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How Do We Make Barks N Purrs Better?

We start off with Amazing Walkers and Sitters

  • Lifelong Pet Owners – Years of Experience
  • Have a true love for all animals and their well being
  • Knowledgeable of positive based training methods
  • Loves being outside and nature
  • Are physically fit
  • Have experience working on farms, veterinarian offices, volunteering at shelters and pet stores
  • Fully insured and bonded by ProFur
  • Pet First Aid/CPR trained
  • Mandatory police checks
  • Reference checked
  • Must complete a 3 week training course that includes trials, shadowing and working hand in hand with several of our longest Dog Walkers
  • Our Dog Walkers and Sitters are team players. They go above and beyond for their clients and help out other members of our team when needed

Our Team

July 18, 2017


Job Title: Barks N Purrs, Proud Owner. Dog Walker, Cat Sitter and Boarder

Neighbourhood: Yonge and Eglinton

Rebecca grew up with a passion for animals. Her first word was “dog”! As she puts it: “I just love dogs; it’s a simple as that. I can’t remember when I didn’t have a dog or cat around me.  I love being around them. I love the way they...

Colleen -Full time dog walker and cat sitter
August 20, 2021


Job Title: Part Time Dog Walker and Cat Sitter

My first job was walking a family friend’s miniature poodle two days a week. I didn’t have a dog or see many of them growing up, but after spending some time with this dog it was all I wanted! I was constantly seeking out dogs on the...

January 7, 2022


Job Title: Full time dog walker and cat sitter

Neighbourhood: Yorkville/Bay St & The Village

There was never a dull (and quiet) moment growing up with two Yorkies in the household, Snickers and Marie. They were members of the family like any other. Hayley has memories dressing up in matching Halloween costumes, celebrating...

July 19, 2017


Job Title: Full Time Office Manager

Rachel loves being outdoors and has a passion for animals, so Barks N Purrs has been a great fit. She grew up in a house that always welcomed pets of all shapes and sizes. This means she’s felt more at home in this city while being...

Catherine- Full time dog walker and cat sitter
February 29, 2020


Job Title: Full time dog walker and cat sitter

Neighbourhood: St Lawrence Market, Corktown and Canary District

Catherine grew up on a hobby farm on the east coast and was surrounded by animals throughout her life. There were plenty of dogs, cats, chickens, cows, sheep, and more to spend time with. She was always grateful for their company and...

Heather - Full time dog walker, cat sitter and dog boarder
February 29, 2020


Job Title: Full time dog walker and cat sitter and house sitting

Neighbourhood: Harbourfront

Growing up in a small town of 600 just outside of Kingston, we always had at least 1-5 pets in our house at a time. When I moved to Toronto I wasn’t able to bring my cat along as she was considered the family’s cat so I found a way to...

Nicole - dog walker Barks N Purrs
September 16, 2019


Job Title: Part time dog walker and cat sitter

Nicole is a kind and passionate person who loves all sorts of animals. She grew up in Brazil, always with a family dog around. She has experience handling dogs of all sizes and adores them all, regardless of their breed. Back in Brazil...

Yolanda - PT Dog Walker, Cat Sitter Barks N Purrs Toronto
May 17, 2019


Job Title: Part time dog walker, cat sitter and dog boarder

Yolanda is an active and devoted mother and wife with a life-long love for all animals. Having grown-up in a household which always included at least four dogs and two cats, Yolanda developed a passion for animals which has grown...