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We are a modern grooming and boarding facility that offers individualized and loving care to all of our clients.
We offer a wide range of activities for your animals.
With the daycare services, the staff at Paula's will help you with the training of your new pet. From housetraining to helping you keep your dog from jumping on guests coming into your home. Your pet will also be socializing with other puppies by playing with them outside as well as inside.
As well as boarding cats and dogs we can also accommodate a wide variety of other animals including birds and reptiles. Please call ahead if special arrangements are needed to board your unique pet.
I loved the interaction with the animals so much I knew it was my future career choice. After graduating from my course with honours, I returned to Sudbury to decide on my next step in this new profession.
The decision was made to not only be a groomer but to have a boarding facility, so I put my home up for sale. I found suitable property in Val Caron and decided to build my dream career, opening Paula’s Canine Country Club in the fall of 1998.
While in school, I researched the many different dog breeds and visited purebred dog breeders in Ontario and later in Cuba where I decided that the Bichon Havanese breed was the dog for me. After much searching, I fell in love with Miss Shelby; Shelby and I started our show career in the rare breeds. Since then I have never looked back and continue to breed and show CKC registered Havanese dogs. Check my Pocopayasos page for more details on my dogs.
Paula’s K9 Club has been fortunate to have had some great employees over the years. We also continue to support our local shelter as well as the OSPCA Sudbury branch in fostering animals in need. We also have personal horses on the property and we care for the horses that are involved in the Sudbury Therapeutic Riding Program.
The decision to devote my time and skills to breeding, grooming and boarding was a great choice in my life.
I decided to take a certified grooming course in London,ON. Upon graduating from Pets Beautiful School of Professional Grooming in September 2004, I worked from my house for a few months. Being that Kapuskasing is such a small town with a few grooming parlours already established, business was slow. I thought long and hard about it, and finally decided to take a leap of faith, and with the help and support of my family and friends made the move to Sudbury in 2006.
From there I worked at various grooming facilities around town before finding my way to Paula's K9 Country Club, and I haven't looked back since. I love my job, I love seeing the pets coming in scruffy and walking out looking proud and beautiful, the progress and trust I build with what some call a 'difficult' dog who on the first visit is terrified of having the clippers on his body and after a few visits is falling asleep to it. It's a wonderful feeling knowing you've done good in that dog's life, turned something terrifying into something not so bad.
I'm a strong believer that everything happens for a reason, that I am where I am today in a position to help the less fortunate dogs and cats out there and the more fortunate ones enjoy the love and pampering they all deserve. Simply put, all in all, long story short, I love what I do and wouldn't change any of it for the world."
In 1997, I decided I needed a major career change because I was not happy with my then current profession. For years I had been fostering dogs, cats, birds, reptiles and such, so I decided to become a dog groomer. I enrolled in the Pet’s Beautiful grooming school in London Ontario to become a professional Pet Groomer. My adventure started when I took a leave of absence from my job in Sudbury and moved to London with my cousin Sylvie for 3 months.
I really enjoyed the Pet Grooming course and learned how to clip dogs according to the Canadian Kennel Club breed standards as well as groom mixed breed dogs. I excelled in my class and was finishing dogs in no time. I was the only student at that time that was interested in doing cats so I went ahead and learned to properly clip cats down without sedation.
With over 11 years of experience, Emillie is living her passion. "Graduating high school in 2004 I had no idea where I wanted to go from there as far as finding my lifelong career. I've always loved animals. Growing up we had a small farm with dogs, cats, horses, chickens, you name it and chances are we had it. I did however know I wanted to stay in my hometown of Kapuskasing. So until I was able to make up my mind in what can arguably be the biggest decision in a young high school graduate’s life,
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