Brett Belchetz

Get Leashed invades the luxe pad of Toronto doctor, health advocate and up-and-coming TV personality

By the Get Leashed Doggy Style Team

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“I know from personal experience that life is far too short, so don’t waste your time and live each moment to the fullest. Connect with the people you want to connect with. See all the places you’ve always wanted to visit. If you remain committed to taking advantage of each day, your life can become quite remarkable.” ~ Brett Belchetz

City: Toronto

About you:  Emergency room doctor, healthcare volunteerism advocate, Alzheimer’s research proponent and passionate world traveler. I enjoy white wine, good food, staying healthy and always making the time to connect with my friends. After all, life is very much about the relationships you make.

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About your pet: Her name is Matti and she’s a half Shih Tzu, half Bichon Frise. She is the most mild-tempered dog who loves everyone. She reaffirms daily that choosing to become a dog owner was definitely one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

What’s your personal style? Clean, laidback and uncomplicated.

What’s your home style? Minimalist contemporary but comfortable.

What inspires you? Turquoise water and white sand always seem to agree with me. But, I suppose that’s true for everyone, isn’t it? Unexplored destinations always excite me. And of course, I really enjoy the company of people with different knowledge and experience, who broaden my horizons. Their new perspectives are great source of inspiration. I’m also very passionate about educating people about health and wellness, and giving them the tools they need to live longer and more fulfilled lives. So, I suppose, being able to help and make a difference in someone’s life is my greatest source of inspiration.

Tell us a pet story. When walking late at night, Matti has a tendency to make duck noises. Women on the street often think the noises and quacks Matti is making are coming from me. It’s actually quite funny. Also, on our late night walks, Matti somehow almost always manages to find a whole hot dog, bun and all, on the ground. I turn around for what seems like only a few seconds, and when I look back, there she is carrying an entire hot dog! It’s so odd. How many hot dogs can people drop? (Insert laughter here …)