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Kathy W.

44 Reviews
40 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

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

Kathy's Resident Pets

Jett
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Male
7 yr 11 mo old

Kathy's House

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Children at home (13-18 years old)
Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture

About Kathy

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
***Note to potential first time guests: Unfortunately, I can no longer accept pups over 30 pounds.****

I started sitting dogs in my home after the passing of our family's first dog, Blaze. While he was still with us, we were always stressed to find a place to "board" him. We were never happy to leave him at a kennel. After Blaze left us, I thought there was a great need for someone who would take a family's dog in while they were away. So that is what got me started!

Now with the help of dogvacay.com, I can offer this service to more than just friends and neighbors. I have experience with many different breeds. I have also cared for several senior dogs, and medications are no problem for me.

Your furry friend will receive lots of love from my whole family, which includes two dog-crazy teens. All our guest dogs join Jett (resident pup) on his daily morning walk and an evening "last potty" stroll before bedtime.

Our back yard is locked and secure and a perfect place for a game of fetch with Jett or a nap in the sunshine! Jett LOVES to patrol the perimeter!

At bedtime all pups gather on their own beds at the foot of mine. Then up early the next morning to begin another day of fun!

Usually there is someone at the house with the pups but I do leave now and then. I go to the grocery store, I cart the kids here and there, things like that.

All pups who stay with us will have been screened (in person) by myself and of course (and most importantly) Jett. I give equal love and attention to them all. When owners tell me their pups get SO excited when they pull onto my street, I know that I have been successful.

I can also come to your home and take your pup for a walk if that is all you require.

Check out my other services. If you don't see it listed, call me for a custom quote. I hope to hear from you soon!

**A quick note about overnight stays: If your pup is checking in for their vacay in the morning and their check-out time will be considerably later than that time (for example: Jan 1st check in 9:00 am and Jan 2nd check-out 9:00 pm) there may be an additional charge. Dogvacay.com's system would only charge for one night given a reservation of Jan 1st through the 2nd.

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Special Needs Accommodated
  • Leash Pulling

Kathy W.

44 Reviews
40 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

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

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kathy's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Kathy's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$35 /hour
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 4 miles
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44 Reviews
Professional, dependable and great with the dogs!
Kathy was wonderful with Shanti. She sent regular updates with pictures throughout her stay. Her care for making Shanti feel comfortable and at home was evident.
We left our dog with Kathy for three weeks this summer and as usual she was very happy to go to her house and meet her furry friends there. Kathy sent us updates and pictures every day. She is always very professional (and loving), very flexible and tries to accommodate all our needs and requests.
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My dog, Edwin, weighs 19 pounds. The dogs that Kathy has in her home are the perfect size for Edwin. She generally does not take any dog over 30 pounds. I could tell that Edwin enjoyed being with Kathy and the dogs there. He wasn't that happy to see me! Kathy is a natural dog person. I could tell that she cared about each of them. They followed her wherever she went, so they cared for her, too!
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I could not be happier to have found Kathy! My Zoe absolutely loves her :) I love the picture updates, and I never ever worry about my little baby when she is with her.

Kathy is very accommodating, kind, and would 100% recommend her to everyone.

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My dog Charlie stayed 3 nights with Kathy and I couldn't have asked for a better sitter. Kathy is very good with dogs and knows exactly what to do, especially with my high anxiety dog. Kathy took Charlie for long walks and sent the best photos of him relaxing with her dogs and her other guests. Her house & backyard area is perfect for dogs and it makes the dogs feel "at home". I think Charlie had a better time at her house than back at home. I feel like he even behaves better after coming back from his stay, too! I will defiantley book with Kathy again.
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We had a great experience with Kathy! Her home was perfectly set up for doggy fun! She sent a picture & text every day while I was away. I know Bittee was happy to come home, but she was a wee bit sad to leave Kathy & her doggie friends too! I enthuastically recommend Kathy!
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Kathy was great to work with and my two dogs seemed to enjoy their stay. I was relaxed on my trip knowing that my dogs were in good hands.
Kathy and family were all amazing. The environment is safe and loving. Arlo had the outdoors or inside which ever he wanted. Kathy was completely available by phone and sent us photo updates. Look no further - this is your answer.
As usual our dog experience at Kathy's house was awsome! When we need to go away and we can't take our dog with us we always take her to Kathy's house. Our dog loves to see Kathy, she can't wait to get into the house and she feels at home there. Kathy always sends updates and photos (this time is was a 2 week stay, so lots and lots of photos) and she really takes care of the dogs (when she noticed something wrong with our dog's eye, she immediately contacted us to resolve the issue, even if it was Christmas day). We can enjoy our vacations because we know our dog is enjoying her vacation too wth Kathy!
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Kathy is kind, caring and welcoming. She has a beautiful dog friendly home with a yard. My dog was perfectly happy there and I saw proof in the daily pictures and videos Kathy sent me. He didn't want to come home and seems like he got every much of a vacation that I did. She accommodated for his finicky diet and sleeping arrangements. I have zero complaints. I trust Kathy with my dog which is saying a ton...
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My dog, Ginger, had a great 5-day stay with Kathy. I appreciated getting daily pictures. My dog was happy to have other dogs to play with, and she returned home relaxed and tired. I enjoyed my vacation knowing that Ginger was in good hands!
Very good communicator. Sent lots of updates. Our doggie had a very good time.
This was our second time boarding our dog with Kathy and we are very happy, and so is he. He was well cared for. All interaction and communication with Kathy was very smooth as well, starting with our meet-n-greet. She came across as someone we could leave our dog (child) with and her home and the other dogs all provided a warm and caring environment.
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Kathy truly cares for the well being of the dogs in her care. We trust her with our pup, and know that we will miss him more than he will miss us when he vacations at Kathy's.
Kathy is amazing! When I contacted her, she answered my many questions right away, and tried to accomodate my needs. She is very friendly with humans and loving with dogs. You can tell she has a lot of experience, she is organised and professional. My dog couldn't wait yo spend time with her and when I picked her up you could see she had had a good time.
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We travel with peace of mind when Rosie stays with Kathy. When she's returned to us, she comes home mellow, healthy and happy! Rosie knows she's with 'family/pack' and is delighted the moment she senses we're in Kathy's neighborhood. We are so grateful for the love and caring Rosie receives ...and we and Rosie count our lucky stars for her
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Paddington always has a great time at Kathy's! I am never worried when out of town. My dog always comes home happy and tired (which is exactly what I would hope for).
Our dog, Rosie, went to Kathy's for an overnight. My husband and I got sick and couldn't pick up Rosie the next day! I asked Kathy if she could hold Rosie for another couple of nights until we recovered enough to be able to take care of her! Kathy was available and happy to keep Rosie. I don't know what we would have done without you, Kathy! You always come through! You are the best!
And, as always, Rosie had a blast! Thank you Kathy!!!
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Kathy is awesome. My beagles love her and get excited when I tell them that they are going to stay with Kathy for a few days. She sends photos, calls if there is an issue. I know they are safe with her. I feel very lucky to have found such a great dog keeper!!
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Paddington had a wonderful time with Kathy! She sent adorable pictures and Paddington seemed very content. Thanks Kathy for easing my worries by being such a fantastic doggie host!
We love Kathy!! Teddy always has a great time
Every visit is heaven for Rosie! She loves being with other doggies and has a beautiful bond with Kathy.
Rest assured there's plenty of love here for your pet and you can bet that Kathy will take care of their specific needs diligently. You simply can't go wrong here!
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My beagles love staying with Kathy. They jumped out of the car when I dropped them off and ran towards her front door. She does a great job with them.
Kathy was fantastic with my two beagles. They came home happy and rested. Her backyard is perfect for all dogs. I definitely recommend her to anyone who needs a place for their dog to stay.
Beenie and Bonnie enjoyed their stay!
As always Kathy took great care of my fur-babies!
It was our first time staying with Kathy, and it was Pawsome!!! She sent pictures and updates frequently throughout the week, and asked questions to confirm normal behavior. We were at ease while away from our pups, knowing that they were in great hands.
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Benji loved his vacation at Kathy's house. He came home happy and healthy. Kathy sent me a lot of pics during my absence which was awesome! It's great to know you're dog is having an awesome time while you're gone! We will be back!;-) Thank's Kathy!!!!!
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Our dog Jack is very anxious when he is away from us but he did great this weekend with Kathy. She kept sending me texts and pictures as to how he was doing and I loved it. It made me feel better about having to leave him. She did a great job with him and got him to warm up to her and her family. I would recommend her to anyone.
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Kathy was terrific with our 9 month old puppy Vaski. It was his first stay away from home and she was very patient not only with him but also very flexible with our booking dates which changed as we neared the time for his stay. Her photo texts and updates were also great. Many thanks again! Connie D.
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Kathy was awesome! She sent me so many updates on how teddy was doing. I'm so glad we found her:)
Kathy did a great job keeping us posted on Maui's stay. Maui had a blast playing with her dog and the other doggie guests. :)
Sophie thoroughly enjoyed her stay with Kathy. She was worn out from playing with Daisy, another guest staying with Kathy. I will definitely use Kathy again.
So glad we found Kathy, our dogs had their own vacation at Kathy's house, both dogs looked very happy in the pictures that Kathy sent while we were on vacation, which was great to let the kids see that the dogs were being taken care of and having fun. We will definitely be using Kathy again. I'm sure my dogs are going to miss her. :) Thanks Kathy.
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Our dog came home feeling so content after having been a part of Kathy's 'pack' for the day!
Kathy is an exceptional person with the innate ability to make people and animals feel right at home...I almost didn't leave after dropping Rosie off for the day!
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Lily was in heaven at Kathy's house. She had a great stay and had a lot of fun with her furry friends. Kathy kept me posted of Lily's stay with pictures of Lily on her mini vacation. I would highly recommend Kathy and plan to use her again.
Our dog is our little girl and goes nearly everywhere with us. Since we've adopted Malia our Maltese/Bichon in the fall of 2013, I've logged countless hours and days researching dog boarding facilities, went in for tours, and tried a few. I always hated leaving Malia at a facility and she made it a point to show us how much she hated going there. When we did our Meet and Greet with Kathy and Jett, Malia was immediately at home and showed us that she loved it there. When we brought her back to Kathy's for an overnight stay, Malia was so excited that she was pulling on her leash from the car to Kathy's front door and didn't mind at all when we were leaving her. When we picked her up, she was actually sad to be leaving! That told us everything we needed to know about the care she received. Kathy is such a blessing for us and Malia!
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Kathy kept me updated while I was away and was very responsive when I text'd or called. She kept a close eye on my fur-babies and even followed up with me after they left. My girl was feeling homesick and Kathy was very concerned as if it were her own dog.
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Kathy was absolutely wonderful. She sent us pictures of Bailey every day. He looked so happy and relaxed. It made our vacation that much better knowing that he was happy and well taken care of. Our flight was cancelled and we ended up staying an extra couple of days. Kathy was very accommodating. We will definitely use Kathy again.
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I left my dog Tina with Kathy recently. My dog was well taken care of and very comfortable with Kathy and being in her home. It feels good to leave on a trip and be confident that my dog is well taken care of while I'm gone. Thanks Kathy.
First time using Dogvacay and Kathy was absolutely terrific. The best of the best!!! (Rufo talk me). I couldn’t be any happier. I was away for 18 days and while I missed my little boy Rufo, Kathy kept me posted with how he was doing every day and sent me pictures that made my day more enjoyable. Rufo is a senior dog; cancer survival that needs to take several medicines daily and also has joint pain due to arthritis. Kathy took great care of him and gives him lots of personal attention and love that made him felt as he was in his home. When I arrived to pick Rufo up, he was happy, excited and well cared than ever. He is more energetic like he recharges his batteries in Kathy’s house. I was so happy when Kathy sent me a picture of Rufo playing with Bailey. He hasn’t play for long time. I’m pretty sure that Rufo have a wonderful vacation with Kathy, her dog Jett, Bailey and other dog friends. I will definitely use Kathy again in the future. Thanks Kathy for loving Rufo.
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Seems like Chip had an awesome time with Kathy, her family, and canine companions! Got some great photos by text message during his stay, always reassuring to see our pup enjoying his own vacation experience. Kathy seems very capable, very compassionate and tuned in to dogs' individual needs for feeding, attention, etc. I would definitely leave Chip with her again.
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Our dog Charley can't wait to get out of the car to spend the day with Kathy and her dog Jett. Kathy obviously loves dogs and provides a warm, caring environment for our pup when we are away. Thanks for taking the guilt out of having to be away!
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