We also appreciate the cleanliness of the facilities
Whether it's an overnight stay or daily visit, Buddy always is excited to go to Mutt Lodge. We feel secure that he is in the experienced, caring hands of Corinna and always appreciate availability for advice. We also appreciate the cleanliness of the facilities, the services offered and their informative newsletter.
Happy dog ... happy owner!
We're thankful to be part of the Mutt Lodge family and will continue to highly recommend them!
Leslie & Family, Ajax
Guiness wouldn’t be alive today if it wasn’t for Mutt Lodge’s help
Guiness knows the route to Mutt Lodge and can barely contain himself when he knows we are going there. He runs to the door and is so happy and excited to see everyone that he does to even have a backward glance at me to say goodbye. I never worry about leaving him in Corinna's care, he has the best time and always comes happy and tired.
We changed Guiness to a raw food diet with Corinna's help five years ago after he got treatment for cancer. Guiness wouldn't be alive today if it wasn't for Mutt Lodge's help! I cannot say enough good things about Corinna and all the help and care.
Kelly and Greg Robertson, Toronto
As usual, he came home tired, clean and well-fed
I just wanted to thank you for yet another wonderful vacation that my pup Yeller enjoyed recently at your new facility up on Highway 7. As usual, he came home tired, clean and well-fed. He actually slept for a day and a half after his visit! I appreciate very much being able to leave him at your facility and not worry about about him being locked up in a cage, or fed the wrong food. I'm not sure if you know but when Yeller was getting rather skinny and his fur was falling out four years ago, I brought him to see Corinna and she suggested that I switch from commercial pet food to a raw diet. I started feeding Yeller raw at that time, and have never gone back to regular dog food.
The results were rather dramatic. He gained 10 pounds, started smelling better, and his fur stopped falling out. It is very reassuring to know that I can drop him off for a stay at Doggieminder and his raw food diet will be maintained at no extra cost. Whenever I head north on Lakeridge Road now, with Yeller in the car, he starts whining like a baby. He knows we're heading to Doggieminder. I'm pretty sure he can't wait until my next vacation, so that he can go on his vacation.
I started bringing my previous dog to Doggieminder more than ten years ago when you were located down by the lake, and have never been anything but satisfied (though I must say your new place is larger, easier to clean, and smells so nice!!).
Thanks again for the great facility, and wonderful care and attention that you give my dog. Yeller thanks you too!
David Fordham, Whitby
Mutt Lodge a safe and warm place to leave your dog for the day
Oh, and by the way, our dog Max was born at Mutt Lodge, and is the most balanced and loving dog, a true one of a kind gem. Corinna, thank you for picking him for us. He’s perfect.
We appreciate the convenience of being able to have him stay with you and your experienced staff and have you feed him out of your own supplies at minimal cost.
Tania and Jim with Maximus the Goldendoodle, Holland Landing
My mom has recommend Mutt Lodge to our friends and family
At night Corinna and the girls put us in the house where we eat and sleep. It is very comfortable and there are no crates that we go into. We can lay on the cool floor or sleep on the couches. We fall asleep fast as we are so tired from our day activities. My brother and I will get our nails clipped by Corinna, which doesn’t hurt at all.
For when our mom is going to pick us up she will book a bath for us. Oh man... does it every feel so good to have one and to be clean and smelling nice when mom comes to get us. When mom comes us we are so excited to see her but are also sad to leave Mutt Lodge. When we get into the car we both will fall asleep on the way home we are just so so tied from all our fun can’t wait to go back. I personally would recommend Mutt Lodge, it is a really nice and clean safe place to leave us pets!
My mom has recommend Mutt Lodge to our friends and family. If you are looking for a daycare that CARES about your pet THIS is the place.
Riley and Beckett (with a little typing help from mom Jackie, Scarborough, ON)
We get peace of mind
When you know your dog will get the very same care and devotion that you provide, you know you don't have to look any farther than that well-worn patch of love and land in Pickering that our dog considers his second home."
Emil S., Toronto
Emil S., Toronto
Maverick has been visiting Mutt Lodge for years now
Mav is a senior and was starting to get pretty crotchety on walks whenever we'd meet up with a new dog. Going to doggie daycare regularly has completely re-socialized him and I no longer have to worry about his reactions while we're out enjoying our walks.
I always look forward to chatting with Corinna at pick-up time and sincerely appreciate all of her helpful advice and how generously she shares her extensive knowledge about pet care. Congratulations on your anniversary and I wish you all much success and many more!"
Julie Powell and Maverick, Oshawa
They both thoroughly enjoy their stay at Mutt Lodge
We as a family appreciate the knowledge Corinna has provided for training and the raw diet. We're so glad we made the diet change and we have Corinna to thank for helping us get through the early adjustment stage. The dogs have been loving raw food ever since they were pups.
Thanks for taking care of our babies.
Cathy and Paul Silva, Whitby
The bubble bath and blow dry you gave her was wonderful
Just wanted to express our deep appreciation for the care you gave to Maya while we were away. She was lovely when we picked her up. The bubble bath and blow dry you gave her was wonderful, thank you so much.
You were right, she has been asleep almost the whole time she has been home......back to the doggie park to see her old fur-buddies tomorrow. We are almost as tired as she is, so we are all home today catching up on our rest. We need a vacation after our vacation! It was a very busy time away.
Thank you again for all your care of our girl. We must bring her back for a weekend in the future.
Beverley and Mike McAllister ( and Maya)
Mutt Lodge is a life saver
Mutt Lodge is a life saver as I have complete confidence in leaving my dog any day and for several days without any concerns at all."
Frank D., Ajax
The girls at Mutt Lodge are great!
The girls at Mutt Lodge are great! They always have a friendly smile on their face and are very in tune with the dogs. On the way in the morning, she knows when I put the turning signal on and jumps up and cannot wait to get out of the car to start her day! Thanks so much guys.
Tracey and James Shaw, Oshawa
This is Charlie after he spent the weekend at Corinna’s
When we go away on vacation I never worry about Charlie because I know he is in good hands and he is loved. I miss him but do not worry. As we get close to Mutt Lodge Charlie gets excited in the car and is happy to see the staff when they come to meet him at the car.
The staff genuinely care about your dog and you leave with a peace of mind.
Myron, Trish and Charlie Bartkiw, Whitby
Your timely article on heartworm was a great refresher
Your timely article on heartworm was a great refresher but it also led me to think about our initial conversations and contacts, regarding Mocha more than a year ago. If you remember Mocha was a “problem” for us. You and your team of professionals have helped to “work a miracle”. Your suggestions for a raw diet, homeopathic treatments, Saturday training sessions and the ongoing professional care and assistance of you and staff at Mutt Lodge, have made it possible for us to have a loving and loved pet instead of a “problem”. Every member of our family has noted at some time that “We don’t know what we would have done without the commitment of Corinna and her staff”. Your helpful suggestions and the time spent answering questions and addressing concerns has been invaluable.
Mocha just loves coming for daycare. She jumps up and down at the door when we tell her we’re going to Corinna’s. I’m always impressed with how clean and fresh your daycare is when we drop off and pick up and Mocha never has that “kennel smell” when we bring her home. Your facility is so well planned, set up and staffed, we feel very comfortable leaving Mocha with you even for overnights and holidays.
Again, many thanks to you and your staff for all that you have done for Mocha and for our family.
Rosanne Elliott, Whitby
Mutt Lodge has been such a huge help in our life with our dog Daisy
If we are heading out of town and unable to bring our dog along with us I have the utmost confidence in leaving her with Mutt Lodge. They are very easy to get in touch with either via email or phone, and are always polite and courteous in their reply. I feel safe leaving her there as the staff is all trained in first aid, which is a comfort given that my dog is the equivalent of my family.
Daisy gets so excited when we drive in the driveway, she knows where she is going, and never has any hesitation in going into the building. The Mutt Lodge building is clean, well lit, organized and easily accessible off of Hwy 7. Daisy is always welcomed by name and get so excited to see Corinna and the staff, all of whom are so wonderful with my dog. All of the staff has always been very accommodating, very helpful and knowledgeable as well as professional.
Daisy enjoys herself at Mutt Lodge and always comes home looking her best after her stay at the "doggie spa" with a perfect "pet-icure" and a bath. She does enjoy coming home so she can recover from being tuckered out. A tired dog is a good dog!
I would provide nothing but a glowing endorsement of Mutt Lodge!
Karen and Daisy, Claremont
My only regret is I didn’t do it sooner!
From the moment I watched her video and read her chapters on raw feeding, I was hooked. I went shopping with Corinna and she made it very easy for me to understand and purchase all the necessary items I would need to start my puppy off on the right track.
We are in week 3 of the transition and it has been wonderful seeing the benefits already to my puppy’s new way of feeding. Her detoxification has not been too traumatic and she absolutely loves feeding time as it has become a special bonding time for both of us. I highly recommend speaking with Corinna and buying her products to help with the transition of feeding kibble to raw. My only regret is I didn’t do it sooner!!
Zuma and I thank you from the bottom of our strong and healthy hearts!!!"
Barbara Paterson, Ajax