​​ABOUT US

We provide Daycare and Boarding at our Swansea Lucky Dog facility, but it's not just dogs who are the loves of our lives! We also take care of all pets with our in-home pet sitting services.  


​​​At Lucky Dog Barks and Recreation Daycare and Boarding, we believe that exercise and socialization are very important to a dog’s health and happiness.  A tired dog is a well-behaved dog.  You can rest assured knowing your dog is well taken care of at all times whether you are gone for a day, overnight, or for a nice, long vacation. 

Your dog receives:
●      Lots of love and attention
●      Up to 8 hours of exercise each day
●      Socialization with other dogs & people
●      Safe, clean, and fun environment
●      Indoor/outdoor play areas – 4 play yards where dogs are separated by size
●      Supervised during play time
●      Bunkhouses for naps & overnight stays
●      Cozy cots
●      Doggy Web Cams 

How can my dog go to Lucky Dog?

First of all, you need to make sure your furry friend meet these requirements:
●      Be at least 4 months old
●      Spayed or neutered (if over 6 months old)
●      Current on Rabies, Distemper, 6 mo. Bordetella (Canine Cough), & Canine Flu
●      Must be healthy
●      Flea/tick free
●      Dog-friendly
●      Generally love to play
●      Pass an interview/socialization/temperament test

If your pup meets the requirements, then call Lucky Dog at (618) 277-BARK (2275) to schedule the socialization interview.  You will also need to complete a Lucky Dog application form, which 
we must have prior to the interview day.  Please send completed application along with proof of vaccinations to swansea@luckydogbarks.com or fax to (618)-277-2276.


Interviews are conducted Monday through Friday, by appointment only.  Your portion of the interview will only take 20-30 minutes.  However, your pup will need to stay for a minimum of 3 hours so that he can make some friends, have some time to explore, and settle in.  It also gives us time to get to know him and assess his temperament.   Best of all, this is absolutely free!!!
***Please note: This interview cannot be done on the first day of boarding.



Full-Service In-Home Pet Care

For dogs who are more comfortable at home, for cats, birds, hamsters, guinea pigs, fish, lizards, turtles, etc., we offer in-home pet sitting services which include:

  • Feeding
  • Providing fresh water
  • Taking for walks
  • Cleaning up (the yard, the litter box, the cage, etc)
  • Watering plants
  • Bringing in the mail and/or packages
  • Concierge services (for an extra fee), such as restocking the fridge, restocking the pet food/supplies, running to the post office, etc.  Just ask and we'll let you know if we can do it!  


We don't base our fee on the number of pets.  It's based on time spent and our basic rate is $20 for up to 30 minutes of care.  For anything over 30 minutes, please contact us. We can stop by as many times per day as you would like.  General is two or three times per day for a dog and once per day for all other pets.  


Our pet sitting staff is fully insured and has been trained in pet first aid.  We will provide a FREE consult so that we learn about you and your pets prior to the first visit.  


To arrange for in-home care, contact Kristen at 618-409-1091 (call or text).  Or you can click on the "contact us" blue box up above and complete the form.