5310 East Pacific Place
DENVER, CO 80222


“Rufferences” & “Bark-a-monials”

Tail Waggin' Reviews - Just listen to what our clients have to say...

Real, Live “Rufferences” from Real, Live Clients!

Would you like YOUR dog included on our “Rufferences” page?

Want to add your dog’s personal “rufference” and photo of your dog? We’ll post it on our website! Just let us know the next time you bring in your dog for daycare, or you can call us at (303) 757-7905.

(Border Collie - 1 1/2 years old)

“My mom knew when she got a border collie, that my energy level would be through the roof! Before I ever arrived in Denver, she had already checked out The Big Backyard for doggy daycare to help me burn off steam. Instead of leaving to go to work every day, my mom is a stay-at-home web designer. But I don’t think when she is at home that she should be working. I think she should just play with me!.

Us border collies have what some people might call OBCD (obsessive border collie disorder). If my mom is working and I get bored, sometimes I decide to help around the house or the yard, doing things like yanking up all of the loose landscape fabric and putting it into a pile. So when my mom is busy with all day meetings, or on a deadline, or has a crazy schedule that may keep her working a little late, I get to go to The Big Backyard for the day, where my creative energy can be expended in a constructive manor. When I come home, I’m usually pretty tired so I don’t mind if mom is busy, I just take a much-needed nap! Thanks Big Backyard!”

(Chocolate Lab - 2 years old)

“I’ve been coming to The Big Backyard twice a week since I was 4 months old, and it’s my FAVORITE activity! Everyone always tells my mommy and daddy how well ‘socialized’ I am… I don’t know what that means, but I do know that I love to play nice with other doggies and people.All my friends here take really good care of me, and The Big Backyard is my trusted home away from home!”

(Golden Retriever)

“Jack has been going to The Big Backyard for over 4 years and has developed many special friendships. On daycare mornings, he rushes out to the car with the joy only a dog can show at 6:45 am! The caring staff and focus on safety really set the Big Backyard apart from the other dog daycares. It gives me peace of mind to know he gets to “be a dog” in such a safe and loving environment.”

       -Jennifer Saccamano

(Retriever Mix)

“Hi, I’m Finnegan, a Dumb Friends League alum. I have a LOT of energy, and sometimes when I am home alone, I find things to play with like sofa cushions, table legs, remotes, etc. They are so FUN to chew! I didn’t quite get it when my parents came home and would be so upset…they must have had another tough day at work. Anyway, about 6 months ago, my mom & dad started bringing me to the BBY a few times a week. Since coming here, for some strange reason, my parents don’t walk in the door form work & cringe or look frustrated! I now love playing with my toys & not those stupid sofa cushions. I bark less at the neighborhood dogs & I have made a LOT of new friends, human & canine! The humans are so nice, they all know my name & let me play with little pups, new dogs & my other friends.”

(Irish Terrier)

“My name is Charlie and I have been coming to The Big Backyard since I was just a little girl. I’ve also stayed in the kennel suites when my pet parents couldn’t take me with them on long trips. I LOVE THIS PLACE! and I have my very favorite humans here (actually all of them) – they take such good care of me. I got a pacemaker last spring and while they watch over me, they really make sure that I always have a great day and get to be a DOG in a very safe environment. I really think this is my most favorite place, next to home of course, and I am just going to keep on coming cause my pet parents REALLY LOVE IT, too!!!!”

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.