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Krista K.

34 Reviews
24 Repeat Guests
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Pet Requirements

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

Krista's Resident Pets

Miniature Schnauzer
4 yr 4 mo old

Krista's Apartment

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About Krista

**If my schedule shows as unavailable and your dog has previously stayed with me please feel free to contact me as I may be able to still accommodate you.**

**When I have dog(s) staying with me I generally only accept one family at a time.
In your reservation request please provide the time you plan on dropping off your dog(s) and also the time you will be picking them up. I do charge a fee for any overnights that extend extensively past the 24 hour period from the time of drop off.

Your dog(s) will feel right at home in my loving home. Your dog(s) will get tons of physical attention and stimulation while staying with me. Also, I'll update you frequently with texts/emails pics and videos of your dog's adventures.I do leave the dogs to do errands, go for runs (if no dog wishes to accompany) and the occasional work lunch/meeting, etc. At most, I am gone 3 hours out of the home when I'm boarding more than 1 dog. I do live in a smaller apartment in Arlington, but the grounds have large green spaces and there is plenty of areas to go for great walks.

Holidays: Holiday rate is $25.00 extra per day. The $25.00 fee will only be charged on the following holidays: New Year’s Eve & Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day (Fourth of July), Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve & Day.

I am also open to coming and stay with your dog(s) at your house for overnight fee of $80.

For the last 9 years I've had a miniature schnauzer named Molly. In February she lost her battle with cancer. For now I do not have any of my own pets.

**I have recently rescued a 4 year old mini schnauzer who was dumped by a breeder. She is extremely sweet and has met several other dogs and there hasn't been an issue. She really has no interest. Essentially she's a couch potato.
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Krista K.

34 Reviews
24 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within an hour
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Booked
  • Last updated February 12, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Krista's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$35 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$25 /bath
$25 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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34 Reviews
Krista was pleasant, timely with her visit and detailed in her update - she was enthusiastic about our lovely dog and we definitely plan to work with her again!
Krista is the best and my go-to sitter for my elderly Schnauzer Penny. Krista always takes awesome care of her, even when she's not feeling that great. I have zero worries leaving my dog with her.
Krista was a great sitter and especially accommodating. I had a last-minute business trip and was able to book with her the night before I had to leave. She took great care of my girl who was not at all anxious when I picked her up. Krista sent pics throughout the stay, making my trip worry free. I will definitely be calling Krista next time I have to be out of town.
Krista was outstanding! She watched our dog for a week during our summer vacation. She made the experience so easy. She picked the dog up and dropped the dog off at the end of the week. Our dog is somewhat of a home body so she made sure that he felt right at home with her. She also watered our plants throughout the week which was an added bonus. We will definitely use her in the future and would highly recommend her to others.
Krista is the best! She sat for my miniature schnauzer and kept me updated while I was away (which I greatly appreciate). My pup can be hesitant with new people, but Krista made him feel right at ease. I will definitely be rebooking with Krista.
Krista did a great job at caring for our dog!
Krista was super easy to work with. Quick to respond and made sure to send me an update after she took Hank for a walk. It was great to have the peace of mind knowing he was taking care of. Definitely recommend Krista! :)
Millie loved staying with Krista! She made her feel right at home and sent me pictures while I was on my trip. I would definitely recommend Krista to anyone who is looking for a caring person to watch their pet!
Krista did a great job with our dog. She kept us in the loop the whole time with pictures and updates on eating and bathroom habits. Would definitely hire Krista again.
Krista is so flexible with my schedule and my dog just loves her. I feel so much better about leaving when he's with her.
Addie has stayed with Krista now multiple times and she always has the best time!!! I love that Krista is so awesome with Addie and so flexible with my schedule! Krista makes it easy to be away since I know Addie is so well taken care of while I'm gone!! We will be using her a ton in the future!!!
We used Krista recently for a week of dog walking services and she was fantastic! I especially appreciated the care that she showed when one of our pups was sick. Krista gave good reports and sent pics which gave me piece of mind! I fully intend to use Krista again and would recommend her to others.
Krista was incredibly helpful, took good care of my two dogs, and was able to work with some unique circumstances. Thank you for taking great care of my dogs while I was away!
Krista was awesome! It was our first time using a pet-sitter. Krista was extremely thoughtful and made sure to text us with updates and pictures.
Our dog gets very restless when she isn't with us, but Krista was sweet and understanding.
We really appreciated her updates, which put our minds at ease and let us know Shandy was safe and having a great time.
Krista took great care of my yorkie, Coco, while I was out of town! Krista was very flexible and easy to coordinate pickup and drop off with - it was such a pleasure working with her. Krista also provided updates and pics each day, letting me know how my dog was doing. Thanks so much Krista for watching my little dog!
I've left my older dog Penny with Krista twice now, and she's had a GREAT time. It's clear Krista's a big dog lover, and spoiled my little baby rotten.

Krista took care of Tilly while we were away for thanksgiving. She was able to handle two dogs at once and was great! She kept us posted with texts and pictures the whole week, was very flexible and accommodating when it came time to drop Tilly off and pick her back up, and was very responsive to texts and emails throughout the process.

We will definitely get back in touch with Krista next time we need a sitter.
Krista was fantastic with my pups! She has a quite a background when it comes to handling dogs and I was immediately at ease when she accepted my request. Krista treated Teddy as if he was her own and kept him busy and tired with long walks and playtime. She sent many updates and pictures each day, which was great! I've already recommended her to my friend group and won't hesitate to reach out again when I'm out of town!
Krista was very flexible on timing and accommodated a last minute day-change due to a family funeral. She sent a nice update and picture and Teddy returned to us a happy pup! Would definitely use Krista again.
Krista was awesome! Took great care of our dog and even texted us with a cute pic while we were away. Would definitely recommend her!
Krista is wonderful! My dog comes home so happy after her stay. Krista really gives me peace of mind that my dog is well taken care of & cared for while I'm gone.
Krista did a fine job of caring for our slightly spoiled doodle. He got a lot of attention, and Krista was easily available for contact with us. He'll soon spend another 12 days with her.
This was our first experience with DogVacay, and we didn't really know what to expect. Krista was awesome - she kept me informed the whole time and sent me adorable pictures of my dog. Dixie is often timid around other dogs, but Krista introduced her to her neighbor's dog and the two hit it off. Both Dixie and I had a great vacation thanks to Krista's great care!
Krista was fantastic! It's alway nice when our Maddie insists on a goodbye "lean" when we're leaving someone...Krista got a long lean. She was super flexible and went out of her way to help with our fluctuating travel plans. She's great!
Krista is absolutely wonderful, responsive and incredibly caring! I can't say enough good things about my experience working with her. My dog sometimes takes a while to warm up to strangers, but not with Krista. She made him feel right at home and he took to her immediately. Krista sent me daily updates and photos, which were the highlight of my day. It completely made me feel at ease knowing he was so happy and being well cared for while I was gone on vacation. I will absolutely be asking Krista to look after my pooch again and I know my dog will be looking forward to his next visit!
My dog had a great time staying with Krista, and I got daily picture updates so I knew she was doing fine! My dog got a bit sick (from nerves, I believe) and Krista kept me posted on how she was doing and even texted me a few days after I picked my dog up to ensure that she was doing okay.Great personalized attention!
Krista is wonderful with my dog! She is so attentive and follows the instructions I leave for her to the letter (my dog has special diet issues). She always keeps me up to date with how she's doing.
Krista was excellent at taking care of my two kiddos!!! I truly appreciated that she kept me updated on how they were doing so I didn't have any worries during my weekend getaway. I will definitely use Krista again in the future!!!
I've used Krista before and she is a wonderful sitter.
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Our dog was very relaxed and happy at Krista's place. He took a nap almost immediately after arriving. He was also calm when picked up.
Krista was good at keeping our dog on his diet and giving him a few pills. We would definitely like to use her again.
Kirby settled in and I didn't worry about him a bit! I got a text letting me know he had settled down and it helped me enjoy myself and not worry about him being upset.
Krista is amazing! She is so easy to work with and definitely keeps you in touch with updates throughout the day, everyday! My husband and I were leaving for our wedding and our original dog sitter fell through last minute so we were super stressed looking for another option. Dogvacay was recommended to us and Bogey is by no means hard to handle, but he can be high maintenance. He is our rescue pup and SO loving, but doesn't like to share the attention so we had to find a home where he would be the only guest. I scrambled to find a dog sitter last minute and Krista came to the rescue! It was our first time leaving Bogey for an extended period of time, and first time meeting Krista, but she immediately put us at ease. We introduced Bogey to Krista a few days before we left for our trip, and Krista asked us everything she could think of to make it easy on Bogey while we were gone. Krista sent us numerous text messages throughout the day to keep us posted on Bogey. Unfortunately, Bogey also got sick right before we left, so sadly we had to send Bogey to Krista with medication and the cone of shame, but she handled it so well and it didn't even make a difference. We are SO glad we found Krista from this website and will DEFINITELY be using her again. As a matter of fact, we have another trip coming up, so here's to hoping Krista is available! :)
Daniel had an awesome stay with Krista! There is no doubt that he was totally pampered and given lots of attention as the only pup in the household. It was clear that Krista has a lot of experience working with dogs and really enjoyed taking care of our bud. She even texted us pictures/updates so we could keep an eye on him from afar.

Best of all: she was incredibly gracious and considerate in following our (ridiculously) extensive instructions for his care so that he could maintain his usual routine while we were away. We'll definitely use Krista again the next time we're out of town.
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