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Want to get your dog started? Click here.

 What makes The Hound Lounge different?

  • What It Is?
    Kennel Cough, or infectious tracheobronchiitis, is a contagious respiratory illness. It’s airborne so anywhere dogs are together, they can contract kennel cough (dog park, daycare, veterinary offices, training groups, etc.) Symptoms are cold like with a cough, sometimes strong and “honking” sounding, runny nose, sneezing, lethargy, loss of appetite, sometimes a low fever. Basically, it’s the common cold. Just like children’s daycare centres and schools, once one child get sick it seems to spread quick. The good news, it usually resolves itself on its own, however it’s always best to have your veterinarian rule out other causes for the cough. Other conditions can cause a cough and may appear to be kennel cough, when they are in fact not. Allergies, excessive dust, or other nasal irritants, in addition to other infectious diseases can cause symptoms that appear to be kennel cough.
  • Does this mean my daycare is not clean?
    Kennel cough can take from 3-10 days to show symptoms, so it’s possible your dog picked it up in many different places. As noted from PetMD, “Even in the most hygienic, well ventilated, spacious kennels the possibility of a dog acquiring Kennel Cough exists. Kennel Cough can be acquired from your neighbor's dog, from a Champion show dog at a dog show, from the animal hospital where your dog just came in for treatment of a cut paw. So try not to blame the kennel operator if your dog develops Kennel Cough shortly after that weekend stay at the kennel! There may have been an infected dog, unknown to anyone, that acted as a source for other dogs in the kennel.” The best prevention is a strong and vibrant immune system. At The Hound Lounge, we disinfect water bowls and toys often throughout the day and thoroughly every night. We mop floors and wash playground equipment with Benefect disinfectant, which is safe for use in children and pet daycares but strong enough to kill HIV and bordetella viruses. We regularly open the big doors and allow fresh air to breeze in and help keep the air fresh and clean.
  • My dog was immunized though?
    Much like the human flu shot, bordetella vaccine does protect but it doesn’t ensure that there is no risk. There are various strains and sometimes your dog can pick up one of the strains not covered in the vaccine. The benefit of the vaccine is that if they do get sick, the symptoms are usually far less severe and resolve more quickly. As Dr. Karen Becker, DMV says “As I discussed earlier, kennel cough is most often a complex cocktail of different infections and not just a single infection. Because it's caused by a variety of different bacterial and viral agents, there's no one single vaccine that can provide protection for all of those different infectious agents.”
  • How to Treat?
    Typically, mild cases of kennel cough are treated with a week or two of rest, but a veterinarian may prescribe antibiotics to prevent a secondary infection and cough medication to ease the symptoms.
  • Can I get it?
    According to the CDC, bordetella is considered “zoonotic” meaning we can pass it back and forth between us and our pets. That said, generally only humans with a suppressed immune system will contract kennel cough. It’s very rare for humans to get it.
  • Returning to Daycare?
    To be safe, we ask that a dog with confirmed kennel cough not return for 48 hours after symptoms disappear. In this way we are doing our best to contain the spread of infection to other dogs. As always, if your dog is not feeling well, has a runny nose, cough, diarrhea or vomiting, please do not bring them to daycare.
Dog Daycare

Dog Daycare

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To get your dog started click here to fill out the application.

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 book assessments Mondays-Fridays from 10:00am-11:45am and 1:30-2:30pm. It is an hour long and free of charge. We also have a questionnaire that will help us understand your dog.  Click here to fill out our application and get the process started!

Prices & Packages:

Daily Rate:

Hourly (min 3 hrs):      $6.60/hr

Daycare Packages:

30 Hours - $189.00 ($6.30 per hour approx. 5% discount)

75 Hours - $450.00 ($6.00 per hour - approx. 10% discount)

150 Hour - $849.00 ($5.60 per hour - approx. 15% discount)

 

Packages are non-refundable and non-transferable and expire after 12 months if not in use.

 

COVID-19 Protocol

Our office is now open! Face coverings are not required. Our staff respect your choice to wear a mask and will wear one as well. Thank you for your continued support of our family-run business during these difficult times!

 

Online Booking

Must have an existing account with us. Call or email us to register now!

To schedule your pup in for daycare using our online services, please follow the steps below:

 

  1. Go to https://secure.petexec.net/login.php
     

  2. Enter the email address that you provided us under Username and the word "HoundLounge1!” under Password. Click the sign in button.
     

  3. You will then be directed to your client portal where you can schedule daycare. You will be able to change your username and password by selecting "forgot password" at the sign in page.

Accurate drop off times are mandatory. If an hour has passed since your scheduled drop off time and we haven't heard from you it is considered a "no show". Your dog will be removed from the schedule and their spot will be given to someone else. Thank you for understanding.

Online Booking
Raw Dog Food

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 are currently carrying products from Raw Performance Dog Food and Big Country Raw. Come in to view our selection or call us if your have any questions.

FAQ

FAQ
  • What It Is?
    Kennel Cough, or infectious tracheobronchiitis, is a contagious respiratory illness. It’s airborne so anywhere dogs are together, they can contract kennel cough (dog park, daycare, veterinary offices, training groups, etc.) Symptoms are cold like with a cough, sometimes strong and “honking” sounding, runny nose, sneezing, lethargy, loss of appetite, sometimes a low fever. Basically, it’s the common cold. Just like children’s daycare centres and schools, once one child get sick it seems to spread quick. The good news, it usually resolves itself on its own, however it’s always best to have your veterinarian rule out other causes for the cough. Other conditions can cause a cough and may appear to be kennel cough, when they are in fact not. Allergies, excessive dust, or other nasal irritants, in addition to other infectious diseases can cause symptoms that appear to be kennel cough.
  • Does this mean my daycare is not clean?
    Kennel cough can take from 3-10 days to show symptoms, so it’s possible your dog picked it up in many different places. As noted from PetMD, “Even in the most hygienic, well ventilated, spacious kennels the possibility of a dog acquiring Kennel Cough exists. Kennel Cough can be acquired from your neighbor's dog, from a Champion show dog at a dog show, from the animal hospital where your dog just came in for treatment of a cut paw. So try not to blame the kennel operator if your dog develops Kennel Cough shortly after that weekend stay at the kennel! There may have been an infected dog, unknown to anyone, that acted as a source for other dogs in the kennel.” The best prevention is a strong and vibrant immune system. At The Hound Lounge, we disinfect water bowls and toys often throughout the day and thoroughly every night. We mop floors and wash playground equipment with Benefect disinfectant, which is safe for use in children and pet daycares but strong enough to kill HIV and bordetella viruses. We regularly open the big doors and allow fresh air to breeze in and help keep the air fresh and clean.
  • My dog was immunized though?
    Much like the human flu shot, bordetella vaccine does protect but it doesn’t ensure that there is no risk. There are various strains and sometimes your dog can pick up one of the strains not covered in the vaccine. The benefit of the vaccine is that if they do get sick, the symptoms are usually far less severe and resolve more quickly. As Dr. Karen Becker, DMV says “As I discussed earlier, kennel cough is most often a complex cocktail of different infections and not just a single infection. Because it's caused by a variety of different bacterial and viral agents, there's no one single vaccine that can provide protection for all of those different infectious agents.”
  • How to Treat?
    Typically, mild cases of kennel cough are treated with a week or two of rest, but a veterinarian may prescribe antibiotics to prevent a secondary infection and cough medication to ease the symptoms.
  • Can I get it?
    According to the CDC, bordetella is considered “zoonotic” meaning we can pass it back and forth between us and our pets. That said, generally only humans with a suppressed immune system will contract kennel cough. It’s very rare for humans to get it.
  • Returning to Daycare?
    To be safe, we ask that a dog with confirmed kennel cough not return for 48 hours after symptoms disappear. In this way we are doing our best to contain the spread of infection to other dogs. As always, if your dog is not feeling well, has a runny nose, cough, diarrhea or vomiting, please do not bring them to daycare.
  • What It Is?
    Kennel Cough, or infectious tracheobronchiitis, is a contagious respiratory illness. It’s airborne so anywhere dogs are together, they can contract kennel cough (dog park, daycare, veterinary offices, training groups, etc.) Symptoms are cold like with a cough, sometimes strong and “honking” sounding, runny nose, sneezing, lethargy, loss of appetite, sometimes a low fever. Basically, it’s the common cold. Just like children’s daycare centres and schools, once one child get sick it seems to spread quick. The good news, it usually resolves itself on its own, however it’s always best to have your veterinarian rule out other causes for the cough. Other conditions can cause a cough and may appear to be kennel cough, when they are in fact not. Allergies, excessive dust, or other nasal irritants, in addition to other infectious diseases can cause symptoms that appear to be kennel cough.
  • Does this mean my daycare is not clean?
    Kennel cough can take from 3-10 days to show symptoms, so it’s possible your dog picked it up in many different places. As noted from PetMD, “Even in the most hygienic, well ventilated, spacious kennels the possibility of a dog acquiring Kennel Cough exists. Kennel Cough can be acquired from your neighbor's dog, from a Champion show dog at a dog show, from the animal hospital where your dog just came in for treatment of a cut paw. So try not to blame the kennel operator if your dog develops Kennel Cough shortly after that weekend stay at the kennel! There may have been an infected dog, unknown to anyone, that acted as a source for other dogs in the kennel.” The best prevention is a strong and vibrant immune system. At The Hound Lounge, we disinfect water bowls and toys often throughout the day and thoroughly every night. We mop floors and wash playground equipment with Benefect disinfectant, which is safe for use in children and pet daycares but strong enough to kill HIV and bordetella viruses. We regularly open the big doors and allow fresh air to breeze in and help keep the air fresh and clean.
  • My dog was immunized though?
    Much like the human flu shot, bordetella vaccine does protect but it doesn’t ensure that there is no risk. There are various strains and sometimes your dog can pick up one of the strains not covered in the vaccine. The benefit of the vaccine is that if they do get sick, the symptoms are usually far less severe and resolve more quickly. As Dr. Karen Becker, DMV says “As I discussed earlier, kennel cough is most often a complex cocktail of different infections and not just a single infection. Because it's caused by a variety of different bacterial and viral agents, there's no one single vaccine that can provide protection for all of those different infectious agents.”
  • How to Treat?
    Typically, mild cases of kennel cough are treated with a week or two of rest, but a veterinarian may prescribe antibiotics to prevent a secondary infection and cough medication to ease the symptoms.
  • Can I get it?
    According to the CDC, bordetella is considered “zoonotic” meaning we can pass it back and forth between us and our pets. That said, generally only humans with a suppressed immune system will contract kennel cough. It’s very rare for humans to get it.
  • Returning to Daycare?
    To be safe, we ask that a dog with confirmed kennel cough not return for 48 hours after symptoms disappear. In this way we are doing our best to contain the spread of infection to other dogs. As always, if your dog is not feeling well, has a runny nose, cough, diarrhea or vomiting, please do not bring them to daycare.
Testimonials

Testimonials

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Meet the staff

Meet the staff!

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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 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, going for hikes, and staying active. We are excited to see what your future holds at The Hound Lounge!

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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!

Amanda

Amanda grew up in Barrie and has lived here her whole life. She has a bachelor of business from Laurentian University but has since decided to take a different path in life. Amanda volunteered at Furry Friends for 5 years and continues to foster cats. Amanda has always loved animals and knew she wanted to work with them one day. The Hound Lounge allows her to combine her passion for animals with her job. Who wouldn’t want to play with dogs for a living, right? Amanda also has a passion for animal welfare and rights. When not working Amanda is taking care of her rescue animals full-time.  We're so glad you're here, Amanda!

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Tatum 

Tatum is a recent graduate from Eastview Secondary School. She has primarily worked in the customer service industry but has volunteer experience with various rescues like the OSPCA, Just N Time Rescue, and Precious Paws Rescue. Tatum’s love for all animals is what brought her to us and we couldn’t be happier to welcome her to the team! Tatum has 2 of her own dogs at home. In her free time Tatum enjoys spending time with her friends and a hobby of hers is photography. Welcome to the pack Tatum!

Ella

Ella has always had a passion for working with animals. She has attended Georgian College for their Veterinary Technician program and volunteered at Animals Hospitals but decided to branch out and look for other pathways of working with animals. Ella was unable to have a dog due to family members allergies which made her want to make the change into a dog daycare setting. In her free time Ella volunteers at a Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. She even fostered two raccoons named Mikey and Marty! Ella is also an avid reader, knitter, and loves to spend time outdoors with her friends, family, and kitties. As you can tell, Ella loves all things animal related and we’re so pleased to welcome her to the team! 

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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!

Our Merch!

We are so excited to announce that we now have our very own branded merchandise available for sale! A fun new way for you to show your support of our local, family-run small business.

Hound Lounge Toques - $14.99

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Quantities are limited so call or email us to order yours now!
Merch!

Baseball Hats - $24.99

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Bumper Stickers - FREE

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Hours

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

Monday: 6:30 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 6:30 am - 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 6:30 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday: 6:30 am - 6:00 pm

Friday: 6:30 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED

Holiday Hours

Monday December 25th: CLOSED

Tuesday December 26th: CLOSED

Monday January 1st: CLOSED

Hours and Contact

The Hound Lounge

80 Ellis Dr., Unit 1

Barrie, Ontario

(705) 728-5211

info@hound-lounge.ca

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