Dalai's Doggy Dreamland
View All
Kristin G.
Portland, OR 97213
4 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Kristin's Resident Pets

7 old

Kristin's House

View Neighborhood Map
Outdoor area

About Kristin

We live in a bungalow in dog-loving NE Portland. Hosted by Dalai, the friendliest former Guide Dog, she loves to show an active dog her favorite parks and trails, or the more subdued pooch her various napping spots - which also includes her human partner's lap!

Dalai is a former Guide Dog (now career-change) but still gives back to the community. We're a "complex" rated Delta Therapy team and our main gig is Randall Children's hospital. Dalai is also a blood donor at Dove Lewis and still keeps in touch with her friends at Guide Dogs.

We lead a very active life and know that exercise keeps us both from letting the real bitch come out in us! The car is really a canine condo on wheels - ready to roll to favorite trails, dog parks and swimming holes.

Our neighborhood has more dogs than kids, and we all take care of each other's furry kids - like when the neighbor lab successfully climbs over the fence to freedom - someone's watching!

We'd love to have you come experience what it's like to live in Doggie Valhalla - if only for a few nights! Bet you'll want to come back on a regular basis!

We do offer other services like pick-up/delivery or extended hours when your flight comes in - live really close to PDX! Our motto - just ask, we'll see if we can work something out!

Oh, and less than active dogs - no worries. Dalai has about (ever changing) four beds, one crate, an outdoor patio napping area. She definitely knows how to relax, too!

Please note: The posted rate is based upon a healthy dog with no medical or age issues (puppy in training or golden years special care.) I'll be happy to discuss the specific needs of your dog and develop a custom quote based upon mutually agreed needs. We do offer other services (pick up/delivery, bathing, some training etc) which we can discuss.
Read More about Kristin...
Contact Kristin
Kristin G.
Portland, OR 97213
4 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 11, 2013


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.
Phone Interviewed
Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kristin's Home
$49 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$40 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$20 /bath
4 Reviews
Kristin and her dog Dalai were wonderful hosts! This was my first experience with the Dog Vacay service so anything can happen, right? Kristin was diligent in communicating with me pre-visit, which I appreciated (especially considering that I was on the road and scatterbrained and not always available to reply). When I got to her house, I felt immediately at ease. The setting is absolutely wonderful and a dog's paradise (mine too!) - lush gardens and quiet neighborhood setting. Her female dog Dalai is very sweet and warmly welcomed my little male poodle. It is clear that Kristin knows and adores dogs, and I left Mickey in her care feeling completely confident he'd have fun. It was just a short overnight but still hard to leave my baby! I couldn't have dreamed up a better host, setting, or outcome - my dog came back to me pooped! Kristin also very kindly brought Mickey to me near the airport where I was staying - this was above and beyond the call of duty, and really helped me with all the Labor Day driving I had to do. I hope she's available if I need a dogsitter in Portland again!
Kristin was wonderful and knows how to take good care of a dog. I would highly recommend her to others. She took such good care of our dog Tomo and her dog Dalai was the perfect mate. Kristin was very interested to know about our routines and what would work best for Tomo. We also loved the daily e-mail updates and photos. Thank you Kristin for making a vacation possible!
Kristin and Dalai were the perfect hosts. We felt comfortable leaving our sometime problem child Hank in Kristin's capable hands. She took him to all the fun places and sent great updates. I know Hank is already looking forward to his longer stay next month. Highly recommended!
Wow, Kristin is awesome. My dog had a luxurious week at a spa coupled with action-packed days/nights on the town. Kristin sent the best updates, ever. We were very much at ease knowing Sophie was being taken care of so well and let us focus on our vacation. Thank you Kristin for making it so easy - we both really appreciate it. And Sophie is looking forward to visiting her girlfriends.

Thank you!
Angie and Greg
Read All 4 Reviews