Dog Day Care
A day of fun, enrichment, mental and physical stimulation and emotional care
Dog Day Care check-in/out hours
To ensure the highest standards or care and safety for our guests, we are limited our check-in and out hours to:
Mon - Fri: 5:30 am - 8:45 am | 11:30 am - 12:15 pm | 4 - 8:45 p.m.
Weekends: 7:30 am - 9:45 am | 12 pm - 1:45 pm | 4 - 6:45 pm
Holidays: No day care
The Difference of Day Programs with Paws Pet Pad
Care for their physical, mental, psychological and emotional well being
We do day care a lot differently. No two dogs are alike, and no two days of day care are either. What IS the same for each guest is that their day is designed to take care of not just their physical well being, but also their mental, emotional and psychological well being too.
Every day of care includes rest, supervised play, emotional care and learning. We group dogs by energy, size, and temperament and have various play groups throughout the day.
We tailor each day to each dog. Puppies need more sleep. Some breeds need more rest. Some prefer the company of low-energy dogs. We create the day to match your dog.
Indoor/outdoor play areas
No matter the weather, we have fun spaces both indoor and out! In summer we have pool and water play, and in winter we have indoor spaces with beds and structures for climbing
Five areas for guests of all sizes
We divide our play groups by size, play style and temperament. We have spaces for our big busy players, our more chill guests, our littles and puppies, and our teeny tinies.
Our Pet Specialists complete a thorough training program covering safety and handling, first aid, advanced dog knowledge, health, characteristics of breeds and teaching basic behaviours, and attend webinars and in-person training seminars with local trainers to learn various positive-reinforcement and force-free training methodologies and philosophies. Learn about the training required for our Pet Specialists.
We manage our play groups positively and manage and direct behaviour. We don't spray with water bottles, pin dogs, yell at them, or otherwise use aversive techniques.
Everything we do is trust-based and relationship-building with the goal to build your dog's confidence and ensure their safety and happiness.
Your dog's first day is about them letting us know who they are, what they're comfortable with, and what they need to have the best days possible with us.
We have a very intentional assessment process to get to know the special needs of your dog.
Confidence Learning & Social Skills program
Some dogs need to build up their confidence or need a special group to help build their social skills or comfort with others. Our CLASS program helps these guests through a personalized program intended to help them eventually become part of a regular social play group.
Throughout the day our daycare guests alternate between learning and fun sessions and rest. We alternate our play groups between resting times and play times so that they can regenerate between play sessions and be at their best for fun with their friends. After 6 p.m., we switch our day program to our evening care program of more rest and down time.
Our play groups encourage friendships and strengthen trust. We have a lot of regular clients who come regularly, and our intentional play groups match dogs with others that match them.
Our attendants get to know your dog so well they become like family, and they know exactly who to pair your pup up with for play.
Three day care programs
Five play areas, three programs of care
Social Play Day Care
For guests who are socially confident and enjoy playing or interacting with others.
We divide dogs by size, play style and temperament. We have five play areas we personalize to the dogs who come that day. All play areas have indoor/outdoor access for all-weather fun and bathroom access throughout the day.
Private Play and Enrichment
A day program isn't just for the social pups! Every dog can have a fun day out with some pool play and climber fun and outdoor area to explore!
Our private play and enrichment areas are ideal for siblings who get along with each other but may not with others, or for busy brains and bodies who need to burn some energy but who you'd like to not be with others.
Confidence Learning and Social Skills
Our CLASS program is such a great program! We know not all guests come to daycare full of confidence and ready to play.
For those guests, we have our CLASS program to help build their confidence and comfort with others and help them gain the social skills that will help enrich their lives.