#LocalPetGuide: North Vancouver Dog Grooming, Daycare, Walkers, Training & More

Dog exploring North Vancouver

We understand that your pet is your baby! We don’t blame you since they give us unconditional love and affection. The least we can do as parents is spoil them rotten. If you’re looking for ways to shower your pet with love, we’ve rounded up a great list of local pet spots. Whether you want your pup to look their best by finding a groomer or feel their best by getting them extra dog walks, there’s lots right at home in North Vancouver! No need to travel far - there’s lots of great local doggy businesses you can support during these unique times.

Let’s get to sharing great places for doggos in North Vancouver!

North Vancouver Dog Grooming 

The Hungry Dog

Groomed dog

At Hungry Dog, friendly staff members give your dog the care that they deserve. This  North Van business offers high-quality grooming services that cover a range of things like bath, nail trim, blowout, brush and ear cleaning and much more! With certified and experienced groomers, you’ll be able to leave your pet with no worries and pick up a pampered baby. The Hungry Dog also stocks great natural raw products for dogs, so it’s really a place you can pamper your pet in multiple ways!

Location: 3195 Edgemont Blvd
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Top Dog Groomers

Groomed dogs

Started by Barbara in 1987 and taken over by Elena in 2005, Top Dog Groomers (and Photography) has over 30 years of experience in the business. Their main objectives are to provide quality service that is personalized and stress-free for your precious pet. Dogs are able to interact with each other in a special space (no kennels) while they wait to be groomed using only top tier products. Top Dog Groomers specializes in older dogs or dogs with special needs, but welcome a wide range of dogs as well.

Location: 142 16th St W
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North Vancouver Dog Daycares

A Spot for Spot Daycare

Group of dogs at A Spot for Spot Daycare

This massive doggy daycare boasts a 3,500 square feet indoor play space that is always supervised. Spot for Spot Daycare allows you to drop off your dog before 12pm (no appointment necessary) and play in their clean and bright space. They have separate areas for both  puppies  and smaller dogs to ensure a safe and stress-free playtime for everyone. They even offer leashed walks through the neighbourhood during the day!

Location: 259 1st St E.
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Northwest Kennels

Dog at Northwest Kennels

Northwest Kennels is an experienced daycare and boarding centre that has  safe options for all dogs! Their facility has many large outdoor play areas that have ramps, elevated lookouts, dog houses, swimming pools and large safe obstacles to play in - and around. Staff ensure dogs are separated into smaller packs with others who are similar in size and temperament. There are even quiet areas for dogs who aren’t social or to calm down in. 

Location: 1310 Monashee Dr
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North Vancouver Dog Walkers

Release the Hounds

Dogs walking in the snow with Release the Hound

Release the Hounds prides itself in being the most reviewed and recommended in the dog walking business. All walkers working for this business undergo vigorous training, a background check, and are bonded and certified! With a large and dedicated team, Release the Hounds has got your back and can also offer boarding and training (in connection with Canine Connection Training).

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Furry Friends and Co.

Dogs with Furry Friends&Co on walk in forest

The dedicated staff at Furry Friends & Co. offers a variety of dog walking and pet care services on the North Shore. You’ll feel safe relying on their team for your dog’s care as they are all licensed, bonded, and insured, as well as being trained in canine first aid. They offer more than just walking - go to this friendly, experienced group if you’re looking for walks, boarding, home visits, cat sitting, and home checks.

Location: 1677 Davenport Pl

North Vancouver Dog Training

Bravo Dog

Renée Erdman of Bravo Dogs

With lots of certifications and a transparent attitude, Renee and Tess are committed trainers serving the North Shore. Bravo Dogs ensures that they educate owners and their pups using humane behavioural solutions during private and group classes. Talk to them today about helping you and your dog reach training goals!

Location: 399 Mountain Hwy
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Bow Wow Academy

Bow Wow Academy Dog Student

Bow Wow Dog Academy is run by Yoko who is a Professional Dog Trainer designation through Georgina Bradley (CPDT-KA-DTP) at DogStars Professional Dog Trainers Program in Vancouver. She has worked with 4000+ dogs in a variety of situations, including master obedience classes and dogs with reactivity. Yoko is continuously learning, gaining knowledge in areas of reactive dogs and dog agility. She has gone through many training programs, including Dr. Ian Dunbar's Science-Based Reactive Dog training programs, Susan Garret's IYC, Recallers programs as a Puppy Peaks Alumni. She uses positive reinforcement to build stronger and safer bonds between humans and their dogs!

Location: 259 1st St E
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North Vancouver Dog Parks 

Mountain View Park

This is a beautiful park to go through if you and your dog are looking for a hike through nature.  Mountain View Park is an ecologically diverse space, so it’s important that nature is preserved here. Dogs are allowed off-leash!

Location: Hoskins Road

King Mills Walk Dog Park

This park is a great space for humans and dogs alike. With lots of room for fun and games, King Mills Walk is a popular spot for North Van locals. There are facilities to picnic and a fenced-in off-leash dog area for dogs to socialize. Just be careful on rainy days because it can get quite muddy.

Location: 1122 Spirit Trail

Bridgman Park

This park is amazing for the whole family -- bring your dogs and kids to enjoy the beautiful outdoor space! Just minutes away from the bustling city, Bridgman Park has a playground for kids, a river flowing through it, and awesome trails to explore with your adventure pup!

Location: 625 Mountain Hwy

About Kafka’s

Kafka’s is a Vancouver-based company on a mission to provide a healthy food alternative to dogs and cats that’s hassle-free for pet parents. Our fresh pet meals are made from natural, whole, and locally-sourced ingredients and prepared with care in our human-grade kitchen in Strathcona. We want to create a community around ensuring our pets live happy, healthy and fulfilling lives!

Learn more about our fresh pet food and why it’s a great choice to add to your pet’s diet. We deliver fresh dog and cat food to North Vancouver, and all orders of $60 or above have NO delivery fee. What are you waiting for? Use our feeding calculator to find out how much fresh pet food your furry friend needs!

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