431 CABOT WAY
[SOUTH SIDE FLATS] IN PITTSBURGH, PA
An indoor cage-free facility for happy dogs
Just half a block off E. Carson on S. 5th (431 Cabot Way)
PHONE 412 586 7094
FAX 412 251 0538
Dogs are social creatures that get lonely and bored when you’re gone. And they save up all their energy for the minute you walk in the door!
Wouldn’t you rather enjoy some quiet time after work with a dog that has spent most of its energy playing at daycare?
Grandma’s has two play areas where dogs can enjoy other dogs and our friendly staffers.
Small or less energetic dogs have nearly 300 sq ft to themselves while larger dogs have over 1200 sq ft to romp and roam.
Vet records must be presented showing dogs are current on vaccines for Rabies, Distemper and Bordetella (kennel cough).
Must have negative fecal test within last 6 months
Must be spayed or neutered if 6 months or older
DAY CARE: 7 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Weekdays
CANINE LIFE AND SOCIAL SKILLS: using clickers Basic is 9 a.m. and Advanced is 11 a.m. until Noon Saturdays
PUPPY PLAY is 1 til 2 p.m. Saturdays
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DAY CARE (no meals served)
Up to 22 pounds $14
22 up to 44 pounds $17
44 up to 75 pounds $19
75 and over $21
Medications: add $1 per dose/application
Puppies: $20 includes lunch service if required. see below*
Owners should bring food the puppy is used to in order to avoid upsetting its tummy.
Puppies have their own playpen at Grandma’s for relaxing and nap time.
Staff will play with the puppies and give them lots of special attention throughout the day.
Puppies will be introduced gradually into the play area when deemed ready by our staff.
Our goal is for the puppy to become a confident and well-adjusted participant who loves coming to our daycare.
*After pups are in the general play area they will pay the normal dog price plus $2 a day as long as we are asked to serve their lunch.
Dogs in the same family receive a deep discount. The heaviest dog pays full price and each other dog in the family pays in its own weight class, less 50%. The multi-dog rate is only for those paying by the day. It is not for use with pre paid plans.
Buy 10 days in advance and get the 11th day FREE. Days do not expire.
Buy a Month Plan and pay for only 3 weeks. This plan has to be used for 20 consecutive week days...Great for Working Owners
We take credit and debit cards, personal checks and cash.
Payment is made daily, generally at pick-up.
Dogs not picked up by closing will be charged for that day’s day care plus $25 for over night and must be picked up by 9 a.m. the next day or pay for another day of day care. Owners who are going to be late should phone before closing so we don’t report you as a missing person!
A typical day at Daycare:
Greeting all the other dogs as they arrive. Baxter and Kiyu, the Beagles, will always be on hand to say Good Morning and play or bark with early arrivals. New dogs will be evaluated during their first stay.
*First dog in will get a filled Kong toy to keep her entertained until another dog arrives.
There is lots of barking and sniffing as each dog arrives. Invitations to play are made with the traditional “play bow” or the offer of the other end of a tug toy.
The rest of the day involves things dogs like best.
*Organized games with staff such as “Fetch,” “I’m Gonna Get You” and “Let’s Dance”
*Disorganized games with other dogs like “Chase Me,” “Tug,” and “King of the Hill”
*Jumping on the furniture
*Doggie Nap Time (mid-day naps with soft blankets or Grandma's lap)
*Story Time - Grandma’s original stories or readings from “Bedtime Stories for Dogs"
Each dog will be assessed for social skills before and after it is introduced into the play area. Professional staff will monitor behavior. Dogs should be people and dog friendly.
Our goal is to make each dog happy in the day care environment and our professional dog trainers are in the play areas to make sure that happens. We encourage dogs to play but we also give them time to just hang out.
We understand that older dogs may need extra couch time and that energetic puppies need to rest.
All dogs enjoy “Doggie Nap Time” when the lights are lowered. Blankets or rugs are provided.