We are excited to offer Saugeen Shores and area a unique form of doggy daycare! Research shows the average dog only needs a couple hours of stimulation a day and 12-18 hours of sleep! Any more exercise than this on a daily basis can make the average dog over tired, less tolerant and more grumpy (just like kids) which increases risk of injury and can even cause behavioral problems.
Our approach to your dog’s day in our daycare is to balance physical exercise, mental activities, and rest periods. All three are equally important components to keeping your dog safe and healthy when socializing with other dogs.
You want a tired dog after a day of play with their buddies. We understand your goal and will help you tire out your best friend while also monitoring the overall safety and health of your dog. It’s important that exhaustion is not our only measure of success when you bring your dog for a play session. Dogs may take natural rest breaks during playgroups, but it is the rare dog that will relax and enter a deep sleep. Most dogs napping in the playgroup are in light sleep, but very alert so they can jump up whenever something exciting happens. They do not reach the restful sleep stages needed to keep their brain healthy.
A typical day with us with alternate between playing with dogs of their own size and play style. While working on obedience skills such as come, stay, leave it and wait, which will not only tire your dog out physically but mentally as well.
MONDAY TO FRIDAY 6:30am – 5:30pm!
SATURDAY 9am – 4pm!
In order to be accepted into Daycare all dogs must:
- Have a current application on file
- Pass an evaluation
- Be people and dog friendly, and have no guarding issues
- Be up to date on shots (Rabies, Distemper/Parvo combination and Bordetella). You must provide proof with current vaccination records.
- Be spayed/neutered if over 7 months of age. Exceptions will be taken on case-by-case scenario – please contact us.
- Puppies over 12 weeks or with second set of vaccines administered
- View our complete Daycare Rules & Regulations
Mini Days: Less than 3 hrs
Half Days: Less than 6 hrs
Unlimited pass will start on the day purchased.
Prices do not include HST