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Our goal is to provide our clients with an enjoyable, positive boarding experience. We offer a unique alternative to traditional boarding kennels where dogs are often in kennels all day. At It's A Dog's Life, your furry friends enjoy spacious overnight accommodations with doggie daycare for no additional charge!

Your companion will be free to romp and play in our huge facility during the day, providing them with both human and canine interaction. Then your pet will retire to their own run for some much needed rest on one of our cozy cot beds. All overnight guests are checked over thoroughly each evening by a trained staff member to ensure optimum health. Our commitment is to ensure a safe, comfortable and fun environment which will ease, if not eliminate, the trauma of separation anxiety for your dog.

Dogs are separated be size and temperament so if your kid is more of the strong silent type or doesn't like to socialize, don't worry, we have a place for them too!

Overnight runs are provided according to size, and dogs from the same household typically stay together in the same run unless otherwise requested by our clients.

4’ x 6’ – Small
6’ x 6’ – Medium
4’ x 10’ – Large

See our rates page for pricing!

1st Dog 2nd dog~ 3rd dog~
$33.00/day $31.00/day $29.00/day
Holiday Rate*
Holiday Rate*
Holiday Rate*

Drop off dog after 5:00 p.m. $10 fee
Walk in boarding (no prior reservation) $10 fee
Extra stay no advance notice by 3:00 pm $25 fee
No play boarding is $42/day and includes daily walks.

~ 2nd and 3rd dog rates apply to dogs from same household only
* Due to increased staffing costs during peak times we will be charging Holiday Rates for the following holidays:
  • Family Day
  • Good Friday Weekend
  • Victoria Day Weekend
  • Canada Day Weekend
  • Civic Holiday Weekend in August
  • Labour Day Weekend
  • Thanksgiving Weekend
  • Remembrance Day
  • Christmas Holidays: Friday December 21- Wednesday Jan 2

Grooming/Bathing/Nail trims are available at a discounted rate and encouraged after longer stays.

Facility Tours:
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday & Stat Holidays 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Drop-off Times:
These are suggested times to allow for tours during non-peak daycare hours and to allow your pet to socialize and exercise before bed time. Keep in mind you are always charged for the day you drop off regardless of the time, so it is benefical to both you and your pet to arrive early the first night.

Monday thru Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday & Statutory Holidays: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
You are still welcome to drop off your dog anytime during our regular business hours.

Pick-up Times:
You are welcome to pick up your furry friend anytime during business hours. If you pick up before 12:00 pm you will not be charged at all for the day. If you pick up after 12:00 pm, we charge an hourly rate of $2.50/dog/hour for doggie daycare.

Business Hours:
Monday - Friday: 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday & Statutory Holidays: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

We accept Cash, Debit, Visa, MasterCard and AMEX. Unfortunately, we do not accept cheques. Payment must be made before we release pets at pickup time.

We require a waiver be signed upon arrival. Although we are committed to providing the highest level of care for your dog, minimizing risk, incidents can occur.

Reservations can be made via our online booking system, by phone, or at our facility. Advanced bookings for holidays. and long weekends are highly recommended.

What to Bring For Over Night Boarding

We do not encourage disrupting your dog's diet; therefore it is recommended that their own food be supplied during their stay. Please bring food pre-packaged or in an air tight container, labeled with your dogs name and feeding instructions. Raw/Frozen/Freeze Dried food is fine, we do have freezers and fridges available. If you do not bring food we can supply food for you at a rate of $1.00/cup for Acana Chicken and Burbank Potato or $1.50/ cup for Acana Grainfree Grasslands or Pacifica.

All medications should be clearly labeled with your pet's name and dosage requirements. Please note there is an additional charge for administering medications. Pill/liquid-form medications are $2.00 per administration and injections are $3.00 per administration.

Vaccination Records
Please bring/ fax/email your pet's up-to-date vaccination records(or have them faxed to 780.432.2661 or emailed to

Required Vaccines:
Rabies, Distemper Combo (DHPP). The Bordetella(Kennel Cough) vaccine is optional but we recommend researching it yourself and/or discussing whether it is necessary with your vet.

What Not To Bring

Please do not bring toys or dishes. We supply toys for our guests during the day and use all of our own dishes because they need to be sanitized daily.

At It's A Dog's Life, we want your dog to feel comfy and cozy when they settle in for the night. We provide Kuranda beds which are off the floor and very cozy to all of our guests.

(Note - all prices subject to change. GST is not included.)

Visit our After Boarding page to find out what to expect when your dog goes home from boarding.

More Wag, Less Bark!

7117 - 77 AVE., EDMONTON, AB T6B 0B5 | P: 780.432.2275 |

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