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Cathi D.

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

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered

Cathi 's Resident Pets

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
1 yr 8 mo old
Bernese Mountain Dog
3 yr 1 mo old
Bernese Mountain Dog
1 yr 8 mo old
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
9 yr 1 mo old

Cathi 's House

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

About Cathi

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I'm now retired so dogs are supervised 24/7. I have a secured fully fenced yard with plenty of room for running and playing or just relaxing on lawns or on several decks The dogs have access
to outside and indoors during the day
depending on what they or you
prefer. At night they sleep indoors
where ever they choose. We take daily walks, sometimes around my
neighborhood, local parks or open space.

I'm very involved with my own dogs showing them in conformation and doing performance events and training. I'm on the Board of Directors for the Bernese Mt Dog Club of Northern Calif. and Vice President of Norcal Bernese Rescue & Rehome. I was raised in a home with dogs and have continued to always have a dog by my side.

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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Leash Pulling

Cathi D.

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


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 11, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Cathi 's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Cathi 's Home
$40 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
18 Reviews
Cathi was a wonderful sitter for my pup, incredibly friendly and responsive, and I'd strongly recommend her to anyone looking for boarding in Truckee.
Cathi was great. Her dogs were extra friendly and communication was easy! Your pup is in good hands with her.
We have a 3-year-old Labradoodle and started with a "meet and greet" to make sure Teddi would be a good fit with Cathi and her four dogs. Teddi seemed comfortable right away and immediately started exploring and sniffing in Cathy's large yard. When the official drop off time came, Teddi settled right into the now familiar situation. Cathi has the perfect set up for doggy guests including lots of flop space, shade and air conditioning (which we don't have at home) for hot summer days. Cathi provided updates during Teddi's stay, and Teddi looked well-fed and happily exhausted when we picked her up. Thanks Cathi! Teddi will definitely be back for another visit!
Cathi is the sweetest person and she took great care of our two puppies! Seeing as though both of our dogs are pretty young my husband and I wanted to be thoughtful about making sure whomever we boarded then with was a good fit. Cathi is incredibly knowledgable about dogs and our pups really enjoyed playing with all 4 of her dogs, this was evident by the fact that both puppies slept for a solid day once they got home. Thank you Cathi for taking such great care of Remi and Maverick!!!
Gracie, my young Boston Terrier, loves to play with big dogs and she found two big playmates at Cathi's who were gentle with her. It is obvious Cathi loves dogs and took loving care of Gracie. I'm sure she looks forward to returning soon -- as soon as she gets rested...
Cathi is fantastic and Riley always comes home happy and tired from playing with Cathi's pups. We forgot his food once and she was kind enough to make a special trip to the pet store to pick up his preferred kibble since we were on the way to the airport.
Cathi was a fantastic host! She was incredibly accommodating about meeting for a meet-and-greet as well as drop-off and pick-up times. She is very friendly, and both us and our pup loved 4 very well behaved dogs. Cathi send us a video and picture of our dog while we were away which brightened our day.
Thank you to Cathi for taking care of Ginger. Cathi was a pro with all of Ginger's energy and puppy like enthusiasm. Cathi's dogs and cat were friendly and welcoming. I highly recommend Cathi.
We left Mia with Cathi over the 4th of July long weekend because our regular host was unavailable. She is super awesome and took really great care of our baby. Her own dogs are cute and got along well with ours.
We will definitely be keeping her on our list for the future. (Our other host having lower rates than her is the only thing preventing us from making her our first choice)
My golden loves Cathi, and Is very happy when she stays with her. In fact, when I went to pick her up today, she did not want to leave! Cathi is highly attuned to each dog's individual needs, she treats all dogs as if they were her own, what more could any pet parent want?
Cathi is really really nice and really easy to work with. She made us feel really comfortable about leaving our dog at her house for a week.
Cathi is a great host.
We boarded our cocker spaniel Yksi for the New Year holidays for more than a week and were absolutely sure than our dog is in a good experienced hand.

Cathi’s home is ideal for a visiting dog. Her three dogs are very friendly and made a good companion for our shy little spaniel during visit.

During our meet–and–greet Cathi showed her real interest and care about guest dog. Our dog Yksi needs constant eyes hygiene and coat brushing. And we were happy that she could get everything needed while visiting.

Also, Cathi is attentive to the dog’s behavioral patterns and easily suggests how to make her guest doggies feel more comfortable. For example, our cocker spaniel is very sensitive and protective about her meals (I guess it’s in her cocker nature) and Cathi fed her separately, so our little “foody” felt safe in a home full of “competitors” (o: We're delighted with the care and attention our dog received.

And there is one more important thing I always keep in my mind (after pet hotels and some pet boarding businesses we’ve been through) — communication experience. With Cathi there were no such thing as unanswered email, txt or phone call, you will be always updated with information how is your pet doing or when to drop off or pick up.
Great job!

I recommend her without any hesitation.
Our dog Iines spent a week at Cathi's place and we were very satisfied with her stay. Iines really liked Cathi's Cavaliers and had lots of fun playing with them. Cathi sent us updates and lovely pictures of Iines via email so that we always knew she was doing fine. Cathi did her best to make Iines feel like home and we will be happy to take our dog to her place again!
Cathi is a lovely person, clearly a dog lover, and was very receptive and willing to deal with some individual particulars for my dog (e.g. my dog dove into her cat's liter box when we arrived, and Cathi immediately said she would move the box to another part of her house).

She is very sensitive to dog behavior (e.g she slowly introducing her dogs to mine, and was understanding that my dog has some separation issues). Also, she was very willing and responsive to text emails for check in.

She has a very large yard, I watched as my dog happily explored the environs. My dog seemed calm and happy when my husband picked her up. We have already planned our next visit to Cathi's house. I recommend her without any hesitation.
Cathi was a great host. Flexible with drop off and pick up time. Bella had a great time in her large yard playing with the other Bernese dogs that were staying at the house.
Cathi was excellent. She really was. Wyatt came home a happy, tired dog--which is just the way we like him!
Cathi was great! You can tell that she really loves dogs and knows how to care for them. Our dog Dizzy stayed for 5 days and had a great time hanging out with Cathi and her dogs.
We are very fortunate to have met Cathi to take care of our dog. We felt totally comfortable leaving her in Cathi's care.
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