A Little Dog's Paw
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Kathi F.
Castro Valley, CA 94546
13 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Kathi's Resident Pets

Winston
Mini Schnauzer
Male
Six old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Kathi's House

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Outdoor area

About Kathi

Don't board your small dog while you're away. Send them to a little "dog's spa".

Your fur-baby will be part of our family during their stay with us. They'll have daily walks, lots of supervised outdoor time and get to just hang out doing what they want to do. I even give doggie massages.

We have a large fenced yard and a dog friendly home where you can feel comfortable your fur-baby will be safe.

We'll follow their normal routine as much as possible, play with them and love them just like we do our own!

They must be housebroken and under 40 lbs.

I have lots of experience taking care of all types of dogs from puppies to the elderly. Additional references available upon request.
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Kathi F.
Castro Valley, CA 94546
13 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated April 17, 2015

Credentials

Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kathi's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
Daycare At Kathi's Home
$40 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$40 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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13 Reviews
Our dog had another perfect stay-- thank you! I would also like to thank Kathi for cleaning our dog's infection-prone ears daily with the solution we gave you! Rosie is now sleeping contently on our coach.
We are so lucky to have found Kathi and Steve! They took excellent care of our Cavalier, Charlie, and treated him like one of the family. Kathi kept in touch with us daily, with photos and comments about how Charlie was doing, and she even kept a log about what happened each day. Winston, their adorable Mini Schnauzer, was a friendly playmate. Kathi and Steve are the perfect hosts, and their lovely home and yard are the perfect setting. We would highly recommend them to everyone.
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I would like to thank Kathi again for taking care of our dog. Kathi always gives us written notes of Rosie's experiences with her, sends photos and updates and let's us know how much she loves our little dog. Rosie returns to us happy. We always know that Rosie is in good, caring hands!!!
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You know you have found the perfect pet sitter when every visit our dog has is as good as the first time. Rosie gets tons of attention from Kathi and her husband and her dog. Rosie comes home happy and we know from all the photos and videos Kathi sends us that Rosie is having a great time. Please do not hesitate to bring your beloved dog to Kathi!
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This was our second stay with Kathi. She sent us several very cute pictures of our dog while we were gone. She took the time to write a daily journal of Sadie's activities. We could see that Kathi was giving our dog a lot of personal attention. Kathi has the perfect home and backyard for taking care of dogs. She has a darling mini Schnauzer who gave Sadie a fun playmate. Kathi also took the time to mend a place in Sadie's dog bed which was very special. I would highly recommend Kathi as a wonderful and loving dog host.
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We had our first extended vacation (10 days) since getting our dog, and Kathi did a wonderful job making us feel confident in leaving our dog with her. Once again, she treated our dog like it was her own and always sent photo updates. We thank Kathi all our hearts and don't know what we would do without such a great dog sitter. Our dog loves her too!
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Thanks Kathi for another great long weekend taking care of our dog. Kathi is the ultimate dog lover and treats Rosie like she were her own. We have absolutely no worries leaving our dog with her and are 100% certain she is being well cared for. Kathi is patient with our dog, even when our active Rosie is up and raring to go at 5:45 AM. You will not find a better dog sitter. Her home, inside and out, is great for dogs. Why on Earth would anyone leave their dog in a dog kennel when there is such a great sitter?
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Our mini Schnauzer had a wonderful time at Kathi's home. Kathi was very caring and attentive to Sadie. Kathi has a perfect place to board dogs. Lovely backyard which is very safe as well as just perfect for the dogs to play around in. She sent us several pictures of Sadie's stay. She also wrote a log of all of Sadie's activities. Kathi paid special attention to all of Sadie's needs. She is really a dog lover. I would highly recommend her.

Janice
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Kathi and Winston were perfect hosts! Oliver felt welcome from the moment he met them both. I was very impressed with Kathi's knowledge in having Oliver and Winston meet on neutral ground outside during our Meet and Greet! It was evident right away that she is truly a lover of ALL dogs!! She was able to ease my concerns with locating someone to care for Oliver while staying in another town and having to travel. She sent me pictures and text updates throughout Oliver's stay. He came home refreshed and happy! I am so thankful to have found Kathi on DogVacay and will use her again! BTW, Kathi was about 20 minutes away and so worth the drive. So if you are any where near her--consider Kathi to keep your dog happy and loved during your time away!!! :)
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Another perfect stay for our dog Rosie as always. We always are at ease leaving her with Kathi.
Again, a perfect stay with Kathi. This time our dog stayed for 6 nights-- the longest she's ever been away with us and each day Kathi sent us updates, photos and videos. She really knows how to make owners feel relaxed while they are away from their dogs. We already have her reserved for months ahead on dates we know we will be gone. We wouldn't feel comfortable leaving our dog with anyone else! Thanks again!
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Once again Kathi did an excellent job taking care of our pup, Rosie! I thank DogVacay so much for coming up with a great alternatives to kenneling our dog. We know with confidence that our dog will be taken care of by Kathi and do not have to worry one bit. Kathi left us a 2 page letter outlining Rosie's time with her and emailed photos and videos twice a day. We already are planning to have Kathi take care of our dog in a couple of months. If you are looking for a dog sitter in the Castro Valley area, Kathi is the one!
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Kathi's care of our pup was beyond our expectations! Kathi is a true dog lover and she put our minds at ease for our first time being away from our puppy, Rosie. Kathy is a great communicator and asked a lot of questions before we dropped Rosie off to ensure that Rosie had a smooth transition. Once we dropped Rosie off, Kathi texted and emailed us multiple videos and pictures of our dog and of our dog interacting with her sweet mini dachshund, Winston.
When we picked up Rosie she was happy and Kathi provided us with a 3 page hand written report of her adventures in her home! How wonderful is that? She even saved a tooth she found that our dog lost during her stay. I can't imagine there being a better doggy day care provider. We recommend her wholeheartedly.
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