Practica contributes to a cleaner and healthier environment, by providing a complete solution that is easy-to-use and maintained year-round.
We strive to be the Canadian leader in dog waste management.
Our business started in 1999, when we went for a walk on a warm spring day. The snow had started to thaw, revealing dog waste that had accumulated over the winter months. The park was a mess... but because we had recently moved to Canada from Switzerland, where dog-waste disposal units are widely used, we knew a solution was within reach.
We were surprised to find that at the time, pick-up bag dispensers weren’t available in Canada... so we developed and patented the Practica product. Since the first sale of the Practica solution, to the City of Burlington in 2000, our dog-waste disposal system has become popular across Canada and in European markets as well. The Practica solution is now available and installed in every Canadian Province and Territory.
To enable every public place in Canada to be clean, healthy and safe - thanks to the Practica solution for dog-waste disposal.
Without Fred, there would be no Practica! As we took our beloved beagle on his daily walks, we discovered that Canada needed a dog-waste disposal solution. Today, Fred continues to be our inspiration - and you can see his picture on every Practica product.
A mischievous and active puppy, Fred loved to chew, bark and scratch. He also loved to eat... and eagerly sank his teeth into food, dolls and garden gnomes alike! He enjoyed living in Canada: going for walks, roaming in his yard, and playing with his good friend Oscar. After an accident that left him paralyzed, Fred's life was cut short and he died in Guelph Animal Hospital at age nine.
Today Fred lives on, on all our products, logo and letterheads. He was one of the founders of our company - truly Practica’s best friend.