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Catherine N.

2 Reviews
$65/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Catherine's Resident Pets

Pearl
Mixed Breed
Female
7 yr 0 mo old

About Catherine

6 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
As a little girl, I was always bringing home a new kitten, a discarded puppy, an unwanted rabbit, or any other pet that somebody could no longer care for.

If I had it my way now, I'd have my own animal shelter but one in which I get to keep them all! Unfortunately, I have kids with severe allergies and we can only have one cat ('Billy') and one dog ('Pearl'), and a fish. Billy is a Tuxedo Cat we adopted from a rescue home in Vista, and Pearl was initially rejected by another family, and I feel it was fate we ended up with Pearl over six years ago.

Back in 2002 I got my real estate license and was supplementing my income (or lack thereof) with pet-sitting for nearly four years. Turns out, I loved pet sitting far more than handling real estate transactions, and continued to pet-sit for neighbors on an as-needed basis.

All care for your cat, dog, fish, birds, reptiles will be in your home. I know that pets do better in their own surroundings and with familiar smells. Taking care of pets is something I'm very good at because I treat them how I would want my children to be cared for when I'm gone. That means your pet will gets lots of one-on-one attention, petting, smiles, baby-talk, a long walk, fresh water and food, and if they're shy (cats), just a presence in the home.

While spending the night, I make sure the house looks and feels like someone is home. I grab the newspapers, bring the ads left on the doors, pick up the mail, open and close blinds, and never show up with a sign on my car advertising your absence!
I follow all your instructions to the letter, and leave your home better than I found it.

In the past I've taken care of blind dogs (I was their seeing-eye-person), let puppies out of their crates, fed iguanas crickets, thrown balls to fetch for an hour, coaxed kitties out from underneath beds, and so much more. One time a dog owner forgot to leave me the key and I got in through the pet door!

Serving the North County Communities of Carlsbad, La Costa, Leucadia, Encinitas, Olivenhain, Cardiff, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Fairbanks Ranch, Del Mar & Carmel Valley

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Catherine N.

2 Reviews
$65/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 5, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
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Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$65 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Baths
$30 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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2 Reviews
Catherine did a fantastic job. I couldn't be happier. Mt dogs were in great hands and I'll definitely use her again!
I felt so much peace of mind having Catherine at my house while I was away. My dog is a bit neurotic and very attached to me and within a few days, he was completely comfortable with Catherine. She left my home in great condition and took awesome care of my pets. She's extremely responsible and caring and I loved my detailed updates and photos. I will definitely book her again!
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