Four acres of fenced play areas.
About Country Critter Sitters
We've been providing home care for dogs, our own as well as those of friends and neighbours, for a while and welcome your inquiries.
It is necessary that we meet dogs before agreeing to provide care since this type of environment does not suit all dogs. We would be happy to set up a time to meet so you can see what we have to offer. At that time we can determine whether your dog would be comfortable living here with a group of dogs, big and small, young and old, social and not so social.
We offer care for short and long stays as well as a limited number of day-care spots for those that want to come and spend the day playing with fur friends. The dogs are always supervised and can spend as much time outside as they want or there are plenty of comfy dog beds to curl up on if that seems more agreeable.
Long before blogs became so ubiquitous, we began writing a daily diary report and we continue this tradition today except now we'll call it our Dog Blog. Our guests are as important to us as they are to their humans, so we enjoy providing a rundown on the day's activities from our guest's perspective. Sometimes they'll even contribute their unique viewpoint or share their literary talents. You can read about the days events and enjoy stories about old friends and the introduction of new ones.
** Canine Cough Protocol **
We are working hard to prevent the spread of Canine Cough in light of a new outbreak in the province.
We are asking that any dogs coming to stay observe the following quarantine protocol,
so we can hopefully avoid the spread of the virus.
If your dog is coming to stay overnight, in the two-week period prior to their arrival date,
please avoid taking them to places where they may have direct contact
with other dogs who could be sick or infectious.
- off-leash dog parks
-dog daycare premises
- vet clinics, and
-homes of friends or family where there may be dogs that they play with.
We are asking the owners of our day-visiting dogs to help us reduce the risk-factors
by avoiding these places where their dog may be in direct contact with other
dogs who could be sick or infectious.
If a dog is scheduled to visit CCS and they start coughing or showing other signs of infection,
please contact us right away. Also, please ensure that your dog has been
vaccinated for Bordetella within the last 12 months.
January 22, 2024
We wanted to let you know that the two dogs sick with Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease, CIRD or Canine Cough are recovering slowly and are no longer thought to be contageous. CIRD is thought to be a variation of what we previously labeled as Kennel Cough.
The symptoms could include coughing, nasal discharge, frequent sneezing and general lethargy. Sometimes the symptoms only last a few days, then disappear only to return days or weeks later.
Because this outbreak of Canine Cough is widespread (US and Canada) and has a much longer recovery period for some dogs, it isn't going away as promptly as Kennel Cough did in the past. We have decided that we will remain open for business and leave it up to you, the owner, to decide whether you want to send your dog to stay with us. We will take whatever measures we can to ensure that if any newly arriving dogs develop symptoms while they are here, we will do our best to limit any exposureto them. We would ask that you continue to follow the Canine Cough Protocol already communicated and outlined below.
Please call us if you would like to discuss this further or let us know if you decide to cancel your booking.
February 17, 2024
** Important Note **
Due to the increased requirements for dog care from our current clients,
we are unable to take on any new clients, at this time.
For clients already established with us, be advised there are a limited number of bookings available during the coming months, particularly during holiday periods. Please remember that if you have made a reservation and you want to cancel all or part of your booking due to a change of plans, you are required to give us a minimum of two-weeks notice to avoid a cancellation fee.
No cages or runs
Lots of playmates
Beach walks and swims