Our Story

Sarah and Alison Macknak, Founders of Dogaholics Canine Centre – and true dog-aholics at heart, are delighted to share their passion for pets, offering a state of the art facility that boasts an outdoor playground, and a full range of professional services. Opening its doors in 2007 with two girls, a high drive loveable Black Lab, and two feisty terriers, they soon realized that this growing city needed a place that catered to dog owners just like them and thus Dogaholics was created!  Growing to a team of over 15 passionate canine enthusiasts who foster the vision that their foundation was built upon. They delve forward today by working and evolving product and service offerings within the city of Calgary and beyond.  Alison, a professional dog groomer, who built the grooming department to where it is today has recently decided to pursue her other passion in technology and website development. Creating the Dogaholics custom website!  Dogaholics’ community involvement is extensive, giving back to various charities and rescue organizations since 2007 by donating their facilities, grooming dogs in need and fostering when there are overflows, currently focusing on their partnership with The Calgary Humane Society.


At Dogaholics we believe that all dogs deserve to be provided with an all-encompassing and safe environment to spend their time. Whether it be during the  day or an overnight stay, we believe that all pets  are a treasured member of someones family. When our clients are at work, away travelling  or just out running errands they can be confident that we will give their pet the absolute best care.  Our unique environment and proven methods in caring for these “other” family members ensures their need for socialization, physical activity, mental stimulation and denning instincts are met.  We guarantee your dog will love you for it.

Our Pack Leaders

Our team of canine enthusiasts are passionate, caring and driven to deliver friendly, professional service to all who visit us!  We are trained in Pet First Aid and are industry leaders!  If we can help you out with anything no matter how big or small, please do not hesitate to reach out to one of us, we are glad to help.



Owner & Certified Pet First Aid Instructor




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Proudly Partnered

At Dogaholics, we work with industry leaders to give your dog the absolute best!
“Dogaholics and The Calgary Humane Society work together to provide services, products and support for Calgary Pet Owners”