your team

hand-picked for their commitment, work ethic and handling skills

With several years of professional experience in the animal care industry, our hike leaders first met as co-workers at our local animal shelter, Homeward Bound City Pound.

As a company, we value long-term relationships rooted in honesty, empathy and communication by welcoming you, the dog parents, into our support team.

We take turns leading the hikes and know each dog on a personal level — a unique approach and methodology that allows us to offer a well-rounded, continuous and sustainable service while investing in our own education, travel and personal wellness.

Together, we've structured Hare & Hound to play on our strengths and keep burn outs at bay so we can be our very best selves for your dog, every day.

Gisele, dark haired female

Gisele Hawkins (Gomes), bba, cpdt-ka

Founder & Hike Leader since 2015
Megan, brown haired female.

megan mackenzie

Hike Leader since 2019
Sarah, brown haired female.

sarah wilson

Hike Leader since 2018

past work

past work

Hope for Wildlife logo
Homeward Bound City Pound logoUnleashed in The City logoMetro Animal Emergency Clinic logoCarnegy Animal Hospital logo

free guide

the must-have trail skills we practice everyday.

explore with confidence

Have a plan in place to successfully manage most scenarios, calmly tackle the unexpected and safely embark on your next adventure.

communicate effectively

Learn how we engage with our many dogs, of various breeds and personalities, and transfer these skills into your own relationships.

reduce conflict

Multi-use, public trails come with many elements beyond our control. Learn how to leverage these environments in your favour.

truly enjoy your hike

A step-by-step process on how we minimize stressors, reason with our expectations and set your pups up for success!