Paws Playgrounds in Leslieville

Animal House, Leslieville/Riverside

In an extremely pet-friendly city such as Toronto, there is typically a dog daycare facility in almost every neighbourhood. In the same way we seek out the most raved-about cafe or a yoga studio for ourselves, we want our fur baby to have a quality, safe place to play, socialize, and be pampered while we’re at work or on vacation. So, with the countless options for pet care in Toronto, there are three criteria you should consider when choosing the right caregiver for your pup: the services offered, the team involved, and safety. We found that, across the board, Paws Playgrounds Dog Boarding and Dog Daycare in Leslieville is a high-scoring option.



Located on Carlaw Avenue, just north of Lakeshore Boulevard, Paws Playgrounds is a 10,000 square foot facility featuring a large outdoor playground, complete with tunnels, slides and even a splash pool. This dog daycare and boarding includes indoor and outdoor space so your dog has plenty of room to run and play, rain or shine. Indoor, there is a separate area for large sized dogs and one for small sized dogs to keep things fun but safe. Both areas are equipped with padded floors and are even climate controlled!



Paws Playgrounds is a brainchild of Vancouver natives Sue and Jason, who, upon moving to Toronto, found they were in need of a safe and reliable pet service for their fun-loving dog. They realized that, at that time, there were too few options for dog care that would meet their high expectations, so they decided to leave their corporate jobs and opened Paws Playgrounds. Nine years later, the facility has become one of the top rated pet services in the city!



As the facility offers dog day care as well as boarding services, dogs are welcome to stay and play for as little as three hours, or enjoy an extended staycation. Planning time away and trying to find a suitable facility to board your pet can be stressful. Paws Playgrounds dog boarding program is designed to be anxiety-free; they focus on making sure that every dog feels safe and comfortable during their stay, so that you don’t have to feel guilty for leaving your four-legged pal behind. For example, each dog is assigned their own comfortable ‘suite’, with an orthopaedic bed and plenty of room for their toys, bones, and bowl of water when they’re ready to settle in for the night.



Any dog owner knows that the dirtier the dog, the more fun they’ve had. For whatever reason, rolling in mud, grass, or worse (!) equals the best . fun . ever! For that reason, Paws Playgrounds offers a full spa service for your fur baby, including an oatmeal shampoo wash, hair drying and brushing, nail trimming, and ear cleaning. How great is that?



Weather you are seeking a facility where your dog can play and socialize for a few hours a day or planning a trip and want to leave your pup in safe hands, Paws Playgrounds is worth considering. All staff members have at least two years of professional animal behavioural experience before joining the team and are given a minimum of 120 hours of training with a senior team member before taking on responsibilities with the pack.


Paws Playgrounds
19 Carlaw Ave.
Monday through Friday – 8am to 6pm
Saturday – 9am to 6pm
Sunday – Open by Appointment
Statutory Holidays – Closed to the Public
Weekday Assessments: Monday through Friday – 6pm – 7pm
Weekend Assessments: Saturday and Sunday – Noon – 5pm

(Photos courtesy of Paws Playground website and Facebook page)



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~ Monika (Guest Writer)

The Innovative Urbaneer Team
Bosley Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage – (416) 530-1100


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