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We’ll Keep Your Pup While You’re Out and About

Dog boarding and day care in South Lyon, Michigan

Need somewhere for your pup to play while you’re off at work or on a daytrip? Dandy Acres Animal Hospital has a one-of-a-kind day care facility for dogs in South Lyon, Michigan. Our premier dog boarding facility is attached to our vet clinic. We offer a completely social environment for puppies of all ages. Contact us today to treat your pup to a well-supervised and exciting environment.

3 ways our dog day care stands out from the rest

You want your pup to have a great time while they’re in the care of others. The staff at Dandy Acres Animal Hospital will make sure of that. Here are a few ways we remain a top choice for dog owners in the area:

  • 1. We care for senior dogs. We provide special care for senior dogs. Dandy Acres Animal Hospital is one of few day cares to accept senior dogs.
  • 2. Your dog will get ample playtime. Your pup will play around all day in our safe environment. We keep our facility clean, so you don’t have to worry.
  • 3. We’ll make sure your pup is the proper fit. Every pup will go through an introduction period to see if they fit well at our facility.

You can trust our dedicated staff to keep a watchful eye over your pup while you’re off running errands or finishing work for the day. Contact Dandy Acres Animal Hospital today to discuss your doggie day care needs!

Introduction Policy

Prior to booking any overnight lodging visits, all guests must come in for a scheduled introductory day of daycare. Your pet will spend a day at out facility, 5 hours or more, and we will determine at that time where they will fit in the best & what care they will need while you are away. We offer different programs for special needs pets and seniors. We also offer group socialization for those who enjoy the company of other dogs.

Introduction day fee

  • 1 dog - $25
  • 2 dogs - $37.50
  • 3 dogs - $50

    We offer introduction Monday - Sat. Drop-off times are from 8-12 am and pick-up times are from 3-7 pm. If your pet does well, you can feel free to schedule any overnight lodging visits there after.

    Call and schedule your introduction today!

  • Specialized Senior Care

    This is a program we offer for special needs pets and/or senior animals that need overnight lodging services. Most of these guests are unable to participate in group socialization because of their age and/or physical limitations. Each pet involved in this program will receive a personalized daily schedule based on their specific needs, whether it be extra walks and/or potty breaks, special meal preparation, medication administration and exercise routines according to their capabilities.

    We will determine at introduction day if your pet will need to be a part of this program and they will be automatically placed in a particular location within our facility for their health and safety.

    The fee for this program is $45 per night.

    Puppy Requirements

    Minimum age of service is approximately 14 weeks of age. This will depend on your veterinarian's vaccine protocol. All puppies must have their Distemper series complete, Bordetella and a negative fecal check.

    Rabies vaccine required by 6 months of age.

    Heartworm Test required by 9 months of age.

    All pets must be spayed or neutered by 6 months of age.


    General Guest Information

    All guests of our facility must be non-aggressive towards people and other animals. It is our goal to have all guests out of their kennels for the majority of the day, therefore our daily routines do not work for unsocial animals.

    All guests must be spayed or neutered by 6 months of age.

    Although we love all dogs at The Dog Lodge, we do have some limitations on the breeds that we can accommodate. We do not socialize some of the powerful breeds which include, but are not limited to:

  • Pit Bull Terriers
  • Mastiffs
  • American Bulldogs
  • Staffordshire Terriers
  • Bull Terriers
  • Rottweilers
  • and/or mixes of these breeds

    We apologize for the inconvenience, but we have determined that we are not designed to properly handle these powerful breeds of dogs.

  • Vaccine Requirements

    In order for your pet to come to our facility they must meet our vaccine requirements.

    Hours of Operation

    Please note that we offer multiple services here at The Dog Lodge and times differ for each of them.

    Overnight Lodging/Boarding:

    • Monday-Saturday 8-12pm, 2-6pm
    • Sunday 3-7pm
    Daycare:
    • Monday-Saturday: 7-12pm, 2-7pm
    • Sunday: 3-7pm
    Introduction Day drop off:
    • Monday-Saturday 8-12pm
    Introduction Day pick up:
    • Monday-Saturday 2-7pm

    We are closed daily from 12-1pm and our Sunday hours differ from the rest of the week.