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Kelly Jean D.

16 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Kelly Jean's Resident Pets

Rosebud Rosalind Russell aka Rosie
Mixed Breed
6 yr 7 mo old

Kelly Jean's Apartment

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Medium Roof Deck
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Kelly Jean

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Walks on trails, sandy beaches, toys, beds to take a snooze, loads of attention... dogs are pretty darn happy here. Be confident that they'll be safe and cared for expertly as I have watched pets for over 10 years. I especially am perfect for small to medium dogs who are mellow sorts. The environment is peaceful here. And, as a bonus, your pup gets a new canine friend in the form of my terrier mutt, Rosie.

What *you* get is peace of mind (and lots of great photos of your dog).

What dogs can stay at my place:
- under 40 pounds
- low to no barkers, no exceptions
- non-aggressive
- up to 2 dogs from the same household, no mixing of clients
- with medical needs, pills and potions
- seniors

What can pups expect?
Care and companionship almost all day (I do have appointments sometimes). My dog, Rosie, is a 6 year-old, friendly terrier-mix, and likes other dogs. I walk her about three times per day, once in the morning, longer in the afternoon, and then a spin around the block before bedtime. However, if more breaks are needed, that is fine.


I have sat for dogs and have received unanimously enthusiastic reviews. See my reviews from other dog owners. However, here are some excerpts:

“Kelly was great, sent us photos every day, and truly had a great time with our pup! She was very flexible with drop-off times.”

“…highly recommend Kelly for anyone who wants to ensure their dog will get the same love and attention they're used to.”

“Scout takes medicine every morning and Kelly was great about administering it to her. When I came to pick Scout up, she ran over to say hello, and then quickly ran back into the apartment to continue playing with her new dog friend and toys!”


Where will they be?
Artspace Hiawatha Lofts is a pet-friendly building that houses artists. I live in a large 1-bedroom with floor-to-ceiling windows, dog toys and beds, and tile floors and very few rugs. Dogs are allowed on my furniture and bed if their owners allow it. And, if they have a crate, that will be put in a safe space where they can just chill out.

Conveniently located just off of Rainier and Dearborn by I-5 and I-90, it is near downtown, Beacon Hill, Central District, Capitol Hill, Columbia City, and the I-D. There is a greenbelt park 2 blocks south on a quiet street — the Mountain to Sound Trail — where I walk and play with dogs. It goes through Judkins Park and all the way to Lake Washington. There is a well-recommended veterinary office right across the street.

There is no yard.

When is dog-sitting available?
All week but advance notice necessary for weekends


And a bit more, if you want to know...
Having been raised on a dairy farm in Pennsylvania, I loved all the animals we had and miss having more than one. Our family dog, Winnie the Poodle, was a great friend and adventured with me around the fields. Now, I am a freelance designer and spend a lot of time in my home office so this is a perfect way to have fun with new dogs!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained

Kelly Jean D.

16 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 3, 2017


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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.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kelly Jean's Home
$39 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
$30 /bath
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 11 miles
16 Reviews
Kelly Jean was a great host to Chance. She sent me regular pictures of him relaxing and playing with toys, so I knew he was enjoying himself!
Bailey clearly enjoyed his stay, and I loved getting pictures of him while we were gone!
Kelly Jean was the most responsive dog sitter we have ever used. From the beginning when I requested a meet and greet to when we landed at SeaTac and were on our way to pick our buddy up, she replied to my messages within just a couple minutes. She sent photos every day of our dog, which made us feel so much better knowing that he was having a good time too. I would absolutely use Kelly Jean again and recommend her to others looking for a dog sitter.
My Millie had a wonderful stay and I look forward to booking with Kelly the next time I need to travel out of town!
Kelly was wonderful with Bindi - very attentive and communicated with me ongoing with photos. I was worried (as any pup mom will be) being away for so long, and Bindi in an unfamiliar place. Kelly did a meet/greet with me beforehand, and day of drop off met me with Rosie to take Bindi up and get her settled. And, she stayed up until 11:30PM due to my flight delay, so I could pick Bindi up. It was very comforting to know Bindi was so well-tended. Thank you.
Bindi had a great stay with Kelly and Rosie - she was in good spirits and no issues at all when I returned! Kelly did a great job of keeping me posted daily, and reporting on every detail. I was able to relax and enjoy my time away.
Kelly watched our dogs for nearly three weeks while we were in Europe. She consistently communicated and sent pictures and/or videos daily. Our dogs did not seem to be a great fit for her (one is still prone to chewing on foreign objects, another still has some accidents), but we are grateful she stuck it out. They came home happy and healthy :)
Kelly was absolutely wonderful. She was so accommodating to our schedule. Max was such a happy guy when we picked him up, I knew he was in great hands the whole week. She would send daily photo updates which is comforting while you're away. We will definitely use Kelly again!
We have an 11 month old yorky and this is our first time leaving him with someone we didn't know. Kelly offered to do a meet and greet with us before the drop-off day. We're glad that we did the meet and greet because knowing our pet-sitter just ease the anxiety we have about leaving our dog. Kelly answered our questions and we explained about our dog's separation anxiety. She told us to bring a shirt that has our scent. Kelly's flexible drop-off/pick up time is another PLUS! We appreciate that she allowed our dog to sleep in bed with her because that's what we do with him at home. We got 16+ update photos of our dog! Kelly took him out for walks and our dog looked like he had fun! He fell asleep right away when we took him home. We thank Kelly and her dog Rosie for being so nice to our dog Pogi! We would definitely hire her again!
Kelly was beyond great! She took the best care of our dog Ripp, not only was she easy to get in touch with during the booking/pick up and drop off but she also kept us updated while we were away with lots of pictures of Ripp enjoying his stay. We would definitely recommend and book with her again!
Kelly was easy to work with and provided great daycare of our 3 month old, lab puppy. She took her out for more frequent potty breaks and didn't mind the occasional accident. Her place is perfectly set up for a puppy and she was really good with our little one. Kelly sent us several photos throughout the day and our puppy always looked like she was having fun or relaxed. She came home tired. We plan to book with her again!
Kelly was awesome! Sent me pics while I was away and I could tell Moe was happy when I picked her up. I will be using her again next week!
My Moe dog came home happy from Kelly's place ! Her home is clean and very dog friendly. Rosie the resident dog was a sweet and timid girl. I would recommend Kelly 100% if you have a dog that is friendly with other dogs :-) !
Kelly is great with my dog and is very flexible with booking. Great communication and pictures with every stay letting me know how the puppy is doing. Have booked with her many times and will continue to do so!
Kelly did a wonderful job with our two boys. She sent pictures daily for us so we could see how they were doing. I would highly recommend her and plan to use her again as much as she is available.
Otter came home super calm, happy, and sleepy. He had clearly enjoyed his stay. It is so nice to pick up your pooch and know he was in good hands!
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