THE OWNER

THE HUMANS @ MOUNTAIN PAWS

Hello and thanks for checking out Mountain Paws! I'm Tasha. I've had a lifelong love & passion for dogs and the outdoors. In 1998, I noticed that there was a lot missing in the dog care service industry in Vancouver; quality, small group dog walks, and customized, small group, in-home boarding that offered a high level of professionalism. With this knowledge I combined my two passions and made a career for myself. 22 years and 3 successful dog care businesses later we moved across the Province and settled in Rossland, BC where I started Mountain Paws. We now reside in Castlegar, BC but still serve Rossland and Trail.

I intrinsically love caring and advocating for dogs and have years of invaluable hands on experience working with dogs. I have Dog First Aid certificates, training certificates & experience, behavioral studies, diet courses and back country travel & guiding experience as well as a diploma in Outdoor Recreation Management, Also having Wilderness Rescue & Occupational First Aid Level 3 has taught me to operate my businesses in a *safety first* manner. Respecting the environment as well as other trail users are also important factors in running my business with integrity! 

THE HUMANS @ MOUNTAIN PAWS

THE OWNER

Hello and thanks for checking out Mountain Paws! I'm Tasha. I've had a lifelong love & passion for dogs and the outdoors. In 1998, I noticed that there was a lot missing in the dog care service industry in Vancouver; quality, small group dog walks, and customized, small group, in-home boarding that offered a high level of professionalism. With this knowledge I combined my two passions and made a career for myself. 22 years and 3 still thriving dog care businesses later we moved across the Province and settled in Rossland, BC where I started Mountain Paws. We now reside in Castlegar, BC but still serve Rossland and Trail.

I intrinsically love caring and advocating for dogs and have years of invaluable hands on experience working with dogs. I have Dog First Aid certificates, training certificates & experience, behavioral studies, diet courses, back country travel & guiding experience as well as a diploma in Outdoor Recreation Management. Also having Wilderness Rescue & Occupational First Aid Level 3 has taught me to operate my businesses in a *safety first* manner. Respecting the environment as well as other trail users are also important factors in running my business with integrity! 

THE DOG LOVIN' DREAM TEAM

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to work on an animal sanctuary in Asia. My love for animals run deep, but elephants, dogs and horses are my favorite, and to live amongst them while helping better their lives would be another dream come true. I am incredibly excited to be working with the Mountain Paws Team!

Meet LAINEY; A loving, patient dog aunty & pack leader extraordinaire!  She was born and raised on a farm in Beausejour, outside of Winnipeg. For 19 years she care for and tended to  cows, horses, dogs and cats. Her love for animals naturally bloomed. Lainey has a particular fondness for ‘human’s best friend’, is an outgoing and responsible young lady who is a natural fit for Mountain Paws! Living in Rossland for the last 6 years she adopted an even more active lifestyle and has been walking friend’s dogs as well as volunteering at the BCSPCA. DogSafe 1st Aid certification is to come! “One of my dreams is

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TOM is simply an all around good guy, dog-lover and outdoor enthusiast! A shoe-in for the Mountain Paws Team! He is originally from the UK and is awaiting his Permanent Residency to put down long term roots in Rossland BC. He has always lived around dogs & has worked as a hiking guide for many years. Safety awareness, responsibility, and a healthy respect for mother nature is not new for this fine chap! Tom also grew up near his beloved grandmother (a Corgi breeder) and helped her out on the farm with the dogs. He will be your dogs newest favorite Uncle!  

CARISSA; A Rossland home owner and lover of adventures in the mountains with dogs! She can usually be found spending her free time outside with her own furballs Rox + Dug. Growing up in the city, there was never a shortage of animals in the house to love, and some of her fondest memories include raising and caring for them. Having two dogs of her own has taught her the importance of dog safety on the trails; paying attention to the heat, access to water, difficulty of the terrain and activity of wildlife in the area. A natural born leader, she has experience dog walking on a smaller scale during her time in the city, and with the SPCA in Alberta - with a hands on Dog First Aid course next on the list! Her professional, yet fun-loving demeanor and active lifestyle absolutely compliment the Mountain Paws team! Carissa will be working only very part time and filling in for holidays, sick days, etc...

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CYNTHIA grew up in Kaslo, BC. surrounded by beautiful mountains, acres of land and ANIMALS of course! She grew up with horses, chickens, bunnies, cats and dogs spawning her love for all animals. Cynthia has also been an SPCA volunteer dog walker and fosteres dogs for local rescues. She is loving, caring and very excited to join the Mountain Paws team where she gets to adventure with your beloved companions! 

TESTIMONIALS

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