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Katie S.

27 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Katie's Apartment

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Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Katie

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My husband Julian and I live in a cozy, happy (smoke-free) apartment in a dog-friendly Kenmore Square building. We've both been raised with dogs and are huge dog lovers, but have decided not to have one of our own for a little while. We've been active on DogVacay for a few years now and have loved the opportunity to meet so many different pups!

We both have flexible work schedules, so one of us is almost always home. We generally start our day around 8:30AM with a walk around the neighborhood and breakfast. Dogs get one or two walks during the afternoon hours (one longer walk, if the dog is able), and an evening/night walk after dinner. We usually take the pups out for a last bathroom break around 11:30PM. We're open to working with other schedules, of course, but are more night owls than early risers. We live very close to the Esplanade and love going for long walks by the river and around the city, and love including dogs in as many activities as possible!

Our apartment has a large living space and a bedroom. We're happy to share the couch and sitting spaces, but we typically ask that dogs bring their own beds. There is a small balcony/outdoor space that we occasionally allow the dogs on, but always with complete supervision. We only ask that you bring food and whichever sleep arrangements and toys your dog prefers -- we're only entertaining on our own for so long! We also ask that you let us know about the hours of the stay beforehand -- a one-night stay is 24 hours, but we're happy to work out a custom quote. We won't watch more than two dogs at a time, and will only take two if we're confident it will be a friendly and relaxed environment.

We'll give your dog lots of love and attention, and be sure to send you lots of photos and videos to ease your mind!
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Katie S.

27 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Booked
  • Last updated December 12, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Katie's Home
$42 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
27 Reviews
Katie was very sweet with our puppy Remy, she took her to a long walk near the Charles River and I'm sure Remy loved the walk. They connected immdiately and my family had a great time while we were sure Remy was having a great time too.
Katie and Julian were so wonderful to take Edie for a long weekend at the VERY last minute. They were sweet and flexible and just really lovely. Also, sent pictures of Edie playing outside and snuggling on the couch-- her very favorite things.
Katie and Julian always take great care of Abby. In fact we're often worried she won't want to leave when we come back!
Katie and Julian were the perfect hosts! Frequent updates, impeccable communication and, most importantly, a very happy Dog III at the end of his stay. Thank you, Katie and Julian and we'll be back for sure!
We picked up our pup from his stay with Katie and Julian today, and he is happily exhausted. I think he had a more active vacation than we did! It was obvious from the photo updates we received throughout his stay that Katie and Julian made him feel right at home. Thanks again!
This was my dog's second visit. He was THRILLED to go back!!!! Amazing, amazing, amazing!!!!
I would give 10 stars if I could! Katie and Julian far and away exceeded all expectations. Our dog was extremely well cared for- he was treated like a beloved family member. They called at the first hint of a concern, which we were very grateful about. They even bathed him when it became necessary!!! I'm pretty sure our dog misses them, and would be thrilled to go back for another true 'dog vacay!' Simply can't say enough good things about Katie and Julian. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!
Katie and Julian were amazing! Our puppy is high energy and likes lots of attention, and they did a wonderful job of keeping him exercised, entertained, and happy. They are very responsible, loving, and excellent with communication. They even trained our puppy to lie down and shake! I can't recommend Kate and Julian enough. Your dog will be in excellent hands.
Katie and Julian hosted our dog for two weeks. They were great, very responsive in communications and sent lots of pictures. Will certainly use them again.
Katie and Julian were great, very nice people. Took great care of Abby, even took her to a cookout! Wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to others.
Happy as always with Katie!!
Katie and Julian are FANTASTIC! Yogi had a blast spending the weekend at their Kenmore square apartment and enjoying long walks along the Charles! Katie kept us updated with pictures and texts throughout the weekend and was great at calming Yogi's separation anxiety. Thanks again Katie and Julian for all your help!
Katie and Julian are lifesavers! They took our reservation last minute and watched our Shiba Inu two weeks in a row. Our shiba is still young (only a year old) and very skittish around new places and people. Katie and Julian helped calm our nerves and sent us pictures and updates each day -- you could tell Koa was having a great time. When we went to drop him off for a second week he remembered them and the building and was psyched to see them! I highly recommend!!
Katie and Jullian we're amazing!! I can't recommend them enough. They helped us out in an emergency and took care of Chowder as if he were their own. They always sent us photos and kept us informed of his daily routine. We can't wait to use them again.

Katie & Julian were great! They sent photos and updates to let us know how Gus was doing. He had as much fun as we did! As an added bonus - they gave us a super recommendation for a lunch spot where we were headed for the weekend.
Katie and Julian were extremely easy to deal with and they were really friendly. Tippy came home relaxed and happy!
Was so thrilled with Katie and Julian. They were so responsive and sweet and Olive came back happy and tired! Would definitely use them again and highly recommend them!
Lelu surely had a vacation with Katie and Jillian, she had so much fun, that when we brought her home on Sunday night, she was pooped and chilled out on the bed for the rest of the day!
My pups seemed to have a great time with Katie! Lots of outdoor and playtime! I would highly recommend using Katie and her fiance!
Katie was wonderful! She really helped us out by taking CoCo for an overnight very last minute. She has a great space and took time to learn about our girl before we left her. She responded right away when I checked in a few hours later, and sent a picture later on which really put our minds at ease. Katie accomodated an early morning pick-up and even met me outside so I didn't have to look for parking. Most importantly, CoCo came home happy and safe and seemed like she had a great time!
As usual, Roxy had a great weekend with Katie. Although it has been a while since we last boarded her with Katie, Roxy leaped out of the car when she saw her. When we picked her up, Roxy was happy and tired from her weekend of play. Thanks again!
Katie & Julian were amazing -- we couldn't have asked for a better match for our shiba inu, Raiden. I was quite nervous leaving him because shibas are notoriously temperamental, but it was obvious from the beginning they were a great fit for Raiden. He was all smiles in his pictures and videos (which they sent every day!), and it was clear he got lots of exercise and attention. We will definitely contact them again when we need a sitter. Thank you both!

- Shannon, Adam & Raiden
On short notice Katie and Julian(sp?) were great with our little pup. It was great to have them help her get comfy with the other 1-2 dogs that we're over. She came home happy, and we loved the multiple photo updates texted to us
Katie & Julian were fantastic! Nugget had a great time, and they took him on a ton of great walks. Would love to use them again in the future :)
Katie and Julian were awesome!! They are super easy going and seem to really love dogs. I knew they were going to be cool when I saw the last picture on their profile was from "Best In Show". They sent pictures everyday and even took our pup on an excursion to the beach at Castle Island! We will definitely be utilizing their dog sitting services for our next dog-free trip.
I just came to Boston a week ago and it was my first time using Dog Vacay. Katie was very flexible and kindly accepted my request for a long stay (two weeks in total). It was really helpful for me. She also offered me to stop by her house to see my dog and my dog seemed really relaxed!
This was our first time using DogVacay and we loved it!! Katie was happy to meet with us before the stay and sent us pictures of our happy pup all weekend. Roxy also came home exhausted and very content. We will definitely be calling upon Katie to watch Roxy in the future!
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