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The DOG Club


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The DOG Club is located approximately 20 minutes to Collingwood and 10 minutes to Thornbury nestled in the gorgeous country side of the Town of the Blue Mountains

We are only 5 minutes from the famous Ravenna Country Market!


My name is Lindsey Young and I own and run The DOG Club. I have loved dogs since I was a child. I decided to start boarding dogs when I was trying to find somewhere for my dog to go when I was booking a vacation ... it was nearly impossible 20 years ago! I wondered how I could create a welcoming and caring environment where dog owners could be guilt free dropping their dog off while they went on vacation. The DOG Club was the result!!!

In 2004 I started my dog sitting business on our 52 acre property. It has since evolved from a few dogs living with me to a brand new facility with 10 gorgeous dog suites.

Since the beginning I have strived to provide a connection with each dog that stays with me. I want them to enjoy spending time here!  I have an 18 year old son, Tate.  He is an amazing young man who you will see always building something or doing something to his car.  He works with his Dad in the construction world and also has his own car detailing business, Freshwater Detailing.

I have a Certificate of Education for Basic Canine Specialist and Certified Canine Provider. I also follow the Code of Conduct for the International Boarding & Pet Services Association.  

I also have a Certificate of Achievement in Professional First Aid and Trauma Response in Canine Emergency First Aid. My son, Tate, also has a Pet Sitters Certificate from a course he took at the Georgian Triangle Humane Society.


My love for all animals is evident with our hobby farm!  We have 3 Norwegian Fjord horses, 2 are riding horses and one is in training and 3 miniature horses, one of which is trained to pull a cart!  we have goats pigs, chickens, ducks and a peacock!


Meet Dan!
Dan is the owner of Red Iron Design and Fabrication.  Dan is a licensed welder who originally comes from the East Coast - Bathurst, New Brunswick.  We are very lucky to be able to call on Dan for all of our property maintenance needs.  The dogs and horses all love Dan as he is so loving and kind and most of all a whole lot of fun!!!!!  Dan is also my "almost" husband  LOL!  He LOVES our dogs, Jack and Roger and they can be found helping Dan with all of the projects here.  Dan has two awesome sons, Dawson and Tyler.

Meet Rachael!!
Rachael is the gorgeous lady with the super bright smile.  You will know when you meet her as she will welcome you and your dog like royalty.  She is a huge animal lover and her yellow lab, Brian and her budgie, Poppy are the luckiest pets alive to call Rachael their mum.  All of the dogs, horses, goats, pigs, ducks and chickens LOVE Rachael.   She certainly has a way with them.  You will find her helping to keep the property looking its best. Rachael is moving into her first farmhouse and will soon be a chicken mum!!!  She just lives around the corner from The DOG Club.

Meet Sam!!
Sam is our newest team member and brings with her experience working in the boarding and breeding world.  You may not meet Sam as she does our evening care in the kennel.  Sam is also a horse and all around animal lover with a hobby farm in Meaford.  Welcome Sam!

Meet Melanie!
Melanie comes to us from a background in office management.  Her incredible organizational skills and love for dogs makes Melanie the perfect team member.  You won't catch Melanie in one place for too long, she has a hustle like no other.  Melanie is ready to welcome and love your dogs while they visit us!




 Each dog has their own suite so you can bring their own bed and toys. I have raised beds and cozy blankets her as well if you would prefer to pack a little less. Please bring a towel, blanket or toy that smells like home for them if you choose to have me provide their bedding.

 The dogs have access to fresh water all day (water bowls are changed a minimum of 3 times per day - fresh water is yummy water!).  

I have plenty of stainless steel bowls so no need to pack Fido's bowls.

The dogs can be fed free choice or be on a schedule. Administering medications and extra feed times, such as a lunch, are included in the cost of regular boarding rates. I provide bowls for water and food (of course there are some dogs who prefer their own and you are welcome to bring them).

The dog suites are refreshed on a daily basis (or more often if necessary). Just like in a hotel - beds are made up and cleaned if necessary and the suite is vacuumed and sanitized - a clean suite is a healthy suite!


This hotel for dogs has an enclosed backyard for playtime. Well socialized dogs can be matched with other dogs for supervised playtime in the yard.  

Dogs are let in and out of the enclosed backyard a minimum of 6 times per day: at wake up, after breakfast, before lunch, after mid day snooze, after dinner and before bed. 


We have large outdoor grass runs for dogs that can not be walked off leash.

Off leash walks are weather-permitting, which means if it is extremely inclement (thundering, lightning, or scary windy or above 25 degrees or below -15 degrees) then only backyard play is offered. There are also some days in the fall and spring when the creeks become fierce - no off leash walks are offered on those days.

OFF Walks are broken up into several categories:

the well socialized dog that enjoys other dogs company and can be off leash 

the extremely human friendly dog that doesn't enjoy other dogs company

the frat boys / sorority sister all in high energy wild party off leash walk 

Walks are meant to be fun and enjoyable for everyone! A lovely change of scenery to keep the day interesting and stretch the legs! Please let me know how you normally walk your dog and we can cater to that style! Walks normally happen late morning and/or early afternoon.

Well-socialized, non-aggressive dogs are welcome to visit for overnight stays 7 days a week. 

(*closed for pick ups and drop offs on Sundays)


Please note that this is an environment where dogs are exposed to one another so it is imperative that your dog is up-to-date on their vaccinations (Bordatella, more commonly know as kennel-cough or canine cough, vaccination is mandatory and they must have had it a minimum of 10 days prior to boarding and within one year) and flea medication and that they will be happy living with other dogs around them. 

Proof of vaccinations is required prior to our first meet and greet.

(your veterinarian can email your dog's vaccination certificate to me at

Please note that your dog will be in a country environment where they will, at times, cross paths with our Canadian wildlife, and for this reason the leptospirosis vaccination is strongly recommended and I advise you to talk to your veterinarian about this. Also, your dog should be on a de-worming program to ensure they stay happy and healthy. There is an interview process and some forms that must be filled out.

Please always have your dog on a leash for drop offs and pick ups.

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