About

Talk about doing work you love. Lindsay Shostal has always been passionate about dogs and loves being active, especially outdoors. It made sense to combine these two passions and start a dog walking business. So she founded The Hydrant in 2009 and her doberman pinscher has been in heaven ever since.

Lindsay is a Whatta Pup! trained dog walking professional, and keeps up-to-date on dog training and behavior studies. She attended Humber College for Creative Photography and Business Administration.  Later she pursued a career in Fitness Mangement where she was Regional Manger for a large chain of fitness clubs in Toronto.

In 2008, Lindsay adopted a 3 month old doberman pinscher named Logan. He was probably the worst puppy in Toronto!  At this time, Lindsay was working full time and had found a local dog walker to exercise Logan a couple times each day.  But to her dismay within 3 weeks, she got the ‘break up’ email from the dog walker informing her that Logan was too much to handle.
Inspired by the challenge of finding someone who could handle Logan, Lindsay launched The Hydrant to cater to the specific needs of larger dogs. She considers Logan a co-founder as he was the main inspiration behind the launch of the walking service. Logan is Lindsay’s constant and loyal companion, following her everywhere, watching over the pack and keeping things in good running order.  Logan is finally starting to mature a little but that doesn’t mean he’s not up for a good puppy play-date or a good run with smaller dogs nipping at his heels.

Like most things Lindsay does, one thing leads to another and with a lack of a creative outlet in her life, she started making Logan dog collars that she couldn’t find in local stores. With this, The Hydrant line of dog collars & leashes was created.

Lucky for me, I’ve been able to make dogs my life. I run a dog walking & boarding business in downtown Toronto while also sewing up a storm with my dog collar and leash line.

I have a 6 year old Doberman Pinscher, named Logan who is my heart and soul.

Visit my company website.

Opinions expressed in this blog are solely those of mine.

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8 Responses to “About”

  1. The Daily Golden September 22, 2012 at 10:00 am #

    Great blog! (the link doesn’t work to your company website!)

  2. Jura January 19, 2013 at 10:12 pm #

    Beautiful dog!

  3. pomskyhq April 5, 2013 at 5:19 pm #

    The layout of your blog/site is very nice. I am looking forward to reading through your posts and commenting when I have something to add.

    Do you have any guidelines on reposting of your comments/syndication of your posts?

    • thehydrant April 6, 2013 at 10:03 am #

      Just make sure to give us a link back, Thanks for your support!

  4. Shannon August 8, 2013 at 3:37 am #

    Glad we found you ;) I have a 10 1/2 male Dobe named Cooper & I was looking for feedback about Doberman skin issues. Really great blog on that one. We now live in Belgium, via Colorado USA…looking forward to reading more of your posts ;) Thanks again!

    • thehydrant August 14, 2013 at 3:38 pm #

      aw thank you for your kind message! :) Let me know if you have any other particular questions.
      Because I own a dog walking/boarding/doggie daycare, I’ve seen a lot of different skin conditions, so I’m often full of info :)

  5. eldogerino October 16, 2013 at 10:22 pm #

    Hi i really enjoy your post about dogs dentist hygiene.We have 3 big dogs and since they are still puppies it very useful to know how to do it properly :)
    we love your blog :)

  6. iseebeautyallaroundbyrobpaine December 20, 2013 at 8:32 am #

    I love dogs and this site is fantastic. Here are some amazing dogs I featured on my blog earlier this year. http://iseebeautyallaround.com/2013/07/01/weekly-photo-challenge-companionable-dockdogs/

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