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Kathy M.

22 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Akita, Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Basenji, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Bulldog, Bullmastiff, Chow Chow, Doberman Pinscher, Great Dane, Mastiff, Rottweiler, St. Bernard, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Kathy's House

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Children at home (Under 5 years old, 5-12 years old)
Small Yard
Partially fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Kathy

1 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We are an active family with 3 kids, ages 11, 8 and 4. We don't have a pet, but someday we would like to get one. We would love to dog-sit a gentle dog that is known to be good with small children. We will take the dog on many walks (at least 3 - 4 times a day) and give him or her lots of love. The kids love to play ball with a dog and take he or she to the park. We live close to the Charles River and there is a great park there. Mom and Dad are runners and can go running with a dog, too.

We have experience dog-sitting for our friends and family. The kids are so excited to have a dog in the house, that the dog is like a celebrity.

We prefer to meet the dog in advance to make sure that we are not allergic. As we may be allergic to some breeds.

We live in a single family, 2,000+ square foot house, so there is plenty of room for the dog to roam. We have a small fenced in yard, (20 x 30) but we go out for walks or to the park throughout the day.

Someone is home most of the time during the day. Although, there may be a few hours, when we cannot be home, so the dog must be OK being alone for a short time, up to 3-4 hours, during the week.

We will love your dog and treat he or she like a family member.

We only host one dog at a time, unless you have two dogs.
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Kathy M.

22 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • 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
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
22 Reviews
Our dog had a fabulous vacation with the host family. She saw more of Boston (Blue Hills, Boston Common) than when she is home with us. The children of the family are very engaging too. We will definitely book again with this family.
Kathy and her entire family were lovely and wonderful with Emma She instantly became part of the family and was one of their happy members
Kathy in fact brought her to work where she had constant love and attention day and night
We will be using Kathy and her family again very soon
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Kathy and family are amazing hosts! They watched our small dog for 2 weeks and did a perfect job. Our dog is a bit high maintenance: meds twice a day, special food prep for dinner, needs booties in snow, etc. They were perfectly accommodating of all of our special requests and sent texts with pictures every day. Kathy's 3 kids were wonderful with our dog too. When we picked our pooch up, it was clear she had a great time with the kids and this fab family.
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Excellent. Kathy took really special care of Napoleon. He was happy, healthy and safe. She stayed in contact with me daily so I neither worried nor wondered about my pug. I feel confident and I would like to ask her to dog sit Napoleon again.
Maggie always loves going here! Another excellent weekend. THANKS!
Kathy and her family have taken care of our Bichon Amy several times. They have done an outstanding job. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Kathy and her family were great! They took very good care of our dog, and it was obvious that they treated him just like one of the family. We would definitely book with them again.
Kathy and her family took great care of Oliver. He was calm and happy when I picked him up. I would not hesitate to leave Oliver with them in the future.
Kathy has taken care of our dog twice and both times Kathy and family did a great job.
Kathy and her family are wonderful sitters for our dog, Oliver. He has stayed with them twice now and has received excellent care and a tremendous amount of love and attention. Kathy keeps us updated with pictures of Oliver playing with and being adored by her kids. We could not recommend Kathy highly enough!
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Our dog had the time of his life during his week with Kathy and her family. They took wonderful care of him, took him on lots of family excursions and played with him all the time. Kathy sent a picture and note everyday, and our trip was way better knowing he was in such good hands. We would love to leave him with them again sometime, they are like his second family!
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Kathy and her family are wonderful sitters for our dog, Oliver. He has stayed with them twice now and has received excellent care and a tremendous amount of love and attention. Kathy keeps us updated with pictures of Oliver playing with and being adored by her kids. We could not recommend Kathy highly enough!
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Kathy's family was great with Cleo! She had quite an active social calendar, attending little league games, an airport pickup and a backyard BBQ... she was quite tired when she got home! It was very easy to coordinate drop off and pickup, so we appreciated their flexibility.
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Once again Delhi's visit in this loving home was a great success. It is very comforting to know she will be loved and treated as a member of the family.
Kathy and her family are the most loving, reliable hosts for our dog. We feel so comfortable leaving our poodle with this wonderful family.
Our 2 year old Lab was very well cared for and I loved knowing she was happy! Thanks so much!!
Spot and abby had the best time! Kathy was extremely flexible and even dropped the dogs off.
Kathy and her family where wonderful. Maggie had a great four days and we will certainly use Kathy M again in the very near future!!
Kathy and her family were wonderful! They were so welcoming and I knew Reese would feel right at home. Kathy sent us pictures almost daily and I could tell Reese was having a great time!!! We will def being asking her family to watch Reese for our next vacation.
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I can't say enough good things about Kathy and her family. We requested a booking and meet & greet VERY last minutes. Kathy was quick to reply, we met the night of the request, and dropped Roxy off the next day!

Even through a blizzard, Kathy sent us pictures and kept Roxy active and happy. The pictures of her cuddled up with the kids were too cute!!

We will certainly be looking for Roxy to stay with Kathy again in the future :)
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Kathy and her family were the most wonderful hosts for our poodle. It was obviously a perfect fit and everyone in the family made a special effort to make Delhi feel completely at home and loved. It certainly made my Christmas vacation so much more stress free knowing that our dog was in such a loving and safe environment. A lovely, fun loving and generous family!!!
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Sadie had a fabulous time with Kathy and her family! The regular updates from Kathy showed Sadie on walks, getting treats at the pet store and being loved by the kids. They even sent a Christmas gift home with her. I would definitely ask them to host Sadie again.
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