About Cathy

Hi my name is Cathy and I have been I have been caring for dogs professionally for the last 16 years, I am crb checked, vet accredited and I am insured with Pet Business Insurance.

I am also a registered professional dog obedience trainer and I have recently completed an Institute of Modern Dog Trainers Advanced Training and Behaviour Course, I run dog training classes once a week and I have one to one consultations with clients and their dogs.

Many of my current clients have been using me to care for their little treasures for up to 8 years, so I would be more than happy to supply references from them if they are required.

A change of environment is highly stressful for all dogs, therefore I offer a free 3 hours trial for all new dogs before, they come to stay for boarding/daycare, during this time , I walk, interact with and do my best to make the dogs feel settled, this benefits most dogs as when they eventually come to stay with me, they are familiar/comfortable with me, my home and the local parks.

In order to adhere to Dogbuddy's strict rules and regulations, I do not accept cash and all bookings must be paid for and made through Dogbuddy!!

I offer a reduced rate for dogs that are boarding with me for 10 nights or more.

Pet parents, feel free to contact me with any questions that you may have and be assured that all of the dogs in my care will be looked after, as though they were my own dog, in order to be fair to and meet their daily (mental and physical needs) I only board up to 2 dogs (including my own dog, Oscar a Norfolk Terrier Cross) at any one time.

Please note: that I charge an additional £5 per day for puppies and dogs that are not house-trained!

Thank you for taking the time to read this introductory letter.

Kind regards,


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  • Repeat clients: 18
  • Completed bookings: 89
  • Response rate: 89%
  • Response time: within a few hours
  • Cancellation policy for dog boarding: Flexible
  • Cancellation policy for other services: Flexible
If you have special time requirements, simply let Cathy know.
Dog Boarding preferred times:
Drop-off from 8 a.m.
Pick-up before 6 p.m.
Dog Day Care preferred times:
Drop-off from 7:30 a.m.
Pick-up before 6:30 p.m.
  • Property type: Apartment
  • Resident dogs: Four
  • Other Pets: Please note: I ONLY HAVE 1 resident dog NOT four as it suggests above!! He is a Norfolk Terrier X called Oscar who is friendly with all dogs.
  • Outdoor space: Garden
  • I can administer oral medications
  • I can administer injectable medications
  • Dog care is my primary occupation
  • Teona

    Cathy was really great! She was very friendly when we arrived and explained everything in detail. She sent us photos and videos with updates on Poppys day which was very lovely. Cathy took Poppy for 2 walks a day which was amazing and she loved it! Will definitely use again and could highly recommend.

    17th October 2017
    Cathy, dog sitter in London

    Hi Teona, it was great fun having Poppy to stay, she absolutely loves other dogs and this was very obvious when we went to the different parks because she proved to be very popular with dogs and people that she encountered, it would be a pleasure to have Poppy stay with me again! 😺

    17th October 2017

  • Lisa

    Hi, Cathy was really good with Teddy our Spanish water dog!! It was his first time with Cathy and he stayed for a week, She sent me daily updates and photos of Teddy , he was happy and he settled in well which gave us peace of mind! She took him for long walks, he was happy and he played with other dogs!! We would book Cathy again she has a lot of knowledge and experience with Dogs and you can tell she loves them!!

    8th October 2017
    Cathy, dog sitter in London

    Hi Lisa, it was a pleasure to have Teddy to stay, he was such a good boy and he really enjoyed the company of the other dogs particularly a Dachshund called Dickie, who he ran around after in my local park. I hope to have Teddy to stay with me again soon. Kind regards Cathy

    8th October 2017

  • Stephanie

    Cathy was great with Buddhi - sent us photos and short videos while we were away which was much appreciated. Will definitely book with her again! :)

    11th September 2017
    Cathy, dog sitter in London

    Hi Stephanie, it was a joy to look after Buddhi while you were away, he is such a loving gentle clever boy! I am looking forward to having Buddhi stay with me again. 😄

    11th September 2017

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