Your Dog’s Home Away From Home

As much as we would like to, we can’t take our loveable dogs everywhere we go.

When your pup can’t tag along, leave them in the experienced hands of the staff at The Critter Cradle.

We offer 3 types of kennels, multiple times of outdoor play and plenty of pets and scratches for our dog day care.

We want to become your dog’s home away from home.

“This facility is awesome. Marlee, our rott/shep loves boarding here. It is well maintained, with complete array of kennels. The staff are superb. They really care about your pet.”

– Marie Satterly, Bardstown, KY

Day Care Options

Full Day


Over 5 hours
Second Dog is $10

Half Day


Under 5 hours
Second Dog is $5

What Your Pup Gets
  • Private Kennel: Each dog gets their own kennel unless owner requests dogs from the same household share a kennel.

  • Frequent Outdoor Play Time: The dogs are let outside for playtime one kennel at a time for 10-15 minutes six times a day.

  • Separate Play Fields: We have 4 separate yards so multiple dogs can be out at the same time but still have their own separate play area.

  • Supervised Playtime: A member of our staff is outside with your dog at all times to monitor and play with them.

  • Bedding Provided: If requested, blankets and bedding can be provided to make your pup feel more at home.

  • Medication Administered: Should your dog need medication, our staff is trained to administer all types of medication. Simply provide this information at the time of booking.

  • Nail Trim: A staff member will trim and shape your dog’s nails = $12

  • Bath: A staff member will give your dog a basic bath.

    • Weigh under 35lbs = $15
    • Weight over 36lbs = $25

For an additional cost, you can add on extra fun services during their stay with us.

  • Office Buddy: For 1 hour, your dog stays in the office with our staff for tons of cuddles and attention = $10

  • Hike N Pup: 30 minute hike on a nearby nature trail followed up with a pup cup of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream = $25

Who Loves Our Day Care?

Well every dog and human of course!

But in reality, not all dogs can handle being in a strange place for several hours.

Some dogs will get so stressed or anxious that they will refuse to eat or drink causing a health concern.

Whatever your reason for needing to put your pup in dog day care, be sure they can tolerate it. If you are unsure, it might be best to schedule a half day day care session before reserving a full day.

Our dog day care services in Bardstown, KY are a great option for the following situations:

1. You Have to Work: If you dog has separation anxiety, it might be best to not leave them alone all day, everyday. Our staff will comfort your dog through one-on-one time and plenty of cuddles.

2. Your Dog is High Energy: Enrolling your dog in day care at our Bardstown, KY facility will give them the energy release they need. Keeping a high energy dog alone at home all day could lead to damaged furniture and/or peed on rugs.

3. Home Repairs: If you are getting your roof repaired or a new HVAC system installed, this could either over excite your dog or scare them. For everyone’s safety and peace of mind, it might be best to drop your dog off at day care while the workers are doing their job.

Why Choose The Critter Cradle

We know you have options when it comes to trusting a dog day care facility and we thank you for giving us a chance.

24/7 Monitoring:Our staff monitors the well-being and status of every dog in our care during the day. At night, cameras and alarms are utilized. All of their needs will be met and should an emergency come up, we will act accordingly and quickly to ensure the safety of your pup.

More Frequent Breaks: Many facilities only let their dogs out 2-3 times a day. Not us. Our dog day care facility in Bardstown, KY promises a minimum of 6 outdoor potty/play breaks everyday. This allows your dog to get more exercise and relieve themselves more reguarly.

Photo Updates: During your dog’s stay with us, you will receive photos a few times each day as a wellness check. This way you know your dog is okay and hopefully won’t miss as much!

It’s Playtime!

Whenever you find yourself needing someone to watch your fur baby while you are away, you can trust The Critter Cradle in Bardstown, KY.

We will love your dog as if it was our own.

To schedule your first dog day care session with us, simply give us your information and we will take care of the rest.

Treat Your Pup To Some TLC

Contact us today to get your dog scheduled for their first visit.