Our Team

WILLIAM

PET PROFESSIONAL / OWNER

William is the owner of Zendog and was raised with dogs throughout his life. One of his great furry friends was Zen, a very special boxer, hence the name Zendog
William has tremendous experience with dogs of all sizes and breeds, was educated in New York City and holds a bachelors degree in Economics & Mathematics from Baruch College Zicklin School of Business. Passionate about dog training, William is a proud member and a student of the APDT (Association of Professional Dog Trainers)

FRANCESCA

PET PROFESSIONAL

An avid animal lover Francesca grew up surrounded by the affection of her first dog Magic, a sweet Fox Terrier. During the last years she has been taking care of Bruce, her smart Jack Russell Terrier and Silvestro, her dear seventeen years old cat friend. She is Italian and from the very moment she arrived in the city Francesca went straight looking for new for pet friends. She loves walking and she is always ready for discovering new beautiful parks where she can stroll with her friends.

IRINA

PET PROFESSIONAL

Irina is an avid hiker and has a passion for animals. She always had pets at home: dogs, cats, birds. She owned two bull terriers for more than ten years and enjoyed different outdoor activities with them, such as skiing, rollerblading and of course walking. Irina also has extensive experience of looking after friends’ and neighbors’ pets: pets/house overnight sitting, feeding, puppy visits, brushing, and even giving a pet massage!

Irina is happy to take dogs to walk and play in a safe, friendly environment to reduce the stress of being alone for many hours and a lack of exercise. Every dog is special and she treats them as her own sending pictures to owners for their peace of mind.
Dogs are members of our families and Irina treats them with endless love.

IRENA

PET PROFESSIONAL

Irena, a pet owner herself, has been an animal lover ever since her childhood. She has cared for and loved a wide variety of pets and animals over the years, and has been enjoying dog walking around the city and abroad for over three years now.

CHARLOTTE

PET PROFESSIONAL

Charlotte has always loved animals but none more than her own pooch Trixie. She is experienced in training dogs, and enjoys taking pooches out for long walks through the park. Charlotte was born and raised in Toronto, she enjoys hiking, dancing and playing music. She is a musician and plays piano, drums and bass. She loves to meet new pups and going exploring with them! 

KAREN

PET PROFESSIONAL

Karen has been a dog owner in the past and is currently enjoying being an awesome part time dog mom to Massimo and Bianca. She has been welcomed into the dog community of the Church and Wellesley Village for the past five years and has found an amazing group of 2 and 4 legged friends. She is constantly on the search for the best outdoor and adventure spots for her and her pack.

Karen is a professional pastry chef, which makes her dogs extra happy when she experiments on homemade puppy treats at home.

PET PROFESSIONAL

Karen has been a dog owner in the past and is currently enjoying being an awesome part time dog mom to Massimo and Bianca. She has been welcomed into the dog community of the Church and Wellesley Village for the past five years and has found an amazing group of 2 and 4 legged friends. She is constantly on the search for the best outdoor and adventure spots for her and her pack.

Karen is a professional pastry chef, which makes her dogs extra happy when she experiments on homemade puppy treats at home.

A born and bred Brit, I have always loved dogs and was raised around them. I’ve always been the girl that immediately sits in the floor to meet the dog when I get to your house. I got my very first puppy, a beautiful golden doodle, when I was a nanny in New York. She was my sweetheart and it was love at first sight. Unfortunately she is still in New York, so I try to meet as many new Furbabies as possible! Working with and walking dogs is probably my idea of heaven on Earth!

CLAIRE

PET PROFESSIONAL

Scott grew up on a farm surrounded by animals of all kinds. This led to him being  partially raised by a Border Collie names Tippy who ran the whole operation. Since then, he has been a life long dog lover. Currently he has a Boston mix named Fred who is a bit eccentric and completely wonderful. 

SCOTT

PET PROFESSIONAL

Hi everyone, I am Judit, I spent most of my life in Hungary but moved to Toronto last year and I am really happy I did. I’ve always loved animals and spend time outdoors so dog walking is something I really enjoy. I currently have a miniature dachshund, who is 9 months old. His name is Tapas and he is my absolute best friend. Some of my main passions outside of animals are reading, cooking, balcony gardening, and climbing. I was an acrobatic gymnastics coach for several years so the sport has been always part of my life.

PET PROFESSIONAL

JUDIT

PHILIP

RETAIL MANAGER & MERCHANDISING

Philip Minaker grew up on a mixed farm with a variety of pets and livestock that nurtured an on going passion and appreciation for their companionship and welfare. His practical perspective is instrumental in selecting the best brands and products amongst a plethora of items in the Pet Industry. His former career in the Fashion Industry also comes in handy in selecting new products that are indeed relevant as opposed to being a passing trend as the pet industry continues to evolve. His passion for all facets of retail, sense of humour and altruistic nature help to create an environment at Zen Dog that enhances our mission of being like no other full service Pet Shop. Often referred to as "Uncle Philip" in the Toronto Pet Industry and with former clients, Philip is pictured with his factual 7 year old fur nephew "Jeeves".

Rachel is a pet-enthusiast who has recently joined the Zendog team. She is a student attending Ryerson full-time for her Bachelor of Honours in English and has dreams of one day writing her own book. She has always been a huge lover of animals, having cats, rabbits, and hamsters growing up in her small hometown. Looking to gain further experience in retail and dog services, Rachel keeps an eye on the store every weekend, welcoming all the pups who join our puppy classes! 

RETAIL ASSOCIATE

RACHEL

   At Zendog we are all about your Pooch! We understand the importance your dog has with you, that they are part of the family too! We feel that a good wash and groom is an essential part of maintaining a healthy and happy dog. Our knowledgeable pet stylists will be happy to speak with you and discuss any concerns or questions you have regarding the grooming process and the benefits of it as well. Or, if you want to just gush about your dog too, that’s perfectly fine as well!

PROFESSIONAL PET STYLISTS

ZENDOG GROOMING SALON

584 Church Street
Toronto, M4Y 2E5
Canada

416.855.6636

For Grooming Appointment/Information

Please Call, Text or WhatsApp 647.200.6387

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OPENING HOURS

Zendog Daycare                         

Monday to Friday                         7:45am – 6:30pm

 

Zendog Grooming (By Appointment Only)

Monday to Friday                         9:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday                                        10:00am – 6:00pm

Sunday                                          12:00pm – 5:00pm

Zendog Retail Store

Monday to Friday                        10:00am – 8:00pm

Saturday                                       10:00am – 7:00pm

Sunday                                          11:00am – 6:00pm

 

Zendog Walking Services

Monday to Sunday                       9:00am – 9:00pm

Calls will be answered during retail business hours.