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WELCOME TO THE HOUND LOUNGE

Barrie's most charming dog daycare &

your dog's favourite place!

Click here to fill out our application & get your dog started in daycare!

WHAT MAKES THE HOUND LOUNGE DIFFERENT?

Award Winning Pet Care

Since 2015, we’ve been proudly offering dog daycare throughout the Barrie area. Motivated by a passion for animals and deep understanding of quality pet care, we continue to serve a growing client base. Being a local, family run business when you and your furry companion comes to The Hound Lounge, you become part of our family too. Voted Barrie's Top Choice for Dog Daycare 2 years running.

We were featured in The Good Neighbour Podcast! Listen here

WHY CHOOSE US?

Put Your Pets First

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Voted Barrie's Top Choice

for Dog Daycare

2023 & 2024

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OUR FACILITY

We pride ourselves on our warm, friendly, home-like environment. A cozy fireplace and friendly staff will greet you as you enter our reception. You will soon discover that the best is what happens beyond the reception area. It’s our playrooms! We have 3,000 square feet of indoor space and 1,500 square feet of outdoor space for the dogs to run and play. We only use positive reinforcement to encourage good behaviour. To keep play safe, the dogs will enjoy a collar-less environment. This severely decreases the risk of injury caused by collars. We have a state of the art facility equipped with dog play equipment, rubber floors to add cushion and traction, heating and air conditioning, indoor/outdoor play areas, and so much more!

Each dog must pass our temperament test prior to attending daycare. This ensures that each dog we see is friendly, well socialized, and enjoys themselves in a group setting. The assessment is an hour long and free of charge. We ask for an hour as this gives us enough time to determine how a dog will react in a group environment without overwhelming them. We always start out in a neutral space and slowly introduce the new dog to a group one at a time.

 

Click here to fill out our application!

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OUR ASSESSMENT

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OUR HANDLERS & OUTSIDE AREA

Our handlers are fully trained leaders of the pack who specialize in keeping the play fun and safe. You can rest easy knowing your pup is always supervised by knowledgeable professionals. 

We have a fully fenced outdoor area for fresh air play and potty breaks. Our outside area not only helps to reinforce potty training but is also important for a dog's physical and mental wellbeing. Dogs are very routine oriented and excel when they have a schedule to follow. Hourly outside breaks do just this. Being outside also helps to reduce boredom, anxiety, and depression. The play also continues outside with an abundance of water toys for the summer months and fun in the snow during the winter months.

We have multiple playrooms that we divide based on size and temperament. This means that you can be comforted knowing your dog will only be playing with like minded friends. We also post daily to our Facebook and Instagram stories so you can see exactly what your dog is up to during the day. Don’t have time to watch the stories during the day? No problem! The pictures and videos will remain on our page for 24 hours so you can relax at home with your tired pup and see what their day entailed.

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OUR PLAY GROUPS & SOCIAL MEDIA

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OUR HAPPY & HEALTHY DOGS

We pre-screen every dog upon arrival to make sure that they are healthy and happy. It is our priority to ensure the health of all our dogs which means we are very serious when it comes to any dog related illnesses. This means that if your dog is displaying any signs of an illness they will be asked to be picked up to keep themselves and their friends safe.

 

Our spay and neuter policy is a bit later than some other daycare facilities. We understand the benefits and risks associated with spays and neuters but also have to think about how this will affect dogs in a group setting. Once dogs reach sexual maturity it can cause tension with the group. To be safe, we request that all dogs are spayed or neutered by 7 months of age.

 HOURS

Come and Play!

Monday - Friday: 6:30 am - 6:00 pm*
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

*we are closed daily from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm for a quiet time to allow the dogs to rest.

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Exceptional Care

Truly Top-Notch

We commit to providing a safe, clean, and loving environment for all dogs. Our dedication to personalized care and attention for each dog is what sets us apart.

 

We believe in positive reinforcement only and utilizing collar-less play for the safety of the dogs. We have a passion for promoting mental and physical stimulation through enrichment activities and special theme days. Trusted by Veterinarians and other pet care professionals. See our About Us or Daycare page to learn why we will be your dogs favourite place.

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