Doggy Daycare and Grooming - covering the greater Wellington region
Doggy Daycare and Grooming - covering the greater Wellington region
Doggy Daycare and Grooming - covering the greater Wellington region

Doggy daycare with convenient pick-up & drop-off service for furry friends throughout Wellington

  • Hassle-free home pick up and drop off service 
  • Designated areas for smaller dogs as well as puppy playpens
  • Passionate and experienced team of dog lovers
Based in Porirua, Happy Tails offers collection and drop off services from Wellington to Waikanae

From small pups to giant breeds - Happy Tails provides fur-tastic care for your best friend 

Leaving your dog at home alone while you're away at work can be tough on you, not to mention boring and isolating for your dog. Long periods alone can also lead to unsocial behaviour. Our Porirua-based doggy day care team are committed to providing excellent facilities, personalised care, and non-stop cuddles to our furry clients. 

We are proud to be a cage-free, off-leash doggy daycare and believe in socialising happy dogs in a safe and friendly environment. On a typical day, your dog can enjoy a nap in a doggy bed, run the gauntlet outside with their favourite toys or tackle our agility course before cooling off in the pool in summer. 

We are conveniently located between Wellington and the Kapiti Coast and currently have six vans on the road daily to collect and drop off our canine customers. So get in touch today to enrol your pooch into our wonderful dog daycare service.

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Dogs love their fun-filled daily activities at our purpose-built facility

 With doggy trampolines, specialised agility equipment and balance challenges, we offer plenty of opportunities for play, exercise and stimulation. To ensure the safety and comfort of all our furry guests, we provide separate playgroups for different dog breeds, including puppies and smaller dogs. On hot days, our water play area offers a refreshing break for some fun in the sun. 

Doggy day care price list

Large Dogs

For large dogs, the daily rate is $45, and we offer a discount for those who commit to 3 days per week.

Small Dogs

For small dogs have a daily rate of $40 and also receive a discount for scheduling 3 days per week. We also try to schedule certain personalities on specific days. 

So, whether you need daily care or just a few days a week, look no further than Happy Tails for a safe, fun, and stimulating environment for your dog.

Offering the best care for your furry friend: The Happy Tails difference

What makes us stand out? In addition to a passionate team of dog lovers, when choosing us to care for your furry friend, you can expect the following:

  1. We've been around for ages: With over 15 years in the industry, we are proud to have spent every day with your beloved furry friends.
  2. Convenient pick-up and drop-off service: We provide transportation throughout the Wellington region, including Kapiti, Whitby, Plimmerton and Porirua.
  3. Grooming services: After a day of fun and play, let us pamper your dog with a professional grooming session.
  4. Big outdoor play areas: Our outdoor spaces feature water play and agility equipment for plenty of exercise and stimulation.
  5. Warm indoor play spaces: Our indoor areas are filled agility equipment for indoor play and stimulation, as well as heating for winter months.
  6. Separate areas for smaller dogs and puppies: We have designated areas for smaller dogs and puppies to ensure their safety and comfort.
  7. Tailored groups: We carefully match dogs based on their temperaments and any friends they may have in order to create the best possible experience and foster ongoing friendships.
  8. Affordable Prices: Our services are accessible and affordable, making it easy for you to provide the best care for your furry friend.

Doggy day care FAQs

Does my dog need any vaccinations?  +
Yes, for safety reasons, we require the following vaccinations to be up to date:
D.H.P (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus)
Canine Cough Vaccination
What is canine cough?  +
Just like you and your family at schools, workplaces and cafes, a social life puts us in contact with others who may have a cough that can be passed on. Dogs may catch a cough at some stage in their lives. This can and does occur absolutely anywhere, even if your dog does not leave your backyard.
Do my dog need to be treated for fleas and worms?  +
Yes, we recommend these treatments to keep all our dogs safe from parasites, and decrease the risk of passing on any unwanted bugs to the other dogs in our care.
What are the hours of operation for the daycare?  +
We offer morning home pick ups between 7-9 am. Our operating hours are 7am - 4pm and home drop-offs are available from 2-4 pm. We are closed during the Christmas holidays and any public holidays.
Can I choose the day/s my dog attends daycare?  +
While we do try to accommodate the day (or days) you are requiring for your dog, we do let you know which day will suit your dog the best. This is based on the group of dogs that are with us on certain days, their behaviour and personalities.
Do you accept all dog breeds and entire/unneutered dogs?  +
We accept entire females (when not in heat). Neutering requirements - Male dogs are to be neutered by 8 months. We accept all dog breeds but run a trial period to ensure your dog is compatible with our facility.
How are new dogs introduced?  +
All new dogs are welcomed individually and then slowly integrated into daycare. We introduce them to a small group of friendly dogs initially, before going into a session. We monitor them for anxiety, aggression and will try to group dogs of similar temperaments together on certain days.

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Please fill in the form and we will be in contact as soon as possible.         

Please note: 
Enrolment is not automatic - we need to have space in the van run on the day you require - and we will suggest certain days of availability. We are a small service and prefer to know our dogs well to provide a more personalised service.