pre-measured and labeled. With your permission, we also like to give our guests treats.
What are your hours?
    Monday - Friday:          6:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday:                      9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
What is the cost?
Laughing Dogs offers reasonable fees, comparable to other Oahu daycare centers. For about the same amount many people spend weekly on their favorite cup of coffee, you can send your favorite pooch to daycare once a week. 
Laughing Dogs provides a comfortable, 1,800 square foot air conditioned play area and trained staff that are with our dogs continually around the clock. We offer attractively priced package rates. (Prices are subject to change without notice.)

Daycare                       $26.99 per day
Daycare Packages:
    5-Day Package        $25.99 per day; Good for 90 days
    10-Day Package      $24.99 per day; Good for 90 days
    20-Day Package      $23.99 per day; Good for 90 days
Are there any requirements?
The following requirements help us to ensure the safety of our canine guests and staff, which is our number one concern.
    * All guests successfully complete a screening visit
    * Spayed or neutered (for dogs 6 months and older)
    * Current vaccinations (we follow the American Animal Hospital Association recommendations):
            • DHPP (every 3 years)
            • Bordetella (every 6 months)
    * Flea and Tick prevention program [such as Frontline (Top Line), K9 Advantix, Revolution,                 
      SimpleGuard 3, Vectra 3D, or Parastar Plus]. 
      Please confirm that the program you’re using addresses BOTH fleas and ticks (the following do 
      NOT address ticks: Sentinel, Advantage, Comfortis, and Trifexis).
Where are you located?
We’re located near the entry to Kailua town at 131 Hekili Street, right across from the Pali Lanes Bowling Alley. So pick-up and drop off is convenient and easy. 
How can I sign up?
Simply give us a call at 261-2530 to schedule a screening visit.

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