The original Dog Day Afternoon, Inc. opened in 1999 as Orlando’s first daycare for dogs. In early 2014, the business was purchased by Wonder Dog, LLC. We are a family business, locally owned and operated. Our General Manager and part owner, Anna Waldrop had over 11 years experience working for Dog Day Afternoon, Inc. and is committed to upholding the highest standards of excellence within our industry. We are still doing business as “Dog Day Afternoon” and are very excited about all of our ongoing improvements and future plans! Our 9000+ sq ft indoor facility with multiple outdoor play yards is constantly being revamped, refreshed and updated. Our staff of more than 20 wonderful employees love being part of our “Dog Day Family”! Together we create a safe, loving environment for our dogs that is their home away from home. Trust our doggie day care Orlando with your four-legged family members!
Overnight Care at Our Dog Resort
Conveniently located in South Downtown (SODO) Orlando near Orlando Regional Medical Center, the Orlando Citrus Bowl, Amway Center, Bob Car Theater, and major employers. Dog Day Afternoon features 9000 square feet of indoor space and over 9000 square feet of outdoor space. Our climate controlled building is staffed 24/7 and offers separate indoor playrooms for small and large dogs, private “apartments” for our overnight guests and webcams so you can watch your pup enjoying his day at our doggie day care Orlando.
Meet Our Doggy Daycare Team
Anna Waldrop, Chief Dog Wrangler
Anna is part owner and General Manager of Dog Day Afternoon. She has been working with dogs since 2003, when she joined the Dog Day Afternoon, Inc. team as a college student. From playrooms to the front desk, she’s done it all!
In 2014, with the sale of Dog Day Afternoon Inc. to Wonder Dog LLC, Anna embraced a new challenge and opportunity. You will now often see her (sometimes with kids in tow) handling the day to day operations of Dog Day with a smile on her face and the help of her amazing team of rockstar employees.
Playing with dogs since: 2003
Training and Education: Graduate of the University of Central Florida (Go Knights!), Pet Tech Instructor, Pet Tech Petsaver, Pet Tech CPR and First Aid, Knowing Dogs 101, Knowing Dogs 201
Dogs at Home: Boomer, an 11-year-old boxer mix and Blue, a 4-year-old Bulldog mix
The best part of my job: The relationships with the customers and their dogs. Some of our doggie clients have been coming to us since they were puppies. I know and love them as much as my own fur-babies! I don’t think there is any other job out there like this and I feel so blessed I get to spend every day doing what I love!
How would you describe your home? Sharing a home with 2 dogs, 3 kids and my husband could only be described as fun and crazy!
What was the last book you read? A Slice of the Pie: How to Build a Big Little Business by Nick Sarillo
What song sums you up best? Happy by Pharrell Williams
Courtney, Business Office Manager
Playing with dogs since: 1995
Training and Education: Graduate of the Central Florida School of Dog Grooming, Pet Tech CPR and First Aid
Dogs at Home: Booey, a 10-year-old chihuahua, Alex, a 3-year-old black and tan coonhound mix, and Rudi, a 2 year old pit bull.
What is your favorite food? Pizza
Where was your last vacation? Fishing in Alaska
Do you like summer or winter? Summer!
Lauren, Store Manager
Playing with dogs since: 2007
Training and Education: Graduate of the University of Central Florida, Pet Tech CPR and First Aid
Dogs at Home: Gretchen 10-year-old min pin mix Wesley 3-year-old chihuahua mix
The best part of my job: Seeing how happy the dogs are when they come in for playtime and how some don’t want to leave at night!
What would you sing at Karaoke night? Livin’ on a Prayer by Bon Jovi
Where is the farthest you have ever traveled? Costa Rica!
What was the last movie you went to? What did you think? Mad Max Fury Road – it was Brilliant!
Heidi, Assistant Manager
Playing with dogs since: 2008
Training and Education: Pet Tech CPR and First Aid
Dogs at Home: Candy and Honey
The best part of my job: The dogs, of course!
What is your favorite color? Yellow
What are your tiny humans’ names? Madison and McKenna
What do you do when you aren’t at work? I like spending time with my family, reading, watching movies (I love comedies) and going to the beach hoping that one day I will see a real live shark (not too up close and personal though).