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Kristen M.

49 Reviews
25 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Kristen's Resident Pets

Australian Shepherd
11 yr 1 mo old
English Setter
9 yr 1 mo old

Kristen's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced
Pets allowed on furniture
Great for senior pets

About Kristen

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My name is Kris and I provide overnight dog care in my Hampton, NH home. I have been taking care of dogs in my home for the past 18 years. I am a former veterinary technician and have owned and operated my own doggy daycare and boarding facility. Dogs that stay with me have a blast! I have two fantastic dogs of my own who are extremely hospitable and love the company of other dogs. I live close to the beach and wooded areas so adventure hikes are a daily ritual. We have a small fenced in area and a deck for lounging in the sun. My home is comfy, warm, and dog friendly. I take pride in the care I give to dogs and love what I do!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Advanced senior issues

Kristen M.

49 Reviews
25 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 14, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kristen's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Kristen's Home
$22 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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49 Reviews
My husband and I took a mini weekend trip to portsmouth and wanted our girl to stay with someone who would be close to us. Luckily, Kristen was close and had availability and we couldn't of been more pleased that our dog stayed with her. She sent us pics when we were gone and we felt very at ease when we were gone. When we picked her up their were other dogs there and our dog seemed to be very comfortable around them! If we are ever back in the area we will definitely book with Kristen again!
We Love Kris!! This was Gigi's first stay with Kris and Cheddar and Nick. She had a great time with her new friends and seemed right at home when we picked her up. Kris sent photos and updates of Gigi which really put my mind at ease. The whole process with Kris and Dogvacay has been great! We will be going on a 10 day vacation in a few weeks and I am confident that Gigi will be lovingly cared for by Kris and have lots of fun with her new dog friends. I would not hesitate to recommend Kris to anyone seeking a loving, kind and fun pet sitter for their dog!!
As always, Ayla had so much fun today! We've booked with Kristen 3 or 4 times already. Her home is like our pup's 2nd home. We always feel comfortable and confident that Ayla is in good hands when she stays with Kristen. Kristen is great at what she does, she's also very nice, approachable and very personable. Thanks again Kristen! And thanks for the pictures!
Crosby had a wonderful time!
Kristen is the perfect woman for the job! She loves your dog as if it's her own. She is kind hearted and has a true love for your dog. My golden retriever puppy loves her and all the other dogs that she watches.
I made the initial reservation through dogvacay. Kristen contacted me through email and we decided to set up a meet and greet. All of which were very pleasant experiences,
Kris is a great caretaker for any pup. She kept me updated throughout my dog's stay with her and the environment is warm and fun. I can't recommend her highly enough and I can't wait for the next vacay!
Kristen was great! She sent me pictures regularly and the dogs were happy and exhausted when they arrived home. They had so much fun playing with the other dogs. I had a few special requests ( One of the dogs has food allergies) and this was not an issue. Thank you Kristen!! We will be back!
Kristen is very easy to work with. She really listened to my concerns about leaving my senior dog with her. She is very attentive and gets to know the personality of all her house guests. I will absolutely use her again!
Kristen is a life saver! She is very flexible with pick up and drop off times as well as last minute bookings. She has watched my 4 yr old Belgian Tervuren 10 times for 2-3 nights at a time and every time he is excited to come back. He is almost as happy to see her as he is to see me, which means the world to me. Kristen goes out of her way to ensure my picky eater gets a solid meal and plenty of exercise and socializing with other dogs. I cannot recommend her enough!
Inola just finished her second stay with Kristen and she had a great time. At first she was a little shy but Kristen said she warmed up and played with the other dogs. Kristen has a great house and yard for dog care. The dogs seem to really enjoy their stay.
Kristen had the perfect home for pups. She was very helpful and kind to our dog. We would recommend her to others!
Ayla had another great stay! We always feel comfortable leaving Ayla at Kristen's. Thanks again for being so flexible, for all the wonderful pictures and for the treats! We'll see you again! :)
Kristen was an awesome host and bella loved her time there. she was accomodating and worked with our schedule readily. wish we were in the area longer, we would definitely use her again. Thanx so much Kristen!
Amazing! Our Molly is shy and in grieving for her brother who had to be put down this summer. Kris has a home and heart that are wide open. She completely embraced Molly into her home and warmth.

I was astonished to see a completely different Molly when I picked her up! After staying at the Petsmart hotel or a similar boarding facility, Molly has slunk away, glad to see us but frantic to get out the door. When we picked her up from Kris', she greeted me with wagging tail, went off with her new dog friends for a bit, had a drink of water, and came back to me- beaming. We are thrilled. (Thanks again, Kris!)
Cash had a blast with his new friends at Kristen's house! We felt so content having him stay there for the weekend. She kept us updated and sent lots of pictures! Cash passed out as soon as we got him in the car to go home and slept until the next morning! It's safe to say he had a blast and was a busy little guy while we were gone! We found our new go-to dog sitter!!!!
Kris made Maddie feel right at home with her and her dogs! She had such a good energy, it seemed like everybody got along really well. We got photos back throughout the week and Maddie got to do some hiking as well. Thanks Kris!
Kristen is a special person and my dog Fsbo was happy,healthy and no doubt ready to stay for another vacation. We would rate her as excellent, conscientious and cares about the dogs.
Kris was great! Tanny had such a good time - would definitely trust him with Kris again
Rigby was taken care of well and seemed very happy to be there.
Kristen was friendly and reassuring-- this was the first time our dog was going to be away from us. She sent us notes and pictures that helped give us peace of mind, and it was obvious that Moxie had a good time there! We will reserve with Kristen again.
Kristin was so great with my dogs. She sent pictures to us several times and my dogs were happy while I was gone. Will use her again when I visit my friends.
Kristen went above and beyond in taking care of our Reese. We had no worries leaving him behind in her beautiful home. She even sent us wonderful pictures. I would highly recommend Kristen to anyone who is looking for someone who is extremely skilled at taking care of multiple dogs.
Kris was a wonderful host and our shy, anxious dog did great with her!
We were really nervous about leaving our puppy alone for the first time but Kris was great! Always was quick to respond and sent us photos during her stay. We would definitely recommend and will be using her again! :)
Choosing Kristen for the first time weekend vacationer w/o my pup was so WONDERFUL,
I was able to relax and know that my Ellie was being well taken care of and making new friends while I enjoyed a weekend out of town.

Kristen's Home was warm and cozy, the energy was quite calming and relaxing and her pups were great with Ellie

thanks again Kristen!
Kristen was great! She accommodated our last minute request with a late pick-up. She has a nice house, dogs can walk around the house, a nice sunroom and fenced in yard. the dogs seems very comfortable. She's very nice and its obvious that she loves dogs and knows how to take care of them. We'll definitely book again with her when we need a sitter. Thanks Kristen!
Kristen was awesome! This was our first visit reserving a one day Day Care "test drive". She is very calm and loving towards the doggies at her home. We are going to return to Kristen's home and board Bentley overnight!
Kristen was amazing! She sent lots of pictures and communicated wonderfully about my pups well being. I knew Riley was safe and happy at Kristen's and we have already scheduled another stay with her!
Kristen was great! Kodi is a big white fluff ball and can have anxiety when we leave him and he was happy and wiggling when we picked him up. Kristen was so great at responding while I was away and wanting to check in on him and being accommodating in all aspects. It made being away much easier and gave us a feeling of relief. Thank you! :)
Kris was great with my dog Max! She was also very flexible with me. Great experience!
Kristen was so great! My husband and I decided to take a day trip and needed a place for our pup to hang for the afternoon, and Banner had such a wonderful time at with Kristen!! She took him on two walks and had a great space in the yard for him to play outside, and by the time we picked him up, his tail was wagging but he was totally exhausted! Highly recommend. :)
My 2 dogs love to hang out with Kris! She goes the extra mile to ensure my pups are happy while I'm away. Kris and her husband are great with my 2 Chihuahuas and fully understand the specific needs of tiny (rescue) dogs. It is so wonderful to be able
to go out of town and know your dogs are in such good hands!
Kristen went above and beyond for Gary and Steve, we will definitely be having her take care of them again!
We never leave Lincoln or Lily with strangers but we were off to the beach to celebrate my birthday. We found Kristen, she was wonderful! Lily went in and immediately found the toy box, Lincoln found the fenced in area outside and looked for squirrels! They were happy to see us when we picked them up but could tell they were very comfortable and exhausted from their day. There were other dogs for them to play with. It was a very nice experience, would differentially use Kristen again.
Kristen is awesome! I've brought my dog here four times in the last 6 months for 2-5 days at a time. She's very flexible with pick up and drop off times allowing me to drop my pup off as early as 6:45 am so I didn't have to drop him off the night before. The best part is seeing how excited my dog is to see her again!
Kris was simply amazing! She helped us out with our 2 pups on very short notice. She was incredibly kind and accommodating. We would definitely go to Kris again when visiting the seacoast region. We highly recommend Kris and her dog loving home! Five Stars!! 4 paws up!!
Kristen was a wonderful host! I went for a meet and greet and was happy to see a very pet friendly house. There was a separate sun room which could be shut off if any pups needed quiet time. The dogs had access to go outside at will onto the deck or fenced dog run. She runs a doggy daycare so there were several potential playmates at all times. At night they can sleep on the sofas, dog beds, or in our case I brought Gabby's crate to assure she would feel safe for her first night away from home. She loved the beach walks and slept like the dead when we got home. Would definitely use Kristen again if we need a petsitter.
Lisa L., Rye, NH
This was the first time i've left my animals in years. I was apprehensive. Kristen was wonderful. She told me i could call and text as often as i wanted while i was gone. I did call a few times and the photographs she took were also reassuring. When i got home, the cats and dog were relaxed, well fed - even the one who takes a medication - happy to see me but not desperate.
I don't hesitate to recommend her.
Kristen made our vacation so easy and comfortable for us! She kept us well updated so we knew what our pup was up to, and he had a great time! Would highly recommend Kris's care to any dog owner
Kris and Jamie made my vacation relaxing and enjoyable because I knew my dogs were safe and happy in a very welcoming environment. I love the fact that Kris has many years of tech experience and she was very good with updates and plenty of pictures! I wouldn't hesitate to bring my pups back for future stays!
Kris has become a beloved member of our 'pack'! She is thoughtful and conscientious regarding the care of my dogs. She is always happy to see them and they are happy to see her! I am confident that they are receiving the best possible care while I'm away, and tThat is why we keep going back.
After having our dog stay at traditional kennels when we were away we decided to try dog vacay and Kristen in Hampton. It was perfect. Kristen really seems to love dogs and updated us during his stay with pictures and emails. Rex came home happy and not smelling like a kennel. We will not leave him at a kennel again. The cost is a bit more than most kennels but more than worth the price if you care for your dog. We will definitely be back!
Thanks Kris.
We have a rescue who doesn't always do well! She has been absolutely wonderful! We definitely be working with her in the future!
Kristen is awesome!! My dog Jenny had a wonderful experience!! I highly recommend Kristen, and will definitely use her again.
Kristen was amazing! To start, I had to leave town unexpectedly because of a family emergency and she got back to me right away and stayed in communication with me in the only 24 hours notice I gave to her. She was welcoming and made me feel comfortable that my dog would be safe and happy. She was extraordinarily flexible, above and beyond expectations. And the best part was she stayed in communication with me while I was away and sent me lots of pictures if my dogs days with her. My dog gets very anxious when we leave him and I can honestly say I saw absolutely no sign of that in the pictures she sent and in her communication with me about how he was doing. I couldn't have been happier and neither could my dog!!! She's a gem!
Kristen doggy-sat for us over a long weekend. We are so happy with the care our fur babies received! Our dogs have unique needs - one is a puppy and one is an older 'couch potato'. Kristen made sure our puppy got plenty of playtime and our couch potato got a warm spot to relax in the sun. Both were well cared for and they were actually surprised when it was time to go home. We received updates from her and pictures to show how they were doing so we didn't worry for one minute.
We are very impressed with her years of experience caring for dogs and would definitely recommend her to anyone and everyone who is looking for a great dogvacay experience !!!!!
John & Tami
Kristin took great car of our two labs, her enthusiasm and love for dogs is infectious. We couldn't have been happier!
So very happy that my pups had a fantastic week with Kris and Jamie! Timely updates and plenty of pictures kept me happy while I was away. Kris was so open and understanding about my dogs individual needs that I was completely comfortable leaving them for a week knowing they were in good hands. I couldn't recommend a more loving place for your fur baby.
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