At Toronto Dog Boarding we offer a whole new level of Homestyle Dog Boarding in the heart of the city!

We are conveniently located steps away from Queen Street in Corktown, just a few doors down from the Toronto Humane Society.

We have devoted our home to our pack and completely decked it out with custom features made especially for Dog Boarding. You gotta see this place! Call, Text or Email us to set up a meet & greet.

You can also check out our Pack at Play on our Facebook Page and see what’s new on our Dog Blog!

We are looking forward to hearing from you!



When your dog stays with us you can see them at play with the pack every day on our Facebook Page.

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What’s in a Name? How to Choose the Perfect Name for your Dog.

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There are lots of fun things about having a dog, not least of which is coming up with the perfect name. Maybe you had a name picked out before you even met your pup, or maybe you’re two months in and still indecisive. It can be hard to make a decision so permanent and significant. Below, you’ll find a guide to help you pick the perfect name! Fear not, dog lovers, there are ideas here for every taste and every pup. OLD MAN/LADY NAMES Personally, I looove when dogs have old people names. I find the classic names of yesteryear to be unique and regal. Who doesn’t want a gentleman dog named Albert, Eugene, Seymour or Walter? How about a lady dog named Agatha, Alma, Flora or Harriet? Find some good guys’ names here and girls’ names here. SOMETHING FROM YOUR CHILDHOOD Childhood is a common source of nostalgia. A …

How to Choose the Right Dog Food for your Dog

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Feeding your dog a high-quality well-balanced food is one of the best things that you, as a pet owner, can do to keep your dog healthy. A good food will keep your dog’s hair coat shiny and sleek. It will strengthen his immune system. It will keep his digestive system in good health. But when it comes to choosing a dog food, the options seem almost endless. What’s Actually IN Dog Food? The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) has established guidelines for regulators to govern claims a pet food company can make on its label. If the food is said to contain a single ingredient, it must contain at least 95% of that ingredient, not including water. If a combination of ingredients is advertised, that combination has to make up at least 95% of the food. For instance, if the food claims to be made solely of beef, …

How to be a Calm & Assertive Pack Leader

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Dogs use constant energy to communicate. Energy is what I call being-ness; it is who and what you are in every moment. Dogs don’t know each other by name, but by the energy they project and the activities they share. They know humans in the same way. As humans, we too are communicating with energy – whether we realize it or not. And, though we may attempt to persuade, explain, and rationalize all day long, these energy signals are the only messages getting across to our dogs. The first energy that a puppy experiences after birth is mom’s calm, assertive energy. Later, the puppy will follow a pack leader who projects the same calm, assertive energy out of association. As pack followers, dogs return a calm, submissive energy that completes the pack balance. It is important to understand that most dogs are born to be submissive, because there can only …

Weekend Dog Daycare Attendant Wanted !

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Soulmutts Toronto Ltd. is a fast growing Dog Walking, Daycare, and Dog Boarding provider located in Corktown, Toronto. Located just up the street from the Toronto Humane Society, Soulmutts has always focused on providing the best customer service and making sure that every dog under its care has a high energy, fun time in a safe and professional environment. We are looking for someone who can communicate with us clearly and tell us what he/she needs to achieve success, we encourage feedback and suggestions, and we want to create a comfortable family environment with all staff members we bring in. We are looking to truly integrate a new person into our pack long term from the ground up, not just a temporary helper here and there. We are looking for a high energy, dog loving individual to fill the role of Weekend Pack Leader. As such, your roles and responsibilities …

$55 Monday – Thursday

$60  Friday- Sunday

Soulmutts Toronto Dog Boarding HomeWelcome to our fully detached Victorian home built in the late 1800s and fully renovated, and customized for dogs! It includes over 3500sqft. of indoor space and over 1000sqft. of fully fenced outdoor space onsite. When your dog stays with us they will have exclusive access to both our decked out Dog Boarding Home, as well as our Private Acre Forest Dog Run. We spend our days as a pack, doing both outdoor and indoor activities.

The interior has been completely decked out and customized to give your dog the ultimate stay! Some of its features include:


    Provides excellent grip throughout the house. It is both soft of the paws and allows us to use a deep steam cleaning system, ensuring proper sanitation and a clean environment for your dog.



    Allowing our dogs free run of the house, while always ensuring their safety and security.



    Depending on the needs of our pack, our home can be converted from one massive play area to 3 personalized play zones; including a comfy chill lounge.



    Small dogs that spend the day with us can enjoy their own private play area, or socialize with the whole pack if they are comfortable.



    Personalized Bedrooms are available for both Small & Large Dogs that are available upon request.



    Massive Custom Built Doggy Walk In Closet to keep all your dog’s belongings & food organized & safe.



    1000+ sqft. of outdoor play area wraps around the back of the house and is attached to a secure double garage so we can safely load and unload the pack for group outings.



    We transport our pack to our private acre forest dog run in our customized, fully temperature controlled dog bus. These are professionally outfitted fleet vans that have been upgraded with HVAC systems, reinforced lining/roll cages, separate riding areas for large and small dogs, and LED lighting.

    We searched for the right place to create the perfect home for our dog pack. Having had our pack stay with us in our condo for many years, we knew we wanted to find something with more space and direct outdoor access, without losing the at home feel. We looked at a number of different industrial style buildings with 5,000sqft+ of space but in the end we wanted to give our pack a warmer, more intimate environment where they can truly feel at home. Thus, the dog house was born!

    When your dog joins our pack they become a part of our family. Our motto has always been “Same Pack Leaders. Same Pack Mates. Every Time.” We provide a consistent daily routine involving high energy play, group socialization and, of course, super awesome evening cuddle sessions. Your dog will sleep soundly after a full day of socializing and exercising as an integrated member of our dog pack.







    $200 FRIDAY – MONDAY

    Drop Off on Fridays Must Be Between 7AM – 5PM.

    Pick Up on Mondays Must Be Between 7AM – 6:30PM.

    We’ve taken Toronto dog boarding to the next level and completely out of the city! Our Country Dog Ranch is available from seasonally from as early as May 1st to as late as October 31st! We leave every Friday after our regularly scheduled Dog Walks / Dog Daycare and return late on Sunday nights. Pick ups are anytime on Monday between 7am – 6:30pm.

    The entire property is fully fenced and completely secure but the dogs would never know it with the amount of land they have to run free on. There are ample flat grounds for ball chasing & top speed running, rocks and hills to climb, forest to chase each other through and a fantastic waterline to take a well needed dip on a hot day. Jumping off the end of the dock and getting the dogs to follow us in is one our favourite things to do up there!



    At bedtime our dog pack has their very own customized private sleeping accommodations. Some of its features include:

    – Fully automated temperature control.

    – Soft Pine Chip substrate.

    – Large comfy bedding for them to curl up on together.

    – Direct access to a secured outdoor area for late, late night bathroom needs.



    We take the dogs down to the jumping dock for daily swims and for those who want to feel the wind in their ears, we’ve got doggy boat rides! The dogs absolutely LOVE going out on the boat. It’s an excitement like no other! We always exercise extreme caution and never go too fast or ride in choppy conditions.

    We are happy to open our doors to dogs that aren’t regular Dog Walking / Dog Daycare / Dog Sitting clients of ours, however, we must always ensure that we only integrate new dogs who meet our 3 REQUIREMENTS. A meet & greet must be arranged prior to the start of service.

    If you would like your dog to escape the city & get back to nature with us at our Country Dog Boarding Ranch CONTACT US today!


    Necessary Requirements

    1. Your Dog Must Be Well Socialized.

    This doesn’t mean personality quirks or shyness, it means that dogs that become too fearful or totally stressed out in a group environment will only become agitated with us. It won’t end up being a positive experience for a dog with these kinds of difficulties. We are an open pack environment so the ability to socialize is a very important skill required for dogs that stay with us.

    2. Your Dog Must Be Non Aggressive.

    Not to be confused with overly boisterous play. Here we are talking about any history of aggressive behaviour; including biting people or dogs, mauling or pinning behaviours, unpredictable fits or targeted aggression (i.e. towards puppies or specific breeds). Part of boarding your dog with Soulmutts is understanding that we are a pack environment and that aggression is not accepted. We trust our parents to be open and honest with us about their dog’s behaviour and we also conduct our own pre-service assessment.

    3. Your Dog Must Have Up to Date Vaccinations.

    For puppies, all three sets of shots are required. Boosters Rabies are absolute MUST HAVES. Another vaccine that we always recommend is BORDETELLA, commonly known as KENNEL COUGH. Despite the name, this is absolutely NOT limited to boarding facilities. Your dog can contract this at any dog park in the city or walking down the street on leash. Like Giardia (another common one in the city), it is transmitted anywhere that fecel matter is present, which could be anywhere on the ground.

    We are more than happy to administer any medication that your dog may require. We are fully EFR (Emergency First Response) and CPR trained for both humans and dogs. We’ve had lots of experience with all different kinds of medications, treatments and regimens, just let us know your dog’s needs!

    We Must Meet & Assess All Dogs Prior To The Start of Service


    We are trained pack leaders offering trustworthy and personal care to you and your dog. Our dog pack is our family. As each new member joins us, they become an integral part of our pack, our family and our lives. We play together, have sleepovers, go on day and evening outings to our private acre dog forest, out of town retreats, beach picnics, and much more. It is very important for us to create and nurture these bonds because, after all, this is why we do what we do!

    Boarding your dog isn’t just about finding someone to feed and walk your dog while you’re away. It’s about finding someone who provides them with an active routine, a social and safe environment and who cares for them like they’re one of the family. Our daily routine involves group socialization, skill building, good behaviour reinforcement, and high energy off leash play. It’s so important for dogs to get out into nature every day so they can stretch their legs and really run as a part of a pack. We provide a free run home environment, while still making sure all of our dogs are comfortable; regardless of age, size or energy level.


    Our 4000 sqft Privately Owned Home

    We’ve totally customized our house for the dogs. It has different areas for small and large dogs, as well as puppies to sleep at night. They can all play together as one pack or we can give specific dogs their own space while we progressively work towards socializing them into the main pack.

    We’ve installed professional grade rubber flooring, a custom stainless steel safety gating system throughout and have 1000 sqft of secure outdoor space on site with easy access to a private double garage for safe loading and unloading for trips to our private acre forest dog run. There is locker room to keep your dog’s belonging safe during their stay and a feeding room to ensure that your dog isn’t bothered while he/she is eating breakfast/lunch/dinner.

    At night dogs are not shuffled into cages/crates and locked up for the night. We are not a ‘lights out & shut down’ type of service. There are separate rooms for small dogs, large dogs and puppies, as well as private bedrooms that are available upon request. There is a live in pack leader and dogs that stay with us have a homestyle evening schedule. After dinnertime, they hang out all together, they go out for evening play and late night pee/poo before bed. Then they are free to choose where they are comfortable sleeping; whether it is in one of the cushy open crates (no doors on them), cushions, dog beds, couches, raised platform bed, or to make a nest of pillows and blankets.


    Our Private Acre Forest Dog Run

    The largest private outdoor space in Toronto is available to all the members of our pack. All the dogs that accompany us to the park have been pre-screened and deemed to be ‘Pack Safe’, which means they are well socialized, completely non aggressive and fully vaccinated.

    Our dog run is fully fenced and has a loading and unloading area that is gated for secure entry/exit to/from the park. It is also a forest environment, which is much more fun than the standard square plot of land that is the typical public dog park. They can run through the trees, up and down the hills, in and out of the playhouse, and really get a good run/chase going in the vast open space.

    We are all about getting dogs out for high energy pack play. We go out rain or shine and we want our dogs to be able to be dogs! We are happy to adjust your dog’s outdoor routine to fit their at-home lifestyle upon request, but otherwise the time they spend with us is time being a part of a real dog pack; rain or shine and all the fun that comes along with the forest included!


    Largest & Safest Dog Transportation in the City

    Starting with the commercial fleet vans with the largest cargo space available, the Ford E250s, we have completely customized the interiors to provide your dogs with the ultimate in comfort and safety.

    The rear cargo area has been transformed into a reinforced crash resistant, fully insulated box. This material is comfortable on the paws and food safe. This makes it possible for us to spray wash and disinfect them completely, creating a much more sanitary environment than seats/cushions/carpets/blankets that hold urine/feces/bacteria/odor. They have also been outfitted with a heavy duty metal mesh barrier to create separate riding sections for large and small dogs. This way all the dogs can ride in comfort and safety, no matter how small they are!

    Most importantly, these vehicles are completely temperature controlled on a professional level. The rear boxes are equipped with full HVAC systems, which provide circulation, heat and A/C. Standard built in systems just aren’t strong enough properly heat and cool a vehicle from front to back evenly, especially with a pack of dogs inside!


    We would love to have your dog join us in our home and get them out to play with our dog pack. Contact us today for more details and to set up a meet and greet so we can get to know each other better and we can see your dog in action. We look forward to hearing from you 🙂

    Ally Fodero

    Head Pack Leader @ Soulmutts Toronto Ltd.
    "I was the kid who picked up leaves off the ground, thought they were alive, named them and took them home with me."

    Jake Steinman

    Ally's Hubby
    I grew up in a home full of people who were allergic to dogs so I could never have one myself growing up. Then I met Ally and all that changed!!!

    Dog Boarding

    How To Choose The Right Place To Board Your Dog

    When you are planning to go away, choosing where to board your pet can be tough! There are many factors when boarding a dog or boarding a cat that must be considered. Always start researching and reflecting early on so that you have time to choose the best place. Consider some of the following factors before making your choice and be sure to contact multiple different companies to ensure you choose the best fit for you and your dog.

    Factors to Consider

    Location & Security

    Is the facility near enough to your home that you can pick up and retrieve your pet conveniently? If not, do they offer a pick up and drop off service? Is the dog boarding facility in a “safe” location and does the surrounding neighbourhood look safe to you?

    What Are They All About?

    Does the owner or staff seem engaged and excited about pet sitting? Do they play with your animal and get them excited when they arrive? Do they have any credentials, or training? Do they sound competent in their knowledge of dogs and the business? Is there 24 hour supervision? Is the person that you meet on your pre-service assessment the same person that will be caring for your dog? How many people will be handling your dog? Are they all trained and insured?

    Vaccinations & Medication

    Do they require your pet and all pets boarding to have up-to-date medical records? Did they inquire about special foods or medications? Are they Emergency Certified and Trained? Do they have a Veterinarian Release plan in place in the case of an emergency? Are they insured for such emergencies?

    Contact & Access

    What sort of contact policy do they have if you need to get a hold of them? Is the person you’re meeting the one that will be handling your dog the whole time they’re there? If not, will you be able to be in direct contact with the person who is handling your dog at all times? Does the facility close at night? If so, are you able to contact them after closing hours as well?

    In Home Dog Boarding vs. Dog Kennels

    Is your dog being caged and left unattended at any time, especially in the evenings? How long will your dog be crated at a time? Size of crate? Amenities in crates (food, water, toys, bathroom, etc.) Or will your dog be staying in someone’s personal home under their constant care? If so, whose home?

    Intangible Impressions

    Fun, joy, relaxation, camaraderie, freedom from anxiety, etc. Do the pets currently staying over seem happy and healthy? Is the home or facility clean and well taken care of? Do they offer an energetic social pack element including outdoor trips or is it a completely indoor ‘come and go’ setting?

    Online Presence

    Finally, investigate online, especially take note of any social media and reviews. DO they have a legit Website/Facebook page/Blog/Google Plus page? If so, what do their existing customers say about them? Do they post regularly? You can get a real sense of a person or company based on their social media/online involvement.

    Our Stance

    Toronto Dog Boarding & Soulmutts Toronto have a strong track record of professionalism and silly fun when it comes home style boarding services. We are always available to schedule a meet and greet and would be more than happy to answer and any questions you may have for us. It is very important that our moms and dads are comfortable with us and get to know us before leaving their dogs in our care. There’s no such thing as caring too much so ask us all the silly questions you like!

    ✔ Soulmutts Toronto Ltd. is a Registered & Licensed Canadian Corporation.
    ✔ We are a member of Pet Sitters International Association.
    ✔ We are Fully Insured and Bonded with Comprehensive Pet Sitting Insurance through RSA Insurance
    ✔ We have been inspected and fully approved by the SPCA.
    ✔ We have been inspected and approved by the Ontario Ministry of Workplace Health & Safety.
    ✔ We have an extensive background in the Rescue & Rehabilitation of dogs.
    ✔ We have many years of experience in Fostering, Rehab & Re-Homing dogs.
    ✔ We have been successfully operating and growing in Downtown Toronto since 2008.
    ✔ Every dog in our pack has been assessed as being well socialized, non-aggressive and fully vaccinated.
    ✔ We provide the LARGEST & MOST SECURE TRANSPORTATION IN THE CITY with features like: Reinforced walls, separate areas for small/large dogs, HVAC systems, LED lighting, GPS tracking, Remote start/immobilizers, Automated temperature control, and much more.

    ✔ We are Emergency First Response trained.
    ✔ All Pack Leaders at Soulmutts Toronto Ltd. practice good behavior reinforcement and behavior correction. We do not use treats to control our pack.
    ✔ We have been voted as one of BlogTO’s BEST DOG WALKING COMPANIES IN TORONTO.
    ✔ We have been voted as one of the 5 BEST DOG WALKING COMPANIES IN TORONTO on
    ✔ We have appeared in the Globe and Mail as a Featured Toronto Dog Daycare, in the Toronto Sun, CBC News, Global News and Money Sense as a trusted dog care professional, as well as on SNL and the Comedy Network just for fun!
    ✔ Soulmutts Toronto Ltd. has well over 200 client reviews online on Google, Facebook and Yelp. We appreciate all of our amazing feedback and always take the time to address all questions, comments and concerns of clients who have used our services.

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