"Our mission at The Social Pup is to provide a safe, nurturing, and enriching environment where dogs can thrive physically, mentally, and emotionally. Through our comprehensive daycare, boarding, grooming, and training services, we aim to foster strong bonds between dogs and their owners while promoting a happy and balanced lifestyle for our furry friends.
We are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of care, ensuring the well-being and happiness of every dog entrusted to us. Our team of passionate professionals is committed to creating personalized experiences tailored to meet the unique needs of each dog, whether they are here for a day of play, a comfortable stay, a pampering session, or to enhance their skills through positive reinforcement training.
At The Social Pup, we strive to be more than just a service provider; we aspire to be a trusted partner in your dog's journey towards a fulfilling and joyful life. With integrity, compassion, and expertise as our guiding principles, we pledge to continuously improve and innovate, setting new benchmarks for excellence in canine care.
Together, we celebrate the joy of dogs and the profound impact they have on our lives. Welcome to a place where tails wag, hearts connect, and every day is filled with love, laughter, and endless tail-wagging fun."
Our journey began in 2018, when I quit the corporate world and decided to jump into the exciting and rewarding career of caring for dogs fulltime! I know we wanted to stay local, and build upon the relationships we had started growing since moving to Aurora in 2016. So, when the opportunity came to buy an existing small dog daycare in the heart of downtown Aurora, we knew this was our chance to turn it into something great… and The Social Pup was born! For the past 5 years, we have put our hearts and souls into creating a safe place that enriches the lives of the dogs we care for, while putting the owners’ minds at ease. We are a family and are grateful to be an extension of yours when caring for your doggo!
Leanne – “Dogs are my life!”
Proud Aurora resident, with deep ties to this community in which we live, work and give back.
I didn’t grow up thinking I would be a small business owner. In fact, I wanted to be the first grandchild to go to post-secondary and make my parents & grandparents proud. So that’s what I did. Then I got a job, climbed the corporate ladder and before I was 40, I was burnt out. I was faced with a decision: continue at this unsustainable pace, forgoing any meaningful relationships and my health, or take a leap of faith and pour myself into my passion (Dogs!) and use my education/experience to open the BEST dog daycare in Aurora?! The choice wasn’t simple, but it was clear and The Social Pup was born. Every day, I wake up and put my best foot forward, giving it my all. Leading my team through example, compassion and dedication to enriching the lives of dogs and hopefully adding a little joy to their parents through our conversations. Now as we look at expanding our business, I look forward to what the future brings. The possibilities are endless!
· Over 25 years’ experience in Marketing, Sales & Business Administration
· High Honours, Business Admin Diploma
· Canine Attendant Training
· Daycare & Group Play Assessment Procedures
· Professional Dog Walker Certification
· Dog-to-Dog Aggression
· Canine Basic Behaviour
· Canine Behaviour: Puppy Assessment
Assistant Store Manager, Dog Trainer
Dog Care Specialist
Dog Care Specialist
Social Media Queen, Dog Care Specialist
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