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One male and one female on either side of a lab kissing him on the cheek.
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Our Story

Throughout the past two decades, our South Side Edmonton acreage has been the foundation of our journey. In 1998, we built our family home, welcoming our daughters Hanah and Abbie and a pair of city kitties. My career as a hairstylist led to the decision to create a personal salon in our garage, allowing me to work from home while being with our family.

 

Our venture into pet care began naturally, with friends and clients asking us to care for their dogs while they were away. This circle of pet parents appreciated our space and our genuine love and care for their furry family members.

 

An unshakable desire to fill our yard with joyful dogs led to the creation of the Second Pup in 2011. Our vision was to create a family-friendly space where dogs could roam freely and play.

 

Our journey started with core values that continue to guide us today, exemplified by our commitment to put the care of your pet above all else. Investing in training and education specific to the pet boarding and daycare industry became integral to our commitment to excellence.

Our dedicated team, more like family than staff, sets us apart. We are grateful for the opportunity to provide a loving and caring environment for your furry family members.

Thank you for being a part of our journey. 

JANTET DONS - FOUNDER & OWNER

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Hand drawn image of a retriever with a small shih tzu standing on his back.

OUR FAMILY

Meet our incredible team at the Second Pup! Here, our staff isn’t just a group of colleagues; we're a close-knit family dedicated to creating a loving and playful environment for your furry friends. Meet the faces that ensure your pup receives the utmost care. Each member of our team brings their unique passion and expertise to create a home away from home for your pups.
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Tiffany

Position: canine coach

YEARS OF SERVICE: 5.5

Fun Fact: A fun fact about me is that I enjoy narrating what I'm doing out loud. Additionally, I'm a Reiki master and love practicing Reiki on myself and my animals. 

 

Favourite Doggy Daycare Moment: Every day is special, but I absolutely love it when my Shepherds x Huskies, Crocket and Sable, howl at the moon for me. And my man Harley, a Staffordshire, eagerly awaits me at the gate when he sees me walking down – his boundless joy just melts my heart. Of course, I can't forget about all my Frenchie pals and Pugs; they always know how to make the day unique. 

Core Values

At the Second Pup, we operate based on a strong foundation of core values that guide our every action and decision:

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We put the care of your pet above all else.

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To provide a safe and clean environment.

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Treat each animal with respect and kindness.

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We create a fun and happy experience for our clients.

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We build client trust with open communication, integrity, and honesty.

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