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Kim M.

17 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier

Kim's Resident Pets

Cooper
Poodle
Male
8 yr 8 mo old
Winifred
Yorkshire Terrier
Female
2 yr 8 mo old
Piper
Shih Tzu
Female
5 yr 8 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Caged birds or Reptiles

Kim's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside
Dog door access

About Kim

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We love to play! Lots of outside time in our large secure fenced yard. We have great lighting too. Fetch and chase are two of our favorite games! In the warm weather we have our kiddie pool and we play hose games! Open floor plan assures that we are all together at all times! Large master bedroom means we all sleep together so no one gets lonely or has bad dreams.

We have recently relocated from Connecticut. We have rescued over 23 dogs over the past 15 years. In CT I had my own doggie daycare/boarding/ walking business with many happy clients who I would be happy to provide references from.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety

Kim M.

17 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016

Credentials

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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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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kim's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Kim's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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17 Reviews
My furry child (a 85 pound Rhodesian ridge back ) is my shadow, she goes everywhere with me, she thinks she's being punished if there's a closed door between her and I. A lot of people are intimidated by her looks and size and don't want a shadow 24/7. Not Kim, from the first moment of the first meeting I knew she understood my concerns, and that she liked dogs and understood them. I also believe that your dog will tell you what kind of person someone is in the first minute of meeting them, you just need to listen. Maggie, my baby liked Kim from the start. Kim kept her for a week, she sent my texts, pictures and video daily, she found humor in my dogs quirks, she didn't try to hide the fact that Maggie cried for me that first day( which I knew she would) she told me she cried and looked for me but Kim gave her the loving attention she needed and redirected her. Maggie was very well cared for. Kim did a great job and I will definitely use Kim again when I have to go out of town and can't take Maggie with me! Great jobKim, thanks so much!
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Kim was great with Guinness. He loved her house and fenced yard. The dog door allowed him to come and go as he wanted. He seem very happy and relaxed in the pictures. This was his first stay with Kim and I am very confident that he will be well cared for in future visits.
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I picked up a healthy, happy and very well exercised little dog who probably didn't want to leave her playmates. She seems to miss them. I will most certainly be taking her back to Kim when I travel again. I don't have to worry about her care or safety, which is very nice. Also, don't have to think about her in a cage for hours at a time...so much better! It is great to have her in a home being cared for so lovingly.
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Our Wally had a great time at Kim's! It was great to not have to worry about him. Excellent place!
Kim was amazing! She sent pictures everyday of Lola having a good time at her house! I felt very comfortable with leaving my sweet dog in her care! I highly recommend her and definitely will be rebooking with her in the future!
I was totally comfortable with leaving our 2 dogs with Kim. She obviously loves dogs and makes them feel at home. I highly recommend Kim!
Kim was great! It was very easy to set up a meet and greet and then when I took Bella back to stay for a week, she ran up to Kim. It was comforting to know that Bella was in good hands.
Kim is amazing. My fur baby Charlotte was more than well cared for. My little dog enjoyed herself and Kim helped me relax by being attentive to getting Charlotte used to being on dog vacay. Kim sent pix and updates on how Charlotte was doing. I will always use Kim
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Very concerned towards dogs needs. Never worry when she is watching my dogs. They don't warm up to strangers but they really like her. She comes by the house to feed and water and spend a bit of time with them.
I was very comfortable leaving my girl with Kim. Her home and yard are a pup's oasis! She is very nice and friendly. I can tell she loves dogs and this was very important. Her home is clean and we'll cared for!
Kim and her husband took great care of our two dogs for the six days we were away. They gave them lots of affection and attention. Our two especially enjoyed the nice big, fenced yard to run around in. The text messages, pictures and videos that Kim sent were reassuring and enabled our whole family to enjoy an out-of-state family wedding without worry. I have already recommended Kim to others and am reserving Dakota and Zeus for another doggie vacation while we are on our ten-day family vacation. We found DogVacay to be a better alternative to any kennels we've used in the past.
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Kim was so wonderful, along with her husband! Definitely dog lovers and our dog Libby took to them right away! We've never left our dog before, so we were a bit nervous! Kim calmed our fears and made leaving her for a few days much easier! Kim is very nice and personable and we felt at ease instantly! Once we returned, we were greeted with our very happy dog! If we ever need to go anywhere again, we know where to go. So thankful she was taken care of so wonderfully!
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Kim was an amazing host and our dog, Rex, had a wonderful time. I received daily updates and pictures showing how much fun he was having. She made Rex feel right at home. She had a big back yard that was perfect for Rex to run around and play outside, as well as very dog friendly indoors, too. I would recommend Kim to anyone needing a home away from home for their little buddy. You can leave town knowing your furry friend is in the best hands!

Thank you Kim,
Missy and Rex
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Kim was amazing with Reese. We were on vacation for 7 days and Kim sent us pictures and updates on a regular basis. Reese loved spending time with her and her doggies ! We will book with her again !!
Coco seemed to have the time of her life chasing the squirrils in the yard and playing with another large dog the first few days. Kept in touch by phone to see how she was doing. Didn't worry about her as I felt Kim was taking good care of her. In fact I was worried she wouldn't want to go home. It felt good when I saw her come running to me when I picked her up and giving me kisses. The place is great for dogs with the fenced in yard and being able to have the run of the house and someone that loves dogs caring for your pet.
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Don't know where to begin.. I couldn't imagine finding a more perfect host ( as well as spouse) to leave my fluff while away on vacation. From our first interaction I just felt that she would care for my sweet baby as if he were her own. And oh how right my first impressions were. Kim is such a sweetheart and I will gladly send my precious pup for a doggy vacay with her and her furbabies again. It was a much more enjoyable vacation for our family knowing that he was having such fun with Ms Kim, Mr Brent, Piper , Cooper, and new BFF Winnie!
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Kim was terrific!! My dogs made themselves at home during our meet and greet and I felt very comfortable leaving them with her. Kim provided updates and photos during the week which let me know that they were enjoying their time with her and her husband. Great couple and I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone needing a loving family for their dog while they are away!
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