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Makena K.

6 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Akita, Alaskan Malamute, Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Chow Chow, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd Dog, Great Dane, Irish Wolfhound, Keeshond, Mastiff, Miniature Pinscher, Rottweiler, Siberian Husky, St. Bernard, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Makena's Resident Pets

Australian Cattle Dog
3 yr 8 mo old

Makena's Apartment

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

About Makena

3 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Our names are Nic and Makena. My husband and I have a three year old Miniature Australian Shepard named Millie. We both grew up with multiple dogs of all different sizes and breeds. We recently fostered a sick dog from a rescue and were able to bring him back to health and give him to a great family. We love watching dogs socialize and play and think they are very human like. Our apartment is located in the heart of downtown close to trails and parks. We have a very clean and organized home so that you know your dog is safe from getting into danger.
We have a small private enclosed shaded patio off our apartment where your dog is free to come in and out of. There is a community astroturf area where supervision is required but access is never restricted and where we will take constant breaks to get fresh area.
As I am a full time online student most of the time will be spent indoors in an air conditioned apartment where there will be plenty of room to run and play. Your dog will be allowed anywhere and everywhere we go and will be provided with ample love and attention.
Since we do live in an apartment complex please take into consideration if your dog likes to bark. Also please be aware that if the dog vacation lasts for three days or longer one of those days your pup will be home unsupervised for up to eight hours. Of course they will still have access to use the bathroom and ample food and drink during that time.
It is highly preferable for visiting dogs to recently have a bath before coming for an overnight visit as we will be in close proximity of them throughout the stay.

Our drop off time is 3:00pm or later and pick up time is 3:00pm or earlier. Varying times can be accommodated but a daycare fee of $20 will be charged on either or both days that the time can not be met.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Makena K.

6 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 24, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Makena's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Makena's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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6 Reviews
This was my first experience with DogVacay... and it was the BEST! Makena and her husband were so accommodating with our weird schedule our dog's particularities. Plus, our puppy is only 7 months old, so he can be quite the handful!

Makena sent me photos via text message every day (which was SO EXCITING). Probably the most amazing thing was the fact that Makena and her husband took my dog snowshoeing! He loves being out on the trails so I know he had a blast.

Their apartment complex was beautiful and was a great, comfortable place for our puppy to stay-- nice outdoor areas for dogs to hang out in, and a safe neighborhood. Our puppy loved playing with Makena's cute dog, which was a huge plus. When we picked him up late at night, Makena and her husband had already packed up everything and brought it all out to the car for us!

I truly feel like Makena went the extra mile for us. Our puppy had never been away from us or home before, and leaving him at Makena's gave me such peace of mind.

Thanks so much!
Makena was the first dog sitter I used on DogVacay and I was very impressed. She was very attentive and caring, took my dog on multiple walks, and sent regular updates and pictures. I like that Makena only watches 1-2 dogs at a time so that each pup gets attention. I was also impressed with her apartment which is clean and orderly.

Makena is a great dog sitter and I wouldn't hesitate to use her services again in the future!
Makena was excellent! She was very responsive to my messages and went above and beyond for my pups. She even sent me daily pictures! Thanks for a great experience!
Makena went the extra mile when it came to our Border/ Aussie Max. He got go on a hike in the mountains. The pictures she texted us the pup had an ear to ear smile. I know Max was treated as if he was part Makena's family. When we come back through Utah we will definitely use Nakena again.
Makena was great. Sent pictures everyday and took great care of Lucky.
Makena took really good care of my dog. I was very pleased with her. She sent me photos of my dog everyday over text and over the dogvacay app while I was gone. She also sent videos. She is really flexible with time and worked really well with my schedule for the meet and greet and when I picked up/dropped off my dog. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a dog sitter! My dog came home to me looking great and had such great energy!
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