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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

 

Grooming

We are thrilled to have Courtney Diamond joining our team once again. Courtney was with us 3 years ago as a handler, left to study grooming and we are very fortunate that she has chosen to return back to us. Currently, grooming appointments will only be booked on Mondays and Thursdays. Here is a copy of our Grooming Email Questionnaire. For fastest service please call our office 705-728-5211.

Grooming is only available with advanced reservations. Please call to make your reservation early to avoid disappointment.  

Frequently asked questions

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.





 

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.





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.





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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, 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!

Courtney

Courtney grew up in Richmond Hill and moved to Barrie in 2011. She had wanted to go to school to become a vet tech but fell in love with grooming and decided to pursue that instead. Courtney studied grooming through PetSmart in 2017. Ever since she was a little girl, Courtney has had a passion and love for animals. After many years of switching back and forth between career choices in the animal industry, she made the decision to continue with grooming full-time. When Courtney isn't with her furry friends she loves to spend time outdoors. She is always ready to go on an adventure to see new places but also enjoys her relaxing days indoors. She loves to spend time with her family, friends, and her fur baby Kobe. Welcome back, Courtney!

Elizabeth (Liz)

Liz grew up in Horseshoe Valley and graduated from Georgian College Barrie, in Office Administration. The majority of her work has been in the hospitality industry but her love for dogs and animals has led her to us for a new career path. Growing up with a beloved Golden Retriever, she now has two active Australian Shepherds, Oreo (left) & Hero (right). They keep her busy participating in training courses and events like Lure and Agility. Their favorite activity is Dock Diving! When not working Liz participates in fitness competitions across Ontario and is a Top 5 medal winner. She also enjoys boxing, weight lifting, and spending time with her family. Welcome to The Hound Lounge Liz!

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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