When it comes to our exercise program, for those dogs who like to socialise, they have the opportunity to play outside with friends of similar age, size and temperament in one of our several K9 Grass yards. For those dogs who prefer not to socialise, they will have the opportunity to explore their own area without other dogs but a staff member instead. Our family motto is "a tired dog is a happy dog" so our goal is to provide the dogs with the exercise and stimulation they crave. All dogs staying at Barkers get play time at least 4 times a day. The groups are carefully chosen and always supervised by our experienced staff.
Inside, your pet will have their own room complete with a raised Kuranda bed and bedding, heated floors in the winter and air conditioning in the summer, lots of natural lighting, and sanitised air courtesy of our Sanuvox UV air filtration system. We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our facility. All rooms are cleaned daily and as needed with the same products used at vet clinics.
Welcome to Western Canada's only boarding facility to offer Forever Lawn K9 Grass in all of our play spaces!
We’ve toured many boarding and daycare facilities across western Canada and the United States. We’ve witnessed first hand what works and what doesn’t in order to maintain your pet’s health in your absence. In order to keep your dog clean and healthy during their stay with us, we’ve invested heavily in two main areas of our facility; the space your dogs play in and the indoor air they breathe. First, we’ve had over 13,000 sq ft of Forever Lawn K9 Grass professionally installed in our play yards to offer your dog a clean and safe environment to run and play to their hearts content.This turf has antimicrobial and superior drainage properties with no infill and has been designed specifically for dogs.
Second, we discovered that one area that so many facilities ignore is indoor air quality. We realized this many years ago so we researched and installed a Sanuvox Air Filtration system. This system actually sanitizes the air your dog breathes in our facility and has been proven to dramatically reduce airborne pathogens. When you stop in for a tour, be sure to ask about our Sanuvox. We’re very proud to be only the second pet care facility in Canada to invest in such a system.
We will provide everything your dog needs for their stay including bowls, leashes and bedding. We ask that you bring their own food from home. Please ensure there is enough for their entire stay in a labelled, hard sided container with a secure lid. Raw diets can be accommodated with our fridge and freezer but must be pre-portioned in individual zip-locs or containers.
Our experienced staff are happy to care for dogs with special needs. Old joints, blindness, deafness, medications, allergies, injections; we've seen it all. To ensure the health and safety of all our guests, we require proof of valid, up-to-date vaccinations (including bordetella) from all dogs.
If your dog has never been to a boarding facility before, we encourage you to try our day boarding service. Unlike daycare, which is outdoors, day boarders will be set up with their own room and go out in rotations with the boarding dogs. At the end of the day, they go back home with you. This allows new dogs to experience the environment at Barkers, easing them into overnight visits. By the time your dog gets to stay with us, they'll be a pro!
All canine guests must be up to date with the following vaccinations administered by a veterinarian:
-Distemper Combo (Da2ppv)
We highly recommend all guests be on a preventative treatment for fleas & ticks.
We are not able to accept dogs without seeing proof of vaccines. Please either bring them with you upon drop off or email/fax them ahead of time.
To avoid disappointment we suggest booking your pets in as far in advance as possible for your vacations. Check out our FAQ for more info.
We are happy to give tours of our facility, next time you're passing by stop and say hi. Your dogs will thank you!
- Natural Light Kennels
- UV Air Purification System
-Kuranda Orthopaedic Beds
-K9 Grass in all play spaces
- Exercise Minimum Four Times Daily
-Caring & Attentive Staff