February 14, 2016


At certain times in our lives, we can’t give our dog what she or he needs. It may be sad but it can be true. Years ago, I knew this to be true when I came home one day to a torn apart couch.

It looked as though it had snowed in my apartment. Stuffing was EVERYWHERE!

I was being given very clear instructions from my dog – “Give me some attention. I need something to DO!”

So to save my (next) couch, I found a great dog daycare. Instead of letting the guilt of just being at a point in my life where there was much too much going on get to me, I found a great, welcoming dog daycare. (Much later in my life, I found a job where my dog was allowed to come to work with me. Life changes, and so do our needs. Relax about it.!)

There are many amazing dog daycare facilities in Toronto. All offer something a little different so be sure to do your homework, and ask lots of questions in order to find a dog daycare in Toronto that meets your family’s needs. The following (in alphabetical order) are some of the Toronto dog daycare centres.

Toronto Dog Daycare Providers

A Dog’s Life Toronto
215 Queen St. E.
Toronto, ON
Tel: 416-670-5492
Web: www.adogslifetoronto.com
Email: info@adogslifetoronto.com
We know that the highest standard of care for your best friend is important to you. We offer exclusive home-style care for your pet, in your home or ours. We cover all of Toronto from downtown to uptown. We are a small business and intend to remain small. Your dog will not be warehoused with a large group of dogs or walked in packs of 6 at a time. Our services include daycare, boarding, grooming, dog walking, in-home dog and cat sitting and puppy visits. We also offer special services for dogs that prefer one-on-one attention and for dogs that have serious health concerns including old age.

A Leg Up Dog Walking and Pet Sitting
Toronto, ON
Web: www.alegup.ca
Tel: (416) 538-3800
Email: info@alegup.ca
We offer 2 daycare locations. One in the heart of the Annex. The other in Leslieville. Both are uniquely A Leg Up. If you need pick up and drop off because you live a little far from either location or your busy schedule prevents you from coming in, no problem. We can do that. Both locations are like a day camp for your dogs. In fact, that’s what we call it. Dog Day Camp. Your favourite canine will be lead through targeted, instructional games. They play on the ramps, tunnels, weave poles or pause tables. The training our staff receive is second-to-none and allows for a balance of stimulation and calm. Over a hundred dog years in business (15 in human) has armed us with the knowledge, care and service ability to give your dog the best day and you the most peace of mind. Ask about a free consultation.

A Walk Apart Toronto Dog Walking Services
Toronto, ON
Tel: 416-434-1502
Web: www.awalkapart.com
Email: contact@awalkapart.com
We offer two types of doggie daycare, for your dog’s individual needs. Home-Style Daycare is a comfortable home away from home. Operating in the North York/Thornhill area, we care for a small group of dogs who prefer companionship throughout the day. Dogs enjoy play, entertainment and naps in our dog-friendly home, along with regular outings to our private back yard. We offer a daily, complementary pick-up and drop off service to clients located in our doggy daycare. Mobile Daycare is ideal for the energetic dog who needs more than a walk per day. Dogs enrolled in our mobile day care program are picked up up on our first walk, and returned home happy and tired at the end of our last walk. Mobile service includes at least two park outings each day. We are Bonded, Insured, and Licensed, and have plenty of happy references to share! To find out more about our services, please call us at 416-434-1502 or send us an email at contact@awalkapart.com

Barking Along Pet Care Services
Web: www.barkingalong.com
Tel: 416-445-0300
Email: contact@barkingalong.com
We take pride in the services we have provided to Toronto pet owners and its surrounding communities since 1990. Our services include dog walking, pet sitting, home-style boarding, doggy daycare, puppy and cat visits. Our Professional team of Dog walkers and pet sitters are fully Bonded & Insured. Trained in Emergency Pet First Aid. Our goal is to give all pets that extra care and attention they deserve. Highly Recommended by Veterinarians.

Barks n’ Rec
1590 Matheson Blvd Unit 8
Mississauga, ON
Tel: 905 629 2622
Web: www.barksnrec.com
Email: info@barksnrec.com
We are pleased to introduce Mississauga’s newest off-leash, indoor ‘Doggie Daycare & Puppy Playcare’… Conveniently located at the corner of Dixie Rd. and Matheson Blvd. just south of the 401! Barks n’ Rec offers 5000sq ft of cage free, interactive & professionally supervised daytime fun for your furry family member! A safe, clean and controlled environment for your pup to socialize and exercise while you are at work or play, open 6 days a week. Barks n’ Rec offers daycare, training classes, wash n’ go station, a boutique for all your doggie needs, and a round the clock webcam to watch your pal. We are looking forward to seeing you… 2 legs or 4

Doggie Playland Inc.
365 Olivewood Rd
Toronto, Ontario
Tel: 416 233 9111
Web: www.doggieplayland.ca
Email: info@doggieplayland.ca
Doggie Playland is Etobicoke’s premier doggie daycare facility. A 5500 sq ft indoor/outdoor dog park for a healthy and active doggie lifestyle. Our quality services include: daycare, cagefree boarding, professional grooming, training, doggie birthday parties and retail store. All at affordable prices. Conveniently located close to Bloor and Kipling subway, our hours of operation are Mo- Fri 7:30am- 6:30pm, Sa/Sun open for grooming, training and parties. Receive FREE daycare with every groom and for a limited time – FREE daycare session with every purchase of Training package.

Doggie Wonderland
Guided Court
55 Guided Court Unit 6
Etobicoke, Ontario
Tel: (416) 707-0416
Web: thedoggiewonderland.com
Email: alexcan12@yahoo.com
Located north of Toronto in Etobicoke, our goal is to provide the most comfortable environment for your dogs when you are at work or away for few days. When you are at work Doggie Wonderland ensure that your dog are given the love and care they deserve. Our facilities uphold the highest hygienic standards.

Dog Sense Day Care & Grooming
535 Wilson Heights Blvd.
North York, ON
Tel: 416-630-5255
Web: www.dogsensedaycare.com
Email: info@dogsensedaycare.com
We serve the needs of busy families and their loving companions. We offer dog owners peace of mind, their family pet is well taken care of while working, entertaining, renovating, shopping. In our DAYCARE your dog will socialize, learning good “doggie” manners and obedience, in our two spacious playrooms and secure outdoor yard. Bring your dog in for a bath and trim. We offer standard GROOMING or custom styling for all breeds! Our Obedience TRAINING classes include all commands needed for daily life with your dog, including offleash. Try our AGILITY classes for great fun & exercise with your dog!

Harry & Rupert’s Hotel for Dogs
Web: www.harryandruperts.com
Tel: 905-936-6091
Email: reservations@harryandruperts.com
Harry and Rupert s Hotel for Dogs is a small Boutique Hotel intended for the most discerning canine. Our eight suites have been designed with comfort, security and safety in mind. Our staff is trained in Pet First Aid and is on site 24/7. The Hotel is equipped with security cameras, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and our paddocks are securely fenced-in. All our guests socialize and play outdoors and indoors throughout the day and sleep and dine in the privacy of their own suite. Where will you be while your dog is on vacation?

Metro Dogstop
181 Belsize Dr.
Toronto, ON
Tel: 416-789-4451
Web: www.metrodogstop.com
Email: info@metrodogstop.com
“Dedicated to improving the lives of dogs”. We provide group and private walks, daycare, puppy visits, in-home boarding, and grooming. Our approach is based on stimulating a dog’s mind as well as its body for health and wellness promotion. We are fully bonded, insured, and certified in pet first aid. Please contact us to find out if we service your neighbourhood.

The Original Dog House
57 Research Road
East York, ON
Web: www.theoriginaldoghouse.com

The Original Dog House was founded with the objective of being ,”The Ultimate Centre for Dogs”. We pride ourselves on our work and ability to Rehab Dogs with issues such as Dog to Dog Aggression & Dog to People Aggression. Our objective is to deliver positive results on all the services we provide. The services we provide and specialize in are: Behavior Rehabilitation, Structured Daycare, Basic Obedience Training, Long & Short term Boarding, Professional Grooming, canine consulting & more.

Pack of Paws Dog Day Care and Training
105 Jefferson Ave
Toronto, ON
Web: www.packofpaws.ca
Email: diana@packofpaws.ca
Our goal is to provide the most comfortable and mentally stimulating environment for your dogs when you are at work. At Pack of Paws, we always take into consideration every dogs unique personality and energy levels to make sure every dog is cared for according to their needs. We strongly believe that all dogs can benefit from frequent socialization and exercise to help maintain a healthy physical and mental state. Fully bonded and insured and certified in Pet First Aid, we are confident that your dog will thrive in our Pack! We also offer a unique training package that involves using our pack dynamics to solve unwanted dog behaviours please contact us for futher information if you would like to learn more.

Park9 Resort
9 Meteor Drive
Toronto, Ontario
Web: park9dogs.com
Email: reservations@park9dogs.com
Our world class, enriching facility was built from the ground up for dogs and cats. With 12 years of experience at our Urbandog Fitness + Spa. location, Park9 sets a new standard in dog and cat boarding. No matter how far you travel, you can be rest assured that your best friend is having their own vacation at Park9. Check out our live webcams 7 days a week. We’re open for drop off and pick up 24/7 and just minutes from Pearson airport. Guilt free vacations at last!

Toronto, ON
Web: www.petopia.ca
Tel: 416-429-PETS (7387)
Email: info@petopia.ca
Petopia is your one-stop-shop for all your pet care needs. We offer doggie daycare, cage-free boarding, training, grooming, dog walking, pet sitting, retail boutique and much more. Our state-of-the-art facility has 12,000 sq ft of indoor space and a 1 acre outdoor fenced dog park where dogs can run and romp all year long. Another unique feature is our vacation overnight stays, where your fur babies can relax in one of our cozy suites furnished with luxury dog beds and enjoy audio/video entertainment after a full day of fun and exercise. For those pets that cannot come to Petopia, we offer cat visits and vacation pet visits. Some pets may do better in their own environment and are far less stressed in familiar surroundings. Petopia offers enjoyment for your pet through play, companionship and stimulating activity. Our staff are knowledgeable and experienced in pet care, animal behaviour, and dog training. Fully bonded and insured. Certified in Pet First Aid. To find out more information about our services, please visit www.petopia.ca or call 416-429-7387.

Rover And Rover
Tel: (416) 910-7387
Web: www.RoverAndRover.com
Reliable, experienced, professional, and your dog will love us too! Taking care of Toronto’s dogs since 1998, our services have been repeatedly recommended by vets, dog owners, and other dog care professionals. Our countless happy client testimonials speak for themselves. We offer Doggy Daycare and Home Boarding in our private dog friendly home with a complimentary pick up and drop off service in select Toronto neighbourhoods. Bonded | Insured | Pet First Aid Certified | Rover Rewards

Tailwaggers Doggy Daycare and Grooming S’Paw
3073 Dundas St. West Toronto (between High Park Ave and Quebec Ave)
Toronto, ON
Tel: 416-760-9244
Web: www.tailwaggerstoronto.com
Doggy Daycare: Our daycare has over 2400 square feet of play space with athletic rubber flooring, customized dog banquets for nap-time, dog toys, a doggy pool for the summer months and lots of fun activities scheduled throughout the day. Our pooches go out for walks every two hours and are completely pampered throughout the day!! We have a 20 dog maximum ensuring a high staff to dog ratio. Full-Day, Half-Day and Two Hour Play Sessions available!!

Grooming S’Paw: Our grooming S’Paw offers a serene, delicate, polished and cageless environment. S’Paw treatments include: full grooms, bath n brush, nail trimming and ear cleaning using natural shampoos and conditioners. Dogs are groomed one dog at a time, averaging 2 hours. Primp N Play is also available (daycare and grooming at a discounted price). Other services: Dog Boarding (which includes full day daycare), Dog Obedience Classes with Platinum K-9, Puppy Backyard Visits, Dog Walking

1505 Gerrard Street E
Toronto, ON
Tel: 416-462-1999
Web: www.uberdog.ca
Email: uberdog.eastside@gmail.com
Uberdog bespoke services for your canine pal. Ranging from all day romps in the country to 1/2 hour private walks, from cage free country boarding on our 65 acre Ranch to overnight care in one of our loving homes- uberdog has the perfect fitness or care programs for your best friend. Safe. Fun. Reliable. Professional. Call one of our canine concierges at (416) 462-1999 or email us at uberdog.eastside@gmail.com and set up the perfect individualized program for your pooch.

Woof! Dog Shop & Daycare
Tel: (647) 428-5388
Web: woofto.ca
Email: contact@woofto.ca
843 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON
Woof! Dog Shop & Daycare features affordable full and half day daycare rates starting as low as $25 per day. Our facilities feature both indoor and outdoor space, open space for play, daily walks, small groups and no overcrowding. Your dog will be supervised and stimulated through out the day by our experienced staff. Woof! also features a shop for your pet supply needs and boarding services. Established by long time dog rescuers, over half of our proceeds go to local rescues.

Woof & Shloof Inc
666 St. Clair Ave West
Toronto, ON
Tel: 416-619-9212
Web: www.woofandshloof.com
Email: jesse@woofandshloof.com
Woof & Shloof is an eco-friendly daycare, grooming and dog training company located in Toronto. Our first class facility is cage free and architected entirely from the dog’s point of view. We’re unique because we focus on connecting to dogs with simple, non-verbal methods that every creature in the animal kingdom understands. We believe it’s possible for all city dogs to find their inner calm and radiant joy. We believe that the recipe for this is to first exercise their bodies, then exercise their minds, while providing them with calm leadership in a safe and fun environment that is rich in leisure and love…one that meets the needs of each individual dog. Our talented and trained staff are present, calm, non-harming, and will love your dog like it’s their own.