The DogPlay Team

A kick-ass group of people that share a passion for bringing out the best in every dog.

Meet Our FetchFind Certified Handlers

• FetchFind Certified
• Canine First Aid trained
• Custom DogPlay training
• Minimum 15:1 ratio

DogPlay is proud to be a FetchFind Approved business! All of our staff are trained via FetchFind Premium, the premier educational resource for pet industry professionals. This means every DogPlay Handler receives professional-level pet care education and continues to take classes throughout their career with us. This science-based and animal-centered curriculum has been developed by certified experts with decades of experience in the field.

In addition, Handlers work to receive their canine first aid certification during their career here at DogPlay. This covers everything from basics on canine health and vitality to emergency procedures and urgent care. Most Handlers are able to earn this certification within their first three months at DogPlay.

We also regularly audit our own in-house footage to ensure we are continuing to provide the best care possible.

Darryl Halse


Danielle Halse


Groomer Alexis

Senior Groomer

Handler Jasmine


Handler Graeme

Senior Handler

Handler Nicole

Senior Handler

Handler Cindy

Senior Handler

Handler Teresa

Handler Natalie

Handler Lauren

Handler Mekkinó

Handler Centaine

Handler Emma

Handler Jenny

Handler Jess

Handler Madeleine

Handler Shaena

Handler Phelipe

It’s amazing what you can learn about yourself when you dedicate yourself to helping others.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a job at DogPlay?

Click the big button at the top of this page! Please do not apply in person or over the phone. Questions that are not answered on our webiste can be directed to

What experience or skills do I need to be a DogPlay Handler?

Above all else you need a strong work ethic, ability to work well with others, and a willingness to learn. Experience with dogs is great, but not required. Credentials like Canine First Aid are always a plus! Check out our Careers Page for more info.

Can I volunteer at DogPlay?
Yes! We have a very robust volunteer program. Our volunteers help out between 5pm-7pm on weekdays and occasionally on weekends. Many of our volunteers go on to be successful Handlers at DogPlay! If you have no dog handling experience but are interested in joining our team this is a great place to start.

Meet Some Of Our Community

“The whole team at DogPlay is fantastic. I’ve been bringing my Shepherd Mix here over the last year and a half for boarding, grooms and hangouts.

Everyone is super friendly. They absolutely adore the doggos and are very professional when it comes to balancing all of the different breeds and behaviours that cross paths in the daycare space every day.” Eddie Englander & Elsa

Thank you to the entire team at DogPlay. My puppy started going here since he was 4 months old and he is still super, or even more, excited every time when driving into the parking lot.

The entire team cares and is professional all the time. Definitely the best in van!” Kevin Poon & Theo

“I live & work downtown – this is how great they are! So worth the commute!! Our dog gets the best social exposure with other playmates in a safe environment.

The team and owners are incredible and so caring. They listen to our concerns and always provide feedback. We have been to two other facilities and our little one comes home so much happier and well behaved from DogPlay.” Lauren Ghequiere King & Chile

Ready to Get Started?

If you’re looking to work with dogs, invest in a career that you can be proud of, and join a team of passionate like-minded people we want to hear from you!


(604) 336 2240

8826 Osler Street
Vancouver, BC V6P 4G2


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

SAT: 9:00AM - 6:00PM

SUN: 9:00AM - 6:00PM