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Kristina B.

13 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

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

Kristina's Resident Pets

Sandy
Labrador Retriever
Female
2 yr 2 mo old

Kristina's House

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Children at home (Under 5 years old)
Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Kristina

5 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Are you looking for a safe and loving home away from home for your furry friend? You've come to the right place!
My husband and I absolutely love animals, especially dogs. We both grew up with family pets so it's safe to say we have quite a soft spot for furry companions.
I am at home with my two year old daughter during the day and am loving it!
My daughter does great around pets and I'm always so pleased with how gentle and loving she is with them.
I know how anxious dogs can be when they are not in their normal environment so I truly want to make that time as enjoyable as possible.

Our home is nestled in quiet residential streets, perfect for peaceful walks.
We are close to a couple of grassy parks we like to visit often.
Our backyard has a small covered porch and a nice grassy area shaded under big trees. We have a little dog run along the side of our home as well for the active pups!

And of course, your pet is totally welcome in our home for cuddles and quality time too!

I would love to welcome your pup into our home and care for him as if he were ours. Please contact me with any questions!
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Kristina B.

13 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

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

Credentials

Background Checked
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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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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kristina's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Kristina's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Home Visits
$10 /visit
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
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13 Reviews
Once again our pup Daisy loved her stay with Kristina and her family. Daisy also enjoyed her pup Sandy. We appreciated the photos and comments Kristina sent. Most importantly we knew Daisy was getting the best care and attention a family (other than us!) can give. The best.
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Kristina and her family were great! We needed to find someone at the last minute to watch our dog and Kristina immediately responded to my request. She made herself available for a meet-and-greet that same day and was able to pick my dog up from our house the next morning since we had a very early flight. We loved getting the updates and videos of Carson playing with their dog - I could tell my little guy was having a great time :)
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We were so lucky to have found a sitter at the last minute and so close to where we were staying! Kristina happily accommodated our little puppy. She was very patient with our homesick pup. She also gave awesome updates and sent cute pics and videos during Buttercup's stay. I could tell that she was well cared for.
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Thanks for being so helpful for my first time with dog vacay!
Hi,
My name is Michelle Price and I was very pleased with my Dog Vacay experience and was impressed with Kristina, the dog sitter I chose to trust and take care of my 10 pound toy pooddle, Charlie B. I was very nervous to leave, Charlie B, at a doggie day care. Kristina set my mind at ease as soon as she answered the door to greet us. It was obvious that Charlie B. liked her immediately, by the way he was wagging his tail and giving her kisses. He showed no signs of anxiety due to being in a new environment with a few other (friendly) dogs. The energy was calm and relaxing. Her house was very clean and there was a nice sized back yard where the dogs could play. Kristina was very personable, professional and you could see her love and compassion for dogs through her interactions with them. It was very important for me to find someone competent and caring, where I knew Charlie B. would be safe and well cared for. This gave me the piece of mind I needed to leave him with her.
When I picked him up, four hours later, he was still wagging his tail and full of more kisses. I highly recommend Kristina to dog sit your dog. I'm sure it will be a fun filled and relaxing experience for your precious 4 legged furry friend/family member, like it was for Charlie B.,

Thanks again Kristina, you were awesome!
Good luck with your doggie daycare venture!
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We appreciated that Kristina communicated ahead with us & then was wonderful with our 2 small dogs! She was very responsible & tuned in to our doggie's needs & had a gentle & sweet way with them
Kristina had our families' two Miniature Australian Shepherds for 10 days and loved them as we do. Her photos and videos provided entertainment as well as assurance that they were enjoying their stay and doing well. We appreciated that Kristina did not have dogs of her own so we knew our dogs got her full attention and then no worries on our part about dog compatibility issues. What I liked most was her shaded/grassed back yard and covered patio so the dogs could be outside a lot if they wanted. Kristina says caring for other's dogs is how she gets her "dog fix" and we felt like she and her family enjoyed their time with our dogs. Both of our families are happy we chose her. Thank you so much for your care and wonderful text messages Kristina; so appreciated.
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Unlike most users on this site, I am a cat owner. DogVacay doesn't yet have CatVacay set up, but when my husband and I were going to be out of town, I still turned to this website in the hopes that I could find someone that wouldn't mind looking after my feline friend. I live in Sparks and saw that Kristina did as well. I messaged her, hoping she wouldn't mind kitty house visits, and she didn't!

She came over with her mother the day before we were to leave and spent about 10 minutes at my apartment meeting Tubs and myself and my husband. She was SUPER sweet; I definitely felt like we clicked and that I could trust her. My husband and I were gone for a few days and Kristina came to the apartment 3 mornings to check on Tubs and put his wet food out. She sent me updates each morning on how he was doing. She even let me know small things, like the fact that my freezer had been open all night! She also kept the litter box clean. While my kitty isn't hard to take care of, I could tell she paid attention to the details.

When we got home late at night, I could tell there was a major difference in Tubs attitude and demeanor. In the past I have fed my cats dry food and just left it out for days or a week at a time and no one came to check on them. This was my first experience with a pet sitter and it is TOTALLY worth it. Tubs was calm and content.

I would highly recommend Kristina and DogVacay in general. I loved getting daily updates and knowing someone was looking after Tubs
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Thank you, Kristina. I am sure Beau had a good time with your daughter. And you, of course.
5 Stars!!!! I am so grateful to Kristina and her lovely family for taking such great care of my Bijou. She is my service dog, and as I have no children, she's been my only 'child' for the last 10 years. Usually she goes absolutely everywhere with me, but I had to leave her behind this time. I'm sure it was much harder on me than her to do so. With that said, Kristina not only took excellent care of Bijou, but sent pics and updates to me daily and didn't mind at all about my constant need for reassurance that Bijou was doing alright. Kristina was an absolute blessing. I would definitely use her services again should the need arise. Kristina's little daughter was so gentle and loving to Bijou, and her hubby didn't even mind that Bijou preferred to sleep on their bed. A definite must, if you're looking for the "home away from home" experience for your pet!!
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Kristina and her home and family were very welcoming to our dog, Buddy. The day before we left on a family trip, our dog tore his ACL. She still agreed to care for him, managed his care and his meds. We received a daily text message update. When we picked him up, we knew he'd had wonderful care.
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Dog Daisy and I met Kristina, her husband and daughter for a pre-meeting and knew it was going to be a very good fit. And yes, it was! They accommodated our drop off and pick up schedule. Knowing Daisy was with Kristina and family (yes, she could sleep with them!) we were able to relax and enjoy our vacation without guilt and concern. She sent us some photos and notes which assured us all was going well. When we picked Daisy up, she obviously had enjoyed herself - she was relaxed and fully integrated in their family. It is 35 miles from our house to theirs, and well worth the drive. Anytime we go out of town and cannot take Daisy with us, we will contact Kristina through DogVacay to ensure a perfect, time for us all.
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Kristina did a very good job watching my dog. My dog was taken care of as if I where there. Thanks, Kristina!
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