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20 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Katharina's Resident Pets

Lena
French Bulldog
Female
3 yr 3 mo old

Katharina's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Katharina

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am a dog behaviorist and I have been working with dogs most of my life. Since I was a child, I could understand dogs really well and helped out friends and family when they had problems. With me your dog is always safe and loved. I notice any changes in body language immediately and can therefore intervene before any conflict happens or when a dog doesn't feel good. It never goes unnoticed in my house, that is a promise. I always watch the dynamics and am very attentive that no matter what size or character, no dog ever gets bullied in my house.
I have a nice house with a wooded fenced in backyard where the dogs can run and play and I am practically always home.
Typical day:
In the mornings when we wake up, (some of the dogs sleeping on my bed, some of them in their beds on the floor all around my bed) we start the day with a lot of cuddling, so that every dog knows it is loved. Then I let the dogs out in the yard before they get breakfast. After which we then all go for a nice walk together. The dogs usually all relax happily after that. Later we play in the yard. Often they don't need me cause they play with each other. But some dogs want my attention more than playing with others and I am happy to give these dogs special love and attention. Every dog has different needs and I make sure your doggie's needs are met under in my care. That is what I love doing. The dogs can go in and out as often as they want. Later in the evening after dinner, we all go for a walk again. And then hang out some more in the yard. That is a typical day. On some days, depending on my dogs, I take them to the dogpark too. If the social skills of the dogs allow it, we always have a great time there and the dogs come back exhausted and happy. Which is nice for all of us :)
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Katharina v.

20 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

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

Credentials

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.
Course 102 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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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Katharina's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Katharina's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$35 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Training
$45 /hour
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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20 Reviews
Very good host for my spoiled girl. She got plenty of exercise, came home, fell asleep at my feet and snored... A sign of her having a great time!
Got great pictures of my dog Kalvin while I was away for the week. He was happy as can be when I picked up and would definitely recommend going to Katharina, I felt at ease while being away from him.
This is the 2nd time Katharina has watched our dog, Ray. She is absolutely wonderful! Our family is so glad we found her. We HIGHLY recommend her to anyone looking for the perfect place for your dog to vacation while you vacation.
Katharina was the best! First time taking my puppy away from home, and I felt very comfortable. She watched him for 3 days and treated him like her own! He didn't want to leave, I would definitely recommend her!
Our Archie loved his stay with Katharina over 3 days while we were out of town. She did a great job of welcoming him into her home and socializing with other dogs on property. We will certainly be reaching out to her again next time we are vacation.
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She did a great job watching our dog.
Ranger had never been away from us for more than a weekend, so I was very hesitant with him being with a stranger for 5 whole days. My fears were soon eased by Katharina and her love for the dogs she watches. I received daily updates while on my trip (loved them!) and she was extremely responsive to my communications. Katharina was very aware of the dogs that she was watching and understood how they interacted with one another, so I know that Ranger was in good hands.

I would not hesitate to leave little Ranger with Katharina again if I go out of town. Thank you so much for making my vacation such a stress-free one!
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Katherina was the BEST. She is very warm and welcoming and she has a great back yard for the dogs. Our dog came home happy from his vacation and we never had to worry about him while we were on our vacation. Katherina's home will hopefully be Ray's home away from home every time were out of town.
Melanie A.
Delray Beach
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Katharina is excellent at what she does. She truly cares about animals and it shows in her work. I would highly recommend her.
Katharina is the flat out best dogsitter I've ever had. I would highly recommend her to absolutely anybody!
Katharina is incredible at what she does! Not just a boarder, but animal behaviorist! I feel so lucky to have found someone so passionate and knowledgable when it comes to dogs. She has been amazing with my dog and it's so nice to be able to relax knowing my fur baby is being taken care of so well while I'm out of town! I travel often for work and will definitely be going back to Katharina.
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I contacted Katharina about doggie day care, but my dog is very shy and has some separation anxiety issues, so we decided to start with drop-in visits. After only a couple of days, my dog has been going outside with her and taking long walks, which eases my mind after having to leave both of my dogs at home alone for long periods of time. I highly recommend!
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Katharina was a great find! I had to leave my yellow lab Sadie to go away for work for 5 days. I had never left her that long and was nervous to do so. But, Katharina made me feel at ease. Each day she would send me pictures of Sadie playing and having a great time! Her house is very dog friendly. The dogs were allowed on the bed or the couch and she has a great fenced in back yard for lots of playtime. She also seemed to bond well with Sadie and gave her all the attention that I would have. It made my trip a lot easier on me because I knew my Sadie was happy to be there!
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Katharina was great. This was my first time ever leaving my Daisy with anyone and the experience was great. I received pictures and text updates throughout my trip. Daisy was happy and pleasent when it was time to pick her up. I will definitly be using Katharina again. Daisy loved her and so did I.
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Katharina is fantastic! She has been wonderful with both of my fur babies. She sent me updates and pictures of the visit. My dogs had so much fun with her. She takes the extra time and effort to explain and understand all about our needs. This was our first sitting experience and it was great. My dogs both have special needs, one with health concerns and the other with some behavioral issues. She is very extremely knowledgeable and has offered me some valuable advise. I feel lucky to have found her to help us.
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Katharina saved me! In a very short time notice she was able to take my baby Sailor. It was the first time that Sailor was staying with someone else and right away she made him feel comfortable. She kept me updated during the day sending me pictures which reassured me while I was at work. When I went to pick him up he looked so happy! And while Katharina was giving me some "tips", instead of going to me, he went to her to get belly rubs! I will definitely use her again and will recommend to my friends! Thank you Katharina!
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Katharina was great. I left my baby's with her for a couple of days while I was in town getting medical work done.

I definitely was a little hesitant at first; this was my first time leaving my pups with anyone outside of my immediate family, but everything went great.

In fact, even my chow chow (which are very stubborn about meeting new people) bonded with her over the couple of days.

My chow's never responded to someone so fast. It even took a week before she let me Dad start playing with her.

If you're in the area and need someone to look after your baby, Katharina is your go to. She has extensive knowledge and flat out just loves to be with dogs.
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This was my second time leaving Rozzi with Katharina. This time he had playmates!! What a blast he had running in the yard and playing with his new friends. I wish I knew of DogVacay and Katharina back in December when I arrived in Florida. Both Rozzi and I would have had more play time. Whenever I come down Katharina will be my number one choice!
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This was Rozzi's first encounter with day care. Being a nervous Mom, Katharina immediately put me at ease. Rozzi was very response to her and had an incredible day. I received pictures throughout the day, which made my separation from Rozzi easier than I thought possible. I will definitely be back!
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Katharina was awesome. She worked with my dog and helped improve her behavior as well as taking excellent care of her. I highly recommend her to anyone. She has a beautiful backyard for the dogs to run around.
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