Doggie Day Care2018-03-02T18:44:47+00:00

Doggie Day Care

Off leash play is one of the best ways your dog can get exercise, mental stimulation and socialization. At Doggie Day Care, your fur baby will have hours of playtime and attention while socializing with other dogs. Your dog will learn how to appropriately play and behave in a low-stress environment. Our indoor facility and outdoor playground are fun places for dogs of all sizes.

Socialization in a safe environment is crucial for dogs. Think of Doggie Day Care like preschool for your toddler. It gets them ready for new situations and keeps them comfortable with new dogs, people and environments. Our goal here at Mid-Day Play is to create a self-confident, emotionally stable and TIRED dog! It also allows dogs to experience less separation anxiety.

Each Mid-Day Play Day Care staff member is trained and educated on reading dog body language and to keep our dog safe and happy in their play groups. We work hard to find the perfect group for your dog! Groups are based on breed and size so no dog feels intimated, challenged or overpowered.

Four to five months old is an ideal age for dogs to begin day care. Not all dogs are playful upon entering our Doggie Day Care program. As long as they are not fearful or hesitant, dogs can become more comfortable, confident and playful.

Daycare Paws-n-Play Packages available.
Please call 815.739.7669 or email for pricing


Does your dog need a ride to Day Care at Mid-Day Play? Mid-Day Play Taxi Service is available for clients in Sandwich and Somonauk.

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Daycare Hours

1/2 day AM – 7:30 – 11:45

1/2 day PM – 12:15 – 4:30

All Day Daycare – 7:30 – 4:30

We do provide “Quiet Time” from 11:45 – 12:15

This enables the dogs to have a mental and physical break.

New to Mid-Day Play?

Let’s schedule a Meet-and-Greet.

We take each dog’s safety and comfort to heart. At Mid-Day Play, we require a Meet-and-Greet for all new day care dogs. We give each dog a thorough behavior assessment to make sure they are not fearful and show no signs of aggression.

More Dog Services from Mid-Day Play


Whether you work long hours, are taking a day trip or simply unable to walk your dog, Mid-Day Play is here to help! Your dog will benefit by having a mid-day break filled with exercise and fun.

Dog Walking


Cool off this summer with a dip in our private lake! Swimming is an excellent low-impact aerobic exercise for dogs. We encourage owners to swim with their dogs for extra bonding time!

Private Swimming


In our training classes, puppies and dogs will work on social skills, obedience, commands and manners. Owners will learn about behavior management and dog socialization.