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Kelly T.
Hamilton, ON L8L 7
17 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
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Pet Requirements

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

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Other Pets & Animals: Cats

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About Kelly

I am a certified dog trainer at "Take Paws Canine Training", along with having experience as a dog walker and canine swim therapist. I have experience working in a veterinary hospital and also work with animal shelters and rescues assessing and training foster dogs for adoption. I have worked with various animal rescue groups and am comfortable with dogs of all shapes and sizes. Your pup will rarely be alone at home and is welcome to run free in my doggy friendly home with a variety of beds and toys. Who knows? Along with having tons of fun, your pup may even learn a trick or two during his vacay!
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Kelly T.
Hamilton, ON L8L 7
17 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated August 5, 2015


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kelly's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
Daycare At Kelly's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
$60 /hour
$15 /bath
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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17 Reviews
I always feel happy to have Kelly take care of my dog Augie He can be a handful but I know he is in great hands and he is always so chill and happy when he comes home.
I have a Shiba with a strong personality and 'special needs' (i.e. doesn't get along with other dogs, only eats certain foods, etc.) and finding a dog sitter that can meet all his needs can be tough. But Kelly has lots of experience with all kinds of dogs and was very flexible about picking up and dropping off times and they got along well. Great DogVacay host - highly recommended!
Kelly took care of Lilo many times now and I know my dog is in good hands. Kelly is very flexible in terms of dropping and picking time and I would recommend her to everyone. Thanks Kelly for taking great care of my little dog.
Kelly was awesome with my dog Augie. He is a big and strong dog with some fear aggression problems, but Kelly was very experienced in the training that we are using for him (counter-conditioning). He absolutely loved her and was right at home when I dropped him off. Thanks Kelly!
Kelly was great with Izzy and I would highly recommend her. She sent me daily updates and kept me informed on Izzy's stay. With Kelly's background in dog training, she was well equipped to deal with Izzy's behavioral challenges.
Kelly took my booking at the last minute and did a great job! He slept like a baby the night I got him back home!
Kelly was terrific with my dog Banjo and I would certainly recommend her to anyone. Banjo can be difficult as he is a rescue dog with a lot of fear. Kelly was very good with him and had no problem learning about his particular triggers and needs.
Kelly was very knowledgable and kept our puppy on her toes the entire trip. She sent picture updates every day to help keep our minds at ease and was willing to answer any and all questions we had. Remy came home a happy and tired little pup.
I left my dog, Romy, with Kelly during my destination wedding. At first, I was nervous about leaving Romy because he has never been away from the family and can be a little high maintenance at times. Kelly was exceptional and took great care of him. She sent us updates everyday with pictures so that we would be at ease and know that he was being well taken care of. She even gave him a gift bag of goodies when we picked him up! I could tell Romy was very happy and comfortable with Kelly, which was a definite first as he can get quite nervous around new people. I'm so glad we found Kelly. We will definitely ask Kelly to watch Romy the next time we go on another trip!
Kelly was absolutely AMAZING. She took care of our Great Dane puppy as if he were hers (which was apparent by the pictures she sent of him taking up her entire bed). She was accommodating, friendly and very reassuring as it was out first time ever leaving our pup with somebody else. We would highly reccomend Kelly to anybody, and we cannot wait to send Levy back for another vacation!
Kelly was great right from the start. We were definitely nervous before we met her as we've never left our pup with anyone but family and close friends. But after we met her at the park and she answered all of our questions we felt completely at ease.

When we dropped Gus Gus off Kelly was great, she again answered more of our questions and listened to all of our concerns and instructions on caring for him. We received almost daily updates with pictures of Gus Gus while we we're on vacation and were so grateful. When we picked Gus Gus up he looked happy and healthy and Kelly even provided us with a goodie bag for him. We couldn't have asked for a better caretaker for Gus Gus while we were on vacation and we'd definitely recommend her as a host for your furbaby! :D
My dog Dozer has mild anxiety and can be a little hard to handle if you don't stay calm and positive around him, but when I met up with Kelly for a meet'n'greet I could tell she was cut out for the job. I wasn't too worried when I dropped him off and not long after I got a picture update letting me know he was settled in. When I picked Dozer up the next day he was in great spirits all the way home and slept like a log as soon as we got there. I will be using Kelly again and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her.
Kelly's service was great! No hassle, just dropped off the dog and was on my way! Picked up Zilla a week later and she was super happy. We'll definitely be calling her up next time we're out of town.
Kelly is truly amazing - her energy is just perfect for me and my dog - She's calm and grounded. She sent photos in which I can see how much she enjoyed Ziggy and how much he enjoyed the stay! I wouldn't hesitate to use her for any other travel I have to do.
Kelly was wonderful! Thank you so much for taking care of Remy :) She even sent us pictures while we were away!
2nd time having Kelly as a sitter and again she was great. Very accommodating for our schedule!
Kelly was a great host for Ruby. She was quick to respond and answer my questions (It was our first time using Dog Vacay) and she was very flexible with setting up a time to meet and again with drop off and pick up.

When we met with Kelly for the meet and greet she was very friendly and obviously comfortable with Ruby (a bigger dog than most in the neighbourhood). She made some good suggestions about what we needed to bring (and also had a few things on hand so we didn't need to lug our crate or food bowls to her house).

Over the weekend, Kelly sent photo updates so we could see that Ruby was having a good time (very reassuring for first timers like us). And finally, when we got Ruby home, she napped the rest of the afternoon! She clearly got quite a bit of exercise on her Vacation!

We will definitely be having our Dog Vacation with Kelly in the future!
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