Danielle Gilmour - Liberty Village
Owner + Pack Leader
Pet First Aid Certified
My not-so-secret love for animals began at a very young age. Having spent my whole life in the company of family pets and befriended wildlife; my understanding, love and respect for animals is deeply rooted in who I am. After pursuing a fast-paced corporate career, I soon realized I lacked passion for my role and made the leap to finally do what I always dreamed of- working with animals! My own fur-baby, Goose was a big catapult forward. Being someone who loves being outdoors and encouraged to spend hours doing so with my very own wild-child, I began to introduce myself to many others in the industry and quickly gained momentum from there.
I know just how important it is that all animals be cared for by someone who embraces spending time with them and who appreciates the complex personalities each pup has to offer. Myself and all of us at the Village Dog Pack pride ourselves in always practicing patience and positive reinforcement when dealing with our furry friends. We want to encourage confidence and happy days! Why else would we be doing what we are if not for the smiles and happy dog days?! Animals have such an undeniable abundance of love to give, best part of my day? Giving it right back!
I have been with The Village Dog Pack since 2015, working alongside previous owners Kim and Jenna. It has been the greatest privilege of my life spending my days among the many goofy, loving and special faces that make up our VDP dogs and cats (and other species). Getting to build relationships with all of our clients over the years and our bond that grows out of our joint love of their Scruffy, is so special. I'm really really proud of what us collectively at VDP have built. With the most amazing team and clients, I am so excited about VDP's future and where we're going to go from here, while always putting our clients and fur-family needs first.
With countless miles in the industry, a never-ending journey of learning, alongside my experience and my hyper awareness of dog behaviour; make me a confident and responsible care taker for your kids. I continually educate myself and believe in practicing positive reinforcement (R+) methods. Communication, transparency and trust are foundations which I pride the business on, expecting it from both parties along with a lot of love and support. I am Pet First Aid Certified with St. John Ambulance and a confident Pack Leader. Dog or cat owners alike (aka Mom and Dad) can feel safe, informed and excited to leave their 4-legged children in our hands.