Corinna loves animals. From her love of animals comes Mutt Lodge, a holistic daycare and boarding facility in Pickering, which she opened in the year 2002. Corinna instructs pet owners in Holistic Pet Care, Pet First Aid and Dog Training. She also teaches seminars on balanced raw meals for dogs and cats. Her goal is to minimize vet bills for pet owners while extending the life span of the animals. Corinna and Gregory have 5 dogs: Brandy Boo Boo the Great Pyrenees, Bandit the Husky, Remus the Lhasa Apso and Marigold and Marmalade aka “The Tubbies” – two adorable Saint Bernard girls. Also, they have three cats: Monkey, Piglet and Junior and reside on the premises of the boarding facility and raw pet food stores. Corinna may sometimes come across as direct, being born and raised in Germany, but her highest priority is always the health and well-being of our furry friends.
Tina is a proud owner of two senior Jack Russell Terriers, Jessie and Jenny, and a young German Shepherd girl named Twix. When Tina started working at Mutt Lodge, she thought her Jack Russells could never be socialized with other dogs as they had the history of going after other dogs. After switching them to a healthy raw diet and giving them a chance to heal for three months, the dogs were introduced to a group of daycare dogs under Corinna’s care and supervision. Within 10 minutes both dogs were happily mingling with about 20 dogs and have been coming to daycare regularly ever since. Twix was born at Mutt Lodge, started on raw diet right away and has never eaten kibble food. Having previously worked in the restaurant industry for over 20 years, Tina now divides her time between Mutt Lodge and Canines Love Raw and is very dedicated to both businesses. She teaches raw food seminars to new customers, hosts orientation tours at Mutt Lodge, supervises staff at daycare and food portioning, helps with the bookkeeping and marketing and pricing, does nail clippings and always has a smile on her face and a kind word for every customer and staff. Tina is our “front girl” at trade shows and business events as she’s got excellent verbal communication skills with our customers. Any questions you might have about our facility – she will know the answer to.
Sherry has been with Mutt Lodge since 2015 and knows all the daycare and boarding guests the best! She remembers every dog who’s ever been here and knows his or her preferences. She’s also the proud owner of Storm, a German Shepherds girl who’s been on raw diet since she was six weeks old! Storm’s coat is like silk and he has never had a vet bill in the past 10 years! Sherry is also our meat grinder on production days for the raw food portions and knows our formulas very well indeed. She has the nickname “Sherry MacGyver” as she is our handygirl for any little repairs that need to be done!
Leslie is a proud dog owner of two wonderful large breed dogs, Beno and Loki, who do exceptionally well on raw diet. Leslie is versatile with handling the raw food stores and the tasks at daycare – you may see her in both businesses! Leslie loves all doggos big and small and they always lick her face during bubble bath time. Leslie is also our seasonal decorator – at the store, daycare reception and at our trade show booths.
Gregory comes to us as experienced chef and had worked in restaurants for 30 years before joining the team at Canines Love Raw and Top Notch Raw. He is our meat manager and is in charge of handling meat production, cutting, grinding and restocking our store supplies. Corinna and Gregory have 5 dogs: Brandy Boo Boo the Great Pyrenees, Bandit the Husky, Remus the Lhasa Apso and Marigold and Marmalade aka “The Tubbies” – two adorable Saint Bernard girls. Also, they have three cats: Monkey, Piglet and Junior and reside on the premises of the boarding facility and raw pet food stores.
Phillipe has worked at the raw food stores from the very early days. He is very fast at portioning meals and assembling food orders for our customers. As a full-time student, you’ll most likely see him at the store on weekends and during school holidays.