Canine Kindergarten is a professional, fully insured and first aid trained dog walking and pet sitting service based in Alsager. At Canine Kindergarten we realise pets are family and treat all pets as if they were our own. The company was set up by Emily Burns in 2017 to cater for people who need their pets looking after while they are on holiday, at work, want a night out but don’t want to leave their pets alone or for any other reason cannot be there that day!
We offer a range of services from dog walking, overnight stays, cat visits, small animal visits, puppy walks, walks for elderly dogs and are flexible to suit any other pet needs you have.
Canine Kindergarten promises to treat any pet like they were their own, with using only positive reinforcement it ensures a happy pet!
Susan A Renzi
I feel completely confident & comfortable leaving our Missy here! The staff is loving, caring& knowledgeable. Simply the best!
Brilliant service �Milo loves to go out with Emily who is always very reliable and flexible to our needs. Definitely recommend her to anyone who is looking for a dog walker.
Five Stars! We live in Alsager and Emily has been walking our Cockapoo Leo for a year. We trust her to take good care of him. He gets a lot out of socialising with the other dogs. Highly recommended. More...
Kelly-Ann Rush Goldberg
Chloe pooped after a day at Canine Kindergarten!
Moose loves his time with Emily and all his walks with his new friends, Emily is so professional and always available at short notice,x
Sparkle loves her daily walks with Emily, she’s worn out ! Ha ha
Canine Kindergarten in combination with second chance rescue is the entire reason I have my therapy dog. Now he’s not an actual therapy dog, he lacks the certifications. But this pit calms my anxiety, is sweet and has always given me love during a panic attack. What more can you ask for? If I had millions of dollars I’d rescue as many dogs as possible from them. An excellent shelter, day care and overall organization employing compassionate and caring people. More...
My Munchkin has been so happy there! She has play dates and has boarded there when we are away! She’s been well taken care of! Caretakers are the best
Dana Jones Grossman
BEST decision we have ever made was putting our sweet girl in “school” after we moved into an apartment. She’s super excited to go in the am and with the constant play and activity she comes home like this. LOVE Canine Kindergarten.❤️
Emily has been walking my puppy Hunter since he was 11 weeks old, he absolutely loves Emily and is super excited when she comes to pick him up. It’s been brilliant for his socialisation with other dogs and his recall etc and I wouldn’t want to send him anywhere else More...
Canine Kindergarten is the best doggy daycare I have ever gone to. From the outstanding owner, Lisa Smith, who treats every dog like her family, to the exceptional staff, to the amazing facility, and to the superb attention to detail, your dog is truly taken care of here. My dog, Beau, gets so excited when he jumps into the car. He knows exactly where we are headed. There is no one I trust more than their staff to watch and treat my pup like a dog of their own. I highly recommend coming here and giving Canine Kindergarten Verplanck a shot! More...
Anthony Ton Galburt
Everything you could want for your dog.
Lyla loves her walks with Emily & the other dogs! its great & such peace of mind knowing my dog is safe & happy when in Emily's care. Emily is reliable, trustworthy & good value for money. I echo what other reviewers have said, she has an obvious love for animals & my dog instantly took to her! 100% recommend her to anyone! More...
Emily is great. Our dog Elvis loves his walks, and I cannot recommend highly enough.
Expert staff and reliable service! These guys are the top dog in doggie day care and service. The best in the Hudson Valley !
Everyone on staff are wonderful and caring for the dogs. And Lisa Smith is amazing. I go to walk the rescues and love volunteering my time to such an Incredible Caring Organization. And the dog boarding there is top notch they care about the dogs that are boarded there and follow the instructions for each dog to the T. I am extremely impressed by Canine Kindergarden and A Good Dog Rescue.Five Stars Absolutely More...
Larry Jr Guevarez
I had an amazing experience with getting my dog tres from there and would easily recommend adopting a dog who needs love before buying one
Sarah Mason Hand
Emily looked after and walked my 2 cockers whilst I was away she is amazing with them and kept me updated on how they were . Will certainly be using your services next time we go away . Thanks so much love bunny Darcy and Sarah xx More...
Been there quite often. Places pretty clean. The outdoors is excellent for the dogs. They have a great time playing inside together and outside together. Lisa Smith does a great job !
Emily did a fantastic job of walking our dogs whilst my mother in law was dog sitting when we were on holiday. We have 2 golden retrievers and we were able to enjoy our holiday without worrying about our pups knowing they were being looked after and having a ball on their walks with Emily - would highly recommend!
Emily did a wonderful job looking after our 3 Poms and cat. Very professional with pre meetings to ensure she fully understands each dogs needs as one of ours is on medication. She gave regular updates which put our mind at rest. I think they have a new best friend in Emily and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her! More...
John Richard Upton
I have heard nothing but glowing comments and praise about the expertise, kindness and very accommodating nature of Canine Kindergarten Alsager.
I came across Emily from the advert on her car. I was going on a mini break and wanted to leave my cats at home. First time I had done this but Emily proved to be very efficient and trustworthy so I will be happy to use her services again
Emily has walked my dog Tilly on a number of occasions and was always very good with her i felt she was in safe hands the whole time and would definitely recommend
We love the fact our boys are always so happy every time we drop them off. The love and care they receive always makes it so much easier to leave then. Our pack current ages runs from senior to 3 years old. Canine Kindergarten works for all ages. Boarding always gives us piece of mind leaving them behind. Recommend 110% More...
great people great pups. take care of all their rescues and clients
An amazing place with compassionate and dedicated staff. We love Canine Kindergarten for all of their dedication to helping rescue unwanted souls!
Found my amazing baby boy Blue at Canine Kindergarten and I have told people to visit them and check them out and all the amazing foster dogs they have, 10/10 would adopt another dog from CK!!!
Emily is going extremely vigilant when out with the dogs and I would definitely recommend
After finding Emily on Facebook and our first meet I knew that my puppy was going to enjoy her staying over and I knew our house would be safe. Emily took Lola on some of her favourite walks locally to our house and also let our puppy meet hers which was great for socialisation and also to tire her out. Emily treated our house and our puppy like her own, offered a great price for the timings we needed and I will certainly use her again in the future. More...
Great rescue!! THANK YOU for taking the Alabama babies! They thank you and the shelter staff thanks you too as well!!!
Emily has looked after our 3 dogs when we went away for a weekend.We met up beforehand and introduced the dogs to her.Very pleased with her approach to them and felt very comfortable leaving her in my house with them.we came home to 3 happy dogs. we will use Emilys services again and would certainly recommend her. More...
I sent steven my pet iguana for a weekend with Emily and he really enjoyed it. Steven is currently on a mass gain cycle and she ensured that he ate all of his insects and drunk his citruline malluate before going on his 5 o clock jungle rumble. Would definitely recommend her if you have an iguana and/or a swan. More...
Emily looked after my dog. Petal, while our regular dog walker was on holiday. She is great - organised, flexible and reliable. She has a genuine love for the dogs she looks after and Petal had a great time in her care. I have no hesitation recommending her and we will definitely use her services again. More...
Rhian Morgan Havercroft
At very short notice, due to sickness, Emily was able to walk Archie for an hour on two consecutive nights. He was even picked up and collected. We are SO grateful . Would highly recommend and will be hoping to use pet sitting service in the future. Thanks again. More...
Rachel Lou Williams
Emily has started walking our rescue Greyhound and was so friendly, professional and reassuring when we met! Her passion for dogs was lovely to see too! Queenie is loving her walks already and Emily has been amazing at keeping us updated and doing an excellent job of looking after our girl � I can’t recommend Canine Kindergarten enough! More...
I have been using Canine Kindergarten for several months now and 100% recommend them to anyone. At first I was nervous to leave my cavapoo as he can be weary with new people. After just one visit, Trev found his new best friend.... Emily � Always extremely reliable, flexible and proffessional I wouldn't trust anyone else with the little man now. He has come on leaps and bounds with other dogs whilst walking with Emily and I can't thank her enough � More...
Highly recommended! Genuine love for dogs and years of experience
Hugh Okechukwu Ozumba
Easily the best service to date. Very reasonably priced, would highly recommend.
I used the service for my cat Macy and was very happy, got updates on how she was doing while I was on holiday which was great. Will definitely use again.
I found emily to be reliable efficient and friendly.very reasonable priced service. I wouldn't hesitate in using her services again in the future. Totally confident that my dogs would be well looked after. More...
Emily was suggested to us by another cat sitter who was full up. Not only does she have an empathy for animals but she is very efficient and professional in her service and communications.
We asked Emily to assist us for a couple of weeks with our puppy, Maisie. We were very impressed with Emily from our initial correspondence. She was very prompt in her responses and arranged to meet with us and Maisie the following day to discuss our requirements. We found Emily to be very flexible. She is also reasonable in her pricing.
Emily was great with Maisie. Maisie seemed to really enjoy her walks with Emily. We were able to come home to a more relaxed puppy as she was able to burn off some energy throughout the day. We also had peace of mind that Maisie was being attended to and getting a walk when we weren't around through the day.
We will not hesitate in asking Emily for her assistance in the future when required. More...
Sophie De Marco
Emily is extremely professional, reliable and genuinely cares about the dogs she looks after and walks. My puppy loves Emily and his walks with her. She is kind and friendly and is always helpful. I fully recommend Emily’s dog walking service. I can go to work and know that someone trustworthy is looking after my puppy. More...
they have a true love for dogs.this is not just a business for them this is a passion.and a very happy place for the doggies!!!
Best place ever. Staff is extremely friendly and very personable. I would highly recommend this place to anyone with a canine family member.
I have had a great experience with training my dog at Canine Kindergarten! We completed both beginner and intermediate level training so far and I hope to continue. Ilene taught me hands on positive behavior approaches that have truly made a huge difference with my second dog! He’s a big strong boy and I couldn’t have asked for better results. The classes were fun, hands on and informative. I highly recommend it. Even as an experienced dog owner and foster, there’s always more for me to learn. Bosco also loves to go and play at daycare. The staff was so patient with him as he was nervous to start. They knew exactly what to do with him to welcome him into the pack! Thanks ck! More...
Thank you Canine Kindergarten Verplank for all that you have done and do for our fur baby Sadie! She recently graduated intermediate training class with Ilene Vasquez and it has been amazing. Great classes and the best trainer hands down! WE have learned so much. Sadie can’t wait to spend more time with her buddies this summer. Thanks again!��� More...
My oldest dog Dolce has attended CK & boarding since they opened their doors 12 yrs. ago & would never take her or my other 2 anywhere else! They are happy to go in & exhusted when I pick them up. I have used their training classes many times & most recently with Carlito for CGC & pet therapy classes. Illene Vasquez is an incredible trainer with loads of experience! She shows us exactly how to get the dogs to give the proper response to a behavior using treats/praise. She also generously gives written instructions for us to practice @ home & frequently sends email/txt updated class info. She gives great training advice & lots of encouragement both to the humans & dogs! You can tell she loves her profession. More...
Zack and Zoey absolutely love going to daycare. They have been going twice a week for almost 3 years now! They started out as puppies in puppy play group, it was so great having a trainer there to help with the socialization of what is appropriate and what was not. And just overall have someone to talk with, while raising two puppies. When they were old enough they started going full days. The staff treats them like family l, always a warm welcoming greeting when they arrive. Zack and Zoey walk straight in to go play. The cameras are a wonderful to check up on them whole having lunch at work. The staff just allows the dogs to play together and only interferes when necessary. The dogs get to play outside as well. The place is clean! Seriously, you watch the cameras and the second a mess is made the staff is on it to clean it up. Honestly the best thing we have done for our dogs was sending them to Canine Kindergarten in Verplanck. Love the staff, and love that they love Zack and Zoey. More...
My dog Max and I love this place! He knows the building when we pull up! We just finished intermediate Obedience training class with Ilene. She's a great trainer and makes it easy. � More...
This place is amazing. All the staff are so knowledgeable and can help with questions and concerns. My dog suddenly started pooping in the house after 6 months of being housetrained. I mentioned it to Santina and she immediately had great suggestions on how to change his behaviour. I can't recommend CKVP highly enough! More...
Kristie Liggin Wilder
For your sense of humor and caring about all dogs. ����.
Absolutely love this place and the staff! I've had my dog Archer trained here and I couldn't be happier! Ilene is the best trainer hands down! Highly recommend canine kindergarten for boarding and training. More...
They do adoptions and day care here. They know and love dogs. This is a very dedicated staff who are committed to what they do.
Great place to adopt a dog from. The dogs up for adoption are observed and placed in homes they are most suited for. Great deal
We asked Emily to assist us for a couple of weeks with our puppy, Maisie. We were very impressed with Emily from our initial correspondence. She was very prompt in her responses and arranged to meet with us and Maisie the following day to discuss our requirements. We found Emily to be very flexible. She is also reasonable in her pricing. More...
Very good service, friendly and reliable. My dogs were very well looked after. Will definitely be using Canine Kindergarten again. ,
Great service, friendly, reliable, affordable and great with the dogs
Looked after my two golden retrievers and walked them. Very happy with the service provided and will be returning
My dog was very happy having walks with Emily. Good service.good prices.will be using emily again
Highly recommended! Loves dogs and they love her too!
Often walks my dogs Poppy and Elsa. Friendly and professional and the dogs love her, could recommend
We've been going here for almost a year now and this is the only doggy day care/overnight I feel comfortable taking my dog! The staff is very friendly and my Bachi absolutely loves it, he can't wait to get out of the car, and doesn't want to leave! I love that the dogs are allowed an open running area, outside play, and that they are not caged overnight and sleep in the lounge. An added plus is that you can watch your dog on their online app through their cameras. I highly recommend this place to all dog lovers who work all day or who are going on vacation. Thank you canine kindergarten! More...
Our rescue Gracie can be a bit... sensitive... Everyone at Canine Kindergarten has been wonderful, friendly, and patient with her since we began daycare and obedience training there. Gracie now knows where we're going before we even pull into the parking lot and gets so happy and excited! This has been wonderful for bringing her out of her shell and keeping her occupied while I'm at work. Definitely highly recommended! More...
My dog has been going there well over a year she loves it and is so happy to be there and the staff is great!
They have taken care of my dog for over 9 years now. We are very lucky to have them. Canine Kindergarten always goes above and beyond.!! Don't know what I would do without them. Thank you for taking such good care of my monkey, Sophie. More...
Holly M Haight
My dogs love staying at Canine Kindergarten! They were recently there for 4 days and 3 nights. I have no worries when they're there... ever! They treat every dog there like they are their own! Definitely recommend! More...
My dogs love going to Canine Kindergarten! The staff are wonderful as well! I know they are in good hands when they visit their friends here!!
This place is so great!!!! What a difference they have made in Bailey's world!!! We leave her there for 12 hours at a time and never worry once about her. That's the best feeling, to not worry about your baby while you are at work!!!! More...
Kensie had a great time. We enjoyed watching her online during our vacation.
Love canine kindergarten! Hailey is there now while I'm in Disney World! Miss her but I know she is in the best hands!
Great people with great hearts from Rocko and Gisell thank you all
Rudy's favorite home away from home! He came home very happy, and VERY sleepy today! Definitely the best!
Janis Marie Belluccio
Best of THE BEST!!!!!