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Doggy Daycare in Fort Walton Beach, Florida

Our Daycare is Exciting

A no-reservation needed, off-leash, group-play daycare where doggies can sniff, bark, play, and have fun with other doggies is our goal at Mercy’s Play + Stay. Our daycare is an outlet for excess energy, mental stimulation, physical exercise, and socialization for your doggy. Because each doggy’s experience is individualized, we carefully group doggies by size, temperament, and play style. Some doggies play better in an active group, others like a more laid-back approach, or crave cuddles and attention from our amazing staff. 

Mercy’s staff are doggy CPR and First-Aid Certified. They’re also trained through the International Boarding and Pet Services Association (IBPSA). The IBPSA sets industry-best practices and standards in Doggy Body Language, Canine Behavior and Psychology which leads to the high-quality care and treatment doggies get while they play. Amenities your doggy can expect:

  • Play areas that are climate controlled
  • Raised beds for napping 
  • Lots of fresh water to keep them hydrated
  • Attentive cuddles and positive reinforcement from our dog-loving staff

During spring break (third and fourth week of March), peak summer months (June, July, and August), and holidays (November and December), we may limit the number of dogs for daycare to ensure that all dogs at daycare and that are boarding with us receive the attention they deserve. When daycare is limited, we will allow dogs for daycare on a first come, first serve basis.

Why Mercy's Play + Stay
Doggy Daycare Resort

Healthy Enviornment

Before doggies participate in off-leash play (daycare) they must pass a temperament evaluation, be current on all shots, be flea and tick free, and spayed or neutered if over 10 months.

Great For Busy Parents

Our Doggy Resort offers a convenient, safe and loving environment with a no reservation drop off for off-leash play (daycare). Makes life easier for parents who work long hours, travel, are having work done to the house, selling their home, having company, or taking a day trip.

Human Contact

During the day while parents are at work, doggies don’t have to stay home alone. Our staff consistently supervise the play groups and interact with the doggies, provide treats and cuddles.

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Daycare Warm-Up

The Daycare Warm-Up Evaluation is an introduction to Mercy’s Play + Stay, and the first step to off-leash play and includes: 

  • Interview
  • Temperament Evaluation
  • Introduction to individual doggies 
  • Integration into Group
  • Off-leash Play Evaluation

Once your doggy passes the Warm-Up Evaluation, they can join our off-leash daycare program options of Drop-In or through a membership.

Daycare Warm-Up

One-time fee per doggy


Paid at drop off
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Pre-Paid Full Day Daycare Package 

1 Full Day Visit


6 Full Day Visits

Save $18

$27 Per Visit

12 Full Day Visits

Save $60

$25 Per Visit

24 Full Day Visits

Save $192

$22 Per Visit

Pre-Paid Half Day Daycare Package 

1 Half Day Visit


6 Half Day Visits

Save $12

$18 Per Visit

12 Half Day Visits

Save $36

$17 Per Visit

24 Half Day Visits

Save $120

$15 Per Visit

Daily Drop-In Daycare 

The Drop-In is perfect for parents who want to drop off their doggy without a reservation or commitment to a membership.

Daily Drop-In Daycare


Paid at pickup

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Military, Law Enforcement, And First Responders
We offer a 10% discount to our military, law enforcement and first responders. Thank you for your service!

Memberships are a great way to save time and money for frequent guests.

Mercy’s is closed for daycare drop off and pick up on the following holidays.

  • New Year’s Day
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Easter Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

All doggies are required to meet with us for a temperament test and participate in a "Warm-Up” prior to joining off-leash group daycare. Please call (850) 217-1455 for more information.

Daycare doggies are required to be spayed or neutered if over ten (10) months of age, to participate in off-leash group daycare.

Unfortunately, females in heat are not accepted.


We require a veterinarian vaccination record indicating proof of current vaccinations for:

  • DPP (Distemper, Parvovirus + Parainfluenza) 1 or 3-yr. vaccine required
  • Rabies 1 or 3-yr. vaccine required
  • Bordetella required every 12 months; however, we recommend every 6 months and at least 7 days prior to check-in to ensure maximum protection against Canine Cough. Please note: many veterinarians administer this vaccine only by request.
  • Fecal Examination required every 6 months
  • Canine Influenza / Dog Flu is not required. However, it is highly recommended.

Fleas + Ticks

All doggies should be flea- and tick-free. Any doggy with signs of fleas and/or ticks will be treated at our Grooming Salon at the pet parent’s expense prior to check-in.

Parents who would like us to feed their doggy lunch must provide food for their doggy to avoid diet change. Most doggies do better by staying on their regular diet from home and have less trouble with upset stomachs from switching foods. It also reduces any risk of food allergies. Bring your doggy’s food in pre-portioned resealable baggies. This ensures the right portions are being given to your doggy. We are a green facility, so all bags will be recycled. 

We have a refrigerator and microwave to prepare special diets. 

Make sure medication is labeled and clear dosage instructions are included. All Medications should be in the original bottles from the pharmacy. At the time of check-in, advise our smiling humans of any special medical or behavioral concerns you may have.

Mercy’s provides everything your doggy needs for a fun day of play.

In the event that your doggy requires medical attention, we will refer to your contact list and make every attempt to reach you or your designated emergency contact. If we are unable to contact you or your emergency contact and we feel your doggy needs medical attention, we will transport your doggy to their regular veterinarian, if close by, to ensure continuity of care. If your veterinarian is not near our facility, we will go to one of the local veterinarians that we know. If we believe that the situation is urgent or if your doggy needs care after regular hours, we will take them to the closest veterinary emergency clinic.

Business Hours

Monday - Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. c/t
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. c/t
Sunday: Closed
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