• "Pooched is awesome!!!!! I can't recommend them enough!! They alleviate owner separation anxiety!!! Vanessa provides you with updates and great pics,videos on FB while you are away. The detailed emails include all of your pup's personality traits and "quirks" which assures you how much attention they are receiving and how well she knows them. Being a veterinarian sometimes can be hazardous as you can foresee potential accidents or mishaps but Vanessa's attention to detail and her knowledge of canine behavior leaves me confident that Vincent is is the best care possible when we are away. Vanessa treats your dog as part of their family. Vanessa genuinely wants the best possible experience for your pup at Pooched and she and her husband Justin do everything to make that occur. We can happily plan our next vacation" - Kelly McInnis (DVM, Merck Animal Health) & Robert Burns
  • "Being new to Nova Scotia, we had no friends or family to leave our Toller pup with when we travelled. We were thrilled to discover Pooched! They provide all the love and care that you'd hope for leaving your dog in a friend's home, but even better! They are equipped and knowledgeable to help train your dog as well and keep them on your schedule and routine. We couldn't be happier with Pooched! and neither could our pup!" - Mona, Halifax, NS
  • "We love Dog People and Vanessa is definitely a dog person. this is not just a career its her passion and you can see that the moment you arrive. When we leave Nixon at pooched, we know he is going to be loved. Nixon is high energy and requires lots of attention which he gets at pooched. His tail starts to wag as soon as we pack up his food and we are certain does not stop all day 🙂 Every opportunity we get, we highly recommend you try them - you won't be disappointed." - Evonne Burns (Capital Health) & Cruz Alegre (Royal Canadian Navy), Sackville, NS
  • "My husband and I recently boarded our dog Fly with Pooched! while we organized a cross-country move. In the midst of a stressful and busy time, Vanessa and her husband were so understanding and really went above and beyond to work with us. We really liked the fact that Pooched! is an at-home boarding facility and that our dog was going to be treated like a member of their family for the week we were away. We also liked the fact that they don't take in a ton of dogs at once and really make an effort to provide individual one-on-one time for their boarders. Their home is immaculate, well-cared for and they have a huge back yard with a high fence - perfect for the dogs to romp around together during their frequent supervised play-times. We received e-mail updates - complete with professional-looking pictures of our pup having an absolute blast and detailed info regarding how he was adjusting/eating/sleeping/etc. After a day of playing and romping around, our dog was allowed to sleep on their couch in the evening (just like at home!) and snuggle in his dog bed at night...just steps from people. Fly turned 1 year old the week that he was boarded and Vanessa and her husband spoiled him rotten! He wore a little birthday hat (for our benefit, I'm sure!), feasted like a little king on a big homemade dog biscuit and played outside with his buddies all day. There are only pro's and absolutely no cons when it comes to Pooched! They are incredibly professional, obviously love their job and are so good with the dogs. It was so reassuring to know that our dog was being so well cared for while we were away...at one point, we were a little worried that he wouldn't want to come back home with us! It's too bad we're moving away, because Pooched! is the kind of place you go back to again and again." - Greer (Registered Nurse) & Philip R. (Meteorologist), Beechville, NS
  • "When my family travelled to St. John’s during the holidays, our dog Sugar had a great time with Vanessa, Justin and their dogs at Pooched " - Corinne Boudreau (Tax Lawyer, Two Certainties Law), Halifax, NS

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We would be nothing without our wonderful clients & their amazing dogs. Simple as that. It is our goal to never remain static & to always be thinking of ways to improve upon our service. It’s a privilege – not a right – to be trusted with caring for furry family members. Pooched! always wants to be chosen not due to a of lack of options, but because owners feel as though we’re the absolute best fit for them & their pooch.  We have incredible human beings & canines as clients, & although the positive feedback & testimonials are heartwarming – at the end of the day, it just drives us to be better.