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BackCountry K9 Kennel


Backcountry K9 Kennel is a new, clean, and purposefully designed dog care facility, located at 5524 Side-road 30 in Utopia; just one rural block south of Highway 90. It is convenient to both Barrie and Angus but retains all the country charm of being a little off the beaten track.

The custom-built facilities are centred on a cozy ten-acre lot that features cut and maintained forest trails, and a pond for optional tethered swimming and cooling in the summer. Backcountry K9 Kennel is family owned and operated, and our staff live on-site. This enables us to provide twenty-four-hour supervision.

The kennel is large and spacious with a well-groomed and fully-fenced supervised play area. Individual rooms vary in size according to the needs of the dog, and double accommodation is available. The building is fully heated and air conditioned using a new commercial grade HVAC system.

All breeds are welcome; however, in the interest of safety, all new guests must come for a play-date to ensure their compatibility with other dogs. All shots must be documented as being up to date, and we restrict services to dogs that are fixed.

Our services include day care and overnight accommodation, including during the holidays. Full details of costs and scheduling can be found on our Fees and Hours page. If you want to know more about our staff, please visit the Our Staff page.