Fairy Dog Mama was founded by Courtney Faulkner in 2016 with the goal of creating a professional and accountable dog walking company for West Vancouver and the North Shore. Courtney’s career in the pet care industry started in 2013 while working at a positive reinforcement based daycare in North Vancouver and found working with dogs that had physical, mental, and emotional difficulties super rewarding. This led to the realization that there was a need for better care of pets in their homes and on the trail.
There is more to the Fairy Dog Mama than just a caring heart!
The Fairy Dog Mama has been looking after my beloved Henrik for years now. She comes and stays in my house and takes excellent care of my dog and my home. Henrik is a very large, physically disabled dog and he has some anxiety and fear issues, so he’s not the easiest to look after. I feel so grateful knowing that I have someone so experienced and so loving taking care of him when I am away. I have no idea what we would do without her!
Our chihuahua Yoda has a big personality in a little body. He was a rescue from a puppy mill and possesses a number of personality quirks as a result. Courtney and her team were able to win Yoda over in short order. We have noticed a change in Yoda’s demeanour when we arrive home from work; he is more relaxed and happy. Courtney and her team are very professional and clearly really love animals. We would absolutely recommend The Fairy Dog Mama services to others seeking kindness and care for their pets!
I highly recommend Courtney and her team. They are professional and work hard to understand each dogs individual nature and needs. I take comfort knowing they love and enjoy my dogs as much as I do, while providing a high standard of training which includes strong boundaries for safety and polite doggie manners. I use both the weekly dog walking service as well as the in home dog sitting service which are not only flexible and convenient but provide me with worry free options for my beloved doggies.
We love the The Fairy Dog Mama! Our pup, Winter, learned many essential skills during her time with Courtney and team. We as a family also learned from Courtney and we are happy to say Winter is a happy, loving dog!
Thankfully, Courtney has been a prominent figure in our dogs life ever since we brought Mani home as a young pup. As most dog owners would agree, making sure your pooch is always cared for is sometimes not easy. I have so much going on in my life. juggling work, a toddler and a needy (aka reactive) fur baby, so it’s not unusual for me to contact Courtney at short notice saying “HELP!!!! I need you to walk Mani!” Not once has Courtney not been been there to help out. I often wonder what I’d do without her. I know without a doubt that Mani loves the Fairydog mother and looks forward to her visits. Courtney goes above and beyond in the care for my dog and I would not hesitate to recommend her to others looking for care of their beloved pooches when they can’t be there to do it themselves.
Courtney has looked after our 2 dogs, as well as our home on a number of occasions. She has proven herself to be a very conscientious and professional dog/house sitter. We are always confident that everything will be taken care of. Our dogs, Casey and Leo, love to be with Courtney as she showers them with affection, as well as taking care of all their needs. I am happy to highly recommend Courtney and her Fairy Dog Mama Services.
Courtney has been providing visits (pee break and a quick play), walks and short-term and long-term dog sitting for my two Shikoku, Mika and Kuma, over the past year. My dogs absolutely adore her. She is professional and goes the extra mile to accommodate my needs on timing of visits and dog sitting. Also, her use of positive training techniques and related positive ways of interacting with my dogs is of critical importance to me, as I would not use or recommend anyone who implements the debunked “alpha” / dominance theory techniques. I highly recommend Courtney for caring, conscientious, and positive dog visits and sitting for your dog.
Courtney has been walking Rebus for about a year now. Rebus is reactive so requires special attention to manage his behaviour. He adores Courtney. And I can rest assured that he is in good hands!
Courtney was recommended by a family member and we have not been disappointed. She came to meet our dog and learn his routine before his first walk and has been responsive, friendly and professional. Even at the last minute she has been able to fit our dog in to her schedule. It is reassuring to know she will do her best to help us out, and her knowledge of dogs and her feedback have been invaluable.
What a delight it’s been to have Courtney take care of Brando ever since he was a puppy. She is such a pleasure to work with and always very reliable and accommodating even at last minutes notice. Brando truly loves Courtney and I know she loves him back even more. I would highly recommend Courtney to anyone looking for a trustworthy and caring person to look after their loving pets.
Courtney and her team provide us with the peace of mind our furry kids are well looked after and loved when we are away. The photo updates and check ins are a great help and it’s awesome to see their having a fun vacation too.
I am writing to recommend wholeheartedly Courtney Faulkner “The Fairy Dog Mama” dog sitting business. I have a 4 pound Yorkie who I treasure and have 100% confidence leaving him in the loving care of Courtney. I will not leave my Yorkie with anyone else. She has proved her reliability and capabilities when caring for my Yorkie while I am on vacation. It is evident how much she loves animals and is very knowledgeable about their care. <3 I absolutely recommend anyone who needs pet sitting to contact Courtney.