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Kristen C.

44 Reviews
24 Repeat Guests
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies

Kristen's Resident Pets

German Shepherd
5 yr 1 mo old

Kristen's House

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Outdoor area

About Kristen

Hello, my name is Kristen and I've had such great experiences on DogVacay that I decided to host in my home too.
About me, I'm the mom of a loving family and reside in a house with a large gated back yard near downtown Houston and Hermann Park. I've been dog sitting for friends and family for over 10 years. Although, I'm not at home 24/7, I'm an RN with a flexible schedule. Drop off and pick up are very easy to arrange, and my home is only 15 minutes from Hobby airport.
We have a female German Shephard that's the "star" of our family and she's extremely friendly to other dogs.
I'll take care of your dog, as if he/she were ours. I'll follow all of your instructions and give the time and attention that will allow you to travel without fear or apprehension. I'm able to administer medications, provide special care, and will send daily updates.
Please make sure to bring your pup's bowl, food with feeding instructions, leash, typical schedule, and any special toy to make their stay comfortable.

We're always available for a meet and greet! Come meet me, my family, our pup, and tour our home. You'll find it safe, and secure, with plenty of space to run.
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Kristen C.

44 Reviews
24 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated February 19, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kristen's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$45 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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44 Reviews
Wonderful experience. Lots of pictures and updates.
nice person
Kristen was a great dog sitter. She and her dog, Menchie were very good for Alaska, who is generally shy and scared about new places. Her backyard and front yard is perfect for casual plays for a big dog and she had great floor space for the dogs to entertain themselves.

She was very flexible and let me do a few meet and greets to get alaska comfortable in her home. Kristen sent me daily updates promptly and always kept in touch and I could see Alaska was doing great. Will definitely take Alaska to her again.
Snickers and Sammy were well feed, well loved, and well played with. Lots of photos and info updates.
Lawrence had such a great time! He was very tired when he got home so we know he got plenty of play time!
As always a great stay with Kristen and family. I love the pictures, and I can tell he is playing non stop as when we get home Teddy goes straight to sleep.
Kristen is great. She takes good care of my dog and sends lots of pictures so I can see how she's doing.
I have used Kristen's dog sitting services multiple times and very satisfied with the service.
My dog, Dunston has a great time at her place and gets along really well with Menchie.
Very flexible with pick up and drop off timings and has been very accommodating of any last minute requests.
Kristen was again amazing! Love how good she treats my pup and how flexible she is with drop off/pick up! Thank you again! :)
We were nervous to leave Max for the first time but we know he can't wait to go back! Kristen and her family were amazing hosts!!
Super grateful to Kristin for taking care of Bender. It was his first doggy vacay experience. She sent tons of pics and it gave me great peace of mind knowing he was being loved left and right.
Kristen and her family are absolutely wonderful with my anxious dog Ralph! They made him feel right at home and sent us pictures throughout the weekend! He came back happy and healthy!
Kristen was a great first time Dog Vacay experience for us! Cookie loved her time with her and Menchie. She kept us updated with photos the whole time we were gone. We will definitely rebook with her!
Kristen is wonderful! Her house is very dog friendly and her dog Menchie is a total sweetheart. She sent lots of photo updates and our dogs were happy and tired when we picked them up. It is obvious that Kristen loves each dog as if it were her own. We highly recommend her and are happy to have found a permanent sitter for our pups.
Mo loved his time at Kristen's! She came highly recommended from a friend and is really close to where we live so we thought we'd give it a shot. She gave us frequent updates and he came home happy and tired. We couldn't ask for more!
Kristen was fantastic!! My usual sitter was unavailable so I found Kristen last minute and I'm so glad that I did! She was very sweet and caring and very obviously a dog person! She took such good care of my pup I never had any worry while I was gone. Her german shepherd was also very sweet and got along with my dog perfectly! She is just the right amount of playful--she likes to interact with other dogs but give them space when she sense they need it as well. Kristen sent me lots of pics and updates and was very flexible about dropping him off and picking him up! Think I've found my new regular sitter! :D
Beckham had so much fun on his vacay with Kristen and her dog Menchie! Loved all the photo updates while we were away too and Kristen was super accommodating for pick up and drop off!
Kristen could not have been nicer. She worked with us to accommodate our travel plans, but most important, she made our dog feel like he was part of the family. The daily reports and pictures she sent showed us that our dog was happy and thriving. We will certainly book with Kristen the next time we have travel plans. Thanks, Kristen!
Our dog loves staying with Kristen and family, he has play time with Menchie from the moment getting through the gate til we take him home. He fell asleep on the living room floor as soon as getting home.
I loved the update pictures of our dog having a blast. Great care and great communication.
Kristen & her family are just wonderful! She was so flexible in allowing me to do a meet & greet prior to my dogs' first stay at her house and I felt totally comfortable bringing them back. She sent updates & pictures while I was gone, and I could tell my dogs were at ease and having fun. Top notch experience from start to finish!
We were so pleased with our dog vacay experience. Kristen and her family were awesome and greeted our pup, Finn, with open arms. Menchie and Finn played great together and we will definitely be rebooking with Kristen the next time we go out of town. Thank you for everything Kristen!!!
Kristen and her family are the best! My furball came back happy and tired, and she loved hanging out with Menchie. Kristen sent us a ton of photo updates throughout the weekend as well. This is our second stay with Kristen, and won't be our last :)
Kristen stepped up at the last minute when another host had to back dog, Tiny Tim, ended up having a great time! Kristen was great to work with and I certainly appreciate the flexibility! Tim and I will be back.
Kristen is amazing! Daily updates provided in addition to photos, allowing 100% peace of mind. 10/10
Kristen and family take Teddy in as their own, and I love the picture and video updates
This was my first time using DogVacay and I was a little hesitant, but Kristen was amazing! She sent daily photo and video updates of my pup, Dirk, having a blast! When Dirk came home, he slept all day to recover from the fun he had over the weekend. I'll definitely be using Kristen again and Dirk can't wait to go back :)
Great first experience with DogVacay.
I will use her every time, the Dogs just loved her and her family and she kept in touch with me every day!!!! She treated them as I would, Thx Kristen!!!! Will also make a play date appt!!!!! Very Happy!!!
I have used Kristin several times now & as always, she & her family take great care of Pilsner. I love how she sends updates throughout the visit. I highly recommend Kristin.
It was a great experience! I felt very comfortable that my dog was well cared for and she had a great time!
I enjoyed all the picture updates on how Teddy was doing. I could tell how much he played by the fact when he came home he went straight to sleep. I will definitely be leaving Teddy with Kristen and family when possible.
Everything with Kristen went wonderfully! She responded almost immediately to my request. I was initially a little bit nervous with the idea of using DogVacay for the first time and having Teddy stay someplace without doing a meet-and-greet first, but Kristen assured me that every pup she's hosted has done great in her home. And sure enough, Teddy had a BLAST spending the evening with her German Shepherd Menchie and the other dog she was watching for the weekend. I knew the second we pulled up that everything was going to go splendidly. Kristen was amazing keeping me updated with texts and photos; I was not nervous at all. She was also very flexible with drop-off and pick-up times, which I truly appreciated. If I ever need someone to look after Teddy again, I will certainly be contacting Kristen first!!
Kristen is THE BEST. She always takes great care of our pup. She keeps us updated, is super responsive, and has such a kind personality. We would recommend her to anyone!
Kristen was great! I will definitely be using her again.
Kristen is the best! She sent sweet updates and pictures. We know our pup always has an awesome time with her.
Another great stay with Kristen! Thanks for taking such great care of my pup!
Kristen helped us out big time by taking our 2 girls on short notice. We did a meet and greet the night before and she took our pups while we went on a 3 day trip. Our dogs, Honey (60lb pit bull) and Emma (18lb Boston terrier), are very social and active. They got along very well with Kristen's dog Menchie. Kristen has a fenced in yard where our girls got to run around and play. She sent us multiple updates and made us feel at ease, especially important since this was our first DogVacay experience. Kristen was great and we'll definitely use her again!
Kristin and her husband Nik are top notch sitters! I was so happy to have Radar stay with them. Their dog, Menchie, is as sweet as can be and was the perfect playmate for our dog! The house is dog proof and the yard is perfect for large breed wrestling sessions! Kristin kept me updated and sent plenty of pictures and videos. We never worried once during his stay! We highly recommend Kristin and Nic.
Darby had the best time with Kristen and Menchie! I loved the regular photo and video updates, and I could tell they were taking care of her like she was their own. Would definitely recommend! Thanks!
Kristen goes above and beyond to make sure you know your dog is in good hands. I've left my boy Chino with Kristen and her family 3 times now and each time they provide me with plenty of photos and updates. They're very accommodating and super nice. Their dog Menchie is great with Chino, as well. He is always sad to leave, but it's great to feel like he is having a little vacation himself whenever I am away. I can't recommend them enough. A+
Cannot find the words to express how grateful I am for Kristen, her family, and Menchie (of course)!! My pups are home no, happ,y and worn out! They can't wait to come back! Thank you Kristen for giving me the piece of mind knowing that my fur babies are safe, sound, happy, and not in a scary kennel! A++++++
It was great to leave Teddy with Kristen and family for the weekend. When picking Teddy up he was calm and tired from a day full of playing. I will definitely be leaving Teddy with Kristen next time we are out of town.
Kristen and family were great! I had a last minute need for a pet sitter and they really came through. My pup came hope happy and tired. Would absolutely use them again.
Our first DogVacay was AWESOME! These boys had as much, maybe more, fun than we did this weekend! Their hosts had another big pup for them to play with, and they got along great! I got lots of photo updates, they loved on and snuggled them like they were their own, and when we left today Menchie, their new best friend, was whining and making sad eyes at them through the fence. It was the cutest thing ever, and so much better than 3 days in a kennel, or even in a big group setting.

If you have a big dog that needs boarding you know how hard it can be to find the right place & person. I definitely recommend Kristen C "Big Paws Welcome," her pup Menchie, and her whole family! Dean and Iggy can't wait to stay with them again.
DogVacay FTW!
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