Downtown Dogs knows dogs better than anyone!

Biggest Play Rooms

We have the largest playrooms of any daycare, giving your pup the most room to run and get worn out.

Open Air Design

We are the only daycare in town that is confident enough in the dogs' experience and the play space to let you see (and hear and smell) everything from the reception area as you walk in. There is no wondering what is going on behind closed doors. Seeing the playroom through a window or camera does not let you see and hear and smell up close.


Our location is the ultimate of convenience and our hours and flexibility cannot be beat. This makes it easy for you to give your dog the very best care.

Knowledgeable, Caring Staff

The staff caring for your dog is highly trained with over 50 years of combined experience in providing exceptional canine care. This nurturing, energetic staff will really connect with your pet! We take care of each dog as if they were our own. This is more than just a job to us!

Social Responsibility

Helping Less Fortunate Dogs

By doing something great for your dog, you are also helping many others! Downtown Dogs donates a portion of our revenue to helping less fortunate dogs. Downtown Dogs fosters over 100 homeless dogs per year. We also support dogs at Underdog Rescue, Pet Haven, and Home for Life Animal Sanctuary.


We are stewards not only of animals but the entire planet. Our “green” practices include:

  • The rubber mats in the New York Room save your dogs' joints and save thousands of tires from landfills
  • Our HVAC/Air filtration systems take about the same amount of electricity as a 100 watt light bulb.
  • Our white roof reduces greenhouse emissions to the ozone layer and saves significant amounts of natural resources with its energy efficiency.

It doesn’t end there.

  • On their own time our staff donates our left over food to Red Lake Rosies
  • Staff volunteer in the community with our Certified Therapy Dogs
  • We have lots of community involvement in building dog parks, helping the neighborhood and volunteering on boards for the City of Minneapolis

Local & Independent

Downtown Dogs is locally and independently owned. We are a member of Quorum and a strong ally of the LGBTQ community. We are active in the neighborhood and on city boards. So, by supporting Downtown Dogs you are doing so much more than helping your own dog! You are helping homeless dogs, the environment, and your local economy.

Commitment to Customer Service

We listen to our customers needs and wants. We are committed to our four-legged and our two-legged clients! We want you to have a great experience each time you leave your dog with us. Our staff is not only friendly and flexible, we want to go the extra mile for you every time.