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Overnight Boarding, Redefined

We've redefined what overnight boarding means–Pajama Parties are all the rage!


Dogs of All Ages Welcome!

We take special care for puppies and aging dogs! Ask us how!


Play With A Purpose

Playtime has never been better for your pup!


Staycation While You're On Vacation

Whether you're gone for 6 hours or 6 days, A Way With Dogs has you and your furbaby covered!


Is this you?

  • “I didn’t expect didn’t expect my dog to be so energetic!”
  • “I’m embarrassed when my dog barks when I am on the phone or video calls.”
  • “I sometimes feel guilty because my dog is home…a lot.”
  • “I worry that my dog doesn’t get enough socialization or is bored.”
  • “I wish I could go on vacation for a week or weekend — but my dog can’t go along, so I stay home.”
  • “I don’t know how to teach my dog how to walk nicely on a leash.”
  • “I didn’t realize a puppy would be this much work!”
  • “I love my adolescent dog, but he/she is driving me and other family members crazy!”
  • “I am not sure what to do about my dog’s destructive behavior.”
  • “I wish my dog had more opportunity to just be… a dog.”

It doesn’t have to be this way!

We can help.

A Way With Dogs offers dog training, enrichment, socialization, daycare, and boarding so you can do what you need, or want, to do guilt-free knowing your dog is well taken care of and having a good time!

How it Works

Schedule a Meet & Greet or Behavior Consultation

Depending on your needs, an A Way With Dogs manager or trainer will meet you and your pet(s). We will discuss your pet care or training needs, review our policies & answer any questions. After the M&G we will send an email to activate your account in our app.

Request Services

Once your account is set up, requesting services is a snap through our app! Simply select the type and date of service, and we’ll respond quickly to confirm your appointment. Leave a note for us in the request if you have a question or any special requests. Training clients should request based on your ongoing conversation with your trainer.

Services Begin

Our staff is friendly, professional, and LOVES dogs. We know your dog is a part of your family and we can’t wait to welcome your dog to our A Way With Dogs family! 

What to Expect

Plenty of Updates

We know leaving your pet in someone else’s care can feel stressful, especially the first time. While your pet is in our care, our staff is just a text message away.

Follow your dog’s adventures on our Instagram or watch for your email report card for each service through our app. 

Fun & Attention For Your Pet

Daycare and overnight boarding services in our facility include a wide variety of activities for your pet, including curated play groups, individual attention, enrichment activities, training, and private/rest time as needed.

Staff provide lots of exercise, couch snuggles, playtime and anything else your pet needs, improving their comfort while you are away.

Science-based Care, Training & Nutrition

All staff members are professional, caring, trained in canine behavior and care, including first aid, and bring decades of experience to every dog in our care. High quality treats made in the USA are included with all services.

Our training professionals are educated in evidence-based methods and is either certified or working on certification from the IAABC or CCPDT and is committed to continuing education to stay up to date on the latest science.

What Pet Parents Are Saying

Christine B.

We were nervous leaving our Hunter boy with a stranger, but Sara turned out to be amazing! She kept a steady stream of communication with us with lots of photos and even a few videos. She was very careful and gentle. We will gladly use her again!

Jane O.

Sara was wonderful! This was the first time leaving our dog with a sitter and was a little nervous as our dog can be a little shy. Sara sent lots of pictures and videos showing our pup having fun and being loved. Would definitely recommend her and already booking our next stay!

Raquel G.

Sara took amazing care of my Husky. She is extremely knowledgeable and well versed with different breeds. Sara kept me updated about my dogs stay and really put my mind at ease, as this was my first time using the app. I’ll definitely reach out to Sara in the future.

About A Way With Dogs

Milwaukee Enrichment & Training Based Dog Care

With over 20 years of experience with pets, A Way With Dogs (AWWD) is a local, boutique pet care experience that provides kind, attentive care for your pet–as if they were part of our own family! Our goal is to provide a customized experience to meet your pet’s unique needs. 

We offer overnight boarding for both dogs, as well as enrichment- and training-based doggy daycare.

Our dog boarding and daycare facility provides a comfortable and fun atmosphere for your pet, with plenty of activities to keep your pet engaged both inside and outside. Your dog can play games, play in our pool or sandbox, engage in enrichment and training activities, socialize with other guests, chew on toys, and even have private/rest time, as needed. All of this helps your pet feel comfortable and at home while in our care.

The A Way With Dogs facility environment is spacious and secure, giving your pet plenty of room for play and exploration inside and out, while keeping them safe. We have a low staff-to-dog ratio, provide walks and other activities for our guest dogs as appropriate, and curate play groups to accommodate dogs of all energy levels!

Treats are complimentary, but A Way With Dogs also understands dietary requirements for pets may vary, so let us know if your dog has any food sensitivities. Does your dog eats a raw or fresh diet? Eat vegetables, egg, or take supplements along with their kibble? Does your dog require meds? We’re happy to accommodate any of these as well.* We also carry the healthiest, local food brands, and are happy to provide food for your pet at an additional cost. 

You may find that our services priced higher than other pet care companies. This allows us to offer more personalized, time-intensive services and attract talented, qualified employees and pay our enrichment technicians, caretakers, and trainers living wage. It leads to higher job satisfaction and better employee retention – we hire talented, passionate pet people looking for a career with pets, not just a job. In an industry with employee turnover typical of less than one year, paying a living wage helps keep our people around longer and provide your pets the with the high quality of care and the love that they deserve.

We can’t wait to meet you! Click the button below to request a meet and greet and see what we mean when we say we have a way with dogs.

*May incur additional charges