I do not publish my phone number but provide it to clients. Please email me first at rosedaledogs at gmail. com
Hi I am Michelle (elle). I have over 15 years experience working with pets and the elderly. I am mature (40), reliable, university educated, very conscientious, and friendly. I offer a less “corporate” and more “personal” dog walking service. With my service, I tell you directly what I can and cannot offer. I don’t hire contract employees and I don’t have a separate scheduler, so you can always be sure that the person you communicate with and meet is the person walking your pet. I believe in honest, warm, reliable and conscientious care. My price range is $15-$25 for private walks, which is more than competitive. In the Moore park area there are competitors that charge upwards of $35-50 for private walks of the same duration.
Please email me at rosedaledogs @ gmail.com for a quote and to arrange a free consultation. Emails are answered almost intermediately . I often do not take “live” calls while walking, especially if I do not recognize as current clients.
Buster elderly dog in need…..
Testimonial From Justine, Buster (elderly dog )
I lived next to Michelle for 7 years when she lived on my street near Ossington and Dupont. I got to know her when our elderly neighbour, Vernon, started to have problems with his dog Buster. Both Vernon and Buster were well known on our street (Delaware North)-Vernon would often be out on his lawn with buster, chatting with the neighbours as they passed. Most of the neighbours did not really consider it their problem, however, when Buster started to have pretty severe mobility problems. In the back of our minds, we all knew he was older.
Michelle, however, took the time to find out why Buster was not getting proper care. Vernon told her that he had taken him to an expensive vet and was getting the “run around.” He felt that he was being bilked for money and did not know what was wrong with Buster.
Michelle took the time to find out what was going on. Because Vernon was elderly (an an immigrant perhaps), the vet was not communicating with him well-or he was not understanding. Michelle took Buster to her own vet to find out what was really going on-Buster had Myasthenia gravis. She cut through the confusion so that Vernon knew what was wrong and could make clearer choices. Buster lived only a few more moths, but he was much more comfortable because Michelle secured proper care for him, when Vernon was unable to work it out himself.
I, like many of the other neighbours, found this out only later, after Buster died.
Vernon would stand on his lawn and continue to talk to the neighbours, and if Michelle walked by or came out of her house, he would recount the story. The few extra months this old man had with his dog were important.
I offered to type out the testimonial because I was impressed by the fact that Michelle took this all upon herself, donating her time, because she noticed that he was suffering. A commitment to kindness and community, I am sad to see her leave the neighbourhood, but wish her the best in Rosedale
(please see other reviews on Yelp, Facebook and here in the comments section)