It’s all about chemistry!

During his career as a chemist, Tom has spent a lot of time in the lab testing chemical reactions. He knows that the right combinations can create wonderful results. After taking an early retirement Tom now enjoys a much simpler lifestyle with just the right amount of fun and downtime. Tom’s idea of fun? Cycling on the open road, feeling the wind on his face! But true to his calling he is still hanging around labs…. the four legged kind that is! Barclay, a black lab, is his constant companions these days. They enjoy a quiet life with long walks in the woods, joined occasionally by Marlene. Tom has been happily boarding dogs since 2011.

COMPATABILITY  This home is perfect for dogs up to 60 lbs, or larger dogs that are low key and walk very well on leash. Dog boarding for the Toronto, GTA , Mississauga and Oakville areas.

Happy visitors make for happy owners!


“Tom and Marlene have been fantastic to Murray while he “vacations” with them. Proof to this is the last time I dropped him off he gave Tom “Murray hugs” which he doesn’t do for just anyone. Tom and Marlene are quick to ensure that all is in order prior to drop off which makes for a smooth visit. Knowing that Murray is getting amazing care and love makes our time away very relaxing. We really appreciate everything they do for Murray and he is looking forward to his next “vacation” with them.” — John


“Tom and Marlene are marvellous Dog sitters. They are knowledgeable loving dog people who are committed to making your dogs feel safe and happy in their very dog friendly home. They looked after our 2 Airedales while we were out of the country. We got daily email updates on how they were doing and how much fun they were having with the other dogs in the house. They got all the exercise and care they needed. We would certainly board with them again!” — Leslie


“Thank you so much for looking after Luna, not sure how she was, but hopefully she did not cause too much commotion in the house for you and Marlene! (or drive Daisy and Bo Crazy) I must say, I was a little worried since she has not been left with anyone before, but I was so involved with the wedding and getting things ready that I just didn’t think about it to much on Saturday. For a moment though, I was half expecting a call from you to say “come and get your dog” (just kidding) . She’s mostly a good girl, but she can be a little trying at times. Hopefully she was the” good girl” for you! Thank Marlene for the copy of the article about William Wegman, good to know Luna is a “typical ” weimeraner ! I think Greg wants to get the book she spoke of. She was pretty tired when she came home on Sunday, (thank goodness, since we were too) so I know she had a great time with you. Thanks again.” — Ursula


“Tom, I was so thrilled with how well her Lucy’s stay with you went, and I really appreciate all the work you did with her. I have started walking her on the sidewalk more often to get her more used to traffic noise and other distractions, but she was already much nicer to walk with the work you did with her. It is obvious how much you love dogs, and it was great to know that Lucy was in such great hands.” — Anita


“Hi Tom, thank you so much for taking such great care of Sandi. She came home yesterday and was happy and very, very, tired. I can tell she was very well taken care of and your emails to us while we were away assuring us that she was doing well made for a relaxing and stress free trip. I would highly recommend you to anyone looking to have someone watch their dog while they are away. Thanks again!” — Carolyn


“Hi Tom, a big thank-you to you and Marlene. Every time we pick our Spenny up he is happy and healthy and better groomed than we left him. It is a great comfort to know he is in such great hands. You both are true dog lovers.” — Jacqui and Paul


“Hi Tiffany, we just returned from our daughter’s wedding in the Bahamas. We had a fantastic time but I wanted to send you a quick note to say that Tom and his wife Marlene did such an amazing job of looking after Guinness for us. He seems like he had a fantastic time and is very relaxed today which proves that there was no upheaval for him. It is good to know we can depend on Nosy Barkers for any future trips. Thanks again!” — Denise