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Heidi G.

5 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 14 hours
  • 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

Heidi's Resident Pets

Mixed Breed
6 yr 5 mo old

Heidi's Townhome

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Children at home (Under 5 years old, 5-12 years old)
Medium Yard
Smoke-free home

About Heidi

6 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Step out our front door and you're in the park! I am a stay-at-home mom with a passion for dogs and a commitment to turn this love into a profession. I operate a neighbourhood dog-walking service called Mutts. (Check us out at: When I'm not with dog-walking clients, my days are spent at home with my four year old daughter and six year old mutt, Penny. Our townhouse is located in Old Ottawa South and includes lots of green space. Our front door faces a bike path, rather than a road so traffic is of no concern here. We are a two minute walk from Windsor Park's designated dog area and we would love to have another wagging tail to join us.

I have always felt a strong need to have a dog in my life and was fortunate enough to grow up with a feisty Terrier-mix. After leaving home for University I filled my dog void by walking a variety of breeds for the Vancouver SPCA and then the Ottawa Humane Society. Now that I am settled in Ottawa I have enjoyed my Border Collie mix, Penny, for the last 6 years. She has enjoyed the fact that I am at home to keep her company and that I enjoy an active lifestyle with lots of walks and runs. I have recently completed my Pet First Aid certification from St. John's Ambulance.

I can accommodate dogs during the day and/or overnight. And, of course, this will always include lots of walks! My day has plenty of room for more belly rubs and games of fetch. I would love to welcome your dog into our home.
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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Heidi G.

5 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 14 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 21, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Heidi's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Heidi's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
3 Testimonials
Sep 2016
Heidi is amazing with dogs. Her dog Penny was a rescue dog who was mistreated and a runner. It is just remarkable how Heidi transformed Penny. Penny is now the sweetest, calmest, most well behaved dog I have ever met. My husband and I believe Penny is a living testimonial to how Heidi interacts with dogs. She loves them and gets them and is patient and will take the time to train them. Heidi also pet sat our former dog Jumble. She was lovely to him and treated him like a member of her family. Both my husband and I would highly recommend Heidi as a terrific pet sitter.

Sep 2016
Heidi is a lifelong dog owner and dog lover. She is a kind yet firm trainer and proud owner of a very kind pooch named Penny. Heidi is attentive to an animal's needs and has always made her pets' comfort the top priority.
Sep 2016
Our basset hound, Hamlet, stayed with Heidi when we went on vacation. Hamlet has separation anxiety, but luckily he loves Heidi and is happy to stay with her. He is a very powerful, wilful dog and she is one of the few people who are able to walk him easily without being pulled down the street. When we have left Hamlet with other people, we have come back to find that he has gone slightly hoarse from hours of howling, but that didn't happen with Heidi. After staying with Heidi he was happy and well-cared for. Heidi is wonderful with animals and her own dog, Penny, is one of the best behaved, sweetest dogs I have ever met.
5 Reviews
Our dog Gaston had a fantastic vacay with Heidi. She sent us lots of pictures and updates which we really appreciated. We would definitely recommend her!
Great service. Pick up was smooth and Onyx had a blast!
Heidi was awesome in looking after our 2 pups. They loved being at her home and were very well looked after and enjoyed the company of her pup too. Heidi was great in keeping their routines with dog walks and meal times. I will be sending my pups again for vacay!!
Heidi and Penny were great and I know Loki loved his time with them as he didn't want to leave with me, plus he fell asleep in the car, something he almost never does.
Heidi was great with my little one. I couldn't thank her enough for providing such a great care of bugzy. She is easy to get in touch with and was very accommodating of my crazy schedule. Definitely recommend her if you are looking for a sweet and caring family to provide a home away from home for your fur baby.
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