Doggy Daycare Businesses Boom in the Burg

St. Pete has totally gone to the dogs!  Dog parks, doggie dining and a whole host of four-legged activities, the Burg is the best. But, when a vacay or long days at work are in order, St. Pete has some great options for when you have to leave your fur kids behind. Be it just for the day for play or a week away, check out these local daycares and boarding spots.

Love My Dog Resort & Playground
Like Club Med for canines, Love My Dog offers a safe, happy and comfy place for dogs of all sizes. Complete with cozy suites and the only doggie water park in the Southeast, your pup will be pooped after a stay here. 928 18th St N

Downtown Doggie Center
Leave your pup behind guilt-free as they enjoy fun-filled days with safe and stimulating group play. DDC even throws in some basic training activities cleverly disguised as just plain fun. Complete with tons of toys and agility equipment too for limitless inside and outside play times. 1825 5th Ave N

Pets in the City-Downtown Vet & Pet Concierge
Headed by Dr. Mark Scribano, Pets in the City offers both vet care and a place for busy pet parents to drop off their pups during the day. Smack dab in the heart of downtown in the Tower Plaza, doggie day campers enjoy supervised, safe, and structured areas to blow off steam and nap. 112nd Ave NE, Suite 113

Royal Pets Market & Resort
Doggie daycare meets the Ritz Carlton! Lush grass dog parks, spacious suites with private play yards and the ability to keep an eye on Fido via webcam; Royal Pets is a stunning place that won’t bust the bank. With grooming, vet care and a dazzling array of pet products, your fur kids will definitely get the royal treatment here. 2195 66th Street North

Happy Camper Doggie Daycare & Sleepover
At Happy Camper, “kennel and boarding” are bad words! Medal winners in the International Daycare Games, rest assured your dog will have a ball as well as hone their sit and stay skills. Sleepover Counselors are assigned to overnight guests. A visit to The Lazy River Spa offers massages and grooming.12000 31st Court/Carillon Park
*When boarding your pets, please check with the facility to see what veterinary records they require.

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Written by Brian Bailey

Brian Bailey is the founder and editor of I Love the Burg and That's So Tampa. In addition to regular contributions to each blog, he's been featured as a commentator to Bay New 9, The Tampa Tribune, The Tampa Bay Times, The Tampa Bay Business Journal and The Business Observer as well as national outlets including The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal. Bailey also serves as the CEO of RKC.me, a Tampa Bay-based digital agency.