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Kristin R.

41 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 8 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Kristin 's Resident Pets

Alvin
Labrador Retriever
Male
9 yr 4 mo old

Kristin 's Apartment

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Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Kristin

5 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello fellow pup lovers!
My name is Kristin, I'm 33 years old. I have been working with animals profesionaly for about 5 years. I have 4 years of experience working in a boarding facility. I was in charge of everything from group play and walking, to feeding and medicating. I have experience with all sizes, ages and temperaments. I'm especially comfortable with older dogs who need extra TLC and medication, and also with dogs who might need a little more patience. I've worked with anywhere from super high energy police dogs to a special 3 legged friend in a wheel chair. Temperament evaluations were a daily responsibility, so I know what to look for when assessing your pooches needs.
I am new to this site, but I do have about a year doing professional pet sitting. I loved working in the kennel and hosting large play groups, but I wanted to do something that would allow me to give the dogs a better experience while their family is away, and be able to bond with them more closely and give more attention. I love being able to take them hiking and swimming, so expect that to be your buds experience with me. However I do like to just take lazy strolls on the trails behind my house for the pooches with a bit more life experience :) Expect lots of fun pictures, videos and updates!
My extra services are negotiable, such as baths and pick up/drop off.
I have a 9 year old black lab. He is definitely a valued business partner! He gets along with all types and sizes of dogs, and is super easy going and layed back. He helps me entertain and can wrestle or play tug of war for hours. He has a tendency to take on the energy level of our current guest.
I feel so blessed being able to get up every morning and do something I genuinely enjoy, and I definitely feel blessed that you took the time to check out my profile! Hope to hear from you and your four legged family member soon. Animals make the world a better place for us, let me help make the world a better place for your dogs!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Kristin R.

41 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 8 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 20, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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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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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kristin 's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Daycare At Kristin 's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$35 /hour
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Home Visits
$35 /visit
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Baths
$20 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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41 Reviews
Kristin was great with our 8 month old yellow lab. They went to the park, did some training and generally looked after Gemma brilliantly. She even sent photos, texts and a video clip of their afternoon.
Kristin was brilliant with Gemma! She texted, sent photos and a short video of how Gemma was doing. She was really thoughtful and very good with our 8 month old yellow lab. She also offered up some really sound advice to help with training.
amazing!!
Our dog Rogue clearly had a great three weeks with Kristin. After we picked her up she's been calm and well behaved--when we've left her with her "grandparents" in the past she's been impossible when she returned home. This lets me know that she had consistency and lots of exercise and a good time during her stay with Kristin!
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Kristen did a great job. She sent some pictures of Kuma during our vacation. Took my dog for walks which he loves.
Java came back happy & heathy as always!
Kristin was fabulous! She hosted our two pups while we were away for a long holiday weekend.She took them on a play date and sent lots of pictures and videos :) We experienced some travel delays on our way home and she graciously watched them for an extra night. Definitely recommend her to anyone else and we'll most likely use her again.
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Great time as usual
Great sitter!
We have never used this service before, but we're really interested in what it had to offer. Finding Kristin seemed perfect! We had a meet and greet before our dog's actual stay, and it was great to be able to see where our dog would be spending her time and who she would be spending her time with. Our dog is pretty energetic and LOVES attention, and Kristin didn't mind at all. She sent us daily pictures and videos of Wennie having fun outdoors and some of her goofy antics inside as well. We needed to extend her stay twice and Kristin was very understanding. She was a fantastic host and I knew I didn't have to worry about my dog at all while in her care. I know that Wennie is looking forward to going to see Kristin again!
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This was our first time our two large dogs stayed outside our home (or other family) for a vacation. Kristin was outstanding from the very beginning with helping us through the particulars and took such great care of our dogs during the week we were gone. She sent videos almost everyday and kept us up to date on their activities. I would highly recommend her and we definitely plan on using her again for another stay. I think the dogs felt like they were on vacation too!!
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My dog had a cut on his pad prior to staying with Kristin and she went above and beyond watching out for him and caring for his paw. He seemed very contented when I picked him up so I know he felt cared for.
This was our first time booking through Dogvacay and we had a great experience with Kristin. She took such great care of our puppy Zuri (a bullmastiff no less!) while were away on a family vacation for 3 days. She even sent us photos and videos of Zuri while we were away. Zuri had a mild case of stomach upset when she was there and Kristin took real good care of her and kept us updated of all the developments. We were very happy that Zuri had an amazing time with Kristin and Alvin (her lab). We plan on using Kristin again if we ever go out of town.
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We are so happy at how Kristin took care of our dog on vacation. She was very easy to coordinate with. She took extraordinary care of our dog. She gave us updates, took videos and pictures of our dog. We knew the whole time that our dog was in good hands and having a blast with all her other dog friends!
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Kristin is awesome! She puts the "vacay" in dogvacay. My dog had such fun at the beach with her and the other dogs. She obviously knows how to handle and take care of dogs. Received great videos of Henry running around and having the time of his life at the beach.
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Another great stay for Java! She loves staying with Kristin & her dog & I get pictures & videos while she's away. Java is pleasantly tired when she returns so I know she had a good time :-)
Kristin did an excellent job taking care of our 2 dogs while we were out of town. She sent me pictures and videos every day, was always easy to get in touch with, and even helped work on leash training with one of our dogs. We will definitely use her again in the future! Thank you Kristin!
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My puppy had a terrific time staying with Kristin. He loved going to the dog park and playing with other dogs. I came home to a clean (she had given him a bath), happy puppy. The next time I have to go out of town I wouldn't hesitate to leave my puppy with her again.
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We had just moved to the area & were looking for a daycare for our 5 year old lab, Java. We hadn't had much luck with some local boarding facilities, so decided to try dogvacay. Thank goodness we found Kristin! We did an overnight just to make sure everything worked out & it was awesome. Java came home happy & tired from playing so much :-) Her dog is a lovey lab too, so they got along great. Will definitely be booking more playdates in the future!
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Kristin was an amazing host to my needy dog! :) she is super friendly and flexible with her services! I will totally have my dog stay with her again. She sends pics and videos which made me feel amazing and safe about my pup!
Kristin was wonderful! She took DJ to the park and even gave him a bath after since it was a bit muddy that day. She kept us posted with awesome videos and pictures.
Happy with Kristin's care of our dogs.
Kristen is excellent!!
Kristin is amazing! We can't wait to take our next vacation so that she can stay with our pup again! Thank you, Kristin!
Marley had a great time with Kristin, thank you so much for hosting! This was the first time for us both using instant book and it worked out great. Kristin was very flexible and was very accommodating as we had to bring our dog with us to the Bay area (everyone local was booked). Marley loved playing with the other dogs there and was tuckered out the whole ride home.
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Kristin was great! Easy to communicate with. Remy had a lovely stay!
Kristin was fantastic. We left Moose with her overnight while we went into the city and I could tell he had a great time. He kept smiling the rest of the day after we picked him up and was appropriately pooped (from playing with Alvin).

You can tell she genuinely cares for dogs (evident by how she treats Alvin) and she kept us up with texts if anything was amiss (Moose wasn't interested in his dinner at the beginning) .
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Louis had a great time with Kristin and her crew. She was so polite and flexible. Wonderful to work with. Sent me pictures daily and it looks like they went to the dog park almost everyday! Highly recommended. She took such good care of my fur baby!
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Kristin was a perfect sitter for our dog, Lucy. She was responsive in the whole process and very flexible with drop off and pick up times. I knew after the meet and greet that our little Lucy would be in good hands during our trip. Kristin provided us with regular updates and sent pictures and video of Lucy while we were away. When I picked up Lucy after her stay at Kristin's she was happy and I could tell she was in good hands the whole time. The next time we leave town we will definitely book with her again! Thank you, Kristin! :)
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Kristin was a perfect host for our dog, Jake. She is responsive and kind, and when you drop off you know your dog will be in good hands. She provided us with regular updates and was flexible with drop off and pick up times. We will definitely try to book with her again in the future.
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Kristin was very responsive and helpful from pre-booking evaluation, pre-trip meeting, and home visits. She visited the dogs 3 times a day, kept us informed during the first 2 days when the anxiety of the dogs seemed high. Our Aussies were relaxed and secured upon our we return on Day 5, unlike the stress and exhaustion we observed from sending them to a dog hotel previously. We would recommend Kristin highly.
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We had a wonderful experience with Kristin. She sent daily photos or videos of our dog and she genuinely cared about her well being and happiness. Kristin even seemed sad to see our dog leave. Alvin was the perfect co-host. Such a gentleman with our little lady!
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Kristin is very caring and responsible. Almost everyday she sends us updates and images of Leo. Our dog had wonderful days with her. We really like this website, it's very helpful and convenient.
Kristin was awesome with my Great Dane. She sent daily updates with photos and took good care of him. I'm glad to have found a sitter that keeps me informed of my dog's day to day activities.
I contacted Kristin in a bit of a panic just a few days before I was scheduled to leave the area from Christmas to just after New Year's. My dog Coco had escaped during a storm from the yard of a neighbor who had offered to watch her for free while I was gone. Although Coco was picked up by animal control and I got her the next morning, this experience convinced me that I needed a more professional pet sitter! I wanted to board my dog with Kristin during that time, and although she was full for the first two days, she offered to visit Coco each day for a walk before taking her home the third day. Right away Kristin impressed me by taking Coco for a 3-hour walk/outing (though I had only paid for a half hour) on Christmas Day, and continued to send me photos and updates during the stay. My dog had a great time with Kristin and her resident dog, and I would happily hire her again or recommend her to anyone looking for an experienced, competent pet care provider.
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Kristin was great!!! Very easy the whole time, got nice updates, and the dog came back so happy!! Definitely recommend and will use again! ??
We can't thank Kristin enough for coming through for us last minute (2 days before Christmas) and taking such good care of our very "quirky" dog, Charles, over the holidays. We were in a bind and Kristin really went out of her way to help us out. She really cared about meeting Charles' needs and making sure he was safe and comfortable and kept us updated while we were away. It's very clear that Kristin is awesome with dogs (my husband and I refer to her as "the dog whisperer") but I think what sets her apart is how great she is with the dogs' owners. She's very responsive and great about sending updates and pics. She's also very experienced and knows how to keep you up to speed on what's up with your dog without worrying you if he's acting a little weird. The only reason I'm hesitant to write a great review for Kristin is because I don't want her to become to popular/busy to take care of Charles when we're away! :-P
Thanks for everything, Kristin!
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Kristin kindly sat for us for a few days over Christmas . Even though it was last minute and during a holiday she took excellent care of the dogs. The dachshund is a little 'eccentric ' but she handled him very well and they both took to her very quickly. Overall a great experience and Kristin is highly recommended . We will be using her again .
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Our dog Rusty stayed with Kristin during the Christmas holiday and she couldn't have been more wonderful to him. I received regular updates and videos during Rustys stay. Kristin didn't hesitate to ask questions regarding Rusty's comfort level to public situations, and was very accommodating to his needs. Thank you, Kristin!
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Kristin is a wonderful young woman. Her apartment is in a building with security. The building has elevators so my dog could not run away. Kristin took the dogs for walks and Rosie was tired out. She needed that because she is a high energy dog. She seemed to be very content there.
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My 2 dogs (exuberant puppy and laid back senior) had a great day with Kristin and her happy-go-lucky lab Alvin over the holiday weekend. Kristin sent me a fun video of their playtime at the local park as well as the aftermath photos, i.e. dogs fast asleep. It's clear that Kristin has spent a lot of time working with dogs of all sizes and age; she is very observant and responsible. Would highly recommendher servicesn!!
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