About Us

At Play with Sparky™ is Asheville’s premier doggie daycare facility.

Play, socialization, supervision, and individual attention are all part of our daily activities here at Sparky’s. We are a family-owned facility that treats all dogs as if they are our very own. Your dog can be part of the fun at Sparky’s!

Our Staff:

At Play with Sparky™ was started by Tara Horne & her father in 2003. Russ has since retired, but Tara operates the business to this day. She is blessed with an amazing group of staff who place the safety and happiness of the animals in their care as the highest priority.  You’ll most likely be greeted by one of our managers, Ann or Shelby, when you come in the door. Once we’ve met your dog, we’re pretty likely to remember their name! (We’ll work on learning your name too, but let’s face it, it’s all about the dogs here!) We’ve got a few other office staff who fill in the gaps and lots of staff you may rarely see, but be assured, they are actively wearing your dog out as we speak. After more than a decade caring for the dogs of Asheville, we are pretty well-known as THE doggy daycare. Come join us!

Our Facility:

Don’t leave your dog home alone – let him/her play with the gang!  Our facility features large indoor playrooms as well as huge, outdoor fenced yards.  We host play groups for dogs of every shape and size.  Play equipment, wading pools, balls, rope toys and soft spots to lay are all available to our furry friends.  Regular games of soccer, fetch and frisbee will keep even the most active dogs entertained. We also have more low-key activities for older or less active dogs.  At Play with Sparky has something for everyone. Your dog will leave tired & happy!