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The Best Pet Grooming and Daycare in Toronto

Posted by Alice Prendergast / November 14, 2015

pet grooming torontoThe best pet grooming and daycare spots in Toronto offer plenty of options to four-legged lovers. Whether you're heading out on vacation, need a dog sitter for a day, or just want to treat your canine friend to a bit of pampering, these are the places to go.

Here are the best pet grooming and daycare spots in Toronto.


The Canine Social Company
The Canine Social Company offers daycare and boarding services that will keep your dog feeling loved no matter how long you're leaving for. As a plus, the daycare is completely cage-free so you don't need to worry about your four-legged friend being cooped up all day. The shop also has a "spaw" where your dog can be treated to everything from a simple bath and brush to a full grooming session.

Woof & Shloof
Your canine companion will be in good hands at Woof & Shloof. The St. Clair West spot offers play by the hour, half day, or full day dog daycare where your pet will get all the TLC it deserves. The grooming centre does nail trimming, shampooing, detangling, and breed-specific grooming.

This indoor-outdoor doggy daycare is akin to a pet resort. Your dog will have the chance to mix and mingle with other pooches on site, ravage the toy selection, and play in splash pools (weather permitting). If you're ever curious as to how your dog is holding up without you, you can check the live webcam feed on the UrbanDog website. The shop also offers a full menu of grooming services.

It's a Dog's Life
It's a Dog's Life is a 2,000 square foot, air conditioned facility where your dog can play and nap to his or her heart's content. It offers both daycare and boarding services, so whether you're leaving your dog for a weekday or two weeks, they've got you covered. The shop also does grooming, with baths, blow-dries, brushing and nail clipping on the menu.

If you live or work near Bloorcourt, Woof! is where to drop your dog for the day. The facility has everything your dog could ever want or need: toys, beds, and a fenced outdoor space. They also do daily dog walks and curbside drop off and pick up. If your pooch is in need of a makeover, the shop offers everything from speedy nail clipping to full pampering sessions.

Uberdog has pulled out all the stops with its facilities. It offers daily daycare at the Leslieville and midtown locations. If you're going away for longer than a day, you can opt to leave your pooch at the midtown location or treat them to their own vacation at the Urbandog Ranch in Baltimore, Ontario. There's also a spa at the midtown location and the ranch, offering a full list of grooming services.

This Dundas West shop is much more than a retail destination. It offers daycare and overnight boarding services, where your four-legged friend will be treated to walks in local parks and the freedom to run around the 15,000 square foot grounds owned by Fetch. The grooming centre offers everything from baths to dog hairstyling.

Tailwaggers offers full day, half day and two hour daycare sessions, making it ideal if you need a short term option. During its stay, your dog will be treated to toys, treats and free rein over the 2,400 square foot space. If your pooch needs some primping and pampering, there's a spa on site.

Doggieland has three locations in the GTA (North Toronto, Bloor West, and Vaughan) where you can take your dog to be cared for or groomed. Both Toronto locations offer daycare pick up and delivery services within a 4km range, making it hassle-free. The grooming service menu here is more lengthy than others, including facials and dental care.

Pet Social
Pet Social has two locations in the city, both near the Harbourfont. The facilities do both daycare and boarding, so whether you just need your pooch looked after for a day or you plan on doing a little jet setting, they won't be without care. It also has a grooming centre, offering everything from pawdicures to head to tail grooming sessions.

Dogee Spa
If your dog needs daycare, boarding, or grooming in the Rosedale area, try Dogee Spa. It has three options when it comes to grooming: bath and brush, bath tidy, and full groom. They also offer a chauffeur service that will get your pooch to and from the shop without any hassle.


Timmie Doggie Outfitters
Timmie Doggie Outfitters will groom your pet to perfection. There are two locations, one in Leslieville and another on West Queen West, offering everything you could need to get your pooch prepared for prestigious events like Woofstock. The service menu here features de-matting, pawdicures, medicated baths, and more.

SPAW Boutique
SPAW Boutique offers grooming services for both canines and felines, making life exponentially easier if you own both. The shop offers all the standard services (nail clipping, bathing, styling, etc.), plus a few more adventurous options like nail polish and top knots with bows.

Happy Tails
The professionally trained groomers at Happy Tails can makeover both cats and dogs. The grooming service list here is short and sweet, focusing on styling, hair cutting and shampooing. Staff have experience working with many breeds, so your animal will be in competent hands.

Pawfect Spa
This Rosedale groomery will take your pet's look from drab to fab. It offers a bevy of a la carte services, like nail clipping and pet hair colouring, as well as full grooming packages. The shop also has pet pick up and drop off services, if you don't have the time to do it yourself.

If your animal is looking (or smelling) a little worse for wear, Cosmopawlitan can get that under control. The Harbourfront shop offers a list of grooming services that will help fix your pet's ragged 'do and have them looking ready for the Westminster Kennel Club show. The menu includes hair cuts, bath and blowdries, nail trimming, hair colouring, and more.

My Dog Spot
My Dog Spot is a Pape Village groomery that caters to canine companions of all sizes. The shop has an a la carte menu which flaunts coat-specific services like bang trims as well as nail clipping, ear cleaning and brushing. It also has full groom options and bath and tidy packages available.

Paws in the Bath
Paws in the Bath has an extensive list of stand alone services and full grooming packages for dogs. The shop can get your pet's nails, coat, and teeth in order, so you won't have to battle plaque, overgrown claws, or matted hair at home. There's also a DIY wash station, where you can clean your pooch yourself.

Tailspin Dog Spa
Whether your dog is suffering from a few mattes or having a really bad hair day, the groomers at Tailspin Dog Spa can help. The shop offers both single services and full packages that will take your four legged friend's fur from a tangled mess to silky smooth. If hair is not the issue, they also offers nail and ear maintenance.

The Groomery
This Corktown shop offers a bevy of grooming services suitable for all dog breeds. The shop does full grooming packages, bath and brushes, nail trimming and more. The staff refuses to rush in an effort to get your dog's 'do just right, so reserve three or four hours for the appointment.

The Dog Market
It should come as no surprise that The Beaches has a top notch groomery, considering it has one of the highest pet populations in the city. At The Dog Market your four legged friend will be pampered from head to tail. The service menu includes everything from teeth cleaning to hypoallergenic treatments, as well as full grooming packages.

Planet Dog
Planet Dog is an Upper Beaches retail store/groomery hybrid. Beyond its shelves of stylish petwear and raw food options, you'll find a groomery fit to makeover any canine companion. The shop offers a quick and easy bath and towel dry service and full grooming packages.

Sit Stay Dog Emporium
Sit Stay Dog Emporium has one groomer, Melanie, who has been perfecting her craft for over a decade (so you know your pet is in good hands). The shop offers all the standard grooming options, and you can inquire about pricing online.


Unleashed in the City
Unleashed in the City offers doggy playcare and overnight boarding services on Ossington. Playcare here is like school, featuring field trips, socialization, and bit of learning. Your pooch will get tons of snuggles and love from the staff and have all the room they need to get their energy out. Boarding is kennel-free and has all the advantages of playcare.

A Leg Up
Whether you need to drop off your dog for a day or a week, A Leg Up has a service that fits the bill. They offer daycare services, where your dog will have the chance to socialize, play, and sleep all day. Alternatively, if you need to board your companion, you can leave them at the facility or hire an employee to stay at your home for the duration of your trip.

What did I miss? Add your favourite pet grooming and/or daycare spot to the comments.

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