Kirsty & Team

Kirsty started the Canine Adventure Den in 2010.

She is a long time dog lover and owner; therefore she has also been a daycare client in Vancouver for many years. As a consumer of the dog daycare industry as well as working for multiple daycares and boarding facilities in Vancouver, she noticed that something was missing.

Many of the daycares in Vancouver are ordinary and do not have play equipment that is exciting and stimulating for dogs and most expect the dogs to play amongst themselves. For this reason she created the Adventure Den! A daycare for dogs to have fun, wrestle and run. With fake rocks, trees and artificial grass. A fun and bright environment for staff and dogs.

She has 10 amazing dog loving staff who are all trained in pet first aid!



We strive to provide the best and happiest daycare in Vancouver!

  • We want every animal in our care to have the  best day, everyday.
  • Keeping them stimulated with a variety of play and also lots of down time with rest and napping areas.
  • Excited to start each day with our pack members and love them unconditonally.


Our vision is to help keep Vancouver dogs well socialized

  • Providing a space in Vancouver where dogs can play and learn from one another under the supervision of trained staff.
  • Watching dogs grow up and old with us and being a part of our family.
  • Always striving to be better and learn from every dog in our care.


We value every animal that comes through our door. Every day starts with trust.

  • Animals always come first and understand that every animal is unique.
  • Providing safety, comfort and happiness.
  • Be honest and transparent in everything we do and always do what is best for the animals.


A trained Veterinary Technician and Water Therapist. Shanelle has been with us for over a year. She is so calm and loves all the dogs (especially Black Lab seniors).

Shanelle is excited to get in the pool and help dogs learn to swim and help rehabilitate after injuries or surgery.


Assistant Manager

Jesse joined us last year, she jumped in to the position with both feet after working in the serving industry and hasn't looked back.

She is amazing with dogs and loves to clean! Cleaning is a huge part of our work and she keeps the daycare ship shape! ;)

Mindy has been with us for over a year. Mindy is great with all our volunteers, showing them around, she helps people with special needs that join us for animal therapy sessions. Dogs always bring out the best in people and we love to share this with everyone.

Mindy loves every dog that comes through the door and they love her!

Courtney joined us last year and she loves this job so much we can never get her to go home! ;)

She loves driving the dogs in the shuttle bus and loves the off leash hikes.

Seeing the dogs so excited and happy to come to daycare and get on the bus to go hiking is the best part of her job.