dog daycare cost

How much does dog daycare cost?

Dog Daycare Prices

The cost of dog daycare at Petropolis covers either a full or half day of supervised outdoor play in our one-of-a-kind play yards. A half day of play costs $32.95, and a full day costs $42.95. 

Full Day or Half Day?

This depends on what your dog needs! Many of our younger, more rambunctious pups are happy to play the entire day away. Then, by the time they go home, they’re ready to snuggle up on the couch for the night.

Many of our older pups, however, prefer to nap through the afternoon. For these dogs, we may suggest a half day or move your dog to a low-energy play group where they can chill out.

No matter which package your pup prefers, we believe in the importance of rest. Just like children, dogs need to take breaks. Taking a break halfway through the day prevents our daycare pups from becoming overstimulated or too tired.

Loyalty Perks

Our daycare regulars get access to extended hours, valet pick-up and drop-off, and discounted day rates! Ask about a 10, 20, or 30-day punch card to take advantage of these perks.

no breed restrictions

Why We Have NO Breed Restrictions

We at Petropolis are proud to have no breed restrictions for any of our services. 

We believe all dogs are good dogs. It’s our job as their owners and handlers to set them up for success. 

Why we don’t believe in breed restrictions

Many of the behaviors that can get a dog labeled as ‘aggressive’ at other facilities are actually fear responses. No dog is aggressive, but they can be reactive in the face of scary, unknown, or stressful situations.

Even so, no breed is inherently reactive. Dogs very rarely bite “out of the blue.” It’s our job to keep dogs out of uncomfortable situations and learn the warning signs of a stressed dog.

Luckily, our highly-trained staff can recognize the signs of a fight or a bite long before either occur. They constantly monitor our playgroups and step in if dogs start to play too rough. 

How we evaluate new dogs

We evaluate every single dog who walks through our door the same way, regardless of breed. Each dog spends their first day with our Canine Evaluators, who get to know them and help them adjust to our facility. 

Then, each dog is slowly introduced to the appropriate play group. We separate our groups based on size, energy level, and play style to keep everyone happy and having fun. We also offer one-on-one play options for dogs who’d prefer to spend time with our staff instead of other dogs.

If a dog is particularly reactive, we may suggest training, behavioral help, or just more time to adjust, but we will never turn a dog away based on breed alone. 


What’s Happening at Petropolis July 2019

Summer is in full swing, and we have so much going on! Here’s a taste of what we’ve been up to at Petropolis.

Ask the Trainer on July 18th

Does your dog bark constantly? Potty in the house sometimes? Struggle with separation anxiety? If you have questions, we have answers! Drop in anytime from 3 to 6 pm on July 18th to ask all your animal behavior questions. Dr. Jesse McClure, our resident dog expert, will be hanging around ready to help.

Dog Days of Summer Day Care Party

Starting today, we are officially in the Dog Days of Summer! This is the hottest part of the summer and also the time of year that the ancient Greeks associated with the “Dog Star” Sirius. What better way to celebrate than with a doggy day care party? Join us on Tuesday, July 30th, for our Dog Days of Summer Doggy Day Care Party. We’ll be splashing in Canine Cove, taking photos, and keeping cool. Plus, your pup will take home a photo from the party and a cookie from Treats Unleashed!

If your pup is new to doggy day care at Petropolis, give us a call at (636)537-2322 to schedule their FREE first day before the party!


What’s Happening at Petropolis June 2019

While the first day of summer is technically a few weeks away, it sure feels like it’s already begun here at Petropolis! We have dogs in Canine Cove nearly every day, the salon is busy with summer cuts, and lodging is already filling up for Independence Day. Keep reading for some more updates about what we’ve been up to and what you can expect later this month.

Welcome Dr. Jesse McClure, Our New Canine Behavior Manager

It seems like our training team is getting stronger every day! We’re so happy to welcome Dr. Jesse McClure to our team as our new canine expert. Jesse has over 15 years of dog training experience and a Ph.D. in neuroscience and behavior. He got his start training narcotic detection canines for the Coast Guard, and he and his dog Rebel even provided explosive detection support for the 2005 presidential inauguration.

Now, Jesse (and his dog Ramekin) are heading up our new behavior department aimed at helping pets with specific behavioral concerns including extreme cases of anxiety, fear, and aggression. We’re so excited to offer behavior modification in addition to our training programs, and we can’t wait to see what amazing work Jesse can do with our Petropolis Pups.

“The Paw-fice” Doggy Day Care Party

Our favorite TV show shouldn’t be reserved for people, so we’re bringing it to the pups! Join us on Tuesday, June 25thfor our “The Paw-fice” Doggy Day Care Party. For the price of a regular day of doggy day care, your pup will get a full day of fun with their “coworkers.” They’ll also get an office-themed treat from Treats Unleashed and a photo to take home. Plus, weather-permitting, they’ll get to spend the day splashing around in Canine Cove!

Is your pup new to doggy day care at Petropolis? Give us a call at (636)537-2322 to schedule their FREE first day before the party.

4th of July Lodging (and Safety) Reminder

We’re less than a month away from the biggest holiday of the summer! While the 4th of July is an exciting, fun holiday for humans, it can be scary and dangerous for our pets. The 4th is the absolute worst holiday in terms of pet loss. During backyard barbeques, there are plenty of opportunities for pets to escape out the door while guests come and go. Plus, fireworks and firecrackers trigger flight responses in many dogs. It’s important to plan for your pet’s safety and peace of mind.

That’s why we recommend boarding your pet whether or not you’re leaving town for Independence Day, especially if you plan on hosting. Large gatherings can be stressful for pets anyway, and the added danger of pet loss makes the 4th of July a perfect storm. Give our Reservation Specialists a call at (636)537-2322 and let them help you plan your pet’s lodging stay. And don’t worry – they won’t miss out on the 4th of July fun! Our dogs will spend the day splashing around in Canine Cove and playing with their furry friends. Plus, don’t forget to add a special holiday meal to your dog’s stay when you book; we’ll be serving watermelon, blueberries, and (of course) hot dogs!


Petropolis Pet Resort Has Helped Find Homes for Nearly 100 Pets Through 100 Dollars for 100 Dogs Campaign

ST. LOUIS, MO – March 20, 2019 – Since its launch on February 1st, Petropolis Pet Resort’s 100 Dollars for 100 Dogs campaign has helped find homes for 74 pets in the St. Louis Area.

During this campaign, dogs and cats adopted from participating shelters are sent home with a $50 gift certificate for Petropolis services. Petropolis then donates $50 to the shelter for every gift certificate that is redeemed.

St. Louis City has one of the largest animal shelter populations in the country, and more pets enter the system every single day. By adopting an animal from a shelter or rescue, new pet parents save a life and help make space for another pet to come off the street. Because of this, fewer pets are left in inhumane conditions and fewer adoptable animals are euthanized in shelters.

Petropolis Pet Resort is currently working with Gateway Pet Guardians, Tenth Life Cat Rescue, Five Acres Animal Shelter, Judy’s Forgotten Jewells, Speak! STL, Needy Paws Rescue, Tempo of the Dog Rescue, and CARE STL. All adoptable dogs and cats from these organizations are eligible for the program.

Not only does the 100 Dollars for 100 Dogs campaign help save lives, but it also helps new adopters get access to affordable, quality pet services. Like the shelters they partner with, Petropolis believes in keeping pets in loving homes. By offering grooming, training, daycare, and lodging services at a discount, Petropolis hopes to make pet parenthood a little bit easier for new adopters.

Should a shelter want to participate in the 100 Dollars for 100 Dogs campaign, contact Petropolis Pet Resort. For information about the campaign and participating shelters, visit


What’s Happening at Petropolis February 2019

We’ve had a busy month here at Petropolis Pet Resort, and it’s only getting busier! Here’s just a small peek at what we’ve been up to.

New Grooming System

We’ve recently been testing out a new dog bathing system from Ogena. Unlike a traditional bath, our new grooming system can be used anywhere, meaning dogs who are reactive to or stressed out by other dogs or the bathtub can be bathed in the privacy of their own rooms. The system cleans all the way to the skin and stimulates the dog’s hair follicles, which makes for a softer coat and less shedding. It’s quick, easy, and – in our experience so far – less stressful for some of our clients. Kaya (right) gets to enjoy a peanut butter snack while she is bathed right on her grooming table!

If your dog has had trouble with traditional grooming environments in the past, consider giving our new system a try. Talk to one of our groomers to see if this kind of treatment is right for you and your pet.

Spring Break Lodging

With all this cold weather, it’s hard to believe spring break is just around the corner – but it’s true! And if you’re going on vacation, why not send your dog or cat a fun getaway of their own? Spots in our hotel are already filling up, so hurry and book your pet’s reservation. Our reservation specialists will work with you to create the lodging and play package that’s right for your pet so you can have peace of mind while you’re away. Call us at (636)537-2322 to book your pet’s stay now!

Cat Jungle Updates

The renovations to our Cat Jungle are almost complete, and our feline guests are already loving the changes. We’ve enjoyed watching them discover all the new rooms have to offer. Not only does the space look incredible, but it also accommodates for the needs of different types of cats. We can’t wait to show you the finished product very, very soon!


Petropolis Pet Resort Donates $100 to 100 Homeless Pets in 100 Dollars for 100 Dogs Campaign

ST. LOUIS, MO – Jan. 29, 2019 – According to the ASPCA, over 6.5 million pets enter the animal shelter system every year in the United States. The St. Louis Area is one of the largest shelter markets in the United States, and there are still thousands of homeless pets waiting to be adopted.

In order to encourage pet adoptions in the St. Louis Area, Petropolis Pet Resort is starting their 100 Dollars for 100 Dogs campaign with the goal of finding forever homes for 100 homeless pets.

Starting February 1st, dogs and cats adopted from participating shelters will be sent home with a $50 gift certificate for Petropolis services, and Petropolis will donate $50 for every gift certificate that is redeemed.

Petropolis Pet Resort is currently working with Gateway Pet Guardians and Tenth Life Cat Rescue, both of which are foster-based rescues with small brick-and-mortar locations.

The 100 Dollars for 100 Dogs campaign not only helps adopters at these locations with affordable pet services, but it also helps these shelters save more lives. Like the shelters they partner with, Petropolis believes in keeping pets in loving homes. By offering grooming, training, daycare, and lodging services at a discount, Petropolis hopes to make new pet parenthood a little bit easier.

If your shelter wants to participate in the 100 Dollars for 100 Dogs campaign, contact Petropolis Pet Resort. To learn more about the campaign and participating shelters, visit


Nemo Nibbles: Brick House Tavern & Tap

Just down the road from Petropolis is Brick House Tavern + Tap, the perfect place for a drink and a snack with your pooch. If you like the beer choices of a brewery, the menu choices of a classy American restaurant and the convenience of having your pup by your side, this is the place for you. The impressive glass door patio with outside and covered seating makes for an easy upscale evening.

Nemo’s Favorite Features

  • Over the Top Attention – Nemo was the center of attention as soon as we walked in the door. He was escorted to the table with a small fan club waiting to pet him. Other guests also got to share in the Nemo love during the lunch. Nemo never felt like a nuisance and was welcomed to come back anytime.
  • Classic Meatball Appetizer – While the appetizers are a little pricey for sharing with your pup, Nemo ordered the classic meatballs. As soon as we arrived, Nemo was provided a bowl with ice cubes to ensure his water stayed cold through out the meal. He was also checked on by the Brick House team multiple times, making sure he was comfortable.

Our Favorite Features

  • Weather Ready Patio – Brick House not only has typical patio seating under the sun, but they also have an ‘indoor’ patio area with glass doors to protect you from the elements. This area of the patio makes it easy to relax with your pup in the shade. The patio also includes fans, heaters and a fire pit for the perfect environment no matter what season.
  • Upscale Option – As one of the more formal choices for our Nemo Nibbles series, the menu can get pricey but Brick House makes up for it with great specials, including their happier hour until 7 PM and brunch with $2 mimosas. The small touches like hand wipes after your meal and a better than average bar food menu options make the restaurant the perfect place for a date night that includes your dog.

About Brick House Tavern + Tap

From their website: Part of the Ignite Restaurant Group portfolio of restaurants, Brick House Tavern + Tap features a unique menu of American classics with a twist, specialty cocktails and more than 80 beers and beer cocktails, served up with its own blend of personalized hospitality. At 20 locations across the U.S., the elevated next-generation tavern atmosphere is complete with 30+ HD flat screen TVs, soft leather recliners with built-in TV trays, live music and outdoor dining.

Address: 2 McBride & Son Center Dr. Chesterfield, MO 63005