Scruffy's Holiday Hideaway

View All

Paul and Nancy S.

48 Reviews
25 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Akita, Alaskan Malamute, Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Anatolian Shepherd Dog, Australian Cattle Dog, Belgian Malinois, Bouvier des Flandres, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Bulldog, Bullmastiff, Cane Corso, Catahoula Leopard Dog, Chow Chow, Doberman Pinscher, Dogue de Bordeaux, German Shepherd Dog, Jindo, Kai Ken, Mastiff, Neapolitan Mastiff, Newfoundland, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Rottweiler, Siberian Husky, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Weimaraner, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier, Blue Heeler, Red Heeler

Paul and Nancy's Resident Pets

Golden Retriever
11 yr 8 mo old
Bichon Frise
12 yr 8 mo old

Paul and Nancy's House

View Neighborhood Map
Children at home (13-18 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Paul and Nancy

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We are Paul and Nancy and we would love to look after your puppy pal while you are away. We care for them like you do -- one of the family! We know that changing routine and being away from you and home can be stressful on a pet, so we have developed a routine to integrate your four-legged friend into our family so s/he has a good experience with us and a joyful reunion with you. Our years of dog-minding experience, maturity and backgrounds mean that we have more than just common sense. And for even more peace of mind, we are certified in dog first aid.

We require a meet and greet before your vacation to introduce the dogs to each other and to our home, to gather information, and to understand what you and your dog is accustomed to. We may ask you to leave your pup with us briefly to begin to get to know them and help ready them for being away from you. At the bottom of this page are instructions on what to bring with you. Please note: we do not tour our main living area at this visit.

While you are away, we make your pup part of our family: S/he will get lots of love and attention, exercise and socialization with both people and other dogs. Paul is home all day to provide unlimited belly rubs, "atta boys" and noogies :~). They also benefit in many ways from playing with our pups, Patty and Lulu and a few other friendly guests. We stay in touch with regular updates and photos too. Regulars look forward to coming, and go home relaxed and happy. Parents report that after daycare visits their dogs are less destructive and needy and more confident and happier at home.

Unlike kennels, farms or the vet's office, your dog will have the run of the main floor of our large family home and yard and sleep where they are comfortable, even in our bedroom! Playtime is anytime: Whether s/he prefers playing fetch, chewing a toy, quietly cuddling on the couch, sniffing the "news," napping under a shady tree or playing with their new doggy pals, we help them find their happy place! Your pup will be kept busy with activities appropriate to their age, breed and temperament. Everything is supervised to ensure that good manners and safety are always reinforced.

We are located just next door to Toronto on the Scarborough border, minutes from Hwy 401 and Kingston Road, Rouge Beach, the Toronto Zoo, Glen Rouge Campground and on route to the Toronto airport.

The health of your dog is very important to us. Please bring to the meet and greet or email a copy of your recent vaccination records and ensure dog tags are attached to your pup's collar. Dogs must be neutered or spayed and have current flea and tick prevention. Dogs with special needs and puppies can be accommodated and a surcharge will apply. Please call or text us when you leave the house so we can be ready for you. If we're not outside when you arrive, call us from the drive.

We look forward to meeting you and your pup!

Paul and Nancy
Read More about Paul and Nancy...
Contact Paul and Nancy
Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety

Paul and Nancy S.

48 Reviews
25 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 15, 2017


Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
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.
Facebook Connected
This Host has provided DogVacay access to their Facebook information.
Pack Promoter
Pack Promoters are active members of the community who promote DogVacay and hosting best practices.
Phone Interviewed
Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Paul and Nancy's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Paul and Nancy's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
$25 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
48 Reviews
Very organized and helpful guiding newbies through the process. Communication was great and they were very accommodating.
Paul and Nancy were great with Polly. I especially liked how Paul introduced Polly to the other dogs at our Meet and greet. They sent my a couple of pictures and an update during Polly's stay and she was very relaxed and happy when I picked her up.
Our pup Luna had a wonderful time with Paul and Nancy and their dogs. We were able to enjoy our long weekend away knowing Luna was well loved and in great hands. We will be back again! I would highly recommend Paul and Nancy!!
This was the first time Zoey spent a night without me. I felt confident leaving her with Paul and Nancy after the home visit. I was still worried about her but when they sent me pictures of her having a good time I relaxed and enjoyed my time away. I took her for a walk the day after her visit and she was approaching other dogs and trying to make friends. She had never done this before her visit with Paul and Nancy! Both Zoey and I enjoyed out weekend vacays! Thank you guys! We will be back!
We recently had to take a long (3+ week) trip and were really reticent about leaving Rudy for that long as he suffers from some separation anxiety and he's very high energy. Paul and Nancy were able to set our fears aside and kept us up to date with photos and videos while we were away. Rudy had a great time with them and their other dog visitors. Rudy seems more confident since we picked him up and has been a happy pup.
Paul and Nancy were experienced and professional. We could also tell they loved and cared for our dog as if he were one of their own. They responded to messages promptly and sent photos and updates regularly while we were away.
Paul and Nancy are very friendly and Buddy loved his visit! He came back home being very confident around other dogs and more friendly. They seem quite knowledgable and have a wonderful backyard for the dogs to run around.
Paul and Nancy are exceptional individuals who take the time to get to know you're pet as well as develop a relationship to provide a great atmosphere in their environment. I say take you're dog on a vacation here and you will not be disappointed!
Paul and Nancy are great hosts. They communicate very well, we respect each other's ideals when it comes to pet care and I honestly couldn't have asked for more. Paul sent me pictures and video.
Paul and Nancy were absolutely wonderful! They took time before the booking to make sure my dogs were. a good fit with their home. They sent lots of pictures and updates. I felt very comfortable that my dogs were well cared for. When I picked them up they were happy and relaxed. I would highly recommend Paul and Nancy!

Another fantastic vacation for Dexter! He came home all ready to play and very happy. Thank you again, Nancy &Paul!
Chuck had an amazing time with Paul and Nancy. He made new friends and played and played.
Thank you Paul and Nancy for allowing us a happy vacation knowing Allie was 'safe and sound'. The pictures and videos were a great bonus. Allie will be sure to come back for a visit.
We were a little nervous to leave King, as he can get a bit anxious, but he had a great time! He played hard and took an extra long nap at the end of the day. I am sure he is looking forward to his next visit. We are so glad to have found Nancy and Paul. They always kept us updated on how King was doing and gave us a full rundown of what he got up to when we picked him up.
Paul & Nancy are responsible, knowledgeable and communicative. Excellent dog-sitters even for our high-energy pup.
We had a wonderful vacation, but our dog had a better one! Dexter is a 17-pound 8-yr-old playful schoodle and loves to hang-out with dogs and humans (especially within cuddling distance). At kennels, most of the day he would be alone and that just doesn’t work for our little guy. Whenever he goes back to stay, he starts to get excited as we near their house, then runs straight for the door and never looks back. Prior to his stay, Paul and Nancy were in touch to let us know the other dogs he would be staying with, and there’s always a nice mix of friendly dogs (they make sure the dogs have required vaccinations, etc.). During our vacation, they were in touch with photos and videos which we loved. They are organized and professional and have a big, fenced-in back-yard. They confirm the appropriate amount of food and take care to ask about any other quirks or special health considerations of your dog. They are nice and warm people, and we know that they take into account the unique personality of every dog they sit – their updates included little funny things our dog does, so we knew he was making himself at home! Previous to finding Nancy and Paul’s, I would be anxious about my dog – but no more. We have booked several vacations and will continue to. I always book ahead because I don’t think that Dexter would want to stay anywhere else! I highly recommend Paul and Nancy’s as a gem of dog vacay. Thanks so much, yet again!
Paul & Nancy were fantastic with Angel and Crystal!! Angel is a special needs dog because she is blind, diabetic and has a skin condition. Also, both girls have a very special diet and Paul and Nancy were great. We left the girls with them for two weeks and they dealt with all their needs as if they were their own family members including giving Angel her insulin injections twice a day. We would highly recommend Paul and Nancy to everyone. Thanks very much to both of them! Will be seeing you again soon.
Paul & Nancy were absolutely wonderful to my dog Brie when she came to visit them for a couple days at the end of September. They would send pictures of her every day, and made sure she had ample cuddles and lots of love while she was staying with them. I can't say enough good things about Paul & Nancy -- Brie looks forward to her next visit!!
​I am delighted to award Scruffy's the highest possible rating and recommendation!! Nancy & Paul are not only exceptional dog sitters, they are your pet's Mom & Dad, behaviourists, trainers, walkers, cuddlers, and will provide whatever else is needed. They cured my anxiety about leaving my new 4 1/2 y.o. Aussie with strangers, and they gave her the best vacation of her life! Extraordinary!
I was happy to find this great sitter just minutes from my neighbourhood. Based on their numerous positive reviews, I thought they were a good choice for watching our sweet girl during our longest absence from her. I was right.
Paul and Nancy have a calm, caring vibe and it shows in their easy interaction with their own dogs and the dogs in their care. After a few minutes into our initial meeting, our dog seemed happy and interested in her surroundings -- a good sign.
Once we were on vacation, we would often get updates, photos and even video of our dog playing and relaxing, which was a great source of relief to me and made my kids happy to see the dog was having a good time on her own vacation.
She came home happy and exhausted and that's what a vacation should be, right? I wouldn't hesitate to use Paul and Nancy's services again.
Paul and Nancy took excellent care of our dog, Stella. She had fun with them and with the other dogs. Paul and Nancy truly care about the dogs that they look after. Stella became very attached to them. Stella is a shy dog and this was her first time away from her family. Paul and Nancy really helped her come out of her shell and ensured she had fun.
Paul and Nancy were absolutely fantastic with our 6 month old puppy. They made us feel completely comfortable when we dropped Sadie off and left her for the first time. While we were away, they kept us updated on how she was doing with e-mails, photos, and videos. We can't thank them enough for taken such good care of our pup and we will absolutely be using them again. Sadie can't wait for her next doggy vacay with Paul and Nancy!
This was our dog, Stella's, first vacay. Paul and Nancy took excellent care of her. They even took the time to encourage her to play with the other dogs as she is quite shy. Both, Paul and Nancy took the time to talk to us about Stella's visit. We are glad to have found Paul and Nancy and hope to have Stella visit again soon.
Paul and Nancy are awesome!

Kingsley loves staying with them when we go away. They're always very accommodating to last minute requests and very affordable. The best part is they send us pictures during Kingsley's stay so we're always comforted that he's being taken care of. Kingsley has stayed with Paul and Nancy twice so far and both times were he's come home very happy! We would definitely recommend Paul and Nancy to everyone wanting a safe/fun play for their pup!
We've used Paul and Nancy for our two year old Golden Retriever a few times and she absolutely loves going to their house. She has even started going crazy in the car when turn onto their street. They really love dogs and all of the "campers" are treated as part of the family. I can see that Evie feels very at home there and is well loved and taken care of and has an amazing time playing with their dogs and other boarders.
Awesome from first meeting Paul and Nancy I knew that Ruby was in good hands. This was the very first time that Ruby stayed overnight, would definitely recommend.
My entire experience with Paul and Nancy and using dogvacay was excellent. I am a protective doggy mom of a 1 1/2 year old mini daschund named Oliver. During the meet and greet Paul and Nancy were very attentive to all the little details and took the time to get to know if Oliver was a good fit, which was very reassuring and professional. During his stay, Nancy provided updates to let me know he was doing ok and when I picked him up his tail was wagging and he was a happy, tired puppy. I thank them for their above and beyond service, Oliver and I will definitely be back!
Tibby had a wonderful time with Nancy and Paul, and of course the dog hosts Lulu and Patrick :) She came home happy and very tired. They were so sweet, and Tibby even came home with a loot bag (which she LOVED). Nancy kept us updated with lots of pictures of Tibby. Nancy and Paul are very experienced, and Scruffy's Hideaway is a beautiful space with a huge backyard. I would not hesitate to bring Tibby to them again, we highly recommend it!
Coal loved it and we will be back.
Our pup had an amazing time - and came home all tuckered out (which translates to very, very happy). While away, we received fun pics of Dexter at play with his doggy friends. We always know that he'll be taken care, and have the best plays, at Paul and Nancy's. He also had new dietary concerns for this visit and we didn't have to worry about a thing knowing he was in their care. Thank you so much!!
We feel so lucky having found Paul and Nancy through Dogvacay. Our Pepper was so well cared for. We were sent pictures of him during his stay and he looked great. We heard he even made a new friend while staying there. Paul and Nancy were very professional in their dealings with us but you also got their sense of heart and we knew they were doing this for the right reasons. We totally recommend using Dogvacay and especially Paul and Nancy. We have found our goto service for boarding our Pepper going forward.
A huge thank you to Nancy and Paul for the special care they took of Bentley during his stay. Prior to dropping him off, he gets all excited and can hardly wait to reconnect. Our special dog Bentley is very fortunate to have a loving family and another place he can call "home".
Thank you Paul and Nancy for taking very special care of our beagle Rocky. He enjoyed the warm and homely atmosphere and looks forward to visiting again. We highly recommend Paul and Nancy to all that are looking for doggy care. Keith and Olga
Paul and Nancy were fantastic! Very professional in every aspect. They have a lovely home and a large back yard. Their set up is ideal. Tank really enjoyed his stay and loved all the other dogs in the house. We plan to use them again and again. I really appreciate the effort they put into making Tank feel at home. He is still a puppy and we had our concerns, but all in all, it was a great match. Thank you Paul and Nancy!
Our Evie had a wonderful time spending 12 days with Paul and Nancy this summer. They sent us lots of updates and were very patient with her puppy behavior. Overall a wonderful experience for all and Evie can't wait to go back to "camp"!
We are first-time users. This was a great experience for our dog and ourselves - Paul, our host was great to speak with and it was obvious that he took great pleasure in this pursuit. The property is very well set up - it's a suburban location, securely fenced in, with plenty of running space, a swimming pool (with steps), and lots of play area. There were 5 other dogs present - a nice number for our little guy to play with, and our host took the time to understand our dog's needs and was good about telling us a bit about the other doggie guests. Paul was very good about staying in touch. When in the area, we will definitely use Paul and Nancy's services again. We are extremely pleased and would recommend this location to anyone who is looking for a place to board their loved one.
Nancy and Paul, Thank you for taking such good care of our dear Bentley and for being flexible and accomodating. Bentley had a blast with your family and made lots of friends.Should we have any upcoming vacations, I will be happy to leave Bentley with you again.

Bentley thanks you for his memorable vacation and misses his dear friends --Lulu and Patrick !!
Paul and Nancy are great... Sox is happy and so are we!
I felt good leaving my dog with Nancy and Paul. They are very nice easy going people and obviously have knowledge about dogs. Had a good visit
To trust in another boarding after 4 years was hard for me, but the experience was reaIIy good my dog is missing his new friends as happened with my previous boarding. PauI and Nancy have a beautifuI pIace and they were good with my doggy. I am happy to count on PauI and Nancy to take care of my dog again in my next vacation. Thank you PauI and Nancy for been good with my dog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Paul and Nancy are exceptional! I had some anxiety about leaving my dog Ranger with anyone as he had exhibited some behavioural issues but Paul and Nancy were up to the challenge! Our meet and greet before the vacay was great and they answered all my questions leaving me feeling confident and calm about leaving my boy with them! They are very patient and loving with the dogs, and very responsbile when it came to introducing the dogs! Very impressive and comforting to knwo that they are more than just dog lovers, but truly understand dog behavior as well! They also were very patient with me being an overbearing, paranoid puppy mom, giving me daily updates so I could sleep at night! I picked Ranger up and he was a happy and tired puppy! I would not hesitate to leave him with them again in the future and have already made arrangements to do so!
What a fantastic experience!

Paul and Nancy were very accommodating and easily and expertly integrated my pup with their pack.

They are experienced and patient and I would not hesitate to recommend their services to anyone who needs to have their four-legged-fur-kid looked after with exercise and attention.

From my humble dog behavior interpretation, Dexter misses all of his new found buddies and is hoping that he will get to return soon!

Thank You!
Paul and Nancy were great! Kingsley had a great time and was really sad when he had to leave his little buddies when we went to pick him up! He was tuckered out from all the playing for the couple of days he was there. I also loved that we received a photo update of Kingsley playing with his new friend.

Thank you Paul and Nancy for the great work!
We left our Aussie with Paul and Nancy for 17 days, and couldn't have been happier with them. Mabel loved meeting their dogs, their huge backyard, and fit in well. She certainly enjoyed her "vacay" away from us! Paul and Nancy were able to accommodate her needs (medication, crating, etc.) perfectly. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Scruffy's to a friend or family member who was looking for somewhere to board their pup while on holiday.
Heidi had a fabulous time playing with her new doggy BFFs at Paul and Nancy's this weekend. She loved their beautiful backyard and all the attention she got from the family. Getting to play with Paul and Nancy's dogs was a real highlight for her. She welcomed us back looking bright-eyed and bushy tailed, but is now out-cold after such a fun-filled weekend. I highly recommend these hosts.
Paul and Nancy are true DOG people. Great piece of mind knowing that both our dogs were safe and well looked after in their care. Would not hesitate to use them again. Highly recommend their services.
What a super-lovely family! This was the first time we've ever left our dog, Roman, with "strangers" but our nerves quickly faded after meeting Paul, Nancy and their family ... including the 4-legged ones.

It's obvious that this family loves dogs by the amount of time they spend walking and playing with them. Their long walks were perfect for our high-energy Boxer.

Without hesitation, Paul & Nancy would be the first people I'd recommend to anyone looking for a family to doggysit their furry baby :)

Thank you for taking such good care of Roman. I hope we get a chance to meet again.
It was very comforting to know that Snoopy was in a home and being cared for by Paul and Nancy. I loved receiving pictures of Snoopy's adventures. Thanks so much! JC
Read All 48 Reviews