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Ken S.

48 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days 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
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Chow Chow, Doberman Pinscher, Mastiff, Newfoundland, Rottweiler

Ken's Resident Pets

Taashah in Memoriam, 2002 - 5/28/2015
Labrador Retriever
Female
13 yr 7 mo old
Callista
Labrador Retriever
Female
3 yr 8 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Ken's House

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

About Ken

34 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Large, fun, pet-friendly home overlooking small lake with common area where your fur-kid can be walked on the cool grass. WE ONLY ACCEPT ONE GUEST DOG AT A TIME SO YOUR PRECIOUS POOCH WILL GET OUR UNDIVIDED ATTENTION. IF YOU OWN 2 OR 3 DOGS, WE WILL SIT FOR THE ENTIRE "FAMILY." Resident medium dog, Callista, is super sociable with other K9's. Many dog toys available so let's fetch, catch that Frisbee, play tug or figure out that treat filled Kong! We do adhere to a strict Meet-N-Greet policy for all new clients, which means you must contact us 48 hours in advance so there is ample time to schedule a Meet-N-Greet ahead of boarding and time for you to make alternative arrangements in case the Meet-N-Greet does not go well. All breeds/mixes are welcome with the following exceptions: Chows, Dobermans, Rottweilers, Mastiffs and Newfoundlands.
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Ken S.

48 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 8 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 8, 2016

Credentials

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Course 101 Graduate
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Ken's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Home Visits
$10 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
48 Reviews
Ken and Paulette was absolutely accommodating to our 2 little fur babies. We got to meet and greet Callista, she's a sweetheart. Caesar and Brutus were both extremely happy upon return, which makes very happy parents. Ken and Paulette are the most detailed sitters we've ever used. They wanted to know all the details of our little guys to provide the best care for them. We even got several picture updates thorough out our trip :) I would absolutely recommend booking with Ken and Paulette. We will definitely be using them in the future. Thanks for all you do while we were away.
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Awesome sitter! Such loving care when our baby had some initial stress with being there. Very flexible with our plans too. Thanks again!!
My pup came home tired and happy. He loves visiting Ken, which is obvious because he wags his tag so hard and fast when we pull up to Ken's house.
Daisy came home Happy and well cared for once again!
Once again, Ken and Paulette took great care of our dogs! We will definitely continue to use them for future vacations. I never have to worry if my dogs are being well taken care of!
My dog loves visiting Ken. I never feel guiltily leaving my dog at Ken's house because my dog has so much fun with him.
Ken and his wife were very friendly and welcoming! As a first time user, he quickly responded to my questions and helped me through the reservation process. Turner smiled the whole way home. I would not hesitate to use him again!
This was Clancy's second stay with Ken and his wife and she had a great time and enjoyed her stay very much. They are great hosts and gave her a lot of TLC. It put our minds at ease to leave her in such loving hands and we definitely will use them again when we need a sitter for her.
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We have left our spoiled Maci numerous times with Ken and Paulette. We are so happy to be able to leave her at a clean organized place but most of all a loving place.
We had a great experience having Ken take care of Molly while we went on vacation. So much better than leaving her at an over-crowded kennel. We will definitely be back! Thanks Ken!
Ken was very easy to work with.i appreciated being able to have a nice home environment for my dog to stay .
Ken and Paulette were great with Avery and Maci! We ended up giving them a handful, as Maci ended up having a medical condition we hadn't caught beforehand, and Avery showed anxiety issues that we weren't anticipating. Ken and Paulette took it in stride and took great care of our dogs while we were away. I completely trusted them with our babies, and would recommend them to anyone who wants their fur-babies to feel extra special while they are away.
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Izzy came home happy! It was great knowing she was cared for and not in a kennel. Lovedd receiving photos of her from Ken.
Ken and Paulette are very friendly. My dog acted very comfortable around them and their dog. They made sure my dog felt at home which made me feel confident in leaving my dog with them.
I was somewhat concerned as Bubba Duke is only 6 months old and he is a handful and his manners are not the greatest...All seemed to go great!! Bubba was so exhausted from playtime that he slept all the way home and the entire evening...I would most definitely use Ken S again. Thanks so much!!
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CC had a great time with Ken! So nice to know that she was having fun while we were away!
Oh my gosh - what a blessing to have found Ken! I have THREE dogs and one of them is high maintenance. Ken and his wife are AWESOME! I vacationed in Canada and had little contact, but felt comfortable that my little ones were with Ken. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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It was hard to leave our puppy overnight for the first time, but Ken put us at ease right away. His home is clean, comfortable, and stocked with lots of doggy toys and treats! Ken handled Samson's litter box like a pro and even let him sleep in his bed! We included a shirt from home in Samson's overnight bag, and Ken made sure to put it out on Samson's bed to comfort him. I know that Ken and his wife treat Samson like part of the family when he is there. The thought of leaving Samson in the future is less troubling knowing that he has such a great dog sitter!
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Ken was a great host to my boston terrier over the holiday weekend. It is so great to be able to travel with the confidence that my little doggie is in the best hands!
Maci had another great time at her home away from home. We truly appreciate the love and care she receives. When we arrived, she acted like she was happy to be with Ken and Paulette.
Ken was able to accommodate a meet and greet with his dog with only one day notice as we needed a dog sitter at the last minute. His dog is on the older mellower side which is perfect for our older girl. They have a big back yard for lots of sniffing room! He made drop off and pick up times work around our schedule. Daisy was so comfortable after the meet and greet, she went right up to their door eager to enter the next day. She seemed well cared for and happy when we returned! I would definitely use Ken and his wife Paulette again!
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Great job!
Another great stay with Ken for our year old Maci. He and his wife have been her "dog sitter" numerous times beginning when she was twelve weeks old. We are still amazed at the care and attention they give her and would not think about ever taking her somewhere else.
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Wimbley had a great stay with Ken and his wife! We were out of the country for 2 weeks and didn't want to leave him in traditional boarding. Wimbley came home more calm and relaxed than when we dropped him off! I think their home is like a spa compared to our busy home with 4 active teenagers. We loved the pictures every few days!
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Once again, Ken and his family and home were a wonderful, worry-free experience for our 5 year old beagle, Lorelai and us. I can't thank them enough, and will never go anywhere else!
great as always! Bo has fun with the other dogs Ken watches.
I was moving to a new place, so Kilroy enjoyed the day over at Ken's house. I am always thrilled with how well they treat their furry guests, and Kilroy always comes back worn out from a full day of play. I almost always book with Ken when I need a dog sitter. My fur baby and I are very happy yet again.
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We were very happy with Ken's care for Molly. He was very warm and welcoming and his home was well suited to care for her. We will definitely contact Ken again!
Kilroy stayed at Ken's house again this weekend, and he loved it! He always comes back happy and tired from plenty of outside and inside play. I almost always book with Ken when I am out of town for a weekend, and Kilroy and I are always satisfied.
So thankful to find such great pet sitters near our new home. Brady had a nice vacation while we were away. We are all very happy!
amazing as always. Bo was in great hands the whole time and I truly feel like he now has godparents that will care for him while I am gone. The photo updates are always a part of the stay I enjoy!
Maci had another great time with Mr. Ken and Paulett. We are so thankful that we have a place to leave her where she is cared and loved like one of their own.
Another great stay with Ken and Paulette. We always book the best hotels for ourselves and now have the best for our year old shorkie, Maci. A clean, comfortable and friendly place but most important of all is the love shown to all the canine guest. We truly are thankful that we have found such a wonderful place.
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Amazing yet again! Thanks so much and the picture updates are great. Helps put mind at ease knowing he having fun with ken.
Was an amazing experience! Ken and his wife were very welcoming and took great care of Bo. I don't think he even wanted to come back home after leaving their house! He now has a new favorite place to stay when not at home. He was great to work with my hours after flying out early and coming back late and the pictures of him having fun with other pooches was an amazing bonus. We will definitely return.
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We had a wonderful experience with Ken and his lovely family. Our dog Gus had a great time and was taken care of to the fullest extent. Gus enjoyed all the play time both indoors and out. When we picked him up he was relaxed and happy. We can't thank you enough for being such a great caretaker of our "fur" child while we were gone! We will absolutely use you again and can't say enough positive things about your hospitality and kindness towards Gus. Thank you!!!
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We knew before we left Molly, that she was in great hands. Ken and his wife were very accommodating and took Molly in like she was their own. We were sent numerous pictures(even though we didn't get them until arriving back in the states) Would definitely recommend these guys. Price was very affordable and location was fantastic! We thank both of you very much for the great peace of mind we had while enjoying our first cruise! Chad,Jennifer,Jessica,Kimberly,and Logan:)
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Ken and his wife took great care of Sammy! I love that there are people who care so much for animals that they open up their homes for other fur babies. It was definitely a lot less stressful on my dog to have this option when we have to go out of town. I will definitely take him back!
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Woohoo! So happy to get a second chance to give Ken and his wife FIVE "Pawsome" stars for their superb care of Lorelai while we were traveling again! I recommend Ken to everyone locally I know, and brag about what good (and affordable) care Lorelai is receiving while my boyfriend and I jet off for family or work functions. In fact, we'll be dropping Lorelai off again in a month or so for a week! Do not hesitate for a second to book with Ken - your dog will be treated like a member of their family, have a clean, safe home to spend its time in, all of your instructions will be followed, and you'll receive regular photo updates! What more could you ask for than for your pup to be loved and doted on while you need to be away?
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CC had a great time on her first visit away from our home!
Our guy Maxx was welcomed into Ken and Paulett's home for Christmas Eve and Day and shared the holiday with Tasha, Rocky and Chris"moose". Ken's home was easily accessible from I-69 and their hospitable manner was a great fit and a welcomed alternative from kennels for the holiday. We were impressed with Maxx's care and Maxx slept all the way home to Indy. Thanks Ken and Paulette and Maxx will see you again soon.
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Ken takes great care of Rocky while I am out of town! I frequently visit Michigan to see friends and family and I always choose Ken to watch my pup while I am away. Much better then a traditional kennel!! When I pick him up he is always happy and relaxed! (For about a day or two I think Rocky even misses Ken!!) Great service and wonderful people. I HIGHLY recommend them!!
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Ken kept my little Lorelai for ten days while I traveled to see my parents. He gave her the quality of care as if she was his own pet, and was extremely accommodating when it came to feeding her per my requests and answering my endless questions both before and after her stay! I also really enjoyed receiving photo updates throughout her stay - it was a nice, caring touch! No one should hesitate bringing their dog to Ken - his home is a clean, calm environment with plenty of room outdoors and wonderful, caring people! If I could give him more than 5 stars, I would! Skip the kennel and other kennel-like facilities - this home is where you want your dog while you have to be away!
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This was a great experience for us and our dog Clancy. She is an older dog & prior to learning about Dog Vacay, had only been boarded a few times in her life and we were always worried and uncomfortable with leaving her but felt we had no other option.She has a health condition which requires her to drink alot of water and therefore needs let out more often than just a couple of times a day. But right from the first day we met, she seemed happy and right at home with Ken and his wife and they treated her with love and affection. For the first time we were able to relax and enjoy ourselves without worrying about her. They regularly sent pictures, emails and even called us if they had a concern or question. This was a win-win situation for us and we will definitely use them again when we need a "baby-sitter". Many thanks to Ken and his wife for taking such good care of her!
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Ken and his wife took wonderful care of my dog, Kilroy. I knew he was in good hands when I dropped him off, and I even got a message with a picture of Kilroy with a rawhide bone they gave him! Kilroy is happy to be home, but the next time I need someone to watch Kilroy I'm definitely booking with Ken!
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Ken and his wife took great care of my dog, who is very jumpy and afraid of strangers. They were patient with him, and after the first day he warmed up to them and had a great stay. They even sent him home with a new bone
I had a last minute trip to Detroit for my Dad's birthday and he saved the day once again!! I asked him the night before and within minutes I had a response! He said no problem and even gave me a coupon! He took GREAT care of Rocky once again!! Rocky usually doesn't eat when he is a way from home, he actually ran out of food! They do a WONDERFUL job and I would highly recommend them to anyone. Thanks again Ken, Rocky misses you guys!
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Last minute I booked Rocky for this Vacation with Ken and he was very accommodating! I was able to do a meet and greet as well as book the vacation with just a few days notice. When we met for the first time Rocky and his pup hit it off! She is a very sweet and social pup!! Ken and his wife took VERY good care of my pup and I knew for the moment I met them that Rocky would be in good hands! They were great!!!! I will use them again and I highly recommend them for your dog vacay!!!
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