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Catherine E.

37 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Catherine's Resident Pets

Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Catherine's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Catherine

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am a massage therapist as well as a big fan of the little dog. All pups who stay with me will be provided with professional belly rubs!

I've worked with dogs for 15 + years, and often have boarded one or two dogs at a time in my home. I was a professional dog walker for about 5 years, a job which I truly loved. I had a wonderful toy poodle who taught me the unconditional love that dogs possess.

I love the littles: the toy and miniature breeds and they fit beautifully into my single level home, where they have all access. I also have a completely fenced in back yard (grass and an organic garden) for pups to roam and play under a watchful eye. Also I live in a quiet neighborhood great for our leash walks. All this plus a very dog friendly older cat named Lucy.

I can take up to 3 dogs at a time, but if you'd like your pup to have my exclusive attention (or pup insists on it!), or if you are a returning guest and have have long stays or multiple pups.... custom quotes are available.
Also, I would be happy to provide contact info and/ or references from my vet, dog professionals, and former boarders ~ I've had lots over the years!~
just ask! And although your dog WILL be spoiled, I will always be respectful of the boundaries you set for him/her. I know it's very important to reinforce the behaviors and routines of your pup. You can be assured that your little one will be treated with care and love so that everyone enjoys their vacation!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety

Catherine E.

37 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated October 28, 2016

Credentials

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Catherine's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
37 Reviews
Catherine is wonderful!! She takes excellent care of her charg, as if they were her own. Our dog can't wait to go back!!
Catherine was an amazing host to my little Sampson. Her daily updates and photos were wonderful and gave me piece of mind, knowing that Sampson was in competent hands, receiving loving and good care. I will definitely book my next vacay with Catherine, she is super fast in responding to questions and caters in detail to each dog's individual needs.
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My 15 year-old Cockapoo Cuppy's recent four-day stay with Catherine went great!! Catherine is very kind, flexible, and knowledgeable about dogs. She was happy to keep my dog on her normal feeding and sleep schedule, as well as to give her medications. It was reassuring for me to be able to bring her usual food, her treats, and her bed and blanket from home so that she'd feel comfortable. Catherine took her for leash walks and spent time with her outdoors in her back yard. During my trip, Catherine uploaded wonderful photos of Cuppy's stay so that I could view them using the dogvacay app on my phone. When I went to pick Cuppy up on the last day, she was looking totally relaxed as she snoozed on the rug in front of Catherine's couch! Catherine filled me in on lots of fun details about Cuppy's stay. I'm looking forward to booking with Catherine for my next trip!!
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When I look for someone to care for Oscar I look for kindness, responsibility, quick communication, a pleasant enviroment, a true love for doggies and peace of mind; Catherine gives me all of those qualities. If you have a small dog don't look any further because Catherine is the person to watch your dog.
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Catherine is an awesome host. Most importantly, Benji, my dog, looked happy and relaxed when I came back. When I brought him home, he was completely normal as if we had just been on a walk.
Catherine also kept us dog parents happy. She sent us daily photos with detailed messages, which I greatly appreciated. She also responds promptly to dogvacay messages. She is easy going and flexible with dog drop-off and pick times. I highly recommend Catherine, and plan to keep leaving Benji with her.
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We are so happy to find Catherine! Our 11 yo shih tzu is quiet but can be high maintenance due to anxiety issues. Catherine understood perfectly and Howie had a great time. Her home and yard are very dog friendly. She sent wonderful pics and kept us informed of Howie's day. We have already booked another stay.
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Catherine was amazing! We got detailed daily updates, lots of pictures, and we did not worry once the entire time we were on vacation! We will certainly use Catherine again. Our dogs got lots of special attention and play time. Wee couldn't be moregrateful for such a wonderful experience!
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Sitters like Catherine are the reason we love dogvacay. From the moment we arrived for our "meet and greet" I could tell Bently felt right at home. We were gone for just 3 days but Catherine sent us lots of pictures and communicated with us each day. If you are looking for someone to keep your small dog I highly recommend Catherine. I wish all of our boarding experiences were this comfortable.
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Amazing stay with Catherine as always. Great updates!
Our dog, Sassy, had a wonderful stay with Catherine. My teenage granddaughter was hesitant to let her Sassy go to a stranger's home. After she met Catherine and saw where Sassy would be staying while we were out of town she said " This is the right place. How did you find Catherine?". Sassy was happy when we left her and happy when we picked her up, in fact, she was so comfortable on Catherine's couch that she was in no rush to leave. Sassy stayed at Catherine's one week. We would definitely bring Sassy to Catherine again.
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This was our first experience with DogVacay and Catherine made it special. She responded quickly, accommodated my schedule and took good care of my best friend. She sent photos and even looked up the meaning of his name - a first!

Thank you Catherine!
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Once again our doggies had a great stay with Catherine. We are so glad that they could be accommodated on short notice and Catherine was so helpful and caring. We appreciate her knowledgeable approach to caring for our pets. Both dogs are a bit skittish and they always get along well in her home.
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Baxter had a great time? Catherine seems to genuinely enjoy her canine guests. Will definitely use her in the future.
Catherine is great! Cooper really had a good time during his stay. I highly recommend Catherine. Your pup is in good hands.
a perfect match! You can be assured that your little doggie will be well cared for, loved and might not want to come home afterwards. Highly recommend.
Catherine took care of our lab puppy for the day and I couldn't be happier. You know how difficult puppies can be. I felt completely comfortable leaving my pup with her. Catherine is a genuinely good person and I highly recommend her. I already have my next reservation booked.
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We were so glad to have our little dogs stay with Catherine. This is their third stay with her and we were able to leave them in her care with complete confidence that they would be happy and very well cared for. Catherine is very knowledgeable about dogs and pet care and also attentive to different personalities and needs. We are grateful for her expertise and careful attention to our pets.
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Catherine was caring & flexible, as usual! We are living in Mexico City now and wish she was here for Wallace to visit with!
Catherine was easy to deal with, her home and garden were lovely and our dog seemed well taken care of!
Catherine is fantastic. Her space is small and tidy and my pup felt right at home with her. She walked him every day (but was careful to not give him too much exercise for his size). I swear he didn't want to come home! She had one other dog there who seemed to get along famously with my dog and he seemed so well cared for. I think he got all the snuggles he needed! I am so glad we found her and can't wait to use her again.
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She is a great person!! she took care of my dog as if he is her dog. She kept me posted everyday about my dogs with a pictures and msg. She is great and treat all the dogs as if they were her own. My dog is used to sleep with me in the bed otherwise we stays up all night and she didn't mind letting him sleep next to here. She is great and highly recommended her to any dog owners.
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Catherine is a great find! She took care of our pup so we could entertain a house full of people. True peace of mind.
Catherine was very concerned to make our two nervous small dogs at home and to this end did a wonderful job attending to their quirks and calming their anxieties. We have confidence in Catherine's knowledge of dogs and dog behavior and appreciate her patience with our two.
We feel they had a good vacation and plan to take them there again.
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a really great experience for us and our pet abby. we looked forward to the daily updates and pictures of abby each day. our dog was in very capable hands and was in a very happy condition upon pickup. catherine took very good care of her and we will not hesitate to use her services in the future. very positive experience.
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My little Nala girl had a great stay with Catherine! My interactions with Catherine were very pleasant and I very much appreciated the photos and updates she would send each day. Nala, who has a little bit of separation anxiety, immediately felt comfortable with Catherine. Catherine's temperament and patience are great. We spent time catching up thoroughly on how Nala's days are structured, what she likes, doesn't like, etc. Catherine was very respectful and clearly wanted things done to our liking. We then showed the dogs here beautiful backyard which is pup heaven! Nala had a great stay and I very much appreciated Catherine's help and efforts. Nala looks forward to her next vaca with Catherine!
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Flexible, easy, great photos, loving toward my pup Wallace! Wallace loved playing in the yard + garden-- recommended to a friend!
Catherine is like Harper's second mom. He had a great week!!!
What a wonderful experience we had leaving our dog in the care of Catherine! I always had guilt leaving her at a local kennel even though I knew she was safe. We will most definitely use Catherine again, and wish I looked into this option sooner.
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My dogs had a great weekend with Catherine. She was super accommodating to my schedule. My girl dog is extra special to me and Catherine ensured she was loved as I would love her. Baby boy dog was well cared for as well. Catherine was sure to send photo updates throughout their stay. Extremely pleased all around with this inaugural Dog Vacay experience. Will certainly call on Catherine the next time the dogs need a sitter. Thanks Catherine!
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This was the best boarding experience I've had with my dogs! Catherine is so kind and attentive and great with the dogs. Communication and flexibility were awesome. When I showed up to pick up my pups they basically said "hello" to me and then went back to their playing as if I wasn't there. I will never feel worried or concerned leaving them with Catherine -- what a relief to find such a great caregiver!
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Catherine took excellent care of my pups, and she sent updates and pics each day! She truly gave my babies lots of love and attention. We needed to board our dogs on a bit of a short notice because my wife had to have surgery, and Catherine was very understanding and beyond flexible when it came to the drop-off and pick-up times. We will definitely be using her services again in the future!
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My babies were well taken care of. I got many pictures daily. And even when there was an unexpected change in pick up days Catherine was very understanding. I would use her again. I trust her with my babies completely. Thank you Catherine

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Our dog had the best stay with Catherine! He was there for 7 full nights over the Christmas holiday. He was pampered daily with long walks and lots of attention. We received updates and pics everyday, which made us so happy! He hardly wanted to leave when I went to pick him up. Catherine even let us pick him up at 10 pm on New Year's Eve. I highly recommend her and we will be back for another visit.
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Catherine is the best! She welcomed our pup into her lovely home for a last minute booking that rescued our Christmas weekend when we were in a bind. Our dog had a few furry friends to play with, and Catherine was as friendly, accommodating, and professional as can be. We'll definitely be using her again when we're in Charlottesville, and would recommend her to anyone!
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Catherine was awesome and our dogs really enjoyed staying with her. We booked last minute and she literally saved our Thanksgiving vacation. We would definitely leave our dogs with her again.
Catherine was great while she watched our puppy for the day during a busy holiday weekend. She was super friendly and helped to accommodate us pretty last minute. Thanks!
Very accommodating and reliable! Definitely highly recommend!
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