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About Our Dog Walking Burnaby Programs

Release the Hounds offers a range of dog walking services for Burnaby dogs to get the socialization and exercise they need. Our professional dog walkers will walk your dog around the block, along the gorgeous water-view trails of Confederation Park, and other local Burnaby areas while ensuring them a fun, safe and nurturing adventure.

We have also partnered with local Burnaby veterinary clinic Central City Animal Hospital and are affiliated with renowned dog trainers Annika McDade, and Simone Ritter to provide your dog with the best possible care in the dog walking industry. For specific dog walking services in Burnaby, check out our rates to find something suitable to your dog and your schedule. Interested in our community connections? For more about the BC SPCA Burnaby branch, click here.

We’re Here When You Can’t Be

At Release the Hounds we recognize that exercise is fundamental to your dog’s well being.

We know that sometimes, you can’t find the time, or simply aren’t able to get your dog out on a walk or hike. With convenient pick-up and drop-off options from your home or office, our professionally trained team will ensure your dog is walked beyond the block and straight into bliss.

Why Walk With Us

The Right Walk For
Every Dog.

Release the Hounds offers a variety of group dog walking programs that have been designed to create a fun, safe, and nurturing environment. Choose from private urban promenades or group play sessions in dog parks, to off-leash hikes through forest trails. This means there’s the right walk for every furry companion: little pups, big guys, teens and seniors, active breeds and mellow pups. In a group or as an individual, 30 minutes to 1 hour, we have something that fits your beloved dog, and your schedule.

Mind + Body Bliss:
The Benefits of a Walk

Fresh air and exercise are just the beginning. Socialization and good old-fashioned fun during a Release the Hounds walk will contribute to a happier, calmer, more responsive dog at home. In fact, dogs that maintain an ideal body weight have less medical conditions and live nearly two years longer; and who wouldn’t want two more years with their pet? Along with guidance from our certified walkers, your dog will also practice leash skills and adopt a more refined walking manner over time.

Leading the Industry,
One Dog at a Time

Release the Hounds is one of the largest and most trusted leaders in the pet industry, safely leading tens of thousands of dog walks since 2005.
It all comes down to our commitment to the fundamental principles of safety, reliability, and being trustworthy. We know that your dog is part of your family, so as part of our commitment to safety first, our team is bonded, licensed, and insured through the Canadian Northern Shield (CNS), and is Walks ‘N’ Wags Pet First Aid certified.
Release the Hounds has also partnered with one of Canada’s foremost trainers, Annika McDade, to develop DogForceU. This progressive dog walking certification and training program utilizes the world’s first Employee Knowledge Platform; the award-winning Axonify. By helping our team learn smarter, our clients and their dogs will receive unparalleled service.

Safety in Every Step.

Every one of our dog walkers is selected, trained and experienced to deliver next-level care. They are loving, attentive, and safety conscious walkers. Each member of our team is certified dog safe through Walks ‘N’ Wags Pet First Aid. Beyond people, we have also developed comprehensive safety processes, protocols and technologies such as: air-conditioned vehicles, GPS monitored vans, GPS monitored walks (private walks), optional GPS collars (for off-leash walks), world class walker training and handling certification.

After the Walk Emails

For dogs on our private walks, you’ll receive a summary email detailing the day’s route. Our smartphone app tracks the walk, start and end times, as well as any stops along the way using GPS so you’ll have every detail recorded. Photos are included so you can visually enjoy your pup’s walking adventure.

Before We
Walk, We Talk…

Initial Phone Consultation / Dog Requirements

If this is your dog’s first time with us, please take a few minutes and book a time to talk with Mariana Azevedo, of our Care Team, who can answer any questions you may have. Mariana will ensure that we have your pup set up with the walk that is just right for them. You can easily book using our online calendar, simply click here.

Our entire team is trained by our Canine Behaviour Specialist, Annika McDade, multi-certified Professional Dog Trainer of Canine Connection Training. Annika championed the creation of our DogForceU training program. Working with industry leading specialists like Annika ensures that your dog is socially and behaviourally ready to join our group hikes or private walks.

In order to ensure that all the dogs on our group excursions have a safe and fun time, we ask that every dog must:

  • Exhibit positive social behaviours with other dogs and people
  • Have had up-to-date vaccinations, titre tests, or release form (See our vaccination policy)
  • Have a “clip” collar, martingale or buckle collar (no choke chains or pinch collars)
  • Have a valid license on their collar if required by the City
  • Be spayed/neutered to participate
  • To ensure the safety of the other dogs, the public, and our team, Release the Hounds cannot take dogs with aggressive tendencies on our group off-leash hikes and walks. Private walks and training walks are available for dogs with behavioural challenges.

Burnaby Dog Walking Rates

At Release the Hounds we recognize that exercise is fundamental to your dog’s well being and we want to help when you can’t find the time, or simply aren’t able to get your dog out on that oh-so-important walk. With convenient pick-up and drop-off options from your home or office, our professionally trained staff will ensure your dog is safe and has a ton of good old-fashioned fun while in our care.

Private On-leash Packages*

Program Type Peak
11am – 1pm
10am - 2pm
8-10am and 2-4pm
Private (15 minutes)

Great for puppies, senior dogs and less active pups that need to get out for a short pee break. On our 15 minute pee break walk we will take your pup for a short stroll around the neighborhood to stretch their legs and have a few minutes of play and bonding time.

$22.85 $20.85 $18.85
Private (30 minutes)

Our 30-minute strolls get your pup out to explore all the smells, sights and sounds of your neighborhood. For many pups this walk is the perfect balance of getting out, stimulated and breaking up their day.

$30.85 $27.85 $24.85
Private (1 hour)

Our hour-long visits are great for dogs with lots of energy, and need long periods of stimulation & interaction. We walk in your neighbourhood, maintain your dog’s individual pace, and provide your pup with 100% of our attention.

$39.85 $35.85 $32.85

* Prices listed are per walk. Please note walks are invoiced in packages of 10.
* ‘One-off walks’ are not part of our service offering.
* All purchases are 100% refundable for any reason. A $75 charge is applied if a minimum of the first 5 walks are not used.

Burnaby Off-Leash Dog Parks

We know you love walking your dog as much as we do, so we’ve compiled a list of all the wonderful dog parks in the Burnaby area for some outdoor bonding sessions. Enjoy!

Burnaby Heights Park

Address: 3877 Eton Street, Burnaby, BC

Description: Off-Leash Enclosure

Confederation Park

Address: 120 N. Willingdon Ave, Burnaby BC (Access from Penzance Dr.)

Description: Off-Leash Trail

Confederation Park 2

Address: 250 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby BC

Description: Off-Leash Enclosures

Robert Burnaby Park

Address: 8155 Wedgewood Street, Burnaby BC

Description: Off-Leash Area

David Gray Park

Address: 7480 Mckay Ave, Burnaby BC

Description: Off-Leash Enclosures

Taylor Park

Address: 7599 Mission Avenue, Burnaby BC

Description: Off-Leash Enclosure

Malvern Park

Address: 7410 Morley Drive, Burnaby BC

Description: Off-leash open area and trail

Warner Loat Park

Address: 4252 Piper Ave, Burnaby BC

Description: Off-Leash Enclosure

Barnet Marine Park

Address: 8181 Barnet Road, Burnaby BC

Description: Off-Leash Area (with seasonal time restrictions)

Burnaby Fraser Foreshore Park

Address: 4551 Byrne Road, Burnaby BC

Description: Off-leash Trail & Open Area

Burnaby Fraser Foreshore Park 2

Address: 7260 North Fraser Way, Burnaby BC

Description: Off-leash Trail & Open Area

Please note that all Burnaby off-leash dog parks require dogs to be well behaved, have a current license, be leashed outside of off-leash areas, and their owners must clean up after them; no exceptions.

Did we miss your favourite Burnaby dog park? Please email us with the park name, location, and a brief description, and we’ll add it to our list.

Burnaby Dog Care

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”
-Josh Billings

We believe in being part of our community, and that extends to our dog community of vets, trainers, dog walkers, animal welfare, and of course, dog boarding. At Release the Hounds we like to partner with like-minded affiliates that share the same values of professionalism, trust, and know how to have FUN!

Local Vets:

Meet our list of highly educated, professional veterinarians. These experts in their field ensure your pet is cared for as a member of the family should be: with the most current medical knowledge and techniques in a compassionate manner. We trust them to treat your pet to the best of their ability.

Central City Animal Hospital - Release The Hounds

Central City Animal Hospital

Serving New Westminster and Burnaby, a full-service clinic which is on-call for emergency service 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Central City Animal Hospital offers a variety of services, including vaccinations, spay and neuter, surgery and radiology, dentistry, general medicine, skin care, and prescription pet foods.

South Burnaby Veternary Hospital - Relese The Hounds

South Burnaby Veterinary Hospital

Voted best in Burnaby for 14 years in a row. Since 1987, South Burnaby vet offers services including housecalls, medical, diagnostic, surgical and preventive health care needs.

Local Trainers:

Sometimes that extra hand is required to educate our pups in how to become happy, well-adjusted members of the family. Sometimes, that extra hand belongs to the trained professionals who’ve dealt with hundreds of animals, each unique, and each adding another layer to their trainer’s grab-bag of practical and comprehensive experience. These trainers have seen it all, and are there to help right from puppyhood to your wit’s end.

Dog Walking Vancouver - Annika McDade - Release The Hounds

Canine Connection Training – Annika McDade

Burnaby’s Triple Certified Professional Behaviour Consulting & Dog Training Services. Flexible and customized services from a trainer who has the experience and is an excellent communicator.

Dharma Dog Services

Dharma Dog Training

With in-home Dharma Dog Training, a focused and customized one-on-one training plan is developed to fit your specific dog and family needs.

Local Groomers:

Dharma Dog Services

Dharma Dog Groming

Dharma Dog offers full grooming services for all breeds, coat types and condition. À la carte grooming options include nail trims, paw-pad treatments, teeth brushing and scraping, and anal gland expressions.

BC SPCA: Burnaby branch

The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in British Columbia.

It is an especially great organization to get involved with to either volunteer, fundraise, or if you are looking at expanding your family, adopt/foster.

The Burnaby SPCA also oversees all of the Animal Control Services and Animal Welfare for the city.
Visit The Burnaby SPCA.