A Puppy Paradise in Arlington

View All

Katie F.

11 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies, No Senior Dogs
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Brittany, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever, Siberian Husky, Vizsla

Katie's Apartment

View Neighborhood Map
Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Katie

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have 30 years of experience caring for dogs as well as many other animals (horses, cats, hamsters, bunnies, fish, goats, chickens, and birds)- perfectly natural, being from Minnesota and all. Owners of previous guests, have likened my understanding a dog's temperament to that of a 'dog whisperer.'

When watching your pampered pooch, my husband and I make it a point to ensure that this is also a vacation for your your pup. We typically take anywhere from 3- 5 walks per day. As a bonus, we have 1 dog park and neighborhood park minutes from our home, so socializing and exercise are never a problem. Our home is an average size, with plenty of room for our guests to roam freely and comfortably.

Most dogs have a routine at home, so we try to stick to their "schedule" to make their stay as comfortable as possible.

I am from Minnesota and came to Boston to attend Wellesley College. My husband is from S. Florida and has been a resident of Boston for over 15 years.
Read More about Katie...
Contact Katie
Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling

Katie F.

11 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 22, 2017


Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
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.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Katie's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$35 /hour
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
$30 /visit
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
11 Reviews
Our dog was so well taken care of with Katie! We received frequent updates (with pictures) and never had to worry during our vacation. Which was a relief. Would highly recommend to others and will certainly be bringing our dog back to them in the future.
I just picked up my dog after another successful stay with Katie. She treats my dog like it's her own and my dog loves her. I get regular updates and photos while I'm away, which I appreciate so much. When I know I'm going away Katie is my first choice to care for my dog.
My dog Alf just had a week and a half vacay with Katie. Katie was enthusiastic and responsive from the start. I was nervous to leave my dog with someone I didn't know but we had a great meet and greet and spending time with Katie put me at ease. We initially reached out to her her based on her excellent reviews and repeat visitors, we were not disappointed! We received several updates about Alf (with pictures) from Katie while we were away, which was so nice. It is so great to know she is nearby and gets along with Alf, we'll definitely be reaching out to her in the future!
Coco enjoyed her long weekend with Katie! She went on several walks, hung out on the porch and was welcome to take long naps on the couch. Katie was flexible with pick up/drop off and kept us up to date with pictures and messages while we were away.
Katie took great care of our pups while we were away. She handled a complex schedule and loads of instructions for our two small, senior dogs amazingly! Our dogs really took to her, and it was clear at the meet n greet that she has a way with animals. We love Katie and look forward to booking with her again!
Katie was the first person we've ever trusted to watch our 5-month old pup overnight, and she could not have done a better job. She welcomed in good spirits our neurotic level of instructions and committed to watching Maximus with the consistency that puppies need in training. As soon as Maximus met Katie he trusted her and made himself right at home at her place. He was fine to see us go, and fine to see us the next day. He must have felt very safe and comfortable to have been able to let us leave him so easily!
Katie is reliable and good with dogs. She took good care of my dog – he god good exercise – she played his favorite game with him - soccer.
Katie was great with our dog Cora. She sent daily texts and photos of them having a fun time. She was happy to let Cora on her couch - which says a lot since she's an 85lb great dane! Our dog has special needs (including oral medication) and Katie handled it like a pro! We will absolutely contact Katie the next time we go away. Thanks!
This was my first time using Dogvacay... I was a little nervous and quickly very pleased. Katie sent me pictures of Rosie throughout her day, updated me on her activities and generally put my mind at rest that our family member was in good hands. We plan to go away soon and will be booking with Katie again. Great experience.
Katie was great. She was able to help me out last minute even when we had never used her before. We needed someone to check on our pups, let them out and feed them while we were away for the night. She came over to check on them an extra time and even got our skittish rescue dog to feel comfortable. Loved getting the pictures and updates! Will definitely be using her again.
We were going on a two week vacation out of the country and I wanted to find a great caretaker for our 11 year old dog. We found just the right one with Katie. Of course we were nervous leaving our beloved pet behind, but Katie kept in touch every day with photos and descriptions and we soon stopped worrying since our dog looked so happy! Katie clearly connects with animals easily and made sure our dog got lots of TLC. When I picked Ladybug up she was happy to see me, but not "talking" non-stop like when I've picked her up after a kennel stay. I knew she was relaxed and happy! Katie is responsible, reliable, flexible and took excellent care of our dog. I recommend her highly!
Read All 11 Reviews