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Kristen S.

5 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within an hour
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Kristen's Resident Pets

Cole
Labrador Retriever
Male
6 yr 6 mo old
Macho
Great Dane
Male
1 yr 1 mo old

Kristen's Apartment

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Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Kristen

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Any size and aged dog is welcome to board here. I have fostered and/or raised 7 service dogs for a local organization. I have also trained and competed in agility and freestyle with my lab. Friends usually describe me as the dog lady because so many have come though my doors. Usually it's for pet sitting for friends, but ranges from rescuing strays to fostering those looking for forever homes. I would love to meet your fur baby and keep them safe and happy while you are away on vacation.

I am a very active person and love walking, playing and training with dogs. While volunteering with local dog organizations I have had the chance to play with probably over a hundred dogs. I have yet to meet one that I don't fall in love.

A typical day for a dog staying with me not being trained as a service dog is to start with an early morning walk, breakfast and lots of play time with toys and running. If it is a week day then I am able to come home for lunch because I work only 10 minutes from home. Or if your dog requires, I have a work from home option where they can be cared for 24 hours a day. Evenings are all about play, walks and dinner. Tired dogs are happy dogs and I want them to have just a much fun as you while they are on vacation too.

I do require dogs to be crate trained or can help you in crate training while they stay. While they are out roaming free most of the time, I feel it is the safest way to keep a dog in an unfamiliar place and helps them feel secure and able to get a good nap. I do offer options for dogs that have separation issues that require special accommodations. I also have 2 kennels (one is large enough to hold a Great Dane) at my home that way you don't have to lug one with you if you choose the drop off option.

Dogs will be walked on leash several times a day as needed. I have ample dog toys and treats but welcome you sending them to their stay with any familiar favorites to help ease their time away. Accommodations for pets with allergies, medical or behavioral needs are welcome and can have a custom care plan created.
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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
  • Not yet house-trained

Kristen S.

5 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within an hour
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 1, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kristen's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in a crate
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Training
$20 /hour
Baths
$10 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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5 Reviews
We are so happy with kristen, she is excellent with dogs, Malee came home happy, we definitely pick Kristen again to helps us taking care our dosg, she is very nice, we give her 5 stars, her house very ckean, everything great!!!
Another great experience! Kristen has made doggie vacations easy and care free for me again. This visit my Molly has started new meds and even has a hurt foot and Kristen took great care of her, giving me peace of mind. Thanks Kristen!
Kristen is great with my girl! It's evident when she leaps from the car and runs to her door. She does overnights with Kristen and I never have to worry about her care. Very reliable and trustworthy!
I love Kristen S and so does my pup! I've had trouble finding someone reliable yet flexible that I trust as well...Kristen has met and surpassed all those.
Kristen was wonderful, especially with a rather short notice reservation. She kept me updated with pictures and messages. I would definitely use her again and recommend her to anyone.
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