How do we compare?
You want the very best for your dog, and we understand, because we do too.
How are we different?
Kennel-Free Boarding/Daycare – We are the only truly kennel-free boarding camp in the Ottawa area. We don’t even have kennels! Our campers are free to play, roam the field, hang out with their friends and the Camp Counsellors… all day long. They are never kennelled and even sleep with their friends at night.
18 Years of Experience – The Owner of DAC Ottawa has been working with dogs in open environments since 2001. She applies this experience daily to ensure that we offer the best standard of care for your dog in the area.
No Hidden Fees – Unlike other kennels, we don’t charge you extra to walk your dog or for play time… a full day of activities, always supervised by our Camp Counsellors, is all included!
New Recreation Program – We have the only Recreation Program around! This is a new program designed to engage our campers both physically and mentally. Every week we have a different activity designed to have fun! Watch our social media for videos of our weekly Rec Program.
Trained, Experienced Staff – Our staff are all trained in Pet First Aid and dog communication and body language. They are trained in group management techniques. Some Camp Counsellors have 5+ years of experience at DAC. We only hire people who want to make a career out of working with dogs.
Supervised Care – We have a high Camp Counsellor to dog ratio. This means that your dog is closely supervised while in our care. We attend to different personalities and ages to ensure that all of our Campers are having a wonderful camp experience.
Fully Climate Controlled – Our 4000 sq foot barn is heated and air conditioned when needed. Your dog will always be comfortable.
Lots of Space – We have a 2-acre fenced field and a 3000 sq ft indoor play area!
Meet and Greet – We require a Meet and Greet prior to your dog’s first stay with us. We want you to see where you dog will living at camp, how we operate, where they are fed and sleep, meet our Camp Counsellors, and have the opportunity to ask questions. We LOVE questions! We want you to get to know us so that you are comfortable leaving your dog in our care and be worry-free when you drive away.
Social Media – We post daily photos and videos on Facebook and Instagram so that when your dog is with us, you can see what they are up to! Be sure to follow us and check out our posts and Stories. We know how much it helps to see your dog enjoying camp rather than just hear it from us! If you aren’t on social media, let us know and we can arrange to email you a photo/video of your dog as well.
Hiking and Swimming – We have a lovely trail that follows the Mississippi River… right on our property! In the summer we go hiking and swimming almost every day!
Not all dog boarding facilities are alike. When you’re looking for the right spot for your dog, it’s natural to compare (and we encourage you to do so)! While comparing, consider the activities and environment that each facility offers for your dog. Compare the experience of the staff – the people who will be looking after your dogs.
We believe we will come out on top!