Dogwood Lodge Pet Retreat offers customized daycare for your dog.

Dogs enrolled in daycare are treated much the same as our overnight guests. They receive between 5 and 7 hours of playtime throughout the day which can vary due to weather conditions. When it is too hot or too cold we make sure they come into our heated and air-conditioned indoor play area.

Each guest has the option of in-room (or crate) dining during the day if they come with lunch. We will also feed breakfast or supper if required at no extra cost.

We are a "Dog Friendly" facility so all dogs must be able to get on with each other in a group play environment.

We start accepting new dogs as early as 8 weeks of age as long as they have their first puppy shots.

If your dog has special needs (blind, deaf, medicated) please speak to us about how we can make their day stress free and comfortable.

New guests  must be registered before we can book them in. This can be done right here on our website. If you have any questions feel free to ask us at any time.

All guests who will join our doggie day care groups must first participate in our "Initial Daycare" program. This will be the first day at Dogwood Lodge Pet Retreat where we will assess their temperament with us and the other dogs and most importantly make sure that they do not stress while they are here. They must stay a minimum of 3 hours on the first day and if they are doing great, can stay the whole day!

Because the safety of each dog participating in our doggy day care program is always our first concern, we will ask you a variety of questions about your pet’s activity level, exposure to other dogs, and interactive style with both unfamiliar people and other dogs.

For the safety of all dogs, we require that all dogs over the age of 10 months are spayed and neutered and are fully up to date with their vaccinations at all times. Proof of vaccinations can be uploaded to your online account or emailed to us separately to