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Kathleen R.

17 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

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
Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Pug, Rottweiler

Kathleen's Resident Pets

Mina
Mixed Breed
Female
4 yr 8 mo old

Kathleen's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Kathleen

31 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Personalized, loving care at home in a 1 person household plus 1 28# dog; 30+ years experience of quality dog ownership, also kitties. Personal walks along the lake drive a block away (good weather) or in a quiet neighborhood otherwise. Guests usually accompany us on car outings if enjoyable for them. Individual attention with maximum of 2 visitors, unless same family. Interesting, fully fenced native plant yard. A separate kitty friendly place if needed Our typical walks are 1.6 mi, more or less depending on your request, pet's comfort, bad weather,

We have a calm, quiet environment, so if your pet enjoys lots of stimulation and chasing others, a better fit would be a DV daycare home where there are several friends around with continual activity. My guests do receive much personal attention and interaction; return guests always show their owners they are very happy to return here.

Excellent ball/toy throwing skills (owner, :-), attention to special needs/requests, Lots of care to become comfortable. I am also an RN and open to special needs of visitors. I do not typically crate. Daily updates My guests may often enjoy a brush, comb or Furminator session.

Please note- I cannot accept very large dogs or those whose leash manners are not reliable (after my recovery from broken hand caused by a dear, very large pet who was not reliable on leash). Puppies, young dogs must be reliably housebroken or owner be willing to provide belly pads. ( What is reliable at home is often a whole new thing in a different environment). We don't use digestible chew sticks/bones due to concerns for choking/swallowing and potential for obstruction. My main goal is to provide a safe, happy visit so owners can truly enjoy their own VaCay!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety

Kathleen R.

17 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 22, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kathleen's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Kathleen's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 12 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 12 miles
Training
$20 /hour
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 12 miles
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17 Reviews
Kathleen took care of our dog like he was her own. Lots of walks, treats and love. We could NOT have asked for a better experience. We will definitely be. Suiting Kathleen again!
Kathleen was an excellent caregiver! She is a dog-lover and Auggie received abundant attention, activity and care! Loved receiving daily texts with updates and photos!
Kathleen was so wonderful, we would recommend her to all families. She took excellent care of our 10-mth-old, high-energy boy and treated him like her own family member. We didn't worry at all while we were away because we knew he was in good hands. Lots of walks, doggie playdates, outside time, and even some special dog training. We will be repeat guests, for sure.

Thank you for all you do, Kathleen! We really appreciate you. Zeke is happy to be home, but misses his new friends.
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Kathleen is very caring and loving with animals and nature. She dedicates time and energy to maintaining a beautiful yard and her boards and own dog Minna. Our little guy Eddie was scheduled to board for 5 nights, but due to unforeseen circumstances on both Kathleen and my part, Eddie had to cut his stay short by 3 days. Eddie is a mid to high energy dog and very small, and he was likely not a good fit. Kathleen takes her dog and boards on nice walks throughout the day to get them nice and tired. I would recommend kathleen to owners of dogs with energy on the lower side and dogs with good manners! You can't beat the price, and this sitter boards dogs at such a reasonable price because she loves them and likes to help people.
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Kathleen was great. She took the time to get to know both the owner and the dog. We we're both a little unsure of the vacay after the meet and greet , but decided to give it a try. I have never picked Foxy up in a more relax state than on Thursday. She wasn't in a hurry to leave at all. Minna (sp) and Foxy found their space and were great. I am very pleased with the whole experience and look forward to sending Foxy on a vacay at Kathleen's again.
Oh, I keep forgetting to say Kathleen's butterfly garden is amazing as well.
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Our Bella is 13-1/2 years old and does not tolerate a kennel boarding situation very well. She would come home stressed out and require medication to get her back to normal.

That has all changed since staying at Kathleen's!

As dog owners of an older dog, we appreciate the fact Kathleen accepts only two dogs per day for boarding and her own dog, Mina, is sweet and gentle.

Kathleen is very accommodating, as Bella requires special daily dietary and medication needs. As well as low exercise time and a nap or two during the day.

Her cozy home and beautiful inviting yard is a great fit for Bella!

We highly recommend Kathleen for all your dog needs. Bella is already scheduled for her next visit with Kathleen and Mina.

Thank you Kathleen!

Jenny & Jim O
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Boomer really enjoyed his vacay. He was so calm when we picked him up, usually he's crazy even when we leave him at home for 30 minutes. Thanks for taking such good care of him.
Kathleen was a great caretaker for our Payton. She was very attentive to her needs which were many as it was the 4th of July weekend and Payton is very afraid of fireworks. She texted us daily with updates. I would definitely use her services in the future or recommend her to others.
The Hogan Family
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What a wonderful time Chompy had. Kathleen is a fantastic person to take care of your pet. She is friendly, warm and great with dogs. Her house is beautiful and our dog loved being in the garden. Can't recommend her high enough. Chompy can't wait for her next Dogcation!
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Rocky was very well cared for. Kathleen provided a safe and enjoyable vacation for Rocky. I was glad to find someone who cared a lot about my dog. I will definitely use her again.
Molly loved her vacay with Kathleen. Lots of activity, a friend to play with, and a whole basket of toys to destroy. We were truly free to enjoy our trip, with daily updates and pictures to reassure us that all was well. We will definitely be repeat custmers.
Thanks Kathleen (and Mina)!
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Kathleen was great. Toby seemed happy when I picked him up and her care was excellent. We will definitely use Kathleen again as the experience was very positive. Antonia J.
Kathleen was a kind hostess who treated my dog Buster as her own. She made sure he got his exercise, gave him his allergy medicines, fed him, and more than a few times kept him overnight when I was in a pinch. Kathleen helped me get through the tax season without worrying about Buster and I will always be grateful. Buster loved going to play with the doggies (Kathleen has two)!
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Kathleen is a 5-star performer. She is most attentive and caring in every way including tips for better eating habits for my Labrador. He enjoyed daily walks and playing with other dogs. He would have been happy to stay there longer:) G.
Barlow had a great time with Kathleen. She took her on long walks and really showed her a fun day! Kathleen was really accommodating at the last minute and I really appreciated how she took care of our dog!
Kathleen was such a gracious host to my two dogs. You can tell she really enjoys taking care of fur babies and was very attentive. Her nursing background showed through as she "charted" (took notes) on my pups and sent updates and pictures while I was on vacation.
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Kathleen is an extremely caring dog sitter. She loves to hear all the details for your dog and will be very diligent to implement your requests. Being a nurse definitely comes thru in how she cares for the dogs under her care. We were fortunate to be her first overnights border. We loved getting pictures and phone calls while we were away. Good to know that our little Miss Marli was having a great vacay too!
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