Quality dog daycare
a block from the Vernon/Jackson 7 train
We also do (cage-free) boarding and baths!
Dogs are pack animals by nature. They love playing together. They don’t like being alone.
That’s why, next to you, the right daycare could be the best thing for your dog. (Even better than rushed daily walks.)
How we do daycare
We have built our daycare around three pillars:
Letting dogs be dogs
Our staff are trained to be pack leaders — referees of safe play — based on an expert understanding of natural dog behavior. No cages, leashes, or spray bottles.
Running a tight ship
We’re meticulous about things like cleanliness and up-to-date vaccinations. Some say we’re obsessive. We say dog well-being is really important.
Honesty and transparency
You can see our dog runs from our lobby and from our (free) live cams. We tell you if anything is out of the ordinary. We tell you if we think your dog isn’t happy with us.
Read more about our approach to daycare here.
Convenience for busy dog parents
We offer door-to-door pick-up and drop-off from around the L.I.C. neighborhood.
Find out if you are in one of our pick-up/drop-off zones here.
We’re in it together
A dog is a joy – and a responsibility. At Happy Dogs, taking care of your dog is a partnership between you, the dog’s parents, and our team.
That’s why we have a detailed membership handbook that lays out exactly what to expect of us — and what is expected of you.
Working together, we ensure your dog’s happiness and safety.
Some nice things people
have said about us
We are thrilled with our experience at Happy Dogs LIC! This is the first daycare that Tucker has been to in the area where there isn’t complete chaos… My husband and I have felt an enormous sense of relief since Happy Dogs opened. We know our little guy is in great hands!
Happy Dogs is the place to be in LIC! They care for my pup, Dax as if he was one of their own. He comes home tired and happy and there isn’t much more I can ask for! They show him tons of love and the best part? They always send pictures! I also get emails (with photos) if anything ever happens. Randy Wang
The staff is amazing with our dog … and despite her anxiety around people, our dog starts to pull and wag her tail the minute we get to the corner. LIC is really lucky to get a place like Happy Dogs. We are very picky and they are amazing with dogs and anxious dog mamas and papas. … Their customer service to the parents are super friendly, responsive and attentive.Eugenia Paik