At Petropolis, pet empowerment is at the center of everything we do, especially for our dog daycare. Our trained staff creates the safest environment possible to reduce any stress or anxiety your dog may have. We cater to each dog’s individual needs and are constantly monitoring changing behavior. Our unique, enriching socialization opportunities help your dog to grow their confidence! We offer group play sessions for pups comfortable with other dogs, as well as one-on-one sessions with our staff for the dogs who love adventuring on their own. Rest assured your pup is in safe hands with the Petropolis family.

Hours of operation:

Monday – Friday: 7:30AM to 6:00PM

Saturday – Sunday: 8:00AM to 5:00PM

*Valet drop-off & pick-up available everyday from 6:30AM to 8:30PM for Punchcard Members Only

Yards are fully equipped for all 4 seasons with large shaded overhangs, misters, and fans

A typical day of daycare includes 2 supervised play sessions each lasting 2-3 hours with an hour long nap break in between

All 4 dog play yards are split into groups based on the size, temperament, and play style of our guests

We have no dog breed restrictions, all dogs go through the same evaluation process on their first day

1-on-1 activities are available for dogs who do not enjoy group play

St. Charles

Our St. Charles facility opened June 1st of 2020 and is Petropolis’ newest location to offer lodging, daycare, grooming, and training services for St. Louis dogs & cats. Our play yards are the highlight of the building and is where daycare dogs spend most of their day. Our play yards include:
  • 33,000 square feet of outdoor play area
  • 4 turfed play yards split by size and temperament
  • 18-foot tall waterfall
  • 2 streams
  • Trampoline
  • 6 Bridges
  • Tunnel
  • 24 climbing boulders
  • Misting fans
  • Shaded, undercover resting area
Chesterfield Daycare


Petropolis, Chesterfield is our original location and, having opened in 1993, has been caring for St. Louis dogs & cats for over 30 years.

  • All-season pavilion for shade
  • In-ceiling fans
  • 4 Turfed play yards split by size and temperament
  • Radiant heaters
  • Sprinklers in fencing for full yard coverage
  • Canine Cove waterpark
    • Three, 6-foot-tall misting water arches
    • A 10-foot-tall umbrella with a curtain of water
    • A giant fire hydrant that bubbles water
    • A water chaser controlled by staff 
    • 18 foaming, misting, and steady flow water jets
Chesterfield Daycare


Standard Daily Daycare Rate

Full Day (more than 4 hours): $42.95

Half Day (less than 4 hours): $32.95

Punchcard (Discounted Rates)

10 Day: $409.50

20 Day: $779.00

30 Day: $1,108.50

Pet Empowerment Through Dog Daycare

There’s a lot to explore in our daycare play yards, but some dogs just don’t care for the exciting features- like Canine Cove in Chesterfield or the waterfall in St. Charles. We never force a dog into the water or into a situation where they’re uncomfortable. Instead, we encourage them to try new things using praise and treats. But if they’d rather snooze in the shade or bask in the sunshine than jump on the trampoline, that’s perfectly fine!

Not every dog likes other dogs, and that’s okay, too! We evaluate every dog on their first day to find the playgroup that works best for them. If they’re uncomfortable with group play, we also offer one-on-one play sessions in private yards.

Dog Daycare Orientation

All dogs are required to complete an orientation to see if they are a good fit for our group play. During orientation, your dog will be exposed to new sights, sounds, people, and dogs – all at their own pace!

Orientation process:

Get ready for the #petropolispassout

We all know that dogs with pent-up energy can be a handful. Our dog daycare provides pups with plenty of physical exercise and mental stimulation, making for a sleepy, relaxed dog who’s happy to chill out on the couch with you at the end of the day.

Play Hard, Nap Hard

Between the two play sessions & after play time is over, each dog gets to relax in their own private, spacious room. While the pups get their midday snooze on, we use this time for one-on-one play sessions, lunchtime feedings, and cleaning the play yards. This hour is the perfect amount of time for the dogs to recharge for the second play session in the afternoon!