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About Us

A love for Detroit, entrepreneurship and dogs inspired Liz Blondy to found Canine to Five Detroit – the Metro Detroit Area’s finest dog daycare, boarding and grooming facility – back in 2005. Now, years later, Canine to Five has become a staple in Detroit Culture and, through its commitment to dogs and their owners, has grown to include a second location in Ferndale. It’s where dogs go to have fun, but also learn socialization skills that will last them their entire life and burn energy through play and engagement.

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Core Values

We care.

We care about dogs; their safety, health and general well-being are our highest priority. We care about our dogs’ people; we strive to provide superior customer service with each and every interaction. We care about our team; we aim to make our work environment purposeful, meaningful, supportive and rewarding. We care about our place; our city, community and buildings are each an integral part of Canine to Five.

We are safe.

High staffing ratio; cleanliness is a priority; extensive staff training.

We are flexible.

We are flexible with dogs; our canine friends are living beings with changing needs that can sometimes be unpredictable. We are flexible with our customers; their convenience, requests and concerns are always considered. We are flexible with our team; scheduling needs are accommodated whenever possible and the team interacts to support each others needs as such.

We are appreciative.

We are appreciative of our patrons; we know that being entrusted with the care of four-legged family members is serious business, and we are grateful for the opportunity to do so. We are appreciative of our team; the day-in day-out hard work is important and the effort is recognized. We are appreciative of our community’s support.

We are forward thinking.

We are improving and growing every day. We set goals and exceed them. We strive to educate ourselves with best practices. We work to send home a dog improved in both temperament and behavior at the end of each visit. We expect our team to work harder every day. We are open to new ideas.

We are positive.

We see the best in every situation. We look at challenges as opportunities. We are “can-do” people.

Get to know Canine to Five

Dogs are welcome to play in the safe and secure facilities including 7,000 sq. ft. of cage-free, indoor climate-controlled play space and 4,000 sq. ft. of fenced-in area complete with agility obstacles and a small pool in warmer months.

The safety and well-being of every dog is of the utmost importance at Canine to Five, that’s why our well-trained staff of Pack Leaders and enthusiasts adhere to strict cleaning standards helping to provide a safe and sanitary environment. And in order to provide the most socially centered indoor/outdoor environment for dogs, Canine to Five provides each dog the time and attention it deserves. The high employee-to-dog ratio and Canine to Five’s trained staff is knowledgeable in canine first aid, CPR and animal behavior.

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Well-Being & Happiness

Canine to Five helps pet owners and their dogs live a more balanced life together. Pay us a visit and see how Canine to Five can help your dog live a happier, healthier, and more balanced life.