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



(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.

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.


General Information

Kennel Cough



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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 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 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 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


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