We are a SERIOUS dog-loving bunch! Check out the staff bios section to read about our cool team. Centrally located near the border of Webster, Brentwood, and Maplewood, we are locally owned and operated. We are a Missouri Department of Agriculture licensed Animal Care Facility. We fulfill all MODA requirements, which include regular vaccination confirmation and a registered program of veterinary care. All our dog play managers are professionally trained to discourage unwanted behaviors and reinforce the positive behaviors that lead to a healthy playgroup experience. Come on in and check us out!
To be your dog's home away from home! We provide a fun, safe, and spacious environment where your dog can be a dog and have an awesome day of off-leash social play. Anxiety and stress are left at the door – it's a new day for dogs in St. Louis!
During our FREE orientation process, all our new play buddies get individual attention from our staff of professional caregivers. We determine where he or she best fits into our various playgroups. We do not breed discriminate; we visit with each dog to determine their social skills and play preferences.
“The staff at BauserHaus excels, in my opinion. The staff is pleasant and friendly. My dogs continue to react with enthusiasm anytime I let them out of the truck and they see where we have arrived. The wife and I love dropping the boys off on the weekend if we have a party planned for the day. My dogs love this place and always come home exhausted!”
“First and foremost, you can tell the staff genuinely care about the dogs. They greet my baby girl like they are sincerely happy she is there! Secondly, the facility itself is well maintained and tastefully designed. Originally I had chosen this particular doggie day care because of the great reviews and recommendations from some folks at the dog park and because of its close proximity to my home and work. However, now I wouldn't consider taking her anywhere else.”
“BauserHaus has a great, spacious play area for our dogs and a very attentive, friendly, and accommodating staff. Each time we've gone to pick them up, we can tell they've had a blast just by how happy they seem to be coming out of the play area. Our dogs are both normally energetic and a little rambunctious, but they both are worn out and ready to take a nap once we get home after a day at BauserHaus. We look forward to many more visits :)”
“I love BauserHaus. My dog, Vince, nearly faints with excitement when I tell him, "We're going to daycare!" The folks at BauserHaus take great care of him, and judging by how he falls asleep in the car on the way home, it's clear he plays all day long. The 5-day daycare package for $99 is an awesome deal.”
“My 2 year old Pekingese, Maximus, loves to go to BauserHaus. Every time he's dropped off, he runs to the staff like they're his second family! As a busy physician, Bauserhaus has always been very flexible with scheduling. They have a clean, playful, and "dog-centric" environment that makes me feel at ease with leaving my dog there while I'm at work.”
A native St. Louisan, Natalie grew up in Kirkwood and attended the University of Colorado, where she studied learning theory and ethology, graduating with a B.A. in Psychology. She has a graduate degree in business from the University of Chicago and has worked for 20 years in the professional services industry. She lived for many years in Boulder and after moving back to St. Louis, she was surprised to find a lack of daycare services for dogs in the area and hoped to one day open her own dog business. BauserHaus was officially opened in January 2011. Natalie has been a St. Louis City resident since 2002 and currently divides her time between several professional and personal pursuits, all of which involve awesome dogs!
Kevin started his professional career at BauserHaus at the beginning of 2011 and currently has the most direct dog playgroup management training and experience on the team. Working with BauserHaus Owner Natalie, he developed a sense of appropriate dog play behavior and management. Everyone who has worked with him agrees he has a special way with the dogs. He is able to calm them and influence their behavior with his own body language – sometimes just a look from Kevin can redirect a dog’s action. Kevin knows all of our dogs by name, and they know him as the respected pack leader, providing them with a sense of security and enabling them to have a carefree day of play.
D.J. worked at a number of dog rescues and shelters around the country before his family settled in Brentwood. He graduated from Brentwood High School and is a current Brentwood resident. He has worked alongside Kevin at BauserHaus as a dog play manager since 2012. He knows all of our client dogs and they know him, helping to provide a stable, secure environment for the dogs to play together safely.
One of the leaders of our pack, Amy earned a degree in Veterinary Technology from Hickey College. She worked as a Veterinary Technician at the Humane Society of Missouri for over three years, where she had all responsibilities relating to the care of animals. She joined BauserHaus in 2013 and currently can fulfill all dog caretaking and human customer service roles, in addition to her role at home as mom to two little girls and a Rottweiler puppy.
Angie started her career with animals at BauserHaus in the spring of 2011 and is our dedicated little dog wrangler. BauserHaus is the only dog daycare in the metro area with a separate dedicated little dog play area, allowing the wee ones to feel safe and free to play. No underdogs here!
Brittany has also earned a degree in Veterinary Technology from Brown Mackie College. She works full time in all roles at BauserHaus including daycare, boarding and customer care responsibilities. Her consistently positive attitude and ready smile are great assets to the BauserHaus team!
With a Vet Tech degree from Brown Mackie College, Jennifer was well prepared when she joined Angie to work as our second dedicated little dog wrangler. She LOVES the little dogs, and they LOVE her!
Otto was adopted by Natalie from the APA at the beginning of 2011. Otto is emotionally mature and is also highly skilled in dog communication, using both calming signals and referee behavior while helping Natalie to determine the social skills of potential new clients during initial assessments. He is also unofficial lobby greeter, especially if you have a treat.
Playing & Socializing
No reservations required! Monday thru Friday: drop offs begin at 7am, pickup by 7pm & Saturday: 9am to 4pm Early drop off and late pickup by appointment only.
Boarding includes daycare – open playtime all day. Reservations are required. Prices and requirements may change during holiday seasons.
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