An important part of a healthy lifestyle for dogs is the release of energy and socialization with other dogs.

Why Playcare? Here's what we think. When dogs are left alone all day it can lead to an unhappy dog with lots of built up energy. They can be mentally bored, physically unchallenged, and improperly exercised leading to depression and undesirable behaviors
(ex: barking, chewing, digging, self-harm, and property damage).

Playcare can provide your playful dog an outlet for all their energy in an appropriate and supervised environment.

For help booking online, click here.

Boarding and Playcare Phone Number

Backyard Playcare Benefits for your dog

Socializing - With other dog breeds and humans

 Separation Anxiety - A routine can help reduce your dog's separation anxiety.
Supervised Playtime - Your dog will enjoy all the playtime in a safe setting.
Exercise - Fun and exciting. Relief from boredom of staying home all day.
Routine - Like humans, dogs are creatures of habit too.
Change it up - Give your pet a break from barking at the mailman.
Tired at the end of the day - Just like you are spent at the end of a busy day, your dog will be too!

Live Playcare Feed


Monday - Friday 7:30 - 6:30
 Sat - Sunday CLOSED

7:15AM - 9:00AM: Arrivals, Check-ins
9:00 - 12:00: Playtime, indoor or outside.
12:00 -2:00 PM: Kennel Rest time, mealtime if needed.
2:00 - 5:00PM: Playtime, indoor or outside.
5:00-6:30PM: Pick up time.

LATE PICK UP past 6:30 will result in a late charge of $10

PICK UP EARLIER then 5:00 will need to come to The Backyard store first before picking up from Playcare

Backyard Playcare Pricing

* Full day can not be split into 2 half days

Off the leash playtime 100% supervised


Indoor and outdoor playrooms

Mid day lunch/snack with rest time in kennel or suite

Belly rubs throughout the day

IP live cameras available to watch your dog play


One dog full day

One dog half day

Off the leash playtime 100% supervised


Indoor and outdoor playrooms

Mid day lunch/snack with rest time in kennel or suite

Belly rubs throughout the day

IP live cameras available to watch your dog play


Playcare Packages

5 day ( $20/day).....$100
10 day ($19/day).....$190
20 day ($18/day).....$360
30 day ($17/day)....$510

The Amenities Menu

Make their stay that much better with our Backyard Amenities! A nice addition that can make a big difference!

*Rate base on per dog per day


Delicious Treats


Peanut Butter Filled Kong 

West Paw
Treat Filled Qwizl


1 on 1 Playtime With Staff

Leash walk around our facilities

Teeth Cleaning $3

In order to buy credits, log in to your customer portal on Revelation Pets and click on the credits portion. You can also call or email us and we can set a credit package up for you!

Vaccination Requirements 

Dogs that are four months or older need to have an updated copy of these vaccines.
  • Rabies
  • Distemper
  • Parvo
  • Bordetella

New to Playcare? What to expect...

The first phase of our evaluation usually takes about 15-20 minutes as we are simply getting to know your dog and introduce them to a few playful members of our playcare.
The next step is to leave your dog with us for at least 3 hours (same day as their evaluation) so we can really get a feel for their personality, and we can determine whether they are a good fit for our playcare.

Dogs must be social, friendly and enjoy being around other dogs. Dogs must be non-aggressive and not exhibit signs of prey drive or have resource guarding issues.

Health and Safety

Our experienced staff will ensure your pet is cared for like their own. With firm Vaccine protocols and strict cleaning and health standards, you can enjoy your vacation and not have any worries about your four legged family members!

Dogs with any kind of stitches or open wound are not allowed to be in playcare, until they are fully healed.

Our staff is also trained in pet first aid and pet CPR training.

Flea and Tick / Health

Dogs must be flea and tick free and in good health. If your dog is showing signs of illness like coughing, sneezing, diarrhea or any other concerning symptoms, the Backyard would like you to keep your dog at home for the safety of the entire facility.


If you want your dog to have a lunch or snack during rest time, we highly recommend bringing your pet’s own food. We feel it is better for their health to maintain a consistent diet. Please bring the pet food in a airtight container with directions for feeding. Also please no glass, for the safety of our guest.

Special food that requires refrigeration or microwave can be prepared also.

If you forget or don't have your pet's food with you, our house food is a Super Premium kibble from Nutrisource" It is available for $1.50 a meal.

Spayed and Neutered 

Dogs 6 months of age need to be spayed or neutered for playcare.

Leash / ID Tags Policy

No retractable leashes in the building, quick release collar and ID tag are required for all playcare dogs.

Business Hours +

Drop Off & PickUp

Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 6:30pm
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Drop Off Times-  M-F....7:15 - 9:00am

Pick Up Times -   M-F....5:00 - 6:30pm
                           M-F Half day...12:00-1:00pm

The Lobby is closed on holidays and Sundays, however our boarding caregivers provide all the regular boarding care and routines.

Cancellation Policy

We need 48 hours notice of a cancellation or a charge for the day of playcare.

 Registration Forms

More Information


105 9th Ave NE Perham, MN 56573




Monday - Friday
7:30 - 6:30 PM




Dog Grooming

Dog Boarding

Cat Boarding

Dog Playcare

We are CLOSED on:

New Years Day, Easter Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day



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