Our Story

Our inspiration for Canyon Canines came from our adopted kids, Moto, Milly and Monster; three abandoned puppy hearts who needed a home just when we happened to have some extra space. Like tons of pet parents out there, we just want the best care for them when it comes down to a day or night away and they can't come with us. After trying so many daycare and boarding facilities in the places we've lived, we've picked and pulled the things we've liked from each one and left behind the things we don't, in order to create the best customer and dog experience for the very best home away from home! Our background comes from grooming school, continuing education in the pet industry, business management, and the one and only, U.S. Army. 


We can't wait to welcome you and your dog to our little family!

-Christie and Mario Bahena


The Mascot 

I'm the senior mascot who was given a second chance at life when I was rescued from an abandoned backyard in San Jacinto in 2013. I really love belly rubs, golf cart rides, and going to my Nosework class with my dad.


Owner, Veteran, Best Dog Dad Ever

I am an Army veteran with a passion for fitness, country music, and working with people and dogs. I enjoy being a nosework handler with my sidekick, Moto. My three rescue kids keep me going strong!

Foster. Adopt. Rescue. Advocate.





I have two dogs- Bear, who is a Black Lab/Border Collie mix, and Whiskey, 

who is a Chocolate Lab/Weimaraner mix. They are my babies!
Our favorite hobbies are snuggling, playing with bubbles and swimming.
My whole life I have been a huge animal lover which led me to my career as a dog groomer and I couldn’t be happier!


The Fun Police

I'm the boss and patrol everyone in daycare. If anyone is too rowdy or has more fun than me, I'll bark. I love agility and singing along to sirens that pass by outside and on TV. My favorite tv show is Live PD and I have my Advanced Trick Dog title and 6 agility titles.


Owner, Groomer, Pet First Aid Instructor, Trick Dog Instructor


 I was born a dog lover and can't imagine my life without them! From a young age I knew my career would be with dogs. Today, I am a groomer, champion dog trainer, Pet Tech Instructor, and dog mom to the three best rescue dogs in the world. Our hobbies include long golf cart rides, frisbee and ball chasing, and agility.


Pack Member


These pups are my adorable duo! Peanut, my handsome chihuahua, and Fifi, my toy poodle who just so happens to be our perfect tripod! Together we love to go on trips to the dog park, cuddle till the end of time, and car rides to visit our other doggy family! My love for dogs and all animals has stemmed from working with my Aunt and her doggy daycare. I am filled with so much joy to share all the fun and cuddles I have to offer for your pup!


The Smartypants Athlete


I make friends with everyone and I know more tricks than a magician. I am a Champion Trick Dog and have a 10 agility titles to my official name, CMOB's Monster Under the Bed. 




These are my dogs, Maggie my golden retriever/lab mix and Zoey my senior golden retriever! Maggie and I love to take hikes and we work on her listening skills with distractions while on the trails. Zoey says she is old and doesn’t want to work for her treats anymore. She likes to nap and be close to her people and little sister! Every day I am so excited to come in to work with all sorts of amazing dogs and dog lovers! 


Pack Member

This is Oreo, my little foster fail! I met her while fostering for JMM (Just Manifesting Miracles) Rescue. While she was with us, I fell in love and couldn’t imagine her going to any other family. I continue to foster for JMM and love seeing how happy the dogs are in their forever homes. I didn’t realize how much I enjoyed working with animals until I came to Canyon Canines and am now going to school to study Animal Science.