"Steve became fast friends with our quite senior pup, Toby. Steve's daily visits to take our dog his walks became one of Toby's highlights in life. Receiving Steve's witty Toby updates and pics was also a highlight of my day. We wouldn't think twice about who we would have as a dog walker should we ever have another furry family member."
"Finding Steve to be our dog walker was a bit like winning the lottery. He is so great with our adopted senior lab Tilly that my husband and I refer to him as "the new dog whisperer". Tilly joined our family after she had been left behind in her owner's apartment when they packed up and moved to BC. Suffice it to say, Tilly was not the most socialized, nor trusting of dogs. Steve has been incredibly patient with her and over time they have developed a lovely friendship. Steve has really done a lot to bring her out of her shell and contribute to making her feel safe again. I might also add that Steve is also very flexible with her walking schedule. I highly recommend Steve for all of your dog walking needs."
" I turned to Christina Bowe when a leg injury led me to seek out a trustworthy dog walking service for several months. Her genuine and caring understanding of my beloved dog's particular needs and personality not only provided me with the peace of mind and trust I was looking for, but was apparent in the lasting bond between the two of them."
"Steven does an amazing job taking care of my 13-year-old Labrador. I feel fully confident in leaving Nakita in his hands and always come home to a happy and exercised dog. Steven is very accommodating to his client’s needs/schedules – I know from experience, since I have a senior dog with demanding health concerns. Steven came highly recommended by a neighborhood friend and, after meeting, I knew we had the right person for the job. He has offered our family peace of mind in knowing that our dog is safe and well exercised when we’re at work during the week. He is incredibly professional, so dependable, and always goes the extra mile for his clients. Anyone who has a dog, I only have one recommendation – take advantage of one of the best, hidden secrets in Toronto!"
"Our family decided to get a dog walker after one of our pugs passed, and we were feeling badly for our younger dog, Fritz, who was left alone in the house all day. Christina was a breath of fresh air. She was reliable, and very enthusiastic to walk Fritz each day. He actually lost some weight, and his spirits remained good. Christina was a pleasure to deal with, and we enjoyed her emails, and she lovingly referred to him as our 'little man'."
"Having Steven to walk our dog, Kona, was an amazing dose of good luck. Steven bonded with our guy immediately and I always knew he would treat him like his own. Steven was very reliable and I could always count on him to take care of Kona. He came through for us when we were in some tight pinches and we are still grateful. Steven was such a great friend to Kona - and to us!"
"Last fall, we signed up our two dogs, George and Chelsea, for daily senior visits with Hounds Around Town. We can't say enough good things about "Uncle Steve" (as our dogs used to call him) but we will try: Communicating with him was super easy, he was very flexible and accommodating, and totally reliable. Uncle Steve even carried our 16-year-old dog up and down the stairs when her ramp to the backyard was unavailable. Having two older dogs can be stressful at times and getting a cheerful report every afternoon from Steve was a huge relief. When the dogs needed it, he even came twice in one day. I'm certain George and Chelsea (and maybe our cat, Simon) looked forward to his visits. Uncle Steve had a short time with our dogs but we know he genuinely cared about them and for that we are very grateful."
Amy and Maureen
"Steve has been walking our mini golden doodle Emma (on the left; Louie on the right) since she was a young pup, transitioning her from solo walks to start, and then onto pack walks when she was nine-months-old. We did a lot of research into dog walking companies prior to choosing Hounds Around Town and are very happy that we chose Steve's company. From the moment Emma met Steve, she took to him instantly. It was certainly easy to tell that he has a gift for relating to dogs. He has been extremely reliable, accommodating, and loving with Emma. He gives daily reports of her walks and sends us cute pics of her and her pack! We highly recommend Hounds Around Town."
Chris and Debbie
"Steve and Hounds Around Town are truly a gift. Steve's timely, caring, conscientious, kind, and dedicated. Our dog Jasper simply adores him and cannot wait to see him for his daily walk. Steve sometimes brings his own dog Louie, and he and Jasper have become fast friends! We don't know what we would do without Steve and would not hesitate to recommend him or his excellent service to anyone. Five stars!"
"Steve has been walking Delta since 2014. It gives us great peace of mind that Delta's in good hands during the day and Steve has been terrific with helping us out when our schedules get busy. Highly recommended!"
"Hounds Around Town has been providing my boxer, Butler, with reliable, caring walks for two years now. Steve is flexible and responsive, and keeps me updated with daily texts and adorable pictures. Butler loves his pack! Thanks to HAT, I go to work every day knowing that Butler will be exercised and loved."
"I was recommended to Steve from Hounds Around Town from my fb neighbourhood community group. My dog is usually hesitant to go for walks with people he hasn't known for long but when he met Steve for the first time they instantly bonded. Steve is gentle and friendly, yet assertive. My dog adores him and always wags his tail when he comes by. He's very accommodating with my last minute walking requests. My beagle has stayed with him while I travel and I couldn't be more pleased or trusting of someone to take care of my little guy."
"I don't have enough good things to say about Steve and Hounds Around Town. We lucked out and found the best dog walker in the city! Peanut loves his daily private walks. Steve is patient, kind, dependable, exceptionally hard working and truly cares about your dog. We have been clients for nearly two years and will be for many years to come. The prices are reasonable and you know your dog is in very capable hands! There are very few people I trust with our Peanut and Steve/Hounds Around Town is one of them. I would highly recommend!!"
"We've used Steve/Hounds Around Town for 18 months. And we've received excellent service and attention for our three dogs. We use Steve's express service and I always receive a progress report (text message) after he visits our crew. I completely trust Steve with my home and more importantly our dogs. Steve's very flexible with what you'll need, and our Lucy, Sydnee, and Comanche love him. Thanks Steve!"
"Steve has been walking our dog, Piper, for about three years. She adores him and gets excited every time he shows up at the door. She has also stayed with Steve's family several times when we've been away. I can't imagine a better and more loving care giver for our little girl."
Steve is a fantastic dog walker. He is very organized and reliable, and shows up like clockwork at the scheduled time to walk Finnegan. He's never missed a day. It's obvious that he loves dogs by how much care and attention he gives Finn. When Finn has had occasional digestive issues, Steve has been very helpful in monitoring how Finn is doing. Most importantly, Finn really loves Steve. That's probably the best indication that Steve is great at what he does.
Hounds Around Town provides an extremely professional and reliable dog walking service. My St. Berdoodle (Barca) has been with Steve since the very beginning, when she was still a little puppy. Couldn't ask for a more genuinely kind and gentle approach, even though Barca can be a handful. Steve is always understanding, accommodating, and a pleasure to work with.