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The Happy Hounds

Your trusted local dog walkers in York Region. Providing solo, group walks, and forest trail walking.

Who are the Happy Hounds?

Hi, I’m Linda!

👈 this is my dog Hunter.

I started this company in 2018 to combine my two loves: outdoor activities and caring for dogs! I am passionate about dog health and wellbeing and have vast experience with an array of dog temperaments. I am fully insured, bonded and am pet first aid certified. Dogs are members of our families and their care is of the utmost importance to me. When I’m not busy walking through the forest, surrounded by a pack of dogs, you can find me camping, skating and running after my two kids and husband.

How can I help?

Dog – Group Walks

Let your pup burn off their extra energy with an hour long hike through the forest. They’ll get to run, play, sniff, chase birds.. oh and there may be some treats involved too!


  • 1 hour On or Off Leash forest walk
  • Pick up and drop off
  • Map/Activity Tracking
  • Photo of your Happy Hound
  • Activity Report of your Dog’s walk
  • Socialization with other dog within pack and in the forest


Dog – semi/private walk

Let your pup tour the town.. or at least the neighbourhood. In these 25 or 45 minute leash walks through your neighbourhood we’ll burn off some energy while strutting our stuff.



  • 25 or 45 minute leashed walk
  • Map/Activity Tracking
  • Photos of you Happy Hound
  • Activity Report of your Dog’s walk


Dog – Backyard Let out

Maybe your pup is feeling a bit sluggish? No worries, we can let them out in the backyard instead of going for a full walk. That way they can do their business and get back to the real business: sleeping and barking out the window!



  • 15 minute relief break in the backyard or within the area
  • Photo of your Happy Hound
  • Activity Report of your Dog’s visit


Puppy – House visit

Sometimes you just can’t hold it. Which is why we provide two 15 minute visits throughout the day for puppies.


  • Photo of your Happy Puppy
  • Activity Report of our Play time/Visit


Cats – house visit

The cat’s can’t let the dogs get all the attention! 



  • 30 minute Visit in your home
  • Refresh water and feed if needed
  • Cuddle/Play time
  • Clean litter box
  • Bring in newspaper, packages
  • Put out garbage, recycling, green bin as needed
  • Will water plants as directed
  • Alternate lights and blinds


Chicken Visit

Did you think we only helped care for furry friends? No way, the feathered folks need some loving too!



  • Refresh water and food
  • Let out of coop
  • Collect eggs

$Varies/contact for pricing

Service area

 We proudly offer our dog walking and pet care services in the Newmarket, East Gwillimbury, and Holland Landing areas.

Why Us?

Your pets are your family. When you’re not there, you want someone who loves them as much as you do to look after them. That’s us!

We don’t have clients at Happy Hounds Dog Walking. We have family. All the pets we look after are part of the Happy Hounds Dog Walking family and they are treated like it. We do this, because we love animals. All shapes, sizes, and temperments.

When you entrust us with the care of your pet, you know that they are with someone who loves them and treats them just like you would in your house (including occassionally giving a few too many treats 😄)









Dog Owner Reviews

Linda does an incredible job making you feel comfortable when your fur kid is in her care because she treats them like her own. She always goes over and above and is very accommodating to your dogs specific needs. Most importantly, my pooch adores her and quite honestly, after a year of walking with Linda, prefers her walks over mine!

– Diana M.


Linda is very professional and we have been very happy with her services. We would highly recommend her if anyone is looking for a reliable and friendly dog walker. Our dog loves hers 💜

– Randi B.





I have known Linda for a number of years professionally and her love of dogs has always been apparent. She is punctual, reliable, hard working, honest, dedicated, and has a huge place in her heart for dogs. I would trust Linda with my dog whole heartedly and recommend her to friends.

– Voula D.



Lets Chat!

Contact us today to schedule a no-fee consultation. This is an opportunity to get to know us and discuss the needs for your pets. We’ll work with you to craft a unique solution that fights your family. And who knows, we may even become friends along the way 😄

Get in Touch By Phone Or email

We like to spend out time with dogs, not at the computer. However, we will respond to all emails/calls/texts as soon as we are able to. We look forward to chatting!