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Kim B.

21 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

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

Kim's House

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Children at home (13-18 years old)
Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Kim

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My name is Kim and I live in Orange, CT (in very close proximity to Yale University and downtown New Haven) on about half an acre of land. I live in a quiet residential neighborhood where there are many dogs. It's a great place to take walks! Racebrook Tract, a town owned park with many trails, is right down the street for longer walks. There is the beach with a boardwalk close by as well. I have always been a HUGE animal lover and took care of animals in my neighborhood as a teen and young adult. I have volunteered at animal shelters and have taken care of friends and relatives pets for years. Since we lost our 13 year old dog Bailey the Bichon in December 2013, I feel like a big piece is missing. I plan on getting a dog again, but not just yet. I have so much love to give your dog! Walks, playtime, treats and tons of affection are some of the things I can offer your furry loved one :)

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. Thanks for checking out my profile and I look forward to taking care of your family member!


Kim :)

P.S. Your pup must be house trained. Thank you!!
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Can administer oral medicine

Kim B.

21 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 5, 2016

Credentials

Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kim's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Kim's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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21 Reviews
Havoc came home SO happy! He had clearly been loved on, played with, and well fed! Kim even sent me pictures every day while I was away! She was great, and it gave me such peace of mind to know that Havoc was safe and happy. Not to mention this was way more affordable (for, in my opinion, better service) on my budget than other options.
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Kim is awesome. She was very accommodating with our short notice requests. Very much a "doggie person", she ensured our pampered pooch was happy and content.
Kim is a considerate and empathetic people person too. I would highly recommend her to discerning doggie parents.
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Our dog LOVED Kim. Not only is she clearly an animal lover, but she was exceptionally accomodating for our needs. Kim was willing help us out with a last minute reservation over a busy weekend and let us pick up late on a holiday. We will definitely use Kim again and would highly recommend her services.
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Kim was great with Willie. I will definitely be a repeat client. Thanks so much for keeping me up to date with Willie's vacay.
Kim could not have been nicer or more accommodating! You can tell right from the start she is enthusiastic about her love of dogs and taking care of your pup. Kim had both my dogs (1 big, 1 sm) and they both seemed well loved and a little spoiled.
Excellent care and good spoiling of my puppy!!
Our very spoiled 16 year old dog Was also spoiled by Kim.I would use Kim again ! Wish she were available for our month long vacation to Europe
Kim was great! She was very accommodating taking Mighty on New Years eve. She was sure to ask everything that was needed and worked to bond with him while I was dropping him off (it didn't take long). I could tell she was a natural with dogs and he even provided "security" by barking when we knocked on the door to pick him up. She was even concerned about a scab he had on his foot when we dropped him off, asking if we thought it happened while she had him. I highly recommend Kim. She and you dog will become pals in no time and you can rest assured that she'll take good care of him.
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Kim was just awesome - it was very hard leaving our dog for two weeks but Kim took very good care of her - she kept us updated with text messages that gave us the ultimate comfort level while we were away - Kim's home was perfect for our dogs stay - Kim is the best and a really great find
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This is the first time in 8 years that we left our dog, Sadie, with a sitter but not in our house. We were hesitant to take her out of her turf because she is anxious when separated and she doesn't want dogs around.
The experience with Kim was really wonderful. From the moment we first met her we realized she was the right person for this experiment and we felt completely confident that Sadie was going to be safe and as happy as possible. Kim is warm, sensitive to the needs and anxieties of the owners, seems very knowledgeable about dogs and their peculiarities and paid a lot of attention to our instructions. She was great relating to Sadie, who at first was unsure she wanted to stay, but she gained her trust by being very affectionate and sweet and patient. During our absence she kept us informed and answered promptly our text messages. We are really happy to have found such a good place to leave our dog and we will recommend her and go back to her when traveling.
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Kim took such great care of our dog!! She's clearly an animal lover who made sure our dog had everything he needed :) Walks, treats and lots of attention... We will definitely check with her again! Thanks so much Kim!
We usually have someone stay at our house to dogsit when we go away. That wasn't possible this time, so we contacted DogVacay and found Kim. What a delight! Missy came home happier than ever. She really did have a vacation of her own!!
Kim was warm & loving and professional in the care of our dog. We will be back.
Kim was very flexible and willing to work with me on pick up and drop off times. I really liked that she doesn't have a dog of her own so my little guy had a really stress free weekend hanging out with her.
I would definitely ask her to watch Harry again.
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Kim was great . Made our boy feel right at home . Excellent communication. Very comfortable leaving our big boy her anytime .
Sonny had a very good time staying with Kim. She took good care of him. They got along great.
I needed a dog sitter at the last minute and I am so happy that Kim was available. I was so nervous about boarding my boy but after speaking to Kim, she made me feel at ease that my Cocoa was going to be in good hands. Kim my family and I thank you and your daughter for giving our boy the care and love that he needed during our absence.
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Kim is terrific!

Wookie loved her so much that when I came to pick her up, not using leash since I assumed she'd jump into my car, or at least run up to me, Wookie instead decided it was time to play "chase me" for an hour!

Had to get high quality bribe (hamburger) to catch her to "drag her" away from her best new friend Kim.
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Kim is an awesome host! We left our 4 month old puppy Tanner with her for one night and we (and he) enjoyed every part of the experience. Very responsive by email/phone and she has lots of experience with dogs. She lives in a great dog-friendly neighborhood and took Tanner on a walk at Racebrook Tract in the morning -- puppy heaven!!
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Kim was excellent. Kept in touch and cocoa loved her. Highly recommend Kim. Very attentive to my dog and my instructions.
Kim is terrific! She provides attention dedicated to just YOUR dog! I will be sure to use her again!
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