Girl With A Spotted Dog

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Kelly M.

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

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Kelly's Resident Pets

English Setter
11 yr 7 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Kelly's Apartment

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Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Kelly

11 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
NOTE: I recently adopted a cat (who likes dogs), so if I've watched your dog before, message me to discuss this change before booking. Also, I've made some changes to my profile, like the number of dogs I watch at once. Please message me about this. I am flexible depending on the situation.

I am an international development professional who enjoys animals, and, now, that I live sans roommate, would welcome another dog into my space in need of sitting services. I understand the travel demands that international work can place on people and have often worried about finding something suitable for my own dog!

Your dog will have a daytime companion in Lucie, my English Setter--a very calm old girl--and plenty of attention from the both of us in the evenings and on weekends.

I live a block from the Adams Morgan/Walter Pierce Dog Park, where Lucie and I often walk. Your dog will get 2+ walks a day (morning and evening) and plenty of fenced-in, outdoor time.

My home is an open, sunny 450 square foot studio on the first floor (not the basement; there are a set of front steps) of a row-house, recently redone. I have dog bowels, beds, and toys ready for guests!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Leash Pulling

Kelly M.

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


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017


Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kelly's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
1 Testimonial
Jan 2017
Kelly is totally an animal person, as we call them in my family. She loves all creatures and her love and consideration for their needs shows in how she cares for all of the loved fur babies that come into her life and home. I highly recommend Kelly! She's amazing!
22 Reviews
Kelly is great--my Labradoodle has stayed with her multiple times and she is the first person I go to when I need a sitter. She is reliable and a real dog lover. Her dog is also sweet and adorable. Highly recommend Kelly!
Kelly took great care of our dog, Watson, and was very easy to work with. She was flexible with drop off and pick up times and gave us consistent updates and pictures. It was a relief to know he was having a good visit with Kelly and Lucy.
Kelly was able to take my dog on short notice - she was very flexible. She sent me photo updates, and was very timely in her responses to my questions. Thanks Kelly!
I have left my dog with Kelly several times and hope to continue leaving Boo with Kelly. Boo is happy and comfortable with Kelly and her dog Lucy. I also appreciate that Kelly will send me pictures of Boo while I'm away. I'd recommend her without hesitation.
Kelly was a great host for our dog Emmy. She accepted our reservation on very short notice and was very flexible with regards to scheduling drop off and pick up times. Emmy clearly enjoyed her stay with Kelly and Lucy. Thanks for taking great care of her while we were away!
As always, Kelly is amazing.

Our pup seemed to be having some pretty serious stress issues while we were gone. Naturally, Kelly helped find ways to soothe him until we could return. We talked about a game plan for how to improve his next visit.

I'm so glad we found Kelly and her pup, Lucie!
Kelly is absolutely wonderful. I have an older dog who requires some extra patience at times and Kelly has always taken excellent care of him. I have no problem recommending her whole heartedly.

And Lucie, Kelly's english setter, is an absolute sweetheart. Great with other dogs.
Kelly and Lucie are the best hosts, they love Shorty as much as I do and I always feel so much better leaving town for work when I know he's with them! I don't want to leave you a good review Kelly because then you'll get busier!! But honestly, SHES AMAZING! I book with no one else.
Kelly was excellent--took good care of Charlie and kept me well-informed with updates. He and Lucie got along swimmingly, and he was so happy there!
Kelly is easy going and knows how to deal with tricky dog situations--it was raining the entire weekend that Phoenix stayed with her and Lucie, so Kelly had to smooth over Phoenix's restless energy, as Phoenix was stuck indoors. I can't imagine this was very easy! But Kelly managed it. Phoenix was happy when I saw her with Kelly. Kelly reported about Phoenix's eating, walking, and poop/pee, so I knew my dog was doing just fine. Thanks, again, Kelly!
We love Kelly!
What can I say about Kelly that hasn't been said already? She is one of the best dog sitters we've ever had! Jack loved her too: A few days after his visit he ran into her on the street and laid right down at her feet--he never does that for us.

During Jack's stay, Kelly emailed us with questions and updates, meaning I could stay focused on my work trip and not worrying about our little guy. Her dog is a sweet and Jack had good fun with his new playmate.

The thing I appreciated most about Kelly her flexibility. When I was having trouble figuring out a pick up situation, Kelly offered to bring Jack to our house down the street.

As long as Kelly is available, she'll be out dog-sitter for life.
Kelly took great care of my dog Spot. He can be a little nervous and he seemed happy at Kelly's and got along fine with Kelly's dog Lucy. We will definitely try Kelly again next time we go out of town.
Kelly and her adorable dog Lucie were wonderful! Kelly was accommodating of my schedule, which I appreciated immensely. Lucie seemed very laid back and Kelly said that Lucie and Baxter got along well. As hard as it is to leave Baxter when I travel, I had total peace of mind leaving him in Kelly's care. She sent me updates, including pictures, which I loved. I would absolutely book a reservation with her again.
Kelly was fantastic! She had a rough time with our 6-month old lab Rafi because he was having serious separation anxiety and refused to leave his crate, but she sent us updates on everything that was happening and by the end of the stay Rafi finally felt comfortable with Kelly and her sweet and gentle dog, Lucy.
Kelly was a great host! I appreciate her willingness to open her home to my dog for an extended time as I was traveling out of the country. She provided updates and gave good feedback of how the visit went after I returned.
Kelly is awesome, I hope she will be a regular in our life as she is so kind and friendly! Thank you Kelly! Laura & Scout
Kelly was very flexible and accommodated me with very little notice. Sage clearly had a good time!
Absolutely fabulous and attentive. I am using her again in the future, already booked for another 10 days in June. She is amazing!
Kelly and her dog Lucie were really great for my dog Sangala while I was away. Kelly kept me updated and sent me photos of Sangala playing at the dog park and snuggling up with her pooch. She was really flexible with the time I dropped him off and picked him up. Lucie, her dog, was a little older and I think my dog wore her out a little, but she was so docile and sweet and put up with my dog's toddler-like behavior. I will defiantly use Kelly again in the future and would recommend her to other dog owners.
Kelly was wonderful and so accommodating. Our scheduled time to pick Henry up changed and she was was so easy to work with to make it work out.
Kelly was very flexible with our changing schedule and our pup had a great time!
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