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Kym H.
Raleigh, NC 27604
20 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies

Kym's Resident Pets

Golden Retriever
7 yr 2 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Caged birds or Reptiles

Kym's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Dog door access

About Kym

16 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
**At this time, we are only doing last minute bookings for dogs that have already stayed with us before. We are looking to move closer to downtown and our house is on the market. Once we are in our new home we will go back to booking farther out and doing meet and greets to keep new dogs.We are just unsure of how long the selling process will take. Sorry for any inconvenience!!**

I work Monday through Thursday and am at home Friday through Sunday. Two goldens are the kings of our castle. Plenty of play time is available. Our house is two stories and has a fenced in yard. It is very dog friendly. Mugsy is our 11 year old golden who is the more laid back man of the house. Clyde is our 5 year old golden who provides the energy and plenty of sass. Both are good with other dogs. Dogs that are over 50 lbs would probably do better due to the size and energy of our boys. We also prefer to only take one other dog at a time due to us having two big boys of our own. We love puppies (who doesn't?) but would prefer dogs that are past the chewing stages for the sake of our baseboards and walls. Will consider puppies if crate trained and a crate provided for the times we have to step out of the house. A meet and greet is required beforehand just to make sure the dogs get along and that we are a good fit for you. We look forward to meeting you and spoiling your babies as much as we spoil ours.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Leash Pulling
Kym H.
Raleigh, NC 27604
20 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 17, 2014


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kym's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
$15 /bath
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20 Reviews
Kym always takes such great care of Bailey. She sends us pictures of Bailey playing in the backyard and going for walks. When Bailey comes home, she sleeps for days because of all of the play time that she gets at Kym's house. We are so glad that we found DogVacay and Kym.
Koda had an excellent stay at Kym' always. From lots of loving, to birthday cake and walks, you couldn't ask for a better sitter!!!
Kym and Jeff were great hosts for Bailey again. They constantly kept us informed by sending us pictures of her playing with their two golden retrievers. It was as if Bailey was on her own little vacation while we were out of town. We feel so much better knowing that Bailey is getting love, attention, and lots of playtime while we are out of town. She will probably sleep for days. Thanks Kym and Jeff!
Mattie had another wonderful stay and adventure with Clyde & Mugsy. Kym takes such good care of our 4 legged child and loves her as her own. I am so sad we are moving out of state and can't take her and her husband with us. I have such peace of mind when I leave her with you. Thanks for always taking such good care of Mattie. We will miss you guys.
We had a great experience . kym sent us daily pictures and videos which relieved the anxiety of leaving Cooper. I highly commend Kym. Cooper is longing to go back and play with Clyde and mugsy! it took a couple of days for him to recover he barely moved!! They are the best. We will definitely take Cooper back to his new friends.
Kym and her family were fantastic hosts for Bailey. They kept us updated with Bailey's daily activities by posting pictures online as well as adding captions describing her days. It warmed our hearts to know that Bailey was getting great exercise on their daily 3 mile walks, as well as playing with their other dogs while we were out of town. We will never use a dog kennel again. I would highly recommend that you send you doggie on a doggie vacay with Kym. We were able to get away without feeling guilty about leaving Bailey behind because she was on a vacation of her own:-)
Our puppy loved spending a long weekend with Kym and family! He came home loved and tired! We received messages and pictures and knew we had put him in the best hands we could! We were so comforted that he wasn't in a tiny cold kennel but rather in a house filled with love!
Mason had a great stay with Kym and her dogs. I really appreciated her concern with what rules I have for him to make sure he didn't pick up any "bad habits" while staying there. Mason is very shy and timid, but seemed comfortable and was himself when I picked him up. Will definitely be using Kym again next time I go out of town!
Kym always takes great care of Koda when he comes to visit and this time was no exception! Koda looks forward to his next dogvacay with Kym!
This was our first experience with DogVacay, but it will not be the last. Kym & family were wonderful hosts for our dog. He was treated like a member of their family & now that he is back at home I am sure he is missing them. At the meet & greet, we knew it was the right decision. I cannot saw enough good about the hosts. They will be the first call when we make our next travel plans without our dog Bentley. :-)
This was our first time using DogVacay, and if all the hosts are like Kym and Jeff, then we won't be going anywhere else for our pet sitting needs. Our Golden Willow had a fantastic time with them and their two dogs. In fact, after seeing pictures that Kym had sent with updates, I was afraid Willow wouldn't want to come home with us after picking her up! Thanks Kym and Jeff!
Another wonderful stay for Mattie. She loves to play with Clyde & Mugsy and is crazy about Kym and Jeff too. I can't tell you how thankful we are to have found them. We have such peace of mind when we leave Mattie with them.
Kym and Jeff were awesome! This was our first time using DogVacay and I am so pleased with the process and who we chose.

Kym was very accomodating, especially since we feed Koda a raw food diet. Her two goldens are so sweet and were very welcoming to both me and my own golden.

I would highly recommend Kym and plan on using her the next we travel.

We could not be happier with the care and attention Kym and Jeff gave our Old English Sheepdog Mattie. They worked with us on our meet and greet and allowed us to come by twice so Mattie would remember them. It worked because the day we dropped her off she just ran in the house ready for some fun. While we were away Kym sent photos and notes to update us on Mattie's fun. When we picked her up I felt so happy because you could tell Mattie loved them and more importantly they had fallen in love with her as well. Wonderful people I just wished they lived next door. The only bad thing about this review is if the word gets out about how good they are it will be hard to book time when we need them. Thanks again! Tammie & Dave
Kym and Jeff were great with our two labs. Kym sent plenty of pictures over the long weekend to keep my wife fully satisfied that they were being loved. Clyde definately kept my young labs busy and they were exausted when we got them home which was great. I would definately recommend Kym and will definately be using her and Jeff again.
Kym, Jeff and their two boys are great. My dog Rusty had a great time at their home and Kym sent picture texts with written updates daily. Highly recommend and Rusty tells me he wants to go back!
We enjoyed boarding our dog with Kym and her family over the holidays. They are very nice and considerate. She posted photos to let us know how our Mango was doing, so we did not worry about him. If you have a bigger dog, then don't hesistate to board he/she with Kym and her two goldens. They are sweet, playful, and great with other dogs. I do believe Mango had a good time, much better than the normal kennel. Kym and her husband treat their dogs well and will treat yours well, too! They even gave Mango a Christmas gift of doggie treats and goodies. This was unexpected but much appreciated!
Kym was great! Very nice to both me and my pup. She and her husband are true dog lovers; took my dog for long walks and cared for him extremely well. I would highly recommend a stay with Kym and her goldens!
we would like to thank Kym and her husband for taking such good care of our golden Luca.
He wasn't feeling to good a couple of days before hand and just started on some meds the Vet gave him so I was a little worried, but he did great and got along very well with their 2 goldens, his new buddies.
we will definitely choose to have Luca stay with them next time!!!
Wonderful hosts! My mastiff, Bella, had a great time with Kym and her two dogs. The home was spacious, and well-suited for doggy-fun. Thanks, Kym!
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