5 perfect presents for your pooch

Dog toys

We love our pets and treat them like family, so when it’s time to celebrate, Dreamland Pet & Equine in Elora is the pet store to go to for the best gifts.

It’s your one-stop Christmas and birthday shop for perfect pet presents. As an independent retailer, Dreamland Pet & Equine provides small-town service with big-city selection. They have an incredible selection of gifts for dogs, cats, hamsters, horses and the animal lovers in your life.

Here are five great gifts for dogs:

•    WalkyDog bike leash: It’s an excellent way to exercise your dog and yourself at the same time! With a patented internal spring system that acts as a suspension as your dog pulls, it makes biking easy and keeps you in control.

•    Tuffie Toys: These toys are extremely durable and great for interactive play. In addition to Tuffie Toys, Dreamland Pet & Equine carries an extensive selection of pet toys from leading manufacturers such as Hartz® and Kong®.

•    Beds and blankets: Comfort is always a welcome gift! Dreamland Pet & Equine carries crate beds, doughnut beds and blankets with fun patterns.

•    Agility equipment: Agility products are made to order and include tire jumps, weave poles and mini teeter-totters. Mental and physical stimulation is important for dogs on a daily basis, and agility equipment provides both.

•    Treats and chews: Every dog loves treats! From pig’s ears to liver bites, Dreamland Pet & Equine carries it all.

Take your dog to Dreamland Pet & Equine to use the self-groom dog wash station, equipped with shampoo, towels, brushes and a dryer.

When you like Dreamland Pet & Equine on Facebook, you’ll be among the first to find out about customer appreciation events, special sales and cute critter alerts!

For more information, call 519-846-1313 or send an email to oscar@dreamlandpet.com.

Visit the store today at 6484 Wellington Road 7 in Elora, next to the Grand River Raceway. Dreamland Pet & Equine is open seven days a week and is a short drive from Kitchener, Waterloo and Guelph.

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Dreamland Pet

Dreamland Pet Logo

As a pet owner, your pet’s health and happiness is your number one priority, and with the help of the experts at Dreamland Pet in Elora, Ontario you will find everything you need.

Owned and operated by Oscar Meier, this pet specialty store combines his years in the business with his true love of animals. In 2009 he decided to take his experience in both the retail and wholesale pet industry to work for himself and bring the quality products he provides to his own pets, to his customers.

He has put together a team of like-minded individuals who share his love of animals as well as a passion for customer satisfaction. Their goal is to ensure every pet receives not only as much love as possible but all the products they need for a long life.

Oscar hand picks the products he knows are of the finest quality, with a keen eye for finding the pet food and supplies that will make your pet happy. They specialize in products for four-legged animals but have not forgotten about your fine feathered friends.

You will find their impressive pet store in Elora includes everything you need including:

•    Dog and cat food

•    Toys and collars

•    Pet supplements and health care

•    Treats and chews

•    Crates and beds

•    Equine products (treats, toys, healthcare)

•    And more!

They also provide services that make pet care easy with an Elora self-grooming dog-wash station. They are also happy to deliver their quality products to customers throughout the Elora and Fergus area.

Dreamland Pet is located at 6484 Wellington Road 7 in Elora. For more information please call 519-846-1313, send an email or visit their website.  You can also join them on Facebook.  

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Local pet store offers unparalleled level of service

pets, dog and cat

The first step through the doors of Dreamland Pet in Elora makes it clear they’re dedicated to making their customers happy.

The locally owned and operated store offers big city selection with small town service.

The staff at Dreamland Pet go out of their way to provide the highest quality of care and service to pets and people for a personalized experience that is simply unavailable at a big box store or through online shopping.

Owner Oscar Meier grew up on a dairy farm in western Ontario and opened Dreamland Pet in 2009 with a desire to provide a pleasant and organized retail environment where people would love to shop.

If you have questions about specific types of cat food, need advice on health supplements for your horse or are looking for special agility products for your dog, Dreamland can help. They genuinely care about the needs of your animals and want to ensure you find the products you need and want from trusted manufacturers.

Dreamland exists to give you options that can help you and your pet enjoy life to the fullest and it’s a beautiful place to shop. The store was designed to emulate the interior of an old style barn with wood beams, concrete floor and plank walls.

In addition to a full slate of products that includes food, toys, leashes, crates, bird feeders and small animal homes, they also offer a number of services.

The self-groom dog wash station provides all the supplies you need — shampoo, towels, dryer and brushes and you don’t have to clean up the mess!

The Dreamland Dog Social Club meets every Saturday. To register, you can call, drop in or send an email

For more information, call 519-846-1313 or visit the store at 6484 Wellington Road 7 in Elora, next to Grand River Raceway. Dreamland Pet is open seven days a week.

Call about availability of home delivery for Elora and Fergus residents.

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Have a horse? You need to visit Dreamland

Horse in Dreamland

If you have a horse, you need to plan a visit to Dreamland Pet in Elora.

Independently owned and operated, Dreamland Pet has been meeting the needs of small and large animals since 2009.

Their selection of equine products is second to none, from treats and toys to health and wound care, making the store a favourite of horse lovers throughout Guelph, Kitchener, Waterloo, Elora, Fergus and all of Wellington County.

Dreamland carries a large selection of equine supplements, including natural and herbal products, to help keep your horse healthy and energetic.

Everything you need on a daily basis, you can expect to find at Dreamland Pet, including tack, mink oil and leather conditioner, worming supplies, penicillin, hoof liniment, foal feeders, clippers, shampoo and even sparkle and shine spray.

While toys may not be considered a necessity, horses benefit greatly from mental stimulation and enrichment. The classic Jolly Ball can relieve boredom as your horse tosses, bites and kicks it around.

The great selection of equine products includes items for you as well as your horse.

If you are looking for essentials such as a riding helmet or gloves, visit Dreamland. They also carry clothing from Costa Classics, as well as Irideon Issential Kids Topline tights, perfect for staying cool and comfortable in the practice ring or trail riding.

They have a well-stocked consignment tack section where you can buy or sell your equestrian clothes and equipment.

For more information, visit their Facebook page or call 519-846-1313.

Visit the store today at 6484 Wellington Road 7 in Elora, next to Grand River Raceway. Dreamland Pet is open seven days a week.

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The benefits of pet supplements

pet supplements

Dreamland Pet in Elora is devoted to keeping your pet healthy and happy by offering a wide array of products and services, including a great selection of dry, canned, frozen, and raw foods, cages and crates, collars and leashes, toys and grooming brushes, as well as natural health products and dietary supplements.  

Many people take vitamins and supplements to maintain optimum health, and now more and more people are giving their pets supplements that are specifically formulated for their needs. As with humans, animals that do not get enough nutrients from their food may have health problems or less resistance to disease and illness. Processed ingredients, poor-quality protein sources and refined grains often deplete the nutrient value of commercial pet foods.

If your pet has been diagnosed with a vitamin or mineral deficiency, has a poor-quality diet, or has specific health concerns, it would be a good idea to check out supplementing your pet’s diet.

Common pet supplements include those for strengthening the joints and usually will contain glucosamine and chondroitin. These ingredients have been beneficial in treating arthritis in both animals and humans. Supplements that help with dry, flaky skin and help to protect and condition their fur have ingredients such as fish oil that add essential fatty acids for increased moisture. Antioxidants like vitamins C and E can be helpful in reducing inflammation. Digestive problems in pets can often be improved by giving them prebiotics and probiotics, which offer the added benefits of maintaining a healthy immune system and reducing allergy symptoms.

The qualified and knowledgeable staff at Dreamland Pet are happy to help you find the right products for your pet.

Dreamland Pet is located at 6484 Wellington Road 7 in Elora. Open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 519-846-1313, or check the store’s Facebook page for the latest news.

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Dreamland Pet offers everything to groom your dog from head to tail

Pet Grooming, Dog Grooming

Locally owned and operated Dreamland Pet in Elora offers a wide array of pet supplies and services for all of your pet care needs. The store was designed with a warm, rustic ambiance, and the friendly, caring staff can answer all of your pet-related questions.

Brushing your dog is a great way to spend quality time with your favourite furry friend. Regular brushing keeps dogs’ hair clean and removes dead hair and tangles while stimulating blood flow. There will be certain areas that are more sensitive for your dog, so make sure to brush these spots more gently. Begin at the head and brush in the direction of hair growth, paying particular attention to the flanks and legs, which are the most likely to be matted. Brushing also gives you a chance to look for any health issues. By moving the hair, you can get a good look at the skin beneath to check for signs of fleas or ticks, or other skin problems.

Most dogs don’t like to have their nails trimmed. Playing with their paws will get them accustomed to having their paws touched, so that it will be easier when it comes time to use the dog nail clippers.

Dog bathing can be frustrating for both you and your pet, but it should be a regular part of grooming, as it can help prevent disease and infection. It can also keep shedding to a minimum. Dreamland Pet has a Self-Groom Dog Wash that provides everything you need to bathe your dog, including brushes, dog shampoo, a dryer and towels. This is ideal for people who live in apartments, or for anyone who doesn’t want to have a mess to clean up at home.

Dreamland Pet is located at 6484 Wellington Road 7 in Elora. Open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 519-846-1313, or check the store’s Facebook page for the latest news.

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