Daycare

We provide various discounts for military, first responders, as well as VIP

discounts for our regulars!

 

Attend three days in one week, get the fourth & fifth at 50% off!

 

Welcome to Connecticut's FIRST AND LARGEST doggie daycare! Our 4 daycare yards have been recently renovated in 2017 and our daycare dogs love all the new playground equipment!

One of the most common contributors to every day behavior problems at home is lack of social activity. Let's see what we can do about that!

 

John, & Shayna Franco oversee our large daycare staff.  Our talented staff of trainers and daycare supervisors include- Katie Mitchell, Nichole Chasse, Michael Begansky, Amanda Beaulieu, Cassie Henks, Kaitlin Crawford, Sodhana Yoder, Sarah Grove, Abby Farina, and Liza Van Blarcom.

John and his staff have the unique ability of calming the "spirited" dogs, while building confidence in the shyer guests. Our daycare guests enjoy a day romping & wrestling with their furry friends or lounging by one of the kiddie pools in the warmer weather. For older, shy, or very small guests, we have a smaller and calmer play area to enjoy. 

 

During inclement weather we have a large indoor daycare area so your dog can still enjoy playtime with their furry friends! Our favorite compliment is when our clients tell us how tired their dogs are after a day of play at the Resort!

 

Check out our dog daycare once, and you'll be hooked! Dogs over six months must be spayed or neutered.Vaccinations are required. 

 

*All dog's attending Doggie Daycare must have proof of Rabies, Distemper, & the Bordatella vaccine.

 

*New dogs need an appointment for their first day, to be safely introduced into the pack.

*Dogs that have not been to daycare for two months or more must also make an appointment as a "new" dog.

*If your dog had been evaluated by us in the past and has not

attended daycare for one full month you must make an appointment

as a "new" dog.

 

*Doggie Daycare is available Monday - Friday from 7:00am - 7:00pm.

We do not provide Doggie Daycare on Saturdays or Sundays.

Daycare is $33.00 per day or you may be interested in one of our

daycare packages that will save you money!

Daycare packages:

Block of ten $320 ($32 per day)

Block of 20 $610 ($30.50 per day)

*All daycare packages have a 3 month expiration from date of purchase.

 

Full day (7:00am - 7:00pm) doggie daycare- $33.00

1/2 day doggie daycare (4 hours)- $23.00 

 

*Daycare while boarding is $22.00 per day.   

                                                                                            

 

Meet our Doggie Daycare Staff

John

Sadhana

Cassie

Liza

Kaitlin

Katie

Amanda

Shayna

Nicole

Michael

A few Testimonials from Doggie Daycare

 

 

 

 

"I've brought my dog Sophie here for Four years now and I've always felt comfortable leaving her in their care. She comes home exhausted but happy. And it's an absolute convenience for me to drop her to Day Care and have her groomed by the time I pick her up. I highly recommend John Gagnon's."

Theresa Forsythe

"My Dogs love John's Pet Resort. They are always excited to go and when I pick them up you can tell they both had a great time. My older dog Rex enjoys doggy daycare. When I drop him all the other pets going to the resort that day have the same excitement as my dog. He can't wait to get in and play with his friends. John's staff is amazing. I live in Meriden and drive the extra time to Colchester because my dogs enjoy it so much."

Kent Givens

"We’ve been extremely grateful for John Gagnon’s and their staff for several years. One of our dogs is life reactive and we went to a few trainers who wrote her off. The staff at Gagnon’s immediately took to her and saw through her acting out for what it was - anxiety, not aggression. They’ve made it possible for us to have a life outside of our home as their facility is the only place, aside from her house, that Pippa is comfortable. In fact she seems to know the days she’s going to daycare as she wakes up with extra pep in her step. It’s extraordinary to see a dog who screams and alligator rolls when she sees dogs typically, happily prance back to spend the day with dozens of other dogs. There’s also nothing better than walking back to our car after drop off and hearing how excitedly the staff is greeting our dogs by name (not knowing we are even listening).

Aside from them quite literally being Pip’s lifesaver, our recent experience with them took their service to a new level. While we were away they reached out to let us know both of our dogs were sick. They went above and beyond, even taking them to the vet, getting them medication, and making sure they had the best care. The staff stayed in close contact with us and we were able to breathe easy knowing our dogs were being looked after by people who loved them. Couldn’t be more grateful or impressed by the way everyone handled the situation. Thank you!"

Sam Kling

 

"We really like the Doggie Day Care in John Gagnon's Pet resort!  It is very helpful because the staff are experts so our dog gets socialized good with other dogs. When she is back home she is very tired and happy! She also behaves better after daycare. We feel that she gets treated well even though she's so energetic and out of control. The price is great as well, but it is a bit far away. We will always take our dog to John Gagnon's Pet Resort!"

Olga Reyes

"Our dog, Jewel loves boarding & daycare at JGPR. She gets so excited when we pull in the parking lot The staff is great too and we know Jewel is in good hands while we’re away."

Kristi LeClair

“My dog Sofi absolutely loves going to day care, and this has given her much needed social skills with other dogs.

We love John Gagnons !!”

Jeff B.

“I heard about the 'pet resort' from a couple of co-workers. I brought my little rescue pup in for an assessment with John and a couple of day care days. She's a new dog - outgoing and confident!”

Lisa C.  

"Our dogs are always exhausted when they come home. it means they had a great time hanging out with everyone. Thanks again!"

Keith Masse

"The staff at John Gagnon's is highly skilled and caring. My dog is a new rescue with issues that made other daycare's were reluctant to work with him. He is flourishing at John Gagnon's!!"

Debra Kulak

 

"I brought my fearful young rescue dog to this daycare facility and they worked with her to get her used to playing with other dogs. After a few times there she was doing great! The staff is very well trained and the play yards are big and beautiful! Highly recommended."

Jane Pattavina

 

"We love bringing our one year old puppy there. I think it helps with his socialization, and it wears him out!"

Heidi Perham

"Nothing but great things to say about John Gagnon's Pet Resort. My dog enthusiastically goes to doggie daycare once a week to get his wiggles out! The staff is consistently knowledgeable, friendly and professional. We've boarded our pup several times over the past two years and will continue because of the good care he receives."

Jennifer Boehler

 

"My dog LOVES to come there for doggie daycare. At the end of the day he comes home VERY HAPPY and RELAXED. Keep up the great work!!!!!!"

Jim Averso

 

"Hunter always has a wonderful time playing at daycare! Great experience for a dog to mingle with their own kind!"

Paulette & Ron Ganoe

 

"Just wanted to thank John and the staff for everything they do every day!!! Our German Shepherd, Sadie, is a happy part of the daycare family one to two times a week and she loves it as much as we do ! It's so nice to drop her off in the morning and not have any reason to think about her care until we pick her up at the end of the day!"

Joanne Sommers

 

I just can not tell you how much Shi has improved since coming to the Resort, but I know you see it too. The staff is fabulous. Jay Lee has bent over backwards for us, but all the staff is wonderful. Shiloh loves you all -

Mary Skinner

 

"Mason passed out 10 minutes after coming home from his first play day at John Gagnon's Pet Resort. A BIG Thank You to Tom for spending the evaluation time with him!! You are all so wonderful."

Andrea Pastorello

 

"My one year old lab LUCY loves the daycare experience.  She is high energy and your facility has saved my sanity.  Your place was suggested to me by a Dr. Busch at the vet clinic down the street after I took her in about the 5th time for chewing up items she shouldn't  (even though we had tried to be very vigilant!) She starts whining at the end of the road leading up to your place because she is so excited.

Earlier in the year she dragged me to the pavement when she lunged for a dog coming out the door.  She is extremely strong willed and I had tried the few tips that Darcy had given me to get her inside which so far had not worked.  That day as I was limping in one of your receptionists suggested a gentle leader.  Since that day we have been using that and it has worked like a charm.

Your staff is always friendly and upbeat.  The only down side is I drive from Lyme twice a week.  Night training sessions would be difficult.  Private training sessions on site during the winter do not really work because of the lack of space. 

Thank you for your great care of our pets,"

Pat Harris (Lucy's Mom)

 

Check out our Testimonial page to read more testimonials from our clients!

John Gagnon's Pet Resort

227 Upton Road

Colchester, CT 06415

 

860-537-3648

860-537-2999 Fax

866-4DOGMAN

 

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           Business Hours

 

Monday-Friday 6:30am - 7:00pm

Saturday 7:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday 9:00am - 3:00pm

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