K-9 Country Inn Working Service Dogs would not be able to operate without the support and dedication of our partners.



As active front line Paramedics, Jill Foster and Shaun Taylor developed the idea of a social media awareness campaign highlighting the fact that suicide by First Responders was a very REAL issue.  The duo along with fellow Paramedics Denise Laing and Stephanie Romano launched an online campaign drawing attention to the increase and rise of mental health issues within the First Responder Community.

Through heavy and dedicated online presence the campaign gained worldwide recognition as a place for First Responders to share ideas, resources, and photos of support for one another.  The campaign supports all those who have to deal with traumatic incidents in the workplace.  The campaign proudly supports Paramedics, Police, Fire, Emergency Telecommunications, Nurses, Corrections and Military. 



"I am a breeder. I spend a lifetime learning pedigrees, going over dogs, talking, and learning from those in my breed and those outside it. I raise each litter as if I gave birth to them and spend an equal amount of time finding them loving forever homes. I only put puppies on this planet that I think will be the healthiest (mentally and physically) and nicest examples of their breed. I support each family who chose one of my puppies and let them know they are now a part of our extended family. I am there if one needs to come back and will aggressively pursue the return of one of my dogs if it's in the wrong place. I support my breed in rescue and education. I hold them when they arrive and leave this world. I share my knowledge and socialize my dogs so that they will be the advertisement for my dedication."

- Dawn McMurray




The Phoenix Canine Initiative provides a peer lead, volunteer driven compassionate care canine program to reduce the effects of operational stress disorders.

Sara Dodd is the founder of the Phoenix Canine Initiative, a pet therapy service that works with children and adults who experience stress and stressful situations in their everyday lives. With her dog Maggie, Sara visits first responders, children and adults in the London and St. Thomas Ontario area.



At Maplelane we breed Golden Retrievers. We show for our Conformation Championships because health, temperament and good conformation are important to use. We breed dogs with a strong work ethic and many of our dogs work for a living — COPE Services dogs, St. John's Therapy Dogs, we've bred Detection Dogs, Goose Patrol Dogs including many other working disciplines. We also play at Obedience, Agility, Flyball, Dock Diving, Hunting and/or Fieldwork to keep everyone in shape both mentally and physically.

Sherri Hall has worked with animals her entire life and has turned her passion into a business called “K9 Pest Management Group Inc” offering municipal animal control and pound services, goose control, municipal egg oiling programs and K9 bed bug detection. Sherri has deployed in animal disaster work and is currently volunteering with the Global Alliance for Animals and People doing outreach spay and neuter work in remote towns of Guatemala.

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K-9 Country Inn would like to thank the Oxford Fish and Game Club for their sponsorship. Without the support of the companies, clubs and people we could not provide the services to those in need.

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We pride ourselves on creating healthy dogs with a sound temperament. Our kennel, dogs and puppies are all registered with the Canadian Kennel Club. We do full health testing including OFA hips, elbows, eyes, heart and DNA testing. Our results are proudly posted and are available to view.

Caitlin has spent the majority of her life raising puppies and handling dogs. She is a member in good standing with the Canadian Kennel Club and the Golden Retriever Club of Canada. As well as with the Canadian Association of Rally Obedience and with North America Diving Dogs.

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