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kimberlie t.

22 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

kimberlie's Resident Pets

Ollie
Shih Tzu
Male
11 yr 11 mo old

kimberlie's Apartment

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Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About kimberlie

12 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi all, my name is Kimberlie and I have grown-up with dogs & truly just love all different sizes & personalities!! Life is better with a pooch :) We are a husband & wife team! Kyle & I have a 9lb fluffy Shih-Tzu who loves squeaky toys. We specialize in smaller pups but Ollie has grown up with a golden retriever so bigger dogs do not scare him. Our place is small so we are hosting pups 35lbs & under.

We are right in HP in a 13-story 'high rise.' I work from home so your pup will have close to 24-7 supervision during the work week, minus when I have to run out for appointments. There are nice parks all around our neighborhood and promontory park which is our favorite, so your pup is sure to have some exercise! Your pooch is welcome to sleep on the bed or whatever accommodations he/she is used to!
We are a crate free house! (unless you request it for you furbaby, of course)

PLEASE NOTE:
- Additional $5 per night will be added during Holiday Boarding. Day before the holiday, the holiday itself & the day after. The following are considered holidays:
-Memorial Day
-Independence Day
-Labor Day
-Thanksgiving
-Christmas
-New Year's Day

Thanks for dropping by, we hope to hear from you soon!!!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Advanced senior issues

kimberlie t.

22 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 6, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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Home Checked
This Host has successfully passed our in-person verification visit and completed our 1-on-1 training program.
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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.
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At kimberlie's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
22 Reviews
Kim and Kyle are THE best! Our dog usually stays with my parents when we go away for the weekend, but they weren't available. Needless to say, I was pretty nervous since I've never left him with anyone but family. But then I found Kim, Kyle and Ollie (our dog is named Oliver too!), and the whole experience was great. Kim sent me photos all weekend, and Oliver looked SO happy. I couldn't recommend them enough; they're great!
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Our dog received the best care imaginable. We received photo updates and it seems the dog's vacation was enjoyed as much as our own. Five stars!
Fantastic experience! Kimberlie was amazing, responsive, and flexible. She sent regular text updates and photos. Our dog came back well-rested and happy after his stay! Thank you again for everything you do!
My dog has been spending time with family members when my partner and I are away.. but our family members are not "dog people." I started to get worried that Corby was not receiving the best care when I was away because he was with people who could not read his behavior and anticipate his needs. So, I started to look for a dogsitter who might put these concerns to rest. Kimberlie and Kyle are the answer!!

From the moment Corby and I met Kimberlie, her partner Kyle and their lovely doggie Ollie we were hooked. Corby clearly felt right at home in their apartment and seemed excited to have a ltitle playmate to bond with. Kim and Kyle were both super open to discussing Corby's habits and care requirements and were super receptive to everything we went over. I felt awesome leaving our meet and greet and couldn't wait to confirm my suspicion that I'd found my new perfect dog sitters.

Corby stayed 2 days with Kim, Kyle, and Ollie and frankly seemed like he was having a better time than when he is at home! He got lots of great walks, treats, belly rubs and cuddles. I got frequent text updates with photos and useful info on how he was doing. Corby seemed happier than he has in a while when I've been out of town during his time with Kim. He can't wait for his next doggie vaycay!
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The previous reviews are accurate, Kimberlie is a great host and was exactly what I was looking for. I recently moved to Chicago from out of state and didn't have someone I could trust with my puppy, Laila. After much research I came across Kimberlie & I'm so glad I did! For anyone who needs someone to watch their dog and doesn't feel comfortable with kennels, I highly recommend Kimberlie, Kylie & Ollie! Kimberlie sent picture updates throughout the day, and made me feel at ease the moment I met her & her family. I'll definetly be using DogVacay and Kimberlie's services the next time I need someone to watch Laila. 5 stars!
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We love Kim, Kyle, and Ollie! This was Bernie's second time with them, and I know he was in great hands the entire week. Kim kept me updated every day with messages and photos, and she even recognized it was his 7 month birthday and gave him a special treat! They'e the best, and we will definitely book them any time we need a loving home while we're away!
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Kim and Kyle were so great! Kim updated us regularly with photos and messages about how Bernie was doing. This was his first sleepover without us, and I'm so happy that he enjoyed the company of Kim, Kyle and cute little Ollie! Thanks KKO!
I could not have asked for a better home for my baby. Belle was loved and well taken care of. I got regular updates with pictures and reassuring messages. This was Belle's first sleepover and it went SO well. Thank you K, K, O! You are awesome hosts.
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Kimberlie and her husband Kyle took SUCH great care of our pug, Betty. We had a last minute cancellation from our Dogsitter, and I REALLY didn't want to board Betty at PetSmart or something like that. I found Kimberlie and Kyle and they responded quickly and we were able to set up a DogVacay for Betty. They sent pictures and kept me up to date on how she was. Drop off and pick up were a breeze. They were very flexible with us (got stuck in terrible CHicago traffic and got back an hour later than planned). The ENTIRE experience was amazing! We will totally leave Betty with them again! They are awesome! And, Betty and their dog Ollie are now besties. :)
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Kimberlie was a great host for our dog Nola! She sent pics and updates on how Nola was doing and I can tell that she really loves dogs. Kimberlie make the process easy for us as new DogVacay users! I highly recommend her.
Kyle and Kimberlie were fantastic. They boarded our dog for 2 weeks over the summer and we received frequent email updates with lots of pictures. When we met them, we felt comfortable with them instantly. They are very nice and warm people and it's easy to see that they are great dog owners. I would highly recommend them for Hyde Park-ers who need a sitter!
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Kimberlie & Kyle were wonderful and provided excellent boarding for our two doggies. Plus, their resident pup Ollie was a great friend and companion to our dogs. We felt very safe and secure leaving our dogs with them, and our dogs looked very comfortable and at-home in every picture Kimberlie sent us. Thank you!!!!!
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Kim and Kyle took great care of Nano while we were away for a week. Nano is pretty timid, but it sounds like she warmed up pretty fast and had a great time playing with Ollie. They were also okay with Nano's raw diet, which was awesome! Thank you Kim, Kyle, and Ollie! We really appreciate what good care you took of our doggie :)
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Pepper had a wonderful time with Kim, Kyle, and Ollie. She was so much happier and more relaxed than when we've kenneled her in the past, this made going away for the weekend much better for all of us.
Kim was very responsive and flexible, and we loved her photo updates. Our dog looked happy when we picked him up.
Kimberlie is our go-to dog sitter, who watches Gwen at her apartment during the day. I honestly found this review a little more difficult than most, because I have so many good things to say about Kimberlie.

On a practical level, Kimberlie has exceeded my expectations in every way and made dog sitting the easiest thing I deal with on a regular basis. She is just such a professional in how she handles things, while still being very friendly and engaging. Scheduling with her is so easy. She walked me through billing and what needed to be handled on the DogVacay site with the patience of a saint. On every level, she makes my life easier. This is not easy when it is another schedule to coordinate and another person with whom I need to communicate. Yet, Kimberlie goes beyond making things convenient, to the point that my husband and I enjoy dog sitting days.

Most importantly, Kimberlie is amazing with my dog Gwen. I would recommend her to anyone. She is very sensitive to dogs' issues and when dog did not do well in the car with her, she told me right away, realized that it was based on her past as a rescued dog, and found ways to deal with it.

When we drop my dog, Gwen, off with Kimberlie, she is excited in a way I haven't seen before. Kimberlie is clearly taking care of her and making her feel comfortable. Gwen always comes home tired and has clearly spent the day playing and engaged. Kimberlie is good for Gwen. Gwen is better behaved and happier because Kimberlie cares for her. Kimberlie's positive influence on Gwen is hard to articulate, but we are very grateful to have found her.

I know Kimberlie would be fantastic with your dog too and I don't say that lightly. People who use this site really care about their pets and it really matters who is watching them.

Kimberlie has a great deal of experience with different dogs, tempers, ages and sizes. She knows what she is doing. She has made her a true dog resort, complete with a huge basket of dog toys and comfy napping furniture. They are welcome everywhere, in a way that does make them feel like home. My dog was so excited during the Meet and Greet. I know your dog will love being there too. If you are looking for someone to board, dog sit, etc. Kimberlie is the right person.
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Kim was super friendly and kept me updated regularly with notes and pictures...which I really appreciated! I'm always reluctant to leave my Boston with anyone but I felt really comfortable leaving him with her and would do it again! She took him on outings and he really enjoyed himself. She knows how much I love my dog and treats him like her own.
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Ours dogs have stayed with Kim, Kyle, and Ollie twice now. This last time for our 2 week trip to China. You can imagine how anxious it can be to think of leaving part of your family for that long! And with strangers?! No worries here. This family loves my dogs. My dogs love this family. They emailed updates on how they were doing, cute adventures/stories, and pictures. I never worried once over my dogs. In fact the emails came frequent enough, that I was not left wondering how they were doing. Hands down, a wonderful experience for my entire family!
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I have continued to bring Sage to Kimberlie and he just loves it! She has taken the time to get to know him and his personality. Ollie is such a great doggie friend and been a total sweetheart to Sage. They play just great together. I can't imagine taking Sage anywhere else!
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Kim and Kyle watched my dog, Roxy for 4 days while I was out of town. I just moved to a new city and had to leave Roxy as soon as I got into town. I'm sure many of you can understand the fear and nervousness I went through. After emailing numerous different people on this site, Kim made me feel the most at ease. She was very accommodating and I loved the fact that she worked at home and could spend a ton of time with Roxy. They all really gave Roxy the attention she needed and Ollie (their dog) was really chill and friendly. Kim made an effort to send me daily updates with pics and I really appreciated that. I feel super lucky to have found such great people to watch Roxy next time I'm out of town.
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Kimberlie was the best with my Shih Tzu; he really enjoyed his over night stay. It was pleasure working with her.
Kimberlie is fantastic! She sent me picture updates and took care with every detail. She has been flexible and generous. Her little guy, Ollie, is laid back and delight. I feel blessed to have found Kimberlie!
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