a tired dog is a happy dog.
The best advice many pet care professionals and animal specialists will give you is that one of the key ingredients to a healthy, happy dog is lots of exercise. Your fur-baby doesn't want to hang out inside all day - they want to be outside to run and jump and play!
Heather & Pooch provides experienced and professional care for your pup. Our philosophy is one of positive reinforcement, interaction and familiarity. Group walks help with dogs socialization, off-leash behaviour and on-leash walking skills. We not only walk your dog - we build a positive relationship with them. We strive to set the standard in providing individualized care and personal service in our neighbourhood. There's a good reason we're one of North Toronto's best dog walking services!
Because we make dogs happy!
Heather & Pooch provides professional service with a personal touch. You're more than a client - you're family to us!
Toronto has over 60 off-leash dogs parks throughout the city, and some of our favourites are right here in the Lawrence Park area!
what our clients say:
Heather and Dan are the best! I can’t imagine better caregivers for my 11 year old Border Collie Abby. Over the past four years, Heather and Dan have provided us with exceptional dog walking and pet sitting services. When I’m at work or travelling, I never worry about Abby. I know that when she’s with Heather and Dan she’s safe and happy. If you are looking for dog walkers who are trustworthy, reliable and caring, look no further. Heather and Dan will amaze you with their outstanding customer service!
- Danielle (Border Collie)
"Heather and Dan are amazing- they took care of our dog Picasso for close to 3 years- caring, attentive, flexible, responsive and above all adorable and genuine human beings! We knew we couldn't have found better guardians for Picasso. We never had to worry about him when he was with them. I hadn't realized how much Picasso loved them until they came to say bye to him when we were moving to England. The love they had for each other was evident and I know Picasso misses them and his pack a lot.
I would highly recommend Heather and Dan to anyone who is looking for someone that will take care of their pet just like their own."
- Prerna & Ashish (Cockapoo)
"Heather has been with us since we first got Cole our Lab/Border Collie cross. Cole was not keen on walking at 9 weeks and would barely make it out our front door. Heather has been excellent with Cole and he they work well together. Her services and care have provided us with relief through the most crucial puppy stages and now I am very happy to see Cole is graduating to Group Walks and we look forward to continuing working with Heathers services - and so does Cole."
- Lauren and Kenny (Lab/Border Collie)
"We had the wonderful experience of having Heather and Pooch look after our beloved cat Clea while we were on holiday. As our vacation approached, we found ourselves in a bind and were starting to look into Cat Hotels. We knew it wouldn't be the right environment for our cat and that's when we discovered Heather and Pooch and we were so glad we did. Heather visited each day to feed and play with Clea. We felt so confident while away knowing that she was in good hands. We would definitely recommend her to friends and family. Heather is caring, loving and reliable; your pet would be lucky to be taken care of by Heather."
- Sarah and Mike (Clea, Tabby Cat)
"We have a rescue golden retriever named Spy. He has “special” needs and it has been difficult finding someone capable to walk him and take care of him while we are away. Having discovered Heather & Pooch has been a relief. We now have a trusted and reliable individual who actually cares for our dog. The walks have been perfect dealing with his special tendencies. We have found the services at Heather & Pooch so reliable that we have no hesitation about recommending them to others!"
- Laurie and Lawry (Spy, Golden Retriever Rescue)
"When my wife and I need to have our dog Keeper (our first born) walked we have always known where to take her. Heather is not only trustworthy with our beloved pooch, but she is also extremely good with her. Heather has an amazing ability; and not just with dogs. We have seen her abilities in a variety of situations and it is what makes us confident and comfortable leaving Keeper with her and not worrying. Heather is a reliable and well rounded person. Look no further if you need services for your pet. Heather will meet and exceed your expectations and allow you to leave your pet knowing it will be well looked after while you are away."
- Matt and Sheri (Keeper, Golden Retriever)
"Heather is a capable dog handler. She was terrific taking care of my four and a half year old rescued lab-mix – keeping her healthy and out of trouble when she cared for her on a few occasions (most recently for 10 days during the holidays). Heather’s calm and assertive energy and skills and experience with animals make her a strong pack leader. My dog has some issues and I am only comfortable leaving her with a knowledgeable and skilled dog person – Heather fits this bill. I recommend her to anyone looking for a reliable dog walker or sitter."
- Marc (Keysha, Lab-mix Rescue)
"When we began our search for a dog walker for our (then) puppy Sammy, we thought...what attributes would make a good dog walker? Someone who is reliable, trustworthy, personable and has a love of animals. Well, Heather met every one of our criteria. Over this year we've trusted her with the new member of our family and she's never let us down. We know that she loves Sammy as much as we do. We've left her with Heather on daily walks as well as up to 2 weeks of vacation and we've always been able to leave knowing Sammy is in the best of hands.
I would recommend Heather to anyone looking for a reliable dog walker. You won't be disappointed. "
- David (Samantha, Labradoodle)
"Trotsky our 8 month old miniature dachshund loves Heather and has the best time going on her adventure walks withing our area. We feel so confident and comfortable knowing Trotsky is in good hands with Heather or Dan. They have become very special friends to Trotsky."
- Bonita (Trotsky, Miniature Daschund)