Doggie day care and indoor dog parks on Long Island

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Gone are the days when leaving for work meant having to leave your pup at home for a minimum of eight hours a day.

Many pet boarding centers have begun offering a day care option for working pooch parents who want their dogs to get lots of activity and socialization during the day.

Here are some venues that your four-legged friend can head to for fun and fitness during the day.

The Hydrant Hotel

WHEN | WHERE: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays, 9
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WHEN | WHERE: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and by appointment, 845 Raynor Ave., Riverhead INFO: 631-740-9359, hydranthotel.com COST: From $35 FIDO FUN: The 10,000-square-foot facility features outside splash pools and an agility course.

Doggie "U" K9 Academy

WHEN | WHERE: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
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WHEN | WHERE: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sundays (agility); 8 p.m. Tuesdays and 3:30 p.m. Thursdays (breed handling) at Doggie "U" K9 Academy, 1515D Fifth Industrial Ct., Bay Shore INFO: 631-968-7972, doggieuk9.com COST: $15 drop-in agility class; $10 breed handling class FIDO FUN: Owners and dogs get more structured quality time together in this huge indoor space that offers drop-in breed handling and agility classes. The venue hosts many events throughout the year ranging from agility trials to breed match shows.

Best in Show Pet Resort

WHEN | WHERE: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays, 9
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WHEN | WHERE: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays; 244 Herricks Rd., Mineola INFO: 516-742-7387, bestinshowpetresort.com COST: $33.95 single day; 10-day package, $309.50, 20-day package $559, 30-day package, $748.50 FIDO FUN: Dogs play inside a two-story resort-inspired space complete with an elevator. Day care pups recently competed in the center's annual Puppy Bowl -- complete with a tailgate party for dogs. Pet taxi service from $35.

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Fido Fitness Club

WHEN | WHERE: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through
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WHEN | WHERE: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; 910 Railroad Ave., Woodmere INFO: 516-569-3647, fidofitnessclub.com COST: $15 dog park; day care $42 full day, $25 up to 4 hours FIDO FUN: The climate-controlled facility has a fence that separates large and small dogs, many of whom come for day care. But nonmember dogs are welcome to romp and play in the park, as long as their keepers stick around, says co-owner Ellen Adler. On Sundays, an agility course is set up with a weave pole, jumps, tunnels and a teeter-totter. Last month, the club recently launched a new day care / training program that teaches dogs--mostly puppies and older dogs--basic obedience techniques while in day care.

Camp Bow Wow

WHEN | WHERE: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through
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WHEN | WHERE: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays, 8 a.m.-11 a.m. and 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Sundays; 174 Miller Place, Hicksville INFO: 516-595-7297, campbowwow.com/hicksville COST: $37/day ($22 up to five hours) FIDO FUN: At this 7,300-square-foot cabinlike facility, the dogs are called "campers" and the staffers "camp counselors." Four areas are designated for play. Each has a ramp with stairs for dogs to run on back and forth.

Hounds Town USA

WHEN | WHERE: 6 a.m.-8 p.m. weekdays and
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WHEN | WHERE: 6 a.m.-8 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays in Deer Park (631-522-1322), Ronkonkoma (631-467-1643), Port Jefferson Station (631-476-9320) and Farmingdale (631-465-9170) INFO: houndstownusa.com COST: $29/day (discounts for multiple days a week) FIDO FUN: Indoor play areas feature activity sets (think preschool fun) for the dogs to explore. Animals are grouped by size and temperament for supervised doggy play dates that take place throughout the day. The lobby is closed to visitors from noon to 2 p.m. for nap time.

The Martial Arfs Dog Training & Fitness Center

WHEN | WHERE: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through
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WHEN | WHERE: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; 251 Voice Rd., Carle Place INFO: 516-280-8331, martialarfs.com COST: Classes start at $25 ($235 monthly unlimited) FIDO FUN: Dogs can get in the zone at daily indoor fitness and obedience classes, such as TreadSpin, Agility and Lure Coursing, and there's a 10-foot-by-18-foot heated saltwater pool for both leisure and therapy.

Fetch Doggie Daycare

WHEN | WHERE: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays and
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WHEN | WHERE: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays (closed Sundays); 76 Montauk Hwy., Blue Point INFO: 631-619-3641, thefetchdog.com COST: $28/day ($18 half day) FIDO FUN: Described as a dog's "home away from home," the day care area indeed could pass for your living room, complete with a flat-screen TV and couches. Note to parents: The comfy setup is designed for couch potatoes that prefer to lounge rather than run around.

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K9 Clubhouse Dog Hotel

WHEN | WHERE: 7 a.m.-8 p.m. weekdays, 9
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WHEN | WHERE: 7 a.m.-8 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays at, 358 Little East Neck Rd., West Babylon INFO: 631-422-1971, k9clubhouse.com COST: $20/day FIDO FUN: Dogs get four hours of group playtime plus six bathroom breaks and a free going-home bath.

Super Paws Dog Training

WHEN | WHERE: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, 2135
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WHEN | WHERE: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, 2135 Jericho Tpke., Garden City Park INFO: 516-249-7297, superpawsk9.com COST: $20/day FIDO FUN: Dogs can run around and enjoy the indoor play area and rest stations.

DogTown

WHEN | WHERE: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays and
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WHEN | WHERE: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, 40385 County Rte. 48, Southold INFO: 631-765-8844, dogtownny.com COST: $35/day or $395 monthly unlimited FIDO FUN: Pups visiting for the day can let loose at this 3,000-square-foot facility by running around a jungle gym or playing games like "name this scent."

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