Country Pet Playground

Dog Boarding, Daycare & Grooming

About Us

Country Pet Playground is a small facility that is only 5 miles from the center of town off Hwy 9 South & Hub Willis Rd. Since 2017, they have provided top-notch care to dogs in Mountain View & surrounding counties. The facility is located on the owner's property which makes it ideal for everyone!

Karissa Hickman is the Alpha Dog with 15 years of experience in working with dogs. She graduated from PIMA Medical in 2006 as a Certified Veterinary Assistant, then worked at Denver Animal Hospital in Colorado for close to 11 years. Karissa recently became a Certified Dog Groomer in the Spring of 2021.

Marina Baltzly is the part-time Animal Care Specialist. She recently moved to the Melbourne area from Ohio, where she used to be a groomer. She has been a vital addition to Country Pet Playground & provides quality care to every dog that they care for.

Her husband, Sean, is an Investigator with the Mtn View PD & has experience as a K9 Handler with the Stone County Sheriff's Dept. You may see him say "Hello" from time to time when he's not working.

If you are using a phone to view this site, the upper left corner with the 3 lines is where you will find the menu to reach the other pages about boarding, daycare & grooming!


If your dog has been admitted to your veterinarian's office for anything from a dental procedure, x-rays, surgeries, etc they will have to wait TEN days before coming to this facility. This is to ensure they were not exposed to anything contagious that could spread to the other dogs in our care.

This DOES NOT apply to regular annual/vaccine visits. Most veterinarians will not have any sick contagious dogs in the waiting area or exam rooms.

Dog Boarding is available 7 days a week, 365 days a year

Social Daycare Days are Tuesdays, ThursdayThursdays & Fridays


Monday-Thursday 7-9am or 4:30-6pm

Friday & Saturday from 7-9am or 4-5pm

Sunday from 7-8am or 4-5pm

For more information on boarding, daycare & grooming please visit those pages!


We are open for the rest of the year!