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Welcome to The Hound Lounge!

Dog Daycare.    Boarding.

Raw Food

and More!

 

 What makes The Hound Lounge different?

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!


Daycare packages are designed to fit your needs. Bring your dog for a few hours, a half day or a full day. Reservations are required. All dogs must be pre-screened prior to their first visit.

Our handlers are fully trained leaders of the pack who specialize in keeping the play fun and safe. We have a fully fenced outdoor area for fresh air play and potty breaks, as well as quiet rooms for anyone wanting a bit of space to wind down. Seniors and puppies love these areas.

We do our best to accommodate tours right after the pre-screen meeting and greet. Please call ahead to make an appointment today!

 

Dog Daycare

Our dog daycare rates allow you to control your budget, rather than us dictating what is a full or half day. Everyone pays just for the time they use. You choose the day, amount of time and make a reservation.

At The Hound Lounge your Dog will have a fun filled day with balanced playtime, including outside time and rest time.  Playroom Attendants are professionally trained through Canine Foundations (www.caninefoundations.com) and The Dog Gurus (www.thedoggurus.com)in:

Canine Behaviour

Canine Self Defence

Dog to Dog Aggression

Knowing Dogs 101

Group Play 201. 

Our playrooms are fully supervised. We know how to keep the play fun and safe.  When you pick up your buddy, he/she will be tired and relaxed.   

 

Our rooms are built with 3/8” rubber flooring for excellent traction and cushioning. We have lots of fun dog specific playground equipment, toys, beds to rest on, and fresh water is replenished often.

 

All dogs joining us must be pre-screened to ensure daycare is right for them.  We ask that you make an appointment for this assessment.  We also have a questionnaire that will help us understand your dog.  You can download a Daycare Application Form here.

Prices & Packages:

Daily Rate:

Hourly (min 3 hrs):      $5.30/hr

Daycare Packages:

30 Hours - $151..50 ($5.05 per hour approx. 5% discount)

75 Hours - $360.00 ($4.80 per hour - approx. 10% discount)

150 Hour - $675.00 ($4.50 per hour - approx. 15% discount)

 

Packages are non-refundable and non-transferrable and can be used for any product or service

 

Boarding

(due to Covid-19 Boarding is temporarily unavailable)

Dogs will enjoy state of the art kennel suites for their overnight time with us. Boarding includes full access to our indoor playgrounds, all day.  Since not all dogs enjoy group play, our boarding guests must first pass a temperament test. Our first concern is always for the safety and enjoyment of all of our dogs. Dog aggressive dogs will find our facility stressful and therefore are not a good fit. Here is a copy of our Boarding Email Questionnaire. For fastest service please call our office 705-728-5211.

Boarding is only available with advanced reservation. Please call to make your reservation early to avoid disappointment.  Our cancelation and early pick up policy is noted below. Please review.

Frequently asked questions

How Does It Work?


Guests being boarded with us, will enjoy a potty break and breakfast before the daycare group arrive. Then they will join into a day of play in our state of the art playrooms. That’s up to as much as 12 HOURS of playtime, with rests as needed of course!!

At dinner time they will be fed in their suites, before having another outdoor potty break and being tucked in for the night. These guys are tired and happy to snuggle in with their blanket from home and dream of all the fun they will have again tomorrow.




How Much Does It Cost?


We believe every dog is special and should receive the same level of love and care. Our rates are all inclusive and the same for every breed of dog.

Mon - Thur: $44.99

Fri, Sat, Sun: $54.99

12+ : $44.99

These rates including:

  • Feeding as many times as given at home. (food to be provided from home)

  • Fresh water refreshed often throughout the day

  • All inclusive playtime, including unlimited outside potty breaks, safe toys, canine and human friends.

  • Unlimited cuddles and belly rubs all day long, as requested.

  • Tuck in service with a blanket or favourite item from home.

  • Raised beds in large, private rooms.

  • Medications administered as required during operating hours.

  • Bedtime treats can be purchased to be enjoyed prior to their final outside break.

  • Our staff are all dog professionals.

There is no charge for the “go home” day provided they are checked out before 11 AM. After 11 AM there is a $20 late check out fee and your dog gets to continue to enjoy the all inclusive playtime.

A 50% deposit is required at time of registration. See Cancellation Policy below.

PICK UP & DROP OFF TIMES:

Drop Off Times:

Monday to Friday:

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Earlier drop off available, upon request

Weekends and Holidays:

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Earlier weekend drop off may be able to be arranged with advanced notice.

NOTE:

Drop off is unavailable between 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM on weekends & holidays.

Pick Up Times:

Monday to Friday:

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM – No Charge

After 11:00 AM a late check out fee applies ($20)

After 6:00 PM another boarding night is charged

Weekends and Holidays:

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM – No Charge

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM - $20 late check out fee

After 6:00 PM another boarding night is charged

NOTE: Pick unavailable between 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM on weekends & holidays.




Can I just book for one night?


Absolutely! Book your dog in Friday morning and then feel free to go out with the group Friday night. No need to rush home, your dog is having a blast with his friends.

Have a really early morning meeting? Bring your dog in the day before. He can sleep over and enjoy daycare all day, meaning you can hit that snooze button a few more times.




Does my dog need to be spayed or neutered?


Dogs over 7 months old must be spayed or neutered. Even though your unaltered dog may be perfectly well mannered, the other dogs become edgy when there is an unaltered, sexually mature dog on the premises. This tends to cause behaviour issues in the whole group. Therefore for everyone’s enjoyment dogs over 7 months must be spayed or neutered.




What do I need to bring?


Please bring enough food for your dog’s full stay, as well as one extra day in case of emergency. We will send left-overs home with you. We do support raw feeding and have freezers and refrigerators for this.

You are welcome to bring in a favourite blanket or toy for your dog’s private room, however do not send anything of value since we cannot guarantee its state upon return.

We will administer medications with meals at no extra charge. Medications administered outside of meal time will incur a nominal charge. Medications must be in their original container with dosage instructions written.

We also require current proof of immunization. We do require the core vaccines of rabies, parvovirus, parainfluenza, and hepatitis as well as bordetella for kennel cough. These vaccines are mandatory and for the safety of all of our guests. We cannot book a reservation prior to proof of vaccines.

We have 2 dogs. Can they stay in the same room?
They sure can! Several of our suites are designed large enough for housemates to share together. Two dogs staying in the same suite will enjoy a 15% discount on the second rate.




What if I have to Cancel?


We understand that plans can change, however our rooms are limited. Provided we receive at least 2 days notice during Regular Time or 4 days notice during Peak Time your deposit will be refunded. If less time is given the deposit is non-refundable. Cancellation policy also applies to early pick up. If you need to pick up earlier than you reserved we require 2 days notice (4 days during Peak Time) otherwise you will be charged for 2 days or the remainder of the stay (whichever is less).

Peak Time is the 2 weeks of Christmas & New Years, March Break Week, Easter Weekend, and Thanksgiving Weekend.





More Questions? Give us a call and we can answer your specific questions and book your reservation (705) 728-5211.

 
 

Raw Dog Food

Species Appropriate Raw Diet

Our Raw Food Store is open Mon-Fri from 8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

 

The owners of The Hound Lounge believe strongly in the benefits of a natural and species appropriate raw dog food. We love our dogs like the family members they are, but recognize that they have different nutritional needs than humans.  We carry a wide range of products and brands. Come in to view our selection.

FAQ

General Information

What time do you open for daycare?


We open at 6:30 AM -7:00 PM. To ensure our staff to dog ratio is kept at a safe number, we do not accept drop ins. Please call ahead and we will make every effort to accommodate last minute needs. All dogs must be previously screened. Rest is an important part of daycare safety. We do not allow arrivals after 11:00 AM. We find the newly arriving dog has a very hard time settling into a playgroup.




Do I need a daycare reservation?


Yes! We will try to accommodate last minute calls if we have the staff and space available, however we do need a phone call in advance. A reservation guarantees you and your pooch won’t be disappointed. You can call (705) 728-5211 or email info@hound-lounge.ca during open hours, to make your reservation. We will send a confirmation email.




Why must my dog be screened first?


Not all dogs like to play with other dogs. We want to be sure that your dog will enjoy daycare and the company of canine friends. You can rest assured that every dog in our care has also passed our screening which greatly reduces the risk of an altercation.




What does my dog need to bring?


A flat collar and leash is all that is needed. We have all the toys and fun they need right here. All dogs must be leashed in the reception area. For overnight boarding please bring the dog’s food and any medication. A blanket from home is a nice touch too.




Do the dogs follow a schedule?


We find everyone does best when they have a schedule. We use both audio and visual cues so the dogs know what is happening. We have periods of active play with dance music and lots of toys. For rest periods we dim the lights, pick up the toys, quiet the music and bring out the dog beds. We close from 12 Noon until 1:00 PM to ensure this quiet period is uninterrupted.




Do you feed the dogs while they are there?


We prefer not to feed our daycare guests unless it’s specifically required for medical reasons. Daycare dogs being fed will do so privately and will need to rest for an hour after the meal. This takes away from the play so unless it’s completely necessary we prefer that meals happen at home. There is a small fee to serve lunch. Of course our overnight boarding dogs are fed in their rooms. It also helps make their private room feel special to them.




What vaccines do you require?


We require a vaccine certificate from your veterinarian for rabies, distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, parvovirus and bordatella.




Does my dog have to be spayed or neutered?


Dogs over 7 months old must be spayed or neutered for both daycare and boarding. Even though your unaltered dog may be perfectly well mannered, the other dogs become edgy when there is an unaltered, sexually mature dog on the premises. This tends to cause behaviour issues in the whole group.





Kennel Cough

How Does It Work?


Guests being boarded with us, will enjoy a potty break and breakfast before the daycare group arrive. Then they will join into a day of play in our state of the art playrooms. That’s up to as much as 12 HOURS of playtime, with rests as needed of course!!

At dinner time they will be fed in their suites, before having another outdoor potty break and being tucked in for the night. These guys are tired and happy to snuggle in with their blanket from home and dream of all the fun they will have again tomorrow.




How Much Does It Cost?


We believe every dog is special and should receive the same level of love and care. Our rates are all inclusive and the same for every breed of dog.

Mon - Thur: $44.99

Fri, Sat, Sun: $54.99

12+ : $44.99

These rates including:

  • Feeding as many times as given at home. (food to be provided from home)

  • Fresh water refreshed often throughout the day

  • All inclusive playtime, including unlimited outside potty breaks, safe toys, canine and human friends.

  • Unlimited cuddles and belly rubs all day long, as requested.

  • Tuck in service with a blanket or favourite item from home.

  • Raised beds in large, private rooms.

  • Medications administered as required during operating hours.

  • Bedtime treats can be purchased to be enjoyed prior to their final outside break.

  • Our staff are all dog professionals.

There is no charge for the “go home” day provided they are checked out before 11 AM. After 11 AM there is a $20 late check out fee and your dog gets to continue to enjoy the all inclusive playtime.

A 50% deposit is required at time of registration. See Cancellation Policy below.

PICK UP & DROP OFF TIMES:

Drop Off Times:

Monday to Friday:

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Earlier drop off available, upon request

Weekends and Holidays:

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Earlier weekend drop off may be able to be arranged with advanced notice.

NOTE:

Drop off is unavailable between 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM on weekends & holidays.

Pick Up Times:

Monday to Friday:

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM – No Charge

After 11:00 AM a late check out fee applies ($20)

After 6:00 PM another boarding night is charged

Weekends and Holidays:

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM – No Charge

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM - $20 late check out fee

After 6:00 PM another boarding night is charged

NOTE: Pick unavailable between 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM on weekends & holidays.




Can I just book for one night?


Absolutely! Book your dog in Friday morning and then feel free to go out with the group Friday night. No need to rush home, your dog is having a blast with his friends.

Have a really early morning meeting? Bring your dog in the day before. He can sleep over and enjoy daycare all day, meaning you can hit that snooze button a few more times.




Does my dog need to be spayed or neutered?


Dogs over 7 months old must be spayed or neutered. Even though your unaltered dog may be perfectly well mannered, the other dogs become edgy when there is an unaltered, sexually mature dog on the premises. This tends to cause behaviour issues in the whole group. Therefore for everyone’s enjoyment dogs over 7 months must be spayed or neutered.




What do I need to bring?


Please bring enough food for your dog’s full stay, as well as one extra day in case of emergency. We will send left-overs home with you. We do support raw feeding and have freezers and refrigerators for this.

You are welcome to bring in a favourite blanket or toy for your dog’s private room, however do not send anything of value since we cannot guarantee its state upon return.

We will administer medications with meals at no extra charge. Medications administered outside of meal time will incur a nominal charge. Medications must be in their original container with dosage instructions written.

We also require current proof of immunization. We do require the core vaccines of rabies, parvovirus, parainfluenza, and hepatitis as well as bordetella for kennel cough. These vaccines are mandatory and for the safety of all of our guests. We cannot book a reservation prior to proof of vaccines.

We have 2 dogs. Can they stay in the same room?
They sure can! Several of our suites are designed large enough for housemates to share together. Two dogs staying in the same suite will enjoy a 15% discount on the second rate.




What if I have to Cancel?


We understand that plans can change, however our rooms are limited. Provided we receive at least 2 days notice during Regular Time or 4 days notice during Peak Time your deposit will be refunded. If less time is given the deposit is non-refundable. Cancellation policy also applies to early pick up. If you need to pick up earlier than you reserved we require 2 days notice (4 days during Peak Time) otherwise you will be charged for 2 days or the remainder of the stay (whichever is less).

Peak Time is the 2 weeks of Christmas & New Years, March Break Week, Easter Weekend, and Thanksgiving Weekend.





 
 

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Charlene

Charlene started her career in Commercial Real Estate and had her Real Estate License but she knew she had a passion for working with animals, especially dogs. Her love for dogs inspired her to raise, show, and breed Shiloh Shepherds and she even went back to college for the Veterinary Technician program. After that she went back to Georgian College and graduated with honours from the Business Marketing program. The Hound Lounge was her major project in college, which she brought to life in 2015. When not at The Hound Lounge Charlene likes to spend time with her family and her puppy Merlin and read a good book. We are so grateful for what you have built Charlene!

Maguire

Maguire grew up in Oro-Medonte and went to school in Barrie. She recently graduated with honours from the Advertising and Marketing Communications program at Georgian College. Maguire has been around dogs for as long as she can remember. Growing up she would help her mom, Charlene, in raising, showing and breeding their Shiloh Shepherds. She has been at The Hound Lounge since the very beginning. When she is not at The Hound Lounge Maguire likes taking her own dogs for walks, spending time with friends and family, and going for hikes and staying active. We are excited to see what your future holds at The Hound Lounge!

Sam

Sam has always had a love for all animals. She graduated from the Veterinary Admin and Assisting program from Loyalist College in 2017. Through the years she volunteered at Furry Friends, the SPCA in Barrie, and Precious Paws. While she was there she helped with dog walking, feline care, and small animal socialization. Sam has also worked at Charing Cross Cat Clinic in Brantford and Big Bay Animal Hospital. When not at The Hound Lounge Sam enjoys hiking with her pup Fergie and playing with her kitties Walter and Willy. She is always on the lookout for new hiking trails. Sam loves being outdoors embracing nature. We are so happy you are a part of The Hound Lounge family!

Yelizaveta (Liza)

Liza was born in the Ukraine but was raised in Israel. She moved to Canada when she was 14 years old. Liza graduated from the Tourism program at Seneca in 2018 and went into flight attending in 2019. She has traveled all over the world but her favourite place to go to was Montreal. Liza did a co-op in grade 9 and volunteered at the SPCA and cat shelters. She worked at The Hound Lounge in 2017 and has found her way back to us now. When not at The Hound Lounge Liza likes to go for hikes and ride horses and she is always on the search for places with beautiful views. We are so happy to have you back Liza!

Merlin

Merlin was born in Ohio but gained his Canadian citizenship at a young age. He has been working at The Hound Lounge since he was 3 months old! He excels at treat and toy testing and has even been promoted to our Senior Greeting Professional. When not at The Hound Lounge Merlin likes to lie in his pool and cuddle his family. Merlin’s favourite part of his day is when he can come to The Hound Lounge and play with all his friends!

 

The Hound Lounge

80 Ellis Dr., Unit 1

Barrie, Ontario

(705) 728-5211

info@hound-lounge.ca

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