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Katherine B.

61 Reviews
34 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Katherine 's Resident Pets

Dexter
Mutt
Male
9 yr 8 mo old
Cody
Mutt
Male
6 yr 8 mo old

Katherine 's House

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

About Katherine

9 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My name is Katherine and every dog I look after is special. I limit the number of pups I host so that, when your dog stays with me, they get all the same love and attention that they’re used to at home. Your dog will feel comfortable and cherished while in mine and my husband's care.

And we've got experience working with all kinds of dogs, all kinds of quirky personalities, and all kinds of health conditions. The only foible we can’t accept are pooches with dog aggression. We've got to protect the other pups in our care too.

Our house is a 2 bedroom bungalow with over 6000 square feet of fully secured yard. Plenty of space for the dogs to play and stretch their paws. Inside is also dog paradise: dog beds, more toys, cuddles, and even a doggy bunk bed.

Our goal during your pup’s stay is to replicate what they are use to at home. So whatever boundaries and habits you want maintained, you get. We use positive reinforcement training and the occasional squirt from a water bottle (only if your dog isn't prone to ear infections).

And because we value safety, I'm certified in Pet First Aid and CPR.

Did I mention I work from home? I do! If 24/7 care is needed, let me know. I can usually make it happen.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Katherine B.

61 Reviews
34 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 6, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
Home Checked
This Host has successfully passed our in-person verification visit and completed our 1-on-1 training program.
Community Mentor
One of DogVacay's top Hosts and a mentor to new members of our Host community.
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 Katherine 's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Katherine 's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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61 Reviews
Home Checked
Katherine has a charming home and a huge, secure front yard for your pup to do lots of playing in while you're away!

She and her husband both work from home and can give your pet a true 24/7 supervised DogVacay experience. This means lots of attention and love for your pup while you're gone.

Her two dogs, Dexter and Cody are sweet, fun boys who love making new friends. Katherine will go above and beyond to make sure you pup has a safe and fun visit!
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This was our first experience with DogVacay, and to say it was a success is an understatement! Katherine and her husband are understanding, kind, responsible, and clearly passionate about all dogs. It was scary to be apart from my puppy for the first time, but Katherine really helped me feel comfortable with leaving him in her excellent care. Pollo had an incredible stay at Bark & Breakfast, with their two dogs, and the coordination and communication couldn't have been better! Would it be weird to ask Katherine to be my puppy's godmother??
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Katherine is wonderful!
Katherine is great! We love that Topanga gets to play in a big yard and she is always tired when she comes home. See you again soon!
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Katherine was great - my pup went on a hike with her dogs and felt great about the way the dogs got along. It was very easy to pick up and drop off my pup and there was great communication throughout the day. I highly recommend Katherine for your pup's next vacay!
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Katherine was great! Took my dog for a hike with her dogs and made drop off and pick up so easy. I would highly recommend Katherine for your dog Vacay needs
Katherine is awesome!!! I had a CRAZY work schedule and she was totally accommodating. Topanga was very excited to see her and was all smiles and wiggles when I picked her up. Great pics during her stay, looking forward to next time. Woof!
Katherine was great! Our dog had plenty of room to hang out and explore. We felt she was in very good hands and would definitely use Katherine again!
Katherine was amazing throughout the entire process. We were first time users of dog vacay and had never left our puppy before, so we were very nervous, but Katherine was extremely helpful! She sent lots of pictures, several videos, and gave us lots of info on how our pup was doing. Ramsey loved his vacation with Katherine and we would definitely book again!
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Katherine clearly knows her stuff when it comes to doggies and her house is set up to be a doggies paradise!
Holy cow Katherine and Dave are awesome! We have one active and one not so active pup, and Katerine's place is great for both. We live in a small-ish house, so our dogs love going to Katherine's huge yard and spending their days feeling free. She's incredibly attentive and keeps us up to date throughout our dogs stay. It's great coming home from a long trip and have our dogs pleasantly exhausted! Can't wait for their next stay!
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Katherine and her husband take great care of our dog when we're out of town! Lots of room to run around and lots of playing and cuddles. Plus she takes great photos, which isn't necessary but it's a plus! :)
Katherine is a saint! As a concerned dog mommy, I was very hesitant to trust Hugo in the care of someone that I didn't know, especially after our lukewarm experience at a larger kennel. Katherine was so understanding and immediately assuaged any concerns that we had. She is extremely respectful of each of her doggie guests' schedules and regiments, and goes above and beyond to care and adhere to your dog's home habits. She is wonderfully communicative and provided constant photos of our puppy enjoying her house. Hugo got a slight cut in his ear while staying with her, and she was very proactive about informing us of the situation and going above and beyond to ensure that there was no lasting or long-term injuries. Katherine is a neighbor, and now when we drive by her house, he perks up! Staying with her is his new vacation, and I couldn't recommend her more!
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My wife was very nervous to leave our dog with someone we met online, and Katherine did a very good job of making her feel comfortable and confident that our dog would be well cared for. We plan to use her for an upcoming vacation, and it's nice to have a petsitter we can trust.
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I wouldn't leave my dogs anywhere else if Katherine were available. I've been taking our pups here for a few years now and she is the best. Our dogs come home happy, healthy and looking good. We get regular photo updates. She makes room for us when necessary. She is truly a great option for dog care. I can't recommend her enough.
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Katherine took great care of our dogs- it's great to have a place in the city where they have so much room to run! Katherine was super attentive to their quirks and needs, and they seemed to have a great time. Will definitely be booking again-
This was Topanga's first stay with Katherine and everything was great! We received lots of pictures during her overnight stay and she was completely exhausted when we brought her home so I know she played a lot! Thanks Katherine :)
Always a pleasure and Dolci loves staying with Katherine. Couldn't be happier!
I was so happy that I choose Katherine to take care of my dog. Her daily check-ins made feel assured that he was being well taken care of. I also did not have to worry about my dog interacting with hostile dogs since they do a good job of "interviewing" dogs. My dog was so happy playing in their large yard and with her dogs. Katherine and her partner also made sure my dog was safe and calm on NYE. I would definitely ask her and her partner to sit again!
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Katherine was great! Will definitely use her again : )
Katherine was awesome. She took great care of our husky. We got daily updates and when we picked up our dog, she was very happy.
Always the best experience! My doggie comes home happy and healthy! And she gets to be social while she's there. I love these guys!
Katherine is the best and we always try to use her service if she's available!
Excellent!! I know my dog was well cared for. When I've left her with other people she comes home with digestive problems, but after staying with Katherine she just came home happy and exhausted from the amazing hike they went on!
I can't recommend Katherine and Dave highly enough!

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Katherine was amazing, and Damien came back home super happy and tired out from all his outdoor play! :) would definitely recommend!
As usual, we were so happy with Katherine B and their hospitality. We know they treat our dog like their own and they send picture updates daily. This time, we had a last minute trip and she got us in the the day before, a life saver! Also, our flight was delayed by an hour and half returning home later Sunday night and she stayed up for us so we could get our dog. We recommend highly!!!
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Great daycare! My pup got to be outdoors with other pups & there is always someone to supervise. Highly recommended
Katherine was an awesome host! She welcomed our dog Chaac into her home and spacious yard, and sent us daily picture updates. Highly recommended!
Katherine is Jake & Lulu's home away from home. Can't recommend her enough! Thanks for taking great care of my doggies!
Katherine is great!
This was our first boarding experience with Katherine and it was exceptional - before we had even boarded the airplane for our four-day San Francisco jaunt, she had already sent a picture of her husband cuddling in bed with our senior Chihuahua, Shelby Lynn! Daily picture updates kept us well apprised, and when we picked Shelby Lynne up today she looked great. This is a wonderful service, and Katherine is super-responsive and very caring.
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Fantastic as always. Dolci is happy to be there and happy when we pick her up. Couldn't ask for more :)
Katherine and her man are fabulous!!! The night before I left to go out of town, my dog wound up in the emergency room with some back issues. He was generally nervous and in pain, but as soon as he was in their house he perked right up. They were so gracious and competent, giving him meds and keeping me posted with pics and updates every day. He came back relaxed and happy! Will definitely use them again if they'll have us!
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Katherine is absolutely wonderful. I've used her twice now and plan to use her again. My dogs come home so calm and relaxed.
I must say my wife and I made the best decision ever by choosing Katherine and her Husband to be our host. They welcomed our dog Diesel with open arms and cared for him like he was their own. They provided me with constant pictures while we were out of town and Diesel was not only enjoying himself, but having the better vacation than we were. While we were in New York in the freezing cold, Katherine and her Husband had him filled with joy and sunny days! I will definitely recommend Katherine to any and everyone. Diesel has returned to my wife and I extremely happy and calm after his stay and I'm sure he's looking forward to his next visit.
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Our dog Darby came home so happy from Katherine's house. Katherine sends daily updates and pictures which always makes being away from Darby that much easier. I like that she limits the amount of dogs that she has each visit so every dog gets maximum attention and love. We will definitely be using Katherine again.
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Wonderful hosts for Dolci! She had a great time and we always feel good leaving her knowing she is good hands.
Fantastic. Responsible and very responsive to the needs of our dog.
Our animals love visiting Katherine's home. Its a great place for our energetic dogs as well as our quieter dachshund. She really gives herself to these animals. Its so obvious our dogs adore her.
Every visit with Katherine is great. She is very professional and very loving to the animals. Highly recommend!
Katherine is great! We always have a great experience with her. The dogs get excited when they realize we are heading towards her house.
Katherine is home away from home for Jake. He's our 3 year old chihuahua mix and he loves it there. He just completed his 3rd stay and we couldn't ask for better. Thank you Katherine! D Booth
Max had a great time! I was put at ease with daily texts and pictures. Our meet and greet and vacay was last minute but they were very thorough and and easy to work with:) I'm sure Maxy will be wanting to go back soon!
Our pup always has a great time with them. He doesn't even notice that we are gone! Highly recommend.
Gary returned to me happy, fresh, clean -- he had a lovely time!
Once again, Katherine has hit it out of the park! This time I had all three of the family dogs with her. I just got them home and the are exhausted! That is a good sign of some major fun being had by all. I trust these people with my dogs implicitly. I know if anything were to happen while I was away they would handle it with professionalism and compassion. She took extra special care of my mini dachshund who does not like to be away from home.
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Fantastic sitters. Really loving and caring. Dolci had a great time!
Katherine was kind and accommodating with my last minute Dogvacay stay. I appreciated her prompt responses and updated pictures.
Katherine & Dave's services are incredible. Dealt mostly with Dave because of Katherine's recovering from an injury. Dave is extremely professional and knew exactly how to handle our 2 kids who have 2 different personalities.

He kept us updated regularly with pics and mini clips of our kids at rest and play which helped us and kept our nerves at bay.
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My dogs are home now, exhausted and happy after a week with Katherine. During the week I received daily photos and videos of the dogs having fun. Katherine is a real pro and handled every aspect of the stay professionally and with good humor and a smile. If your dogs like other dogs and want to play, this is the place for them. I felt very secure about the dogs while I was away. I am booking my next visit with her already.
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Our dogs love Katherine and Dave! We have left our 2 "babies" with them on multiple occasions--coincidentally, Daisy and Lola will be visiting again in 2 weeks. Every time we leave them we know that they are in good hands and will be properly cared for; even our dog with a bad ACL. I can't say enough good things about Katherine and Dave and would recommend them to anyone needing to leave their dogs home while away on vacation.
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Another great experience with Katherine. I left my dog in her care for 5 days this time, and it went great. I received daily updates about how my dog is doing (with pictures). I will definitely be having Katherine take care of my dog in the future!
Katherine was absolutely great! I got a really good vibe from her and her husband when I dropped my dog off at their place. They have a big fenced yard that the dogs can play in and the couple seemed passionate about dogs. Will definitely leave my dog in their care in the future. Great job and thank you!
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Katherine was kind, responsive, and attentive to Gary! She is a true dog lover!
Katherine and Dave continue to impress with the obvious care and diligence that they put into watching my dogs. They have learned both of my dogs' individual quirks and handle them with ease. Not just that, they make the entire process--from the reservation through the pick up--extremely easy. Highly recommend!
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Katherine is the best! She and her husband Dave love dogs more than anyone I know! My dog was given so much love and such great care! My dog has an infection and Katherine knew exactly what to do. I was so thankful that George was with her. She took better care of her than i might have!
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I have two high energy pups who can be quite the handful, and Katherine and Dave handled them with ease and confidence. It's obvious that they both are very dog-savvy, and completely understanding of different training and boundary needs between dogs. From the meet and greet through the end of their stay, communication with them was open and prompt. They kept us updated with texts and videos of my girls running around their huge yard, and returned tired, happy puppies back to us. We would absolutely use Katherine and Dave again.
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My German Shepherds seemed to experience a let-down their 1st evening and next morning after coming home!! They missed their hosts and their 2 dogs and…the yard! They had a very good time.
Katherine was very sweet with Rocket , and knowledgeable about dogs and dog training. Rocket seemed really happy when I picked him up from his stay. I would use Katherine's dog-sitting again.
Katherine and David are the PERFECT petsitters!!! :D I have 1 very high energy dog that stayed with her for 2 days. He came home happy & healthy just as promised. This was extremely exciting because I didn't know how my dog would react when I leave him(even when staying in a familiar place with family). He came home perfectly happy which shows how comfortable he was with David and Katherine. The daily updates & pictures I received were a nice touch and took the worry away from leaving my pets with a stranger. He was taken for a walk & got to play in their fenced-in yard with both of their dogs which were totally cool! :). Thor seemed to really enjoy the experience. I would definitely use Katherine and David again!! :)
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I am so grateful to have found Katherine! I've never left my Golden, Holly with anyone other than family. Katherine took great care of my girl and sent updates and pictures often. Thank you, Katherine (and Dave) for allowing me the piece of mind to go out of town and, finally, not worry about Holly!! We hope to see you soon!
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