5 years! Where did the time go?
5 years ago this week was the Grand Opening of The Dog Stop. That was a dream come true for me. I’ve always loved dogs and had dreams of opening a business dedicated entirely to dogs after leaving my corporate job and starting a private obedience training company Walk this Way OK! Wow seems so long ago! However as those dreams turned into serious thoughts of actually getting a facility, the plan came together. The hunt was on for space!.
Our 4,400 square foot facility here in south west Mississauga was just walls and floors when we took it over. Getting it ready for opening was crazy! We did it with the help of a lot of talented and dedicated people. And…my family and friends…I can never thank you enough for believing in the dream and helping making it a reality from the beginning and continue to encourage me to this current day!
Our opening day on Sept 19, 2011 was just that….we didn’t really know what to expect would we even have any customers? We did have a few and I questioned whether I had done the right thing however we continued to grow through the years and now we have many furry friends that come in for Training and Daycare regularly and we are always happy to see new faces. Yes starting from scratch was hard work. It was only possible with lots of help and guidance along the way. Everyday is a new day and I am happy to say that we just signed to be here for another 5 years and planning to make it better with more classes and new services!
Since our opening we’ve had many, many dogs come into our lives and sadly have seen some cross the rainbow bridge at The Dog Stop. Each one is special and we treat them like our own which I believe is what sets us apart.
Thank you to each and every one of you for your support. It’s been 5 years and we eagerly look forward to many more!
We will be celebrating this anniversary on Oct 22 between 10 am – 2pm. Details comming soon on the day’s event. We hope to see you here!
At The Dog Stop we are dedicated to ensuring that you and your dog have a long and healthy relationship. Dog training for every age and stage for your dog. Visit our Training page for details: The Dog Stop Training.