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Christine K.

66 Reviews
24 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats

Christine's Townhome

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Dog door access

About Christine

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
As an animal lover, I've spent my life surrounded by dogs and cats alike. My happiest times are spent out and about with dogs. Whether my guests enjoy on long walks, hikes and rides or snuggle at home, I am happy spending time with them.
Whether your pup needs to exercise a little or a lot, I am here to meet their needs and exceed your expectations.
My yard is fully fenced and my neighborhood boasts many walking paths. There's also a dog park three blocks away.
I've had experience caring for a variety of breeds - from Chihuahaus to Mastiff's, and everything in between. I currently do not have any pets in my home. My beloved Mastiff, Charlotte, and cat, Missy, passed away two years ago. Since then, I have been caring for the furbabies of my friends.
If there's a service you are looking for, but don't see listed, please ask. I am happy to work with young pups on basic training if needed. I am alao certified through PetTech for pet CPR & First Aid.
I am do work out of the home but my times do flex. I am very careful and have different areas of my home set up for dogs to be safe if I do need to leave. I keep dogs from different homes in different areas to ensure safety, when I have to leave.
Note: I love cats and offer cat sitting as well as dog sitting! I'm happy to care for your kitty while you're away.
I have multiple dogs at various times and unfortunately cannot guarantee your dogs will be the only dog; although, I am careful to match dogs personality and introduce them so they are successful and typically are friends and assure that they have plenty of space to feel confident and secure.

Thank you for your consideration.
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CPR / First-Aid certified

Christine K.

66 Reviews
24 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 18, 2017

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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Phone Interviewed
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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Christine's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$60 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Check-ins
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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66 Reviews
This was my first time using DogVacay and Christine was the perfect person to work with as a first timer. She immediately put my mind at ease after the initial meet and greet and during our time away, she sent me lots of photos! I would highly recommend!!
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Christine was absolutely fantastic. She cared for our dogs for 10 days. We received updates and pictures every day. Our two puppies are older and high maintenance and Christine handled it beautifully. She walked them every day and was able to figure out their personalities and make them very comfy And happy. We would definitely use Christine again and highly recommend her. She is the best.
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My dogs had a great time staying with Christine. From the beginning, she was knowledgeable and I could tell she was invested in them having a good stay. The initial meet and greet made drop off on the morning of our vacation quick and easy. I will definitely use her for my next vacation!
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As with our other visits with Christine, all was great! Our pups were happy and well cared for when we picked them up. One of our dogs had a wound on his foot that required a few bandage changes and Christine happily took care of that for us. Christine is great and I always feel good about leaving my kids with her. We will look forward to our next visit!
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Great service. Much appreciated.
Christine was wonderful! I have never used DogVacay or anything alike so I was a bit hesitant, but as soon as I got to meet Christine, I felt safe to leave my cat with her. Christine picked up my cat on time and sent updates of Gati, which I loved. Gati seemed like he really enjoyed his time at Christine's. If I ever need a sitter again, I will definitely contact Christine again.
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As always, Christine was wonderful! This last one was over the "dreaded" 4th of July, and my big guy, Chance, gets so frightened of the fireworks. She took better care of the poor guy than I probably would! Also gave me several updates throughout the night. Christine is our #1 choice!
Thanks, C!
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We use Christine for in-home pet sitting services for our 2 cats. She is absolutely wonderful and takes amazing care of our boys.

Our cats are well-loved by Christine and she always makes sure to let us know she's arrived at the house. And, sends pictures of two very happy kitties!

I could not recommend her more!
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Christine is top notch! She has taken care of our Stella several times now and we feel very fortunate to have connected with her. She took excellent care of our Stella for over 2 weeks while we were away and it gave us such a sense of comfort knowing she was in Christine's capable hands.
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Christine was an absolutely fantastic host. She made the process very easy and walked through details and logistics upfront to ensure we were comfortable and prepared. She also sent us plenty of pictures throughout our vacation. Our dog loved the weekend stay with her; he is still recovering from all of the play time. We highly recommend her!
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Christine took wonderful care of Sadie again while we were gone! She sent pictures and updates and we knew she was in good hands with Christine.
As always, Christine was absolutely fantastic. Lots of updates and photos. She spoils our pup when we are gone and we are so happy we found her and Thunder is, too! Can't recommend her enough!
Christine did a wonderful job making our little Stella feel right at home! We received many photos throughout the day of walks, nap time, and time in the yard sitting in the sun. We felt very comfortable and knew that Stella was relaxed and happy, which is unusual for Stella because she tends to have separation anxiety when we go on vacation. Christine was a fabulous host, and we will definitely call upon her again for our next dogvacay!
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Christine was very flexible and accommodating for me and my dog. She was very easy to work with and provided excellent care for my dog. She kept me updated about how she was doing during the stay - which was incredibly kind and put me at ease. My dog is very reactive, anxious, and energetic. Christine understood her needs and was able to keep her engaged and happy. Hopefully, Christine will be able to watch Maggie again in the future!I highly recommend her services.
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Joker had a great visit with Christine again. He was so happy when he got there, it just made me so pleased! He is always well cared for and she goes above and beyond when she feels the need.
Christine was great! Prompt with communication and my dog seemed to love her time during the stay. The daily photos were a plus too, especially since this was the first time I've been away from my puppy for a long period of time. Would recommend her to others.
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Christine was very accommodating and willing to take my pup in without any other pups there, which he seems to prefer. She sent tons of photos and he looked very happy (or asleep) in all of them. When a crisis came up and I needed to leave him for another week, she worked it out so that he could stay for most of it.
Thanks so much, Christine! You will be our go-to sitter from now on since Joker seems to like you so much!
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I actually hired Christine for my two cats for overnight care in my home. She took such good care of them and loved them up like her own! One of my cats has a few "special needs" and she was competent and thorough in what I needed her to do.

I would not only recommend Christine but will most definitely use her services in the future!
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Christine has watched Thunder several times now. Each time he comes home completely exhausted. We feel very comfortable leaving him in her good hands. She sends us lots of photo updates and even gave him a new toy. Highly recommend her!
Christine took good care of our babies and we had no worries about them while we were gone! Plenty of picture updates, and I know she gave them all the attention/pets they are used to. Thanks Christine!
Christine is great, animals seemed very happy when we got back.
Lots of updates! Christine is great.
Another wonderful stay at Christine's over Thanksgiving! She took the dogs out to her parent's place in the country and my greys really enjoyed all that open space. All her other boarders were old friends of Selah's & Chance's, so it was soo relaxing, with no worries, when we dropped them off. Thanks so much Christine!
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As always, Christine did a great job watching Jane! This was the longest I have been away from Jane and I felt so happy & confident that she was with Christine!!!
5 star treatment and attention by Christine. We really feel fortunate that we've gotten to know her and our pooch Stella is one lucky dog to have Christine care for her when we are out of town!
Our 2 dogs (a yorkie and a Drathaar) were with Christine for over a week and I don't even think they missed us! Christine kept them entertained with walks and runs in open space, and of course they got to do their favorite thing at her house: nap. We were on a cruise with no cell service until we got to our shore excursions and once we got online---she had sent lots of photos to keep us informed of how our dogs were doing. We would definitely recommend her and will use her again!
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Our dogs were with Christine for 9 days. When we leave them with Christine, we know they are well cared for and loved which makes our vacation more enjoyable. They also have their daily walks and lots of playtime. In addition, we took advantage of her drop off service, which is a very small fee, but that was a tremendous help after traveling all day and coming home from the airport at night. We will always recommend Christine especially if you want a worry free relaxing trip! In addition, she is just so kind. :)
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As always, Christine takes GREAT care of Jane! She sends me texts with updates and photos! We love Christine!
Stella has stayed with Christine several times and we are always thrilled with the care and attention she receives. The photo updates Christine provides are so amazing and very much appreciated. Definitely 5 star treatment!
Jane loves Christine! She is always so happy when she comes home! I trust Christine to take care of Jane, she is amazing! Love the daily texts of Jane too! Thank you Christine!
Happy repeat customers once again! Loved all the pics sent from Christine to know our pups were happy and well taken care of. Thanks again!
I was very pleased with Christine and the way she took care of our dog during our vacation. She kept us posted by sending an average of 3 pictures a day with a small caption, took him for walks, brushed him... and had fun! I definitely recommend her services and will use them in the future.
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Christine was great! Thank you Christine for everything.
Amber had her second stay with Christine for a week in July and had a great time. It was good for Amber to spend time with the other dogs Christine was keeping, as she has not had a lot of extended time with other dogs. So we appreciate both the great care, exercise and socialization that she got at Christine's house! We always love the great photos Christine sends of our dog having fun on vacation!
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Christine is great! She always welcomes our pups with open arms and updates regularly with pictures. Pack & Griz are already looking forward to their next visit!
Having picked up our pups at Christine's less than a week before, we found ourselves at her doorstep once again. This time a family vacay to South Dakota. I was pretty stressed about dropping them off again so soon, not knowing how they would take it. Turns out it went even better than the first vacay! The same detailed attention and love from Christine was waiting for them, as were their new friends from the week before!! Lots of long walks in the cooler hours (for my girl Selah, who, as an all black & older greyhound, is very sensitive to the sun & heat). It was "Old Home Week" for them and she sent lots of pictures of all the dogs together, walking, sniffing, and just hanging out. Just one example of her dedication in giving the best possible care to our "kids" is how she always makes sure to use their special mouth rinse--for their terrible teeth & gums!--every night before bed. It is a huge help, as I brush their teeth every night (yes, I know, but if you saw their last dental bill, as well as smelled that breath, you would too!). Six days of no brushing can really set them back a long way, and the rinse is effective in combating some of the basic junk. So, I highly recommend this young woman if you are looking for a 24 hr available/ dedicated/caring/kind individual to care for your precious pups! Thank you, Christine! See you soon!
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One word: Excellent!! We had a meet-n-greet with Christine a couple months before, and I was very impressed by her interest and concern over every detail I went over about my greyhounds. She is extremely attentive to both of their needs, even while taking care of other dogs. She tried to arrange their walks while it was cool, and managed to get some really long ones in! Chance, our big boy, has issues with thunderstorms and fireworks--and here it was the 4th of July weekend (with lots of thunderstorms, of course)! She took extreme care to follow all my instructions on how to make him as comfortable as possible (apparently he did pretty well!). Then on the 4th, she took all the dogs to her parent's country place, and they enjoyed a firework-free evening, which included several fenced in acres of endless running and sniffing opportunities. They enjoyed making new friends with the other dogs and she reported every day on how well they were doing. We are very excited to have found Christine as our #1 dog vacay host!
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Once again a 5 star review! This was the longest trip we've taken and once again we were extremely pleased with the attention, dedication and regular updates Christine provided. It was very very comforting to know Stella was in such capable hands!
Christine was a great sitter! She provided plenty of updates and pictures while watching our dogs. We were able to fully enjoy our trip knowing that our dogs were safe and having fun. One of our dogs can be shy, but she immediately went up to Christine and I think dogs can be great judges of character. I got confused about our pickup time and arrived earlier than scheduled, but Christine was very accommodating. I highly recommend her!
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Christine was an amazing sitter! Not only did she send through continued updates and photos of the dogs, she treated them like they were her own. She took them on so many walks and car rides, I think the dogs were sad when we came back to see her leave! Our dogs are pretty high maintenance and she took care of them with ease. We will be using Christine again and will recommend her to anyone needing a sitter :)
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Our first experience with Christine was great! She kept our dog Amber for the day and we could tell by the pictures Christine sent that Amber had a fun time. Christine was prompt in responding to emails and answering questions. Everything went smoothly and we plan to book an extended stay with Christine for our summer vacation.
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Christine was absolutely wonderful with Gracie during her 6-night stay! We had a meet and greet the week before, and Christine listened and really took my concerns to heart as far as leaving my baby with someone I/She doesn't know. She sent me updates several times a day and lots of pictures! The weather was rainy while we were gone, but Christine made sure Gracie had lots of play time, and they went on lots of walks! She was very good about easing Gracie's anxiety during the thunderstorms as well. I could tell that she was in such good hands, and that Christine really cares about the dogs and their owners! Within 24 hours of leaving Gracie, my anxiety was gone! I really couldn't have asked for a better experience! Thank you Christine!!!
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Christine watched our 2 dogs and 4 cats. My dog Leela who does not like many people, started giving Christine kisses as soon as she met her. She did an amazing job of making sure all our babies felt safe in spite of the thunder and rain all weekend. She kept them busy and happy! I am so happy with this experience and would highly recommend Christine. We will be using her again!
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Christine was great, the dogs came home very happy and comfortable. We so appreciated receiving pics everyday during our vacation of our pups playing and resting. Knowing our dogs were so well cared for made it easy to really relax on our vacation. We will definately bring our dogs to Christine's again. She even taught our newly adopted pup to sit for treats!
Christine is very gentle and kind and the dogs were very comfortable at her home. Thank you Christine!!
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Christine is AMAZING!
Our two dogs had a fabulous stay with Christine. We will definitely use her again next time we go out of town and would recommend her to others. We could tell that our dogs felt really comfortable and loved by Christine and that they were in good hands with her. She communicated with us very well and kept us posted on how the dogs were doing on a daily basis.
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Christine has definitely become our "go to" person when it comes to watching our Stella. She is so attentive and provides many wonderful opportunities for walks and activities. Plus she takes awesome photos and communicates regularly with us while we are away. It is very reassuring for us to know that Stella is in such capable hands. Thank You Christine!!!
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Once again, we had a great experience with Christine! I cannot say enough about how great she is with Kahlo, he absolutely loves to stay with her. It is amazing to have somewhere we can leave him where we know he will be happy, comfortable and cared for, and the frequent text message updates and pictures are wonderful. We will be back!
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Christine was a great host for our two pups! She was very responsive both before and during their visit, and made sure to send us a bunch of pictures so we new our little guys were happy and entertained. Will definitely reach out to Christine again for another visit!
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I love leaving my dog with Christine because I know the great care that Christine gives! My dog loves going over to Christine's! It's like dropping her off at a family member's house!!
I have left a couple previous reviews and my review remains the same...Christine is wonderful and takes such good care of our dogs. In addition, she is very flexible. We had a very long delay due to a winter storm on our return flight and she was more than willing to keep them an extra night since our flight got in so late. Your dog will be well exercised and given a lot of love while you are away!
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We love Christine! She takes excellent care of Jane while we travel! So grateful for her!
Christine was completely wonderful, and we felt so confident that Kahlo was having a great time and being well cared for from all the updates and photos we received while we were away! He got plenty of walks and play time and we had no issues at all. He slept all day after we picked him up after all the fun he had.

Leaving your dog can be quite stressful, but we immediately had confidence, as Kahlo (who can be very shy and nervous) took to Christine immediately. After only one visit she is one of our favorites and we will be back again!
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Christmas without our dog Jane was hard but we felt GREAT knowing she was in Christine's care. Christine sent us all kinds of text updates with pictures! We love Christine! Especially Jane!
Christine is fantastic! She provided daily updates and pictures which I really appreciated. I have never seen my high energy dog so worn out. Highly recommend and will definitely be back!
Christine was amazing, as usual! She kept me informed via text and photos about how my dog Jane was doing and Jane came home super happy and relaxed! Jane is looking forward to her next stay with Christine!
This is the 2nd time Stella stayed with Christine and once again we were more than pleased with the attention and care she received. This was kind of a last minute trip and Christine was more than accommodating with our "crazy" schedule. We just love the pictures and updates Christine provides regularly and feel very lucky to have found her on the dog vacay website! Definitely 5 star treatment!
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My dog Jane had a wonderful visit with Christine! She sent me text updates with pictures on how Jane was doing all weekend long. It was a wonderful experience and Christine will be watching Jane again this coming week!
Our pup, Charlie, just got back from his dog vacay and is exhausted from all of the fun he had at Christine's! Christine took him on many outings and walks during the day. She sent photo updates at least once a day and was a great communicator. Her yard was a great size and had a tall and sturdy fence. I would definitely recommend Christine!
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Our three year old springer spaniel stayed with Christine for the first time over Thanksgiving. We were extremely impressed with the number of walks and dog park visits that Christine took him to and were confident that his energy needs were being met. Christine sent us frequent updates (sometimes more than one a day), which we loved and appreciated. Would definitely recommend Christine for your next DogVacay stay!
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Christine is the BEST! I have never left my dogs with anyone but family, so I was a bit nervous. She was so kind and sent pictures and texted to let me know what they were doing. They even got to make a new friend while they were there; a spaniel who was also on vacay. If I need to go on another trip, I will be contacting her again. The girls said that she is "family".
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I wish I could give Christine 10 stars, but it only allows 5. She responded right away and was able to accomodate us the very next day. And trust me, it was hard leaving my pups with someone I never met in person first, but was in a spot and was left with no choice. Christine was wonderful with lots of updates and keeping the dogs active! i told her with all the walks and trips to dog park they may not even want to come home :-). When we picked them up north the dogs jumped up on her to say thank you and cuddle before they left. You could tell they had a great time. I highly recommend Christine and will be using her again!!!!
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Christine was amazing with Jasmine very welcoming I had a very happy dog when I returned I will definitely be using her again...she kept us updated with wonderful photos of jasmine at play....
This is the second time we have used Christine and they came home happy as can be. Christine spoils our dogs. THANKS AGAIN! Adam and Leslie
Christine was very attentive to our Stella's needs. She kept us updated on how things were going and provided lovely pictures of the daily walks and activities! I would recommend her highly!
This is the first time we used dog vacay and Christine was wonderful. We were a bit nervous about dropping off our pups with somebody we didn't know but I honestly don't know if we will ever board them again because she was so great!

1.Meet and greet: We met about a week before our vacation which greatly eased our minds. It was obvious she knew a lot about dogs and had a doggy door, which our dogs have at home. Our dogs can be difficult for others - one is a chewer, the other a marker, and both are horribly afraid of thunder but she was more than willing to work with their habits.

2. Convenience: Our flight was early in the morning and Christine was more than okay with us dropping them off at 5:30 am which was very helpful. In addition, she let us drop of some of their things the night before so we wouldn't have to worry about it in the morning.

3. Dogs stay: Our dogs got soooooo spoiled. Since she is at home the majority of the day, she walked them a couple times a day, took them to the dog park, and took them hiking (which was their first time). During their entire stay, she sent us pictures and updates, which was just cool. She catered to our dogs and we just appreciated that so much.

We highly recommend Christine and will definitely use her again.

Adam and Leslie
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