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: 20
  • Completed bookings: 99
  • 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
  • Lisa

    Thank you so much Cathy for taking care of our 8 months Barkley. He really enjoyed the time spent with her. Also thanks for the updates of the pictures and video, it was so kind of you. We are looking forward to seeing you again.

    5th December 2017
    Cathy, dog sitter in London

    Hi Lisa, it was a pleasure to care for Barkley in your absence, he really is a sweet little boy with heaps of affection to give! I look forward to having Barkley to stay soon. Thank you Cathy

    5th December 2017

  • Charlie

    Cathy was a wonderful and trustworthy sitter for Louie while I went away for a week. She asked all the right questions, and was great about soothing his (and my) initial nerves. She kept in touch with plenty of photos and updates, and I always felt like Louie was being cared for with love and attention. Wonderful!

    8th November 2017
    Cathy, dog sitter in London

    Hi Charlie, thank you for your review, it was great fun having your boy to stay. Not only did Louie keep me amused with all of his aerobics on my bed but he gave me heaps of love and affection too, thoroughly enjoyed his company! 😺

    8th November 2017

  • Javad

    Cathy was great and service she offered was very professional

    29th October 2017
    Cathy, dog sitter in London

    Thank you Javad, I enjoyed having Chino to stay and hope to see him again soon! Cathy

    29th October 2017

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