Dog Day Care

  • Pet Daycare
  • Specially Trained Staff Monitor the Environment Closely (to be sure play is safe and social)
  • Comfortable Lounging Areas
  • Soft, Rubberized Flooring
  • Outdoor Artificial Turf
  • (keeps pets clean)
  • Indoor Play Equipment (toys)
  • Outdoor Play Equipment
  • Pet Swimming…In-Ground "Bone-Shaped" Splash Pools

Doggie Daycare
Doggie daycare

Pet Daycare...An Exciting Day Of Fun And Exercise

Dog Daycare at Paws By The Lake will give your dog some valuable social interaction in a safe, controlled environment. If your dog plays well with others and understands rules, then our Dog Daycare is the perfect place for a refreshing getaway. Rest assured, we group pets based on size and temperament so that our smaller, or older, guests are not overwhelmed by the activities of the day.

Dog Daycare...What Can My Dog Do During The Day?
A typical pet daycare day includes supervised play, running around with friends and playing with toys. When the weather's warm, they'll also enjoy dog swimming our in-ground, "bone-shaped" splash pools.

Pet Daycare...Once Is Not Enough
We've found that the best way to enhance your dog daycare experience is to schedule visits on the same day each week. That way your dog will be more comfortable interacting with familiar dogs...rather than the often stressful experience of making new friends each visit to pet daycare.

Dog Daycare...Recommended Frequency:
During the initial 8 weeks of dog daycare we encourage your pet to come on the same day(s) of the week. This promotes the building of "friendships" between dog daycare pets. Our playful pet daycare environment is stimulated by dogs becoming comfortable with their surroundings. Switching days in the introductory period leads to unfamiliar relationships and can cause anxiety. Once adapted, your pet may be permitted to change days. Two to three days a week is ideal for dog daycare. Anything additional causes "daycare fatigue" and could be counterproductive.

Daycare hours6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Drop-off hours6:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Play hours9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Pick-up hours3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
If your pet needs to stay beyond the Day Care hours of 6:30 p.m., special arrangements for pick-up can be made at a cost of $5.

  one day pass $25
  half day pass$15
  eight day pass $184 ($16 savings!)
 24 day pass $504 ($96 savings!)
 48 day pass $816 ($384 savings!)
Multiple pet discount1st pet $25, 2nd pet $15
Daycare for Lodging Guest:
Doggie Daycare full day with lodging$18.50

All animals will get a behavioral screening to assure compatibility with other pets.  This screening is complimentary and typically takes 10-15 minutes.

Medical Requirements:

  • All dogs must...
    • 16 weeks of age or older
    • spayed or neutered (over the age of 6 months)
    • healthy and free of communicable disease
    • ...have a negative intestinal worm check yearly
    • free of fleas and ticks and be on a preventative
    • ...have a properly identified quick release collar or harness
    • nonaggressive towards people and other pets

      ...Vaccinations must be current (DHPP, Rabies, Bordetella)
      ...Dog that are ill have a 14 day wait before re-admittance


Please call Paws by the Lake Pet Resort at (440.933.5297) for inquiries. An application form will need to be completed. We will need a copy of your dog's vaccine certificate and intestinal parasite results. It is important for the health and safety of all involved that the dogs attending daycare do not have any aggressive tendencies, excessive shyness, or are food/toy possessive.

Unfortunately, not all dogs are compatible with the daycare setting. To ensure a positive environment for those involved, some pets may not be admitted to daycare immediately; a transition period may be needed. For these pets, we offer socialization classes with our staff animal trainers.


Reservations required:
Before scheduling a Daycare appointment be sure your pet has had a personality screening with one of the Paws by the lake attendants.  All vaccines do need to be current and pets have been tested for intestinal parasites within the past 12 months. If your dog only comes once weekly, it is suggested to keep the same day of the week for scheduling purposes. This also eliminates confusion of seeing new friends each week.


For staffing purposes, we require a 24 hour notice for cancellations. Less than 24 hour notice will result in forfeit of the daycare fee.

Registered guests can participate in Doggie Daycare Activities at reduced rates.

  • Vaccines must be current (DHPP, Rabies, Bordetella)
  • Dogs that are ill have a 14 day wait before re-admittance

Daycare AgreementDoggie Daycare Application

Take a tour of our facility Monday-Friday 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. or Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

Paws By The Lake • 33757 Lake Road • Corner of Lake Road & Miller Road • Avon Lake, Ohio 44012 • 440.933.5297
Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. • Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. • Sunday Noon - 2:00 p.m.
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