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Catherine M.

27 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Boston Terrier, Boxer, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Bullmastiff, Cane Corso, Doberman Pinscher, Rottweiler, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier, Jack Russell Terrier

Catherine's Resident Pets

Bichon Frise
7 yr 0 mo old
Bichon Frise
11 yr 0 mo old
Bella the Cat
5 yr 0 mo old
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

19 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Your dog deserves all the benefits of a loving pet-friendly, smoke-free home, supervised 24/7, never left alone - not even for sleepovers! I provide an innovative and unique hands-on approach to small to medium (max. 30 lbs) doggie daycare and boarding. Sorry, this is not the home for high-energy dogs.

Conveniently located in the heart of Oshawa - just north of HWY 401 (off Simcoe Street), 4 minutes from the GM Centre, and 8 minutes from General Motors of Canada!

Your dog(s) will be considered part of our family! Special diets, including raw food and allergies, can be accommodated. Belly rubs, noogies, and games of playing fetch are freely dished out all day long!

CPR/First Aid trained, with 19 years experience in pet care!

The dogs love running around our beautiful quarter acre backyard (herbicide & pesticide-free), totally fenced in and lots of shade, mature trees to check out and bushes to hide behind - leash-free! And check out our new doggie play area!!

Your dog will have free reign on the first level of our pet-friendly home, with plenty of dog-safe toys to play with and couches to rest on, in air-conditioned or heated comfort. In the evening, we all cuddle on the couch while watching TV, and your dog will sleep in my room when staying overnight.

We have locking double gates at the front and back door - your dog's safety is our first priority!

We have regular feeding and treat times (Raw-friendly!). You may bring your own treats, or we can provide American-made single ingredient liver treats. Dogs are fed separately to prevent bowl-sharing, with access to plenty of filtered water to drink whenever they need.

We go out to play in our big backyard at least every couple of hours, or as needed. Puppies (yes, we accept puppies!) can be taken out more often, but must be able to make it thru the night.

I have experience with dogs going blind, and incontinent, needing a belly band and seizures. I have experience with rescues, dogs from loving homes, and dogs abandoned to the streets and abused. I have taken care of dogs that are considered too whiny or clingy for other sitters, with separation anxiety - who have been wonderful with me.

We will send you pics of how much fun your pet is having every day! You provide your dog's food and leash (and crate, if normally used at home), and we provide the cuddles, belly rubs, games of fetch and FUN!! We look forward to meeting you and your little buddy!
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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Catherine M.

27 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 17, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Catherine's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Catherine's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
27 Reviews
Catherine was great from first meeting to Amber's first stay! I will be bringing Amber back to stay with Catherine for her dogvacay!!
Thank you so much to Catherine for taking such good care of my Remmy! It was so nice to go on vacation and know that my "baby " was in such good hands!
Again, Stella enjoyed her visit. Thank you.
Awesome experience for my dog. Being around the other dogs seems to have been very good for him. He came home happy and content. I would definitely recommend Catherine. Chris
Excellent second home for buddy.
Catherine provided a warm and caring environment for our boy, Skippy. Frequent updates showed he was making himself quite at home. Thanks!
I came across Catherine's 5 star reviews and had to meet her. Her fabulous reviews speak for themselves. The moment I pulled in for a meet and greet with my two dogs, Catherine welcomed us into her very dog friendly backyard. The yard is large and very secure. My dogs felt right at home. Catherine is an extremely warm and caring lady. Her love of dogs is exudes throughout her entire personality. She also invited us into her home where every thing is set up perfectly so my two furry babies felt right at home. It makes leaving them so much easier. Catherine will even send photos of your dogs and little updates while you're away to keep you smiling until you reunite with your fur baby again. Catherine is one of a kind. We are very lucky to have found her! You will be too!
I would highly recommend Catherine for anybody looking for a safe, secure, and friendly doggie vacation! Maggie looked very happy and comfortable at Catherine's, and I was glad to leave her in capable hands while I was away.
Very good experience, my puppy was well taken care of!
Catherine was very easy to communicate with and very prompt with her messages. It was my first time ever booking this type of service. We met for an initial meet and greet. I liked that all the dogs were small breeds. She is located right off the highway 401 which is convenient .

My dog Max stayed at Catherine's for 3 nights. She sent us daily messages and pictures. Max seemed to have a great time!

I would definetly use this service again.
It was our first time using DogVacay and we had a great experience with Catherine. Our dog had a great time and she sent us constant picture and status updates which was very nice and made us feel happy that he was well taken care of.

Would definitely book with Catherine again!
Catherine was great! Mocca was happy when we picked him up and I loved the pics she sent while we were out of town so we could see how he was doing. We will definitely be bringing our dog back!
Catherine is great she is like a dog whisperer all the dogs seem to really like her. I love she only takes small dogs and mine felt very comfortable there. She put medicine in my dogs ears and got rid of the infection. She even bathed them before we picked them up, they were spoiled even with other dogs there. She had them
for 17 days.
We were very thankful that Catherine had our dogs Oscar and Myer for the day. We came in from NB and needed a sitter for one day and Catherine graciously accepted our request. They were treated great and her back yard is a doggie heaven, lots of trees and area to roam. Thank you Catherine, we really appreciate your wonderful care of our weiner dogs :)
Nice, quiet backyard, with plenty of shade. adequate size backyard for the dogs to play, sniff, or just relax.
Catherine is very nice, and well organized. My dog, female, adapted pretty well, I think. She was there only for a day, for now. Planning my future time away, I will definitely consider Catherine for caretaker for my doggy.
Buddy always has an amazing time with Catherine. He is right at home there and Catherine always sends wonderful pictures. Thank you for taking such great care of him !
First time buddy went to a sitter and I must admit I was worry but Catherine was great. Buddy had a great time and he does every thing opposite of what I told her. It was indeed a great surprise. I am extremely very happy with her service and had tell my friends about her. I was very thankful that she can take him with such short notice too. Keep up the great service. All thumbs up????????????????????
What wonderful Pet Sitter we have found !!! I have nothing but the highest recommendation for Catherine & her family. We now would go no where else !!!! A++++
Catherine took care of my two energetic Jack Russell, they have fun running around the big back yard and playing with other dogs. When we drop them off, I could tell that they were very happy bonding with Catherine and her own dogs. She took some pictures during the week they stay for us to see how they are doing and also we could communicate through the chat room from DigVacay if wanted to keep an update of the dogs. Our experience with Catherine has been excellent! Next time when we take another family vacation I know where I can leave my pets at DogVacay.
Radar had a wonderful time with Catherine (in fact I think he came home reluctantly :) ) He will definitely be staying there again. He made himself right at home and Catherine was great. Thank you everyone.
So glad we found this site (and Catherine). This was perfect for our little old dog - company while we were away, other little pooches to hang with and a warm house to sleep in. Will use again for sure! Thanks Catherine.
Catherine was a phenomenal sitter for our pup! She has two little dogs of her own and fosters a dog friendly home. Our pup had separation anxiety, but to our surprise she loved staying with her, (she may be a dog whisperer of some sort).

Any dogs on vacay are watched 24/7 and given all the attention they need. They have a large backyard that any dog would love to play in and can roam freely in the home. She sends photo updates every day on how your pup is doing and they're always happy. She is really flexible and dependable and I would highly recommend her to anyone that needs an expert to sit their dog.
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Catherine was great. My puppy Hugo had a fantastic time with her and her dogs. Thank you so much for taking care of him this weekend. Definitely recommend her!!
Bernie seemed to have been well taken care of and happy! will use again!
Our dog was very happy while staying with Catherine
The boys had a great vacation!! We received daily emails with pictures which was a great treat. They were exhausted when they got home from all the playing and interaction. I will not hesitate to leave my dogs here again!! I know they are in great loving hands and getting lots of attention. Thank you so much for taking great care of our boys!!
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