What Do Our Clients Have to Say About Us?
We have brought our golden retriever, Kain, to Laurie, Amalia, and all the wonderful staff at the Fitness Centre since April 2008 to be treated for CCL and meniscus injuries. Kain’s successful rehabilitation has be due in huge part to Laurie’s physical therapy sessions and his UWT sessions 1-2 times per week where Amalia worked with him to overcome his fears. From Wendy at reception to all the staff in hydrotherapy and physical therapy they are an extremely professional, caring and empathetic group and we would recommend the Canine Fitness Centre to anyone looking for the best care for their pet.
Bill and Trish Mathieson
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on my experiences with Canine Fitness. I had the pleasure of working with many staff members at the centre for more than a year. From the first moment walking into the centre the experience was friendly! I was made to feel as though my dog Kyo was the best dog to ever come across the doorway! More importantly my dog Kyo had a very good time as well! Kyo’s rehab required the water treadmill and physio. Everyone worked very effectively to ensure my dog enjoyed these new experiences. When signing off the file, our last visit ending I knew I was going to miss the team at Canine Fitness.
It is hard to put into words the amazing affect the CFC has had on our dog Kayla. The staff have given her a new lease on life after having fusion surgery on her left hock. The surgeon told us no physiotherapy or rehabilitation was needed, but to expect that she would run three legged for the rest of her life. We refused to accept this and brought her to the CFC. As a result of their hard work and dedication, Kayla lost 20 pounds, gained back all the muscle mass she had lost (and more!) and runs four legged pain free! She is like a brand new dog! Kayla has been officially discharged from the CFC, but we are there every Saturday for her to use the underwater treadmill, which she is now addicted to! It is a great, safe form of exercise for her and helps keep her weight down and her muscles and joints strong. The staff are wonderful, caring individuals whose top priority is your dogs’ well being. We would recommend the Canine Fitness Centre to anyone who wants the best quality of life for their best friend!
Steve and Carolee Welsh
When our beloved “little boy” Otis got out of bilateral TPLO surgery, our first thoughts were “My God, what have we done”. But, with the help of the professional compassionate staff (Jen, Amalia, Candace, Lindsay, Jocelyn, and Wendy) of Canine Fitness, our Otis is better than ever! We refer to him as our bionic dog! We really don’t know what we would’ve done or where he’d be in his recovery process without CFC’s guidance. Thank you doesn’t even begin to cut it, but THANK YOU CANINE FITNESS! Every canine who goes through trauma should be recommended to CFC!
Kathy and Gary Jessop
We appreciate the professionalism, attention and patience of all the staff. I would be happy to provide references.
What can we say? All of you were amazing with Tuffy. Even when you realized Tuffy would not walk, even with therapy, you were honest and we all decided that the best thing was to keep his front end healthy so he would have a better quality of life. You all treated Tuffy with love and care and I think you all enjoyed his quirky personality as much as we did. He also loved you, as whenever we were coming for treatment we told him we were going to see “the girls” and he would get so excited. It was not only physical therapy for him but also a social occasion. All the equipment you used on Tuffy was top notch and your facility and equipment was clean and well maintained. You all went the extra mile for Tuffy and for us as we dealt with all the issues included with caring for a disabled dog. The care and compassion you show all the dogs which come into your facility always amazed and humbled us. All of you will remain very special in our hearts and minds forever.
Margaret and Larry Savage
Where to begin? Our family (two legged and four legged) has been blessed by the gracious care provided by all members of the Canine Fitness Centre team over the past 5 years numerous times. From general wellness care to post surgery rehab, whether its pet health advocacy or comforting an overwhelmed pet guardian that “its going to get better”, we’ve been so pleased with the knowledgeable professionals at the Canine Fitness Center and are quite confident that our pet’s quality of life would be much less had we not engaged the Canine Fitness Centre’s services.
I cannot tell you how many times I have recommended your services to my friends. This facility is “top notch” in my books. My dogs have been clients for a very long time and not because they have been injured. My dogs have been going to this facility for fitness maintenance. My dogs get very excited to go through those front doors. The staff is amazing and my dogs enjoy being with them. Our experience has always been excellent and my dogs’ health is a testament to their services.
We began taking our Golden Retriever, Hobbes, to the Canine Fitness Centre when he was diagnosed with arthritis. The wonderful staff made the treatments so enjoyable for him - they treated him like family! Over the years, as his arthritis worsened, our visits became more frequent and more obviously important to his well-being. In Feb. 2008 he was struck with Geriatric Vestibular Disease- we called to cancel our regular appointment, only to be told to get him in ASAP as they had a procedure that could help him. They never ceased to amaze us at the Canine Fitness Centre! We have recently lost our beautiful Hobbes at 15 ½ - we know without the wonderful care he received at the Canine Fitness Centre we would have been going through this difficult time so much sooner. And even at the end, the Canine Fitness Centre was there for us- they found a wonderful vet to come to our home on a Saturday so our Hobbes could leave us peacefully in his bed. We miss our Saturday visits to the Canine Fitness Centre; we can never thank them enough for all they’ve done for Hobbes and for us.
Kathy Armes and Pete Notar
I love you. I think everything is great.
Moriah Porter Dales
Whenever my dog is in obvious pain and is treated at the Canine Fitness Centre she receives immediate relief. She presented originally with a suspected tendonitis. After several treatments she no longer has this problem. However, since her condition seems to be chronic I expect to be a regular visitor to the Centre, dealing with injuries as they occur.
Jean-Clare F Rogers
We made the decision to have a Costly TPLO surgery on both hind legs of our 12 year old border collie. Post surgery our beloved old girl, who we had been promised would be 100%, was not responding well, in fact she had become a floor mat. After waiting a few months, we decided that the surgery was a waste of money if she didn’t start responding soon, so we needed to so something. As she hates water, we were skeptical about the hydrotherapy tank. Well, 10 visits or so later she was a different dog. She never learned to love the water but she improved dramatically, and that’s what matters. We can’t thank the staff at the CFC enough. They had faith in us even when we didn’t, and thanks to them Boomer dramatically improved. She is 14 years old now, and we still walk every day. Boomer would not have ever recovered properly without the CFC, they have a special place in our hearts!