Pawsitively Pets For Kids fosters bonds between critters and kids with classes and camps designed to teach children to care for a variety of animals. Tortoises, chinchillas, snakes, and other exotic animals have all crawled, slithered, and hopped their way into Pawsitively Pets’ wide-ranging curriculum, along with more traditional domestic beasts, such as hamsters, kittens, and guinea pigs. During summer camps or classes held after school and on the weekends, Pawsitively Pets also uses kids’ enthusiasm for animal interactions to fuel projects and cooperative group activities, helping foster kids’ inner creativity and teamwork skills.
At Pet Intel. Behaviour Centre, Jessica O’Neil continues to apply her expertise earned through a diploma in canine behaviour and technology as well as her seven years as an animal-behaviour consultant. During the Puppy Program and Balance Program, O’Neil and her team turn mettlesome mutts into upstanding canine citizens by instilling in them respect for human beings while teaching them to respond to commands and eye contact. The centre also offers service-animal training, as well as social clubs and doggy daycare that further the progress of appropriate behaviour.
At Mad About Dogs, a staff of trained pet enthusiasts tends to pups' needs with daycare sessions, grooming, and training services. Dogs that spend the day at the 2,600-square-foot facility play with peers of their same size, releasing energy on outdoor walks and doggie treadmills. Head groomer Jean Tse keeps canines of all breeds and sizes clean with baths, nail clipping, brushing, and full grooming.
Deployed in Turkey as an administrative clerk in the army, and thus charged with defending every civilian back home, Wendy Waghorn could only focus on the safety of one: her beloved black labrador. Upon her return, Wendy swore an oath to ease other owners' minds about leaving their pets alone by founding Kingston Pet Sitting Service in 2003. Since then, Wendy has amassed a client list of thousands of pets, from dogs and cats to horses and chickens, supplementing her lifelong love of animals with college courses on animal behaviour, nursing techniques, and pet first aid.
Wendy and her small staff walk, feed, groom, and attend lovingly to critters during daytime visits, concluding each with a report of their behaviour and feedback on their novel's latest chapter. Caretakers always walk dogs individually in their own neighbourhood, ensuring a safe, familiar setting. Kingston Pet Sitting Service is a member of the Kingston Humane Society and World Society for the Protection of Animals.