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Anthony C.

17 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
$48/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Anthony's House

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Medium Roof Deck
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside

About Anthony

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have owned and loved a dog for over 15 years, who's passed on a few years ago. In that time I've cared for a dog recovering from major surgery, taking medications, and requiring special diets, physical therapy, monitoring, and assistance--as well as taken care of a rambunctious puppy.

I'm a 10 minute walk to High Park, Rennie Park, Etienne Brulé Park and Lakeshore. This is a perfect location for a dog who likes to walk in a natural setting with interesting sites and smells including nature paths and open fields. It's a quiet neighbourhood with lots of little parks to get down to business or just to sniff around. The house is a new reno with three floors, 2 adults, no kids. There's a front porch for afternoon naps & people watching and a small back deck for peace and quiet.

Pick ups are best between 9:00am and noon.
Drop offs are best any time after 3:00pm.
This allows us to ready the house for our next guest.
However, we can make accommodations for alternate times.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety

Anthony C.

17 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
$48/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 2, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Anthony's Home
$48 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$98 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Daycare At Anthony's Home
$38 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$18 /half-hour
$24 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Grooming
$40 /min
$60 /max
Baths
$40 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$18 each way
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
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17 Reviews
Anthony is fantastic with both our dogs. It is evident he is very comfortable with dogs & the various tempermants that accompany them. Our one rescue, Percy, has a lot of anxiety and is fearful of most men. Percy loves Anthony. Just after a few visits both dogs have accepted him as a member of the family. We are very happy that we found Anthony.
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This was our first time using DogVacay and we are very happy with the overall experience and especially thankful to have found Anthony. We chose Anthony based on his reviews and also because he lives close to us. Initially we set up a meet and greet with Anthony at his house and brought our dog Milo. From the beginning the communication was great. It was obvious that Anthony loves dogs and is knowledgeable about their care. Most importantly we got the sense that Milo's time with Anthony would be similar to what he is used to at home with us: plenty of love and play time, freedom in the house, lots of washroom breaks, a daily long walk and bedtime snuggles with Milo being able to sleep where he chooses. In the end we were right. Milo had is first overnight this past weekend and had a great time! Even though we were a little anxious we knew he was in great hands and Anthony sent us updates and pics of the days events which we were so grateful for. We have already booked our next Vacay Stay with Anthony!
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Our young dog absolutely loved his vacation. Anthony is a professional and caring individual who truly enjoys taking care of our pets. We were getting married and needed to leave our loved one with someone we could trust and it was our first time using the service. Anthonys profile and positive reviews caught my eye and they are accurate! Anthony accommodated our dog perfectly and took him in for two nights while sending us lovely updates of videos and pictures showing our dog having a blast on his walks. Anthony was also flexible in our drop off and pick up times. Our dog was visibly sad to leave and reluctant to get in the car to go home. I will absolutely work with Anthony again without a doubt . Thank you !
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Leaving our dog with Anthony was our best experience to date while travelling. In the past we had left Thea with boarders and wondered about her whereabouts, how she was doing, and had her come home frightened and a bit beat up. Thea's stay with Anthony completely reversed all of those reservations we had traditionally associated with travelling.

From the moment we dropped Thea off, Anthony was waiting on his doorstep, and was kind and patient with our dog. He knew exactly how to address her separation anxiety and the "change of hands" without triggering her, and the best part was that the entire time we were away on vacation, we felt like she was having an even better time! There was not a moment that we worried about her and the moment we started to wonder how she was, there was yet another map of a long play session in High Park and photos of her having a ton of fun with the other dog staying with Anthony, Fred. We actually think she went into a minor depression when she had to come back with us!

In all seriousness, when you go away on vacation and your dog is considered part of your family, you want to feel like your dog is feeling safe, loved, and having fun too - and that is exactly how we felt and more with Thea in Anthony's care. We will always use Anthony going forward and he comes with our highest recommendations!
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What a wonderful experience for Fred. So many great long walks in the park, lots of updates and pictures. Came home with one tired pup!! We will definitely be back. :)
Kent had a wonderful stay with Anthony. He was definitely very well cared for. We got great updates with Kent's adventures and many pictures as well. It was our first time using dogvacay and it was great. I had the peace of mind that Kent was been well cared for while we were away!! We would definitely recommend Anthony if you need someone to watch your dog and know that they are in great hands and will be looked after. Anthony has a calming effect and Kent took to him like he was one of the family. You couldn't ask for more when you are leaving your dog with someone.
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Anthony was great - as advertised, our dog had an active day and Anthony kept up us updated. I would recommend Anthony for any dog who likes to walk and stay active!
Anthony is incredible and Aria had a blast on her week away! This was our first time using Dogvacay, but Anthony was reassuring and knew exactly the right questions to ensure Aria had the best experience possible. Throughout the week we received daily photo message updates and maps outlining the lengthy walks they took together. We picked up a tired, happy dog at the end of the week! Next time we head away, we'll look to Anthony first to care for Aria again.
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Baxter definitely feels like he is on vacation when he is with Anthony!
We could not be more pleased with Luna's stay with Anthony. Anthony spent time to ask key questions about Luna and tuned in immediately to her personality. Daily reports about their long walks together put our minds at ease - and even made us a bit jealous of the fun she was having. We highly recommend Anthony and his wife for the attention and affection they give to dogs in their care.
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My pup had a great stay with Anthony! I would most definitely recommend him to my friend and use him when I need a sitter in Toronto. Anthony is calm, gentle and caring. He was quick to respond and easy to keep in touch with throughout Tibby’s stay. Tibby enjoyed several walks, spend time around the neighborhood and ate all his meals (Halleluiah lol because its usually a struggle). I really relished the pictures and walking maps! My pup came home happy and healthy. I really wish Anthony lived in my city.
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Anthony's was excellent . When I dropped Zamboni off and he was bouncing around checking out everything, Anthony was calm and gentle. I felt fine leaving my dog there. While I was away 3 nights I got updates and photos and maps of his wonderful long nature walks. When I picked him up he seemed happy and relaxed and looked great.

I'll definitely book them again if I can.
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I would definitely book Anthony again and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him yo care for your pet. He was quick to respond to our initial inquiry and kept in touch daily while we were away. At least once a day we were sent pictures of our dog - in the park, on the porch, at the beach, and also maps of the daily "long walk". I think Finny is a bit sad to be home, actually.
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Our 1 yr old Standard Schnauzer, Sadie, spent a week with Anthony and had the time of her life! Anthony took such good care of her. There were daily walks through High Park, lots of other dogs to play with, great smells to sniff, and adventures to be had. Anthony provided us with daily updates - walking routes and distances, and photos of Sadie along the way, as well as playtime and nap time at home. He let us know what she was up to and what shenanigans were going on.

Anthony took special care on high heat days to go for early morning shorter walks, and on cool days they had epic adventures in parks, on trails, at the beach, at the leash-free and window shopping/sniffing along Bloor St.

Beyond the mechanics of walks and feeding, I could tell that Anthony took the time to really get to know Sadie, and her quirks and characteristics. Anthony is a host who truly cares about his charges and adopts them into his family while they are with him. Next time we're away - Sadie will be going back to Anthony! No question.
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Anthony is a great dog sitter and our dog Gus loved his stay. We highly recommend booking with him!
My dog Bella had the absolute best time with Anthony and his wife, Trena! They are responsible and have lots of experience with dogs. Bella is a shy and nervous dog, wary of people she's never met before but she felt right at home with Anthony and Trena. I had no worries at all about leaving her in their care. During Bella's 11 day stay with them, they updated me daily on her activities, including the walks they went on complete with photos and witty commentary :) I am so glad to have chosen them to take care of her, they did an excellent job and Bella came home a very happy and healthy pup. I highly recommend them, they are awesome!
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I would leave my baby boy Baxter with Anthony C's home any time with complete confidence. In fact I am already re booking ;-)
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