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Catherine F.

11 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 10 hours
  • 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

Catherine's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Catherine

8 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My name is Catherine, and I live in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. I grew up on a farm in Canada, and have had dogs on and off all of my life. I have been taking care of dogs for friends and relatives quite frequently (including boarding, or just walking) when they're away on business or on vacation. I enjoy doing it so much, that I decided to do it full time, and absolutely love it!

We have a nice sized backyard that is fenced in, with a gate that locks, there's plenty of room to run around, and play fetch!

We also live near a park and walking trails, and a doggy run, so there are a lot of safe places for walks and runs!

We are not a kennel and do not use crates, so please drop off your pet's bed (if they use one) and favorite toys! We strive to help your babies be comfortable and happy while they're with us. We follow your instructions thoroughly, so that their routine is not too changed. We also text you at least once a day, just to keep you posted on your doggy's stay with us.

So if you are making plans that can't include your doggy, and need to board him or her,
please consider us, we love to make new friends :)

We are not far from the Deegan Expressway, so we are on your way if you are heading upstate! Also near route 9

BOOK AHEAD FOR THE HOLIDAYS, especially if your doggy does better without other dogs around.

We are also experienced with older dogs.

We are a smoke free home!

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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling

Catherine F.

11 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 10 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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


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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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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 Catherine's Home
$58 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Catherine's Home
$40 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
11 Reviews
Catherine took care of our old lady, Opie, who was 13. Opie was having stomach issues and pooping inside the house. Catherine dealt with all of Opie's issues with patience and good humor. Thanks Catherine!
I am so happy to have had Catherine care for my dog, Lucy, (who has her issues), when I was on a 2-week vacation. Catherine understood my dog's needs and, I guess, MY issues---She was very reassuring, kept me informed about Lucy's adjustment via email which was much appreciated. Upon my return, I realized that Lucy had enjoyed a vacation as well. She was very calm and happy, might have wanted me to extend my time away so she could play with Catherine in her yard. I have promised Lucy that there will be a return visit!
I highly recommend Catherine to all who need to leave their dogs and want a kind, responsive and responsible sitter to ease their qualms.
Catherine is an excellent sitter. My dog is high energy and she took great care of him. Catherine sent updates with photos to keep us posted. I will certainly ask her again in the future, and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a sitter.
This was Ponti's second visit with Catherine, and she was absolutely fantastic! He was clearly happy to arrive at her place and it was great having her text me with updates every day to let me know how he was doing. I felt very comfortable being out of the country, knowing that my boy was being well cared for. Highly recommended!
Great experience! Our dog came back happy and well taken care of.
Catherine is wonderful! This was the first time I had left Ponti with anyone other than a friend and I was extremely anxious, but my fears were laid to rest. She texted me regularly and sent photos so that I knew Ponti was doing well and he was treated just like a member of the family. It is such a relief knowing that if I need or want to get out of town that I have someone I trust to take care of Ponti. Highly recommended!
This past weekend was our first time using Catherine's service and she was wonderful! When we met her for the first time during the "meet & greet" a week before, we immediately got the feeling Raider would be in great hands. She provided multiple updates via text throughout Raider's stay with her and her family. We will definitely be using Catherine's service and DogVacay.com in the future! Thanks again, Catherine!
Catherine was wonderful! This was our first time leaving our dogs with someone other than family and she couldn't have made it any smoother/easier for us! She was flexible with our timing, super attentive to personality/routine details, and sent us updates throughout the night. Our boys took to her right away (they usually take much longer to warm up to strangers) and were happy and well-rested when we picked them up! We will definitely be leaving them with Catherine again in the future!
Catherine was great. She was excellent with our dog and a pleasure to deal with.
Catherine was wonderful with our dog Maddie (Lab/greyhound mix, ~60 lbs)! She asked lots of questions when we met with her and genuinely was interested in our dog. We had forgotten to bring our dog's toys and she took the time to get her some tennis balls to play with. She also gave us updates while we were on our trip which was very reassuring.
We would definitely recommend Catherine to our friends and hope to leave Maddie with her when we go on trips in the future.
Our dog's stay with Catherine was a great experience. Drop off and pick up was a breeze due to location easily accessible from Route 9. We got daily updates on his status. Catherine followed our instructions to a tee and when we picked him up our dog seemed very happy and peaceful.
Would definitely use again and recommend to anyone.
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