We welcome small dog breeds to join us for socialising, stimulation and learning.  

Our 3 hour temperament trial is important to establish if your dog enjoys the daycare environment by giving them time to settle in, get to know us and the space, then enjoy a play before being picked up without becoming overwhelmed or over tired.  Daycare can be super stimulating and the well-being of our dogs is most important.  We want every visit to be a positive one and will update you during their trial as to how they're going.  We may suggest a further few short stays then some half days before jumping right into full days. 

The Back to the Office Pack offers a discounted price for 2 x 3 hour shorts stays and 2 x 5 hours half days.

Puppy Business

Socialise. Learn. Cuddles.....and of course being kept out of mischief! A bored puppy alone at home is, well... a gnawed table leg or important letter chewed and strewn across your bed!  Equally important is to give them the confidence to be away from you...or you'll never be able to nip to the shops/pub without them screaming the house down etc!

The first few months is absolutely critical for proofing dogs against the world and against being fearful. Between 3 - 12 weeks puppies experience a socialisation period that will permanently shape their personality and how they react to their surroundings. Socialising puppies to other dogs and puppies, being handled and brushed ready for grooming as early as possible and in a positive way will set them up for life.  Doing this can be difficult though unless you know fully vaccinated dogs that are happy to have bouncy puppies around.  

We accept puppies after their 2nd vaccination.  This is when they are sufficiently vaccinated to around other fully vaccinated dogs. When your vet says they can walk on concrete but not grass. 

Being a small dog daycare we take small breed puppies.  Playstyle and ensuring everyone is safe and having fun will determine if your dog is best suited to our daycare.  With some breeds and larger dog puppies we find it hard to find playmates.

How dog daycare works

Our online booking system gives you complete control on buying credits and securing your place to suit your schedule.  As a new client we require a few details about you and your dog when you book your Temperament Trial.  We do have a cap on numbers to ensure complete safety so a booking is a must to attend.

Each day we provide your dog with:

* Mental enrichment in the form of building on their training, playing and some agility games.

* Desirable socialisation - we don't force your dog to interact with us or other dogs.  We want them to be relaxed so if they're an older dog not loving the high energy puppies they will have respite away from them.  Cuddles are paramount!

* Walks outside to one of our nearby parks or a variety of great smelling trees to leave pee-mails 

* An opportunity for them to have quiet time 


Daily Rate

Temperament Trial (min 3 hours) 38.50

Full Day  66

Half Day  49.50 - 5 hours

Short Stay  38.50  - 3 hours

Drop Off    15 - up to 10 mins walk home only.


Half Day 5 Pack  231

Half Day 10 Pack  440

Half Day 20 Pack  825

Full Day 5 Pack   302.50

Full Day 10 Pack  550

Full Day 20 Pack  990

10% off second dog in a two dog family

New to Daycare/Back to the Office  
160 (2 x 3 hour short stay + 2 x Half Day)

Puppy Pack  85 - Temp Trial, Bath, Nails, Long Training Lead + treats, Brush, Dr Zoo Shampoo & Conditioner

Choosing a doggy daycare can be a challenging task.  It's important for you to understand the level of service you're getting for your money and while we can't control everything, here's what we can tell you about our service.

  • All of our dogs complete a temperament test, to maximise safety & for us to learn how to best interact with your dog
  • We have a 100% money back guarantee on all our services 
  • We are rated an average of rating of 4.9/5 stars from 99 Google reviews
  • We have the 2nd best customer service in Sydney (your dog gets 1st place, hope that's okay)


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Ready to play?

Your dog is going to love it!  

Sydney locals trust us to look after their beloved dogs like they were our own.  We are professionals dedicated to providing the highest level of dog daycare and grooming


  • 0498 035 999
  • ABN 17 624 914 496
  • dee@darlodogs.com.au
  • 191 William Street, Darlinghurst
  • Open Mon ~ Fri   7:30am till 6:00pm