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Cathy B.

209 Reviews
56 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Cathy's Resident Pets

Guinness
Labrador Retriever
Male
11 yr 4 mo old
Finley
Mixed Breed
Male
1 yr 2 mo old

Cathy's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Dog door access

About Cathy

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
***ATTENTION***. Holiday Pricing:
Thanksgiving Mon 11/21 - Sat 11/26
Christmas & New Year's Eve Mon 12/19 - Sun 1/1/17
Memorial Day Fri 5/26 - Sun 5/28
Fourth of July Sat 7/2 - Tue 7/4
Labor Day Fri 9/1 - Sun 9/3

Please let me know what time you are dropping your pup off and picking up.

I currently offer dog daycare (in addition to overnight boarding)! I’d be happy to keep your pup entertained while you’re away for the day. Drop off is 7:30 am and pick up is 5:30 pm.

Currently I am between jobs so I can provide 24/7 supervision besides errands I need to run. I have been a dog lover my whole life. Currently my dogs Guinness and Finley allow me to live in my house. My house is dog friendly and I have a large fenced in backyard with a pool, sandbox and large area to run and play!

It is your choice I do not require a meet and greet but recommend one. Most of the time there will be other dogs present. The dogs I watch are all awesome!

I live near Hawk Island and MSU. I have been watching dog's at my house for many years.

Your dog is welcome to sleep where he/she is most comfortable. You may bring a dog bed or crate or they are welcome to sleep in my bed.

I have a home security system with a camera in the living room so I can peak in on them while I am running an errand.

I have experience with watching dogs with separation anxiety and also post op. In addition, I will watch puppies who are house broken and have had all their shots including Bordetella.

I make Paracord custom collars starting at $15.00 - $30.00 and leashes starting at $15.00 up to $30.00 (depends on the type you would like), feel free to ask about them. Contact me for your custom quote.

You will receive photos of your pup(s) during their stay and feel free to call anytime to check in.

Please bring with you a copy of your pup's vaccinations. Also please send me your email so that I can send some paperwork that you can bring with you when you drop off your pup. I supply dog bowls and leashes.

Thank you
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Cathy B.

209 Reviews
56 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 2, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Cathy's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Cathy's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Home Visits
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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209 Reviews
Easy going and very helpful.
Cathy is the best! She cares about the dogs and helps out their humans, too!
Cathy's house... Edison's second home. He is always so happy to visit and have time with Cathy. :o)
I had a great experience with Cathy. The communication while I was out of town was excellent. I especially enjoyed the pictures she shared of my dog while I was away. I would definitely have my dog stay with Cathy again.
It was a great stay for Miles
Cathy was amazing, as usual!
Cathy is always very accomodating
As always, Cooper enjoyed his time at Cathy's house.
Kole has such a good time at Cathy's and I never have a worry! It is so wonderful to be able to get away and know that he is well taken care of, every time!
This reservation was made at the last minute, and Cathy worked Benny in with no problem. She is very flexible and attentive to the needs of each boarder; as I have observed when dropping off or picking up zany dog . She is highly recommended!
Cathy has a great personality and works extremely hard to please clients. She is very flexible, and takes great care of my dog. I would recommend her anyone!
Cathy is very personable and extremely flexible. I have contacted her with very little notice and she has boarded my dog without hesitation. She takes very good care of him and allows him to be himself. My boxer looks forward to spending time at Cathy's place. I highly recommend Cathy as a seasoned boarder!
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Cathy watched my German Shepard mix for 10 days while I was on vacation. He must have had a great time because he came home relaxed and calm. I was uncertain how anxious he would be while I was away, so knowing that he was happy and cared for was reassuring. We got regular updates with pictures of our happy pooch, too. He loves the big yard and got along well with Cathy's dogs and other guests. I would definitely recommend her for anyone looking to send their dog on vacation!
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Boy it's wedding season for the Gauthier family, so, Edison got to stay with Cathy once again while mom and dad were gone. He sure loves hanging at Cathy's house and having time to socialize and play with the other dogs. Thanks Cathy for your excellent care once again!
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Edison travels with us most everywhere we go. However, there are some places that simply do not cater to 4-legged family members or the driving is extensive. (Edison does not favor riding in the car AT ALL!) So on these occasions it gives us peace of mind to know that Edison is well cared for while we are away from him. Cathy has become a valuable family member to us and Edison adores going to her house. He comes home tired and sometimes dirty from all the outdoor play. That equals a VERY happy dog on all accounts! Thank you Cathy for your love and care. :o)
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Edison had another great stay at Cathy's! It's his home away from home. We love that when we arrive he is so excited to see her and the dogs. Thank you Cathy!
Cathy was awesome! Trusting someone to take care of your 13 month old puppy for two weeks while you are out of the country is challenging, but Cathy's reviews from other Vacay experiences and also our initial meeting helped me feel comfortable. Seeing her with Tiller when we went home assured me she loved having him as much as he loved being there. He had fun with her dogs and another guest dog while I was gone. We were both very happy!
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Mazie seemed very content, when we picked her up, not stressed or agitated in the least, she tends to have aggression towards some other dogs, but Cathy assured me this wouldn't be a problem , and it wasn't , I really like that she sends photos & updates while you're gone, if u have a dog that likes exercise, like my Aussie , this is the place, they have free roam of the house and a large fenced back yard
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Cathy was absolutely wonderful! We felt great knowing that Harper was with somebody who loved dogs so much and we never worried that she wasn't taken care of. The yard was huge and I could tell that Harper got to play (a lot!) because she slept the entire day after we picked her up. We will definitely use Cathy again for all of our pet sitting needs.
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Cathy's house seemed well-suited for dogs and she had a fenced yard with a dog door. She sent photos during the day and she was available by text as needed. She seemed responsive to requests regarding food, etc. The only thing that I didn't realize was how many other dogs would be there at the same time. For some people, this might be a plus, but for one of my dogs who is easily stressed by too many other dogs, this was a concern. Cathy assured me she would keep an eye on things and it seemed that all went well.
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Filly loves going over to Cathy's house, whether it's for a day or for the weekend! It makes me feel relaxed that I can trust Cathy.
Cathy is our go-to dog-sitter, she's the best around. The dogs always have so much fun and get the exercise and play they need!
Cathy always comes to the rescue at the last minute for both me and Filly! Thanks, Cathy!
Nala had a great time at Cathy's. When I came to pick her up she went potty and wanted to go back inside to the nap. That's always a good sign. Will definitely be using Cathy again.
Luke seems to have had a great time, thanks!
It was a great stay for Miles
We had another successful family event trip. We never have to worry about our dog. She is always in excellent hands with Cathy!
This reservation was last minute and Cathy was a life-saver, once again! It is such comfort to know that Kole is well cared for when I get caught up with other things. Thank you Cathy!
Another great stay at Cathy's! I never have to worry once we drop off, we are carefree!
Outstanding experience.
I can not say enough good things about the care Cathy provides to my aging golden retriever. Maya always returns in wonderful spirits and is clearly well taken care of. Thank you Cathy. A truly loving and caring animal provider.
Appreciated her flexabilty!
Our vacation plans fell through at the last minute and Cathy was able to accommodate on a very late notice. Thanks again.
Cooper had a great time once again.
Cooper had a great time at Cathy's house.
We dropped Miles off at Cathy's the day after our greet & meet for a day care session. He went in the house with Cathy and didn't even looked back. It seems Miles was very comfortable and came home in great shape. He's going for a 3 day stay soon.
This was an add on day because I was running late. All was great. Thanks Cathy.
This was my second stay with Cathy and once again, Calvin had a great time. Thanks Cathy
Cathy was a great provider of boarding for my puppy Calvin. He had lots of dogs to play with, plenty of space to run around and free reign of the house to sleep where he wanted to. Thanks Cathy!
Cathy is amazing! She was super responsive to my request and to scheduling a meet and greet. I was super anxious due to a bad experience at a large kennel so she was sure to send a lot of updates and pictures to ease my mind. Griswold came home happy and exhausted from playing all day. I have already booked Cathy again!
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Whether I leave Filly for the day, weekend or while I'm away on a trip, I always have the confidence Cathy takes great care of her. She's incredibly helpful and accommodating with my busy work schedule.
Cathy is my go-to woman! Always there when I need her and Filly always comes home happy and sleepy, which I love!
Cathy's house is amazing! She always accommodates last minute schedules and my dog loves her (and Finley)! It's nice to know she's being treated well, playing and having fun when I can't be with her.
Filly loves heading over to Cathy's in the morning; it is a privilege to have Cathy in our lives!
We are incredibly grateful that Cathy is always willing and so flexible on taking Filly at the last minute. Schedules change so fast and whenever I need someone reliable to watch Filly, I always turn to Cathy.
It was just one night but my two pups seemed to be enjoying themselves when I came to pick them up. Thanks Cathy.
Enjoyed the pictures, but most grateful for the "before" visit. Was anxious since one of my dogs is very skitterish, and glad Cathy was willing to take time with him.
Cathy makes it very convenient to visit our family! My son's wife is allergic to our pets so we do not travel with the dog to their house. We know our dog is safe and having fun at Cathy's house.
Cathy is such a blessing! Kole is always happy to go to Cathy's and has a great time. I never have a worry!
Cathy went over and beyond in taking Edison for us this weekend. We know she had her hands full yet Edison got the love and care we would want for him in our absence. Upon arriving at Cathy's home he was extremely excited to see her and check out who was also visiting her house. Although we love to travel with Edison, we know how much he also likes his mini vacations with Cathy!

Thanks again Cathy for taking such good care of our little buddy! xoxo
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Thanks Cathy! You gave up traveling on another holiday weekend to help those of us who had to travel. We never worry when we travel anymore. We know that Jaz is in great hands. My son comes in from an hour away to use Cathy, as well. She is that great!
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Another great stay with Cathy. Ren had a great time and he came home tired and happy. Lots of photo updates during the stay made it even better!
Who wouldn't want their dog/pup to be highly entertained, stimulated and constantly having fun? I certainly love it when Filly comes home tired. I WANT that, after a long weekend away or when I come home from work. Cathy's house never fails and is always perfect!
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Filly can't wait for summer's at Cathy's. We hear it's very exciting!! I love dropping Filly off knowing she's going to run off her energy and be entertained by Cathy and socialize with the other dogs. It's nice leaving knowing Cathy's house and yard is a safe (and fun!) place for my pup!
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We love to frequently book last-minute reservations. While it's probably a pain for Cathy, she always accepts and is always willing to have Filly come over. She is flexible and accommodating and we can't thank her enough.
Filly is with Cathy almost every weekend. I trust her completely with her and Cathy has become part of our family. I wouldn't know what to do without her. We both love Cathy!
Filly loves going to Cathy's house and certainly knows the days she's going over. She immediately jumps in the car and is so excited. I love how Cathy takes care of my sweet pup!
Cathy is always available last-minute and at any time of the day, which makes her the most flexible sitter around!! If I'm in a hurry or need to drop off Filly suddenly, I know Cathy is always there for us! Thank you, Cathy!
Leaving my puppy with Cathy makes me feel comfortable knowing she is in the best hands possible. She loves having fun at Cathy's and gets to constantly play outside, which is what she wants and needs!
Cathy is the only dog-sitter I'll go to that I completely trust and know my pup is in wonderful hands! She loves playing outside and sleeps so wonderfully after Cathy's!
Cathy is awesome and amazing! I leave Filly with her when I go out of town, almost every other weekend. I trust her with Filly and I know Filly loves Cathy (and Guinness and Finley)!
Cathy was very nice but Cookie was a little pooped from hanging out with so many dogs!
Poor Cathy had a rough weekend of having a house full of dogs while experiencing consistent cold and rain everyday! We so appreciate her hard work in caring for Edison during this time while we were away. He returned home a tired puppy, but one that still had oodles of fun despite the weather. Dare I say, I think he enjoys life more when he can get dirty. Thanks Cathy for always being our go to person for watching Edison for when we have to travel. We cannot begin to express how much peace of mind we experience knowing he is well loved while we are away.

Betty
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Cathy is a nice lady, and has a great set up for the dogs in her home!! Roscoe was tired for the first few days after being picked up, but seems to have his energy back. I liked getting photo updates while I was gone as well.
Cathy did a great job of watching Cocoa while we were gone on Springbreak this year. Cocoa was nervous when we dropped him off and Cathy was calm/reassuring to both us and him. She texted us often while we were gone to show us pictures of Cocoa and give us updates on how well he was doing. That was so helpful and contributed to our relaxation on vacation. We truly appreciated Cathy's very special care of our dog.
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Edison had a brief stay with Cathy this time around but it was so incredibly helpful as we were out of town for the day. Makes our time away from home so less stressful when we know our little buddy is getting lots of cuddles and having fun in our absence.

Thanks Cathy!
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Thank you, Cathy, for always being so great to Filly. You're amazing and have truly becoming Filly's second mother!! She loves coming over to play and we can't wait for summer at your house!!
With tighter work schedules and going out of town on the weekends, my first choice is always to leave Filly with Cathy. I know she'll get the best care, attention and play time she needs.
Cathy is also available last minute for me. She is always flexible and accommodating. Filly loves her puppy, Finley, and the two love playing together. I love the photos and updates I receive when I'm at work or out of town. Leaving Filly with Cathy makes me feel good she's safe, in good care and having fun.
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Cathy never ceases to amaze me! Filly is now used to going over to Cathy's at least once a week. She has now gotten used to me saying, "let's go to Cathy's!" and Filly immediately jumping in the car. So nice to have her tired, especially coming home from a long day at work. Thank you, Cathy, for your awesome daycare and taking such good care of the dogs!
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Cathy is absolutely awesome. She goes above and beyond for Bodhi and he absolutely loves going to Cathy's house to play with Finley. I feel he is in safe and secure hands while away from me and is the next best place to his being home.
I had some challenges getting back from my trip on time. Cathy worked with me to book a last-minute extension on Duke's stay. She is always flexible about drop-off and pick-ups.
Santiago (our dog) & we are totally happy with Cathy. Santi played, slept, ate, took her medication w/no fuss. Cathy sent us pictures during our dogs "vacay" & it reassured us that she was doing well!! 5 stars!
Cathy is AMAZING!! My dogs are a handful, to say the least. And she is awesome with them!! She is currently watching them all this week!! She will definitely be my doggy person from here on!!! Thank you for being so awesome Cathy!!
Hmmmm... okay DogVacay. I posted a review on this experience back on February 3rd. Not sure why it is showing I have yet to comment. Let's try this again!

Edison stayed with Cathy while my husband and I took an extended trip west. This was the longest vacation we have ever been on and normally I would have felt worried about being away from my little buddy for so many days. I was never worried about Edison thought because I he LOVES going to Cathy's house! As soon as we pulled up in her drive he began his happy whimper and he knew he was going on "doggy vacation."

Every day while we were away Cathy sent us lovely messages and photos of Edison making himself quite at home on Cathy's couch. I cannot begin to tell you what a comforting feeling it is to have someone care for your four-legged family like you would care for them. Edison has to eat a very strict diet because of EPI and I never worried that Cathy would deviate from the necessary regimen or forget to dispense his daily rounds of meds.

Thank you Cathy for taking such WONDERFUL care of Edison while we were away again. We are extremely grateful for your love and kindness!
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Traveling has become more frequent during the weekends for me, meaning longer stays at Cathy's house. She always keeps me updated on how Filly is doing, with pictures and texts. I know she's safe and it makes me feel happy to see Filly having fun and becoming best friends with Cathy's puppy, Finley!
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Filly now sits at the back door, waiting for me to say, "Let's go to Cathy's!!" Needless to say, she enjoys the experience at Cathy's immensely! Cathy's house has become her second home. I trust Cathy more than my own family with Filly! That says a lot!! :)
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Whenever I leave Filly in Cathy's care, I know she's getting the care, attention and play time she needs. She's always tired out when she comes home, which I love. I'm excited for Spring/Summer time when Filly will be over at Cathy's frequently during the day, playing outside. Cathy's is Filly's "home away from home".
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Cathy has once again come in to save both me and Filly at the very last minute!! She's always available whenever we need her, eager and ready to help in any way she can. I'm sure she appreciates my 6:30am texts to her asking if Filly can come over :) but she accommodates us and remains super flexible! Thank you Cathy!
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My pup had a great stay. I loved getting the pictures and updates of her while I was away.
Cathy was wonderful! We had a death in the family and she was able to care for Jaz on short notice. Now, instead of usually asking a family member, we just have Cathy watch Jaz when needed.
Duke just had a couple of teeth pulled and was not feeling his best. Cathy took extra good care of Duke and made my trip worry-free. Cathy is always flexible when it comes to drop-off and pick-up times. I cannot endorse her enough!
Cathy really helped me out on this one!!! With the big storm last week, I had planned in advance to have Kole at Cathy's to ensure that he would get the play time and exercise that he needs every day. This week I was optimistic that the storm wouldn't materialize, and I was wrong! Cathy was there to save the day. When I dropped Kole off, he was greeted with excited dogs and much fun to be had.

As always, thanks Cathy!
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Kole always has so much fun at Cathy's! He has made many fantastic friends there with one of his latest being Finley:) It brings me joy to know that Kole is in the great hands of a loving human and among his canine friends. We'll be back soon!
We are the 3rd family for our 4 yr. Old Mak, so he has a bit of separation anxiety and hates kennels. Cathy was the perfect solution, even though Mak wasn't happy I left him there, he warmed up to her and her dogs very quickly.
Cathy is always available to host Filly at the last minute. We wouldn't know what to do without her!
Cathy was accommodating, calm and caring - couldn't ask for more! I will definitely seek her out to watch Sadie in the future!
Thanks again, Cathy, for always being there for us last minute! I know when Filly starts getting restless, it's time for a visit. Sure enough, she always comes back happier and sleepy! Love the days she goes to Cathy's!
Filly was overnight at Cathy's for the weekend and started crying when it was time to go home! A good sign, indeed. Always so tired when she comes home, which I enjoy and appreciate! Cathy is also so accommodating - I booked her last minute for a long weekend.
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Cathy B was a great host. She took excellent care of my shy dog and really made her feel at home. I would definitely recommend her.
I sent a reservation out to Cathy last minute and she quickly replied and took our dog for the night! She is a life saver. She is always so kind and accommodating.
Cathy had our dog for 10 days when we went on vacation. She was FANTASTIC with him! She sent us pictures and showed us all the fun things he was doing. I never worried about him for a second while we were on vacation because I knew Cathy had him and that he was safe, having so much fun and loved! It is such a relief to know that our dog is safe when we have to be away from him! Thank you Cathy for always taking such wonderful care of Kingston! We don't know what we would do without you!
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Cathy was once again the PERFECT sitter for Kingston. We never have to worry when she has him. He loves to play with her dogs and he comes home tired and we love how much he loves her. He almost jumps out of the car when we pull in her driveway because he is so excited! She is awesome!
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I am so relieved I can leave Filly in Cathy's care for a long weekend, as this will be happening now quite frequently. I feel even more comfortable leaving Filly with Cathy than my own parents! I feel confident she's getting the most amount of attention, care and love at Cathy's.
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Filly is always so happy when we she's dropped off at Cathy's. It makes me feel great to leave her in the loving and caring hands of Cathy. Cathy has become family, and we love her!
This was my first time leaving Filly alone for a few nights in a row and I felt completely confident leaving her in Cathy's care. I missed her terribly, but knew she was having so much fun. She came home exhausted and better behaved, actually!! Cathy treats Filly as one of her own and for that, I'm grateful. Thank you for a great stay, Cathy!
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Things always happen, and Cathy's place is always a place to go. :)
Cathy is the best host as usual. Our boy had a wonderful month staying with her and her pups. Thx Cathy!
Cathy, thank you again for allowing Jaz to hang out again on short notice. It is nice to have someone we can depend upon for planned and unplanned events. Jaz is always happy to come hang out with you and we always feel confident she is getting great care! If you are someone looking into having Cathy care for your pet, she is a great choice and you will not be disappointed.
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Another wonderful repeat visit with Bodhi's favorite pupsitter! Thanks for being such a great person to take care of our dog when we can't be there. It's such a great peace of mind!
I don't rely on anyone else besides Cathy to watch Filly! She's the best; so trustworthy and incredibly patient (with Filly AND with me!!). Filly loves her and I do too!! Super accomodating. You can tell Cathy loves watching the dogs - and she's so good at it!!
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Leaving my puppy with Filly (and finding Cathy) has been a complete blessing!! Knowing she's in good care while I'm at work is so comforting to a new dog parent!!
Thanks for always being there for me and Filly, Cathy! We couldn't do it without your help!! I'm glad my puppy has somewhere she loves to go when I'm at work or running errands on the weekend!
Cathy is the absolute best!! She responds so quickly, and puts up with my early morning messages asking for a late-notice reservation. She's been awesome with my pup!
I would use Cathy again next time we go out of town. She was friendly and always available. Very quick to respond to messages. She also sent pictures every day of Mabel and her new friends :).
Ben appears to be very comfortable with Cathy and doesn't mind being away from us. We will definitely use her again and would recommend her to our friends.
Cathy was wonderful and I wouldn't hesitate to have her watch our dog in the future. She was very quick to respond to my meet and greet request. Upon meeting her, she is very friendly and seems to really love dogs. While were away she sent messages about how our dog was doing along with photos.
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This is now my second time leaving my dog in her care, both times during the holidays. First in Thanksgiving and now during Christmas, which is a big plus already to how great she is! I am very pleased with the care she provided during these times. She was willing to work with me on times to drop her off and pick her up if I needed to do it earlier or later than the time scheduled. I know my dog can be a handful at times with all her energy, but Cathy has had no problem with it. Both times my dog was picked up she was very happy and tired out when we got back to the house. Cathy wants to help in whatever way she can and loves all the dogs that come into her care. I will definitely use her again when I need someone to watch my dog!
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Cathy is always accommodating and is a wonderful host. I highly recommend her.
Cathy's house is addicting for Filly (and me!). It's so nice to know your puppy is in great hands and has FUN. The proof is that she's so tired out when she gets home, which I LOVE!! Cathy always accomodates - and at the very last minute - she's so amazing and my pup loves her!
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Cathy is the best! Kole has stayed with Cathy--both daycare and overnight-- at least twenty times and he loves it. She is a dog lover through-and-through. She always communicates with pictures and notes, she responds to requests timely, let's me know how the visits went, etc.

I feel very fortunate to have her to take care of my best friend. I never worry about a thing:)
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Once again Cooper had a great time at Cathy's house. He has been back for a day now and I think he misses all his new friends he met while at Cathy's place. We will definitely use Cathy's services again soon.
Filly came back home tonight so tired!!! She could barely keep her eyes open!! It was awesome for me because I could finally catch up on some much needed sleep!! I always tell Cathy "tire her out!!" and that she does!!! Always having someone that gives her attention throughout the day AND having other dogs to play with is so great for her!! Thanks Cathy!!! I really appreciate you!!
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Cathy does it again! She's amazing. I can't say enough positive things about her. She is truly a blessing!! I need so much last minute help with my puppy; case in point, I messaged her today around 6am asking if I could drop Filly off last minute. Immediately she responded. It puts me at such ease I don't have to scramble to find a neighbor to let my pup out. Also, if I need Filly to be extra-extra tired for a particular day or leading up into the weekend, Cathy makes sure she plays with the other dogs to release some of her wild energy! With the holidays (and flu season starting!), Ive been bouncing around to work holiday parties and have been sick - everytime, without a doubt, Cathy steps in to help me. She's become a great family friend and I'm so lucky I found her!
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Another great stay at Cathy's! She's the BEST!
I hope everyone takes the time to read this review. We are not confident this review will even make her pae as we have noticed not all of them do. I'm certain Cathy has expected this for a while.

My wife and I planned a vacation for our family. We found cathys service and saw the favorable reviews. The day we were leaving Cathy called us wanting to know when our dog Bella would be dropped off and if we remembered what to bring and if we needed her address. My wife reminded her they had just spoke hours before, Cathy continued to ramble about personal things, my wife remembered this because she was in a hurry to go. When I arrived home my wife asked me to go with her to drop off Bella. We found Cathy to be different however she assured us her home was safe and completely dog proof!! We felt comfortable enough to leave her.

Don't make that mistake!

While on vacation i received a terrifying phone call. Cathy called saying my dog was in the hospital because of a drug overdose. She made no sense and was having trouble communicating with me. Asking questions was like talking to a rock and the she had the nerve to hand the phone off to someone else. I seriously thought she hung up on me, and honestly if your wondering yes I remained calm. The woman who took the phone was a Dr. And she explained to me that Bella had ingested an enormous amount of medication.
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I can't say enough good things about Cathy. This was the first time I left my pup overnight and it felt so comforting she was in the best hands!! Cathy kept me updated on her stay, which I love and appreciate!!! Thank you, Cathy, for always being so good to me and Filly!!
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Cathy is literally a lifesaver and is so awesome!!! She works around my work schedule and now that the holidays are here, she's so flexible when I need daycare!!! Love that I get to drop her off last minute, and knowing she's having the time of her life in Cathy's care!!
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My pup loves Cathy so much that to lure her in the car, I have to ask "do you want to go see Cathy?!" Always so tired when she comes home, which I truly love and appreciate :)
Cathy is so awesome!!! She's helped me so much in the last couple of days. Cathy is beyond flexible and reliable. I've had two days where I needed my pup to come to her house very last minute. Cathy is always accommodating.
We know our dog is being well taken care of, Cathy goes out of her way to make Hobie comfortable
Thank you, Cathy! We have taken our one dog to Cathy before and were very happy. This past holiday weekend, we had two dogs (one being my son's) stay with Cathy. She was great and it is so nice to be on vacation and know your family members are safe and sound! Give Cathy a try-you will be glad you did!
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I feel extremely comfortable leaving Tank with Cathy. She is very accommodating with early/late drop off or return schedules. For our standard Poodle, Tank, it is a great play Vacay with other dogs.
I've been researching doggie daycare's before I adopted Filly (my 4-month pup). When I read through Cathy's reviews, I knew I had found the right spot!! Filly loves Cathy so much - I refer to her as Mary Poppins. She always comes home tired (which I love!) and Cathy has even taught her how to sit!
I feel confident leaving Filly in Cathy's care, knowing she's safe and having fun - and that's the best feeling you can ask for as a "new parent"!!
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This was the first time our dogs stayed with someone who wasn't family. They were perfectly happy! We have one good dog and one difficult dog, and Cathy handled them very well. I would absolutely trust Cathy to watch our dogs again!
As usual, Cathy was very accommodating with my situation and my pup is always cared for and happy to be there.
Perfect stay at Cathy's! Kingston LOVES staying with her and basically jumps out of the car when we pull in her driveway! He always has fun playing with all the dogs at her house and comes home so sleepy. We love that! A tired dog is a happy dog!! Cathy is awesome - thank you, Cathy! :)
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This is the first time I have ever boarded a dog and this was kind of last minute so I was a little nervous. I need not have been. After my meet and greet with Cathy and her dog Guinness the day before I was sure everything would be ok for Sarge's 3 night stay. Upon picking him up when we returned I am quite sure he cried when Cathy went in the house and shut the door. We will definitely be using Cathy again and will recommend her to our friends. Thanks Cathy for a great experience.
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Another great stay. Ren had lots of fun playing with the other dogs.
Ren had a great time. I received lots of photo updates. He was really tired when he came home :)
Another perfect stay at Cathy's!! So lucky to know Kinhston is always in great hands when he's with Cathy!
Edison had another wonderful stay at Cathy's while we were visiting family out of state. It means so much to us that we have such a trusted care-giver for him since he is on daily meds and is on a highly restrictive diet. Cathy sent us photos while we were away and kept us informed with how Edison was doing each day. It made being away from him so much easier because we knew he was in good hands! When we dropped Edison off he was so excited to see Cathy and her dog Guiness. He made several new friends while we were gone and had much fun playing in the back yard. Edison came home a tired and happy little guy. Thank you Cathy for such great care, we sure do appreciate it!
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Bodhi had a wonderful repeat visit! There was no anxiety on his end to go back to a place he had spent 4 days on his first visit. It's a good sign that he loves Cathy and is making himself a home away from home!
Another great weekend for my great dane puppy with Cathy. He came back exhausted and I am so happy to have him mellowed out for a bit at home.
Cathy was great as always. Abe came home exhausted. I got lots of pictures while I was away and Cathy was flexible with my schedule.
Kingston had another great stay at Cathy's! I really don't know what we would do without her! She is fantastic!!
Another satisfied stay with Cathy! She was very flexible with the times I need Skyy to stay, and sent wonderful photo updates to me. Skyy came home happy and super tired (didn't even make it the whole car ride without zonking out) again! :)
Another great stay at Cathy's! So thankful we have a loving, caring, and generous person like Cathy to watch our dog. We never have to worry when Kingston is with Cathy- thank you!!!
We were going to be gone for two weeks so it was really important that I feel comfortable with the person who was going to be taking care of my dog. I felt very comfortable with Cathy during the meet and greet. I knew she was a dog person and would take good care of Tank.
I was right: Cathy and I emailed back and forth, and she sent pictures. Tank looked very well cared for when I picked him up.
I would highly recommend Cathy and we'll be sure to use her again.

Thanks Cathy.
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We will definitely be using Cathy's service again! As soon as we dropped off our dog, we knew we had picked the right place for him! He was very comfortable with her! She sent us pictures and notes throughout the week showing and telling us how much fun he was having!
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Kingston LOVES staying at Cathy's house and we LOVE Cathy!! It is so nice knowing that our dog is safe, having fun, and enjoying his time when he's at Cathy's! I don't know what we would do without her!! Thanks, Cathy!!
Cathy took great care of elderly dog. Wecould enjoy ourselves knowing she was in good hands
We were 100% satisfied with Skyy's stay at Cathy's house! After having a negative boarding experience in the past, I was very hesitant and nervous to use a website like this, or even board my pup at all, but after meeting Cathy I could tell she was an experienced and safe caretaker. Skyy has separation anxiety, but this stay didn't seem to phase her at all and she almost seemed sad to be back home because she had so much fun with the other dogs! :) I will be hiring Cathy again for ALL other stays, both for Skyy and her new little brother Kaiser when he is old enough!
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Another awesome stay with Cathy. Morgan is a happy girl.
Cathy was fantastic. She kept me informed and was flexible with scheduling. Duke is a bit high maintenance and has separation anxiety. When I picked him up, he was relaxed and happy. I plan to use Cathy for future daycare and boarding. I highly recommend!
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It is wonderful to know that my pup Abel is well cared for when at Cathy's! He and I both had excited weekends and have been napping together since I picked him up! We love his stays with Cathy!
Cathy was great when we dropped off our two dogs even when the oldest one pooped on her kitchen floor
Everything went great! Very grateful we were able to book Cathy on a short notice. She was flexible with times we wanted to pick up and drop off our baby boy. He was tired out when we picked him up so we know he had a blast!!!
Cathy is extremely accommodating with my schedule and always treats Abel like the little prince I believe he is :D she is always sure to send me updates since I don't like being away from him. Knowing he is with Cathy really puts me at ease!
Abel always has a blast with Cathy and the other pups! Going to Cathy's is really a treat for him. He gets so excited when we arrive for each visit,
Abel loves going to Cathys! He is squeaking with excitement when we pull in her driveway! Cathy is very timely with responses and sends picture updates. Abel is always happy and tired out after a stay with Cathy!
Cathy is wonderful! Was very understanding of me having to leave my boy Rocky with her for a couple extra days! Very informative of how his week went and loved to send me pictures of Rocky's week! Even shared her pillow with Rocky!
Another PERFECT stay at Cathy's!!
Cathy took care of my dog twice. When she was not eating, Cathy took the time to sit with her and encourage her to eat. The daily pictures were much very much appreciated.
Dogs had another great stay with Cathy! She is very flexible with drop off and pick up times. We will definitely use her services again.
I always feel comfortable when Addie stays with Cathy. Cathy takes great care of her, has two friendly dogs who Addie loves to play with, and has a big fenced in back yard so the dogs can get plenty of exercise if they like.
Brit was very happy staying with Cathy. I will book with Cathy again when the occasion arises. Brit was well cared for in my absence.
It was wonderful to turn to Cathy again for loving dog care while we attended an out of town family wedding. Earlier that morning however, our dog Edison was admitted to the hospital with pancreatitis so we ended up only taking Stuart to Cathy's house.

She was so kind and caring about him missing Edison and we communicated several times that day with how Stuart was doing without us (and how Edison's critical care was going too). It gave me peace of mind to know that Stuart was doing well and getting the extra attention while we dealt with our other sick little guy.

Cathy even went way above and beyond by refunding the money we had previously paid for for Edison's care. We certainly did not expect such complete generosity and it meant a lot to us personally. Our boys will be going back to Cathy's house this fall when we travel once again and it is wonderful know that we have someone to take such good care of them while we are gone.

Thank you so much Cathy! Edison will finally get to come home tonight!!!
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Cathy is a life saver! We called her last minute and as always, she took our dog and he had a wonderful stay with Cathy. He went just for the day and it was perfect! Cathy is so flexible and we are so thankful we know her and have the opportunity to send our dog there. If you are looking for a wonderful, loving, caring, nurturing dog sitter, you must send your dog to Cathy!
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How else can I say it except Cathy is amazing. She is extremely accommodating and makes arrangements above and beyond to handle the needs of our pet and family. Thank you Cathy for your amazing kindness.
Cooper had another great time with Cathy. On our wedding day, Cathy even picked up Cooper from our house. Thanks again.
Cathy was so helpful when we needed a place for Jaz for a couple days. One of her dog park mate's mom told us about Cathy and DogVacay.com. Cathy was understanding and had a great place for Jaz to visit. We will definitely use her again!
Our dog Bodhi is a 9 year old shih tzu who has never been boarded a day in his life! Even though he stayed with his grandparents, logistics made it necessary that we find someone local who loved dogs as much as us! Bodhi's first trip to Cathy's home was fantastic! She sent pictures snd updates, which made our 4 year old's day while on vacation! She is extremely quick and on top of communication. Very friendly to work with it. She definitely will be seeing Bodhi again in the future!
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Incredibly pleased! Judging by her pics and relaxed self (exhausted), she had a great vacation! So happy she was in such competent hands for her first experence, and that she had friends to safely play with.
This was our second stay with Cathy and it excellent! We could tell by the pictures that she sent that our dog, Jake, was well cared for and having a blast. Thanks, Cathy! We'll be back again!
This was our first time using Cathy's boarding serve and we will be using her from know on. Cathy is a great person will a true love for animals.
Our pups were thoroughly pooped after a daycare visit at Cathy's. Our husky mix particularly enjoyed playtime in the sandbox in the backyard! There were multiple dogs there for daycare on the day of our visit and Cathy did a great job of making sure everyone was gently introduced to one another before playtime commenced. We have already booked our next visit.
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We were looking for a "home" to place our beloved dog during our vacation. After looking online at several dog facilites, and feeling like we would be leaving her at a pound, we decided to look into DogVacay and found Cathy's reviews. She seemed to be exactly what our sweet, timid dog needed. We were right. Cathy treated her like one of her own. She was allowed to roam the house like it was her own. We all really enjoyed the photos she sent us throughout our vacation and they eased our minds about her stay. She had so much fun playing with other dogs and following Cathy around. The only thing we were disappointed in was that our dog acted depressed when we picked her up!
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Cathy is THE BEST! Our dog Duke loves her so much and the feeling is definitely mutual :) Duke is eager to see her when we pull in to her house and tries to run back into her house when we're going back home. We are so lucky to have found her!
Another outstanding experience with Cathy B. looking after our golden retriever. We look forward to Maya sharing another visit. Thank you for all the TLC
I was very impressed with Cathy's quick response when we made the reservation for our Chocolate Lab to spend July 4th weekend with her. She was quick to respond to any questions I had, as well. Remy really seemed to enjoy his stay and we appreciated the pictures Cathy sent to let us know how he was doing. Cathy certainly seems to love dogs and takes really good care of all their needs. Remy thanks you, Cathy - and so do we! Mark, Marge and Eric Metz
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Cathy was a wonderful and gentle dog sitter. We appreciated all the time she gave us before watching our young (1 1/2 year and 5 months) dogs. It helped us feel comfortable and reassured before leaving them for the first time. Cathy watched them for a full week while we were in DC and we received messages and photos of them daily while we were away.

Edison and Stuart seemed very comfortable and at ease while they stayed in Cathy's home and they had fun playing in the pool and sandbox and running around her very large back yard. We also appreciated that they were able to play with other breeds of dogs as well as we think socialization is very important.

The next time we have to go away on a non-dog trip Cathy will be the first person we call! We would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for dog care. You will not find a kinder pet lover!
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We had an outstanding experience at Cathy's
DogyVacay. You can always tell when your pet is happy and content. That was clearly the case when we left our golden retriever in Cathy's care. We also appreciated Cathy's flexibility on pick up times. A pleasure to have Cathy watch our pet and we look forward to her returning for future care.
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We had an excellent experience with Cathy and Dog Vacay! It was so easy to make the reservation. Cathy was very friendly and seemed to truly care about Brody's(our dog) well being. Sending us pictures of Brody while he was staying there was a nice touch! We will definitely use Cathy again!
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I am so thankful that we have Cathy to watch our dog when we have to travel. We have been so busy and she always helps our family out. He LOVES going to her house and playing with her dogs and running around her huge fenced yard. He also loves her sandbox and kiddie pool. He is spoiled like crazy when he goes to Cathy's and I love every second of it! It truly his second home.
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Cathy did a great job with my 120lb great dane over the weekend. She sends pictures throughout the stay and my dog came back exhausted from having playmates all weekend. It was a great experience, and I will definitely be using her services again.
Another fantastic stay at Cathy's! We are so thankful that Cathy is so flexible and treats our dog like her own. I don't know what we would do without her. Thank you, Cathy for bring so wonderful!!
My pups had a great time with Cathy! Dweez enjoyed her large backyard and Guppy got the attention and affection she craves. Cathy made everything from the meet-n-greet to pick up very easy for me. She got some great pictures of them too. I will definitely bring them back in the future!
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Abel had another great visit at Cathy's . She is extremely accommodating and Abel gets excited each time we pull in her driveway! I am at ease while he is at Cathy's!
Cathy is awesome! I didn't have a care in the world that Bruiser would be well cared for. He was very comfortable and happy when I picked him up. I'm so glad I can count on Cathy to take such good care of my pooch. We will return! Thanks again Cathy for being so accommodating.
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We were able to book with Cathy at the last minute and she was so accommodating. Our dog stayed one night and she sent us pictures! He was outside, in the sand box, playing with her dogs and having so much fun! He came home exhausted!! Perfect stay at Cathy's once again!
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Once again an EXCELLENT stay with Cathy!
Abel had another wonderful visit at Cathy's while his humans were away! It was nice to get picture and message updates on how he was doing. When I picked Abel up he was in very good spirits and was tuckered out the rest of the day. It has been a great experience having Abel stay with Cathy because he does not get anxious like he has at boarding facilities, he gets individual attention, and Cathy is wonderful at accommodating drop off and pick up times! Abel will be staying with Cathy again in a few weeks and we are both looking forward to his visit!
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This was Bruiser's first stay with Cathy, and it went great! I felt completely comfortable leaving him in her care, and he will definitely be back for more visits. Thanks again Cathy.
Our dog stayed a full week at Cathy's and it was perfect! Cathy sent us photos and videos of our dog and we loved seeing how much fun he was having! We missed him but knew he was in great hands with Cathy!
Another great stay with Cathy! The weather is finally nice and so our dog spent a ton of time outside with her. It was clear to see in the pictures that she sent that our dog was having a great time. Cathy is our go-to dog sitter!
Thank you Cathy for providing a wonderful vacation experience for my dog Maya. I have a 10 year old golden who had not been previously boarded. She came home happy, healthy and clearly extremely loved. I would highly recommend this dog care experience and look forward to taking Maya back. Thank you
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We were a last minute daycare booking and Cathy was great to work with us. Bozley was happy and healthy when we picked him up and seemed to have a peaceful day with Cathy and her pups!
Abel had a wonderful time during his first stay with Cathy. Abel just turned 2 and has a history of separation anxiety, so making sure he was happy while I was away for a week was a big concern for me. I received an update on Abel each day and several pictures while I was away. This put my mind at ease. Abel was a happy boy when I picked him up and was tuckered out after his stay. Cathy was very accommodating with my schedule due to flights dictating my drop off and pick up times. I am very thankful Abel got to spend his time away from me, with Cathy. She definitely treated him as her own pup/ as I would treat him at home!
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Thank goodness that Cathy is so flexible! Our out of town plans changed last minute and Cathy was awesome! She kept Kingston an extra night and we never had to worry at all! She is always so helpful and accommodating!!
Another perfect stay at Cathy's!!
Another GREAT stay at Cathy's!! I really don't know what we would do without her!! She is awesome!
Another fantastic stay for Kingston at Cathy's house! I don't know what we would do without her!! She is always so accommodating and we are so grateful we found her. It really is like Kingston's second home!
Kingston had another great stay at Cathys. We love that Cathy is always so accommodating and caring. We never have to worry when Kingston is with her. That is such a blessing! We are so lucky to have her here in Lansing.
Cathy was great. Abraham has a lot of energy and he came home worn out. I know he was well taken care of and got lots of play time! She was flexible with my drop off and pick up times. Great host!
This was our first time leaving Katie with Cathy and it could not have gone any better. We really appreciated the pictures from Cathy so we could see that Katie was making herself at home. Will definitely be in touch with Cathy whenever we need someone to watch Katie in the future!
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Another great stay with Cathy! This time we had to go away just for the weekend and Cathy took excellent care of our dog, Duke! Duke loves going to Cathy's so much that when I dropped him off he ran out of the car right into her house and didn't even come back out to see me, even though I was out chatting with Cathy for awhile. It's very obvious how great Cathy is with dogs and that she treats every dog with such great care. Cathy's the best!
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This time, I dropped my dog at Cathy's house for 21 days. I just picked up my boy and he seems to be very happy and had great time playing with Cathy's dogs. Cathy took a lot of photos of my boy and sent them to me while I was away. My daily recipe for the dog meal is quite complicated but Cathy followed straight and cook fresh vegetable for him everyday! Just as usual, Cathy did great job in taking care of my boy!
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Once again our dog LOVED his stay at Cathys. He came home exhausted from playing all day and a tired dog is a happy dog!! We are so thankful to have Cathy watch Kingston for us. She is such a blessing. We are sending him back tomorrow for another night. Cathy is so accommodating and friendly she makes it so easy. I never have to worry about our dog when we leave him with Cathy. That is such a great feeling!
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Cathy is great -- we keep going back to her to take care of our golden retriever while we are away. She has two other dogs which get along great with ours. She has a great big backyard for them all to run around in, and she has a lot of couches inside for them to rest on. We will continue to use Cathy and definitely trust her with our dog!
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Kathy was great. She is always quick to respond to questions and very flexible with pick up and drop off times. We got regular photo updates throughout the week to assure us that our dog Shay was well taken care of and having fun.
Cathy is a very nice person and I drop my dog off once a week. My dog likes Cathy as well and is always happy when we are on the way to Cathy's place. Cathy let the dogs to play in her garden and it is just like my dog's second home. I have been using this service with Cathy as the host for 3 months. Overall, Cathy is a really great host!!
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Cathy was great! She was flexible with times for our meet-and-greet, drop off, and pick up of our greyhounds. She kept us updated with pics of our pups while we were away and they looked plenty comfortable and taken care of. We'd definitely go back!
We have sent our puppy, Kingston, to stay with Cathy two times now. He LOVES going to her house and playing with her awesome dogs. He gets so excited when we pull in her driveway! We so enjoy having him stay with Cathy when we have to be out of town. If you are looking for a caring dog lover to take care of your dog, you have to bring them to Cathy's. She truly has a gift and we are so thankful that our dog gets to go and stay and play with her. Thank you, Cathy for being so awesome and loving our dog so much! It means so much to us!
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Cathy is down to earth and I get the sense my pup is comfortable there. Second home.
The host took great care of Jelly. Jelly is happy at her place and I will look forward to future boarding.
Cathy is laid back and down to earth. Very very comfortable working with her. Her pet hosts are also great kids. I think Midnight truly enjoyed his stay. Huge backyard for him to sniff around in! He didn't seem at all affected about being away from me.

I will certainly be going back. It's already his second home.
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Cathy is wonderful! We were going away for two weeks and our dog sitter cancelled on us last minute, and luckily Cathy was able to accommodate us. She was very easy to communicate with and we were able to bring him by right away to meet her dogs. She has a wonderful home and large fenced in backyard which Duke (our dog) loved! She sent us images daily of Duke, and you could tell that he was in really good hands. When we went to pick him up it was clear that they were new best buds and Duke wasn't even sure about leaving! Overall it was a great experience and I absolute recommend Cathy!
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We were worried because our dog has anxiety issues, she did great and Cathy took great care of her. We will definitely be using Cathy again.
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