Meet the people who play with and teach your dog at The Dog Sanctuary!

The Dog Sanctuary offers a locally-unique type of doggy daycare in Sussex, Pewaukee, Hartland, Brookfield and Menomonee Falls, WI. Every handler undergoes continuous dog behavioral training to ensure the safety of ourselves and our dog guests.

Every dog is important to us. We treat all of them like family.


Every handler at TDS is certified in Pet First Aid and CPR, and has previous experience with dogs. 

We are proud members of: 
Pet Professional Guild
Dog Gurus Off-Leash Group Play Safety Pledge 
Wisconsin Humane Society 
ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)


Thank you for supporting a local family-owned business!

Are a doggy daycare's owner and employees qualified to be watching your dog?

Please remember that the pet industry is not regulated. Anyone can open a pet-related business - even if they have never owned a pet! Your dog is part of your family. Before enrolling it in a dog daycare, talk to the owner or manager, and ask about their credentials. Proper credentials means the person understands how to take care of your loved one. Finally, take a tour of the facility ... and listen to your heart.


Melissa Etzler, ABCDT, & Remy

The Dog Sanctuary and everyone who's a part of it has become my second family. I love being able to give the dogs what they need, and help families in our local communities. I love the lasting relationships forged between dogs and humans. I feel so privileged to watch puppies grow into young adult dogs, knowing we are making a beneficial impact on their life. I stay abreast of the latest training theory and techniques, so I know what I'm giving is the best out there. Everyone's goal at TDS is to make each dog's day a great experience every time they are here. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me directly at 

Sam Kosanke
  • Dog Handler at The Dog Sanctuary 

Sam is very interested in dog behavior and wants to go to school to learn more about them. She is loving the dog interacting so much and how they all play so differently together. We are lucky to have Sam with us! 

Robin Downing
  • Dog Trainer at The Dog Sanctuary 

Look at Robin's bio here.

dog daycare, dog boarding, dog training, pet boarding, playgroup

More than your average dog daycare

Daycare Hours


6:30am - 6:00pm

Enrollment for daycare is currently closed

Mon. Wed. & Fri.


Day School Hours

P: 262-246-0332


N63 W22603 State Hwy 74 | Sussex, WI | 53089

Located on the east end of Main Street near Quad Graphics, and across from Subway.


Call/Text: 262.246.0332


Fax: 262.246.0333

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N63 W22603

State Hwy 74

Sussex, WI



Monday - Friday

6:30am - 6:00pm


Mon. Wed. & Fri.


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