Happy Paws Inn

View All

Kel H.

135 Reviews
69 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Kel's Resident Pets

Golden Retriever
5 yr 7 mo old
7 yr 3 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Kel's House

View Neighborhood Map
Children at home (5-12 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Dog door access

About Kel

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Our family would love to care for your pet while you are away. We have a large, fenced yard for outside play and freedom to roam when inside our home. There are plenty of nice shaded streets for walks.

I've had pets my whole life, worked for the local humane society for more than 5 years, worked as a veterinary technician for two, and provided in home pet sitting for two years in Dallas. I love getting to know pets in all shapes and sizes - each with their own unique personalities.

My husband and daughter share my love for animals; your pet would never want for attention here. Let our family become your pet's home away from home!

Feel free to message with any questions you may have.

** If booking a one night stay, please keep in mind that the 'nightly rate' is for a 24 hour period. If you wish to drop off early morning and pick up late the next evening, there will be an additional charge.
Read More about Kel...
Contact Kel
Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine

Kel H.

135 Reviews
69 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 21, 2017


Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
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.
Facebook Connected
This Host has provided DogVacay access to their Facebook information.
Pack Promoter
Pack Promoters are active members of the community who promote DogVacay and hosting best practices.
Disaster Relief
This sitter has completed training for the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program and volunteered to help displaced pets in the event of a natural disaster.
Phone Interviewed
Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
References Checked
Our team reaches out to each of our host's references to provide an extra level of confidence and verification.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kel's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
135 Reviews
Kel was great with providing daily updates with our little guy, which was great because both of us (parents) are in different places. It was great for us to see how well he was doing.
We are appreciative and look forward to making a future reservation!
Kel was amazing! she is truly a animal lover! It is very hard to find someone to watch THREE large dogs. And she did an amazing job! treated all our babies as her own. We will definitely be back for a dogvacay!
Kel was fantastic! She took the time to meet with me prior to the drop off and make sure I was comfortable before leaving for the weekend. She also worked around my schedule for the drop off and pick up times. If fact, since she worked close to where I lived she volunteered to pick up my dog on her way home from work...just to save me the trip. I couldn't have asked for a better experience and will definitely call upon Kel again the next time I have to go out of town.
Kel was interested in learning about my pup beforehand in order to take better care of him. And my pup had a great time staying with Kel. He was lucky enough to get to spend time with her dogs and her other vacay dogs, which allowed him to get plenty of interaction, exercise and socialization. I picked my dog up happy, healthy, and nice and tired. I would highly recommend letting your dog stay with Kel, as I would definitely let mine stay with her again. Her photo, video and message updates also gave me peace of mind that my pup was in good hands the whole time, and that was much appreciated as well!
We are so happy that we found Kel to take care of our dog. Zoey loves it -
Great hosts, great environment, great communication! Drogo acclimated easily, looked to be having a blast, and came home happy and tired from all the play. Overall awesome experience! Top pick for future vacation needs.
mico had an amazing time as always with kel !
Kel took great care of our boys, and sent us daily updates with photos which we greatly enjoyed. I would not hesitate to book again with Kel or recommend her to anyone. If you are looking for someone to take care of your pets look no further!
My pups had a fantastic time at Happy Paws Inn.

I was provided with tons of pictures and updates about their stay which made me feel so much beetle about leaving them. The dogs felt right at home and we're welcomed as part of Kel's family.

They even went above and beyond when I left my dog dishes at their house. They drove them to my home to return them, washed and ready for the next meal.

Great job. Will definitely use in the future.
Excellent experience with Kel and her dogs. My dog Raven felt welcomed as soon as she visited the house. It's very apparent that the house is well taken care of. I received photos of how my dog was doing the entire time I was away, and it was a great feeling knowing that she was doing well. I would highly recommend this for anyone that isn't able to take their dog with them on trips.
Our 10 month old very rambunctious German short haired pointer had an awesome stay with Kel. It was great to receive daily pics to keep up with Sables stay. We will definitely be using Kel again!!
We were very happy with our dog, Zoey's stay with Kel H. Zoey seemed very content and Kel was very flexible with pick-up and drop-off times.
Nice host !
Kel is a wonderful, caring person who loves dogs. She made our standard poodle, Luc, feel at home with her two dogs and two additional guest dogs. She sent many pics during Luc's stay there to assure us he was happy and fitting in with the crowd. There was a hiccup, unfortunately. A gate was left open and Luc flew the coop. Kel worked diligently to retrieve him. She spent hours working with the DogVacay group and searching on her own until he was located. Whatever could be done - Kel did it - and more. She found our boy and brought him home. As hard as we try, sometimes things go wrong. The important thing is not that there was a problem, but that Kel took charge and fixed it. We'll bring Luc to her again because we know she can think on her feet, and that she'll be there for him - regardless.
Kel and her family are the best! We knew from the meet and greet that our girls were going to be in good hands. We used Kel often and each time she kept in contact via e-mail with updates and pictures. They loved our dogs as if they were their own, so we never worried. We hate that we had to leave, but they are definitely a family you can trust and know that your dogs will be loved.

The Buschur's appreciate you all and we miss you! :)
This was our first experience with a dog sitter. Previously we'd boarded Zoey with our vet for a couple of days and later I found out they didn't allow her any toys and there was very little human interaction. I couldn't find it in my heart to do that again. Kel was great. She obviously cared for the dogs she was sitting for. She sent email updates and photos every day and a couple of short videos. Our pup looked like she was having the time of her life...lots of playing. I feel so very fortunate we found Kel and I will not hesitate to leave Zoey with her again whenever we go out of town.
Our first time using Kel and booking through DogVacay was awesome! Our lab seemed to have a great time playing with the other dogs, and from all the pics I got to see through email, she seemed to make herself right at home! It's also really a plus to be able to pick up our dog on a Sunday evening, which is when most weekend trips finish up! We will definitely be booking with Kel again!
Before cats had their own site, Kel was there to take care of my boy, Jackson, when I could find no one else. I was moving outside the country and because of import laws, couldn't bring Jackson with me until a few months later. Not only did Kel keep him for an extended stay, but kept me updated with photos and how he was doing. I cannot recommend her highly enough!! Jackson and I would be lost without her!
I was initially worried about leaving my fur baby with anyone. My trepidation was met with relief. Once I met Kel and her family I could see how much they loved animals and the value they put on our friends. It is a home for animals and you can tell the moment you walk in the house. Fish (my dog) seemed very happy in their home and I was updated daily with photos and updates of her sleeping, playing and just having fun. When I picked my baby up you could tell she felt comfortable and had made new friends. If I need this service again I will use Kel and her family 100%!
Best dog sitter ever!
Wonderful as always.
Very friendly, sent us daily photos, and Pepper seemed to enjoy it. Great service and better than putting a him in a kennel for sure.
This is the first time we used Dog Vacay. Kel and her crew are very welcoming for my three dogs. They loved it. She took photos and sent to me and gave my updates on how they were doing. I could actually relax and enjoy my time knowing that they were being so well taken care of. I will for sure use her again. Thanks Kel for taking such good care of the Brown Gang!
Wonderful family and home. Our dogs were very happy, and came home worn out!
They were wonderful! I could tell from the pictures that my dog was happy and in a loving home. We will definitely use Kel again!
Kel was a fantastic host and Buddy had a great time with his new people and puppy pals! Thanks for being flexible, and we look forward to having Buddy stay again in the future.
Tuohy had so much fun with Kel and her fur babies! I will continue to use Kel anytime I'm out of town!
I used Kel for the year we lived in Montgomery and we dropped Gus off many times. Kel was amazing with him and he loved going. Her drop off and pick up times were accommodating. She always sent several photos that I could look at while away. I knew that Gus was in good hands while we were gone. I also made a last minute reservation to go back home for a funeral and Kel was really nice about it. She's fantastic and I can't recommend her enough.
Kel was amazing with our dog! She kept us up to date with pictures of him playing and napping. He looked like he was having a great time during his stay with her. I would highly recommend Kel to watch your fur baby!
Bree loves going to Kel's house, always plenty of other dogs to run and play with. Kel takes very good care of Bree when she is with her.
I can't thank Kel enough for her awesome accommodation for my dogs (and cat!) during our road trip! Highly highly recommend!
Due to being onthe road, we did not have a set schedule and Ms. Kel was incredibly flexible and even dropped everyone off to us, which made getting back on the road a whole lot easier. Thank you!
Kel was great. Sent lots of pictures of my dog showing just how much fun he was having. Would certainly use again or recommend to anyone.
Very nice stay. It is obvious that this family cares very deeply about their pets and ours. Thank you!
Wonderful experience!!!! Would use Kel again without hesitation! She took excellent care of Bear and he seemed to have a great time (from all the pictures we received during his stay). Thanks again Kel for making our sweet boy feel right at home!!!
Kel, once again, took great care of Carolina! Even keeping her for an extra night when an unforeseen event prevented us getting her! Thanks Kel! Will be calling you again! Leah
Jack had a great time with Kel. He was exhausted when he came home from all the playing he got to do. Kel was very accomodating with pick up and we will certainly think of her the next time that go out of town without Jack.
Jack had a lot of fun playing with Kel's dogs. She made sure I was comfortable when I dropped him off and sent lots of pictures of him playing. Thanks!
She took great care of my dog, who came home nice and tired!
Kel is a lifesaver! She watched my dog, Cooper, on extremely short notice and was able to accommodate my schedule for drop off/pickup. She also regularly sent picture updates to let me know how Cooper was doing. Kel's own dogs and her large backyard also ensured that Cooper got plenty of playtime and exercise while I was away. It was an excellent experience!
We had a very positive experience, beginning with the meet and greet. My dogs and I were warmly received and Kel paid close attention to my concerns about their diet restrictions and other details on my long list of "needs". Her family is also very involved with caring for the dogs and their home is a well-equipped and welcoming environment.
My experience with Kel and DogVacay was awesome! Kel was great at sending updates and took great care of Sophie. I will definitely use her again.
Awesome! Kel was great. Not only did she help us out when we were in a bind, last minute I might add, but she gave our German Shepard so much love I'm not sure he missed us! You can tell she really enjoys the animals and she has a great set up for them. A huge back yard, comfortable place for them to sleep, and friends to play with. I'm so excited that we have found someone we can trust and a place where I know Midnite will be comfortable so he feels like he's on vacation when we are away:-)
My little guy and I are new to the area and were nervous not knowing anyone. I prefer not to use traditional boarding and chose The Happy Paws Inn for all the right reasons. My little guy enjoys having plenty of room to romp around and is treated just like family. We're lucky to have found the right place on the first try! Joey, my little guy, gives the Happy Paws Inn all "Paws"...I mean all "Stars" and so do I!
We had a medical emergency while we were out of town and that put us hours behind on getting back into town. Kel was amazing in continuing to care for our dogs, until we could get there. It is so great know that she takes such great care of Lexi and Charlie, and it's impressive that she caught the elusive Lexi on camera! Very impressive! Thanks Kel!
I'll begin by saying that, sadly, this may be my last review of Kel and her Happy Paws Inn. Not by choice though...my job has moved me to a location quite far from Happy Paws Inn and I'll be looking for another wonderful place for my boys. They'll have huge shoes to fill as Kel and her family of people and animals have taken such good care of my two dachshunds and loved them like they were their own! I know they will miss their vacations there and I will miss the comfort of knowing that Baxter & Bernie were having a great, loving, fun and safe time while I was away. Thanks for everything Kel!
Always excellent! I can't say enough about Kel's Happy Paws Inn! My puppies are so happy there! I know because Kel sends photos and/or videos of them while they are at her home. She treats them like her own and they love her so much! (I'm a little jealous actually!!) I can rest easy while I'm away, knowing they are in the best hands! Thanks so much!!!
We could rest assured our dog was in great hands with Kel. We did an initial visit to make sure our pup got along with everyone else, which we really appreciated, and Kel was very accommodating of all of our special requests, like potty time before and after breakfast. We were really impressed by the updates she sent, complete with daily reports and tons of photos. We could tell she not only took good care of our Della, but really had fun with her and made sure she had fun. Can't recommend her more highly!
Kel is very good with our dogs. We are thankful to her for taking care of them for us.
Another great experience, we keep coming back!
Kel is always there when we need her.. We'll be back!
Another great visit!
Another great visit to Hapoy Paws Inn! The boys were exhausted and I got lots of great pictures! I can't thank Kel enough for the wonderful, loving care she gives the boys! Thanks so much!
Kel is great with our dogs, and we feel so lucky that she is able to take care of them for us! We really appreciate her opening her home to Lexi and Charlie.
We were worried about leaving Buckley with strangers because of his separation anxiety. However, Kel sent pictures and updates while we were away and seemed to be very sensitive to Buckley's separation issues. We were very pleased with Kel and would definitely use her services again.
I was traveling through and I needed to fly back to another state for a few days, when I found DogVacay. I was extremely worried about leaving my dog with anyone who wasn't family, but Kel made the experience so much easier to handle. She sent me many photos and updates every day. It was truly the best experience, and I'm happy that I chose to leave him with her and her family. He was clearly comfortable and happy in his photos, and that eased my mind while I was away. They are really nice, and super helpful.
Awesome like always!
Once again, nothing but excellence! My boys had a ball and I've got great photos to prove it! Thanks so much for another first-rate visit/play-date/ babysitting experience!
Kel is so awesome! My fur baby Crimson stayed with her for an entire week and absolutely loved it. I could he would have wanted us to move in with her in a second haha. Crimson went from a partially pad trained puppy scared to go outside to only wanting to do his business outdoors AND spend some time outdoors as well. This was all due to his stay at Kel's place. She consistently sent me updates and pictures. I know that if I ever have to go out of town, I'll be sure to have Crimson stay with Mrs. Kel.

Thanks Again, Kel!
Kel was an accomadating and gracious host to Tia and Sierra. Ended up sounding like Kel and her daughter had just as much fun as the dogs. Thanks
Great pictures, tired & happy pups, another great stay at the Happy Paws Inn! Thanks so much Kel!
Happy Puppies = Happy Mommy! Great photos of my boys having a ball at Kel's, I never worry about them because they always rave about how much fun they have. Thanks again!!
We were so sceptical about leaving Abby and Jeep with anyone other than family. Jeep hates it when we leave the house for even 30 minutes. Kel was was able to give Abby and Jeep the attention they desired and having other pups to play with helped distract them since we were gone. I absolutely loved getting pictures from Kel! Anyone can say your pup is having a great time but Kel actually takes the time to make sure you see that they are!
My dogs loved staying with Kel! They were so happy and exhausted after playing in her backyard all weekend. And Kel sent us really cute pictures of them each day.
We were a last minute first time stay with Kel. She was very accommodating and sent many pictures with comments about how Skeeter was getting along while we were on vacation. We felt very comfortable leaving him with her and will definitely use her in the future.
Mack and Marlowe loved their stay with Kel! Our boys enjoyed having other dogs to play with and a family to love on them while we were away. Kel sent us pictures throughout their stay, which was the best part. Seeing the boys have such a great time made being away stress-free. Plus, she takes great pictures....I can never get pictures of the dogs this good! Our boys will be back!
Once again, Baxter & Bernie were exhausted but couldn't stop talking about how much fun they had at Kel's! Thanks, as always, for taking such great care of my babies! Thanks, also, for the great pictures and videos!! Can't wait for next time!!
Kel was great! She made sure that Diva adapted well before I even left the house. She went through the house and showed me where she would be hanging out and introduced me and Diva to her babies, Cider and Autumn. I loved how she kept me notified on how Diva was doing the evening she was there. It gave me piece of mind knowing that she was in a home instead of a kennel. Diva will definately be visiting again! Thanks again for watching and loving on my fur baby while I was gone!
Baxter & Bernie always have a great time at Kel's; I'm sure they wish I'd travel more often so they could spend even more time at her puppy Shangri-La! I couldn't ask for a better home away from home for my babies! Thanks!!
As usual, Baxter & Bernie had an absolute ball at Kel's! How do I know? She sends pictures of them running, playing, frolicking and resting with Kel and her family. I have no worries at all, knowing my pups are being loved and well cared for at Kel's. Thanks so much for the consistent, excellent care and for loving my babies just as I do!! Cheers!!
I absolutely love this sitter!!This is the second time I have used their service. My dog is my child not my pet lol so I take where I leave her very seriously !! She enjoys her time with this sitter and the entire family!! They also post pics of her regularly so I can keep up with what she is doing. I would recommend this service to anyone who needs a sitter they can trust and feel comfortable with!! I rate is as a "5" on above but it does not offer the number scale lol
Another great dog vacation for my boys at Kel's house! Happy Paws Inn is becoming my dogs' home away from home. They have such a great time playing and spending time with Kel's family. It's like they are at my house when I'm gone and treated like Kel's own dogs. I can't imagine using any other dog sitter!
Kel and her family have been amazing with my dog Brodie. Every time I take him over, he gets excited as we turn the corner and I hate to admit it, but he doesn't want to leave when I get back. I try not to take it personally and rather a very positive sign that he's in good hands (and no doubt spoiled!) Kel even took special effort when my daughter texted her that it was Brodie's birthday while we were away and threw him a birthday party with all his canine fiends - and a doggie birthday cake cooked to order! It's so comforting when I'm traveling to know how well he's cared for and her regular updates and pictures keep me at ease. At the risk of her calendar filling up when I need her, I highly recommend Kel for your pet sitting needs!
Always the best! Will definitly book again with Kel & her family!
My 2 weimaraners had another great stay with Kel and her family! She sent me picture updates every day I was gone. One of the dogs she was watching had a birthday while my dogs were there, so she made little birthday cakes for each dog. It was really sweet that she included my dogs in the celebration! I know my boys are looking forward to their stay with Kel again in a couple of weeks. Excellent dog sitter!
Always feel blessed that Hapoy Paws Inn is there for my pups! First rate! Thanks!!
Kel and her family are awesome! They watched my 2 high energy, active weimaraners for the first time and I am so impressed. I'm glad my boys are going to stay with Kel for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year! She sent me picture updates every day (sometimes more than once per day). When I picked up my dogs, I could tell that they had really grown to love Kel and were comfortable in her house. Mandela (my younger dog) got along well with Kel's golden retriever Cider and they had a blast playing the whole time. Kel is attentive to your dogs' needs and goes above and beyond her role as a dog sitter. We will definitely be coming back!
Once again, my puppies had a ball at Happy Paws Inn! Great photos!! Kel and her family are wonderful!! Thanks!!!
Two very happy, very tired puppies and one very happy me!! Great pictures and sweet updates on their development, behavior and personalities! Thank goodness for Happy Paws Inn!!
Kel is awesome. My Bailey loves going over to happy paws and loves playing with all the other dogs in her big backyard. I feel good leaving him in her hands and she sends lots of pictures of him having fun. It makes me not ever have to worry while I'm gone and just enjoy my times out of town on vacation!
Kel is the best! My Bernese has been a regular visitor and loves it there, but we just rescued a terrier mix and it was her first visit. Kel was very patient with our rescue pup who needs a little more attention than our Bernese. We're so thankful to have Kel so we don't have to worry when we travel! We get fun photo updates and always know they're having a blast!
Alway pawsome. Charlie runs in the door when we arrive. Kel accomdates my sometimes VERY early and sometimes VERY late pick up and drop off times with a smile. Thank you!
I was very pleased with Kel. She graciously picked up Hattie and kept us dated all the time on how she was doing. Thanks Kel!
Church had the best time as usual! He returned home exhausted and happy. It's so sweet to see how much he loves Kel too, I know she loves on him as if he is her own! Church loves his vacations at Happy Paws Inn! Thank you!
After several stays, my pups ask me to go out of town so they can stay with Kel and her family! They always have a blast!!
I cannot say enough about how great Happy Paws Inn is! My pups have so much fun with Kel and her family and other dogs! Thank goodness for Happy Paws Inn!!
My 5-month old dachshund puppies just love it at Happy Paws Inn! They have so much fun and I get daily updates and pictures! Awesome! Thanks!!!
Kel and her family are THE BEST! I always hate leaving my pup, but I felt comfortable after meeting Kel and seeing that she would take great care of my boy. And she did! I got updates and photos multiple times a day. He looked like he was having the best time ever and didn't even notice I was gone! It was perfect. I picked him up and he smelled great too! Kel was super accommodating and I would recommend her to anyone I know! We will definitely be using Kel regularly when we have to go out of town!
Pictures! Status updates! More pictures! My two mini dachshunds have an absolute ball at Happy Paws Inn! Two enthusiastic and grateful thumbs up!!
I cannot speak highly enough about Kel and Happy Paws Inn! My two mini dachshunds are so happy staying there, I'm actually a little jealous! She sends pictures and updates on how they're doing, I don't have the slightest worry knowing that they are in a safe, clean, loving and fun home with Kel and her family. I will continue to be a repeat customer!!
My 5 year old Giant Labradoodle loved it. And I loved seeing all of the pictures of his stay. Kel was amazing and she really listened to my concerns. I treat Gus like a kid and she alleviated all of my anxieties.
Kel was great. I was a bit apprehensive about leaving my buddy with a stranger but upon meeting Kel, I was completely at ease. Her home and yard were beautiful. She sent me photos the same evening so I could see he was fine. My son's first "field trip" was a bit hit.
Hallelujah! Thank goodness for Happy Paws Inn! I was afraid my two 12-week old mini-dachshund puppies wouldn't want to come back home after 4 days of playtime and adventure!! They had so much fun! How would I know? Kel sent pictures and texts to update me on their stay and adventures! They had an absolute ball with Kel, her family and other guests! My two boys, Baxter and Bernie, are still working on the their housebreaking and chewing issues but Kel and her family were ready and prepared to deal with these sweet, adorable puppies! I was able to rest easy knowing that they were in exceptionally good hands! We stopped by the week before for a visit and a looksie around the house and yard and it was very apparent that they were going to have fun running around the large and spacious yard with beautiful grass and plenty of puppy-friendly stuff to smell and play with. We will definitely stay here again!
I felt guilty leaving my dog while I went on vacation but I never felt bad once I was gone knowing that Kel was taking care of him. He got to play in the backyard with other dogs she was keeping, as well as her dog, and enjoy the pretty weather.
I would recommend Kel to anyone in the area.
We had a great experience with our reservation and are so happy to have met Kel. We would certainly recommend to others and hope our dog can stay again for our next trip!
As always, our dog, Monty, had a fun-filled time staying with Kel and her dog Cider. It is wonderful to know that Monty is so well taken care of while we are away. The perfect home away from home for our pup.
Less is moreā€¦ Awesome! Thank you.
I could not have asked for a better person or place for my cat, Jackson. Kel was extremely accommodating and great with updating me on his stay. If I ever needed to board him again, I would pick this as my first option! THANKS!!
Another awesome experience! Actually, as soon as we turned into Kel's street he got so excited I could not believe! He must have remembered his great time and was anxious to get back. Also, Kel made the drop off and pick so easy that it gave me a break in my hectic life. Thank you very much and see you soon.
Kel was so accommodating and Tank had a fantastic vacation! We contacted Kel at the last minute and she was quick to respond. Even though Tank is a giant breed, Kel accepted him into her home and treated him like one of her own. Tank got plenty of socialization, exercise, and companionship. Kel kept us updated daily with pictures as well which we thoroughly enjoyed! We will use Kel again!
I'm extremely picky about where I'll leave Remi. He's very high energy and very sensitive to new environments. He gets sick and loses weight at traditional kennels (learned this the hard way) so we don't use them. This was just a quick weekend trip, but we got lots of pictures & updates and picked up a happy, healthy, & very tired pup tonight :) Definitely recommend!!
Kel and her family take such special care of Ruby and Lucy. We thoroughly love getting pics of our girls on their vacation! We will defiantly be using Kel again!
We had a wonderful experience with Kel H. It was so fun to receive special pics of our pup having a great time. He was clean and happy when we picked him up. We will defiantly do it again.
I believe Boss Lady had the best vacation a dog could have ! Kel and her family were great host and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a dog sitter. Thet are very attentive to your pets, they enjoy them company and also treat them as their own. They have a nice home and nice area for dogs to feel very relaxed and comfortable. Thanks so much guys for taking care of my pup! See ya next Time !
Kel has been AMAZING with Jackson. She has taken his personality into consideration and treated him like one of her own. Her communication is stellar as I am always getting updates and tons of pictures. The fact that she worked with us for an extended stay made my life so much easier as we are in the process of relocating. I would highly recommend her. I think Jackson might be sad to leave. :-)
All I can say is that Charlie starts his "puppy dance of joy" as soon as we turn down Happy Hollow Street.
Ryeley's stay with Happy Paws was amazing! From the fenced back yard to doggie couch to the calmness that settled Ryeley right in, it was a positive experience from beginning to end! Cider, the resident golden, was also an excellent hostess, welcoming Ryeley and teaching him how to use the doggie door. Kel is amazing with dogs! When we picked up Ryeley he was brushed and clean - and we had seen the pictures of the romping! Excellent experience!

We have run out of superlatives. It was our first experience with dogvacay and the one against which all following visits will be judged.
Bandit always enjoy his stay at Kel's house! We know that he is being taken care of and considered as part of their family!
Another great weekend at Happy Hollow. I was able to make last minute reservations for a quick trip. Kel always very accomodating with the drop off and pick up times. I am so grateful to have found a home-away-from-home for our pup.
Kel and her family were great host ! Judging by the photos they sent me my Boss Lasy had a great weekend with her family. Thanks so much guys, you took great care of her !
Our Tuny has already stayed with Kel's family many times, and he is always happy to stay with them. They are very nice and friendly, flexible and easy to work with. We see Tuny just thinks like he visits his favorate aunt's family!
Another happy stay at Happy Paws Inn. It is the next best thing to home. And Kel was very generous in accommodating our early drop off and late pick up requests. Thanks again.
She was GREAT! I was able to stope in and see my pup over her two month stay without a problem. I got pictures all the time and always knew she was in good hands. I would use Kel again in a heart beat!
Kel and her family took exceptional care of my pets! This was the first time I left them with strangers, but Kel made sure they were comfortable and gave them plenty of attention. She was also accommodating to my schedule, allowing me to visit with them when I was able to. I received pictures and updates almost daily, which reassured me that they were in good hands. I would definitely bring Daisy and Chipa to stay with Kel and her family again!
Just what we were looking for......a home away from home. Kel has a dog friendly home and a big back yard connected by a doggie door. Beats the heck out of a cinder block run at the kennel. We have already made our next reservation!
Kel is great with our dog Daisy, and put me at ease with keeping me updated on how Daisy was doing.
My Pooch means more than anything in this world to me! Indeed he is my world!!!

It was extremely difficult for me to leave him with somebody without knowing if he was going to be safe or well taking care of or... Anyhow, lets see if the following will tell you how I feel about Kel and her family:

I never intended to separate from him (Schatzie) even for a night; however, my professional life mandated for me to find a home-away-from-home and a family-away-from-family. And I think I may have hit the jackpot with Kel and her family.

I am in process making at least 2 (two) 1 week stays in addition to the 3 (three) once a month DogVacay stays with Kel's family!!!

Thank you for taking care of my Poochie Pooch, Kel! I truly appreciate you and your family!!!

Kel is really great with our Daisy, and very friendly. We're so glad we found her!
Kel, Is a wonderful! She is easy to work with, and takes good care of our Daisy. I get updates and pics too.
Kel was great with Daisy and kind enough to send me text updates as well as pictures.
Kel did a great job updating us of our pups antics while we were gone, and reassured us that she was having a great time while we were on vacation. Our dog was happy to see us, but so content, I know she had a great stay, and we would use Kel again as well as recommend her to others!
My husband and I are so glad that we found Kel and her family. Our Tuny looked happy and wanted to stay there longer when we were picking him up - normally he is not like that - . It was really impressing that she was updating us about Tuny with messages and picures. We will not look around to find someone who can take care of our Tuny when we go out of town and will recommend them for the people who need dog sitter. Thank you, Kel and Dogvacay.
Our dogs had a great time with this wonderful family! They were very caring and went above and beyond to meet our needs. Thankyou!!!
I am SO pleased with this service and with the care Kel and her family gave Ginger. Kel and her family were accomodating with my last minute request for a meet and greet and to watch Ginger. Their yard and house are clean spacious. They have a dog door so that the dogs can go in and out as they please. They allowed my spoiled baby to feel at home snuggled on the couch. There were plenty of toys for her to play with and they took her on a walk for some exercise. Ginger got along well with their dog and cat. I can't say enough how much I appreciated the updates and pictures via text and email. It put my anxiety at ease knowing that she was having so much fun. Usually after being boarded at the vet, Ginger seems depressed for a few days however, after coming home from Kel's she has been just as happy as ever. I also want to note that on the last day Ginger and their dog Cider got in a small tiff over food. Each dog had a small cut but were already playing together again by the time I arrived to pick her up. I completely understand that those things happen sometimes and I am very pleased with the way the situation was handled. Kel informed me of the situation and called Dog Vacay to report it. Anna with Dog Vacay called me to follow up on how Ginger was doing and encouraged me to take her to the vet if her very small cut looked like it may be getting infected. She said insurance was on a case by case basis and they would be happy to help if money was an issue. I am confident this will not be an issue but I am very pleased by their actions. I definitely suggest Dog Vacay over boarding your dogs and Kel and her family are wonderful if you are in the Montgomery area. Ginger will definitely be staying with them again in the future.
We were so pleased with everything! Kel kept our little 6 week old Sammie and 2 year old Baby. She kept us updated with emails and pictures so there was never any doubt that our pups were happy and being taken very good care of! We couldn't have asked for a smoother transaction and Kel made us feel so comfortable that it actually felt as though we had left them with family. This was so much better than boarding them in a kennel as they got so much one on one attention and loved it. Will definitely use Kel again and would highly recommend to anyone looking for a sitter.
Didn't get the opportunity to meet Kel, but Travis was a dream! So glad we we'e able to find someone who was more than capable and fully willing to put up with our angels! So nervous that they wouldn't understand my breed or how dogs worked, but their laid back chilled view when my doberman wad snapped at upon arrival was reassuring. Defiantly will use again!!!
We were SO impressed and SO happy with our experience at Kel's home! It was wonderful to know that our baby (Roscoe the rambunctious 96-lb Doberman "puppy" :) was not only safe and well-cared for but HAPPY! He had a ball with their friendly golden retriever Cider and with Kel's young daughter, who so obviously knows and loves dogs as much as her parents. The large doggie door to the huge, grassy fenced yard, playmates, toys galore, and the run of the house -- including a couch for Roscoe to sleep on, which made him feel at home (he's spoiled at home :) was so much more than we could have hoped for. We were traveling from Minnesota and had no idea what to expect, but the peace of mind we felt immediately upon arrival at Kel's suburban home and for the time we were away from Roscoe was priceless to us as doggie "helicopter parents." We received daily text updates and even photos of Roscoe playing and then falling asleep at the end of a busy day with a toy in his mouth or on his back with his paws in the air, exhausted from playing all day. I think he was having too much fun to miss us! It was such a pleasant experience -- and a wonderfully pleasant surprise to find such a fun and welcoming place to leave our precious baby for a few days. We could not have been more pleased with Kel's hospitality and warmth -- for both doggies AND their humans. I know Roscoe will have many pleasant dreams of his 2-1/2 days in doggie daycare, and we will remember and talk about our experience at Kel's for a long time. Thank you, thank you, thank you to Kel and your wonderful family!!

And thank you DogVacay for providing such a valuable service to dog owners everywhere. I hope your service thrives and grows, as it is a wonderful alternative to boarding our precious pets while we are away.
We had a wonderful exerience with Kel. She was able to watch our dog for the weekend on short notice. Her dog was really friendly, and Lucy warmed right up to her. Kel sent me pictures and videos of Lucy throughout the weekend, so I knew she was having a great time! I would highly recommend Kel for anyone looking for a dog sitter. She's awesome!
Kel was very accomodating for my last-minute dog sitting needs. I think she did a wonderful job and will definitely be using her again! Thanks, Kel! =)
Kel and her family are great, and flexible. I know my dog likes it at her home. My dog gets along great with hers, and she is now my first choice for a petsitter. I'm glad I found her through DogVacay.
Kel and her family are awesome! My pup had a blast. She had room to roam free in and outside of the house with her new found friend, Cider. Cider was so great with my 11 week puppy...such a sweet girl. They played nonstop and my pup got a chance to really get rid of some of that good ol' puppy energy (which she has a lot of). Kel and her family genuinely cared for my pup. They were so caring and patient. My pup is getting over a urinary tract infection and Kel had no problem taking her as she was. She was so patient and understanding (Thank you, Kel). Also, I was kept up to date with emails and pics throughout the weekend. The pics were fantastic. I would recommend her to any and everyone. My baby will definitely be visiting her again...
Kel was such a wonderful host to our pups, Sota and Guinness and I would fully recommend her to everyone! Kel and her family have a great backyard where the dogs loved to run and play. Her dog, Cider, is very friendly with other dogs and very sweet. Kel gave us lots of updates throughout the weekend with lots of pictures that we loved looking at. She took very good care of our pups!
Kelly and her family were just fantastic! She took care of my little dog for a weekend and he was so happy and comfortable in her home. I've left him in kennels and he's come back traumatized but not so with this service. Kelly was very attentive to him and even gave him a bath and brush (which makes her a saint in my book, because grooming him is not easy). Another great thing was text updates on how he was doing. It really helped me relax and not worry so much about him.
Read All 135 Reviews