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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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Comment by Mary Michaela on December 12, 2009 at 7:18pm
Hi. This is a response to TraceyC in regards to Hideaway Park. Last year Parks redid the grass, and it was destroyed in short order. I think one of the issues most off leash areas face is maintaining grass. Typically Parks uses a Bluegrass variety I believe. A stronger, deeper rooted, and SIGNIFICANTLY more drought/grub/weed resistant variety of FESCUE grasses would be far more suited to ALL parks, but would provide significant value to off leash zones, as the blades on the grass are thinner, stronger, and have a deeper root structure - going down 4-6 inches. This is also why they cannot be used as a sod. This grass needs planting, and a reasonable germination period to strengthen the root system. I believe this would solve what is obviously a financial issue with the city, as well as providing a cheaper way to apply the new Fescue grasses, and give the dogs an enhanced area. In the end, everyone is happy. I've seen fescue grow - it needs very little trimming - maybe 4 x year max, no watering, and stays solidly green during droughts. All in all, a much cheaper, viable alternative to the ridiculous sod that is being used at considerable expense to the taxpayer, and providing less than acceptable results. Fescues are native to N.Am, whereas Bluegrass is imported from England originally. They are designed for the climate, not a rain-soaked Jolly England. :)
Comment by Paul @ Timmie Doggie Outfitters on December 9, 2009 at 7:16pm
Santa is back at Timmie Doggie Outfitters!!!
Bring your doggies and kitties for picture ops with Santa!

Saturday, December 12 - 11am to 5pm.

Details below, click to check it out!

Comment by Paul @ Timmie Doggie Outfitters on November 29, 2009 at 3:17pm
Soggy dog and Timmie Doggie Outfitters made the Best Pet Grooming and Daycare in Toronto by Blogto! Go Leslieville!!!
Comment by Paul @ Timmie Doggie Outfitters on November 28, 2009 at 1:14pm
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Comment by Paul @ Timmie Doggie Outfitters on November 10, 2009 at 10:17am
Santa's coming! Santa's coming!
Santa Clause will be at Timmie Doggie Outfitters for the Annual Holiday Wanderlust in Leslieville. On Thursday, November 19th from 6pm - 9pm.
Bring your doggies, kitty cats and children for an opportunity to take a picture with Santa! All the proceeds will go towards the Toronto Humane Society. Check out the link below for more info.
Comment by Tracy C on October 27, 2009 at 5:00pm
James comment about off leash meeting October 29....SHOW UP! They have just cut Hideaway Park to accommodate less than 10 families that use the park at all during non-pool times. It's a disgrace. In fall and winter no kids are there and they won't even allow off leash access during these seasons. Please show up and demand your needs be met. Dogs are not the same as kids, but dog ownership should be respected as any other recreation is. There are baseball fields, bike lanes/paths, and only 2% of all park space dedicated to off leash.

There are more than 250K licensed dogs according to the City and they estimate there are more. According to Stats Canada, there are less than 250K children 0-9 and the population is declining. So it is only fair that some of that space be reallocated to the use of promoting a healthy lifestyle, which includes off leash play areas. It is our outdoor community centre.

It is also important to know that Animal Services was not consulted on the People, Dogs and Parks strategy which developed the off leash limitations--and it is strange how the animal experts were excluded.

I share this with you so you are armed with facts to support your off leash application. You should be aware of the anti-dog sentiments driving these policies. Good luck folks!!!!
Comment by James A on October 27, 2009 at 2:29pm
A new group has been created on Facebook called DDOG - Degrassi Dog Owners Group.

A space where owners and dogs can roam off-leash.

DDOG has been organized so that dog owners can discuss:
- the value of having an off-leash park in the neighbourhood
- intel on the animal by-law officer
- best practices of pet care
- doggie gossip
Anyone in the hood should join.
Comment by James A on October 14, 2009 at 4:19pm
Jimmy Simpson Area Parks Recreational Needs Assessment & Master Plan Study

In english the city is is undertaking an assessment of Jimmy Simpson Park and Bruce Mackey Park. I urge all dog owners in the area to take part in this consultation to get a off leash dog park at Bruce Mackey. Please contact me to get a questionaire. The next meeting is October 29th, 9:30am - 11:30am at Ralph Thorton Centre, 765 Queen St. E.
Comment by Paul @ Timmie Doggie Outfitters on August 13, 2009 at 3:20pm
Dr. Steve and crew are great at Leslieville Animal Hospital.

Timmie and Tessie are both doggie clients there.
Comment by Robin Burgoyne on July 7, 2009 at 6:01pm
We're looking for a new vet in the vicinity of Greenwood & Gerrard . Has anyone gone to the Ashbridges Bay Annimal Hospital on Gerrard? If so, would you recommend it? Any other recommendations for a good but not overly expensive veterinary clinic would be greatly appreciated.

Robin (Ianto's mom)

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