About Us

Since 2003, Petlover Central has set it self apart as South Florida’s Premier Dog Daycare and Dog Boarding Facility.  Simply put, we offer the best care for our community’s pets while ensuring a safe and loving environment where your pooch can spend the day or overnight.

We seek to hire only the most competent and experienced trainers and behaviorists to train, interview and certify the staff members who are responsible for taking care of your pooch at Petlover Central. In addition, our on-staff dog trainers reinforce our positive training techniques each and every day in daycare. This intensive training is necessary to ensure that all dogs who visit us are supervised by qualified, trained and patient  “humans.”

Schnauzer with a kong toy | Petlover Central

Our Mission

This is more than just a business for us and we promise to always do our best to make your dog most comfortable. We’ve go “above and beyond” to satisfy our canine clients, from taking dogs to our homes at night for special training and confidence building to offering very special care for our senior guests. You will feel GOOD about leaving your dog with their extended family here at PLC.

Our Facilities

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Our Facilities

Chirp foot speak fluffy fleas pet supplies fur window run fast. Aquatic feeder wet nose fish birds whiskers pet gate lazy cat parrot wet nose vitamins leash aquarium bird food. Toys stay finch polydactyl stay barky bark pet supplies food Buddy chirp Spike nap stick dog house throw.Tail collar leash Rover meow catch Scooby snacks. Birds fur collar fluffy collar parakeet barky dog house run sit Buddy purr. Bird wag tail small animals groom vitamins Tigger. Bird Seed feeder stripes bird sit chow barky small animals grooming. Nap shake wag tail critters string slobber fur nap crate ferret left paw. Left Paw turtle food fleas field tabby vaccination lazy cat roll over fish small animals bird food tuxedo. Kitty bark string shake litter box toys polydactyl yawn polydactyl scratcher water dog stay cage nest slobber chirp water.

Meet The Team

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Happy pets. Happy clients.

Everyone was so friendly and accommodating, the shop was really clean and organized. Drop off and pick up was easy, highly recommend!

Arianna Kosoglou

I was a little nervous finding a daycare and boarding spot for our puppy Zeus. I couldn’t be happier with our experiences! Zeus loves going to daycare, he practically sprints in the door and has the best days. Boarding was amazing and Zeus was spoiled and loved on. Highly recommend Petlover Central!!

Cheryl Bougie

Bleu seems to live Petlover Central as much as I do.

Andrew Taylor

My dog Rose’ barely even looks back me when she runs in to see the staff and her pals.

Tom Forsyth

We love Petlover central! Best daycare and boarding facility in Boca

Marina Ferraris

Love this place! My dog rocket loves it here and has such a blast playing with all the other dogs. So convenient and easy. I love watching him on the cameras and the staff is so friendly and clearly love where they work!

Demi Mummaw

FAQs

Yes! We have three play rooms to accommodate all pups; small, medium, and big dog room.

We do ask that you make reservations to ensure we have adequate space, but we understand life happens. You can always give us a call to check if we have space. Daycare and boarding is on a first come, first served basis.

Monday – Friday: 7am to 6:45pm
Saturday: 9am – 5:45pm
Sunday: 5pm-6pm
*open Sunday for boarding pick-ups only. 

We can’t wait to meet your pup! We will get you scheduled for our introductory evaluation day. It is a free day of play and we will monitor your dog to ensure they enjoy group play.

We can administer any oral or topical medications. We cannot administer any injectables.

We take a $50 deposit for all boarding reservations. If you cancel more than 3 days prior to the start of the reservation, it will be refunded. If you cancel less than 3 days before the start of the reservation, the deposit will be forfeited. For holidays, if you cancel less than 7 days prior to the start of the reservation, the deposit will be forfeited.

We offer Stay & Train programs in lengths of 10, 15, 21 and 28 days and you can add as many individual days as you’d like. The longer your pet stays, the more powerful the results.

Absolutely! We offer a special Puppy 10 Day Stay & Train bundle designed just for your sweet young one. It includes everything our normal 10-day package has to offer, but it’s built especially for introducing puppies to the fundamentals while offering plenty of extra play, rest, and love.

There’s no age limit for the canine students at Petlover Central. While training early in your dog’s life sets important groundwork, dogs are always capable of learning. For all our students, our trainers us the repetition, consistency, and patience needed to help dogs of any age pick up new skills.

Not at all. This is one of the reasons Petlover Central has a team of trainers rather than just one. During their Stay & Train, your dog will meet and learn from multiple people, which ensures they associate praise & reward with the commands they’re given—not the person who gives them.

If they are over the age of 8 months, we do require that they are spayed or neutered.

We require Bordatella, DHPP, and Rabies. We also highly recommend Canine Influenza.

If your pet should require medical attention while in our care, we will make every attempt to contact you or your emergency contact. If we are unable to reach you, our customary procedure is to contact your veterinarian. All charges incurred will be your responsibility. If it is an emergency, we will take your pet to the closest veterinarian.

We ask that all dogs are in by 12pm and you can pick up whenever you’d like!

We ask that you bring their food, bagged and labelled per serving to avoid a pre-bagging fee, and you may bring a blanket from home to help them settle in. We do not accept any toys or large beds.

That’s okay! We have private play options for dogs who enjoy human attention.

Drop off:

    • Weekdays (excluding holidays): 7am – 12pm
    • Saturdays: 9am – 12pm 

Pick up: 

    • Weekdays (excluding holidays): 7am – 8am (no activities/daycare charged) 8am – 6:45pm (activities/daycare charged for day)
    • Saturdays: 9am – 10am (no activities/daycare charge) 10am – 5:45pm (activities/daycare charged for the day)
    • Sundays: 5pm – 6pm

You can bring your furry friend for as many or as few days as you prefer, though we highly recommend coming in for multiple visits in a short time frame. A favorite among our training clients is our 10 Day Play & Train Package, a discounted program good for 10 days of Play & Train that you can use at your discretion.

Yes! If you don’t need or want a full day of daycare, we can offer Play & Train at half-day intervals. You can choose how much training your pup enjoys during their half-day visit, too. Did we mention our 10 Day Play & Train Package can be used for half day visits?

Certainly! Petlover Central offers a custom, one-on-one daycare experience just for pups like yours. Instead of group playtime, your dog will enjoy private playtime with a specially trained staff member doing whatever your pup likes most. Between private playtimes they’ll receive training lessons with a trainer!

Affiliations

APDT Logo | Petlover Central

Association of Professional Dog Trainers

Dog Gurus

IBPSA Member Badge | Petlover Central

International Boarding & Pet Services Association

Meet The Team

Tristin

General Manager

I have worked at The Island Pawplex since it opened in 2020. I was born and raised in Charleston. I have two dogs (Clover and Daisy), and two cats (Aster and Empress). I love animals of all shapes and sizes. I have worked with dogs for seven years and have loved every minute of it! In our free time, you can find us at dog-friendly events around Charleston. I am also certified in pet CPR and first aid.

Cullen

Hello, I’m Cullen! I was raised locally in Summerville and Clemson is my alma mater. Working with your dogs is a passion of mine and I’ve been with the Island Pawplex for two years. At home I have two dogs and two cats, so I’m ready for anything!

Angelina

I was born in Colombia, South America, and raised in Charlotte, NC and I moved to Charleston, SC in 2018. I have been working with animals for 6 years, I have done it all from vet tech to agility work! I have 6 dogs, 2 cats, an Iguana, and a Ball Python. In my free time, I like to take all 6 of my dogs hiking, swimming, and other adventures! 

 

 

Faith

Hi, I’m Faith! I was born and raised in the Charleston area. I have a 3-year-old Chocolate Lab named Coco and a 7-year-old Chihuahua named Buddy. I love all animals, but I have always wanted to work with dogs and cats! In my free time, I love baking, painting, reading, and spending time with family/friends but I mostly love spending time with Coco!

Caroline

I was born and raised in Moncks Corner, SC! I have worked with dogs for four years; I realized early on that working with dogs is my passion!  I have two dogs (Daisy and Minnie) and one human child! In my free time, I enjoy taking my daughter to trampoline parks! 

Alex

I’m originally from Texas, I moved to the Charleston area when I was 13. I currently have a chunky kitty named Wendy! In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my kids!

Kerri is a lifelong dog lover and can’t imagine life without them! Her current “pack” consists of an old hound dog named Ward and a little black cat named Killakee, along with her son Roland. Together they all equally enjoy long walks in the neighborhood or a chill day at home playing video games. Kerri originates from our Coleman location in Mount Pleasant, where she has worked since 2013, and she has known many My Three Dogs regulars since they were puppies!
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