The Best Care for your Best Fur-iend
In 2010 K9 to 5 Paws and Play was launched in order to provide the ultimate dog care services in Windsor, Ontario.
We pride ourselves on always having a professional manner and we are always respectful of our guests, dogs and people alike.
You know your dog is always in the best of care with an experienced veterinarian technician on site.
Many years of experience with many breeds of dogs, (some with disabilities!). makes us the perfect choice to care for your dog.
We treat your dog like family! This is a home environment where your best fur-iend will receive lots of individual attention.
We do not charge for medication administration or feeding provided specialized foods.
We love dogs and it shows with our dedication to giving your dog and you the best experience in dog daycare, boarding, and dog walking services.
We look forward to meeting you and your dog!
ERIKA GOWANLOCK • VETERINARY TECHNICIAN
OWNER/OPERATOR K9 TO 5 PAWS AND PLAY
“I love all animals but dogs have a very special place in my heart. Until one has been loved by a dog, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of the more frequently asked questions we get. If you have any other questions not addressed here, please contact us and we will be happy to help.
Doggy day care is an environment where dogs are dropped off for the day to play with other dogs in a fun, safe, well-supervised and clean environment. There are many benefits to this including:
- Provides regular exercise to maintain a healthy weight
- Relieves boredom, separation anxiety, and destructive behavior at home
- Improves socialization with dogs and people
- Enhances quality of life
For overnight boarding, we need a reservation as we fill up quickly, especially during holidays. It is best to make a reservation as soon as you know you will need one. Reservations are also recommended for Day Care as well but this is more lenient. Depending on the time of year, we can often accommodate short notice or same day notice if your dog has completed the application process. Please be aware that holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas book several months in advance and other holidays book several weeks in advance. During the summer months, we fill up early for weekends so sometimes we ask for a deposit to hold your spot.
K9 to 5 Paws & Play welcomes all dogs based on their behavior and it is not our policy to turn away a dog based on breed. If your dog is friendly with good temperament and well socialized with others, they will be generally accepted into our daycare and boarding programs.
We require that dogs be at least six months old. Dogs of this age will be fully vaccinated by then to protect both them and the other daycare and boarding dogs.
K9 to 5 Paws and Play is owned and operated by a Veterinarian Technician (University of Guelph) and as such, certified in pet first aid and CPR. We will take excellent care of your dog and have advanced skills in case of illness or injury. We quickly assess the situation to determine what plan of action to take. Our concern is always what is best for your dog/s. Depending on the situation, we will either rush your dog to the closest vet or, in non-emergency situations, we will make the effort to take them to their own vet. We have not had any serious situations other than the typical cut, scrape or bite that can happen when dogs play together, and these we treat in-house.
Yes! We offer multiple dog discounts as well as for extended stays. Buying a Multiple day pass also gives you a great discount. Check the Multiple Day Passes page for more information. If your dog stays with us for 1 day or multiple days, they will get the same love and attention, they will just get a discounted price!
5 or 10 day Daycare or Dog Walk passes are the best way to save money and still get the best of care for your dog. Please check out our Rates & Services page for more details.
If you have any other questions, please contact us
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Professional Dog Care
Dog owners trust us to look after the needs of their beloved companions.
We are specialists committed to delivering the very highest of care and affection.