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Dog Daycare

Your Dog's Home Away From Home.
PETstock’s Dog Daycare service provides your dog a comfortable, fun environment where they can play, socialise and exercise to their heart’s content!

Conveniently located within selected PETstock stores, your pooch will be cared for by our expert team who ensure they get the right mix of stimulation, down time and learning.

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday
8:30am to 5:30pm
(opening hours subject to change)

746 Riversdale Road,
Camberwell, VIC

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Brighton East
Monday to Friday
7:30am to 7:00pm
(opening hours subject to change)

895 Nepean Hwy,
Bentleigh, VIC

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Full Day: $55
Half Day: $45
Hourly: $20 per hour
5 Visits: $260 ($52 per day)
10 Visits: $490 ($49 per day)
20 Visits: $920 ($46 per day)
30 Min Temperament Test: Free
(conducted morning of first booked visit)

Covid-19 Precautions

Drop Off:

  • Alert retail staff that you are here for your dog's drop off.
  • Wait outside at the entrance beside the outside dog wash.
  • Put a slip lead given to you on your dog and remove collar and lead.
  • Take collar and lead home.
  • Maintain 1.5m from other customers.

Pick Up:

  • Alert a staff member of your attendance to pick up your dog.
  • Pay for day at counter.
  • We will bring your dog to you.
  • Take collar and lead home.
  • Bring dog's equipment and dress upon pick up.
  • Payments by tap in preference to cash.

Is your dog suitable for daycare?

  • All dogs over 6 months old must be desexed
  • All dogs must have a valid C5 vaccination certificate
  • The initial ‘call’ to discuss booking in your dog is when our staff will discuss your dogs background and socialisation history.

Temperament Test

We assess each new dog to learn about their general behaviour and activity levels to determine whether your dog will safely and happily join in with the other dogs in the daycare. At the beginning of your dog’s first day at daycare, we take your dog into our daycare area and introduce them to a dog handler to see how they respond. We then slowly introduce your dog to one or two other dogs at a time and see how they interact. If they respond positively, we then place them in a group and monitor them closely. We will provide a report card at the end of the session providing details of how your dog interacted throughout the initial process and if everything is positive, your dog is welcome to visit us whenever suits.

Pen Separation Process

We split play groups by temperament, so playful and energetic dogs are in one group, and quieter and more reserved dogs are in another. We don’t always separate based on breed, because we know all dogs are unique and have different needs.

Day in The Life at PETstock Daycare

7:30am: Good morning!
We open at 7:30am every weekday to greet old friends and meet new ones. Notify a staff member and a friendly Daycare attendant will welcome your dog into their playgroup for the day. At this time we will also take new dogs through their Animal Behaviour Assessment and you can ask any further questions.
NOTE: We close off the intake of dogs booked in for a full day strictly at 9:30am so that they can settle into their groups for the day.

9:30am: Let's party!
Once all pups are settled, the fun begins. Your dog will be involved in exercises that include ball games, castle climbs and upbeat music, to release those high energy levels. Not all dogs will love every activity, so we’ll carefully monitor play groups to ensure the safety and happiness of all dogs.

11:30am: Time for some zen...
Welcome to the most magical hour, morning nap time. We tone down the tunes and switch it to classical music; blankets are brought out; and calming aromatherapy oils are released into the air. Cuddles and rest continue for some, depending on individual dog requirements.

12:30pm: Let's get started again!

When it hits lunch hour, some dogs are ready and raring to go again while others need a gentle wake up. Either way, it’s time to start moving again with slower games which may include bubble machines and individual toys. We’ll then look to reassess the playgroups and exercises will commence.
NOTE: Groups may be rotated to ensure maximum interaction and free play continues. 

2:15pm: Daily challenges.
It’s time to get your dog’s brain ticking and put some of their skills to the test, learning new tricks and reinforcing old ones. The learnings will include sitting, recall, spinning and paw shakes.

3:00pm: Time for a snoot test.
For an afternoon pick me up, we introduce new toys and hide delicious treats around the pen, waiting to be discovered. This type of activity will lift your dog’s engagement and keep them focussed with food rewards.

4:00pm: The goodbyes begin...
As pickups start, groups become smaller, and some staff tears are shed. We ensure gentle exercise and rest time are maintained during these periods, and it also provides our handlers the opportunity to do a quick tidy up of any coats that were dirtied during play.

6:30pm: See you next time! (dependant on location closure time)
So ends another day at PETstock, the last dog goes home happy and sleepy (so that you can rest too!). For us, it’s clean up time so we can make the place spotless for the next day. Lastly, we’ll update the parent Facebook page, and send out a report card to your email address, so you know exactly what your best friend has been up to for the day.

PETstock Daycare Benefits

Regular interaction and play with other dogs is both fun and fulfilling, especially in a controlled environment. Positive social experiences allow your pup to connect with their true canine self and make new friends. It’s also vital in the very early stages of their development to learn how to relate to other dogs around them. Plus, humans sometimes just aren’t as fun as a new pooch pal!

All Day Supervision:
It might seem like obvious benefit, but with all-day supervision, your dog’s health and temperament can be managed around the clock. Daycare attendants will be able to spot any health or behavioural issues, and isolate dogs before any serious illness or incidents. Peace-of-mind

If you’re a bit concerned about your dog’s boredom and antics at home, you can feel at ease knowing they’re being looked out for and enriched within a healthy environment. Your dog will be in in the hands of trained carers, allowing you to feel a bit more stress-free and able to focus on other areas of your daily routine.

 Dedicated Naptime:
Having a dedicated rest routine will allow your dog to get some much-needed relaxation, allowing them to recharge in the best level of comfort and security. Every day, we encourage an hour of rest by slowing down the music and spritzing lavender into the air. Trust us - it works!

 Exercise and Energy Release:
All dogs need to release their energy and receive mental enrichment every day, which is exactly what they’ll get at Dog Daycare – and then some. We know you might not have the abundance of time you want to get moving with your dog every single day, which is why Dog Daycare is the perfect supplement. However, this doesn’t mean your pooch doesn’t need some energised one-on-one time with you on a regular basis – so keep it up outside of Dog Daycare hours!

At Dog Daycare, your dog not only gets to interact with other dogs but also many different toys, surfaces and items. This variety and level of interaction will avoid leaving your dog at home alone, bored, destructive, and even sometimes, anxious. We’ll ensure your dog has entertainment all-day-long.