Mary Puppins


We Offer

Doggy Daycare

Mary Puppins School of Bitchcraft and Woofery is the happy home environment every pup needs while owners are busy at work. We are situated in Vredehoek in a quiet and peaceful neighbourhood. Our daycare strives to provide a wholesome, safe and fun-filled experience for your doggos. The premises features a spacious garden and courtyard as well as indoor facilities for wet weather. Throughout the day, the dogs receive all the love and care they need from our attentive staff. Lots of playtime, naptime and daily adventure walks will ensure the happiness of your fur babies.

Doggy daycare resolves the stress that your dogs’ feel when left home alone. By attending daycare, they no longer experience separation anxiety and loneliness, but rather enjoy their time away from home. Owners need not worry about their dogs or their homes as doggy daycare eliminates destructive habits such as zoomies, chewing and barking.

All aboard the Dogwarts Express!

Daily Schedule

07:30 – 09:30
Dogs arrive at the daycare, are checked in and settle into the garden play area.
09:30 – 12:00
Dogs are taken out on 60 min adventure walks in small packs. The grouping in packs is designed to have dogs with similar size and energy levels, out and about together. Adventure walks will include trips to the mountain, forests and beaches of Cape Town.
12:00 – 12:30
Pups that require lunch are fed at this time and dogs that have special needs are attended to.
12:30 – 14:30
The fur babies are encouraged to nap during this time under the shady trees, in the sun or inside the house where there are comfy mattresses for them.
14:30 – 16:00
Playtime Round 2! All the doggos get instructed playtime with our staff members as well as individual attention and snuggles.
16:00 – 18:00
The happy and tired doggies await their owner’s arrival. During this time they are still socialising and receiving cuddles from our attentive staff.

Doggy Daycare

Admission Requirements

  • All vaccinations must be up to date this includes Rabies, DHLPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus) AND Kennel Cough (Bordetella). Kennel cough does not come with standard vaccinations so please request it from your vet. We require a copy of the vaccination records for enrolment.
  • Dogs older than 9 months must be neutered or spayed – special cases may be allowed
  • Puppies must be over 3 months of age with all 3 initial sets of vaccinations
  • All dogs must be on a monthly flea and tick program and be dewormed every 3-4 months
  • Only dogs that are properly socialised and do not display aggressive tendencies will be accepted in the daycare
  • All doggos must have collars with their name tags and owner’s contact details. They must be dropped off and picked up with a leash.
  • Dogs must be in good health (no vomiting, diarrhea or coughing) when dropped off at the daycare
  • All dogs will be subject to a behavioural assessment on their first day at the daycare which will be charged the same rate as a full day. We reserve the right to reject any dog that displays aggressive behaviour towards other dogs or humans.


Going away and not wanting to kennel your pups? Never fear, Puppins is here! Mary Puppins pride ourselves on our unique offering of a home-away-from-home experience. We provide not only a safe and comfortable home for your dogs, but also a space where your dogs will be excited to go to and sad to leave. Dogs play in the garden, get taken out on daily adventure walks and sleep inside the house. No cages or pens, they are free to enjoy themselves as they would at your own home.

Owners have the choice between having their dogs come stay at the Puppins Palace, the home of our daycare and founder Ivana, or to our other loving boarding homes in Sea Point, Pinelands and Table View.

To board with us you must book a trial day well before the dates your pup will be staying over. The trial day is R200. This applies only for new doggy clients.

Check in after 7:30am, check out by 10am (an extra day fee will be charged for checking out later in the day)

What to bring?

  • All the food required for their entire length of stay (except if the stay is longer than a month then we can buy the food for you)
  • Dog bed / blanket
  • Leash and collar with name tag on it
  • Any medication they may require
  • Set of instructions for feeding and medication

House sitting

Prefer to have your pets looked after in the comfort of their own home? We have a team of amazing women who will look after them like their own children. Our sitters are reliable and respectful as we understand that clients place a lot of trust in us when we have access to their homes.

The sitter is not required to be there 24/7 (you can request this at an extra cost) but is required to sleep there, take the dogs on daily adventure walks and spend a large portion of the day with your pets, not leaving them alone for more than 3 hours at a time.


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