Reception Times

Reception times at Doggie Minder have been put in place to maximize services for your dog. You are free to drop off or pick up your dog at your convenience any time during reception hours.

We have limited spaces for daycare for early morning drop off before reception hours and evening pick ups after hours. Please contact us to discuss availability. This service is ONLY available for daycare (morning drop off and same day evening pick up on a regular basis every week), NOT for boarding guests who stay overnight.

Outside our listed reception hours our facility is closed to visitors. During these times our staff are tending to the needs of our boarding guests. When the gate is closed, we ask that you respect the safety of our staff and doggy guests and not climb around the gate in order to enter our facility. During our "closed" times we are busy with dog-related tasks. Please note that visitors who climb around the gate and come onto our property and put our staff/dogs at risk, may no longer be welcome at Doggie Minder. Again, the safety of our staff and guests is our highest priority. We cannot be held liable for our clients if they put themselves at risk of injury due to climbing around our property lines. Thank you for your understanding. If there is an emergency outside of our regular reception hours, please contact us to make alternate arrangements.

Our reception times are:

  • Monday through Friday
    8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

  • Saturday
    8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and CLOSED in the afternoon

  • Sundays and Holidays
    8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.


    "Can I call you at 4:30 p.m on the day of pick-up and say that I'll be later than 5:30 p.m. to fetch my dog?"
    You are welcome to call or em.ail us if you know you are running behind and you'll not be able to pick up your dog that evening but the next day instead. We understand that sometimes you may be running late, however, in order to always ensure the safety of our boarding guests and staff, we close and lock our doors at 5:30 p.m. and are unable to accommodate after hours pick-ups as this runs into feeding time for our furry guests. If you have run into unexpected traffic or another delay on the way to Doggie Minder, we suggest asking a trusted family member or friend to pick up your dog. Or of course, your pooch is always welcome to stay an extra night. Thank you.

    Christmas and New Year Hours:

    During the holiday season our reception times are as follows:

  • Closed in the afternoon of December 24 and all day December 25. All overnight guests for the holidays must be dropped off during a.m. hours on December 24 at the latest.
  • Pick up for holiday overnigh guests is earliest on December 26 between 4:30 p.m and 5:30 p.m. No pick ups during morning hours, only drop-offs of new arrivals please. No exceptions.
  • Normal business hours resume on December 27.

  • Closed in the afternoon of December 31 and all day January 1. All overnight guests for New Year's Eve must be dropped off during a.m. hours on December 31 at the latest.
  • Pick up for holiday overnigh guests is earliest on January 2nd between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. No pick ups during morning hours, only drop-offs of new arrivals please. No exeptions.
  • Normal business hours resume on January 3.