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Kathleen H.
Carlsbad, CA 92011
43 Reviews
30 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Kathleen's Resident Pets

Golden Retriever
12 yr 8 mo old
Mixed Breed
0 yr 6 mo old

Kathleen's House

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Small Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Kathleen

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Our home is dog friendly and a safe environment. We walk at least twice daily on the local trails near our home. Our golden loves all dogs small and large. Our backyard has artificial grass which helps keep your dog safe and clean.

About Kathleen, Steve, Chico and the newest member of our family Baxter!

We offer meticulous and constant care for your dog, We treat your dog as though they were our own while they are in our care. Your dog will experience daily walks with Chico and our attentive watchful care.

We have a 3 bedroom 2 story home. You are welcome to bring their favorite bedding and personal food items. Our goal is for you to enjoy your time away and for your pet to have their own vacation!

References: we have plenty available, all you have to do is ask. We look forward to serving you and your family!

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Kathleen H.
Carlsbad, CA 92011
43 Reviews
30 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 13, 2016


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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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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kathleen's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
43 Reviews
Chestnut had a wonderful time and loved the updates and easy communication. We really appreciate you watching our dog child and would totally trust Kathleen anytime again in the future!
My dog had a great time with Kathleen for 2 weeks. I would highly recommend her.
Kathleen did an amazing job taking care of our family member Chewbacca. We highly recommend Kathleen.
Kathy and Steve are great! The home is very welcoming and comfy for dogs. Nice back yard that is fully fenced in and safe. Their resident dog is a sweetheart...he's friendly and super mellow. Can't wait til next time!
Penny Lane (my 9 year old shih-tzu) has stayed with Kathleen 3 times. I feel so lucky to have found her. Her husband is around a lot of the day and he is totally a dog person. Last time I picked up PL, Kathleen's husband was sitting in the recliner holding and petting a puppy they we also taking care of. I appreciated that Kathleen checked with me before taking the puppy, and I appreciate how quickly she responds to any email or call I make. She, her aging dog, and her husband have been perfect companions for PL.
We are very happy with the care and attention that Jessie received during her recent stay with Kathleen . Jessie was in great spirits when we picked her up so we know that she was happy there as well. We would not hesitate to book with Kathleen again in the future and would definitely recommend her to anyone.
I have never left Leo with anyone other than a family member. I was nervous but after meeting Kathleen, Steve and Chico I knew I picked the right place for Leo to stay. Kathleen was friendly, warm and receptive. Leo seemed ok wandering and discovering his new temporary surroundings. (He is very attached to me and normally doesn't leave me side.) She sent pictures and updates of Leo which I truly appreciated. Leo had a great time and was very happy when we picked him up. Kathleen was a fabulous host! Flexible and easy to work with. I will most definitely use her again!!
Kathleen receives a 5 out of 5. She was very responsive and accomodating. Over the Holidays, when I found out my son could not watch my little 7 lb. Yorkie the whole time I would be out of town, I was hesitant to leave him at a kennel and instead went to DogVacay and found Kathleen. I had been freaking out since I have never left my yorkie Dolce with anyone I did not know or was family. She had great reviews and a number of repeat customers. She seemed to be familiar with caring for smaill dogs and put me at ease over the phone. My son handed Dolce off to Kathleen and he said Dolce received a warm welcome and immediately started to play with the other dogs. Katheen sent emails and pictures to reassure us Dolce was happy and to keep us connected. When I went to pick Dolce up, it seemed he had made himself at home with Kathleen and her husband and did not act in a hurry to leave like he normally would when he is at the vet or groomers. This told me he was content and well cared for during his stay. I would definitely schedule with Kathleen again. I sincerely thank her for opening her home to our dog when who required some short term love and caring when I was not able to be with my little guy.
Kathleen and family really have it down! They give a lot of love, and I believe they make it a good social experience for your dog.
As we drove away from her house, you could see that my dog was happily going home, but looking back at a good place to have been! JIMO
Amazing host. Flexible and took great care of my dog.
Gus had his first stay with Kathleen this weekend and came home in great form! He had been looked after really well and Kathleen and her husband had been so kind to him. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Kathleen and Gus will definitely be visiting again.
Kathleen is awesome she took care of our Maggie a few weeks after ACL surgery and did a great job!!
****5 star review!!!***** Kathleen and Steve are very sweet, they have a nice clean space and provide excellent care! We are so happy to have found them.
We always feel safe leaving our dog with Kathleen. He comes home happy and healthy.
Kathy was great with Woody and sent us a picture so we'd know he was fine and having fun. Great touch! She loves dogs and it shows.
Excellent care! My dog loves Kathleen.
We set up a meet and greet before the vacay, and that was very nice to meet Kathy ahead of time, let the dogs meet, and see where my dog would be staying. All went smoothly and I was able to drop-off and pick-up according to me travel schedule. Kathy told me that the stay went well and she had no particular problems having Charlie as a guest, and he seemed just fine. I would use Kathy again in the future without hesitation.
Kathleen and Steve were very good in taking care of our greyhounds and making sure I would get news form them in Brazil. I was worried that the website wouldn't work well there and Kathleen was very open to send updates through other apps. That made a whole difference in making me have total peace of mind while away. My pups looked very relaxed and well treated when we came back to pick them up. I highly recommend her as a dog sitter. Than you.
I always feeling comfortable leaving my dog with Kathleen! It's nice to have a vacation where you don't have to worry about a thing with your pet. I recommend Kathleen to anyone!
Kathleen and Steve are great hosts! Very kind and professional. We felt really good about leaving our pup there while we went camping and plan on using them again soon!
After boarding dogs with our Vet for many, many years while traveling or on vacation, I had heard the DogVacay.com commercials and we decided to try it out, so that our beloved canine family member could be in a home with a new friend (rather than in a "safe" place in a crate), and have walks of more than just around the local grass at the Vet's office; plus having her nearby where we could take her for a couple of family outings. We found Kathleen was close to our vacation spot through the DogVacay.com web portal, and after just one phone call, made a connection, and felt very comfortable that our beloved Golden would receive the loving care that we would hope for and ourselves provide to a tail-wagging guest. And our expectations were met and exceeded! Kathleen and her husband (and their Golden) were wonderful hosts; as evidenced when our girl showed zero hesitation to go back into their house after her first outing with us, they were flexible by being available when we wanted to schedule an outing; and as promised, they kept us updated with regular texts and pic's that provided real peace of mind that our girl was enjoying her vacation too. We will absolutely call on Kathleen the next time we stay in the Carlsbad area, and we not only will use DogVacay.com in the future, we have already recommended it to several friends. Our heartfelt thanks to Kathleen, Chico, and her husband.

Leigh and Linda
My doggie had a great time in Kathleen's home! She was made to feel welcome plus I received photos of her stay which made me feel better!!
Perfect, very nice people, great dog companions. I highly recommend them.
Kathleen & Steve are great. I have a very attached dog and they made both of us feel welcome. Highly recommend.
Kathleen and Chico were wonderful hosts to Bentley while we were away for the holidays. He was excited upon arrival and ran straight inside. We enjoyed getting a photo and update and felt like he was being taken care of by a friend.
Kathy did a wonderful job of taking care of my dogs. They came home happy and healthy! What more could a person ask?!
My dog is always very comfortable with Kathleen and her dog, Chico. Kathleen keeps me up to date on what they are doing and it always seems she is having a wonderful time there.
What a wonderful experience. Kathleen was extremely helpful arranging our very last minute meet and greet and resulting reservation. She went above and beyond anything I expected from my first try with dogvacay. My messages were promptly returned, both Kathleen and resident dog Chico were very friendly, and best of all Elwood seemed happy and tired on my return. Thank you so much. Even the update picture was perfect!
Kathy was great with our dog, Corky! I really appreciated that she sent a picture while we were gone and provided an update on how she was doing. It was such a nice experience to have Corky stay in a home environment and would highly recommend it.
From the moment Cali and I met Kathy and Chico at our meet and greet, I felt it was going to be a great fit. Cali made herself right at home, and while we were away, I loved getting photos and updates every couple days letting me know what she was up to. Kathy understands dogs, is very professional, and I will definitely be using her services again when we travel.
Kathleen and Chico were wonderful hosts to our dog, Roxy. They made her feel right at home, and we had peace of mind while on our vacation. We enjoyed receiving Kathleen's photos/text messages which reassured us she was in good hands. We will definitely use Kathleen again.
It gave us such peace of mind to know that Talulah was being taken care of so well. Got daily updates and pictures that we really enjoyed. We will surely use Kathleen again.
Kathleen & Chico were wonderful hosts to our dog, Bentley. This was his second time staying there and he felt right at home. Kathleen was extremely accomodating with our schedule; we booked the overnight the day before we left. We even received a photo of Bentley during the day and a message telling us he was doing nicely. I would highly recommend Kathleen, and we will definitely be back!
Kathleen was wonderful to work with and really took great care of our little pup! She was happy when we picked her up and we loved getting updates/pictures when we were away!
Kathleen is the best, the absolute best! I can't say enough good things about her. Complete peace of mind while away...priceless. Thanks again.
Kathleen was great and Chico was a sweetheart. Felt very comfortable leaving my dog with her. Had a last minute change and she was very accommodating!
This was our first time to use DogVacay. Kathleen was awesome and Chico was great too! Bentley really seemed to enjoy himself. Kathleen was very friendly, professional & punctual and I felt comfortable leaving my golden retriever with her. She took Bentley on walks and sent a photo and update to let us know how he was doing. I would definitely recommend Kathleen and must say that DogVacay is a great option to leaving him at the kennel.
Kathleen is incredible! She was very gentle and loving with my dog. I was updated by text and with pictures during my trip. My sweet pup came home so relaxed and happy---I know that she enjoyed her visit. I HIGHLY recommend Kathleen:)
Kathleen is a great dog-sitter. Sonny felt right at home with her and Chico, her golden retriever. We received regular doggie updates and photos by email and felt very comfortable while on vacation, knowing that our family pet was being well taken care of, with long walks and a nice enclosed yard. We would be happy to have Sonny stay with them again.
Kathleen is a great host! Our dog Cooper seems to be very comfortable in her home. Kathleen is very accommodating! We definitely recommend Kathleen and will use her for our future dog sitting needs!
According to my son who took Zoe to Kathleen's and picked her up, it was a great alternative to a kennel. Zoe was well cared for, loved playing with Chico, enjoyed the walks, and had the attention and care from a family who had a golden and obviously loved dogs. A great experience! And, I adored receiving the photos of her and Chico while in Europe.
Kathleen, Steve, and Chico are the best!!! Gracie had a great time, she got lots of love, exercise, and overall excellent care.Planning for trips just got a lot easier now that we have found Kathleen.
I felt very comfortable leaving my Peke-a-Poo, Lucy, with Kathy over the weekend. I could tell when I picked up Lucy that she had been well taken care of and received lots of good exercise. I plan on taking advantage of Kathy's dog boarding service the next time I am out of town :)
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