Rates / Information / Policies

Escape to the Country – Rates & Policies


Only well socialized, friendly dogs will be accepted!
*NO Excessive Barking or High Anxiety Dogs*
Dogs must be SPAYED or NEUTERED (some exceptions apply, call to discuss)



Nightly 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.

 Peak nightly rate is: $50/night/dog (plus GST) – See dates below for Easter and Christmas. Discounts still apply.

Holiday Rates and Minimums

Holiday Peak Rates apply for Easter and Christmas reservations only.

There is a minimum 5 night charge for Easter and Christmas reservations that fall on, or between:
Easter: April 2 – 5, 2021 and Christmas: Dec 23, 2021 – Jan 2, 2022 (both inclusive)

Peak rate is $50/dog/night but Multiple dog discounts still apply.


Cash – 5% discount (boarding only), E-Transfer or Visa/MC (online).
We like to leave the choice of how to pay to you, but if after two invoice reminders are sent, the credit card on file will be charged as we need to close invoices out in a timely manner. Thanks for your understanding!

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.



A 25% deposit is required on all reservations and is non-refundable without 7 days notice of cancellation. A Minimum 2 night stay is required.

We accept email transfer payments sent to info@escapetothecountry.ca. Alternatively you can call us at 403-618-0760 to provide us with your credit card number or pay through ‘Stripe’ on your account. This will hold the kennel reservation.

FULL payment is required 30 days prior to the start date of your booking for:

  • Easter and Christmas
  •  You will be charged for the dates that you book, so please make sure they are correct.

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.