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Kathy J.

30 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Kathy's Resident Pets

German Shorthaired Pointer
1 yr 1 mo old
Lhasa Apso
3 yr 1 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Caged birds or Reptiles

Kathy's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Dog door access

About Kathy

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I would love to care for your dogs in my home as you need it. I am a nurse and I love animals. I have two dogs of my own that are pet friendly and get along well with other dogs. I also have a pot belly pig and a parrot. I have a large fenced yard for them to play in and I love taking walks. I do work close to home and could come home at lunch time to let them out doors and spend time with them. I or my husband is home mid afternoon and we are home in the evenings. Your dogs would get a lot of love and attention.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified

Kathy J.

30 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 29, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kathy's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Kathy's Home
$18 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$15 /bath
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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30 Reviews
She has always treated Fancy as if she was at home and will always contact her if we are in the area.
Kathy is the best! She goes out of her way to make sure each precious dog she takes care of is happy and healthy. We are so thankful for how caring and capable she is! Moose just loves staying with Kathy, Roy and Mollie!
Kathy and her husband are tuned into the dogs and pay caring attention to their needs. Our standard poodle had gotten too close of a haircut and got cold. They covered him with a blanket. The site is a dog heaven with huge area in which to run and play and a swimming pool the dogs can use. In short our dogs were spoiled. I unreservedly recommend their services.
Kathy and Roy are the best! They not only open their home, but they open their hearts too, for their fuzzy charges. Moosey had another wonderful stay, and we had a wonderful trip, because we knew our sweet dog would be happy and well cared for!
Way beyond expectations!! Kathy and Roy truly are a second home to our sweet Moosey. On the way to drop off our pup at Kathy's, we exercised Moose on a grassy area. When we got back in the car, we realized that Moose was just covered in little burs, like we have never seen before. We did not have time to return home, so when we got to Kathy's I asked for a brush and scissors to clean up the dog. She instead told us to go on our way, she worked hard on his fur and got him all cleaned up for us, so nice and thoughtful of her. Moose is on multiple medicationss and can not see well, but he was well taken care of and had a wonderful time with Roy, Kathy and Molly. We feel very secure leaving our boy with them, they are awesome!
Kathy was great! We received text with pictures of Chance daily. He had as good a vacation we did.
Again, Max had a great time and Kathy always keeps me posted with pictures!
Max didn't even want to come home. He loved it there!
Koa loves to go to Kathy's house
The best pet sitter we have ever had. Buddy had the time of his life. He was very well cared for and the pictures Kathy sent were awesome. Buddy was a rescue and had several issues, Kathy had him responding to people. She's a natural with animals.
I highly recommend her. She gives a lot of TLC to her pets.
Roni Harrison
We were concerned about leaving our year-old goldendoodle Dood with a sitter while out of town because she has lots of puppy energy, but Kathy and her husband put our minds at ease from the start. It's obvious Kathy knows dogs and dog care, and she's a nurse who can help with meds, etc., if needed. Also, their property is dog heaven: beautiful home, large fenced yard, and a pool in a pool cage (The Dood loved that feature). Kathy was very flexible with drop-off and pick-up times, and she sent notes and pictures, even video, of Dood at least daily. She took such great care of Dood that she moped around when we got her home. She wanted to play with her new buddy, Bailey! We've already decided Kathy J is our go-to sitter.
We cannot speak higher of Kathy and Roy who cared for Biscuit and Brina as their own. Loving caring people with a heart of gold. Biscuit has a severe fear of thunder storms and they went out of their way and lost sleep in order to comfort her. The girls swam, played, snuggled and had a great vacation! Excellent all around care, thank you!
We are so glad we found DogVacay and Kathy. She was so kind and our dog Clark really had a vacation for himself too. Kathy sent updates and photos and we loved that. I highly recommend her for your pet sitter.
WOW, 5 stars are not enough to describe how good Kathy and Roy are. I was afraid to left our dog Sparky with somebody, but after the meet greet with Kathy I was confident to left him with her. Her passion, love and dedication is Amazing. We highly recommend her for take care your dog, we think she's one in the million. God bless you
Ruby loved her stay with Kathy and Roy. She didn't want to come home! Kathy and Roy treated her as if she were their own. Lots of playtime and attention. Plus, daily updates with pictures and videos. Ruby and I couldn't be happier with the experience. I highly recommend Kathy and will use her in the future.
Absolutely Perfect. Kathy sent pictures and kept me posted the entire trip. We don't really leave him to often but Kathy made it very comfortable for us to enjoy the vacation. Would recommend to anyone.
We were going to be gone for 2 weeks and were so concerned about what to do with our senior dog while we were gone. Thank goodness we found Kathy! She and her husband are wonderful. Moose was in kind and competent hands so we were able to enjoy our long vacation. Kathy sent us updates and photos everyday. She made sure that our puppy felt comfortable and happy. He is on multiple medications, but since she is a nurse, this was no problem. We can not express what a comfort it is to know that we have someone to leave our dog with that cares about him as much as we do! We definitely will leave Moose with Kathy on our next trip away from home.
We are very grateful to Kathy and Roy for accommodating us on such short notice! Kathy provided us with many updates and photos throughout the day. Our boys had a great time with their dogs and were pooped when we picked them up. We hope to use Kathy and Roy's services in the future. Thanks for everything!
I cant rate them high enough !!! Kathy and Roy were fantastic, I have never left my babbies with anyone before so I found it very hard to do, I was so lucky to have found them, home away from home. Thank you both so very much
Awesome! We received daily texts with pictures showing us how much fun Luna was having! Highly recommend!
Simply wonderful! The Jackson family is so loving and Gertie feels right at home with their managerie of critters. I can't say enough about her excellent care, daily photos and check in's. We feel very grateful to have found this DogVacay family
Kathy was awesome!! We could not have asked for a better sitter for our puppy. Moosey had a great time running with her dog Molly and playing in the backyard. Kathy had us bring our dog over early to make sure that he was settled in and comfortable. She sent us frequent updates and photos so we could keep tabs on Moose and know how he was doing. Kathy and her husband Roy are warm and caring and obviously truly care about dogs and treat them as their own. We were so worried about what to do with our baby boy when we could not take him on trips with us. Now we have found him a second home. When we picked him up today we could clearly tell that he was very relaxed and comfortable there and maybe would have rather stayed with Kathy than come home with us! Moosey had to give Kathy some smooches to say goodbye and thanks, and he is very particular about who he smooches. We had never used Dogvacay before, but had a great experience, and will be happy to use Kathy for our sitter again soon!
Kathy watched our beloved dog Daisy for a week. I could not have found a better sitter for her. Daisy was extremely well cared for and it was very apparent that she enjoyed her stay just as much as Kathy and Roy enjoyed having her. I was updated daily with comments and pictures of Daisy which put our minds at ease knowing she was well cared for. I would highly recommend Kathy to care for any dog. Daisy was very comfortable with them and her loving pets too! I cannot say enough about Kathy and how wonderful she is. If we visit her area again we will definitely be making reservations. Thank you Kathy!
Wonderful is the very least we can say about boarding our 2 miniature poodles with Kathy. They liked her right away, a really good sign! Her own dogs were quick to make friends as well. Kathy's clean, beautiful home is very dog friendly, with washable tile floors, a large selection of dog toys scattered around the great room, several bowls of clean water set down, a large, soft dog bed beside the sofa, a screened in outside patio and pool, and a doggie door to a beautiful,enormous, fully fenced back yard. Maggie and Alyssa barely even noticed when we left, or when we returned to pick them up.
Kathy took excellent care of our girls, and we highly recommend her to anyone. It's too bad the star rating only goes up to five!!! Thanks, Kathy!
Gizmo loved his stay with Kathy, Roy and Molly. It was just like Doggy Day Camp!
I'm so happy with Kathy and her family! My little Roxy had her first stay for a few nights, and I believe she's found a new friend in Kathy's Lhasa Apso. Kathy kept me up to date frequently with photos and reports. This was Roxy's first boarding in Florida, and Kathy made the extra effort to love on her (in a strange place) and ease my concerns that Roxy would be stressed. On the contrary, I'm certain Roxy wants to go back soon.
Lily had such a great time with Kathy, Roy & her new best friend Mollie, another Lhasa. But Bailey is also her 2nd best best friend & don't let me forget Lucy, the pig. Lily socialized with everybody. She's never had so many fun friends to play with. She actually moped around when we got home, she really missed all of them, so we had another sleep over 2 days later. She was so excited when we arrived she jumped out of the car & ran up to the door. I feel so fortunate to have found Kathy & her great family, I feel so reassured that my normally anxiety ridden dog is not only in good hands, she is extremely happy & having fun. Can't thank you enough Kathy.
Kathy is absolutely the best! I wouldn't take my dogs anywhere else now that we found her!!!
Very positive. Frequent updates and pictures.
Kathy is awesome. She took our dog on last minute notice and sent us updates through pictures and videos on how she was adapting and making her feel at home which put us at ease. Also, she took charge of our dog taking her medication. In my book, Kathy is our number one choice and we will be her calling again.

Thank you , Kathy.

Anita S.
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