dougaldogs

NEW LOCATION    -    SAME GREAT SERVICE

Dougaldogs is a great “resort”/camp for your beloved pup. My dogs have spent wonderful times hanging out playing and hiking with all the other dogs who get to spend vacation time with Rachel. They have been attending since it opened and love it there. Rachel is a dog “whisperer" who has a special touch with dogs and they love her. This is a excellent way for your dog to socialize and get healthy playing and going on long walks. Your dog is treated like one of the family living in the house. I cannot think of a better place for your dog to get out in the country fresh air in a safe and caring environment. Enjoy Doggie Camp Today!!

Sonia Carney

Toronto (2018)

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Our dogs Clemmie and Ace love going to dougaldogs. Rachel loves each and everyone one of her many dogs, clients. The dogs get to run and play, they get so much exercise, and fresh air. They come home exhausted and excited for the next vacation get away with Rachel. Let’s not forget Rachel’s amazing dogs who are also always the perfect hosts. Adorable. Thank-you Rachel. We love you guys. Our dogs are in need of a dougaldogs fix. 

The Porter family

Toronto (2018)

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I am writing to thank you for having Maxie while I was away in July. She had not been to the farm in quite some time and yet she remembered you the moment you arrived to pick her up and couldn’t wait to jump into your van. After you returned her she sat by the door and moped for the day while hoping to be picked up to go back to your new property. She has such great fun with the other dogs. The fact she has no hesitation to go with you and wanted to go back speaks for itself in the wonderful care you have given her over all these years. Thanks for the great service and we also find the pickup and drop off a great feature of your business. 

Jon & Solange

Toronto (2018)

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We have been using the incredible services of dougaldogs for over 11 years and Rachel is amazing with our Dog, Nike. She picks up and drops off Nike in Toronto and informs us when she arrives. She sends us pictures of Nike playing happily with other dogs. Nike enjoys the big walks and playtime in the parks. Thank You for providing this wonderful service.

Michael Kalles 

Toronto (2018)

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Rachel has been the favourite of our dogs, Zoey and Skye. Both Airedales have been very happy with Rachel.  As soon as Rachel pulls into the driveway they are ready, and when they return, it is not without a sad good-bye. They romp, they run and get good exercise, better than that, they are cared for and come back much, much better behaved than when we  sent them off. Rachel has had the magic touch for over 12 years with our dogs. And we are very grateful.

Kathryn Cottingham

Toronto (2018)

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Carol and Dan McArthur 

(Ben the border collie)

We have complete trust in Rachel’s service. She always goes miles beyond our expectations -- be it exercise time, play time and even cuddle time, Rachel is focused on her dogs. Her knowledge of dogs, their behaviour and needs is exemplary. Her facility itself is unequalled: she offers clients loads of personal space indoors and miles of trails outdoors. Her dogs are not kenneled so her place becomes like a second home. Ben, our border collie, loves playing with Dougal and he gets the same level of exercise with Rachel as he gets with us at home: two hours daily. That is unheard of anywhere else.

Since meeting Rachel and becoming clients, we have moved a considerable distance north of Toronto. Naturally we have looked for a similar service closer to our new home. The best dog care provider in our area would put Ben in a kennel and he would have brief periods outside in a compound. That experience would be so foreign to our dog that we just cannot do it. As far as we know, there is no one who offers the level of care as well as freedom to run and play as Rachel. We know that our dog is in the best place possible when he is with her.

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Ginnie Welsman 

(Grimsby the beagle)

My dog, Grimsby, and I love dougaldogs. The whole concept of dougaldogs as an intimate boarding facility is fantastic. I do not want to leave my dog (my baby!) in an impersonal kennel where I have no idea what kind of care he is going to get, or what kinds of other dogs he will associate with. Knowing that Grimsby is in Rachel and Dougal’s personal, special care when I am away on business or vacation, helps me to relax and or worry, knowing that he is getting great care, having fun, playing with other dogs, and getting lots of exercise and fresh air on the farm. I am so impressed that she takes them for really long walks every day, on the farm or in the Ganaraska forest…. Where unfortunately my little wandering beagle has to be on-leash – but I do appreciate her attending to him personally in that regards. The fact that she gives them “the run of your house” is also great – Grimsby has never been crated. Knowing that he can run free in the house -- and even sit in Dougal’s favourite chair with a chew toy or sleep with her on her bed – means a lot to me. The regular status reports by phone and e-mail on how Grimsby is doing really help me to relax and enjoy my time away. We are looking forward to our next visit!

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Jaimie & Jim

(Harlow the goldendoodle)

Our goldendoodle, Harlow, loves Rachel and Dougal. It’s the equivalent of sending our dog to camp. Rachel is diligent in giving the dogs lots of fresh country air, exercise and playtime. We feel very comfortable leaving our dog with Rachel because of her genuine commitment to the happiness and welfare of both her clients and their dogs. Obviously we’re very happy and feel confident when we recommend her to all our friends.

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Christine Patzwald & Patrick Metzger 

(Rupert the affenpincher)

Our dog Rupert is our child and I spent more time selecting an appropriate vet and dog-walker than I did on finding my own health care provider. In addition, I have a background in volunteer work with animals and know a lot of people in the industry, and I know exactly what I want. When I was selecting Rupert’s caretaker I was looking for that person to be: reliable – no cancellations, on time and full value, attentive – learns my dog’s habits and can identify when something may be out of the ordinary, alert – keeps his/her eyes on the dogs at all times, respectful – so that the situation is always controlled and my Rupert is safe, and knowledgeable – aware of health issues, best practice training methods, etc. Rachel exceeded my expectations in all categories. My husband and I entrust Rupert’s life to her without worry, We both highly recommend Rachel, and as for Rupert… well, he simply adores her.

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Jacques & Susan Demers 

(Liam & Layla – standard poodles & Sasha & Skye – miniature poodles)

We have four dogs and never went away because we didn’t feel comfortable leaving them. All our poodles love spending time with Rachel and Dougal at dougaldogs. Dougal lives in a charming Ontario farmhouse situated on fifty glorious acres. The dogs are loved and cared for with Rachel’s gentle enthusiasm. They enjoy loads of exercise in the country air, and there are always lots of other wonderful dogs to play with. This is the best boarding facility we have ever come across. Although in truth it’s more like a doggie spa!

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All content by Rachel Thurley. Site created by Marco Heitz 08/2018