Treat Your Pet To A Vacation At Park9 Playcare and Resorts
By Erik Ryken
Part fitness center, part resort, and part spa, Park9 stands out as one of Toronto’s finest dog care facilities. Along with its first location (formerly known as UrbanDog) in the Distillery District, the Park9 network now spans across the city in three locations, with extensive overnight care available at Pearson YYZ airport resort and a newly opened presence in Liberty Village.
Offering the best stay for your pets – both cats and dogs – Park9 is built on long-term relationships, with thirteen years of experience caring for your furry loved ones. The same ownership and a dependable team operate under the new branding, and have implemented a free shuttle service to the resort location so downtown dogs can enjoy overnight stays.
Staff are professionals in dog care who have completed over 80 hours of training in first aid for pets, as well as training in dog behavior and body language. The facilities make use of locally-sourced and environmentally-friendly products wherever possible to keep pets clean and cared for. Overnight facilities provide options for beds, with elevated Kuranda beds or more traditional soft cushions. The Poolside suites offer the most exquisite experience, with exclusive beds and a private webcam allowing you to tune in and dispense treats to your dog. And yes, dream jobs do exist: owners of anxious dogs that are used to sleeping with a human may opt for the option of having a Park9 staff member sleep with their dog, so the experience is truly just like home!
Staff are available 24/7 to accompany your pets in play and in rest, offering one-on-one play sessions and accompaniment for sleepy dogs. Cats are also accommodated at the resort with highly private spaces, far from the dog areas. Senior dogs are taken care of in another separate area that is quieter and features heated floors.
To learn more, and to get a chance to meet the Park9 team, be sure to check out the Liberty Village location’s Grand Opening celebration this Sunday, October 16th, or take a peek at the live webcams. There will be plenty of entertainment for you and your dog, including treats and eats, fresh beer from Henderson Brewing Co, and professional dog portraits benefiting the Ontario Veterinary College Pet Trust.