Park your Paws @ Pampered Pooch Inn

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Kathleen D.

66 Reviews
30 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Kathleen's House

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

About Kathleen

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We bought a second home in Florida since I was able to take a early retirement. I miss my dogs terribly who are still with my son at our Connecticut home. I love all animals but dogs are at the top of my list. You just can't have better company and enjoy the unconditional love that they give. I can promise your baby will be the center of attention and receive a lot of affection. I will provide you with daily pictures of your baby enjoying their time at the Inn. We have a fenced yard, a pool, a park like setting in the lot we own behind our home along with comfortable furniture that they are welcome to use. They will receive plenty of love while spending time with us. I will look forward to sharing my time with your special loved ones and look forward to meeting all of you. You can see more pictures of my guests enjoying the Inn on my Facebook page, Park your Paws at Pampered Pooch Inn. Please check it out and enjoy! Please also take a minute to read some of my reviews.
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Can administer oral medicine

Kathleen D.

66 Reviews
30 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 6, 2016

Credentials

Course 101 Graduate
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Course 102 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kathleen's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Kathleen's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
66 Reviews
Kathleen was a wonderful host to our little guy. This was the second time we boarded him with her and were so happy that she was able to accommodate him, again. Although we were out of the country, she managed to send lots of photos and videos so we were able to see what a good time he was having at her house. The peace of mind we have when we board him with her can't be topped, and seeing him so happy and playful while we're away, helped to make our time away more relaxed and enjoyable.
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I am so glad I found Kathleen! She was wonderful and so loving towards Beau. She sent pics and kept me updated on all Beau's activities. She has a flexible schedule and willing to work with the clients to accommodate. Will definitely be using her again in the near future!!!!! A+++++

Sara Thompson and Beau
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Kathleen was wonderful! Our 2 girls got LOTS of lovin and attention, met new friends and were worn out after their week of being spoiled!! We trusted them with every minute! Kathleen even sent us pics and texts to reassure us of the great time they were having!! Recommended highly!
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My dogs are very happy and were treated like they were home. Kathleen sent pictures daily of our dogs' activities. We will definitely take our pets back for her excellent care.
Bruno loved his stay, as usual, and met some new friends. It's such a relief to know that someone is taking care of him, but then to receive pictures and updates is awesome. He has more fun at Kathy's house than at ours, I think. :)
Kathleen was wonderful with our dog Bow. This was the first time anyone other than family watched Bow for us and we were nervous to leave him but Kathleen sent lots of pics of our 8 month old pup having fun with the other pups. She was very flexible with pickup and drop off time. Her house is set up perfectly to dog sit with the fenced in yard and open sunroom. I think Bow was depressed when we brought him home..that or he was just extremely tired! I know Bow recieved lots of love and attention while we were gone and we would love for Kathleen to watch him again. I would definitely recommend her.
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Why do I have to tell how awesome you are every time my dog stays there?
Awesome, as always. :)
Kathleen is very loving with my puppy. My puppy loves going to her home. She takes extra time for long walks and lots of kisses and hugs with her.
KC had a great stay over with Kathleen ! Kathleen has a great house, a pool ( for those pets who might enjoy a swim ) , and nice fenced in yard to do their business !

Kathleen sends text pictures of your pet daily so you can see how happy they are
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Kathy kept us up to date with pictures and quotes about our dog Milo and this put us in a great frame of mind to enjoy our little vacation without worry.
Thanks Kathy for making Milo, as well as us, feel very comfortable with the whole experience, We already have another vacay planned and booked and will be booking another for the future.
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Kathleen is great! My shy rescue dog took to her right away. :) She treats them like they are her own dogs.
I used Kathleen for the first time and was very satisfied. Far superior to boarding in a kennel. She provides a nice environment and is very good with the dogs. I will definitely use her again.
We had never used a dog watching service before...we found Kathleen and couldn't be happier that we did! She took amazing care of our Zoƫ and sent us pics and videos daily! We will definitely use her again!!
Kathleen was an awesome fur baby sitter. She took such good care of Twinkie! She sent us daily reports and pictures of her visit. Twinkie loved her! We had a great weekend knowing our baby was in good hands and she was being spoiled rotten!!! We will definitely request Kathleen in the future! Thanks so much Kathleen!
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Awesome, as usual. :)
What a great experience. Kathleen was just the best with my seriously neurotic girl. My dog is as sweet and loving as she can be but suffers from bad treatment as a puppy. She is so sensitive to new people and places it would break your heart. Well it broke Kathleen's heart and she went out of her way to give my sweet girl extra love and attention. If you love yours and need a good sitter, pick Kathleen.
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At the risk of sounding like a broken record, Bruno loves spending time with Kathleen and I trust her to take good care of him. He always has fun there.
We are thrilled to have found Kathleen. It is always hard to leave a fur-baby. Kathleen puts my mind completely at ease. I never feel like Marvin is "just there". He is the center of Kathleen's attention and she obviously gives him a lot of love. He is always so excited to see her. I truly feel as though Kathleen approaches her dog-sitting as seriously as anyone who provides human childcare.
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After reading Kathleen's reviews I figured, wow, this girl was really good! After meeting her I was reassured that Murphy would be taken good care of. I was not disappointed! The care and love she gives her animals is superb! While your pet is in her care they are HERS for that time. What more could you look for in someone taking care of your furry friend!
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Kathleen was great with my new puppy. Her house is perfect for dog vacay. She was hosting 2 other dogs, all were happy and at home. Highly recommend. So glad I found her and will be a return customer. Thank You!
Reading all the great reviews helped me feel comfortable right off the bat. After having Kathleen watch my two dogs for a week I absolutely agree with everything said about her. She made me feel so comfortable knowing my dogs were safe and happy with her. One of my dogs is on a lot of medication; with the updates that Kathleen sent I knew everything was going well and that put my mind at ease.
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As usual, Bruno had a great time with Kathleen and I was able to relax while we were away because I knew she'd take care of him. Some storms went through the area, and she took Bruno and his new dog friends into the closet to make sure they were safe. It's hard to find someone who takes their responsibility for my dog as seriously as I do. :)
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As always, Kathleen is the best! She was able to watch our Josie at the last minute! Our girl loves to go to Kathleen's house...no surprise! Thanks again!
Kathleen was great with Kika, she always kept us up to date, and sent pictures on how she was doing, so we can stay confident that she was in good hands. When we picked up Kika, we were so grateful seeing our dog so happy and well treated. Thank you Kathleen, you are awesome!!
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Kathleen is the BEST! This is our second of 3 reservations this winter with her for our Cocker, Piper. She is knowledgeable, loving, and dedicated to her furry charges. Piper was an overnight guest for several nights & we enjoyed receiving daily photos & updates. She was quick to let us know when he was due for his routine ear treatment as we had asked, & we were able to stop by for a visit and take care of it. We dog-sit in our own home & can vouch that Kathleen provides wonderful care for your treasured family member. Thanks so much!
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Kathleen made us both feel comfortable about leaving Brie. It quickly becomes very clear that she loves dogs and they are made to feel comfortable and part of the family. We have now used Kathleen a couple of times and have already made 2 more bookings. Being "Snowbirds" down in Florida for 3 months, it is great to find a place we can feel comfortable in leaving our dog while out day tripping and visiting friends.
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Kathleen was a joy to work with. She was accommodating of our changes in plans and is genuinely dedicated to making parents & their dogs feel confident and welcome. Piper immediately felt at home in her lovely house & yard and we enjoyed visiting friends knowing that his vacation was as fun as ours. Kathleen sent photos daily and kept us informed of the many activities that they shared. We extended our stay because of finding such a gem of a dog lover! We highly recommend Kathleen & will be booking with her anytime we are in the area ... Just wish we could take her everywhere we travel! Bill & Jan Spivey
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Kathleen spoiled our girls with LOTS of LOVE and attention! Tiki and Darby were worn out from a day of FUN! Thank you,
Great day for Shadow with lots of play time.
Ziggy was king of the couch for the week. He loved being with Kathleen and his doggie girlfriend Kelly.
She sent us pics of our "couch potato" snoring in her ear. She is a very caring doggie sitter and I can't wait to go away again as I know he was treated like a king.
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We are absolutely ecstatic that we have found Kathleen. Kelly stayed with her for over a week, and we had no qualms about leaving her with Kathleen. Kathleen sent us numerous pics of herself with Kelly in her arms, and you could tell that our dog was more than content, even though we were not there. I would recommend Kathleen to anyone looking for someone who wants their dog to have the same care that they would give them. A very nice lady with a big heart for dogs!
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A long day of daycare, so I think Kathleen and Bruno were both tired, but he had a blast. He almost seemed disappointed when we picked him up, since he probably thought he was there for the night. We're so glad to have found Kathleen so we can leave Bruno without any worries or regrets.
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Bruno usually stays all night, but this was for daycare and he loved it (as usual). He slept like a champ, and made a new friend. :)
Always a perfect host and second Mom to our babies. 5 woof review as always
Excellent as always our pups give a 5 woof review Xoom Kathleen
Thank you Kathleen for taking such good care of Mellow. It puts me at ease knowing that he was well care for. I travel a lot for business and will surely ask you to take care of him again. Bob
Kathy is just plain awesome! This was a last minute booking as my husband was hospitalized and she couldn't have been more accommodating! On top of it, my shy dog Sophie just loved being there and made herself right at home. Kathleen sent pictures to show us Sophie was doing just fine. She even sent some dinner home for me after a long day at the hospital. She is very responsible and a real dog lover. Can't wait to use her again!
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Kathleen is just superb. She is clearly focused on your pet and loves animals. My dog is a puppy and a real handful right now but she took it in stride. Kudos to her for that. Do not hesitate to trust her with your fur-baby. You will feel secure and rest easy that your pet is in good hands.
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She is great w/all our dogs. She's so good about sending pics and reassuring us all 3 were doing well.
Kathleen was great with Lexi and kept us up to date, several times a day! She knows and loves dogs, and even has a great sense of humor. She made us laugh with a few of the pictutes she sent us. We will definitely use her next time we have to leave Lexi!
Lana & Chuck Anderson & Lexi
PS We've had Lexi for 10 months and this was her first time away from us.
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Our girls had such a GREAT time! It shows that Kathleen surely LOVES them!
As usual, Kathleen took excellent care of Bruno. We never have to worry about how he's doing because she sends us updates (including pictures and videos) while he is there. He seems to get as excited to go to Kathleen's as he does to come home, and that means a lot to us.
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Kathleen was absolutely wonderful, taking such great care of Li'l Bit, in every way, as if he were her own. We were able to have total peace of mind, even though we were out of the country, knowing that he was being so well-cared for. She emailed us several times each day, sending photos of our little guy and we could see that he was happy and enjoying the wonderful companionship she provided.
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What a lifesaver! Kathleen took my 3 girls on short notice. She was concerned that we didn't have a meet and greet first, but I assured her that my pups are well behaved. She has a beautiful and safe home with a pool, (my babies don't know how to swim) for those pups that are adventurous. She enjoyed their company and my furry ones had a wonderful time! Thanks Kathleen!
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We are pretty neurotic pet owners and it is such a great feeling to know that Bruno is with someone who takes great care of him and loves having him around...he even sleeps in Kathleen's bed! He's exhausted from swimming in her pool, and I'm not sure that he missed us much, but that is great. :)
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Kathleen's care of our Josie was great! She texted us everyday and sent pictures too. We felt very comfortable leaving her with Kathleen. JOSIE WAS CLEAN, HAPPY AND WELL TAKEN CARE Of. We highly recommend Kathleen!
We left our year old Cisco with Kathleen for 10 days. Kathleen sent me pictures and comments about Cisco's stay everyday. I was so worried about leaving him for this length of time, after having our daily pictures and comments I realized he was very happy with Kathleen. He was very well taken care of and all the love and attention he could want. Thank you Kathleen for making our vacation so enjoyable. I will not hesitate to use Kathleen for all my dog sitting. I highly recommend Kathleen for all your family pets, you won't be sorry.
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Here is what I have to say about Kathleen-***SHE IS A SUPERSTAR*** This is the 2nd time I have used DogVacay and 1st time leaving our 3 dogs with Kathleen. I cannot say enough good about Kathleen. She sent us photos of our dogs throughout the day and every day we received regular updates on what was going on.

Our trip to the Caribbean was delayed 2 days because of a tropical storm and our airline flights being cancelled. I contacted Kathleen and she was able to continue caring for my 3 dogs beyond our previous arrangement. She instructed me to schedule the time through DogVacay, she accepted and all was arranged.

With the changes we made so quickly, my worries about my dog's care went away.

Kathleen provides your dogs an environment very similar to what they have at home. She loves and cares for your dogs as if they are her own.

I would absolutely recommend Kathleen for your dog sitting needs. I worried about my dog's care but feel so confident in Kathleen that I would leave them again
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Bear had a wonderful mini vacation, we could tell that he loved all the special care he got. He is looking forward to the next time.
KATHLEEN IS AMAZING!! BRINA AND BISCUIT FELT AT HOME THE MINUTE THEY WALKED IN THE DOOR. WE HAVE ALREADY BOOKED FUTURE BOARDING AND DAYCARE. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
Bruno loved staying with Kathleen! This was our first time using a pet sitter, and we were nervous about Bruno feeling comfortable. Kathleen sent us pictures of him sleeping on her couch and jumping in her pool and texted us updates throughout the day, and our concerns quickly melted away. We were gone overnight, and felt very confident that Bruno's needs were being met with his new sitter and playmates. I would definitely recommend Kathleen to anyone needing a dog sitter, and plan to take Bruno back when we need someone to watch him. :)
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WONDERFUL!!! Our little Mica was treated absolutely like a princess. I really don't think she missed us all that much. We will certainly use Kathleen again and again! Thank you, Kathleen, for making it possible to relax on our cruise! Jo & Dick
Another wonderful vacay for Remington. I can tell he likes Kathleen and Casey because he is always happy to go into their home. The picture she texted me of him lounging by the pool was toooo much! I always know he will get the care and attention he loves from Kathleen.
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Kathleen was VERY caring and communicative with us during Our dogs stay with her. Not one worry at all ! Her attention to our dog was just awesome. Thank you Kathleen !!!!!!
Excellent tender loving care! Love the pics Kathleen sends. Confident Remington is very well taken care of. He was happy to see her.
We are so happy to have found Kathleen! We have been trying to find someone to watch our dog for some time now trying to find the perfect fit, and we have definitely found that with Kathleen. She has an immense love for dogs coinciding with much knowledge of them. Fun environment for dogs with utmost care and loving endeavor. We loved that she would keep us updated and send pictures throughout the day so we could see how our pooch was getting along. I HIGHLY recommend Kathleen, and we are looking forward to seeing her again!
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She did excellent as usual
Kathleen is wonderful. She took care of Nia as if she was her own puppy. I could not be more pleased. I will definitely have Kathleen take care of my puppy anytime I need to leave Nia.
Kathleen was wonderful. We had never left our 14 year old dog with anyone but family. She took him into her home and treated him like family. Kathleen sent me pictures of things he was doing and kept me up to date. I would not hesitate to entrust Bailey to her care again and will recommend her highly to friends.
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Kathleen was WONDERFUL,WONDERFUL,WONDERFUL!!!!!!!
She took care of our baby just as if she was her own!
She sent us pictures everyday of our baby having fun and being happy.
If anyone needs a dog sitter in our area (Port Charlotte, North Port,etc) I would STRONGLY!!! recommend Kathleen!!!.
She is our new exclusive sitter!!
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Kathleen was very accommodating making the drop off and pick up a very easy process. She helped Bear settle in very quickly making his stay with her a very positive experience. She sent us notes and pictures throughout the week to let us know how well he was doing. We would definitely use her the next time we need a place for Bear.
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Kathleen gave Remington lots of love and attention which was what we were looking for. We really appreciated the texts with pictures and updates and could see that he was feeling right at home with her.
Kathleen was are 1st experience with dog vacay and she was an excellent dog sitter. We especially liked that she keep in touch letting us know how everything was going. She has a very clean and organized home. Our dogs did very well and really liked her.
Chris and Dave Zook
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Kathy made it very easy for us to make the last minute trip to be with family for the Thanksgiving holiday. I have no doubt Lucy was very well cared for - this was a great experience! We've definitely found her new home away from home for when we have to leave her behind.
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Worked great for us. We'll never leave Willy at a Kennel again..
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