Dogs must be socialized, people-friendly, and able to safely be around other dogs.

We have to be discerning about the personality and needs of every dog that we accept into daycare or for grooming services in order to maintain a safe, balanced, playful environment for our dogs and our staff. For this reason, each new dog is carefully screened before being accepted, and owners must complete an evaluation survey. This evaluation helps us confirm that the dog is healthy, has positive interactions with our employees and other dogs, and meets all prerequisites (spayed/neutered and current on vaccinations).

Uptown Pup does this not only to look out for everyone’s (the dog’s included!) safety, but also to secure the confidence of clients who entrust their furry friends to our hands. We do not like having to turn dogs away, and our intention is never to upset a customer, but our loyal clients count on us to maintain a calm and relaxed place where their dogs are able to play and socialize safely. Aggressive or extremely anxious dogs upset the environment and pose a potential threat. We also cannot put our employees at risk because of a fractious dog.


All dogs must be free from parasites and communicable diseases. Any dog that poses a risk to the health of the other dogs in our care will not be accepted at check-in. If our staff finds reason for concern while your dog is in Uptown Pup care, he/she will be separated from the group and we will contact you about picking them up and/or seeing a veterinarian. We will gladly welcome your dog back once they are healthy again and no longer pose a risk of infection.

Hours & Availability:

Daycare is available Mon-Fri, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sat & Sun, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We generally do not require reservations for daycare most days of the year. If you haven't been to Uptown Pup in some time, it is best to call us and make sure we have current vaccination records on file as we cannot admit any dog into daycare without proof of vaccinations.


Uptown Pup wants all dogs to be safe and healthy. As such, and in compliance with the California Department of Public Health and Los Angeles Animal Control.

Proof of current vaccine records for rabies, DHLPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Para Influenza, Parvovirus), and Bordetella (kennel cough.) The Bordetella vaccine needs to be updated every 6 months to a year. This is standard for most boarding and daycare facilities. Please be sure to bring proof of vaccinations on the day of your pups screening interview, you may also fax or email them over.