9 Doric Street, Unit 3, Ajax ON L1S 7L5


Danielle Tomasino


Pup Care by Dani operates as a neighbourhood dog grooming salon situated within the lower level of Herongate Animal Hospital in Ajax, Ontario.

Specializing in routine grooming services tailored for small to medium-sized dogs, the salon maintains a 4 – 8 week grooming schedule.
The business is committed to providing a compassionate and humane grooming experience, recognizing the potential intimidation factor. Appointments are offered with a dedicated focus on ensuring the comfort of the dogs. Emphasizing quality pet care, the salon utilizes top-of-the-line shampoos and conditioners, along with investments in grooming-enhancing products like anti-fatigue mats, happy hoodies, belly bands, and grooming hammocks.

Each grooming package includes a tear-free blueberry facial, contributing to an authentic spa-like experience for the pets.

What value did you receive from BACD?

Although I was a grant recipient, the greatest value I received was the mentorship. Throughout the process, I felt like I was in ‘business bootcamp.’ The program really helped to direct me in understanding things financially and where I’d like to be in the future.

What advice would you give to someone who is starting a business?

Make sure you have a written plan down with specific timelines (not just an idea in your head). Take the risk!