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Katie W.

24 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Katie's House

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Children at home (Under 5 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Katie

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
*** We will be taking a slight break from hosting while we welcome our newest son to our family. Returning clients, feel free to check in and see if we are up for taking your pup. New clients, please keep us in mind for the future. We will be back just as soon as we feel settled. Thanks!***

Please consider my family for your pet boarding needs. We recently said goodbye to our puppy daughter of 14 years and miss having a dog around. We have a wonderful home in West Springfield with a huge backyard!

I am a wedding photographer so I work from home during the week. I also care for my 1 year old son. My husband and son are around on weekends so your pup would be very well supervised and cared for in our home. We will provide daily updates for you and treat your pup as one of ours.

If your furry friend is used to being a bit spoiled, we are not above letting a dog stay in our room or our bed at night. Our dog stayed with us ;)

Seniors pups: Our pup got a bit aggressive towards other animals in her old age so we are well versed in dealing with this. Stairs also became a problem for her so even though our house has stairs, it is well laid out for an older pup. The area where the dogs stay has no stairs (all one floor including entrance and exit to back yard). We have extra carpets available for pets who have a hard time on wood floors.
We also became very accustom to giving medications - both oral and injections.

We are willing to pick up pets outside of our 10 mile radius for an extra fee and are also willing to allow you to book our whole house (meaning no pets other than yours) for an extra fee. If you have a unique situation, please just talk to us about it and we will let you know how we can help.

* Please note that we do have a toddler in our home. Please only request a meet-n-greet with us if your pet is good around little ones. We obviously want each stay to be a safe stay for everyone (pups and kiddos included).
*We do require shot records when you drop off your pup. Please also check with your vet to make sure that they will allow us to bring your dog in if need be.

$40 per night per dog
All pets to be picked up by 4pm. Any pets that need to picked up later than 4, can pay a $25 late pick up. (This is not per pet)
There is an extra fee for holidays/holiday weekends of $10 extra per night per pet.

We are conveniently located not far off 495/395/95 in West Springfield bw Old Keene Mill & Fairfax County Parkway. Drop your pup off on your way out of town!

Two things that set us apart from other sitters:
1) We have large areas for the pups both inside and outside (fully fenced).
2) The fact that I am usually at home.
Your dog will rarely be left alone and will be greatly cared for so.....go ahead, give us a try!

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Katie W.

24 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 9, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Katie's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
24 Reviews
Katie and her family took wonderful care of my dog while I was out of the country for almost two weeks. Katie is very patient and loving with her guests, and her home has a great backyard for playing. She's a wonderful sitter!
Simply, the best! Katie was warm and welcoming, my dog immediately felt comfortable in her beautiful home with a large fenced in yard, it truly was a perfect pet vacation for my dog. I received updates and photos and was overall extremely happy with the experience. Thank you!
Katie was a great host to our two dogs. She sent pictures and messages often so we could stay updated on their visit. She has a huge backyard which the dogs loved. The came home tired from all the fun they had during their stay.
Katie was a great host and we definitely recommend her! In fact, we already have another future booking made. She sent daily pictures of our baby and we can tell he enjoyed his stay.
Our dog had a great experience. Katie has a large fenced-in yard which our dog loves!
Katie and her family were very good hosts to our pup, and we were happy to leave our pup in their good care.
Katie was friendly and easy to talk to - open to all Abbey's needs. Her large yard was perfect for Abbey to run, and her family seemed to love cuddling with our pup (as evidenced from the fun photos she sent us.
I can't recommend Katie and Paul highly enough. We have a very large, rather high maintenance pup and he did amazingly well with them. It's reassuring knowing your dog is in loving and capable hands.
Wonderful caretaker and family. First time using them. Twinkle was loved and well taken care of. Will absolutely use again. Can't recommend highly enough.
Katie's home "Camp Canine" was the best place ever for our Marley, who is a large, older dog. Marley was happy, comfortable, safe and very well cared for during her extended stay. We couldn't be happier with our experience. We'll definitely book with Katie again!
I am a new dog owner of a young puppy and was apprehensive about leaving my pup while out of town. Katie took such good care of my little guy and even sent me pictures of him playing. It was so reassuring. I have already booked her two more times!!!
We love Katie and her family! They treat our dog as if she was their own. Katie is easy to work with, dependable and sends frequent updates. I think the truest testament to Katie's care for our dog is Riley's reaction to pulling up to their house. Riley (who shakes in fear when being boarded) bounds into Katie's house with her tail wagging! She doesn't even look back :)
This was the second time that Katie hosted my Desi. Katie provides a friendly and welcoming environment for my pet. Katie is very creative with the pictures that she sends of Desi. It shows that she really cares about the animals that are in her care. She is the first person I contact for doggie vacay needs.
Katie was fantastic. She knows dogs, and is thorough with records. She examined the way my dog reacted to the other dogs there at the time. She could see that my dog (Beastro!) was comfortable with other dogs, and she evaluated how he might get along with the other dogs that came and went over the 11 days that he stayed with them. I received some great photos, especially the ones of Beastro interacting with Katie's very young son. So cute!

Added perk: She provided a couple of fine photos for me to keep and sent me home with them. Nice.

Thanks Katie. I have great piece of mind and hope we can do it again some time.

Katie and her family took great care of my dog when I was out of the country. She sent pictures of him being spoiled on vacation and was very flexible with pick up when my return flight was delayed.
Katie and Paul were wonderful hosts for our beloved dog when we went away for a long weekend. She sent the most amazing photos letting us know that our dog was being treated like a member of her family. I would highly recommend them and will definitely try to book a stay with them in the future.
Our dog Macy had a great time at Katie's house last weekend! Macy gets a little nervous being away from her family and Katie did a great job making her feel comfortable. We will definitely be booking with Katie again!
From start to finish, I was so pleased with Katie at Camp Canine!! From the meet and greet, to getting picture updates, it made my vacation that much more enjoyable. My dog gets so stressed at kennels, so I was so pleased that when I went to pick her up she was so happy. We will definitely use Camp Canine again in the future!!
We traveled out of the country for 10 days, leaving our two fur babies behind. We were nervous because both are larger dogs; one is elderly and the other is a misunderstood anxious and skiddish rescue. Katie, her husband and their son were amazing. They understood our concerns and treated our pups as if they were their own. I actually think the dogs had a more relaxing and fun vacation than we did! Katie provided a meet and greet before so I knew where and what they dogs would have access to, plus while we were gone she sent me regular notes and pictures to calm any nerves. We not only met a great resource for dog vacays, but made friends!
Katie is a very professional and customer friendly hostess. I was very pleased with the initial pet meet and greet. I was impressed by the questions that she had prepared during the meeting. She is thorough and knowledgeable about boarding pets. She provided daily updates on my pet, which really put my mind at ease. I had the comfort in knowing that I put my pet in a safe and loving home. She was kind enough to take a lovely photo of my pet with a kind note written on the back of the photo. I will certainly contact her first for all of my pet vacay needs.
Katie and her family were the best dog sitters we have ever had!!!!!! They were absolutely phenomenal!!!!!! They sent regular pictures and updates and our dogs came home happy and exhausted!! HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend!
Katie and family took great care of my Skooby Dew. They are a lovely family with a great yard for our fur babies. Thanks Katie!
So happy to have found this wonderful host family! They will definitely be my first choice for my future dogvacay needs. Great outdoor space and a friendly accommodating host.
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