Our facility

We’re conveniently located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis at 717 N. Capitol Avenue, just steps away from the Cultural Trail. Our building is south of the intersection of Capitol and St. Clair Street. Free parking is available in the rear of the building off of Muskingum Street.

  • Our 8,000 square-feet facility is climate controlled.
  • We have three play areas where big, medium, and small dogs can run, wrestle, and play under constant supervision.
  • We offer roomy overnight stay areas.
  • Contact us at 317-631-DOGS (3647).

Owner – Chris Strack

chrisOut of her love for dogs, Chris turned her six-year pet sitting business into Tender Loving Pets Doggy Daycare in 1999. It's been voted the #1 doggy daycare in Indy longer than many other businesses have been in existence. As one customer explained the #1 rating, "They absolutely love my dog, just as much as I do."  While quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts, Peyton Manning selected Chris as his MVP (Most Valuable Pet caretaker). He trusted Tender Loving Pets Doggy Daycare with his Labrador Retrievers Colt, Rookie, and Presley for 11 seasons.

Our staff

Chris has attracted and retained devoted staff members. They collectively have more than 40 years of service at Tender Loving Pets Doggy Daycare. Their passion for dogs extends beyond those they serve at daycare to those they rescue. Through the tireless efforts of the Tender Loving Pets community - staff and like-minded customers - countless dogs now have loving homes.

All staff members are experienced, knowledgeable, and love dogs. We enjoy working with all kinds – from shy ones to high-energy types. Whether dogs are here once a week or once a year, we treat them like our own. From the moment you walk through our door, you and your dog are part of our pack.

Anna, a manager, has been with TL Pets since 2008. When she’s not working, she enjoys being with her Golden Retriever, Ellie. Fun fact about Anna: She’s named all her dogs after Beatles songs.

Carman, one of our managers, has been with us for more than three years. She loves hanging out here with all the dogs. In her free time, she hangs out with her dog Naomi and her husband Sam.

Jeri has been with TL Pets since 2003. She enjoys learning the personalities of all the dogs. In her spare time, she loves working in her yard and playing with her Husky mix Ruby Sue.

Destiny has been with us more than a year. She loves working with all the dogs. In her spare time, she attends college and enjoys playing with her Doberman puppy, Sir.

Danielle has been with us about a year. She’s our in-house artist. In her spare time, she loves drawing and painting.