A FEW WORDS ABOUT US

Kirsty & Team

Kirsty started the Canine Adventure Den in 2010.


She is a long time dog lover and owner; therefore she has also been a daycare client in Vancouver for many years. As a consumer of the dog daycare industry as well as working for multiple daycares and boarding facilities in Vancouver, she noticed that something was missing.


Many of the daycares in Vancouver are ordinary and do not have play equipment that is exciting and stimulating for dogs and most expect the dogs to play amongst themselves. For this reason she created the Adventure Den! A daycare for dogs to have fun, wrestle and run. With fake rocks, trees and artificial grass. A fun and bright environment for staff and dogs.


She has 10 amazing dog loving staff who are all trained in pet first aid!

MISSION, VISION & VALUES

1

We strive to provide the best and happiest daycare in Vancouver!

  • We want every animal in our care to have the  best day, everyday.
  • Keeping them stimulated with a variety of play and also lots of down time with rest and napping areas.
  • Excited to start each day with our pack members and love them unconditonally.

2

Our vision is to help keep Vancouver dogs well socialized

  • Providing a space in Vancouver where dogs can play and learn from one another under the supervision of trained staff.
  • Watching dogs grow up and old with us and being a part of our family.
  • Always striving to be better and learn from every dog in our care.

3

We value every animal that comes through our door. Every day starts with trust.

  • Animals always come first and understand that every animal is unique.
  • Providing safety, comfort and happiness.
  • Be honest and transparent in everything we do and always do what is best for the animals.

OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

Lindsay is a professional dog trainer and former Executive Director of an Alberta-based rescue organization, which specialized in the rehabilitation of fearful and aggressive dogs. She is a lover of all things four-legged and has quite the zoo at home, including dogs, a hairless cat, four rats, two birds, a leopard gecko, and a corn snake.

 

Lindsay is very happy to be back in our beautiful city, and is excited to work with a group of people as passionate about pets as she is!

Carli

Assistant Manager/Daycare Assessor

Carli has worked in the animal care field for over 7 years and has training experience with both dogs and exotic animals, including penguins and sea lions.


She decided at a young age that she wanted to dedicate her life to taking care of animals and is certified as a vet assistant. Carli is delighted to be a part of the Adventure Den team.

Shanelle

Water Therapist

Shanelle is a trained veterinary assistant and pet hydrotherapist. She has been with us for over 3 years. She is so calm and loves all the dogs (especially Black Lab seniors).

 

Shanelle is excited to get in the pool and help dogs learn to swim or help rehabilitate them after injuries or surgery.

Brooke

Facilities Supervisor

Brooke is also a certified vet assistant, and was promoted to our facilities supervisor after graduating from school. Her goals include becoming a veterinary technician and travelling to Africa one day to help stray pups.

Andrea

Lead Dog Handler

Andrea has worked at the Adventure Den since April 2015. She is originally from California and has dogs and cats back there, as well as a kitty here, in Vancouver. She loves spending her days with all the dogs here at the Den!

Chelsea

Advanced Daycare Handler

Chelsea has worked at the Den for the last 2 years and will be running our Advanced Daycare for the higher energy dogs who visit. Chelsea is our resident mural artist and just adopted a rescue dog from Korea named Krowe.

Natasha

Receptionist

Natasha is a hair school graduate who decided she loves dogs more. She's been at the Den for a year now and sees all the dogs here as her own.