Canine associates

KTL is proud to include four-legged friends among our professional family and to support local animal rescue organizations where we work.


Chino is the founding father of the KTL empire, and internationally certified Heckin’ Good Boy. Adopted from BC SPCA, it’s unclear who ‘rescued’ who. Chino’s whole life revolved around two principles: 1) everything can be eaten, and 2) everything can be solved with sufficient kisses. Chino was a brilliant boy who did not understand (and would never have believed) he wasn’t a human. From sitting in chairs (like people), to having an uncanny ability to communicate with only his eyebrows, Chino was a friend to everyone he met, including the neighbours cat… who rode him like a horse. Chino taught us gentle kindness, that sleeping positions are flexible, and everyone is probably a friend. Chino retired in 2018, but as anyone who knows him can attest, he is undoubtedly running laps across the rainbow bridge as the unofficial “welcome wagon”, and he lives on in everyone who loved him, and still does.


Eli joined KTL in 2018, with big winter-dog-booties to fill (and hate). After spending some time making friends with the Humane Animal Rescue Team (HART) and his foster siblings Olive and Marty, Eli decided he was ready to conquer his fear of strong winds, slight noises, and if you ask him, certainly starving to death from not enough treats. Part boxer, Eli’s favourite activities are pretending to fly, malicious use of his tail, long walks on the anywhere, and barking at nothing. Eli reminds us to know enough to be scared, that family (cuddles) trump everything, and that there is ALWAYS room for treats.


Quinn came to KTL in 2020, with the express purpose of choosing chaos. She started her life out under less than ideal circumstances, and as a small puppy, survived a dog attack. With the help of her friends, Eli’s alma mater, the Humane Animal Rescue Team (HART), and foster mom and dad Bernie and Keith, Quinn decided she would tolerate being waited on hand-and-foot for the rest of her life. A big proponent of cuddling, stealing/hogging blankets, and with little to no understanding of personal space, Quinn reminds us to not take ourselves too seriously. And that a well-placed cold nose probably gets a lady some extra kibble.


Beans joined the pack as a Canine Associate and honorary Network Pawtner with years of experience in squirrel chasing, running with pals, and rolling in mud. As an alumnus of the ROAR Society in central Alberta, Beans combines his positive outlook on life with an endless supply of energy in order to become best friends with anyone he meets. As a staunch advocate for treats, he optimistically offers every known trick in order to be designated the #1 Good Boy and has mastered the art of ‘puppy dog eyes’. When Beans is not chasing sticks at the swimming hole or pestering his humans with toys, he can be found napping in the sun or stealing counter snacks.


Iroh joined the KTL family after graduating from Saving Grace Animal Society and spending several years honing her craft as a leader in getting belly rubs. What she lacks in height, she makes up for in sweetness (and head size). A pup of principle, she holds an unshakable conviction that everyone she encounters exists to give her attention, including her feline sibling. Sometimes described as a “coiled spring”, Iroh is recognized among her peers for the speed of her zoomies and best-in-class bounciness, but she also knows how to kick back and relax with some gentle skritches and a fine chew stick. A true team player, Iroh reminds those around her not to drift too far apart and is happiest when everyone sticks together.


Our professional pack is always growing – check back to see who’s next to join our four-legged squad!