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Katherine E.

81 Reviews
59 Repeat Guests
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  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 45 minutes
  • 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
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Katherine's Resident Pets

Golden Retriever
6 yr 6 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Katherine's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Katherine

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Former Mermaid and then previously managed a Shelter and Veterinary Hospital, I am now a stay at home mum. I have been pet sitting for friends and family for years - since I was 12!. We have one very friendly Golden - 6 year old Duncan. We live in a great walking community and play catch.. a lot. We live 10 minutes from Piedmont Park and can walk to Mason Mill Park. We have a very large fenced in backyard.We have a nice sunroom for those who need time alone or for younger and older dogs who need a quiet space. Relax, knowing your pooch will be loved and treated as one of our own and probably be pretty tuckered out with lots of fun! We will offer you daily updates with photos. You will be able to go away knowing your dog is loved, having fun and is safe. IMPORTANT INFORMATION. MY CALENDAR SHOWS UNAVAILABLE AS WE ARE UNDER RENOVATIONS SO I WILL ONLY BE TAKING INDOOR DOGS AND THOSE WHO ARE NOT CONCERNED BY NOISE OR COMMOTION.

A typical day involves walks and outdoor playtime in our large fenced backyard pretty much all day. Sometimes we walk to school and we tailor our walks to the young and old. When possible,we go to Piedmont Dog Park, walk the Beltline Trail or do a hike at Stone Mountain, Hahn Woods and Lullwater at Emory, Henderson Mill or Mason Mill, Chattahoochee River to name a few!. We have access to land in Covington and a special adventure day involves running around and playing pretty hard on that land.

We also offer house calls for your other non human family members.

If my calendar says I am unavailable please check with me as I may have a spot. I often set aside days for my regulars and to avoid getting overly booked in the summer. Quite often I can open up a space just ask! I have a flexible cancellation policy for all dates except major Holidays.

Important Information. Puppies under 6 months are 40 per night as they have more needs than an older dog.

More important information!! I do request a Meet and Greet before taking any booking. This is to make sure your dog is happy and comfortable with my dog, my 2 girls and my home. I try to only take multiple dogs that have boarded together before and I will take several dogs if from the same home. During busy seasons, I will board dogs from different families together if they are a good match - hence the importance of the Meet and Greet. Sorry but I do not take any dogs over 6 months of age who are not spayed or neutered.I also do not take any dog that is mouthy or nippy or not good with children. All dogs must be up to date on all vaccines and proof to be brought at drop off. They will be returned at the end of your dog's visit. This is most important. If I am unavailable please make sure you request a Meet and Greet for your pooch with another Host. It will make the transition so much smoother. I look forward to meeting you and your dog.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Advanced senior issues

Katherine E.

81 Reviews
59 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 45 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 28, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Katherine's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Katherine's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$35 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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81 Reviews
My dog Casey was a little anxious at first, but Katherine and her dog Duncan made Casey feel right at home. I especially enjoyed receiving regular texts and photos to see how Casey was doing while I was away. Helped me to enjoy my trip even more. I would definitely recommend Katherine to anyone who is looking for great place to board their dog. I have already booked Casey with Katherine for my next trip!
We don't leave our dog often, but when we do she prefers to be with Kate and her family. Our dog has pretty bad separation anxiety but I know that she settles in quickly at this home. I know because Kate is so good about sending photo updates. They do so many fun things and we get so many cute pictures I sometimes think the dog is having more fun than whatever we left her to go do. I guess that's fair.
My pup had a great experience at Kate's place. Kate was really organized and experienced at watching dogs of different temperaments. I felt reassured that she would treat Dafni, my golden retriever, just like one of her own.
Katherine and her family took wonderful care of our dog! When we are going out of town again, we will definitely be using you again!
Kate and her family were terrific hosts for our dog Aix. Aix got along so well with their dog Duncan. Kate was very attentive and caring for Aix's needs and even helped us find an alternate host when she was not available. She sent daily updates and Aix was very happy in all the pictures. We highly recommend Kate to anyone seeking care for their pup.
Our boxer puppy had a fabulous stay with Katherine during her Dog Vacay. It is apparent that Katherine and her family love dogs as they communicate regularly, take their dogs to the park, on walks, even out for dinner. Katherine kept us up to date with pictures on a daily basis and comments about the time our dog was having during her stay. I highly recommend Katherine and will undoubtedly use her services again.
Kate and her family were the best!! My two Aussie puppies have a lot of energy and get into everything, but Kate took them to dog parks and kept them entertained during their stay. She sent lots of pictures and kept me posted. The pups came home very happy, healthy and tired. Kate was very attentive and very good about following their strict raw diet and other daily procedures. She has a very dog friendly and clean home with lots of room in the back yard. Definitely a repeat customer here!
Kate was awesome! Our 12-year-old cocker spaniel has some special medical needs, and Kate was able to keep him very happy and healthy the entire time we were away. We would definitely send him back to Kate's house in the future!
Ollie and Sissy came home happy and exhausted. Thank you for taking such good care of both of them and make it so easy and worry-free for us.
kate was wonderful with our golden Retriever. She sent me many pictures every day. Abby had a great time playing with the other dogs. Kate was also very attentive to her needs. Abby developed an ear infection that Kate detected and she took her to the vet to get medicine. I really appreciated her communication with me about Abby, even though it wasn't a very serious condition. I will definitely use Kate again. She was fabulous!
Kate is a great sitter. She is wonderful with Rocky, and we definitely will keep coming back.
My 2 pups had a great time! Kate kept us up to date with notes and pictures.
Kate is great with the dogs. We got plenty of pictures throughout the stay and could tell the pups were having a grand time.
My mini dachshund stayed with Kate this past weekend and had such a good time! I cannot emphasize enough how good of a host Kate was. I'm an EXTREMELY protective dog parent and am very picky about leaving my dog Edison with other people. Kate exceeded all of my expectations and was an incredible host!! During the meet and greet she made sure she knew all the important details about watching eddy (especially necessary for me since eddy has had back problems and surgery before and can only be picked up a certain way). She has a huge fenced in back yard and the dogs are able to play outside all the time! She sent a TON of pics and updates while I was gone to let me know how eddy was doing which really put me at ease. My flight ended up getting delayed until late of my day of pickup and Kate was so accommodating with everything. I've also never seen Eddy so relaxed after leaving a new place- he normally won't even eat when he's in a new place and Kate sent me a pic of him eating the first night he was there. I can't express enough how AWESOME she was as a host- would definitely recommend to other dog owners without hesitation!!
I highly recommend Kate! She sent me pictures every day of Hudson and took great care of him. I love the fact that Hudson got to play with other dogs while he was there and also got plenty of time outside in the yard to play. He even got extra exercise through walks. Kate will be my number one choice in the future.
This was a great experience. Lots of photos and updates were sent while we were away and missing our girl. Would definitely use Kate again.
We are repeat customers and there reason is simple: Kate is the best.
Ozzy was exercised as much as we would ourselves (maybe even more!) and he had a great time with other dog friends.
We no longer feel bad about going on an occasional trip because our furry friend is so well taken care off. Kate has given us that piece of mind.
It is so wonderful to leave my companion, my little Jack Russell, in a safe, loving environment where I know she will be happy & well cared for!!! It is the only place I like to leave her!
Kate did an amazing job with my 2 shih tzus! My puppy started showing some unexpected behaviors and Kate went above and beyond to make him feel comfortable while away from his parents:) Kate is a very caring dog host and sent me daily photos and updates on my babies. They were happily exhausted by time I picked them up. I would recommend her to anyone!
This is a very caring family and a great place for my little Jack Russell!
Always love Katie and crew - they take such great care of my fur baby Mac and i continue to use them every time I go out of town!
Doc always has a great time at Camp Kate. (That's what he call her.) How do I know this? He tells me - When I turn the corner to her block, he starts whining in anticipation. Then he can't wait to get out of the car, and ignores the fact that I am leaving him.

Doc's human can't say enough good things about Kate. I never have to worry about Doc's care and he comes home tired and happy. It's a win-win.
Excellent stay! We are definitely helicopter parents for our fur child. Kate sent lots of photos everyday so we knew he was in great hands. Walks, playing with other dogs, even riding in the car to head to the dog park.
He had a blast!
Highly recommend.
Katie and her family were simply amazing! This was my first time trying Dog Vacay and leaving Mac (my 2 year old chocolate lab) with another family and Katie made me feel so at ease the entire 2 weeks I was gone. I cannot express how amazing she was to my dog, sending multiple pictures and updates daily as well as taking superb care of my precious dog with treats, dog walks, and ball time. I know Mac had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed his experience. It made my heart warm to know Mac and Katie formed a trusting bond and I will definitely use Katie again in the near future! She has a great house that is definitely set up for dogs and a wonderful large yard for them to run and play all day. She is a great host and great dog mom! Thanks Katie!
Kate took great care of my dog Millie! I had alot of "groundrules" and Kate was conscientious about maintaining them while I was away. I received pictures and updates every day and I felt relieved that my pup was in such capable hands! Kate made this a great first experience with DogVacay, for both my dog and me!
Kate was awesome! Our dog had a great time. The daily photos made us comfortable knowing he was enjoying his time there. Kate even gave him a bath. We highly recommend using Kate.
Another great stay for Bella with Kate and her family. Did she have fun? She didn't want to leave, which lets me know she had a great time and felt right at home.
Our pup Mama had a great time!!! We were on vaca for 5 nights and Kate gave us an update each day along with a photo. We couldn't have asked for a better dog sitter especially since we are new to the Decatur area. We definitely plan on having our dogs stay with Kate again. Awesome, awesome, awesome!!!
Doc LOVES "Camp Kate". I love being able to take him someplace and know that I do not have to worry about him. Doc is 1-1/2 and has big fun playing with other dogs. Kate makes sure he has friends to play with, gets plenty of exercise, and comes home tired and happy.
This was our first time using a non-family member as our petsitter and having our dogs stay at someone else's home. We could not be more pleased that we found Kate!

Kate took our dogs on daily walks, played with them a TON, and even made sure they ate well during their stay! Apparently our Boxers have a "little" separation anxiety and they refused to eat initially. Kate did everything she could to get them to eat their food and even went out and got them extra food and treats to enjoy. I have no doubt that if we had chosen a boarding facility, our dogs would not have received the same care and attention as they did at Kate's.

We LOVED the daily updates and photos she sent us while we were on our vacation. Our pups are our babies too and we really enjoyed knowing what they did that day.

Our dogs came home spoiled, happy, and exhausted! We could tell they enjoyed their time at Kate's and are looking forward to booking with her again!
Kate treated our boy like a member of her family. Totally proffessional, caring,kind,and concerned, Just like family.She also took shadow on trips to the park for play and exercise. We will always be greatful to Kate and DogVacay.
I sometimes think Sadie is happier at kate's than at home! she definitely has more fun. I know Sadie is well taken care of and loved. what else could I ask for with my furry daughter?
I got caught up with the new school year so I'm writing this review late, but Kate was great! Darcy had so much fun playing with Duncan and the other visiting dogs. She got lots of exercise and play time with other dogs in Kate's yard and I didn't have to worry about Darcy at all when I was away. I really appreciated the daily updates and photos from Kate. Kate took care to say who the other dogs staying with Darcy would be, proactively got Darcy's vet information, and took care to minimize Darcy's car time. I hope to have Darcy stay with Kate again sometime!
Reesie prefers to stay at Kate's house than at her own house. We love Kate and her whole family!
Loved getting the photos of Mr. Bentley. He was happily exhausted from playing with the other dogs. Thank you for your great care of my dog. I could tell he didn't want to leave you or his new playmates.
Kate was absolutely wonderful. My puppy is not the most confident, and I was worried about how he would take to a sitter. Rocky loved Kate! She took great care of him and kept us well informed during his stay. With all of the walks, visits to the park, and general love he received, Rocky could not have been happier.
Kate and her family took the best care of Pepper while we were away, making sure she was active and having fun the whole time. Kate sends lots of pictures and updates, so we knew our dog was in great hands and could enjoy our vacation.
Thank you Kate for taking care of our dog, Ray. He was calm and happy when he came home. Also thank you for the pictures that you sent and the great care you and your family give him.
Kate is great! She took wonderful care of Sherman, and sent some really cute pics while he was there. I'm looking forward to sending Sherman there again in the future and I'm sure he is, as well!
Kate loves dogs, and Zee loves Kate and her family! It truly is like sending your dog to summer camp! This is the 4th time my Golden Retriever has vacationed with her - Thanks Kate!
Our rescue Oki was very happy at Kate's place for her overnight stay. We did a trial night before our full week stay to see if she was a good fit. I feel confident the full week will go well.
Kate made sure that my energetic 6 month old puppy got lots of play time. She was wonderful with my dog and he came home very, very happy. He had a great time She send me texts and photos everyday to show me what he was doing. I highly recommend Kate.
Thank you Kate and family including Duncan (in house dog) for taking care of our big boy, Ray. Kate sent us pictures and text, later in the morning after we had dropped him off telling us how he was adjusting.
Kate quickly picked up on his personality and had him figured out fast, she is obviously a dog lover and keen observer of animal behavior.
We thank you Kate and your family for taking care of
very beloved Ray.
Kate and her family were absolutely amazing. My boy Percy had a fantastic time and is still sleeping from his week of fun. I was a bit nervous at first but Kate did a great job of putting me at ease. She also updated me daily with several pictures and let me know of the days events. I highly recommend Kate and will be using her for any future boarding situations hands down.
Kate was awesome! She sent lots of pictures of Petey and kept us updated on how he was doing.
Great dog sitter!
Kate is easy to speak to and has a really good sense for dogs. I love that she sent me photos of Sadie while she was there. It gave me a sense that I knew what was going on. I'm glad I found her.
We boarded Doc for 5 days this time....this wasn't just boarding - it truly was a vacay - he made new friends, played, played & played, and was "dog tired" when we picked him up. Next time, I want to go to Kate's house for a vacay!
The experience from beginning to end couldn't have been better. The accomodations are great and the attention and exercise were right on.
Kate was the perfect fill in "mom" for our puppy. She's not just another person who is crazy about dogs, but actually has professional experience working with them, so we felt comfortable leaving Doc with her.

Doc has a LOT of energy (10 month old border collie/lab - need I say more?) and would play 24/7 if he could. Kate kept him busy and sent us lots of pictures so we knew what he was up to. We are very happy that she was recommended to us and have already booked another stay and referred a friend to her.
Maxwell had such a great time staying with Kate. She is very thorough in getting to know your dog and their individual needs. Max is high energy and it can be hard to tire him out but after he got back form Kate's he slept for two days straight. It's comforting to know he will be well cared for while we are away. I would HIGHLY recommend Kate, it was one of our best Dog Vacay experiences to date (and they have all been great).
Kate's absolutely incredible. Reese was happy to be there and sad to come home!
Kate and her family took Gypsy into their home and took such good care of her. I know she will be wagging her tail the next time she visits. I'm so relieved to know we have found such a safe and caring environment. Kate will be my first call whenever we have occasion to board Gypsy in the future.
Kate was absolutely incredible in caring for my dog. She texted me numerous time throughout the day and put my worrying at ease. It was the first time I left my dog, and once I got home I knew I had nothing to worry about. Kate is the best!
Kate and her amazing family took great care of my Golden Zee - it was an awesome vacation for her! Kate shared photos every day and customized her care for Zee to make her feel at home - thanks Kate!!
We always feel safe leaving Sheba with Kate. In fact, we're always sorry to pick her up, because she has such a wonderful time with Duncan and the other dogs, and is clearly so well taken care of. Kate makes sure all the dogs staying with her at a given time will get along before okaying reservations, which is something a lot of hosts do not do. Highly, highly recommended.
As usual, Kate took great care of Bailey. He is old and needs extra attention and Kate provides it in spades. Bailey came home feeling like a puppy again.
I left my lab/mix dog, Kasey, with Kate for five days in April 2014. The dog environment was very clean and attractive. I am sure my dog had lots of fun and was very active. Kate seems very knowledgeable and in control of the situation and I felt very comfortable leaving Kasey with her. Kate was very friendly and caring toward the dogs.
Thanks Kate !
Kate did a phenomenal job watching my sweet morkie Polo! I received pictures every day of him having an amazing time. These pics also reassured me that Kate was taking great care of him. I will definitely be using her again to watch my dog!
Kate takes great care with our puppy and sends us pictures during the day that help us know that she is having fun while we are at work. I don't know what we would do without her.
My dog had such a great time with Kate. She took her to a large property where she could play and have fun. She always enjoys her days with Kate and we are so lucky to have found her.
Kate is the best. She took Ozzy in at the very last minute so we could deliver our first born with peace of mind. She went the extra mile in coordinating all the details with a third party since my wife and I could not take care of anything.
Just like the previous time she took care of Ozzy, everything went perfect. Our dog was happy, he was exhausted even though he is very high energy, and was ready to meet our baby.
If you care about your pet, have Kate take care of him/her. You can't go wrong.
Kate is now my regular pet sitter for my dog Apollo. He and her family get along well and he absolutely loves romping around her backyard and playing with the other dogs. He is always tired out when he comes home from a visit. He does like to bark a little too much, but she is very patient with him. The last time he visited, he was so sad to leave he just sat down, moped, and refused to budge. I literally had to lift him into my car. That tells me my dog had a great time, which makes me feel good about taking him to Kate again.
My puppy, Midnight, had an excellent time at Kate's and came home happy and content. I know she is well cared for with Kate.
I left my old dog Bailey with Kate for 4 days and she took such good care of him that he didn't want to come home. She was very easy to deal with, sent me photos and updates throughout my trip, and he had a blast. I will definitely use her again and have already recommended her to my neighbors.
Kate was great! We felt at ease leaving our pup with Kate in her welcoming home and beautiful roomy backyard. Loved the daily pictures and updates. We will keep her on our A list for our future dog vacations. Thank you Kate and family!
What a pleasant surprise this was, especially at the last minute. From the moment Bella and I met Kate and her family, I knew Bella was in great hands. Leaving her for 8 days was very hard, but knowing that she was in good and loving hands, I didn't have to worry.

Kate kept us informed on a daily basis with emails and pictures letting us know that Bella was having a great time. It certainly made our trip that much more enjoyable knowing that we didn't have to fret over Bella's care.
Excellent! Toby had a great time with Kate and her family as always.
Pepper had an awesome vacation with Kate and her family. She got lots of exercise with the other dogs and lots of love from Kate. We had a great time on our trip knowing that Pepper was having so much fun. We will definitely send Pepper to Kate in the future.
Pepper had a great time with Kate and was very well cared for. Kate talked with me a lot about Pepper before she stayed over, so I knew she would be in good hands. Pepper got a lot of exercise and play time with other dogs, which she loves, and also time to relax with the family in the house. We are so happy that we found a great place for our dog to stay when we're away!
Pisco had so much fun with Kate and her family, that I'm really not sure he wanted to come home. They went on at least a 3 mile walk each day which he loved. He got to play in the yard with kids and other dogs. He had a ball. Kate was great about sending me pictures and updates and it was really nice knowing I didn't have to worry about my baby boy. He'll be back at her house in a week and I know he'll be excited about it.
Out dog Toby had a great time staying with Kate, Duncan and the rest of the family. They were very willing to work with our travel schedule and sent great pictures and updates everyday to let us know that Toby was having a great time.
Kate took AMAZING care of my overgrown puppy Apollo :) He had a wonderful time, exercised and played his heart out, and was well tended and well loved during his time at their home. I will definitely be using Kiwi again in the future :)
I enjoyed seeing the updates and pictures of my dog everyday. My dog was sick, and Kate was able to take him to the vet. Thanks to the insurance through Dogvacay we didn't have to worry about a vet bill. I would definitely recommend.
Kate was an amazing host for Luna. We have never left our pup to someone else for anywhere near this long, so when we found Kate, we were excited. Before Luna went on her vacay, Kate was kind enough to have her over to meet her and the place just to make sure it was a perfect fit. We had no doubt that she would be in good hands.

We were out of the country for two weeks. Every day, Kate kept us up to date with Luna's activities and attached pictures via email and the website as well. It was so exciting to get the update from her as we were definitely concerned about leaving her for such an extended period of time. Luckily, Luna had several other playmates who kept her tired and busy and we could tell that she was enjoying her time away from home. Kate has a huge yard fenced in yard for the dogs to play and a nice covered patio and sun room for them to get some much needed rest.

We would absolutely recommend Kate if you're looking for someone who will take wonderful care of your fur child.
Kate is a very pet loving person. Based on the circumstances surrounding my dog Travis, I think she did a fine job.
Kate was amazing! Roland had never stayed with a stranger before and he is very attached to me and my boyfriend. Roland had some trouble when we first left him and Kate was willing to put in the extra time and energy he needed to make his stay successful and as stress free as possible.

I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a great place to leave their fur babies:)
Kate and her family were wonderful with Indy. They treated him like part of the family while I was away. You can't ask for anything better than that. Absolutely fantastic.
I have a 5 month old Golden Retriever and I have never left her with someone else. I was really nervous about leaving her for a whole week with someone else, but Kate did an AMAZING job with Comet! Kate sent me daily pictures of Comet and what they were up to, which really helped me enjoy my time away knowing that Comet was in good hands. I could tell Kate and her kids enjoyed having Comet and Comet definitely enjoyed staying with them. I will most definitely bring Comet back when I go out of town again. Thanks Kate!
Kate was awesome! She sent me pics and updates daily and took wonderful care of my dog. I got to enjoy my vacation and know that my pet was well cared for.
Kate was wonderful !! She sent me daily pics of my puppy which is definitely comforting. Batman looked like he had a blast and was completely worn out when we got home! I plan on making a reservation again with Kate in the future!
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