Group Care (Dog Daycare and Boarding)

We are New Westminster’s ONLY  Low Stress dog daycare!

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DAYCARE REGISTRATION: We are open by appointment only so please FILL OUT THIS FORM TO BE PLACED ON A WAIT LIST. Thank you for being awesome! 


Did you know that dogs prefer to play in smaller groups of 3-4? For that reason, we believe that low numbers, careful management by a well educated staff, and a specially set-up facility is the best and most ethical way to set up a dog daycare environment.

Our clients benefit from a staff educated in Pet First Aid and even more importantly, in the science behind dog behaviour so that we can facilitate a safely managed, low-stress group environment! We offer mental as well as physical stimulation with constant play monitoring, 2-3  “nap times” per day to avoid over-stimulation and high stress levels, enrichment games and plenty of fresh air. At Mindful Mutts we offer pee breaks outside, generally one-at-a-time, every 1-3 hours.

For new visitors and those that are a little fearful, we use pheromones and calming music created just for mutts to help them relax and get accustomed to the environment.

Becoming a Client

If you’d like to become a client, please fill out our online enrollment form above to be placed on a wait list for a meet and greet. We may refer you to a better suited service if we don’t think it will be a good fit.  After the meet and greet we may schedule a trial day, this helps us get to know your dog and understand their needs and if they truly enjoy being in our group environment. After the trial, we will send you an emailed assessment about your dogs day within 2 business days, this will give you a better understanding about how your dog’s day went and whether or not they are approved for daycare along with recommendations for training, equipment and frequency of visits.

Not all dogs are right for all environments! Some may be better suited for one-on-one walks while others may benefit from hiking activities. We pride ourselves on making  carefully thought-through professional decisions in order to be able to refer you to our dog walking services OR our science-based colleagues who may offer something more tailored. We will remain transparent at all times in this regard, and place your pet’s welfare as top priority as part of our ethical mandate.

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Daycare Packages:

  • 20 days: $575 plus GST: expires in 90 days 
  • 10 days: $325 plus GST:  expires in 60 days
  • 5 days: $183 plus GST: expires in 60 days
  • Single day: $45 plus GST
  • TRIAL DAY $45- receive an emailed daycare assessment within one business day of your dog’s trial day. It will explain whether they were accepted into group care with us, how to schedule, and any recommendations such as new harness requirements or training suggestions. If your dog is not a fit for group care, it will be noted with our recommendations for alternative pet care services, including our dog walking services if we are able to accommodate.

Boarding (click arrow for details)

Boarding (overnight care)

  • At Stefania’s home (group boarding): $75 per 24 hour period
  • At approved Wrangler’s home: $75 per 24 hour period
  • $45 charge for extra time up to 24 hours
  • $15 fee for holidays
  • $10 fee for drop off or pick up on Sundays and during peak season*

Boarding services are for active daycare clients ONLY since space is limited and it’s easier on our staff as well as the dog if we already have a rapport and a routine.  Booking 1-3 months in advance is highly recommended! Please see this link for pet sitting services (for dogs and cats) in case that may more suitable.

*Peak Season: March, July, August, December (please book 3-4 months in advance! No discounts or credits can be applied to these dates as they are in very high demand)

Hours of Operation

Sapperton Daycare: A max of 12-15 dogs are welcomed each day at our Sapperton location, preset days are highly recommended!

305 Cedar Street, New West (Sapperton) :

Monday to Friday: 7am to 7pm
Drop-off is from 7am to 10am
Pick-up is from 3pm to 7pm

Saturday: 10am to 6pm
Drop-off is from 10 to 11am
Pick-up is 3pm to 6pm

Weekends and Holidays: CLOSED


9 Sixth Street, Downtown New Westminster:

Downtown New West Dog Daycare: A max of 25-30 dogs are welcomed each day, preset days are highly recommended!

Monday to Friday: 6:30am to 7pm
Drop-off is from 6:30am to 10am
Pick-up is 3pm to 7pm

Weekends and Holidays: CLOSED

Dog Daycare & Boarding Extras

  • $10 plus GST extra for Sunday pick up/ drop off and $15 plus GST for statutory holidays on all packages/drop-ins
  • $10/15 min plus GST extra before and after hours of operations listed above,  + $1/min thereafter payable at pick-up or billable monthly
  • $10-$25 Dog Taxi Services
  • Ear Cleaning: $10 *currently not available due to covid*
  • Low Stress Nail Trims $20 *currently not available due to covid*
  • Brushing $10/15 mins *currently not available due to covid*


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