About

Ciao Bow Wow – Brooklyn is our second location, which opened in November, 2014. Since 2008, Ciao Bow Wow has been loving and caring for your pups in the Financial District. Our FiDi daycare has pretty much reached capacity – We average about 30 dogs per day in our 1,800 square foot loft, which gives the pups plenty of room to run and lots of lounging area in our window seats, sofas and chairs. So how do we spread the love and care for more great dogs?

We opened Ciao Bow Wow – Brooklyn in Boerum Hill, home to loads of pups and just 10 minutes from our FiDi location. We have the same incredible staff working in both locations, including Sara, the owner, and we all know every pup and every parent. Our ground-floor play room has a huge street-level window and window seat, a back yard terrace, and 1,200 square feet of open space to run and play. It’s lined with sofas and bucket chairs for cuddling and lounging. Our lower level is an 800 square foot grooming lounge, with sofas, soft music, aroma therapy – a great place to relax for our grooming clients and daycare pups alike.

Ciao Bow Wow Beginnings

Sara DeLaney, Ciao Bow Wow’s founder and hands-on owner lives in the Financial District and watched the transformation of Manhattan’s oldest banking neighborhood into a vibrant, residential community– a community with lots of dogs! While wonderful new restaurants and gourmet food stores opened, and wine shops and dry cleaners appeared, nothing was opening for the downtown canine community. Sara has two dogs of her own, and knew something was missing.

Ciao Bow Wow was born from Sara’s love of dogs, and what she recognized to be much needed services for the Financial District’s dog-owning residents and their pups. Read more at Forbes.com

What came next was study and training. Sara traveled the country studying with the nation’s experts in dog behavior, communication, and off-leash group play, including Robin Bennett, a pioneer in dog daycare, lecturer, and author of acclaimed books in the field; and Susan Briggs, another renowned dog daycare pioneer, author, and creator of the Standards for Dog Daycares adopted by the American Boarding and Kennel Association. We follow the standards set by the ABKA, along with its Code of Ethics.

Every member of our daycare staff is trained in off-leash group play. The health and safety of the dogs in our care is our utmost priority, and this can only be realized by our trained staff. We have a loyal and dedicated group of caregivers. Ciao Bow Wowpays a living wage and our staff loves their work. Our certified groomers have years of experience, and a tender touch, which makes them beloved by their clients, and invaluable members of our team.

Our staff is certified by the Red Cross in Pet First Aid, and our facility is safe and healthy for your dog. Our floors are made of natural, resilient materials, and we use only natural cleaning products with no toxic chemicals. We have plenty of natural light and air, and backyard terrace for bird watching and sun bathing.

We are very proud the services and products we provide at Ciao Bow Wow. Please come and visit us!

Now in our 3rd year
in Boerum Hill!
Now in our 9th year
in Fidi!

We've got an amazing (and hysterical!) roster of pups at both locations. If you're looking for daycare and/or a super groom for your bff, come by and see us.

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