Our Most Frequently Asked Questions

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How much time do the dogs spend outside?

During the day, the dogs are outside just about as much as they want to be. They are free to be inside or outside - whichever they prefer. If it's very hot outside, some like to rest inside the barn, and when it's very cold, there's lots of indoor warm-up time too.  Our building has heated floors, and central air conditioning too!

What about at night? Where do they sleep?

At night, the dogs sleep in a beautiful and comfy country barn.  The building is climate controlled (radiant in-floor heating, and central air conditioning), and of course has windows, doors, lights, an air filtration and circulation system, and lots of fresh filtered water!

It is a VERY cushy environment. For those dogs who are crate trained and comfortable sleeping that way, we do have crates (kennels). The others are divided into groups in various separate (cushy!) rooms. The barn is also equipped with a closed circuit audio and video monitoring system, and the owner of the camp lives on the property.  The property is never left unattended.

Are the dogs always supervised?

Yes, always. From the moment they wake up, to the moment they go to bed, our staff are with them. Each and every dog is given loving and personal attention.

Is the play park fenced?

It certainly is!

Are hiking and swimming activities included in the pricing?

Yes!

We have beautiful hiking trails that wind through our 100 acre property, and a fresh water lake for swimming. There is no extra charge for these activities - they're included!

If your dog will stay with the pack when we go for trail walks, she can enjoy a walk off leash. If your dog tends to wander off, we'll be sure to walk with her on leash.

Do you charge to tour the camp with our dog?

No, there is no charge for a camp tour. The purpose of the tour is to ensure that you are confident that your dog will do well in our camp environment, and that we feel the same. It's also a chance to meet our staff, and to ask all the questions we haven't covered here!

How do I book camp time?

Booking camp time is done here, through our web site, by clicking the ‘Book Online’ link on this web site. You will then go through a simple process of choosing your arrival and departure dates, and providing some other information we need on file. Once you complete your booking, you will receive a confirmation email. In that email, there is a link to a package which includes all of the paperwork we’ll need completed.

Where can I find more information about the GTA shuttle service you offer?

For location details, pricing, as well as drop-off and pick-up times for the shuttle, please click here.

What is the maximum number of dogs you accept at a time?

Forty. We tend to have between twenty and thirty dogs per day.

Do you have Veterinary care nearby?

Yes. Our vet is minutes away from us. Also – each one of our staff has been trained in Pet First Aid.

How do you feed all those dogs?!

Carefully.

Actually, we feed them one at a time. So when one is eating, the others are out playing.

Do we bring our own food?

No, you bring your dog’s food! It is best that dogs don’t have temporary changes in diet.

Where do I find Dogs at Camp forms?

In the confirmation email you receive when you book online, there will be a link to our camp forms. Also, you may log into your account at any time and click on 'My Forms'.

How do we know what else to bring?

In the package you receive by email once you complete your booking, we include a page entitled ‘What to Pack’. In that you’ll find out what to bring, as well as what not to bring!

Our dog is on a ‘raw food’ diet. Can you accommodate this?

Yes, we can accommodate a raw food diet, and we have a refrigerator and freezer on site. Please check our pricing page, as there may be an additional daily charge for this diet. This is simply because of limited freezer space.

Does my dog need to be spayed or neutered in order to come to camp?

Yes, once he or she is over the age of 9 months.

Which vaccinations does my dog need to have to come to camp?

We have outlined this on our 'Health Requirements' page on this site. Click to visit that page.

What do you do if my dog is not well while I'm away?

On our Dogs at Camp forms, we ask you to provide us with an emergency contact. If we have any concerns at all about your dog, we will contact your emergency contact first, and if you have asked us to do so, we'll contact you as well. If your dog needs to see a Veterinarian, we will take him / her in to our own Veterinary clinic and report back to your emergency contact (and to you if requested) with the results of that visit.

My dog is comfortable with other dogs, but is not particularly playful. Would she be ok coming to camp?

Sure! Some dogs are more playful with other dogs, while others prefer the attention of our Camp Counselors. As long as they're comfortable being around the other dogs, even if they're not particularly playful, they'll be just fine with us at camp.

Can I visit my dog while he is at camp?

Certainly! Dogs come to camp for all kinds of reasons, including while home renovations are being done, or during a move from one home to another. During that time you are of course welcome to visit your dog. Please email or call the camp office and we'll choose a time that works for you, for us, and for your dog!

Do you provide television, couches, and other ‘cushy’ amenities?

Hmm. A strange question, but we’ll answer it, since you asked!

At camp, we work very hard to provide a safe and secure environment which is FUN for the dogs. Dogs’ days here at camp are spent with each other, interacting with our staff members, hiking, swimming, etc. We have found that dogs are happiest when they get to be… well…dogs!

Our ‘camp‘ concept differs from a ‘resort‘ concept. While the camp environment might be ‘ruffin’ it’ compared to Fido’s cushy bed at home, remember that when you went to camp, you were ‘ruffin’ it’ too!

Rest assured, as you will see when you visit with your dog – camp is safe, and lots of fun!

How far in advance do people generally book?

That really depends. For the various holidays (and long weekends), we’re often fully booked weeks in advance. That also happens at times when there is no holiday at all. There are times though – that you could call just days in advance and we’d have the space available.

In other words: As soon as you know you’ll be away – book the camp time you need!