Dogtopia of Madison West is “top dog” when it comes to providing the best dog care in the area. We pride ourselves on providing a safe and fun environment for our four-legged guests whether they are here for the day or overnight.
What Sets Dogtopia’s Dog Boarding Apart?
Your dog is a member of your family and we know you worry about them while you’re away. Feel peace of mind and keep an eye on your pup during business hours using the webcams in all three of our indoor playrooms and two outdoor playgrounds. Check your email while you’re away for regular photos and updates on your dog’s appetite, health, and play during their stay. Our boarding dogs receive the same excellent care as our daycare dogs. To find out what we do differently, check out our Dogtopia Difference Guide.
All boarding dogs participate in off-leash, open-play with our daycare guests and receive extra feeding and play times in the morning and evening – that’s up to 12 hours of exercise and socialization with canine and human friends. That said, boarding dogs participate in our regular naptime from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. and receive additional rest breaks throughout the day to ensure they are not overstimulated. For nighttime rest, we encourage bringing personal food, toys and bedding from home for additional comfort but you are welcome to request Dogtopia bedding or food at no additional fee. We do not charge anything extra to administer pills, drops or ointment medications but offer these services complimentary.
Bedtime for boarding dogs is at approximately 9:30 pm. Dogs sleep in the same rooms they play in so they have a familiar environment from sun up to sun down, reducing stress and allowing them to rest more fully. Each dog is provided their own appropriately-sized, home-style crate for comfort and safety overnight, but your dog will rest easy next to their siblings and among their BFFFs (Best Furry Friends Forever). We provide alternative housing options for dogs who are unfamiliar with crates at home. We cozy up each homestyle crate with bedding and toys, as appropriate, but by the time night falls, your dog will be experiencing “the Dogtopia Daze” and will sleep deeply after their full day of fun!
Your dog’s boarding rate includes off-leash open play, so before your dog boards with us, you’ll need to schedule a Meet & Greet at Dogtopia. All new dogs, daycare and boarding, go through this process and all boarding dogs must be eligible for open play. This meeting will give our staff a chance to meet your pup and learn whether or not they will enjoy the energy of our open-play, off-leash environment. ln addition to the Meet & Greet, all new boarding dogs are required to attend 3 days of daycare at Dogtopia within the 30 days prior to their stay. This ensures your doggie will be well-acclimated before you leave them overnight and our staff will have a sense of their playstyle and energy level, ensuring the safest boarding stay.
How Our Boarding Dogs Spend Their Day
6:00 a.m. – 6:30 a.m. | Morning leg stretch & potty breaks, followed by breakfast
6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. | Rest time to digest their food while their daycare friends join the room for a fun day of play
7:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. | Supervised open play, including games & basic command practice
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Lunchtime and a well-deserved nap
2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | More play with their new BFFF’s (Best Furry Friends Forever)
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Dinnertime and rest time to digest
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Quiet play time with their boarding friends
9:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. | Final potty break and tucked in for bed
Our standard boarding rate is all-inclusive, meaning up to 12 hours of off-leash open play with our daycare guests, extended playtime among just the boarding dogs, mealtimes per your dog’s schedule, complimentary medication administration, regular updates, and the use of Dogtopia food and bedding, if you so choose. Dogs who board also receive complimentary daycare on the day of pick up until 12:00 p.m. but may choose to extend their play into the afternoon at the rate of a half day of play.
Dogs who are enrolled at Dogtopia for 1-3 plays per week enjoy a $10/night discount & the option to apply their enrollment payment to their boarding costs. Dogs who are enrolled for unlimited play enjoy a $35/night discount.
You may upgrade your dog’s boarding stay with seasonal treats, spa treatments (bath, nails, teeth, & ears!), and admission to any other fun events we have going on during your dog’s stay! Visit our pricing page or contact us to learn more about our rates.
BUSINESS HOURS FOR BOARDING Dogs
All boarding dogs must be dropped off for boarding before NOON, Monday – Saturday or between the hours of 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Sundays. Dogs may be picked up from boarding at any time during business hours, though we ask that you do not pick up during naptime (12:00-2:00 p.m.) to avoid disturbing the other dog’s rest. The day of pick up includes complimentary participation in open-play with our daycare dogs until noon, but dogs may choose to stay into the afternoon to play at the rate of a half day of daycare. There are no fees to pick up on Sundays.
* Extended pick up and drop off hours outside of business hours are available with an additional fee & advanced scheduling.