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Long time alone? Excessive barking or chewing? Let your dog burn off some steam and meet new friends!

Benefits of Daycare

  • Socialization
  • Exercise
  • Safe, fun environment
  • 13,000 square feet indoor/outdoor play space
To ensure the health and safety of dogs in our care, each dog must meet specific enrollment requirements prior to making a daycare reservation.

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Daycare Rates

  • Daycare Evaluation - $28
  • Daily Rate - $28
  • Additional Dog (Same Family) - $18
  • Half Day (up to 5 hrs)* - $18

Multi-visit Packages

  • 5 Visits - $125 - $25/day
  • 10 Visits - $230 - $23/day
  • 20 Visits - $420 - $21/day
  • 30 Visits - $570 - $19/day

All packages expire 6 months from date of purchase.

*Half Day daycare dogs must arrive by 10am.

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We provide a fun, safe place where your dog spends the day exercising and playing, then receives the royal treatment in the evening.

All-Inclusive Boarding

  • All-day playtime from 7am–9pm; mid-day nap time

     on Sundays only

  • Full-size kennel accommodations (5ft X 5ft or 5ft X 10ft) complete with cot and fleece blanket
  • No extra fee for standard kennel diet
  • No extra fee for handling owner supplied diets
  • No extra fee for administering medications
  • Sunday pick-up times available
  • Same rates year-round – No “Holiday” or “Peak Season” premiums
To ensure the health and safety of dogs in our care, each dog must meet specific enrollment requirements and pass a temperament evaluation before booking a boarding reservation. The opportunity to become familiar with our staff and facility prior to an overnight stay encourages a positive experience and helps to reduce the anxiety sometimes associated with traditional boarding.

We also do Grooming!Learn More >>

Boarding Rates

  • Nightly Rate - $39
  • Additional Family Dog - $35
  • Half Day Boarding Rate - $20
  • Standard Kennel Diet - Included
  • Probiotic Supplement - $1 per dose
Dogs picked up after 12:00pm will be charged a Half Day Boarding Rate.

Extended Stay Discounts

  • Please inquire about rates for extended length boarding stays!

Frequent Boarder Package

Do you board your dog frequently for short stays? Purchase a 10 night boarding package for $370.

Boarding packages expire 6 months from date of purchase.

Dogs picked up after 12:00pm will be charged a Half Day Boarding Rate.

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Boarding rates effective May 1, 2016.



Let us give your dog a little spruce up after a day of playing or an overnight stay.

Full Service Bath and Brush

Our Full Service Bath and Brush includes the following services:

  • Massaging Shampoo
  • Conditioning Rinse
  • High-Velocity Blow Dry
  • Hand Brushing
  • Trimming of Feet and Feathers
  • Sanitary Trim
  • Nail Trim with Grinding
  • Ear Cleaning
Call to schedule an appointment today.

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Bathing Rates

  • < 30 lbs - $20 - $30
  • 30 – 49 lbs - $30 - $40
  • 50 – 79 lbs - $40 - $50
Over 80 lbs and Giant Breeds are quoted on a case by case basis.

De-Shedding Treatment

Our De-Shedding Treatment takes the Full Service Bath & Brush a few steps further. Special shampoo and conditioner helps to release the undercoat and improve overall coat condition. Additional steps are taken throughout the bathing process to remove more of the undercoat and reduce excess shedding.

  • Up charge to Bath Brush Service - $10 - $30


  • Nail Trim (includes grinding) - $12
  • Trim Feet - $5
  • Ear Cleaning - $5
  • Anal Gland Expression - $5
  • Teeth Brushing - $5
  • Trimming - Other - as quoted
  • Extra Brushing/De-matting - $25 per hour

Call 314-963-PAWS (7297) for Appointment



Training classes are more than having a well-behaved dog, they are a great way to exercise your dog both physically and mentally.

Obedience Classes

Puppy Basics and Socialization

Socialize your puppy with other puppies and humans as well as introduce other environmental experiences. Our trainer will introduce beginning obedience concepts such as attention cue, sit down, stay, and walking on a leash. These classes are intended for puppies 10 - 20 weeks of age.  Puppies must have at least 2 rounds of booster vaccinations, bordetella and the 1st of 2 Canine Influenza boosters to attend class.

for $120

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Beginning Obedience

  • Thursdays from November 10th to December 22nd | 6:45pm

This course teaches owners and dogs the foundations for obedience and control. Learn basic obedience commands such as sit, down, stay, and come, as well as casual walking techniques and beginning heel.

6 Weeks for $120

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Class will not meet 11/24 due to Thanksgiving Holiday.

Intermediate Obedience with CGC

This intermediate level obedience course focuses on obedience and handling skills required to pass the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) exam. The exam will be given week six of the course. Exam fee is included.

for $120

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Tricky Dogs

  • Thursdays from October 6th to October 27th | 6:45pm

Why teach Tricks?  Teaching Tricks reinforces the relationship and communication between handler and dog.  There is the added benefit of showing  off to friends and family! 12 - 15 tricks will be introduced in this 4 week course.

4 weeks for $80

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Agility Classes

Introduction to Agility – Level 1

  • Wednesdays from November 2nd to December 14th | 7:45pm

This introductory course presents the basics of agility as a sport. Each obstacle is introduced step-by-step to build confidence and emphasize fun with your dog. For dogs 6 months and older. Limited to 8 participants.

6 weeks for $120

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Class will not meet Wednesday 11/23 due to Thanksgiving Holiday.

Agility Level 2

  • Tuesdays from October 25th to November 29th | 6:45pm

This course builds on skills introduced in the introductory course. Your dog will continue to build confidence and speed with more off-leash runs through various course patterns. Limited to 6 participants.

6 weeks for $120

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Agility Level 3

  • Wednesdays from October 19th to November 30th | 6:45pm

This off-leash agility course will build skills such as obstacle discrimination, directional work, handler crosses, and speed. Limited to 6 participants.

6 weeks for $120

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Class will not meet on 11/23 due to Thanksgiving Holiday.

Private Training

Don't see what you're looking for on the schedule? Please email your request to:

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Training Policies


Proof of current vaccinations (Rabies, Distemper, Bordetella) is required prior to attending first training session.


Owners purchase an enrollment with a commitment of honoring each appointment and to working with their dog at home throughout the week and between class sessions. No make up sessions are offered for missed classes at this time. Refunds will be made on a case by case basis at the discretion of Happy Dog Spot.

In the event there are not enough dogs registered for a scheduled class, the owner will be notified that the class will be rescheduled. If the rescheduled day and time is not agreeable, a full refund will be made.

No Guarantee

Every dog is an individual and the success of ANY training program, no matter how good the instructor or materials, is dependent on the owner/handler’s interaction, relationship, amount of practice, and level of commitment. Happy Dog Spot has no way to control these factors and therefore cannot guarantee any final outcome.


At Happy Dog Spot, we want you and your dog to feel like family. You want what’s best for your dog, and we do too.

Happy Dog Spot has watched over our two greyhounds since 2007.  We have used the daycare and overnight boarding services regularly.  We know our dogs are tended to personally as they love going there.  The staff at HDS know the personalities and needs of our dogs and go out of their way to accommodate them and us…  We are very fortunate to have found great friends and support at HDS.

Keith W. & Carmen Q.

We could not have found a more friendly, affordable place to leave our dog during extended family vacations. Happy Dog spot offers a clean friendly environment with lots of play time and space to run and play. The awesome staff  is always friendly and caring with all the dogs and their owners. I always walk away assured that my dog will be well cared for as if she were one of their own.

Sara W.

While we’re at work, it’s a wonderful feeling to know that our Yorkie dog is in a safe and secure environment.  As he is a rescue dog, he is now much happier and healthier since coming to HDS.  We can’t thank the staff enough for their time and attention they give him and us.  He really enjoys his time there and is a very happy dog when he comes home after a busy day of play.

Phil H.

Kairo is not only happy after his day at Happy Dog Spot, but he is thoroughly exhausted—he comes home ready to eat his dinner and naps while we eat ours!  The staff at HDS have taught him to be more obedient, as well as his increased social skills with the other dogs give us total peace of mind.  We LOVE everyone at HDS!!

Linda H.

Genny gets so excited when we pull into the parking lot that she literally drags me up the stairs and runs into the back with hardly a backward glance at me. Tracy, Copper, Diane, and all the staff genuinely love our girl, and you can tell! She has stayed at HDS probably a couple dozen times, and I continue to be very pleased.

K. Hite

Clean, Positive Environment

We designed our 10,000 square-foot facility in Rock Hill to provide a clean, safe and enjoyable experience for all types of dogs. Our unique design allows dogs to roam freely between our indoor play area and our 3,000 square-foot outdoor area, while providing a comfortable space for older and less active dogs. We focus on lots of stimulating, interactive play for your dog. Game of fetch anyone?

Personalized Care

We personalize care at Happy Dog Spot. Every day, we create a play space for both active socializing and quiet relaxing. Our staff takes the time to get to know your dog’s personality and individual needs. We evaluate every dog to make sure Happy Dog Spot is a good fit, and create a personalized care plan that works for you and your pup.

Safe, Structured Play

With certified veterinary technicians and experienced attendants on staff, we provide safe, structured care for dogs of all personalities and social skills. Stop by anytime to check out the fun!

Great Choice for your Family

At Happy Dog Spot, we want you to feel confident in your dog’s well-being and quality of care. We offer the same benefits to all dogs:

  • Experienced, personalized care
  • Certified vet techs on staff
  • Low dog-to-staff ratios
  • Safe, comfortable indoor and outdoor play
  • Comprehensive daycare, boarding, grooming and training services

Admission Requirements

Is Happy Dog Spot is the right spot for you and your dog? 

  • Complete Online Enrollment Form to schedule an evaluation day
  • Provide proof of vaccinations (Rabies, Distemper, Bordetella and Canine Influenza)
  • Puppies should be at least 12 weeks old and have minimum of 3 rounds of puppy shots
  • Dogs older than 9 months of age must be spayed or neutered
  • Pass a temperament evaluation

Our Staff

Our staff includes professional trainers, certified veterinary technicians, and experienced attendants who love dogs and want to provide a great experience for your family.  Our staff takes the time to get to know your dog’s personality and individual needs, then creates a personalized care plan that works for you and your pup.
We look forward to meeting you!

Jennifer Hodges


Jennifer Hodges graduated from SIUE in 1999 with a Bachelors of Science in biology. She has been working at The Genome Institute for the past 13 years. In the spring of 2005, Jennifer decided to fulfill a life long dream to work with canines by attending the Tom Rose School of Professional Dog Training. While in school her focus was on: obedience, dog behavior, AKC competition, agility, narcotic detection and tracking.

Upon completion of the Tom Rose school, Jennifer worked at Holiday Barn Pet Resorts in Richmond, VA with numerous board-in-train dogs. At Holiday Barn she not only focused on obedience but also strengthening the pet/owner bond.

In Spring of 2011, Jennifer joined the training team at Happy Dog Spot where she enjoys teaching obedience and agility.

Jennifer believes that the key to successful training is patience, practice, praise, and consistency. Training should always be fun for you and your dog.

Her training mantra is consistency and timing. And always remember: Command, Praise, Reward.

Tracy Rohlfing


Since Happy Dog Spot owner Tracy was a little girl, she knew she wanted to work with animals. Growing up, her family had many pets: dogs, cats, guinea pigs, and other animals her mother raised in her kindergarten classroom.

After graduating with a Bachelors degree in Biology from the University of Kansas, Tracy worked for several years at Washington University on the Human Genome Project. Her career then took her to Orion Genomics where the company focused on plant genomics and cancer diagnostics. As a program manager, she learned how to run a business while working with a strong team. But she did not stop thinking about her dream to work with animals. In 2007, she used her business experience, years of volunteering as a Veterinary Technician at a local animal hospital and her science background to open Happy Dog Spot. Her philosophy was simple: provide an open, caring environment for dogs using a great team of experienced staff.

Tracy knows every dog has different needs. Some dogs want active, social play, some want quiet relaxation, and some want both! She designed Happy Dog Spot to fit most dog’s needs, with plenty of space to run around both indoors and out, and a quiet area for rest and relaxation. All dogs at Happy Dog Spot enjoy interactive, personalized care. She and the team take time to get to know every dog’s personality and design a daycare and boarding experience that works well for each dog.

Tracy loves the Happy Dog Spot community, and the families have given back to her in times of need. In 2010, Tracy was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent treatment. She is humbled and amazed at the support from her Happy Dog Spot families and friends.

Tracy's black lab Maggie, though completely blind, often greets clients in the office with a happy face and a wagging tail.







Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
7:00am - 6:30pm

8:00am - 4:00pm

10:00am - Noon; 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Holiday Hours
New Year's Eve: Office Closes at 6pm
New Year's Day: Office Closed
Memorial Day: Office Closed
Independence Day: Office Closed
Labor Day: Office Closed
Thanksgiving Day: Office Closed
Christmas Eve: Office Closes at 5pm
Christmas Day: Office Closed