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.

Call Bittersweet Niles
(269) 684-7361

Call Bittersweet Three Rivers
(269) 278-8100

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!

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? Perhaps you work long hours, or he gets into mischief during the day? Bittersweet Pet Resorts gives dogs a healthy and safe place to play – fully supervised by professionals, of course.

  • Spacious outdoor play yards with natural grass and special turf surfaces
  • Exciting toys and obstacles make our yards a perfect canine playground
  • Secure, tall fencing surrounds all our outdoor yards
  • Splash pools and shaded areas keep pets cool on hot days
  • 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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 New – Doggie Day School- in both locations! 

  • Offered to less social dogs, over 12 months old. 
  • Dogs still learning basic manners. 
  • Dogs that need extra enrichment and stimulation. 

    New – Puppy Kindergarten – in both locations!  

    A 20-day 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 2 nail trims, 2 brush outs, 2 ear cleanings, and their first full-service bath.
    • And, of course, their 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 every Saturday so you can enjoy watching your favorite team while your furry friend is enjoying themselves.

    We also love to celebrate our friends’ birthdays, so we throw Bow-Wow Birthday Parties with doggie birthday cake, fun decorations, and lots of pictures.

    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.

    New! Doggie Day School 

      • Offered for less social dogs, older than 12 months. 
      • Dogs still learning basic manners
      • Dogs that need extra enrichment and stimulation

    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. And busy owners can be just too dog-tired to give their dog enough exercise and play regularly. After a day at Bittersweet, expect your pooch to be the one who’s more dog-tired than you!
    • Destructive behavior, incessant barking, regression in housebreaking—these can be indications of a dog who is lonely or bored. A safe, constructive, and fun daycare environment like at Bittersweet can reduce challenging home habits.
    • Animal experts agree that socialization of dogs is key to their well-being. And daycare is a great place for your dog to make new friends—of both the canine and human persuasion!

    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 play sessions throughout the day doing whatever they enjoy most! They have plenty of space to run around with friends, play with the staff, and rest in the sunshine. Between play sessions they relax and recharge with multiple potty breaks.

    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?

    You can check in for daycare any time during our operating hours, but we suggest dropping off before 12 noon 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, we’re happy to put together a custom package for your dog. Extra activities include additional walks, 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?

    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 amenities and extended hours; adding grooming, training, packages, group play, and daycare events. Our staff is certified in PPBC, OPC, and PackPro, offering top-of-the-line wellness systems. Come see the difference!

    Dog Daycare Contract

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