Dog Daycare and Boarding in Springfield, MO

At Happy Tails, dog boarding and daycare are centered around providing physical and social enrichment that’s tailored to your pet’s needs. Our goal is to make your dog feel right at home, whether they’re staying in one of our suites for a week or spending the day with their friends in daycare.

We’re highly attentive to how our dog daycare guests respond to their environment, so we tailor our services as much as possible to raise their comfort level and make Happy Tails a place they’ll be excited to return to.

Secure a dog daycare or boarding reservation today! Spaces fill up fast.

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Doggie Daycare

$24 per day
(Monday - Friday only)

*+$16 for each additional dog

Full Day & Night Boarding

$34 per day including overnight

*+$19 for each additional dog

Boarding AM pickup - no charge
Boarding PM pickup - daycare charge will apply

Cat Boarding

$20 per day including overnight

dog at our dog daycare facility in Springfield, MO
dog at our dog daycare facility in Springfield, MO

Benefits of Boarding Your Dog or Cat with Happy Tails

Our pet boarding and daycare facility has many distinct features that, combined, make for an environment conducive to the well-being of dogs and cats. This includes:

  • Spacious boarding suites for both dogs and cats in separate areas
  • 3 indoor and 3 outdoor play areas for dogs, with play groups separated by size and personality
  • A cat-only room complete with upstairs/downstairs suites for more active play
  • Horizontal suites for cats that may have arthritis or other mobility issues (as opposed to the typical upstairs/downstairs-style suite)*
  • The use of Feliway (feline pheromones) to help cats relax
  • Fresh water and stainless steel food and water bowls
  • Indoor companion kennels that allow for healthy interaction
  • Group play sessions for boarding dogs
  • Clean, comfy bedding that is changed out daily
  • Grooming (by request) with Erica

*If your cat would do best in one of our horizontal cat suites, please request one in advance of their boarding appointment so we can reserve one for you.

Call us at (417) 881-8644 to take advantage of our dog and cat boarding service today.

Does My Dog Need to be Evaluated for Daycare?

To ensure that our dog play groups get along well, dogs will first need to undergo a behavior assessment. The integration process can take anywhere from 20 minutes to several days—we work hard to find out what is best for every pet, and to see how their personality and play style will fit in with the rest of the pack. Making daycare safe and enjoyable for all is our highest priority.

Can I Bring Toys and Bedding for My Dog from Home?

Yes, we do encourage you to bring a few of your pet's personal items for their stay. Our goal is make your pet feel comfortable while boarding with us, so having something that smells like you can make them feel like they are at home. We also recommend bringing your pet's food (and medications if needed), but we also do have Purina Chicken & Rice kennel food available as well. Please label all of your pet's belongings with their full name and keep food in sealed baggies or Tupperware. Any medications should be in their original containers with clear instructions.

Maintaining a Healthy Cat and Dog Daycare Environment

All dogs and cats staying at Happy Tails must be fully vaccinated at least 3 days before boarding or attending daycare with us. They also need to be up-to-date with their annual parasite testing. All dogs 6 months or older are required to be spayed or neutered for daycare or boarding.


  • Rabies vaccine
  • Distemper-parvo/distemper-parvo with lepto vaccine (DHPP/DHLPP)
  • Bordetella


  • Rabies vaccine
  • FVRCP vaccine

We make dog boarding and daycare fun. Reserve a spot today!