Dog Daycare

FREE Day of Play and
New Client Evaluation

Reservation required. Discount subject to availability and cannot be combined with any other offers.
Day Care discount applies to first time day care customers only.

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Looking for a way to keep your dog safe and happy while you’re away? Bittersweet Pet Resorts’ doggy daycare in Portage, MI, Niles, MI & Kalamazoo, MI is a specially designed program to ensure your dog gets the right amount of socialization, play, and exercise while you’re at work or running errands. Call us to schedule your dog’s day out!

Pack Pro Program

We are proud members of Pack Pro and utilize their training and certifications in our daycare and day school programs! This pet industry consulting firm helps doggy daycares across the United States improve their staff training process and doggy daycare programs. We have seen it all too often; groups that are loud, over-aroused, and stressful to manage. Pack Pro’s staff training process has, time and time again, proven to reduce problem behaviors such as zooming, gate crashing, injuries, and incessant barking while increasing employee satisfaction, confidence, and skill. In the spirit of teaching our staff this knowledge, we have joined PackPro!

Fun & Safe Dog Daycare in Portage, MI, Niles, MI & Kalamazoo, MI

Fun and Safe Doggy Daycare

Does your dog need a place to have fun, stay busy, and make new friends while you’re away from home? Bittersweet Pet Resorts gives dogs a healthy, safe, and fully supervised place to play providing the best local dog daycare experience. If you’re looking for dog daycare near you, Bittersweet Pet Resort offers:

  • Indoor and outdoor play areas with natural grass and special turf surfaces
  • Exciting toys and obstacles make our play areas a perfect canine playground
  • Secure, tall fencing surrounds all our outdoor yards
  • Splash pools and shaded areas 
  • Groups are kept small and chosen based on size, personality, and play style
  • All dogs are supervised 100% of the time by our highly trained and pet-loving staff
  • Daycare guests take breaks inside our climate-controlled facility to keep everyone recharged and rested
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 Doggie Daycare School

Does your dog need a more individualized and stimulating day away from home? Bittersweet Pet Resorts give dogs with more individualized needs a safe space to play in smaller, more catered group play or fully individualized play, complete with treadmill time and leash walking!

  • Offered to less social dogs.
  • Dogs still learning basic manners 
  • Dogs that need extra enrichment and stimulation.

Puppy Kindergarten

A 20-day puppy daycare program for puppies 6 months or younger to start an introduction to…

  • Supervised socialization with puppies, adult dogs, and people!
  • Frequent, short, and positive reinforcement training throughout the day.
  • Plenty of age-appropriate nap times and potty breaks.
  • Crate training and enrichment in between playtimes.
  • Healthy exercise on our treadmill.
  • Scheduled meal breaks to provide a steady routine.
  • Introduction to basic grooming with two luxury bathing services that include a premium bath, nail grind, ear cleaning and brush out. 
  • 1st day of school photo on Facebook as well as weekly updates from our trainers.

Special Doggy Daycare Events

Safe and Fun Doggy Daycare

Once a month we offer tons of extra fun for our furry guests with themed event parties. During football season we offer fun football themed parties on Saturday that our local college football teams have home games so you can enjoy watching your favorite team while your furry friend is enjoying themselves at dog daycare.

We also love to celebrate our friends’ birthdays, so we throw Bark-day Parties with doggie birthday cookies, fun decorations, and a special picture.

Fun Puppy Socials

Puppies are more than just precious and sweet—they’re also in the most formative period of their lives! Starting socialization early is incredibly important to developing into a confident, well-rounded, and content adult dog. Puppy Social Saturdays are FREE playtime hours hosted by Bittersweet Pet Resorts. Bring your pup for supervised playtime with other puppies.

Visit our Events Calendar for details of our upcoming socials and puppy paw-ties!

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Why Dog Daycare? The Benefits:

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  • Dogs are active and social—they need to run and romp regularly to satisfy their natural cravings for stimulation. And for most dogs, the chance to play with other dogs is a joy like no other. A neutral territory like daycare provides an ideal setting for group play with expert supervision.
  • Left home for extended periods of time, dogs often don’t get the physical exercise or mental activity they need every day. After a day at Bittersweet, expect your pooch to be worn out from a day of play!
  • Destructive behavior, incessant barking, regression in housebreaking—these can be indications of a dog who is lonely or bored. A safe, constructive, and fun dog daycare environment like at Bittersweet can reduce challenging home habits.
  • Animal experts agree that socialization of dogs is key to their well-being. Daycare is a great place for your dog to make new friends!

Dog Daycare FAQs

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What vaccinations does my dog need to join daycare?
For the safety of all our guests, we require dogs be up to date on their vaccinations for rabies, DHLPP (distemper), and Bordetella.
Can I come in for a tour?
We’d love to show you our facility! Please visit during regular business hours Monday through Saturday and our staff will be happy to take you on a tour.
Do you require a trial evaluation?
Since every dog’s safety and comfort is so important to us, your dog’s first day of daycare starts with a good observation of their personality and play style so we can match them up with the best playmates. We ask they visit us for at least 4-6 hours on this first day.
What will my dog be doing at daycare?

Each pup enjoys all day play from approximately 9am to 4pm. They have plenty of space to run around with friends inside our indoor play area and our outdoor play yard, weather permitting! We utilize crating for resting periods and to help engrain positive crate training skills in all our furry friends!

Do you require reservations for daycare?
We do ask you please give us a call to schedule your appointment. This is to ensure we have all the necessary information such as vaccination records, contact information, and medical information.
When can I drop off and pick up?

We suggest dropping off before 10am to ensure your pup gets as much playtime as possible. For daycare check-out, we ask you please pick up by 7pm.

Our daycare operating hours are:

  • Monday-Friday 7:30 am-7:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am-4:00 pm
How do I make reservations?

To make a reservation at Bittersweet Pet Resorts, please call us at (269) 684-7361.

Can I add more activities to my dog’s daycare plan?

Yes! Extra activities include bathing or grooming, spa services, and training.

If my plans change, what is your cancellation policy?
Should you need to cancel or change your reservations, please let us know 48 hours prior to your arrival. Over holidays and Spring Break, we require a 2-week notice.
Can you accommodate special needs pets?
We can accommodate many special needs. Please call us to discuss how we can meet your pet’s needs when booking your visit.
What is the difference between Bittersweet Pet Resorts and the former Alpha Boarding Center at the Kalamazoo Area location?

We are owned and operated by a local veterinary technician and pet groomer whose sole desire is to provide your pets with the best level of care. We have upgraded the facility’s amenities and extended the hours of operation to convenience our clients. Additionally, we have added professional grooming, basic obedience training, doggy daycare, and have upgraded our boarding services with fun activity packages! Our staff is certified in PPBC and PackPro, offering top-of-the-line daily wellness systems. Come see the difference!

Dog Daycare Contract

Please download our Dog Daycare Contract for all dogs staying in daycare.