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In our personal lives, we have a great love and passion for all animals. Geri grew up in a small northern town where her father, Peter Scheck, raised horses and had a small riding stable. Growing up, she became her father’s right hand in training, showing and helped him in the veterinary care. He instilled in her a great love and respect for animals. People who knew him used to say, when they died they wanted to come back as Pete Scheck’s dog. In her professional life, she has worked as a certified dental assistant and now dental receptionist for the past 39 years. Cleanliness and disinfection practices have become second nature to her.
Geri is the owner of Gold Legacy Kennels, where her and her husband raise, breed and show Swedish Vallhunds. She is the proud owner of Ch Osafin Elsa, who was invited to the AKC Eukanuba Nationals in Long Beach California in 2007, where she won BOS and an invitation to Crufts in England. Her two males Ch Eklund’s Gold strike (#5 dog in Canada for the breed 2010) and CH Gold Legacy Mountainfire Thundr (#2 dog in Canada for the breed 2010) have both been invited to the AKC to compete at the nationals in Florida in December of 2011.
Jim and Geri owned and operated a successful greenhouse operation on their property for 22 years. Her husband had one of the few greenhouse businesses producing hothouse tomatoes, long English cucumbers and peppers which were sold commercially. Health reasons forced him to close the business he truly loved and successfully operated for many years.
Now the greenhouses have evolved into a great dog facility. Geri is extremely excited about the full circle she has come in her life and because she has had to kennel her dogs, and her association with many dog owners and handlers she has got to know what she would like to see in her own kennels and the specialized treatment that each and every pet kept at the facility warrants. She understands that every pet owner wants the best care possible for their family member and at 4 Paws Country Club, each pet is priority.
Here at 4 Paws Country Club, we are focused to providing superior care and personalized attention for all pet guests so pet parents have peace of mind that their pet is safe and happy. Guest security is an issue taken seriously and because we are a home based business there is someone on site at all times and a monitored security camera is active.
Our center is light, bright and designed to be as dog friendly as possible. Sanitation is of utmost importance and our heated concrete flooring has the additive that is used in dairy parlours to create a tight non-porous cement that is conducive to cleanliness. Plastic board lines the individual kennels so as not to harbour bacteria. A food safe, veterinary used disinfectant is used to wash down the kennel daily and after each guest goes home.