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Kim L.

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85 Reviews
49 Repeat Guests
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Pet Requirements

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

Kim's Resident Pets

Siberian Husky
8 yr 0 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Kim's House

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

About Kim

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
If your male dog is not neutered, I will only watch if I have no females scheduled. You will have to check with me. Unfortunately, the males won't leave the females alone and it's not fair to the females to be harassed!
I will care for your pet as if my own. Fenced in yard; sidewalks to walk on. Park at end of street. Other dog to play with, as well as CATS. Will get walked every day, no matter the weather (unless thunder/lightning storm). Lots of places to go for a walk that dogs find interesting. Lots of attention as well as love given freely to those being watched. References given, if needed. I do have 3 CATS in the house.
Lastly, I do have a full time day job and am not with your pet 24/7. If I have more then 1 dog staying with me, I block off rooms if your pet is not crated. Lito, my husky is crated when I'm not home.,
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery

Kim L.

Online Now!
85 Reviews
49 Repeat Guests
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 26, 2016


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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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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.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kim's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep on my bed
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
85 Reviews
Kim was able to accomodate my 5 dogs on short notice and gave wonderful care and daily walkings with videos of the walking and playing and some random stills! The pets came back wonderfully relaxed and clearly they enjoyed their time on vacay! I intend to use Kim for all future bookings!
We just wanted to say that this was a fantastic experience for us!! Our dog Bella loved it! She had a great time! Kim was absolutely the best! She truly loves dogs! She is truly a Godsend!! Kim went above and beyond. She continually kept us updated with such wonderful pics!! She gives all her dogs such personal attention. We used to use kennels, but never again!! We will always take Bella to stay with Kim. We had such peace of mind when we were on vacation.
Kim was awesome!! My dog had so much fun playing with her pets and going on so many walks. Kim kept me updated with videos and pics so I could see what my aussie-mix was up to while I was gone. Definitely recommend!
Kim definitely understood how much of a crazy dog mom I was when I said send a lot of pictures of my pups. She only had them overnight, but that was a big deal for me because that was the first time leaving them with someone. Over the course of two days I got 30 pictures and videos which made me feel so comfortable and I didn't worry about them at all. They got to go on multiple walks and her pup was lovely and kept my pups entertained the entire time! Definitely would use her again in a heartbeat.
Kim is a wonderful person, and definitely the person to take the best care of your pup! She's dedicated to making sure your dog is happy and healthy. She kept in touch with pics and videos, and made us feel very comfortable leaving our kids. Her dog Lito proved to be a gentle giant and was so sweet. Even the cat greets you at the door! We will be repeat customers with Kim and highly recommend her services! Thanks Kim for all you do in the doggie world.
Perfect vacation!!! I'm very picky on where we send our dog. We've tried some great kennel style places with lots of different activities, but I still felt my dog wasn't feeling at home at the end of the day. We finally found Kim on this site and found a great home for my boston terrier to stay at when we leave. Kim was amazing and with all the walking that she did, I'd say my dog came home healthier than when she arrived.

While we were on vacation, we received a few pictures and videos every day of what our kids were doing, whether it was going for a walk, adjusting a brand new dog bed to make it comfy, or just relaxing on Kim's lap.

When I tried to schedule a meet and greet with Kim (mandatory, which I love too!), there was a scheduling issue with the site. I sent Kim a message and she replied within minutes and we easily got things set up.

Kim has my highest recommendation!! Do not hesitate to have your dog stay with Kim. I know I won't!!
Kim did a great job watching my dog Rocky for a week while we went camping. Rocky was a rescue situation for me. She was not properly socialized with people or other dogs, and I was concerned how she would do with not only Kim, but the other dogs that Kim had at the same time as Rocky. Rocky doesn't like strangers, and really doesn't like other dogs.
Kim handled Rocky's issues with strangers and other dogs extremely well. The frequent pictures and videos emailed to us showed that our dog was happy and doing well. I'm so glad we didn't use a traditional kennel to board our dog. Rock was well taken care of, and I would definitely use Kim again in the future.
My pug is my "baby". She is not a pet, she is a family member. I had such anxiety over leaving her because this was the first time that my entire family would be on vacation together and I have never boarded her or left her with anyone. I was already put at ease by getting pictures and videos of her doing well being left with Kim before I ever got to the airport. We received pictures and videos every day of her daily walks, playing with other dogs, napping and even getting into mischief. She looked like she was having so much fun that I almost got sad that she didn't miss me. I would absolutely recommend Kim to anyone needing a pet sitter and she would be my number one choice whenever I need one in the future.
I've had dogs for most my life, and when I had to leave them, it was always at a boarding facility attached to my vet. But with work travel mounting, so were the costs. That, and while they were well taken care of at the kennels, they were still in a cage for much of the time.

Then my girlfriend found DogVacay, and Kim. Kim was extremely tolerant of my questions and novel-length emails leading up to our stay, and took our dogs without issue, including our 210 pound mastiff, who usually sizes out of everything. We dropped them off, saw them settled, and left... eventually.

The week we were gone was punctuated with continual photo and video updates that let us see how they were settling in, and they did settle in, with our little malchi finding a new den under Kim's bed, our beagle napping away the day in a sunspot on her couch, and our mastiff spending his time trying to get someone, dog or cat, to play with him (to no avail). The updates became something we'd go over together at dinner every night, and came to look forward to.

Kim's relaxed attitude and constant care put us, and more importantly, our little pack at ease. They were all very well taken care of, which was obvious from the updates we got. She'd ask about supplementing our mastiff's food with a little pumpkin when he started turning his nose up at dinner and had soft stool, and in the videos she was constantly talking to them. They have a new home away from home now, without question.
Bolt just loves to be with Kim and her pets..
We love Kim!! Our dog is very cautious of new people, sometimes very frightened. She is SO GOOD with him! She is patient, and so knowledgeable of dog/dog behavior. She sends us videos of our sweet pup while he's with her, and seeing him have so much fun puts us as ease! We have already booked her again!
Our dogs were happy to see us when we picked them up, but I'm not entirely sure that they wanted to leave! They always have a fabulous time with Kim and that's clear from the photo and video updates throughout the trip! They will be coming back soon to stay with Kim!
Kim is awesome and my dog roscoe loves her! He used to come back from a kennel completely stressed out and once we started using Kim he comes back happy and a little tired. I also love all her dog walking videos.
Baron LOVES his time with Kim!! Baron is very cautious of new people, but Kim was patient with him and he ADORED her as soon as the first night. We had feelings of guilt leaving our boy, but Kim sends regular video updates, so we could see how happy he was. We trust Kim with Baron, and she has a customer for life in us!!
Kim is the best!
This was so convenient and easy. Kim was wonderful with my little Bichon. I felt very confident that my dog was well taken care of and had a fun time with her new doggie friends. Kim even sent pictures of Roxie's adventures. The drop off and pick up were easy and quick.
Kim is the best she sent us pics and video frequently. She really helped get our dog socialized!!
Kim was great! Gave me such peace-of-mind!!
We had a great experience with Hokie's stay with Kim. He had a great time, got lots of exercise and play time with other great pups! We also loved all of the pics and videos we got of our Hokie while we were away :)
Kim is an amazing person. This was a last minute reservation. Whisky was super happy to be there. Came home and slept after his running around with the others. Highly recommended! Your dog will be in great hands!
Kim is wonderful. Winnie has stayed with her several times, and we are very thankful to have found such a great dog sitter. Kim is flexible, kind, and very invested in what she does. It is clear she is an animal lover. Winnie is a very timid and shy dog, and now she absolutely loves Kim and is very comfortable around her.
Kim is always wonderful with my dog. She is very accommodating with drop off and pick up. She sends videos of their adventures. She lets my dog be apart of her family when he is there which gives me peace of mind while I am away. I drive an extra hour each way out of my way just to make sure my dog stays with her.
Kim is great. My dog loves going there and playing with her huskey and any other dogs she may be watching. He actually gets excited when we pull up front and pulls on his leash to get inside. He lives it there and I am very comfortable leaving him there. I definitely recommend her!!
Kim is great, Toby always loves staying with her. Thank you!
Kim was fabulous with Max and Bella!! She took extra special care of Bella, due to her not feeling well. My husband and I appreciate all she has done!
The dogs had a great time with Kim!!
Kim is a wonderful dog sitter. She loves all type of dogs and is very accommodating. I highly recommend her.
Our dog came home with scratches on her face apparently our dog was breaking up a fight between her dog and another.
We highly recommend Kim. She took great care of Chloe and kept us posted with videos and pics. Thanks, Kim, for taking such great care of Chloe.
Floyd had a fine time staying with Kim and the other dogs. He was not at all stressed when we returned to pick him up as he was in the past when staying at the kennel. I'm sure he also enjoyed sleeping on her bed at night rather than being in the kennel. We got daily videos of his walks and playing which reassured us that he was being well taken care of. The whole experience was great and we look forward to seeing Kim on our next trip. Thanks!
This was my 2nd time leaving my dogs for 10 days with Kim. I got picture and video updates. She also uses periscope and you can watch your dogs live when they broadcast. Also her dog Lito is such a gentle giant. My husky formed a great band with him. Again highly recommended especially when you have to leave your pooch and want them to be treated like they are at home
My second time with her and highly recommended again! I've found my sitter
I am very picky with who watches my dog. I will tell you I drive over to leave my dogs here. I get constant pictures and videos and even got a take home goodie Xmas bag. She treated my dogs like her own and I would highly recommend her to anyone.
The doggies had a blast!!
Kim was the reason I signed up for the site and I am very happy that I did. Kim had lots of reviews with many pets returning for stays. I can see why, Kim was AMAZING and I would highly recommend her to others. I didn't want to put our dog in a kennel, I felt placing her in a home she would receive the care she got at our home and I feel Kim did just that.
I received daily pictures, videos and updates which helped eased my worries of how Trixie was doing. I could see Trixie was happy, comfortable and safe which any pet owner would want for their furry friend. If and when I contacted Kim she responded within minutes but Kim always got in touch first with friendly updates.
When picking Trixie up Kim was able to tell me everything, when she last ate, her potty breaks and also commented on Trixie's behavior and habits which reassured me Trixie did receive the TLC and attention I wanted her to have and why I wanted her with a person and not a kennel.
I'll will definitely be booking with Kin again for future visits and I don't just say that we have already discussed future trips and Kim has assured me Trixie would be welcomed back.
Kim is the best dog sitter ever! I never left my two dogs before and I was very nervous but I received lots of pics, videos and live videos. Every video showed both my girls with tails wagging. I smiled at every video and pic and felt that they were happy and well taken care of.
Thanks Kim!!!
Kim was great. You can tell that she genuinely cares and enjoys the dogs. He was there for about 10 days and judging by all of the videos she sent us he really liked his stay. We took him back just a few days after we got home for another stay and when he got out of the car he was pulling at his lease to get inside. I would definitely recommend leaving your dog with Kim.
Kim was great. Our dog is very anti-social and very spoiled. She was patient and helped him adjust. She kept us updated daily so we felt close to him the whole time. Kim is A Class!!
We could not be happier when leaving our furry family member with Kim, when we need to go away. She is the best sitter we have ever had. Stormy is always so excited to see Kim and that always makes us happy too! Kim is her Mommy away from home for sure and Kim treats all the animals she keeps as one of her own. I would HIGHLY recommend Kim to anyone looking for someone to take care of their furry family member, you can bet they will receive all the love and care you give them when they are with her. Thanks again Kim so loving our Stormy as we do!
Kim is great. She always take such wonderful care of my dog. I feel that he is in good hands and on vacation also. I am so glad I found her. Thanks.
Kim was wonderful as always! This was our first time away since having two dogs and our little guy can be a handful. Kim kept us updated with pictures and videos, making us feel at ease the entire time. We will definitely continue to send our dogs to Kim in the future.
We love Kim and what great care she gives to all the pups she keeps. Stormy always has such a great time playing, walking and spending time with Lito. Have my reservation for June already booked! Thank you Kim :)
Max and Bella had a great time! They are sooo tired today from all the playing they did over the weekend. Kim is a great sitter!
Awesome once again! Kim always does a great job with Toby, and it's great not to have a worry while he's with her. Kim sends a video and pictures of Toby every day he's there. Thank you so much
First time we used dogvacay and it was a great experience. Kim was awesome with our dog. She worked really hard to make sure Maddie was loved, happy and comfortable. Definitely will use her again.
Toby had a great stay with Kim! He was a challenge because he has some issues as a rescue puppy, but she spent the time to make him feel comfortable and have him enjoy his stay. Kim sent pictures and videos each day to let me know how he was doing without me even having to ask. I would highly recommend her and will definitely have her watch Toby again.
Kim was great as usual! We love all the updates she sends throughout the day.
Our dog just went blind a few days ago from diabetes. We would only trust Kim to give him his insulin and take good care off him. She took him for his first blind walk and sent us a video. We highly recommend Kim
Kim is the best! So glad we found her.
My dogs always have a great time at Kim's! She does an amazing job caring for them; they always come back happy and healthy!
Kim L is AMAZING!! I highly recommend her to all for pet sitting services, she provides such loving care to pets in her home! My 2 dogs love it at Kim's! She walks them and loves them up a lot! Kim also sends lots of video and pictures so you can see your pets while your away, it is so cute and much appreciated! It is helpful to see your pet and know that they are having fun playing with other dogs, going for walks, cuddling and being loved while you cannot be there! Kim is also great with special instructions, one of my dogs get special food and also needed medication during this stay! This was no problem for Kim and she made every accommodation for us! My dogs always come home happy and act as if we were not away at all! This is huge deal for me as when I boarded my dogs in the past at several upscale places, my dogs would come home stressed, smelly and so hungry! My pets have been with Kim several times and every time it has been an awesome experience for all of us!!!
We don't worry at all when our puppy is with Kim!
As always, it was great! I highly recommend Kim as your doggie's host! She's the best!!
we were very pleased - again. Harley was happy
Kim was great with our puppy! We changed our plans last minute with her and she was very flexible. We loved the videos and pictures she sent throughout the day. We are looking forward to using her again!
Kim is a fabulous dog sitter!! We love the pics and video. My dogs were tuckered out last night when we got home.
Kim is terrific! We're so glad we found her!!
Kim is truly the best for my dog. My dog is eight years old, very shy and nervous. She was able to help him adjust to our absence with her great understanding of dogs. She made sure that he drank water and ate. Which is difficult with my dog. She accommodated him to feel safe and loved in her environment and he did feel very much at home. She took care of his personal grooming needs and went above and beyond with food to encourage him to eat. My dog enjoyed the company of her dog and other visiting dogs. We received a daily video of our pet with a smile on his face. It meant a lot to me because I missed him so much. It's hard to explain how relaxed he was when we brought him home. He was happy and not exhausted. He thoroughly enjoyed his DogVacay experience and so did we. Kim is extraordinary.
Kim was wonderful with dog sitting Harley. She hand fed him some meals because he doesn't like to eat when we're not here. She took him for walks. We felt much better leaving him and not having to put him in a kennel. She sent us pictures and a video of taking him for a walk. It's a shame we didn't know of her dog services before this but we'll definitely use her again. Thanks Kim!
Kim has the patience of a saint, Lito is a gentle giant who loves to play and Sammi thoroughly enjoyed herself. I even said to Kim that it is so nice to not have to worry about my dog while im away.. 2 thumbs up...
Angel loved her stay. Kim is great with the dogs and sends pictures/videos often to let us know what Angel is up to. Thanks Kim!
Kim did an awesome job watching our two dogs! My husband and I were very pleased with how well Kim took care of our dogs. We loved the daily pics and videos she sent to us while we were on vacation. She is truly a dog lover!
Kim was absolutely fantastic with Obi. We were a bit nervous because we were not able to first do a meet & greet, but we were immediately put at ease upon meeting Kim. She was very friendly, and she and Obi hit it off wonderfully right from the start. She sent us videos and photos throughout Obi's stay which we enjoyed and appreciated. We would definitely use her again and highly recommend her.
Kim took our dogs on short notice because the pet sitter we've been using for 20 years had a death in the family. It was then that it occurred to me that we needed to have a permanent backup, and I was so grateful that she was willing to take them. Teddy and Benji did great! We will definitely use her again if she is willing to take them.
Kim is absolutely awesome!!! We have never left our little girl with anyone outside of family before Kim and she is just incredible,our baby really likes her and Kim makes her feel right at home! I wouldn't leave Cleo with anyone but her,she is the best of the best! We are so luck to have found her! Thank you Kim for being such a great person and thank you Dogvacay for providing such awesome pet people!
We had a great experience with Kim! This was our first time being away from Stella for the night and Kim really helped to put use at ease. Kim sent us pictures and videos of what Stella was up to the whole weekend. Stella has been sleeping since we got home so she must have had a great time playing with the other dogs! We have already booked another DogVacay with Kim.
My daughter lives in VA and was home for her wedding. Did not want to leave her beloved dog in a kennel - we left the dog with Kim for the weekend of the wedding and we couldn't have been happier. Kim is very knowledgeable about dog behavior with people and other dogs - it makes it a fun time for the dogs. I think our dog felt right at home. We received many videos of how our dog was "adjusting" - and they put our minds at ease. It was truly a vacation for the dog. The dog was very happy and therefore so were we. I would highly recommend Kim - she allows the dogs to enjoy their stay but is not afraid to step in when there may be a safety issue.

Thanks Kim for making the wedding day even more special - especially the video of Page as a "bride".
I have two very high-spirited dogs and Kim was just wonderful with them. She took them for walks and played with them and kept us updated with photos and videos. I think the dogs really had a good time and they were definitely well taken care of.
This was by far the best experience my dogs have had while we were away! Kim is an awesome host who clearly has a passion for animals. She watched my 2 dogs and did an amazing job! She met our expectations above and beyond and my dogs returned home today extremely happy! She took them for walks, they had playtime, she even took the time to sit on the floor with them to try and get them to eat! This is was so much better than any kennel experience they have ever had, we will certainly be back! Also, Kim sends text message, pictures and videos of your pooches while you are away, it is such a nice added personalized touch!!
Kim is great. She is very responsive and very nice. She sends us pictures and videos of Winnie during her stays which is much appreciated and helps us know she is in great hands. Winnie always comes home nice and tired:) We definitely recommend Kim!
This was the first time we have had to leave Stormy while going out of town and we could not have been happier with Kim. We immediately knew she was in excellent hands and would be having a great time.Kim kept us updated regularly with pictures, videos and text messages, so we could see just how much fun Stormy was having. She really enjoyed her walks and playing with Lito and Cody. Kim is very professional, and truly loves all fury friends. She is also careful about the dogs she keeps together. We will definitely use her services again in the future and would highly recommend her for your fury family members!
Kim was so great with my two small dogs, one of which is a puppy. She texted me lots of cute photos and even videos of them having a great time at her house. I knew they were getting the best care and when I got them back they were happy, tired pups! I highly recommend Kim! I will definitely be asking her to keep my dogs again.
Kim is THE BEST!!!!!AAAAA++++++! Took care of my special needs dog better than the vet, and went over and above with special attention! just perfect, and her dog is a sweetie, too! I can not recommend enough!!!!
Kim is so accomodating and flexible. She didn't care that I dropped Sophie off at 8:30 pm and picked her up the next day at 8:30 pm. And Kim's dog Lito is a friendly giant husky. He and Sophie get along great!
Sammi apparently had a great time playing with Lito and Kim sent me videos and updates daily. I wouldn't hesitate to book again, and I would recommend Kim to anyone who wanted an alternative to a conventional boarding kennel.
Aubie had a great time as usual! Kim and Lito are great hosts
Kim took great care of Rosie and sent me cute pictures throughout her stay. She was very accommodating with my uncertain drop-off and pickup times, and I would definitely go to her again! Highly recommend!
Kim and Lito were wonderful hosts and took great care of Sophie! While we were away, Kim sent almost 20 picts and videos of Sophie letting us know just how much she was NOT missing us!!! Sophie had such a good time staying with Kim and Lito that she needed two days of round the clock sleep to recover from the frolicking good time. Thanks again!
Kim was amazing! She took our reservation last minute. Took great care of Nixon and welcomed him into her home! We got the best pictures and video of Nixon enjoying himself! It really was a vacation for him, he slept the entire next day from having too much fun! This was our first time using dogvacay or anything like this and we are impressed. Highly highly recommended!
Kim was awesome! She was very patient with my boy. She sent me picture and video updates to ease my mind. I will be using her again in the future.
Kim was very sweet with Nana. She took her on walks plus Nana played with her husky. Nana was treated like part if the family at Kim's house!!
My dog has special needs and Kim was very good and patient with him. I think he had a good time there and was well taken care of. I will definitely book with Kim again in the future.
Kim was very flexible and easy to do business with. Our dog looked like she was having a Great time in all the photos that she sent us. I would definitely recommend Kim to anyone looking for a boarding alternative. This really was a vacation for our dog.
This is the first time we left our dog with somebody we did not know. We are very pleased with how things went and the job that Kim did with Bugsy. Considering Bugsy is an insulin dependent diabetic and blind Kim really took on a challenge and did an excellent job. The pictures she sent us of Bugsy while we were gone were unexpected and greatly appreciated. We could not be happier with Kim and her service and would not hesitate to use her service again.
Great first experience using dog vacay! Kim was so wonderful with our puppy Dori. Other dogs and cats their to play with, I just know Dori had a great time. Kim was so nice to keep us posted on all that Dori did, and the fun she had through text messages and pictures.
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