Welcome to Southpaws

Austin Dog Daycare

Playtime for Dogs and Puppies

Southpaws Playschool, or “SCHOOL!!!” as the dogs know it, is located in the heart and soul of South Austin, Texas, in the just-south-of-downtown zip code 78704.

Southpaws is not a typical “doggie daycare”. At Southpaws Playschool, we care about your dog’s whole life. We offer climate controlled, free range canine daycare, puppy crate training, day training, obedience and manners classes, behavioral counseling, health and nutrition information, and general canine problem solving.

Our goal is to make a positive difference in the lives of our clients and the dogs they love.

A Typical Day

SOUTHPAWS DOGS have fun, burn energy and learn new skills. We separate the dogs into three play groups, based on play style, personality and size. All dogs have the opportunity to play with their group in our climate controlled playroom, or, if they prefer, they can just watch and enjoy the activity. Each group goes outside for fresh air and potty breaks several times during the day. Nap time is from 12:30 until 2:30 pm. A variety of canine appropriate music is played to help stimulate positive play and relax the dogs. Timeout facilities are available when needed to promote a healthy group environment.

Each dog receives individual attention, and we are happy to report on your dog’s behavior and activities at the end of each play day. We also watch your pet closely and do our best to note any potential health or grooming issues we may observe.

Southpaws Mission Statement

The mission of Southpaws Playschool for Dogs and Puppies is to provide a safe, pleasant and stimulating environment in which our clients can leave their dogs and puppies with confidence during working hours. We will sponsor activities at our facility and in the community that will promote enhanced human/canine relationships.

Our Location

Open Hours

Mon-Fri Drop off: 7:00 – 9:00 am
Mon-Fri Pickup: 3:00 – 6:00 pm Sat Drop off starting 9:00 am Sat Pick up by 2:00 pm


2235 South Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

Contact Us

(512) 440-7529