Hi, my name is Suzie and I'm the owner of Happy Paws. Here's a little of our history...
In early 2020, the opportunity to purchase a dog walking business, Burlington Dogs, fell into my lap, and I jumped on it! I had been helping a friend with her pet-sitting business from time to time, and I loved it. I took over Burlington Dogs from co-founders George and Helen, who had done a fantastic job building the company from scratch since 2018. I'm so happy to be carrying on the legacy they started, and honoured to still serve the clients who stayed on with me as the new owner.
Changing the business name was always in the back of my mind. While Burlington Dogs primarily did dog walking, we picked up other furry friends as clients throughout the years and started to provide additional services. It was important to me to have a business name that captured all the services we offer for all pets.
The Happy Paws name came about with the help of my oldest daughter. She was working on a school project where she was tasked with creating a business. She chose to work on a pet-sitting business. She was proudly showing me her work, and I thought, "Happy Paws...what a great name!" With her permission (and a promise of future partnership), together we created a logo and started the steps towards transitioning from Burlington Dogs to Happy Paws.
Everyone always tells me I have the best job, and I totally agree. It's fun, but it is still a business, and I have a professional approach to it...and yes, belly rubs and ear scratches are a big part of the professional approach! We've always been a small and personal business, and I like it that way.
Our team is comprised of pet owners, animal lovers, and overall amazing humans. We all have years of experience dealing with animals of different breeds, sizes, and temperaments.
Whether you are seeking regular or occasional dog walks, overnight care, or care of your cat or other fur baby while you're away, we will be there. We are committed to making your pet's time away from you that much easier. You will have peace of mind knowing that your pet is in our care.