We are a group of small businesses dedicated to being the best pet care providers we can be, and to fostering strong relationships with each other, and with all of our clients, both human and canine.
In Toronto, most of the new dog walking companies are not in fact dog care professionals, and are often careless and even abusive at times. We set the standard of professionalism in the industry, and believe that it takes a lot more than a website and a love of dogs to make a dog walker a true professional. In an industry without any set standards or regulatory body, we have come together to create our own association to protect dogs and owners in Toronto.
Unlike other associations, membership cannot be purchased; it must be earned by experience and excellence.
All dog walkers within our network work together to support one another professionally, and are available to one another in the event of an emergency. All members are expected to conduct themselves professionally at all times, and to act as ambassadors for our industry within the City of Toronto.
Membership is free and is by invitation only, and extended exclusively to the most experienced, vigilant and reputable dog walkers in Toronto.
All members can provide client references spanning several years of service, and also have references from other professionals in the pet care industry, including veterinarians, professional dog trainers and behaviourists.
The Code of Conduct/Requirements for Eligibility is designed to set a higher standard for pet care in this rapidly expanding industry, and to let our clients know exactly what they (and their dogs) deserve to expect from their pet care provider. The members of this network have pledged to keep their businesses small and dedicated to improvement in order to put your dog’s safety and well-being above all else.
Membership in this association is free and by invitation only, via nomination (and unanimous approval) from existing/founding members.