Dog Groomers

Posted by avatar on April 15, 2014

How do you find a good dog groomer. Its like finding a good Vet. One you trust. One you like the cut they give your dog. One you know your dog is safe with. With all these media clips of groomers treating dogs poorly it makes you wonder?

I bought clippers myself years ago for Jake because Jake gets too hot in the summer and he needs to have his hair cut or he just can’t bear the summer heat. When we adopted Sammy I  gave him a groom but I am terrible at it. Sammy needs a professional where Jake just needs a buzz cut. I started my search and asked people at the doggy parks where they took their dogs and I was a slightly surprised.

SPCA on East 7th was one that alot of people seem to use –

Bark and Fitz in Coal Harbour –

Pawsh Spa on Smithe, Downtown Vancouver –

Pet Shop Boys On Cambie at 15th –

Some places groom cats too, just ask.

As soon as Sammy is back from the Cabin, I’m going to try one of these places and let you know. Before and after pics coming soon!!!


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Charleson Park (False Creek)

Posted by avatar on April 13, 2014

Charleson Park in False Creek brings me back to my time in New York. This little parked tucked away in False Creek is so beautiful. You enter the park off Moberly Road, just off of 6th ave. You can miss it as the park sign is on the right hand side as you drive onto Moberly off 6th (so keep an eye open). There is plenty of parking as well. As you walk into this small forest area you can’t believe that this park is even here amidst all these residential condos. Its a narrow path that then leads you to this oasis that Huge Hefner would be envious of. There is a small grotto, with a beautiful waterfall. The off leash area is lined with beautiful Clematis, Jasmine  and huge Willow trees. The Dogs went nuts! They ran around met some new friends and dove into the water. You can just relax, bask in the sun, while sitting on a rock and watch them all run around having fun. After the dogs had their fun we decided to take a walk down to the Seawall. Depending on where you want to go, the Seawall can take you to Granville Island and or to Science world. As you’re walk along the Seawall you come across birds loving the area ponds, beautiful trees and happy smiley people. I give this park 10 out of 10, a must see if you live in Vancouver. If you’re a visitor this place will make you fall in love with Vancouver, regardless if you have a dog or not.,-123.124664/49.266995,-123.1242/@49.2665722,-123.1248893,17z/data=!4m3!4m2!1m0!1m0


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Fostering (how do you not get emotional)

Posted by avatar on April 5, 2014

For many years I have seen posts from rescue groups needing a foster home. Every post I thought to myself man I really wish I could help. Having 2 dogs already  you worry if you make the commitment to foster how will your dogs deal with a new strange dog. Recently I said what the heck let’s do it! I saw a post on Facebook from a rescue group based out of Europe, needing a foster home for a dog here in Vancouver. I wrote on their wall saying I could help. Literally 5 min later a friend cross posts the same thing and I tell her I wrote on their wall stating I could help but no one replied yet. She says hold on I will contact them. Turns out my friend knows the person who runs Let’s Adopt Global from Turkey (small world). A day later they came to our house met with us and Sammy and Jake too of course and the next morning Dennis arrived. Sammy took to Dennis right away but Jake not so much. You see Jake being older and wants to heard and be the man of the house, he simply has no interest in Dennis. Jake has always been a only child kind of dog. It’s been a week now and Dennis is starting to settle in and He is so great! Now being a HUGE animal lover, I know realize that this maybe harder then I thought on an emotional level. I know he will find a great home and I hope he finds one in our neighborhood. It’s going to be hard to say good bye

Dennis has a bit of a past and if you want to know more about that please email me. I don’t want to say ill things about his previous owners on the WEB.

Dennis is 6 yrs old

Havanese breed we suspect. I would say he is a small/med size dog. He is super mellow, loves other dogs, people, kids, don’t know about cats. He would be best with a retired couple or with someone(s) that at least one person is home. Or someone who wants a second dog. He does not like to be left alone for too long. Oh and he will need to be groomed.

Dog Breed
  • The Havanese, a breed of Bichon type, is the national dog of Cuba, developed from the now extinct Blanquito de la Habana. The Blanquito descended from the also now extinct Bichon Tenerife.
  • Mass: 4.5 – 7.3 kg (Adult)
  • Temperament: Playful, Gentle, Responsive, Companionable, Intelligent, Affectionate
Height: 23 – 27 cm (Adult, At the withers, Breed standard), 22 – 29 cm (Adult, At the withers)