Playskool info

Dogs are welcome for half-day or full-day DAWG Play Skool care.

Dogs that stay beyond 4 pm will be resting until their pick up time (they are usually totally worn out by this time).. The groups are carefully monitored and assisted/instructed by our expert staff members.


Dogs will be assessed for suitability into the program on a case by case basis. 

Once approved, you will have access to our online booking system or you can call or email us for an appointment.



Dogs of all ages are welcome, puppies do require their first set of vaccines.

Neutered Male dogs preferred. Depending on the behaviour, intact males may be allowed.

Females NOT in season or pregnant will be eligible to attend.

Nanaimo has breed-specific legislation and we are bound to the bylaws, DAWG Play Skool will accept dogs of the designated breeds provided they are CGN (Canine Good Neighbour) certified which exempts them from the muzzle bylaws.


Your dog's Good health is important to us.

Proof of previous vaccination for Distemper, Rabies and Parvo or titer results are required ( maximum 3 years old). A current (not older than 6 months) certificate of health through your veterinarian will be accepted in lieu of vaccine certification. We require your dog to be free of fleas or other parasites and up to date with a flea/ tick preventative program.


Mid-day meals and medications supplied by you will be given to your dog during rest times. If your dog has allergies, please provide us with his own treats and detailed instructions.


Weight loss program for dogs that are overweight or weight-challenged. DAWG Play Skool care will gladly provide a tailored food management service for you, and take care of all your dog’s food needs for the day. That will prevent overfeeding or overeating and with the exercises, we will provide, your dog will become healthier faster!


We use toys, treats and interactive play. Dogs must be able to display appropriate impulse control and be non-possessive.


Program Suitability Screening takes place regularly, please contact us to schedule an appointment.



  • half day: $25.00 this can be 2 hours to a max of 5 hours, any stay over 5 hours will be billed full day fee.

  • Full day fee: $40.00 this can be 5 hours to 9 hours.

  • 10 Pack deals, pay for 9 get the 10th free!

A one-time Complimentary 1 - 2 hour try out session is offered as part of our suitability screening process provided your dog's initial interaction deems them to be a good fit for Play Skool.



  • Our indoor areas are fully heated in winter and well ventilated in summer, with cushioning rubber non-slip flooring and lots of natural daylight. 

  • Our outside play areas are fully and securely fenced, the flooring consists of a clean non-slip surface. There is an additional Grass field available with dog safe play structures and tunnels.

  • We have separate areas for small or older dogs and for large or energetic dogs, and numbers will be limited to facilitate proper care and attention to each individual dog.