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Sian

Your Dog's Second Home

Toronto
3 times favorited
1 recurring guest
Last contacted 2 days ago
Lives with 1 dog
Usually responds within one hour
11 h ago
Last activity
<1h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
20 CAD for each additional pet
40 CAD
/night
All services and rates

About Sian

As a long time pet owner I believe no home is complete without a dog and no outfit is complete without some dog hair.

I have shared my home with dogs all of my life and understand the challenge of finding 'just like home' pet care when you need to leave your treasured pets. For the past three years I have been taking dogs into my home and providing a loving and safe environment for them. I have a fully enclosed backyard for them to play in and they get the run of the house.

I started taking care of pets as a favour to our friends and family, but found that it's very rewarding and was advised to do it as a profession.

I have experience with administering oral medication and topical care, special diets, managing senior dogs, etc.

I also recognize the need for some pets to stay comfortable and relaxed during separation and as a result have also provided 'stay at home' care. I visit the home multiple times a day to ensure the care and attention required is provided.

While pets are with us, they become one of the family and are included in our daily activities.

Of course, ultimately, you will choose the length per walk, and the frequencies of the walks and visits, etc.

We have a very energetic and playful 7 year old dog who enjoys visiting guests ( small and big ones) ; she's a mixed of English Bulldog and Miniature Dachschund, and weighs 28lbs; so I would ask that your dog play well with others.

I prefer to provide one-on-one attention , unless your family owns more than 1 dog/cat; I do not pack walk.

We can provide pick up and drop off services at your convenience.

Depending on the distance from your home to ours, there will be an additional,

but reasonable small fee for the pick up and drop off services.

Sian's services

At the sitter's home

Dog Boarding
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
20 CAD for each additional pet
40 CAD
/night
Doggy Day Care
Daytime care for your dog at the sitter's home.
10 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
10 CAD for each additional pet
28 CAD
/walk
Home Visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
25 CAD for two visits a day
15 CAD
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
40 CAD
/night

Sian also offers

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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Home Visits
Candice, 2021-04-19

Sian was amazing - second time we've booked with her. She goes above and beyond, sending detailed notes (and pictures!) of how the cats were doing. This gave us complete trust to be away from them, knowing they were in good hands. Our cats are notoriously shy and they both greeted her the second day. Says a lot!

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Home Visits
Candice, 2021-02-09

Sian was so great with my cats Phoebe and Claudia! They are both shy and anxious but Sian was very attentive, professional, and trustworthy. She was also easy to communicate with and reliable.

You can tell Sian really cares about what she does. I wouldn’t hesitate to trust her to take care of my two cats again in the future. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a sitter who is guaranteed to provide quality and respectful service! :)

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Availability

Sian's Pets

Calla
Dog

About Sian's Home

Accepted pets

Puppies
< 1 year
Dog sizes
0-40 kg
Dog ages
0-20 years
Dog sex
Female & Male
Cats
all kinds

Sian's home

A medium outdoor area
has kids older than ten
24/7 supervision
A fully fenced backyard
Emergency transport

Walking areas

Nearby off-leash dog area
Urban & City park

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English & Other
+20 years of experience

I graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Science degree specializing in Marine Biology ('87).

As a teenager I used to volunteer at an animal clinic. My responsibilities included dog walking, cleaning pens, restraining pets, and making sure they are comforted while the veterinarians administer various tests, medicine, etc., picking up the pets and delivering them to the owners, make sure there were clean blankets to line the pens at all times, feed the dogs, etc.

References from previous pet owners will be provided upon requests.

Can Administer

Oral medications

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets

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Sian

Sian

Your Dog's Second Home

Toronto
Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
20 CAD for each additional pet
40 CAD
/night
All services and rates
Contact Sian

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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

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