About Us

How It All Began

All Play was established by Sarah Kemp in December 2002. Located in the heart of the Kootenays in beautiful Nelson, BC. The business was then a dog walking service with dreams to expand to a downtown doggy daycare and doggy B&B.

All Play was the first of it's kind in the Kootenays. A leader in the concept of personalized dog care, dog walking and kennel free over night care!

The All Play doggy daycare opened in Nelson in December 2005. Dogs and their humans from all over were happy to visit the All Play gang.

This is where All Play developed it's successful system of managing up to 25 dogs keeping the environment calm and safe and in a positive way. This system is still maintained within the All Play franchise.

In September, 2015, Nelson All Play was closed. Sarah now has two small children and has decided to dedicate her time to them for now!

Whats happening now at All Play

In May, 2012, Crystal Hetrich joined the All Play team as a franchisee! She opened her Castlegar location and quickly expanded to overnight care in her home.

Crystal is a born animal lover. She is a natural pack leader and a warm face when you enter her daycare!

At Castlegar All Play, all dogs are welcomed, locally and visitors to the area. If you have a pet care need, rest assured Crystal can be there to fulfill it with fun for your dog and peace of mind for you.

There is a retail store for all of your dogs needs form premium dog foods to toys.

Please stop in or call for more information!

Our Pawlosophy

A dog's mind is kept active by play and helps it remain mentally fit. All Play's focus is on constructive rather than destructive behavior.

We offer a professional and friendly service - All Play maintains full records, is fully insured and treats our clients with the utmost level of respect. My goal is to treat your dog as I would one of my own while demonstrating a down to earth mentality.