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Kirsten G.

49 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Kirsten's Resident Pets

Nattie
Labrador Retriever
Female
5 yr 0 mo old
Kooper
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Male
11 yr 11 mo old

Kirsten's House

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Children at home (13-18 years old)
Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Kirsten

16 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am a stay-at-home mom--during the school year, I take my children to and from school. Once summertime arrives, the kids and I are home, other than scheduled appointments or quick trips to the shopping center. I have grown up with dogs and love to be surrounded by them! We recently moved from California where I dog sat regularly for a couple of friends. I have taken care of many dogs, all shapes and sizes. I love them all like they were my own:) Dogs are like kids to me and good company for me while my husband and kids are otherwise occupied. Dogs have full access to the backyard as it is strictly grass. Your pet will be inside the majority of the time but are welcome to go out anytime. We go for walks daily as I love to walk and while out in back, we spy on and bark at those that pass by the fence. The #1 rule at my house is that we are all friends!!!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Kirsten G.

49 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 3, 2016

Credentials

Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kirsten's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
49 Reviews
Buddy spent 5 days with Kristen and she was awesome. She was very prompt with messages and sent me lots of pictures and I could see that he was clearly having a good time. We also got a beautiful Christmas tree decoration as souvenir for Buddy :)
Thank you Kristen
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Kirsten did a great job keeping us updated on our dog! Pictures were sent as well as text messages, keeping us in the loop on how our dog was behaving and how she did interacting with the other dogs.

Will definitely use her service again!

Thanks Kirsten!
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We have been quite apprehensive about leaving our spoiled schnoodle with someone so we could enjoy a getaway, but after her stay at Kirsten's "home away from home", that will no longer be the case. Kirsten and her family showed our dog much love and attention, and our dog seemed to enjoy the companionship of Kirsten's dogs and other boarders. The texts and cute comments Kirsten sent assured us she was in good hands and allowed us to enjoy our trip. We will definitely be using Kirsten again and highly recommend her services.
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Kirsten is amazing! She took great care of my dogs. She sent texts to keep me up to date and I really appreciated that. Will definitely contact her next time we go out of town.
Lucky had lots of fun during his stay with Kirsten, she also send pictures daily.
Super late I know! Kristen is an awesome sitter! She treated our dogs like her own and they were on a vacation as well as us!
Home away from home. We all love Kirsten and her family, they do an amazing job.
Makes me happy to know Bogey is treated like family. Thank you to all the family members.
I am so thankful that Bear could stay with Kirsten and her doggies! Kirsten was very easygoing about drop off and pickup times. She sent me pictures of Bear playing with the other dogs and even brought him to the dog park! I couldn't have asked for a better family to care for Bear! He was exhausted from all of the fun that he had during his stay. Thank you again!
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Macy had a great time once again! Kirsten and family are wonderful!!
Kirsten is absolutely amazing!! Rosie had a great time and was very much at home there. I appreciated the pictures and updates I got on her from Kirsten. We will definitely be going back!! Thank you Kirsten for making leaving her a little easier ??
WOW what can we say other than we died and went to heaven when we found Kirsten and family. Pictures everyday with words of what our doxie was up to. Never worried about him the entire time is was with the best dog sitter in the world!
We had a wonderful experience with Kirsten. She emailed photos everyday of are dog Cooper. Also her family is awesome as well. Anytime in the future we go out of town Kirsten will be are first pick.
Highly recommend Kirsten to anyone needing their doggie boarded. She and her whole family are amazing. We love her...thank you!
Kirsten and her family are awesome - my Precious and Lucky feel right at home there, just like a member of their family. She sent me pictures and texts daily. For this stay, she went above and beyond to accommodate my schedule.
Our dog Leila had an amazing time at Kirsten's. We were updated regularly with text and pictures. We would be happy to use Kirsten and her sweet family again.
We appreciate so much your last minute help. Maya's second home with her bestie Nattie.
Thank you for always accomodating our requests !
Thank you for loving Maya, she loves you too!
Kirsten is the best!!!
It was beyond our expectations. Our neighbor uaed them and that is how we learned of this wonderful place. Bogey had some clingy issues recently and niow back to himself. The pics kept us smiling. We antiicapate a 3 weeks trip in August. Having them makes our life so much easier as can actually go somewhere. Nice to know he has another home.
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This was first Dog Vacay experience for our Doxie. He was treated like a king by Kirsten and her family. Upon receiving the first pics of him as we were traveling, I could relax and enjoy our vacation. He is not used to being around other dogs, but he fit right in. Now I can look forward to making other travel plans knowing that our pet will be in excellent hands. Thanks, Kirsten!
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Coco definitely enjoyed her stay, and Kirsten made it feel so comfortable leaving her. I got pictures everyday and that made it easier for me to know that Coco was having a great time!
We love Kirsten so much...Maya loves it here...its her home away from home. She can't wait to go back.
Jones had so much fun at Kirsten's! He adores her dog, Nattie and they completely wore each other out! I would recommend Kirsten to anyone who wants quality care for their pup!
We loved having Kirsten and family keep our dogs - Anka and Sky. They sent multiple pictures so we could see how our dogs were doing. We will definitely use them again!
This was the first time having our dog stay with Kirsten and I couldn't have been happier. Never have I picked up my dog from a sitter and had her run back into the house instead of straight to my car - shows how much she truly enjoyed her stay. Kirsten was flexible with pick-up and drop-off and kept me updated with photos while I was away. Excellent stay!
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Kirsten was awesome! Our dog loved his stay with her and she made him part of her family for the week. She even gave him a personalized Christmas stocking with toys! We highly recommend Kirsten and we will be back!
Brooks had a great time. I got updates daily on how she was doing and received lots of pictures!
I would use Kirsten again in a Heartbeat! Lulu had a great time. Made leaving town so much easier knowing that she was well taken care of. Thank you Kirsten.
We had a last minute request for an extra night and Kirsten didn't hesitate to keep Maya an extra day. Maya loves coming here and we enjoy bringing her here. Thank you Kirsten!!!!
Kirsten and her family are the best!! They spoil our baby Maya so much. We really enjoy chatting with her; when we leave Maya in her hands we know shes in the best care. Thank you!!!!
Kirsten always takes such great care of Lilly. This time Lilly had a cyst between her foot pads and Kirsten soaked the foot in Epsom salts -- above and beyond the call of duty! I always feel Lilly is safe with her. And even though Lilly was thrilled when I appeared to take her home, she took time to give Kirsten a big slobbery kiss. Kirsten is soooo much better than any kennel!!! Because of her, I have recommended Dog Vacay to several friends.
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Kirsten is AMAZING! I am so grateful to have found her. My chihuahua is my whole world and Kirsten treats her as if she's her own! If you want someone who will spoil your pet, treat your pet as if it's their own and if you want your pet to have a PAW-SOME time then look no further. I give her 100 stars!
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Excellent as always! Thank you
Again a worry free trip for my husband and I. We knew our little guy was in the best care.
A caring wonderful experience for my puppy. Kristen is a special person as is the entire family. My worries were totally alleviated while on my holiday. Thank you Dog Vacay and thank you Kristen
Excellent! Thank you for being so sweet and caring towards Maya and us. We appreciate it very much.
Best stay ever! He gets spoiled more than by Grandma. Joker loves staying wit Kirsten and her family. Wonderful yard for playing.
Kirsten is just the best! She takes such good care of my Lilly, and she is so good about sending photo updates when I am away. She has a lovely family, and Lilly fits right in with her two dogs. I am just so thrilled that I have found her. This is a so much better option than leaving a pet in a kennel, and I can travel with an easy heart knowing that Lilly is staying in a loving home.
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My 2 dogs have stayed with Kristan 4 or 5 times now. One of them has occasional seizures and he's had two while in her care. She handled it beautifully and treats them like family. She is the first call on my list!! Highly recommend Kristan and her family!
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Very happy with Kirsten. Took great care of Pippa. Only for. One night stay, which sometimes can be hard to book. Would certainly use Kirsten again, great communications!
Kristen and her family were outstanding. They sent pictures and updates on our dogs. We will definitely use them again.
Lilly had a grand time with Kirsten. I know this because when we left, Kirsten stuck her head in the car to say goodby, and Lilly showered her with a big slobbery kiss. Kirsten in so sweet, and is really a kindred soul with dogs. This was our "maiden voyage" with Dog Vacay and with Kirsten, and I am so happy that I now have a great place to leave Lilly when I travel.
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Joker had a great time getting spoiled. He was more spoiled by Kirsten than by Mom and Dad. He can't wait to go back (minus the thunder).
Kirsten and her family were amazing with all of our dogs and their different personalities. I will continue to book with her. This was the best experieince we have had with anyone and what really made me trust in her was that they were family to her. And anyone in my book that treats animals in that manner is the kind of person I want taking care of our dogs! She was SuPeRb! :)
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Great experience. Will use again.
We were very pleased with Kirsten. She showed that she cared for pets. Duchess seemed to have enjoyed herself. We will defently request for her to watch Duchess.
Highly Recommend! Pawsome! Took great care of our girls Shakira and Princesa! Sent us daily pictures and texts to let us know how they were doing. Thank you Kirsten!
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