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Kathy B.

34 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 50 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier

Kathy's Resident Pets

Peanut
Yorkshire Terrier
Male
8 yr 11 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Caged birds or Reptiles

Kathy's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old, 13-18 years old)
Large Yard
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Kathy

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Safe & Secure Pet Services.

Why have an amateur? I am a Professional pet sitter and I have been in business for over 10 years. I belong to two professional organizations NAPPS and PSI.

I am a Foster Mom for Rescue Me Yorkie Rescue. I specialize in toy breeds, special needs, and senior dogs. We love them all small and big, but the small dogs have a special place in my heart and home.

We always, always have room for yorkies and chihuahuas!

We have been blessed with a large five bedroom home with three levels in which we are willing to share with your furbabies!

Dog friendly neighborhood with two large walking paths and two parks very close by. All dogs are walked at least three times a day to get in lots of exercise. A well exercised dog is a happy dog...

Dogs are allowed everywhere in house and they choose where they want to sleep.

We have dog beds in almost every room in the house.

Things to bring:
1. Well walked doggie
2. Food and special treats
3. Leash and harness
4. Bed or favorite blanket
5. Favorite toy

***Please respect my family time; drop off and pick up times are from 3:30 PM to 6 PM Monday thru Friday, and weekend hours are 8:00 AM to I0:00AM.

***Must reserve another night if you want a pick up after 6 pm.

I have over twenty years of experience and excellent references.

I promise to spoil and pamper your pet as though it was my own!

Go on vacation and relax knowing your pet is safe and secure!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Kathy B.

34 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 50 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

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

Credentials

Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
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Course 102 Graduate
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kathy's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ 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
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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34 Reviews
My pup came home happy and very well cared for. Seems she enjoyed her experience with Kathy.
Was absolutely wonderful. I was out of the country for two weeks and I appreciated the photos and updates. My dog was treated like apart of the family in a safe, loving environment. I will definitely be a repeat customer of Ms. Kathy. I feel blessed to have found her - someone I can genuinely trust with my dog.
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Thanks Kathy for taking care of our precious little Ellie We so appreciated your flexibility and kindness If we need to board again it will be with you ...
Kathy was great. Kathy made sure that Diamond was safe at all times. Diamond is still a puppy and loves to run and play, so she is a handful. Kathy was very good with Diamond. Kathy's house is pet friendly and we felt very comfortable leaving Diamond. She also sent pics of Diamond, which my family loved. I highly recommend Kathy and will be using her again.
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Rusty enjoyed his stay!!
Kathy was incredibly responsive to all of my questions prior to Zuma's stay. She sent updates and pictures while Zuma was with her and the updates provided much comfort for us! We know Zuma was in really great hands. This was our first time using dog vacay and a sitter we didn't know personally. I highly recommend Kathy and we will be rebooking with her for our next trip without hesitation!
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Yogi loves staying at Kathy's house!
Yogi loves staying at Kathy's house!
Yogi loves staying at Kathy's house!
Yogi loves staying at Kathy's house!
Kathy was a great sitter for Bentley. With all the craziness that goes on the weekend you get marred it was nice knowing that Bentley was well taken care of. In addition, Kathy sent pictures of Bentley :)
Sonny J seems to like it there. I appreciate the kindness and care.
From the moment we contacted Kathy, she responded very quickly and was extremely polite and informative. During the meet and greet, the tour was wonderful as we felt like we had been long time customers. Her house was very pet friendly and there is more than enough space for the dogs to roam. During our vacation, we received photos of our little man and he looked as though he was having the time of his life. Our little man had so much fun that when we went to pick him up, he didn't even realize we we're there! LOL! I would definitely recommend her services.
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Spud had a great visit with Kathy and her family, and I really appreciated Kathy's quick responses to our short-notice reservation request!
Kathy was able to confirm our one-night reservation quickly on fairly short notice. Drop off and pick up were fast and easy. Our Beagle mix seemed quite happy.
I loved the pictures of Lindy
Kathy was great. When I brought the dogs over, she made sure to ask for and write down exactly how the dogs should be fed. It was nice because one of ours is very particular sometimes. She also has a small Yorkie who is super cute.

During our triprice, she posted pictures of the puppies once and sometimes twice per day. The puppies looked happy, and when we returned, seemed to be well adjusted. She responded same day to the request and was very accommodating, especially since my two dogs are not fixed yet.
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We appreciate Miss Kathy for sending us Callie's picture while we were away, we at least had an idea how she was doing. She is so nice and she took care our little baby well.
Yogi had a great time at Kathy's house!
Will most definitely have Sonny J return should I need a sitter.
I am so happy to have found Kathy to watch my boys. After meeting her only once they couldn't wait to get in the house when I dropped them off. Kathy also sent photos and messages to let me know how my boys were doing. I fully recommend her to watch your fur baby! Thanks again Kathy! I'll be reaching you soon for their next vacation :)

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kathy is ALWAYS 5 stars!! just wished she was closer
Kathy was able to keep Miles for me at such short notice I was grateful. Miles seemed to really enjoy himself by the time I picked him up and brought him home he was knocked out! (A rarity) I would definitely use Kathy again!
kathy is AWESOME!! love the pictures she sends and all the updates. she's easy to get in contact with and my dogs love going over there :)
This was our 2nd time using Ms. Kathy and we were just as happy with the quality of care we received the 1st time. Our baby Toby was excited to go with her again. She has plenty of space and her home is very clean. I loved receiving pics while we were away. We will certainly use her services every time we go on vacation.
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Our beagle had a great week-long vacay at Kathy's! I was comfortable leaving her because I saw how well Kathy and her family care for their foster dogs. We got some photo updates too, which is always nice! We have already booked our next vacay with Kathy.
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This was my first Dogvacay experience and unfortunately it was not a great one. While Kathy seems to be very knowledgable about small and older dogs needs, I did not feel like the host was very responsive to my initial concerns with this being my dog's first time staying away from family. My dog Bear came home after his 4 day stay extremely dehydrated (he immediately drank 3 bowls of water, very atypical for him!) and weighing almost 2lb less (he is typically a 14.5 lb shihtzu).
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This was my first time using Dogvacay and I am so glad i was able to have Kathy dog sit for us. She sent picture updates and even gave me extra food to take home for my picky eater!! Kathy's dog is very dog friendly and Kathy herself was awesome and very knowledgeable on all ages of dogs! She was very flexible and accommodating. Thanks so much Kathy! You definitely went above and beyond for my fur babies, I would recommend her to anyone!
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Buster had a great stay with Kathy and her family! We were kept up to date with posts and pictures.

We are on the road and Kathy went out of her way to accommodate us on short notice. Since we are traveling we probably won't have a chance to visit Kathy's family again but really highly recommend her services. Our only regret is that she is not located in our hometown. She is definitely an all star +++!!!!!
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Kathy was great!! I would definitely use her again.
Jaxx loved Kathy and Peaches!! She was very flexible and able to accommodate my fluid travel plans.
Kathy did a wonderful job caring for our dog, Toby!
You could tell that she cared for him as though he were her own dog. She sent me pictures of Toby and even gave him a bath before I picked him up.
We have already booked Kathy for another babysitting visit for Toby.
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Kathy was great and a perfect fit for our Meiko. Her Yorkie Peaches and he got along just fine, and Meiko took to Kathy so well I was afraid he wouldn't recognize me when I came back!

One of the great benefits for us as new yorkie owners is her depth of knowledge about the breed. Kathy is a foster parent for our local yorkie rescue, and was able to help us with questions we had, and with things she had observed. All of this was really helpful to us.

Lastly, Kathy sent us pictures of Meiko while we were away. They spent a lot of time outside, which I know Meiko enjoys, and I think he loved all the exercise.

This was our first time leaving Meiko with anyone besides family, and should we need to again, Kathy will definitely be our first choice.
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Kathy was an amazing host! I was extremely nervous about leaving our baby Toby with someone new but as soon as I met Kathy I knew he would be in a safe environment. Our reservation was very last minute and during the holiday weekend and she was able to accommodate our needs. Toby went right in and checked out every corner of the home himself even the outdoor space. During our time away, Kathy sent photos of Toby which made me really happy- I know that's not required but Kathy probably sensed that I needed that personally. My husband and I were completely satisfied and we will certainly use Kathy for our future babysitting (pet sitting) needs. We highly recommend her to other families!
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