For Dogs in North and West Vancouver
Enrichment-Based Dog Daycare Centre
We’re not your traditional “drop off and play” daycare experience.
Happy Tails Enrichment Daycare focuses on your dogs’ physical and mental wellness by curating activities and experiences that balances physical, cognitive, problem-solving, and calming skills. Your dog will experience both play and rest allowing for rotation through various activities such as group play/social hour, cognitive activities, potty walks, and calming breaks.
The result? A happier, healthier dog to relax with at the end of the day.
About Our Dog Daycare
With enrichment dog daycare, your dog will:
- Play with other dogs with a similar size, energy level, and play personality
- Experience smaller playgroups that allow for a higher quality of play for shorter periods of time. We will never have more than 30 dogs in our care in one day
- Have more rest breaks which allow proper downtime for emotional health and low-stress thresholds
- Participation in individualized activities and play sessions based on desires/needs
- Be under the care of staff who are 100% certified in Pet First Aid and Force-Free and Low-Stress Handling, as well as trained in Canine behaviour and body language. Our handler-to-dog ratio is one handler for every 8 to 10 dogs
10 Full-Day Pack*: $490
10 Half-Day Pack*: $370
Social Butterfly** (3x/week, 12 full days): $564
VIP Unlimited** (4-5/week, 20 full days): $910
*10 Day Packs must be used within 8 weeks.
**Social Butterfly & VIP Unlimited must be used within 4 weeks.
Initial Dog Evaluation: $25.00
Late Pick-up Fee: $15 per 15 minutes or portion thereof
Pet Taxi: Based on location, $9-$18 per trip
We Offer Three Indoor Play Spaces
Our indoor space is well-insulated and is heated by a forced-air central heating system. During the summer, we open our ground floor large bay garage door for fresh air. The second floor has air conditioning. Each room is further divided for the day’s different energy levels and play styles. All indoor play spaces house structures for dogs to take breaks, as well as leather, cushioned seats and Kuranda beds for relaxing.
Play Room 1: Big Paws
Perfect for larger, more active dogs to play and roam together.
Play Room 2: Small Paws
A safe area for our little pups under around 40 pounds to interact all day.
Chill Room: Senior Paws
We also have over 5,000 sqft of outdoor space, a portion of which is fenced off for our Outdoor Sensory Garden that includes a Durapet Turf area, platforms, different textures, a sand pit, water features, and more!
Hours & Process
Drop-off Time: 7:00– 9:30 a.m.
Pick-up Times Between: 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. and 3:30–7:00 p.m.
When you arrive, please take your dog over to the Potty Patch. This is our designated doggy potty space where your pup is encouraged to sniff and mark before coming into the play rooms!
Be sure to take your dog’s leash and other handling equipment with you (we do not keep them during the day), and bring them back for pick-up.
Ready to Get Started?
We pride ourselves on ensuring a safe, interactive, and enriching experience for the dogs in our care, and our onboarding process below allows us to do just that!
Book A Dog Evaluation Appointment
Complete Our Enrollment Form
Arrive For Evaluation Appointment & Meet Your Evaluator
Schedule A Half-Day Trial
Enrichment Dog Daycare
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you take walk-ins?
All daycares must have a reservation as we only accept a specific number of dogs per playgroup on a daily basis (maximum of 30 dogs). We do this in order to keep playgroups manageable and prevent overcrowding for a better, safer daycare experience.
Cancellations or reschedules are accepted up to 5:00 p.m. the day prior. Same-day cancellations or no-shows will be charged a full day.
What are your drop-off and pick-up windows?
Dogs will need to be dropped off between 7:00–9:30 a.m.
Pickup time can be between 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. and 3:30–7:00 p.m.
If you are running late, please call us ahead of time to let us know. There will be a late pick-up fee of $15 for every 15 minutes or portion of.
Dogs must be picked up no later than 1:00pm for Half-Day daycare, or will be charged a full day.
Do you offer pet taxi services?
Why is there a drop-off window?
Is there a minimum required attendance?
What are the vaccine, age, and neuter/spay requirements?
Your dog will need to be:
- At least 12 weeks old
- Up to date on Distemper Combination, Rabies, and Bordetella
- Spayed/neutered after 1 year on a case-by-case basis. If we notice any undesirable behaviour with any dogs in our care due to being intact, we will discuss a more suitable alternative to daycare.
My dog has a sensitive tummy/allergies. Can I bring a snack?
Will there be any ad hoc training to reinforce good behaviour?
What happens if a daycare guest is unwell?
If it is an emergency, we will contact a vet for further professional advise.
What disinfectant do you use to ensure sanitation requirements?
For indoor spaces, we use Virkon S and Prevail.
We also have air purifiers to help eliminate any airborne contaminants.
Are you insured and permitted?
Need more help?
Contact us and we will get back to you during office hours Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m..
Monday to Friday: 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.