Steph's Critter Club

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stephanie c.

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5 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
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Pet Requirements

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

stephanie's Resident Pets

Yorkshire Terrier
9 yr 4 mo old
14 yr 3 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds or Reptiles

stephanie's House

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

About stephanie

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Steph's critter club is the purrfect place for your animals to play, stay or pass the time away!!

Hi, my name is Steph. I love animals and have been around them since the age of 5. A girl never likes to tell her age but let's just say I have at least 30 years experience with animals ;). This experience includes loving, caring for, disciplining and most importantly playing with animals. I have cared for dogs, fish, snakes, rats, turtles, guinea pigs, bearded dragons, ferrets and a bird.

In addition to caring for other people's animals, I have a critter family of my own. This includes 2 small dogs, 5 cats (one is a foster), 2 turtles, 5 rats, 2 foster bunnies and fish. Our two small girls (5lbs and 12lbs) get along well with everyone. Our cats get along well with other animals, including dogs, however if pets are at my house we want the least amount of stress possible so the cats will be free to do their own thing in their own section of the house.

Your pet’s safety is my first priority. I have recently completed a pet first aid course. I am currently looking into pet insurance services, in case of emergency.
If your pet is staying with me, I can offer transportation for emergencies. At times, this transportation would be via cab services if the family vehicle is not available. We have numerous vets within our community. Also, there is the Niagara Vet Emergency Clinic just 9.8kms away. They offer services 24 hours a day and on holidays.

I am able to offer services that are catered to your pet’s unique needs. In order to assist with this, I encourage a home visit prior to boarding and a meet and greet prior to walking or stop in services. If your pet is full of energy, I offer long walks, running or playing in a fenced backyard. If they are more of a couch potato we can go for a nice relaxing walk, snuggle on the couch, just relax or explore the critter room. This is an area just for pets that the turtles, rats and fish call home. It has been a greatly enjoyed by all the pets that have stayed here. As for sleeping arrangements, I can do what works best for your pet. This includes sleeping in the bed, their own kennel or bed. If cats are boarding they will have full use of the kitty room. Our cats will move out into our bedroom.

If services requested are for a drop by to your home, I can walk dogs for a 30 minute interval. I will also provide fresh food and water for cats and dogs. Also spot cleaning of litter boxes as needed.

I am comfortable providing care to all animals. I do request that larger dogs (above 30lbs) have some form of obedience training to make providing care easier for all involved. I am comfortable providing pets with any form of oral medications. I have not been trained for injections.

I have had many pawsome experiences with all kinds of animals. I find animals to be the best company and they make me happy in ways humans cannot. I find them to be inspirational in the way that they are non-judgmental and just so accepting. I am happy to say that caring for animals is my full time job. I am available any time including holidays and weekends. I would love to meet you and your furry friends very soon. I look forward to hearing from you and welcome all questions or concerns.

Have a pawsitivly great day!
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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

stephanie c.

Online Now!
5 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 20, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At stephanie's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$35 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
Daycare At stephanie's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$15 /bath
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3 Testimonials
Nov 2016
Stephanie is the ultimate animal lover. Scales to fur, each animal that Stephanie meets is treated just like one of her own family members. Leaving your pets with Stephanie, you can guarantee that they will be treated with the upmost care.
Nov 2016
Stephanie is amazing! she takes cares of pets like they are her own, and her own are super happy so that goes to show that she knows what she is doing! she is great for holiday pet sitting as her schedule is very flexible - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Nov 2016
Stephanie is by far the best pet sitter I've ever met! I've had fur babies my whole life, so I've hired many different pet sitters over the years... I can't say how amazing Steph is with my three girls. She always goes above and beyond when taking care of my girls; and she far exceeds expectations every time. I currently have two pugs and one cat, two of which have permanent physical challenges (one needs daily medication); and they make it very clear that Steph is one of their favourite people! The fact that my pets show so much trust in and affection for Steph is just the best reinforcement anyone could have for what I already know - that Steph has a genuine compassion and love for animals. She has proven time and again how responsible and attentive she is with my girls, and she clearly cares for and treats my pets as if they were her own: like furry princesses! I wouldn't trust anyone with my girls the way I entrust them to Steph. I would unequivocally recommend Steph to absolutely everyone as the first and best choice in pet sitting!
5 Reviews
This was Lola's first time being on vacation with someone she did not know. It was a great experience for her and me. Stephanie had great communication. She went above and beyond the care of family and friends who have watched her in the past. She even brushed her out, and removed a mat behind her ears and trimmed her paws. Lola looked so fluffy and happy when I came and picked her up. She sent videos and pictures and wrote up a journal of how much fun they all had. She was also really flexible. I was running a lil behind and picked her up early with no problems. I would recommend her to my family and friends and will use her again. Loved the dog vacay app too. All info in one place, easy to pay and book. Thank you for everything Stephanie. Hope you have a great new year.
Stephanie took care of Maple for a weekend and she was great! She was also flexible with the time I dropped her off as we had a snow storm and couldn't leave at the time we have agreed. During the weekend, she sent me photos and videos of Maple, so it was really good to see what she was doing and behaving. Stephanie also wrote a letter including everything Maple did on Saturday and Sunday, really nice! Since Maple broke her toy (stuffed one), Stephanie gave her other toys so she could chose which one she wanted to play. As a result, she brought a new toy home :) Thank you Stephanie!!!
This was the first time I have ever left my dog with anyone other than family. It was my moving day and I was a little worried my dog Zoe would be very anxious and too stressed with a stranger and other dogs. Stephanie texted me and reassured me Zoe was fine which took all my worries away and during the day updated me with pictures and a video of her playing . She even wrote out all the activities and things Zoe did for the day.I was very happy with the care and kindness she had provided to my dog and would recommend her to everyone. I plan on bringing Zoe back next week.
I met Stephanie at her home the day before I dropped my dog off. She immediately took to Stephanie and it was obvious she was comfortable in Stephanie's home. Stephanie was very caring for my dog and sent pictures and videos throughout the time she was looking after her. Furthermore, her flexibility with the hours of drop off and pick up made the experience hassle-free and easy. She wrote a lovely note on my dog's activity while she was there and I will definitely go back to Stephanie.
thank you so much! :)
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