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Welcome to

The Hound Lounge!

 

 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

 

COVID-19 Protocol

We are currently doing curbside drop-offs and pick-ups. When you arrive please call us at (705) 728-5211 and we will come out to you. We ask that you still wear a face mask during drop-offs and pick-ups. Payment can be made by credit card over the phone or e-transfer. Make sure to be watching our social media pages for any updates. Thank you for your continued support during these difficult times!

 

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 if I just want my dog bathed?


That's perfectly fine! We offer 3 different grooming options. - A bath only: Your dog will receive a bath, blow out, nail trim, ear cleaning, and brush out. - A bath & tidy: Your dog will receive a bath, blow out, nail trim, ear cleaning, brush out, and face, feet & sanitary trim. - A full groom: Your dog will receive a bath, blow out, nail trim, ear cleaning, and a full body haircut.




How much does it cost?


Every grooming rate and time will vary on the individual dog. Please give us a call at (705)728-5211 or email us at info@hound-lounge.ca for your estimated grooming rate.




Do you have any add ons?


Yes we do! Any of the following items can be added on to your dogs spaw day to make it extra special.

- Blueberry facial: $5.00 - Paw balm: $5.00 - Deep coat conditioner: $10.00 - Nail polish: $10.00 - Teeth brushing: $10.00 - Sanitary trim: $10.00 - De-shedding bath: $15.00 - De-skunk bath: $15.00 - Eye trim: $10.00 - Face trim: $25.00 - 15 minute brush-out: $10.00 - 30 minute brush-out: $25.00 - 45 minute brush-out: $35.00 - 1 hour brush-out: $45.00




What vaccines does my dog need?


We require that any dog coming in for grooming be up to date on their rabies vaccine. Any other vaccine is not required but it is encouraged.




What if I have to Cancel?


We understand that plans can change, however our appointment spots are limited. Provided we receive at least 24 hours of notice your deposit will be refunded. If less time is given the deposit is non-refundable. When you book an appointment you will be asked to leave a $20 deposit that will be taken off your total cost if you do not cancel.





 

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 if I just want my dog bathed?


That's perfectly fine! We offer 3 different grooming options. - A bath only: Your dog will receive a bath, blow out, nail trim, ear cleaning, and brush out. - A bath & tidy: Your dog will receive a bath, blow out, nail trim, ear cleaning, brush out, and face, feet & sanitary trim. - A full groom: Your dog will receive a bath, blow out, nail trim, ear cleaning, and a full body haircut.




How much does it cost?


Every grooming rate and time will vary on the individual dog. Please give us a call at (705)728-5211 or email us at info@hound-lounge.ca for your estimated grooming rate.




Do you have any add ons?


Yes we do! Any of the following items can be added on to your dogs spaw day to make it extra special.

- Blueberry facial: $5.00 - Paw balm: $5.00 - Deep coat conditioner: $10.00 - Nail polish: $10.00 - Teeth brushing: $10.00 - Sanitary trim: $10.00 - De-shedding bath: $15.00 - De-skunk bath: $15.00 - Eye trim: $10.00 - Face trim: $25.00 - 15 minute brush-out: $10.00 - 30 minute brush-out: $25.00 - 45 minute brush-out: $35.00 - 1 hour brush-out: $45.00




What vaccines does my dog need?


We require that any dog coming in for grooming be up to date on their rabies vaccine. Any other vaccine is not required but it is encouraged.




What if I have to Cancel?


We understand that plans can change, however our appointment spots are limited. Provided we receive at least 24 hours of notice your deposit will be refunded. If less time is given the deposit is non-refundable. When you book an appointment you will be asked to leave a $20 deposit that will be taken off your total cost if you do not cancel.





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 a week 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.





Kennel Cough

 

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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!

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!

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!

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

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

The Hound Lounge

80 Ellis Dr., Unit 1

Barrie, Ontario

(705) 728-5211

info@hound-lounge.ca

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