Lake Bonavista TLC Canine Boarding

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Selena B.

8 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

Selena's Resident Pets

Miss P
Shih Tzu
2 yr 11 mo old
Shih Tzu
2 yr 5 mo old
Shih Tzu
5 yr 0 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents

Selena's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Selena

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Your dog will truly be on a Dogvacay in every sense of the word !
Our Motto is, "" A Happy Dog Makes For A Happy Home.""
""And a Happy Home Makes For A Happy Dog !!!""

Our dogs have had great fun playing with our Dogvacay guests. We would love for your dog to join our little tribe.
Arrange a meet and greet free of charge.
You will see for yourself our happy and cozy abode.
**Please, check my availability.
All my available dates are listed in my calendar on my Dogvacay Site.
(Please note that all Dogvacay overnight stays are based on a 24hr clock.
After that 24hr clock, going into the next day a daycare rate would apply. This would be a custom quote sent to you. The Dogvacay system currently does not have it set up where it calculates a day rate in a long term stay reservation.
(A late charge of $10.00per hour for late pickup will be charged, after a one hour grace period.) Or another day rate, should it be on the same day, whichever ends up being cheaper.
Do keep in mind that Dogvacay does take 20 % off the total rate that we as hosts charge. This is for the benefit of the client and the Hosts, as it covers the Pet Insurance. ( We also have to account for paying taxes on all our earnings at the end of the year, as Dogvavay does not take the taxes off for us.) Going through Dogvacay, also means that all its Hosts have gone thorough Security checks and complete screening, giving you peace of mind.
In todays day and age, finding someone that may be cheaper through the paper is risky. Our dogs are innocent and much like children, they can not speak up for themselves. You would not call up someone in the paper and drop your child off for days on end, not knowing anything about this person.
Keep in mind that going through a reputable company, such as Dogvacay also holds its hosts accountable. Please, consider leaving your loved one with professional sitters. You do get what you pay for....if your dog had a voice I am sure they would agree. It is loving your dog by gifting them into a loving, safe home.
Providing comfort for every dog in our care, is truly our biggest prerogative, Once you visit our doggy sanctuary, you will most certainly agree.
We are very attentive and loving doggy parents. They are our family.

Your furry ones will be treated as a loving member of our little pack. My goal is that your pooch will be as pampered and attended to just as our own.

Our Home:
Our home will be your fur baby's "home away from home" Our home is a very clean, non-cluttered, a calm and peaceful environment (instrumental music is always on in our house.) Truly, a great environment for any senior dog or dog who has anxieties/medical issues.b

We are Kennel Free,
We do not crate or kennel our Doggy Vacay guests.
They are free to cuddle up on any couch, doggy beds and many doggy cushions sprawled about.
There are no restrictions in our home. It is truly a doggy retreat !!!!

We have taken great care to doggy-proof our home for our own dogs, as well as yours, so you can be sure all the best measures have been taken for utmost safety.
°We have safety proofed banister - thinner than plexi glass, meant for pet proofing banisters. (If interested....ordered off Amazon!)
°There is also a baby gate on the top floor to avoid any stairs being used. To prevent any falls for the toy breeds and senior dogs.

°Dog ramps - dog ramps placed in front of our couches and bed for easy mobility to help preserve our dogs joints well into their senior years.

°Custom-made doggy benchs for full viewing out all top floor windows!
They can sit and have full view of the activity outside through front windows.

Our Neighborhood & Yard:
°We own our own home and have lived in Lake Bonavista here in SE Calgary for 15 yrs. (We do not have any children.)
°Our backyard is artificially turfed, has a large 7 foot high fence, it is completely secured ( meaning the fence goes all the way down to the ground, no gaps in the bottom of the fence.) It is a very wide open unobstructed lot. Tons of space to run and play.

Take comfort in knowing that whilst you are on vacation, your Pup will truly be on a Playcation!
We have more doggy toys than we can count !
Play time is a must in our home. We go to great lengths to make it the most fun and memorable time for your furry one and customize every playtime to the unique personality traits and desires of each one.

° We love to walk, so we can go on as many or few walks a day that suit your precious pooch!
°When needed I can carry your senior dogs and can also make use of our Pet Zip, taking them on walks with us in the Zip! (See picture in my photo gallery.)

Your dog will always be left out free roam the house on the top floor and curl up on the couches, snuggle up into the fuzzy blankets scattered about.
Climb on my lap or lay on the floor together for a good belly rub!

°I am a certified Dog groomer, after a first time visit, should your dog be in need of a very basic groom, nail trim/bath, this could be of great benefit for your pooch during their boarding stay.
°I have had many years of pet care employment experience.
°I am in-tune with all breeds of dogs,their many different personalities.and gear my care towards their unique characteristics.

About Me:
I currently work PT with a Non-Profit company,. My role is as a Community Support Worker with children and adults who have disabilities. My workload is light and is flexible. In previous years I worked as a Support Worker with Alzheimer's patients in long Term Care facilities. Having found that many seniors were in need of dog grooming services, I had decided to start up a mobile grooming for their small dogs. ( Just basic shave downs and nail care for a small price.)

Most evenings in our house are spent going for a long walk, making dinner at home, then winding down watching a movie, whilst our dogs curl up next to us on our extra large comfy sectional.

We will accept only Well behaved pooches,. That know how to play respectfully with other dogs
We prefer to take in smaller breeds, but will happily consider a medium size dog , should they be of calm demenear, play well and are respectful of smaller dogs.
We love all dogs and have a soft spot for the senior doggies, Should your dog have medical or special needs, we welcome them and will be sure to give them the extra love and care that they so deserve and need.
We will consider puppies, only if they are completely potty trained, not too hyper active, have reached the point of being able to listen to basic commands.
(There will be an extra small fee of $ 10.00 a night for dogs with incontinence issues and special needs.)
We actually will spend the extra time caring for and tending to their special needs.
Our previous beloved Shih Tzu had heart issues and seizures concerns. We know to well the extra time and care that is needed and will stand by that.
Come and see our little pooch palace today !
Arrange your free Meet And Greet for your peace of mind.
We look forward to meeting with you and your furry sidekick !

Our Motto is "A happy dog makes for a happy home."
And "A happy home makes for a happy dog."

Come and see for yourself,
I think your dog will agree,
Our home is truly the place to be !

Book your free Meet And Greet today.
Our dogs can't wait to meet your dogs and play !!

We would love to meet you and your precious one too .
We can arrange a get together to see if it is a fit for both parties.

Chances are you will agree, our home is the best place too be !

Please note that all Dogvacay overnight stays are based on a 24hr clock.
After the overnight stay, under the 24hr clock, it would be considered a day rate. (There will also be a late charge of $10.00 per hr for late pickup, after a one hour grace period.) Or should it end up being cheaper we can just add on another day rate for late pickup. Should late pickup go into the next day, requiring another overnight stay,another full overnight stay charge would apply.

We do understand that traffic, flight delays do happen, we are more than happy to accommodate late pickup within a reasonable time frame. We are also flexible to add on another overnight stay, to give you the peace of mind, especially if you are traveling internationally, flights are often delayed. There is nothing worse than arriving jet lagged and feeling you have to rush over tired and an extra night, extending another night to avoid the stress. We will understand !

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Selena B.

8 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Booked
  • Last updated January 9, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Selena's Home
$38 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Selena's Home
$37 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$35 /hour
  • Willing to travel 4 miles
Home Visits
$38 /visit
  • Willing to travel 4 miles
$25 /bath
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 4 miles
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8 Reviews
It's our first time to go on a vacation without our furrykids and as I was browsing the net for a place where to leave our furrykids and treat them as their own I saw the dogvacay site. We made the right decision of choosing Selena, she's the best! She and her husband Rob, uncluding her 3 doggie babies were very accomodating. Even in our first meet and greet my 2 furrykids gets along with Selena's family and they felt comfortable in their home. She keeps sending us updates and pictures throughout our vacation which is really a plus! I recommend her and we are now looking forward to our next vacation!
Another wonderful visit for Kinjo at Selena's. He came home tuckered out and was sleeping the rest of the evening. They played all day and take a couple walks. We always love the days when Kinjo visits Selena and can see his friends Poshy, Miss P and Molly. Thanks you Selena!
We dropped Kinjo off for a 5 day, 4 night vacay with Selena & Rob as we were travelling out of country and this was a true vacation for kinjo! We are sure he didn't miss us a bit! :) he got to play with his three friends for 5 straight days. We feel so confident leaving Kinjo in Selena's hands and we didn't worry for one second. We received so many wonderful photos over the days and updates. With Kinjo being a busy JRT, they adjusted their schedules and took him out for not one but two walks daily! Selena's has become Kinjo's favorite place to visit! And he has become a regular visitor. In fact we have drop in for daycare weekly. So thankful for Selena!
Kinjo had another wonderful day with Selena and his little friends that he played with all day! Selena is so wonderful with Kinjo and treats him with as much love and care as we do. I received many photos throughout the day of the dogs all playing together and also photos of two walks they took throughout the day. So impressed with this site that they have hosts like Selena to care for our pooch! We appreciate that Selena is also flexible with drop off and pick up.
Selena treated my dog like family and was quick to take care of some bowel issues while I was away. I plan to use her again
Kinjo loves coming to Selena and Dan's! (So does mom and dad!) :) Kinjo is now a regular repeat visitor almost weekly and is so excited as soon as we pull up as he knows where we are! Selena is so passionate about dogs and shows them so much love. It's so comforting. And we love getting the updates of all of them playing! On Kinjo's last visit he came home with a bag of homemade doggy biscuits... how great is that?? :) I promise you that you will make the right choice choosing Selena and Dan to care for your fur-babies!
Boston was so spoilt by Selena and Rob we were worried he wouldn't want to come home. Seriously, Selena's love for animals is so apparent and we felt that short of staying with his people brothers or sister, Selena's home is just like home. You don't have to worry about your fur baby if you leave them there and you'll definitely be kept in the loop too. Selena will keep you updated with lots of great photos and updates. Boston loves her!
We HIGHLY recommend Selena! Our Kinjo was so well loved, we received photos continuously throughout his stay there for two nights and she took him on two walks a day. Very impressed! Selena treated Kinjo like one of their family members and he will definitely request her to look after him again. It is so stressful sending your dog outside of your care but we felt so assured even at the drop off that Kinjo was in very capable hands. Thank you Selena!
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