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Vanessa and Gerry

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Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
25 CAD for each additional pet
45 CAD
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About Vanessa and Gerry


We are Vanessa and Gerry, a Canadian - Mexican dog-loving couple. We like other animals too, but dogs are superior. Just kidding we love all animals. They remind us to live in the present and force us to go outside for walks and enjoy the outdoors. We speak English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. We have been dog sitters since 2018, we have experience with all sizes and many different breeds. We have experience giving medication to dogs (oral and eye drops). All dogs are puppies to us, (some are just old puppies). We especially love affectionate dogs as we love to cuddle, play with them, pet them, and give belly rubs! We understand that your pet is your fur child and we will take care of them as if they were our own. We will ensure that your dogs are always safe, loved, and spoiled.


We only take dogs that are house trained and don't pull when on a leash If that is the case your dog must be exceptional off the leash meaning he would respond to "come here" we just want to avoid to chase him at dog park. If a booking overlaps, we will confirm with everyone that their dog is comfortable and good with other dogs.


Gerry works from home and Vanessa goes to school and works from home, so your pet would have to be trained to be alone for a couple hours a day so we can go do groceries, gym, etc..., Daycare dog as we both work from home, taking time for walks, playtime and belly rubs. We do not have a pet for now. Our guest pets are allowed to sleep on the couch and in our bedroom if they so desire. (Please bring them clean) Our bed is very high so we only let them onto it when supervised. We recently moved and are now located in Old Montreal, so your pup can have a fabulous vacation as well, oui oui! There are green spaces near us as well as the old port, plenty of dog photos and video opportunities. Photo and video updates are included. Flexible dropoff and pickup hours. 

BONUS: If your pet is extra lucky and the dates coincide, they get to come with us to the Laurentians, which is basically a dog spa (lots of space, grass, a lake, the woods). We cannot guarantee your dog will want to go home with you after their stay.

Day care: you bring your dog in the morning and pick them up at night. 

Dog Walks: we go to your place, walk your dog for 30mins (This service is only available for Old Montreal)

Home Visits: we are not offering this service at the moment. 


We are 2, so your baby will get double the attention.

Gerry works from home and Vanessa goes to school 3 days a week, so your dog has guaranteed attention, however we like to go for a bike ride or a swim most days so your dog must be good staying alone for a couple of hours. 

We live near many green spaces, ( canal, dog park, green alleyways, park).

We have a family country house in the Laurentians that we go to from time to time with the dogs we watch. If the dates coincide this place is dog heaven.

We take good photos and videos (Vanessa likes photography)

We are experienced: we have been puppysitting since 2008, small, medium, and large dogs, from 1 night to 4 weeks.


- PHYSICAL THINGS: Your animal, their food, treats, food and water bowls, bed, poo bags, their toys, pipipads or dog diapers or medication, if applicable.

- INFORMATION TO PROVIDE: Instructions for feeding (amount, time) and walking (times, how many poos and pee walks a day), How are they with other dogs? How are they with other animals? How are they with children on walks? How are they around other people? Have they been 'sat' before? We also ask you to provide us with an emergency contact name and number as well as their vet's name and number.

- If your dog pulls when walking please let us know, or under which circunstances would they pull. 


Please tell us a bit about your dog when you send us a request. Looking forward to meeting your furry baby and having them stay with us :) - Gerry and Vanessa

Vanessa and Gerry's services

At the sitter's home

Dog Boarding
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
25 CAD for each additional pet
45 CAD

Vanessa and Gerry also offers

Dog training
Pick up / drop off

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards


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Treatment of animals
Doggy Day Care
Laurie, 2022-01-31

Poppy had a wonderful stay with Vanessa and Gerry, she came home dead tired from playing all day. Very happy with Vanessa and Gerry’s puppy sitting services!

Doggy Day Care
Aditi, 2022-01-26

Vanessa and Gerry were great with our five month old puppy. It was her first time at a day care, and she was well taken care of. She played a lot, went for walks and got lots of photos :-)


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About Vanessa and Gerry's Home

Accepted pets

Dog sizes
0-40 kg
Dog ages
1-20 years
Dog sex
Female & Male
all kinds
Small animals
rodents, rabbits, ...

Vanessa and Gerry's home

An apartment
A large outdoor area
Has no kids
24/7 supervision
A fully fenced backyard
Emergency transport

Walking areas

Nearby off-leash dog area
Urban & City park


Specific Skills

I speak English & French & Spanish & Portuguese
< 5 years of experience

Can Administer

Oral medications


Vanessa and Gerry

Vanessa and Gerry

Happy Paws

Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
25 CAD for each additional pet
45 CAD
All services and rates
Contact Vanessa and Gerry

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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