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Veronica

Experienced and working-from-home pet sitter couple

Montreal
25 times favorited
3 recurring guests
Last booked 14 days ago
Lives with 1 dog
Lives with Poodle x Australian Shepherd Gnocco
Usually responds within few hours
2w ago
Last activity
<2h
Response time
Dog Boarding
Dog boarding(Existing clients only)
24h stay, at sitter's home
20 CAD for each additional pet
40 CAD
/night
All services and rates

Unavailable

Veronica is currently only accepting bookings from existing clients.

About Veronica

Hello, nice to e-meet you!

Let me introduce myself and the rest of the gang!

My name in Veronica (26) and I work at McGill University as a science communicator. My schedule is very flexible and I work from home most of the time. I've always had pets at home: as a kid/teenager I had a cat and 2 dogs: one was a Belgian Shepherd mix (40kg) and the second one a powder puff mix (6kg). Throughout the years, I had many experiences dog-sitting for friends and family and I took various training courses with my dogs. Needless to say, I love ALL animals (I'm particularly dog obsessed ;) ) and that's why I've also been vegan for almost 5 years now.

I live together with my partner, Flavio (27), who is a PhD student at McGill and who also works from home. Flavio has also years of experience with both cats and dogs.

Recently we adopted Gnocco (1), a mini Aussiedoodle, who is absolutely adorable. We have trained him since day 1 and he is very well behaved. He LOVES meeting and playing with dogs, he has met some of our friends's cats (he is very gentle with them) and he is just overall a friendly and happy pup.

Both me and Flavio have experience with dog-sitting. Our longest experience has been of two months and a half and for the past few months we have been dog-sitting with Pawshake regularly, so Gnocco is used to share his home with other animals. We are both very careful and attentive people and the health & wellbeing of your pup will be our main concern. If you decide that we are a perfect match for you fur-baby, here is what we offer:

- 3-4 walks a day. Gnocco uses "talking buttons" to communicate with us and he likes to go on walks regularly.

- Constant supervision of your pet. There is always someone at home. And if it happens that we need to leave for short amounts of time, there is always a video-camera so we can monitor them at all times.

- Stress free environment: We know how stressful it can be for pups to stay away from their home. For this reason, we usually prefer to host one dog at a time to ensure they can adjust to our place without having dogs coming and going all the time. Gnocco provides a great distraction for any dog that might feel anxious from being left away from home.

- Lots of playtime and fun training. We spend at least 1 hour a day playing with Gnocco, and Gnocco loves to play with his new friends, so your pup will not get bored while you are away :)

- Grooming. We are used to brushing Gnocco every 48h and we are ready to do the same for your pup!

- Pet safe home. As pet owners, we are aware of all the possible dangers so you can rest assured your pup is in great hands.

- Lots of cuddles. We love snuggling with dogs at the end of the day and we take every opportunity to show them affection. It will be a huge plus for us if your dog likes it too!

- Constant updates. As a dog owner, I know that you are going to miss your pup while away. I will keep you updated with pictures and videos as little or as much as you want.



Our home: We live in Mile End (right next to Outremont) in a ground floor apartement with a fenced backyard. Our neighbourhood is calm and we live next to 2 parks and not very far from Mont Royal so the pups are going to have plently of green-theraphy.

Why pet-sitting? Both Flavio and I love animals and one day we would like to own a farm sanctuary. We also know how difficult it is to find someone that is trustworthy, caring and attentive while we are away, that's why we decided to open our home to your fur-baby so that they can have the best possible time while you enjoy your break. Moreover, we see how happy Gnocco is around other dogs and we want to be able to find him many new dog friends.

Special requests?: We are flexible and we want to accommodate you (and your pet of course!) as best as we can. 

Discounts: I offer discounts for reoccurring clients and if you are looking to book us for more than 3 weeks.

NOTE: We welcome both dogs and cats. However, they NEED TO BE DOG FRIENDLY because of our pup Gnocco. He is still young and very playful, so if your dog is fearful of or unfriendly to other dogs we might not be a good match. Safety is our main concern and we will need to set up a meeting to ensure we are a perfect match. We also prefer hosting one dog at a time.

For any booking longer than 4 days we will request a 24h trial with your dog in our home before you leave to ensure everyone gets along and there are no issues so that you can leave with peace of mind.

MOREOVER, your dogs need to be house-trained (unless it's a puppy in training) and be okay with being left alone for short amounts of time. Even though we work from home, it might happen that we need to leave the house. In case that happens, it's never for more than 1h and your dog will be under constant supervision via video camera. We will not accept dogs who cry excessively when left alone out of respect for our neighbors.



Check in: after 5pm
Check out: before 12am
(We can be a bit flexible when neccessary)

Because of our own dog, we will be hosting ONLY VACCINATED dogs.

If you read this far and you are interested in booking with us, please include "HAPPY PLACE" in your message 😊

PS: Nous parlons aussi français.

Veronica's services

At the sitter's home

Dog Boarding
Dog Boarding(Existing clients only)
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
20 CAD for each additional pet
40 CAD
/night
Doggy Day Care
Doggy Day Care(Existing clients only)
Daytime care for your dog at the sitter's home.
10 CAD for each additional pet
30 CAD
/day

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

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Dog Boarding
Alix, 2023-01-13

Excellent. Fifi a adoré son séjour!!!

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Dog Boarding
sheida, 2023-01-03

Veronica is such an excellent sitter! she gave me a detailed update on how it went. she also provides me with photos or videos of my pet whenever I ask; even if I don’t ask, she surprises me. He is punctual, caring, and respectful. I highly recommend her

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Veronica's Pets

Gnocco
Poodle x Australian Shepherd

About Veronica's Home

Accepted pets

Puppies
< 1 year
Dog sizes
0-20 kg
Dog ages
0-20 years
Cats
all kinds

Veronica's home

An apartment
A small outdoor area
Has no kids

Walking areas

Nearby off-leash dog area
Urban & City park

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English & French & Italian & Spanish
+5 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
I've always lived with animals. At the age of 18 when I still lived with my parents, we rescued two dogs and I was their main care taker. When I moved out, my parents begged to keep the dogs so I ended up adopting one of my own with my partner. My previous dog, being adopted from a shelter, had behavioural problems so I made sure both he and I worked alongside a trainer, an experience that taught me a lot about the needs of a dog and how they communicate. More recently, I took two training courses with my current pup and I keep training him at home every day. Because I care and I want what's best for my dog, I try to find the best training techniques by reading books and watching online videos regularly. I'm a firm believer in positive reinforcement and making the training experience as fun and enjoyable as possible to ensure excellent outcomes. I recently also started training my dog to communicate with us with "talking buttons" in order to understand his needs even better.

Experience with

Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

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Veronica

Veronica

Experienced and working-from-home pet sitter couple

Montreal
Dog Boarding
Dog boarding(Existing clients only)
24h stay, at sitter's home
20 CAD for each additional pet
40 CAD
/night
All services and rates

Unavailable

Veronica is currently only accepting bookings from existing clients.

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

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