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We DO NOT use crates at any time.

All Consultations, Drop offs, Pick Ups are by scheduled appointment only.

No Drop in Traffic.

A consultation visit from you and your dog is required PRIOR to any bookings.

All Holiday bookings must be made via email, and are not final until you receive confirmation.

All pets must be spayed or neutered.

We require a minimum of FOUR WEEKS NOTICE to cancel or change your booking.


Heck of a dog home is a family owned and operated dog resort, we provide a specialty service for well mannered dogs in a kennel free, in home, family environment. We are located central to Lloydminster, Wainwright and Vermilion.

The Heck family provides a superior vacation destination for your 4 legged family members while you are away. While sharing our 1400 square foot home, your loved ones will also enjoy access to our 14 acres of secure (fully fenced) off leash play area, including our private beach!


We have 7 dogs of our own, Bo, Sasha and Rae our Shetland Sheepdogs, Jack our Lab X, and Grimmly, Mac, and Teague our Irish Wolfhounds.

All of our dogs are extremely well socialized, and are very much a part of our family and lives. Each of our dogs, like yours, has their own unique personality which brings versatility into entertaining our guests!

Quite simply put, we offer something for everyone; from the playful pups and the most energetic to the more relaxed or older dogs and from the smallest of guests to the largest.


We are involved with dog rescue in the Lloydminster, Wainwright and Vermilion areas. As well as volunteering for the Irish Wolfhound Club of Canada Rescue. If you are interested in adopting an Irish Wolfhound or need to surrender your Irish Wolfhound for any reason, please contact us, we can help.

We currently stock a few grooming supplies as well as toy's that have proven to be both enjoyable and durable over the years!!

If you are looking for a reputable breeder, vet, groomer or dog trainer we can help with that too!




"Thank you Laurie and family.  Bender was obviously missing his new buddies for a few days, it was clear to me that he enjoyed his time with your family. 

With all the activities and family playtime that you have to offer, there is no doubt in my mind that you provided Bender with excellent care and you can count on seeing Bender again, definitely!"




Heckofadoghome.com - RR #3 Vermilion Alberta T9X 1Y8 - (780) 581-0216