MEET CHANTELLE – CANINE CUDDLES N’ CARE OWNER, OPERATOR & PROFESSIONAL DOG WALKER
Hi! My name is Chantelle Marcotte and I am the owner of and professional dog walker at Canine Cuddles n’ Care.
I started out my dog walking business in 2014 while living in Grimsby with my dogs – a Labrador Retriever and a Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Sadly, Shadow (the Lab) crossed the Rainbow Bridge in September 2015 soon after he turned 13 years old. He is greatly missed but he can now eternally run in the woods and flush out the birds, which he loved. My beloved Darquise (the Staffie) also crossed the Rainbow Bridge in July 2017, one month shy of her 13th birthday. She can forever play fetch with her treasured blue ball. She is missed tremendously.
I currently live in the quaint town of Harriston with Joplin, my beautiful, goofy and ridiculously friendly Dogo Argentino and Ilsa, a feisty calico cat. Ilsa was rescued around 6 weeks old from a construction site in Grimsby.
After working as a Child and Youth Worker for 17 years with street-involved/homeless youth, I decided that I was ready to forge a new path and I knew that it would be with my other passion, which is dogs. I love all animals, but dogs just have the key to my heart. Training my dogs and working with other dogs came very naturally as I was able to transfer many skills from the child and youth field, which hold some of the same type of concepts for guiding growth and behaviour.
I named my dog walking business “Canine Cuddles n’ Care” with careful thought…about my dogs. If I were to have someone take care of and walk my dogs in my absence, the priority, other than their obvious primary needs, would be to give them cuddles. Cuddle-time, or ‘cuddlies’ as I call it, was very important to my dogs, especially my sensitive Staffie.
I know my dog misses me when I am not home, and I know your dogs miss you. I will provide your dog with the same care and love that I give my animal family. That I can guarantee.