Here are some of our absolute favorite businesses and suppliers. These are not paid advertisers! These are businesses with whom we have worked over the years, and who continually exceed our expectations.
Veterinarian Services (traditional & alternative)
Burgess Veterinary Mobile Services, Millgrove ~ Dr. Lisa works with small and large animals, using conventional and complementary therapies including, but not restricted to, natural diet consultation, acupuncture, Chinese herbs, herbal supplementation, homeopathy, flower essences, and more. My girl Matea would be lost without Dr. Lisa’s magic acupuncture needles for pain management!
Woodcock Veterinary Services, Puslinch ~ Dr. Leslie and her amazing facility is your go-to person when looking for post-surgical rehabilitation, sports injuries, and more. Dr. Leslie offers laser therapy, chiropractic, massage, homeopathy, and much more. Her fabulous facility includes underwater treadmill and a current pool.
Highway 24 Vets, Guelph ~ the team of vets who help take care of the mcscruffies. An amazing, united team of deeply-caring, open-minded, and talented vets. AAHA accredited.
Helping Homeless Pets is an association of pet rescues in Canada that help each other to get more homeless pets that new forever home.
Trainers and Behaviorists
Elite Dog Training — Kitchener – let Cheryl Bishop unleash your dog’s potential; highly positive but not permissive, Cheryl has decades of training experience. I personally and highly endorse Cheryl as a behaviorist and a training partner not only for over a decade of scruffies, but with many of my clients’ dogs as well.
One Leg Up Canine Company – in-home dog training and walking services
gundogsupply.com – US (but decent shipping rates to Canada) – THE #1 source for all your training needs. Let Steve and Rob Snell know that scruffy dog sent you!
Leerburg – US – dog training supplies and training videos from the pros, for the serious dog guardian
Gunner Kennels – Man’s Best Dog Kennels … protect your scruffy on the road with Gunner’s top-of-the-line, crash tested kennels
Kennel Club Gear – Canada – your Canadian source for Gunner Kennels and equipment for your working dog and sporting dog
Gear 4 Dogs – Canada – your Canadian source for RuffWear gear … the BEST dog gear
K9 Top Coat – US – the #1 source for full-body canine suits … for outdoors, hunting, post-surgical, and more.
Must Luv Dogs – here at scruffy dog we’ve tried a few “cool coats” … and nothing beats Canadian-made Must Luv Dogs coats to keep your dogs cool through those hot summer walks
Lucky Pet Tags – here at scruffy dog we’ve used the Lucky Pet tags for well over a decade and love their solid, well-made, deeply-engraved tags for both dogs and cats! We love their heavy-duty metal tags.
Nutrition and Supplements
Wholesome Canine – Customized dietary plans developed in support of each individual dog’s needs based on size, state of health, lifestage and lifestyle.
RawPaw.com, based in Dorval, Quebec is your online store for not just healthy and all-natural treats for your pets, shipping across Canada at very reasonable rates, but they are the mcscruffies go-to place for all required supplements from hard-to-find green lipped mussel, kelp and slippery elm. You can also check out their list of Canada-wide retailers to see if there is one near you! And if you’re in the Dorval area, lucky you! RawPaw will deliver your dog’s dinner!
Hero Dog Treats – Made in Canada! – wholesome, all-natural, human-grade, dehydrated dog treats made by our country’s heroes for your 4-legged hero
Other Dog Resources
Helping Lost Pets is free to use and is map based. Please join now and list your pet as Safe. If they ever go missing, one click and members in your area will be alerted that your pet is missing.
Release The Hounds — Professional Dog Walking Service — Guelph’s premier dog walking service. Shannon of Release The Hounds offers a variety of services designed to meet your dog’s needs-from puppies to seniors-and our goal is to ensure your dog has a healthy balance of mental and physical stimulation in a safe and relaxed environment. I can personally endorse Shannon as she is also my part-time handler on scruffy dog commercial shoots and some private sessions.
The Dog Haus – Kitchener-Waterloo – not your average doggie daycare!
Dog Gone Walking – Kitchener-Waterloo – Healthy Alternative Pet Care for Dogs and Cats. Dog Gone Walking provides a healthy, professional and reliable dog-walking service in the Waterloo Region, designed to free up your time, and offers community dog owners a healthy alternative to pet care and pet services.
The Lavish Lair – your small dog’s home away from home; small-dog doggy day care