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Kathy L.

29 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
No Male Dogs
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

Kathy's Resident Pets

Katie
West Highland White Terrier
Female
10 yr 4 mo old

Kathy's House

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Small Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Dog door access

About Kathy

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Don't leave your dog in a cage! Bring your canine companion to my home for loving care and attention while you are away. Your dog is treated as a member of the family and has the same house privileges my own dog enjoys! . My yard is completely fenced and dogs are allowed outside only when I am there. If I leave for any short errands, dogs will be kept inside. Grooming arrangements can be made with your groomer or mine (advanced notice required)and I will transport for a small additional charge. Each additional dog from the same family is $15night extra. So 2 dogs would be $50/night, 3 would be $65/night!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained

Kathy L.

29 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 6, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kathy's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Kathy's Home
$15 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Home Visits
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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29 Reviews
Both dogs were well taken care of and didn't want to leave Kathy's house. I won't hesitate to use her again and would advise anyone to leave their dogs in her care.
From the beginning, we had a very good feeling about leaving our dog with Kathy. When we first reached out through Dog Vacay, she did not hesitate to provide her phone number so we could call and chat about the visit. After speaking with Kathy, we felt at ease continuing with the reservation process. When we arrived at Kathy's for the initial meet and greet, she was so friendly and very organized. She had collars embroidered with her phone number on them which she put on each dog staying with her for easy identification purposes in case the dogs got out (to be clear, she said a dog has never escaped her care but she does this as a precaution). She seemed to have a handle on all of the dogs who were staying with her and genuinely cared about each one. While our dog was staying, Kathy texted us with updates so we knew she was doing well. Kathy also allowed our dog to sleep in bed with her just like she does at home! When we came to pick up our dog, she was happily running and playing in the backyard. She was super excited to see us but also acted like she wanted to stay at Kathy's. We figure she must have had a ton of fun and received a lot of love during her vacay.
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Our dog has so much fun when he stays with Kathy. She regularly texts us pictures of him which is a plus. It helps us to feel better about leaving him and miss him a little less. She even let's him sleep on her bed. This was his third stay. 1st was 3 weeks, 2nd a long weekend and 3rd 2 weeks. So happy we have a place he can stay when he cannot travel with us where he is safe and well cared for.
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Thanks for being reliable.
This was our longest trip away. We were confident that Mike would be just fine with Kathy. We are repeat guests and loved the confidence we had in leaving mike this extended time. Thanks again.
Kathy was kind, courteous, and accommodating. Seemed very at ease in dealing with all the dogs, big and small alike and their associated behaviors. I was able to check in with her via text to see how my dog was adjusting as it was her first time at a sitter. This was very comforting to me.
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Kathy took very good care of my 2 pups. I would use her services again.
Kathy did a wonderful job taking care of our dog. She sent pictures to assure us that he was doing just fine, which calmed my worried nerves. Her home is pet friendly and safe. We would definitely leave our dog with her again!
Kathy is a great dog sitter. This was our third stay and I feel totally confident leaving my baby with her.
Kathy was so nice to Jakey. I came back to him being so happy (not just because he saw me but because he was treated like her own dog). Kathy was good at remaining in contact with me. I had forgot flea meds for Jakey when I dropped him off and had to order some to be delivered to her house. She was very helpful and asked me if she needed to pick some up from her vet. It was all taken care of and Jake was given his flea meds accordingly. Thanks Kathy! I will be using your services when I go out of town again.
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This was our second stay with Kathy and it was great. I didn't worry about my pup for a second. Kathy is a great dog sitter and I already know I wouldn't use anybody else. My dog loves it at her house and loves her little dog.
Just picked up our 9 year old choc lab/kelpie from 4 days at Kathy's. Kathy is a warm, calm master and was great with our pooch. She even washed our dog's bed which was a nice bonus. We would definitely return!
Kathy was great! It was my first time leaving my baby with someone and I think I had the separation anxiety, not my dog. I felt completely comfortable the very first day. Kathy sent me pictures and kept me up to date by phone and email. My Casper made friends with all the other dogs and had a great time! I have two more bookings scheduled with Kathy and feel fine leaving my baby boy with her.
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Kathy promptly responded to all my e-mails & gave us peace of mind leaving our yellow lab in her care! Her home is extremely doggie friendly and we would absolutely recommend and use her again.
Kathy was Amazing!

We have never left our kids behind on our travels before, so this was hard for us. Her home was clean and pet friendly and we felt confident leaving the boys with her.

On day 1 my dog Stanley got sick, she kept me informed. and monitored him. We think it was stress of being in a new place but not sure. Kathy on day 2 took him to our vet just to make sure. He was put on a special diet and needed to be monitored. Again she kept us informed. On day 4 she sent me an email saying that Stanley was doing fantastic and is like a new dog. She even sent me a picture of him playing with the other dogs. Which really helped put my mind at ease. Fez our little guy slept on her bed with her and rested on the back of her couch during the day just like home.

When we arrived 2 weeks later to pick up the boys, they were happy and healthy and looked fantastic.

Stanley and Fez had a great vacation with Grandma Kathy!
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Kathy was wonderful! She took great care of my golden retriever for four days, with no problems at all. I really hope to use her again this fall when we go on vacation for 10 days. Your dog will be in the best of hands! Thanks Kathy! Dan
Kathy was great. Totally set up for the task of watching our dog (german shepherd). She even went the extra mile and brought our dog to us when we had a vehicle problem and were delayed. Sweet lady.
Kathy is a very nice lady who took very good care of our LOLA. Won't hesitate to use her again.
Kathy is an awesome person and it is obvious how much she cares for all of the dogs she watches. My little Olive went running for the door and it was only her second visit!! I would highly recommend her to watch your best friend. I feel secure knowing that Olive is having fun and getting exceptional care!
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She was great. Toby has had problems being separated from me but he was very content with her. He very much enjoyed his stay. We were visiting from out of town and when I would leave him in the hotel room he would whine and bark. I am so grateful she was available on New Year's Eve so that I could attend a special event.
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Kathy was clearly a dog lover and it was like leaving Danny at his grandmother's home. Danny appeared to trust and like Kathy when we picked him up and her home had a good layout for her business. Kathy's dog Katie is a sweet girl and Danny enjoyed palling around with her. It was an EXTREMELY stressful experience leaving Danny with somebody else- I worried the whole time. Danny was just fine when we returned:)
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My 2 little maltese girls had a wonderful time with Kathy and playing with the other little dogs at her house. It was a vacation for them too. This is so much better than a kennel where they are treated like dogs instead of the way we treat them at home.
They got to cuddle, hang out on the furniture and sleep in the people bed like they do at home.
I will definitely leave them with Kathy again.
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Kathy is a very caring person with our animals. Missy has never been away from us in the 5 years we have had her and Kathy took her in and Missy just loved her. Kathy treats the dogs as she would her own and they just love her. When we left to bring her home Missy jumped up in Kathy"s lap and gave her big kisses and hugged up to her just like she treats my husband and myself. She let Missy sleep in bed with her just like we do. Missy didn't want to eat but Kathy got her to eat in one day no problem. We have no qualms about ever having to leave Missy again because we know Missy has a second home with Kathy. THANK YOU KATHY
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Kathy was an absolute God-send for us! I struggled with figuring out the best place for my baby, Annabelle, to stay. I had a wonderful feeling about Kathy immediately; how she could relate to my anxiety about leaving Annabelle and making sure she was taken care of. I could tell the minute Kathy and Annabelle met that I found the best person.

Kathy only takes four dogs at a time and Annabelle bonded with all of them. Kathy let Annabelle sleep in bed with her, which is perfect since she is such a little lap dog. Kathy sent me texts with updates and pictures periodically throughout the week. We have found a permanent caretaker for my baby. We will use her for all future vacations.
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Our dog Mike had a fun vacay at Kathy's home. She is very well equipped for the doggies and Mike had a dog party this weekend! He was allowed to sleep with her, too. Kathy was great to communicate with and we will surely visit again,
Kathy is an amazing dog caregiver. It is immediately evident how much she loves and cares for the animals entrusted to her. I will use her again and again.
Once again, Kathy has provided a loving home for our Miniature Schnauzer, Schatzi! We have left him two times with Kathy for four and three weeks respectively, and this was time for just a long weekend. Our dog now is friends with her Westie, and they run around in the house and play together. As a result, our dog has learned to use a "doggie Door" out to her chain link fenced yard, and he actually seems to enjoy his new playmate. As always, Kathy takes loving care of him, even lets him sleep on her bed! we feel so fortunate to have found her through DogVaca, and can plan a trip with peace of mind.
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What a great find Kathy was (and we already have reservations with her for Christmas for three weeks)! I found her through an article on DogVacay in a Sunday Supplement in NM! We were moving to OR and knew we needed to be away for one month shortly after we arrived. Kathy's home is designed for little dogs, and she has a chain link fenced in back yard. Our Miniature Schnauzer felt at home right away. (shhh He even slept on her bed!) Kathy is also perfect, giving him special food and meds, and even had him get a bath before we came home! He got along well with her little Westie and Kathy sent us pictures of them as well as a little Chihuahua named Noodle that he loved. She never takes more than four little dogs, so she can give each tender loving care. Thanks, Kathy. see you again soon1
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Kathy was great - she had all prepared and is obviously well loved and trusted by those in her care. Orion took to her and her brood immediately and did not even notice I had left. He was delightfully exhausted from the socialization which is good for him. I would not hesitate to bring him back when the need arises. John
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