In addition to being designated for small dogs only and providing a cozy, home-like space, The Little Dog House has many other features that make it special.
Individualized Attention - we are deliberately a small operation, home-style versus gymnasium-style, allowing us to provide individual attention to the dogs in our care, making your dog feel like they are in a home where each dog is treated like our own dogs: as thinking, feeling beings that deserve respect, kindness, affection, attention, positive experiences, and successes.
First Aid Certified - our staff members have attended multiple canine first aid courses and have been certified by the St John Ambulance program. A First Aid Kit is on the premises at all times, and Fort Garry Vet Clinic is only a couple of blocks away.
Colorology - The colors used in our space have been specifically chosen to promote balance and positive energy, while calming, soothing, and relaxing.
Aromatherapy - We use scents and diffuse blends of essential oils known to be uplifting and calming, and reduces tension, stress, and anxiety in dogs This is done in a diffuser that is also an ionizer, promoting cleaner air.
Flooring - Our Reception area and Quiet Room are floored with antimicrobial, cushion vinyl to provide a sanitary surface of moderate traction. Our hall and Play/Training Room are coated in epoxy. It is pet-safe, used in kennels and veterinary facilities, water-proof, leak-proof, bacteria and mold resistant, and provides moderate traction which is recommended for dogs as too much traction can damage bones and joints and injure paw pads whereas too little traction results in sprains, pulls, and tears.
Upgraded Ventilation - our ventilation system, including air conditioning, was upgraded in 2012 to the most modern standards to ensure plenty of fresh air is taken into the system.
Double-Gates & Locked Doors - We utilize gates, doors, and split dutch doors for extra security. During daycare hours, our front door is locked and requires a bell to be rung for entrance. The layout of our rooms and gates allows us to ensure that no loose dogs have access to the front door when daycare attendants are handling drop-offs or pick-ups.
Outdoor Potty Patch - our playroom door opens onto a safe and secure, fully fenced dog run where the dogs are taken regularly throughout the day to potty and get some sun and air (fully supervised at all times).
Convenient Parking - three spots are reserved right outside our front door for drop-offs and pick-ups. No busy streets. No struggling to find parking, or walking blocks. Scramble-parking in evenings and
weekends as most other businesses
in the mall are closed. Parking is also available along McGillivray Place.
Meet-and-Greets - We meet each dog and pet parent before the dog is booked into daycare. It is a casual meet-and-greet where the pet parent can check out our space and ask us questions and we can get to know the dog.
Call or email anytime to book
your meet-and-greet: 204-505-3644
In-depth Application - which includes general information about the owner and the dog, including health status, vaccination history, background, temperament, socialization skills, and many questions simply to help us give your dog the best daycare experience possible. We also include a Medical Release, General Release, and Participant Waiver.