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Cathy R.

39 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Cathy's Resident Pets

Labrador Retriever
6 yr 1 mo old

Cathy's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Cathy

50 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have owned dogs, cats, horses, goats, chickens and still to this day have dogs and horses. I can take care of your pets at my home or at your home.
If your dog or cat needs medication I can help with that. I also do dog walking and if need be take them to the Groomer or Vet.
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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Cathy R.

39 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 23, 2017


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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.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Cathy's Home
$23 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Cathy's Home
$15 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$35 /hour
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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39 Reviews
Cathy's home and yard were very welcoming to Riley. He had some special needs as an older dog, and Cathy followed through with my instructions. We are now using a slow-feeder, and it has made a difference in his ability to digest food. Thanks!
Second time leaving our 16-yr old mix with Cathy and all was great. So nice to know she's there overnight and he's not in a cage at a kennel. Thanks Cathy!
Cathy is a fantastic host for my pups! Her house is spacious and has a great outdoor space. It is a very relaxed atmosphere, and she sent texts and was available to communicate anytime. I couldn't be happier, and she is now my go-to doggie sitter!!
We will definitely leave Ellie with Cathy again! Cathy sent photos of Ellie frequently & kept in touch with me. Ellie ate her food & took her meds, which sometimes when we left Ellie elsewhere she wouldn't eat. We will book with her again on our next trip! Thank you Cathy!
Cathy is great! My dog was happy with her! I will definitely seek her care for my dog again!
Cathy was very welcoming and my dogs seemed happy with their stay. She has a big yard for the dogs to run around in. We will definitely be rebooking with her!
Cathy is great! This was our 2-year-old dog KC's first stay around other dogs and away from home. Since KC wasn't socialized well as a pup, she needed a little more attention to get used to the "pack". Cathy made sure she eased KC into the situation and helped her learn how to be around other dogs. Her house and yard were perfect for the dogs. I felt confident KC was in good hands, and she seemed to have a good time. We'll be back when we need dog care again. Thanks Cathy! Vacay is a great concept to link dog owners with care! I'm so glad I found it.
My two dogs had a good time. Much better than a kennel, lots of friends to play with. Kathy is very nice, very good with the dogs.
Cathy was great with our dog, Rocky! He has special medication and she had no problem administering it to him. He was in such a great mood when we picked him up having played with 2 other dogs over his stay. We will definitely be taking him back to Cathy's!
Cathy was amazing. She took the time to let me know how my dog was doing at her house while I was on vacation an I really appreciated that. She has a nice size yard for the dogs to run and play which is an asset. I will definitely be calling on her again. It puts be at ease knowing my dog is having a great time and is well cared for. Linda
This was our second great experience with Dog Vacay. My 15-year old beagle mix stayed with Cathy for 4 days. I think she had 3 other dogs there as well. All got along, she is very careful about the dogs and had a clean home. She sent me a pic or a text each day. She gave medicine, fed separately, and provided a great stay for my sweet boy. We will definitely use her again, so much better than a kennel!!
We took our 9 year old King Charles Cavalier 'Gracie Mae' to stay with Cathy & her dog Rocky for her second time. Gracie is very shy, but she warmed up to Cathy right away and gets along with great with Cathy's dog! She also got to make some new friends with a couple of the other dogs Cathy was taking care of. This was a little longer stay over then her first visit. Everything went GREAT!!! Gracie was very content and happy when we picked her up and brought her home. We all think Cathy Rocks!!!
Cathy is amazing. My dog felt comfortable in her house the moment we walked in. Her house is beautiful, clean and secure. I highly recommend her.
Cathy projected caring and energy during our Meet and Greet. She knew that my dog needed one pill a day for severe allergies and agreed to administer the med faithfully. However, when I returned 17 days later - one glance at my dog and I knew her allergies were out of control. Cathy had no memory of the fact that my dog should receive medication, couldn't find the medication and,in fact, had not given the med for at least 2 weeks. My dog was limping when I got her home. Would not let me touch her hind leg and was not wt bearing by the nex AM. We were in the vet's office by 8:15AM, where it was determined she had several hot spots on the rear paw, had rubbed all the hair from around her eyes and had lost 5 lbs while I was gone. As a result of her allergy flare, I have had to double her Apoquel, add several days of Rimadyl, a 10 day course of antibiotic and a topical steroid spray. Fortunately Cathy owned up to what happened to Dogvaycay and they reached out to me. My vet bills and associated costs will be paid. I do NOT recommend Cathy to any one who has a dog that needs anything beyond simple boarding. This was not a complicated situation and she was unable to organize well enough to provide my dog the agreed upon care.
I have boarded my elderly dog with Cathy two times now and she is great! She is warm and inviting and it's obvious she loves animals. I felt very secure with my dog being there and I didn't worry because she kept me updated and sent pictures of my dog. She has knowledge of animals and is very responsible and capable. I will definitely use Cathy again in the future for my animals.
Cathy was really nice. My dog loved her dog. I was a little disappointed when I found out they would be left alone for several hours every day. But since she has a nice yard and she let them play out there a lot when she was home I was happy. She is thorough in her questions about the dogs. Dietary restrictions, need for a pee pad, things like that. I had to warn her my dog Muffin liked to chew on things rather aggressively. Muffin can not be trusted with purse straps or shoes.
Cathy was the perfect pet sitter for my dog, Cody. He had other dogs to play with and really enjoyed his stay. She paid attention to details of who to contact in case of emergency, my vet's info, made sure she had all my numbers, etc. She even sent me a couple of update texts on my phone and a photo!
Once again, Cathy has stolen my dog's heart. I was gone on vacation for a week, and my only worry was that Bella wouldn't want to come home with me. Fortunately she did, so I didn't have to steal Cathy's dog. Seriously, I have complete confidence in Cathy. My dog is a little 6-pound chihuahua. Cathy takes great care of her and has trained her to be comfortable around bigger dogs. Bella loves to curl up on laps and go to sleep. Cathy even puts up with that, and of course, Bella is in seventh heaven. We have decided that Cathy is going to be Bella's sitter every time I have to leave town. Or for any reason actually that I need help with Bella. Thanks Cathy!!
Our two little dogs had a nice visit with Cathy. She was available on rather short notice, which was great. Communication was easy and Cathy kept us up to date on how the dogs were doing. Would definitely book with her again.
Cathy is awesome! She took great care of Paddington while we were gone. The messages and photos gave us great comfort. We greatly appreciated you for giving our family member great care. Thank you so much Cathy.
Matt and I were super thankful that Cathy was able to watch our dogs, sort of last minute over a holiday weekend! Bogie and Kelly came home happy and tired out after a long weekend playing with Rocky and the other dogs. I think they really enjoyed being able to go outside and playing in the yard all the time. Thanks again!
It was wonderful to have a safe and cool place for Ofee to stay while we were away in the cool weather of Alaska. It was sweet to get a picture of the old girl. I will definitely call Cathy again .
This was the first time we took our 9 year old King Charles Cavalier 'Gracie Mae' to someone else's home for Petsitting, so we were of course hoping all would go well. Gracie is a little shy with other dogs and with being deaf and having heart murmur; and a very spoiled dog we had concerns how she would do. Things went GREAT! She was very happy when we picked her up and very comfortable it seem. She even ran back to Cathy to say goodbye. She got along awesome with 'Rocky' (Cathy's dog). We will not hesitate at all to take our Gracie back to Cathy.
Cathy R and Rocky are simply the best !! Our dog, Chica had a great vacation. She made new pack friends and her new BFF is now Rocky. Cathy kept us up to date with e-mail and photos. A very comfortable, "home" setting. I highly recommend with 6 stars !!
I have used Cathy on two occasions and just booked for the third. The dogs are well taken care of and Rocky is very gentle... Cathy gets back to you promptly!
Cathy was wonderful! Her home and yard are clean and safe for pups. She was very organized and communicated well. I received texts and a picture during Remy's stay. I will definitely book with Cathy again!
So happy to find someone who can help take care of my babies. .
Cathy was flexible and was available for a meet and greet. She was attentive to Monroe and took excellent care of him - feeding him twice per day, administering vitamins, and even brushing him. Her lovely home is spacious and she has a yard in which Monroe could play. Once per day, she sent an update with photos, so I was informed about Monroe's status, but not overwhelmed with information. Both Monroe and I were very happy with Cathy and the excellent care she provided. We highly recommend!
My little 6-lb chihuahua, Bella, got along great with Cathy's huge (relative to Bella) dog, Rocky. Bella had a terrific time. Cathy was great with Bella. I just cannot offer too much praise for Cathy. She had a couple of other dogs there too, and all got along really well. I think it is because of Cathy's rapport with all of them. This was a practice run to see how Bella would do with Cathy. Thanks, Cathy, from both of us! I'm going to be gone for a week in July. I know Bella is looking forward to that week with Cathy and Rocky!! I think Bella won't miss me at all.
Five star stay. Cathy was great. My guy didn't want to leave he had it so good. He keeps telling me "I wanna go back to Cathy's house".LOL. Seriously.....She gets my highest recommendation. House is clean. She loves animals, understands them and is very accommodating. She da bomb!!
Watson had a great time with Cathy's pup. She came home happy and tired.
Cathy took great care of my elderly dog and put me at ease by checking in with me daily while I was on my vacation. She had a great space for my dog and was able to give her lots of attention and love. I will definitely go to Cathy again whenever I take a vacation.
This was the doggies second visit with Cathy. They give four paws up to her. She makes them feel safe and they always have a good time. My dogs are 11 years old and have never stayed with anyone. They don't even like to go into someone else's home. But they have no problem with Cathy. Thank goodness we found her.
Everything went well for our dog's stay with Cathy. Cathy has her own dog, Rocky. Rocky is also terrific and gave our dog an immediate playmate.
This was our second stay with Cathy. She is a terrific host. The dogs were well cared for. Her home is a perfect spot, clean and friendly with a nice yard. Cathy is great and cooperative. She will continue to be our first choice.
Cathy is awesome. I was having surgery and it was wonderful to know that my doggies were in good hands. I have used boarding kennels and vets in the past. Never again. The caring and loving attention that Cathy provides is priceless. Thank you,Cathy. I will recommend you to anyone.
Cathy is very good with dogs. She has a soft and pleasant personality. she was very accommodating for a meet and greet and flexible with picking up the dogs. Will use her as much as possible.
Cathy is a warm and pleasant sitter. She and Max got along very well; in fact, Max was never more happy than staying with her. She made him feel right at home. No more channels for Max, Cathy is where he's staying every time we visit our sons. :o)
Cathy was great she communicated very quickly and provided a safe home for our dog.. Our boxer maverick was very happy and felt at home. . Cathy has a great home with a big yard. Thank you very much Cathy.
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