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Joe N.

Toronto, ON

5.0 out of 5 stars
48 reviews
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Owner of The K9 Care Company

Pet care experience

Welcome! A little about me: As a fitness enthusiast with a Ph.D. in Biology, I am the owner and operator of The K9 Care Company (Est. 2018). At The K9 Care Company we provide dog walking and home-style boarding, as well as general pet services for other animals. I also offer a lock-out service, named KeyBOSS (KeyBOSS.ca). I have been around dogs my entire life, and have experienced an array of breeds, sizes, and personalities. In 2018, my wife and I found ourselves without a dog of our own for the first time. Longing for the company of a canine companion, it was with great excitement and enthusiasm we started The K9 Care Company. Our objective is to provide safe care and home-style comfort for the beloved dogs of other families. What started as a side project has become a full-time passion and commitment. I have experience training, handling, and raising puppies to adulthood and am a strong proponent of positive reinforcement. Consistency is key when training, thus I will respect your training regimen. I am very patient, respectful, and cognizant of natural dog behaviour. As fitness enthusiast I enjoy being outside, and am fit and strong enough to handle dogs of any size. We have multiple large and beautiful parks and trails within walking distance of our residence that are quite popular with local dog owners. We are accepting new clients, so please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have. Hope to hear from you soon!

Reviews

Laura S.
Dog Boarding • Jul 20, 2022
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Joe and Rebecca took excellent care of Lasky while we were away! They were extremely kind and communicative and took her for a ton of walks! I will definitely be reaching out to Joe and Rebecca again!

Lauren T.
Dog Boarding • Aug 26, 2021
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Joe watched our two dogs while we got married! He was super flexible, took lots of great photos of them and was very accommodating with pick up and drop off. Our dogs were very happy with him! Highly recommend. Thanks, Joe!

Krystle J.
Dog Walking • Aug 17, 2020
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We have relocated to Hamilton and miss Joe so much! Aries absolutely loved him, and we could recommend anyone better!

Sigi C.
Dog Boarding • Apr 29, 2019
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Joe took very good care of Vivi, she had a hard time being away for the first time from us but regardless Joe was very professional and kept her entertained for the whole day.

About Joe N.

Communication

17 repeat pet parents
76% response rate
Usually responds in within a few hours
80% bookings with photo updates
Sends updates with Rover Cards

Skills

35 years of experience
Oral medication administration
First aid/CPR
Senior dog experience
Special needs dog experience
Can provide daily exercise

Safety, trust & environment

DOG WALKING: Our Top Priority is Safety! As dog lovers and experienced owners ourselves, we understand that your dog is a cherished member of your family, and we treat them as such. Your dog will never be taken off leash. (Unless specifically requested, and then only at designated City of Toronto off leash areas). Our vehicle is equipped with a secure barrier to ensure distraction-free driving, and is equipped with blankets, toys, and carpets to make your beloved canine's travel time safe, clean, comfortable, and enjoyable. DOG BOARDING: A Loving, Safe, Comfortable Environment No cages, no cold concrete, no isolation. For the duration of their stay your dog will be a member of our family and will stay with us in our home. All of our furniture is pet friendly! If your canine companion prefers a crate or has their own bed, please bring it, along with their favourite toys, blankets, and treats. We want your dog to be as comfortable as possible.

Home

Lives in an apartment
Does not have a yard
Non-smoking household
Has no pets
No children present
Dogs allowed on bed
Dogs allowed on furniture
Potty breaks every 2-4 hours

Information Joe N. would like to know about your pet

We have no breed preferences, all dogs are welcome. We do have a few questions to help us determine compatibility, and to provide an optimal experience for your canine companion: RE: Dog Boarding: 1. Is your dog generally friendly toward other dogs? 2. Can your dog left be alone for a few hours? 3. Is your dog "car-friendly"? (Note: at this time we are unable to take dogs with separation anxiety). RE: Dog Walking 1. Is your dog generally friendly toward other dogs? 2. Is your dog "car-friendly"? 3. Do you have a preference regarding private walks or group walks? 4. Would you prefer walks in the morning (9AM-11AM), midday (11AM-1PM), afternoon (1PM-3PM), or no preference (9AM-3PM)?

A typical day

We'll walk your dogs throughout local parks (E.g., Oriole Park, Mount Pleasant Cemetery), our neighborhood sub-division (Midtown: Davisville & Yonge), and trails (E.g., Beltline Trail).

Services

Boarding
in the sitter's home
AWAY
Drop-In Visits
visits in your home
AWAY
Dog Walking
in your neighborhood
AWAY

Joe can host

0 to 15 lbs
16 to 40 lbs
41 to 100 lbs
Dogs over 1 year old
Spayed and neutered dogs
No females in heat

Joe can watch in your home

0 to 15 lbs
16 to 40 lbs
41 to 100 lbs
over 101 lbs

Availability

My full time job is running The K9 Care Company. We are available for dog walking from 9:00AM to 3:00PM on weekdays, as well as the occasional weekend. Our boarding services are available most days of the year.

About Joe N.

Communication

17 repeat pet parents
76% response rate
Usually responds in within a few hours
80% bookings with photo updates
Sends updates with Rover Cards

Skills

35 years of experience
Oral medication administration
First aid/CPR
Senior dog experience
Special needs dog experience
Can provide daily exercise

Safety, trust & environment

DOG WALKING: Our Top Priority is Safety! As dog lovers and experienced owners ourselves, we understand that your dog is a cherished member of your family, and we treat them as such. Your dog will never be taken off leash. (Unless specifically requested, and then only at designated City of Toronto off leash areas). Our vehicle is equipped with a secure barrier to ensure distraction-free driving, and is equipped with blankets, toys, and carpets to make your beloved canine's travel time safe, clean, comfortable, and enjoyable. DOG BOARDING: A Loving, Safe, Comfortable Environment No cages, no cold concrete, no isolation. For the duration of their stay your dog will be a member of our family and will stay with us in our home. All of our furniture is pet friendly! If your canine companion prefers a crate or has their own bed, please bring it, along with their favourite toys, blankets, and treats. We want your dog to be as comfortable as possible.

Home

Lives in an apartment
Does not have a yard
Non-smoking household
Has no pets
No children present
Dogs allowed on bed
Dogs allowed on furniture
Potty breaks every 2-4 hours

Information Joe N. would like to know about your pet

We have no breed preferences, all dogs are welcome. We do have a few questions to help us determine compatibility, and to provide an optimal experience for your canine companion: RE: Dog Boarding: 1. Is your dog generally friendly toward other dogs? 2. Can your dog left be alone for a few hours? 3. Is your dog "car-friendly"? (Note: at this time we are unable to take dogs with separation anxiety). RE: Dog Walking 1. Is your dog generally friendly toward other dogs? 2. Is your dog "car-friendly"? 3. Do you have a preference regarding private walks or group walks? 4. Would you prefer walks in the morning (9AM-11AM), midday (11AM-1PM), afternoon (1PM-3PM), or no preference (9AM-3PM)?

A typical day

We'll walk your dogs throughout local parks (E.g., Oriole Park, Mount Pleasant Cemetery), our neighborhood sub-division (Midtown: Davisville & Yonge), and trails (E.g., Beltline Trail).

Location

Toronto, ON

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Joe N.

Toronto, ON

5.0 out of 5 stars
48 reviews