Dog Daycare

Day Boarding & Dog Daycare Camp

Canal Bark has two conveniently-located facilities in Duluth, both offering specialized Dog Daycare experiences. No matter your pet’s age, breed or play preferences, we have a solution. It’s all about fun, love, and exercise for your four-legged friend.

Day Camp at Club Canal Bark

Our brand-new downtown location, Club Canal Bark, was built especially for an exciting, social day camp experience. This all-indoor facility is outfitted with the most sophisticated safety and wellness systems, with as much furry fun to match. Dog-friendly pups love spending their days romping and playing in supervised playgroups to their hearts’ content.

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Day Camp Perks

  • Our indoor play areas are climate-controlled and protected by multi-gate entrances
  • All-day play keeps pets mentally and physically engaged
  • Agility-grade rubber matting protects joints and paws
  • Playgroups are chosen based on size, play style and temperament
  • Our staff is highly-trained in group play as well as canine behavior and body language
  • Potty areas are covered in K9Grass, a premium synthetic turf with a special flushable drainage system
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Free Day of Play & Evaluation for New Daycare Clients

Reservation required. Free Day of Play and Evaluation are subject to availability and cannot be combined with any other offer. Daycare discount applies to first-time daycare customers only.

Day Boarding at Canal Bark

Day boarding is the best option for less social or special needs pets. Our day boarding guests enjoy regular exercise breaks with loving staff members, plenty of human attention, and lots of time to relax in our premium canine accommodations. We also offer an Enhanced Day Boarding program, with structured games, playtimes, and training exercises to keep your pet’s mind and body extra busy.

  • Day boarding guests enjoy playtimes in our deluxe indoor/outdoor play yards
  • If your dog is social, we can group pets together for small group outings
  • Again, staff is extensively-trained and pets play under close supervision
  • Our large indoor spaces feature stimulating obstacles (like the ever-popular tunnels and bridges!)
  • The outdoor yards include a splash pool (weather permitting)
  • Between play sessions, dogs rest in comfortable accommodations with raised bedding and always-fresh water
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Discounted Dog Daycare Packges

Regular visits to daycare offer unmatched benefits to your dog's physical health, mental well-being, and quality of life.  For those who like to make the most of our exciting daycare program, we offer various discounted daycare packages full of special bonuses and fun. Call us today to find out more!

Extra Fun Events

Does your dog have a birthday coming up? Canal Bark will throw a doggie birthday party complete with tons of fun, treats and photos for your dog and his canine friends!  We also host fun & festive holiday celebrations, from photos with Santa Paws to a Puppy Bowl party. Call us today to learn more!

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Free Day of Play & Evaluation for New Daycare Clients

Reservation required. Free Day of Play and Evaluation are subject to availability and cannot be combined with any other offer. Daycare discount applies to first-time daycare customers only.

The Beneficial Effects of Daycare

When you leave for the day, do you worry your dog is lonely? Getting into trouble? Not getting enough exercise? Experts agree daycare is the perfect solution for pets and their parents, providing all the mental and physical stimulation dogs need to stay healthy and happy.

  • Pet obesity is an extremely common ailment. Dogs often don’t get all the exercise they need to stay healthy. Daycare is a constructive, supervised place for your pet to run, play, and get all the exercise they need for a happy body (and mind!).
  • When dogs get bored, they can get destructive. Without supervision and engagement, the dining room chair or expensive shoes look tasty. Daycare provides a mentally-engaging outlet for your pet to spend his energy. No more chewed shoes, holes in the yard, or all-day barking marathons!
  • Dogs are social creatures, but they aren’t born fully-socialized. In our daycare camp and day boarding, dogs can spend time around other dogs and people in a totally safe environment. This satisfies your dog’s pack animal nature and teaches him how to act around other pets and humans.

Temperament Evaluations

For those pets that like playing with other dogs, we offer a thorough temperament evaluation process. Our highly-trained staff will observe your pets’ interactions with other friendly dogs to determine their compatibility with a social environment and choose the right playgroup for them. This keeps all our guests safe, happy, and having as much fun as possible!

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