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Mathew G.

51 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Bullmastiff, Mastiff, Rottweiler
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Mathew's House

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

About Mathew

18 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Welcome to our profile! My partner (Maida) and I have been living in Toronto for over 3 years now and really enjoy the city! Having our own dogs back home has encouraged us to give all of our love to other people's pets! And that is why we both absolutely adore taking care of dogs, cats or any other animals.

We know what it's like to want a night out or weekend away, having to take a business trip or plan a vacation; you want your pup to be happy and safe in a healthy environment! That is where we are happy to help!

Maida and I are both in our 30's and we love animals. We take pride in caring for pets and do it as if they were our own. We are attentive to detail, provide the love and attention that they deserve as well as special care instructions if needed.

Our house is pet free, wide-open, in a beautiful and quiet neighbourhood that is surrounded by green areas and parks.

**We welcome dogs with special needs & can accommodate last-minute bookings**
***If your dog is not friendly with other pups or you would like for them to be our sole booking, we are happy to accommodate that at an additional fee***
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Mathew G.

51 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 7, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
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Phone Interviewed
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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Mathew's Home
$45 /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
$55 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Daycare At Mathew's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$24 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$22 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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51 Reviews
Matt and Maida are better keepers for Jackson than I am! He is a 'challenging' terrier and they had no issues with him at all...he was happy and well behaved (they say!) and he did not want to come home!

I cannot imagine a better sitter for my charming (sic) little mutt. They treated him like royalty and I trust them implicitly with my treasured boy.

I will not hesitate to leave him with them in the future. I have complete confidence in their care and love of dogs.
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This was the best dogsitting experience I've had! Straight from the start, they were very knowledgeable and experienced with dogs. The area was really nice and had plenty of space for dogs to roam about. When I picked up Mia, she looked very happy and even gave Mathew and Maida a goodbye. The photos they took throughout the day were also excellent updates and made me feel secure about leaving Mia in a new environment. Would definitely drop her off there again!
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We recently boarded our two puggles with Matt and Maida and it was a great experience. They were very accommodating regarding scheduling and did not have any issue dealing with some socialization and age related issues. They kept us updated daily, which really put our minds at ease and the girls seemed to have a great experience with them. We would definitely be happy to use them again and recommend them to others.
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We left our corgi Watson with Matt & Maida for 2 weeks while we left the country to go on vacation. Needless to say, he was left in the best hands possible. They treated him like family, and took the absolute best care of him! Everyday we received pictures and videos of our little guy and you could just tell by his face that he was happy, relaxed & enjoying life. (They've also taken some of the most adorable pictures of our guy that we've ever seen). Another great thing that they did was to keep with Watson's exercise routine & overall schedule. This helped immensely when we got back to keep the transition smooth back to his routine. I couldn't say anymore good things, when you leave your pup with Matt and Maida it's like leaving them with family. We will definitely be using their services again in the future :)
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Mathew and Maida were fantastic with my guy Django. They kept me updated with pictures throughout the day while taking him to his favorite local parks. Will 100% use their service again and recommend!
I left my dog with Matt and Maida for almost a month when we had just moved to Toronto from Brazil and everything was new and strange to him. It was incredibly hard for me to be away from him, but I had to travel for work, so had no choice. Matt and Maida made the whole experience better for me and wonderful for my dog. I got pictures, videos and messages from them every day, showing me that he was happy, cared for, but most of all, loved. When they had a minor problem with him with another dog, they immediately contacted me and shared their plan in a calm and thoughtful manner. I really could not have hoped for a better experience. My dog had social interactions, round the clock care, off leash time in dog parks, great walks, and lots of down time too. He came back a happy and healthy dog. I can not recommend Matt and Maida more highly. For my dog, their home was a "home away from home."
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Matt and Maida made their home a second one for my dog. From the daily pictures and videos to the regular notes and connections, they helped me feel connected when I had to be away for almost a month. Not only was my dog cared for, he was loved. I can't recommend anyone more highly than this amazing pair.
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This is the first time we have ever hired dog sitters.
We would have Matt and Maida pup sit again anytime. Pups were content and VERY well cared for and cuddled regularly. Apartment was as we had never left. They are professional, organized and such wonderful dog and people., people.
Thank you both for the care and love you showed Bailie and Lennon
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Matt and Maida were absolutely amazing! We honestly could not have been happier. They took such good care of Zucca as if he was their own. They even took him to Woofstock! We received daily updates and photos which was great as we were missing our fur baby. We will definitely use Matt and Maida again when we travel.
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Matt & Maida took great care of our 2 sweetie Wheaties. They're response time was quick and they were very accommodating to our schedule. Our furry kids came home happy and very tired. We will definitely return! Thx
This was my first time using dogvacay and it was so good. I got to see photo updates which really helped me relax knowing my pup was well looked after and having a great time. She had lots of walks, cuddles and attention. I would highly suggest booking with Mathew!
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Tilly loved Maida and Matt! Thx!
Matt and Maida were simply fantastic. Our 10 month old puppy can be a handful but they took such good care of him. We received regular updates and were at ease during his entire stay knowing that he was being cared for like a member of the family. They were also exceptionally accommodating. We will absolutely ask for their help looking after our pup again.
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Great vibes! Cali was very happy and tuckered out when she got home from all the playing :)
I had to go away this weekend and Matt's Dog Lover's Hut helped me with a last minute booking. Matt's place was very dog friendly and Pancake settled in nicely. Matt kept me posted the whole weekend with any issues and questions he had regarding Pancake. This really helped and made the weekend vacay go smoothly. I definitely recommend Matt's Dog Lover's Hut to anyone who is looking for someone to watch their pets! ????
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Mathew and Maida are great! They love dogs and they are so patient with my puppy Henry. Not only are they so kind and gentle with Henry, but also experienced enough to set good boundary so that Henry can learn and grow in a consistent environment! Henry loves them--that's the most important part. Mathew and Madia are great . I definitely recommend them.
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Matt and Maida were great hosts to my 5 months old Shiba puppy over the weekend. They were very accommodating to my drop-off and pick-up times, quick to respond to my messages and sent me photo updates of my little girl. She came back to me in great spirits, I would not hesitate to book with them again in the near future.
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Mathew and Maida were super friendly and accommodating and took great care of our dog, Benji. They sent us a lot of cute photos and made us feel at ease. I would definitely recommend them!
Mathew and Maida where amazing. Really helped us to enjoy our vacation knowing our dog Lola was in such good hands. Alena and Paul
I was a bit nervous leaving my babies, Hazel and D'Arcy when we went away for a week, but I needn't have been. Mathew and Maida sent pictures all during our week away and were able to cater to D'Arcy's special needs. Hazel can be a handful, but Maida and Matt seemed to love her "quirkiness", (I think!) We had long thread of emails the last day, due to our flight being delayed, and Matt was so patient with all the changes. Thanks, Matt! I want to thank them both for making sure my guys got lots of loving.
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Mathew and Maida were wonderful! My little 7 months old puppy has bad separation anxiety and I was so nervous leaving him for the first time but Mathew and Maida made me us both super comfortable and reassured me that everything will be fine. And it was! Peanut loved the wonderful couple! They took great care of him and sent me multiple pictures and videos daily! I will definitely book with them again! Thanks Mathew and Maida! :)
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My reservation with Matthew & Maida was great!
I come from 8 hours away from Toronto and was emailing back and forth.My pet sitter backed out on me and found this site was totally impressed. They kept emailing me which was great! Greeted me and my babies (fur babies) sent me updated photos while I was touring Toronto with my family. I had no worries about them, I kept thier contact numbers as I will be making reservations again this summer with them. I would recommend Matthew and Maida 100%

Thank you again Matthew and Maida it was a pleasure meeting you!

Mary,Dean, Nitro and Mya
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It was our first experience leaving our Yorkie with another family. He (Nord) is very shy and has specific needs. Maida and Mat turned out to be a wonderful host family for our Nord!! They did everything we asked for and were very patient and loving with him. Nord returned home calm and happy. I wish everyone that kind of experience! It is so hard to find someone who would care so much and would be that attentive. Seriously. Maida and Mat, thank you from all of us!
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Mat and Maida were two very nice, dog-loving people. My girl was a little anxious (understandably) and they were very attentive to her. I got a lot of photo updates over the course of her stay and when we picked her up she didn't show any signs of being distressed. I will definitely be using them again in the future.
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Matthew and Maida were exceptionally friendly and professional from the meet-n-greet till we collected our dogs. One of our little dogs, Josh, doesn't warm up to strangers very quick, so of course this was a worry to us, however, he felt right at home almost instantly on the initial meet-n-greet. At this point we knew we'd made the right decision to use Matthew and Maida's services. We had received photos of our dogs on a almost day-to-day basis, which had us feeling better and allowing us to enjoy our holiday knowing our pups were well looked after!! We will definitely be using their services again in the future and highly recommend them!!
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Maida and Matthew were very responsive and sweet. When our dog Chauncey looked sad in the photos they sent, they put me on speakerphone when I called that evening, so he could hear my voice. Very accommodating, flexible and easy to deal with. Would recommend them to anyone looking for a responsible, comfortable dog boarding setup.
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This was the first time I left my puppy Zorro overnight with someone else and I couldn't have been happier with the results! Mathew was fantastic - he gave regular photo updates and promptly replied to any messages I had sent! Zorro is a very easy going puppy and he seemed to have enjoyed his stay very much (he didn't even turn back to say bye lol) ! I'd definitely recommend Mathew (and Maida - although I didn't get a chance to meet her!) to anyone looking to have their 4-legged friend be cared for whilst you're away! It was a great experience and I'd definitely do it again!
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Maki was delighted to be with this beautiful couple, but we were even more delighted. Super flexible and easy to work with, Matt and Maida made our holidays truly wonderful since we knew Maki was going to be truly at home. They provided updates, pictures, and were always very responsive. Definitely will repeat!

Thank you guys, we were super happy to have found you.
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Mathew was absolutely amazing and would give me pictures updates. I will definitely use him again!
Mathew is a delight to work with, very flexible and willing to take a booking on short notice. The photo updates during the day were a lovely touch. Our pup had so much fun while with them, and I know she was in good hands. We would certainly book with Mathew again. Thanks guys for taking such good care of our pup!
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This was the first time we had ever left Oban with someone he didn't know and we're feeling a little nervous beforehand. Our hosts did an amazing job keeping us calm and as soon as we met them knew that Oban would be in good hands. He came home happy and dog tired so I know he has a brilliant time. I've booked some more time over Christmas with Oban and feel very happy and Confident about leaving Oban with Mathew and maida.
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My dog bonded with the host within 30 seconds of their first meeting, and that's what counts. Matt and Maida were sweet and caring, responsive and responsible, and I wouldn't hesitate to use them again.
Mathew and Maida are a super flexible, and loving team who provided excellent care for my dog, Watson from the early afternoon to late in the evening. Watson is a very energetic dog, so they kept him entertained with lots of playtime, and walks. I would highly recommend them if you want a place where your Pup can be right at home@
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Mathew and his partner did an incredible job with Coco. They sent photo updates, and even let him sleep in their bed! I couldn't have felt better having my dog stay with them during my time away. Highly recommended!
Matt and Maida were AWESOME!
They were so loving and warm and seemed to truly enjoy the time they spent with our dog Brady. They sent us several pictures (everyday) while we were away that ensured we relaxed and enjoyed our vacation knowing that Brady was in good hands and having fun. One thing we loved about Matt and Maida was how relaxed they were about having your pet in their home - they made me feel that Brady could explore their home with no restrictions and they even had toys and a water bowl out for him when we had our Meet and Greet.
We will definitely use them again!!
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Matthew and Maida were wonderful! I received photo and video updates and my dog looked happy and relaxed-so comforting! Thanks again
The test visit went really well, Mathew and Maida were great hosts to Zsofi. It's clear from the photographs that they treated her like their own pet, which is wonderful.
I would absolutely recommend them and will book with them for my upcoming trips.
Thank you Mathew and Maida!
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Matthew and Maida are fantastic with Edgar! He goes there during the day while my husband and I are at work, and always gets so excited when he realizes where he is. They offer a safe, clean environment and spends lots of quality time with him...they also send pictures! We will be back.
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Very very happy. We were in a serious jam to find a dogsitter for the weekend and had never used Dog Vacay before. We messaged Matt and Maida Wednesday morning and got a reply an hour later. They came to meet our dog that same night and made the reservation. Everything went great. Georgia was well taken care of and we got regular updates with pictures. It was such a relief to know our dog was looked after and getting lots of love. They live in our neighbourhood, which is great too. We will definitely book again!
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Our introduction to DogVacay couldn't have been better! Mathew and Maida were excellent hosts and were very helpful and accommodating when a snag in our travel meant a somewhat later return. Our dog Laika was happy and seemed to have a great visit and a nice walk... they even sent us a few photos of her lounging in their home!

I'm certain she'll be visiting again!
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Mathew's service was fantastic! He and his girlfriend Maida made sure our two dogs felt always very confortable and like home. While we were away, they sent us pictures of our Coco and Nacho every other day; one was able to see how relaxed they were. They made excellent bonding with our pups!
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Matthew and Maida are fantastic hosts! They accommodated my last minute request and met my dogs right away. You can tell within minutes how much they love dogs of all shapes, breeds and sizes and welcome them into their home. I felt 100% secure leaving my dogs with them and loved my photo updates of my fuzz balls snuggling right into their vacation home. Matt and Maida are lovely people and I wouldn't hesitate to leave Mr Mop and Brooklyn with them again
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I've used Matt and Maida for boarding my dog twice; both times were almost 2 weeks. I felt very comfortable having my pup stay with them, and they were very flexible for pick up and drop off, which was so important to me. My dog was well looked after, and he is so happy to go to their place. Such a relief, because he usually shows signs of distress when I leave him somewhere (shaking, howling, trying to come out after me). The very first time, he stayed with them only one time over night (for a trial), then for the next longer visit, he happily jaunted in their home, grabbed a ball and leapt on the couch, ready to stay at his new digs!
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This was a great dogsitting experience for our dog Rufus and for us for 8 nights. Mathew took great care of Rufus and this was particularly important to us as Rufus had just recently had minor surgery. We got 3 batches of photos to reassure us as to how much fun Rufus was having.
Mathew loves dogs and was absolutely wonderful to ours. Thanks!!
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This was our first time leaving Wilson with anyone and Matthew and Maida couldn't have been any better. From the first moment of our meet and greet we knew we would be able to leave Wilson without worrying. They went out of their way to put our mind at rest and our trip went a lot smoother because of this. Their home is lovely and it is also a great environment for animals, you can tell they are real animal lovers and we were kept updated with lots of photos and this just confirmed the happy and content dog we picked up on the last day. Wilson can sometimes be wary of strangers but he took a real shine to them. Matt and Maida were also looking after another pup at the time and they paid extra special attention to introducing the dogs and allowing them to meet calmly. All in all Wilson had a great time and we would absolutely recommend Matthew and Maida to anyone looking a for a warm, pet-loving responsible couple to look after their furry friends.
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Matt and Maida were terrific hosts to our dog, Lola. We were so happy to find such trustworthy and responsible hosts to watch Lola while we were away for nearly 2 weeks. It was so nice to see Lola so happy in the photos that Matt and Maida sent us while we were away. We knew she was in good hands. Their home is ideal for dogs or other animals -- lots of space to run in and be relaxed. When Lola first entered their home she was very happy and comfortable to be there. She immediately warmed up to Maida and Matt, which showed how much these hosts care for and understand dogs. I am also happy that they took Lola on walks throughout the day to the many lovely parks in their neighbourhood. I would recommend Matt and Maida to anyone looking for a safe and happy place to leave their dog for a night, or several nights.
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Maida was a terrific host for Sadie, who is an energetic lab-poodle mix who can sometimes be shy with people and unpredictable with other dogs. Sadie responds well to people who are firm and also really loving toward her, and she clearly liked Maida right from the start. Sadie's 3-day stay was apparently without any problems. I appreciated Maida's good relationship with Sadie very much and will definitely try to book with her again.
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We were so happy with Maida and Matt. They were able to take us as a last minute booking when we had to suddenly go to Ottawa. Polly had a great time with them and came home happy and exhausted. Maida and Matt were very friendly and lavished affection on her. Polly is a little dog (8lbs) and can be timid with strangers or bark at other dogs. (Napoleon complex!) She was the only one they were boarding that weekend so we were lucky!
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I needed someone to take care of my second most favourite living creature (second only to my husband) on our wedding day. They did a great job with Nikki. She was very happy when she came home. My only complaint was that I didn't get any updates from them via text as I had requested. They said they had mailed it to my doggy vacay account but I didn't have any access to that during the day and when I checked I didn't find any updates. That could off course be a technology error as oppose to an intentional omission by Maida. Matt and Maida were very sweet and Nikki really seemed to love them. When we were leaving she kept giving Maida kisses and really didn't seem like she wanted to leave. That's how I knew she was well taken care of and loved in my absence. It really gave me peace of mind. I absolutely recommend them!
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Maida (and Matt) are the best! Arnie and Lucy had a great time, got lots of love and snuggles and walks while we were away. We would absolutely leave our pups with them again. Thanks!!
Maida was great when I needed someone at the last minute and I feel Teiko was well cared for. I would highly recommend Maida and plan on contacting her in the near future.
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