Do you need something for your dog to do while you are at work or while running errands?  Do you have an active dog that needs that extra energy drained?  Does your dog enjoy socializing with others?  Then Wag Daycare is the answer for you!

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Daycare hours and cost

How to enroll in daycare

Wag Canine Recreation Centre has been offering dog daycare in downtown Amherst since 2012.  Our experienced staff are trained in canine body language and communication, large play group management and pet first aid.

We maintain a staff to dog ratio of no more that 1:15 and are well under the minimum 75-100 square feet per dog as per the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals guidelines.  Dogs have access to the indoor and outdoor play areas at all times so they can choose where they play and have the ability to go outside and use the bathroom whenever they need to.

Staff supervise the dogs 100% of the time and are dedicated to providing a safe and clean play environment. The indoor area is vacuumed and mopped daily and the outside turf is cleaned and sanitized.  Daily report cards are created for each dog to let you know how much fun they had during their day and to communicate any issues or concerns.

Can my dog get groomed while they are at daycare?  Yes!  We offer full grooming at Wag please ask us about rates.

Special Note About Winter Cancellations: When we have a winter storm please check the Wag Facebook page for closure announcements.

Daycare Hours:

Monday to Friday 7:30 am to 6:00 pm


Full Day $21.50 + HST, Half  Day (maximum 5 hours) $16.00 + HST

Ask about discounts for prepaid packages and for multiple dogs from the same household.

Drop Off and Pick Up Times:

Full Day Dogs – Drop off by 9:30 am

AM Dogs – Drop off by 9:30 am, Pick up by 2:00 pm

PM Dogs – Drop off between 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm

How to Enroll Your Dog in the Wag Daycare Program

Step 1: Download the Wag Daycare Package (or pick up a blank copy at Wag) **Coming Soon Online Enrollment Form!**

Click here to download the WAG Daycare Package

Step 2: Fill out the enrollment form and review and sign the policies and waiver pages.  Please note the minimum age for daycare is 12 weeks.  All dogs 6 months or older must be spayed or neutered.  Dogs must be up to date on core vaccinations (Parvovirus, Distemper, Rabies) as well as Bordetella (Kennel Cough) and proof must be presented.  All dogs must be flea and tick free and are required to wear a quick release collar.

Step 3: Return the form to Wag. You can scan and email it to or drop it off in person.

Step 4: We will contact you within 2 business days to schedule a social assessment for your dog.

Step 5: If step 4 goes well, you can schedule your dog for a half day of daycare for their first visit.

If you have any questions about the daycare enrollment process please Contact Us.


Daycare should be booked in advance as we cannot always accommodate same day requests.

To ensure we have adequate staffing levels there may be additional fees for cancellations, no shows and after hours pick ups.

Click here to download the WAG Cancellation, No Show, Late Fees Policy