CaNineteen is a premium dog daycare service based in Archway, N19. We are a small, fully insured team that has a wide range of knowledge & experience, and we pride ourselves on our friendly and flexible service. We don't just look after the dogs - we take the dogs on adventures, play with them, and encourage them to socialise!
We are a contemporary company - we'll Whatsapp you with updates if your dog is boarding, and you'll find us on Instagram throughout the day so you can keep tabs on your dog! We have special experience with anxious dogs who may not be used to being left alone, and can also offer support for dogs who need help overcoming behavioural issues. Please contact us to speak more about your situation and we'll be happy to advise.
In 2017, after leaving his career in the zoo world, Ryan was stuck in a corporate job he hated and itching to spend more time outside and working with animals! He decided to quit his job and go freelance. After a couple of months building up a client base and working part-time as a dog walker, Ryan saw there was demand for a friendly and affordable dog daycare alternative. CaNineteen was born!
In September 2017, CaNineteen became a registered business and has grown to a team of four in just 6 months. Options for daycare are expanding all the time, and we're glad to welcome so many new recruits to our CaNineteen club. Get in touch to find out how we can help you!
FULL DAY (4 - 6 hours)
HALF DAY (2-4 hours)
EVENING (4 hours)
CaNineteen prides itself on being a green & eco company. Because of this, we do not have a vehicle & are all on foot. We have options for customer drop off’s at our HQ or collection by a CaNineteen member. Our team is highly experience with working with puppies & young dogs, meaning we cater walks to fit the squads we have. We also keep the groups small, each team member will never have more than 5 dogs at one time.
A full day (4-6 hours) of adventures, playtime, and socialising. This option is perfect for dogs who need a little extra attention or do not often get to spend dedicated time with other dogs. Includes a long walk, plenty of playtime and also sleep time with other dogs (with dog relaxation music to help them chill and feel safe). This is very good for strengthening your dogs social behaviour.
2-4 hours spent out and about with the daycare group. Usually up Highgate Wood or Hampstead Heath, this is perfect for those energetic dogs that just need a good run around and lots of time outdoors but is more than just 1 hour.
This is perfect for when you have a social occasion and don’t want your dog left alone for too long. Includes a short walk and plenty of attention in a calming environment.
£50 per night
Because we all deserve a holiday! Instead of kennels, leave your dog with us and they will receive daily walks, plenty of dog social playtime, and sleep in a safe and calming environment. You'll receive daily updates via Whatsapp and Instagram, and your dog will be able to meet a whole host of new friends.
We don’t just look after dogs! As each of our team is experienced in all kinds of animal care, we also provide pet visits whilst you are away. From cats, hamsters, guinea pigs & rabbits to snakes, fish, lizards & frogs, we’ve done it all. This service is priced at an hours visit & includes feeding, water changes, handling (if necessary) & some general enrichment to keep you pet happy while you are away.
Ryan is co-founder and director of CaNineteen. Following a lifelong interest in animals, Ryan graduated with a triple distinction in Animal Management & Husbandry. He then worked as part of the Education Team at Chessington Zoo, eventually rising to a management position where he was in charge of all educational talks delivered to the public. In 2017 he went freelance, splitting his time between CaNineteen and working as a stand-up comic. He has a wealth of specialist experience relating to animal behaviour, and understands what it is dogs need to ensure they are happy, health, well exercised & enriched.
Favourite Dog Breed: Vizla, Retriever or Spaniel
Favourite Fictional Dog: Dug from the film Up
Louise is CaNineteen’s part time squad leader.
Louise has been with CaNineteen from the very beginning giving her 3 years of experience walking with all kinds of dogs of all shapes & sizes.
Favourite Dog Breed: Retriever
Favourite Fictional Dog: Beethoven
Christina is CaNineteen’s full time squad leader. Having run & operated her own dog daycare in E.London for a year, Christina then moved on to work at Zoological Society of London over the summer period working along side the zoo experience team.
Managing her own dog daycare with over 30 clients, Christina has a huge amount of canine experience. Working with larger dogs who require solo walks to smaller dogs who love to be around pretty much everything.
Favourite Dog Breed: German Shepherd
Favourite Fictional Dog: Dug from the film Up
Jake is CaNineteen’s part time squad leader.
Jake graduated with distinction after studying zoology & animal husbandry. He now splits his time between CaNineteen & as a keeper at London Zoo..
Favourite Dog Breed: Chow Chow
Favourite Fictional Dog: Trusty from Lady & The Tramp
"We're limiting our house move to places near CaNineteen!"
"Ryan has looked after Murphy for over a year and we can’t speak more highly of him and CaNineteen. He has a good knowledge of training, first aid and is completely reliable. We are really happy to trust Murphy with him everyday and Murph loves him and always comes back tired. The videos through the day are great and really makes it easier to leave him every morning knowing he is having a great time and we get to see some of it. Best compliment we can give is that we’re currently looking to move house but are limiting our search to places near Canineteen!"
"CaNineteen after our 3 dogs for almost 3 weeks. As it was our first time without dogs we didn’t know what to expect. Ryan & his team have been amazing. All 3 had daily walks and lots of cuddles and attention. The daily instagram videos were highlights for my children. You can tell Ryan loves animals and cares a great deal about them."
“We have been sending our GSP pup, Otto, for weekly adventures and boarding with Canineteen since he was 14 weeks old. As soon as we start making our way towards the Canineteen HQ he is so excited! He clearly has the best time when at daycare, as he comes home and curls up contented for the rest of the day. Canineteen are reliable, friendly and clearly provide the dogs with a fun and enriching time. We also get to enjoy the daily insta stories!”
"Nothing short of amazing"
"I adopted a Cypriot rescue Kokoni Spaniel, Belle, a year ago. She was a bundle of nerves and utterly terrified of everybody. Not long after adopting her I was called out to Cyprus for some emergency family business and I needed a reliable, caring and patient boarder for Belle... this is when Ryan at CaNineteen earned his halo!
Belle stayed for 10 days and the transformation was obvious from his daily reports, films and photos. Needless to say, Belle fell in love with Ryan... I decided to set up a weekly day board with Ryan and the CaNineteen team to help with Belle's socialisation issues. 9 months on and it was the best decision I made. CaNineteen rocks!" - Marie Charalambous, Belle's owner
"I have no hesitation in recommending CaNineteen, we’ve found them to be dependable and genuinely caring towards our dog. Our springer spaniel is always really well exercised with CaNineteen, and he enjoys the interaction with other dogs on their long walks, playtime, and pond-dipping sessions! I was nervous about using a dog walker at first but have full confidence in CaNineteen’s skills and experience."
“I love the daily updates”
“Red absolutely loves his days with Ryan and the team at CaNineteen . He has been with them since January and his time with Ryan has had such a positive effect on his confidence with new people and not to mention his lead walking . I chose CaNineteen as I loved the fact Red would not spend a lot of his time in the back of a van and the walking to and from the heath has been training in itself . I love the daily updates its so lovely to see Red having so much fun with his friends and makes leaving him so much easier .
CaNineteen are reliable and accommodating and very professional I would not hesitate to recommend them but most importantly they have a genuine affection for Red and the dogs in their care . Ryan is a true animal lover and this really shows.”
"Lucky to have found Ca19"
'Ryan has been looking after our dog since he was three months old and we can’t recommend him highly enough. Lincoln has the best time exploring the parks of North London and socialising with CaNineteen’s doggy day care squad and we can see how happy he is during the day from all the photos and stories CaNineteen share of their adventures on Instagram. Having spoken to other friends with dogs, we know we are in a lucky position to have had someone so diligent and enthusiastic looking after our dog for the last eight months’. - Katie, Lincoln's owner
How can I book? Please contact us via e-mail or the booking form above.
Do you collect my dog(s)? We are able to collect dogs when they are local to our HQ or close to one of our regular parks. For dogs that are out of our local "catchment area", we ask that you drop dogs off. We do not provide a collection service for boarding dogs.
Do I need to provide a bed/food/toys for my boarding dog? We do not supply food so we ask that you bring food for your pet or supply us with the necessary cash. We have a large toy selection and a dog bed and a large crate suitable for most dogs. If your dog is extremely large, or you would like to bring the bed your dog is familiar with and a couple of favourite toys, that's fine.
My dog gets very anxious and/or is prone to behavioural issues. We have a lot of experience with dogs that have behavioural issues (especially with rescue dogs) and we will work with you and your dog to help you with any issues.
Are you insured? Yes. We are fully covered with Pet Plan. For a full copy of our insurance, please speak to us.
My dog needs more than one long walk in the day. We will chat through our regular structure during the initial booking - we are able to accommodate different walk needs, so please let us know.
My dog wears a muzzle/stays on the lead/cannot be walked with other dogs. No problem! Just let us know when enquiring and we will be happy to accommodate your dog;s needs.
How do I keep with my dog during the day/whilst boarding? We update our Instagram feed regularly throughout the day with photos of the squad on a walk, and our Stories feature snapshots of the walk, playtime and the dogs resting. For boarding dogs, we can send additional weekly reports or updates via Whatsapp if you require!
I would rather my dog not appear on Instagram. That's fine! We have a section in our contract about our Instagram account - if you'd like to opt out of your pooch appearing on our feed, just let us know!