Pack Therapy/Healthy Play programme Information

Our Spirit Ridge K9 Crew

Spirit Ridge's  'Paws for Literacy' Programme

Training videos and slideshows of our dogs

Spirit Ridge 'Brags'!

Client Testimonials and Newsprint Articles about Spirit Ridge 

Important Reading:

Articles of Interest to Dog 'Owners'!

Our Rescued Friends' Hall of Fame

In Memorium
Jesse girl

"Zorro" (1999-2014)

"KOUKLA" (1998-2011)

A Tribute to Koukla's life

"TEQUILA" (2005-2011)

( 1995- 2008)

Spirit Ridge K9 Training and Rescue

PO Box 70,
Hillsburgh, Ontario, N0B 1Z0   

(519) 855-6962

".... because sit happens"

Welcome to the site of Spirit Ridge K9 Training & Rescue!  As you will be able to tell from our content, Spirit Ridge is a sanctuary for handlers with difficult dogs coming from a variety of backgrounds in addition to a 'Rescue' facility for (primarily) Belgian Shepherds that have been abandoned at Humane Societies and/or SPCAs.  In addition to having three rescued dogs of our own, we have been able to rehabilitate and re-home many dogs that are now thriving in their new environments.  Please check our Rescued Hall of Fame and enjoy some of our success stories.

Our training & rescue facility is located in the beautiful Town of Erin just 5 minutes northwest of the village of Hillsburgh.  We get our name from our location - which is at the base of what locals call 'moonshine mountain'.  This is where in the '30s and '40s the local youth would come and enjoy their illegal moonshine while having a great vantage point to spot any incursions by the local 'authorities'.  Spirit comes from the 'moonshine' and Ridge from the 'mountain' portion of the name of our location.

No dog is too difficult for us; every animal deserves a chance before conveniently being abandoned or even euthanized.  We consider our facility more of a sanctuary where we take the time to help handlers with 'difficult' dogs by assessing their state and offering practical solutions that will help restore calmness and harmony in the household.    ....... more

Pack therapy session at Spirit Ridge, Sept 5, 2012                                     Spirit Ridge's "Jesse"- HIGH IN TRIAL-RallyO,  2011 Belgian Shepherd Nationals  


Even working dogs need a vacation!  The current roster of Spirit Ridge K9 helpers at Cape San Blas, Fla on New Year's Day 2017

Our own 'Koukla' hamming it up with her favourite              Spirit Ridge's "Ochi" receives her CARO Rally   Our Sonic (Boom) - Adv. Scent
      reading buddy Madison (Paws for Literacy)          Excellent (MCL) title from judge Debby Dacosta            Detection Dog                                      

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