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Frequently Asked Questions

You have questions, we have answers!

WALKING PROGRAMS

Where will you be walking my dog?
Generally, we try to minimize the time your dog spends in the car as much as possible. Private walks take place in your area, and on leash. In group walks, we try to rotate the closest off leash dog parks in your neighbourhood for variety.

In bad whether we sometimes walk on leash through your neighbourhood if parks are too dirty, although this does not happen often. On most days, you can find us in Sherwood Park, Sunnybrook, or Cedarvale.

How long will my dog be out of the house?
On group walks, your dog will spend at least one hour in the park, and the time it takes for us to pick up a few of her friends and head to the park and back.

Usually, your dog will be back between 2-3 hours. Though keep in mind that we’ve been known to lose track of time if we’re having a lot of fun in the park and stay a little extra. We’re always equipped with cell phones, so we’re never out of reach!

How many dogs do you walk in each group?
We walk a maximum of six dogs per group. This is the limit designated for Toronto’s dog walkers, and we take it seriously. The small numbers keep our dogs safe and allow us to watch them carefully on each walk.

Does my dog have to be off leash?
No, not necessarily. If your dog’s recall is not fantastic, or he’s a puppy and just learning to come back when called, we will gladly work with you to improve his recall range. In most cases, dogs will quickly learn to stick with their pack, especially if they are enrolled in daily walks.

Why does my dog need tags?
There are two tags your dog will need to to take part in walks. The first is a basic identification tag with their name and emergency information, and the second is a city licensing tag. The city of Toronto now requires that all dogs walking in public places be licensed, and the registration process is very easy. Just visit the Toronto Animal Services – Pet Licensing website and you dog’s tags will be on their way! Trust us, the fine is much more than the registration cost.

Can you feed my dog during mobile daycare?
Absolutely! Leave out Fido’s food for us in the morning, and we’ll be sure to give him a lunch time break to enjoy his meal.

PUPPY VISITS

Why can’t my puppy go to the off leash park on group walks?
We’d love to take your pup along, but only after they’ve had their puppy shots. That way, we’ll know their chances of catching anything from other dogs are reduced. They’ll be much tougher and less wobbly by the time they can play with other dogs at the park.[/spoiler] [spoiler title=”At what age can my puppy go on group walks?”]We recommend that your puppy graduate to group walks at four months. At this age, puppies are ready for lengthier exercise and will benefit greatly from interacting with other dogs.

CAT VISITS

Why can’t I board my cat at your house while I’m away?
While dogs will walk into our house and settle happily into a doggie bed in a matter of minutes, cats are much more particular. They are happier in their own space, and will often become sullen, depressed and even destructive when displaced to a new environment.

We are happy to care for your cats in their own homes, where they can continue to follow their daily routines. This ensures they will be happy and relaxed when you get home.

OVERNIGHT BOARDING

Where will my dog sleep at night?
Well, what depends – does he like a soft, cushy dog bed, or does he prefer to sleep curled under an armchair? When he stays with us, he’s one of our own, so our house is his.
We’re often asked if we have cages or crates for dogs to sleep in and the easy answer is YES. We don’t normally keep them in the house, but if a client requests that their dog sleep in a crate, we’re not opposed to it.

Otherwise, our lonely crates don’t get much love.

Will my dog be allowed to interact with other animals?
Definitely! We have two dogs of our own and are often boarding one or two of our regular dogs. Your dog won’t be bored, that’s for sure.

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We are a friendly family of dog walkers and pet sitters, happily serving the Toronto and North York community for over a decade.

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