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Meet The Team


Nic Lessard


Nic has been working in dog care and rescue for over 15 years. They hold a BA from York University and is also a licensed PTA. They are proud to be able to hold space, represent, and provide work opportunities for intersectional local communities - indigenous, queer and racialised communities in particular.


In 2016, Nic founded Chuck's Mutts & Co., and has since been providing midtown Toronto with loyal and loving dog care since. With devotion and passion, the business grew and in 2019 transitioned into a physical space which is now home to customized dog-focused day care service & classes. Currently Nic keeps busy with group walks, operating and coordinating the business, studying, and working with their own beloved pups—who often help out especially when working with behaviour cases. Though Nic does get to have them wherever they go.


Nic’s business mandate and operation goal is simply, dogs in the forefront. In the forefront of their studying, programming and even day to day life. They live with their own pack of dogs and more often than not have boarders or even fosters who need a safe place to stay. The care provided to any of the dogs that Nic works with is firstly about the dogs, and how to create supports which would then extend back into their own homes.


Certified in Canine First Aid and enrolled in Canine Foundation Training Academy they aspire to obtain their CPDT-KA. They hope to further their knowledge and understanding of dog behaviour. Nic will then  be able to add this to their growing tool box for dog training. 

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Aimée Worrell


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Megan McGrath


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