Dog boarding facilities with a canine guest in the Edmonton area, AB.


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Book private dog boarding consultations in the Edmonton area with modern kennels & canine enrichment for peace of mind.

Come learn how to board your dog easier with 7 benefits of membership such as guaranteed reservations.

780 knows each dog is unique and you have many questions about housing hounds when you're not around.

That's why we suggest discussing your needs in-person and bring Fido for a $25 consult with our 100% money-back guarantee.

So that we can learn how your furry friend(s) will interact with other critters & caregivers in a place different from your home.

780 invites all breeds with their family to preplan for overnight visits & long term stays by specializing pet care with membership.

That's why initial consults are mandatory and by appointment only.

So that we can reduce any stress caused by uncertainty in the future and increase peace-of-mind.

Until we meet, here's 7 benefits of membership:

1. Genuine Referrals.

Members share peace-of-mind with personal referrals for our professional facilities & stress-reducing steps for multi-day stays with friendly fidos & reactive rovers.

Also, five-star ratings for aggressive dogs boarded, nervous rescues, hyper-active, & critters that had never been kennelled before.

Trustworthy reference letters from industry experts, such as, PBFL, SCARS, PMRF, DCAS and 1 from a team leader at 4H Alberta, highlight transparency and giving back to the Canine Guardians community.

Testimonials motivate others for value gained, and the AKC recommends, "A good place to start is by asking your veterinarian, groomer, dog-owning friends, or neighbors..."

Also, 780 was voted People's Choice 2016, Best Business 2019-24, Best Facility Central Alberta 2021, & Canadian Pet Service Provider 2023.

Why risk Spot's sleepovers with uber-type dog watchers after reading their contrived in-house testimonials?

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Read 3+ Yelp Reviews for 780 Kennels.


"We have now placed our beloved Pitbull-boxer, Copper, in the trust of 780 for the 4th time... we are over-joyed with the outcome.

"Copper tends to lose weight rapidly at other facilities and when we have picked him up he was agitated.

"Since we've switched to 780, we notice Copper's weight is right where it should be, and he is calm and happy when we retrieve him.

"The crew at 780 are knowledgeable, respectful, thoughtful, and courteous. I also appreciate that I can customize his stay to directly reflect his needs with 780's R.E.S.T. Enrichment options.

"I highly recommend 780 as we travel almost every month and they are always our #1 choice."
COPPER, (October 2018)  5/5  

"My wife and I spent a great deal of time looking for the right fit for our 2 small dogs Archie and Reggie.

"We checked out many options on the internet and ended up narrowing it down to 6 for interview.

"It was clear that not all facilities are created equal and it was obvious that 780 was the winner.

"Together with their help we worked out a process that would be best for the small-fries to ease them into lodging them for several days.

"Many thanks to you all for a great job."
ARCHIE & REGGIE, Yellow Pages Ratings (June 2018)  5/5  

"Hello, I have brought my mutt Max here a few times and love how friendly everyone is.

"The facility is clean and set up wonderfully for all shapes and sizes of critters. Max is always happy to go with all the caregivers and is always well looked after when I leave him...

"I will continue to bring max here and am looking into training. What a great facility, big thanks to all the members for all their hard work and dedication.

"You make it easy to board Max."
MAX, Better Business Bureau Testimonials (April 2018)  5/5  

"The BEST amenities with the most educated community to provide for our crazy bulldog. Our Angus is not exactly a calm, sweet pup...

"...780 understands he's a wild and crazy but kind k9 and they are the best equipped to deal with him."
ANGUS, Facebook Recommendations (October 2018)  5/5  

Best Facility Central Alberta Award for 780 Kennels.

Read Pit Bulls for Life Foundation of Alberta letter of reference for 780 Kennels.

Blue sky and canola fields for a country setting.

Small canine boarding at 780's dog hotel.

XL canine boarding at 780's dog resort.

Pit bulls & other bully-types welcome at 780's dog motel.

German Pincher staying at 780's pet lodge.

2. Exclusive Rates.

Membership helps peace-of-mind with exclusive rates for weekend visits & long term stays, discounts for multiple mutts from the same home, & free Saturdays.

Also, fixed costs over Xmas, summertime, & other peak-seasons; whether small or XL doggies visit; without promoting new-guests-only discounts.

Advice from Wiki How Pets encourages, "Keep your budget in mind and be sure to ask about the cost per night..."

The goal is not finding the cheapest 4-legged lodging but locating trustworthy & consistent canine expertise with economical daily, weekly, & monthly rooming costs nearby.

When planning your vacation, working long hours, or attending a family event away from your animals, a top question to ask before overnight mutt minding is, "How much are pet hotel fees per day/ week/ month?".

Why risk shocking your budget with hidden fees or being financially penalized for the size of your furball?

Per Guest per Calendar Day as Requested:
$5.00 for Special Needs such as administering medication.
$5.00 feeding owner supplied Raw Food
$5.00 to supply Dry Food (Acana)

Per Guest as Requested:
$5.00 for 30 mins of Unsupervised Exercise time (no limit to frequency)

One-Time Fee per Guest per Visit:
$10.00 Soft Bedding Rental (no replacement cost if needed)
$10.00 Thick Rubber Mat for blanket chewers

Per Calendar Day as Requested:
$10.00 to remove a wall for double the indoor resting space.
$17.50 to remove two walls for triple the indoor resting space.

Private indoor boarding spaces & outdoor exercise areas in channelized fencing on country soil.

Alberta residential grade interior kennel design: plexiglass doors, raised swivel feeding trays, puck board walls

Removeable walls for double or triple the inside space for large dogs or shared pet lodging.

3. Board Consults.

Potential members investigate peace-of-mind during their $25 board consults (per pet) and booking Sun-Fri with our 100% money-back guarantee.

Consultations allow pet parents & caregivers to meet in person, view amenities, introduce pooches to a new environment, and consider how to reduce stress before short term sheltering or long term lodging begins.

The article from Hard Rock Animal Hospital suggests, "...a series of short boarding visits, lasting a few hours each, to allow your dog to get used to being away from you."

Tours only allow for owners and staff to meet and chat while viewing rover residences, but one vital thing is missing - man's best friend!

780 knows that it's natural to worry when being away, especially when exploring mutt motels for the first time or trying a new pet resort.

After viewing our new animal abode, we suggest leaving your pup for a ½ day, or less, with certified trainers to perform an evaluation.

Return for pick-up discussing your whipper-snapper's time with our team, exercise pens, & other canine guests.

Together, plan how to reach your lodging goals; perhaps another day visit, or 1 overnight stay, and enrichment options to help a lengthy stay.

Each mini-visit, fine tune as necessary, prepping pooch for the best long term stay possible.

780 suggests the initial visit within 2 weeks of the intended lengthy stay with hounds staying home at least 1 night between visits to 780.

Why unnecessarily risk increasing your companion's stress levels by skipping the introductory phase to kennelling?

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780's octagon dog kennels design

XL Great Dane Dog getting extra petting time.

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Panoramic interior view of 780's boarding facilities.

4. Modern Kennels.

Membership protects peace-of-mind with our modern kennel design that reduces stress with multiple octagon facilities; not a giant warehouse.

780's channelized exercise runs & drive-in gated zones help animals & guardians try accommodation that exceeds all advanced social & safety needs.

Our state-of-the-art amenities include personal or deluxe luxury suites, for sharing (if bonded from the same home), & spacious outdoor exercise areas.

Also, 4 private off-leash dog parks for playing & socialization.

As stated by the Canadian Veterinarian Medical Association, "Optimal dog housing allows animals to exercise, socialize, and exhibit as many normal behaviours as possible."

Household luxuries such as big sliding windows for bright sunlight & natural airflow, man-doors, cool air-conditioning for summer and cozy heating for winter, are standard.

Why risk leaving your fuzzball at a scary dog hostel based on misleading stock photos on a website?

780's pet resort amenities.

Overnight kennel consultation.

5. Canine Enrichment.

Membership ensures peace-of-mind with canine enrichment customized to each unique animal.

Leather couches & TVs are expensive items the industry uses to over-charge guilt-ridden owners; for leaving their Lycans; but don't help. Given a choice, Rover will take meaningful interaction over luxurious lounging.

Instead, Care recommends, "If you own a breed of dog, such as a German Shepherd or Greyhound, that requires walking, make sure that the kennel offers this service..."

780's team holds obedience training, pet first-aid, & veterinary technician certification, to grant a higher level of mutt minding.

Options promote physical exercise, mental stimulation, and social opportunities.

When leaving a pup just for the weekend, enrichment options may be considered a bonus for Fido by some pet parents.

But when seeking 1-2 months accommodation, members are certain to reward their pet’s patience with engaging activities.

Why risk Buddy's boredom with fake promises of "3 walks per day" from inexperienced zookeepers?

Walking & bonding pet care enrichment with 'Brunswick'.

Canine enrichment human bonding.

6. Members Only.

Membership brings guardians, pets, and caregivers together at 780 Kennels.
Membership elevates peace-of-mind for both humans and doggies at Greater Edmonton's first private dog boarding acreage.

CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC means constant supervision for our canine members.

NO TRESSPASSING signage at the gates is coupled with security cameras & motion detection lights.

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY means no interruptions to the property such as drive-by "tours".

MEMBER'S ONLY ensures all guests, both human & canine, are familiar with one another.

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Purchase membership on the day of your consult and we'll credit $25 towards your new investment to save on future visits.

After the long-term stay, as a member, use 1 to 3 free monthly visits to maintain familiarization.

Why bounce your precious pet from place to place with part-time actors and random Cujos?


7. Guaranteed Reservations.

Membership harmonises peace of mind for all temporary lodging whether planned or unexpected with guaranteed spots for all canine members.

Credible reservations are made online year round including all holidays without delays or deposits.

Convenient drop-off and pick-up times make checking-in and checking-out safe, fast, & easy.

Dependable reservations include last minute emergency sleepovers and temporary or short-term visits being extended into long term stays without any headaches.

Why risk your pre-planned time away from furry friends with last-minute cancellations from unprofessional pet sitters?

What to Bring
  • Proof of Vaccinations; Bordetella, Distemper, Parvo, & Rabies. Free from parasites.
  • Food in a Tupperware like container. Raw food provided in daily rations.
  • Treats but no raw hides as these can be choking hazards.
  • Durable toy brands only, nothing to chew apart and swallow.
  • Medicine if necessary.
  • Download, print & sign 780's Contract & Release Waiver.
  • Government issued photo I.D. is mandatory for drop-off & pick-up.
Do Not Bring
  • Crates.
  • Bedding or blankets from home. Beds can be rented for $10 per stay.
  • Dishes as 780 will provide clean drinking & eating bowls.
  • Cheap toys, squeaky toys, ropes, or any choking hazards.

2 Great Danes, 'Shadow' & 'Stella' running free in 780's off-leash dog park

Pet First Aid Certification.

780 Kennels wins the Canadian Pet Community Awards for Pet Service Provider in the Western Region.

Chamber of Commerce Awards for 780 Kennels & Staff.
780 Kennels voted People's Choice Chamber of Commerce Award 2016.

All breeds welcome for a panoramic tour of 780 Kennels.

Frequently Asked Questions.

Q: Are consults mandatory?
A: Yes, 1 consult minimum.

Q: How long do the consults take?
A: About 10 minutes of the owner's time on drop-off as we focus more on the pet while they're left with us for a minimum of 2 hrs.

Then we can provide meaningful information on pick-up to aid the decisions making process.

Q: What days do you book consults?
A: Sunday to Friday by appointment only.

Q: Does 780 board puppies?
A: Yes, ages 3 months+ if they are potty trained. For younger pups, best to hire an in-home pet sitter.

Q: Does 780 allow intact male or female dogs?
A: Yes, the choice to neuter, spay, or alter to breed standards is the owners.

Just let us know so extra pre-cautions can be taken.

Q: Does 780 take reactive or aggressive dogs?
A: Yes, our caregivers & amenities specialize in the more challenging temperaments.

Q: Does 780 welcome Pit Bulls?
A: Yes, we partnered with PBFL for 8 years, all breeds are welcome.

Q: Does 780 take high-drive K9's?
A: Yes, our members include EPS & RCMP canines. We also have personal protection K9's of our own.

Q: Does the money-back guarantee include overnight stays?
A: No, only the initial day consult, and if requested in-person before leaving.

Q: Why does 780 charge $5.00 for owner supplied raw food?
A: Fees cover daily fridge, freezer, sanitization, & handling responsibilities.

Q: Do I have to pay for my dogs to get attention & exercise?
A: No, enrichment options are bonus attention for our guests.

For example, Huskies need to run all day if not pulling a sled, so, we offer extra exercise options.

Some sensitive dogs require 1-on-1 attention to bloom while others do better by less "hands-on" focus.

Q: How often do the guests get out for exercise & potty breaks?
A: Our octagon design allows us to provide outside time frequently without affecting efficiency.
Also, we consider age, breed(s), age, overall sociability, & the weather.

Q: What time is first and last let-out?
A: Typically, 630AM & 9ish PM. Special needs such as puppies, seniors, or medications, can be requested.

Q: What is the size of the indoor resting areas?
A: Our custom crates are approximately 6'L x 3'W x 3.5'H and we can remove wall(s) for double or triple the sq footage.

Q: Do you have to purchase membership before visiting 780?
A: No, first book a consult by email, then we can discuss membership details in-person. Same goes for honorary 1st responders, start with an email.

Q: Is the cost per dog?
A: No, membership covers all canines in your household for only $250/ yr or $1 for honorary first-responders.

Q: What is the difference between board & daycare monthly freebies?
A: In daycare we may mix social butterflies but with boarding they don't intermingle.

Essentially, members enjoy 2 free days of pet care per month.

Q: Can I stack multiple freebies in 1 stay?
A: No, the idea is to have owners, pets, & service providers meet more frequently, not just get free stuff.

Q: Does 780 have air-conditioned rooms?
A: Yes, Wi-Fi monitors air conditioning during summer & heat in winter.

Q: Does 780 have in-floor heating?
A: No, this can cause a medical concern known as "hot spots".

Q: Does 780 mix canine guests?
A: No, mixing 30+ strange dogs leads to fights, every k9 has their own indoor & outdoor areas.

Q: Can multiple dogs share space together?
A: Yes, we can remove walls so that canines from the same household can lodge together.

Just let us know if they need to be fed separately or any other quirks to ensure cohesiveness during their stay.

Q: What awards has 780 won?
A: People's Choice 2016, Best Business 2019-24, Best Facility Central Alberta 2021, & Canadian Pet Community Award 2023.

Q: What accreditations & certifications does 780 hold?
A: Better Business Bureau, Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, IACP, PetsCanada, CAPDT, Kennel Management, & Certified Master Trainer.

Q: What reference letters does 780 hold?
A: PBFL, SCARS, PMRF, 4H Alberta, & DCAS.

Open 4 H Club Alberta letter of reference for 780 Kennels.
Open Pit Bulls for Life Foundation of Alberta letter of reference for 780 Kennels.
Open Second Chance Animal Rescue Society letter of reference for 780 Kennels.
Open Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation letter of reference for 780 Kennels.
Open Delta Community Animal Shelter letter of reference for 780 Kennels.

Better Business Bureau Accreditation. Pet First Aid Certification. Canadian Association of Dog Trainers Membership. Best Facility Central Alberta Award for 780 Kennels. International Association of Canine Professionals Accreditation. Professional Certification for Obedience Trainer and Kennel Management from Canada West Canine Centre School of Dog Trainers. Master Dog Trainer Professional Certification from Canada West Canine Centre School of Dog Trainers. 780 Kennels wins the Canadian Pet Community Awards for Pet Service Provider in the Western Region. Canadian Federation of Independent Business Accreditation.