Dogs at Camp Ottawa

We are now CLOSED permanently,
effective December 31, 2020.

Thank you! It's been an amazing 11 years!

Dogs at Camp GTA remains OPEN - click to visit!

It is with a very broken heart that I’m letting you know that after much thought, several sleepless nights and many tears, I’ve decided to permanently close DAC after the holidays on January 6, 2021.

The pandemic has hit us hard. We rely on people travelling… for vacations, to visit family, to attend sports tournaments, to go to concerts, for work, etc. None of that is happening right now, and I believe that regular travel will not return to normal for at least one and likely two years. We have very few dogs boarding now and even with our regular daycampers, it is not financially feasible to continue on and run this business under these conditions.

Watching you park and get your dogs out of the car, barking, jumping and pulling towards camp, is the highlight of my day. Knowing that I won’t see this anymore, that our campers will no longer enjoy the freedom to run and play at camp with their friends and favourite Camp Counsellors, is heartbreaking to me. That vision has been the driver to keep going through the pandemic and try to keep camp open. We have tried our best to keep going because we love your dogs so much and I know they love camp. I know that you’ve come to rely on us and I’m very sorry that after January 6th, we can no longer offer our services. I wish this wasn’t happening.

I want to thank my amazing staff. DAC would never have been the same without them. I believe I have the best staff in pet care and I’m saddened that this is affecting them as well. They are all incredible and I wish them the best in their future employment choice

From a business point of view… please continue to use our services until January 6, 2021. We’d love to see your dogs for the next couple of months. It is business as usual and if you have a booking prior to that date, we will be here to care for your dog. For those who have daycamp packages that will expire after January 6, I will be in touch with you to discuss how we will handle that.

Thank you can’t begin to explain what it has meant to me to gain your trust and care for your dogs. It has been my pleasure to get to know you and your pups and I will truly miss you all. It has been an amazing 11 years. Camp is not a business that just sells a product. We get to know and love our campers and in that sense, it is extra hard for us to close as we all feel like we are losing many friends. We hope to see some of you before we close in January so that we can say goodbye.