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Cathy Z.

22 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies, No Senior Dogs
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Boxer, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Bulldog, Chihuahua, Doberman Pinscher, Rottweiler

Cathy's Resident Pets

Golden Retriever
7 yr 4 mo old

Cathy's House

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Children at home (13-18 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Cathy

23 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Offering family-style boarding, you'll be proud that your dog can say, "This feels like home." Lifelong dog owners, our resident pup is a female Golden Retriever. With two children off to college and our youngest in middle school full time, this mom and wife of 24 years will give your dog(s) LOTS of love and attention in our large, carpeted, smoke-free home with fenced yard in Northwest Bradenton.

Prior to boarding, a Meet-N-Greet is required as it's a great opportunity to get acquainted and it equips us to provide your pet with the accommodations to best suit their needs. Your pet's vaccination record will be kept on file during his or her stay and it is required that our guests be treated with vet-approved flea and tick medication. If there are specific instructions for us to follow, such as with feeding, walking, behavior or medication, please bring it up during our visit.

Your dog will receive one-on-one attention and exercise as our guests have supervised free run in our home as well as in our fenced backyard. We don't provide crates or cages, so if your dog uses one, please bring it with you so that he/she has his/her own place to sleep or rest, undisturbed. We host up to two guests at the same time, so your dog will have a playmate but also plenty of space to be alone. We are flexible. Please let us know when it's convenient for you to drop off and pick up, when your dog usually eats or goes for walks. We are here to care for your pet just as you do.

**I do work part-time 25/hrs week outside the home, Please note on weekdays only I will take in dogs that are use to being home alone while their owners work. If you see me marked unavailable but have questions about weekdays, please feel free to send me a message from my home page.

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Cathy Z.

22 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 14, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Cathy's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
22 Reviews
This is the first time we used this service and Cathy made it the best. Our dog had a great time and she was in frequent communications with us while Zeus was in her care. We loved her and will go back again and again. Thank you ??
As soon as I met Cathy, I knew she would take good care of our Missy and she did. She is a sweet and kind person...
We continue to be extremely pleased with Cathy's exceptional care for our golden retriever, Molly. We just don't know how we would live without her. We have used her many times, and each time Molly is thrilled to go there to spend time with Cathy's family including her sweet golden, Daisy. Whether it is for one night or an extended stay, Cathy always attends to the details of what we need and is great with communicating, sending pictures....all the things that comfort us. If you live anywhere in the area, she is a fantastic choice.!!
We leave Tucker, our black lab, with Cathy Z whenever we go out of town. For our most recent trip, we were gone 10 days and Tucker is cared for like a KING.. You can tell Cathy loves our dog and takes great care of him. Tucker also enjoys playing with Daisy, Cathy's Golden. I highly recommend anyone to use Cathy's service. She is a wonderful sitter.........
Cathy takes wonderful care of our Molly. It is her favorite place to be! We're so tNkful to have found Cathy and her family
Cathy and Daisy are fantastic :) I got tons of pictures of Layla having fun playing with the dogs and the family. Cathy was also great about giving Layla her medication if needed.
As always, Cathy and Daisy provided excellent care and tons of fun for Molly! This is her home away from home
Our dog has a great time whenever he stays over with Cathy. I always feel he is in great hands and do not worry one bit about his care. He gets lots of attention....
Cathy was fantastic! She treated Gus like he was her own. I picked Gus up at 1:30pm and by 2:00pm he was out cold on the couch next to me - for the next 5 hours...that tells me Gus and Daisy had a great time playing together under Cathy's supervision. Highly recommend and will definitely use again!!
Cathy was extremely willing to be flexible as needed this weekend when I wasn't sure what my plans would be. She and Daisy took excellent care of Gus - he's been asleep for over 2.5 hours since I brought him home...a sure sign that he had a wonderful time. She sent great pictures and video throughout the weekend keeping me connected to my boy. I would highly recommend Cathy any time!
Cathy is consistently excellent. She has really picked up on how to handle Layla, who is shy. Layla loves her and her entire family :)
Layla really enjoyed her stay with Cathy. She is quite a shy dog; per the pictures she made a few new friends, had a good time playing and stalking the resident squirrels...
Cathy is a great dog sitter. Left my dog twice with her and all has been great!
Cathy sent photo updates regularly. Cathy is very nice and tries to work with you for drop offs and pick ups.
Molly had a great day playing with Daisy and two visiting dogs. As always, Cathy was a real "pro" watching to be sure all four dogs interacted well. Molly hates to leave this warm and friendly home.
This was a great time for our Golden. She loved playing with Cathy's Golden and all the attention she received. We're already booked for two future Vacays with Cathy and Daisy!
Mickey just loves it at Cathy's. He has learned to actually play with another dog, to run and have fun, rather than be afraid... Thank you, Cathy!!
Cathy was sweet and accommodating. She and her family welcomed Finn as their own and considering he's still napping hours after pickup, I'd say he had a great time. Great backyard and a sweet Golden named Daisy to keep your pup company. We are hopeful to use Cathy again!
Picking GoGo and Jack up from Cathy after a long weekend, it was obvious they had a fantastic time as they were in no hurry to leave. This reassured us that she kept our dogs comfortable and entertained. We highly recommend Cathy and will definitely be contacting her again!
Our Pomeranian is a barker and our Terrier mix is "extra playful" but Cathy and her family were absolutely wonderful despite the added activity!
We felt very comfortable leaving our two boys with Cathy and her pack as you can clearly tell they are a dog family!
Cathy was such a gracious host to our Winston! It is so wonderful to know that your furry family member is so well taken care of. Her family environment is so inviting and we truly appreciate all her care and love she have our dog! We are very thankful and impressed!
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