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Kelly & Matty P.

56 Reviews
29 Repeat Guests
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Pet Requirements

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

Kelly & Matty's Resident Pets

Mixed Breed
5 yr 4 mo old

Kelly & Matty's Apartment

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Outdoor area

About Kelly & Matty

My husband and I are dog enthusiasts who would love to host your pups! We have a 5 year old dog named Ringo who is great with dogs of all sizes and loves to play.

We have a medium sized fenced backyard and live in the Petworth neighborhood of DC. The neighborhood is very dog friendly which is part of the reason we chose this area.

Currently, we are both working full-time so pups who are used to some alone time during the typical 9-5 workday would be good fits. When we aren't working, we love taking the pups out and about in DC including lots of brunch trips, park visits, and long walks!

Please feel free to contact me with any questions!
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Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Kelly & Matty P.

56 Reviews
29 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 13, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kelly & Matty's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 4 miles
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
56 Reviews
My 65 lb. shepherd mix, Friday, had an evidently wonderful time at Kelly and Matt's house! From the great photos and videos I got, it looked like he was having a ball running in the backyard with their amiable young dog, Ringo. And they were willing to come pick him up and drop him off, which was incredibly helpful and best for Friday. We'll definitely be coming back!
Kelly and Matt are the best -- they are so flexible and accommodating, and my dog comes home exhausted and so, so happy.
Kelly and Matty were very responsive and kept good care of my dog when out of town. Kept me updated with cute pics :) Thanks!
We are repeat guests. Kelly and Matty are so awesome with our doggy! They treat him like he's their own and really look after him, plus they are super nice people! Highly recommended!
Kelly and Matty were really nice to work with and it's clear they know what they are doing. They sent us regular updates with photos which we really appreciated. Our dog was welcomed into their home like family, was well taken care of, and seemed to have enjoyed her time with them and Ringo. We would definitely book with them again!
This was our first experience with DogVacay and we couldn't be more pleased! Our little rescue Max is shy and skiddish with strangers - making us anxious about leaving her with anyone aside from family. Kelly and Matty were so patient with her, and helped relieve our worry by sending regular photo updates during her visit. It was clear that she warmed right up to Kelly, Matty and their dog Ringo, and it wasn't long before she was snuggled up with them just like she would be with us at home! It makes a world of difference for us to have somewhere to leave Max that we know she will be comfortable, safe and loved. We already have our next visit booked!
I had a really great experience. My dog was exhausted after a fun holiday weekend. Matty sent several updates over the course of her stay.
Kelly and Matt were great! They were very accommodating with drop off and pick up and kept us up to date during the vacay with pictures. Will definitely use again and would recommend to others.
Kelly and Matty are wonderful! They were able to accommodate my last-minute request to take care of my dog, Mo, while I was moving, and it was a godsend. He had a blast, they kept me updated with pictures, and he was nice and worn out when I was finally ready to take him to a new place. I can't recommend them enough.
Kelly and Matty (and Ringo) were genuinely friendly, responsible, and understanding sitters. They have my (and my pup's) complete trust and I will certainly reach out to them again in the future!
Kelly and Matty were all around great. They were so easy to communicate with from start to end, and really organized when we picked up our pup. Our 4.5 year old Nala was happy and healthy. Will definitely use them next trip they are free.
Very happy with it all! Communication was excellent (fast replies, lots of pictures/updates, logistics). Wilson seemed sad to be home actually - missed the dog company and being allowed to sleep on the couch :-) Thank you all!!
Kelly and Matty were incredible! Our pup had a wonderful time, and I hope they are available next time we are heading out of town. They were incredibly easy to communicate with, everything about the drop-off and pick-up was very smooth, and they sent great photo updates! They have a really nice yard for the dogs to play, and they also take them out on walks. I can't say enough good things about our experience with them!
Kelly & Matt were fantastic! Wren was right at home for her short stay. They shared lots of pics of all the doggy adventures. Definitely will check their calendar my next trip out of town!
Kelly and Matt were just lovely - nice home with a big yard for Winston to play in, and their own dog was super friendly and great company for our dog. They were easy to communicate with and very flexible in arranging a meet and greet before we agreed to leave him there, for pick up (they were traveling for their wedding and still made it easy for us to pick up our pup) and answered any questions we had while we were traveling on how the dog was doing. The photos were great and you could see Winston really was enjoying his vacation :) This was the first time we left him with strangers, and for a full week no less, and we would definitely be happy to ask Kelly and Matt to doggysit for us again.
Bosco had an amazing time with Kelly and Matty! They sent photos regularly, made sure he was well taken care of, even took him to brunch with them! I highly recommend them for your dog, you won't regret it.
Great experience - Abby had a wonderful time! Thanks for the pictures of her enjoying herself. Everything was so easy and convenient. Definitely recommend !
Kelly did a great job in walking my pup when I was out. She was easy to work with and took care to make sure Kipper was happy and healthy!
Kelly and Matty were simply fantastic. They took great care of my dog during a 10 day stay, and sent me pictures every day so I could see that she was happy and having fun. They were also very flexible and communicative when scheduling our initial visit, drop-off and pick-up. I definitely plan to use them again.
Kelly was great for my energetic boxer mix's walk! She was super flexible despite it being a somewhat last minute request, and she was accommodating enough to do a meet and greet the night before. Everything went seamlessly, and I got cute photos and an update which really helped my nerves since it was my pup's first walk with her :). I would definitely recommend her, and hope to have her walk my dog again!
Simply the best! Very accommodating and sent lots of adorable photos :) Will book again!
Kelly & Matty were just great! My dog Snoopy - a 7 y.o. Goldendoodle - has a bit of separation anxiety so I am always nervous leaving him somewhere new for the first time (my normal dog sitter was booked up for the Fourth of July weekend). But he seemed to have a great time with them - he loved their dog Ringo, and the fact that they have a backyard, which he doesn't have at home. Kelly & Matty sent lots of awesome photo updates, which of course made me feel better as a silly nervous dog mom, and they even took Snoopy hiking! Not only did they take great care of Snoopy while he was there, but they were incredibly flexible with my travel plans. I ended up needing an extra night on the front end beyond what I originally booked, and then on the back end I had a flight delay which caused me to pick Snoopy up quite late - but they were completely awesome and flexible about all of it. I can't recommend them highly enough!
This was Marvin's 2nd stay and was awesome!
Kelly & Matty have been watching my lab puppy for daycare a few times a week and they've been great! They worked with my dog Lexi when they knew she was a little shy in the beginning and she has come around and become more and more comfortable with them. Kelly does a great job of giving me updates during the day with lots of pictures and videos of Lexi playing with their dog Ringo. They also go on plenty of walks and even the occasional car ride which Lexi loves. If you're looking to board or for daycare, I definitely recommend Kelly & Matty.
Kelly & Matty are wonderful!! I am new to the city and was very worried about leaving my fur baby with anyone. They were so nice and took tons of pictures! Winston came home happy and exhausted from running around with their adorable dog ringo! I would suggest them to anyone!
Bernie our 50lb. english bulldog had a great time with Matt & Kelly (and their dog Ringo). It was our first time using DogVacay and they helped us through the process, answered our questions and most importantly took good care of our dog.

Matt & Kelly have a small yard great for the dogs to roam around and play. They also sent us pictures so we knew what Bernie was up throughout the weekend.

We would definitely use them again in the future!
Kelly and Matty are so wonderful! Mo had such a great time and they sent so many wonderful pictures and updates throughout. They were so flexible and accommodating and we can't wait for Mo to go back!
Kelly and Matty were very responsive and able to take Toby on short notice. Toby had a great time with Ringo and Kelly took great care of him. He was one one tired pup when he got home!
Ernie always has a blast with Kelly, Matt and Ringo. I would recommend them to anyone! Ernie's looking forward to his next visit in August!
Great people...juno had an awesome time and got lots of attention!
Kelly and Matty were wonderful hosts! Patty had a great time at their home and loved playing with their dog Ringo. They sent lots of photo updates and Patty left happy and tired. I would definitely recommend them and use them again.
Hi - they were great. My boy Pedro only stayed overnight, but when I picked him up, he was wiped out. Loved the pictures they sent and their responsiveness. Easy breezy - just the way I like it!
Matty was a great host - flexible - very responsive - and sent us photos/updates. Our dog, Hunter, seemed to have had a great time. Will definitely book Matty again.
Jack loved hanging with Matty for the weekend! Matty kept in regular contact with us about Jack's well-being (lots of photos) and how much he was enjoying his company. Highly recommended and wouldn't think twice about booking Jack a stay with Matty (and Kelly! - although, we never met on this stay) in the future!
Matty was very flexible in drop-off and pickup hours and sent photos a couple of times a day. On my return 4 days later (and in the photos in between), my recently adopted and shy girl was happy and in great shape.
Axel had a great time with Ringo, Kelly, and Matty. He obviously got a lot of attention and exercise; he curled up in a little ball and went to sleep as soon as he got home.
This was my first time using DogVacay and the experience was great. I appreciate that Kelly regularly sent pictures. It was apparent that Kelly and Matty really took care of Axel and spoiled him.
Kelly and Matty took such good care of my dog! Their dog Ringo is a sweetheart and a great playmate, and Kelly and Matty are great caregivers-- lots of affection and attention! They gave me lots of updates and I felt like I was having old friends look after my dog! Highly recommended!
I have used dogvacay 5 times before for my 6 month old puppy. Each time a different sitter. I was not satisfied so I kept looking. After using Kelly and Matty's services, I can finally stop looking.

O'Malley stayed with them for a night and they were wonderful. Communication was excellent from pre-reservation throughout the end. They sent me lots of pictures and a couple of videos which I really appreciated . They made me feel like they were happy hosting O'Malley and that made me feel at ease. Ringo, the resident pup was really friendly and cool with my little one.

Thanks Kelly, Matty and Ringo for treating my puppy so well and for making me feel like he was truly welcome in your home. See you soon!
I cannot say enough good things about Kelly and Matty. We left Marvin for 3.5 weeks and were very apprehensive about leaving our little pup for that long - but Kelly and Matty made it as easy as possible! They sent us regular updates of Marvin being loved and spoiled! He was out and about at the farmer's market, having brunch, at dinner, etc. Marvin doesn't like to be alone so seeing that they included him in so much of their daily life was so comforting! He probably had more fun on his vacay than we did on ours! I would highly recommend and will absolutely be booking Kelly and Matty again when we need a dogsitter.
I left my 9 month old Goldendoodle pup, Louie, with Kelly and Matty for 9 days while on a work trip. Being the paranoid puppy owner that I am--Kelly and Matty sent me daily photos to keep me in the loop with all the playing/cuddling/eating that Louie was up to. Having their dog Ringo around provided a constant play buddy, their yard is spacious for running around, and I know Louie felt instantly comfortable. I will 100% have them watch my pup again!
We dropped Marvin off for an overnight with Kelly and her husband and from the moment Marvin arrived he seemed relaxed and comfortable in their home. He got along great with their pup and Kelly kept us updated with photos during his stay. We were so happy to seem him enjoying himself when we picked him up the next evening. Marvin is looking forward to his future stays with Kelly!
Kelly and her fiancé are the best dog sitters in DC, hands down! They went above and beyond when taking care of our young, energetic pup. Our pup is shy around new people and they made sure he felt right at home. I will absolutely book a DogVacay with them again. My dog was tired, happy, and calm when he returned home. I am so relieved to have found Kelly. She and her fiancé are true dog lovers that will keep your mind at ease while you are away from your pup!
Korra had the most amazing stay with Kelly, Matt and Ringo! Their family was incredibly accommodating on such a short notice, after my regular sitter was unable to take my pup during my trip. I travel frequently for work, and Korra seems to have really fallen for Ringo, so I think she will definitely be staying over again! We are excited to have found a new playmate for Korra!
I am so glad that I found Kelly! My adopted dog Rusty suffered from acute separation anxiety when I first got him about a year ago. I was worried about what would happen when I left him overnight but was so happy about how everything went. Rusty had a wonderful time! When I came to pick him up he was incredibly relaxed and happy. What a relief to know that I can feel comfortable leaving him in good hands! While I was gone Kelly also sent me messages with photos of Rusty enjoying himself which set my mind at ease.
Kelly is fantastic! I know that when Tuck is with her he gets lots of exercise and attention. She sends lots of fun updates while he's with her. Tuck and Ringo also have a great time. I would absolutely recommend Kelly!
Kelly was awesome and we'd recommend her to anyone, We were headed overseas and she was so accommodating with everything from the meet up, to suggesting we drop off our dog Charlie a day earlier so we weren't rushing ..and as people have mentioned she sent us lots of photos of Charlie while we were away. The real proof was when I collected Charlie last night as he seemed to have really bonded with Kelly.. He was showing her with licks and doggy kisses...great to see
Kelly and Matt were great sitters once again! Our Corgi Wallace came home happy and very tired!! Their dog Ringo is friendly and playful and he and Wallace get along great! I know they take great care of him whenever he stays there!
Kelly helped us out of a real jam and took excellent care of our little Penny at the last minute, sending us frequent photo updates all along. Can't speak highly enough, she's a great DogVacay host and we'd definitely send Penny to stay with her again.
Never seen our Corgi so happy and relaxed as he was when we picked him up! Kelly was great about giving picture and text updates with their adventures- playing at the park, brunch, and cuddling. I can tell my dog was in great hands with her and Ringo and would definitely leave him with her again! Cannot recommend Kelly highly enough!
I have never seen my dog so relaxed and happy after being away from me and the family. Kelly is absolutely great and cares for guests like she does her own dogQ
We are so happy we found Kelly! She was accomodating and responded fairly quickly to our messages. While away she sent updates with pictures, our Bailey was happy and when we picked him up he slept the rest of the afternoon of how tired he was. I even think he was sad about leaving Kelly. We can't thank her enough, and would use her services again.
Hi! Kelly was very kind and nice! My dog, Buba, was very happy to spent some days with her and Ringo! I definitely recommend her if you need someone to take care of your dog for some days.
Kelly was a fantastic sitter for our golden retriever, Charlie. She took great care of Charlie for 5 days while we were on a trip, sending us frequent updates, pictures, and videos, all of which were much appreciated. It really put us at ease to be able to see Charlie having a great time hanging out with Kelly's own dog. We highly recommend Kelly as a sitter and hope to have the opportunity for Charlie to stay with her again in the future!
Kelly is an experienced dog owner and Ruffles immediately feel in love with her voice and command. Kelly arranged it so that my dog blended quickly into the new household and was fast friends with her adorable and friendly lab mix Ringo. Ruffles enjoyed numerous romps in the park across from Kelly's house as well as walks to the near by Arboretum. When I picked up Ruffles is was clear that she had enjoyed her weekend stay very much. It was a terrific experience all around!
This was my first dogvacay experience and I couldn't have asked for a better one! Kelly was fantastic with Monty and Monty loved being able to play with her dog Ringo. They got along great and Monty was a happy boy when I picked him up. I would recommend Kelly to any of my friends and will definitely be using her in the future!
Our dog, Millie, had an excellent stay with Kelly last weekend. She came back happy and tired, which is always a good sign. (Mille can get pretty anxious when we leave, so that is definitely not always the case.) Thank you, Kelly, for being a wonderful sitter!
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