Paws-itively Purr-fect Petcare
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Kelly D.
Vass, NC 28394
89 Reviews
43 Repeat Guests
$38/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

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

Kelly's Resident Pets

Kosmo
Doberman Pinscher
Female
9 yr 9 mo old
Available for Adoption - Kopper
Labrador Retriever
Female
3 yr 7 mo old
Keeper
Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier
Female
2 yr 7 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Horses or other large farm animals

Kelly's House

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

About Kelly

37 Years Experience Caring For Dogs

Experienced with many breeds, tiny or huge, lazy or excitable, aggressive or submissive. Experience with cats, horses, cows, goats, birds, fish, hamsters, guinea pigs, snakes, pigs, frogs and shrimp. You name it, I can probably take care of it for you. Rat Terriers, Pekingeses and Shih Tzus to Great Danes, Doberman Pinschers and Pit Bull Terriers, no problem. Labrador Retrievers, Australian Shepherds, Greyhounds, Beagles, Bulldogs, Labradoodles, no problem. Over 7 acres fenced to run and play, alone or together with my own dogs (one of whom I trained and got certified as a Human Animal Bond (HAB) Therapy Pet) who LOVE to play with other dogs and are up to date on all vaccinations and on monthly heartworm and flea preventative. Have experience with puppies, geriatric and disabled dogs, as well. Additional fees may apply for non-house trained, aggressive or those needing special handling. Can take your dog on walks or runs, as well as do basic obedience and trick training, bathing, and grooming. Can provide pick up and drop off as well as extra large crate for nap time. I can triage health problems and ensure emergency medical care is given if necessary. I can administer medications and conduct basic wound care. Remote surveillance ensures that I can monitor your pet in the event I need to leave the house. I can provide references from past clients that I have dog sat for at their house and/or boarded their dog at my house.

A Meet-n-Greet is required before hand so that everyone is comfortable with any future arrangements. Due to previous Meet-n-Greet no-shows you must have a Reservation Request for one night's boarding in order to confirm a Meet-n-Greet. You may submit a Reservation Request for the remainder of your desired DogVacay after the Meet-n-Greet.

Some Holiday rates are considerably higher but discounts still apply. Discounts for more than one pet, for long term stays as well as loyal repeat Guests. Additional discounts for military, Wounded Warriors and Gold Star Families (proof required).

I currently offer very limited doggy daycare (in addition to overnight boarding)! I’d be happy to keep your pup entertained while you’re away for the day.

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.

Final Note: I know that many of my clients drive well over an hour each way to ensure their dogs have Paws-itively Purr-fect Petcare with me. I now temporarily have two locations to serve my guests and their pets. I have a nice home on a 7 acre horse farm in eastern Vass, in addition to my home near Buffalo Lakes / Carolina Lakes, to serve a larger area and provide even more personalized options, with or without other dogs, especially for those that need more off leash running space. Please be sure to specify which location you prefer. First booked, first served for choice of location. The option will be removed from this profile once the smaller house is sold or rented out.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues
Kelly D.
Vass, NC 28394
89 Reviews
43 Repeat Guests
$38/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 26, 2016

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Course 101 Graduate
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Disaster Relief
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kelly's Home
$38 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$57 /night
  • Willing to travel 50 miles
Daycare At Kelly's Home
$27 /day
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$35 /hour
  • Willing to travel 50 miles
Home Visits
$22 /visit
  • Willing to travel 50 miles
Training
$50 /hour
Grooming
$30 /min
$100 /max
Baths
$17 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 50 miles
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89 Reviews
Kelly has been coming over to our home periodically for the last two weeks to let our baby girl out to do her business and enjoy some sniffing around mid-day. She has been great and super flexible to work around my goofy schedule. Thanks, Kelly!
Always a five-star stay. Kelly is wonderful with our dogs. One of our pups only has 3 legs and her dogs are great with his style of play and still run around with my other dog. Love leaving my dogs here, and they love it too!
Kelly is great! Our dogs have a ton of energy and they always come home just as happy as we left them. Kelly is open to giving medications and supplements, and I never worry about our dogs while they are staying with her. Constant cute photos and updates throughout their stays. Haven't boarded our dogs with anyone else since finding her!
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Walt was super excited to see Kelly and her other dogs. By the second day he was in the routine and happy to see everyone. Kelly took great care of him and was very helpful taking in a 6 month old puppy. He got plenty of exercise and attention.
The first day Kelly completely accomodated my schedule. Walt was ready and familiar with their place and was sad to leave but Kelly took great care of him. I really appreciated the pictures and updates during the day.
Kelly was extremely professional with the meet and greet. The first thing I noticed was the extremely well kept and clean yard. There was plenty of space and shade. She led up to a full on meet and greet for the dogs and seemed very knowledgeable.
Kelly was super helpful for my schedule and meeting me early. Walt had a great time with everyone over there! She walked him and played with him during the day. I would definitely go back.
Kelly did a great job with my 3 doggies. She was very competent and had to administer medication to 2 of them, which she did with no complaints. In fact, she even checked in on them after they were back home with me! She is a very caring pet sitter and I highly recommend her.
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Kelly is a caring and knowledgeable pet sitter. She has a great set up for her visitors and is very conscientious about their care. My 3 doggies were very well cared for and adjusted to her and her home very quickly at our Meet-N-Greet. I would recommend Kelly for your fur babies!
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Kelly was everything I could have asked for in a care taker for my babies. She took amazing care of my geriatric girl, and my two boys (one a giant sized dog, and the other a medium sized dog). We received pics and videos everyday making me feel like they weren't far away. We booked over the fourth of July and because she has horses and is so experienced and trained in animal behavior I didn't worry at all about how they would fare. She also lives in a quiet area perfect for animals. I am absolutely, without a doubt, having my babies stay with her the next time I am out of town!!!
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I have a great dane who is almost 7 and she is my baby. We have boarded her in the past and only if there is no other option and its only ever been for 1-2 days. We were trying to go home for the 4th and luckily all the boarding places were full and we looked into other options. That is how we found Kelly on Dogvacay. When we did the meet and greet she was very professional and friendly. She let the dogs get comfortable with each other and let us ask questions and we were able to understand more about dogvacay at her home. Kelly was great and very accommodating for drop off and pick up times. We had some problems with our flight getting back and Kelly worked with us to allow us to pick up later than we had planned. She kept us updated with photos and videos which allowed me to feel better about the stay. Ripple (my dog) really seemed to enjoy her time at Kelly's! This was a far better option for Ripple and myself. She has separation anxiety and had a much better time with Kelly and dog friends than if we had to have left her at a boarding place. We will definitely be using Kelly again in the future!
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This was our girls' third stay with Kelly and they had yet another blast! Every day, Kelly sends multiple photos and videos with captions about their play time. It's so nice to know that they're being well taken care of and having fun while we're away. I would recommend Kelly to anyone and rest assured that your pup will come home happy and tired!
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She was very accommodating & helpful
We left our 1 year old lab with Kelly for the first time over Memorial Day weekend and we (including the dog) could not have been happier with the experience. The meet and greet the week before Memorial Day weekend was very well orchestrated by Kelly. We could tell that she truly cared for the safety and overall experience for our dog as well as the others that would be at her house. This was the first time we left our dog with a sitter and we were able to rest easy over the weekend thanks to all of the updates, pictures and videos that Kelly sent our way. We are sure to leave our dog with Kelly again the next time the occasion arises. We highly recommend leaving your dog in the safety of Kelly should you need a sitter!
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My pup and I enjoyed the meet and greet with Kelly. This was the first time we had a full service meet and greet to test the compatibility of our pets. Kelly has set the bar for all others to obtain.
Out of all the dog sitters I have used and interviewed Kelly is by far the most professional dog whisperer around. I enjoyed the fact she treated by pup like her own. If you have any doubt about how a pet sitter should be, give her a visit. Thanks again Kelly.
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Boba loves Kelly. It was a great help to us for the last minute booking.
Boba enjoyed his stay! Kelly is awesome; the daily updates gave us peace in mind while on vacation. Boba returns home happy and healthy!!
One of our dogs only has three legs and she makes sure to get him included in all activities with her pups. Always flexible and a great host. Can't say enough wonderful things about sending our boys here!
Always a 5 star rating when the pups stay at Kelly's. Our dog was recently attacked by another dog and her very specific way of introducing dogs always puts my fears to rest. I never have to worry about the boys when they are being boarded at Kelly's!
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This was my first experience with dogvacay so I was super nervous! Kelly was amazing! She was so great with our little guy, she answered all of our questions, really made our pup feel right at home from the minute we got there! Everything about the experience was super professional and she kept us up to date with tons of great pics throughout the stay! Her dog was even keeping an eye out for our little guy it was so cute! I would definitely recommend her to anyone out looking for someone with whom to trust their fur babies without hesitation.
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Kelly's used to be 5 minutes from our house. We have since moved and still make the 30 minute drive to board our dogs there because they love it! Kelly is very knowledgeable, takes great care of our boys and is a wonderful host.
One of our dogs is very skittish around men, but always comes back from Kelly's with a much calmer demeanor and our dogs are always happy and healthy when we pick them up. Sometimes I think they're disappointed to be leaving her giant fenced in yard and fun-loving resident dogs to return home with us. Great experience every time! We refuse to board our boys with anyone else!
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Kelly has been available for last minute bookings for us several times. She is flexible, great with our pups, and a stellar host for our boys. Her resident dogs are very tolerant of our high energy dogs and Keeper loves to play and is wonderful with our greyhound mix. Always a five-star experience!
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Always love leaving the pups with Kelly. They always come home happy! Great care and very knowledgeable. Would recommend to anyone!
Kelly has such a professional attitude toward dog sitting. She always make sure if she has a right information for any medications that has to be given to my dogs. If I gave her unclear instructions she would call me before she made any assumptions. I feel safe and relieved leaving my dogs with Kelly.
She takes them to her farm to be out side and run around. Thanks for taking such a good care of my dogs! We will come back again and again. ^^
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Kelly has a confidence and calm that made this experience a very positive one, not only for the dogs but for our family. Cannot thank her enough for her messages, photos and videos that kept us updated on how everything was going! Looking forward to another Vaycay!
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Our meet and greet was so well thought out and set up by Kelly. She really spent the time to make sure our dogs were a good fit and that spoke volumes.
We have boarded our 14 months old dog Sam for the second time with Kelly (after a controlled and well routined meet and greet and a test night boarding following). I am always worried when my dog is somewhere else (does he get enough exercise, attention, how is he doing with the resident or other boarding dogs?!) but NOT with Kelly - she always makes us feel that Sam is in very good hands and there is absolutely nothing to worry about. Sam is not good with all dogs (and I have made the experience that a lot of places let all the dogs "come in and just play" without controlling the situation or reading the body languages) but Sam and Kelly's dog Keeper are now best friends which made us so, so happy. Thank you Kelly for your efforts to make this work, thank you for constant video and picture updates and thank you for taking such great care of Sam! We have already booked our next trip!
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First time we used Kelly and she was amazing. Nya had some issues with being around other dogs an Kelly knew just how to work with her. I would totally recommend Kelly!
Second time Kelly watched Nya and when she arrived to Kelly's place Nya was excited to see her. Kelly really did help Nya get over her barking and being overly excited when she saw other dogs. Now Nya looks but doesn't bark and she is calm when she says hello to other furry friends. Thanks Kelly!
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Kelly was all she professed to be and more. My fiancée was very nervous about leaving her little man for the first time. Kelly put her at ease immediately and followed-up with daily reports, pictures, and even video. We can't think of anything else she could have done not only for us but for our pet. She is outstanding and we will leave him with her on every and any occasion without a second thought. Thanks Kelly for a great job.
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Our two min pins already has stayed with Kelly a several times. We are so happy and relieved to know that there is someone we can trust with our dogs and that our dogs will be well taken care of while we are away.
She takes her time and efforts to send us pictures and messages to let us know how they are doing.
We will come back to her again and again. Thanks for everything, Kelly! ^^
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We love Kelly! We are so happy that we have found her here on Vacay. Our puppy Sam is not the easiest, he is high energy and not the best with other dogs. We have found our new dog boarder. Kelly took tons of time to get to know Sam and made sure that he was comfortable with her and her dogs. We enjoyed many videos and updates throughout his stay with her and look forward to having her for all of our future boarding needs. Thank you Kelly!
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This is the second time our dog Jake stayed with Kelly. We had a great holiday knowing he was being well taken care of and didn't have any worries. Kelly is very trustworthy and takes wonderful care of Jake.
Extremely satisfied with Red's stay with Kelly. She provided over 100 picture and video updates over his two week stay. I was completely at ease knowing he was having a great time playing with all the other dogs. She provided short captions/notes with all of the pictures to let us know what Red had been up to that day. Kelly is very responsive to messages or texts. Never had any issues getting a hold of her or receiving responses to questions. Would recommend Kelly to others and will definitely be a repeat customer!!
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In reference to the meet and greet Kelly was completely professional and had a great plan to ensure that my pet was a good fit for her home and would get along with her pets and others visiting pets. She had me walk my do,gRre, down her street while she walked her dog Keeper. We passed each other several times to see how the two would react to passing and then approaching each other. Then we allowed them to play together in the gated area in the back. She explained everything step by step before we did anything with the dogs. The meet went great and I felt more than comfortable leavingRed with Kelly. It was obvious that she has much experience with animals, petting sitting and using the Pet Vacay site.
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First let me just say this is my first time ever using Dog Vacay and it has been such a wonderful experience. I searched through all the local sitters and based on their reviews I chose Kelly. My lab has been overseas and we had just returned back to the states she was literally a stressed pup who had not been socialized much in the last 2 1/2 years. At our meet and greet with Kelly she evaluated Nya and handled her with such professionalism. Nya spent 2 weeks with Kelly and all I can say is Nya returned home happy and tired :) . I will be a faith client of Kelly's and I know Nya will love going to have a doggy Vacay with Kelly .

I would highly recommend Kelly - not only is she personable but she is very knowledgable about dog behavior and took excellent care of our Nya girl.

Thank You Kelly
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So many thumbs up for Kelly -- she was just great in dealing with our dog, who is sensitive and required some extra attention and instructions. She took all the worry out of dog-sitting for us! We definitely recommend her for your dog's vacay!
Kelly is wonderful! Can't say enough good things about her -- she is respectful, thoughtful, and put our dog's needs first. The meet & greet process of introducing the visiting pup to Kelly's dog is very well-established and Kelly is very patient. Our dog took a while to warm up to Kelly's and she was kind and patient throughout the whole process. We can't say enough good things about Kelly!
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Kelly is awesome! Very professional, knowledgable (thanks for the leash training tip!), and it's easy to see how much the cares about dogs. Already booked for our next out of town trip.
We were very pleased with the wonderful care given to our 3 four legged friends! We were very nervous to leave them but after meeting with Kelly in person, we felt confident she would take great care of them. She asked a lot of questions and wanted to make sure she really got to know each of them (their habits such as: eating, sleeping, playing, napping, potty issues and more). She did not end the meet and greet time, we did. So we were able to stay as long as we needed to make sure she was going to do ok with them. She walked our pups each morning and took a lot of pictures showing them playing in her large fenced in yard, sleeping in her living room, and on their daily walks. I would definitely recommend her and we will use her again.
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Another excellent vacation for our two pups! Kelly was attentive and helpful as always. We got daily photo and video updates, and our dogs were exhausted and happy from so much play time. Her dogs are also well trained and friendly with others, so you don't have to worry about anything. I can't recommend her enough!
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Kelly took care of my two mini schnauzers and they had a wonderful time. She kept me updated throughout the entire vacation. She is an exceptional sitter and really cares about the dogs.
I never worry about our pups when we leave them at Kelly's! We are repeat customers and our dogs always come back home happy and healthy and more than a little sad to leave their newfound doggy friends and large play area. Kelly sends updates and pictures daily and gives our pups tons of attention and love while we're out of town. I've never been more comfortable leaving my pups with anyone else before. Highly recommend Kelly! I've already recommended to several of my friends in the area!
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Kelly was a great dog sitter to our Australian Sheppard Gracie, who was 10 mos. Kelly kept us up to date on how Gracie was adjusting and her activities for the day with pictures. This stay was very hard for Dale and I because she had never been away from us since we got her as a puppy last December. Kelly is loving, caring, and keeps the pets in very clean surroundings. She eased the pain of being away from Gracie for a few days. We would highly recommend her.

Dale and Laurie Williams.
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Kelly was so nice of giving us Boba's updates throughout the day. She is very reponsive and we can tell she cares! Boba had great time and we will book his vacation or day care with Kelly again. Thank you Kelly!
We were traveling to NC for a wedding and were running quite late by the time we showed up at Kelly's house. She took the situation in hand and the accumulated stress from our trip simply evaporated. She handled Petunia with such competence and professionalism that I was certain was a vet. She's not. She just knows animals really well. Petunia enjoyed her little vacation as well if the pictures were an indication of her entire stay and I'm sure they were. I would recommend Kelly to anyone looking for a kind and competent caregiver for their dog.
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We love Kelly!! willis & Waylon can't wait to see her again! Very professional, sends pics of the dogs to give me peace, and always leaves the house in excellent condition! Highly recommend!
Kelly was a great host to our two dogs, Ginny (lab mix) and GoGo (pug). She gave them lots of attention and they were able to play to their hearts' content outside with her dog as well. Kelly is prompt with her responses, and has a great system for Meet and Greets to introduce your dog(s) to her dog and their home. I know that my fur babies were well cared for and in great hands. I highly recommend!
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Kelly watched my little pug puppy (under one year) over the weekend and took the time to let her out often to make sure she goes potty. She also made sure that she was well hydrated in the Carolina heat!
Upon bringing Zep to Kellys there was an instant feeling of happiness from her. Kelly made Zep feel right at home and there was no uneasiness at all. Zep was already playing hide and seek with Kellys other members of her family. it was such a loving experience to watch . While I was away Kelly ensured I got constant updates; pictures, videos, and text messages just to make sure that my " home sickness" wasn't to much and I could see that Zep was loving every minute of her time with Kelly and her other play mates. Kelly ensured that Zep kept up on her diet and also suggested due to all of the fun activites that we increase her food intake. She is an expert and knowing animals and what they need. She will always have a piece of Zep at her house even now a month after. Zep is a shedder and I feel bad but Kelly doesnt mind she understands that is what animals due. We still keep in touch. I have already recommended her to other friends of mine. I am most certainly going to take Zep to her again when I go out of town. She will treat your animal as it is her own 100%! I am happy so happy that I was able to find her and trust her with a member of my family. I know that Zep misses Keeper and Kelly and I have already discussed play dates with Keeper and Zep to keep that friendship going. When your dog finds a friend like that you know that you have met someone special ! It is all about trust and Kelly is someone I fully trust with my best friend.
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I think Heidi had a great time at Kelly's. I know she enjoyed having a playmate, and it is so much better to leave her where she has a yard to run in and "friends" to romp with! Will definately stay at Kelly's again.
Kelly was wonderful to my pups! they loved their time there that they were sad to go. Kelly was able to accommodate a last minute request for baths for my 2 fur babies and they smelled great! I felt that I was informed of their well being at all time I was away. I would highly recommend Kelly to any and all my friends who needs a dog sitter!
Thank you!
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Kelly was great! She took a booking for Waylon last minute to help us out and kept him for almost a week. He was happy, healthy and had made a ton of new doggy friends by the time we returned from our trip. It was our first time boarding him since we adopted a month ago and I was very nervous about finding a reputable boarder in the area. Kelly sent pictures and videos every day and I felt very comfortable leaving Waylon with her after meeting her. Kelly has a wonderful large backyard for the dogs to play in and it is clear she really loves animals. She has a very specific way of introducing the dogs which made me feel at ease about leaving him. We will be using her again!
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Kelly was such a great find for our big dog, Bomber! We had to go out of town for an unknown amount of time and she was flexible with our return date that to a lot of extra stress off of us! She was very conscientious in her introduction of Bomber to the other dogs in the home. She sent daily updates with pictures and quickly learned all of his quirks. She also went out of her way to get him some of his favorite soft food from the grocery store to help get him to eat (he often won't eat when he is stressed). She took great care to know all of his ins and outs before the boarding and implemented each of them. I would happily take Bomber back to her anytime and would highly recommend her for your pet.
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Kelly was so nice and did an awesome job! She left the house clean and tidy and the doggies were well taken care of!! She contacted me regularly with updates and pictures! It was so nice to not have to worry about their wellbeing will away on a trip. Thanks again Kelly!!!
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Kelly is so amazing along with keeper her "welcome wagon" she and zeppelin were like old friends catching up and already had a game of hide and seek going. The professionalism that Kelly brought to the table immediately relaxes any nervousness one might have about leaving your best friend with her and her "family of four legs" . I am excited to hear about the stories and see the updates while I am away. I look forward to working with Kelly and her "family" I also know Zeppelin is excited to see Keeper too.
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We had to extend our reservation for a day- Kelly accepted our request with no issues :)
2nd time Kelly watched our pups. She is aces :)
Kelly D is awesome as a pet sitter !! She dropped by to let out my dogs while I was at work. I received photos and videos and a little report on the dogs. She did everything as I asked her to do, and all were happy when I got home. She even "dusted" off the dogs who rolled in the dirt so they wouldn't bring dirt into the house. The dogs really liked Kelly at the meet 'n greet. You can be totally confident with Kelly watching your dogs. She's smart and picks up all instructions right away, and she's used to handling dogs. I would even leave a sick dog in her care, if I had to. FIVE paws up for Kelly D !!!
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Kelly makes an outstanding impression when you first meet her. She is intelligent, thoughtful , and knows dogs. Clearly she is very experienced. She came over within a couple hours of our talking on the phone, to meet my dogs. You will be so happy with how she really listens and wants to do what the pet parent knows is the best way to care for their dogs. Many dogs have issues and I have no doubt that Kelly will address them just fine. I know I can relax at work tomorrow with Kelly letting my dogs out for midday break. Kelly is a real find !!!
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Kelly is very methodical in her introducing of new dogs to her environment- more so than anyone we've previously Dogvacay'd with. Suffice to say I was impressed. She has a detailed procedure in introducing your dogs to hers so if you have questions you may want to ask about it before the meet and greet. I was confused on a couple of points and might have amped up the stress levels for my dogs during the process, but at the end of the day everything went great.
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Kelly kept us updated with pictures and videos during their entire stay! We will DogVacay with her again!
We had a great meet and greet with Kelly! She is very purposeful in making introductions as smooth as possible. Her home feels very dog friendly!
Kelly is so nice and professional! My two doggies just love her!
Dakota had a great experience staying with Kelly and her dogs. She seemed very content and happy when I picked her up. Thanks for the great service see you this weekend.
I am so grateful for Kelly! In barely a moment’s notice she was able to come out to my house and dog sit for me. I was in a panic because I needed someone quickly and could not find a soul. I live far from Kelly but she still agreed to come out because she understood I was in a lurch and had two newly spayed rescue dogs at home.
I found Kelly via DogVacay and had never her in person. We e-mailed a bit and spoke on the phone the night before she was due to come out. She was kind and helpful which made it easy to trust my home and dogs in her care. She gave me pup-dates about my babies and sent me multiple pictures from her time with Vader & Mabel. My only regret is that we don’t live closer together. I would use her every day.
Thanks again Kelly, you are wonderful!
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Sorry this is a late posting. I can't say enough about the way Kelly cared for my Athena. It is hard to leave a member of your family in order to go on vacation especially over the Christmas holidays. It is also hard to find someone who can dog sit during that time. Kelly did a great job allowing me and the family to enjoy our vacation without feeling overwhelming guilt. Her daily updates with pictures and videos made me feel comfortable that Athena was enjoying her vacation as well. Thank you so much Kelly!
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Kelly's meet-and-greet process was awesome and made it really easy for our dogs and her dogs to get used to one another. Once they got acquainted, they had a great time playing in the sizable back yard, and I felt very comfortable with Kelly and her husband after discussing our dogs' needs. We haven't used them for any vacations yet, but we look forward to it it's great knowing we have someone to leave our kids with!
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I left my dog, Nash with Kelly for almost a full 2 weeks. I could not have been more pleased. Kelly kept me up to date with a daily text and picture of my dog. When it was time for me to pick Nash up he was happy and not ready to leave (the total opposite of his reaction when staying at a kennel). I am very happy I left Nash with Kelly and will absolutely choose her if I go out of town again. Thanks again!
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This was our 2nd time leaving our boys with Kelly -- and it was just as wonderful as the 1st time! Our pups adapted very quickly and loved hanging out with Kelly's pack. Kelly did a terrific job keeping us updated with text messages, complete with pictures and videos to show us how much fun the pups were having together!

I really wish we had found Kelly sooner. We've always used top-notch boarding/daycare facilities for our pups. When our usual place was booked, that's when we decided to check out DogVacay. I was skeptical at first, but I can tell you first-hand that it was one of the best decisions we've made regarding our dogs. The personalized attention Kelly has given our dogs and the "live" updates she has given us has been unparalleled. We highly recommend her!!
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I cannot say enough wonderful things about Kelly. Our meet in greet went great. She was very professional and clearly knows a thing or two about dogs and their behavior. She has a very large yard and our dogs got to playing as soon as we were done with the formal introductions. My dog is literally treated like my child. I was extremely nervous about leaving him with a stranger. However, after meeting kelly and seeing my very skidish dog warm up to her quickly - I felt much better. I did decide to leave my dog with her for the full 2 weeks of my vacation and I am totally confident he is in great hands.
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Meet and Greet went very well. Kelly had process to allow her dogs to meet mine in a controlled step by step process. No anxiety, no stress, looks like we'll be setting up a sleepover! Thank you Kelly!
Kelly watched both of my German Shepherds over Thanksgiving on short notice. They both had a great time and I did not worry about them one little bit. My female is high strung; yet Kelly is very good with her. I would always recommend Kelly to anyone who needs a responsible and caring pet sitter.
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Kelly was wonderful in caring for our beagle, Buttons. She has a very pleasant and calming demeanor and seemed very comfortable with him during his stay. Buttons is quite talkative, especially in new situations. Kelly did not seem phased and handled him well. Not only was I completely comfortable leaving my dog with her for his three night stay, but I will be happy to bring him back for future stays. Thank you Kelly for the wonderful service you provide and also for the assurance we felt leaving Buttons in your care.
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I must start by saying that I am a self proclaimed helicopter doggie mama, and that my 3 girls are my husbands and my furbabies; not dogs and our loves... That being said I must have emailed Kelly a zillion times before the vacay, and sent oodles of instructions. She was kind each time and responded very quickly.
She was wonderful during the initial meet and greet, as well as being super accommodating for our pick up and drop off times.
Our girls are 2, 4 and 10 - a variety of personalities and ages - as well as diets. Kelly did a great job keeping us updated of them via pictures as well as texts! Other than missing them something awful, we were able to have a great vacation knowing that they were being not only well cared for but being loved on as well. We we thrilled to have found Kelly - and next time we go away on vacation, we will bring the girls to her for their own!
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We met Kelly for a Meet-n-Greet and I was very happy with the meeting. She takes the precautions necessary to ensure the safety of all pets involved. She takes it slowly and makes sure everyone is comfortable before going any further. She was very thorough and I was very satisfied with the meet-n-greet.
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We chose a meet-n-greet with Kelly because of her vast experience with different dog breeds. Our beagle, Buttons, is a sweet guy, but by no means an easy dog to watch. He is not very social with other dogs and can be quite loud. Kelly took an hour and half with us to see how Buttons would do both with her and her dogs. She was not forceful and let the dogs acclimate on their own terms. We feel fully confident in her ability to watch him for a few days without worry.
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Kelly was so good with both of my German Shepherds. She took a lot of time during the Meet-n-Greet to make sure my dogs and I were happy and comfortable with her and her two dogs. When I picked my pooches up today they were happy and playing with Kelly in the backyard. She has ample room in the backyard for the dogs to run and play. My two dogs were obviously well exercised and have slept the rest of the afternoon. I would highly recommend Kelly.
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Kelly was great! Gave us updates on Abby through the day which eased our mind and let us enjoy our trip!
Kelly is amazing!

Siren is a sweet and sensitive dog that takes a little time to adjust to change, but Kelly made her feel right at home. Siren enjoyed her time with Kelly and her furbabies. Kelly even sent pictures and videos of Siren daily to keep us posted. Even when we had a change in our plans, Kelly was more than happy to work with us.

We are so happy that we found her. We will definitely be using her in the future. Thank you Kelly!
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We had just used Kelly the weekend to watch our dogs while we were away for the weekend. We were again having to go out of town for the day, last minute, and needed someone within 24 hours notice to come let the dogs out and feed them midday. Kelly helped us out in a pinch without any questions asked. We again received picture and text updates, and came home to happy (and fed!) dogs who otherwise would have been stuck in their kennels all day. Our dogs love Kelly and we will not only use her in the future for all of the pet services she offers, but we will definitely pass her info on to friends since we've had such positive experiences with her!
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With three dogs ranging from 5 months old to almost 10 years old we were having difficulty finding a boarding facility that would suit all our dog's needs that was still affordable. We found Kelly through DogVacay and decided to give it a try. Kelly has a strong knowledge in animal behavior and a professional attitude from start to finish of the process. She respects each animal's individual needs and temperaments. Coming from an extensive animal/veterinary background myself I felt completely at ease leaving our pets with her for the holiday weekend while we were away. She offers a multi-pet and military discount and was very flexible with us working with times. We loved getting photo and video updates while we were away, as well. Our pups were completely in love with her when we picked them up. I would highly suggest Kelly to anyone needing a place for their pets to sleep and play!
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Penny had a great time with Kelly D and her dogs Kopper and Kosmo. I think she literally played the entire time she was there! Kelly's meet-and-greet process was very helpful for the three dogs to get used to one another, and then they were playing within minutes. Kelly also provided great text and video updates during Penny's stay. I would definitely recommend Kelly!
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As a proud mom of two rescue pups, I want to be sure they are in good hands when I need to travel. When our "regular" boarding facility was booked, I decided to give Dog Vacay a try. I found Kelly's profile, reviewed it, and was pleased to see that she offered multiple-dog and military discounts.

Kelly was very responsive to my request for a meet-and-greet. Honestly, I was a little nervous at first because I wasn't sure what to expect. When we met Kelly, she explained her meet-and-greet process, and I immediately felt at ease. It was wonderful for our dogs and her dogs to have a "proper" introduction. Kelly was in control and calm at all times, even when there was some initial tension between the dogs (which is pretty normal, if you ask me!).

Kelly has a wonderful outdoor, fenced-in space that allowed all the dogs to continue to get to know each other. By the time we left the meet-and greet, I felt like I had struck gold in terms of "doggie babysitters." I was actually excited for my pups to have a chance to run around off leash...a big, welcome change from what they'd been used to doing!

My favorite part of this whole experience was how attentive Kelly was to keeping me posted on how my boys were doing during their stay. She sent me text messages, videos of all four dogs playing, and pictures of them relaxing together. And I'm not talking just the first day -- she continued to keep me updated during their entire stay.

I could not be happier with our experience with Kelly, and with Dog Vacay. I HIGHLY recommend her and would not hesitate to have my pups stay with her and her "furry crew" again.
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All interaction with Kelly was great, from the initial "meet n greet", to pickup at the end. Easy communication and nice home with other pets.
Kelly was awesome! Our reservation was last minute and we were nervous about how Lucy would do but Kelly quickly put our minds at ease! She kept us updated with texts and photos so we could see how Lucy was doing. Lucy made new friends! We will definitely book with Kelly again!! Thanks so much Kelly!!
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We have boarded Abbey with Kelly a few times and Abbey always has a great time. Kelly is great with her and even sends pictures of her playing throughout her stay.
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