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Dogs of Leslieville


Dogs of Leslieville

A group for all the pups of Leslieville and their owners. Keep up to date on the happenings in our dog parks, discuss the best dog places in the 'hood. Meet new friends too!

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Latest Activity: Mar 21, 2016

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Comment by ggood on January 31, 2010 at 6:33pm
Jayne, Dr. Steve Avery at Leslieville Animal Clinic. Probably the most compassionate, professional vet that I have ever met. Unfortunately our 16 year old Lola became very ill over the holidays, and I was certain that nothing was going to be able to be done for her. When I saw that she couldn't go on. I emailed Steve,and he opened his clinic for me. On New Years Day no less. He was so kind that I cannot even begin to tell you. He has dealt with minor itches, and aches and pains, and even more for our two, since he opened his practice. I wouldn't even think of going some place else.
Comment by Jayne Ramage on January 31, 2010 at 2:53pm
Hi... relatively new to Leslieville and looking for a recommendation for a vet in the area. Have been using vet in the west end but our dog is quite old and just started having seizures so looking for someone closer. We have 13 yr old boxer.
Thanks in advance....
Comment by Tracy C on January 12, 2010 at 3:51pm
Off Leash Policy Review Tomorrow at City Hall...I just received a notice on January 11 for a meeting on January 13th. How convenient for a last minute notice for a hearing on this very sensitive topic. If you want more information go to It is at 9:30am 2nd Floor Committee Room #2. If you want to email comments send them to
Comment by Tracy C on January 12, 2010 at 3:49pm
Hi. This is a response to Mary's advice on Hideaway Grass.

Mary, we actually did a ton of research on which grass would be most resilient for the park and provided that to the City. You're absolutely right on our recommendations. They chose to ignore the recommendation.

I live right on the park so I've seen the grass deteriorate and it is actually due to water...lack of it. We did a test where one of the residents watered it 4-5 times a week while maintaining off leash usage. The grass was lush and fantastic. Sadly Parks will not provide the same TLC to our grass as they did when the previous Parks person used to care for it--his name was Randy.

We have been so disappointed with the continued ignoring of our issues while other park users make one call and get theirs resolved. It is a clear case of discrimination and sad to see considering that dog owners represent over 250,000 in Toronto (coincidentally, that's the same number of children under the age of 9) and yet there are 4% of parks that are off leash vs. 65% that have playgrounds. Statistically, that is enough of an argument to justfy more parks....not that dogs are as important as kids but from a health and tax payer's perspective, if dogs are part of a healthy lifestyle, we should have better access to public resources.
Comment by Nancy Armstrong on January 11, 2010 at 1:21pm
Andre, you have met me and Griffin (my miniature) a number of times - and we do like Joey. Griffin's good friend has moved to Cornwall and he's used to having dogs overnight and is feeling a little lonely lately. If it's just for the weekend and not the week we would be delighted to have Joey stay with us.
Nancy - email me at if you want to discuss.
Comment by browngrl on January 10, 2010 at 10:01pm
Does anyone know a good trainer to help us deal with our dog's separation anxiety? Thanks
Comment by Andre Gratton on January 10, 2010 at 7:13pm
Looking for a good local kennel to keep my dog....

Currently I use Parker Pet Care in the very east end, however would be nice if someone was aware of a kennel that was closer to Leslieville where I could keep my dog over weekends when required. I have a miniature schnauzer named Joey (some of you may know him from the "talking / yapping" as we go for our walks. He's actually quite delightful. I want a great place and a location where there is some outdoor space to take him out for exercise on a regular basis. If you know of anything please let me know.

Comment by Lauren and Kati on January 1, 2010 at 12:58pm
Happy New Year all! Not sure if you folks have had time to notice during the busy festive season, but the dog park at greenwood is finally finished! I was there yesterday with Lola, its not bad, nice and big but still has a huge puddle.
Comment by Paul @ Timmie Doggie Outfitters on December 15, 2009 at 7:38pm
Hi there, during the Holiday Season, Timmie Doggie is closed on the following days:

Wednesday, December 16th - Closed at 3pm
my wife Angela was chosen to run the Olympic Torch Run in Oshawa,...gotta support! mung mung!

Thursday, December 24th - Closed at 3pm
Friday, December 25th - Closed
Saturday, December 26th - Closed
Sunday, December 27th - Closed
Monday, Decemver 28th - Closed

Thursday, December 31st - Closed at 3pm
Friday, January 1st - Closed
Saturday, January 2nd - Closed

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Team Timmie Doggie!
Comment by Soggie Dog Company Ltd on December 13, 2009 at 2:08pm
Hey Everyone!

The Holiday Season is upon us and we would like to wish everyone a Safe and Happy Chanukah, Christmass and New Years!

With family and friends coming over you will want to have a clean dog to compliment your clean house!

With that in mind, the Soggie Dog Company Ltd would like to offer to you 10% off all dog washes and Soggie Dog Specials from Dec 21st to Dec 24th

Happy Holiday Season to everyone!

Noah, Dawn, Olivia and Bailey Waisberg

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