The 5 Best Dog Daycare in Winnipeg
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The 5 Best Dog Daycare in Winnipeg

If you are worried about leaving your dog at home while you’re at work or when you go shopping, you’re in luck: we’ve rounded up the best dog daycares in Winnipeg in this list for you. 

These dog daycares are among the top options if you want to give the best experience for your pets. 

But before we proceed with our list, let’s discuss the things that you should consider in finding a good dog daycare and the average cost of this service in Winnipeg. 

Average Cost of Dog Daycare Services in Winnipeg

Giving your pet the best experience doesn’t mean it should hurt your pocket. The cost of dog daycare services differs per daycare center, so we’ve included estimates of the different packages for your reference. 

ServicePrice
Half Day (5 hours or less)$35
Package of 5 Half Days – $30 daily$150
Package of 10 Half Days – $29 daily$290
Package of 20 Half Days – $28 daily$560
ServicePrice
Full Days (Over 5 hours)$45
Package of 5 Full Days – $40 daily$200
Package of 10 Full Days – $39 daily$390
Package of 20 Full Days – $38 daily$760

The Best Dog Daycare in Winnipeg

We have rated our top picks before rounding up this list to give you an easy guide in finding the best dog daycare in Winnipeg. Here are the different aspects that we considered: 

Facilities – Your dogs should stay in a clean and safe environment. Therefore, we included only dog daycares with good ventilation, proper fencing and gating, and safe floors. 
Cost – We considered customer feedback on rates of dog daycares for this list and made sure to pick daycares that offer the best value for you (and your doggy!).
Guided activities offered – We considered the range of the activities provided to ensure that your pets get the best experience.  
Staff – We also considered the staff’s training as well as the staff-to-dog ratio to ensure that your dogs are safe and comfortable.

So, with that in mind, here is our list of the best dog daycares in Winnipeg.

1. Happy Tails Pet Resort & Spa

Happy Tails Pet Resort & Spa
SERVICESDog Day CampDog HotelPet SpaCat Hotel
WEBSITEhttps://happytailspetresort.ca/
ADDRESSHappy Tails Whyte Ridge Branch: 141 Samborski DriveHappy Tails St. Vital Branch: 596 St. Anne’s Road
CONTACT INFOHappy Tails Whyte Ridge Branch:

Phone: 204-219-4070

Happy Tails St. Vital Branch:

Phone: 204-416-7387

Email:

Email: [email protected]

OPERATING HOURS

Available 24/7 everyday

Note: Doors are locked between 10 pm - 6 am. If you will drop off your dogs these hours, contact them beforehand.

PRICESFull day rates: start at $33.33

Half-day rates: start at $23.81

Day camp packages (10-20 days)

Full day packages: start at $300

Half-day packages: start at $215

Monthly unlimited: start at $450

Power hour (up to 90 minutes): starts at $14.29

90-minutes assessment: free

For a full list of prices, check out their price list

CriteriaRating
Facilities★★★★★ (5/5)
Cost★★★★★ (5/5)
Guided activities offered★★★★☆ (4/5)
Staff★★★★☆ (4/5)

Happy Tails Pet Resort and Spa is a family-owned business that has served the Winnipeg community for years. It has state-of-the-art facilities in St. Anne’s Road and Samborski Drive. 

We love Happy Tails’ range of services they provide and the packages you can choose from. They offer dog day camp, dog hotel, pet spa, and cat hotel services. 

They also operate 24/7 everyday. Happy Tails lock doors between 10 pm – 6 am for your pet’s safety, and drop off during those hours requires a phone call beforehand. 

Another point for them in our book is their state-of-the-art facilities in both of their locations. Dogs are offered both indoor and outdoor-accessible run areas. 

Customers love the unique cage-free boarding and the outdoor play yards with artificial turf. Dog owners who want to spoil their pets more also love the luxury dog condos. 

Moreover, separate areas that allow dogs of similar sizes and play style to be kept together is also a plus! Customers tell us that this feature will enable them to worry less about their pet’s safety. 

Happy Tails offers a free 90-minute assessment for new members. They also provide a free complete tour for potential visitors and one free hour in their day camp. 

On top of that, the membership is also free. It certainly explained why many people recommended them to us. 

However, there are several complaints about how the staff handles new and anxious dogs. There are also complaints about some of the staff’s behavior towards customers.

Customers also complained about their requirements, which are inconvenient for pet owners. Fortunately, they are very responsive to client complaints to resolve these issues. 

Pros

  • Free membership
  • Free 90-minute assessment
  • Rookie Monday and Tuesday for new members
  •             (only $15 including tax for a full day promo)
  • Available 24/7
  • VR tour of Samborski and St. Anne’s facility available

Cons

  • Additional service charge for daycare lunch
  • Complaints about the staff’s behavior

Customer Reviews

Friendly environment

“ Love Happy Tails! We started taking our puppy Huckleberry this past month and he loves it! He’s so tuckered out after a full day of play. 

The pictures posted throughout the day are great, and the report cards too! We took him for his first groom yesterday and they did a wonderful job. 

The staff are always so friendly, and I know my pup is in safe hands when I drop him off. Will definitely be making visits a weekly thing for him! “ – Brittany Dona-lyn, Google Reviews

“We used to take our dog to Happy Tails because we HAD to (we needed daycare for him). But now we also take him on days when we don’t necessarily need to but just because he loves it so much.

He gets so excited when we turn onto the Happy Tails road, and it makes us feel happy to walk in and be greeted by genuinely friendly staff who know exactly who our dog is and how to correctly pronounce his name (it’s a long name in a different language).

At the end of a Happy Tails day, our fur baby is content, sleepy, and cuddly.” – Christine Cyr, Google Reviews

Clean facilities

Very clean, professional and loved the fact they post photos throughout the day to their Facebook page! My dog is not kennel trained but happily stayed in one while at his first day trying out day care. 

Needless to say we booked him for a 5 day overnight stay! So happy we found a place like Happy Tails, thank you for all that you do! “ – Aimee Palmer, Google Reviews

2. Sprockett’s Doggy Day Camp

Sprockett's Doggy Day Camp
SERVICESDaycareExtended staysGroomingCanine massageClasses
WEBSITEhttps://sprockettsddc.ca/
ADDRESSUnit 7-975 Thomas Ave, Winnipeg, MB R2L 1P7, CanadaUnit 12- 360 Keewatin St. Winnipeg, Manitoba R2X 2Y3
CONTACT INFOSprockett’s East:Phone: 204-233-7332

Sprockett’s West:Phone: 204-697-4881

OPERATING HOURSMonday - Thursday: 6 am–6:30 pm

Friday: 6 am – 9 pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed

PRICESRates per dog:

Full day rates: start at $31.00

Half-day rates: start at $21.00

Power hour (up to 90 minutes): start at 13.50

Rates per dog for multiple dogs

(same household, same family, same day) :

Full day rates: start at $25.00

Half-day rates: start at $16.50

Power hour (up to 90 minutes): start at $11.00

Puppy rates (up to 6 months of age) : start at $25.00

Late pick-up fee: $5.00 every 15 minutes

For a full list of prices, packages, and discounts, check out their list

CriteriaRating
Facilities★★★★☆ (4/5)
Cost★★★★★ (5/5)
Guided activities offered★★★★★ (5/5)
Staff★★★★☆ (4/5)

Sprockett’s Doggy Day Camp features an open-concept 5,400-square foot facility. The facility is surrounded by rubber flooring with large windows and a large outdoor area to set up pools. 

What we love about Sprockett’s Doggy Day Camp is how they provide a healthy, fun, and clean environment for dogs to enjoy. Customers love how they set up a guided schedule for playtimes, nap time, and socializing with other dogs. 

Customers with young pups and smaller dogs tell us that they don’t have to worry because dogs are split into size-appropriate groups. 

Another plus is their involvement in the Winnipeg community, as Sprockett’s Doggy Day Camp supports local dog rescues through fostering. 

They also offer a volunteer program for dog lovers who want to get involved. This program is offered for volunteers who are 16 years of age or older. 

We also love how they take daily pictures enjoying the facilities and posting them on Facebook and their website. Customers love staying updated with their pets’ daily activities while in daycare. 

In terms of pricing, there is a comprehensive option for customers to choose from. Sprockett’s Doggy Day Camp has rates for one dog, multiple dogs, and puppies. 

On top of that, they have half-day and full-day options. Customers can also choose good day passes for 10 or 20 days without expiration. 

Add it to the fact that they offer many discounts to public servants, active Kilcona Park Dog Club members, and senior citizens. This explains why many people recommended them to us. 

However, you should remember that late fees apply that add up for every 15 minutes. There is also an additional late fee for each dog if you own multiple dogs. 

There are also several complaints about sanitation, especially in the small dog area. In our opinion, it’s essential that the staff-to-dog ratio is manageable to keep things clean and organized. 

Pros

  • Available in two locations
  • A structured schedule for dogs is available
  • Offers volunteer program
  • Discounts available

Cons

  • Late pick-up fees
  • Closed on weekends
  • Complaints about sanitation

Customer reviews

Spacious facility and accommodating staff

“ Amazing place to bring your dogs would recommend to anyone!!

My lab pup Lilly loves going there and is always so tired after a long day playing with all her buddies. The staff is also amazing and makes for such easy pick up and drop off couldn’t ask for any better!

Thank you for being such a great facility! ” – Colton Fallis, Google Reviews

The staff and owner have taken care of our fur babies since they were puppies. We’ve done daycare, boarding, obedience training and grooming here and they never disappoint. 

Always courteous and responsive to questions asked and any concerns we may have. Our pups love daycare seeing their 2 legged and 4 legged friends. 

My pups are well taken care of as they make sure they have enough staff on duty. Call ahead and pre-book so your pup has a spot. 

The facility is spacious and you can see what is happening. Plenty of photos to look at the end of the day to see what your pup was up to along with just asking the staff. ❤ “ – Trudy Lo, Google Reviews

“ Our puppy loves Sprockett’s and all the people that work there…including Oma! He is usually exhausted by the time he gets home from playing so hard!!! “ – Liz Curtis, Google Reviews

3. The Little Dog House Small Dog Center

The Little Dog House Small Dog Center
SERVICESDaycareSleepoversTraining
WEBSITEhttp://www.tldogh.com/
ADDRESS10 McGillivray Pl #3, Winnipeg, MB R3T 1N4, Canada
CONTACT INFOPhone: +1 204-505-3644
OPERATING HOURSMonday - Friday: 7 am - 6 pm Saturday - Sunday: Closed
PRICESRates per dog:

Full day rates: start at $95

Half-day rates: start at $67

10-day pass: start at $180

5+5 combo pack (5 full days + 5 half-days) : $230

Rates for two (2) dogs:

Full day rates: start at $165

Half-day rates: start at $117

10-day pass: starts at $315

5+5 combo pack (5 full days + 5 half-days) : $400

Late pick-up fees: $5 every 15 mins

For a full list of prices, check out their list

CriteriaRating
Facilities★★★★★ (5/5)
Cost★★★★☆ (4/5)
Guided activities offered★★★★★ (5/5)
Staff★★★★★ (5/5)

If you are an owner of a small dog under 30 pounds, you will love our next pick. 

The Little Dog House Small Dog Center provides daycare and in-home sleepover services for small dogs. They specialize in small dogs under 30 pounds. 

We love this daycare center’s expertise in caring for small dogs. They also provide daycare service even to shy dogs and traumatized rescued dogs. 

Because small-sized dogs should only play only amongst same-sized friends, The Little Dog House provides a small and home-like environment for your dogs. 

Customers attest that their pets are comfortable and aren’t anxious because larger dogs are not present. A meet-and-greet is also set for each dog and pet parent before booking to ensure they are comfortable. 

They have a 1,200-square foot playroom for dogs to play around. They also have a smaller and calmer quiet room that is comfortable for shy dogs. 

On top of that, they provide antimicrobial and cushion vinyl for flooring, which is safe for dogs. They even offer aromatherapy to reduce dogs’ tension, stress, and anxiety. 

To ensure that the facilities are pet-safe, they use double-gates and designed the area so that loose dogs don’t have access to the front door. 

Moreover, the staff at Little Dog House are trained to manage positively with reinforcement, gentle verbal guidance, and the like. 

Add it to the fact that their staff members are first aid certified by the St John Ambulance program. This explains why many people recommended them to us. 

For pet parents, they provide convenient parking for customers. There are designated spots outside the facility’s front door for drop-offs and pick-ups.

Pros

  • Specialized care for small dogs
  • First-aid certified staff
  • Comfortable environment for anxious dogs
  • Designated parking spots

Cons

  • Charge for cancellations with less than 24 hours notice
  • Charge for no-shows
  • Late pick-up fees
  • Closed on weekends

Customer reviews

Organized and friendly staff 

“ Fantastic friendly staff. Very organized. Very conscientious and caring with our dog. They occasionally send a video or photos of our dog playing. They always put the wellbeing and happiness of the dogs before anything else. “ – Jean-Guy LeBlanc, Google Reviews

“ The best there is for small dogs! They treat every dog as if they are family. <3 “ – Cindy Hildebrand, Google Reviews

Specialized care for small dogs 

“ Choco gives this place 5 stars! He would jump straight out the car window, if he could, as soon as we are even a block away from daycare. His excitement is hard to contain. I think that means he LOVES it! Staff is super friendly. 

I love that they have toys and things for the dogs to play with. So many options to keep them entertained! 

Love that its a SMALL dog only daycare, I wouldn’t bring my dog anywhere else, for his safety (being 4 lbs) and my safety (for fear of larger dogs). ” – Seval Karaman, Google Reviews

4. Urban Canine Recreation And Resource Centre

Urban Canine Recreation And Resource Centre
SERVICESDaycareTraining
WEBSITEhttp://www.urbancanine.ca/
ADDRESS415 Mulvey Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0R6, Canada
CONTACT INFOPhone: +1 204-888-2275
OPERATING HOURSMonday - Friday: 6:45 am – 6:45 pm Saturday- Sunday: Closed
PRICESRates per dog:

Full day rate: $33.3011 full days promo: $333.00

Rates for two (2) dogs (same family, same owner, same day attendance only):

Full day rate: $49.95 + 50% off for 2nd canine 11 full days promo: $499.50

Precious puppy package: starts at $60.00

Monthly packages: contact Urban Canine

Late fee: $15.00 every 15 minutes

For a full list of prices, check out their price list

CriteriaRating
Facilities★★★★★ (5/5)
Cost★★★★★ (5/5)
Guided activities offered★★★★☆ (4/5)
Staff★★★★☆ (4/5)

Urban Canine offers a safe and stimulating environment for dogs while you are away. Their open-concept 5,500-square foot facility provides an arena-style play area for your pets. 

We appreciate Urban Canine’s effort to allow dogs to socialize with other dogs while ensuring their safety. They offer pack leadership, socializing exercises, and confidence-building training.

Moreover, their state-of-the-art facility was designed to provide a comfortable environment for dogs without compromising their health and safety. Aside from the arena-style play area, they also have customized and smaller playgroup areas. 

Dogs are classified based on their social skill, energy level, and size. This is another point for them in our book because this initiative ensures both comfort and safety of the dogs. 

Furthermore, Urban Canine’s floors are covered by thick, anti-slip rubber matting. These floors allow puppies to enjoy a safe surface to play with. 

Customers also love the 3,250-square foot outdoor play area. Dogs can soak up the sun, play in pools and sprinklers. 

Moreover, the cool indoor room is designed for dogs with a low tolerance for heat, especially during summer. 

On top of that, customers attest that the staff members are friendly and helpful. They also have structured protocols to ensure everyone’s safety against COVID. 

However, there are several complaints about their delayed response to customers’ concerns. There were also complaints about the refund process even though the customer’s reason was valid. 

Pros

  • State-of-the-art facility
  • Customized rooms for dogs
  • Discounts and promos available
  • Monthly packages available

Cons

  • Late fees
  • Closed on weekends
  • Complaints on delayed response
  • Complaints on the refund process

Customer reviews

An organized and caring approach

“ The team at Urban Canine are always friendly, respectful and demonstrate their caring for the dogs they work with each day. Their staff are helpful, keep us informed and our dogs always love seeing them.

New dogs are screened before coming in. Throughout COVID they have had structured protocols designed to protect their staff and clients. “ – Aiden Christopher Kahanovitch, Google Reviews

“ Best daycare in the city by far. If you want the best care for your dog call Jamie at Urban Canine, she is amazing to deal with. So happy I found them to care for my pup without any worries. “ – S Timmons, Google Reviews

“ Amazing doggy daycare! They take a really organized and caring approach with the dogs. The staff are very knowledgeable. Your special companion is in good hands here. Best in the city! “ – Cheryl Moore Hildebrand, Google Reviews

5. Wooftopia Dog Training and Recreation Centre

Wooftopia Dog Training and Recreation Centre
SERVICESDay CampSchoolGroomingBoardingDog Walking
WEBSITEhttps://wooftopia.ca/
ADDRESS25 Otter St, Winnipeg, MB R3T 0M7, Canada
CONTACT INFOPhone: +1 204-477-9663
OPERATING HOURSMonday - Friday : 6:30 am - 6:30 pm Saturday: 8 am- 4 pm Sunday: Closed
PRICESRates per dog:

Full day rate: $31.00

Half-day rate: $21.00

10-20 days package: start at $190.00

Rates for two (2) or more dogs:

Full day rate: $25.00 (per dog)

Half-day rate: $16.50 (per dog)

10-20 days package: start at $160.00 (per dog)

Power hour (up to 90 minutes): start at $13.50

For a full list of prices, checkout their price list

CriteriaRating
Facilities★★★★☆ (4/5)
Cost★★★★★ (5/5)
Guided activities offered★★★★☆ (4/5)
Staff★★★★☆ (4/5)

Wooftopia Dog Training & Recreation Centre is one of Winnipeg’s premium day camps. It offers dog care services such as day camp, training, obedience, grooming, and retail.

We love Wooftopia how committed their team is to provide a fun, stimulating, and clean environment for your furbabies. 

Wooftopia has a team of qualified day camp staff that follows a structured program for dogs’ mental and physical well-being through training, socialization, and play. 

They also have a team of positive reinforcement staff trained to help your dogs reach their behavior goals. They also have a team of experienced grooming staff who can accommodate dogs of all sizes. 

The staff at Wooftopia are trained in working with dogs with behavior issues. In our opinion, this is important to ensure that your pets are safe from aggressive dogs while in daycare. 

Customers also love the practical eco-conscious retail items that they sell. These items are sourced locally and naturally and are beneficial for the environment. 

On top of that, green building materials were used during building renovations. The staff members are also required to recycle and use eco-friendly cleaning products, which is another point in our book. 

Their assessment includes a one-on-one chat with either the owner or head trainer. This is free of charge and helps new members to learn more about their facility. 

However, there are several complaints about the slow response during phone call assessments. There are also complaints about disorganized booking schedules that are inconvenient for several customers. 

Pros

  • A sizeable team of trained staff
  •            (day camp, reinforcement training, and grooming)
  • Complimentary assessment for new customers
  • Eco-conscious retail items

Cons

  • No customized facilities per dog size
  • Complaints about phone call assessments
  • Complaints about booking schedules

Customer reviews

Fun activities for dogs

“ Our pup has the best time and comes home so sleepy. We know that Wooftopia staff are taking care of our pup when she’s there. 

We love the report card that summarizes who her friends were that day, how she played , and her energy level. “ –  Brit Brade, Google Reviews

“ Our puppy comes home exhausted in the best way possible after every visit. She always has a great time with her friends and the staff. 

And we love the report card they send out letting us know how her day was and what friends she made! They also always seem to have fun activities and enriching games for the doggos to play and we feel confident leaving her in their care. ❤️ Theodora loves you guys and so do we! “ – Teagan S, Google Reviews

“ We take our dog for day care at least once a week. He loves it and gets super excited when we pull into the parking lot. Staff is great with the dogs and they have some dog items for sale in the front. “ – Glen Clark, Google Reviews

FAQs about Dog Daycares in Winnipeg


And that concludes our list of the best dog daycare in Winnipeg. If you have experience with them, you can share them with us!

If you want to book your appointment for dog grooming as well, check out this list of the best dog groomers in Winnipeg.