Our Services

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DAYCARE

DAYCARE

At Playful Paws Doggy Daycare, we provide a safe, clean, healthy atmosphere for your dog to receive plenty of interaction with other dogs and humans. A place where your dog can participate in group play, lounge, snuggle with a human or even take a nap!

GROOMING

GROOMING

Thursdays and Saturdays. Spaces fill up fast. You can put in your requests with any staff member but can also contact Christina directly at christina.groomer@gmail.com

BOARDING

BOARDING

It’s hard to be away from home, so at Playful Paws we treat your pet like our very own. All our overnight guests come to Daycare during the day then come home with us each night!

OUR TEAM

Here's a bit about each of us, since we're not just pretty faces!
Larna

Larna

Larna is not only our illustrious owner, but she is also the resident Den Mother to both staff and dogs alike. She's a certified Hypnotherapist who also runs a natural wellness clinic in North Vancouver during the day. It may surprise you to know that she's also a Grandmother (although she prefers Nana, thank you very much!) so she's definitely one busy gal!

Megan

Megan

Megan is our current longest standing staff member! When she's not at the daycare hanging out with your pups (and her own two ridiculous mutts) she's either working in her art studio or out building something on her overgrown half acre in the woods. She does custom artwork (the pet portraits in the office are her work) and sells her work in local shops, galleries and at art markets. As some of you know she recently returned from a month-long Artist Residency in a tiny remote village in Panama, which was a pretty inspiring (and huge!) adventure.

Christina

Christina

Christina is up next - and as most of you know she's our certified Dog Groomer! She takes awesome care of your dogs but also makes them look their best. It's so fantastic to be able to have someone who already knows and loves your dogs taking care of their grooming needs. On her off time she can often be found at the beach or at local dog parks with her two pups Bronson and Nellie, I know that she often runs into you guys out with your dogs too!

Alana

Alana

Alana has been with us for just under two years. She's currently working part time hours and going to school studying Health Sciences with a view to becoming a Sonography Technician. She has also been known to frequent the beach with her awesome beagle Cali, and has big plans to one day adopt ALL THE BEAGLES! Just kidding. But only a little, as she is obsessed with them and it wouldn't surprise me to see her adding beagle after beagle to her household.

Tiana

Tiana

Tiana has been with us since last spring. She previously worked as a nanny and in the Home Care field, but she just can't stay away from animals! She also volunteers for the Pacific Salmon Foundation's work on salmon sustainability. She has a cockapoo of her own and two beloved cats, who sure give her dirty looks when she comes home after hanging out with all of your dogs all day!

Jessica

Jessica

Jessica comes to us from the retail world. She has been with us for almost three months and grew up with an array of different pets and a passion for animals. She currently shares her home with two Chihuahuas (Chutney and Sofie) and is fostering a very old cat named Beck. And those are just the four legged members - she is a busy Mom to two young boys who keep her on her toes!

Miranda

Miranda

Miranda has been training and competing in dog sports (agility, obedience and rally-o) for more than 10 years! She has also previously worked and volunteered in a number of daycares, boarding kennels and training facilities so she brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience. She also brings with her a super sweet SPCA rescue named Damon, who we're all getting to know and love. She can also be found as an instructor at Pawsitive Connection, the awesome training facility run by Erin Taylor with which I know many of you are already familiar!

Helene

Helene

Helene comes to us all the way from France by way of Australia and New Zealand! She worked for 9 years as a lawyer in Brittany (which she will freely tell you is the MOST beautiful part of France!) before deciding that she would rather travel and work with animals. She has been working towards a career as an animal assisted therapist. To that end, since she has been in Canada she has been volunteering with a therapeutic horse riding school and working with us part time.

ABOUT

A little bit about Playful Paws....

ABOUT

Dogs are social animals. In order to live happy, healthy lives they need regular social interaction with others of their own kind and humans. Without this they can become withdrawn and depressed, or start to exhibit destructive behaviours such as chewing, digging, and excessive barking. At Playful Paws Doggy Daycare, we provide a safe, clean, healthy atmosphere for your dog to receive plenty of interaction with other dogs and humans. A place where your dog can participate in group play, lounge, snuggle with a human or even take a nap! Our yards are disinfected weekly and our indoor facility is cleaned and professionally disinfected. Our four legged friends are carefully supervised with loving care. Aggression is not tolerated in our playgroups. Our daycare has three fenced outdoor yards (4000 sq ft) with play equipment. There is a covered yard for the big dogs and a separate covered yard for the pint size pals. Both big dogs and pint sized dogs have a separate indoor space to relax with comfy beds for those cozy afternoon naps. The dogs have supervised access to inside and outside areas at all times while they are with us.

CONTACT INFO

  • 604-244-9464
  • 6120 #5 Road Richmond, BC

Some Happy Customers....

Alpha my Husky puppy is going every day to this day care, since he started, he became an amazing dog. His behavior changed, he knows how to listen and he has more patience. In the beginning I was going to take him only twice a week but when I noticed how good the place was for him, I decided to take him everyday for a full day... and it is worth every dollar. All the staff at Playful paws are great!!! Each one of them loves the dogs and that's why they are so amazing with them! You can feel the good energy in this awesome place. When we went for a cruise I left Alpha for boarding with Larna. Larna kept Alpha with her all the time and played with him. She played some amazing and educational games to challenge him and she taught him a lot. She gave him lots of attention and love! I'm grateful that there is such an awesome place that's called Playful Paws!!! I highly recommend this place to anyone!
LIMOR S.

LIMOR S.

I have been taking my dogs to Playful Paws for over 8 years now and would never take them anywhere else. I know that my dogs are in the best possible care while there, and having the times of their lives! The staff go above and beyond for each dog whether they are there for daycare or overnight boarding. Both of my dogs are rescues, and have had their bumps in the road adjusting to a happy life. Without Larna, and the staff of Playful Paws, I do not think either one of my dogs would be the happy, socialized dogs they are now. I highly recommend Playful Paws if you are looking for a safe daycare for your dogs!
 Chelsea Cavanaugh

Chelsea Cavanaugh

There is so much to recommend Playful Paws! I have been bringing Willy here for 7 years. Willy is a little “high-maintenance” emotionally, but Larna and her team make him feel large-and-in-charge and comfortable both for day care and for boarding. He LOVES coming to Playful Paws, and that is the highest recommendation any pet owner can give! Much love!
CASEY HRYNKOW

CASEY HRYNKOW

CONTACT

Feel free to contact us using the form below, or give us a call at 604-244-9464.