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Why Group Hikes?
Group hikes are an ideal way to provide your dog with exercise and k9 socialization, both of which are essential key contributors to a healthy, happy and balanced dog. 
We are:
  • Licensed
  • Insured & Bonded
  • Canine First Aid Certified
  • Well Versed in Canine Body Language & Behaviour
  • Experienced
  • Professional
  • Owner Operated
  • Trusted & Established

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"See Spot Run came into our lives when Tico was about 2 1/2 years old. He is a rescue from Mexico, has an alter-ego of Tico Diablo, and like many rescues, requires lots of TLC and firm boundaries. When looking for care for my rescue, I knew I needed someone who would be firm and loving and have patience to care for a rescue. See Spot Run has been amazing for him, he has not only learned to socialize and put that street dog attitude away (for the most part) but has also learned to behave on off-leash hikes! This work has been done in partnership, what I do at home gets reinforced at See Spot Run so his training is consistent. Denise and Alessandro should be called dog whisperers!  

Life happens, and when it does, I know that all I have to do is pick up the phone and call See Spot Run and they are there to help take care of Tico as if he was one of their own. We fondly call Denise, his second mom, and See Spot Run is his other home. I am at complete peace of mind when Tico is in care there, whether long or short term stay. I know he will be treated as one of the pack, be loved, and well taken care of, as Alessandro and Denise treat every dog as part of their pack and one of their own. They are well trained, responsible, and most importantly, dog focused. They have been amazing for Tico and he always loves to see his dog-bag packed because he knows he is going to visit his second home and family.

Thanks for all that you do Denise and Alessandro--"

Michelle & Tico


"Our dog Teddy has been going for hikes and boarding with See Spot Run since December 2007. Denise and Alessandro are spectacular dog people and we trust them unconditionally with our furry boy. He recently had major abdominal surgery and we considered cancelling a vacation to stay home with him, but we decided to board him with See Spot Run because we knew he would get the care and attention he needed. He had a great week of relaxation with his buddies and we had a week in the sun, worry free."

Jennifer and Rick


"We have been entrusting the safety and happiness of our black lab, Jack, to See Spot Run and Denise's and Alessandro's care for several years and could not be happier. The care, professionalism and wealth of information they provide has been of tremendous comfort to my wife and I, I have absolutely no hesitation recommending their services."

Greg H., Burnaby


I know  Finnegan is well looked after and loved when he is out on his walk with See Spot Run. In fact, when I ask him "Who is coming for him?" He starts to moan and pace around in anticipation. I think that means he likes his walks! 

Jane O' and Finnegan


Wally and Ozzie

"Denise and Alessandro have looked after our two dogs, Wally and Ozzie, since they were puppies. They walk three days a week on the North Shore with Alessandro and are regular overnight visitors at their home as "boarders" (really more a case of lapdogs at a spa than being boarded!). We always know our dudes are in great hands when they are with Denise and Alessandro. They are just the best and we feel lucky to have found them."

Geraldine Vance and Phillip George

  See Spot Run!! Canine Services is passionate about dog rescue, locally and abroad.

We have been supporting dog & cat rescue in Bosnia for years, and have created a GoFundMe for urgently needed veterinary, food, housing and transportation costs for the hundreds of rescued dogs and cats in Naida’s care at any given time.

Please read Naida and her dogs stories by clicking on the link below, and help by donating, sharing, or both!

Thank you for your generosity and compassion for dogs and cats who desperately need our help