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Kathleen T.

18 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies

Kathleen's Resident Pets

Princess Samantha Belle
5 old

Kathleen's House

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About Kathleen

My husband and I have been a dog lovers all of our lives!

We know how hard it is to find someone to watch your little one while you are away on vacation. It's easier when you have a larger dog but when your dog is a small breed, the difficulty level rises!

We will only watch small dogs, and only one dog at a time. (If you have two small dogs, arrangements may be possible on a case by case basis) Your little one will get showered with love, care and attention during their visit.

In February 2013, we lost our most precious boy, McDuff our beloved Westie. He was 15 years old. We rescued him when he was 2 years old from a horrible situation of abuse and neglect, he came to us with a multitude of health problems that would be a part of him for the rest of his life. We feel so blessed that we had 13 wonderful years to spend with him and provide him with all of the health care, love and companionship he needed so very much. We miss him so terribly.

My husband and I share our home with Duffy's "little sister", our little 7 pound, 4 year old Yorkie, Sammie Belle. She misses her "big brother" just like we do.

Our little Sammie Belle is also a rescue furry baby. We adopted her from a breeder that was no longer able to care for her dogs. She has been living with us for 2 1/2 wonderful, fun filled years, and we are looking forward to many many years yet to come!

We believe that every dog deserves a wonderful home with family that loves them as unconditionally as they love us back. I've adopted the motto of the Animal Rescue Site: "Until they ALL have homes" as my personal motto.

We are happy to open our home to your little one. We understand the needs of little dogs and are especially well versed with Westies and Yorkies!

I am a stay at home dog mom who's been around the block a few times and understands dogs! My husband and I live in a very nice 55+ retirement community in Federal Way, WA.

Living in a small, quiet and gated community offers lots of safe dog walking opportunities.

I understand dog parents that call several times a day for updates and want pictures....I myself am one of those doggie parents too!

You can count on us to care for your sweet little one!
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Kathleen T.

18 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 17 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated February 6, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kathleen's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
Daycare At Kathleen's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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18 Reviews
It was our first time using any petsitting services and DogVacay - previously our pet have only stayed with close friends... but a few weeks ago we booked a stay with Kathleen for our seven year old West Highland White Terrier - Coco. The overall experience was great! Kathleen was very responsive and accommodated to our dog dietary needs... She took great care of him and kept us posted throughout his stay... Coco also enjoyed playing with her 7 year old Yorkie. We will definitely consider booking again with Kathleen.
I'm afraid this was not a successful or positive experience for myself or my pug, Deni. In my opinion, She appeared to me to be short tempered and easily agitated. She refused to talk to me on the phone when I had concerns and I believe she failed to exercise him, take proper care of his ear infection (it was raging when I picked him up) and it seemed he couldnt wait to come home.
I kept our text conversations for my records.
Domino had so much fun with Kathleen!!! Shared photos were awesome to keep us posted of all of her fun!!
Kathleen took amazing care of our two little Westies. She sent us photos and updates daily, and it was quite obvious how happy and secure our pups felt under the loving care of Kathleen and her husband, Steve. We cannot say enough about the love and care that Kathleen provided for our Wesites. Thank you, Kathleen and Steve!
Kathleen was a beyond amazing host for our little pup! She sent us daily pictures to keep us up to date, made homemade dog food and gave our pooch all the spoiling that he wanted. It was also great that Banks was able to play with Sammy and get some much needed, dog on dog attention. We will definitely use Kathleen again!
Katherine is wonderful!!! My dog is having a vacation with her. She takes care of him with lots of love.
Katherine is a loving person who cares a lot and I know my dog is taken care of when he is with Katherine!
Kathleen and her husband are awesome! I travel a lot and my husband works nights and so we often have to make reservations only a few days in advance. Kathleen has always been so accommodating to our schedule and takes AMAZING care of our dog. We've never seen him happier to go to boarding and so at ease when he comes home!
Our Westie, who has some pre-surgery care needs, was taken care of by Kathleen with utmost kindness and skill! I highly recommend her. ~Lynn
Kathleen is a loving, kind and caring person. She takes care of my dog like her own. I don't worry about my dog at all when he is in her care.
Kathleen is a very caring person and she takes good care of my dog.
Kathleen took EXCELLENT care of my King Charles Spaniel. She sent me frequent updates and photos of my dog lounging, playing, and getting spoiled with lots of attention. Her house and yard were spotless! I was also appreciative of the fact she provides care for only one dog at a time guaranteeing my pooch got loads of affection. My dog had so much fun I was afraid he wouldn't want to go home with me! I feel grateful to have found her and will definitely use her for dog sitting again!
We received daily e-mails that were informative and entertaining. We love the fact that Kathleen keeps only one dog at a time. We will definitely book with her again.
Kathleen is great! She takes good care of Charlie with lots of love. Daily photos and messages are wonderful and comforts me.
Kathleen is very kind and loving. She loves dogs and knows how to take care of them. I know Charlie (my dog) gets full attention and it is like a second home to him. She sends me daily messages with cutest pictures and I feel very comfortable knowing he is well. Kathleen is great and I trust her.
Kathleen is great, she took our Maddie for a week and made her feel right at home. Even cooked homemade dog food for her!! We got daily updates, some with pictures, so we were never out of touch with our little girl. Highly recommended and will definitely use her again. I think Maddie would like us to vacation more, so she can go vacation with Kathleen! Thanks a million!!!
Kathleen takes only one dog at a time in her own home and I love the setting. I have a toy poodle and
I did not want to leave him with many dogs where they are alone at night in cages. I was lucky to find her and I am so happy how she took my dog, Charlie, in like her own. She provides a special loving care.
I can't begin to describe how wonderful our experience with Kathleen was. I have an elderly, special needs pug who I worry about to the point my husband and I stopped traveling together. After visiting with Kathleen I had no anxiety about leaving town. Kathleen provided picture updates daily that showed how much love and attention Mable was receiving and the only thing I worried about on our trip was that Mable wasn't going to want to come home! I can't thank Kathleen enough.
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