sorry, we are only accepting small dogs at this time
A happy dog is a tired dog. The inspiration behind Barks & Recreation came from the need for exercise and socialization in most training cases. At Barks and Recreation, we strive to give your dogs the play and exercise they need. Your dog will be treated to adventure, fun, rest times, and lots of socialization. A lot like home, we have a comfortable oasis for dogs indoors where they can relax and be treated like our family. With access to our indoor spaces as well as our outdoor spaces at all times, dogs are allowed to be dogs under professional supervision, and in social groups to suit their needs. Our secure facility, offers dogs of all ages and sizes to enjoy a day "at camp" and return home happy and tired. A well exercised and stimulated dog, is a happy balanced dog!
We would like to meet your dog, so please feel free to bring them for a scheduled assessment on their first day of daycare. This gives us the opportunity to properly assess your dog's temperament and place them in the right social group to maximize their play time, or ensure they have adequate rest time and space. You can also book a time to come and tour our facility, but we ask that owners only come for the tour.
All dogs are required to have their vaccinations or a titre test up to date. We will accept a copy of their rabies, bordatella, and booster shots from a veterinary hospital. We also require all dogs to be on a de-worming and tick and flea treatment to ensure their safety from disease that the bugs can carry.
We have separate indoor and outdoor play spaces in our dog daycare for all dog sizes, ages and temperaments.
Hours of Operation
We are open Monday to Friday from 6:30am-6:00pm. Dogs may be dropped off or picked up any time between business hours, and do not need to reserve a spot for the day in advance. We ask that you avoid dropping your dog off or picking them up between 12pm-1pm if possible to allow for lunch time feeding. We are closed on Saturdays, Sundays and statutory holidays.
Late fees apply for unexpected late pickups. $15 flat fee at 6:30pm, doors are locked at 7pm.
Tours are available by appointment only on weekdays from 1pm-3pm or 6pm-6:30pm. Please call or email to schedule your tour.
Our daycare is cleaned and sanitized multiple times per day using all natural, chemical free, pet safe, disinfecting solutions. Fresh drinking water is available in various places for your dog
Feeding and Medication
We feed your dog the food and treats that you provide at the times that you request. Dogs are fed in separate feeding areas to avoid any food aggression.
Medications are administered based on your instructions and at instructed times.
*NO CHARGES ADDED FOR FEEDING OR ADMINISTERING MEDICATION
QUICK PLAY - MAXIMUM 2 HOURS $15
HALF DAY - MAXIMUM 5 HOURS $20
1 FULL DAY - DROP IN RATE $30
10 (FULL) DAY PACK- NO EXPIRATION $280
10 (HALF) DAY PACK- NO EXPIRATION $190
ONE MONTH - UNLIMITED VISITS $530
*Additional same family dogs are half price (all dogs must have same address and owner, and must attend daycare at the same time to avail of the discount.)
*Prices INCLUDE 5% GST
*Packages are non refundable and non transferable