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Kelly K.
Seattle, WA 98122
37 Reviews
21 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Kelly's House

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Small Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture

About Kelly

16 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Dear Seattle friends and pup-parents,
We've really enjoyed caring for so many sweet dogs over the past three years - as well as helping you to rest assured on your trips away. Unfortunately we are no longer hosting pups in Seattle as I have taken a new job in LA, where Brent and I have recently moved. Thank you for entrusting us to care for your furry family members.
All the best,
Kelly & Brent

We are a pet-free and child-free house where your dog will enjoy our big windows for squirrel watching, a fenced-in patio for sprawling in the sun, and the loving attention of a dog-adoring couple, Brent and Kelly.

(Note: I love cats and offer cat sitting as well as dog sitting! I'm happy to stay at your house or visit your kitty while you're away.)

We are located in a residential area on the edge of Capitol Hill and near several great parks. We have taken dogs on walks through nearby Interlaken, Volunteer Park, the Arboretum, and the trails behind and along Madrona Beach. Each visit of under eight hours will include at least one 30 minute walk, anything beyond that will include an hour walk or two 30 minute walks, all in addition to regular pee and poo breaks.

I, Kelly, would be the primary caregiver. I am a Ph.D. student and part-time instructor at UW. Therefore, I have the luxury of a very flexible and open schedule to care for your dog and in most cases can offer 24/7 supervision. I work at home most days and may spend a few hours at nearby dog-friendly cafes - Katy's and Tougo. For nearly two years Brent and I have helped to take care of his brother's adorable corgi-mix. The dog was living with us, but recently moved out, so we
thought dogvacay would be a great way to offer our time and home to other pooches.

Please note that we only watch one dog at a time and can no longer host multiples, even if they are from the same home. (Although we can consider house/pet sitting in your home). We are also restricted from hosting large dogs. We have a lot of experience with and especially welcome dogs
that would not do well in kennels or homes with other animals or children. We keep doggie doo bags, organic treats, and plenty of dog toys on hand.

Should there be an emergency, we are only a few blocks from the Madison Street Animal Hospital, as well as Urban Animal veterinary clinic (both open on weekends). We are also registered with Pet-Hub and will outfit your pup with one of its dog tags during its stay. These feature a QR code, website, and free 24/7 phone line where good samaritans can receive up-to-date directions on who to contact should your pup escape from our care. (Which, thankfully, has never happened!).

Please feel free to contact us with any questions. Thanks for looking!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues
Kelly K.
Seattle, WA 98122
37 Reviews
21 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated April 12, 2016


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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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Disaster Relief
This sitter has completed training for the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program and volunteered to help displaced pets in the event of a natural disaster.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kelly's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$42 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Daycare At Kelly's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$17 /visit
  • Willing to travel 1 mile
$40 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
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37 Reviews
Realized I never reviewed this particular stay a year ago. Kelly was awesome with ROMA. I went overseas and was worried about how she would do over such a long stay. She seemed at ease coming back to stay with Kelly (she had a prior stay) and seemed at ease when I picked her up. Kelly sent me updates and kept great care of her.:)
Very accommodating. Otter liked the special dog bed in the bedroom. He doesn't like sleeping alone but Kelly had a big dog sofa that was perfect.
LUCA had a very Merry Christmas with Kelly and Brent! As usual, we received notes and photo updates. We know they were awesome and we know he was happy! We are always grateful for all those warm fuzzies given to Luca in our absence. Thanks!!
Couldn't be better! Much gratitude to Kelly for taking wonderful care of my dog and being someone who inspires confidence. I felt immediately at ease with her when we did a "meet and great", and my dog came home happy & exhausted. I'll add to the myriad good reviews, with gratitude.
Kelly and Brent were awesome. Adept dog people, were able to tackle any issue that arose and kept me in the loop. Bindi had such a good time, she made herself right at home!
Taking a one month trip was a difficult decision because of our little guy. Fortunately Kelly was available (we did plan ahead)! The entire time we were kept updated with photos and notes and were able to thoroughly enjoy the vacation which had been on my husband's bucket list. We cannot give enough praise to Kelly (and Brent) for their amazing efforts in making Luca feel their home was his home. It was obvious when we picked him up he was happy and healthy. Thanks so very much!!
What a great little paradise for our pup. He didn't want to leave! I would highly recommend Kelly for all your dog sitting needs.
Every stay with Kelly and Brent is a great stay! Bailey has returned numerous times and all are 5-star experiences. She is happy and well cared for and we can travel with confidence and without worry. Of course, we love the photo updates provided by Kelly. We appreciate how accommodating and pleasant these hosts are and expect that Bailey has a long future with them! We'll be back!
Kelly and Brent were amazing hosts to our dog, Yogi Bear. This was the first time we've left him with anyone other than family, and they made it really easy for us and for him. Based on the updates and pictures they sent, he had the time of his life! No doubt we will be booking them again very soon.
Kelly is awesome! Jackson felt just as he was home and wasn't shy when he first came to see Kelly and her home. Will definitely visit again in August :)
Kelly provided a wonderful dog vacay for our pug, Toby. We received daily photos and updates on his daily activities, which included lots of snuggle time in laps, playing tug-of-war, and napping in the sun (his favorite hobby). Her home and fenced-in yard was a perfect set up. We felt very comfortable leaving him with Kelly and will definitely use her again. The whole process was seamless, from our meet and greet, to our drop off and pick up. We appreciate the great care Kelly provided for Toby!
Luca is always a happy lil guy when he has the chance to stay with Kelly & Brent. And, we always appreciate knowing he is safe and cared for. THANKS!
This is my dog's second time staying with Kelly. What a relief it was to leave for vacation and not worry about her as I used to when she was kenneled. Roma is a rather nervous, barky dog and isn't well socialiZed with animals or kids. This was the perfect sitter. Roma received plenty of attention and walks, and I loved that Kelly posted photos or updates without me having to ask how my dog was doing. I have a sneaking suspicion she won't want to come home lol. I plan to leave my dog with Kelly again this summer for a long trip overseas. A++++
We were delighted to find such a warm & loving home for our precious Bailey to visit while we travelled! Both Kelly and Brent welcomed and played with her as soon as she walked in the door, offered her treats and let her explore the house. Bailey seemed comfortable there immediately.

It was very reassuring to receive Kelly's photos and updates during our trip. We feel confident that Bailey received the best of care and attention.

We returned to find a happy, happy dog. And we're looking for another opportunity for Bailey to visit Kelly and Brent.
It was pick up time and I was excited to see the lil guy! Though happy to see me when it came time to put on his leash he looked at me then looked at Kelly as though to say "aw do I have to go"?!!! Enough said. Thanks again!
Kelly kept us well-informed with pictures and e-mails so we were able to enjoy our vacation without worry. Our dog came home happy and tired and we've already made another reservation!
I've never left my dog with anyone really aside from her vet/kennel. It's hard to trust a random person with your dog (she is like my kiddo). I decided to give the site a try. Kelly's profile fit what I was looking for....spends a fair amount of time at home, no kids or other animals while roma would be there. I also got a good vibe when I met her in person. My dog, roma stayed with kelly for the day and when I picked her up she was tuckered out, seemed content and calm. I plan to leave roma with Kelly for a long upcoming trip and feel sure roma will be well cared for and loved.
Though Luca is 11 yo, except for a relative staying at our house for 4 days, we have never had a sitter for him. We only made road trip vacations which included him.

We are thrilled with the loving care bestowed upon him by Kelly and Brent and LOVED the picture updates!! When we were told he turned on his back to get his belly rubbed we realized he had new BFF! We are so happy knowing he is safe and cared for with Kelly we are planning a trip to San Francisco in November. Thank you! Thank you!! Virginia
Kelly was great about accommodating our somewhat weird schedule, and she sent great updates & photos. It looks like Wally had a great time, and he came home very happy!
I couldn't be happier with Kelly and how well she took care of my pup. I sent my border collie/jack russell mix to stay with her for 10 days, and she somehow managed to totally wear out this totally hyper dog. A tired dog means a happy owner.

Kelly sent frequent updates with dog pictures and anecdotes. During a week and a half Banjo went on constant walks, played in Cal Anderson park, ventured to a barbecue, and ran pretty much all over the city. Kelly clearly got to know my dog really well which was a relief since I was gone for so long.

Kelly is a total champion. 100% recommended.
Great job taking care of Russell. Will definitely use Kelly and Brent again.
Kelly took great care of Russell. He can sometimes be slow to warm up and has some reactivity issues with other dogs, but he seemed to do great with no issues. He seemed to enjoy his time with Kelly and Brent, and bonded with them the week he was there. Would definitely use them again and recommend them to others :)
Kelly and Brent took excellent care of our senior Wire Hair Fox Terrier. He is having trouble with his spine and rear legs, and they made sure he could get around their place with little trouble. He was happy and calm when we picked him up after a ten day stay. The pictures Kelly sent us throughout his stay showed that he was content and enjoying himself. For a dog that is prone to separation anxiety and experiencing the health issues that come with old age, it was a surprise to see how calm and relaxed he was. I know he was cared for as if he were their own, and their love for animals is clear. Nick would love to stay with them again.
Kelly is super fast with responding to our initial request and is super accommodating to our changing needs. Her house is perfect for dogs with the patio! Our puppy Shelby seemed very happy and comfortable with her. I will definitely recommend her services!
Kelly did an amazing job. I will be using her services again. My dog usually has issues being boarded but with Kelly she came back happy and doing well. I will be recommending her to others needing this service.
Kelly was a great host to our dog Max. It was our first time leaving Max with someone else, and I was a bit nervous about it, but there was no need to have been worried. She took great care of Max. Kelly took him out, not only on walks but also on errands, visiting the dog park and visiting friends. And she sent us fun photos to let us know how he was doing while we were gone. I recommend Kelly wholeheartedly! And Max says 'Woof'--'I agree!'
We picked Kelly because she had prior experience with corgis as well as a number of fantastic reviews. We weren't disappointed in the least, our dog Waffles clearly had a busy several days and spent her first night back home completely passed out on our couch. We loved getting notes about how she was doing along with photos of her hanging out and obviously having a fun time.
Kelly was a lovely host for my dog Leo! He had such a good time and was very happy being in Kelly's home with Brent and a playmate. He enjoyed his walk at Interlaken Park. He was tired when he got home. I would certainly use Kelly again for any future dog sitting needs!
Kelly and Brent were wonderful parents to Miranda, she stayed with them for 5 weeks and was well cared for and a very happy puppy when I picked her up. She even learned a few tricks. I am very impressed with them, they care for her and love her as if she is their pooch.

Thanks you guys, you are the best!!!!
Pups came home exhausted, which is always the sign of a great sitter. Kelly had a great house & fine size yard for our little guys.
Kelly and Brent were wonderful! My little guy got ill while I was gone, and they took great care of him, and kept me updated until I got back. Loved all the photos of him relaxing too :)
Callie, our Corgi, bonded well at first encounter with Kelly. She roamed the premises and checked it out herself and we were glad that she felt at 'home' so easily.

Kelly kept us updated with emails and photos of Callie daily (x 4nights).

We know Kelly took good care of Callie because we saw that she was happy in the photos sent.

We are very satisfied with Kelly's services that we won't hesitate to have her take care of Callie again.
Kelly and Brent are awesome "foster parents" for Miranda. She feels quite at home there and loves to stay with them.
We are SO grateful to Kelly & co. for their extraordinary care of our pups! Our two dachshunds stayed with them for over a week & could not have had more fun. Kelly sent us photo updates while we were gone, and made this whole process totally stress-&-worry-free. They came home relaxed & tuckered out from all the long walks & attention that were lavished upon them. We're already planning our next outing sans-Weenie since we know we have such attentive, loving sitters to care for our precious ones while we're gone!
Miranda is a very happy girl when she is with Kelly. They are great and I feel very confident that they look after her well when I leave her in their care.
Miranda seemed to have had a great time with Kelly and Mark. She was very happy and content when I picked her up. Thanks you guys!!
Kelly was great host! She sent us some awesome photos of our pup. Digby came back happy!
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