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Doggie Daycare

Welcome to Dogwarts School of Daycare & Discovery!

Dogwarts is Carolina Ranch’s innovative version of traditional Doggie Daycare, a great way for your pet to get plenty of exercise and socialization to give you a happy and tired pup when you get home. Owners no longer need to worry that their dog is lonely or unattended at home while they are at work or away. Dogwarts allows us to take care of your pet in a safe manner by performing a thorough evaluation to determine their personality and play style. Once their evaluation is over, they will then be sorted into one of our four school houses that fit their personality.


Monday-Friday: 7AM-6PM

Which House Will Your Pooch Belong To?

Each of our four houses represents certain qualities we look for in our students. Each student will be a proud representative for their house and will earn points for their house throughout the semester. Our Dogwarts program is unique in that we ask our employees and clients to also be part of our Dogwarts program to encourage interactivity and fun. Dogwarts employees and parents will help the dogs earn points during each semester through various other services and functions. At the end of each semester the points will be totaled, and whichever school has the most points wins!

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“Daycare is all about being part of the pack, and howling as one.”

Howlinmoors have the heart of a wolf beating inside of them. They instinctively want to be part of the pack and are able to find their place in it quickly. Very prideful creatures, a Howlinmoor always enters the yard with chest out and head held high. Everyone in the pack respects them and all of the puppies look up to them. Nothing makes a Howlinmoor more proud than winning in a game of tug of war. Whether they are running around or relaxing, they are always helping the professors keep a look out for anyone misbehaving.



“Daycare is all about finding that perfect spot and soaking up the sun.”

Snugglepups get along with everyone! They understand what it’s like being the new kid in school and make sure that all our new students feel welcome. Whether it’s an extra treat at home or extra love at school, Snugglepups have a way of using their charm to get a little more attention. Snugglepups also understand that daycare is all about relaxing. They know where all the good spots are at school. If there is a comfy spot in the daycare yard, a Snugglepup is already in it. Soaking up the sun and working on their beauty sleep is how they would choose to spend every day.



“Daycare is all about experiencing new things and learning all you can.”

Cleverpaws love learning new things. They say that you should learn a new thing every day and Cleverpaws make sure that happens. Cleverpaws know how everything works at school and love being the teacher’s pet. Whenever a professor needs a volunteer to help with a task, a Cleverpaw’s paw shoots up into the air first. These clever pups always keep the professors on their toes too, because you never know what a Cleverpaw might be up too. They love showing off their intelligence, whether it’s doing a trick or helping a new student learn the ropes.



“Daycare is all about running around and having FUN!”

Slobberins don’t worry about being the cool kid in school. They couldn’t care less whether or not they were clever, impressive or charming. They know that daycare is all about having fun! You won’t ever catch a Slobberin laying down in the yard; Slobberins live in the moment and never look back. They run around the yard, chew on toys and swim in the pool. These students know how to have a good time and make sure that they get as much out of their day as possible. Slobberins also make sure that everyone is in a good mood; it’s impossible to be grumpy once you see how happy they are.

Benefits of Doggie Daycare

Enrolling your dog in a daycare program has several positive outcomes:

  • Healthy Pets – Your dog will get lots of great exercise under supervision.
  • Calm Evenings – Most owners see a much more relaxed pet when they get home (our Daycare dogs are usually ready for a nap after a day at the Ranch).
  • Social Skills – Daycare participants are less likely to develop social issues.
Daycare Requirements

There are a few things that are required of all our Doggie Daycare participants. We want to ensure the health and safety of all our Daycare friends, so these items should be on your checklist:

Daycare Policies On heartworm and flea/tick prevention. Current negative heartworm test (age dependent). Up-to-date on all vaccines. Up-to-date on fecal exam (internal parasites).


We have pricing options to fit you and your pup’s needs. Check them out!

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Sassy Silvers

Do you have an older pup who loves doggie daycare, but their age is starting to show? Check out our new rehab program that is designed specifically for middle-aged to older canine friends. This innovative program focuses on nutrition, fitness, and rehabilitative social activities.

Play Yard Amenities

Outdoor Fun For Your Pet

The Carolina Ranch Doggie Daycare play yard is unsurpassed in the area. Here are some of the highlights:

Over 11,000 square feet of artificial turfed yard space.
5,000 square foot covered area.
Two 12-foot outdoor fans.
Remote-control water misting system.
Multiple pool areas for large and small dogs.
Designated yards for groups based on size and temperament.
Daycare Forms

Here are the appropriate forms for owners to complete to start your dog’s Doggie Daycare experience! Please fill out the Doggie Daycare Application and submit it by email at least 2 business days prior to your dog's scheduled evaluation day.

How much does it cost for doggie daycare?

Doggie daycare rates depend on several factors, including what daycare you choose and how long they will be staying. At Carolina Ranch, we charge $34 for a single day ($27 for a second pet) and $21 for a half day ($16 for a second pet). We also have packages available including:

  • 5 Half Day Package $100 ($20/Day) 2nd Pet $70
  • 5 Day Package $150 ($30/Day) 2nd Pet $115
  • 10 Day Package $280 ($28/Day) 2nd Pet $220
  • 20 Day Package $510 ($26/Day) 2nd Pet $415
  • Unlimited (weekdays) $399 2nd Pet $310

Carolina Ranch’s Doggie Daycare provides your pet with exercise and fun all while building social skills. If you’re interested in scheduling an evaluation or you’d like to know more about our daycare program, contact us today.

What are your boarding requirements?

For the safety of your pet and the other pets at our facility, there are a few things we require before your pet can stay with us:

  • Your pet must have up-to-date vaccines. For dogs, this includes Distemper, Parvo, Rabies, and 6 Month IntranasalBordetella. For cats, FVRCP and Rabies are necessary for entry.
  • Dogs are required to have had an intestinal worm check within the past year.
  • All pets entering must be flea-free.

If you have any additional questions about our boarding requirements, contact us today.

What’s included in dog boarding?

Dog boarding typically includes sleeping areas, food, and caring staff that can keep an eye on the pets. Carolina Ranch offers many amenities including:

  • Suites
  • Private Cabins
  • Play Areas
  • Pools
  • Cuddle Time
  • Relaxing Music
  • Veterinarian Services

At Carolina Ranch, we know how important it is for your pet to be able to feel safe and comfortable during their stay. We recommend bringing their blanket so they can feel at home and relaxed while they settle in for the night. For more information on our boarding services give us a call today.

Do dogs like doggie daycare?

Doggie daycare is a great way for your dog to get exercise, have fun and socialize with other dogs. Although every dog reacts to doggie daycare differently, the right daycare can be the perfect environment for them to make new friends and develop their social skills. Doggie daycare is especially good for those with busy schedules. If you don’t want to leave your pet alone for extended periods of time, doggie daycare can help to fill this time and keep them happy and entertained.

Carolina Ranch’s doggie daycare program will help your dog to have fun while developing their social skills. To find out more about our doggie daycare services, give us a call today!

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Monday-Friday: 7:00am-6:00pm Saturday: 8:00am-12:00pm
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6129 NC Hwy 42 West
Garner, NC 27529