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Catriona

Canine Expression

Calgary
6 times favorited
2 recurring guests
Last booked 5 days ago
Last contacted 8 days ago
Lives with 1 dog
Usually responds within one hour
5d ago
Last activity
<1h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
35 CAD for each additional pet
50 CAD
/night
All services and rates

About Catriona

I am a passionate, dynamic and reliable dog handler. I have 23 years of

experience and in those years I have homed and trained 3 dogs from pup to senior. I am well know for my expertise and love for pets. I treat for fur child as though they are my own, thus setting the expectation of care at a high standard.

I am a nurse by trade, AKA, a natural care giver, nurturer, with a heightened awareness to

the needs of animals and their owners on a holistic level. A dogs quality of life is of my focus and joy; my ability to connect with a dog is unparalleled. Dogs have always been an important part of my life for physical, mental at a holistic level. In my home, I have a medium sized, 4yr old dog of my own (Aila) who assists me in training, socializing and being a companion for your beloved pet. She has a motherly touch and always eager to play.

The reason I have became an animal care taker is to take action and create movement towards my dream career in the pet care, dog training and breeding industries.

Working through Pawshake will assist me in: field research, obtaining and applying animal handling skills with a broad range of breads and behavior types. In addition to engaging deeply into the pet community.

Edworthy and Strathcona

Park

are minutes

away from my home and where I walk most often. Social play dates will occur in my fenced backyard and living room, where your dog will have full access to a wide selection of toys. If your dog has to much fun, I will provide a bath! I frequently drive my

dog and clients to Bowness off leash dog park, where it is fully fenced to give your dog

the freedom to be a pup and socialize with their K9 community. Here ,they are closely watched for their safety.

My home is your pet's home away from home where they can bring their own

toys, beds, blankets and treats as though they are moving in!

My home is kept clean and 100% animal proofed, so that your nosy

companion wont get up to no good or get into anything they are not suppose to.

I am also skilled at teaching dogs commands and obedience, using verbal and none verbal cues and can continue any training you have initiated to support your training goals. Your dog may surprise you with a few new tricks up their tail!

Pet parents can be reassured that there dog/animal will be walked 4x within a 24hr period, tioleted every 2hrs or more (puppy or senior bladders), continuation of home feeding routines and an entire day of sleep after their visit from having too much fun!

Catriona's services

At the sitter's home

Dog Boarding
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
35 CAD for each additional pet
50 CAD
/night
Doggy Day Care
Daytime care for your dog at the sitter's home.
30 CAD for each additional pet
38 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
25 CAD
/walk
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
30 CAD
/day
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
50 CAD
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
60 CAD
/night

Catriona also offers

Dog training
Pick up / drop off

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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Home Visits
Cassidee, 2021-07-20

Catriona and Fowler instantly connected! Catriona has a way with how she interacts with puppies, instantly building trust and a connection between her and your puppy. She is thoughtful about your pups well-being and has knowledge on pup first aid so that you know your pup is in the best hands. She sends lots of photos and videos too! I would highly recommend Catriona for your pup walking needs!

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Doggy Day Care
Colton, 2021-07-09

Catriona did a great job with my husky! Appreciated her eye for detail and ability to maintain control over the animals she was watching. Will definitely be coming back!

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Availability

Catriona's Pets

Aila
Dog

About Catriona's Home

Accepted pets

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

Catriona's home

A medium outdoor area
Has no kids
24/7 supervision
A fully fenced backyard
Emergency transport

Walking areas

Nearby off-leash dog area
City park

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+20 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
  • Animal CPR and First Aide Certification
  • Medication administration
  • Obediance training and tricks
  • Exercise
  • Basic Grooming (Nails, bath and brush)
  • Animal empathy
  • Senior dogs with loss of hearing and eyesite
  • Animal safety independently, with other animals and in all environments/situations
  • My Business is INSURED and BONDED

Can Administer

Oral medications
First aid and CPR for pets
Injected medications

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

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Catriona

Catriona

Canine Expression

Calgary
Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
35 CAD for each additional pet
50 CAD
/night
All services and rates
Contact Catriona

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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