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Kate S.

2 Reviews
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

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

Kate's Resident Pets

Rosie
Mixed Breed
Female
1 yr 6 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Kate's Townhome

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

About Kate

8 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi there and welcome to The Dog's Life! Not only are dogs my passion, but they are also my livelihood. I have been working professionally with pets for the past 10 years, gaining experience from pet food stores, doggie daycares, dog walking, supervising a boarding kennel, and working with service and rescue dogs. Currently, I own and operate my own dog walking and pet care company called The Dog's Life, which services Mississauga and Milton. I also work part time as an Adoption Counsellor for the Oakville & Milton Humane Society.

I currently have a 1 year old Border Collie/Lab mix named Rosie who absolutely loves every dog she meets. She provides endless entertainment for any dog that boards with us, but also respects when another dog is done playing and enjoys cuddling on the couch during down time. I am extremely active with Rosie and am always either walking with her, enjoying safe off leash time playing fetch or training with her.

At The Dog's Life, I focus on exactly that - doing everything I can to make sure the dogs in my care are happy, well exercised and comfortable. I have an extremely flexible schedule and my days are filled with where ever the dogs take me. For more active dogs, I could be spending the whole day outside running around and playing, and for the more low key dogs, we could spend most of the day inside cuddled up on the couch with a few short walks to stretch their legs. I provide many comfy dog beds and human furniture for the dogs when it's nap time and of course my clients are more than welcome to bring any beds/mats/crates/toys they have to make their dog feel as at home as possible.

I have had extensive training and experience on reading animal body language, learning how to effectively communicate with them, and how to build a relationship built on mutual trust and respect. I only ever use positive reinforcement training with the dogs I work with, so you can rest assured that I will never use any harsh verbal or physical corrections with your dog.

I would love the chance to get to know you and your pet and discuss why I can provide the best care for them while you are away. At The Dog's Life, your best friend gets a fun-filled, worry-free vacation at the same time you do!

Rosie and I look forward to hearing from you!

Kate
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Kate S.

2 Reviews
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated August 17, 2016

Credentials

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kate's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/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
$50 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
Daycare At Kate's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
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2 Reviews
Sorry - late post! It was our first time leaving our pup with anyone (July long weekend) and Kate did a great job! We had daily updates of pics and even videos! Our boy Stanley got along great with her pup Rosie (who is a sweetheart as well). Our pup received lots of exercise and love, Kate was exactly what we wanted in a sitter! Would recommend Kate in a heart beat!
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We are so grateful that Kate was able to take our 6 month old Butter in the last minutes. Butter is a very energetic and playful puppy so Kate had spent lots of time outside with him making sure he got enough exercise. Kate's super responsive and always updated me with photos and details about Butter's stay. We are extremely satisfied with Kate's boarding services. Her professional caring makes her place like another home for Butter!
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