About getting started

Feel free to read all of our FAQs, but to sum it up, please make sure to:
  • Have proof of all current required vaccinations
  • Have 10-15 minutes to talk to our care team about your dog when you arrive
  • Spare 1-2 hours to hang in the neighborhood during your dog‘s evaluation
  • Be prepared to pick your dog up - they are not permitted to stay longer than 4 hours on their first day so we can set them up for long term success
We can‘t wait to meet you and your dog!
Your dog needs to be at least 16 weeks old with all up to date required vaccinations. As a reminder, you‘ll need to provide proof of your dog‘s complete and up-to-date vaccines for:
  • Rabies
  • Bordetella
  • Distemper/Parvo
  • Leptospirosis
  • K9 Influenza vaccinations

The Leptospirosis and K9 Influenza vaccinations are a recent addition to our required list because of the current breakout of those two infections in Los Angeles.

We do accept senior pups as well. It‘s great for healthy dogs of all ages to get mental stimulation and socialization. If your dog is over the age of ten or we recognize them to have health concerns, we might ask you to sign a senior pup health waiver.

you‘ll need to provide proof of your dog‘s complete and up-to-date
  • Rabies
  • Bordetella
  • Distemper/Parvo
  • Leptospirosis
  • and K9 Influenza vaccinations
The Leptospirosis and K9 Influenza vaccinations are a recent addition to our required list because of the current breakout of those two infections in Los Angeles.
We require each dog over 8 months of age to be spayed or neutered. Your dog can start attending Dogdrop when they are younger than 8 months, but must be spayed or neutered by 8 months to continue using Dogdrop.
Before your dog can start coming to Dogdrop, we need to meet them in person to see if Dogdrop is the right place for your dog. When you bring your dog in for a Good Fit Test, we‘ll evaluate how comfortable they are in our space, along with how they interact with our Droperators and other dogs. The test typically lasts between 1 to 2 hours, depending on how much time your dog needs to settle in and show us their true personality.
No. For your pup‘s first day at Dogdrop we recommend only 4 hours as it helps set them up for success. We want your dog to be successful and have a positive association with Dogdrop, so we do not want to over do it for their first day. Thank you for understanding.
To get started, we‘ll need some information about you and your dog, which you can provide here. we‘ll ask about your dog‘s history, some health information, and a few other things. The last step of the intake is booking an appointment to come in.

Now that your dog has passed, sign up for a membership and try us out for a free week. The free week consists of 7 continuous days that are not to be broken up into 7 separate days or used for a later date. For example, if your dog‘s Good Fit Test is on January 1st, the last day of their free week would be January 7th, after which normal membership rates would begin. Please consider this when booking your Good Fit Test.

The free week is to help you get an understanding of how Dogdrop fits into your schedule and to give your dog time to get used to a new routine and environment. Start with a few hours at a time and see how it goes from there! We reserve the right to politely enforce a time limitation with your dog‘s safety and happiness in mind.

You won‘t be charged for your membership until the free week is up (like Netflix), so if you aren‘t happy at the end of the 7 days, just let us know and we‘ll stop your membership without charging your card.

In many instances, we‘re happy to give your dog another chance. We all have off days, and sometimes dogs just need more time to get comfortable in a daycare setting. We also offer training, which can help get your dog more comfortable with Dogdrop and get them ready for a group-dog environment. we‘ll let you at the end of your test if we recommend retesting. We require 30 days in between re-testing.

Sometimes, however, Dogdrop just isn‘t the right fit for your dog, and that‘s okay! It may be our space or the other dogs we have, or maybe your pup just isn‘t comfortable away from home. What‘s important to us is that your dog is in the right environment to thrive, which may not be Dogdrop. In that case, we‘re happy to help you find an alternative.

About our pricing

To ensure the best quality of care possible, we are a membership only daycare. You can view our pricing here. We have a limited amount of Unlimited Memberships per location. If you‘re interested in an Unlimited Membership, please let us know and we will give you more information.

Where we are located

We are located in the Los Angeles Arts District at 905 E. 2nd Street, Suite 110, Los Angeles, CA. 90012. There are tons of apartments, office buildings and things to do, so even if you don‘t live or work in the neighborhood, you can drop your dog off while you grab a drink or check out a gallery
Our daycare hours are Monday-Friday 7am-9pm and Saturdays 3pm-10pm. Our space is also available to rent Saturday mornings and Sundays. You can book a private event here.

We offer free curbside services. We recommend using curbside to offer you the most seamless drop-off and pick-up experience. You can easily text our number and we‘ll pop out. Please text us five minutes before pick-up so we have time to get your pup ready (put their harness and leash on) and bring them out to you.

Our Arts District location does not offer free parking, but there is typically street parking readily available and there is also an on-site parking garage. The parking garage is managed by a third-party and we are not responsible for their rates.

About our facility

Our team of super qualified Droperators. They know how to do everything from training to CPR and beyond, and they‘re all about providing the safest and most engaging group dog experience based on your pup‘s individual needs.
We do not have overnight boarding at our Arts District location.

No. Acceptance will be based on our Good Fit Test evaluation.

Our Arts District location is indoors, but is designed to be open, airy, and have plenty of natural light. We believe indoor care is the safest for the dogs, and they get plenty of exercise and stimulation from being in a group dog environment.

We currently offer training and will be offering grooming starting mid 2022.

Yes! We would love to host your next event! You can book here and/or text us to learn more about private events.

Our compostable poop bags, paw and bum wipes, and stainless steel dog bowls are available now. Stay posted for other new products!

About our philosophy

Care means a lot of things, but to us it‘s about creating the right environment at Dogdrop to help dogs have the safest, cleanest, most engaging group dog experience possible. It‘s also about helping dog parents provide better care to their dogs at home, with our line of personal care products.

Our highly trained and CPR certified Droperators engage with the pups consistently throughout the day. You can find us practicing cues, reinforcing positive behaviors, having a zen moment, and socializing.

We do AM and PM feedings. We offer house food for $5 or you can bring your pup‘s food in a pre portioned container labeled with their first and last name, preferred feeding time, and any additional instructions.

We do our best to respond to texts as soon as possible. Our priority is always on the dogs under our care, but we have invested in an amazing Member Care team to ensure parents outside are getting the experience they need as well. Due to the nature of our business, the best communication is via text. Our Arts District location phone number is (213) 314-5499.

We have room for many personalities, and will work with your pup on his/her social skills. You might be surprised at how they do in the right social environment. In some cases, we might recommend another alternative.

We strive to be as sustainable as possible in everything we do, particularly when it comes to reducing waste in our services and using all natural and full circle products.