Category Archives: Dog Boarding in Home

Pack of Paws – Doggie Daycare

I have always wondered what it would be like to own and run a dog daycare business in an environment other than in home-style boarding. How do people find great locations for doggie daycare? What are the things to take … Continue reading

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Packing for a Dog’s Holiday

Just recently I was packing for Abby and Ember’s – my two Labradors – nine day visit to their Grandma and Grandpa’s house. I mentioned to my daughter Emily, who’s in her early twenties, that I had clearly gone “overboard” … Continue reading

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Dogs and their favourite toys

When dogs arrive to board in our house they bring along one or two favorite toys from home. I always find it interesting if they will treasure these prized possessions while staying with us, or ignore them altogether. What makes … Continue reading

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It is all about Marlo

This week’s story came into my head while I was out dog walking in our neighborhood. I could see Marlo, a sweet Cockapoo, being walked with Wayne, one of her owners, in the distance. I smiled to myself realizing what … Continue reading

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Dog Nicknames

I always wonder how many dog owners have nicknames for their beloved canines. My guess would probably be close to ninety percent. It would be a fun idea to research, especially as to the origin of the nickname and when … Continue reading

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Should your dog sleep in your bed?

When dogs come to board at our home one of the questions I ask their owners is where their dog sleeps in their house. I can tell immediately from a dog owner’s facial expression whether the dog sleeps on or … Continue reading

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My Dog Loving Friend

Over 10 years ago, I needed a dog walker for our yellow lab. I was working away from our home, and knew she needed someone special to get her out, and excercised. Ann Brown was the perfect fit. She lived nearby, and was … Continue reading

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Passing the Grade

I board dogs for families when circumstances arise where the pooch cannot tag along. Some families head south, while others ski. Many leave to visit their family outside of Toronto, are gone for an entire day, or they are in … Continue reading

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