NHS Playgroups get you and your dog out of the house, and into the action.


Nothing tires out a dog and teaches him socialization like playing with other canines. NHS Playgroups get you and your dog out of the house, and into the action.

What should I expect? In NHS playgroups, dogs will be able to interact and play with other dogs that are close in age and size. If you are looking for a way to give your dog some quality “dog playtime” and burn off energy, playgroup could be for you.

When are Playgroups?

NHS trainers proctor playgroups on Tuesday nights

  • In the Center for Humane Services (Bone Jour Dog Day Care), located to the east of the main building
  • Puppies meet from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm (Puppies must have the first 2 rounds of puppy shots to 8 months of age)
  • Small dogs meet from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm (Dogs less than 25 pounds who enjoy and get along with other dogs. There is no age limit)
  • Adolescent dogs meet from 7:45 pm to 8:45 pm (Dogs 8-24 months in age as long as they enjoy and get along with other dogs)
  • Cost is $5 per dog and can be paid to the playgroup instructor on arrival, at the customer service counter in the main NHS building, or online by clicking here »
  • Participants may check in 15 minutes before play starts. But once playgroup has started no dogs will be added to these groups
  • For information: 402-905-3472

Yappy Pack proctors playgroups on Thursday nights & Saturday mornings

  • Yappytime Stay and Playgroup
  • Thursday night playgroup takes place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m *beginning April 19 through September 27, 2018
  • Saturday morning playgroup takes place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Both playgroups are held in the NHS Meadow near the Center for Humane Services.
  • All dog sizes are welcome and break into size appropriate groups.
  • Participants can come and go during the two-hour time frame.
  • Cost is $5 per dog and punch cards are available for $40 for 11 visits.
  • Please pay at the door
  • For information: Email or visit their Facebook Page.

Please Note

  • All dogs must be current on immunizations. Please bring proof of this the first time you come to play group
  • All dogs should get along with other dogs
  • No toys for play group please (Dogs can scuffle over possessions)
  • Plan on staying at playgroup with your pet
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes