Doggy Day Cares in the HRM

You should also check out my "dog walkers" page - because some local dog walkers also do overnight boarding - if what you're interested in is overnight boarding, and not necessarily just doggy day care.

A little bit out of town in Blockhouse (near Mahone Bay) is Sea Dawg Boarding - run by Janet Chernin - it's an in home dog boarding - so it's cage free and she only boards small numbers of dogs - so if your dog can't handle large numbers of dogs - she's the place for you.  Check out her facebook page

The Chewed Slipper is out in Lower Sackville - now that place sounds like a lot of fun. They have doggy socials you can go to, and they also accept every breed of dog - which is a good thing for everybody! You can check them out at - they've also got an onsite trainer, a spa, and lots more! Yea!

"Bowling Farm Dog Adventures" sounds like so much fun! They are located in Lower Sackville on a 65 acre farm and have a doggy day care as well as a boarding facility - they're open at 6:30am to 6:30pm everyday and you can read more about them on their website at - you should check them out!

The newest institutional style doggie daycare in town is Jollytails Inc! They are located on the Halifax Peninsula and have a huge outdoor play area - so they are destined to be super busy - The owner Tristan Flynn is also a really great positive dog trainer, so there is not one bad thing you could possibly say about the place. Here is the blurb that Tristan says about his new business, because it says everything you'd want to know - "Jollytails Doggy Daycare is located in the heart of Halifax, 5 minutes from the Windsor Exchange at 3484 Intercolonial St (off Kempt Rd). We have over 6500 square feet of OUTSIDE play area for our dogs! We run both Group and Private training classes dealing with a wide range of issues from teaching basic manners to addressing aggression issues. We also feature quality retail toys and food products that you can't get anywhere else designed with your pet's mental health in mind!" You can find out more about Jollytails at their Facebook page - they have also opened a second location nearby their original location - so they have lots of extra spaces to play with

Paw Prints Doggy Daycare located 401 Bluewater Road Unit 4 in Bedford in the Atlantic Acres Industrial Park. Their phone number is 832-9323 and they have a website at In addition to being a doggy day care they also do grooming of cats and dogs - they book by appointment and their grooming shop is separate from the doggy day care so there's less stress on the dogs in the daycare.

Camp Bow Wow over in Dartmouth - is in my opinion the best doggy day care in the HRM - their business is at 650 Portland Street. The international company's first Canadian franchise is locally owned by John Sinclair. Dogs, or "campers" as they are referred to at Camp Bow Wow, have access to three large outdoor and three large climate-controlled indoor play areas, which include fencing, shade areas, pools and playground equipment. Overnight campers get to stay in cozy cabins with fleece bedding. Owners can even watch their dogs remotely on the net thanks to a number of Camper Cams. You can also check out their website at or call them at 431-DOGS.

"Inn the Dog House" has opened up out by the airport - they have large luxury suites and plenty of places to play outside plus walking trails, a pond, and home made treats for their guests! Sounds like a great time can be had by all at this facility! You can find out more about them by going to their website at

I had an email from the owner of "The Dog Spot" who just recently opened out in Hammonds Plains and this is what they have to say about their facility - I think they're pretty proud of it - "its is an exclusive doggy daycare for small breed dogs. They have a large indoor and out door run, inheated floors, and a great doggy atmosphere. The Dog Spot specializes in small dog/toy breeds but also welcomes larger dogs. The daycare provides a spacious and welcoming environment designed to meet the needs of your four legged friends. They have friendly experienced staff, a large indoor and outdoor play area equipped cozy dog beds, dog houses, and ofcourse, toys! We are more than willing to work with the individual needs of each dog. Their phone number is - 832-SPOT and their email address is -

Out in Lower Sackville - Tracy Wilcox has started a dog walking and pet sitting business - so if you're int that area - you should look her up! She's got a facebook page that you can find her at - at - "Running with Ruckus"

A doggy day care that's open in north end Halifax - it's called "Happy Hounds" and it's on the corner of Barrington and Young Street - their website is at - they offer overnight bookings, and partnering with the folks at "Sublime Canine" - they also offer obedience training!

The staff at Vetcetera have opened a doggy daycare - they have opened a "Doggy Stay N Play that runs Mon, Wed, Fri 7:30am-6pm." - if it's as good as their vet clinic is - it is an immaculately run, fabulous facility - that's for sure! They're located at 1144 Bedford Highway - their website is at

"Fetch Inc" Canine Education Centre - is almost directly across the street from the provincial branch of the NS SPCA on Joe Zatzman Drive. They've got a website at and their website says they are "the new canine facility in Burnside, Dartmouth. They offer lots of experience in Doggie Daycare, Puppy Socialization and Training, Family Obedience, Agility and Rally-O. Along with daycare services they offer many types and levels of classes, events such as seminars, obedience and agility run thrus and fun matches for Conformation, Obedience and Agility. They also rent out space for training, matches, meetings and seminars. How much more could you ask for, really?

Patch of Heaven Pet Resort looks like Shangri-la for dogs! It's located outside of Kentville - and it boasts what I think is the first private dog park in Nova Scotia - they have a website at - and they not only have their "Bark Park", their boarding is cage free, they have a doggy day care, and they also host special events! So this place really does sound like a pet resort to me! If you're going away for a bit - this definitely is not too far to drive to have your dog live in the style they are accustomed to, that's for sure.

Also a little bit out of town is a place called "Little Critter Sitters". I had an email from the owner - Joan Carroll, and she takes little dogs - she's got 3 of her own and she's a cage free in home doggy day care and in home boarding place. She's in Mineville which is off highway 107 at exit 18. Her phone number is 461-7562 or you can email her at - if you've got little dogs - she might be just the ticket!

The Pampered Paws Inn out in Hammond's Plains has a doggy day care attached to it - and the owner Wendy is a bundle of energy to be reckoned with! She also has an ice cream stand at her place that sells ice cream for dogs too! So you can tell this lady has a LOT of good ideas! But this part of my site is just talking about her doggy day care - so if you're looking for a doggy day care in the Hammond's Plains area - contact Pampered Paws!

Petworks over in Dartmouth is on Portland Street - it's a part of Petfocus, and there are several other animal related services on site. Their website is at  - it looks like a great facility, and it offers overnighters as well.

Mr. Housewatch - is a pet sitting business located in the Halifax Regional Municipality, servicing the area's of Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford and Lower Sackville. They offer in home pet and house care from periodic visits to live-in services - their website is at - I've gotten feedback from Susan and her dog Clancy who says he's fabulous, very professional and she's recommended him to other people who also love him.

Kamp Kanine is in Upper Stewiacke - Directions to Kamp Kanine and contact information is on their website at

Country Critter Sitters is a little bit outside of town - Seaforth - but their website looks fantastic - so you're planning on going away on vacation and looking for a place to put your canine life companion in a spot where they're going to have as much fun as you are while you're away - this might be the spot! They'll go for for walks on the ocean, in a cage free environment - a home away from home, cheaper than staying in any place in the city!

If you've had a good experience with a doggy day care in the HRM - email me at and I'll list it here!

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