Overnight Lodging Accommodations for Every Dog
Whatever comes to mind when you think of a traditional dog boarding kennel can be set aside after a visit to BowDog and our centrally located resort in the heart of Calgary. The city's best veterinarians and thousands of clients rave about the quality of our care for a reason...your pet will enjoy an entirely refreshing and wonderful experience with our team!
Our guests are kept safe and secure in our clean and comfy resort, with their own personal space to rest and relax before and after their customized daily activity schedule. Each guest receives room service daily with fresh linens, while comforting ambient music plays throughout their resting and play areas.
- 24 hour supervision in our facility with full surveillance
- The best trained staff in the city with 1:20 staff to dog ratios in group play
- Complimentary premium, grain-free fish based dog food for our guests
- Our guests are provided plush, orthopedic bedding during rest periods. All bedding is freshly laundered and sanitized daily.
- Two recorded nose-to-toes health checks daily.
- We're happy to offer our canine guests a high quality, grain-free, fish based kibble during their stay at no extra charge.
- We encourage guests to bring their own food from home in pre-measured, meal sized servings at no extra charge.
- Guests are fed twice a day. Additional feeding times can be accommodated by special request (a small fee may apply).
We are happy to accommodate special requests for your best friend! Our amazing team is happy to accommodate medication and supplement administration, special diet preparation, extra feeding times, food and treats from home, post-surgical or special handling requests, and daily brushing for coats requiring maintenance. Please feel free to discuss any of your special requests with our reservations department. Please note, we are unable to accommodate diabetic guests requiring injections.
- Have more than one dog? Get 10% off our standard nightly lodging fees!
- Stay 14 nights or more and earn 10% off standard nightly lodging! Call us today for a quote!
We have seen a huge change in Coho from attending BowDog. We always have fosters in our house and it used to take Coho a couple days to get used to them and now he is so excited to meet the new dogs! He gets so excited whenever we say BowDog and I feel completely comfortable leaving him with you guys while we are out of town. THANK YOU!!
Activities and Pampering for our Lodging Guests
Our fun loving and experienced staff at BowDog Canine Specialists can find just the right toy, play the right game or read and snuggle the afternoon away! Our professional experience has taught us that active and happy pets are healthy pets, especially when they’re away from home. Puppies, active adults and seniors all benefit from regular interaction and activity. So whether your pet loves to party with groups of other social dogs or prefers the one-on-one attention of our Canine Specialists, we have something fitting and special for your best friend at BowDog.
Fun and activity are the best parts of vacations for humans and dogs alike. We know that every pet has different interests and that’s why our play sessions are customized to meet their individual preferences. We offer a variety of popular and discounted activity packages for you to choose from to ensure your dog has the very best experience while away from home.
Group Play: At BowDog we're happy to provide social dogs group play sessions in our outdoor off leash parks. Your dog can romp and play in the fresh air while on vacation with us. Your dog is placed in a size and energy appropriate play group and provided constant supervision by staff certified in group play supervision. Participants must be spayed/neutered, friendly towards dogs and people, fully vaccinated and in great health.
Activity Packages: Our team is committed to providing your pet the special love and attention they deserve. Packages offer complete customization and can include a game of fetch, swimming in the wading pools, supervised walking or running on the treadmill, or quiet snuggles and story time with our staff. Activity packages are offered for dogs that love group play and those that prefer their own company and require one-on-one attention.
You can choose from:
- The Gold Package is the ultimate in pampering for your pooch
- The Silver Package
- The Bronze Package
- The TLC Package is specifically designed for older pets or those with special needs or medical conditions
- The Puppy Package for those 8 months and under is designed to support house and behavioral training for puppies
Add a Spa Day!
You can add grooming, nail trims and other spa services to your pet’s lodging reservation! There’s nothing better than coming home to a best friend who isn't just happy but also looks and smells great too! Our Reservations Specialists are happy to schedule your grooming reservation and discuss service details.
Health and Vaccination Requirements
The health, safety and wellness of our guests is of paramount importance to us. All guests must be current on the following vaccinations:
- Rabies (1 year +)
- We highly suggest a pest preventative (Revolution or Advantage)
Unlike any other local pet care facility, BowDog has a Wellness department dedicated to the ongoing health and well being of your of your pet. We retain the service of a local clinic, open 24/7, in the event of any medical emergency. If your pet should require medical attention while in our care our protocol is to contact your veterinarian. Should the nature of your pet’s illness require an office visit we reserve the right to utilize our on-call veterinarian (this decision depends on the illness and the travel time to your veterinarian). Our caring staff can administer any oral or topical medications your dog may require during their visit.
Calgary's best pet resort books up months in advance over peak vacation periods like spring break, summer vacation and the winter holiday season. Reservations are required.
I have to say the whole experience from the initial phone inquiry to the final day pickup was a breeze. I really loved and looked forward to your daily emails on how and what Batman was doing. It was a big piece of mind to know he was doing great. Oh! And of course his report card! How awesome. I will never take him anywhere else.