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Katie and Todd L.

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55 Reviews
40 Repeat Guests
$50/night
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Katie and Todd's Resident Pets

Jack
Golden Retriever
Male
3 yr 11 mo old
Stump
Pug
Female
13 yr 11 mo old
Lolo
Pug
Female
3 yr 11 mo old
Kyra
Dachshund
Female
1 yr 11 mo old

Katie and Todd's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Katie and Todd

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Our home is the perfect place for your furry family member's that you cannot take on your travels or that you don't want to leave alone during the day!! I am home with the dogs 24/7 to take care of them. Our babies love to share their home with guests, whether it is lounging on our bed, hanging out in the basement or running around the HUGE, chemical free, fenced in backyard. We have three levels of living space for your pooch to enjoy, a backyard the size of some dog parks, and a great neighborhood by the forest preserve for nice walks. A stay with our family will be an unforgettable vacation for your pet.

My husband and I are two of the biggest animal lovers you will ever find! We have 4 loving fur-babies of our own and love to have more around us at all times! My husband grew up on a large kennel taking care of dogs throughout his childhood and I have been surrounded by dogs and various pets my whole life!

Please contact us for a meet and greet. Our only requirements are that your dog gets along well with others and they are up to date on vaccinations. We will not take any dogs that show aggression. We will love them, spoil them, exercise them, and they won't be able to wait to come back for their next play date or vacation! We offer doggy day care or slumber parties.

We look forward to sharing our house and fantastic back yard with your furry family members!! Check us out on instagram @kateandtodd_dogvacay!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified

Katie and Todd L.

Online Now!
55 Reviews
40 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
Home Checked
This Host has successfully passed our in-person verification visit and completed our 1-on-1 training program.
Community Mentor
One of DogVacay's top Hosts and a mentor to new members of our Host community.
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
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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 Katie and Todd's Home
$50 /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 on my bed
Daycare At Katie and Todd's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Home Visits
$30 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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55 Reviews
Couldn't have been better. Thank you, Kate! We felt that our elderly dog was in great hands.
Amazing!! Our dog Lemmon has stayed with these two great sitters before but this was her longest stay yet. Lemmon stayed with them for a week and we received photos of her amazing time and daily updates You can tell they love dogs and Lemmon really enjoyed herself. Our dog needed medicine given to her during the stay and this added responsibility was not an issue. We picked up a tired and happy dog after her week at Katie and Todd's. We trust them with our family and you can too.
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Fantastic as always!
Katie is just amazing! We met up before our stay to introduce our dog to their 4 dogs and make sure they all get along OK. During our dog's stay, Katie sent us daily photos and updates on how he was doing and this really made us happy because I'm a bit of a nervous Nelly leaving my pup anywhere, so these updates really put us at ease and allowed us to really enjoy our vacation and not worry about our dog. Some made us laugh seeing how comfortable he was laying in their bed and lounging on their couch, getting rubs and running around their big yard with the other dogs. We thought he was never going to want to come home! Our flight got back rather late, and Katie was kind enough to let us pick our dog up later than I'm sure normal, which we really appreciated. Katie is so sweet and attentive and I just can't say enough good things about her. She is just wonderful and I'm so glad we found her!
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Katie and Todd are truly the best. Our dog Leon suffers from separation anxiety. He does not eat and appears depressed when he has been kenneled in the past. That was not the case when he stayed with Katie and Todd. In all the pictures and updates we received you could see a smile on his face. For me it also alleviated the anxiety I have when travelling without Leon. He was treated like one of their own dogs. Leon was even snuggling with Katie on the couch. They have a fantastic yard to run and play in with their pooches and others. Since someone is there 24/7 in their homey environment Leon thrived there and did not lose any weight. He even ate well on his first day. I cannot say enough good things about the care he received at their home. Yes he will stay there again and get the royal treatment.
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Katie and Todd were absolutely wonderful! They took great care of our Cooper, giving him so much love, attention and playmates that he came home exhausted (which is great!). We loved getting the pictures of him throughout our vacation and we were able to relax knowing he was in great hands. We will definitely be reaching out to them in the future whenever we can't bring our furry family member with us.
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I can not even begin to say enough great things about Kate and Todd. They watched my 1 year old puppy while we were on a 2 week vacation and I was so sad to leave him, but she sent pictures and updates every day. He was so well loved and taken care of that I think he may have been a little depressed to come home after all the fun he had at their house. Their yard and house is beautifully maintained and perfectly set up for watching and caring for dogs. They are the only people I will leave my dog with and he can't wait for his next stay with them!
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Kate and Todd were awesome. This was the first time we left our dog with someone other than family and I felt completely comfortable that he was well taken care and treated like family while we were gone. They are true dog lovers! I loved the daily pictures, videos and updates. Highly recommend Kate and Todd and will definitely use them again!
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Between 1 and 5 stars Kate&Todd deserve TEN!! Let's just say I wouldn't be surprised if our pup wanted to pack her bags and stay with Kate and her gang. We could not have asked for anyone more perfect to babysit her. We didn't even think it was possible but Kate took as good care of Lexi as we do and probably even gave her as much love and attention as we do. And then the back yard is another story of it's own-absolutely beautiful, secure and crazy big! Lexi was absolutely in her glory day after day playing with Kate's dogs and other visitors in her expansive yard. Kate sent us messages and pictures usually twice a day and was more than accomodating with pick up and drop off time . Don't even hesitate about leaving your dog with Kate&Todd. I don't think anyone could have been more wonderful!
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Our experience with Kate and Todd was amazing! I would definitely recommend them to anyone. My dog Rupert loved them and had a great time. We received many updates and pictures while we were gone which meant a lot! Will definitely be using them every time we need a dogsitter!
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Kate is the best!! Madison is so happy with the doggie daycare, Kate did an amazing job making sure the dogs got along. I drop Madison off knowing that she is very well taken care. I am so lucky to have found Kate!
Katie was amazing! She and her pups were wonderful with my 9 month old pup. I received photos everyday, throughout the day and she even allowed my pup to join the pack and sleep in her bed! I know my pup can't wait for me to leave town again so he can enjoy Katie and her loving home!
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Our experience was absolutely great with Katie and Todd! From setting up the meet and greet to scheduling our first stay to the multiple daily updates I got while Frances was with them, everything was better that I could have expected! I know Frances had a great time with them (the pictures I got said it all!) and I'm looking forward to scheduling another vacay for her soon.
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Aedy's first overnight at Katie and Todd's went great. Katie and Todd were so welcoming and are so loving towards her, as always. She slept well, ate well, and played well! :)
On our initial visit to Katie and Todd's daycare, I was so impressed with how careful Katie was to introduce our dog to the other dogs who were there. She clearly cares so much about her canine guests and was so great about communicating with me before, during and after our visit. I can't wait to bring our boy back for another day of play!
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Juneau's first stay with Katie and Todd was our dream come true. We saw via daily pics and updates that she was enjoying herself as much as we were on vacation. Kate is an amazingly loving person who can manage a pack like nobody's business!
I am so overwhelmed with love that was given to my Kona. This was the first time that I have ever left my dog with someone and I would 100% leave him with Katie and Todd. Katie has a huge heart and treats Kona as if he was her own. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being such a wonderful person.
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I couldn't be happier with the kindness and genuine compassion my 2 dogs (and I) received from Kate and Todd. It's easy to tell this isn't just a business for them but more of a passion as Kate and Todd are both animal lovers. There huge, expansive, fenced in back yard makes for a wonderful playpen for all the dogs to interact in. While indoors the dogs frolic in the comfort of a spacious finished basement with plenty of couches for the dogs to lounge on. The dogs are never left alone as either Todd or Kate are always home and interacting with the dogs. I highly recommend Todd and Kate for dog sitting.
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As always, my pup Aedy had a great time at Kate and Todd's. She goes to daycare there multiple times a week now. Kate sends great picture and video updates, and Aedy seems genuinely happy after her day there. Thanks so much!
Another great stay with Katie and Todd!!!
Kate was amazing. Our dog Kelly, had such a great time. I was worried she wouldn't want to leave! We were sent pictures and updates. We couldn't be happier!
Katie is so nice and flexible we are so fortunate to have found her. Our dog Rizzo had the best time and he was exhausted after a day of play, which is a good thing. We also got pictures and video. The yard is bigger than the dog park! Great find!
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Kate and Todd are true dog lovers, and take great care in keeping the dogs safe and happy. I know my dog was in very good hands for a few days. She loved hanging with the other dogs too. So glad I found them.
My dog had the best vacations ever. Kate and Todd updated the status of mu beloved every day with plenty of pictures, which assured me all is well and my baby is happy. All what I asked to do was honored. At the end they gave her a bath and wash her bad, which I did not expected. And best of all they gave my baby a loooot of love. I highly recommend Kate and Todd .
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Buster had an amazing time at Katie's place. She is great with administering medications and activity restrictions if your dog is older/mobility challenged like mine. She kept me up to date with daily photos of Buster and I felt confident that he is being well taken care of. Katie has a HUGE yard, which is a big bonus, I will absolutely board buster with Katie again :)
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I can't even describe how lucky we are to have found Katie and Todd to take care of our puppy! It's such a relief to have her so well cared for. She gets so excited when she sees she's going to get to play with the wonderful dogs at Katie and Todd's, and Katie is great about sending fun pictures and updates! They have a huge backyard for the dogs to romp around in, and our pup comes home happy and calm from getting good exercise. I don't know what we'd do without Katie and Todd!
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We left our dog, Kyla, with Kate and Todd over the weekend and she came back a content, happy, tired girl! We received pictures and updates on how she was doing and it was so nice to feel like she was having as much fun as we were! She loved having a big back yard to run around with and so many fur friends to play with! Kate made us feel so comfortable leaving Ky and we will definitely be bringing her back in the future! You will not be disappointed. You and your dog will be happy you picked Kate and Todd!
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What a simply wonderful place and family to have my dog Aedy be a part of. I have had my dog at Kate and Todd's for dog daycare multiple times now, and every time receive great updates and pictures, as well as feel that they love and take care of Aedy the same way I would. I can't recommend them enough - a perfect home away from home for my pup. Thanks!
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Another wonderful stay for our dog Hank while we were out of town. Katie and Todd are so so loving and trustworthy. We just could not feel luckier to have found them! Thank you guys for taking such good care of our K-9 son!
Katie was amazing! Our puppy and older dog both had fantastic day care and had a blast! We really enjoyed the photos Katie sent us well. Will definitely be going back!
Amazing, amazing, amazing! We have a 4mo old puppy and he LOVES going to Katie and Todd's house. They have gone above and beyond - they are wonderful hosts. Katie sent us emails with pictures and updates during the day. We were able to see all the fun Data was having from running in their huge backyard to splashing around in the pool. Send your dogs here - you and your dogs will love it!
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Katie is amazing!! I have a four month old puppy Finn, who was having a really hard time with daycare. He hated going and would sit in the corner and was too scared to play with any of the other dogs. It was so sad! Katie was recommended to me by someone in the neighborhood, so I decided to give it a shot. I am so happy that I did, the first day I went to pick Finn up he didn't want to leave! Katie sent me pictures of him actually playing with other dogs, I was so relieved. I have taken Finn and our other dog Ivy back twice now and they are obsessed with Katie. I was sold after seeing the backyard, but it just gets better. Katie is so sweet and accommodating. Not to mention, she send emails to me at work filled with pictures of the dogs, which is so much fun! I would absolutely recommend them to anyone.
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Our two boys--Cooper and Fredrick--LOVE going to day care! All of the great pictures Kate sends to me throughout the day shows me how much fun they're having! Both of them are completely exhausted in the evening after a full day of play. We highly recommend Kate and Todd for your fur baby.
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Our dog Gabriel enjoyed his stay. He played all day with their dogs. Todd sent us pictures and video during his stay. We felt Gabriel was very well cared for. We will use them again.
Matilda always has a wonderful time and she is well taken care. I
Thank you again to Katie & Todd! Jake had a great time and we received the best pictures while we were away. As long as they will have him, jake will be back for another dog vacay!!
What a great experience!! Kate and Todd responded to our message quickly and we were able to set up a meet and greet fast. They were so warm with our pups and they had such an amazing time at their home! They got to play with other dogs and they can't wait to go back! What a wonderful loving home. I will definitely be back!!!
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Katie and Todd are fantastic! Even though they live in our neighborhood I would drive far for these two! They made Bailey's first trip away from home comforting for both Bailey and her moms. We received updates at least a couple times a day and she always looked so happy!! When we arrived home she had been bathed and they even worked on potty training. Katie and Todd really do go above and beyond. Thanks again!!
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Myles had a blast and adjusted very well with the doggie friends. Katie is extremely friendly and accommodating. Myles was well taken care of and we will definitely use Katie and Todd's doggie service from now on since they are also pretty close to our home. Thank you for giving Myles the care we usually give him. Take care.
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After moving from DC to Chicago, and leaving our favorite Dogvacay hosts behind, we were so worried that we wouldn't find another great second home for Hank. Well we were wrong. Katie and Todd are FANTASTIC. I think Hank might have been happier there than he is at our house! They sent multiple picture updates each day, and their house/yard is just the perfect environment for dogs! We feel so grateful & lucky that we found Katie & Todd! I highly recommend them as hosts for your fur child.
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Indie has stayed with Katie and Todd a number of times since my first review and they continue to be fantastic hosts! They are always so welcoming, even when I need to make a last minute reservation. I receive picture updates throughout Indie's stay, which helps put me at ease. Lastly, Indie seems tuckered out whenever I bring her home, so I know she has a blast over there playing in their roomy backyard with their cute pups! Katie and Todd will continue to be my go-to hosts when Indie needs a doggy vacay. Thanks Katie and Todd!
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My two girls had the best long weekend ever with Katie, Todd, and their three pups! In addition to having the biggest, most awesome yard I've ever seen in the city, they were so friendly and accommodating. This was my first time using DogVacay, but after meeting with Katie, I knew I had made the right choice. They sent me photos every day and reassured me that my girls were having a great time. I'm so glad that we found them, and we can't wait for our next DogVacay!
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Katie and Todd are amazing! This was my second time leaving Marley with them and they were able to take my reservation last minute and we're excited to have Marley back again. Katie and Todd are not only very warm and affectionate toward Marley, but they are also very professional and it's easy to see that they have a great deal of experience. They sent me pictures with captions/updates every night, they put their dogs in a separate room when I dropped Marley off to allow her to get comfortable, they took extra care of her when she was scared during a thunderstorm, the list could keep going. I highly recommend using them.
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Katie and Todd are fantastic hosts! I feel very fortunate to have found them on my first time using Dog Vacay. As a doggy parent, it is always stressful to find a comfortable place for your pup to stay while you are away - but Katie and Todd put me at ease immediately! They have a very spacious backyard and their own pups welcomed Indie into their home right away. Katie was great about sending photo updates throughout Indie's vacation and it was evident that Indie was comfortable and making new friends. Thanks Katie and Todd! I know Indie looks forward to her next vacation with you!
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5 stars!
Katie and Todd are the best! My 2 boxers had such a great time. I got updates, complete with pictures and notes about how they were doing. That's a really kind touch. They truly were treated like members of the family. I, without doubt, will be bringing my dogs back.
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Katie and Todd are so amazing with my goofy Great Dane! I get daily picture updates of him playing and always feel so informed on how his vacation is going! He is even allowed to sleep in bed with them! Feels like he is being watched by a family member!
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Kate and her dog's welcomed Shadow into their home with open arms and wagging tails. Kate was excellent at providing photos which put me at ease knowing all was well while we were away from one another. Thanks Kate!
Katie and Todd were great with our dog. They made Maggs feel right at home and treated her as one of their own. They have a huge back yard and our golden loves to run and chase her ball.

Katie and Todd sent pictures each day to show us how Maggs was going and we knew that we didn't have to worry about her while we were gone.

A great place to board a dog!
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Katie and Todd were great! They have a beautiful home with a huge backyard that Marley loved. They sent plenty of pictures and updates and even managed to get all the dogs together for a few photos.
Our dog, Jake, had a great time with Katie and Todd. They were so good with him and sent us lots of pictures while we were away. I wouldn't hesitate to board Jake with them again. Many thanks for the doggy hospitality!
Katie and Todd were wonderful hosts for our dog, Blue. Their dogs were amazing playmates. Blue loved the extremely large fenced-in yard. Katie emailed us with daily photos and updates. I can't begin to tell you how nice it was to go on vacation and not have to worry about leaving Blue behind. He was on his own vacation! We will definitely have Blue stay with Katie and Todd again. They were the perfect host family. We are so grateful for the love and care they gave to our sweet Blue.
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Fantastic hosts!! Huge backyard! Received daily updates and lots of photos! Couldn't ask for anything more. Highly recommended!!! I will be using them again in the near future for sure.
With so many options for providers on Dog Vacay, I carefully looked thru each page. Then, I came to Katie & Todd's page. By looking at the pictures, I could tell they had a similar philosophy about the value of dogs. During the Meet & Greet, it was confirmed. Having never used the site before and having never left my dogs with anyone other than family, this was a bit stressful for me. But, Katie & Todd put me at ease with how they interacted with their dogs and welcomed mine. They sent pictures throughout the day and truly seemed to treat my dogs like their own. Beagles can be a bit of a handful and yet Oliver & Daisy were welcomed back! Katie & Todd are wonderful providers who I will use again in the future!
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Katie and Todd are excellent, experienced dog people and their dogs are experienced dog dogs. All of them helped our puppy feel comfortable and--more importantly--well exercised. Their yard is large enough to run wild in and their house is well kept enough that we don't have to worry about our dog grabbing small things off tables or countertops. All in all, a wonderful canine hotel with hospitable, warm and knowledgeable innkeepers. Both human and otherwise.
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It is so nice to know we are leaving our little guy with such wonderful, caring people. Katie and Todd are so great with animals and we know our dog is being well taken care of. Their home is beautiful and any dog would go nuts over their giant backyard. We will definitely be using them again!
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