Training. Socialization. Exercise.

Providing these three elements in a safe, clean, and structured environment.

A New Breed of Daycare

• 4500 square feet
• Structured activities
• Basic training
• Regular bathroom breaks

DogPlay takes an individualized approach to daycare. We only accept one new dog per day so we can take the time to understand their strengths, identify where they can improve, and learn about what motivates them. From there we provide a custom mix of training, socialization, and exercise that’s best suited to that particular dog.

We use positive reinforcement to work on impulse control and to help train the basics: recalls, sits, and stays. With a foundation in place from these basics we can move on to shaping more advanced behaviours and engaging the dogs with more exciting activities!

This means we don’t need to spend time worrying about stopping problem behaviors because our dogs always have lots of constructive activities to keep them entertained and engaged throughout the day!

 Pricing & Packages

Our vision is for every dog to have the opportunity to learn something new, make some friends, and burn off their energy in a constructive manner.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements for my dog to attend?

You will need to show proof of vaccination for Rabies, DHPP, and Bordetella. Titer tests are also accepted. Dogs over 8 months old must be spayed or neutered. While we do our best to work with a wide range of behavioral issues, we are not able to accept any aggressive dogs.

How do I book a first day?

You will first need to register an account with DogPlay by clicking the register now button. Once you have created an account you can then make a reservation request and a DogPlay staff member will contact you to work out the details.

Do I need a reservation after my first day?

Yes! We have a maximum capacity that we reach on a daily basis and are rarely able to accommodate drop-ins for daycare.

Are there any restrictions on size or breed?
Do you separate small dogs and big dogs?

Size plays a big role in deciding where your dog will be during their stay. We also take into account age, breed, temperament, energy levels, and training requirements.

Do the dogs get outside?
Yes! All dogs get out for as many bathroom breaks as they require. We work very hard to maintain proper elimination habits. All dogs who are able also get out for a walk around our neighborhood during the day.

Meet Some Of Our Community

“[Dusty] is very excited when we arrive, but has learnt to walk calmly to the door (thank you!). And he is tired when I pick him up! Dusty is a happier and better behaved dog – the change was noticeable within days.

The DogPlay team are very passionate about what they do and care about each and every dog. I am very pleased that I found DogPlay for Dusty. It is truly a fantastic place.”

Debbie Pincombe & Dusty

“Best doggy day-care ever! We’ve brought our beloved fur-child to quite a few places and was looking specifically for a place that has a balance of free play-time and structured play-time.

Most importantly, we were looking for a place that would love our fur-child as much as we do. DogPlay is everything we could have ever hoped for!”

Barbara Tang & Finnigan

“Wow what an amazing experience & place. Hawker our yellow lab is 6 months old and it was his first time to doggie day care. I can not express how caring and understanding the staff at Dog Play are.

Hawker is a high energy puppy that doesn’t seem to rest and just after lunch I walked over and took a peak to see how he was doing (parent anxiety) and there he was laying calmly next to 4 other dogs happy as could be.”

Lyn Campbell & Hawker

Ready to Get Started?

The first step is to register an account with DogPlay. From there you will be able to request and manage bookings, update your dog’s information, purchase packages, and much more!



(604) 336 2240

8849 Selkirk Street
Vancouver, BC V6P 4J6


M-F: 7:30AM - 6:30PM

SAT: 9:00AM - 6:00PM

SUN: 9:00AM - 6:00PM