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About us


Born and raised in the Ottawa Valley, Olivia has lived and breathed the dog mom life since she was able to walk. With over 10 years in the veterinary field, a small army for a pack of her own and now the vice president of Dog House Animal Rescue,  it's safe to say she lives and breathes dogs - literally!

While training at her home is not only mandatory but a passion, she spends her remaining free time training and competing with her pack in sports such as agility, dock diving, barn hunt and scenting to name a few. 

Her time in rescue has shown her how great of a need Ottawa has for experienced trainers, understanding and knowledgeable of rescue dogs and their specific needs. Olivia is passionate about developing the relationship between dog and owner by building a solid foundation of obiedience but more importantly, a relationship so that you and your dog can enjoy life to the fullest!


“She is the ONLY person I trust with Pippa; not only because she provides exceptional care, but also her high level of experience.”​

Ariana, Pippa's owner

“Thank you Olivia for always taking care of my baby like she was one of your own.”

Nora, Rover's owner


Growing up around working K9's Holly has had a soft spot for all things power breed since day one. After moving to Ottawa, Holly quickly became involved with various rescues across the Ottawa Valley. After fostering hundreds of dogs over the years, a familiar pattern emerged: almost every dog that walked in the door had been inaccurately assessed either by the shelter or  the rescue.

After intensive training with what would become a permeant addition (who was labelled as dog and human aggressive incorrectly), Holly felt responsible for advocating  for these animals and ensuring accurate assessment and training programs were put in place, which eventually led to opening  of Dog House Animal Rescue in 2019.

After spending even more time training and assessing dogs in need, a growing need for continuing support of adopted dogs became clear.

She is adamant about ensuring all dogs (especially rescue dogs) are  placed appropriately and develop a relationship built on mutual respect so they are able to be the best ambassadors possible. 


"My beautiful Lola is now happier and so are we!"

- Sally, Lola's Mom

“Holly has made our life and Eddie's easier.”​

-Abbie, Eddie owner

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