Rates / Information / Policies


Only well socialized, friendly dogs will be accepted!
*NO Excessive Barking or High Anxiety Dogs*
All dogs must be SPAYED or NEUTERED


Our rate is: $38/night/dog (plus GST)
A 10%, 15% or 20% discount is given for 2, 3 or 4 dogs (respectively) sharing a kennel from the same family.

Holiday Rates and Minimums

Holiday Rates apply for Easter and Christmas reservations only.

There is a minimum 5 night charge for reservations that fall on, or between:
Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. Holiday rates apply at an extra $5 per night per dog.

There is a minimum 8 night charge for reservations that fall on, or between:
December 23 – January 2. Holiday rates apply at an extra $5 per night per dog.

Additional nights beyond the minimum will be charged at the regular rate.
Multiple dog discounts still apply.


Cash – 5% discount (boarding only), Debit, Cheque or Visa/MC (fees may apply for CC payments)

Opening Hours

Our pick up and drop off times have been specifically selected to allow us to care for your pet. We have scheduled times set aside for cleaning, exercise and feeding. We live on the property, so we need to maintain set windows of time for our clients. We appreciate your respect of this!

We are CLOSED for PICK UP and DROP OFF:  Every Saturday, Easter Sunday, December 25 & 26.


Drop off times: 9:00 – 10:00am or 5:00 – 6:00 pm.
You are charged for the day/night of arrival.

Pick up times: 9:00 – 10:00 am or 5:00 – 6:00 pm.
Evening pick ups incur a charge of $30/dog daycare fee.


  • We are closed daily between 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
  • If an ‘out of hours’ drop off or pick up needs to be arranged, there will be a $50 charge.


Please call us at 403-618-0760 to provide us with your credit card number. Alternatively we also accept email transfer payments sent to info@escapetothecountry.ca  This will hold the kennel reservation. Payment will be processed 2 days prior to the reservation.

A $50 per dog deposit is required on all reservations and is non-refundable without: 2 days notice for 2-4 nights and 5 days notice for 5 + nights, prior to the start date of your reservation.

  • A Minimum 2 night stay is required
  • If any cancellation of days occur within this time frame, you will be charged the full amount of your stay.

A $100 per dog deposit is required and is non-refundable without 30 days cancellation notice prior to the start date of your booking for:

  • Easter and Christmas
  • If any cancellation of days occur within this time frame, you will be charged the full amount of your stay.

Please refer to the ‘Rates’ section above for information on holiday rates and minimums.

We require you to bring

  • Food – Include your dog’s name and quantities clearly labelled for AM/PM feeding!

(Just enough for their stay plus an extra 2 days worth in case of travel delays)

If on a Raw Diet, please portion feedings INDIVIDUALLY into Ziplock freezer bags!

  • Blanket or Towel  (but not guaranteed to come back in the same condition)
  • Toy (if desired, but not guaranteed to come back in the same condition)
  • Medication – if required, instructions clearly labelled
  • NO food or water bowls please. We have stainless steel bowls for all dogs.
  • Biscuit treats are supplied but you can also bring your own.


We require all dogs to have vaccines administered a minimum of 10 days in advance of boarding!

  • Distemper
  • Parvo
  • Rabies
  • Bordetella (Kennel Cough).

If in doubt please discuss this with us. You must bring proof of vaccinations when you arrive. This is for the safety and well being of all dogs boarded. In lieu of vaccinations, we will accept titre testing.

Mandatory Flea/Tick/Lice treatment

K9 Advantix II can be supplied for $15/dog on location at the kennel. This treatment is a topical application for the prevention of external parasites and is active for 30 days. *We buy it in bulk from our vet and pass the savings onto you!*

If you went to your vet, please bring proof of purchase of Revolution, Frontline, K9 Advantix II, NexGard or Simpirica (chewable). These are the ONLY brands accepted as other brands do cover all 3 external parasites. (Advantage Multi does NOT kill ticks and Bravecto does NOT kill lice).
We also highly recommend de-worming your dog at least 2 times/year (Spring/Fall).


Photos and videos will be posted to our Facebook page so you can keep track of your dogs’ vacation while you are on yours! Remember to ‘LIKE’ us!

Meet ‘n’ Greets

As we are a private acreage, we welcome meet ‘n’ greets on Sundays only (by appointment) between 3:00 – 5:00 pm. We are located 30 mins SW of Calgary and 10 mins West of Okotoks. Specific directions will be sent upon request.

Site 17, Box 32
RR1 Okotoks, AB
T1S 1A1


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