Dog Friendly Detroit: Canine to Five

The J'adore Detroit/Brooklyn Outdoor team loves dogs!! Our Detroit team own dogs, but we can't take them everywhere.  Candice loves her dogs so much that she named Brooklyn Outdoor after her beloved dog Brooklyn.  You may already know about Canine to Five but there is so much more they offer than just Daycare!

Bentley, Brooklyn, and Candice

Bentley, Brooklyn, and Candice

About Canine to Five

Canine to Five is a pet care facility located in Detroit's Midtown. They offer dog daycare, lodging and grooming.  Open since 2005, they've watched more and more dogs move to the City of Detroit. They decided to build a resource for these dog owners to help locate other great services in the city, and do promote our beautiful city as a great place to be a dog!  Check out Canine to Five is Metro Detroit’s finest dog daycare, boarding and grooming facility, located in the heart of Detroit’s Historic Midtown Neighborhood. Their close proximity to downtown, Wayne State University, the Detroit Medical Center, and several major expressways makes them an easy and convenient place for people to visit.

The facilities include:

  • 4500 sq. ft. of cage-free, indoor climate-controlled play space.
  • 8000 sq. ft. of secured, fenced-in, well-lit outdoor play space.
  • Separate play area for puppies, small dogs and quiet time.

The safety of your dog is of the utmost importance to Canine to Five. They are fully insured and adhere to strict cleaning standards, helping to provide a safe, sanitary, good-smelling environment. In order to provide the most socially-centered indoor/outdoor environment for dogs in Metro Detroit, they provide your dog the time and attention which it deserves. The high employee/dog ratio and our trained staff of dog lovers and owners is knowledgeable in canine first aid, CPR and animal behavior.  Also if you want to check on your dog, they have LIVE CAMERA feeds for you to view.




To ensure the safety and health of all animals and staff at Canine To Five, they require all clients to comply with the following Rules and Regulations. For a printable version of this form, click here. Please note that you will be asked to sign a copy of these rules as part of the registration process.

  1. All dogs must be spayed or neutered (unless they are under 9 months of age).
  2. All dogs must have up-to-date vaccinations. 
  3. All dogs must be healthy. 
  4. All food brought to Canine To Five must be stored in an airtight container/bag labeled with your dog’s name.
  5. All dogs must pass a behavior assessment
  6. Dogs and puppies of all ages are allowed at Canine To Five, as long as the dog/puppy meets Canine To Five’s criteria. 
  7. All dogs must have a complete, up-to-date, and approved enrollment form on file. 
  8. Fees are due and payable at the end of each day. Our program is flexible enough to accommodate reasonable special needs requests.



j'adore Detroit + our Dogs (Monk, Paul, Brooklyn, & Bentley!)

Paul the Dog

Paul the Dog

Dog Boarding Hours

Drop Off/Pick Up: 

7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Puppy Mover

Canine To Five is excited to introduce The Detroit Puppy Mover, a downtown Detroit shuttle service. The Detroit Puppy Mover picks up at various locations downtown, starting at 6:30 a.m. at the Detroit Medical Center, and drops off in afternoons, from 5-8:30 p.m. Currently the Puppy Mover Runs Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Shoot us an email so we can add you to the schedule!

The Puppy Mover

The Puppy Mover

Puppy Mover Pricing

1 trip $7/per trip
2+ trips $5/per trip
Buy 9 trips, get 1 free!

Route Schedule

Morning Route

Arrive DMC South Deck6:30 a.m.

Depart DMC South Deck6:45 a.m.

Arrive Scott Hall – Canfield6:50 a.m.

Depart Scott Hall – Canfield7:05 a.m.

Arrive Capital Park7:40 a.m.

Depart Capital Park7:55 a.m.

Arrive Library Park/Z-lot8:25 a.m.

Depart Library Park/Z-lot8:40 a.m.

Arrive Cadillac Square8:45 a.m.

Depart Cadillac Square9:00 a.m.

Evening Route

Arrive Cadillac Square5:40 p.m.

Depart Cadillac Square5:45 p.m.

Arrive DMC South Deck6:30 p.m.

Depart DMC South Deck6:45 p.m.

Arrive Capital Park7:20 p.m.

Depart Capital Park7:35 p.m.

Arrive Library Park/Z-lot8:10 p.m.

Depart Library Park/Z-lot8:25 p.m.

Looking to find more information about dog walks, dog events, groomers, veterinarian services, emergency services, dog supplies/retail locations, where to move in Detroit if you have a dog, training and much more!!

Check out Canine to Five's Facebook Page HERE.