We take care of your dog while you take care of business.

Welcome to Pooches Daycare and Grooming – we’re so excited to be here!

We know that you love your dog, but we also understand that life is busy. Sometimes, you need dog daycare. One where your precious pet is happy, adored and stimulated.

About Us

Enter Hawke’s Bay’s newest dog daycare, Pooches. You can farewell your faithful friend, knowing he/she will enjoy a safe and fun day out. Your dog can socialise and play with other pooches in spacious, clean and purpose-built surroundings. Plus enjoy optional extras like field trips, grooming and dog training.

Our skilled and devoted team keep constant watch. They’re dog-lovers too. Dogs are grouped based on behaviour and temperament, so your pooch can romp or chill out with friends.

We’re just a short walk from Havelock businesses. But we know life can be hectic with work, family, and school drop-offs. So, we offer a taxi service within the Hawke’s Bay area (Napier, Taradale, Clive, Hastings, and Havelock North) to collect/deliver your dog.

Dogs have been a life-long love of Pooches’ owner, Jo Husband. She’s combined this passion with business nous to provide a dog day care with outstanding staff and resources.

We totally get that you’ll want to check Pooches out before trusting us with your loved family member, so feel free to contact us to arrange a visit!



Our centre is located at 9 Cooper Street, Havelock North and is open from 7.30am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday. We also offer a Pooches Taxi Service for dogs who are in daycare for a full day, so we can collect & drop your dog home. Our Taxis service Napier, Taradale, Hastings, Clive & Havelock North.

1 x full day
1 x full day including taxi service
5 x full day concession
5 x full day concession including taxi service
10 x full day concession
10 x full day concession including taxi service
1 x ½ day (up to 5 hours)
5 x ½ day concession
10 x ½ day concession


Rates may vary depending on specific needs, such as breed-specific cuts. We will discuss this with you prior to completing the groom.
All grooms include a free berry foaming facial.

Basic Groom
Shampoo/BlowDry/Brush/Nail trim
Small dog $25.00 - $45.00
Medium dog $45.00 - $60.00
Large dog $60.00 - $90.00
Extra Large dog $90.00 - $120.00
Hygiene Groom
Shampoo/Trim-Face/Feet/Sanitary areas
Small dog $45.00 - $65.00
Medium dog $60.00 - $80.00
Large dog $80.00 - $100.00
Extra Large dog $100.00 - $120.00
Full Groom
Shampoo/Dry/Brush/Clip/Nail trim/Ear clean & trim
Small dog $75.00 - $90.00
Medium dog $85.00 - $100.00
Large dog $100.00 - $130.00
Extra Large dog $100.00 - $150.00
Note: Full scissor cuts will take longer and incur extra costs
Deshed Groom (Double Coat)
Shampoo/Blowdry/Brush + Trim-Paws/Nails/Sanitary areas
Small dog $65.00 - $80.00
Medium dog $80.00 - $100.00
Large dog $100.00 - $130.00
Extra Large dog $130.00 - $180.00
Note: Badly matted dogs will take longer and incur extra costs
Shampoo wash and Towel dry Casual Daycare dog
(Ideal for after walk)
Small dog $20.00 $10.00
Medium dog $25.00 $15.00
Large dog $30.00 $20.00
Extra Large dog $35.00 $25.00

Book your pooch in for a Groom and Daycare – half day of daycare for $10.00 or a full day for $20.00

Adventure Walks

We take small groups of dogs for fun off-leash adventures to the countryside, local beaches & rivers. Each trip lasts for 1 ½ to 2 hours, and your dog can either leave from Pooches or we can collect them from you in our Pooches Taxi and drop them home again.
Trips are every Tuesday and Thursday.

Casual 5x Concession 10x Concession
Adventure Walk with Taxi $30.00 5 x walks $140.00 10 x walks $270.00
Adventure Walk only $25.00 5 x walks $115.00 10 x walks $225.00
Adventure Walk for Daycare Dog $20.00


Coming soon

Daycare Bookings

Pooches Taxi Service

At Pooches we know how busy life can be with work and family, with school drop-offs and early meetings, so to make life easier we offer a taxi service within Hawke’s Bay (Napier, Taradale, Clive, Hastings, and Havelock North). We collect your dog in the morning and deliver them home at the end of the day.

Our Team

Our team is made up of a pack of amazing dog loving staff!

Our Centre Manager is Colleen Hemi (top right in photo). Colleen oversees all staff and pooches to ensure the smooth running of the business and that the Pooches much loved culture is exceeded! You will often find her out the back with a “Bear” (mastiff) in tow, working on pooches behaviours, organising the centre and keeping the place spick and span along with many other tasks.

Our Assistant Manager is Jordyn Snowling (bottom left in photo), Jordy is the face that meets and greets all of the excited pooches and their families on arrival in reception. You will find her working her way through bookings, invoices, emails and phone calls, often with a snuggly pooch on her lap or relaxing behind her under the air con.

Our Dog Handler is Hayley McClellan (top left of photo). Hayley is amazing with all dogs, she is super confident, loving and all pooches know she is the boss of the pens! She thoroughly enjoys having a ball in the daycare with all the pooches and loves exploring every Tuesday and Thursday with all the adventurous pooches on our adventure walks.

Our groomer is Kate Packer (bottom right of photo), Kate has already created a special bond with many of our pooches families and enjoys seeing all of the smiles on customers faces each time they return to collect their loved one, looking beautiful, feeling fresh and smelling devine. Kate is currently doing some hands-on grooming training with Colleen and Jordy while they undergo their studies so they can help keep up with the high demand of grooms.

All staff are trained (or in training), experienced and dedicate themselves to learning all there is know about your fur baby and ensuring they have a great experience here at Pooches!

We will be adding more staff to the team in the coming weeks so watch this space for updates and don’t forget to check us out on Facebook (Pooches Daycare and Grooming – Hawke’s Bay) for regular posts, videos and photos of what our pooches have been doing lately!

Team - Jo

Jo is the owner of Pooches and can’t remember a time when dogs haven’t been a part of her family. In fact, when her extended family get together, they can often be outnumbered by their dogs! Jo has combined her business background and love of dogs to create a well-resourced facility and a team of passionate people to provide a professional dog daycare service.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ask your happy, tired dog after a day in our care! When you can’t be at home with your beloved pooch, we provide him/her with a safe, stimulating and fun day out. Your dog can socialise and play with other pooches, get spoilt by our trained team (who are dog-lovers themselves) and you can check on his/her day via Facebook or Instagram.

Every dog in our care must complete a free Pooches Play Assessment, so we can ensure he/she is suitable to be off-leash with other dogs. Our trained team takes the time to introduce each new arrival to calm dogs who come often, to help the settling-in process. Aggressive or overly anxious dogs can’t be cared for at Pooches.

The welfare of all dogs at Pooches is our top priority. They are…

  • Constantly supervised by trained team members.
  • Grouped based on behaviour and temperament.
  • Monitored for any changes in play needing prompt staff intervention.
  • Allocated spotlessly clean areas for play, rest and timeout.
  • Doted on by a team trained in Pet First Aid.

Pooches Dog Daycare provides a wonderful learning environment for puppies. They are closely supervised and by mixing with well-adjusted, older dogs they naturally learn respect, manners and other social skills that see them develop into calm and happy adults. Puppies can attend from 15 weeks and must be up-to-date with their vaccinations.

After joining his/her group, your dog can enjoy friendly indoor play, structured games and activities. Weather permitting, it’s outdoors next to chase balls, run through tunnels, dig in the sandpit and (if it’s warm enough) water play. A lunchtime nap with soothing music is encouraged to recharge batteries, followed by more play, then quiet time before we say goodbye.

To ensure the welfare of all dogs in our care, we have certain requirements. Some of these include certifying that your dog hasn’t harmed or threatened other people or dogs, a free Pooches Play Assessment, proof of up-to-date vaccinations, and keeping dogs leashed during drop-off and pick-up.  Please contact our friendly team for the other requirements: 06 6501636 / enquiries@pooches.co.nz


To arrange a visit please contact us on
(06) 650 1636 or email enquiries@pooches.co.nz

For all other bookings and enquiries, or to arrange a visit, please complete the enquiry form, phone or email us.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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