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Sammi K.

31 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Sammi's Apartment

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Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Sammi

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi! My name is Sammi and I live in Astoria with my husband Joe. We have been caring for dogs since we were kids and love all breeds, sizes and temperaments.

We live in a very pet friendly building in a spacious one bedroom apartment. Each Vacay day for your pup includes 3 walks around our neighborhood, including a trip to a spacious private park.

We are happy to administer all types of medicine. We also offer bathing, brushing and care for elderly or disabled dogs.

If your dog does not get along with other dogs, just let us know and we will try and accommodate. *This may incur costs.

Can't wait to meet you and your pups!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Sammi K.

31 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 16, 2017


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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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Sammi's Home
$39 /night
  • Watches up to 3 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
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$27 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$20 /bath
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
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31 Reviews
Sammi and Joe were very communicative and sent us updates daily. It seemed like our dogs had a good time with them.
Sammi K. and her husband Joe were EXCELLENT hosts and sitters for our pup Henry. He was well-cared for, walked and loved every day he was with them. Henry was so happy to be with such wonderful caretakers. We will be getting in touch with Sammi K. when we go away next time, and recommend you do, too!
Sami and Joe were very trustworthy and responsible hosts! They sent me photos everyday and update of daily activities. I would definitely go back to them for future vacation!
I have nothing but great things to say about Sammi and Joe! They were calm, laid back and made my dog feel very comfortable. They also sent us pictures and told us how she was doing everyday! I would definitely use them again!
Molly is still a bit challenged with house training in other people's home, so Sammi and Joe graciously offered to come by our house to walk and play with her after the first two nights with them. That really helped us out!
Sammi and Joe were great. They were very welcoming to my dog and he seemed to enjoy their company.
Sammi and her husband very hospitable toward my black lab. I got regular photo updates and most importantly, a happy dog when I came back!
Sammi & Joe were great overnight hosts to out two boys Toby & Milo while we went away with our entire family for the weekend!!! Normally, one our family members will sit for us, but since this was one of those rare occasions when this wasn't an option, needless to say we were feeling a little nervous and apprehensive about how they would do being around complete strangers. We did very thorough research through reviews, and had many interactions via and text before we decided on Sammi & Joe. They even sent us updates and pictures throughout and were so great about checking in with us just to put us at ease (without being asked). At pickup time, our boys were not only super happy to see us, but seemed happy and comfortable about their time spent with Sammi & Joe. Both even made sure to go back to them and say bye before we left. That's when I knew, that they also wouldn't mind spending another dogvacay with their new friends Sammi & Joe again someday. Thanks again guys! :)*
After meeting them felt very comfortable leaving my dog with them. Very helpful and attentive and I got back a happy dog. Would use them again in a minute only issue for me was my commute since I live in Brooklyn.
My 12 year Golden had a good stay. They were patient of his need to go oh so slowly up the stairs. Definitely would use again.
Sammi was a great host to our puppy! My boyfriend and I adopted Hugo several months ago. He is quite timid and shy, especially around people he doesn't know. This can be intimidating to some people, so we were nervous about finding a good pet-sitter and hesitant to leave him with strangers. However, Sammi met with us before hand and came off as responsible and professional, addressing our questions and concerns. While we were away, she was very patient with Hugo, allowing him to take his time to warm up, taking him on walks to a nearby dog park, and providing him with a much more comfortable and personalized living space than if he had stayed in a kennel. We received daily pictures and updates of Hugo that put our mind at ease. The cost was also less than if we had put him in a kennel. We plan to reach out to Sammi in the future if we need a pet-sitter again, and highly recommend.
Our beagle puppy, Milo, had a wonderful stay with Sammie and her husband! They were wonderful hosts and very accomadating when our drop schedule changed. Milo even made some doggy friends while he was there!! She sent us pictures through this stay so that was reassuring. I would recommend them to my friends and surely use their services again. Thanks so much again!!
Sammi was fantastic! Our dog Benji was taken on late notice and he absolutely loved his stay. We were updated over the weekend with photos and felt very comfortable with his stay. We would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a welcoming place to keep there pet!
Sammi and her husband Joe are awesome, I can't say enough about them when it comes to availability and the quality they give to their dog visitors. I've used them twice now for watching my 2 year old pitbull Nala, who can sometimes be a handful. Both were very last minute, and they were more than happy to take her in and treated her like one of their own. I will continue using them in the future and I highly recommend.
I'm so glad I was able to have Sammi and her husband take care of my dog Rocco. They are very flexible and understanding. Rocco had a great weekend with them and they were able to send updates with pics. I highly recommend them and will be rebooking with them. They have a great space for multiple dogs. Needless to say I felt Rocco was in a safe and fun environment!
Sammi and Joe were GREAT!! Jasper had an awesome time! He was well taken care of and lots of walks which he loves! They were great about sending me daily updates with pictures and videos. I would definitely leave him with in their care again!!
Andy had an amazing time with on his walk with Joe! He got to stretch his legs and also got to go to the dog park and meet one of his best doggie friends. Sammi & Joe, thanks for showing Andy a good time! I am sure he will see you again.
Sammi and her husband were wonderful hosts for our sweet Ghost! They loved him like their own dog and provided frequent updates. They also hosted multiple dogs in their home during this vacay which I really appreciated, because I feel like it is good for dogs to have time to socialize with other dog friends. We will definitely be calling Sammi again in the future! Thank you!
Left my baby Brooklyn with Sami for over a week while I went on a cruise, and I must say It was such a pleasant experience working with Sami.

Needless to say, I was super nervous leaving Brooklyn with a new sitter for the first time, and to compound the problem, my baby girl was diagnosed with a skin infection just a week and an half before my departure which required administration of oral antibiotics throughout the stay. Sami was more than willing to do that and assured me that she had experience with it so there was no reason for me to worry about it. During my vacation, due to unreliable cell phone service at sea, I didn't receive any of the messages Sami had sent me, which caused some great panic for me to the point I frantically called her at 9pm. Sami was beyond understanding and assured me that my baby was doing great and her skin infection was getting better which totally put my mind at ease for the rest of the trip.

From drop off, through the whole stay, and to pick up, Sami was more than accommodating throughout the whole process. And did I mention that my baby wasn't dog-friendly? With her weighing at 63lbs and pulling hard whenever she sees another dog in the street, Sami and her husband were more than competent in handling
her. I would definitely leave my girl with Sami again, and would highly recommend her (as long as that does not interfere with my next booking with her :).
I was a little worried because Charles Spartacus (Charlie) is pretty shy. Sammi and her husband, Joe, took the time to answer any questions, were cool with all the doggie stuff I brought (probably way too much) and, most importantly, I could tell they were very kind and patient with Charlie. When I picked him up 6 days later he was happy dog and it was evident he had been comfortable with his surroundings and his sitters.

Bottom line: Two responsible people whom I would trust with my dog anytime. Totally recommend them.
Dexter had a great time hanging with Joe. They were life savers being available last minute. We will def book with them again in the future.
Lucky had a great time! Thanks so much!
Sammi and Joe are wonderful! Vern had a wonderful time with them. They were awesome about sending updates to the worried mom (me) and lots of cute photos. I will definitely use them again! THANK YOU!!!
Sammi was great. Doozer had a hurt paw and needed to be administered medicine daily, which Sammi was able to do for me. I also sent Dooz off without a bath (due to hurt paw), and she didn't complain (at least not to me!) :)

She did a great job and will def use again.
My Josey had a terrific stay with Sammi this past week. I received daily updates on her stay and photos of activities throughout her stay. It was a great comfort to know that my sweet dog was happy at her "home away from home" while I had to be working out of town.
I would happily use Sammi again anytime if the need arises. I am sure Josey agrees totally.
Rex had a blast.Sammi and her husband did a great job. Will leave Rex with them again
Sammi was awesome. I got pictures through the weekend. Bustela, my pup, was a really happy!
I left Sheldon with Sammi and was definitely impressed with the amount of attention that Sammi provided. She was accessible by phone and sent numerous photos over the course of the 4 days I was gone. She also took Sheldon on several walks each day, to the park, and gave him a bath too! Sammi is incredibly friendly and welcoming and I had no hesitations about leaving Sheldon with her. I will definitely book with Sammi again in the future!
Sammi was very kind and communicative with us during our trip. She sent us pictures and updates and made sure our dog felt comfortable! Highly recommend!!
Sammi and Joe made sure that our dogs Lizzy and Sam had a blast! They went on three walks a day and even took the time to take them to the park (with grass!) and took videos. We have never left them both with a sitter before so I was a little worried in the beginning. They have opposite schedules so it have us a peace of mind during the first night as to how they were going to be. I was worried Lizzy was going to be too sad! They felt right at home with no issues and made themselves comfy on the couch. Sam also needed oral medication that we prepacked in a pill pocket and they had no issues with giving it. It is great to know we have someone near us who can watch Sam and Lizzy in the future. Thanks Sammi and Joe! All of the pictures were appreciated.
Sammi and Joe were amazing! I left my 2 pitbulls with them for 9 nights, and came back to 2 very happy pups. Sammi and Joe clearly showed my ladies the love and attention that I would give. Even when I went to pick them up, my ladies were still giving Sammi and Joe a lot of attention, which means they truly bonded with them. Thank you guys- can't wait till the next vacay in October!
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