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Tante Lori update: September 2020

I'm still in business and ready for you when needed. Washing hands, using sanitizer, wearing masks, and social distancing are now a normal part of life.

Let me take a moment and connect with you about the coronavirus in relation to your pets and my services.  Be assured that I completely understand if you need to cancel reservations and no cancellation fees will apply.

I take many precautions daily with your pets and environment while in your home. 

  • I use hand sanitizer whenever I leave and return to my car no matter where I go,
  • I wash my hands before and after each contact with pets,
  • I use sanitizer or wipes whenever touching doorknobs and key code door locks,
  • I gladly and respectivly wear masks when required,
  • And , I take every precaution to keep myself healthy.  My business is important to clients like you who depend on me and I take my role very seriously.

Thank you and please stay well. Ça va bien aller !

- Pet of the Month, ZIGGY - What is a SCOODLE ? - Basic Puppy tips

SPRING 2020 Pet of the Month

ZIGGY - Our little "scoodle" turned ONE year old in April this year.

He brings an endless supply of sunshine and laughter to our life everyday!

Last summer Marc and I were ready for a new companion. It had been a year since our Maggie and Jasmine left us for doggy heaven.

In June of 2019 Marc starting his search and found a precious little pup that melted our hearts. We adopted him right away at 2 months old and he immediately started to bond with Marc on our way home ... it was love at first sight between them. I was hesitant to get close to another dog but that funny little pup won me over and I can't imagine our lives without him now.

Our ZIGGY is a "Scoodle" (Scottie and Poodle). The majority of his body is Scottie with a dash of Poodle here and there.
He's clever and obedient with the alertness and confidence of a scottie mixed with a poodle's intellegence and playfulness. He is just the perfect loyal dog...
(please excuse my partial opinion LOL)

Laughter is a large part of everyday now since he entered our lives.

When bored he will find a toy and play by himself or bring it to us to toss. He only fetches a few times then he goes off and enjoys his toy on a blanket. Ziggy always knows where his favorite toy "puppy" is and is always sure to take it to bed at night.

Our little pooch is also a talker. You can tell how he's feeling just from his vocabulary. He has different sounding barks for sounding an alert, being scared, ordering us to pay attention to him, and of cours for play. He has a growly moan that he does when frustrated.

Sometimes when he is told to stop barking, once he has alerted us of "danger" outside, he will stop barking but end with a disgrunted HUFF or snort. He always has to have the last word!


Anyhow, as you have guessed by now... Marc and I are inlove with our little furry boy.

He's clever and always making up new games to play with other dogs and being very socialized, Ziggy knows how to adapt to each dog's personality and make friends.


Training him is a breeze since he learns very very quickly - we're lucky!.


Ziggy knows us so well that it seems he can read our minds sometimes! When our little fella pays attention to you, he looks right in your eyes and listens. It seems like he's always thinking.



He loves to dig and has made his "den" under the ramp in the yard. At times we will see him walk in the room with a dirty old treat that he'd previously buried earlier.One night while watching TV Ziggy starting tossing tossing the pillows off the couch. Come to find out he had buried a treat in the couch and was ready to eat it. haha



When he wants affection, belly rubs are his favorite and he will roll over and do a playful whine to get them..


What is a SCOODLE ?

As says: "The Scoodle, is a result of crossing the Poodle and Scottish Terrier, a medium-statured designer dog popular for its intelligent and loyal temperament."

Here is a brief description to get you started. You can google SCOODLE to find out more.

"... The Scoodle temperament is going to depend on genetics.
Will he be athletic and proud like the Poodle, or independent and spirited like the Scottie?
If your Scoodle takes after his Poodle side, you can expect him to be very brainy with an affinity for showmanship and a love of water.
However, if your Scoodle ends up favoring his Scottie heritage, he could be feisty and self-assured and very playful!"

Body: Usually a scoodle has a long square-shaped body with short to medium legs just as the scottish terrier whereas its movement patterns or gait is similar to the poodle.

Average height: 8-12 inches at the shoulder

Weight: average 20-25 pounds

Shedding: very low to none

Coat type: Usually the wiry coat of a scottie and with a touch of scattered poodle hair in various places. Medium length and wavy to curly.

Brushing: Best if daily. Low matting of fur but not impossible.

Hypoallergenic: Yes. poodles and scotties are both considered hypoallergenic.


Grooming needs: moderate (basic needs bath, brushing, and nail clipping).

Trainability: Excellent with consistent training. Very smart dog and can get confused if training is inconsistent. Best way is with positive reinforcement.

Good with other dogs: yes with socialization

Exercise needs: moderate to active

Tendency to get overweight: average to above average

Life Span: 12 to 15 years

Temperment: Happy, talkative , emotional, alert, loyal, clever



Tolerance to temperatures: very good

Family pet: Not usually cuddly lap dog - better with older children. Very loyal, playful, and active.

Barking: Very alert and barking not excessive with training and socialization..

Big Talker: Large doggy vocabulary from moans to grunts to barking and everything inbetween.


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