Welcome to Mindful Mutts!

A one-of-a-kind,
Low Stress group dog daycare + positive puppy and dog training company located in New Westminster, BC.


Low Stress Handling Dogs & Cats Certified Logo 

Hear from Stefania Butkovic, owner, operator and dog trainer, on why she started the award-winning, Mindful Mutts.

We are proudly insured with 
PROfur Insurance. We believe in the humane treatment of animals and are therefore largely supporting the Pet Professional Guild; The Association for Force-Free Professionals. Our stringent policies adhere to high standards of ethical and humane animal care.

We strictly prohibit the use of shock collars, prong collars, choke collars, dominance theory and anything else that inflicts fear or pain in an animal. No exceptions.

Explore What Services We Offer You & Your Fuzzbutts!

Group Dog Daycare and Boarding

two dogs playing tug with a toy at daycare

Private, One-on-One Dog Training

Stefania, private dog training, sitting cross legged

Private Dog Walking

A dog looks up at the camera/dog walker as they are out for a walk on leash

Puppy and Dog Group Training

A dog sits next to a dog group class training certificate of completion

Pet Sitting

A chocolate labrador sleeping on a couch

Facility Rental

Dog sitting with birthday party hat on
Award Winning Small Business

Media and Awards

Mindful Mutts is the New Westminster Record’s Reader’s Choice award Winners for “Best Dog Daycare” in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 as well as A-List Winners for “Favourite Pet Daycare” in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020. Stefania Also won “Favourite Business Person” in 2017 as part of the A-List and was a runner up in this category again in 2020… as well as runner up for favorite Instagrammer!

We acknowledge and recognize that we operate on traditional and unceded territory of the Halq’eméylem speaking Coast Salish peoples. There is a lot of work that needs to be done, both as a country and as individuals, to dismantle systems of oppression embedded deep in everything that we do. We are committed to and actively educating our staff about Indigenous history, Canada’s colonial history and we are listening to and amplifying Indigenous voices.

Get in Touch

Have some inquiries that you can’t find answers for on our website? Curious about our policies? Have a question that hasn’t been addressed on our FAQ page?

You can reach us via text at 604-553-MUTT(6888) or email us at info@mindfulmutts.ca! Please allow up to 2 business days for a reply.

Downtown New West
9 Sixth Street
New Westminster, BC

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