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: 23
  • Completed bookings: 108
  • 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
  • Emma

    Cathy as always was brilliant. Charlie loves going to stay, she keeps us up to date with what’s been going on & he seems genuinely sad to leave. We are so grateful that we’ve found her.

    18th February 2018
    Cathy, dog sitter in London

    Thank you Emma, it was such fun having Charlie to stay, he is welcome back anytime! 😊

    18th February 2018

  • Yvonne

    Cathy was great helping us out at the very last minute, inviting us to her home to familiarise Mork the day before he was to stay overnight. He was immediately at home and happy to sleep on her bed. He got on well with Oscar and I received many photos whilst away. Going back for 10 days now and know he will be in good hands. Thank you Cathy

    31st January 2018
    Cathy, dog sitter in London

    Thank you Yvonne, Mork is a credit to you and is very well behaved and affectionate. I am looking forward to having Mork to stay again soon! Thank you, Cathy

    31st January 2018

  • Olga

    Really good dog sitter- used twice and will continue to use and recommend

    11th January 2018
    Cathy, dog sitter in London

    Thank you Olga, it was great fun looking after Bumbles and Jammy, they are very affectionate and fun loving dogs, I look forward to having them to stay again. Cathy 😺😺

    11th January 2018

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