Dog Boarding in Downtown Toronto

Vacationing in the best dog boarding facility in Toronto? Paws up!!

Whether you’re off for a short weekend or an extended holiday, our short and long-term dog boarding service is the place for your pup!

If you are going on a vacation, doesn’t your dog deserve one too? Make a reservation in our dog boarding suite! Your pup will enjoy plenty of super comfy sofas and orthopedic beds to lounge on. They’ll also have bones to chew on, unlimited staff snuggles and a personalized meal service! Our experienced staff are happy to administer medications and handle raw food. Picky eater? No problem! We keep a variety of yummy smelling treats and add-ins handy to ensure that your pup enjoys every single meal.

If your dog is still feeling a bit nervous, a Daycare Attendant will take them to a separate, quiet room for some cuddle time. Our dog boarding program is designed to be a low stress environment, as we are focused on ensuring that every dog feels safe and comfortable during their stay with us.

During the day, your dog will socialize, make new friends, and play in our super huge playground and facility. If you are missing your best friend while you are away, check out our Facebook and Instagram pages! We post plenty of pictures of the dogs in action all day long! Does your dog need a bit of extra primping? Add a bath, brush and pawdicure to your reservation for the ultimate pampered pup!

What will my dog do during the day during his dog boarding vacation?

Your dog will run and play to his heart’s content! He will play with his doggie daycare friends, splash in the pool, slide down the slide, and jump through agility playsets! When he’s tired, he can climb up on the many sofas or on a Daycare Attendants lap for some cuddles and quiet time.

Do I need to bring his bed?

You’re more than welcome to bring his own bed however we do offer orthopedic beds for all our suites – no matter the size of your pup!

What else do I need to bring for my dog’s boarding vacation?

We ask that you bring his food because we don’t want to switch his food too quickly. Sometimes, when food is switch too quickly, diarrhea may ensue – and that doesn’t make for a great dog boarding experience. We understand if you’re in a rush, let us know what brand of food your dog likes and we’ll happily pick it up. If your pup doesn’t have stomach issues with switching food, then we’re happy to feed him our food.

Will there be someone there overnight with my dog?

Our Daycare Attendants leave roughly 11pm in the evening and return roughly 6am in the morning. Each dog is separated into their own suites with an orthopedic beds, toys, bones, and water for the night. After playing all day, our guests are so tired that they happily wander into their suites to hunker down for the night. Studies have also shown that dogs get a better night sleep (when in a different place than home) without a person around. This allows the dog to get a good night’s sleep to be happy and alert and ready to play come daybreak!
Our premises are secured with state of the art technology for heat detection, smoke detection, glass breaks, and unlawful entry.

My dog eats slowly. How do we ensure no other dog eats his food?

This is common among some dogs but rest assured that every dog eats separately and is given roughly 45 mins to an hour to eat. This is to ensure they’ve digested their food properly. If a dog goes out to play too quickly after eating, they could throw it up or worse, stomach bloat which may require surgery.

Can my dog get a bath after playing?

Yep! We do dog bathing – check out our dog bathing page for more information.

Next Steps for Dog Boarding?

Is your dog ready for his new adventure? Give us a call today at 416.461.4788 or bark at us by email (info@pawsplaygrounds.com) to get started!

Dog Boarding rates: $60 per 24 hours
Dog Boarding Package: $1080 for 20 Sleepovers (no expiration)

Dog Boarding rates during peak season (Dec. 18 – Jan. 3): $75 per 24 hours

Dog Daycare in Downtown Toronto

Playing in the best dog daycare in Toronto?

You know that the second you walk through your door after a long day’s work, your dog will pounce on you!

Here at Paws Playgrounds in downtown Toronto, we believe that every day should be an adventure for your dog! That’s why our 10,000 square foot dog daycare and dog boarding facility features tunnels, slides, and even splash pools! Your dog can play and explore all day, while making new doggie friends of all shapes and sizes. For those lovely winter days, we also have a large indoors with rubberized mats and agility playsets! After all of that playing, your pup can cuddle up with their new friends on one of our many super comfy couches for a well deserved rest. And you can rest assured that your dog has enjoyed a fantastic day, playing in a fun and safe environment while you had to be away.

If your dog prefers a more chill experience, our indoor daycare room offers plenty of squeaky toys and balls to chase after. The indoor daycare room also has several cozy beds for lounging, and all of the staff snuggles a dog could ever dream of! Many of our smaller pups and senior dogs find our indoor dog daycare room the perfect spot to romp the day away at their own pace.

Both the indoor and outdoor dog daycare and playground areas are climate controlled for your pup’s ultimate comfort. Both daycares are also fully monitored by our trained staff members at all times. We strive to ensure that every dog is happy and engaged all day long! And when it comes time to go home, your best friend is calm and ready to snuggle all night long!

Dog daycare Toronto can make a world of difference for both you and your pet. If you are struggling with a dog who is bored, destructive, overweight, or in need of some extra socialization, we can help!

What does a dog do all day in a dog daycare?

Your dog will run and play to his heart’s content! He will play with his daycare friends, splash in the pool, slide down the slide, jump through agility playsets, and climb on the jungle gyms! When that’s enough, he can climb up on the many sofas or curl up on a Daycare Attendants lap for some cuddles and quiet time.

Do you take them for walks?

No, we don’t take them off the premises as we can not control the environment outside our dog daycare facility. But rest assured, the amount of exercise your dog gets from running and playing is far above a regular walk. Your dog will be tired when he gets home!

Is there an outdoor area? Indoor area?

Oh yes! Our dog daycare has the largest outdoor playground space in Toronto! We have over a 1/4 of an acre for the pups to run and play all day – splash pools, agility sets, jungle gyms – all for the happiness of your pup! And yes, we have an indoor dog daycare for those lovely Toronto winter days that is climate controlled.

My dog eats lunch. Can he have lunch at doggie daycare?

Yes, absolutely, and rest assured that every dog eats separately so no other dog will eat his food. Each dog is then given roughly 45 mins to an hour to eat to ensure they digest the food properly. If a dog goes out to play too quickly after eating, it’s possible that they could throw it up or worse, stomach bloat which may require surgery.

I have a small dog. Is a dog daycare the right place for him?

We have a separate small dog daycare for those little ones who are anxious or frightened of the bigger doggies. It’s a fun environment with toys, bones and a sofa and where one doesn’t need to be worried about getting trampled on.

Can my dog get a bath after playing?

Yep! We do dog bathing – check out our dog bathing page for more information.

Is your dog ready to play in the largest dog daycare in Toronto?

Is your dog ready for a brand new adventure? Give us a call today at 416.461.4788 or bark at us by email (info@pawsplaygrounds.com) to get started!

Dog Daycare rates: $40 per Full Day
Full Day Daycare Package: $720 for 20 adventures (no expiration)

Dog Daycare rates: $25 per Half Day
Half Day Daycare Package: $450 for 20 adventures (no expiration)

Taxi rates: $5 for pick up and drop off
Taxi Package: $90 for 20 days

Dog Bathing in Downtown Toronto

Dog Bathing in Downtown Toronto!

Go on, doggies – go play and get dirty!! The dirtier they are, the more fun they had in the process! We offer dog bathing, hair brushing, nail trimming, and ear cleaning for all sizes of dogs.

Let’s face it, dogs roll in mud, dirt, dead fish – anything that we find smelly is what they feel is their best scent ever! Sound familiar? We offer onsite dog bathing – because we know they like to find the smelliest things to roll in.

The dirtier they are, the more fun they had in the process! We offer dog bathing with oatmeal shampoo, hair brushing, nail trimming, and ear cleaning for all sizes of dogs. So if your dog’s been boarding with us or he’s come to play for the afternoon, we’d be more than happy to give him a big ole soap ‘n’ suds bath.

Dog bathing takes anywhere from an hour to 2 hours to complete. If your dog is a regular here, he’ll play for an hour play first to get some energy out.

But there are countless options in Toronto for pet care, so why should you choose us?

Service – With our dog daycare and dog boarding here at Paws, we see each dog as an individual, and every visit will be tailored to your pup’s unique needs. Whether he or she needs encouragement to make friends, reminders to play gently, or help reading other dog’s signals, our staff will praise, correct, and remind as often as needed. Are you working on any special tricks at home? Let us know and we will continue working on them during visits!

Suites – Our custom suites are designed to emulate your home so our pups feel like it’s home away from home! Make a reservation in our dog boarding suite, where your pup will enjoy plenty of sofas and orthopedic beds to lounge on, a 40 inch television for movie nights, bones to chew on, unlimited staff snuggles and a personalized meal service!

Safety – After years of working with dogs, we are well aware of the many dangers that lurk in off leash parks. From foreign objects to broken fences to unpredictable dogs, taking your pup to an off leash park is risky business. We are equipped with a triple gating systems, an 8 ft tall locking security fence as well as state of the art monitoring cameras. Both of our climate controlled dog daycares are cleaned daily and the dogs are always supervised by trained staff. Every dog who comes to our facility is thoroughly screened and evaluated before joining our pack.

Next steps?

Give us a shout at 416.461.4788 or email us at info@pawsplaygrounds.com to book an appointment and discuss your dog’s bathing needs.

For dog daycare and dog boarding, we begin with an initial consultation to assess your dog to ensure they will fit in with the pack and that you’re comfortable with your pup coming here. Your pup will then be placed in a group based on their energy and fitness levels. Our high energy group runs and plays for the majority of the time, whether it’s around the jungle gym or up and down the slides while our lower energy group socializes at a slightly slower pace.

Individual dog bathing start at $40.

Dog Walker in Downtown Toronto

Dog walker? Who said dog walker?

Someone said dog walker!! Bark, bark, woof, arf! Grab the leash and sit by the door!! They’ll have to trip over us to get out!! Woof!

Seriously, who doesn’t enjoy lovely playtime with friends while taking in the sights, smells and sounds around us? Chances are, your dog knows how to spell the word “walk???. We offer dog adventures in our private playground so that this gives your dog an opportunity to exercise, socialize with other dogs and integrate with the pack. Our playground provides the more gregarious of our four-legged friends with a new and fun environment to explore and release energy, while our more bashful buddies learn from the pack how to play with other dogs at our dog daycare.

With over 10,000 square feet, our dog daycare is the largest outdoor private playground in downtown Toronto. We offer jungle gyms, playsets, agility equipment, slides, and even splash pools in the summer! We also have a large indoor climate controlled playground for those chilly winter days. After a fun-filled and exhausting day, the pups can retire to our custom built dog boarding rooms with their very own orthopedic beds to dream of chasing cats!

So what are the next steps?

Give us a call at 416.461.4788 or email info@pawsplaygrounds.com for an assessment. We begin with an initial consultation to assess your dog to ensure they will fit in with the pack and that you’re comfortable with your pup coming here. Your pup will then be placed in a group based on their energy and fitness levels. Our high energy group runs and plays for the majority of the time, whether it’s around the jungle gym or up and down the slides while our lower energy group socializes at a slightly slower pace.

Dog Adventure rates: $20 per 3 hour adventure
Taxi rates: $5 for pick up and drop off

Dog Adventure Package: $450 for 20 adventures with pickup and drop off ($360 without.)

Pet Taxi in Downtown Toronto

Paws Playgrounds is happy to offer our Pet Taxi service!

Our pet taxi service region includes Dufferin to the west, Victoria Park to the east, Danforth to the north and Queens Quay to the south. If you are not in the service region, please give us a shout and we’ll what we can do to accommodate the pick up.

Our east side pet taxi runs hourly and our west side pet taxi has 2 runs per day.

Here at Paws Playgrounds Dog Boarding and Dog Daycare in downtown Toronto, we believe that every day should be an adventure for your dog! That’s why our 10,000 square foot dog daycare and dog boarding facility features a huge outdoor playground, complete with tunnels, slides, and even a splash pool! Your dog can play and explore all day, while making new canine friends of all shapes and sizes. For those lovely frosty winter days, we also have a large climate controlled indoors with rubberized mats and agility playsets! After all of that playing, your pup can cuddle up with their new friends on one of our many super comfy couches or orthopedic beds for a well deserved rest. And you can rest assured that your dog has enjoyed a fantastic stay, playing in a fun and safe environment while you had to be away.

But there are countless options in Toronto for pet care, so why should you choose us?

Service – With our dog daycare and dog boarding here at Paws, we see each dog as an individual, and every visit will be tailored to your pup’s unique needs. Whether he or she needs encouragement to make friends, reminders to play gently, or help reading other dog’s signals, our staff will praise, correct, and remind as often as needed. Are you working on any special tricks at home? Let us know and we will continue working on them during visits!

Suites – Our custom suites are designed to emulate your home so our pups feel like it’s home away from home! Make a reservation in our dog boarding suite, where your pup will enjoy plenty of sofas and orthopedic beds to lounge on, a 40 inch television for movie nights, bones to chew on, unlimited staff snuggles and a personalized meal service!

Safety – After years of working with dogs, we are well aware of the many dangers that lurk in off leash parks. From foreign objects to broken fences to unpredictable dogs, taking your pup to an off leash park is risky business. We are equipped with a triple gating systems, an 8 ft tall locking security fence as well as state of the art monitoring cameras. Both of our climate controlled dog daycares are cleaned daily and the dogs are always supervised by trained staff. Every dog who comes to our facility is thoroughly screened and evaluated before joining our pack.

So what are the next steps?

Give us a call at 416.461.4788 or email info@pawsplaygrounds.com for an assessment. We begin with an initial consultation to assess your dog to ensure they will fit in with the pack and that you’re comfortable with your pup coming here. Your pup will then be placed in a group based on their energy and fitness levels. Our high energy group runs and plays for the majority of the time, whether it’s around the jungle gym or up and down the slides while our lower energy group socializes at a slightly slower pace.

Staying Cool in the Summer Heat

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Keeping your pups cool during the hot summer months can be critical to their health and happiness. We’ve put together some easy tips to make sure you and your furry friends can stay cool while still having summer fun!

 

#1: Bring water with you

It is so important for your dog to stay hydrated when you two are out enjoying the sun. Make sure you always have a bottle of water handy. There are also many portable water dishes you can buy at pet stores that will easily collapse so you can store it in your pocket or bag. Make sure to offer fresh water to your dog every 15-20 min or so (use your best judgement with the heat). You can also bring along frozen ‘pupsicles’ to keep your dog cool! Mix together some dog-friendly foods such as peanut butter, banana and yogurt. Freeze solid and bring along as a cool treat! But remember, even with delicious ‘pupsicles’ your dog will still require access to fresh water.

#2: Limit time outside if your dog is short-nosed (Brachycephalic)

If your dog has a short nose (ex., Pug, English bulldog, French bulldog, Mastiff, etc.), it is critical that they don’t spend too much time in the heat. These breeds overheat much faster compared to longer nosed breeds and they have a much higher risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Make sure these dogs have access to water at all times, have access to plenty of shade that they can cool down in, and on days with heat warnings, it may be best to keep them inside for most of the day where it is air conditioned. For all dog breeds (not just short nosed) it is sometimes better to leave them at home instead of giving them a long walk or hike in the summer heat.

#3: Do not leave dogs in a hot car

Most people are aware of the dangers of leaving a dog in a hot car. The temperature inside the car will be even hotter than the outside heat. When the weather is 70???F outside, after just 30min in the car it can feel like 104???F. If you must bring your dog in the car and leave him while running errands, see if a friend is available to come along with you. That way someone can keep your dog company while you run into the store and back, as well as you can leave the car running for the air conditioning. Always try to plan ahead so that you will not be in a situation that your dog has to sit in a hot car.

#4: Learn to recognise the signs of an overheated dog

It is always a great idea to learn more about your dog’s health and well-being. Taking a pet first aid course and learning to recognise when your dog isn’t quite acting themselves is all part of being the most responsible pet owner you can be. Some of the signs to watch out for are; excessive panting, dry nose, lack of appetite, wobbly or shaky when walking around. If your dog is suddenly experiencing one or more of these symptoms, give them time to cool off immediately. If symptoms don’t improve, call your vet and they can advise you if your dog needs immediate attention.

 

Having fun with your pup is easy! Now staying safe and healthy in the heat will be too!