Your dog will feel right at home at the Soul Shack!
I am a trained pack leader offering trustworthy and personal care. My dog pack is my family. As each new member joins us, they become an integral part of my pack, my family and my life. We play together, have sleepovers, go on night walks, out of town retreats, beach picnics, and much more. It is very important for me to create and nurture these bonds because, after all, this is why I do what I do.
Bringing a dog walker in your life is not just about finding someone to drag your dog around the block; up and down a million elevators. It’s about finding someone who can create a solid routine that involves group socialization, skill building and good behavior reinforcement . It’s so important for dogs to get out into nature, stretch their legs and really run as a part of a pack.
My promise to you is that your dog will always come home happy, healthy and totally pooped out. I would love to meet with you and your dog to see if we are the perfect match.
✔ I am a member of Pet Sitters International.
✔ I am fully insured and bonded with Binks Intact Insurance.
✔ I am a registered dog walker with the City of Toronto.
✔ I am Emergency First Response trained and am a certified O2 Provider.
✔ I have an extensive background in domestic and overseas Rescue & Rehabilitation.
✔ I have many years experience in Fostering & Re-Homing various breeds of dogs.
✔ I am experienced in Obedience Training & Behavior Therapy.
✔ Every day I pick up and drop off my pack mates to and from their front door.
✔ I take my pack mates to a private 1.5 Acre Doggy Wonderland in the city!
✔ I know every walker and dog who uses our park. All dogs are well socialized and fully vaccinated.
✔ I provide LARGE & SAFE TRANSPORTATION with my customized truck. I do not use cars or crossover vehicles.
✔ I DO NOT USE TREATS as a means of controlling my pack while at the park.
All that changed when two other long time trusted Toronto dog walking companies approached me with the idea of finding a huge space that we could make our own. Now we share a ONE ACRE wooded area that has hills, trails and trees. It is fully fenced in for safety and also has a truck-sized double gate system so there is no dragging 6+ dogs across the street from the truck to the park area. We drive right in.
We have started having our park wood chipped on a regular basis to create a nice progressively deeper cushion between us and the mud. We’ve also got a nice big water station for those super hot days of summer. There is a little jungle gym that the little dogs like to crawl all over and TONS of room for the big guys to really stretch their legs and get all of that energy out!
I know every dog that comes into the park because I know every walker that comes in the park. We trust each other and know that we would never bring an unsafe, unvaccinated dog into the park. We are also very vigilant about picking up ALL THE POOP that we see 100% of the time. There is NO garbage in our park and we have lined our fences with burlap to make sure none blows in from the street.
We’ve got tree shade from the rain and the boiling sun and wind protection from our fences which seems to make the climate in the park perfect all year round. You really don’t feel like you’re still in the city when you come into our park. I know for the dogs it feels like a day out in the country. They know when we are getting near when I can see all their heads start poking up, ears alert, tails start wagging and tongues start flapping about… IT’S PARTY TIME!!!