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Kimberly L.

37 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
$30/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
Must Be Vaccinated

Kimberly's Resident Pets

Tenny
Mixed Breed
Male
14 yr 8 mo old
Geddy
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Male
7 yr 8 mo old
Breezy
Yorkshire Terrier
Female
2 yr 8 mo old

Kimberly's Townhome

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

About Kimberly

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
*AT THIS TIME I REQUIRE A MEET N GREET FOR ALL NEW GUESTS. THANK YOU.

I'm a Dog Mom of 3 and also a Children's Author, so I make my own hours and work from home. Your pup will have 24 hour supervision. My schedule allows me to easily take my boys and little girl for walks, to the local parks, and to their Vet My husband, Dan, is home 3 days a week so he's able to spend lots of fun time with us too. We live in a safe, secure Townhouse complex and there is lots of open, grassy space for your dog to enjoy fun, on-leash walks and/or play (fetch, frisbee and the like). There are also lots of paved paths should your pup prefer a more structured walk. There are other dogs and plenty of kids in our neighborhood so if your guy or gal likes to be social, I know the areas to go. Should he/she prefer a quieter time, I know those areas as well. No worries.

My oldest, Tenny, acts like a puppy; he loves to play and is great at fetch and tricks when he's not napping. Geddy is more of a mellow, cuddly, quiet guy. But don't let that fool you; he'll join Tenny in chasing toys-if I take out the right ones. We just adopted our little girl, Breezy, and she's a sweetheart-a perfect addition to our family.

We are very affectionate and express our love towards our pups and Guests, through verbal praise, hugs, petting, kisses and healthy treats. We choose to take only up to 2 dogs (from the same family) in our home at a time to assure that they will receive the most personal care and attention possible. I have Certifications in Dog Behavior/Training, Dog Psychology, and Pet First Aid/CPR. I have lots of experience in dealing with separation anxiety with positive results. I also provide Doggy Day Care if you'd like your boy or girl to spend an afternoon, do a practice run before YOUR vacay, or just hang out for a few hours with us having all kinds of fun!

I would preferably board and provide daycare to the smaller and medium size dogs up to 30 pounds. Your dog can expect to enjoy as many short walks a day as he/she so desires. In addition to affection and healthy snacks, playtime is huge in this house (ropy and fetch, just to name Tenny's favorites). Should your little guy/girl be more on the mellow, quiet, or shy side, rest assured that he/she will be treated with extra extra special attention; and there is ample room for him/her to have private time with me.
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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
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Kimberly L.

37 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
$30/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 4, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kimberly's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Kimberly's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Training
$35 /hour
Baths
$15 /bath
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3 Testimonials
Oct 2016
Kim is a very caring dog mom. She seems to have a special intuition on how to interact with any dog she meets. She goes above and beyond to make sure your fur babies feel at home in her home. I highly recommend her!
Oct 2016
Kim is truly caring and loving when it comes to all animals, and she goes out of her way to make sure her guest dogs get every bit of love she has as if they were her own. I have seen her go out of her way to make sure a guest dog is happy and healthy while in her care, and you can be sure she will keep you informed with stories and photos so that you can rest assured while separated from your furry loved one.
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Sep 2016
Kim is a conscientious and caring pet sitter. She will care for your dog with the utmost care, love and devotion, and will make their stay a pleasant one.
37 Reviews
We are so Thankful for Kim. If it was not for Kim we would be unable to visit our family over the holidays. This year Finn got to meet some of Kim's family at Thanksgiving. Her pictures and daily updates showed us how loving they all were to our pup. He especially enjoyed sleeping in the kitchen enjoying the warmth and the smell of her turkey.
Thank you Kim and family for all your care.
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Once again Kim is the best. When we unexpectedly had the opportunity for a night away Kim was more than accommodating to our needs. As Finn has several health issues, she took special care to make sure Finn was taken of. We would not be able to leave him if it were not for Kim and Dan who treat him as one of their own.
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We were very happy with the care our little dog received during her stay with Kimberly. She is very caring and gives extra attention to every detail when watching dogs. Our dog had never been with anyone but family when we traveled before, so I was nervous about how she would react being away from us. She did very well and I would use Kim's services again if needed. She send me many updates all weekend about how Lola was doing. I also like the idea that she only cares for smaller dogs, since my dog only weighs 12lbs.
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Finn was back with Kim and his dog friends. If it was not for Kim and all her special care we would not be able to leave him. He is an older dog and change is difficult for him. However, Kim has been taking care of him for over a year. I never worry about him when he is with her. He also has become a finicky eater but he loves Kim's homemade treats. She keeps us updated and is in contact with us if she has any concerns.
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Kim You did a wonderful job. Penney loved her stay. I knew it would be hard since she has never been away from me before. You did a great job. Thank you I could of not found any one better to take care of her. Thank you again, JANICE
Finn is a constant guest at Kim's. I sometimes think he feels he lives there and visits us. Finn is an older dog with some medical issues. Kim is very concerned about his needs. I am always amazed at the special accommodations and treats she will make for him. She constantly send updates, pictures and now videos. During this summer's hot spells she always made sure he had a cool spot. He always gets along with the other dogs that also visit and is attached to her pups. Kim will always work with me adjusting her schedule to take care of Finn,
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She was very good and very cooperative.
Our dog, Ella, has stayed with Kim several times in the last year but this trip was her longest stay yet (14 nites). Ella did great and Kim (and Dan) are wonderfully nurturing, caring, and competent people. Communication from Kim is excellent and she responses in a very timely manner. We feel very confident leaving Ella with Kim, whether it's for a day or two weeks! Excellent care! Highly recommend!
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We cannot say enough about the excellent care Kim provided for Doc when we were away. She treats him as if he was her own. This was the longest time frame we have ever been away from Doc and we appreciated the updates on what he was up to. Each day Kim would set aside a one on one time with Doc and since here he is the only pet we have it was a benefit that made a difference in his care. This time may not be available at another's home or a kennel. We will definitely use Kim's service again.
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What a fabulous host!! She took such great care of my dog Toby and was attentive to every one of his needs. She cared for every detail and sent the most wonderful stories and updates all about his day at her home!! I loved seeing the pictures and stories she shared about him (which were written so creatively from a dogs point of view! Lol!) and know he was in the BEST of hands while I was away!! I would recommend Kim 100% and as she was a FABULOUS host who truly loves animals and cares so very much! She also helped him to get used to other dogs socially and he adjusted beautifully!! Thanks Kim for taking such great care of our boy!! :)
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It was the first time in over a year we were away from our dog, Doc. To be honest we are always concerned leaving him behind. Kim knew this and made sure she communicated with us several times each day by texting us and sending pictures and videos. Our dog looked like he was at home and was very comfortable. When we went to pick him up she made sure Doc was all ready and packed. . We cannot say enough about the care provided for Doc at Kim's. It was a great experience for us and Doc. We already made reservations in June.
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Kim is great. Used her many times! Very grateful to have found her!
Five Stars! Emma had a great time and we knew she was in capable hands. Kim pampered her and treated her as one of the family! Made our weekend away stress free and enjoyable knowing Emma was being well taken care of while we were away.
Kim did an absolutely wonderful job taking care of our pups while we were gone for 13 days! She loved and cared for them just as if they were her own. We got picture and story updates everyday :) they always seemed to be enjoying themselves and having tons of puppy fun. Kim is well educated and did a ton of research on the breed of dog we have. I would recommend her a million times over to watch any dog!
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Kim is kind, compassionate, caring, communicating, nurturing, thorough and fun! SHE IS THE FULL PACKAGE! Our 1 year old bichon, Rudy, who has severe separation anxiety, had a fabulous first doggie daycare experience with Kim, her husband, and her two dogs! At the end of the day he didn't want to leave! Until now we had only had family or friends dog sit for us...we knew that we couldn't leave Rudy in a traditional daycare/boarding arrangement. When I discovered Dog Vacay, later found Kim's profile, and had our Meet and Greet, I knew we had found a gem! Thank you Dog Vacay for providing a means to bring the best dog sitters available to dog owners who need the extra special assurance that their dogs will have the best care possible! And thank you Kim for being that person for Rudy!
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Doc had a wonderful experience and we will definitely be returning. Kim was very attentive and made sure we received updates on Doc's day. It was a comfort to know that Doc was in good hands.
Kim is great and takes wonderful care of Ella! Highly recommend!
Kim was absolutely awesome!! We could not have been happier with her and her husband's attention to our sweet Rosie. She went above and beyond what we had expected. Our senior sweetie had been having health issues in recent months ( we were not even sure we should leave her), Kim was very knowledgeable and adept in handling Rosie's nerves and helping her adjust to the new environment; she was quite accommodating to her in every way. We will definitely consider having Kim sit with Rosie in the future. Thank you!!
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Finn got to spend Christmas with Kim and her "guys". I think it was his best Christmas ever. He got a present, a special meal and even "Christmas Cookies". As always Kim provides great care and is wonderful.
As always, Kim was amazing with my dogs Molly and Niko. They absolutely love going to her house and now they start to get excited in the car as we get closer to her house!

We had a family emergency on our way back to get the dogs. Kim was incredibly understanding and said she would take care of them as long as we needed her to. They ended up staying an extra day with her.

I can't recommend Kim enough. She really knows what she is doing and how to make the dogs feel comfortable during their stay. They always have so much fun and I feel 100% confident that they are safe with her. I never feel worried like I do when I leave them with other people. It's so hard to find someone like that!
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Highly recommend Kim! This was Ella's longest visits to date and everything went well. Very caring and compassionate care giver!
Kim is the best! Highly recommend her"
Finn had a wonderful visit with Kim and the "guys".
Finnegan is frequent visitor and mostly recently Kim had him for over two weeks. When it became necessary to extend his stay due to a family health issue she did not hesitate to accommodate our needs. It was a great comfort to know our furry family member was well taken care of.
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Our dog Savannah's visit with Kimberly L. was great! We were very pleased with her kindness, compassion, knowledge, and the attention she gave Savannah...and so was Savannah! We'd highly recommend Kimberly, and we will be booking her again in the future. Savannah has special needs, inasmuch as, she is a retired puppy mill breeder dog who has developed separation anxiety with me. So leaving her anywhere can be a stressful situation for her and for me as well worrying that she will be anxious. But Kimberly quickly put our minds at ease. She kept us informed as to how Savannah was doing and included photos so we could see she was doing just fine! We're very pleased to have found someone as capable as Kimberly so we have the ability to leave Savannah in good hands should the need arise.
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Kim did an amazing job with my 2 dogs just like last time (see previous review). I feel completely comfortable leaving them with her. I highly recommend her!
Finn was excited to spend time with Kim and the guys. As always he had a great visit.
I am SO happy I found Kim. I can't even begin to describe what an amazing job she did with my 2 dogs when I was on vacation for a week. She always kept me updated on how they were doing. She sent me emails that "my dogs wrote" that were amazing and hilarious. It was obvious she spend a lot of time writing them for me. I looked forward to those emails every day. I also received pictures and even videos of them. She would send more or less depending on what you prefer.

Her dogs are very friendly and my dogs got along great with them.

Kim is very knowledgeable about dogs and had a solution for everything. My dogs weren't feeling well at one point and she knew exactly what to do to make them feel better. I felt like she would do anything to make my dogs feel at home, happy and loved. She spent a lot of time every day playing and cuddling with them. My dogs are fussy eaters and usually don't eat much when I'm not around. Kim made sure they ate even if she had to hand-feed them.

I will recommend Kim to everyone I know who has a dog and I will definitely use her every time Ineed a dog sitter. I felt very comfortable and happy on vacation knowing I could trust Kim and my dogs were in good hands!
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Again, Kim and Dan were great caretakers for both my dogs this time, Odie and Chloe . I recently adopted Chloe so this was my first time seeing how she would be away from home. Chloe did exhibit some behaviors I was not aware of with her personality and Kim was very good at communicating with me daily and we figured out solutions together . Kim is always willing to go the extra mile to make sure my pets have the best experience in her home. It is evident that Kim genuinely loves dogs by her desire to learn as much as she can about each one in an effort to make their stay with her a very happy one. My dogs always have fun at Kim's. She gives them special treats which they love and they are always comfortable in her home with lots of comfy things to lay on. Dan has fun with them too. Its nice to see the caretaking is a joint effort especially if anyone gets tired in the process. Also, Kim and Dan even were so kind to buy toys for my Odie and Chloe which they loved and gave me ideas of what toys they enjoy playing with. As you can see, I would highly recommend Kim and Dan to anyone.
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Kim was wonderful with my pug Odie. Odie tends to be a challenge and Kim was extremely patient and attentive to Odie's needs. She was also very good at communicating with me daily through both pictures and written updates. I would definitely recommend Kim to anyone looking for someone who will give their dog the same love as from home :)
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Kim is great, very nurturing and responsible. I highly recommend her.
Finn is a frequent visitor. He is always happy to see Kim, Dan, and the guys. We consider it his second home.
For her first visit, our dog, Ella stayed with Kim just for the day. Kim told us that Ella whined a bit since it was an all new environment for her. Kim was very nurturing with her and Ella seemed to get more comfortable as the day wore on. Kim was very patient and nurturing with Ella and we appreciated how accommodating she was to our our schedule. She clearly loves dogs and is very competent in taking care of them. I highly recommend Kim! We (and Ella) look forward to Ella's upcoming extended visit.
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We are so lucky to have found Kim. Finn loves his DogVacy.
Finn had another great stay on DogVacay. Kim's keeps us informed everyday. We look forward to her updates and pictures. Finn really enjoys being with Tenny and Geddy.
Kim took wonderful care of Finn. Her daily updates kept us well informed and well as entertained. Daily pictures made us feel that Finn was close to home. Finn enjoyed the company of her two dogs.When we picked him up it was evident that he was very comfortable with Kim, Dan, Tenny and Geddy. Finn is looking forward to his next Vacay.
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This was my first time having to board my pup so I was somewhat nervous. Kim was very accommodating so we could meet her and her fur babies prior to our vacation. Our meetings went well and helped to alleviate my anxiety. We received tons of pictures and a detailed update daily. Roxie enjoyed her time with Kim and her family. Roxie was well taken care of and I would use her services again in the future.
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