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Catherine H.

23 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

Catherine's Resident Pets

Rat Terrier
5 yr 1 mo old
6 yr 1 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Caged birds or Reptiles

Catherine's Apartment

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Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Catherine

33 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello, I'm Cathy. Your pet will be able to stay in my home and become another family member. Your "baby" will receive the same quality care, love and attention that my "babies" do. They'll have 2 great playmates, my dogs, Sunni and Simon. Your dog can snooze on the sofa or sleep on the bed (mine do). I also have plenty of doggie toys. I live in a condo, so we usually go on 3-4 leashed walks per day. I do have cats, so I can't accept dogs that wouldn't be OK with them. All pets must be current on vaccines, housebroken, leash trained and well behaved. Additionally, I can't accept dogs with separation anxiety, excessive barkers or those that urine mark indoors. Absolutely NO aggressive pets accepted. I will accept 2 small dogs or 1 large dog (over 50 lbs) at a time.
I'm a lifetime pet owner and animal lover and have owned and worked with a variety of animals including dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, and fish.

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified

Catherine H.

23 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 16, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Catherine's Home
$28 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
$17 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
23 Reviews
I will readily leave my dogs with Catherine again. I know how much she cares for her own pets, so I know there is nothing to worry about. The dogs were happy when I picked them up.
My Doggie Maggie is a bit of a nervous dog but she did well with Catherine and her pets. It was great to have an initial meet and greet and also to receive a couple check in texts from
Catherine during our vacation. Maggie was happy and well cared for and we really appreciate Catherine caring for her. Plus she is close to us! Hope to have Catherine watch Maggie again.
Catherine was very friendly and nice to deal with during this reservation. Oreo came back home a happy dog and I think he enjoyed his stay with Catherine and her dogs. Also the intial meet and greet was agreat suggestion. Thank you
Catherine welcomed Dudley with open arms. She is a very sweet and accommodating lady. She even let Dudley sleep in her bed. She totally saved us at the last minute because our previous plans fell through. The one concern of mine was the amount of time Catherine stated the pets would be unattended. She didn't mention that she had a FT job until after I left, when I texted her if noon was an ok drop off time. Normally, I don't mind my dog being home alone, however she has 4 pets of her own, two kind of not-so friendly cats and one Alpha dog (was how she described him). Everything was great when we picked Dudley up. A couple of days after he was home, we noticed a scar under his neck. I asked her about it, she suggested it may have been done by her small dog.
We are very happy with DogVacay. Catherine was amazing with Beto. It is a relief to know that we have a pet lover close home.
Our poodle Happy's stay with Catherine was great, and Catherine was very accommodating in working with us on a late pick-up time. Really appreciate her flexibility, and Happy appreciated her hospitality!
We used Cathy over Father's Day weekend for our dog Fred. Prior to accepting, we had a meet-and-greet with her two dogs and Fred just to make sure, this is something she suggested and I agree with very much. Everything went very smoothly, she allowed us to drop Fred off a bit earlier than usual on Saturday morning, and we were able to pick up Fred on the agreed time on Sunday evening. Fortunately we did not have any major slow ups coming back from NC on I-95, but if we did Cathy was willing to give us some slack on the pickup time, which was much appreciated. After our experience, we would use Cathy again and recommend her to anyone who might be interested in using her.
Our Sunny has been with Cathy for afew times; each he had a great time. We'll continue to bring a sunny to her whenever we are out of town.
Cathyvis always reliable! We totally trusted her to take care of dog Sunny.
Catherine was great with my baby's and I will use her services again.
Cathy was great and quick to respond. She also sent me pictures of my dog during her stay which gave me comfort in knowing she was doing well and in a safe environment when I was out of town.
Cathy was amazing! Not only did she send me photo updates, but I came back to one happy little dog. Curie can't wait to come back for her next visit!
Cathy was great! Jude had a good time with her and I felt comfortable knowing Cathy would take good care of my baby.
Our dog Sunny stayed with Cathy twice, the longer one was for 10 days. He had a good time with her own two dogs, and Cathy kept us informed how Sunny was doing and sent us cute pictures. Cathy is a nice person and very good at handling dogs. Overall, we had excellent experience with her service and will return in the future.
Cathy was great! A real life saver for me and my two dogs whIle we were traveling in the MD area, which isn't our home. She made our dogs feel right at home and sent photos and updates throughout their stay. She even purchased some extra food when they ran out. I would recommend Cathy for your dog sitting needs in a heartbeat.
Absolutley loved Catherine....our baby girl was well taken care of!! I was very comfortable leaving her with Catherine while we were on vacation and LOVED getting picture updates! Also love that she was able to be around her dogs and not be in a cage while we were gone! Highly recommend her for anyone that needs their fur babies looked after!
Cathy was a great host to our dog. When we picked her up, she was as happy as she always is. I think she had a blast with her other 4 legged friends. Cathy was very flexible and did not mind that we had to pick up our dog later than planned.
She is a life-saver, and able to accommodate on such a short notice.
My dog came back home happy and healthy after 4 days of stay.
Cathy is knowledgeable, experienced and obviously loves animals. Jo had a great time visiting with her dog Sunni especially (a very sweet dog).
This was the first time we've left our dog with a dog sitter instead of having the dog sitter come to our home. To add to our anxiety, we were leaving her for two weeks. When we first arrived our dog seemed a little shy and tentative, but within minutes she had made herself at home and hardly noticed us leaving. We got notes and pictures from Cathy while we were gone letting us know she was doing well and having a ball with the other dogs. When we picked her up, she was excited to see us, but not desperately so. This is by far the smoothest transition we've had when we've left her for any period of time. Would definitely recommend Cathy and will use her again!
Cathy took care of our dog, Hershey, with love. She texted us a picture while we were on our trip! Will definitely use her again!
Cathy did an excellent job in taking care of Alex and provided us with great photo updates. She is very responsive and her knowledge of animals was very reassuring when we dropped off our dog, Alex. I was very pleased to find a happy, healthy dog who didn't want to leave!
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