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Dog Adoption


Be proactive & let us help get you ready for your new friend

We come to you! Get one-on-one attention and support as you embark on your journey to bring Fido home. You get to choose what types of preparation assistance you'd like from us. From help with determining which type of dog would be likely to fit well with your wants, needs, and lifestyle to accompanying you during the actual selection process, or advising on how to set up your specific home for success.


Click the sign up button below to book 2 hours of private consulting with a certified trainer to get you prepped!


$159 +GST

Virtual or In-Centre

$139 +GST

*Expiration dates apply - Click here to view policy details on our FAQ page

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Why Hire Us In Advance?

This is arguably one of the most important decisions you'll make so it pays to consult with an educated  certified professional. We can help increase the chances compatibility and success while saving you time and money in the long run.

Incompatibility between a human and their dog can lead to stress and heartache for all involved. We want to do everything we can to prevent folks from having to make the excruciating decision to relinquish their dog down the line because it's just not working. Through this program we can have a positive effect on more dogs staying in their homes long-term and people being happy with their canine companion. 

The proactive approach to getting a dog starts with putting time, energy, and honest thought into determining what characteristics are likely to be well-matched to your household and lifestyle (current and future). As an experienced third-party we remain objective throughout the process to keep the focus on important stuff that's likely to matter to you when the chips are down. We know the right questions to ask a breeder or adoption agency - what is critical information and what is just noise.


Working with us for both selection assistance and home preparations can save you thousands in the long run by boosting the likelihood of finding the right dog for you and setting everyone up for a less stressful transition. 

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Meet with the Trainer either in person at our training centre, in your home, or virtually via video call, to gather detailed information about your household, lifestyle, routines, aspirations for Fido, likes/dislikes, as well as get to know the layout of your home.

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Your Trainer will give advice and make suggestions. Together you'll come up with a plan that’s right for you to start putting into action. Your Trainer can accompany you to meet and assess (the dog, the breeder, the dog's parents, the rescue, etc).

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You've selected your dog and they are coming home soon. Obtain all the supplies you'll need and ensure your house and everyone in it is ready and prepared based on the plan you put together with the Trainer. 

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Preparing for Fido

Puppy, Teen, or Adult

This program is designed for...

  • Pro-active people who have decided they want to get a dog and everyone in the household agrees

  • Those who want to increase their chances of long-term compatibility with the dog they choose

  • Folks who want assistance with locating an ethical reputable breeder or rescue organization


Consultation Overview

  • 2 hour meeting (in-home, in-centre, or virtually)

  • Complete needs and wants assessment

  • Recommendations, suggestions, and advice for dog selection and life/home preparation to promote smooth transition

  • Formulate a plan together

Meet & Greet Overview

  • 1 hour

  • Three options available:

    • Trainer meets you where dog is (Travel Fee may apply)

    • Trainer arranges a meeting at our Centre

    • Trainer joins meeting virtually via video call 

1-1 Overview

Let's prepare for Fido. 

All prices subject to GST

*Travel Fee may apply.

You've Got Options!

2 hour Home Consult* $159

2 hour Centre or Virtual Consult $139

+ 1 hour In-Person Meet & Greet* $79

+ 1 hour Virtual Meet & Greet $49

Be sure to review our Policies, and Terms & Conditions before booking.

Get Started!

Follow our guide below to set up your account and get booked in.

Once your account in Gingr is created this is now your portal for everything Raising Fido. 

It’s easy to book your pup in for courses, make or cancel reservations, communicate directly with us, process secure payments, receive written report cards with photos or videos and more.

You can download Gingr for Pet Parents on your phone or tablet using invite code: 467221

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