The best thing to happen to your dog since coming to live with you.

All day snuggles, purpose play and love included.

Our indoor & outdoor doggy daycare located in the heart of Bedford West is optimally designed to keep your dog happy, healthy, and safe while 100% supervised by our trained dog attendants.

We intentionally keep our capacity small to ensure the safety, enrichment, and purpose play of our four-legged friends.

Give your dog the gift of playtime at Paw Prints Doggy Daycare

We believe in safety first: your dog will always be in a secure play environment that is beneficial to their social temperament.


Flexible hours that meet the
needs of our pet owners and their


Single full days, half-days &
packages depending upon your needs.


On-site professional grooming led
by our team of experienced groomers.

About Paw Prints Dog Daycare & Grooming

Paw Prints was founded in 1998 inside a home in Bedford, NS. The company was launched to provide dog daycare for busy families living in the Halifax Regional Municipality.

Melissa Sutherland purchased the business in 2016. Motivated by a passion for pets and a deep understanding of pet care & behaviour, Melissa's Paw Prints is now proudly serving families in the Halifax Region by offering a doggy daycare solution in the heart of busy Bedford West.

It goes without saying that we love dogs!

Our dogs enjoy daily fresh air exercise in our spacious and clean outdoor turf courtyard.

With an abundance of purposeful play and fresh air, we are sure to schedule supportive breaks and indoor lounge time during the day. Lounge time gives your dog the opportunity to cuddle up to their buddies on real furniture (just like home!) and Kuranda Orthopedic Beds to support their overall health.

Your dog deserves to be supported physically, emotionally, and socially. At Paw Prints, this is our #1 priority.

Location & Hours

401 Bluewater Road
Unit 4
Bedford, NS

Mon - Fri, 6:30am- 6:30pm
Saturday & Sunday, CLOSED

Here's what our furry friends are saying about Paw Prints:

I love going to Paw Prints so much that I almost wiggle by bum off! Every time I visit on a nice the girls tell my Mom that they have the pools out because they know there’s nothing more I love than lying down in the pool with some of my favorite friends! 

⁠— Ellie, Yellow Lab

Those young'ins at paw prints, just plain wear me out.
Was this your plan all the time, Mom and Dad?

⁠— Jessie

 I love to hear the words "Doggy Day Care", and pop my head up and go a little nuts even before I see the building. I mean, they try at home to whoop things up from time to time so I try not to offend the Mr. and Mrs. when I bolt out of the back hatch before it is completely open.

⁠— Zamber

Every time Mom pulls onto the Daycare road, I just about lose my mind whining and wiggling with excitement. And then, when I'm handed off to my human friends at Paw Prints, I'm ready to charge in headfirst -- no time to wait! 

I love spending time playing with my friends. I always have to have a good nap when it get home, though. I'm seriously pooped!

⁠— Riley, Springer Spaniel

Give your dog the gift of playtime.
Join the Paw Prints Family today.