Our Promise

Canine Retreat by AKC is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with Houndry, one of NYC’s leading pet care providers, to continue to provide services to all Canine Retreat, Walking Paws, and Running Paws clients.

Houndry CEO, Josh Stine, former President of Spot Canine Club and Co-Founder of Running Paws is pleased to announce that Houndry is ready to assist all former Canine Retreat clients with all of their pet care needs.

Houndry operates several local trusted pet care companies, including New York Dog Spa & Hotel, a 12,000 square foot dog daycare and boarding facility in Chelsea (dogspa.com), and MixyPaws (mixypaws.com), NYC’s preeminent 5-star citywide dog walking and pet sitting business. To inquire about resuming your service, or if you have any questions, please email us at info@houndry.com or info@akccanineretreat.com and we will respond promptly!

“Our outstanding team of dedicated professionals has years of combined experience and passion as they care for New York’s most beloved pets each day. Our business is pet-centric, and we are thrilled to be in a position to expand our mission further, ‘Every pet, every detail, every day.” — Josh Stine, CEO, Houndry

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A safe and enriching environment specially designed to make your dog’s day a treat


24-Hour Care

Our experienced and caring team makes your dog’s stay here a vacation for both of you


Dog Walking

Safely guiding your dog on adventures through the urban landscape



Proven methods to bring out the best in your dog, led by accomplished trainers



A caring touch to put your dog at ease; and specialized skill to enhance your dog’s natural beauty


Dog Jogging

Regular exercise has been shown to provide mental and physical benefits to all dogs

The New Standard of Dog Care

At AKC Canine Retreat, your dog will experience a new level of care tailored to their individual needs and temperament. We welcome dogs of all backgrounds, shapes and sizes and offer a full range of dog care services including daycare, 24-hour care, grooming, training, walking and jogging. All of our professional staff is trained in the most up-to-date methods recognized by the American Kennel Club, dog advocates for over 130 years, and each location features a range of play and rest spaces to accommodate dogs of all different sizes and behaviors. At AKC Canine Retreat, you can feel confident that your dog is receiving the best care possible in a safe, caring and enriching environment.

What members are saying

  • "Just a short note to let you know how wonderful your staff is, especially Alexis and Brittney because I deal with them a lot. So nice, patient, professional and always with a smile. They are the best!"

    Merryl H. and Marco

  • "It's pretty evident that Loki loves staying with you and you all have taken good care of him. We also love the card that you have left for Loki. I didn't know he liked listening to the radio. You guys and gals are awesome!"

    Harish M. and Loki

  • "AKC Canine Retreat has become a second home for our 10-month old puppy! It is extremely encouraging leaving for the work day, knowing that your pup is safe and being cared for by a best in class staff-and not stuck in a crate all day!"

    Dan M. and Einstein

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