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Job Title: Barks N Purrs, Proud Owner. Dog Walker, Cat Sitter and Boarder

Neighbourhood: Yonge and Eglinton, North Leaside

Rebecca grew up with a passion for animals. Her first word was “dog”!

As she puts it: “I just love dogs; it’s a simple as that. I can’t remember when I didn’t have a dog or cat around me.  I love being around them. I love the way they greet you when you come through the door, the way they roll around on the grass, the way they just want to please you, and even the way they give you that look when they know they’ve been bad.  I can’t image doing anything else.”

After a great time with another Toronto dog walking business, she knew she wanted to keep on doing this kind of work. She truly liked being outside and playing with canine friends. So in 2007 she started Barks ‘n’ Purrs with the help of trusted dog, Ella.

Rebecca takes pride in how Barks ‘N’ Purrs has grown since then. She’s helped her pack of dog-loving staff expand service areas across downtown Toronto. She is completely involved in scheduling and day-to-day details, and meets with her staff on a regular basis. She also works very closely with client owners to ensure their needs are met. This means she looks after most of the boarding while her team does the dog walkingcat care, and puppy visits.

Rebecca the owner has recently finished her Veterinarian Assistant Certificate as well as a Dog Obedience Training Certificate through Animal Behaviour College and has started her next Dog Trainer Foundations Course at Karen Pryor Academy where she will broaden her knowledge in dog training. Rebecca hopes to one day start providing puppy classes to the downtown core in the near future.

Heather - Full time dog walker, cat sitter and dog boarder