Calgary dog daycare offering free days for frontline workers

May 5 2020, 9:22 am

Dogs can get a little lonely, too.

The current physical distancing measures in place as a result of COVID-19 may be resulting in more walks for Fido, but could also mean less social interaction with human friends as well as other pups.

Dogtopia Calgary is hoping to help out both pets and owners in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

Deemed an essential service, the doggie daycare has stayed open over the past few months so that it can relieve frontline workers of their furry responsibilities so that they can care for the community.

Dogtopia is offering select days free for different frontline workers, as well as a day for the general public.

“Pets play a crucial role in our lives and improve our overall mental wellbeing and Dogtopia wants to continue to support and care for the pets of frontline workers as long as it is safe to do so,” a release from the company states.

Here’s what the free daycare schedule looks like:

  • Monday: Free to all dogs
  • Tuesday: Free for all Alberta Health Service Workers
  • Wednesday: Free day for all Calgary Police and Firefighters
  • Thursday: Free for all Essential Service Workers
  • Friday: Free for all those working from home

Dogtopia’s hours run from 6 am to 7 pm Monday through Friday, 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, and 11 am to 2 pm on Sunday (though that’s just for the pickup/drop off of boarding dogs).

One full day of dog daycare would usually cost $39 at Dogtopia.

Those hoping to drop their dog off on the free days (or any day of the week, for that matter) can request an appointment through the Dogtopia Calgary website.