Erika also shows her dedication and love for dogs by serving as President/Treasurer of
Greyhound Pets of America – Canada (GPA-C)
 and is active in many charitable events such as the Purina Walk for Guide Dogs and the Community Living Face-to-Face Program.
http://greyhoundpetscanada.ca

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.”

Erika Gowanlock

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
K9 to 5 Paws and Play will walk your dogs for an additional fee of $10 or included in a “With Walks” Multiple Day pass. Pictures of your dog/s while out walking are also posted or emailed so you can see how much they are enjoying their walks!
We will provide your dog’s medications or special feeding instructions at no extra charge. For your pet’s safety, medication must be in the original bottle and the prescription must be current.
At K 9 to 5, dogs must be able to play safely and be socialized and friendly with others. Every dog must first complete an interview and application process so we can see how they interact with other dogs. They must be over six months old, be spayed or neutered, and be current on their Rabies, Bordetella (for canine cough), and Distemper vaccinations. They must be in good general health, flea/tick free, friendly to others, and well behaved.

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 & Play is an environment where they will be in a group with other dogs and we want to ensure your dog’s safety, and also the safety of our other boarders and day care dogs. The application & interview process also allows us to have all important information on your dog on file in case of any emergency. During the visit, your dog will be introduced to the environment and have time to get to know our premises. This visit is always free and supervised and allows you to also feel confident you are leaving your precious companion in good hands.
We require Rabies, Bordetella and Distemper vaccinations. Please provide copies of your veterinarian records for these current vaccines.
For an additional charge of $20, K9 to 5 Paws and Play offer baths and nail trims so you can pick up a clean and fresh smelling fur-iend after their stay. Boarding dogs of 3 days and over receive a complimentary bath and nail trim! Service Dogs get bath and brush for just $10!
When boarding over night or if your dog is fed mid-day, please bring your dog’s food from home. Eating their regular food keeps their stomach from getting sick during their stay.  If you wish to bring toys, bedding, treats or anything else that will help make your dog feel more at home, we certainly encourage this. We do provide treats during the day if you allow it and, if allowed, all boarders get a “Good Night” cookie before settling down for the night.
 

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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