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Kristy S.

6 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

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

Kristy's House

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

About Kristy

12 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Currently I have no pets, but I've grown up with dogs all my life -
Hungarian Puli, Husky mix and Jester a German Shepherd mix who I had to put down in the new year.

I have worked with dogs on a part-time basis as kennel staff for Intelligarde International Inc. in 2007 walking and care-taking for (very intelligent) service protection and bomb protection k-9s and last summer I worked as a swimmer and receptionist at FitDogs in Riverside where I learned about dog dynamics in large groups.
Through this experience as a host I have applied some techniques from my previous work experience with animals that have helped me better handle large groups of dogs as well as aggressive dogs.

I love dogs and miss the void Jester left in my life and would love to help people who need a responsible and loving caretaker for their cherished pets.

I live in a house with a fenced yard situated by the Scarborough Bluffs and there are a lot of great trails and ravines to walk through. My neighbourhood has a lot of dogs also which is great for socializing at Sylvan Park at the end of my street.

I'm also TTC accessible with a flexible student schedule attending Centennial College Morningside campus only 10 min bus ride away from me.

Currently I have school 5X a week with long breaks in between classes allowing me to come home for pee breaks. The longest stretch your dog would be alone for is 6 hours on Mondays. I also have a crate for large breed dogs.

***Right now I finish school on Dec 16th and don't start again until Jan 9th**** FOR THIS REASON I will open my home to MORE than 2/3 dogs to a MAX of 4 keep in mind this all depends on the dogs themselves and their personalities. I plan to communicate to current reservations about meet and greets to arrange a mutually convenient time (usually Saturday mornings) until I am fully booked. I will only accept dogs that will stay well together, which makes my job And your vacation go a lot smoother :)

To keep dogs safe and happy I usually gate the house so they have their own space for when playtime is over or if I have dogs that aren't social. When I run errands while hosting multiple dogs I keep them in a large spare room (see photo ) and one room per dog to avoid any mischievous behaviour while Im gone.

I have NEVER had issues with aggression along the gates, and I've hosted three dogs at once who were not dog social. Im the alpha dog and I have a stern no nonsense demeanour when it comes to displays of aggression towards my other guests :)

***PLEASE BE ADVISED NO PICK UPS AFTER 8:30 PM *****
Please book for an **extra day if you feel that will be the case. I can accommodate pick ups in the late evening, if necessary, until 10:30pm for an *additional charge of $20* otherwise please book an extra day thank you
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Can administer oral medicine

Kristy S.

6 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kristy's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Kristy's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
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6 Reviews
My Shadow was well cared for and Kristy adhered to her routine so that she felt right at home. When I picked her up, she was calm and happy so I knew that all had gone well. And Kristy supplied me with pics and a morning report that really reassured me!
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Another great stay with Kristy! Khali had such a fun visit her first time around, we didn't hesitate to book her again. This time, she went swimming in a pool, chased squirrels in the park, and had an adventure on the subway and the Toronto Island! Thanks again Kristy for all the photos and videos and for taking such good care of our girl.
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It was our first time using Docvacay and we found the perfect puppy sitter! Kristy knew all the right questions to ask during our meet and greet and clearly had experience and a love for dogs, bonding with Khali immediately. She kept in touch frequently with "pupdates" while we were away and you could tell Khali was having an amazing time. When we picked her up, she was happily playing in the backyard with her new friend Harper. She came home and went straight to sleep! A clear sign of a fun week away. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Kristy! Thank you so much!
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First time user of Dogvacay and had a great experience. Kristina was very prompt with her emails and we set up a meet and greet immediately. This is a great touch so you as a owner get a better sense of who you're going to be leaving your loved one with. Kristina sent regular updates and pictures of Harper over the course of the week. When I picked Harper up and we got home she went straight to bed! Sign of a very good time spent. I would definitely recommend Kristina and will use her next time we head out of town.
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Kristina is a very responsible, patient and caring pet sitter! Plus she took my active dog on amazing adventures. I highly recommend her!
Kristina was really accommodating with reservations, pickup and drop off times and taking care of my pup Maddie. I'd recommend using her services again in the future if I ever have to go on another vacation :)
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