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Dog Daycare

Professional Doggie Daycare, ”Our job is dog‘s play”

Pittsburgh Outdoor Doggie Daycare

While you are hard at work, running errands, cleaning the house, or even getting ready for that big event in your life, try our outdoor doggie daycare. Doggie daycare is a fun day where you bring your dog to socialize, romp and run, splash in the wading pool, fetch and chew toys and balls with other social friendly dogs and our professional staff. Doggie Daycare offers dogs an opportunity to continually develop and instill great social skills, build confidence and tolerances, and gives your dog a wonderful outlet to exercise and interact.

“A well exercised and tired dog is a good dog”.

Your dog can scamper and romp all day in a safe and friendly atmosphere at our professional facility. After a fun filled day at Doggie Daycare, your dog will be as exhausted as you are at the end of the day so you can relax and cuddle with them in the evening. It will alleviate the pressure and guilty feelings you have with the responsibilities of taking the time out for your dog’s exercise.

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What will my dog do during Daycare?

A full day of Dog Daycare includes exercise, socialization and playtime with other friendly dogs in our fenced in outdoor daycare yard. Since our daycare guests do mingle with others, we require proof of inoculation of DHLPP, Bordetella (Every 6 months) and Rabies. All dogs must have received inoculations at least 5 days prior to their visit to Misty Pines. The waiting period will allow your dog to build optimal immunity to the vaccinations which will make your dog less susceptible to catching or transferring any unwanted viruses. This includes new and updated vaccinations. Your pet cannot be over due for vaccinations - NO EXCEPTIONS.

Daycare Training and/or Grooming can also be scheduled on days that your dog is at daycare. Please call for an appointment and fax vaccination records to the Misty Pines office at 412-367-7387.

Daycare is available Monday through Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Extended daycare hours available Tuesdays and Thursdays.
7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

1/2 daycare:
daycare training:

 $24 (over 4 hours)
 $20 (up to 4 hours)
 (1/2 hour): $40 plus cost of daycare

Benefits of Doggie Daycare

Dog Daycare in Pittsburgh area

There are so many benefits your dog receives from Doggie Daycare. Dog Daycare can eliminate and alleviate destructive behavior problems and separation anxiety. It gets very active dogs and puppies out of the home, allowing them an outlet for excess energy until they mature and learn house manners. Puppies receive many additional benefits apart from great exercise. The best way a puppy can learn to inhibit its biting behavior is by rough-housing and play nipping with other dogs. The other puppies and dogs will let them know when they are exerting too much pressure on them. Once a dog has developed some degree of inhibition of the force of its bites, it will become much more tractable and its biting behavior towards humans will be easier to control. A dog that enjoys regular dog daycare is less likely to develop behavior problems.

Once a dog is well established in a regular dog daycare, owners will notice that their puppies and dogs develop favorite playmates and special friendships. Human friendships develop from dog daycare as well. Many of our clients make special arrangements in order for their dog’s special friends to come and play on the same days.

A well socialized dog will readily interact and play with other dogs. Certainly, dogs have differences of opinions and have occasional spats amongst one another but these should only be minor episodes in their lives. Once they quickly resolve their differences, life resumes as usual. A dog that is well socialized rarely harbors animosity and would rather have fun sniffing and playing, than quarrel.

Our goal at Misty Pines is to provide the highest quality of specialized care for your dog in our Daycare program. To ensure we are capable of such a high standard of care we will require reservations for Daycare and limit the number of dogs that participate on a day-to-day basis. While your dog is at Misty Pines for Daycare they will receive mandatory breaks throughout the day to make sure they are receiving a healthy amount of mental and physical rest. In addition, we will have programs for your dog to participate in during Daycare such as obedience training, nature trail walks, treadmill training, agility and much more. We offer our Daycare Card which entitles you to one free day of daycare for every 10 punches on your card.

Every dog is an individual and our goal is to find out what program benefits your dog and which program your dog enjoys the most while they attend Daycare. Please call our office if you have any questions or to schedule a daycare reservation for your dog.

Intact Male Dogs in Daycare

Misty Pines is dedicated to the health and safety of your dog while visiting our facility.  Male dogs that are sexually intact often become pushy or confrontational as they mature, especially toward other male dogs.  Behavioral changes associated with testosterone in adolescence most commonly begin after six months of age.

Many daycare facilities do not accept unneutered male dogs for group play.  Managing the social dynamic created by unneutered males in a large group requires specific skills and carries additional challenges and liability for staff and other dogs.  Not all dogs are good candidates for group play.

Misty Pines accepts unneutered males that have been assessed by our trainers for daycare.  There are additional fees for unneutered males attending daycare or that are receiving play times during lodging.  This fee applies to male dogs over the age of 8 months that are not neutered.

1/2 daycare:


Day of Daycare:

 $48 (4 to 8 hours between 8 and 5)
 $40 (up to 4 hours between 8 and 5)


$14 (1 hour of socialization with other dogs)
$40 (4 hours of socialization with other dogs)

Daycare Programs


$15 / 15 minutes

Our conditioning and exercise programs will help get your dog in shape and help him/her stay fit and active. Short sessions throughout the day help with the initial training and give the dog a well deserved break after each 5 minute period.


$15 / 15 minutes

Jumps, Scrambles, and Dog Walks! Your dog will have a blast running and playing on all of our Agility obstacles. If your dog doesn't know how to do an obstacle, we'll teach them.


$10 / 15 minutes

For the ball chasers and retrievers. A Misty Pines staff member will throw a ball or special toy for your dog to run, fetch and play with.


$10 / 15 minutes

A staff member will spend one on one time with your dog. A great option for first time boarders, shy dogs, geriatric dogs and any dog that loves people.


$10 / 15 minutes

A Misty Pines Pet Care Technician will spend special one on one time with your dog taking them for a leisurely walk around our park and hiking trails.


Kong Your dog will enjoy a stuffed Kong.

$5 / 15 minutes.

Ice Cream A cold Sweet Spot for hot days!



$40 / 30 minutes or $20 / 15 minutes

The Misty Pines professional trainers will work with your dog on any commands you would like. Some of the most popular requests we address are jumping up, pulling on leash, sit and down, stay and come. Your choices are unlimited. Whatever your need, we can help.


$40 / 30 minutes

Half an hour swimming in our Dog Pond with one of our staff members. They can have a session of water retrieving, diving off the dock after retrieving bumpers.


$50 - $95

Certain dogs need help acclimating to Daycare. Over a 1 hour period your dog will be given 4 cycles of being taken to the Daycare Yard for 10 minutes then brought in for a 5 minute rest. These constructive encounters, followed by a brief time of relaxation, will help ease your dog into the Daycare atmosphere and help build positive associations with a group of dogs.

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Window Looking Out on Dog Daycare

Misty Pines Doggie Daycare offers great inside seating and a large viewing window for owners to observe their dog's play and interactions.

Birds need to fly,
Fish need to swim,
And dogs need to run and socialize with other dogs.

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