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Kathy M.

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338 Reviews
156 Repeat Guests
$30/night
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Bullmastiff, Mastiff, Neapolitan Mastiff, Spanish Mastiff, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Kathy's Resident Pets

Max
Boston Terrier
Male
7 yr 11 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Kathy's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Kathy

50 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Max has had his Flu Shot. Please watch for symptoms, coughing, not eating, not acting normal, fever (100-103 normal)and mucus from nose. I would appreciate all guests have their Dog Flu Vaccine, please consult with your Dr. Takes 5 weeks tone effective.

I do require Meet-N-Greets with all new guests. Best for pup and owner for a good fit. No aggressive or untrained dogs please.
This is our home.

A morning walk, playtime and a favorite... exploring the large fenced yard while helping with the daily chores. The rest of the day doing whatever we want, play, sleep, relax and of course more walks. Plenty of room for playing in the playroom downstairs.

Each day is customized to the individual guest. Bob and I give them lots of love as they are in our laps or beside us at all times always supervised. It's like having Grandchildren visit, you love them, spoil them and then return them to their parents. We love it! Photos and messages always sent to you.

Please use Heart Worm and also Flea and Tick preventative to protect your dog since we spend time outdoors in grass and a small wooded area.

Regular guests please send a inquiry if you see I am booked on the calendar for the dates you need and I will get right back to you to discuss accommodations.
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Kathy M.

Online Now!
338 Reviews
156 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 2, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kathy's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep on my bed
Daycare At Kathy's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Baths
$30 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 12 miles
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338 Reviews
This was my first time using Kathy. She was always prompt with setting up the first visit and answering questions and concerns. Zoey had a great first stay and I would use her again.
Willow was shy at first when we visited as there were some big dogs she didn't know. When we returned for boarding, apparently everything went well with all dogs - she's timid but easy-going and had a good time socializing with all of the dogs.
Very dog friendly home with big fenced in yard with several defined areas for dogs to run or piddle, located in a peaceful quite treed neighborhood. The dog rule here, in a good way!
Amazing!
Cooper absolutely loves it here!
Kathy is great. She has a huge yard for the dogs to play! It's like her own private dog park! My dogs enjoy having other dogs to play with. They come home exhausted! Kathy
Will never board my dog at a kennel. Kathy was magnificent and we felt very satisfied with the serve she provided. Sammy says he wants to go back soon!
Gregory, a pretty anti-social dog when it comes to other animals, comes out of his shell at Kathy's. She does a great job of making him feel comfortable and loved. I highly recommend her!
Love her! So does my very spoiled little guy!
My puppy comes home happy and exhausted! Kathy is very communicative and sends pics so you can check in on your pup! Highly recommend!
Thank you for taking Darcie on an emergency booking for a few days while my husband was in the hospital. It was a great relief to know that she was being taken care of while were going through this. Thank you so much for everything!!
Thank you Kathy and Bob for taking such great care of Darcie while we were gone. We can have a great time on our vacay knowing that our little one is having a great time on hers. You guys are the best!! Thank you for always sending us pictures and updates. :)
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Kathy is absolutely amazing with our dogs! the dogs are in heaven overtime they vacation at Kathy's.
Thank You, Kathy. Nellie had such a great time at your house while we were on vacation. She had so much fun playing with the other dogs. We will bring Nellie again to your house!!!
I was so happy to find Kathy for my Jack Russell Terrier, Josh. Josh loved her HUGE backyard #squirrelwatch

Kathy sent great pictures every day and I felt at ease knowing Josh was having such a great time.

I highly recommend Kathy. Josh will be going back again in October!
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Emma always has fun going to Kathy's!
We left our 6 month old bulldog with Kathy while we were gone for 2 days. This was his first time away from us and we were anxious,. We didn't need to be. Kathy took great care of him and followed a couple special requests I had made. My pooch was pooped when we got him back from all the fun he had. We will use her services again.
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Kathy kept us updated every single day of our vacation, sent pictures and messages. We're sure our dog had a great time staying with Kathy and Bob!!! We would definitely book again
Ok, I spoil my giant schnauzer. I do. I hate leaving her, and am picky picky because she IS velcro dog to me and the family.
This stay was BEYOND amazing. I did not worry AT ALL...NOT ONE MOMENT!
Kathy and her husband TRULY are "dog people " & i felt like I was leaving my Cai with family!
Dog was EXHAUSTED after (we called it her hangover ).
Such a relief to find someone SO kind, caring and reliable!
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Once again, Kathy's place was a wonderful treat for our two dogs while we were away. They run and play with the other dogs to their heart's content and come home exhausted. We have no worries while they are in her care.
My dog Dakota has a great time at Kathy's house, she does a great job watching him and taking care of him, Dakota gets a little anxious when at new places, but Kathy works with that and let's him hang around her, which keeps him comfortable and happy. Plus you really can't beat the huge back yard. Dakota also enjoys playing with all the other dogs she is watching, great play time for him.
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My dogs felt right at home. They were given more love then I could have imagined. The pictures told a wonderful story of their fun filled week.
My two cavaliers had a great time playing with other "guests" in the large back yard. Kathy and Bob are definitely all about dogs. So happy I found a loving home away from home.
great yard for the dogs to run!
Kathy & Bob are always very accommodating and easy to work with. Thank you for taking such good care of Darcie.
Kathy is wonderful with our weimaraner, Noodles, and took great care of her. Kathy is also super easy to work with when it comes to pickup / drop off time and is very response with requests and questions. Lastly, Kathy's large backyard gives Noodles lots of space to roam around and explore. Thumbs up!
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Blackhawk just spent 10 days with Kathy, Bob and Max. He had a blast!
Staying with Kathy is like "dog heaven" for our Gordon setter, Bella. Kathy and/or Bob are always with their dog visitors. The dogs are never left alone. Visitors have the run of the house and the huge fenced in back yard. Bella has stayed with Kathy many times and loves to be with her. Thanks again Kathy for taking such good care of Bella!

Debbie & Lou
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Otis and Lexi had a ball staying with Kathy for the day! The first time I've ever left Lexi as she was a rescue who had a very traumatic past, I was nervous how she would do. Kathy posted pictures of Lexi and Otis happily playing with the others within a half an hour of me dropping them off. It really warmed my heart and was so appreciative of the updates throughout the day. Both Lexi and Otis look forward to spending more time with Kathy!
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Darcie loves going to Kathy & Bob's... She gets so excited when we pull in the driveway. She also gets a lot of exercise running around in their large fenced in yard. Thank you for another great vacay!!
Our Goldendoodle loves going to Kathy's!
My dogs seemed to get along fine at Kathy's.
Kathy took great care of my boy Duke. She understands the older dogs. He looked rested and happy when I picked him up. I have already booked his second visit.
Kathy was a wonderful host to our two young pooches, both of whom have more energy than sense! Her back yard is ideal for hosting dogs, with lots of room to run and a good fence. They receive lots of exercise and get to play with other dogs. We've scheduled two other visits with her in the coming months.
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Kathy watched our 10 month old puppy, who's well socialized, for 8 nights. Kathy was so easy to work with, including drop off and pick up times. Our puppy did fantastic and had a great 'vacation' of her own! Honestly, I think she had just as much fun as we did with all the friends she'd made at Kathy's house.
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We have a 9 day vacation planned for this summer. So, we had a 1 day trial run to see how things would go. Very happy with the results. We will be very comfortable that our dog is in Kathy's capable hands.
We are very happy with the kind and loving care provided by Kathy to our two dogs while we were away. Paxton and Pebbles had a great time based on the pictures Kathy provided and came back to us happy and healthy. When it's time for our next vacation we will be coming back.
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Thank you for another great vacay!! Darcie always has so much fun! :)
Josie was happy when we picked her up!
Kathy is great. She took excellent care of our Great Dane Bella. We will definitely be back!! Thanks Kathy!!
We are so thankful that we found such wonderful people to leave Darcie with. We know that she will be well cared for and have so much fun during her vacay. Thank you :)
Thank you for taking such great care of Darcie. She gets so excited when we pull up to your house. We love and appreciate the pictures that you send.
Darcie always has a great time! Kathy & Bob are fantastic, caring people. Thank You :)
Thank You for another great vacay!!
This was my first dog-vacay with Kathy, though we had a meet-n-greet prior to it. Worked out very well, and loved the photos Kathy would send throughout their stay, showing how much fun they were having. Highly recommended!
Our two dogs stayed for an entire week at Kathy's. We were sent pics a couple times per day throughout our vacation. Dogs love it there!! ShE answers emails quickly. It's the dogs home away from home.
Kathy was great! Debi had never stayed with such an attentive sitter and the difference really showed! We got frequent picture updates and Debi always looked really happy. Kathy really knows how to take care of dogs. I'll definitely be coming back!
We love leaving our dog Kylie with Kathy. Kathy aleays takes great care of our tempermental dog! I would recommend Kathy unconditionally!
Dunk's first stay was with Bob and Kathy this past week, and he seemed to have a blast! The pics they sent every day were so great to receive when we were so far away, and it looked like he was having a GREAT time at 'camp' with all the other dogs. Bob and Kathy were also very flexible with drop-off and pick-up times - very easy to work with. We will definitely send him here again :)
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Darcie has such a great time with each visit!! It's so nice to know that she is in such great care while we're gone. Thank you Kathy & Bob :)
Our dog Dexter absolutely loved staying with Kathy! He slept the entire next day after bringing him home - which means he had lots of exercise and play time. Kathy's home sits on a gigantic fenced backyard with more than enough room to run free & her dog Max is super friendly and not to mention - adorable! We have already booked his next stay with Kathy and we have nothing but great things to say about our experience with her :)
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We have used Kathy and Bob several times for our now 7 month old Golden Retriever "Marley".
Marley was very shy when he first started visiting
Kathy and Bob and all the different guest.
However, he now loves it so much there that when we come to pick him up, he runs out to greet us, then he tries to run back into the house with his friends. The love and affection that Marley gets while visiting Kathy and Bob makes our trips away a lot easier. This last visit he stayed 8 nights and he was on medicine and needed to stay low key while being with the other guest, Kathy kept him very low key yet gave him time to play with the others. We came home to a very well rested and happy puppy. We will be coming back over and over again
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Awesome! I think our dog was having as much fun as we were. Kathy has a great backyard, and she was thoughtful enough to send us photos of our puppy playing in her yard. He was having a ball! It was of great comfort to know that he was taken care of so well.
Thanks again, Kathy.
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Zoey had a great time with Kathy! She spent a long weekend there and Kathy was so welcoming to both Zoey and our family. We received pictures daily of Zoey which reassured us that she was doing well. (plus we missed our little pup) I would definitely use this service again...
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WOW!!!! She has the house set up to accomidate the dogs. My Leo is allowed on the couch at home. I was worried that he would be giving them a hard time. Kathy has the whole basement set up for the dogs, their own furniture and toys and playroom. She has a very very large yard, I am guessing acres, and it is all fenced in and dog proof. Leo slept for two days as he was worn out from the open space and other dogs to play with. Hershey is my other dog. He is old with health issues and he was happy and active when we picked him up. A side not, Mary is an outstanding artist an made very good spot on drawings of my dogs. I am going to frame them.
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Kathy & Bob are the absolute best!!! They watched Darcie for 3 nights and we loved the pictures and updates they sent us everyday showing us how much fun she was having. They are always so accommodating and attentive. We received a beautiful hand drawn picture of Darcie that we have hanging up. I can't thank Kathy & Bob enough for the care and love they show our baby while we're gone.
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We were delighted and will definitely have our dog stay with Kathy again!
Our dog loves Kathy! She is our first option when we travel away. She lives quite far from us but we still leave our dog with her because she is awesome! She has a huge backyard and she has dogs who stay during the day for daycare and it is always a doggy party all the time! She updates us without fail with pictures everyday our dog stays with her.
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Kathy & Bob were amazing!! This was our first experience leaving our 7 month old puppy and it couldn't have been any more easy and pleasant! Darcie had so much fun during her stay that she actually curled up in the front seat on the way home to sleep, which never happens. We are very happy with our experience and will be back for sure!! Thank you Kathy, Bob & Max too :)
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Our two dogs had a great stay at Kathy's. She and her husband gave them lots of attention and exercise time and from the photos she sent they loved playing with the other dogs. She went above and beyond to keep our pooches happy. She has a terrific dog sitting operation and we'll definitely return.
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Wouldn't leave Coco with anyone else now, Coco had a blast incl. a Santa visit. Thanks Kathy!
Kathy, Bob and Max are the greatest! We wouldn't choose anyone else to take care of our boy. Blessed to have such caring people and dog.
It was our first experience with DogVacay and Kathy made certain it was a pleasant one. Kathy took the time to answer all our questions for a great experience. We'll be back - John M
Kathy was absolutely fabulous ! Our dog Oreo was treated lovingly and with great care . Since Oreo is diabetic Kathy was very attentive to her special needs and made sure that her need to make frequent trips outside were accommodated . We highly recommend Kathy and look forward to having her take care of Oreo in the future.
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As always, Kathy and Bob are wonderful!
By far the best care for my 4 legged kids!!!
Sweet Pea had a great time as always. Kathy makes her stay welcoming, homey, and fun. I can enjoy my vacation knowing she is well taken care of.
My 13-year old Wheaten-terrier enjoys her time with Kathy and I can enjoy my time away knowing how well-cared she is at Kathy's home.
Missy had a great time at Kathys house! She was very well cared for. Thank you Kathy!
Lulu loves Kathy!! Thank you Kathy for making sure she was cleaned up when we picked her up:)
Kathy and Bob are like second parents to my dogs.....my dogs are with them 10-15 nights/days a month...they love going there...which makes me feel less guilty about my work travels....like sending your dog to the dog park...when I get home they are worn out from all the fun!!!! Kathy and Bob have dog boarding down to a science....I don't know what I would do with out them!!!
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Henry and Charlie love their time with Kathy and Bob! They came home exhausted from all of their fun playing in the HUGE yard! Thank you so much for taking such good care of them when we were away! We felt so good knowing they were safe and sound and having a blast :)
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Excellent as always
As always, Kathy is wonderful!
We've sent both of our dogs to Kathy's and they're always treated well. She's got a great yard, is very quick to respond to messages, and sends pictures almost daily. Thank you for taking great care of Satchmo!!
Kathy is the absolute BEST! She is easy to work with and my wife and I felt very safe trusting our pup with her. She took plenty of pics and our pup even came home with a sweater! For any future trip, we are definitely going to work with her again! Thanks!!!!
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Kathy takes excellent care of our Seabz. He loves going and has so much fun running and playing with his friends. Kathy is the best!!
We have used Kathy for watching our two small dogs for just a day and then over a week when we went on vacation. Every single time she sends us pictures and keeps us up to date. She is always honest and flexible, we love using her and the dogs love going!
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Excellent
Contacted Kathy last minute for a short weekend stay and she was able to accommodate both a meet & greet and the actual stay. Her yard is huge, all the dogs seemed content, and Scout came home exhausted but happy. Really appreciated the photo updates.
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Siena had a great time as always. Kathy was kind enough to send home Halloween treats. We love sending our pooch here.
Kathy is wonderful with my dog Teddy. She treats all the dogs like her own. I would highly recommend her!!
Our doggies always do well w Kathy. They love her big, fenced-in yard !! Socializing w the other dogs is also a big plus.
We have left are one and a half-year-old lab, Sadie, with Kathy before for day trips but this is our first overnight occasion. We left Sadie with her for three days and two nights on Halloween weekend and I could not have been more pleased with the experience. Kathy not only made sure that Sadie was comfortable and had fun in our absence but she spoiled her a bit to sending her home with special Halloween cupcakes and everything. Could not of asked for a better sitter!
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I could not be happier with Kathy and Bob as dog sitters,,,and just nice people. I know my dogs are getting the best care....they come home worn out from all the fun they have....Junior and Floyd are there at least 12 nights a month...I receive pictures and updates daily....I can't think of anything that could be done better....they are the best!!!
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Our Emma had a great time at Kathy's! We loved getting pictures everyday while we were on vacation with updates from Kathy. Emma was exhausted from all the fun she had:)
Kathy and her husband are the best! They first took our Riley (soft coated wheaten) back in the summer for two weeks. We had never left Riley with anyone so we were a little apprehensive. Kathy sent us numerous photos every day to show us how well Riley was doing and what a good time he was having! He got incredible amounts of exercise and socialization with many other types/breeds of dog. He got lots of loving, too! The most recent visit was for a three day weekend. Again, no complaints! Kathy and her husband treat those dogs like they're their own. Highly recommended.
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I would highly recommend Kathy and have a wonderful experience every time we use her. This was the longest period we have ever left our dog with someone...but felt totally comfortable with Kathy and my dog was on vacation too! With a huge back yard my dog was able to run and socialize with the other dogs...thanks Kathy!
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Kathy is wonderful and stays connected with you. I recieved pictures everyday of Teddy, he had a lot of play time with his new friends. I will definitely use Kathy again!
As I've said before, leaving our puppy with Kathy is always comforting. With Kathy, she gets great care and plays with their dog Max. Her long stays have gone so well that we decided to leave her there for the day. This way we didn't have to worry about having someone come to our house for her or if we are running late. As always, it was great!
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Kathy is wonderful, you can tell she loves the dogs and she's very accommodating!!!
Kathy has been watching our one dog since he has been a puppy and he is 3 years old, and she watched our new puppy for the first time this weekend. They both did really well at Kathy's. They spend a lot of time with Kathy outdoors in her large fenced in yard. Our older dog does not use a crate anymore and Kathy is okay with him not sleeping in a crate. Our two dogs just came home about an hour ago and they are still napping, Kathy makes them tired which is great when you are trying to catch up on housework from being gone. I would recommend Kathy to friends and family. Thanks Kathy!
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Every single time,we get exceptional from Kathy and her husband, Bob.
Her dog Max is a charmer, very good dog, and friendly and as hospitable as his owners.
Kathy has a huge yard and dogs run and play! she has a cubby hole shelf with each dog's belongings. reminds me of kindergarten! We love leaving Samson with Kathy because Samson seems to have a vacation every time he stays with her. Kathy forwards us many pictures everyday and it gives us peace of mind while we are away. She is always a phone call or a message away and we love that!
we will be coming back soon! I've recommended dog vacay and specifically Kathy to friends who are looking gor boarding their pet kids while they are away.
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My dogs were very happy watching the Bears game with Bob !!
Wonderful........
Kathy, is just as sweet as can be and Sadie really took to her. We will definitely be using her again!
Kathy's home is Blackhawk's home away from home! The minute I grab his leash and tell him we are heading to Kathy's his tail starts wagging and he is headed for the car! I sometimes think he likes it at Kathy's more than at home.
I instantly liked Kathy and knew my dogs would be very happy at her house and in her care. I travel for a living and feel less guilt if I know they are having fun while I am gone. Kathy sent daily updates with pictures ....my dogs love going to the dog park....going to Kathy's place is like going to the dog park and playing....also her home and yard are very clean....I feel very lucky to find such a great place for my dogs to go while I'm at work!
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Kathy and Bob did a great job with Baxter. They helped us out tremendously with administering medication for him, keeping an eye on him, and providing us with updates on the allergies he's been experiencing. The photo updates gave us great peace of mind. I had recently moved 30 minutes away from the area but still brought Baxter to Kathy and will continue to travel out of my way to use her services because we've definitely found a warm home and trusted friends with Kathy and Bob. Thanks so much.
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Emma had a great time, thank you!
Maxi always has a good time! We love that she gets to socialize and play with other dogs!
Kathy was extremely understanding and helpful as we adjusted to letting Bubba go. :) She sent pictures and kept us updated. Bubba enjoyed his visit and has been sleeping ever since. He can't wait to go back again. Thank you, Kathy!
Nova spent three nights with Kathy. He seemed well cared for and was a happy boy!
We are so lucky to have Kathy! Another weekend away with no worries!
Our dog Lulu loves going to Kathy's! Thanks
Tyson always have a good time! Love that he gets to socialize and play with other pups, free and happy!
Great as always!
Great as always! Never worried when Tyson stays at Kathy's. We could not do it without her.
Tyson runs in barking and excited when we arrive to Kathy's house, ready to play with other pups. That says it all!
Could not imagine leaving Tyson with anyone else while on vacation!
Tyson always come back worn out and happy!
Great as always!
Never worry leaving Tyson with Kathy and Bob!
Great as always!
Kathy and Bob are wonderful. My dog Maxwell is in his second year of daycare and loving every minute of it. Over the summer, he only went a couple days a week since my son was home from school. Maxwell always jumps out of the car and ready to go. Now that school is back in, he is back to full time and hasn't come home a night not tired. Maxwell knows where he's going when we turn into the subdivision and eagerly jumps out to be at his second home. Thank you, Kathy and Bob for taking such great care of him! If you want a super caring couple who seriously love dogs, they are your people.
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Kathy is the best. This is the third time I have used Kathy so obviously she does a great job. I can see that my dog is in good hands and happy in the many pictures and updates that she sends. She is very accommodating and great with the dogs.
Kathy has the patients of a saint to put up with Gracie. Gracie loves going to Kathy's, but also loves to give her a bad time. We wouldn't bring her any place else.
Baxter had a great time with Kathy and Bob. I can tell from the photo updates I get that he made himself right at home and is best buds with their dog Max. Drop-off and pick-up always run very smooth. Thanks Kathy and Bob for helping us have peace of mind knowing Baxter is in great hands.
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This was Nova's third time staying with Kathy. He seemed very happy and tired when I picked him up! Kathy does a great job with him and as always I love receiving the daily pictures!
Everything was wonderful! Our dogs were well taken care of by Kathy and her husband. We enjoyed the daily photos we received showing what the dogs had been up to that day. We would definitely have our dogs stay here again.
Outstanding!!! sent pictures every day.... Thank You...
Sweet Pea had a great time at Kathy's. Kathy is the best! Her large yard allows dogs to play and socialize. Sweet Pea thought she was on vacation.
Excellent as always.
Cash loves it here! I always feel comfortable leaving him here for a day or week, doesn't matter!
Kathy keeps me updated with adorable pictures, which always makes me happy. All I have to say to Cash is, "do you want to go to Max's?" and he starts going nuts! :)
I would definitely recommend Kathy to anyone I know.
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Wonderful job Kathy! I appreciate all the photos you sent us of Baxter playing with his friends. I had great peace of mind knowing Baxter is in your hands while we are away. Baxter is looking forward to his next stay with you. I recommend Kathy to all my friends and family when I hear they are going out of town. Thanks again.
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As usual Gracie enjoyed her stay with Kathy and Bob. She love all the playtime.
We are very comfortable leaving Gracie with Kathy. She hops out of the car and straight for the house. She is well excercised and has fun playing with the other dogs. Best place to be!
This is the third time we had Lexi stay with Kathy. this vacay has been just as suburb as the last two. I never worry when Lexi stays with her...and I get emailed pictures every day.
Kathy was great! Wrigley had his own FUN vacation at Kathy's house while we were away!! He played with all his new friends and loved it! I knew he was in good hands with Kathy. She is so good and caring with the dogs. She knows all of them on a personal basis... their personalities, their likes and dislikes.. etc. She sent us pictures on a regular basis and we loved to see him having fun! Our next vacation... Kathy is our #1 choice for Wrigley!!
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Repeat visit at Kathy's and great as usual! Thanks for taking such good care of Shelby!
Kathy is wonderful! I was able to leave my little chihuahua with her for our first vacation without any worries!
We absolutely loved Kathy! Our dogs were so happy in her care and so happy when they came home! They loved all the space she had in her backyard to run around! We loved getting the picture updates from her and the peace of mind knowing they were safe and really well taken care of! We will definitely be using Kathy again!
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As always Kathy was awesome.
As always, Dexter and Misty had a great time staying with Kathy and her husband. They take excellent care of our pups and send us photos daily so we can see what kind if adventures they're having. Highly recommend Kathy for any of your doggy daycare or boarding needs, she's awesome and very accommodating. Thank you Kathy!
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Had an out of town funeral to go to and called with 2 days notice and was able to work Shelby in. As usual, she had a wonderful time with Kathy and ?Bob and I didn't have to worry while I was gone. Thanks again!
Kathy and Bob provided an amazing time for my dog. The yard is incredible. They kept me updated daily with photos. You can tell they have a true love for dogs. I really appreciated that after I told them my dog might try to dig under or climb over the fence, they reassured me they would keep an eye on Sophie whenever she was outside. If I was a dog I would want to stay with Kathy and Bob....Bruce S.
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Kathy did a fantastic job with Maxi when we were in San Francisco. We get to see photos of her having fun and she comes home incredibly tired from playing with her new friends!
Kathy always takes great care of Watson. My little girl loves going to visit Kathy and her best buddy Max. She comes home happy and tired, every time.
Given the choice I would never send my dogs anywhere else
Emma was treated royally as always. She loves going to visit Kathy because of all the walks she takes and the great backyard for exploring. Thank you for all you do, Kathy!
I love sending Miley to daycare while I'm at work so I can be worry-free about her all day. I get to see photos of her having fun and she comes home incredibly tired from playing with her friends!
Miley had a fantastic week at daycare as usual. I love getting pics of her while I'm at work playing outside with all of her friends. The only thing to get her out of the door to come home is a treat every day and she can't wait to come back in the mornings.
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My dog Nova and my foster dog Optimus stayed with Kathy for 4 days and 3 nights. She sent me pictures so I could how the boys were doing. They got lots of exercise and had a lot of fun! They were both still worn out the day after we got back. I'm sure they both had a great time there!
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Another great stay with Kathy and Bob. This time only one night but I can tell Baxter enjoyed his time with you. He's looking forward to his next visit. Thanks again.
Kathy is like a dog whisperer! I knew my long, frustrating search for a dig sitter was over almost the moment we walked into her house! My dogs immediately felt right at home, and well behaved; they acted as if they had known and loved Kathy and her husband for years. Their house is clean. Kathy, is very organized and attentive at all times, making sure the dogs are happy, well behaved, well taken care of, and any special instructions followed carefully. Did I mention she's very attentive? Here's an example: the last time our dogs stayed with Kathy, we warned her that our boy may have swallowed something unhealthy, because for the last several days he was trying to throw up, but couldn't. He was otherwise fine. On the second day, Kathy sent us an e-mail, saying no more need to worry - he finally threw up asmall piece of rubber. Not only was she sincerely thrilled that the worry was over, she also washed off the piece of rubber, took pictures of it, and sent them to us - knowing that we would be curious what he had gotten into. She, too, was trying to figure out what it was - where it came from. Kathy really does love the dogs she cares for; she sure enjoys talking about them, telling stories about each and every one, as if they were her own dogs. We're thrilled to finally have found a place for our dogs that gives us total peace of mind. I can't speak highly enough about Kathy and her husband Bob.
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Kathy did a wonderful job with Baxter for a week long stay. The pictures we receive keep getting better and better and it's fun to see Baxter with all of his friends.
I wish I could give more than 5 stars! Kathy and her husband Bob were so wonderful with our Henry and Charlie. Their HUGE fenced in yard was perfect for our energetic boys and we could tell they were well taken care of! We received daily updates with about 7 pictures a day on average. Kathy even sent them home with homemade pupcakes which was so sweet! Highly recommended!!
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Miley had a fantastic stay as always. I love getting photos of her when I'm away. She comes home happy and tired from playing with all of her friends and leaves with treats that she goes crazy for.
A great place for my dog to get worn out! Kathy is wonderful!
Kathy put up with our dog for a long time. We were so grateful for her care and patience!
No doubt my dog had a fantastic time!
As usual Kathy did a great job handling my problem dog, who likes to get into trouble. Gracie loves playing with the other dogs and loves Kathy. Wouldn't have her anywhere else. Thank you Kathy! Grace Gawlik
Miley had a fantastic time at Daycare as always and is coaxed into going home with a homemade peanut butter muffin treat!
Kathy is our extended family. We have referred others to her and they feel just as passionate about the care. My only fear is that one day my dog won't want to come home because she is having such a great time. However, it is not the fun that she has that brings us back. I feel that our dog is under the same watchful eyes as if I were there. I can not say enough about Kathy and her husband.

We already have our dog booked for a stay in August.
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Another fantastic stay for Miley as I can tell by the photos I get to see of her while I'm away at work. She always comes home happy and super tired from her long day of playing with her friends.
Miley had a fantastic week at daycare as always. I absolutely love getting photos of her while I'm at work every day watching her play outside in the snow with the other pups. She never wants to leave and gets up every morning excited to go back.
Kathy is a five-star plus dogsitter. She goes far and away above and beyond in caring for Emma, our Wheaten terrier. I cannot imagine leaving Emma with anyone else. Kathy takes care of Emma like Emma is her own dog; walks her, plays with her, bundles her up in the cold and truly cares about her happiness when she is away from her family. How do I know this? Because of the pictures Kathy sends me every day and the look of contentment I see on Emma's face. Thank you Kathy for being an "extended family" for my dog!
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I'm so appreciative that I get photos of Miley having so much fun while I'm at work. Miley is always hesitant to leave and comes home very tired from playing all day. She loves it here!
As always, Miley had a great time at daycare and has a hard time leaving all of her friends behind.
Another great DogVacay with Kathy. She takes really good care of the dogs. Follows the dog's "home" routine to a "T", including walks and meds. And there always is something special. This time, she made homemade dog biscuits. And she sends photos every day. Highly recommend her. Your dog will love staying with her.
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My jerzey loves going to Kathy's. She is always exhausted when she comes home which means she played hard. Thank you Kathy for taking care of her.
A couple of weeks ago with a very heavy heart we had to say good bye to one of our pups. We decided to try dogvacy with our one pup. We found Kathy and so we set up a greet and meet. Tyson was very nervous and still heartbroken for loosing his brother. We dropped Tyson off for a day and he has been better since. Kathy was very understanding of Tyson's state of mind and when we picked Tyson up, he didn't seem he wanted to go home. We will be lifelong customers! She is great!!!
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Miley enjoyed her stay at daycare so much that she did not want to leave.
Kathy was also great in accommodating Miley when my flight was cancelled due to weather conditions and she has to stay another night with last minute notice! Again, what a great sitter!!
Miley had a fantastic stay at Kathy's while I was away on vacation. I received photos and videos frequently throughout my trip and could not be more pleased to see my pup getting along so well with the other four legged furries. I will definitely bring her here again and would recommend Kathy highly to anyone who loves their pet!
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Awesome as usual!
As always, Coco's stay was excellent. I think she had a better vacation than we did!
Thanks again for taking care of Baxter for the whole week. I can tell he really enjoyed his stay and was glad to see the photo updates of Baxter playing with his new friends. Great Work!
Our Ollie was not in a rush to go home. He loves being with so many friends while we are away. When he did get home, he was not stressed at all. Thank you, Kathy, for another worry-free vacay!
We trust our dog with Kathy. He has been to Kathy's many times and enjoys going back. We had to go to a funeral and Kathy was very accommodating with our schedule. As an added plus our dog is very tired when he gets home because he gets a lot of exercise at Kathy's. Thanks Kathy for taking care of our dog.
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Thanks again Kathy. I have to admit I was sad to hear that when my wife went to pick him up he just grabbed a toy and sat on your couch. I thought he would have run up to her and been excited to see her after a week away. I am glad to see that you truly are a home away from home and a second family for Baxter. We look forward to continuing to have Baxter stay with you when we are away. Thanks again!!!
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Thanks so much Kathy and Bob! Coco had an excellent time! We know that she's in good hands when we travel! -Brett
As always, Kathy is the best. Thanks again Kathy.
Loki had another great stay. Thanks so much for accommodating our last minute college trip.
As always, Kathy is the best sitter ever for Lulu! We were a bit concerned as Lulu just had knee surgery, but Kathy took special care of her. She made sure she didn't overexert herself, and sent us pictures to boot!
Another wonderful job Kathy and Bob!!! Thanks for caring for Baxter and being a second home for him. I don't know what we'd do without you and Bob. And once again, thanks for the photos.
My pups Nova and Lenny seemed to have a great time at Kathy's house! I got pictures and a message about how they were doing almost everyday. They didn't have to be in a crate, they got to run around a big yard and they had lots of cuddle time! Just what my guys need!
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Kathy is the best!
Kathy and Bob always take great care of Daisy. They have accommodated me when family emergencies have occurred. I am very grateful for the care they provide Daisy. Also all the treats!
Kathy has been my sitter for some time now. Whenever her or her husband come by the dogs are so thrilled to see them, it tells me all I need to know.
Kathy sent updated pictures of my dog once or twice a day during my dog stayed. My dog seemed really happy to be there, I feel comfortable to leave my dog at Kathy's house. I would recommend her to anyone that need a dogsit.
Kathy and Bob are wonderful!! I know my Daisy is in good hands. I don't worry about her when she is with them. I know she is safe, happy and well loved. I am very grateful to have them in my life!
Can't say enough about the care my dog received! Izzy always comes home happy and healthy. We are so grateful for the care she gets. Our vacations are more relaxed knowing she is having fun in a safe environment.
Thanks for another wonderful job Kathy and thanks for the photos of Baxter's stay with you.

For anyone thinking about using Kathy, I highly recommend her. In fact, I think so highly of her that I've actually logged in to my home computer to write this review. For whatever reason, ever since I downloaded the DogVacay app on my phone, I can't access the full site on my phone. The app doesn't allow you to leave feedback yet and I can't access the website on my work computer so yes, I actually turned on my home computer and wrote this app and I NEVER log in to my home computer.
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As always, amazing! Gracie is a happy camper. wouldn't have any other dog sitter.
Kathy is great. She has watched our dog many times and we always feel comfortable leaving him in her care. She is also very accommodating about the time you need to drop the dog off or pick him up. Our dog gets very excited when we turn into her neighborhood and runs in the house when we get there. He is also tired when he comes home because he gets a lot of exercise at her house which is a blessing because we are usually tired after traveling. Thanks Kathy for watching our dog we do not know what we would do without you!
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We always use Kathy, she is the BEST.
The resident dog, Max, and our dogs immediately hit it off and became play buddies. Large yard is an understatement, there is so much room for dogs to run and play here! Kathy and Bob are obvious dog lovers and we had no worries leaving our dogs with them. We knew they would treat our dogs like one of their own.
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Kathy does a magnificent job in making our dogs feel at home.
As always, very happy!
It was a great experience for us. My dog Tessa is an eight month old puppy just learning manners and concerned about leaving her before fully trained. Kathys experience with all types of dogs and temperments put us at ease and loved the pictures sent of our dogs stay. I will use again and highly recommend. The property is a beautiful place for the dogs to play and explore.
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We have had her watch our two dogs on several occasions. Never were we disappointed. She and her husband are GREAT!
As usual, my dog had great day with Kathy & Bob and the other canine clan. Really wonderful people.
We left our five year old Keeshond with Kathy for 11 days. She sent daily pictures and reports. We left medication which Kathy administered and watched out for our dogs allergies. Our vacation was more relaxing knowing that our dog was having a great time in a very safe environment.
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A second stay for Roxie. It is so nice to find a place where your dog is happy and in such good hands. I love getting the pictures and seeing that she is having fun and getting lots of love. Kathy goes above and beyond when it comes to taking care of her clients. She even offered to pick up my dog because she was going to be near my house on the day I was dropping her off. Kathy and Bob are keepers for us.
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Thanks for another great job Kathy and Bob! Baxter loves his home away from home and playing with all his friends. The picture updates were great as always. I know Baxter is looking forward to his visit.
Great as always.
Loki had a great time staying with Kathy. He is only six months old so we were nervous leaving him. Kathy sent numerous pictures of him playing with other dogs every day we were on vacation. He even ended up meeting other dogs that live in our neighborhood. He was definitely one tired puppy when we picked him up from all the playing.
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Both Cooper and Casey loved their stay in West Chicago with Kathy Manning. She has a big yard and both dogs love to run. She is the best person to take care of your dogs.
Jerzey loves staying with Kathy. I feel at ease and our vacations are worry free. Thank you Kathy for always taking such good care of our Jerzey.
Once again it was an awesome stay for Dexter and Misty. Kathy takes awesome care of the dogs, giving them lots of attention and a huge yard to play in. We got adorable photos every day of the visit and know the dogs had a great time.
We left Coco, our 5 month old 40 pound puppy there for 10 days while on a road trip. Kathy emailed us pics every day showing how much fun she was having! Coco is a dog that couldn't be boarded - she needs to expend energy and socialize with other dogs - and she got that here! Thanks so much Kathy. Coco will be back soon!
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Ricky was very happy to be able to 'run free' in Kathie's huge back yard and play with some new buddies. Katies really has a way with dogs and carefully gauges their compatibility. He was smiling and relaxed when I picked him up.
Sweet Pea loved her stay. We loved the attention and dedication Kathy and Bob gave her each day. The pictures Kathy sent us everyday were wonderful. They helped my husband deal with not being with his dog.
Kathy is the best! Pictures sent to us everyday while we were away-makes you feel at ease. Thanks Kathy again.
This was a 5 night stay over the 4th of July weekend. Kathy and Bob did a great job and provided us with photo updates of Baxter playing with all his friends. My wife and I had put off a lot of traveling in the past because we were very particular about the care if our pooch. I can without a doubt say we are enjoying our new found freedom after hearing about Dog Vacay and finding Kathy. My wife and son were able to visit me while away on military duty for the holiday and we had peace of mind knowing that Baxter was in great hands. Kathy and Bob have found loyal customers in us. Thanks again!!!
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Izzy had such a great time with her playmates. I think she misses Kathy too.
Kathy and Bob take good care of our pups. Daily photos are wonderful. My dogs come home content and pooped. I know they had a good time at Kathy's.
Just picked up my dog from a 28 day stay. Kathy and her husband took great care of her. I loved getting the daily updates and pictures. She even took my pup to my vet when she came down with an upset stomach. Kathy has a huge yard with lots
of room for the dogs to explore, play, yet also be on
their own. I'm so glad to have found Kathy and will
be using her next time I need a place for my dog to
stay.
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Thanks Kathy and Bob for being able to dig sit on such short notice and thanks for the pics of Baxter with his friends. I know he has a great time with you because he's always pulling on his leash and trying to run into your house as soon as he sees it or either if you standing outside. Thanks again.
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Great work as always Kathy. Thanks for being a second home for Baxter.
What can I say besides that Kathy and Bob are amazing. We left our two Welsh Corgi's with them for a long weekend while we were out of state. They spent so much time taking care of them and making sure both our dogs were happy I can't believe it. We got photo updates, sometimes multiple sets in a day which was very cool. Between what we saw during the meet and greet and getting the photo updates we didn't have to worry about the dogs at all while we were on vacation.

One last thing to add, when we picked up the dogs, they looked happy, healthy, and almost hesitant to leave their new friends and huge yard haha. Definitely going to be bringing our dogs back in the near future.
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It was wonderful to leave our baby girl in such a great environment. We felt secure and a little less guilty.
Kathy's location is the only one for our love, Louie. Louie is a big sensitive Collie, not a fan of change of any sort. When something in our neighborhood or home is out of place, he takes full notice of it attempting to address it. Therefore leaving him was difficult for me especially because I worry for HIM. I have now Learned he is in Excellent Hands and I am greatly relaxed knowing this and can leave him with peace of mind. I've picked out of conversations with Kathy that she does not play favorites while still treating each dog according to their individual needs. She won't allow one to feel left behind or excluded of any activities or treat times; unless of course they choose to.
Great place to pick, good Hosts to include Kathy's husband Bob; lots of outdoor space and as I've noted before; where your dog can enjoy being a dog again, hanging out with other dogs. Louie was exhausted when we brought him home and that is because he wasn't bored, confined to a cage or one room, he had a lot of stimulation and with an active house he was busy watching it all and ready to patrol if he felt the need.
Thank You Kathy!
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Kathy and Bob are AWESOME. Moses loves going there and I am so happy to have Kathy and Bob as a safe haven for Moses. There aren't enough words to say how satisfied and happy I am with Kathy and Bob.
Kathy and Bob did a wonderful job and have a great dog "retreat". They also accomodated last minute changes to their "guests" because of medical issues. We will definitely be contacting them again when the dogs need a "get away'. Thanks again Kathy and Bob!
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Kathy is just an awesome host for our Lulu! Our dog is thrilled to visit her, and always comes home ready to take a nap:) Kathy also sends us pictures of Lulu at play which always is a thrill and provides comfort to us knowing Lulu is being taken care of at all times! You cant go wrong using Kathy as your dog hostess!
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Leaving our puppy with Kathy is like leaving her with our favorite family member. I know she will be safe and have a great time.
Thanks again Kathy and Bob. Great job as always. It was definitely a relief for us knowing Baxter was taken care of for the week by you while we were away. The pictures were great. I hope you enjoyed cuddling with Baxter as much as I do.
Kathy has been watching our dog Maxwell since Sept as a daily daycare dog. Max loves to go there each weekday. He gets to meet so many new dogs and play, play, play, and play some more. Many times he comes home very happy and tired. Max loves Kathy and Bob both. He is excited to see them each day. Kathy send me pictures all of the time even though he's there so much. It is so nice to see how much fun he is having. We don't have a fenced in back yard so going to there, Max is free to roam in their huge backyard. I highly recommend Kathy and Bob. You can tell that they really love dogs.
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our 2 labs, Sydney & Amber, stayed with Kathy for six months (yes 6 months) as we relocated them from India to Australia via USA.
Kathy provided them with home and Mums love they needed to survive the separation.
Daily updates and pics provided so much comfort as both of them enjoyed huge property to themselves.

Thanks a Lot Kathy, we could not have done it without you.

Ruma
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Baxter had a great time with his new best friend Max. Can't wait to hear what shenanigans the trouble makers get into next time. Great job as always Kathy!
We are so blessed to have someone to take care of our boy. We were very touched by Kathy's creativity to have our boy celebrate Easter in a fun way.
Kathy and her husband are great dog hosts! Baxter had a great time playing with their Boston terrier and the other dogs. My wife and I loved receiving photos of Baxter playing with everyone during the day. We definitely could see that he made himself at home in their home sitting on their couch and watching TV. Overall great experience, very nice people, and definitely where I'll continue going for all my dog boarding/sitting needs.
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Gracie was well taken care of and well exercised. I feel bad bringing her home because she was having the time of her life. Kathy and Bob are the only dog sitters for Gracie.
We always feel confident our boy will be in good hands. We have no doubt Kathy, Bob and Max make him feel at home. So thankful we were directed to them.
Always great
Kathy is excellent! Not only does she provide a wonderful home, exercise yard and daily routine; but she also understands both the breed and the individual dog's personality. This was the longest we had been apart from Tegwen and all the photos sent to us made us smile and know that Tegwen was having a wonderful experience. Kathy's meet and greet time was also excellent. We knew there and then that this was the "away" home for Tegwen. Kathy also let us stay until Tegwen was comfortable when we dropped her off. Kathy had everything ready for home when we arrived back to pick her up. We found Tegwen happy and healthy. She settled right back into our family routine upon entering the house. We have had dogs our entire married life and we have never had a dog come home from "boarding" so relaxed and happy as Tegwen did yesterday.
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Kathy is excellent! She was very attentive and caring to our dogs! She sends us photos almost daily to let us see how well they are doing! This really sets our mind at ease so we can enjoy our vacation better.
Gracie had a great 2 1/2 weeks with Kathy. Lots of excercise and lots of love. Pictures of everyday activities helped us know she was well taken care of. She even had a birthday celebration! I would recommend Kathy and Bob to everyone. Best place for our dog. Thank you
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AWSOME as usual. Shelby always enjoys her stay with Kathy and Bob.
This was Raven's fourth stay with Kathy. She kept us up to date with Raven's activities and we knew she was well taken care of and having a great time.
Raven had a great time, never any worries when she stays with Kathy.
Excellent as always!
Kathy is great with our dog. We had to take a class during the day and she watched our dog during the day. She has reasonable pricing, sends us pictures, and is a nice person to work with. Our dog is tired when we pick him up and when we bring him back he is excited to see Kathy and the other dogs. Our dog is our baby and we have no concerns when Kathy is watching him.
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I was very nervous about having major surgery. Knowing Daisy would be with Kathy and Bob was the only thing I didn't worry about. They take such good care of her. Kathy even brought her to the hospital to visit me when we found out it was allowed!
Once again Kathy welcomed our dog Hunny into her home and treated her like one of her own. Daily pictures and updates made me feel better about leaving her back home.
Excellent! as always! Buddy & Bo are looking forward to their next stay in March!
Kathy and Bob did an awesome job!! This was our first time leaving our dogs and Kathy made us feel so at ease and trustworthy to leave them with her. She sent us pictures of them playing together which helped us feel good that they were in good hands! Thank you, thank you, thank you !
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Our dog, Mikey, has stayed with Kathy and family a number of times now and each time is just as great as the first. At this point, Mikey recognizes where he's going and can't wait to jump out of the car and say hello to his buddy, Max. Kathy always sends photos during the stay so that we can keep up on how things are going. We've never had a problem and would highly recommend Kathy to anyone looking for a DogVacay host.
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We received multiple photos a day. When we picked our dog up we were even handed a disk with photos from the whole stay. Bob and Kathy are true dog lovers. If your dog loves to run free on a fenced in farm with other K-9 friends, then no need to look further.
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Scout stayed with Kathy for a weekend and loved it! She came home exhausted from playing all day in their beautiful yard!
Excellent care as always! Thanks Kathy & Bob for loving our boys like we do! P.S. ~ they want to come again .... jan 19 - 24 ... please send me a quote .... (can't seem to find your email address) ... Thanks! Miriam & Perry Baver
We feel very comfortable with leaving our dog at Kathy's. She takes good care of the dogs letting them outside frequently and letting them play together. Our dog always comes back tired so it gives us a break the first day or so that we are back. (Thanks Kathy!!). We were gone for a week and even though we missed our dog she sent us pictures each day with captions on how he was doing. We know she takes good care of him because when we pull up to Kathy's house he is always excited to see her and the other dogs that are there. Thanks Kathy for taking care of our dog you do a great job!!!!!
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Kathy has watched Lulu for us twice now and both time our dog had a great time. Kathy does a great job watching Lulu and giving her much love! We could tell we made the right choice when we arrived for the second stay Lulu was super excited to be back there. The pictures that Kethy sends make us feel comfortble that Lulu is being cared for and having a blast with the other dogs. Dogvacay is awesome and I dont think we'll be using the big kennel houses any longer!
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Excellent, as always!
The whole process was wonderful. Our dog has never come home happier. We highly recommend Kathy and plan on having our dog return.
Kathy provided the best experience for our dog this past week. Hunny was able to meet and greet the other dogs prior to her stay and had a beautiful yard to play in. Icing on the cake for this visit was the daily pictures and updates.
Kathy sent me daily photos of Sadie which was wonderful for our family to see how she was doing. Kathy's home was super clean and her backyard looks like a park! Thanks for this easy connection, DogVacay!
I am always at ease when I leave my dog with Kathy. I never worry when Jerzey is there.
Kathy is fantastic! Daisy can't wait to visit her!
Kathy was an AWESOME sitter for our Winston. He seemed to have a good time with his new pooch pals and his new dog hotel :). I liked that Kathy post several pictures of our Winston throughout the time she was taking care of him. My boys were happy to see that he was okay.

Thank you for taking care of Winston...
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The best pet sitter ever :)
If I could give Kathy more stars I would! I know my Sammy had a great vacay! The pictures Kathy sent me were awesome and eased the lonely ache in my heart. I know he had an awesome time running in the HUGE yard and playing with other dogs. My biggest fear was that he wouldn't want to come home with me when I picked him up.
Thanks so much Kathy, you and Bob are AWESOME or is that supposed to be PAWSOME!
Hugs to you!!!
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Bogey had a ball as evidenced by his curling up on his bed when we got him home and sleeping soundly all night. Obviously he'd had a lot more exercise and fun than he gets here! And I thought a daily trip to the dog park was sufficient, but now he's wanting to go-go-go this morning. Loved the pictures and bandana he got from "Aunt Kathy"!

Thanks...we'll be back.
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Kathy's house was such a treat for Bear! He had his own place and it was like spending the night at a friends house! She knew just how to handle him and she was very friendly. The runs around the ranch were just perfect for him. All the pictures we recieved were a nice reassurance fun memory. Thanks again, Kathy!
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Kathy and Bob are great, and their dog, Max welcomed Samson right away! :) My dog, Samson, stayed at Kathy and Bob's home during winter and he had so much fun in the snow! Kathy was such an awesome host and sent me updates and pictures every day while I was away.
My dog Samson got too carried away with the playing that he fell down a few steps in Kathy's home. Kathy informed me right away and did keep in touch with me a week after just to make sure he was not hurt or his gait has not changed. Dog Vacay did follow up on it again weeks after. I have never felt so much concern for the welfare of my dog.
Kathy's place is a bit far from my home, but it was worth it. Her yard is HUGE! She used to have horses which explains the big yard! Samson and her dog, Max got along so well during his stay. Will definitely send him back to Kathy's.
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When I leave my dog at Kathy's, I feel like Izzy is with extended family. She has friends and a safe place to play.
Kathy and Bob are fantastic! Daisy clearly had a great time and was happy to come back for another stay! Also puts my mind at ease!
Our vacations are better because we know that our puppy is receiving the same care as we would give her. Kathy provides a safe and warm environment for the dogs who stay with her. Our pup moves in as if it is her home away from home. We have already made her reservation for our next vacation.
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Our dog, Brady, stayed at Kathy's house for a whole week first time in his life and he did great. He came home happy and judging by the pictures that Kathy sent us Brady had lots of fun! Brady has a gluten/wheat allergy and we were worried how he will do. He did great! Kathy adhered to all the pointers about his diet/routine.
We were recommended to Kathy by another family who could not take care of Brady at the time and we were pleased with the care he received. We would not hesitate to return to Kathy if we need it in the future.
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Kathy and Bob have a true passion for caring for dogs.

My puppy had the ultimate vacation at Kathy and Bob's place. Words cannot describe the amount of fun he had each day there. Everyday he was excited to go, and Max (their dog) made a wonderful host and friend to my dog.

I was in St. Charles for a week training for work, and throughout the day I would be sent pictures of what my dog was doing and how much fun he was having. This really made my day go by a lot better knowing he was in a loving home having the time of his life. It was so wonderful seeing him playing with the other dogs and running around their beautiful yard. He would come back to the hotel everyday exhausted! (and fed and walked too... double bonus!!)

If you are looking for a sitter in the St. Charles area they are the way to go! I will be coming back in April for another week long training and will definitely be using them again!

Thanks to Kathy and Bob for making this a wonderful experience for me and my dog! :)
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My dogs had a great stay with Kathy and bob, the huge yard and other dogs drained every bit of their energy that they are completely pooped when they got home. We will be coming back the next time we go on a trip that lexie and bailey wouldn't be able to go to. :) awesome job! Thanks again!
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Excellent! Thanks for the last minute accomodations .... the boys love coming to you!
Thanks Kathy and Bob for a great place for Buddy & Bo .... they have a great time there and we know they are well cared for!
Kathy and Bob were recommended to us by our daughter who boarded their dog with them while they went on vacation. We needed to find someone willing to take our 1 year old, 140 lb. Newfoundland for three weeks while we went to Europe. We did the meet and greet and I could tell that Kathy was very good at handling our bundle of energy. We wanted someone who could handle him, yet would enjoy him. We drove from Minnesota to Chicago to board Smokey because we felt he would be safe and happy there and we could have peace of mind on our trip. And that is exactly how it went. Kathy send us pictures and comments every day which we looked forward to. We could tell that Smokey was enjoying his visit, becoming best friends with her dog, Max. If we ever need boarding again for Smokey, it is worth the drive for us to take him to Kathy and Bob's. You can tell they love dogs and have the knowledge how to care for them. It is so much better having him in a home, rather than in a kennel.
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Kathy is always great at updating us on all the fun Sam and Coco are having at her place. This weekend was no exception. Sam and Coco came home tired and happy. We loved the photos of our dogs playing with her other guests, some large and some small. A great time was had by all!
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Once again I felt so comfortable and also without anxiety when leaving Lola. She is happy, loved and well cared for. In the past when taking her to a "boarding facility" I had so much anxiety (even though all was fine). Kathy, you and Bob know just what Lola needs are and are very accommodating every time.
Thank you so much for taking such good care of my child!!
Steve & Holly
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Once again Lola felt like this is her second home, she loves the huge back yard!!! Kathy and Bob treat all of her (children, well I mean pet's) as if they are her own.
I used to worry from previous boarding facility's, but NOT here. Special and individual care is given to each, what more could you ask for!

Thanks once again Kathy & Bob, Lola will be back.

The Bennetts
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Phenomenal! Amazing! Thanks Kathy & Bob! Buddy & Bo can't wait to come back!
I can't find enough words to say thank you! Not only did my boys have a grand time, but Kathy was kind enough to send us several photos of them each day!! One of our boys tends to be fearful of new people but took to Kathy right away! They both came home healthy and happy!
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Kathy, Bob and Max, We are so blessed to have you! We can always count on you to take care of our boy and not have to worry. Thank you for being so loving. Valeria and Ulises
Max went to Kathy's for daycare since he is still a puppy and we were afraid to leave him alone all day for the first time. Kathy was super accommodating and we really appreciated the meet-and-greet first because it gave our family a chance to meet Kathy and for Max to check things out first. I could tell that Kathy has a deep appreciation for dogs and their individual needs. Her house is set up very appropriately for different types of dogs and she really does make it as if they were a part of the family. She also sent us tons of pictures of Max having a great time there. He was super excited and once he got home he decided to finally catch up on his nap. He was tired but seemed very happy that he got to spend the couple of days not alone. We also appreciate the fact that he got to socialize with different types of dogs which we believe is really important in the early stage of his life. Thank you Kathy for taking such good care of Max! He can't wait to come back!!
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Awesome as usual! Very accommodating! Great pictures! My dogs love it there! Dogs are Kings at their house!
My dog, Izzy, had such a great experience I'm not sure she will want to leave. Kathy made certain she got the right amount of food, exercise, socialization, and love. We tell other dog owners about Kathy and dogvacay.com. It helps to know Izzy is safe and having fun while we are away. We'll see you in October. Thanks Kathy.
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Our dog Joplin has anxiety issues..but Kathy was very patient with her and paid close attention to her needs. Our dog had a huge yard to exercise in and she seemed so content when we picked her up. There was a significant difference in her attitude than when stays at a kennel. I think Kathy will be someone our dog will look forward to staying with from now on.
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We left our pup Teddy with Kathy and Bob for 5 days. Teddy is full of energy and a lot to handle, but Kathy and Bob did a great job. Our dog looked healthy and happy. Thanks for a great job! We will return without question. Garry
Kathy took awesome care of our Maddie! What a great super dog friendly home and huge beautiful yard! Definitely would recommend and use again!
I love leaving my dog with such caring people. It's one less thing I have to worry about when I'm gone. I love the photo updates I get from them. They are sweet people. Thank you Kathy and Bob Chrystal and family
We LOVE Kathy, Bob and Max! We know that when Zoe is there that she is treated as part of the family! She's happy, active and well loved. When we are taking her to Kathy's house, we tell her she's going to see Max and is so excited! Thank you, thank you, thank you to Kathy, Bob and Max for making Zoe feel so well loved and cared for!!!
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Kathy and Bob took great care of my dog, Charlie. This was the 1st time that I had left my mom with anyone other than family. My dog gets anxious and they were able to calm him and within hours. I loved that I got pictures frequently so that I could see that he was having a great time! Kathy was so accommodating and Charlie's stay was flawless!! When I went to pick up Charlie he was sad to come home.... he wandered the house looking for his friends. They have such a beautiful house and huge yard for the dogs! I won't hesitate having Charlie stay again!! Thanks so much for taking such good care of him!!! He was so happy with you!!!!
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My dog's stay with Kathy M was great. It was the first time I had ever left her with anyone outside my home, so I was really nervous. I took my dog for a meet & greet prior to the stay and I felt very comfortable leaving her there when the time came. My dog had recently recovered from a health issue which recurred while she was staying with Kathy. Kathy immediately called me and my vet for instructions, which she took the time to execute, and my dog was back to normal by the time I returned. Kathy emailed multiple photos every day during the stay. I could see that my dog was having a great time...especially being able to run and play in Kathy's huge, fenced backyard. And when I returned, Kathy also provided a CD of all the photos. I now know that there is an excellent, safe and caring place for my dog to stay...which just might encourage me to travel more. I would definitely leave my dog in Kathy's care again and highly recommend her.
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Missy had a great time and Kathy is a great host!
Kathy is wonderful.This is the first time we had someone other than family or friends take care of our dogs when we went on vacation. Kathy put me at ease as soon as we dropped our dogs off by calling me to let me know that they were adjusting well. We loved getting the email updates with photos every day. Kathy noticed that our Labrador Star developed redness in her eye. Kathy informed me immediately and asked our permission to take her to the vet - which she did. It turned out to be allergies and an ointment was prescribed. Kathy made sure she knew how to apply before leaving the vet and showed us how to apply when we picked her up. Our dogs loved being there as well as the opportunity to run and play with other dogs in the safety of a big fenced in yard. We plan on taking our dogs there again in the future. We highly recommend Kathy. She is attentive, loving and caring to dogs and people.
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Kathy went above and beyond in accomodating my request for Emma's recent stay. It was a last minute, holiday weekend and I was hosting a Cousins' Reunion and knew Emma would be a handful with all the new people in the house. Leaving her with Kathy for the long weekend took the added stress away and allowed me to focus on my guests. Plus, Emma enjoyed all the added attention she always receives from Kathy, as well as seeing her buddy Max (Kathy's Boston Terrier) again!
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Kathy and Bob were wonderful! Very flexible with pick up and drop off times. The yard is huge. I could go on and on but the best part is the care that is given. In February, we went to Japan for 2 weeks and Shelby stayed with a friend that she knew very well. She had trouble eating and when we got home she was "mad" at me. I know that Shelby was very comfortable with Kathy and Bob because she was eating and acted like herself when she got home. When I have to go away again, she will definitely go back there!

THANK YOU KATHY & BOB
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Thanks, that we found Kathy and Bob!!!!!!!
This is the 3rd time we sent RAJA to them and as always they took wonderful care of Raja.
They took care of his vegetarian diet.
Raja is very comfortable with them and he is also bonding with Max.
Kathy sents pictures everyday through emails so we did not miss him at all.
Thanks again.
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I, like many pet owners have found myself a bit on the fanatic side in fussing over my dog "Louie". Louie is 4 years old and we have never left him anywhere but the groomers for a few hours. I couldn't grasp the concept of boarding any animal (least alone your loved one!) in a Kennel, in which that is exactly for the most part they reside in; a Kennel, crying, confused and feeling quite deserted by their owners. A neighbor referred me to DogVacay so I started browsing for a home that would appear to fit into my Dogs life-style and fit into my critical specifications. In preparation for an actual vacation away from home, I selected Kathy in West Chicago. It was not as close in proximity to my home as some other ones were but the description seemed to draw me there. I brought Louie for a meet-n-greet and a few times after that to see how he responded and how his comfort level was. It was more than I expected, one of the days he actually did not want to come home as he walked in the opposite direction of the car and attempted to get back in the beautiful large-large back yard (this is more than a yard) - to freedom and play. It was refreshing that Louie was able to get back in touch with his actual "dog side" and play and hang out with other dogs. He has made some great dog friends and found himself very comfortable within Kathy and Bob's home. I have witnessed Kathy very respectful towards all the dogs and owners requests. She understands the individuality of each animal and caters to their needs while respecting the owners criteria with their dog (s). Kathy and Bob are a nice team, Bob will quietly step in if one dog needs something specific or even to just give a pat on the head or a kind petting or hold. The dogs get attention, acceptance and love. I left town knowing my Louie was in good hands, while I missed him, I wasn't worried about him. Thank You Kathy and Bob and God Bless!
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I'm not sure where to start. Kathy and Bob were not only great with our 11 month old Great Dane, but they were some of the nicest people I've ever met. While we were in Europe, they sent us numerous updates and photos, showing us how much fun Ella was having. Their yard is enormous, and perfect for dogs to play in. We had a family emergency and Kathy not only contacted DogVacay to get us a partial refund, but also dropped Ella off to me saving me nearly an hour drive and allowing me to spend more time with my ailing Father. I can't say enough about them other than we will be back and my girlfriend's parents are driving six hours to leave their Newfoundland with Kathy while they travel Europe. That's a pretty high compliment!
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I would never use any other sitter!
LOVE taking Jerzey to Kathy and Bob They are amazing
If there was a way to rate Kathy with 100 stars I would!
Our 6 month old puppy Jack, stayed with Kathy and Bob for 10 nights. I couldn't have been more pleased with everything she did for us.
Jack loved being at her house. I'm pretty sure he didn't want to come home!
I felt so comfortable with Kathy taking care of our dog. She sent us pictures and updates everyday. He developed an issue with his eyes and allergies and she had him to our vet, had him examined, got some medicine all before noon!! Because she carries Dog Vacay insurance, everything was covered!
We got held up in our trip and Kathy was able to keep him an extra night for us. At the time I didn't have Internet access so she took care of everything for me!
When we picked Jack up, he looked great that's because she even gave him a bath that morning!!! And all the lovin' he got during his vacation!!
We even got a CD of all the pictures she took during his stay!!!
I can't say enough positive things about our experience!
Kathy and Bob are true animal lovers and I would recommend them to anyone!!!!
Thanks for everything!!
Jennifer and Mike P.
& Jack P.
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We had another great visit. Can't imagine taking Grizly anywhere else. Kathy is great
Kathy and Bob,

My husband and I can't thank you enough for taking care of our puppy. We wouldn't have wanted him to be anywhere else but at A Home Where Animals are King. No doubt he was treated like royalty. As soon as we were there and were greeted by you and Max, we knew we were at the right place. Max was truly the guardian our puppy needed.

The gesture to accommodate your schedule to ours speaks greatly of you and gave us peace of mind.

We deeply appreciate you taking the time to capture special moments on camera and video of our puppy and sending them to us as we were missing him greatly.

We were truly blessed to find you.

Valeria and Ulises
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Kathy and Bob couldn't be nicer. Their home is lovely, and their backyard is huge and beautiful. Our dogs started running and playing as soon as they were back there. They put us at ease about leaving our 5 month old Aussies, 7 year old mix, and Chase,the cat. We loved the pictures and messages Kathy sent. They are true animal lovers, and I would highly recommend Kathy and Bob as pet sitters.
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Lucky had a wonderful time as usual. Kathy took excellent care.
From the minute I met Kathy, I felt that this was the place where Guinness would feel the most at home. He is my only pet and has never been away from home in his 8 years so I was more than worried, but with all the pictures and updates, I was comfortable that Guinness was well cared for. He even came home fresh from a bath!
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I am so comfortable leaving my dog with Kathy M. You can tell when you meet them that they really care about animals.
Excellent as ever.
Oh my gosh! I had so much fun in the back yard with Kathy, Bob and my new friend Max that I did not want to come home. When my Mom came to pick me up I didn’t even recognize her; I felt bad and I was real tired helping Kathy in the big backyard, I was not sure if my sniffer was working, but I finally figured it out………Mom, Mom she came back!!
Kathy & Bob let me sit on the couch, their laps and even their bed. There was a camera in my face all the time, I just thought it was so my Mom wouldn’t miss me, plus I wanted her to know I was thinking of her all the time or was it that I was so cute……….right……..wheeee.
Hey, my vacation was real nice, and I really liked it there and I do want to come back.

Well…….I just wanted to say Thank you to Ms. Kathy, Mr. Bob and that Max dude.
Lola

Sorry I had to only give you 4 stars Kathy, my Mom said I was dirty from having fun in the backyard and had to take a bath, UGH! xo
Lola
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They take such good care of Lucky and he thoroughly enjoyed his day stay with them. It is great to have someone who doesn't just crate the dogs, but really enjoys them as much as I do.
Lucky always has such a great time staying with Kathy and Bob. He can't wait to get there when he sees their house and realizes where he gets to go. They take such good care of him.
Kathy is a wonderful host! She provided us with daily email photos and short messages which was very comforting. I wouldn't hesitate to have Missy stay with Kathy again. Thank you so much!
Ollie had another nice vacay with Kathy. We were happy to see happy pictures of him while we were away. Thank you!
Kathy is the sweetest person I've ever met. You can tell she really cares about animals and I didn't worry one bit when my dog stayed there. Will always use her when I need to go out of town.
The perfect pet sitter!
Kathy and Bob were fabulous and Moses was so very happy and loved for an entire week. We really lucked out with Kathy and Bob. We have finally found a great place for Moses to stay whenever we are out of town and that's priceless. We were updated with photos of Moses and went home with a DVD of his stay -- too cute. Thanks Kathy and Bob for taking good care of Moses!
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Dear Kathy & Bob,
We can't thank you enough for the care and hospitality you showed "our girls"! They truly had a whirlwind vacation!! All the activity and outdoor time you provided to them is so appreciated! Seeing the pictures every day became a highly anticipated event for us, one that always left us smiling from ear to ear! We hope they weren't too much trouble and that we can call you again! I have been singing your praises to all my dog loving friends. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You really do treat animals like royalty!!!
Sincerely,
Rosemary & Bob M.
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Kathy provided great care for my dog. I think he was almost disappointed to have to come back home!
Ollie enjoyed his visit. We loved seeing the photos of him while we were gone. Thanks, Kathy!
Our dog Lucky really enjoyed his stay. Kathy and Bob were great to deal with. They sent pictures throughout the stay through email so we were able to see how our little buddy was doing. It was such a pleasure to know he was in capable hands. Paul
This was our first experience using DogVacay. I think the entire process is wonderful. Kathy responded very quickly to our Vacay request and we set up a meet and greet the next day. Our dog Ziggy enjoyed her stay in Kathy's house and was very well taken care of. We enjoyed receiving emails with pictures of Ziggy lounging around Kathy's house. It's good to know our dog is not in a kennel cage with a bunch of barking dogs. We will be using Kathy as our dog sitter again.
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Cathy is a wonderful caretaker. She has a large backyard and a most confortable home for your pet. Her and her husband love animals and treat them with love and understanding.
Kathy is an extremely wonderful dog-sitter. She is kind and caring. She came through for us in our time of need. Our dog always seems to love staying with her. Her home is a wonderful place for dogs to play, and they are truly in fantastic company and hands with Kathy. She is highly recommended and I would never take my dog to anyone other than her. Choose Kathy, you will be happy you left your dog with such a fantastic and trusting individual.
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I was initially very hesitant to board my beloved 8 year old Siberian Husky Keyser Soze because he has never been left with someone who was not family before. I felt instantly comfortable once I set foot inside Kathy's home for the meet and greet and met her family including her husband and her sweet dog Max. They were all very warm, charming, and genuinely dog lovers. I was also elated once I saw the 4 acre back yard that was available for the dogs; truly a dog vacation and dream. Kathy sent me cute pictures via email while I was on vacation of my sweetheart Keyser enjoying his vacation. Everything about this experience left me feeling like I will never stray to another when I need a temporary home for my dog. I will book her time and time again and I know Keyser will be greatly looking forward to me going away.
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What can I say besides AMAZING experience. Our dog Grizzly had such a good time I honestly think he was upset he had to leave. You can tell Kathy really enjoys spending time with the dogs and her house is set up well for watching them. she has a huge fenced in backyard and Grizzly received tons of exercise running around with Kathys dog little Max. I also received a daily email with updates and pictures of Grizzly having fun. He actually looked like he was smiling in the pics. I would not hesitate to recommend Kathy to anyone needing a dog sitter, you will not be disappointed she is wonderful.
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Kathy and Bob took very good care of Sam and Coco. We were updated daily with emails and photos which comforted us tremendously. They came home pooped and happy. We would certainly use Kathy and Bob again.
This was our dog Mikey's third stay with Kathy and Bob, and once again we could not be happier with the experience. Kathy emailed photos of Mike's vacay during the week - playing in the big backyard with Max, sleeping under the Christmas tree. It's obvious that Mikey loves it there, and that Kathy and Bob love hosting the animals that stay there. Highly recommended - we'll definitely have Mikey stay there again.
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An excellent sitter. Provides pick up and drop off. My dog seemed mildly disappointed that he had to come home ;)
Kathy and Bob are fantastic hosts! This was my dog Rocky's first experience being away from home and he loved it! Their fenced in yard is beautiful and large enough for running and playing. Kathy and Bob made the time fun and actually took pictures for me to see how comfortable he really was! I will use them to take care of Rocky again and again. Dogs are really kings here! Thank you!
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Great hosts! Excellent service! Email communications with attached photos help you to stay connected with your pet and to enjoy your time away.
Our family is very happy with the services provided.
I have never felt comfortable boarding my dogs in a kennel so when I saw the Groupon for DogVacay I grabbed it. My experience could not have been more pleasurable...I felt very comfortable leaving my little ones in Kathy's hands. She even made us a CD with pictures of them playing, sleeping and overall enjoying themselves with Max, their puppy.

Thank you Kathy. I will never go to a kennel again. You've got Oakley whenever we go out of town!
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Kathy was absolutely great!!

She was very understanding of my concerns with my newer "special needs" dog, but she and Watson got along great. It was clear she has spent a lot of time with dogs/animals and knew how to read my tempermental dog's cues, even going so far as to sleep on the futon in the living room to make sure Watson didn't pull any of her sneaky tricks during the night.

The regular email updates went a long way in alleviating my worries about my little girl's first time away from home, and by the end of the DogVacay her dog Max and Watson became best buds.

My only concern is that I think my dog had more fun on her vacation than I did. :-)
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We cannot say enough wonderful things about Kathy. Our dog is 3 years old and has not spent time in another home without us. From the first contract, Kathy made the process easy and was very reassuring. Everything Kathy said was exactly what she provided. Her home is a very safe and warm environment. My dog adjusted immediately and returned to us as if she was on a vacation of her own. I look forward to more days away knowing my dog is in good hands. My only concern is that she will have so many people who want to leave their dogs in her care, that I will have to book early!
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Kathy and Bob were Sake's first stay through Dog Vacay and it was a postive experience! The initial meeting with Kathy and Bob was great: they are both super friendly and put our minds at ease. Their house is set up great for pets and their backyard is a dog's paradise... You can tell they both enjoy being with animals a lot and it was nice that my family could enjoy our vacation without worrying about Sake. It was fun getting snippets of Sake's 'vacation' through photos that were sent to us. We highly recommend Kathy and Bob!
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Excellent care. Kathy and Bob are like family. Our dog loves them and of course Max.
Kathy was great, she sent photos via email and always let us know how are dog was doing with her throughout our trip. Great peace of mind knowing your dog was in good hands.
We found Kathy and her husband to be incredibly accommodating and kind. Kathy responded to my emails right away, and was very easy to set up details with. Her house is perfect for keeping an extra dog- lots of room to run in the back! My Boxer had an instant bond with their terrier, Max. It was great to feel like I was leaving my dog in an environment where she would be loved and would get to play every day. On our trip, Kathy sent updates, stories and pictures every day. I will definitely use her again!
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Murphy had a great time! Kathy is great!
Excellent experience. Raven had a great time and as well taken care of.
Kathy, Bob and Max (!) babysat my little Lucy for four days. It was my first experience with them and I can honestly say I'll be back again and again. It started with a meet and greet where I was able to see where and how Lucy, my small Maltese, would be cared for. Kathy provided all the information I needed to make me feel comfortable and confident I was leaving Lucy in competent hands. Upon meeting her, you'll immediately see she is a true dog lover, not necessarily in it for the business. She has a very comfortable home with an enormous gated back yard for lots of room to play. I've learned that Lucy doesn't eat much when I'm away but Kathy successfully managed to take care of that situation while updating me daily. With that said, she took my worry away and I had a relaxing trip. Plus along with updates, you'll enjoy the daily pictures of your loved one.
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Kathy and Bob are a great host family. Our dog was taken care of like he was one of their own. They emailed us everyday letting us know how he was doing and with pictures. I will be sending my dog to their loving home every time.
Raven had a great time. I know that I can bring her to Kathy's and not worry. She loved playing with Max and running around the big backyard. She definitely will return to this vacation spot. It is a true vacay for her.
Wonderful host excellent care
Wonderful! Our dog Seamus had a lovely time staying with Kathy and Bob and their Boston terrier, Max. I got email updates with pictures and a video from Kathy. Seamus enjoyed their huge yard and going on walks in the woods. We will definitely send him on vacation here again if we are out of town. It was great having the piece of mind that he was being well-cared for and getting loads of attention. 100% recommended!
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We couldn't be happier with our dog Mikey's experience at Kathy's. Right from the start at the meet-and-greet it was obvious that Kathy loves animals and understands their needs and wants. She provided a wonderful environment for Mikey, and her dog Max and Mikey became best buddies by the end of the week. Kathy sent us photos of Mikey throughout his stay there and kept us up to date via email on how things were going. I would highly recommend Kathy to anyone in the area, and we will definitely book a vacay with her again!
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