We have a special area designated just for our small dog group -- it has a big grassy yard with splash pools, lots of engaging toys, an inside air-conditioned room with play toys and lounge beds, and they even have their own covered turf area. Dogs in our small dog pack enjoy socializing with their doggie friends, interacting with our daycare counselors, getting lots of exercise through chasing their friends and fetching toys; and going for a splash in the pool followed by a few rounds of zoomies around the small dog daycare field. Small Dog Daycare consists of two groups, one group with dogs weighing 10 pounds and under and a second group with dogs weighing 11-35 pounds. Drop off as early as 6:30am and pick up as late as 6:30pm!
Our large dog daycare program is a high energy, interactive outdoor dog park with acres of grassy yards to stretch out and run, splash pools and misting sprinklers, awesome toys and a covered turf and pavilion area for relaxation. Dogs in our large dog pack engage in chase, wrestling, swimming and retrieving with their doggie friends and our counselors, providing them with a day full of mental and physical stimulation. Our goal is to send you home with a tired, happy pup! Large Dog Daycare is typically recommended for dogs weighing 35 pounds and up. Drop off as early as 6:30am and pick up as late as 6:30pm!
The Rover Oaks Group Play program is designed to provide a more structured experience for dogs who are lodging at Rover Oaks, as well as those who prefer a smaller group of dogs to play with, and includes more individualized attention, enrichment opportunities, and a more customized experience for each dog. Sessions are given in intervals throughout the day to allow the dogs to rest between playing with their friends.
The Rover Oaks Junior Daycare program focuses on our puppies 4 months to 12 months old. Puppies do not need to be spayed or neutered until they are 12 months old. Females may not participate during their heat cycle. By keeping them in a group setting of no more than 15 dogs, we control their environment to ensure they learn proper group play behaviors.
Our team of dog care professionals provide quality care in a safe and supervised environment. Daycare staff are extensively trained in pack management, canine communication, body language, and behavior. They make special considerations of dogs in every playgroup, helping them learn how to behave in social situations, be more comfortable around new dogs, and respond to basic commands from counselors.
A Good Solution For Busy Owners. Daycare will keep your dog active and fit instead of leading the bored life at home. Plus, they come home worn out and ready for a snuggle sesh!
Exercise & Socialization. Your dog will have the opportunity to meet and play with new dogs and learn how to properly socialize and interact with other dogs.
Human Contact. During the day while you’re away at work, your dog doesn’t have to stay home and feel lonely. Our daycare staff will give them lots of lovin’!
Expert-Supervised Playtime. Our experienced daycare team have had training to interpret dog body language so they can ensure all the dogs are comfortable. Dogs are separated into play groups by size and play style to create the safest and most enjoyable environment. and closely monitored with a ratio of 1 staff for every 12-15 dogs.
Relief From Boredom. If your dog tends to excessively bark, chew, dig or destruct things around your house while you are away, they are probably lacking sufficient outlets for their energy. Daycare provides tons of stimulation and exercise, which curbs the problem behaviors that can stem from boredom.
Largest Outdoor Space. Our outdoor play spaces are larger than any other facility inside the I-610 loop.
Award-Winning Daycare. Rover Oaks was voted “Best Doggie Daycare Program” by Houston Press, Houston PetTalk, Houston A-List, Katy Sun, West University Examiner and Bellaire Examiner
Regular Daycare Drop-Off Schedule 6:30 AM – 6:30 PM Monday - Friday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Saturday 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Sunday
Pets can be dropped off anytime during those hours, and all pets must be picked up by closing time. Pets who are lodging overnight can schedule group play sessions after they have been approved. Please contact the Doggie Daycare department at Rover Oaks Houston for more information regarding the specific schedule for daycare attendees at that location. Holidays may affect regular daycare hours.
New Client? Please complete our Social Evaluation Application.
Approval Process: To attend any Daycare or Group Play program, all dogs (except for Playschool) must be spayed or neutered. Dogs must be current on required vaccinations, using an effective flea and tick prevention, and must not be aggressive or have any other excessive behavioral issues. After receiving the completed application forms and vaccination records, a team member will reach out to schedule the Social Evaluation. The Social Evaluation assess the social skills of potential new pets in Daycare and Group Play by gradual introductions.
Reservations are always required for pets to participate in daycare. A pet may be included in the Rover Oaks Doggie Daycare program as follows:
(A) Standing Reservation: Pets with Standing Reservations have reservations for a specific day (or days) of the week. The pet attends daycare on the same day (or days) of each consecutive week on an ongoing basis. A requirement for clients who request a Standing Reservation is the purchase of a Daycare Punchcard, which will be punched each time the pet attends daycare.
(B) Daily Call-In: Occasionally, a pet with a Standing Reservation is not able to come to daycare on its designated day, which leaves an "open slot” for that one day. Owners of approved pets (with or without standing reservations) may call Rover Oaks at 6:30 a.m. Monday through Friday and leave a message inquiring about daycare availability for that day. If a space is available, Rover Oaks will contact the owner by 7:30 a.m.
(C) While Boarding: Pets approved for Doggie Daycare may make a reservation to participate in a daycare program when they are staying at Rover Oaks overnight.
(D) Walk-ins: On Saturdays and Sundays at Rover Oaks Houston only. "walk-ins" are welcome. Reservations are always required otherwise.
One of the benefits of Daycare at Rover Oaks is the opportunity for dogs to play in our large yards and pools. As a result, some pups will get dirty while romping and rolling in the grass and wading pools. Our daycare counselors will do their very best to clean up dirty pets before they go home, however pet parents may wish to contact us to schedule a Daycare Bath with our Salon and Spa. Daycare Baths are generally scheduled in the afternoons to allow pups to enjoy the maximum amount of time outside as they are able.
Loyalty Deserves To Be Rewarded. Loyal pets—and loyal pet parents—are entitled to all the appreciation in the world. And we’re delighted to reward your repeated visits to us with a program that recognizes your support. Every dollar you spend earns a reward point. And every 250 points you collect earns a $5 credit on your next stay. Entry into the rewards program is automatic.
Voted “Best Doggie Daycare Program” by Houston Press, Houston PetTalk, Houston A-List, Katy Sun, West University Examiner, and Bellaire Examiner
Moose gets the human attention he loves and gets to socialize with other dogs and get some exercise in the process. When he hops out of the car, he makes a beeline for the big dog play area which means less owner guilt for leaving him for the day - he loves it!
When we pick Pudge up from daycare, he's so wiped out. So worth it. I know he has a blast. I really appreciate the staff for making daycare such a fun experience for him.
I have been taking my dog, Carter to Rover Oaks Doggie Daycare for about a year and a half and he absolutely loves it! He hangs out the window barking all the way to doggy daycare!