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patty O.

69 Reviews
49 Repeat Guests
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd Dog

patty's Resident Pets

6 yr 1 mo old
6 yr 1 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

patty's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About patty

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have two small female dogs and they get along with small Dogs ( under 29 pounds ).They are scared of the med to larger breeds.I am a School Bus Driver and work a few hours a day, but someone will be here for the most part , so your dog will rarely be left alone in the house. We have a good sized Yard, with lots of grass,fully fenced in yard with a sandbox for the dogs to play and a large covered patio. Lots of sun and shade. Live on a small lake that is wonderful to walk around, with lots of ducks to chase. I have grown up loving animals, I have pretty much been caring for dogs and other animals my whole life, and would very much enjoy to make sure your dog or dogs has a warm and welcoming, friendly place to stay while you enjoy your vacation.Thanks..
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

patty O.

69 Reviews
49 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 February 16, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At patty's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep on my bed
Daycare At patty's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
$30 /visit
69 Reviews
Patty was really great. She kept me posted with photos and updates and Rosie was well taken care of.
Patty was great! She sent tons of pictures of my pups and they seemed to have a good time while there. Will request another reservation in the future.
Our dog Teddy just spent two nights with Patty. Before making a reservation, Patty welcomed us for a meet and greet. She responded to reservation requests and answered questions quickly. Her home is dog friendly and the fenced yard provides safe outdoor play. We especially appreciated the updates and photos she sent us. Patty and her husband provided a home away from home for Teddy. We've already made another reservation!
In a really tough situation Patty shined through! Unfortunately my dog has a significant illness and the stress of her being at a different location forced the symptoms to come out. While at Patty's she stopped eating and got very sick (I want to stress that this had NOTHING to do with Patty or the environment). Patty communicated very clearly with me, took her to the vet, got a different kind of food for her, made her eggs when she wouldn't eat the new dog food, and treated Ellie as her own. We came home early from our trip and immediately took her to a specialist, we're still trying to get a diagnosis. I am so glad Ellie was with Patty when this happened as Patty did everything she could to help Ellie and put my mind at ease in a tough situation. She's even asked me to keep her updated on how Ellie is doing and we've stayed in contact throughout this process.
After a few attempts to find someone to watch my dog Faith for almost 2 weeks, fortunately I found Patty. She agreed to meet with me and Faith after 6:00 the same evening to see her house and the orher dogs there. She had a photo album of pictures of the dogs there in different times of the year. Her and Dan are dog lovers and their house is very pet friendly with double gate and steps for them to get on the couch.

While Faith was there, Patty sent an email daily of Faith and let me know how she was doing. That was very appreciated and gave me comfort that she was under excellent care.

I will use her again and recommend her to anyone needing a place for their small dogs to stay for w while.
They were great!
Patty is always awesome with Seven. He absolutely loves staying at her place and she spoils him rotten. We love the text pictures she sends during his stay. I highly recommend Patty.
Patty and her husband are very nice people. They have a large house and yard that sit on a lake. The yard is fenced in and has plenty of room for the dogs to run around and play in. Their house is clean and dog proof. I had a very good feeling upon meeting them, and the dogs seemed very relaxed and happy when dropping off and picking up. They have a few small dogs, so my dogs had others to play with. Good neighborhood. Safe neighborhood. Patty was also flexible with times when we needed early drop offs and later pick ups, but not too late, she has another job. :-)
We were very happy with Patty, but sad we moved away and can't use her anymore.
Patti is the best! She treated our Molly like family. She also sent lots of pictures so we could keep up with Molly's adventures. I would entrust our dog with her again, in fact we are planning a trip in September and will again call her.
Dogs had a great time on their vacation!
Very easy to communicate with and make arrangements. I can't think of a better place for my dog to have been while we were gone!
Patty went above and beyond all my expectations when it comes to my puppy's stay. It was nice not having to worry or wonder about how he was doing especially considering she updated me every day with photos and recaps on their activities. I got to see with my own eyes that he was playing and enjoying himself with the other dogs, and I will definitely be using her again. If you own a small dog and care about both the quality of care and the environment in which your dog will be staying, then look no further. Thank you so much Patty for being a home away from home for Arlo!!
daisy loves to visit with patty and dan!
Both my dog had a good time there. Patty took very good care of them. She even send us pictures every day.
Our 4 month old puppy seemed to enjoy her time with Patty and the dogs. It was her first time being boarded and she was there for 5 days. It looked like she was having fun from the pictures Patty sent to us. Thanks!
This is a long overdue post as we have been using Patty to watch our dog for about a year. Rita just loves going to Patty's so we never feel bad about leaving her. There is a nice fenced yard where the dogs can run around and they are free to roam around both indoors and out. We always get lots of pictures and updates which is nice. We just wouldn't think of using anyone else!
Everything was fine and Zoey had a good stay.
Patty sends us pictures of Zoey while she is visiting. She make herself at home and they don't mind her on the furniture. She has other dogs to play with and I don't have to worry that Patty will feed her anything she isn't supposed to have.
I was very nervous about leaving my 5 month old baby. Patty put my mind at ease. We got daily updates and pictures of our baby having so much fun! I swear she didn't even notice we were gone she was having so much fun. I will definitely be booking Patty again :)
Edgar had a great time. Patty is wonderful!
Patty was perfect. Max our Maltese was able to be in the same home environment he is used to. Patty sent pictures every day. It made our vacation so much more enjoyable knowing he was happy and safe and NOT in a kennel. I will definitely be taking Max back.
Patty and Dan are the best. They treat our dog like their own. I would give them the highest rating. Love them....
I was so excited that Patty only takes little dogs. She truly loves little dogs and it shows. Max usually has separation anxiety but not at Patty's!! He's never sad when we leave him. He happily follows Patty around and plays with the other guest pups. She will also send text messages each day to let us know how Max is doing. She's a flexible and accommodating host. Not only will your dog be taken care of, he will have a great time!! I'm happy we found such a lovely place to bring our little guy!
Very happy with our experience. I have never boarded our dogs before and being gone so long was a concern, but all went well.
I felt very comfortable leaving my dog with Patty. I really like that she only takes small dogs. I will most likely use this service again!
Thank you, Patty for hosting Cleo. She had a great time. Also, thank you for always sending a picture. Melody
Huck and Finn are our "babies." When we have to leave them, we want to know that they will be taken care of with the love and care that they would get if we were with them. We just left them for an extended time with Patty as we checked off a bucket list trip, and when we returned, we were greeted by two clean, happy boys , obviously accepted and loved by Patty, her husband and their sweet doggies as part of their family. We were and have been very pleased with their care, and we do not want to leave them with anyone else.
Patty has been a great discovery for us and our 2 toy rat terriers! Since moving to the Olympia area 5 months ago, we have left our dogs with Patty 5 or six times, once for almost 2 weeks, with happy results. They seem really excited to visit when we drop them off!
I hate to say it, but I think Petey had so much fun at Patty's home he would have liked to stay there. Patty and her husband were fabulous fur-baby sitters! They love doggies and treated Petey like he was their own baby. They sent me pictures of him playing and called me when they noticed a small problem with his eye. I was able to make an appointment while still on vacation, and the morning after we got back he was seen by our vet. Luckily it wasn't an emergency, but if it had been, I feel sure that Patty would have known exactly what to do.

Is Petey going back to Patty's home? Oh yes! I will not hesitate to take him there when I need a sitter for Petey.
Patty is awesome. She takes such good care of all the dogs she watches. Our dog, Seven, loves coming to stay at Patty's. I highly recommend her.
Excellent as always! We will use no one else for our pups!!!!
Patty is an incredible temporary mom host! Because she only takes small dogs, it's the only place I'll take my mini doxie. I know that she gives the same amount of care and attention to her guest fur babies as she does her own 2 little ones. For the peace of mind she provides, I highly recommend her!
Patty was great with Riley. I received pictures everyday of him having fun. I will absolutely refer friends to Patty and feel safe leaving Riley with her
Always wonderful to deal with Patty. Very loving and kind to our furbabies.
Just picked up our two boys from Ms. Patty's after having been away for a couple of days. It was nice to receive several pictures of them enjoying themselves while we were away having fun and not worrying about how they were doing. Patty and Dan are great to work with!
We could not be happier! We will definitely have Otto vacation with Patty again. Loved the photos, what a nice touch. It is so great to find a quality experience for our little guy.Thanks, Patty!
Excellent boarder! Loved and cared for my two pups like I would have. Would definatelybuse again!!!!!
Very friendly. Great pictures everyday. Great daily updates and summaries of how day spent. Will definitely use Patty again!
Patty is so nice and easy to work with. I have an older Pug and recently needed to have my dog stay somewhere and Patty came highly recommended. I was nervous because my dog has never stayed with someone she didn't know. After just a few minutes with Patty, I knew my dog would be loved and pampered, just like home. I love that she sends pictures too. I won't hesitate to take my dog back. Thanks Patty!
Patty and her husband have cared for my small dog on three occasions so far. One or the other of them is usually home. Their home and yard are tidy and dog-friendly. My dog seems happy to stay with them when I go out of town. Patty is flexible and communicates well. She will send photos of your dog via text if you ask. I highly recommend them for small dogs.
Since we are empty nesters, our little boys are our "babies." We scheduled a "meet and greet" a few days before we chose Patty, and we liked the way the boys fit into the family. We loved the pics being sent throughout their stay, and when we picked them up, they were excited to see us, but equally important, they were calm and seemed to feel "at home" with Patty and her husband. Thanks so
Much, Patty, for loving our boys!
Excellent with our puppy...Their Dachs made good friends with our MUCH smaller girl! Clean home, sent pictures of her activities regularly. HIGHLY RECOMMEND for anyone in the surrounding area...We're from Tenino.
Patty is the Best !

My two furbabies are always happy to stay at her home :) She watched them for 2 weeks during my last vacation and they were very well cared for.
Now, they recognize the home when we are driving over for shorter stays and are always excited to get inside Patty's home. They don't even pay attention when I leave....
Patty provided a safe and loving environment for our little rescue dog. She followed all of our instructions and sent pictures of our happy little girl. We would send our dog to her any time she would have her.
Again couldn't ask for a better place to send our little guy
This was our first doggy vacay experience. Patty called me to share how Marlee was doing immediately calming my separation anxiety. She lovingly cared for my Marlee while sending me pictures of his adventures almost daily. From the puctures, I could clearly tell he was comfortable and felt right at home and he was of course pleasantly exhausted from all the activities when I retrieved him. I would abdolutely recommend Patty and her husband. They clearly loved taking care of and spoiling my Marlee.
As always, our furbabies had a wonderful time at Pattys house. They came home happy and healthy after a two week stay.
Patty is great and very attentive to dogs needs. I was nervous to leave my 2 furbabies but everything went well. They played with other dogs and did not seem to miss me much for these couple of days. I also booked 2 weeks with Patty for my yearly vacation and feel good about it. I know they will be in good hands !! :)
Josie is a thirteen year old lady and we were concerned about leaving her with someone she didn’t know. Patty and her husband were great. Without their care we wouldn’t have been able to take a trip to Victoria. Job well done and would recommend them to anyone.

Thanks again,
Jim and Lynne Barnes
Patty and Dan are wonderful with our dog. They take such good care of her. We will use them over and over. We highly recommend them
Patty is great. Very happy to find a place I can leave Maggie knowing she will be taken good care of by great people.
My dog Jack and I visited Patty first. Jack seemed
very relaxed and ran around the house and then laid down and waited while Patty and I talked. Patty also was very relaxed with Jack running around her house.
I don't like leaving Jack because he has health problems. He needs medication twice a day and 3tbls of egg whites cooked and added to his can food in the morning. Patty didn't have any problems taking Jack for a week with all his needs.
She sent pictures of Jack several times. It looked like he was having a great vacation also.
If I have to leave Jack again I will most definitely ask Patty to watch him. Thank you Patty!
Our dog came home exhausted after having a good time at Patty's. Patty was very flexible with our drop off and pick up times. She also kept us updated on how our dog was doing by sending messages and pictures everyday. We will be using her again in the future.
I highly recommend Patty as a pet sitter. She really enjoys spending time with the doggies she watches. Our dog, Seven, was so well taken care of and we enjoyed the pictures Patty would send us of him enjoying his time at her lake house. It was like he had his own pet spa vacation. Patty and her husband are very accommodating too regarding pick up and drop off times. She is a true gem and we are so glad we found her.
We had Patty watch our dog Maggie for the day. They were great was really happy. Will be using her again.
Patty and her husband really took care of our two dogs while we were on vacation. We left them with her for 8 days, and during that time she sent us updates and pictures of them having fun. I will definitely be using their services again.
Patty and Dan were great. We will use them in a heartbeat. They took very good care of our baby. Thanks guys
Our Gracie had a better vacation than we had! She was well taken care of. There were other dogs there that took to her when they were first introduced. She was one of the group immediately. From the pictures she had a blast. Lots of playing and petting.
Patty and her husband are very nice and caring people. You can't go wrong with Patty
I am torn about writing a great review....out of selfishness. You see, if all of you find out how much my 2 fur babies love Patty and her spouse, then it will be difficult to get a booking and they are the only ones I will let care for my doggies.
My pets were so happy to see them they ran to them and never looked back at us....not even a little.....they could have at leaset looked our way but nooooo. They were glad to see us when we returned and they were relaxed, happy and better behaved than when we left them.
Our 5 year old Yorkie has stayed with Patty 3 or 4 times now and she is just wonderful, I can't say enough good things about her. My pup loves going to her house, and I never have to worry about him getting bullied or hurt when he's in her care.
We were nervous about leaving our pets while on a long vacation but after a meet and greet we felt confident about choosing Patty to take care of our rescued furry children. Her home was safe and clean and pet friendly. She had a fenced area outside for them to play on nice days too.
It's obvious she loves dogs and sent pictures of them for us to see how well they looked doing different things that they like to do! (It did make us miss them more but helped us to enjoy ourselves without guilt for leaving them)
Our fear was that they would backtrack on progress made since their rescues but they were calm and unstressed when we returned. They were both still trusting and happy and we are certain they received lots of hugs and attention.
We will definately be using Patty again and I know Snoopy and Tikapoo will be so excited to see her and her pets again.
Julie enjoyed her stay very much. With activities like boat rides and night time camp fires, she was taken out of her normal world and we think she enjoyed her vacation as much as we did. She received very good care. If you live in the nearby area, I would highly recommend Patty and family.
Our yorkie loves going to Patty's house! She takes great care of little dogs, and I never have to worry about our pup when he's there.
It seemed like that my dog liked it a lot at Pat's. He normally can't wait to leave his old boarding location every time I picked him up but this time he kept running back in to their house. I thought it was really cute. I was really concerned because my dog gets really nervous but they worked with him and he looked really happy when I picked him up. Thanks again!
This was the best choice ever. Patty and Dan were awesome. I swear my dog is even happier after her vacation. She's certainly cleaner and better looking now. I wouldn't dream of using anyone else.
Once again I can't say enough good things about Patty.
My dogs felt right at home. I'm glad they weren't locked up in a kennel somewhere for three days. I can tell that they really love little dogs!
Patty was absolutely wonderful, and this was such a great experience for our little yorkie. Our dog tends to get bullied by large/energetic dogs, but Patty caters specifically to small breed dogs and completely understands their needs.

We will definitely be boarding our pup with Patty in the future!
Our dog was very well taken care of and had a wonderful time. I was very happy with everything. I would use them again any day! :)
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