About Paws

Paws Playgrounds – Dog Daycare and Dog Boarding

Paws Playgrounds Team

Paws Team

Paws Playgrounds – Dog Daycare and Dog Boarding

A dog-loving couple from Vancouver, Sue and Jason, started Paws Playgrounds in 2008. After moving to Toronto, we needed to find a safe, reliable and fun pet service for our beloved dog while we worked long hours downtown. After searching in vain for a company that would meet our expectations, we decided to leave the corporate world behind and follow our true passion. Dogs! We opened Paws Playgrounds with the goal of providing a secure, positive environment where every dog could play, learn and grow.

We have spent years researching and refining our services to make sure that we offer the most innovative and enriching experience for our wonderful clients and their pets. Now, umpteen years later, we’ve built a premier facility and playgrounds, we’ve become one of the top rated pet services in the city and we are so excited to continue on this wild, furry journey with you all!

Chris E

Chris E

I have over 10,000 hours of daycare experience with thousands of…

Ian B

Ian B.

My journey with dogs started when as a newborn baby my mother…

Joyce W

Joyce W

Having loved dogs since childhood, it was only…

amber

Amber

As a child I was cripplingly shy and could only find true comfort and happiness around animals. Dogs helped me grow as a person and have taught me many life lessons and I intend to live the rest of my life trying to help as many dogs as I can from training to fostering.

kara

Kara

I am a lover of animals in all shapes and sizes and proud dog mom to my little boy Marley! I am currently studying and perfecting my craft in dog training. Working with the vast range of dogs at Paws Playgrounds is helping me adapt to new challenges to become the best trainer I can be.

karl

Karl

I grew up in England and was the proud dad of 2 little Cavalier King Charles Spaniels named Bonnie & Clyde. After graduating university with my ‘Animal & wildlife behaviour and management’ degree I have travelled the world and worked with all kinds of amazing animals. In the past 7 years I have worked with a variety species including amphibians, dogs, wetland birds, bats, sea turtles, Asian elephants and Humpback whales! My combined experience in both wild and domestic animal behaviour has lead me here to Toronto, to take on a new challenge working with the best Pups Toronto has to offer.

Testimonials

Quotation Marks
Pudding was taken good care by staff there. They have a larger playground for bigger dogs and a smaller one for smaller-size dogs. Thank you Ian and all the staff!
Exceptional kennel. Our dog Cooper loves it here and we have only had great experiences dealing with them. We really appreciate the peace of mind when we have to board our dog. Knowing he will be very well cared for and happy while we’re away is such a relief.
I have had the pleasure of bringing Sadie to Paws Playgrounds for almost 2 years now. What a wonderful place for her to go and spend her days. The staff is wonderful and knowledgeable, and I am always greeted with a smile from the humans and happy wagging tails from all the pups there.
Stephanie Cheng

Stephanie Cheng

Happy Customer

Steve Simonson

Steve Simonson

Happy Customer

K McVeety

K McVeety

Happy Customer

About Paws

Here at Paws Playgrounds Dog Boarding and Dog Daycare in downtown Toronto, we believe that every day should be an adventure for your dog! That’s why our 10,000 square foot dog daycare and dog boarding facility features a huge outdoor playground, complete with tunnels, slides, and even a splash pool! Your dog can play and explore all day, while making new canine friends of all shapes and sizes. For those lovely frosty winter days, we also have a large climate controlled indoors with rubberized mats and agility playsets!

Frequently Asked Questions

Dog Daycare

What does a dog do all day in a dog daycare?
Your dog runs and plays to his heart’s content! Your plays with lots of daycare friends, jumps through agility playsets, splashes in the pool, slides down the slide, and will climb on the dog jungle gyms! When your dog has played enough, he can curl up on the sofas or on one of our Daycare Attendants lap for cuddling and quiet time.
Do you take them for walks?
We don’t take your dog off the premises, since we can not control the environment outside our dog daycare facility. The amount of exercise your dog gets from running and playing in the playground is far above a regular walk. Your dog will be tired when he gets home! Paws Playgrounds was established in order to provide a safe environment in which your pup plays and exercises. From knowing all the dogs, to ensuring they’re vaccinated, to climate control, to the grounds in the playground; we are committed to looking after the pups in our playground.
I have a small dog. Is a dog daycare the right place for him?
We have a separate small dog daycare for those little ones who are anxious or frightened of the bigger doggies. It’s a fun environment with toys, bones and a sofa and where one doesn’t need to be worried about getting trampled on. If your smaller dog is confident and enjoys larger dogs, there isn’t any issues for you smaller dog to play and interact with larger dogs. Paws Daycare Attendants are always watching and supervising to ensure that everyone is playing properly.
Can my dog get a bath after playing?
Yes, we offer bathing, trimming of their nails, and ear cleaning. And if you have a Bulldog, we’ll happily clean between the rolls on their face. Learn more about our dog bathing service.
About Paws Playgrounds Dog Daycare and Kennel

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