"Gord has been walking Tonka since he was 9 weeks old. Tonka loves Gord and has a real connection with Gord. Gord has helped with training Tonka and making him into an amazing dog. He is very caring and thoughful with Tonka and will tell us when we need to change things, such as feeding amounts, weight gains etc. We trust Gord explicitly with Tonka, and feel totally at ease leaving Tonka with him when we go away on vacation. I cannot say enough about Gord. Gord is dependable, trustworthy, and reliable and I know that Tonka will be safe with him."
~Tammy & Jason (Tonka~
"Gord is the pack leader of our family and we would be lost without him. Our pampered pugs adore him and wait anxiously every day for his arrival. Gord is responsive, trustworthy and cheerfully accomodating to all of the outrageous demands that we make on his time. Gord is the ultimate animal lover who not only keeps our dogs safe and happy but also makes sure that their behaviour is in check. With Gord caring for your precious pet you can rest assured they are in the best possible hands."
~ Jennifer K (Stewie and Sadie) ~
"Gord and I met over 20 years ago as retail neighbours in the Lawrence Park strip of stores. I visited his store frequently with my dog for food, replacement leads (you large dog owners will understand), and loads of advice. Robin hood, my previous Bouvier, was my first non-family dog, and as I was used to small dogs, Gord had experience with his own Shepherds. Gord always made time for me and all customers, remembering both the pet and owners' names. I distinctly remember feeling a real sense of sincerity, compassion, support, and friendship. About 3 years ago, I left my store and went on to pursue other things. No longer owning my own business, and not having the luxury of taking my dog to work, I found myself in need of a dog caregiver. I say caregiver because I didn’t just want someone going through the motions of walking my dog. I wanted someone who would sneak in some obedience, who both loved and was loved by my dog, and who loved what they were doing. So quite by accident I stumbled upon a card in a pet shop with Gord’s name on it offering pet care services. The relationship was immediately rekindled, this time with Phoenix. Gord saw Phoenix and I through both a career and residence change; not easy for people or pets, and his even temper and love of what he does provided the stability Phoenix needed, and in turn what I needed. As a dog owner, and through his experience at the pet shop, Gord knows and appreciates the needs of both the owner and pet (which are usually quite different). I truly believe that while they are in his care, Gord treats every pet as if they were his very own. That level of care is priceless. We have our very own local dog whisperer. Thanks Gord."
~ Lorri S (Phoenix) ~
"Gord is one of the few dog walkers I know who truly cares about the dogs he walks and who makes sure they get the exercise they deserve. My happy, tired dog is a testament to his excellent service."
~ Barb K (Bear) ~
"I have been using Gord's dog walking and boarding services for over 2 years. I cannot say enough good things about Gord. Most importantly, Gord is great with dogs. My dog Ollie is so happy and has a great time when Gord takes him out. It is also very comforting to know that when we are away and Ollie is boarding with Gord, we know that he is getting the best care and is also having a great time. Gord is extremely reliable and responsible. There have been many occasions where I have had last minute changes in my schedule, and Gord is always able to work around it. Gord will always give you feedback,and tell you if he thinks there are any issues with your dog. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to anyone."
~ Grace W (Ollie) ~
“ When I started looking for a dog walking service nearly five years ago, I knew my older, small dogs would not be happy in a group with large, rambunctious labs. Gord is very flexible and generous with his time which is a gift for a busy owner who has a varied schedule like I do. His private walk service is perfect for our needs, as is his gentle, caring, but no nonsense approach to the dogs. Even on the cold days when they are reluctant to move, he gets them outside!”
"This service makes dogs AND people happy!! You don't have any worries - Gord is cheerful, reliable, and honest. Our 3 year old Portuguese Waterdog has known him most of his life and they're buddies!"
~ Carol B (Channel) ~
~ Connie R (Darcy) ~
"Over the years, Gord has become part of our household team. When we leave town, whether for a day or for a month, we rely on him to do the usual walks, feedings and “check-ins” on our beloved 14 year old female Irish Water Spaniel. In those longer absences, we also depend on him for general assessments of our dog’s health and welfare, giving us updates by phone or e-mail on her reaction to new medicines or the strength of her hindquarters. Gord always confirms dates prior to our departure so that we are certain that there are no gaps in her daily care, and follows up after our return on any concerns he may have. Gord also adds the personal touch by bringing in our mail and noting any disturbances to the property while we are gone – a nice value-added service to a homeowner. We have supplied Gord with a key to the house and a code to our Security System for many years now, knowing that we have a trusted friend looking after our dog and keeping an eye on our home."
~ Ann M (Abby) ~