Welcome to Tailwaggers. Established in June 1996, Tailwaggers was born for the love of dogs.
Tailwaggers is a boutique Doggy Daycare located in the heart of the Junction in the west end of Toronto. We offer personalized care to each of our members. Unlike the bigger factory style daycare centres, our main objective, since 1996, has been high quality not high volume. This is to ensure that your pooch receives all the love, attention, training, playing, walking and of course...belly rubs that they deserve.
Our Customers Say it Best.
I've used their walking, daycare and grooming services with 4 dogs. Adria & her staff are organized, professional and friendly. I'm very glad to have them close by.
Rusty waits by the door when I tell him we're going to Tailwaggers. The staff are incredible and really care for every dog. It's a great experience every time.
Sadies been a member of the Tailwaggers family for 7 years. We couldn't ask for a better place to leave our pooch! Adria and her staff are the best!
I have been taking Tucker to get groomed at Tailwaggers since I moved back to the High Park area. Erin does an amazing job every time! Adria and the staff there are incredibly kind, professional and awesome with each of the dogs. You can see their love for them as soon as you walk in! I wouldn't change groomers for anything, even if I left the area I would still go.
I don't know what we would do without Tailwaggers. Our yellow lab pup, Levi started going for play dates at 4 months old. He had so much energy that we had to manage. Adria and everyone helped us more than I can say. They recommended a trainer who is also amazing. Ten months later Levi adores going to Tailwaggers and as much as he can be a "Marley" some days, he is turning into a great boy. If it weren't for Tailwaggers, I seriously think we would have returned him to the breeder! Thanks Adria and crew!
You are THE BEST!
Kona's favourite day of the week is Tuesday as that's when she goes to Tailwaggers. She absolutely loves it and almost pulls me down with her excitement when we get to the front door. We also love to see her appear on this feed throughout the day to see what kind of mischief she gets up to.
I absolutely love this place! As soon as I walked in I was greeted by an amazing big smile, I was given a tour of the facility and my beautiful dog was greeted by a treat and a belly rub for about five minutes! It was wonderful!
This woman literally cleaned up the mess the last awful groomer did! I was so upset but she promised me she was going to make her look absolutely beautiful and that's exactly what she did. My dog is generally very nervous going to get groomed and she walked right in like she felt very comfortable and at home which was great! I recommend this place 100% and I will definitely be going back! A++
I am a 15 year old Shi-poo and Adria has been my daytime Mom since I was a puppy. I can hardly wait for my daily pick up to play in the park with my friends! It is hard for me to keep my day’s behaviour a secret from my real Mom, because Adria always leaves a note filling her in on all my activities: whether I was the choir leader for the day, flirting with the boys or just keeping an eye on me after a visit to the vet.
A special treat is when my family goes on vacation and I get to have a sleepover at Tailwaggers!! My mom sends me there because it is just like being at home and she knows that I am happy, sage, and well looked after. For all the time that Adria has been picking me up, she has never missed one day! I am a very lucky girl and so glad my Mom found Tailwaggers!!
Tailwaggers is great. Our dog Daisy has been going for daycare a couple days a week and is groomed there as well. It's awesome, taxi picks her up at the house and drops her off. She comes home from daycare happy and tired and sweet smelling.
She's also groomed at Tailwaggers. Daisy had two very traumatic grooming experiences at another place before we found Tailwaggers. Now it's no big deal. They do a great job too. We're very happy and would recommend them for daycare and grooming.
I have trusted my pups to the Tailwaggers' ladies for over 7 years and I continue to bring my dog, Darwin to them despite having moved out of the city because they are some of the most caring people in the industry.
Great staff and management! They really care about the dogs and their clients.
We’ve been taking Wally here for daycare and regular walks for almost two years now and they are amazing. Friendly staff that really cares about the dogs. Wally always comes home tired and happy!
Meet the Tailwaggers.
Due to the greater demands of daily life, many pet owners are unable to spend as much quality time with their furry babies as they would like. Extended working hours and family demands often result in long, lonely days at home for our four legged friends. Without the proper exercise and socialization, dogs can begin to display behavioural issues such as needless barking, destructive behaviour and separation anxiety. Tailwaggers provides peace of mind for our two legged clients and a variety of services for our four legged clients guaranteed to make tails wag!
In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag." ~W.H. Auden
Frequently Asked Questions.
At Tailwaggers we require your pooch to have the following vaccines: Rabies, DHPP and Bordetella. We also ask that all dogs are free of any communicable diseases for 30 days. If your dog is coughing, sneezing, vomiting or has diarrhea, please keep him/her at home to prevent other dogs from getting sick.
At Tailwaggers, you will have peace of mind knowing that your dog’s day will be organized to ensure an incredibly positive, stimulating and fun experience. In our daycare positive interaction and socialization between the dogs and staff is encouraged and practiced. Your pooch will return home happy, well exercised, stress free and dreaming of romping with his buddies the very next day!
- Supervised group play
- Individual play with staff
- Basic training practice
- Agility and confidence building games
- Potty time: Numerous daily walks
- Fun, safe toys & equipment
Here at Tailwaggers our goal has been high quality not high volume, for this reason we have a 25 dog capacity on a daily basis. We recommend pre-booking your dog’s spot in daycare.
Before your furry friend can join our Tailwaggers family, we require a 2-hour daycare assessment to gage your dog’s temperament to determine if Tailwaggers Doggy Daycare is a right fit for your pet. During the 2-hour assessment we introduce your dog to our staff as well as other dogs in the daycare. If your dog passes the assessment, he/she is welcome to join our crew!
We offer Backyard Visits for your pooch. This is a 15 minute potty break and/or lunch feeding (belly rubs too of course!).
Our group walks are one hour (excluding car time) rain or shine!
If conditions are severe i.e snowstorm, excessive heat etc, walks may be shortened or turned into backyard visits.
Yes, our dog walker will go to your home to meet both you and your pooch to determine your dog’s needs and to better know you, your dog and their environment.
We take our pooches to neighborhood parks and fields. All dogs are kept on-leash.
We offer nail trimming, hand scissoring, de-matting, ear cleanings, bath & tidy. For our daycare dogs, we offer Primp N’ Plays (full day of daycare for the price of a half day + the cost of the groom).
Due to our busy schedule we do not accept walk-in appointments. We recommend booking your dog’s groom 2 weeks in advance.
Every dog is different & has different needs. Our groomers work on one dog at a time to ensure a calm, pleasant grooming experience for your pooch. Due to this, your dog’s appointment time can vary.
Prices will vary depending on your dogs breed, size, temperament and spa treatments they require. Pricing will be determined once our groomer assess your pooch!