Our Somerville location is the longest-running daycare in Somerville and one of the only daycares licensed and inspected by the city. We are proud to serve Union Square and the greater Boston area with a convenient location right on Somerville Ave. When you visit us in Somerville, you’ll likely be greeted by Dennis, our resident orange tabby who loves pups and thinks he is one himself!

In Somerville, we offer daycare, quality dog and cat supplies, and free weekday transportation for crate-free boarding and daycare at our larger Peabody location.

We also have a wide selection of pet supplies for both dogs and cats.

Accessibility: Regretfully, our Somerville location is not wheelchair accessible. Due to the building being considered an historical site, we are unable to edit the entryway to add a ramp. Our staff is willing to help in any way we can, including fetching product, running payments, and assisting with carryouts. We can help lift baby carriages up the small flight of 4 steps if the load is not too heavy.

Allergy warning: Cat and dog dander and fur! We have a shop cat named Dennis who is friendly and affectionate and WILL seek you out for pets if he is around. He also enjoys crawling into bags and baby carriages.

321 Somerville Ave
Somerville, MA 02143

Phone Number
(857) 998-3343

Monday: 7am-6:45pm
Tuesday: 7am-6:45pm
Wednesday: 7am-6:45pm
Thursday: 7am-6:45pm
Friday: 7am-6:45pm
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

To ensure that we have room for your pup, daycare must be scheduled in advance.  To make, or cancel a reservation at no charge, call us at (857) 998-3343 or email us at

Services & Prices

  • Daycare
    • Full-day: $35
    • Half-day: $26
  • Crate-free Boarding (offered at our Peabody location)
    • Overnight: $50
    • Holiday Overnight: $60
    • We board all our dogs at our larger Peabody facility, and we offer free transportation Monday through Friday from our Somerville location. Note: Somerville often closes for major holidays, which may affect shuttle availability and rates. Please call or email for more details if you are planning to board with us during those times.
  • Shuttle service
    • We offer shuttle services to our Peabody location for daycare and boarding. We are currently running on a tight schedule, so please confirm availability at the time of booking.
    • Email us at for more information!
  • Training
    • See our Training page for more information.
  • Pet Supplies
    • Our Somerville location has a great selection of pet supplies for dogs and cats, including top quality grain-inclusive and grain-free food options. We also price match to: Amazon, Chewy, PetSmart, and Petco!

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