About Us

What A Second Family Dog Lodge Is All About
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Creating Safe Spaces for Your Fur Baby



A Second Family Dog Lodge was born out of the desire to give people a safe place to leave their dogs while they’re away, where pups are treated like the precious family members we know they are to you!

We began in 2018 by setting up our space to be a comfy and well-equipped home for dogs of all sizes. We received our first customer that December, and we’ve been growing ever since. Over the years, we’ve learned unique ways to prioritize each dog’s comfort.

We achieve this by asking owners to come with a familiar toy, their bed or blanket from home, something that smells like Mom or Dad and providing their usual food.

Beyond that, we provide raised dog beds, blankets, food dishes and extra toys & treats. We’ve also grown in our knowledge of how and when to socialize pups that are open to socialization, and when to provide private & quite space for the more anxious or reactive pups that just need their 1:1 time with people. 

We understand that no two pups will come with the exact same needs, and strive to provide the care and comfort each pup will need to feel like A Second Family Dog Lodge can truly be their home away from home. 

 What Drives Us

Our Mandate

We strive to provide an environment your dog will feel safe and secure in. Our mission is to ensure that every dog in our care is well looked after at all times,  where they are well loved, snuggled with and played out, so that they want to come back time and time again!

We go the extra mile for each dog because we understand they are each as unique in thier needs as you and me.

For some dogs, this means human contact, cuddles and love.

For others this means toys, and furry playmates!

Some require exercise, training and a little more one-on-one time

Whatever your pup needs, we’re here to provide all that and more.


Dog playing

Day Care



Meet the Team

Meet the owners!

Deb, Blair and Koda were the heart and start of A Second Family Dog Lodge.

Married 30 years, with 3 kids, 2 grandkids with another one set to arrive in February, and genuine dog lovers in every sense of the word.

Koda is the face and logo of A Second Family Dog Lodge, and was a foster turned foster fail who has become a beloved member of the team.

Blair has a passion rooted in business consulting and working alongside people to help them unlock and achieve their full potential by understanding what their strengths & innate abilities are and stepping into them with confidence. This passion has helped us develop a family like team of staff that are the face & who you see day-to-day at the Dog Lodge.

Deb is the motherly touch and visionary that helped bring A Second Family Dog Lodge to life. Her attention to detail & bleeding heart for fur baby’s of all shapes and sizes has been the frame work that makes A Second Family Dog Lodge what it is today.

Meet Our Manager!




Our Staff

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Tuesday/Wednesday Drop off & Pick ups  Available from
8:00-10:00 am & 4:30-6:30 pm
Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun - Pick up/Drop offs Available from 4:30-6:30pm


Box 239 SW13-8-3 W2
Carlyle, SK S0C 0R0

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