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Dawn K.

46 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
$35/night
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  • Cancellation Policy:
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

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About Dawn

I am a working Mom who commutes into the City Tuesday - Friday and my husband is a stay-at-home Dad to our two very special sons Cooper & Connor (ages 8 and 10). Ours is a Family that has a great LOVE for animals and everyone who knows us knows this! We go above and beyond to make animals feel safe, comfortable and most importantly....loved. Part of our decision to list here as pet hosts is due to the fact that we just lost our two family pets within two months of one another--both of which were adopted--(a calico kitty named "Cali" and our Great Pyrenees dog named "Baron"). Although deeply saddened by our loss, we have decided that it's in our best interest not to get another family pet at this time but thought hosting would just be perfect for us and a total win-win situation! We are truly excited for the opportunity and vow to love your pet and provide a comfortable and safe environment that feels just like "home" to them! My children are wonderful and have been raised to have the utmost respect for animals and show them love and kindness at all times. We also welcome large breeds and are now pleased to be able to offer Central Air conditioning in our home! Yay! Thank you very much. The Kearns Family
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Dawn K.

46 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 3, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Dawn's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
Daycare At Dawn's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 60 miles
46 Reviews
Dawn and her family are incredibly kind and caring and provided our dog with excellent care! Dawn went out of her way to make sure that my dog was comfortable and happy and provided me with updates throughout the weekend. I would highly recommend Dawn and her family to anyone. They are very special and attentive people. I
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Thank you very much Dawn and family for taking such great care of Ace.
Dawn was very easy to communicate with via text. She sent us daily photos of our dog and let us know how he was doing. She was very flexible with drop off and pick up times.
She took care of our dog like he was her own, which is exactly what we were looking for. I could tell that Ace was very comfortable with Dawn and her family, and I did not worry about him for a minute.
We will definately book again in the future with Dawn.
Sue & Steve C Kingston MA
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Can not even put in words how perfect Dawn & her family have been! We were using another "perfect" couple thru dogvacay (thank you!) but they adopted a puppy & our dog has to be the only one. Dawn was willing to hold a spot just for him & that was so very much appreciated. Think Champ would prefer to pack his bags & move there but he had to come home. Can't wait to bring him back. Thank you!
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Dawn, Patrick and their two boys are the best! We never have to worry about the care of our fur baby, Duke - he is spoiled with love and so well cared for by this family. Dawn is fantastic with updates and pictures of our pup while we are away we always know how his visit is going. They are huge animal lovers and it shows! We would recommend their services without hesitation.
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I have no words to express how grateful we are to Dawn! Thunder was in the best hands imaginable while my husband and I were on our honeymoon. Each night we'd get updates and pictures and they treasured their time with him! Dawn and her family are amazing people and we look forward to Thunder staying with them again!
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This was our second stay with Dawn and her family! They gave Baron lots of love and sent lots of pictures with updates! You can truly enjoy your getaways knowing your dog is staying with this family! They are fabulous and I wouldn't send Baron anywhere else!!
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Dawn and her family were great with Dallas he had a great time. will highly recommend
Rabbit had a wonderful time with Dawn's family. Dawn kept us regularly posted throughout Rabbit's whole time there, including pictures of Rabbit, and we were so very pleased with her care! Dawn even texted us the day after we picked Rabbit up to check in on her readjustment back home. So thoughtful! Rabbit is going back again later on this month, and then for a long stretch in August, and even though we'll miss her, we're so happy she'll be with Dawn's family!
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Big thank you to Dawn and her family for caring for our two pups Duke and Diesel on my wedding night. I felt completely at ease on one of the most stressful days knowing our dogs were being well taken care of. We had done a meet and greet before hand as my mother had never boarded Duke or left him with anyone else. Even my mother felt comfortable knowing they were in Dawn's care and when she dropped off the dogs they were very excited to see Dawn and her family again! Thank you again for giving our pups lots of love! We will definitely be back!
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We had a worry free vacation because we knew that our pup had a great vacation with Dawn and her family. Excellent communication and excellent overall experience. Will use them again.
This was the 3rd time we left Achilles with Dawn, Patrick and their family. Achilles is so comfortable to be left with them - he recognized them and was jumping to greet them. We were very satisfied with the level of care and the frequent communication. We will leave Achilles with them again when we go on our next trip.
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Our puppy (and we) had an overall wonderful experience with Dawn and her family. We were able to relax and have fun on vacation, knowing what a kind and caring environment he was in. She kept us updated with many photos and daily check-ins. It was clear he was comfortable and easily made himself at home. 5 Stars. Will definitely re-visit them when the need arises.
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This was our fur babies second stay with Dawn and family. They are so wonderful! Amazing daily updates with pics! Our doggies come home happy and well cared for. Thank you Dawn, Patrick, and boys for loving them like we do!
Dawn and her family are wonderful people to care for your dog. Our Sophie was taken care of so well that she was sad when she had to come home. They gave her great love and care. Loads of attention and exercise. She will be vacationing with them again soon!
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As always, Dawn and family were awesome!! We were able to relax and enjoy our trip knowing how well Scraps was taken care of. Thanks again!!!
Dawn and her family watched our Clyde for two weeks and the experience was beyond wonderful. She kept us updated with emails/pictures/texts, and we felt so comfortable with her watching our sweet boy. I would recommend Dawn to anyone!
What an amazing experience. Dawn's family came highly recomended from a friend and they did not disappoint. She and her family are warm and welcoming and truly treat your dog like a queen/king. I would stay there for an extended stay! What a great family! Thank you Dawn and family!

Allison's
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My expectations were met and go beyond what I had imagined. Dawn and her family were what a surrogate pet family should be. They were outstanding with Remy and Izzy and they did not want to leave. They actually pouted when they got home. I would highly recommend!!
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We can't thank Dawn and her family enough!! They loved and took care of Scraps like he was their own for sure!! The pics of him cuddling with their family, especially her sweet boys, made being away from him much easier. We will definitely be using Dawn again in the near future!! Thank you!
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Absolutely wonderful!!

I can't say enough about Dawn and her family. They are the nicest people I have ever met.

They took such great care of my dog Luna this past weekend. They even kept in contact with me throughout the day with pictures and updates!!

When I picked up Luna the next day you could just tell how happy and comfortable she was!!

Thank you so very much again!!

Luna can't wait to come back!
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Dawn and Patrick did a great job helping Homer to settle in, feel comfortable, and have fun. Warm, welcoming and wise!
I have boarded my dogs many times now at the Kearn's house. They take such good care of the pups and make me feel so at ease to leave them in such good hands. On this specific time they did a "pick up" of the dogs at my house. Everything went great! I would recommend this family to anyone needing a dog sitter from a night to a whole week.
Thanks
Becky, Zoey and Bruno
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This was the second stay with Dawn and her family for our lab while we were on a 9-day trip. They took great care of our dog, administering medicine as we requested. They kept us posted with frequent emails and pictures and were very flexible about pickup and drop off times. We will definitively use them again in the future.
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We can not say enough about Dawn and her family. This was our dog Parker's seventh stay with them. And what a happy boy he was! Parker has been staying with them since he was a pup. As soon as I turn on their road, he is standing up in the backseat wagging his tail. When I pull into their driveway, he is literally climbing into the front seat, wriggling with glee from head to toe! He is so excited to be there. They welcome him with open arms and he feels completely at home. And it gives us a sense of peace knowing he is loved and well cared for. We are kept updated throughout his stay and love the pictures she sends. Dawn and family truly love him like their own!
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Dawn was amazing! My doggy was in such good hands and I received regular updates while I was away, with sweet notes and adorable pictures. I will absolutely be using Dawn again and am spreading the word about the amazing experience!
Dawn and her family were amazing! They were warm and welcoming upon meeting us and knew exactly how to handle our “shy guy”. They had him on his back within seconds and he was enjoying belly rubs and running around like he owned the place! Dawn kept in contact with us while we were away, sending pictures and updates! There were days when we were unable to get our emails, and honestly, we never even worried a bit because we knew he was in good hands! They are more than happy to meet your dog's every needs and truly enjoy spending time with them! There is just a good vibe you get when you meet the Kearns family and it’s that kind of vibe that will keep us lifelong customers of “Lov’em like Our Own”!
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I could not be more pleased with the experience I had with Dawn and her family on my dog's recent VaCay.

It was the 1st time I used this service. I feel so lucky that I selected Dawn. I got regular updates on how Kixx was doing (w/pictures).

I have no doubt she was cared for and loved as well as I would do it myself.

I highly recommend this host for your dog's next Dog VaCay.
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Dawn and her family took great care of our dog while we were on a week-long vacation. We really enjoyed their frequent updates and pictures which gave us peace of mind. We will use them when we go again on our next vacation.
I cannot even express into words how grateful I am to Dawn and her family. This was my first time leaving my dog for any length of time and Dawn put all my worries to rest. The family truly does love your pet like their own! He even got to sleep in their bed! I received daily updates and Jackson always looked so happy. They were very accommodating to my schedule and keeping Jackson on his routine. He has a wheat allergy and I felt very safe leaving my baby in their care. I would definitely recommend Dawn and her family for all your pet sitting needs.
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The entire family truly welcomed our dog, Jet-Li, with open arms. I have never felt more comfortable when leaving Jet-Li for an extended vacation. Dawn and her family watched our dog over the holidays for nearly two weeks. We received regular photo and text updates and felt that he was getting excellent care. I would absolutely recommend Dawn as a host to anyone in search of a reliable sitter.
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Dawn and her family hosted my weimaraner, Sadie over the Thanksgiving holiday. Overall it was a fantastic experience for me and Sadie. Dawn would send updates and photos frequently which helped me relax, knowing that Sadie was doing well. Sadie was allowed to sleep with Dawn and her husband which I thought was above and beyond what to expect. Dawn and her famiy were very loving towards Sadie and I both. I would leave Sadie with Dawn again in a heartbeat!
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Dawn and her family took excellent care of our two dogs. They were wonderful about updating us everyday on how our girls were doing. Her boys are so gentle wih the dogs and even our dog who is deaf got along just fine. I would definitely use Dawn and her family again.
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Dawn and her family are great hosts. We left Rasta with them for 2 whole weeks and we couldnt be happier with how well they took care of him. Every morning Dawn would send us an email about how Rasta was doing as well as photos of him. It made us feel happy that they were taking such good care of him and showering him with love.

I would highly recommended Dawn and we will definitely be using her services again.
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Kodi enjoyed his stay with Dawn and her family while we were on vacation. He got to sleep on a special couch and he even had his own special toy! Dawn and her husband were very careful to make sure that Kodi enjoyed all of the same activities, food, and sleeping arrangements that he has at home. They called with any questions, and always sent picture updates. I was so glad that Kodi was loved, nurtured, and safe. We could go away without worrying if Kodi was okay.
We will definitely be booking with them again! Kodi is already looking forward to his next vacation with this wonderful family! Dawn and her family truly do love them like their own!
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Dawn and her family welcomed also with a lot of warmth. She was very accommodating of my schedule and pick up times. I think also enjoyed his stay with the family. The only complaint I had was that I didn't get nearly enough pictures of also and had to remind her to send me pictures which I always hesitated... I loved the text/email updates but it would have been better to attach a picture :) then again.. I'm obsessed with my son :)
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Dawn and her family were absolutely wonderful to our babies!!! We were able to relax on our vacation knowing that they were in great hands!! I would recommend Dawn and family to anyone and hope that they are available next time we go out of town!!! Thank you again for taking such great care of Winston and Caydence!!!
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This was Toby's 3rd stay with Dawn and her family, and he just made himself at home as soon as we arrived. The boys are so sweet with Toby, and I know he gets tons of love and attention. We'll definitely be back again.
I left my two large dogs with Dawn and her family for a week and it was the first time I had left them. They came home happy and exhausted. Dawn sent me pics and kept me updated thru the week. I would HIGHLY recommend this family to anybody who needs someone to watch their dogs! Dawn worked with me and adjusted her schedule to fit my dogs in. Her husband and kids are also wonderful with the dogs. Next time I need a dog sitter I will be calling Dawn and her family to watch them.
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We were so very fortunate to find Dawn and her family to take care of Abby. They were the sweetest family and made us feel completely at ease during our Meet and Greet. We knew we had found the perfect people to take care of our pup ! Dawn was kind enough to send us daily pictures and updates and we could tell that Abby was being well taken care of and most of all she was being showered in LOVE ! We couldn't ask for better care givers for our Abby !
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Dawn, Patrick and their adorable boys kept my Cavalier entertained and well loved for several days. I received daily photos of her being showered with affection! Dawn and Patrick made me feel so perfectly comfortable about leaving my precious girl with them. My dog has some medical issues and requires a special diet and pills given morning and evening. They did not flinch with the extra responsibility for caring for Emma and I knew that she was in wonderful hands. I cannot thank them all enough for the peace of mind while I was away. Emma came home happy and exhausted so I knew that she was kept busy and had fun. I would highly recommend them!!
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Thank you so much to Dawn and her great family for taking care of George for the night!! George is not the easiest dog to care for with his many old man habits that at his age just can't be broken. We appreciate your tremendous patience with him and couldn't thank you enough for taking him off our hands for the day and night on short notice. We would 100% recommend Dawn to everyone!!
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Dawn and her family were awesome. We arranged a meet and greet prior to our reservation which went great. We loved her and her family immediately. She took excellent care of our dog and updated us with photos on a daily basis. Highly recommend Dawn and her family to care for your dog you won't be disappointed and neither will your pet.
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Dawn and her family were wonderful with our dog, Toby. I left him knowing he would be getting lots of love and great care, and he was very happy and healthy upon my return. I'm hoping Dawn has a spot for Toby for our vacay this summer!
Dawn and family have been absolutely wonderful! Leaving my dog for ten days wasn't easy but I had no doubts after meeting Dawn! She really does treat every dog like her own! She was very accommodating to both myself & my dog. I even had daily updates while I was gone. Her house is very dog friendly with lots of sunshine & outdoor space. Dawn has a warm heart that wants to help out any way possible. What a great family environment for any dog to vacation at! She will definitely go above & beyond!
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Dawn and her family did an awesome job watching our Sassy during our vacation. They were very caring and treated her like she was their own! Its always hard to leave a pet with someone for a whole week, always worrying if she is doing well, but Dawn sent me pics and updates throughout the week to make me feel at ease. There was always someone home with her and her walks and feeding schedules were kept nicely. I am sure we will be visiting her again on future vacations : )
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I'm lying here with a very happy pup at my feet, totally content and exhausted, after spending the weekend with Dawn and her family. What a wonderful experience! Dawn, Patrick and the boys opened their home to Parker and loved him as if he was their own. There was a wonderful bond and a sense of complete trust when we first met Dawn. Leaving Parker in their care was like leaving him with a trusted family member. When we dropped him off on Saturday, the boys met us at the door, excited and eager to meet their new friend. You could tell they were ready when Cooper proudly pronounced that Parker was a "Basenji"! That's a pretty tough word! After giving Dawn a printed list of instructions (which she keeps in a binder for all of her pets!) and going over a few details, we left with Parker taking a nap, with his head resting on Conner's knee. During the overnight stay Dawn kept us updated on how Parker was doing, and how much fun they were all having. We received a few pics that just underlined that fact. When we picked him up today there were rave reviews all around: Dawn's family so happy to have spent the time with Parker; and our family, so happy to see how well Parker was cared for. As Parker is only 4 1/2 months old, it was his first ever over night stay. And after our experience, there will be many more at Dawn's home.
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