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Irene H.

24 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2.2 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - Bull Terrier

Irene's House

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Large Yard
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Smoke-free home

About Irene

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Welcome to Your Dog’s Best Friend!
Does your dog sleep in bed with you and snuggle on the couch? Well, he can do that at our house too!

We LOVE dogs! For almost 30 years since our kids were small we have taken care of friends’ dogs. Our three kids were always the happiest when they each had a canine pet to cuddle all night. We have taken care of everything from a Miniature Dachshund to a Newfoundland (which also slept in bed with us – I kid you not!!).

We had two dogs of our own: a Golden Retriever and a Boxer (who we adopted knowing he had cancer). Our own dogs were never kenneled – they went to Grandma’s when we were away. Sadly our two best friends left our hearts and our home empty when they died five weeks apart.

Your dog will feel like part of the family instantly. He will have free roam of our house, two walks per day, and endless pats. We live in a beautiful, quiet, old part of Oakville.

$5 EXTRA CHARGE for X-Large breeds (over 90 pounds);
$10 EXTRA CHARGE for special needs
$5 EXTRA CHARGE per day during holiday times.
*** Please note I do not take dogs that are LESS THAN 2 years old.
*** Please note I do not provide boarding for dogs that are NOT neutered.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to meeting you and your best friend soon!

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” – quote by Roger Caras
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Pets recovering from surgery

Irene H.

24 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2.2 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated April 20, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Irene's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
24 Reviews
Our 11-year old Lab thoroughly enjoyed the love and care Irene provided during a 4 day vacay.
Irene is a true professional who responds quickly, understands dogs thoroughly, and is more than willing to go the extra step to ensure a comfortable visit.
You could not find a more loving and attentive dog sitter than Irene. She is extremely attentive to the dogs she watches. We loved all the pictures and messages she sent to us about our dog Scout while were away too. It was obvious that Scout was happy in Irene's home. Anytime in the future we need a sitter, Irene will be the first person we call. It made it so much easier to be away knowing our dog was receiving lots of attention and love.
We can thank you enough Irene !
Irene does an amazing job! She welcomes the dogs as part of her family and treats them like royalty. They get lots of love and attention on their Vacay and usually don't want to come home. I would highly recommend Irene to anyone who needs high quality pet care.

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