We hired Cat to work behaviorally with and provide general care to our intense 5-year-old mixed breed rescue dog, Ophelia. For us, Cat served as a qualified and dynamic canine behaviorist. She gave us guidance and encouraged our dog to trust and be confident through exposure to varying environments, positive reinforcement, love, and exercise. She took Ophelia on weekly group walks that also included positive training and fun socialization. Ophelia went from a skittish, defensive dog, to a proud, confident, and happy social pack member with Cat at the helm. Ophelia’s time with Cat transferred back to her behavior at home.
Ophelia, Pippi, Bailey, Chuck & Abigail being famous.
We can not thank you enough for the wonderful care, love and training you have given Sophie since she was only three months old. You have an incredible magic touch with dogs and love and respect them, and Sophie certainly benefited from it.
Cat has been an absolute professional and an extension of our family while working with our fur-son Abraham Lincoln. Cat has always been dependable, reliable, has never missed a day with us, never once. She is honest, upfront and forward even in situations which may not be comfortable to discuss such as behavioral challenges. Cat has taught Abraham so much about dog culture and working within a pack: she is the reason Abraham is such a well mannered Frenchie. Cat will be greatly missed and is simply irreplaceable.
Oso with his buddy Gunner as he excitedly waits to receive the keys to his new luxury apartment at The Grand Legacy West in Plano, Texas!
The Crew showing off their elevated behavioral skills at one of our favorite 5 Star stopping grounds - The Montage Resort & Spa in Laguna Beach, California.
I have had the pleasure of knowing Catherine Fages for the past several years through her ownership of Cat Walks Dog. My association with Cat began at Montage Laguna Beach in 2008 when she started working with one of our residents which ultimately led to her services being in demand by other residents, hotel guests, and several individuals in neighboring communities. She has garnered a strong reputation based on her vast knowledge of pet health and care, dependability, respecting privacy and building a strong foundation of trust.
Our relationship with Cat began 10 years ago when she was recommended to walk, train and house-sit for our new puppy, Abby. As career-focused people working long hours, we needed a responsible person to help us with Abby. Little did we know that Cat is one of the most honest, dependable and incredibly hard-working people that either of us have met. Beyond that, she is so positive and high spirited that she became a part of our family.
Sophie, June, Abby, Buddy, Sissy, Star, Bella, Indy & Puffy - Just a few more of Cat’s satisfied clients posing for a post workout pic.
The best decision I have made for my fur baby is going with Cat. Not only do I have peace of mind knowing he is being cared for when I’m out of town. I also know it’s not “just walks” he’s going on, but he is learning while going out. I have seen a huge improvement in his socializing (both with humans and other four-legged friends), and his anxiety in the car is completely gone!