Good pet sitters and daycare in Montreal

Photo of Dog playing in the snow in Montreal



Since I am a pet parent myself, I figured it’s a good idea to give a shout-out to a few doggie day care and kennel services in the Montreal area that I have already tried and I am very happy with.

One of them is : Joelle Hamelin – she is a also certified positive reinforcement trainer (R+). Her kennel is situated in the quiet country side in the town of Mont-Saint-Grégoire – this is their website: They have organized outings in a large secured fenced area (outdoors), with supervision, as well as an indoors play area. What is really neat is the fact that the dogs get grouped up by temperament so they can get the best playmates possible.

I left my pooch with her for 3 weeks ( yes, that was a vacation length necessary for my sanity..LOL) and I got email and photo updates every 4 days; the beast gave kisses to the daycare lady when we came to pick her up and seems a tad better socialized than when we put her there. So I will definitely be using her pension services again.

Another one is Bark Avenue – this is their website:

I used them for daycare and was very happy with the services. The dogs have an indoors free range area and an outdoors one. It’s very clean and there is someone with them on site 24 hours a day and the owners are certified dog trainers. Coincidentally one of them was instrumental in the troubled rescue of my little diva, so I knew she would be in good hands there. Since they are in Montreal, they are a better option if you just need day care services but they also offer kenneling. Oh, and if your fur-baby was adopted from a rescue or shelter you get a discount.

Please feel free to chime in with your own suggestions about doggie daycare and kennel options in and around Montreal!