Supervised by caring staff members, our dog daycare offers a happy and exciting alternative to your pet being left home alone.


We are currently experiencing a high demand for daycare services. Dog safety and enjoyment continues to be our number one priority so we are only able to accept 20 dogs per day due to a staffing shortage. Out of respect to our current clients, we are unable to accept new daycare clients at this time and encourage our existing clients to either make a reservation or call the morning of to ensure we have space.

We look forward to opening additional playgroups and begin accepting new clients as soon as possible! Please check back here for updates.

What is dog daycare at Dogs for Better Lives

Our mission is to provide your dog with a safe and healthy play environment to enrich their spirit and increase their social skills, in addition to offering an off-leash area to exercise their body and give hours of play to stimulate their mind. Supervised by caring staff members, our daycare offers an educational alternative to being left home alone, with exercise, socialization, and opportunities to learn new skills, while interacting with other dogs.

What is the Value of daycare at Dogs for Better Lives for your dog?

  • Off-leash play
  • Lots of exercise
  • Burning off energy (for a calmer, mellower dog)
  • Socialization: Interacting with a variety of dogs of different sizes, breeds, personalities, drives, ages, situations, environments, and circumstances
  • Development of canine and human relationships over time and maturity from long-term repeated visits
  • Mind stimulation
  • Safe and healthy environment
  • Manners with dogs and humans
  • Basic training skills
  • Development and management of impulse control
  • Skills acquisition in many different environments
  • Enhancement of relationship with your dog due to physical and mental needs being met playing with doggie friends in other environments

Doggie Daycare Hours

Monday through Friday:

Drop off 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Playtime is from 9:00 am to 11:30 am and from 1:30 pm – 4 pm with a 2 hour rest period in the middle.

Half day of Daycare is available for the morning portion only. Dogs must be dropped off in the 7:30 am – 9:00 am window and picked up between 12 pm – 2 pm.

No Doggie Daycare on Holidays, or when Falmouth Schools are canceled due to inclement weather.

Daycare Overview

Your dog can be dropped off at Dogs for Better Lives between 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and picked up no later than 5:30 p.m. The day will consist of supervised play on agility equipment, jumping in and out of cool pools of water (during warm weather), or just running around with friends playing with our staff.

Our daycare facility offers 1200 square feet of indoor space in addition to 3500 square feet of outdoor space. The indoor area is equipped with ¾” Tenderfoot flooring for cushioning your dog’s playing.

Visit our live streaming pet cams to watch your puppy play!

Your Dog’s First Day

Dogs for Better Lives provides the best environment for your dog to socialize and feel safe. Our playful environment is a result of dogs getting to know each other during repeated visits.

It is recommended that you drop your dog off by 8:30 a.m. the first day to be introduced to the other dogs. Half-day morning daycare is available to all and is often a good way to introduce your dog to our daycare program.

Sorry, we are currently not accepting new clients

Dogs for Better Lives provides the best environment for your dog to socialize and feel safe

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Basic Requirements

  • Sex:
    • Females need to be spayed if over 1 year of age or have had a heat cycle
    • Males need to be neutered if over 1 year of age or have begun to show behavioral traits associated with being intact
  • Health: Fecal tests are required every 12 months for daycare
  • Behavior: All dogs must also be non-aggressive towards dogs and humans.
  • We reserve the right to refuse any dog that we consider disruptive to other daycare dogs or staff members.

Pleas contact us at 508-564-4088 with any questions.

Dog Daycare Hours:

Monday through Friday:

Drop off 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Playtime is from 9:00 am to 11:30 am and from 1:30 pm – 4 pm with a 2 hour rest period in the middle.

Half day of Daycare is available for the morning portion only. Dogs must be dropped off in the 7:30 am – 9:00 am window and picked up between 12 pm – 2 pm.

No Doggie Daycare on Holidays, or when Falmouth Schools are canceled due to inclement weather.

Doggie Daycare Price List:

  • Dog Daycare Full day – $30.00
  • Second Dog, Same Family, Full day – $21.00
  • Full Day 3x or more per week – $28.00/day
  • Half Day 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – $21.00

Why is Dogs for Better Lives the BEST daycare on Cape Cod?

  • Live Pet Cams are available for viewing your pets at play inside and also outside
  • 1200 square feet of indoor Tenderfoot matting in addition to 3500 square feet outdoor space
  • Caring, loving, mature and trained staff
  • The health and safety of our playroom, facility and staff practices are exemplary in our field
  • Dogs are supervised 100% of the time
  • Super-fun doggie place that is also super-clean
  • Bone and Paw shaped splash pools in the summer
  • Agility tunnels to play in
  • Basic manners are incorporated into everyday play
  • Fresh water available all the time
  • Convenient and healthy dog food and retail sales
  • It’s the home away from home, your dog will love!