Colleen's Canine Cottage

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Colleen S.

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5 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Rottweiler, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Colleen 's Resident Pets

Hannah
Golden Retriever
Female
9 yr 3 mo old

Colleen 's House

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Medium Yard
Partially fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Colleen

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My husband and I are empty-nesters. This has become the perfect time to fill our home with doggie vacationers. We raised our sons with golden retrievers and both have great respect and love for animals.
Hannah, our 9 year old girl, has a wonderful life a block from the beach where she swims to "retrieve" balls in the waves. She is a gentle sweet trained "therapy dog" who has a calming nature on any dog who comes to stay.
A typical day for Hannah includes a walk to the beach, through the local "forest" or to the Capitola pier where we have a water/coffee break before we head home!
Taking care of someone's pet is a big responsibility. I will take the same care of your canine family member as I do Hannah.

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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Colleen S.

Online Now!
5 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017

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
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Web Training Complete
This sitter has completed an online presentation meant to provide an overview of sitting responsibilities.
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Colleen 's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Colleen 's Home
$40 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
Check-ins
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
Baths
$20 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$12 each way
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
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2 Testimonials
Dec 2016
Colleen has cared for my two dogs (a very rambunctious and admittedly fussy corgi, and a somewhat skittish rescue chihuahua mix) a few times. She is loving and caring to my dogs as if they are her own. I love that she will send photos/updates if I want, and she is so experienced with dog issues that she will know what to do if something serious comes up. My dogs always get the perfect amount of exercise – Colleen’s proximity to pleasure point and capitola is ideal!. Colleen also is experienced with giving the different dogs different types of food, and giving pills to the dogs. Her house is an oasis where Henry (the chihuahua) is content to lay in the Santa Cruz sun, and Butch (the corgi) can run and play with Hannah in the grass. Sometimes I think when my dogs stay at Colleen’s house they are having a better vacation than me!
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Nov 2016
My mother is the most patient, caring and attentive dog-mom you'll find. She has raised wonderful canine companions throughout my life. She even takes better care of my dogs than I do, and that's saying something!
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Georgia absolutely loved her stay with Colleen. She was happy to see us, but a little sad to leave her new friends as well. Strolls to the beach and a sweet family to be loved by were perfect for her.
My dog had The Best Time staying with Colleen and Bruce! Theirs is a home filled with love, care, walks, treats and praise. Dog Heaven. Colleen sent wonderful photos and texts. Hannah, their awesome and mellow golden, welcomed our dog with a very relaxed vibe, so nice. Will definitely be contacting Colleen again when we go out of town.
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Colleen was exceptional! She is a true dog lover and took excellent care of Rio while we were away. She provided our dog with the same level of affection and attention that we do at home. Knowing that our dog was in a safe and happy home while we were out of town made our vacation that much enjoyable. Furthermore, Colleen is great with communication. She provided us with regular updates on our dog. We will definitely use Colleen again in the future for all dog sitting needs.
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We felt so lucky to have found Colleen and Bruce to take care of our pup Abbey while we were on vacation for the week. They took great care of her with walks and bike rides down to the beach and gave her lots of love. They sent us updates with pictures every couple days which helped put our minds at rest about how she was doing. Their dog, Hannah was also super sweet and mellow and I think Abbey enjoyed having another dog for company.
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When I 1st brought Jackie (my dog) to meet Colleen & her husband, I was blown away how easy they made me feel. Jackie too! She is a on old dog, who has never before taken to strangers so quick. Every time I visited Jackie at Colleen's, Jackie looked more at home. She had Jackie for about 2 weeks. The overall experience, including her professional side as very pleasant. If I ever need a sitter again, I'd plan on Colleen to watch her. I recommend the same for anyone else who needs a sitter.
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