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Vanessa and Gerry

Happy Paws

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Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
20 CAD for each additional pet
36 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 the supperior. 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 (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 only take dogs that get along with other dogs and house trained.

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

Dog Sitting: Because we will be studying part-time at the end of August, part-time in person, part-time at home, your pet would have to be trained to be alone for the day (2 days a week). Besides those 2 days a week, we usually spend 24/7 with your 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. 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: 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. (This service is only available for Old Montreal only)

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.

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

We study part time at home so we will spend more time 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 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, 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.

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

At your home

Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
10 CAD for each additional pet
26 CAD
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
22 CAD
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
35 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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Doggy Day Care
Alexandra, 2021-04-08

Ce fut une expérience absolument géniale! Ils sont gentils, communicatifs et vraiment aimables. Boudhie a eu une journée exceptionnelle et il était bien fatigué de tout son exercice. Gerry l’a même nettoyé. Il était tout doux, fluffy et sentait bon. Merci 1000 fois!

Dog Boarding
Mensah, 2020-08-14


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About Vanessa and Gerry's Home

Accepted pets

< 1 year
Dog sizes
0-80 kg
Dog ages
0-20 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
Emergency transport

Walking areas

Nearby off-leash dog area
Urban & City park


Specific Skills

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

I have references.

Can Administer

Oral medications

Experience with

Rescuing pets


Vanessa and Gerry

Vanessa and Gerry

Happy Paws

Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
20 CAD for each additional pet
36 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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