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Cori C.

23 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats

Cori's Resident Pets

Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier
10 yr 0 mo old

Cori's House

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

About Cori

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
50% Off Discount for Dog Boarding Booked Feb and Mar Only! (Read below for details!)



Services Offered:

#1 Boarding in My Home (*Only available now until May 1, 2017 - estimate)
(see below for drop off and pick up hours)

*(NEW!) CAT BOARDING (Upstairs Only):

$15 Shared Room: 1st cat per day. (includes oral meds or no meds) I do not provide insulin or IV services at this time for cats.

$20 Private Room: Comes with a kitty condo with a view. Cat bed if needed. Cat toys and some treats. You provide litter, litter box and food. *Xtra charge for cat walks or cat strolls)

*See below for cat boarding discounts if booking from Feb 13 through Mar 31.

(Downstairs Only)

$35 per day for sm/med size dogs
$45 per day for large/Xlrg size dogs/Potty trained puppies/Dogs with anxiety, reactivity, etc
$60 per day (not potty trained)
*Discounts for multiple dogs!

Dogs are given one 30 min walk a day (not including potty breaks) IF weather permits. Due to liability reasons dogs are never taken to dog parks unleashed! If weather is mild and dry your dog will likely have a chance to play in the yard, otherwise your pooch will be indoors most of the day, so he/she should be comfortable in a large room. If your dog has too much energy to be contained in a large room most of the day then it is likely they won't do well in this environment. I may or may not have another dog boarding at the same time as your dog, so please keep this in mind as well or just ask me if I have another dog booked with yours to see if your dog will have someone to play with. Thank you! :)

I CAN NO LONGER BOOK 90 DAYS OUT AT THIS TIME. If you need to book within 90 days feel free to contact me.

#2 Pet Sitting in Your Home (Always Available!)
(Hours of Operation for travel are 9am - 6pm during "Fall Back" seasons & 9am - 7pm during Spring Fwd seasons)

$45 per day per 1 dog
Half price per day for 2nd dog

#3 (Limited) Daycare

$30 per day

(Drop Off & Pick Up Hours:

*Sunday 9am - 2pm &
6pm - 9pm (due to church service OR

Mon - Sat 9am – 9pm)

*Late Fee - $30

I’ve been working as a full-time pet sitter for three years where I have the opportunity to provide 24/7 hour care to pets with anxiety and other issues in their own home (dogs & cats) or mine (dogs only) for now. I do this as a career not as a hobby, so you can be assured I take my job seriously and will love your pets as if they were my own. I've owned cats and a Pitbull and hope to own another dog in the near future. For now, I continue my education of animal behavior through online dog training classes and books with guidance of a local dog trainer that I've worked with in Portland. Previously, I had worked as a veterinarian assistant, dog trainer assistant, dog grooming assistant and other fields of animal care.


******* DOG BOARDERS I DON’T TAKE... ********

*Excessive barkers or *high energy

(Your dog will be in a large room with me for most of their stay, especially in the fall/winter/spring months when it is rainy, so it is important they are comfortable. I provide one 30 min walk daily more or less dependent on the weather, energy levels, and breed. Please keep this in mind during these seasons when it may not be possible for them to have access to the yard to play for long. We don't want a muddy puppy!)

(Please consider discussing the option of pet sitting in your home if you have dogs with high energy.)

It’s best to drop off your dog at least 4-5 hours before closing. This gives your dog time to settle into his/her new environment before bedtime.

MY PLACE: (Downstairs) The space is large studio basement (1,071 sq. ft.) which STAYS COOL ALL YEAR ROUND, so no need for an a/c. However, I keep two fans on hand to keep it extra cool because I tend to run a little hot than most people. For the winter months I have a fireplace and a heater. I also have a large yard included that is fenced.


*SITTING INSIDE YOUR HOME: Must book at least 3 days to qualify (coming home on 4th day)

*For shorter stays I recommend: Boarding Dogs in My Home (if your dog(s) qualify).

***I serve most of the SE and NE Portland area’s ONLY (UNLESS transportation is provided). Please contact me to see if I service your area.


*If you book dates from 02-13-17 thru 03-31-17 *SUPER SPECIAL DISCOUNT!
(Get 50% off dog boarding when you mention code CL0203discount TO ME at time of booking) This is not a DV coupon code but my coupon code. If you have a cat you would like to board and you mention the discount all cats are $10 each only.

How does that work? I cut my prices in half. So, if I normally charge $45 for a large dog boarding and $35 for a sm/medium size dog to board. Lets say you want to book any dates from 2/13 thru 3/31, I charge only $23 a day for your large dog or $18 for your sm/medium size dog. You get your 50% off of your total for maximum savings! If you have two dogs you want to board it is just $15 more. That's it! If you normally board with me you are still paying less boarding your two pets for the price of one! So, take advantage of this super discount now, especially if you have multiple pets and tell your friends!

~Dogs must not have any major medical issues or separation anxiety for any discount to apply! If you're not sure if you can take advantage given your dog's anxiety or medical issues because they are more mild or moderate, please speak with me.


*CAT BOARDING: Boarding of 10 Days or more get 10% off!

(1) If BOARDING TWO dogs the second dog is only $25.
(2) If boarding TWO DOGS and ONE of the two dogs is LARGE the second dog is only $15.
(3) If boarding 2 or more dogs for more than 7 days get 10% off!

*SMALL DOG DISCOUNT: If BOARDING TWO small adult dogs in my home from the SAME HOUSEHOLD it is only $50 a day for both ADULT dogs together (must be SMALL DOGS up to 30 lbs. only / Meet and Greet Required - No exceptions).

~Dogs must not have any major medical issues or separation anxiety for any discount to apply!

*PUPPY DISCOUNT: IF BOARDING TWO puppies in my home from the SAME HOUSEHOLD: 12 wks. or less are $75 (NOT potty trained) / 11-20 wks. is $65 a day (Potty Trained!)

******** WHY CHOOSE ME? ********

#1 - I have no children you need to worry about or other pets.

#2 - I love pampering dogs/cats and am able to provide 24/7 hr. care if needed and give them special attention as if they were my own children.

#3 - I only accept one job at a time for “Overnight In-Home Pet Sitting,” so that your pets receive my sole and undivided attention always and it's never on any other pets but yours. I also, offer the same service for dog boarders per request or if boarding a large dog or reactive dog for $10 extra.

#4 – I have paid animal care experience and use ongoing dog behavior classes to be the best pet sitter for your pets’ needs. No pet will EVER be left alone together without my supervision even for a moment.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Cori C.

23 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 18, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Cori's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$45 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Cori's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
23 Reviews
Cori took very good care of my pup! She did some obedience work, played hard with her and generally made Lily feel loved and safe.
Frank had a great time staying with Cori over a long weekend. Cori clearly has a passion for animals and enjoys caring for them. We felt Frank was in good hands.
Cori was beyond great. It was my first time leaving my little guy and she went above and beyond making sure me and my pup felt comfortable. My puppy was not acting right the first day and Cori was extremely patient and figured out a solution to help him adjust! I could not of asked for a better sitter. Lots of updates and open communication which were extremely appreciated. Wrigley even received a holiday present from Cori!
Cori was great! She was responsive and professional, and most importantly, our dog had a great time and was very well taken care of.

We hadn't used DogVacay before, but Cori made it simple by ensuring we got her everything she needed for our pet's stay.

Dogs kind of have a sense for people, and I could tell right away that our dog loved being with Cori. If we head out of town again, we'll use Cori...not because we need a place for our dog, but because our dog will enjoy it!
Cori provided a warm and comforting vacay for our dog Ruby! Cori was careful to accommodate Ruby's little anxieties, plus she gave me some good tips about walking leashes and healthy treats.
Cori is GREAT!! We're repeat customers with Cori because she takes such great care of our two dogs. She sends texts and photos to provide updates on how the pups are doing. Have recommended her to others and will use her again!!
Cori took great care of little Levi for his day-long stay. She was very thorough and careful with him. She has a big fenced backyard for pups to explore and play in. The cute pics of him throughout the day were much appreciated. It was clear he had a great time by the fact that he didn't want to leave!
This is the second time we've used Cori and would highly recommend her. The dogs love her and she is very attentive to them. Cori posts lots of pics which is fun to see and keeps in good communication. We feel very comfortable having Cori stay at the house and look after our dogs while we're away. Thanks Cori!
We had Jerry stay with Cori over the Fourth of July holiday. She gave him lots of personal attention and had great techniques for helping him relax during the fire works. She was very attentive and kept us well updated. I can't think of a better care giver for our dog!
Cori took such great care of my dog! I came home to a happy well-adjusted pooch who acted as though he stayed at a friends. Thanks Cori!
Cori really helped us with watching our older dog with health issues during a difficult time. We had to travel cross country to go to my fathers memorial service. Cori was able to help us and care for our diabetic older dog and to seek appropriate care from the vet when needed. She's very conscientious and skilled. Highly recommend her!
Cori did a fantastic job taking care of our dogs in our home while we were gone. We have a very old dog and she is so wonderful with him and pays such close attention to how he is doing each day. We feel totally confident and relaxed when she is taking care of your two guys.
Cori is awesome! Willie came home happy. She sent lots of cute pictures and updates. She worked with Willie loose leash skills and introduced her to the Frisbee! Our flight was canceled and we had to come back a day late. Cori was a lifesaver and was able to extend Willie's stay with short notice.
Cori went above and beyond to make my little Biscuit (12-1/2 yrs. old) feel comfortable and secure.
I could tell when I picked Biscuit up that she was happy and did not exhibit the usual panic to get to me that has happened when she has been boarded at other places. Cori made everything easy for both me and Biscuit.
Eugene had a great time with Cori. She sent numerous photos and updates about him. He was happy and came home happy too. Thanks Cori!
My dog stayed for 2 days along with a 10 month old golden doodle. Cori was extremely attentive and careful with both dogs. She kept the doodle in a large comfortable enclosure in her room when the dogs first met to make sure they both got along well. (They did!) She was always observant, & responsible. I thought my dog had outgrown playing with other dogs, but she had a ball with the doodle! Cori is my favorite dog sitter. I can't recommend her highly enough.
I took Rupert to stay with Cori for a few days and was very happy with the experience. She lives in a nicely wooded Woodstock neighborhood with a large backyard perfect for running around and sunning. She took Rupert for frequent walks and often sent pictures of his activities. He even was able to sleep in the bed with her which is his favorite place to be.

When we arrived she asked a series of questions to ensure he had the best experience.
Cori took WONDERFUL care of our dog while we were out of town.

She communicated well with us, and sent us updates and photos from time to time.

We are very fortunate to have found such a caring sitter so close to us. We will certainly call Cori again if we need a safe place for him to stay while we're away.
Cori was wonderful with our 2 dogs for the 15 day stay. She is so warm with them, and even did some much needed training. I would not hesitate using her again. They seemed very content when we came to get them, and she is very organized and focused on their well-being.
We were very pleased with Cori, the way she looked after the dog. He is older and she had patience with him. He had many walks a day. She mailed pictures and regular updates. A great place to leave the dog. We do it again when we need it. I recommend her highly.
Cori recently watched all of our animals (1 dog, 2 cats and 7 fish). She communicated throughout her week at our house, sent pictures and checked in with us so that we knew our pets and house were all ok. While she was at our house, Cori came down with the stomach flu and dealt with record breaking rainfall. Despite the flu and the rain, Cori took care of our pets, gathered our mail and entertained our dog by hiding treats (walks in the storm was not an option). She even read through our paperwork from a recent dog training and she kept up the techniques we've been using. She never once quit and we appreciate that even extremely sick, she did not leave our pets without care.

Our dog is a rescue, relatively new to our family and she can be anxious. The last time we traveled we took her to a kennel. After we picked her up, it took her a week to readjust. Having Cori stay at our house really helped our dog. Our dog has not shown any signs of readjustment, she's relaxed and happy.
Cori did a great job with our anxious dog in her home for a daycare trial. We are still getting to know our dog and Cori encountered unexpected challenges that we were unaware of until today. She was kind, forgiving and honest. She's been very helpful with suggestions on how we can make our dog more comfortable/relaxed. We look forward to Cori caring for our dog in our home in the near future.
Cori is amazing! Our dog June, loved being with her so much, she didn't want to come home. She sent us pictures and updates letting us know how June was doing and even sent a little doggie treat package home with her! I would definitely recommend Cori to anyone looking for a loving, kind, responsible pet sitter. We have found our go to pet sitter! Thank you Cori!
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