Steph's Critter Club

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stephanie c.

9 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 6 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:

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 7 mo old
14 yr 6 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Caged birds or Reptiles, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents

stephanie's House

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

About stephanie

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have changed my availability as I now work part time but please message me and I will do my best to help.

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 foster critters 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 our bed, their own kennel or bed or literally anywhere they want. If cats are boarding they will have full use of the kitty room. Our cats will move out into our bedroom.

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 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
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

stephanie c.

9 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 6 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated April 26, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At stephanie's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/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
$40 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
Daycare At stephanie's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
$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!
9 Reviews
Steph's critter club is a fantastic place to leave your loved one. This is the third time we've left our Furbaby and each time has been a great experience. We received constant updates, pictures, videos, and even a daily journal when we returned. Don't hesitate; book your stay today!
Stephanie is the perfect host for your pet! We got a puppy for Christmas even though we had a vacation booked already at the end of January. Our pup (large breed husky/collie/spaniel mix, 3 months old) was too young to stay at a kennel so I googled dog sitters! Let's just say it was the best thing I could have done! I found Stephanie on here, messaged her and we set up a meeting to introduce her to our puppy! We felt confident that she would be very content staying with Stephanie since she is such an animal lover! When we left for vacation, our puppy was hardly trained and left little surprises all over the house for us 30 times a day! When we came back she was completely transformed! Potty trained, learned several new commands and she seemed super content! Stephanie sent me several updates, pictures and videos while we were away which was so nice! Also, she kept a journal of what they had been doing/ playing/ learning each day! She is the perfect host for your dog! (I call her the DOG WHISPERER!) I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER TO ANYONE WHO WANTS THEIR DOG TO HAVE A GREAT VACAY! THANKS AGAIN!!! :) :) :)
I was really nervous about leaving Rambo with someone other than family - Stephanie instantly put me at ease. I was very impressed by her quick response to our email exchanges and her obvious warm, caring nature and love of all animals. Stephanie took the time to meet with us before our trip to get to know Rambo and his specific needs. Her place is very welcoming and Rambo felt right at home amongst all the other critters.
Stephanie messaged me every day of our vacation with detailed descriptions of their time together as well as pictures and video. She also included a two page summary of her week with Rambo when we picked him up.
I highly recommend Stephanie as a loving and capable caretaker for your pets.
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