Cage Free Love While You’re Away!

If you’re anything like us, then you have an incredible connection with your dogs. When you’re out of town, you want to make sure they’re with someone who will provide the same care and comfort that you do. We’ve always been dog lovers — and animals lovers, in general — so we understand this!

We started Sunset Dog Retreat to give you peace of mind while you’re on extended trips away from Fido and Fluffy. Leave your best friend in the best of hands with our expert team, including our on-site vet and enjoy yourself.

Snacks, toys, walks, and lots of cage-free love! It’s all part of our promise to your dogs.


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Our Story

Sunset Dog Retreat was established in 2015, with the purchase of a large, spacious property on Guelph Line — just 10 minutes north of the Mohawk Racetrack off the 401 and approximately 30 minutes from Toronto Pearson Airport.

The property had an empty barn, which we renovated into a state-of-the-art boarding facility. We styled this space as a cage-free kennel, without your traditional stacked sleeping quarters. This approach creates less stress for the dogs.

In the words of our resident vet: “This is the best environment for all breeds of dogs that I’ve seen in over 40 years of experience.”

image001We wanted to create a fun retreat for your dogs — and that’s what we did! Our facility includes a dedicated spring water well with chlorine-free water. We have underfloor heating, so that little dogs or older and arthritic dogs are not laying on cold cement. This environment is always comfortable for the dogs. The interior is divided into spacious 9×10 kennels.

We believe that integration is very important for dogs. Having a friend ensures less stress for the visitor, which is why we aim to pair dogs within an hour of arrival. Some individuals prefer to be on their own, and others will be kept in the main house due to age or health reasons. We always take temperament into account. Once paired, doggy buddies will sleep in the same kennel and share their play time.

Our property features a beautifully-done 2 acre space, surrounded by a 7 foot chain link fence to contain even our largest visitors! Inside this space are 4 newly-added paddocks that allow the dogs to run around outside in any season, with a gazebo to provide shade in the summer. Each paddock is separated by gates to get in and out.

By rotating the dogs through the paddocks, we ensure that they get lots of exercise during the day. In good weather, they can be outside for up to 6 hours in a single day. Little dogs will stay with little ones, big dogs will stay with big ones. The paddocks also allow us to separate trouble-makers, in rare cases.

Our Dog Boarding & Doggy Daycare Services

Sunset Dog Retreat offers overnight boarding, doggy daycare, and grooming services. We are open 7 days a week, with regular pickup and drop-offs between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm. We accommodate a variety of situations, including puppies, older dogs, and dogs with various health problems. Our on-site vet is here 24/7 to provide emergency care and checks up on the dogs daily.

We hope to see you and your dogs here soon!