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Mar 2014

Indulge Your Dog and Save at the “Unkennel” – A KPDC Gold Sponsor

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Indulge Your Dog at the “Unkennel” – A KPDC Gold Sponsor

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KPDC members now enjoy savings at one of North America’s finest boarding facilities. Rated by the Travel Channel as one of the top five places to pamper your pet, Waldenway Canine and Kitty Camp is a cut above average.

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It’s rural parkland setting, with five acres of breathtaking green space; picturesque swimming pond; sandy beach; and 12 grassy, well-treed exercise yards make Waldenway a doggy paradise.

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Owner Rob Sarrasin says, “Waldenway is a Disneyland for dogs. It’s a vacation facility, so your dog has fun while you’re having fun. We want to make your pet’s stay is the best holiday they’ve ever had and we work hard to make sure the experience is positive and stress-free every time.”

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There’s a great family vibe at Waldenway. Rob (second row right) began working there when he was just thirteen and at twenty-one he bought the business. Waldenway’s an amazing place, reflecting Sarrasin’s hard work, dedication and love of animals.

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At Waldenway, the days are filled with opportunities for campers to run, sniff, socialize and explore. Dogs play and stretch their legs in the camp’s spacious exercise yards four times a day at no additional cost.

Your dog can go for scheduled walks; play fetch or swim in Waldenway’s “Golden Pond”; and go for canoe rides. One-on-one play-times are available.

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 Dogs that are sociable and friendly can be matched with suitable pals for play dates.

Your dog will thank you for scheduling a relaxing spa day with Waldenway’s certified groomers. “Pampered Pet” services include bathing, clipping, nail trim and paw tidy up. They’ll even brush your dog’s teeth.

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Waldenway’s immaculate new canine bunkhouse is state of the art. Every camper enjoys his own personal air-conditioned cabin.  Heated ceramic floors keep cabins warm and cozy in winter.

Each unit is equipped with a comfy custom-made Petz Paradize cot; clean, dry bedding; soothing music; and soft night lights. A heat recovery ventilation system delivers a steady flow of fresh country air, renewing the air in the facility every hour.

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Every camper has access to a private outdoor run so they choose when they want a bathroom break, exercise, or just a change of scenery. Outdoor runs are sheltered so guests stay clean and dry if it rains or snows.

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Waldenway’s team of experienced, animal care specialists are certified by St John’s Ambulance in pet first aid. Trained handlers, walkers and groomers are equipped to respond safely and efficiently to a sick or injured guest. And if your dog’s on insulin, needs eye drops, heartworm pills or other medication, staff will administer it exactly the way you do at home at no additional cost.


Waldenway offers customized care. If your dog has a special diet, nothing will change. Food will be served up just the way he or she likes it. You can send a container of dog food with feeding instructions or pre-package individual meals.

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And meal times and feeding schedules won’t change either. If you fill your pal’s bowl in the morning and he nibbles all day – Waldenway staff will do the same. If it’s two cups at breakfast and two cups at dinner with a spoonful of wet food mixed in, consider it done. Bowls are filled with fresh clean water twice a day.

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There’s a fridge, freezer and microwave to help with special requests.

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With a ratio of one staff member for every fifteen dogs, there’s no limit on cuddles at Waldenway! Camp councillors dish up love and affection all day long – belly rubs and hugs at treat time, and feeding and scratches behind the ear when they’re cleaning bunkhouses and freshening up water pails.

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While you’re away, check Waldenway’s Facebook page where staff post regular updates about guests. Enjoy peace of mind knowing your pets are having fun, enjoying their own vacation.

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Getting ready for a trip or just don’t have time? Let Waldenway’s pick-up and return shuttle service take care of you. The Pet Shuttle is outfitted with travel crates for your dog’s safety and comfort.

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Waldenway is located just south of St. Anne’s at 33161 PR 210 W, a 30 minute drive from Winnipeg. They can be found on Google Maps by searching Waldenway.

GPS: N 49.67degrees, W -96.68degrees

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