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Anne H.
Oakville, ON L6H 5
79 Reviews
38 Repeat Guests
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

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

Anne's Resident Pets

9 yr 11 mo old

Anne's House

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

About Anne

9 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello and welcome to Happy Dogs!
We love dogs and were always being asked by our friends to dog sit. We have a 9 year old dog that we would never kennel and believe dogs are best cared for in a home setting. Your dog will be walked at least twice per day and will receive plenty of TLC. Your dog will be able to roam the whole house and large fenced in back yard.

We will supply the dog treats and love but prefer you to bring your own dog food to prevent upset tummies.

We live close to trails and parks that your dog will enjoy exploring every day they are here.

Please note the rate is per night-if you pick your pup up after 12 pm you will be charged the day rate for that day.

A surcharge might be added for puppies, larger dogs, dogs with behavioral issues and dogs with medical issues.

If your dog is aggressive towards other dogs or people we will not be able board them.

*Please note I will no longer accept dogs on a raw food diet. The insurance will not cover dogs that become ill with symptoms related to raw food.*

Fell free to contact me for any questions.
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Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
Anne H.
Oakville, ON L6H 5
79 Reviews
38 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated September 12, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Anne's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Anne's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Home Visits
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$15 /bath
$8 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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79 Reviews
We left Lilly with Anne for two weeks. We were a little apprehensive initially as this was our first time. However, Anne kept us informed about Lilly's well being and sent us photos. When we went to pick up Lilly she seemed to be very content and happy and was a little reluctant to leave. I think Lilly misses her play buddies at Anne's house as there were others dogs there and also Anne's company too. Overall Lilly had a great time, was well looked after as Anne is knowledgeable regarding dogs.
Would definitely recommend and shall be using again. Many thanks Anne.
Anne did a great job. My dog loves her. Considering he is an extremely active puppy I was surprised that he did not drive her utterly insane. Being first time dog owners she also had a lot of useful tips that my wife and I have used and we have found to be very helpful.

Thanks Anne.
Teddy had a great one night stay at Happy Dogs! Anne is lovely and easy to communicate with. She sent an update and a picture of Teddy enjoying his time there, which helps give piece of mind when you are away from your dog! Teddy will be staying with Anne again when we go on our honeymoon in July! So glad to have found a good sitter for our little guy, as he is much more comfortable in a home setting as opposed to a kennel. :)
Well what can I say about this app and Anne. I found out about this service not long ago and was a bit sceptical but after I met Anne and had her care for my dog I'm sold! This is the best thing ever. I was very nervous leaving my 11 year old dog. I haven't left her much in the past and never with someone I just met. My dog has almost no experience with other dogs and has to adjust to new people but because of Anne everything went smoothly. I left my dog with her for 5 days and when I got her back she almost didn't miss me :( lol
Anne even let my dog sleep in her bed and ended up with a jack Russell sleeping on her head lol. All I can say is if this is something new for you and you're a bit worried about leaving your little baby with someone, worry no more. Anne i love you and thanks so much I look forward to the next time I leave Mini with you. I can finally go on vacations again!!!
Anne and her family are wonderful, caring and loving! I was reluctant and nervous to leave our 11 month old pup (for the first time) while we were away on vacation, however after meeting Anne and doing a couple trial runs I felt very comfortable. While we were away Anne updated us with emails and photos to let us know how our boy was doing, this really helped. I would not hesitate to have our pup stay with Anne again, and will definitely be re-booking.

Our pup was very happy to see us when we returned, but he's definitely missing all his new friends and playmates!

5+ stars.

Thank you so much Anne & family for taking such great care of our Kobi!
Nelson adjusted immediately to the family and I was delighted to hear that he had attached himself to Anne's son. Nelson was relaxed and happy with his first visit. Many thanks for making him ffeel right at home and part of the family.
Anne is the best. She is concerned for your dog making a smooth transition to being cared by someone else. Anne took our dog in a couple of times prior to the stay to get used to the new environment.
Thanks for updating me on Polo via texts and pics, and also for bathing him before the pick up!
Anne took excellent care of our 11 month old puppy, Remy. I know she gave her lots of love, attention and excercise while we were away because she was very relaxed (and tired!) when we picked her up.
Anne is absolutely amazing! I had never left Sydney with anyone else before so I was naturally a little nervous. Anne's wonderful way with dogs quickly won Sydney's trust and her daily updates put me completely at ease. Your dog would be very fortunate to be left in Anne's care!!! Anne quickly assessed Sydney's personality and knew how to connect with her. I was amazed how quickly Sydney settled and trusted Anne.
Anne was great! My dog was very happy and I would recommend Anne if you are looking for a dog sitter. We will be using her again!
This was our first time boarding our two dogs (Havanese - 10mos old) and Lab (14yrs). Anne was wonderful with both and took great care of them. We received ongoing updates and pictures which helped put our mind at ease. Great experience and would not hesitate to have her care for them again.
Anne was great with our puppy. Thank you!
I was more than nervous about leaving our 4 month old puppy with a sitter but what a fantastic experience Archie had staying at Anne's home.

Anne sent me a few pics while we were away showing Archie snuggling with another puppy she was caring for, it put my mind at ease and allowed me to enjoy my time away with family. She also gave me updates by text about his eating and sleeping. We will definitely use Anne again for sitting and sleepovers for Archie, brilliant experience overall!
My dogs had a great time with Anne and her family. Anne is absolutely great, she touched base with me everyday letting me know how the boys were doing. This is the first time my boys had ever stayed with anyone other than family, I felt so comfortable with Anne from the moment I met her. I will be using her again without a doubt!
Anne is always very friendly and welcoming. Kodi always seems to enjoy his time there playing with the other dogs. Sometimes it seems he's disappointed to be leaving!
We are so thankful to Anne and family for loving our little Cooper while we were away and could not. It was a comfort too, to get daily updates and pictures. It made our holiday more relaxing. I guess we should have warned you about the sq*#^@lls :D . Lindsay has bought a new, stronger harness. You'll be ready for next time !! Thank you so very much.
It was the second time my dogs spent the day with Anne, they were happy to go! Anne and her family are Awesome!
Anne and her family make our two girls feel welcome and loved! Our dogs have adapted really well to their "vacation home", and learned lots about getting along with other doggie pals under Anne's supervision. Anne is terrifically patient with our dogs challenges.
Today was the first day that Jeter and Crosby stayed with Anne and her family for the day, the dogs had a great day and were picked up happy and tired. This was the first time anyone other than family watched my dogs, during our meet and greet Anne was so nice and I felt completely at ease. My boys will definitely be staying with Anne and her family anytime we need the boys to be boarded!

Thanks so much Anne for everything, you are the best!

Ellen (Jeter & Crosby)
New dog, same great Anne! We left our new rescue beagle, Blue, with Anne for 9 days and she had a great time - I think Blue misses Anne, her family, and the other dogs! She wants to go back to doggy summer camp. :-)
Anne and her whole family took great care of Piper while we were away. She truly loves dogs! We were able to relax knowing that Piper was very well cared for. Anne sent pictures and updates of Piper which further reassured us that she was doing very well. We feel very fortunate to have Anne and her family to care for Piper when we travel. Thank you Anne- and all of your family!
Anne is great! Our Leia loves to go to her house.... it is her home away from home. Anne made her feel right at home and always makes us feel comfortable with photo's and regular updates while we are away
This was Sherman's third stay and another wonderful, comfortable experience with Anne and her family.
Having just sorted through a round of ortho medical issues a few weeks prior, Sherman needed a little extra attention.
He was in good hands. He got the extra care and attention that he needed. Anne provided updates and photos.
Sherman gives her 4 paws up!
I thought I reviewed last year. If. not...Another wonderful repeat experience.
Anne was kind, accommodating and took good care of our two old girls. For two neurotic dogs, they settled in and adapted well in her care. Anne provided updates on how they were doing, which is always appreciated. We'd be happy to have the girls stay with her again.
We were anxious about boarding our dog for the first time outside of family...and did a lot of research on home boarding before finding Anne. She welcomed Indy with open arms and was very accommodating to our needs. Indy was a little shy at first, but then got comfortable with Ringo and the other dogs. We are extremely happy with Anne and her family and we will def be using her services again! :))
We just came back from vacation and we left our dog Paris for the first time ever. When we met Anne first time she suggested that we drop Paris one more time for cople of hours to give my dog chance to adjust gradually to other dogs. We recevied regular updates and we heve relaxed time on vacation knowing that Paris is in good care. Thanks to Anne and her family especially to her daughter because Paris was sleeping with her
Dixie stayed with Anne and her family for a week. Anne was honest and thorough in ensuring that Dixie was a good match and would fit in with other guest dogs. Anne was also very supportive in helping with some medication that Dixie was taking at the time. Once we dropped off Dixie, we recevied regular updates and photos of her.

Anne and her family went the extra mile to make sure that Dixie was well cared for and that we were comfortable in leaving Dixie in her care.

And Ms. Dixie was a very happy and content dog when we picked her up .... and I swear, she was smiling when she went to sleep.

Thank you Anne for a great experience.
We feel comfortable leaving our beloved dog with Anne whenever we go away. Kodi loves playing with the other dogs there. Anne sent us a few updates in the 10 days we were away and assured us that Kodi was happy and healthy and had adapted well. I think he could've stayed there forever and not even missed us!
Anne was very professional and loving at the same time! She ensured our dog had plenty of fun, exercise and cuddling. Our dog was really happy to be there.
I required care for my dog very last minute just after Christmas and Anne very graciously accommodated my request to meet her and her family before making the reservation. Anne and her family are very warm and caring, and I felt completely comfortable leaving my dog with her for four days. Anne was flexible with the drop off and pick up times and communicative by providing frequent updates and pictures of my happy dog. I would not hesitate to leave my dog with Anne again; not only does she provide good care, but also gives love and affection. Thank you, Anne!
Auggie loved his visit with Anne! He enjoyed playing with the other dogs and in the backyard. They took great care of him and treated him like family! We'll definitely use her again!
This is the third time we've left our dog with Anne. We feel secure knowing that Kodi will be well looked after in terms of safety, getting out for daily walks and given lots of TLC. Anne is flexible with pick up and drop off times as well which makes it less stressful when planning to go away on a trip. Kodi always seems to have a good time at their place. It's so much nicer knowing he is in a family environment rather than some sterile kennel on his own.
We like leaving our mini schnauzer with Anne because we can go away knowing he will be safe in her care. She has a big fenced backyard and there is always someone home. He gets along fine with their little dog, Ringo too. She's very good about answering my emails right away with any questions I may have. We feel like Anne's place is a "home away from home" for Kodi and he has a mini vacation too.
This September I had to find someone to watch my 8 year old american cocker spaniel who was never boarded before. After visiting several kennels, I knew there had to be another option for my dog Lumi, as leaving her in a caged kennel for 2 weeks was not an option. Stumbling upon DogVacay and Anne, Lumi and I headed out to meet her. To my surprise before Lumi even entered the house she was excited to see who was in it. From the minute Lumi entered the house, we both knew this was a match for us.

Anne's experience with dogs was a saviour as after I left, Lumi developed an urinary track infection and Anne knew exactly what to do. Being miles away from home and Lumi, it was comforting to know that someone would provide the same level of care for my dog as I would.

I would not hesitate for a minute to bring her back to Anne for another vacation. Thank you to DogVacay and Anne..what a great service and piece of mind!
We have a 3 month old puppy & was nervous about leaving her for 8 days. Anne took very good care of our puppy Nala. She kept us updated everyday through text & email. We would definitely leave Nala with Anne the next time we need a dog sitter.
Our dog had had minimal exposure to other dogs over the past few years. With a last minute change in plans, we were left without care for him. Anne graciously agreed to meet us and our dog, Toffee. Seeing that he was anxious around the other dogs, she suggested 2 trial visits to allow him to adjust gradually to being with other dogs. This worked wonderfully with him, and he settled in nicely once his actual stay started. Thanks to Anne and her family for their patience and love towards Toffee.
Great host! I have complete confidence with Anne and her family. Will definitely book with Anne again and have already recommended her services to my friends with dogs. Thanks for everything!
Sherman is a repeat vacationer, and has a wonderful active time with Anne's family.
He is always excited to see me arrive, but also acts like he wants to stay.
He gets his meds, lots of attention and I get updates and pictures.
We will be back. I can't thank Anne enough for Sherman's care.
Anne was awesome. She took Tequila with really short notice and we could not be happier they way she took care of our precious golden. Highly recommended.
Anne and her family are very welcoming and their love for dogs is genuine. Anne kept in touch with me throughout Cooper's stay and sent me updates, she got back to me right away in all emails and texts. I look forward to having Cooper stay with this lovely family again, I'm sure he does too!!
I just came back from a week long vacation where I had to leave my dog for the first time ever. I was really hesitant because I have a nervous dog who doesn't warm up to strangers but was recommended to use Anne instead of a kennel. I have never made a better decision! Anne thought it would be a good idea to have my dog visit in advance and that went well. However, once I dropped her off at vacation time, my little dog went into a crazy frenzy the moment I left. She wouldn't let anyone come near her, wouldn't eat and completely acted out. I thought it was a disaster but Anne and her family went ABOVE AND BEYOND to help her come around. I was updated consistently with pictures and every email was better and better - to the point she was sleeping in their bed, hanging out on the couch, sitting with them at dinner and no longer needing her safe place under the table. I was astounded at the fast transformation because this little pooch doesn't warm up to people. Anne kindly offered to drop her off and my dog's behaviour said it all - I had never seen her happier, with more energy and truly like she had a vacation herself! I trust Anne and her family so much, I wouldn't hesitate for a second to leave my dog there again. They did WAY more than should be expected and I can't imagine another place giving your dog such love and attention. Can't thank them enough.
Our dog Riley just stayed with Anne and her family for a few nights and we will without a doubt be bringing him to their house again in the future. I appreciated the attention Riley received and loved getting updates from Anne. I felt much more at ease knowing he was in a loving home environment than in a kennel. Thanks again Anne!
Another happy stay for Lucy. Thanks Anne!
Anne kept us updated about Kodi while we were on vacation. She sent photos of Kodi playing and enjoying himself. It was good to know that he was in such good hands while we were away and that we didn't need to worry. We knew he had company and was getting his daily walks and play time. The whole family seemed to enjoy having Kodi stay and he seemed "right at home" when I picked him up. It's good to know he has a "second home" and a new BFF (Ringo), should we need Anne's help again!
Anne and her family welcomed Brunello like there own. They sent pics and updates regularly throughout my vacation. Brunello came home very happy. I will definitely use Anne again. She took great care of baby. Thx ann
Shelby had a wonderful time at Anne's house!! A loving and caring household…would definitely have Shelby go back next time we go on vacation!!
Emma and Gilbert always received lot of love and play when they are with Anne and her family
Anne H and her family were GREAT! Our girls came home happy and healthy and well exercised. They needed to rest after their happy vacay.

Anne had photos of them playing, hanging out with her dog, and even one of our shyer dog sleeping with her son. I was so amazed. This girl is older, a bit set in her ways, and does not usually warm up to other people. The other one slept on Anne's bed and I am certain she was very comfortable and welcome there.

Another positive sign was that they were not pawing at the door to get out. They actually relaxed and went to her daughter and son when they entered the house, while we chatted and Anne told us stories about their behaviour and interactions at her home.

I would highly recommend Anne's home to other pup parents. Our girls were far happier and they smelled a lot better than they have when we left them at a kennel.

Dear Anne,

Thank you so much for looking after Riley for a week while we were on vacation. We were never once concerned about his care and our second stay was consistent with the first...truly amazing!

From booking online, delivery to pick up everything went smoothly and each detail was handled professionally. You welcomed Riley with open arms and he was clearly at home with you.

For those considering Anne's care:
Anne and her family are truly amazing! We are so blessed to have found her and would not hesitate using her service again and again! We are particularly impressed with how Anne paid attention to understand our needs (and Riley's).

We look forward to using this service again and won't hesitate to book with Anne!

Warmest Regards,
The Thompson Family
Anne and her family were awesome. My dogs love Anne and her family. They are truly dog lovers.
Once again Anne was fantastic. She took great care of Chase over the weekend and sent us regular updates. She's even cured him of his "big dog" fear! Chase has a seizure disorder, and Anne was still willing to take him and his special needs without hesitation - thanks again Anne!
The pup came home happy and healthy. We so appreciate the supurb care she received.
Another wonderful dogvacay experience with Anne and her family. When speaking with Anne before booking dogvacay, I knew our two Goldens would be in great hands. Her love of dogs and her caring demeanour was evident from the get go. She was so accommodating on such short notice and we couldn't have been happier with the care our dogs received. It was a huge relief for us not to have to worry about Bailey and Cooper while we were away for the weekend. They came home very happy dogs. I wholeheartedly recommend Anne and her family for anyone looking for a home away from home for their dogs.
Lucy had a great vacation and the text updates were appreciated. Thanks Anne.
Fantastic, the perfect place to leave my dog. I had total confidence in Anne. I will definitely bring my dog here every time we go on vacation.
We recently entrusted care of our dog, Riley to Anne and her family, as our other service provider was not available. We were thrilled with the service Anne provided from booking to pick up! We could tell that Riley was very comfortable in her home environment and was happy and calm when we arrived to pick him up. I'm sure he would have stayed! Thank you, Anne for this great first experience. We are so happy with your service, that we have booked Riley in for care during our upcoming vacation! JT.
Thanks Anne for taking such a good care of Maggie! Our dog was loved and pampered during her stay! Anne kept me updated everyday with emails. It was not easy to leave Maggie , but we knew that she was going to be safe and comfortable while we were away. Maggie was happy when we came back, so definitely would book again with Anne.
I was very satisfied with Anne's care of Sherman.
He is an English Bulldog, needing extra health oversight in hot, humid conditions. Anne was extra careful to keep him cool when the temperature and humidity soared during his stay.
He was with her for a week, and she put me at ease by keeping me updated regularly.
I will not hesitate to use Anne's services the next time I am in the GTA.
Anne was amazing with our dog Stanley. He has some separation issues most of the time, but he had so much fun that it didn't sound like he had any. Anne was in constant contact with us during Stanley's week long stay with her. You can tell that Anne really cares about the dogs she is looking after and is not just in it to make money. I live in Toronto and will not hesitate to make the 30 min drive the next time I need her services.
This was the first time we did not board Tex (our Samoyed) and I would definitely recommend Anne and her family. We received email updates that put smiles on our faces knowing he was well taken care of. Thanks for caring for our baby while we were gone!
Thanks to Anne for taking such great care of Chase. His visit started out with Chase being very unfriendly towards another "guest," but within 24 hours Anne had them settled down and at least tolerating each other! Anne's emails and photos kept us up to date on how he was doing, and she was very reassuring since this is the first time we've left him with anyone but family. She also wasn't afraid to take him even though he's been having occasional seizures. We'll definitely bring him to Anne again.
Anne and her family were great. It was our first time leaving our 2 1/2 year old cockapoo with anyone outside of the family. Our dog had a great 10 day vacay while we were on vacay! The daily pics and updates put our minds at ease.

I am about to book with them again!
Emma and Gilbert always received the best care from Anne and her family.
Since Gilbert and Emma have stayed with Anne and her family before, they ran out of the crates as soon as the doors opened and started to play with Anne's son right away. When I came to pick them up, Gilbert came out to greet me and ran back to the family room to play with Anne's son. It took 15 minutes for Gilbert to come back to the front and finally went into his crate so we could go home. Both Emma and Gilbert always got lot of attention and love when they are there. Thanks Anne
Anne and her family are great people and obviously love looking after dogs. Charley came home fit and happy and no doubt looking forward to her next holiday with her new friend Ringo. So much better than kennels in every way. Thanks again Anne!
Callie had a great time at Anne's house. She was exhausted after a full day of play and 3 walks. Anne sent many pictures of her day. Thanks for making her first day away from home a great one!
Caring, friendly and accommodating. I could not have asked for more! I'll definitely leave Bidu with Anne again and again.
Emma and Gilbert were spoiled and loved by Anne and her family during their week long stay. They found their second home. Thank you for taking such a good care of Emma and Gilbert for us.
Anne was extremely accommodated. We need to take our dogs in a day early at a very last minute and Anne took them in without hesitation.
Anne has taken care of our dog Zara, while we have gone on vacation. It was not easy to leave Zara , but we knew she is going to be safe and had a comfortable place to stay while we were gone.

I was originally very fearful of leaving Zara.
Anne proved that there was nothing to fear. She is reliable and trusting. She e-mailed + texted us updates on Zara every day.
Anne and her family are lovely and they are true dog lovers. My dogs were loved and pampered during their stays -This is their second stay. Gilby, my yorkie was not in a hurry to go home. He ran out to greet me and ran back to sit beside his young friend ( Anne's son), We are very happy that we found Anne. It is such a relief to have someone that we can trust with our fur babies.
Anne and her family were lovely and very nice to work with. When I came to pick up my two dogs, one was happy in Anne's arms and the other one was happy playing with his ball. They seemed to be very contented. I would feel very comfortable with leaving my dogs with Anne again.
Anne and her family were absolutely amazing in taking care of Clifford. Clifford was well exercised, loved, and had loads of play time. Anne was also very understanding of his nutrition requirements and was sure to adhere to them.
I will definitely use Anne in the future, and I know Clifford will be very happy to see, her family, and Ringo again. I think Clifford is sad that he had to leave their house 
Anne and the whole family were great, from our initial meeting, the drop off, and pickup. My mini schnauser had a great time with everyone there, especially their dog Ringo who was a great companion. She was walked at least twice a day, and had the run of the house, including a big fenced in backyard. Truly a magnificent experience, don't hesitate, this site, and this host are top tier.
Anne and her family took excellent care of my dog for three days. I have a senior dog who needs a little more care and she was very well looked after. Anne kept in touch with frequent text messages. While my dog was happy to see me when I came to pick her up, she seemed a bit reluctant to leave! :-)
My 10 year old Goldendoodle had a great time with Anne and her family (playing soccer in the back yard was a big hit for both dog and boy!). She sent me regular updates via text message, including picture messages, and I was only gone for 3 days. She understood his needs, and spent extra effort to make sure he was comfortable and loved. I had no worries about my dog while I was away.
Anne and her family were a wonderful pick for my 3 dogs! She sent me picture and text updates. I was able to enjoy my vacation knowing they were in good hands.
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