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Katie S.
East Side, BC V6A 2
59 Reviews
26 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Akita, Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Miniature Bull Terrier, Siberian Husky, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Katie's House

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Medium Balcony
Partially fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture

About Katie

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Please read our profile in its entirety before sending us a reservation request. Thank you! :)

—-Cat Sitting—-
I love cats and offer cat sitting as well as dog sitting! I'm happy to visit your kitty while you're away*. Even if it says I am booked, please contact me, I may still be able to visit your kitty!
*Downtown, Westend, Strathcona, Gastown, Commercial drive or Chinatown - Please message for rates as distance can play a factor

—-Availability—-
We try our very best to keep our calendar up to date but the best thing to do if you are looking for specific dates is to inquire by clicking "Ask Host a Question" on the right hand side of the page (in green text under the 'Make Reservation' Button). ------------->

Unless we are on vacation, we are always available for Meet-n-Greets!

—-Booking Information—-
We build relationships with our pup’s and their owners, you can see this by our high number of repeat guests.
We require a meet and greet & test night before any long term booking (test nights are free, ask me about this)
We only take ONE dog at a time (so we are a good option for people who have dog’s that are not particularly friendly with other dogs)
We typically only take bookings from new guests 1-2 months out, while existing guests can book further out
We reserve first pick of holiday dates for existing guests and only book these dates with new guests 1 month before if they have not yet been claimed
There may be an additional fee for drop offs before 5PM and pickups after 10AM (half day)
Rates may be adjusted based on dog’s needs (ex. 24 hour care)
We ask that all bookings be a minimum of 2 nights
We politely decline any dogs that have barking or howling issues (especially when left alone)
Your dog must be used to being left for 7-8 hours per day (we both work during the day). We try to come home for lunch walks, but this is not always possible.

—-About Us—-
Welcome to our 1000 sq foot apartment located on the second floor of a renovated heritage house.

We have a small back yard area and a huge porch for your pooch to curl up on. Our home is adjacent to a little neighborhood park, as well as is a stone’s throw away from both Maclean and Strathcona Park’s. If you’re dog is looking for some off leash time, we walk them over to the Andy Livingstone Park or the False Creek fenced in dog areas. We are also a short walk from the sea wall and Crab Park.

My boyfriend and I are both very active, so expect your dog to be walked several times a day -- or as needed. Other things also to expect if you entrust your doggy to us are: daily playtime, at home schedule replication (ie. Following their feeding/walking schedule), at home rules/boundaries enforced, and of course, cuddles).

We of course provide daily photo updates and activity reports.

—-Our Philosophy—-
Think of us as your dogs awesome Aunt & Uncle (without the spoiling them part). We dog sit because we love hanging out with dogs - and all the fun and unique personalities, quirks and characteristics that come with them.

We treat every dog we look after as if he/she were our own and we understand how hard it can be to leave your little friends in the care of strangers. You can see from our many repeat customer reviews, we also strive to create great relationships with owners too!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
Katie S.
East Side, BC V6A 2
59 Reviews
26 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

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

Credentials

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.
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Phone Interviewed
Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Katie's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /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
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
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59 Reviews
Lily had another fantastic stay at her home-away-from home, and came back to us happy as can be. There is nobody else I trust to take care of our fur-baby. Katie and Lachlan are the best!
You guys are always so accommodating and caring, we thank you so much!
Thanks so much for working with our schedule and taking such good care of Vinny:)
As always our pooch had a great time with Katie and Lachlan! He's always happy to see you guys and you've become like an auntie and uncle to our Vinny. We appreciate you guys so
much for taking such excellent care of him, we don't know what we'd do without you guys! The picture updates make us so happy to see while we are away from him. You're the best! See you again soon :)
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Another great stay for Vinny with Katie and Lachlan while we were away! You guys are so awesome thanks for always taking such good care of the big guy ??
Katie was great! We were so lucky to find her at the last minute. My husband and I were in the middle of moving to Vancouver from the states and flying back for our wedding all at the same time. Katie kept our furry bundle of joy for almost an entire month while we flew back and forth sorting everything out in our personal lives. She kept us updated with adorable pictures and videos and it was obvious Sirius was having the time of his life. We loved Katie's one-dog-at-a-time policy, since it would closely match Sirius' normal routine living with us. She was helpful and flexible with pick up and drop off times, and we ever forgot Sirius' toys when we dropped him off, but Katie kept him entertained and bought him a few! Sirius will definitely be staying with Katie again in the future when we go out of town. Don't know what we would have done without her! :D
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I trust my dog Rodeo was well looked after. Regular updates and photos helped me feel at ease. Great location for an easy drop off/pick up.
Another wonderful experience with Katie and Lachlan!
Katie took great care of our two cats. I was very happy with the service and peace of mind that it allowed me while I was away.
This is the first time we've used Dogvacay and Katie was awesome at taking care of Meatball. We appreciate her thoroughness, process, and care she's given to our dog. We can't wait to book with her again :)
This is the first time that we meet Katie and decide to leave our dog with her.

Such a kind person, our dog felt like home straight away, and very confortable with Katie.

It was good holidays for our dog with Katie, I would recommend her to everyone.
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Katie have been very gentle with our dog Shana, and took care her.

During this week end, Katie send us a lot of pictures, so we can definitely see that she was like been home.

I know have 100% trust on her, and will definitely contact her in the future if needed.
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You're thinking of leaving your dog, but not sure to who?

You just find the PERFECT person. Katie is the best dogsitter you'll find in Vancouver. We left our dog for 2 weeks, and Katie take care of her like no-one.

She none only will take care of your dog like you do, she's on top, able to take the right decision for your dog if needed (ours has to be operate).

We definitely can say a BIG THANK YOU to Katie, whom basically safe our dog's life, taking the right decisions at the right time.

If you love your dog, don't think it twice, you can leave your dog with 100 % confidence in Katie.
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Another wonderful stay with Katie and Lachlan!
Great. Easy going. Great location.
Katie was great. set up and easy first meeting as well as a trial night free of charge. Everyone got along so I trusted her with my little guy - she sent me photos and videos almost every day I was away and looks like Davis had a great time. Good location - close to a park and easy to park. Highly recommend.
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Katie is awesome! She took great care of Guppy for a couple of days and was very prompt with photo updates.
As usual, Es had a wonderful stay with Katie and Lachlan! Thanks guys, you're the best!
Katie & Lachlan are great!! They take such good care of Charlie, she comes home happy and I know she's had a million walks while we were away. Thank you K&L!!
Katie and Lachlan are the greatest! Es is a very spoiled little lady that is shy and generally hates being without us... but she always lunges towards Katie and Lachlan's house as if someone was dangling a steak in front of it! She truly loves them (and they love her right back).

K&L take amazing care of her (lots of walks and fun time at the park!), send tons of photos (snuggles on the couch!), respond to requests within hours (often sooner!), and go out of their way to accommodate us (flexible pick up and drop off times, super last minute requests - you name it, they've done it!).

All of that and they're really nice!

My only worry about leaving Es with K&L is that she won't want to come home! K&L have taken care of Es about 10 times now and we wouldn't leave her with anyone else.
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As always you guys took great care of Vinny! Thank you for being so wonderful to Vinny and so accommodating, we appreciate you so much....many, many thanks to you both :)
Katie and Lachlan are the best. They were incredibly understanding and accommodating when our travel plans changed mid-trip due to a family emergency. Knowing what a difficult time we were having, Katie and Lachlan offered to keep her longer if we needed, and gave our pup a bath and sent her home nicely groomed. It was enormously helpful knowing that with all the stress and everything we needed to do, our pup was in the very best hands and so well taken care of. So much so that our pup moped for her first day back at home as she was missing Katie and Lachlan. Thanks so much guys - you deserve every one of your 5-star reviews!!
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Amazing time!! Max loved them !! Highly recommend them for a short or long stay. We will be re-booking with them 100%!
Couldn't be happier with our experiences! Not only do we love Katie, but our puppy, Max, can't say enough good things about his time with her!
Highly recommend for a short stay or a nice long holiday. They will make your puppy feel at home. Particularly enjoyed the photos & videos that they sent us while we were away.

Great people, we will certainly re-book!
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Thanks to Katie and Lachlan our Vacay away from Vinny was awesome and at ease as usual because we knew vinny was in the best hands! Vinny loves Katie and Lachlan so much that he's super excited to see them when we arrive at their home which makes us feel so happy:) You guys are the best! Thanks so much for taking care of our big boy
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Katie was very accommodating to our leash reactive pup with separation anxiety, ensuring that someone was with him over the entire weekend stay. She is a very responsive host and took the time to listen to and address our concerns during our first meet-and-greet. We felt very comfortable leaving Oliver with Katie and would not hesitate to do so again.
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It doesn't get better than Katie & Lachlan. They take great care of our Charlie, she is well loved when we are away so we don't worry. And we get lots of photos too so we know what Charlie is up to!! Can't thank Katie & Lachln enough ❤️
Katie is amazing! We are so at ease when Vinny stays there, she sends us updates and pics of him which is so comforting for us while we are away. Thank you so much for taking such good care of him :)
This was Dillon's second stay with Katie and Lachlan and, once again, he had a wonderful time. We really appreciated the daily photos Katie sent of him. We know that Dillon is in good hands when he stays with Katie and Lachlan and that they take care of him as if he were their own. They are excellent hosts and I would highly recommend them.
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Everything is so smooth and easy. I strongly recommend Katie and Lachlan . They are the best!
Yet another stay with Katie and Lachlan and Barky couldn't be happier! Thanks!
Thanks to Katie and Lachlan, there was a mistake in our reservation but they agreed to extend it with a very short notice. Thank you so much!
Barky loves to be with Katie and Lachlan. he is spoiled and doesn't miss us at all! I wonder why?!
This was Lily's 7th stay at Bed and Biscuit, and the longest yet at 19 days. It was hard to leave our girl for that long!! But after so many stellar experiences, there's nobody else I'd leave her with, and I knew she'd have a great time with Katie and Lachlan in what has truly become her home away from home. Katie knew how much I was missing Lily; she kept in touch regularly, and sent lots of photos and updates. Lily came home happy and relaxed. If she could talk I'm sure she'd tell us she can't wait for the next time we go away!
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Katie and Lachlan took great care of Abby while I was out of town. Abby was made to feel right at home, given lots of exercise and introduced to a few local playmates. The photos and the video they sent reassured me that Abby was having a great time. A five star experience!
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I was super nervous to leave my dog Vinny because he's never been away from home, but when we had a meet and greet with Katie and Lachlan we felt much more at ease. The photo updates were so nice and they kept in touch with us the whole time we were away. They are super nice people and they took such good care of Vinny he will definitely be visiting them again :)
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When booking a vacation this summer our first concern was who we would trust our puppy Ruby with, especially as she can be nervous with new people. Our first DogVacay experience was with Kaite and Lachlan of 'Bed&Biscuit' and after Ruby's 'trial night' we knew we had nothing to worry about. They are caring, active and even worked on our dog's little quirks to help along her training while we were away. It meant so much to us to know that she was well taken care of as we had never left her 2 nights in a row let alone over a week. The daily photos and messages truly set me at ease throughout the entire trip. They were very accommodating with our schedule and truly went above and beyond. We will happily leave Ruby with them again in the future and highly recommend them to others!
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Katie and Lachlan are so easy. They are fast and reliable... and flexible. Many thanks to them.
3rd time at Katie and Lachlan.it is always a pleasure to bring Barky over to their place. Pictures come in and Barky seems to be his regular self: just a happy dog! Thanks again to you two! Barky is looking forward to his next stay with you!
Katie was an incredible host. We used Katie for Watson's first ever Dog Vacay reservation. Being that it we were new to this, we were a bit nervous. After meeting with Katie we realize we had nothing to worry about and Watson was in good hands.

Watson spent the weekend and we were able to get away without having a care in the world. Katie checked in with so many great photos of Watson, whom is generally camera, throughout the weekend.
Overall the experience was great, I would absolutely use Katie again and highly recommend her as a host!
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Our Lily had another great stay with Katie and Lachlan! She has come to love her home away from home, and we are happy to know she's in such good hands :)
Our experience with Katie was wonderful. She understood the needs of our rescue dog Sam, and was very attentive and accommodating. We will definitely be reaching out to Katie again when we plan our next vacation! We also loved the daily photo updates, and we could see that Sam was very comfortable and made himself at home - that's a major accomplishment.

- Melissa & Ryan
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Katie and Lachlan are the best. They really care about dogs, make recommendations, send photos ! We feel good about leaving Barky with them. they are really reassuring. I will book with them confidently every time we have to go away!
Lily had another great stay with Katie and Lachlan, this time for 10 days. Lachlan was kind enough to pick Lily up when we were having trouble arranging a drop-off. Katie kept us updated by text while we were away, and sent great photos! Lily is so happy at her home away from home. Katie and Lachlan are the best - they more than earn their 5-star rating!
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We feel so lucky to have found Katie & Lachlan. They took Maddie and made her their own. You can't ask for much more than that! The whole process from the "meet & greet" to our return was smooth, easy & very pleasant.
We won't hesitate to recommend them ... and we, and Maddie too, look forward to choosing them again soon.
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This was Calli's 2nd stay with Katie and Lochlan and she had a great time (yes, she told me).

It's great being able to go away and know that your furry family member is in the hands of 2 people who obviously love what they do.

Calli has asked Santa for more stays with Lochlan and Katie and I have a feeling that she'll get was she asked for!

Thanks again Katie and Lochlan.
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Lily had another great stay with Katie and Lachlan. When I drop her off, she knows exactly where she's going and her tail does big propeller wags, and when she comes home she is happy and relaxed. I can't say enough good things about Katie and Lachlan; they're quick to respond,easy to work with for drop-offs and pick-ups, and they are so good with Lily. I feel so lucky to have found them!
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Katie was open & friendly and immediately put my mind at ease. After our initial meeting at the park we agreed that Maddie should have a sleepover to test the waters and she came home in a relaxed and happy mood. We even got a text w/picture saying she was settled in. We feel lucky to have made the match. Now we can go away and know Maddie is in very capable hands. Thanks Katie & Lachlan.
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What a fantastic experience with both Katie and Lochlan as well as DogVacay. Super happy that I found this site and equally happy that Katie looked after my dog Calli for 12 days. Katie kept me updated on Calli as well as sending some pictures of Calli while I was on vacation. What I treat! And judging by the picture of my 80 lb dog lying on the couch with Lochlan, I'd say Calli was pretty darn happy while staying with them.

I would definitely call on Katie and Lochlan next time I need someone to look after my girl.
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Another great stay for Lily with Katie and Lachlan! Katie was quick to respond to my messages, and as before was flexible and accommodating with my request. When I dropped Lily off, she greeted Katie and Lachlan with full body wags. Even though was only a one-day stay, Katie sent us an update and a photo to let us know how Lily was doing. It’s wonderful to be able to go away with no worries as I know how well Lily is being taken care of, and she clearly adores Katie and Lachlan. We’ll definitely be back!
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We had an excellent trip knowing that Katie and Lachlan were taking good care of Boscoe.
Katie and Lachlan were absolutely awesome! They looked after Lily, our big terrier/husky mix, for three nights. Katie was quick to get back to me on any of my questions, and was available by email, phone and text, and super accomodating to our schedule. Our meet-and-greet went really well (despite Lily being a bit over-exuberant at the dog park!), and I was confident that Lily would be in great hands. Katie sent the cutest photos and updates while we were gone, and when we came to pick Lily up, she didn't want to leave - she clearly adored them. We'll definitely leave Lily with Katie and Lachlan the next time we go away.
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Katie was super ! She responded promptly to my text and email messages, was readily available to meet, and very caring towards our little Sophie. As well, I really appreciated the photos that she constantly sent to us. I think our little pooch had a fabulous time with Katie and I have no reservation about recommending Katie or asking her to take care of our little one again.
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Twitch had a great time. Thanks for helping out, Katie and Lachlan!
We had Cooper stay with Katie and Lachlan for 2 nights, and were very pleased with the care he received. We could tell he was okay with them, because his greeting was "Oh, you're back..." I'm sure that we will have Coop stay with them again.
Once again, Katie and Lachlan were amazing with Milton - I woudn't hesitate to leave him with them or recommend them to anyone with their dog.
Katie & Lachlan provided us with excellent service. We booked with rather short notice, and they were very accommodating to our ever-changing schedule. Our normally-shy dog, Mojita, loved them right away, and was obviously very well taken care of. With regular updates from Katie, we felt totally at ease while we were away. Great experience!
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Katie and Lachlan took Charlie warmly and willingly. He came back super happy and healthy.
Katie was a considerate host and was very attentive to all of Milton's needs and sensitivities. She gave detailed updates and sent the best pictures while I was away that made me feel so reassured. Lachlan being home during the day and taking him on long walks was a great benefit. I will highly recommend Katy and Lachlan to all my doggy friends and I am so thankful to have found them and dogvacay. Milton really thrived under their care.
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