Fairlington Villages Chateau Chien

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Kate B.

83 Reviews
49 Repeat Guests
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Kate's Resident Pets

Australian Shepherd
5 yr 1 mo old

Kate's Townhome

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Children at home (13-18 years old)
Small Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Kate

21 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi and welcome to Fairlington Villages Chateau Chien in Arlington. Fairlington is extremely dog friendly--there are almost as many dogs here as people!

I am primarily available for weekend dog stays and walking, as I work full time during the week.

I have been caring for dogs for over 20 years--I love all breeds, sizes and temperaments, as long as they can hang out with my resident pup, Baxter. He's a 4-year old small mutt who loves to run and play ball, likes visitors and barks much too much.

Your dog will get plenty of indoor and outdoor play, walks and rest while they're at my place. I also can provide transportation to a vet in case of an emergency.
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Kate B.

83 Reviews
49 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 5, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kate's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
83 Reviews
Our two schnauzers loved their stay. Kate did an amazing job making them feel loved and keeping them busy while we were away. Will definitely book again.
Oreo seemed very content and enjoyed playing with Baxter and another Shepherd that was staying that weekend. Great place and he loved having the patio to sunbathe, just like home for him. Thanks Kate!
Kate was great, and my pups seemed to enjoy there stay!
Kate was so awesome to our dogs while we were away, and she did a great job keeping us posted with pictures and messages to let us know they were just fine. We will certainly use her again!
Kate was very responsive and flexible with coordinating drop off/pick up times. Belle seemed to have had a great time. I would definitely recommend Kate to anyone!
Freddy had a great weekend with Miss Kate! He came back safe and happy!
Kate is always a great host. The last time our pup stayed with her, she was flexible enough to let him stay a couple extra days when we got stuck out of town due to travel delays. Thank you Kate!
Kate and her daughter, Emily, were great with our pup. They even had our favorite so walker come for the week so he would be comfortable. Highly recommend!!
Riot loved her time with Kate, and she was very accommodating when an emergency caused us to need to cut the stay short.
Very friendly and caring towards Rambo!
Wonderful, accommodating, sweet, and loving to our puppy - thank you!
Brady loved his stay with Kate! She sent constant pictures and updates and really reassured a nervous parent leaving their puppy for the first time. We will definitely book with Kate in the future!
Kate is wonderful and I always know Bailey is in good hands!
Great as always! -Thank you Kate
Lilah loved her stay with Kate and Baxter - she is definitely missing them since she has been home. Kate was also very flexible with changes in stay length which I really appreciate. Will definitely use again!
Kate was awesome to Molly and me. Kate sent pictures and keep me updated on how Molly was doing on her DogVacay. I highly recommend Kate!
Kate was a great host for my dog, Harper. She was great about flexible drop-off/pick-up times, since my plans were pretty nebulous, and sent updates and a picture during the stay. She also was really accommodating regarding my dog's shyness around strangers, and came home to do the midday walk herself instead of using her walker because of this issue. Really great experience
My pup had a wonderful experience with Kate!
Kate was very accomodating to my schedule for drop off and pick up. I really appreciate the updates she sent about how my dog was doing. It gave me peace of mind that all was well.
This is the 2nd time our dog has stayed with Kate. He loves her and Baxter, and was so excited when we got there and we started walking toward their door! Another great experience.
Thank you Kate!
Kate is a great host! She sent us a few photo updates of our dog Walter so that we knew he was comfortable and doing well. She also helped him survive his fear of the July 4th fireworks :) We will be coming back to Kate for future vacays!
Our dog loves Kate and Baxter :) Kate is considerate, thoughtful, and really goes out of her way to make sure everyone is happy and having a great time. And Baxter is adorable and friendly. Thanks, Kate!
Kate was very easy to work with and took good care of my dog Max. She sent pictures and ensured I had peace of mind knowing he has having a good time!
Kate did such an amazing job with our slightly anxious boxer! Our pup sometimes doesn't eat when we are gone and she got him to eat at least a little of his food every day. He was happy and tired, from all the playing, when we picked him up. We will definitely be using Kate again. She was perfect for our dog.
Kate was wonderful for our 2 yr old golden. Definitely will be booking her again in the future.
My dog Spot has stayed with Kate several times now and he loves going there more than words can describe. This time he hurt his paw a few days before we left on vacation and I was so happy to know he was staying somewhere he loves with someone I trust to take good care of him. He was happy and healthy when I picked him up.
Thank you Kate (and family) for welcoming Maggie into your home...I think she misses you all (and Baxter)!
Sansa had a wonderful time staying with Kate and Baxter. I think Baxter was a little unsure of her high energy level at first, but they soon became friends. Kate posted a picture and let me know that things were going well during her stay. When we thought we would be a little late picking Sansa up, Kate was very accommodating. I would definitely reccommend Kate.
Maggie comes hone happy and healthy!
Kate was absolutely wonderful! We had never left our Jack Russell,Beau, with someone other than a friend before and she made it such a great experience. I appreciated the pictures she sent of him and how flexible she was with drop off and pick up times - we got stuck in traffic on our way back from our weekend trip and werent able to pick him up until later than we had originally planned for, and she was completely fine with it. Beau was exhausted and happy when we got home, which is quite an accomplishment to tire out a Jack Russell to be that much! We will definitely book her again!
Kate was so great with Addie! She sent daily updates and pictures and I felt really good about being away while she was watching her!
Our boxer puppy enjoyed his stay with Kate. He loved playing with the other dogs, and we loved the photos she sent while we were away.
My dog Arie had a wonderful time with Kate and Baxter. Will be using Kate again.
Kate took really good care of our dog and was super understanding and flexible! We got suck on a plane on the tarmac at Reagan for 2 1/2 hrs and couldn't get to pick up Finnegan on time, so Kate was kind (and extremely understanding) and kept Finn an additional night. She was great, we'll definitely have her watch Finn again in the future.
Kate took wonderful care of Nelson once again over the holidays. She's flexible and keeps you up to date on how your pup is doing! Many thanks.
We are a repeat customer of Kate's. Our dog Appa always has a great time and we get cute picture updates sent to our email throughout his stay.
This was my dogs first time away from me and home. The pictures Kate sent put my mind at ease that he was adjusting well. I think staying in his usual neighborhood made it less stressful for both of us! Thanks for everything!
Kate and her daughter took care of Paddy and were nice enough to send pictures of him hanging out with them throughout his stay. He was exhausted by the end, but that's probably only because he's not used to hanging out with another dog the whole day. We really appreciated it!
We had another great experience with Kate - she took such good care of our dog Socks over Labor Day weekend! She was kind enough to send me photos of Socks having fun, which was a nice surprise and helped ease any anxiety I had. Kate also was patient when Socks got sick on the last day of her visit - she even went out of her way to purchase some wet food in hopes it would calm our dog's stomach. Kate really goes above and beyond, and I know we will be bringing Socks back to her in the future!
This was our dogs first time away from home and he didn't see to miss a bit! Kate has a very nice home and is very calm and knowledge about dogs. We'll be back! Gretchen
Kate was great with Sydney. I would certainly recommend her and I am likely to use her again.
Mcgee just stayed with Kate for the first time and it was great! I loved that I got a photo of him daily so I could see he was doing well. He came home tired so I know he had fun!
Spot just spent his first weekend with Kate and we will definitely be going back. Spot usually gets anxious and mopey when he's away from me but he seemed happy as a clam at Kate's. Kate was also very flexible with figuring out drop off and pick ups.
We had such a great experience with Kate - she watched our dog Socks for the Fourth of July, and took great care of her. She was very flexible on drop-off and pick-up times, and very friendly and personable. Her resident dog Baxter got along well with Socks, and I'm guessing they had a great time playing because Socks came home happy and exhausted. We will definitely be using Kate as a host again in the near future!
Kate (and Baxter) took great care of Fiona! She was very accommodating and clearly loves dogs. My dog is used to sleeping in bed with my daughter and Kate let her sleep with her, so I know my dog was in heaven! I would recommend her and will use her again.
Kate is awesome! we booked her last minute she was very welcoming and I could tell Gizmo left a happy dog. the best part is that she let Gizmo sleep in her bed because thats what he is used to, now that is what i call a great doggy slumber party!
Ella (who I have never boarded) stayed with Kate B for a weekend recently and I highly recommend Kate. She was flexible, accommodating, and best of all, relaxed and loving. Kate was kind enough o send me a couple of photos, so I could see Ella cuddling with her daughter--doesn't get better than that!
Kate was the best! She was very flexible when I needed to unexpectedly extend my reservation. I will definitely use her again in the future!
Raven's stay with Kate was great! She was very flexible about pick up/drop off. She sent us fun pictures of Raven and even let her snuggle with her in the bed! Would definitely recommend!
Dojo had a great time at Kate's place.
Kate did a great job with Lincoln. I was nervous to leave him as he was so young and this was the first time I left him with anyone but she did a great job. She sent updates and pictures that made me feel confident that he was happy. When I arrived to pick him up he was sound asleep on the couch with her- he definitely had a comfortable weekend away. Kate was very flexible with scheduling and offered a meet and greet with her and her dog prior to dropping Lincoln off. I would give 5 stars but her dog Baxter wasn't very friendly towards Lincoln and so had to spend his weekend away also- even this Kate handled perfectly though. I would definitely use her services again.
Kate was awesome! Rigby had a great time hanging out with Baxter! 5 stars!! :))
It was so nice leaving Lucca in such great hands. Thank you! She's the best. :)
Wonderful experience!
Kate is awesome as usual. Our dog loves going there and is best friends with Baxter. He's always exhausted when we get back because they play so much! Thanks for everything.
Katie is awesome!
Kate and her daughter were so great to our two pups! Kate was very easy to work with, very accommodating over the holidays, and sent us updates with pictures regularly so we could see that our girls were in safe hands. She truly loves dogs and I would recommend her to anyone, thanks Kate!!!
We were very happy with Kate's services for an 11 day period over the holidays. She was both responsive and easygoing. She was confident with our large (70lb)) mutt, who got along well with her own small dog. While we were gone, she was communicative - sending updates and photos. We will definitely hope to book again with Kate. Thank you!
Once again, Kate seemed to take very good care of my golden doodle Lucky. She sent me a photo of him too which was great as I worry about my boy when I am out. Overall Lucky seemed happy and well taken cared of.
Callie had a great time with Kate! This was my first time using DogVacay and we'll definitely be back again!
Charlie had a fabulous time. Thank you Kate!
Pablo had a nice time at Kate's. She and her girls were very kind to him. Also, Kate was very accommodating to my changing work schedule re: drop off/pick up scenarios. Much appreciated!
Kate was super accommodating and easy to plan with, given my hectic schedule. She loved my dog and treated her as her own - which means the world to a fellow dog owner. I highly recommend her and will definitely be using her again in the near future!
Millie had a great time with Kate and Baxter! We're pretty sure that Millie and Baxter share the same puppy-daddy in West Virginia:) Kate accommodated my last minute reservation and meet and greet request. I picked Millie up in the evening on Sunday and Kate was fine with that. I'm sure Millie and her half-brother will see each other again soon!
Kate was fantastic! Took great care of our dog and he seemed really happy there. Would highly recommend.
Kate was great and her resident dog, Baxter, was hilarious! She was also very flexible and able to keep my doggie for an extra week, unexpectedly. I will definitely use her again!
Kate did an excellent job with Zoey! She even discovered she had a UTI and took her to the vet while I was away! I would definitely recommend and use her in the future!
Kate was extremely accommodating a gracious.
Kate was wonderful with Marley...she even went to another provider's house to pick up Marley as we were away and this was the only way we accommodate everyone while we were out of the country. We will definitely be calling Kate again!
Kate was so easy to communicate with! She was willing to work with us on booking short notice. Our "boys" seemed to immediately feel comfortable in her home. Thanks Kate!
Very happy with the DogVacay service and with Kate and her family. This was our first time using DogVacay, but everything went smoothly. Thanks!
Kate is amazing! She is so flexible, she agreed to meet us in no time, we meet her and her lovely dog and family and they are so nice. We were not sure if it was 1 or 2 nights and she was so open and flexible about it. My dog look so happy after being with Kate. I highly recommend Kate.
Kate was great! Whedon seemed very happy when I picked her up. Kate sent me updates and pictures of Whedon playing while I was gone as well. She helped me out in a situation where I had to do a meet and greet and find somewhere for Whedon to stay on a very short basis.
I had a great experience with Kate! She sent me updates on how Rocko was doing and he seemed very happy when I picked him up. I will definitely be using her again soon!
Kate was really great. I booked at the last minute and she was very accommodating to take my dog for the weekend. My dog Lucky seemed very happy and well cared for. I would definitely use her again.
Bella's weekend with Kate was great. Kate obviously loves dogs and I felt very comfortable leaving Bella with her. I also appreciated her last minute accommodation and flexibility with drop-off and pickup times.
Kate was lovely! She sent me pictures of my dogs resting calmly and happily on their couch ( lucky her furniture is dog-friendly for my pups who think they are people!) and they came home exhausted but happy! I think they enjoyed their weekend vacation as much I enjoyed mine!
Jager seemed like he had a good time while staying at Kate's. They were great last minute hosts!
Our second great experience with Kate looking after our dog for the weekend :)
Kate was great with Dublin and so helpful with responding to emails promptly and being flexible with pick up and drop off times. I would highly recommend her and will be definitely using her again in times of need! Dublin came home exhausted from playing with other dogs during her stay
My Labrador Retriever appears well-rested and well-exercised after his stay with Kate and Baxter. Kate returned emails and inquiries promptly, was flexible with drop-off and pick-up times, and sent me a dog photo update while I was away. Her house is near a large field, which was optimal for my ball-loving dog. Baxter was very friendly and a good host to my dog as well. I'm glad to have found this home and would recommend it to others.
Kate did a great job taking care of my pup. Upon arrival, she was outside with her dog, ready for our dogs to meet. During the day, she took him for walks, the dog park and even to a dog event in the neighborhood. By the end of the day, he was happy but tired, just how I like it!

When I went to pick him up, I could tell that he had grown to like her very much. In fact, the next day when we passed her home, he stopped, wanting to return to her townhouse. I guess he must've had a really fun time with her!

My only advice would be to send an update such as a text and/or photo of how the dog is doing during the day. Other than that, thanks so much for taking such good care of him!
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