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Covid-19 Update

Pet Recess is open for Daycare, Grooming, and Overnight boarding.
Daycare is closed on Sunday.
If you're not able to drop off your dog for Daycare by 10:30 please call ahead to ensure there is availability.

* Proof of Rabies, Distemper, and Bordetella (Kennel Cough) Shots Is Required *

- Supporting Local Charities, the Animal Shelter, Schools, & Local Sports Team Associated With Schools in Lakeville & Middleboro

Caring Dog Services in Lakeville, Massachusetts

Pet Recess, Inc., specializes in understanding the physiological and emotional needs of your dog. Our experienced and professional staff takes the time to get to know every guest and any personality quirks. That way, if something seems off, we can talk to you and work together on a solution.

We pride ourselves on safety, comfort, and emotional well-being of every dog under our care, and we have people on the premises at all times to maintain our high standards for your pet. We feature supervised segmented use areas in our indoor and outdoor spaces for different sizes, energy levels, and breeds of dogs. We are located just minutes away from the Lakeville/Middleboro commuter rail station and Taunton, Raynham and Bridgewater areas. We welcome visitors. No appointment necessary. We look forward to meeting you and your pup.

 Animal First Aid and CPR Certified 

We are proud to announce that all our amazing staff completed and passed the Animal First Aid and CPR course!



Here at Pet Recess we offer many different services, see below!

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How Pet Recess Began!

In late 2006, our founder, Julia Dixon, saw a need for doggie daycare in the South Shore area as she searched for a facility for her two Labradoodles. We started with a small house and land in Middleboro in mid-2007.

Our Steady Growth Trend Over the next two years, we grew from one dog to 20 daily guests and moved to a larger facility in mid-2010. By the end of 2010, we were a corporation.

The Lakeville MoveAs Pet Recess, Inc., we purchased the former K9 Country Club on Route 105 in Lakeville, Massachusetts, when the Starrs retired in 2015. We built a 3,000-square-foot, climate-controlled, divided play space. Other upgrades to the Lakeville location include central air and heat in the boarding kennels, an expanded grooming room with updated equipment, and new fencing for totally secure and spacious play areas. We are always thinking of ways to improve our dog services, so check back often for updates.

Cranberry County Chamber of Commerce

• Business Networking International (BNI)


• Official Citation from the Common Wealth of Massachusetts, 2009

• Business Person of the Year, 2009

• Most Improved Business Award, Presented by Action Coach, 2009

• Volunteer of the Year from the Chamber, Presented by Senator Mark Pacheco, 2011

36 Main Street, Lakeville, MA 02347

Located On Route 105 Just Off Exit 4 On Interstate 495 Next to Walgreens & the Middleboro/Lakeville Station for the Commuter Rail Directly Into Boston

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
(Closed 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. for Nap Time)

Please note that no drop-offs or pickups are allowed between 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. for nap time. Shhhhhhhhh!

Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Boarding Pickup & Drop Off 
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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