ILONA VAN DER REIJDEN
Hey there! I am the owner of Adventure Tails and I can honestly say I am living the dream! Thank you in advance for considering Adventure Tails as your dog walking service provider. Each day, rain or shine, I enjoy the company of dogs and cats, all in the great outdoors of Canmore, Alberta. Canmore and its welcoming community has allowed me to enjoy two of my favourite things in life: being active and being outdoors. On each dog-walking adventure I bring positive energy, easy-going nature, and comfortable confidence with pack interactions and doggie dynamics. You will see me managing a brisk walking pace as I motivate the pack to keep moving. I truly believe a well exercised dog is a well behaved dog.
Our dogs are loved family members and are very special to us. I am lucky to have a friend and animal companion in a wonderful and sweet golden retriever named Bucky. He will join me on many of the walks and always brings along his amazing energy. Thanks for taking the time to read about the Adventure Tails team. I look forward to meeting with you and discussing what we can offer to make your life and the life of your four-legged-family member even more special.
Hello! I’ve been walking with Adventure Tails for almost a year now, having moved to Canmore from England last September. This has meant that I’ve really got to know our furry regulars over the past year and genuinely love them as if they were my own. You’ll probably find me in the park giving the dogs a big cuddle and telling them about my day as we’re walking! In the past I have worked as a veterinary assistant and have lifelong experience of owning animals. When I’m not out with Adventure Tails, I’m a silversmith and make silver jewelry. I also love snowboarding, hiking and exploring our beautiful mountain home 🙂
As a child I wanted to be a vet so that I could take care of animals all day. I grew up with at least one dog in the house at all times; I had a dog, all my friends had dogs and so did most of the neighbours. My days were filled with playing fetch, exploring the forest or just snuggling in front of the TV. As an adult, I’ve always wanted to adopt a dog of my own. Sadly my days are too busy to properly care for a pup, so I love being able to work with Adventure Tails and get the puppy love!