We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.


Welcome to Country Tails!

With over a decade of experience, Country Tails has become a haven for local dogs since opening our doors in 2008. Our high standard of care and dedication to both fun and safety has created a space and reputation that we are proud of! More than just a kennel or boarding facility, Country Tails provides a loving daycare program characterized by one-on-one snuggles, slow and safe socialization, size-appropriate playtime, and our personalized approach to client care. We are conveniently located at the Clappison Animal Hospital ensuring both safety and convenience for all our clients and all of our staff have extensive experience in both dog behaviour and canine group dynamics.

Our dedicated staff members get to know each dog for their unique personality and we strive to make daycare a special place for every pup that comes through the gate. We accept dogs of all shapes, ages and sizes—our outdoor playspace is approximately an acre, guaranteeing every dog the space to run and play freely! Country Tails also has access to a temperature-controlled indoor play area that we love to use when the weather isn’t quite appropriate for outdoor play. We have multiple separate play-spaces so each dog has the opportunity to socialize and engage with like-minded friends, guaranteeing the best experience for all of our daycare pups. Our new friends are slowly introduced to our playgroup on their first FREE day to ensure positive bonds are formed and that it is the best fit for your pup. We want all of our attending dogs to feel welcome and at home here!


Boarding Services

Our boarding program is low capacity and all-inclusive to ensure the most personalized experience for your pup! We have a range of kennel sizes suited to guarantee the comfort and needs of each of our individual attendees. Each dog has access to daycare all day but also has an opportunity to rest and relax in their private cozy kennel should they prefer. We like all of our boarding friends to be well exercised so they are comfortable and content through the night! Our flat-rate boarding price includes full daycare access, one-on-one playtime, and comfy bedding – we also provide snack time and vet-approved natural pheromone spray therapy upon request at no extra fee. There is no additional cost for medication administration.

Have a question? Please call the Clappison Animal Hospital to be connected to a daycare representative at (905) 689-8005 or email us at countrytails@clappisonvet.com

Hours of Operation 

We are open from 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday and from 9am to 3pm on Saturday. Daycare is closed on both Sundays and holidays but boarding remains open, however we do not offer drop-offs or discharges on holidays or clinic closed hours (ie. after 3pm on Sundays).


Why should I bring my dog to doggie daycare?

Daycare is an excellent way for your dog to socialize and exercise in a safe and controlled setting. Our visiting pups can enjoy the pack atmosphere they instinctually crave in a monitored environment. Each attending dog at Country Tails has passed a behavioural assessment to ensure the compatibility of all our daycare friends. Our staff are trained in the use of calming signals and diversion tactics in order to help keep the fun going all day long! We provide all day play for a tired-out pooch with occasional naptime for growing puppies and sleepy seniors. We tailor the daycare experience to each individual dog to ensure the most fun for all. Country Tails is a second home to dogs with a variety of temperaments. We love to see our more timid friends blossom into social butterflies, and our rambunctious pups play with like-minded buddies. Our mission is to provide a safe a fun place for everyone—puppies to seniors, timid to excitable, itty bitty to enormous!

Admission Requirements:

Ready to join the pack? Get in touch with one of our daycare team members at (905) 689-8005 or at countrytails@clappisonvet.com to begin the registration process! We require:

  • All core vaccinations including Bordetella (the kennel cough vaccine is sometimes not included in core vaccinations)
  • Flea and tick prevention during the active months (April to November)
  • All attendees must be spayed or neutered if they are over the age of 8 months
  • A completed daycare questionnaire and signed consent forms (to be provided once you get in touch with one of our team members)
  • A passing grade following a behavioural assessment or “meet and greet”

Prices and Packages:

Country Tails offers a variety of competitive prices and packages – speak with one of our daycare representatives today about which package best suits your needs and budget! We also offer gift certificates if you have a furry friend needing a special gift.

  • Full Day (6+ hours): $34.95 + tax
  • Half Day (5 hours or less): $23.95 + tax
  • Drop-In (2 hours or less): $14.95 + tax
  • All Inclusive Boarding (per 24hr period): $48.95 + tax

Pass Packages

  • 10 Full Day Pass: $314.55 + tax (No expiry, you save the equivalent of one full day of daycare!)
  • 10 Half Day Pass: $215.55 + tax (No expiry, you save the equivalent of one half day of daycare!)
  • 10 Day Fast Pass: $134.55 + tax (No expiry, you save the equivalent of one drop-in day of daycare!) Ten two-hour or less drop-in visits, excellent for a quick play while you run errands or before grooming appointments!


Pack Leader Membership: $6555.45 + tax

One full year of unlimited daycare usage! For our Monthly Membership holders this is the equivalent of one FREE month of daycare or a savings of $595.95. Pass expires one year after first use. Boarding services are 20% off with this membership.

Furry Friend Membership: $595.95 + tax

One full month of unlimited daycare usage. A savings of $209.70 or the equivalent of one week plus all Saturdays free! Pass expires one month after first use.

Multiple Dog Discount

Are you a multi dog family? At Country Tails the price of daycare, boarding, and passes is discounted 15% on the second dog, 20% on the third, and 25% on the fourth.

Referral Rewards

Clients who refer another dog to daycare will receive a FREE day of daycare plus a $25 credit on their Clappison account upon that dog’s first day of daycare or boarding.


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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

Last updated: Tuesday, May 19, 2020

1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” and "drop off" policy to protect our clients and staff. We ask that you follow these steps:
a. When you arrive, please remain outside and use your cell phone to call us at 905.689.8005. Please ensure your pet is either in a carrier or has a collar so that we can attach our leash.
b. Once an exam room is ready, we will come to take your pet from you and into an exam room and call you to take a history and talk about any concerns.
c. Once the exam is over we call you with our recommended treatment plan, we can then arrange to take payment over the phone.
d. We will then bring your pet out to you.

2. We can now see all cases by appointment only.

3. The animal hospital is still OPEN with the following hours:
Monday- Friday: 8:00am - 6pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday: Closed

4. Country Tails Doggie Daycare and our Grooming Salon reopen on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

5. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.

6. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

7. Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

8. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Clappison Animal Hospital