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Happy Howlidays!

This goes out to all our furry faces at Phoebe and Friends for filling 2014 with so much love, wet kisses, laughs and wags…not to mention the (love) bites, dirty paws, loud barks, and drool. And to the ones we’ve lost over the years who will forever be in our hearts. Thank you to all the Hoomans for continuing to give your love, energy and high quality of care to your four-legged best friends. We appreciate your kindness and support over the years. Happy HOWLidays and may 2015 be our best year ever! Woof! Woof! Nothing But <3.

About Phoebe and Friends

Phoebe and Friends, Inc. was started in the year 2000 with the desire to give dogs what dogs want, need, and deserve…to give dogs a place where they can be themselves…to give them a better life.  Please go to Phoebe’s Story below and read it.  If the story of your dog is similar to Phoebe’s, we know how your dog may be feeling.  Think about your dog for a moment and decide whether your dog is happy or not…is he lonely?…is she bored?…could you make your four-legged friend’s life better? Our goal is to reach as many dog lovers as we can to give them the opportunity to share in the philosophy of doggie daycare.  If you think daycare for dogs is like a child’s daycare…you are not wrong.  We love and care about dogs and we treat them as if they are our kids…we want to meet their needs so they are happier, more well-rounded, and are able to add more to your life.  At Phoebe and Friends, we are committed to giving your dog the special treatment she deserves…when you can’t.

We love dogs!…and your dog will love Phoebe and Friends!!!

Phoebe’s Story, in her own words (if she could talk)…

“I used to panic when my mom left me at home while she was at work. I thought I’d never see her again. I felt abandoned. I tried to dig my way out and tore up the carpet…mom was not pleased. She had to find a solution. Then one day she took me to Doggie Day Care and my life changed! I never felt anxious or lonely again. I had fun all day playing with my new buddies. I felt safe in the care of fun, loving humans.  At the end of the day when mom picked me up I was very happy to see her.  We went home and relaxed together after a hard day of work and play. Thanks, Mom!”


May you R.I.P. Phoebe <3
November 1997 – November 2012

“Until one has loved a dog, a part of one’s soul
remains unawakened.” ~ author unknown

Phoebe leaves behind her legacy…a place where dogs can social, make friends and have fun! Phoebe and Friends Dog Day and Night Care is  located in beautiful South Beach across from The Fresh Market near the corner of 18th Street and West Avenue.


  Paw-ticipant Requirements:

Safety and Health Come First at Phoebe and Friends!

During a meticulous introduction-screening process, all dogs will be carefully interviewed and selected prior to being admitted into Phoebe and Friends Dog Day and Night Care.  This program isn’t just for any dog.

We require a Health Certification (form provided) to verify veterinarian medical records for all current vaccinations, including Rabies, DHLPPC, and Bordatella.  All dogs must be healthy, intestinal parasite-free, and be on a monthly flea and tick treatment, such as Nexgard or Frontline Plus, as well as a heartworm treatment.

All dogs must be friendly with other dogs and people.  In a separate area, new dogs will be introduced to the other furry friends under close staff supervision.  No aggressive dogs are allowed.

All dogs, 6 months or older, must be spayed or neutered.  Puppies must be at least 3 months of age and have the required series of puppy vaccines.

To ensure the safety of the dogs while on walks, we require that all puppies and dogs wear a Martingale-style training collar.  The training-safety collars can be purchased at the facility or rented for a $3 per day fee for all dogs attending daycare.


Day Care

The Doggie Daycare concept was created to provide your dog with a fun, safe and loving environment while you’re at work, school, or anytime you can’t be there for your furry friend.  We all feel guilty when we aren’t able to give our dogs the attention they so need…and deserve.  But you no longer have to leave your dog at home feeling lonely, bored or anxious…most often leading to destructive behavior problems in the house.  Doggie Daycare gives dogs an outlet for excess energy and eliminates this problem, and it also builds confidence in a young or shy dog…just to mention a few benefits of Doggie Daycare.

Just drop off your dog on your way to work and pick up on your way home…bring him in when you have errands to run…leave her with us when you have company…we’ll show them what doggie daycare is all about…and they will love you even more for it!


Doggie Dues:

Interview/Screening: $35

Day Care: $35

Cage-Free Boarding with 24-hour Care: $50

Discount Day Care Passes *

Cool Dog (5 days): $165

Super Dog (10 days): $310

Top Dog (15 days): $435

Ultimate Dog (20 days): $540

* All passes have expiration dates from the time of purchase

Cool Dog: Good for 3 weeks

Super Dog: Good for 5 weeks

Top Dog:  Good for 8 weeks

Ultimate Dog:  Good for 10 weeks



Playtime Hours:

Registration and screening required for first-time visitors. Boarding reservation needed with 48-hour advance notice.  Dog must  meet requirements.

Monday-Friday:  7am – 7pm

Saturday-Sunday:  8am – 8pm

Drop-off / Pick-up Times:

Subsequent to screening, no advance notice required for a daycare visit. 

Drop-off:  Monday-Friday 7am-10am / Saturday-Sunday 8am-11am

Pick-up: Monday-Friday 4pm-7pm / Saturday-Sunday 4pm-8pm