Happy Tails Pet Resort & Camp has been known ‘Muskoka’s Retreat for the Furry Elite' since 1996. Located just 5 minutes from downtown Huntsville, Ontario, our business is widely regarded as Canada’s pioneer in cage-free pet care. Founder and Owner Lisa Brooks has spent over four decades as a professional in the dog industry and says, “I so appreciate the trust that our clients place in us. We are humbled and grateful and it inspires us to try and improve every day.”

In the late 1990s, Happy Tails was spotlighted on Canada AM with Valerie Pringle as a Muskoka Camp for Fur Kids. It was also featured in a syndicated Cottage Life TV program shown several times a year throughout Canada and the US. Consequently, the name and the idea of cage-free pet care, which we did first in Huntsville, Ontario, has gained popularity across the industry.

Happy Tails currently has 17 fully-fenced dog parks,  playgrounds, quiet zones and doggie dining areas situated on approximately 25 acres of naturalized parkland, including ponds for frog hunting and swimming. Extensive meadows and woodland offer ample room for dogs to run and explore. The Happy Tails experience has something for every size, age, breed and need. Our business provides numerous guest services and activities: Daycare, Resort Overnights, Camp Dog Activities, Long Term Pet Care and the Growl Park. In the Quiet Zones, senior dogs can nap and large dogs with deep chests, who may be prone to stomach torsion, can wait an hour after eating before exercising. It's akin to your mom telling you to wait an hour after eating before swimming when you were a kid.

New this year is our Dine and Shop service. With sufficient notice, we'll bring in a camp counsellor to engage in some favourite activities with your pet and to keep him cool and hydrated while you take care of business in town. Please note the 3 hour minimum.

We also offer a well-established door to door Pet Shuttle Service between Toronto /GTA and Muskoka. We prefer an under four hour time frame for our shuttle service, but we have picked up as far afield as Ottawa.

Happy Tails is your guilt-free alternative to conventional boarding kennels; a unique pet accommodation experience that is constantly improving and evolving thanks to a dedicated, forward-thinking team. Our dog lodges and cottages are accessible year-round, and offer cozy fireplace lounges with individual open-concept rooms for snacks and naps.

Outdoor space is focused on FUN – a true dog resort destination encompassing acres of cage free, collar-free countryside living complete with extensive fencing that is resistant to your digging and/or jumping dog's best efforts.  We offer fresh country air and the freedom to run, play or swim all day. When a busy fun-filled day draws to a close, dogs return to their area to sleep and dream of another resort day tomorrow. Dogs are not locked in so they can relieve themselves or get a drink at any time. Just as you like to escape to Muskoka from the stress of city life, so does your dog. As pioneers in cage-free pet care, we know what makes dogs happy...and happy dogs is what makes us happy.