Puppy Love in Bolton

Dogs at Canine Comforts
Written by Patti Foley

It started as an idea. And ended as a dream come true. Especially if you happen to be canine.

Canine Comforts in Bolton is a cheery, colourful place that really shouts puppy love. Whether your four-legged friend needs the benefits of canine massage, or a fun-filled day or week at doggie daycare, or it’s time for a good grooming, you’ll find it all lovingly housed under this one roof. Well, almost all under the roof, because then there’s the outside grassy play area as well, which even boasts a 6-foot fence.

As any budding entrepreneur should do, owner Jennifer Minister did her homework. She studied the marketplace, the demographics, pet ownership, and even did not a 2-year but a 5-year business plan.

Dogs playingHer research told her that there was a need in Bolton for a spectacular service for our canine companions. A holistic, well-rounded slate of services, that meld together to create Canine Comforts.

As far as qualifications go Jennifer’s chosen career path is backed up with years of experience and study. “I have been a dedicated certified canine masseuse for over 10 years, I have a certificate in canine psychology, canine CPR, dog handler trained and am a puppy raiser/trainer for COPE Service Dogs whom I have been a volunteer with for the last 6 years” says Jennifer.

“Canine massage engages deliberate, manual manipulation of muscle, sinew and joints of the body to improve elasticity, range of motion, and circulation. Canine massage works to relieve pain and loosen general physical tension” she explains.

Inside Canine Comforts you’ll find over 3400 square feet of clean bright space divided carefully into areas for small dogs, bigger dogs and senior dogs. As well there is a large agility/playroom brimming with toys and agility equipment. All areas are rubber-floored and kept super-clean using veterinary-grade cleaners.Dog sit and stay

Canine Comforts offers Doggie Daycare at hourly, half-day and full-day rates. Open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. it is perfect for commuters.

Grooming prices vary by size of your pet. Canine Therapeutic Massage services start at $40.00. And, of course, don’t forget about the Doggie Birthday Party Packages. Pre-booking is required to ensure space. Dogs must be fully vaccinated, including for kennel cough, and must be spayed or neutered.

You can tour the facilities located in unit 11A in the MacDonald Plaza on Bolton’s South Hill on Saturday June 25th from noon until 3:00 when they are hosting a Grand Opening, complete with BBQ, face-painting, raffles and more. Proceeds will go to COPE Service Dogs. Canine Comforts is at the south end of the plaza just around the corner from North Hill Animal Hospital. 

Meanwhile you can learn more at or book some puppy love at (905) 857-2733





About the author

Patti Foley

Having spent 25 years in Bolton, Patti remains an advocate for Caledon. As a former Regional Councillor and a long-time community volunteer she is passionate about communicating information about its issues, news, events, people, non-profits and businesses.

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