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Vanessa and Gerry

Happy Paws

Montreal
23 times favorited
5 recurring guests
Last active 4 days ago
Usually responds within few hours
<4h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
20 CAD for each additional pet
36 CAD
/night
All services and rates

About Vanessa and Gerry

  • ABOUT US:
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 as they are pure love. They remind us to live in the present, and force us to go outside for walks and enjoy the outdoors. We speak english, french (vanessa), spanish, and portuguese. We have been dogsitters 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 also have a social media account with cute photos and videos of pets we've hosted.

  • ABOUT OUR SERVICES:
We usually have one dog at a time, from the same household. If the dogs already know eachother we are comfortable with having 3 dogs at a time.

If a booking overlaps, we will confirm with everyone that their dog is comfortable and good with other dogs.

Dog Sitting: we usually spend 24/7 with your dog as we both work from home, taking time for walks, playtime and belly rubs. In our home live Gerry and Vanessa, we have no other roomate. We do not have a pet. Our guest pets are allowed to sleep on the couch and in our bedroom if they so desire. Our bed is very high so we only let them onto it when supervised. We live in St Henri, near lots of green spaces such as the Terrace St Ambroise, the canal, a park, and a fully fenced dogpark an a green alleyway (ruelle verte). Photos, videos and 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: your dog stays at our place for the day. We are like their aunt and uncle. Everyone is happy. We feed them (with their food you provided us with) and give them water, love, attention and walks where we put the poo bags your provided to use. Photos, videos and updates are included. Flexible dropoff and pickup hours. This service is available for day, morning, afternoon or evening.

Dog Walks: we go to your place, walk your dog for 30mins (this includes play time, refilling of water or food). We offer this service one to two times a day. Photos, videos and updates are included, 0.25cents extra for poo photos. Just kidding. Poo photos are free. Flexible hours: morning, afternoon or evening.

Home Visits: We will go to your home, say "hi, you are so beautiful and cute" to your pets, make sure they have enough food and water and a clean liter. Our home visits last 30mins. Optional: plant watering. Photos, videos and updates are included. This service is available for day, morning, afternoon or evening.

  • WHY CHOOSE US:
We are 2, so your baby will get double the attention.

We work from home so we will always be with your pet.

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 video (Vanessa like photography)

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

  • WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:
- PHYSICAL THINGS: Your animal, their food, 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 childen 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.

  • COVID SAFETY:
We will ask you to wear a mask and we will also wear one when indoors with you (drop-off, pick-up). We confirm that we have not been out of the country in the last 14 days and we have not been in contact with anyone who tested positive for COVID in the last 14 days. We ask you to confirm the same.

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
20 CAD for each additional pet
36 CAD
/night
Doggy Day Care
Daytime care for your dog at the sitter's home.
15 CAD for each additional pet
25 CAD
/day

At your home

Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
15 CAD for each additional pet
26 CAD
/walk

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards
Doggy day care and dog walks always have flexible cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards. No refund is possible after the booking has started.

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Dog Boarding
Cecilia, 2020-02-24

They took care of my three dogs while I was away and they were very respectful and loving with them. I received updates and could see my dogs were doing great and that they were happy. I am very grateful for all the effort because and I know the hard work it takes to handle three dogs!

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Dog Boarding
Spectre, 2019-12-05

Tout s’est très bien déroulé du début à la fin. Il s’agissait de notre première expérience avec Pawshake et nous avions quelques particularités pour notre chien de 11 ans. Vanessa et Gerry ont été très attentifs et o t répondus à toutes nos questions et attentes. Au moment d’aller chercher le chien à la fin du séjour, elle ne voulait pas quitter ce qui démontre qu’elle se sentait bien avec eux. Un grand merci à Vanessa et Gerry, nous sommes très reconnaissants. Pierre, Frank & Lexy

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About Vanessa and Gerry's Home

Accepted pets

Puppies
< 1 year
Dog sizes
0-80 kg
Dog ages
0-20 years
Dog sex
Female & Male
Ferrets
all kinds
Small animals
rodents, rabbits, ...

Vanessa and Gerry's home

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

Walking areas

Nearby off-leash dog area
Urban & City park

Skills

Specific Skills

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

I have references.

Can Administer

Oral medications

Experience with

Rescuing pets

Stats

<4h
Response time
100%
Response rate
4d ago
Last activity
SMS
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Email
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Vanessa and Gerry

Vanessa and Gerry

Happy Paws

Montreal
Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
20 CAD for each additional pet
36 CAD
/night
All services and rates
Contact Vanessa and Gerry

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards
Doggy day care and dog walks always have flexible cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards. No refund is possible after the booking has started.

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