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Claire S.

12 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Claire's Resident Pets

Mixed Breed
8 yr 1 mo old
Mixed Breed
4 yr 1 mo old

Claire's House

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

About Claire

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Dogs have been a big part of my life ever since I was a kid. My husband and I now have them as a big part of our family. "Hayley" is an 8 y.o. Pointer mix and Hammie is a 3 y.o. Lab/Corgie cross. They are both from Georgia (U.SA.) and rescued from shelters. They are like our children.

We also foster for the animal Rescue "Cause 4 Paws Toronto".

I work at the courthouse in Oshawa (and love my job), but dogs are my real passion.

My parents had Jack Russell Terriers, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, an Afghan Hound and a Beagle at one time. I've had dogs in my life for as long as I can remember! Growing up on a farm instilled in me a real love for animals in general, but dogs have a special place in my heart.

I believe my genuine love of dogs and my years caring for them make me an excellent host for your pet. We go for walks, run around in the backyard, play with stuffed animals and snuggle on the couch. In the warmer months we also make trips to the local off-leash dog park and Lake Ontario.

Please note:

Dogs must not have any food aggression issues.

I require a meet-and-greet.

I am unavailable Dec.22-27/2017.

Hope to see you soon!
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Can administer oral medicine

Claire S.

12 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 16, 2017


Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
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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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Claire's Home
$39 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Claire's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
12 Reviews
Claire is a kind and loving caregiver. She provided Gracie with a safe environment where she was welcomed as one of the pack. Thank you Claire.
Can't say enough good things about Claire! This was our first time with her and certainly won't be our last. Thanks to her responsible, kind, dog-loving and generous nature we didn't worry at all about our 2 dogs and one cat. She provided us with frequent texts and pictures to assure us our little guys were safe and happy. She even stayed for cuddles with them and took them for daily walks. Claire is certainly a "keeper"!!
I could not be happier with this experience. This was the first time I left my 5 month old puppy with anyone, as I had a weekend away booked long before I had my fur-baby.

I felt 100% comfortable with Claire and my dog had a blast - I would not hesitate to book with Claire again so my dog can go back and visit his new friends!

Also, Claire kept me updated with texts and pictures so I knew he was having fun.

I'm so glad I found this service and especially that I found Claire!
Claire is fantastic! She truly loves my dog and spoils her rotten with walks, trips to the dog park, and treats. When I was out of town for a week, I never had to worry at all - Claire sent pictures and updates every day, so I always knew my dog was being cared for. Can't recommend her highly enough! We will definitely be regulars for Claire :)
This was Miss Tilly Mint's first experience away from home. She had a wonderful time and was well looked after and cared for! She was walked and played and cuddled and loved. She made new friends as well. When we brought her home we noticed how relaxed and serene she was.
We were also on a hectic schedule and Claire accommodated us in every way.
Will definitely be returning!!
Thank you so much! We greatly appreciate all you do for us and our Tilly Mint.
Claire cared for our dog, Grover, for a 10 day period while we were away over the Christmas holidays and I couldn't be happier about our experience!

Grover had the time of his life with her two dogs Hailey and Hammie. He was spoiled with lots of love, treats, and play. In fact, he went through a bit of a depression when he returned home!

The way Claire welcomed Grover and cared for him as if he were her own really showed us that he was in good hands away from us and that we could have a worry-free holiday. Grover was a bit mischievous and ate something that made him a bit sick. Claire immediately informed us and Pet Vacay to let us know of the potential issue and that we could use the vet care that comes with the Pet Vacay booking. Although we determined a trip to the vet was not necessary, we appreciated the urgency with which the matter was dealt with and her attention to Grover's wellbeing. I was also pleased that Pet Vacay followed the situation with her as well as us.

We wouldn't consider travelling without our dog unless Claire was able to care for him. We know she will care for him as if he were her own.
Claire was absolutely amazing! She was there for us during a time of need by coming to our home to walk our dog! She sent us a picture and an update of how he was doing and spent great quality time with him! Our pup absolutely loved Claire when she came to visit so we knew she would be a great person to take care of him! The next time we are in need, we'll definitely be calling Claire!
We took our dog Duke to Claire's for the weekend while we were out of town. When Duke first visited he was timid as he hadn't been around any dogs in the past. Claire invited us for weekly visits about a month prior to our weekend away. Claire helped Duke become comfortable being around other dogs. When we went to pick Duke up we could see a huge difference, he had come out of his shell and felt very comfortable there. Thanks Claire for having so much patience with Duke and allowing him to be comfortable at your house! I would highly recommend Claire.
Snoopy was well cared for, well exercised and treated as part of the family. Thx
Claire took good care of my Hugo. She send us text messages and photos and gave us a peace of mind that he was in good hands and well taken care of. Definitely would recommend her. Thank you Claire.
Claire took excellent care of our little guy. We were away for 9 days, during which she sent anecdotes and pics, morning and night! He quickly became part of the pack in Claire's home. This was BB's first stay at Claire's ... we have found a home away from home for BB. Fantastic!

Thanks again Claire and Ryan!
Charlie spent 9 nights with Claire and her family and I was beyond thrilled with his care. Charlie was taken on lots of walks, to the dog park and given lots of love. I was sent texts and pics every day which was so thoughtful and meant so much. When I picked up Charlie, he was excited to see me but quickly ran to Claire and her husband and continued playing with their dogs. I highly recommend Claire and her home for your dog.....I will definitely be calling on Claire again to take care of my boy!
Again, I couldn't have been happier and I can see that Charlie felt the same.
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