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Canine Company's dog walking and pet sitting service is just one more extension of our commitment to pets and their families.

At Canine Company, we're like family, only better. Why choose boarding – with its small spaces, strange smells and loud barking, not to mention viruses like kennel cough? Most pets prefer to be in their familiar environment where they can stretch out in their own bed. And why depend upon the kid next door, who might forget to show up and wouldn't know what to do in an emergency? Your furry friends deserve better.

Canine Company Pet Sitting is something different…something better. We’re not a kennel, not a franchise, not the kid next door and not a stranger’s home. We are caring pet professionals, with experience, with resources, with love.

With Canine Company Pet Sitting, your pets will enjoy all the comforts of home, the professional attention they need and they’ll be treated like one of the family.

Why Choose Us?

  • Staying at home means less stress on your pet
  • Backed by 30 years experience working with pets
  • Our pet sitters are background checked and trained and certified in pet first aid and CPR
  • Your pet won't be stuck in a cage or exposed to viruses like Kennel Cough
  • We have a team of pet sitters designated to your home so that we NEVER miss a visit
  • We’ll provide detailed report cards of our visits as well as daily emails & photos
  • We have 7 day support available from 6:30 AM to 10:30 PM in case you need to make changes to your reservation
  • We are trained to provide medication and injections for your pet
  • We are your in home pet specialists—try one of our other services, Manners Obedience Training, Pet Containment or schedule an appointment with our Mobile Pet Spa at the end of your vacation!
Call 800.818.3647 for more details!

How Does It Work?

1. Call our toll free Pet-Line to speak with one of our Pet Visit Coordinators, who will set up your pet sitting reservation! Pick from a variety of packages or tell us what you want and we will customize a stay just for you.

2. Prior to your first pet visit, we'll welcome you to the Canine Company Family during our free in home Meet & Greet visit. During this visit you will meet your Pet Visit Team Leader, receive the lock box for your house keys, introduce us to your pets and show us around your home.

3. Go out of town with peace of mind knowing that your pets are being well cared for and enjoying all the comforts of their own home. With digital updates and detailed reports of each visit upon your return, you can kick back and relax on your vacation.

Dog Walking Options

Play date Visit: One 30 minute daily visit (use on its own or combine). This is a great choice if you’re looking for a dog walker to let your dog out in the middle of your busy day.

Potty Break & Play Package: This package includes five mid-day play date visits that you can use throughout the week. During these 30 minute daily visits, we will take your dog out for some exercise and a potty break as well as provide lots of TLC. This is great for high energy pets who are home alone all day while their parents are busy at work.

Pet Sitting Packages*

Happy at Home Package: Three 30 minute daily visits. This is a popular package among pet parents with dogs as it follows a typical daily schedule.

  • Visit 1 - Early Morning - we’ll say good morning, give cuddles, and take them out for a romp.
  • Visit 2 - Mid-Day - we’ll play in the yard, give cuddles and provide a snack.
  • Visit 3 - Bedtime - we’ll go outside, give cuddles, say goodnight and tuck them in.
  • Tender Loving Care Package : Four 30 minute daily visits. Our most popular package, this is great for most dogs and packs a little more attention into the day.

  • Visit 1 - Early Morning - we’ll say good morning, give cuddles, and take them out for a romp.
  • Visit 2 - Mid-Day - we’ll play in the yard, give cuddles and hand out treats.
  • Visit 3 - Evening - we’ll give belly rubs and take them out to play.
  • Visit 4 - Bedtime - we’ll go out once more before bed and of course give a kiss goodnight!
  • Motherly Love Package: Three 30 minute daily visits plus one 60 minute visit during the day. This package is perfect for pampered pets and for puppies and seniors who need a little extra attention.

  • Visit 1- Early Morning - rise and shine, we’ll wake them up with cuddles and take them out for a romp.
  • Visit 2- Mid-Day - we’ll play in the yard, give belly rubs and provide a treat.
  • Visit 3- Evening - we’ll give cuddles and take them out to play.
  • Visit 4- Bedtime - we’ll go out once more before bed and of course give a kiss goodnight!
  • Included with every package is customized care & TLC for all pets in the home. We will provide medication as needed, prepare meals upon request, let pets out in the yard, take a walk, or do whatever is necessary to ensure your pet’s comfort and happiness.

    *If a visit involves feeding pets, we do require a 15 minute upgrade to be added on for the safety and well-being of your pet.

    Additional Information:
    Visits are available on all major holidays for an extra charge.
    Meet & Greet visit is free. You'll need to purchase a lock box for us to gain access to your home. This of course, you get to keep.
    The first 2 dogs (and additional smaller pets like cats, rabbits, etc.) are included in the package pricing.

    Pet Sitting is currently being offered in the areas of Fairfield County, Connecticut - Darien, Redding, Ridgefield, Weston, Wilton, New Canaan, Norwalk & Westport.

    Call 800.818.3647 for pricing and more details!
    Meet Our Pet Sitters

    We have a great team of pet sitters that we know you’ll love just as much as we do. Get to know them below!


    Cheryl: Cheryl grew up in a small rural town where she developed a real love for nature and a compassion for animals. Staying close to her roots, she now lives on a small farm with her husband, their two horses, four dogs and two cats. When Cheryl isn’t spending time at the farm with her family or out visiting pets, she volunteers at Guiding Eyes for the Blind where she helps socialize the puppies. Cheryl enjoys taking care of animals and having them. She understands the need for reliable and thoughtful care for her pets which is why she will take great care of yours. It’s her goal to bring a little joy into the lives of each pet she visits.

    Favorite Fictional Pet/Film: The Black Stallion

    Favorite Pet Memory: My Great Pyrenees during the winter every year. Bear would sit in the snow taking it all in, and then make snow dog angels! I enjoyed it so much because he did.

    Paul: I have been an animal lover for as long as I can remember. I know how I want my pets treated when I can’t be with them, and I take pride in giving that same kind of treatment and love to the pets that I am sitting for. I have several pets of my own each with a unique personality, 2 dogs; Ruby and Lavender, 2 cats; Joshua and Liza, and 4 guinea pigs; Hyacinth, Petunia, Lily and Rose.

    Favorite Fictional Pet/Film: The Good Boy

    Favorite Pet Memory: I have such wonderful memories of the first great danes that had me as their human. I had always wanted to have a great dane. The opportunity came along a number of years ago to get a female harlequin great dane puppy. We got to the breeders house, at first not knowing which puppy we were going to choose, and as soon as I stepped out of the car I saw Gracie. I instantly knew she was the ONE. She was a bit aloof and independent, which made me love her even more. I spent her first night in our house sleeping on the floor cuddling her so she felt safe and loved.

    Karisa: Karisa’s passion for animals began early on and was nurtured by growing up in a household full of pets in her hometown of Norwalk, CT. At a young age she would babysit for neighbors as well as pet sit for family and friends whenever they went on vacation. Karisa is currently pursuing nursing but wants to share her love and compassion with not only humans but all different kinds of creatures and pets. She has a nine-year-old Brussels Griffon/Pug mix named George and a three-year-old Llasa Apso/Terrier mix named Juliette, who was rescued from Puerto Rico. She also has a Leopard Gecko named Louie who was also rescued.

    Favorite Fictional Pet/Film: Homeward Bound, Karisa loved the movie so much she actually had a Himalayan Persian cat named Sassy for 22 years. The same name and breed as the cat from the movie!

    Favorite Pet Memory: My favorite pet memory is when my husband and I adopted Juliette. She was the tiniest most adorable thing I have ever seen. I was concerned that George wouldn’t get along with her, but after they met and got comfortable they were running around and playing with each other. That was just about three years ago and they’ve been best friends ever since.

    Ami: Ami grew up in Fairfield, CT with nothing short of a zoo in her home. She has a total of 19 pets that include dogs, cats, turtles, various reptiles and a goldfish pond! Ami looks forward to providing love and care for pets while their families are away. She is kind, caring and a natural caregiver, so Canine Company was an easy choice for her. When Ami isn’t taking care of her household full of pets she likes to read, garden, dance and explore.

    Favorite Pet Memory: My cat Rifka sitting on my crossword puzzle every morning for 18 years!

    Charles: Charles is a motivated, organized and caring individual who has a passion for helping dogs. He volunteers twice each week at ROAR and knew Canine Company would be a natural extension of his love for dogs. Although Charles has no pets of his own he has no problem showing love to other familys’ furry friends. When he’s not working Charles loves to hike, work on classic British cars and travel.

    Favorite Fictional Pet/Film: Toto in The Wizard of Oz

    Favorite Pet Memory: Working with the dogs at ROAR and giving them the love and attention to ensure that they will be loving pets in their new homes.

    Samantha: Samantha is from Danbury, CT and has two chocolate labs named Abby and Cocoa! She is considered friendly, sociable and outgoing so your dogs will have plenty of fun when Samantha is watching them. She has volunteered multiple times at DAWS and is an avid dog lover so when she found us, it was a perfect fit!

    Favorite Fictional Pet/Film: Marley & Me

    Favorite Pet Memory: My favorite pet memory is when I took home Abby as a puppy, I wanted a dog since I was younger and taking her home as mine was amazing.

    Kayla: Kayla has always loved being around dogs and giving them some lovin’. She has a Labradoodle named Logan who’s her best bud. Her hometown is Norwalk, CT and she enjoys going to the gym and playing basketball when she’s not working. Kayla can’t wait give your pets all her attention!

    Favorite Fictional Pet/Film: Oliver & Company

    Favorite Pet Memory: When I’m listening to music my dog Logan nods his head and dances with me.

    Dawn: Dawn has been with Canine Company for over 15 years so she has extensive experience working with pets and pet parents. You’ll love her happy, outgoing and fun loving spirit and so will your pets!

    Diane: A Norwalk local, Diane shares her home with two black labs named Champ and Flo. Champ is nine and helps hunt and Flo is seven and is a therapy dog. She also has two cats named Rocky and Binx! After losing her corporate job, Diane wanted to focus on her passion which is helping and being with animals. In her free time, she loves boating with her pups or watching her son’s football games. Diane was previously a veterinary technician and can’t wait to make your pets feel comfortable and at ease while you’re away.

    Favorite Fictional Pet/Film: Lassie and Mr. Ed

    Favorite Pet Memory: I love taking Flo to visit nursing homes and watching people there light up. Some patients will only respond to pets so it is beyond satisfying to watch!

    Nadia: Nadia is no stranger to animals! She has a seven-year-old Golden Retriever named Hulk, a one-year-old Shepherd mix named Gohan and a hamster! Teacher by day, pet sitter by night, Nadia is known to be detail oriented, straight forward and open-minded. As a teacher she also likes to be fun and creative with her activities, but also present a challenge. As a pet sitter she looks forward to seeing each and every pet and how happy and excited they get when they see her.

    Favorite Fictional Pet/Film: Toothless (How to Train Your Dragon)

    Favorite Pet Memory: When we first got Gohan, he jumped the fence into the neighbor’s backyard and started eating their tomato garden. The neighbor thought it was cute and now she gives us free tomatoes from her garden for Gohan.

    Sarah: Sarah can’t wait to meet all the new furry faces as a Canine Company pet sitter! She is a true animal lover and pet parent of her own. Sarah has four dogs; a Boxer, Corgi, two English Bull Terriers and three cats! In her down time she loves riding and training horses. Sarah looks forward to meeting your pets and you can be sure that they’ll be in for a treat whenever she comes to visit.

    Favorite Pet Memory: The day we came home after a family outing to find our Springer Spaniel with my Mom’s bikini top around her neck. Thirty years later, I’m still not sure how she did it!

    Tessa: Caring, dependable and hard-working, Tessa is ready to give your pets the lovin’ they need! While she was born in the country of Trinidad, Tessa grew up in Chappaqua, NY. She has worked in emergency and specialty veterinary medicine for 8 years and also has a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. Having two dogs and two cats of her own, Tessa is excited to meet new animals with different personalities while their pet parents are away. To Tessa, “there’s nothing better than being able to care for and play with animals as a job.”

    Favorite Fictional Pet/Film: Marley & Me

    Favorite Pet Memory: The first dog I ever fell in love with was my childhood best friend’s Golden Retriever, Beau. Every time anyone went to their house, he always brought something in his mouth to greet the person. Usually it was a stuffed toy, but sometimes it was socks!

    Stephanie: Stephanie grew up in Norwalk, CT where she first started pet sitting and dog walking for neighbors. It has always been something she has enjoyed and finds an animal’s love is therapeutic. Stephanie has one dog, a pit bull named Ruby who loves a game of catch. She’s ready to meet your pets and can’t wait to care for them as if they were her own!

    Donna: Donna has always enjoyed the company of animals and has over 20 years of experience with many different breeds of dogs and cats. She has spent time fostering dogs in her home and currently has two dogs of her own. Dublin is her 5 year old Irish Terrier who is always trying to impress her with new tricks and Dempsey is her 3 year old Husky/ Malamute Mix who she rescued from a neglectful situation. Donna loves snuggling with her pets and can’t wait to meet and cuddle up with yours!

    Favorite Fictional Pet/Film: 101 Dalmations

    Favorite Pet Memory: The first one that comes to mind is when we brought our Irish Terrier, Dublin to the vet for the first time. She ran to me and hugged my leg to say, “please don’t leave me!”.

    Phil: Phil was born in Manhattan and moved to Ridgefield when he was six. He has a 13-year-old cocker spaniel who is just as much a family member as anyone else in his household. Phil has taken great care of neighbors’ dogs when they go away and is beyond excited to meet new pets and show them some love. In his free time he’s a huge movie buff and dedicated techie. Your pets will be in good hands with Phil!

    Favorite Fictional Pet/Film: Beethoven

    Dori: Dori is from Ridgefield, CT and has always had a pet! She currently has a Cockapoo named Trixie and a Westy named Millie. Dori loves meeting new animals and has cared for many pets in their homes with lots of love and attention. She enjoys spending time at the beach (and taking her dogs off season), movies and watching her kids’ various sports games. Honest, upbeat and kind, Dori is the perfect addition to our Pet Sitting team!

    Favorite Fictional Pet/Film: Bolt

    Favorite Pet Memory: The day we adopted Trixie! I fell for her the moment I saw those puppy eyes and knew she was meant to be part of our family.

    Beth: Beth is from Norwalk, CT and currently has a wire-haired dachshund named Mr. Whiskers (yes, he does have a beard!). Beth is easy going, funny and relaxed and is looking forward to caring for your pets the way she would want someone to care for hers. She’s a perfect fit for our Pet Sitting team!

    Favorite Fictional Pet: Slinky Dog from Toy Story

    Favorite Pet Memory: Dressing up one of our dachsie’s in a bikini for a contest…she won sexiest dog!

    Kaitlyn: Kaitlyn’s hometown is Geneva, IL and her family has a cattle ranch in Texas with three dogs. Lady – a yellow lab who’s very chill and loves to be sang to, Ivy – an Australian Shepherd who loveeessss her humans and is the #1 helper in the field (or thinks she is) and Hawk – an Aussie mix who’s a very lazy and thinks he’s a cow. Kaitlyn is imaginative, practical and friendly and loves caring for her friends’ and neighbors’ dogs. We’re excited to have her on our Pet Sitting team!

    Favorite Fictional Pet/Film: Finding Nemo

    Favorite Pet Memory: When I was younger, my mom would try to get the dogs to wake me up for school. It was usually a total fail…we’d just end up snuggling.

    Kim: Kim is a kind, compassionate animal lover from Wilton, CT. She currently takes care of the animals at Ambler farm and has volunteered at ROAR in Ridgefield - helping care for their rescue dogs. She is looking forward to being a pet sitter because she gains so much joy from being with animals and is so excited to be able to provide proper care to others’ pets while sharing her love and joy with them. She currently has two rescue dogs - Murphy who is 8 years old and Fletcher who is 3 years old.

    Favorite Fictional Pet/Film: Marmaduke

    Favorite Pet Memory: Shortly after we rescued Murphy, we were trying to teach him which door to go in and out from the backyard. He kept scratching at the French doors, so one day my husband put our barbecue grill in front of them to help remind him. I let him out and went back inside to grab something and when I looked outside there he was, all 110 pounds of my goofball, sitting ON TOP of the grill staring at the French doors ready to come in.