TESTIMONIALS

Four paws up for The Mindful Mutt!

Joe

Kingston the Corgi's Dad

"Deanna has been such a life saver in Boston! I had been looking for a daycare that is constructive and does more than just put a bunch of dogs in a room and lets them go wild for 6 hours. I have boarded my dog Kingston multiple times and have him go in for daycare when I need to go into the office. She keeps me up to date with photos all the time. They do training and agility during daycare so that it’s not just an overwhelming free for all and I truly love it and so does my dog Kingston! THIS IS THE DAYCARE TO GO TO IN BOSTON HANDS DOWN!"

"I love The Mindful Mutt and so does my pup, Luna. The care they provide is top notch and I leave her knowing they care for her like family. This is not your typical daycare. TMM's structured daycare ensures you have a fulfilled puppy, where they get to play, exercise their little brains with training sessions, and rest. Yes, making sure daycares make your dog sleep a bit is extremely important to make sure your dog is happily tired, and not just plainly overtired. This is why I choose TMM over any other daycare. DeAnna and team do a fantastic job giving Luna a balanced and full day, and I can't thank them enough for loving my Luna and making her days so rich. The IG updates they send also make my day, since I get to see my dog playing and learning while I'm at work/away from her. Amazing people making doggos happy daily :)"

Celeste

Luna the Australian Shepherd's Mom

"I have been taking my dog to Mindful Mutt for the last 3 months and absolutely love it! I highly recommend Mindful Mutt to anyone in need of a dog daycare."

Kevin

Ella the Supermutt's Dad

"I am a helicopter parent and leaving my dog is always hard unless it’s with Mindful Mutt. The love and attention each dog gets here is unparalleled. So grateful for Deanna et al!"

Kathryn

Taro the Anatolian Sherpherd Mix's Mom

"The BEST doggy daycare around! Such communicative and caring staff. My dog always has such a blast, and learns new tricks there too (I never thought he could learn some agility). Amazing value for the price, and a structured program far above other day cares in the area. I cannot recommend this place enough!!!"

Emma

Rocco the Supermutt's Mom

"From the first time we met Deanna my dogs immediately connected with her. Ollie and Maisie are very selective with who they like and they took to her right away. She’s one of the few people they will willingly leave us to see. She took the time to really get to know the dogs and how best to help them socialize and succeed in daycare. I feel totally confident leaving my dogs with her as I know they will be safe and loved for the day and when they board. We love The Mindful Mutt and we love Deanna!!!"

Hannah

Ollie & Maisie the Australian Shepherds' Mom

"Deanna and her crew at The Mindful Mutt are honestly the best. The moment we walked in it was all about the dogs and giving them the best possible experience and training. Ziggy is a giant gentle soul and they learned who he was and brought him happily into the pack. He gets excited each and every time we pull up. Pickups from staycations he is as bright eyed and content as when I dropped him off. The continual online posts give us the ability to watch his activities when he is there which is so reassuring and wonderful. I will recommend them to everyone I know. The Joy family is truly thankful!"

Lauren

Ziggy the Italian Spinone/Black Lab's Mom

"I tried out a few daycares before I discovered the Mindful Mutt - Deanna and her team are amazing. I have never felt so at peace with leaving Koda anywhere. He loves going to daycare and sprints in to see all of his puppy friends. He comes home smelling like roses somehow. I love watching the Instagram videos to see what Koda's up to during the day. You can see how much everyone there cares for each dog and how active they are with them. I've also noticed a difference in his behavior since going to daycare - he's a bit calmer and really responds to obedience commands and treats. I almost didn't want to write this review... out of fear this daycare will become too popular! It really is a gem and I am so grateful"

Noelle

Koda the Australian Labradoodle's Mom

"We love Mindful Mutt so much!! My pup has been coming here for day care since it opened and has boarded here a handful of times. There is no one I trust more to care for my dog than Deanna!! She is so loving with all the dogs and understands dog behavior and needs well. She provides a structured, fun, and safe environment for the dogs. She also does a great job with giving them lots of training and enrichment. I’ve noticed multiple training improvements with my dog since she’s started going to Mindful Mutt. Couldn’t say more positive things!!"

Michelle

Poppy the Supermutt's Mom

"My dog does structured daycare and Deanna and her staff are amazing! I love that they have a max number of dogs they allow each day. A lot of other daycares will keep accepting dogs and then there are 60+ dogs per attendant!? She keeps the safety of the dogs and her employees in mind and makes sure the dogs get individual training time. Jake is always excited to go and has been learning some new skills too!! Highly recommend."

Deanna

Jake-From-State-Farm the Supermutt's Mom

"I have trusted my current dog as well as my prior beloved dog to their care for many years. I have recommended The Mindful Mutt to several friends who are also immensely satisfied. They are wonderful and caring."

Bill

Max & May the Hound Mixes' Dad

"We have left our 2 year old golden retriever puppy with Deanna multiple times. She has taken amazing care of him and updated us regularly with photos. This is the first time we've been truly comfortable leaving him with someone. Our puppy also loves her so much and is so happy with her and the other puppies. We trust her completely and highly recommend her. Don't think, book Deanna now!"

Nisha

Teddy the Golden Retriever's Mom

"Deanna is a sweetheart. She asked a lot of questions at the meet and greet trying to get to know us (and our puppies) better as well as she answered all of our questions. She posted videos and photos that showed how well they were cared for and seemed to be having so much fun. It was great to be able to travel with the feeling that our furry children were safe (coming from really paranoids parents). She definitely became our go to whenever we need help with the pups."

Carla

Mau & Simba the Yorkshire Terrier's Mom

"I almost never write reviews--very rarely does anything impress me enough for it to seem worthwhile. But my experience at The Mindful Mutt is one of those rare exceptions. I've been bringing my dog, Cody, here for five months, and Deanna and her staff have been absolutely extraordinary. He doesn't just get someone to look after him while I'm work, he gets stimulation, exercise, thoughtful training, and careful, supervised socialization. Cody is happier, more confident, and better behaved because of his time at The Mindful Mutt. I won't bring him anyplace else, and neither should you."

Gene

Cody the Husky/Pitbull's Dad

"Mindful Mutt is the best. I had tried other daycare in the area and did not feel that my dog was being cared for to the same degree as he would have been at home. The first time I spoke with Deanna I could tell it would be a great fit. She loves the dogs so much and has created such a great environment for them to play and learn. The structure she provides is great and I have full confidence in her! My dog runs to the door every morning and doesn't want to stop playing when I come to pick him up! Highly recommend."

Emory

Alfie the Cavalier King Charles' Mom

"Couldn't ask for a better doggy day care experience! Deanna and her staff are knowledgeable and create a fun, safe, and interactive space for dogs of all shapes, sizes, personalities, and needs. I was nervous to start my small, anxious pup at doggy day care but The Mindful Mutt has helped her build confidence and socialize!! Plus I love the daily updates via their Instagram account."

Caty

Olive the Maltipoo's Mom

"The Mindful Mutt is a doggy day care on a whole new level. The owner, Deanna, is wonderful and will take great care of your pup. The dogs get to play and do mind games during their stay, keeping them engaged and happy… We have searched long and hard around Boston for day care, with a wide range of staff/facility "levels" (to stay nice) but this place is by far the best.
Follow them on Instagram to see all the joyful pups every day!
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Nicholas

Lily the Chihuahua's Dad

"Deanna is the absolute best person you could ever leave your pup with! Lawson has been going to daycare at The Mindful Mutt since he was only 5 months old, and the incredible staff has taken the best care of him, been so responsive to his needs as a puppy, and provided the structure he needs as well positive reinforcement training that supplements our home training! Even after moving to New York, I travel to Boston to board Lawson with Deanna: that’s how amazing she is. Run - don’t walk - to The Mindful Mutt and enjoy a happy tired pup after work or your next vacation!!!"

Karina

Lawson the Golden Retriever's Mom

"We love Mindful Mutt! Can’t say enough great things about Deanna and her lovely staff. Our pup always has a great time and we know she’s having a structured day of training, playing, and a nap! Plus we get constant updates on what’s going on through their Instagram, which gives us peace of mind…
It’s just great!"

Jen

Hickory the Corgi's Mom

"Our little puppy Mack has been going to The Mindful Mutt weekly (+ some overnights) for over 4 months now. Deanna and the entire Mindful Mutt team are some of the most caring people in general, let alone with animals. It has been such a an amazing experience bringing Mack. Instead of causing a ruckus at home, he gets to go a few days a week to play (and learn how to play) with all sorts of other dogs, works on his skills, and gets to have some structure in his energetic puppy life. We love TMM!"

Laura

Mack the Cavapoo's Mom

"Mindful Mutt was a lifesaver. Stella, our super-active happy hound was so well cared for during her 4 day stay- She, and we, couldn't have been happier. The staff truly love the dogs and give them lots of personalized attention. Thank you Mindful Mutt!!"

Cathy

Stella the Hound Mix's Mom

"DeAnna is THE BEST! I know that my dog is being cared for every second of the day - and it’s really fun to keep up with it all on the Instagram story! My pup comes home COMPLETELY EXHAUSTED from all the fun and is constantly learning new skills from DeAnna and her team. Additionally, it is so nice to know how my dog will respond to other pups (on the street, at parks, etc) as she has been socialized so well at The MM. 10/10 would recommend"

Alex

Marvey the Goldendoodle's Mom

"We board our 2 rescues - Mia and Nala @ MM. Nala also goes there once a week for daycare on Mondays. Deanna is a caring human being who looks after one's pets like her own. Nala - our younger one can be unpredictable in a new environment occasionally and Deanna has always been wonderful and caring about her needs. We go with peace of mind when we board our 4-legged daughters @ MM. Thank you Deanna!

Meera

Mia the Black Lab Mix & Nala the Husky Mix' Mom

"I am extremely grateful that I found Deanna’s structured daycare for my corgi. She is attentive and also shares information/updates about your doggos via Instagram! I love watching her stories to see how my Doug is doing. We are definitely happy campers!!

Michelle

Douglas the Corgi's Mom

"Our dog loves The Mindful Mutt! She races inside every week when we take her to daycare and always comes home tired and happy. The staff is wonderful and patient with every dog’s particular needs. Plus, they do some training with the dogs along with fun activities. I always feel that my dog is safe, well taken care of, and having so much fun when I take her to daycare.

Emmalie

Juniper the Havanese's Mom

"Deanna's love for animals shines through in every interaction she has! At the outset she was thorough in asking questions about care and preferences. During the stay she was in-tune to how my dog was doing and how to adjust the routine to make it even better. She even gave my dog a bath with oatmeal shampoo. Wow! And, great communication before and during the stay."

Steve

Akiko the English Cocker Spaniel's Dad

"Wonderful structured daycare for our pup! Deanna and her staff put a lot of attention and care into all the dogs staying with them . Love this place!"

Natalie

Ollie the Schnoodle's Mom