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Kathy & Craig C.

17 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
$32/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Rottweiler, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Kathy & Craig's Resident Pets

Jackson
Miniature Schnauzer
Male
11 yr 11 mo old
Merlin
Shih Tzu
Male
12 yr 4 mo old

Kathy & Craig's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Kathy & Craig

45 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We are devoted to providing a healthy and happy home for our own pets, but limit our ownership to two dogs. Our passion for happy dogs goes way beyond just two ... we provide that "home away from home" confidence that a dog owner needs. We strive to provide our clients & friends with a worry free separation from their 4-legged family member. Basic positive dog training helps to make for a happy dog. We are retired so we provide 24 hour companionship for your pet. Fully fenced back yard & wooded hill with trails for running.

We send photo updates throughout the visit as often as you want.
We currently offer doggy daycare (in addition to overnight boarding)!

Sorry We do not take care of puppies under the age of 12 months.

We will accept dogs only under 40 lbs.

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Advanced senior issues

Kathy & Craig C.

17 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
$32/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 5, 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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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kathy & Craig's Home
$32 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep on my bed
Baths
$15 /bath
17 Reviews
Bubbers and Argo were a great fit for Kathy and Craig - this was their first stay (9 days) with them and they had a great time. Kathy would keep us posted as to them getting settled in with our new DogVacay host family. We will definitely be booking more stays. Thank you - Bubbers and Argo
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All I can say is I am very happy that I found Kathy she is a really nice woman that definitely knows her dog stuff I have a French Bulldog name tank and he's been with her for a couple of my vacations now and I've never had a problem and my dog is always looks good and happy.
I also really like the premises her house is very clean and so is their yard it is definitely well structured.
I'm also had a couple and emergency trips I had to make and she was able to squeeze me in which has been very convenient.
I would highly recommended her to any one of my friends or anyone else interested in having an excellent sitter.
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Kathy and Craig made our dog feel right at home. I can relax when out of town knowing our little man is in good hands.
Our little dog loves being at Kathy and Craig's house! They treat him so well, give him all the attention he needs and he's always well behaved & happy when we pick him up. Their yard is huge and fully fenced - huge bonus!
Kathy and Craig were awesome! We have two dogs, one with special needs. They took the time to make sure they were comfortable caring for both boys before we left. We got pictures and updates on each while we were gone. We were very worried about leaving our babies with someone, but will definitely use Kathy and Craig again without worry. We recommend them highly.
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Our little dog, Clancy, loves to go to Cathy & Craig's. When we arrive, he is eager to get out of the car and go and play and meet all the other dogs that are enjoying a stay. We can go away and leave him and never worry. The last time when we returned from "vacation," my wife was quite ill. Cathy and Craig delivered Clancy to our home so we wouldn't have to leave. I couldn't recommend Cathy & Craig more highly.

Jim Maddock
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Kathy and Craig have helped us out in so many ways. First, there was a last minute request for a dog sitter during Thanksgiving week. Our daughter who planned to care for our Clancy while we were on an extended vacation in Hawaii, fell ill the day we were scheduled to leave. Kathy was able to make last minute rearrangements to accommodate Clancy and we were off to Hawaii just three days later than we had planned.

But that's not the end of the story. While in Hawaii, our vacation plans were once more disrupted when I had to have life saving emergency surgery. When we called Kathy to tell her of our setback, she reassured us that Clancy would be cared for as long as we needed. It was a long journey from Kona Community Hospital in Hawaii back to Des Moines, but it was reassuring that Clancy was in a safe, comfortable loving home.
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Kathy is very sweet and nice! She took care of my dog, Charlie, with love. She is just wonderful and I am very thankful.
Kathy & Craig are great! Bella loves going over there to play with her doggy friends. They make sure Bella has compatible playmates & she gets her exercise while there. She loves their backyard. They are now our go to pet sitters.
We are very glad we found Kathy & Craig as a sitter for Bella. She loves going over there to play in their big back yard. It's great they offer daycare too. We have already book her next stay with them.
Five stars! We hadn't left our dog for an extended period of time, this was our first experience, and Kathy and Craig made us feel very comfortable in leaving her for a week. She sent pictures and messages and reassured us that Boo was doing okay. I really like Kathy and Craig, and think that they did a wonderful job taking care of our Boo. I wish Kathy lived closer to us (we're currently in Arizona) because I would love to use her again and again.
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Kathy and Craig are awesome! I am picky about who I leave my dog with. They always take great care of Bacci when I leave him with them. I highly recommend them for dog sitting or doggy daycare. Bacci feels comfortable and at home with them. He is picky about who he plays with.
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Kathy and Craig took fantastic care of our dog Logan. They are so warm and friendly. They have a true passion for dogs. They also have a fenced backyard that is a park like setting. There is plenty of room to play. I don't think Logan wanted to come home, he had so much fun. I will definitely be booking with Kathy and Craig on all of my future trips.
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My husband and I do not go on many vacations, because we worry about finding a safe, enjoyable environment for our three precious dogs. After doing significant online research regarding "dog vacation" websites, and speaking with many many people, I contacted Kathy and Craig. I spoke with her on the phone and enjoyed our conversation and decided to schedule a meet and great; that went rather well and my husband and I agreed to move forward and scheduled a 6 day long stay for our little dogs. Although it was still difficult to leave our dogs at Kathy's home, we knew they would be in good hands while we were away. Throughout the 6 days, Kathy was good about sending me daily "pupdates", which included photographs and information regarding their day. Upon receiving those messages, via text, it immediately put us at ease knowing the dogs were safe and happy. I also appreciated Kathy's deep understanding of how difficult it is to leave pets behind during a "human only" trip, and her knowledge of dog care. She took great measures to make sure we knew the dogs were cared for, exactly how we wanted them to be cared for. With that being said, we would absolutely trust leaving Zoe, Stella, and Koda at their home during our next "human only" vacation.
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My husband and I do not go on many vacations, because we worry about finding a safe, enjoyable environment for our three precious dogs. After doing significant online research regarding "dog vacation" websites, and speaking with many many people, I contacted Kathy and Craig. I spoke with her on the phone and enjoyed our conversation and decided to schedule a meet and great; that went rather well and my husband and I agreed to move forward and scheduled a 6 day long stay for our little dogs. Although it was still difficult to leave our dogs at Kathy's home, we knew they would be in good hands while we were away. Throughout the 6 days, Kathy was good about sending me daily "pupdates", which included photographs and information regarding their day. Upon receiving those messages, via text, it immediately put us at ease knowing the dogs were safe and happy. I also appreciated Kathy's deep understanding of how difficult it is to leave pets behind during a "human only" trip, and her knowledge of dog care. Thank you.
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Kathy and Craig have a real feel for dogs. They were great with our Clancy, even allowing him to sleep on their bed! The daily report with pictures was reassuring. We also apprciate the extra security that the free DogVaCay insurance provides.
Leaving my dogs when I travel is always hard. This year we got really lucky and found Kathy and Craig on Dog Vacay! I have two Jack Russell Terriers and we felt confident leaving them in their care for 2 ½ weeks. Boy was I impressed, Kathy cares for your dogs like they are her own and they feel right at home with exercise, attention, rules and structure. My dogs came back fit, happy and tired. I now continue to use Kathy’s care for daycare a couple of days a week for my young 1 ½ year old Jack, because it is improving her manners so much and she loves to go there. Over the summer I have met many dogs staying at Kathy’s house, several with special needs and I am amazed at Kathy’s patients and in awe of the attention and care dogs receive at Kathy’s.
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