5310 East Pacific Place
DENVER, CO 80222



Why Us?

For Doggy Daycare in Denver, Why Choose The Big Backyard?

One doggy daycare is just as good as the next, right? WRONG!  

We are protective of your dog

Every dog is screened for temperament through our interview process before being admitted to doggy daycare. We welcome healthy, friendly dogs that are not possessive of territory or toys. We also require that your dog be neutered or spayed after 6 months of age and that we have proof of vaccination for Distemper, Bordatella (kennel cough), and Rabies.

We are Convenient

We are conveniently located off of I-25 and Evans, between downtown Denver and the Tech Center. Our building also sits right next to Evans East Animal Hospital with whom we have a great working relationship.

Facility Size & Design

Our facility is over 8,000 square feet with 3 large indoor playrooms, 3 large outdoor fenced play-yards, jungle gyms to play on & Kiddie pools to keep cool in the summer! To see inside The Big Backyard, click to take a virtual tour.

Expert, Loving Staff

Our staff members are trained professionals dedicated to the care of your dog. Playgroups are kept small and each group is individually supervised so you can be sure your dog is getting plenty of personal attention.


Our doggy guests spend a day full of fun and frolic with their canine and human friends – both outside in our big backyard and inside in our playrooms. During the course of the day, our staff works on manners with your dog to ensure good behavior. We are always extra generous with the hugs and snuggles so it feels just like home. And naturally, we discourage negative behaviors such as obsessive barking and jumping on humans so that daycare is constructive and fun! Just view some of our doggy daycare clients in action!

Of course, hours of play can leave even the most playful pooch pooped out. We provide lunchtime naps with dim lighting and soft music so that each dog will be ready for the afternoon romping! Your dog will go home exhausted and content and you will have the peace of mind that comes with knowing your best friend is truly happy!

Some of our doggy services

Doggy Daycare


Doggy Daycare at The Big Backyard provides a fun, interactive day for your dog!

At The Big Backyard, dogs get to be dogs and are free to romp with friends in our large indoor/outdoor play areas.


Overnight Dog Care


With comfort, you can now travel more or have a long weekend from home and know that your dog is in great hands, with our Overnight Care.

The Big Backyard’s overnight care is specifically designed for and can be exclusively utilized by our doggie daycare clients.

Our "Rufference" & "Bark-A-Monials"

Tail Wagin' Reviews


Hellooo!!! Yahoooo!! Yippeeee!!! I am The Gabinator! But my leedle paws do not typ so good, so I wil now pass thys to peeeple to wryte!!!

And what a fine effort that was, Gabby. My name is Janice Larkin. I’ve owned Weimaraners all of my life, and due to my work schedule and also, ahem, my own aging, I decided that the time had come to begin using day care 2-3 afternoons per week, to help my dog get the play time that she needs and deserves.

So about a year ago, just after getting my current dog, Gabby, as a 5 year old, I decided to check out 2 daycares that were the closest geographically to my location. With each, I found just about what I expected – lots of dogs jumping on each other, lots of noise, joyful chaos interspersed with the sounds of some quick quarrels – so I wasn’t terribly surprised when my dog came home from her second visit with 2 puncture wounds in her neck, one of which eventually abscessed. Needless to say, I decided to broaden my search.

The first thing that I noticed that was different about The Big Backyard was a truly careful behavioral eval. I was able to watch, as Gabby was gradually introduced to first one dog, then two, then to a small dog, then to a more rambunctious dog, etc. As Gabby herself could be too rambunctious – perhaps a roller derby star in a former life – I suspected that she had played a role in her previous injuries. But within 15 minutes at BBY, the owner (Tracy) had her playing gently with the other dogs.

Since that first visit, to this day, I’ve never needed to worry about Gabby’s greeting behavior on walks or at parks. And to this day, I would never consider any other daycare. She comes back from BBY totally exhausted, but also wonderfully calm.

So ‘nuf said. I recommend The Big Backyard enthusiastically, and without reservation.