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Kathryn G.

29 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
$55/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

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, Caged birds

About Kathryn

16 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am crazy for dogs. I had to say goodbye to my 14-year old yellow lab in early 2014...we were together since he was eight weeks old. In his later years I took him for therapy swimming, acupuncture, gentle strolls and even built special steps so he could get in and out of the car (and my bed!).

I get along with any kind of dog - often caring for my friends' dogs when they are away or at work. I work from home so have nothing but time for my canine friends!

I had in-home dog care via DogVacay for over a year and absolutely loved having dogs stay with me. However my circumstances have changed and I can no longer care for dogs in my home. However I would be happy to stay with your dog(s) and/ or cat(s) in your home where they are likely even more comfortable!

And I'm especially fond of dogs and cats who need a little extra TLC ... whether they are aging or have special needs.

I recently spent 6 months traveling internationally - spending a large amount of that time volunteering with animals in Africa and Asia. Animals are my great passion so it would be an honor to care for yours :)
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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

Kathryn G.

29 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
$55/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

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

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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$55 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$40 /hour
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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29 Reviews
It isn't easy for one person to handle 3 dogs, but Kathryn took on the challenge and did a wonderful job. We appreciated the good care she gave our older dogs and it was nice to know that they could stay in their own home where they are comfortable. Since our return, we secretly think the dogs miss Kathryn!
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Kathryn is awesome. She watched my pride and joy in our home for a week while I was away. She kept me updated with photos of their adventures and asked questions as needed. Very informative and personal. She took me to Bart the day of my trip so I didn't have to call an Uber. My house was so clean when I returned that I was afraid my housekeeper would think I was cheating on her. First class lady that I will definitely call on for my next trip.
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Thank you Kathryn for looking after our two boys! We know that they can be a handful - but you were great Loved the pictures and the updates !!
Like everyone else leaving their fur babies behind while travelling, we were super nervous about finding a sitter. After meeting Kathryn, we knew immediately that she loves animals and would be great with our older dog! She sent us regular updates and pictures while we were away. Our flight was cancelled on the way home and we were in a panic, but when we called to let her know we wouldn't be home that night, she was happy to keep Fritter an extra night. Highly recommended!
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Kathryn was great with Maddy as usual (my dog has stayed with her before). I received many updates during my trip, and Kathryn asked questions when she wanted to know how best to make Maddy comfortable & at home. Maddy is old and has some older dog issues which Kathryn was great with - she even went out of her way to find a way to help Maddy when she was feeling restless. I highly recommend her.
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Kathryn is the sweetest! She is a true dog lover! Our dog, Tela recently injured both of her knees and we felt completely confident in leaving her at Kathryn's. She was very comfortable giving her meds and our homemade food.

Her house is beautiful, yard is lovely and she went above and beyond to put extra rugs down all around her house so that Tela wouldn't slip. She sent tons of photos and updates, and Tela seemed very happy. What a delight!
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Kathryn was a wonderful host for my boxer/lab mix Izzy. She asked for instructions and made sure that Izzy got lots of hugs and attention. I know that Izzy had a great time, she kept looking back at Kathryn's house as we left and didn't want to leave. Your dog is in great hands with Kathryn!
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Kathryn was great to work with, very communicative, and Henry clearly enjoyed his days with her. He stayed with Kathryn three days in a row (we needed daycare only this time). The sure sign that it was a success was how happily Henry ran up her stairs the second (and third) day, wagging his tail. She sent a text and a photo each day, which were really nice to get.
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Bubba loves Kathryn! He gets so excited when we approach her house. This was his third stay with her, and as usual, our nervous, quirky pooch was happy and comfortable with her, and we had peace of mind knowing he was in good hands while we were away.
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Another smooth visit with Kathryn. She's the best! It's so great to travel with peace of mind, and return home to a happy pooch!
Kathryn is the absolute best! Kona loves her new home away from home because Kathryn takes her out on walks and excursions to the park. Kathryn also sends us updates, which are great to get. :)
Kathryn is a fantastic dog-sitter, very caring and attentive. My dogs immediately took to her and I felt totally comfortable leaving them in her hands. She sent a photo each day letting me know what they'd been up to and it was usually a fun hike or outing of some kind. Highly recommended!
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Our dog Bob had a great time, and Kathryn was fantastic about getting us updates while we were on vacation. Highly recommended!
Kathryn was very accommodating to our schedule and Carla seemed very happy and healthy.
Kathryn took such good care of out big girl! She sent us great pictures via text, so we knew that Ellie was having a great time. And, Ellie was happy and relaxed when we picked her up. Thanks again, Kathryn!
Wow, Kathryn is simply the best sitter around! She really worked with us to understand the needs of our dog, Oscar, and then she was more then able to provide him all the love and support he needs. I think Kathryn is truly a dog person, as she seems to understand dogs and all their various temperments.

She provided us tons of updates, and helped us rest easy knowing our best fuzzy friend was doing great. We hope Oscar can stay with Kathryn again soon. :)
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My dog Jax had a fun stay at Kathryn's house! Kathryn is attentive and warm and she is clearly committed to taking good care of my pup. Jax seemed totally happy and comfortable there, so I'd love for him to stay with Kathryn again.
Kathryn continues to be great. Ellie loves her!
Kathryn was a wonderful host for Bubba's first stay with a stranger. I was nervous, but felt at ease as soon as we met her. After a successful meet & greet, Bubba was excited to arrive at her house when it was time to drop him off for the weekend. Kathryn was very respectful of all of his little nervous quirks, and asked lots of questions to be sure she knew how to best care for him. She sent updates with photos, and was very flexible about drop-off and pick-up times. She even dropped him off at home so I could have a more flexible schedule. I will definitely board Bubba with Kathryn again!
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We are happy to be working with Kathryn. She is very good with our big girl, and Ellie really likes her.
Kathryn has been great to work with. We really like her, and more importantly, so does our dog. She has been willing to gradually and patiently get to know our rescue girl. We look forward to working with her in the future.
Want to give a great shout out to Kathryn who has taken great care of our little Zoe, whether for one night or an entire week. Kathryn's love for dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds makes her a perfect sitter and a shining example of why we love DogVacay! Zoe had a great time and we felt very confident that she was in good hands while we were out of the country. I highly recommend Kathryn (although I don't want to, because she'll get all booked up now...) Thanks K! We appreciate it and hope to see you again soon.
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Kathryn was great. Our dog Beanie enjoyed his stay and came back rested and well-loved. Kathryn kept us up to speed on his stay via texts and photos. We would recommend her to watch your pooch and will be using her again in the future.
Kathyrn is such a great host for our dog. She walked her every day and even took her out to walking trips in Tilden Park! She is very thoughtful and our dog took to her instantly. I highly recommend her.
She was fantastic, our B Bear received tons of special attention and was a happy boy when he came home. We look forward to another fantastic stay with Kathryn in a few weeks :)
Kathryn was great. My dog was in excellent hands and looked so good when I returned from a 3 week trip. Her house was perfect for my older dog and she sent pictures of the dog to me while I was gone with updates on how things were going. She is very experienced with dogs, and I would trust her to take care of my older dog and know her needs. She was quick to respond to phone calls about how things were going as well. I highly recommend her to take care of your pup!
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Kathryn is, simply put, amazing. I've never worked with a professional dog-sitter before (Bourbon always stays with friends in my apartment), so I was nervous. I had planned on doing a "test overnight" before actually booking anyone, but Kathryn made me feel so insanely comfortable at our initial Meet-N-Greet that I went ahead and booked her for three upcoming trips. I just got back from the first, and I couldn't be happier. She is SO attentive and thoughtful, and doesn't hesitate to ask about anything big or small (for example, she wondered if a dog in the yard next door would make Bourbs nervous, or if she would be ok if Kathryn ran a blender, etc.) - I was really impressed from the get. She has a natural way with dogs, a beautiful house with a fully-fenced yard, a huge dog bed in her bedroom, and lots of time for care - I'm pretty sure Bourbon got more TLC throughout the day with Kathryn working from home than on any day with me! Kathryn kept me updated with daily picture text messages and very sweet updates - she's considerate, caring, and clearly truly loves dogs and dog people. I would HIGHLY recommend her to absolutely anyone, and I plan to work with her exclusively from now on!
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Took great care of tucker, communicated daily with us, sent cute photos, the works. She speaks dog.
Kathryn took care of our pit bull mix Lucky for about 12 days while we were on an international vacation. Lucky is a pretty high maintenance dog, and Kathryn was more than up to the task! She took Lucky on hikes, gave her daily medication, played with her all the time, and sent us photos of everything! She even took Lucky on a short road trip to see her family, where Lucky got to romp in the backyard with Kathryn's nephews. Kathryn was great at problem solving anytime something came up with Lucky (like not getting along with a friend's dog, for example) and made us feel completely relaxed and confident that our dog was in capable and loving hands. We couldn't ask for a better dog sitter!
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