One size does not fit all when it comes to Daycare! Our playgroups are supervised at all times and are rotated on a schedule through fun activities, nap time and one on one time with our Daycare Attendants. Keep scrolling to learn more!
We have both indoor and outdoor facilities as well as a Senior Room and a Nursery.
Our newly renovated large indoor area is easily transformed between a play area and our nap time lounge. Here is where we conduct our introductions of new dogs into small groups, have play sessions using toys and bring out the beds so everyone can get in those important rest times. Our outdoor area consists of 4 large play areas some with climbing apparatus and other left bare to allow for serious hooning around. *
Also located inside, is our Seniors Room. Our current residents range from +12 to 18 years old. This room is quiet and comfortable allowing our oldies to chill out to their heart's content.
Last but not least we have our Nursery. Specially built for puppies up to 6 months old, we have a soft play area and the seperate sleeping and feeding room where they can rest under the constant supervision of one our staff.
*Please note due to the River flooding our outdoor area (again), it is in use but under renovations. We are still happy to take tours through on this understanding.
First Day of Daycare
We understand it can be nerve wracking sending your baby off for their first day of daycare, we've been there too! Here's a short spiel about our "First Day" to give you an idea of what it's like to join us...
All new dogs are brought into one of our indoor play areas to be introduced into a small group. Based on how they do and their confidence, they are either introduced to a larger group or they will stay in the original group to build self confidence with their peers and with staff. We will only work at their pace.
At the end of the day, you will be given a run down on how their day was, strengths and things we can work on.
A more detailed run through on the "First Day" & our Daycare Introduction Booklet is coming soon!
We want your dog to want to come back and play with us so it's our top priority to make them feel safe, comfortable and confident.
Professional and experienced staff, make sure your dog has a day as great as yours!
What clients say about us...
"Spencer (my dog) and I absolutely love Barkleys. We have tried other doggy day care establishments in the city, but have found at Barkleys the opening hours to be better for us, the staff friendlier and Spencer's overall care and enjoyment better catered to. As a customer i love that the staff are knowledgeable, approachable and all seem passionate about the work that they do. As a "Dog Mumma" the regular photos and updates of Spencer's adventures at doggy day care are very much appreciated and "oooo'ed" and "ahhh'ed" after. Spencer is a very loved, spoilt and valued member of my family...leaving him anywhere or with anyone can be very challenging as his care, safety and enjoyment are paramount to me. With that said, I'm totally at ease with leaving him in the care of the girls at Barkleys...they know their stuff, they know dogs and they know Spencer. I would definitely recommend Barkleys to anyone interested in finding an awesome place with awesome people to leave their fur baby with."
Shontelle, Spencer's Mum
"My puppy Summer loves Barkleys day care and can't wait to get through the door each day. Summer had a very bad experience at her previous day care at the age of four months and developed a number of issues. She was very shy on her first day and the staff did an amazing job of reassuring her and showing her that day care is fun again. Summer has become a lot more confident around strangers and other dogs. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable so it is a pleasure for me to go there as well as Summer. I wouldn't trust my dog with anyone else while I'm at work."
Irene, Summer's Mum
"Our puppy Teddy loves daycare and all the staff. Barkley's have been a blessing for us as he has lots of energy and loves playing with all the other dog's. A big, thank you!! I know he's in good hands 😘♥️"
Ted and Teresa, Teddy's Dad & Mum
"My dog absolutely loves it here! He pulls me through the front door excited to start play every time we go. I know he is in safe hands, the team are caring and friendly and take the time to get to know you and your dog personally. I wouldn't hesitate recommending to anyone!"
Leah, Floyd's Mum
"Both of our pups absolutely love Barkley’s, we have recently made the change here from another doggy day care in whangarei and are glad we did. Love the photo updates on the Facebook page too. Our pups are always super excited to go to barkleys! Totally recommend for your fur babies!"
Megan, Jack & Mosley's Mum