Meet The Owners
Shawna and Ryan Toole
Shawna and Ryan Toole have lived in Innisfil for over 25 years and counting! They are local Business Owners and community supporters. They have opened their doors to Rescue animals for decades, and have supported their daughter Ocean in her love for the Animal Industry. Travelling with Ocean mile after mile - Province to Province while she gains more Knowledge, Training and Guidance in this wonderful Career. Shawna and Ryan have volunteered and raised funds for many charities, and fundraisers such as COPE service dogs events, and local events for the town of Innisfil. After attending several dog competitions following Oceans ambitions, and watching charities such as COPE, they saw how the love of a pet not only changed their lives, but many others. Comining Shawna's degrees in Business and resort management and the passion of dogs is what made The Lodge For Paws happen! We are extremely excited to start our new adventure in the Animal Industry. Your pet will be treated as one of our own. The trust you will have in leaving us your Loved one(s) we take serious.
Ocean Toole & Josh Comeau
Grotto, Arctic, Nika, Prairie
Oceanna, but everyone knows as Ocean has immersed herself in the dog care industry since the moment she was old enough to get a volunteer position at a local boarding facility, which led to so much more! Over the years she’s gained experience in dog boarding, doggie daycare, veterinary care, dog walking, training COPE service dogs, and her all time favourite animal behaviour. Ocean has completed her Karen Pryor Academy dog trainer professional program, received awards for her volunteer work in the community, and has maintained a fear free status since veterinary technician school! Ocean is continuing to add more seminars and certifications to her belt! Ocean, and her boyfriend Josh, dedicate all their spare time to their dogs, if they aren't out training, or at dog sporting events, you will catch them out on the trails. On top of it all Ocean prides herself on her ethical breeding of CKC registered Taiga Australian Shepherds, so look forward to puppies on the property! Josh and Ocean can't wait to accommodate your pets in their home at the Lodge
Meet the Team
Welcome our incredible team of staff members!
More staff and bio's coming soon!
Reception, On Materinity Leave
Tyrion, and Zelda
Michaela has spent her entire career working with animals. Michaela worked for several years at a local dog training facility doing several things such as reception, event planning, and dog training. Michaela and Ocean met years back in puppy social classes and the friendship remained ever since! She’s also worked in a doggy daycare/boarding facility along side Ocean and as a dog walker! Over the years Michaela has gained lots of knowledge in the dog world in every aspect and has participated in several different courses such as animal first aid. Michaela has also worked with a local animal rescue and fostered several dogs and even a few bunnies. Michaela and her Husband Samuel have two tuxedo cats Aria and Harley Quinn, a border collie named Tyrion, and a Taiga Australian Shepherd named Zelda.
Bio coming Soon
Grooming Assistant and Reception
Clayton, Trig and Ayla
Julia started off her career in the pet industry at the very young age of 11, since the beginning of her career she has developed a vast knowledge base in various areas including pet nutrition, behaviour and care. Julia found a passion for grooming during her co-op in high school then continued on as a grooming assistant for 2 years, learning all the ins and outs to do with dog grooming. Collectively Julia has over 10 years consecutive of work in all aspects animal care! Julia spends all her free time with her boyfriend, Clayton and her two smoosh face pugs , Trig and Ayla . Julia has known and been neighbours with the Toole family for almost 20 years now and has been best friends with Ocean ever since . When Julia and Ocean were little, they always spoke about working together doing what they both have always had a strong passion for which is, working with animals! Finally that dream has come true. Julia looks forward to getting to work along side her second family and of course, her best friend as well as being a part of this childhood dream come true .
Pup Camp Councillor
Spectre and Phantom
Brittany has been a lover of all animals for as long as she can remember. Over the years, she has gained experience in many aspects of animal care including: doggie daycare, boarding, veterinary medicine and even a little bit of grooming. Brittany shares her home with her Husband Lee, her two Taiga Australian Shepherds Phantom & Spectre and a very talkative kitty named Robbie! In her spare time, you can find her relaxing at home with her family, tending to her houseplants or playing video games with friends. Brittany has known Ocean since 2016, where they worked together at a local boarding facility. She recalls Ocean sharing her dream to own and operate her own facility. Brittany is so excited to be able to work alongside Ocean to accomplish this dream and cannot wait to care for your pets!
Pup Camp Councillor
Bio coming soon
Pup Camp Councillor
Jenelle grew up in a pet-friendly family, where she enjoyed camping, canoeing and hiking in nature while exploring wildlife. She also spent a better part of her childhood at the barn grooming, caring for and riding horses. To this day, she continues to strive to work with and familiarize herself with every aspect of wildlife, farm animals, and domestic pets. Jenelle spends a lot of her time with her friends and family and hoping to one day be a pet owner herself, but in the mean time she enjoys the company of Meela, her family dog! Her first job was in the pet industry where she met Ocean and expanded her knowledge for domestic animals throughout her 4 years of employment which has led her to now become part of The Lodge for Paws team.