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Katy B.
New York, NY 10021
27 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
$65/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents

Katy's Resident Pets

Emmy
Dachshund
Female
0 yr 0 mo old

About Katy

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
(The dogs in the photos above are dogs that I have stayed with here in the city, and a few photos of those I love! I threw a pony picture in there, too!)

I am a Texas transplant who pretty much grew up in a barn. I am very much an animal lover and I know what taking care of a dog entails! My family has never been without a dog, on top of multiple horses, lambs, cows, and a cat. I LOVE New York City, but I miss having animal companionship. I will treat your pup like my own. Hugs, treats, and fun walks/runs!

I can either stay in your home or come by in the mornings and evenings to care for your dog if they can stay by themselves overnight, whichever you prefer.

I work 8:30-6:00 in the Financial District. I would be willing to pop over on my lunch break to make sure your pup is having a good day if you live nearby!

Do message me if you have any questions or if you would like to schedule a meet & greet. I look forward to meeting you and your four legged best friend!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Katy B.
New York, NY 10021
27 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
$65/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 21, 2016

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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$65 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$35 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
27 Reviews
Best host always have updates and knew how to handle a difficult dog
Best host took such good care of my pet who was very difficult
always a great experience
always a great experience
We were so nervous using Dog Vacay for the first time, but Katy was amazing! We have a very energetic 1.5 year old puppy who needs a lot of attention and exercise. Katy did a great job keeping up with him and sent us constant pics and updates. We will definitely use her anytime we need a sitter and highly recommend her.

(Katy: Linus misses you!!!)
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Katy was awesome as usual! Lots of pictures of happy pups!!!
katy is super responsible and attentive. we know buster and betsy are in very good hands with her. highly recommend, though we'd like to keep her all to ourselves!
Katy was fantastic!!! Both of our dogs loved her within minutes which for the little one is huge. She kept us up-to-date on all their walks and activities so never worried about them for a second. I will definitely use Katy again.
Katy is great with benson! always sends a pic and updates and benson loves being with her. Would use her every time!
Great! Katy is lovely. She sent us several messages and photos x day to let us know about Licorice. When we got back we found the flat tidier than when we left! Highly reccomended!
Katy was reassuringly communicative and attentive with both us and our dogs. We had never left them with a stranger before, but she made us feel relaxed knowing they were in good hands. She sent e-mails and photos every day, and they seemed happy and well adjusted when we returned home. Unfortunately one of our dogs was nervous and gave Katy a difficult time when she first tried to walk him. She remained calm, called us immediately for advice and to let us know, and then used her expertise to exert control over him. After that, he was calm and obedient. We absolutely would ask Katy to dog sit in the future. Thank you, Katy!
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Katy took care of my little dog for a week while I was out of town. She was excellent. She came to visit him everyday and walked him on times we agreed upon. She also sent me pictures and videos of my dog everyday. She's super responsive and great to work with.
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Katy watched my dog Bailey in my home while I was away for the weekend. She was very friendly and professional when she came to meet Bailey and we both liked her right away! While I was out of town, Katy sent me a picture or video of Bailey and let me know how he was doing each time she came by. I would definitely use Katy again or recommend her to anyone looking for a great dog sitter!
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Katy was simply the best. My schedule was completely unpredictable due to work, and at the last minute I had a death in the family that changed my reservation needs yet again - Katy rolled with the punches and was extremely flexible.

My dogs were very well taken care of - I got pics every day! - and they were happy as can be when I got home. Plus, Katy kept things so neat that I can't even tell she was here.

Katy will be my first choice whenever I need a sitter.
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This was my first time using dogvacay and when browsing different profiles of course you want to choose the right sitter. Well JACKPOT! Katy is incredible, caring, friendly, funny & attentive. She immediately scheduled a meet&greet with me and came over that evening. Henry was super comfortable with her and my dog is big on energy. When she stayed at my apt she sent a text and pic the minute she got there and gave me updates periodically along with photos. That put my mind in such great ease. I came home to a very happy Henry. I completely trust her and will continue to use her for future sittings FOR SURE. Thanks Katy for being so awesome with Henry, you're the best!
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we trusted katy b. from the moment we met her. she's extremely competent, gregarious, kind and committed to the health, well-being of the dogs she sits for. we've never had a home sitter, and this "trial run" worked out perfectly. not only did katy provide excellent care to our two boston terriers, she gave them all the love and attention they could ask for (and they do). providing daily updates and photos, our minds were completely at ease while we out of state. on a side note, our apartment was just as we left it. i highly recommend katy, though we'd like to keep her all to ourselves!
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Katy is reliable, trustworthy and consistently amazing. I highly recommend her and will continue to have her watch my pup Georgia. thanks Katy!
Perfect. I highly recommend Katy!
Katy is awesome. She stayed and took great care of Georgia, and she frequently sent pics of her. I will be using her again!
I've used Katy before to stay at my home while I was away, but today I just needed her to walk my dog while I was out all day. Again, she was fabulous: responsible, easy to make arrangements with, and awesome with the pup. She's truly fantastic and I'm so glad I found her!
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Katy is such a great host. very reliable and always sending pictures and updates for my dog. I feel totally comfortable with her and would use her every time.
Katy did an amazing job!
She stayed over watching our 2 dogs for a couple days. She kept us updated every day, it was our first worry free holidays! When we got back the apartment looked great, and the dogs looked healthy and very happy, as if we never left. Will definitely be using her services again!!
Thank you Katy!!
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Working with Katy was fantastic and completely seamless. She stayed at our home to watch our dachshunds for two nights and made our first experience with DogVacay.com amazing! From the moment we met her, we felt at ease leaving the dogs in her care. She was diligent on sending updates and pictures throughout the two days and the dogs acclimated very well to her easy going nature. We'd highly recommend Katy to anyone!
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Katy was phenomenal, both with my pit bull, Bandit, and with me! Accommodating and lovely from the moment I asked her to meet us prior to booking, I immediately got the sense that my dog would be in good hands and that instinct was correct.

Katy stayed in my home while I was away (a potentially nerve-racking experience for a number of obvious reasons), but it was clear both the dog and the apartment were handled with a professional touch. She sent me several photos of Bandit eating, resting and sleeping, which gave me a great sense of comfort and ease, and she just couldn't have been more responsive or wonderful.

I will use Katy again in a heartbeat, and I'd highly recommend her to owners of every breed.
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I am a return client of Katy. When she arrived for the meet-and-greet and my boxer Chicken was beside herself (in a happy way), I knew things were going to go well.
Katy kept me updated, Chicken was happy, and everything went seamless. I wouldn't hesitate to have her sit again!
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Katy was really great! sent me pictures and updates on how benson was doing. Felt very comfortable with leaving my dog with her and I will definitely be using her again!
Katy was great to/with my boxer Chicken. She stayed at my place for a week, and Chicken can be boisterous. I got home to a happy dog and apartment in better shape than I left it. She exercised Chicken daily, gave her medication and even taught her to sit each time we stop on walks!
I wouldn't hesitate to use Katy again or recommend her to anyone else, she is a gem.
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