SOULMUTTS TORONTO LTD. DOG WALKING, DOG DAYCARE & DOG BOARDING

Soulmutts Toronto offers High Energy Off Leash Outings, Dog Daycare & overnight Pet Sitting & Dog Boarding in the heart of the city!
 
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How to Choose the Right Dog Food for your Dog

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Feeding your dog a high-quality well-balanced food is one of the best things that you, as a pet owner, can do to keep your dog healthy. A good food will keep your dog’s hair coat shiny and sleek. It will strengthen his immune system. It will keep his digestive system in good health. But when it comes to choosing a dog food, the options seem almost endless. What’s Actually IN Dog Food? The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) has established guidelines for regulators to govern claims a pet food company can make on its label. If the food is said to contain a single ingredient, it must contain at least 95% of that ingredient, not including water. If a combination of ingredients is advertised, that combination has to make up at least 95% of the food. For instance, if the food claims to be made solely of beef, …

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How to be a Calm & Assertive Pack Leader

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Dogs use constant energy to communicate. Energy is what I call being-ness; it is who and what you are in every moment. Dogs don’t know each other by name, but by the energy they project and the activities they share. They know humans in the same way. As humans, we too are communicating with energy – whether we realize it or not. And, though we may attempt to persuade, explain, and rationalize all day long, these energy signals are the only messages getting across to our dogs. The first energy that a puppy experiences after birth is mom’s calm, assertive energy. Later, the puppy will follow a pack leader who projects the same calm, assertive energy out of association. As pack followers, dogs return a calm, submissive energy that completes the pack balance. It is important to understand that most dogs are born to be submissive, because there can only …

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Weekend Dog Daycare Attendant Wanted !

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Soulmutts Toronto Ltd. is a fast growing Dog Walking, Daycare, and Dog Boarding provider located in Corktown, Toronto. Located just up the street from the Toronto Humane Society, Soulmutts has always focused on providing the best customer service and making sure that every dog under its care has a high energy, fun time in a safe and professional environment. We are looking for someone who can communicate with us clearly and tell us what he/she needs to achieve success, we encourage feedback and suggestions, and we want to create a comfortable family environment with all staff members we bring in. We are looking to truly integrate a new person into our pack long term from the ground up, not just a temporary helper here and there. We are looking for a high energy, dog loving individual to fill the role of Weekend Pack Leader. As such, your roles and responsibilities …

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The Toronto CNE Mega Adoption Event is This Weekend!!!

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Looking for a companion who loves walking on the beach, picnicking in the park and lounging next to a crackling fire? Find your new furry friend at the Mega Pet Adoption Weekend, July 8th & 9th at the Queen Elizabeth Building at Exhibition Place. Hosted by the Toronto Humane Society and the City of Toronto, there will be up to 700 cats, dogs and rabbits available. The event is free but adoption fees are ONLY $25!!! — soulmuttstoronto.com torontodogboarding.com

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DOG DAYCARE SERVICE


Soulmutts Toronto Dog Daycare

6 HOUR+ DAY


$35/DAY MONDAY TO FRIDAY


$40/DAY SATURDAY & SUNDAY


JOIN OUR PACK

Pick Up & Drop Off Included on Service Route/At Scheduled Times

Minimum of 3 Days/Week on All Pick Up and Drop Off Services

Dogs that spend the day with us have exclusive access to our decked out Daycare/Boarding house, as well as our Private Acre Forest Dog Run. We spend the day as a pack, doing both outdoor and indoor activities.

Located next to the Humane Society, just steps from Queen St. in Corktown, our home is a totally modernized and fully customized 3500 sqft. fully detached Victorian dedicated to dogs! Some of its custom features include:

  • ✔ Top of the line rubber flooring that provides excellent grip throughout the house. It is both soft of the paws and allows for us to use a deep steam cleaning system, ensuring proper sanitation and a clean environment for your dog.

     

  • ✔ Fully custom designed gating system; allowing dogs free run of our home, while ensuring their safety and security.

     

  • ✔ Depending on the needs of our pack, our home can be converted from one massive play area to 3 personalized play zones; including a comfy chill lounge.

     

  • ✔ Small dogs that spend the day with us can enjoy their own private play area, or socialize with the whole pack if they are comfortable.

     

  • ✔ Private Sleeping Accommodations for both Small & Large Dogs available upon request.

     

  • ✔ Custom Built Doggy Walk In Closet to keep all your dog’s belongings organized & safe.

     

  • ✔ 1000+ sqft. of direct access, fully fenced wood chipped outdoor space.

     

 

Monday to Friday we go on daily outings with our daycare and boarding dogs to our private acre dog forest located near Cherry Beach. This means we can control what dogs are coming in and how many are there. No outside/public dogs or people are allowed in our dog run and it is locked at night to ensure safety and cleanliness. The majority of the forest is shaded, which provides us with ample shade in the summer and protection from the elements in the winter. There is also a water station where dogs can stop and drink whenever they like/need to during play.

Our vans are one of a kind, fully customized commercial fleet vans that are decked out for dog safety. The rear ‘box’ is strengthened with a strong insulated fiberglass (food safe) for crash protection and ease of cleaning. There are separate areas for large and small dogs and there is a commercial grade HVAC system (Provides A/C and Heat) mounted in the rear of the van, which keeps the temperature at a constant safe level no matter what the outside temperature. The dog area is lighted with custom LED pot lights so they aren’t in the dark.

For daycare we do group outings from the house. The dogs are securely loaded through our double garage in the rear and brought to the private park where they can play with our daily group outing dogs, which are made up of a consistent group of dogs that have all been assessed by us. Great attention and care is paid to the amount of time that the dogs are outside on inclement weather days (too hot or too cold) and the house is always there as an option to rotate indoor play sessions if need be. If it is VERY hot/cold we so more frequent, shorter walks, with more cool down/warm up breaks in between. On milder days we can stay out for longer periods.

Dogs have free run of our house, which we keep safe with our custom gating system. This allows us to have the dogs move freely through the house, but also keeps them secure from things we don’t want them to get to (ie. kitchen stuff, cleaning supplies, dog food storage, laundry, and most importantly, escaping to the outside world

When your dog joins our pack they become a part of our family. We don’t have a revolving door of staff, our motto has always been “Same Pack Leaders. Same Pack Mates. Every Time.” We provide a consistent daily routine involving high energy play & group socialization. If you’re looking for the right place for your dog to spend the day while you’re at work or on the go, your dog will be happier here!

COMING SOON TO OUR DOG DAYCARE / BOARDING HOUSE:

  • Rooftop Doggy Play Terrace

     

  • In House Dog Grooming Services

     

  • Expansion of our Onsite Outdoor Play Space

     

DOG WALKING SERVICE


Soulmutts Toronto Dog Daycare

3 HOUR OUTING AT OUR PRIVATE ACRE FOREST DOG RUN


$20/DAY MONDAY TO FRIDAY


JOIN OUR PACK

Pick Up & Drop Off Included Within Our Service Area
All Pick Up and Drop Off Services Have a Minimum of 3 Days/Week
Outing Time Includes Transportation as a Dog Walking Standard

Bringing a new dog walker into your life is not just about finding someone to drag your dog around the block or up and down a million elevators. It’s about finding someone who can create a solid routine that involves group socialization, skill building/good behavior reinforcement and who allows your dog to really stretch their legs and run as a part of a pack. Like humans, dogs are social creatures and require off leash, energetic socializing time in order to be well rounded and happy. As the saying goes; a tired dog is a happy dog!

We have been providing high energy pack walks downtown Toronto since 2008. We have a consistent pack of dogs who walk a minimum of 3 days/week. This way we don’t have a completely different pack every day and we are not constantly introducing and reintroducing dogs to one another – that would not allow for a balanced or confident pack. This also allows us to have an efficient and reliable pick up and drop off driving route since we don’t have a fluctuating roster.

Our Mutt Mobile vans are one of a kind, fully customized commercial fleet vans that are decked out for dog safety. The rear ‘box’ is strengthened with a strong insulated fiberglass (food safe) for crash protection and ease of cleaning. There are separate areas for large and small dogs and there is a commercial grade HVAC system (Provides A/C and Heat) mounted in the rear of the van, which keeps the temperature at a constant safe level no matter what the outside temperature. The dog area is lighted with custom LED pot lights so they aren’t in the dark.

We only take our dogs to our Private Acre Forest Dog Run, located near Cherry Beach for approximately 1.5 hours. There are many things we love about our private land but the top five reasons are:

  • We Know Every Dog There


    The only dogs that use our space are our own dogs and the dogs who come with the 2 other companies that we share the space with. They have all gone through prior assessments and vaccination checks, just like with us.

     

  • We Know Every Person There


    We’ve all had bad experiences at a public park with dog owners/dog walkers who aren’t paying attention to their dogs. At our park we know and trust the other walkers to treat our dogs as our own. It’s like having extra eyes, ears and hands at all time.

     

  • Dogs Can Move at Their Own Pace


    We’ve got dogs of all ages and energy levels with us. They can run through the forest, follow us around on the trail, hang out in the shade under the trees, sun bathe in the tree clearings; whatever suits their play style & ability.

     

  • It’s a More Natural Environment


    We love the trees and they provide us with a more natural setting, which always ends up being a great help to us. In the winter they provide an excellent wind barrier (along with our burlap lined fencing), and in the summer the shade is absolutely invaluable.

     

  • Dog Toys, Supplies & Cleanliness


    We have everything we need on hand at the dog run; fresh water, dog toys, poo bags, first aid kit, etc. We take pride in the cleanliness of our park and make sure that we are always on the look out for stray poops. We also have fresh wood chips delivered on a regular basis.

     

 

CITY DOG BOARDING SERVICE


24 HOUR SLEEPOVER


Soulmutts Toronto Dog Daycare

$50/24 HOURS MONDAY TO THURSDAY


$55/24 HOURS FRIDAY TO SUNDAY


JOIN OUR PACK

When your dog stays with us they will have exclusive access to our decked out Dog Boarding House, as well as our Private Acre Forest Dog Run. We spend our days as a pack, doing both outdoor and indoor activities.

At night dogs are not shuffled into cages/crates and locked up for the night. We are not a ‘lights out, shut down’ type of service. There are separate rooms for small dogs, large dogs and puppies, as well as private bedrooms that are available upon request. There is a live in pack leader and dogs that stay with us experience homestyle evenings. After dinnertime they hang out together, go out for evening play and late night pee/poo before bed. Then they are free to choose where they are comfortable sleeping; whether it is in one of the cushy open crates (no doors on them), cushions, dog beds, couch, raised platform bed, or to make a nest of pillows and blankets.

 
Located just up the street from the Humane Society, just steps from Queen St. E in the Corktown/Riverside area, our home is a totally modernized 3500 sqft. fully detached Victorian house that we’ve customized and dedicated to our dogs!

DOG DAYCARE/BOARDING HOUSE FEATURES

  • TOP OF THE LINE RUBBER FLOORING

    Provides excellent grip throughout the house. It is both soft of the paws and allows us to use a deep steam cleaning system, ensuring proper sanitation and a clean environment for your dog.

     

  • FULLY CUSTOM MODERN GATING SYSTEM

    Allowing our dogs free run of the house, while always ensuring their safety and security.

     

  • FLEXIBLE PLAY ZONES

    Depending on the needs of our pack, our home can be converted from one massive play area to 3 personalized play zones; including a comfy chill lounge.

     

  • SMALL DOG FRIENDLY

    Small dogs that spend the day with us can enjoy their own private play area, or socialize with the whole pack if they are comfortable.

     

  • PACK AND PRIVATE SLEEPING OPTIONS

    Personalized Bedrooms are available for both Small & Large Dogs that are available upon request.

     

  • SAFE ZONES FOR YOUR BELONGINGS

    Massive Custom Built Doggy Walk In Closet to keep all your dog’s belongings & food organized & safe.

     

  • ONSITE OUTDOOR PLAY AREA

    1000+ sqft. of outdoor play area wraps around the back of the house and is attached to a secure double garage so we can safely load and unload the pack for group outings.

     

COUNTRY DOG RANCH WEEKEND RETREATS


Soulmutts Toronto Country Dog Ranch

EVERY FRIDAY – MONDAY


(MAY – OCTOBER)


$200/ WEEKEND RETREAT


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We’ve taken Toronto dog boarding to the next level and completely out of the city! Our Country Dog Ranch is available seasonally from May 1st to October 31st. We leave every Friday after our regularly scheduled Dog Walks / Dog Daycare and return very late on Sunday nights.

The entire property is fully fenced and completely secure but the dogs would never know it with the amount of land they have to run free on. There is ample flat grounds for ball chasing & top speed running, rocks and hills to climb, forest to chase each other through and a fantastic waterline to take a well needed dip on a hot day. Jumping off the end of the dock and getting the dogs to jump in after us is one our favorite things to do up there!

The dogs have indoor sleeping accommodations right in the center of the property. Some of it’s features include:

  • Fully automated temperature control.

     

  • Soft Pine Chip substrate.

     

  • Large comfy bedding for them to curl up on together at night.

     

  • Direct access to a secured outdoor area for late, late night bathroom needs.

     

Country Dog Ranch shot From the Lake

We take the dogs down to the jumping dock for daily swims and for those who want to feel the wind on their tails, we’ve got doggy boat rides! The dogs absolutely LOVE going out on the boat. It’s an excitement like no other! We always exercise extreme caution and never go too fast or ride in choppy conditions.

We are happy to open our doors to dogs who are not regular Dog Walking / Dog Daycare / Dog Sitting clients of ours, however, we must always ensure that we only integrate new dogs who meet our 3 Requirements. A meet & greet must be arranged prior to the start of service for assessment.

All supplies for your dogs stay and travel are included in the cost. The only thing you need to pack is food!

DOG WALKING, DOG DAYCARE & DOG BOARDING


3 SERVICE REQUIREMENTS

  • VACCINATION

We cannot accept any dog that has not been fully vaccinated to participate in any group activities.

  • SPAYING & NEUTERING

We cannot accept any unfixed dogs in our pack. We fully support and encourage the spaying & neutering of dogs and cats. Puppies that are still too young to be spayed/neutered are exempt from this rule.

  • TEMPERAMENT AND BEHAVIOUR

We cannot accept any dog that displays overtly aggressive or uncontrollable behavior. We absolutely believe that each and every dog can be trained and/or rehabilitated, however these skills require proper training and the pack environment is not suitable for such exercises. The safety of our pack mates always comes first!

Providing Dog Walking, Dog Daycare and Dog Boarding Services Since 2008

At Soulmutts Toronto Ltd. we provide flexible services for you and your dog.  We are a close knit pack and strive to maintain our pack balance by slowly introducing new dogs and keeping them on a consistent schedule.  We are a high energy off leash group environment. On our outings and at our Decked Out Dog Daycare/Boarding House we practice free run socialization. We let the dogs be dogs!

What Makes Us So Different?

Our Private Acre Forest Dog Run


The largest private outdoor space in Toronto is available to our pack. All the dogs that accompany us to the park have been pre-screened and deemed to be ‘pack safe’, which means they are well socialized, completely non aggressive and fully vaccinated. The park is not open to the public and is supervised at all times by multiple pack leaders throughout the day.

Our dog run is fully fenced and has a loading and unloading area that is gated for secure entry/exit to/from the park. It is also a forest environment, which is much more fun than the standard square plot of land that is ‘the public dog park’. They can run through the trees, up and down the hills, in and out of the playhouse, and really get a good full on run/chase going.

 
 

Largest & Safest Dog Transportation in the City


We do not use our private vehicles to transport our dog pack. Our commercial fleet vans have the largest cargo space available and we have completely customized the interior to provide your dog with the ultimate in comfort and safety.

The rear cargo area has been transformed into a reinforced crash resistant, fully insulated box. This material is comfortable on the paws and food safe. This makes it possible for us to spray wash and disinfect them completely, creating a much more sanitary environment than seats/cushions/carpets/mats/blankets that hold urine/feces/bacteria/odor. They have also been outfitted with a heavy duty metal mesh barrier to create separate riding sections for large and small dogs. This way all the dogs can ride in comfort and safety, no matter how small they are!

Most importantly, our vans are completely temperature controlled on a professional level. They are equipped with full HVAC systems, which provided proper circulation, heat and A/C. Standard built in systems just are simply not made to properly heat and cool a vehicle from front to back evenly, especially with a pack of dogs inside!

 
 

Our 3500 sqft Privately Owned Home


We’ve totally customized this house for the dogs. It has different areas for small and large dogs as well as puppies. They can all play together as one pack or we can accommodate the smaller, older, shyer dogs by giving them their own space while we progressively work towards socialization into the main pack.

We’ve installed rubber flooring, a custom safety gating system throughout and have 1000 sqft of outdoor space on site with easy access to a private double garage for safe loading and unloading for trips to our private acre dog run. There is locker room to keep your dog’s belonging safe during their stay and a feeding room to ensure that your dog isn’t bothered while he/she is eating breakfast/lunch/dinner.

 
 


We are trained pack leaders offering trustworthy and personal dog care services. Our dog pack is our family. As each new member joins us, they become an integral part of the pack, the family and our lives. We play together, have sleepovers, go on night walks, out of town retreats to the country dog ranch, beach picnics, and much more. It is very important for us to create and nurture these bonds because, after all, this is why we do what we do.

Bringing a new dog walker or dog sitter into your life is not just about finding someone to drag your dog around the block or up and a million elevators. It’s about finding someone who can create a solid routine that involves group socialization, skill building & good behaviour reinforcement. We are about getting your dog out to really stretch their legs and run as a part of a real dog pack.  As the saying goes; a tired dog is a happy dog!

We would love to meet with you and your dog to see if we are the perfect pack leaders for you!

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✔ Alison Fodero and Jake Steinman are the registered owners of Soulmutts Toronto Ltd.
 
✔ Soulmutts Toronto Ltd. is a member of Pet Sitters International Association.
 
✔ Soulmutts Toronto Ltd. Is Fully Insured and Bonded with Verge Pet Sitting Insurance.
 
✔ We are Emergency First Response trained.
 
✔ We have an extensive background in the Rescue & Rehabilitation of dogs.
 
✔ We have many years of experience in Fostering, Rehab & Re-Homing dogs.
 
✔ Soulmutts Toronto Ltd. has been successfully operating in Downtown Toronto since 2008.
 
✔ On our daily pack outings we only take our dogs off leash to our fully fenced Private Acre Dog Run in the city. Every dog in our pack has been assessed as being well socialized, non-aggressive and fully vaccinated.
 
✔ Soulmutts Toronto Ltd. provides the LARGEST & SAFEST TRANSPORTATION IN THE CITY hands down. The fully customized fleet vans have reinforced crash proof rear boxes, complete with a commercial grade HVAC system and separate seating for small and large dogs, as well as LED mood lighting. This is the only place in Toronto you’ll find these vans!
 
✔ All Pack Leaders at Soulmutts Toronto Ltd. practice good behavior reinforcement and behavior correction.
 
✔ Soulmutts Toronto Ltd. has been voted as one of BlogTO’s BEST DOG WALKING COMPANIES IN TORONTO.
 
✔ Soulmutts Toronto Ltd. has been voted as one of the 5 BEST DOG WALKING COMPANIES IN TORONTO on TorontoDogWalking.com
 
✔ Soulmutts Toronto Ltd. has appeared in the Globe and Mail as a Featured Toronto Dog Daycare, in the Toronto Sun & CBC News, as well as Money Sense as a trusted dog care professional.
 
✔ Soulmutts Toronto Ltd. has 100+ client reviews online. We appreciate all of our amazing feedback and always take the time to address all of our clients questions, comments and concerns.

BIGGER.  CLEANER.  SAFER.  PRIVATE.

When I (Ally) first started dog walking I used to visit public parks two or three times a day with my pack.  Over time, there were a couple of different issues that I found were becoming a problem.  First of all, most dog walkers are out at the same time so there could be up to 60 dogs in one not-so-big dog park at once. Secondly, not all of those dogs were well behaved/socialized/fixed or being properly supervised by their walker.  I found myself spending more time dealing with other people’s dogs than with my own pack.

All that changed when two other long time trusted Toronto dog walking companies approached me with the idea of finding a huge private space that we could make our own.  Now we share our Private Acre Forest Dog Run; the largest private outdoor space available to dogs in Toronto.  It is fully fenced in for safety and also has a van-sized triple gate system so there is no dragging 6+ dogs across the street from the truck to the park area on leashes like at the public parks. We drive right in, close the gate behind us and let our dogs straight into the park.

We have our park wood chipped on a regular basis and a water station for those super hot days of summer.  There is a jungle gym that the smaller 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!

We know every dog that comes into the park because we know every walker that comes in the park; they’re a part of our crew.  We trust each other and know that we would never bring an unsafe, aggressive or 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/tarps to make sure none blows in from the street.

We’ve got fantastic tree shade from the rain and the boiling sun, and wind protection from our trees/fences, which provides us with shelter all year round.  You really don’t feel like you’re still in the city when we are playing in our park.  I know for the dogs it feels like a day out in the country.  They know when we are getting near and we can see all their heads start poking up, ears alert, tails start wagging and tongues start flapping about, the barking starts… IT’S PARTY TIME!!!

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STEP 1        CHECK IF YOU LIVE IN OUR SERVICE AREA

Soulmutts Dog Walkers service a wide variety of area in the downtown core. Take a look at our map below!

STEP 2        CONTACT US

STEP 3        SET UP A MEET AND GREET

STEP 4        PREPARE NECESSARY KEYS & FOBS

STEP 5        FILL OUT ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM

STEP 6        SIT BACK, RELAX AND ENJOY YOUR TIRED & HAPPY DOG!

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Dog Daycare & Dog Boarding House
(Drop Offs & Pick Ups)
@ 39 River Street
Toronto, ON
M5A 3P1

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