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Kathy G.

16 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Kathy's Resident Pets

Eddie
Chihuahua
Male
9 yr 9 mo old

Kathy's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Kathy

35 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have been fervent about animals since I was a child and this love for animals has grown over the years. I have been pet parent to many dogs as well as cats. Currently, my fur baby is 9 years old rescued from a puppy mill when he was 2 months old. :)

Your dog is given the same amount of love and care as I do for my own. In home dog boarding provides a normal, natural environment with lots of love.

We have a fenced, spacious backyard but your dog is not left unattended and is always accompanied by me to play, exercise and attend to needs.

They have free run of the house and make themselves quite comfortable! With daily photos, via text or email, I will keep you updated on your pet's visit, so you can enjoy your vacation and know they are having a wonderful time, too!

Dogs are such social creatures and usually like to sleep in bed with you, so if your fur baby jumps in my bed, we allow it. Same goes for the couch, chairs and anywhere else they find comfortable although I ask you to bring their own food, toys, water bowls and any other comfort items they have. This is because most dogs feel separation anxiety the first night and these things help them stay rest assured they're safe.

I provide a fun and friendly environment for your dog with the personal care and attention that a commercial dog kennel isn't able to provide.
If you need your dog crated to keep within a training routine, just bring it with you!

Please let me know if your pet has any quirks or odd behaviors I should be made aware of, sensitive areas of the body which shouldn't be touched, special diets that need to be followed or anything at all that you feel is important to his or her well being. If your pet has been diagnosed with any medical issue I can administer meds, please let me know all the details for the protection of your, and my own, dog. Up to date rabies records needs to accompany your furkid during his or her visit.

My dog loves the company of other dogs and the first few years of his life were spent around a Doberman, he's a very friendly little guy!

I typically watch for one pet parent at a time - Occasionally reservations may over-lap by an hour or so.

Here's where we'll take our walks when boarding and weather permits -
I will walk your dog around my very safe neighborhood. I do not take your dog to dog parks where they could be put in jeopardy. I take this responsibility very seriously, and protect your dog so you can relax when you're away.

I'm a member of the National Association for Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS). NAPPS members have unlimited access to educational resources and training to help increase knowledge on providing excellent pet care. I'm also Red Cross CPR Certified for dogs and cats, and insured and bonded with Pet Sitters Assocs for pet sitting in your home.

I'm happy to come to you to care for your cat or caged pet or birds, we only offer boarding for dogs. Drop In visits are typically an hour, or more, if needed, and are charged as 1/2 hour rate. I have found 30 minutes isn't long enough, my rates aren't by time, but p/visit.

Short stays to long stays to everything in between, we're as close to home as it gets.
I give you the peace of mind you need for the care of your pet while you're away. Let your pet stay today in a PAWSitively pawsome loving home!
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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Kathy G.

16 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

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

Credentials

Background Checked
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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.
Course 102 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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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kathy's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Home Visits
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
16 Reviews
There is literally no one else I want to leave my dog with then Kathy when we go for anything overnights. We always go to her, she sends a ton of pictures which I love! I trust her and feel thankful I can leave him in her care.
We can't say enough how wonderful Kathy was for the entire dogvacay.She sent pics and texts everyday to put our minds at ease and enjoy our vacation.Kathy is like all the other pet parents that treat their pets like kids.She lets them get on the furniture, she worries and loves them just as you would.I highly recommend Kathy to everyone.I will continue to use Kathy for any future dogvacays.Rossi had a good time and I think she's gonna miss Kathy and Eddie and family. Forever Grateful Kathy you are totally pawsome.



Melinda Scott and David Noble
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Kathy. Did a great job watching our 2 girls. It was the night of my wedding and Kathy stayed at our home. She arrived 15 minutes early, and kept us updated with several texts, and photos during the evening. The dogs seemed to really enjoy Kathy's company. Thanks again :)
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Kathy is absolutely AMAZINGGG. I needed a sitter on short notice and I feel like I won the jackpot. She sent lots of updates and photos via text which I greatly appreciated and gave him tons of love and affection through play time, walks and treats. Not only did she provide amazing care, she is experienced and knowledgeable. I strongly recommend her if you want the best attention for your pup. I know I will definitely be using her again.
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Alika's stay with Kathy and her adorable dog, Eddie, was a dream for her and for Me! To say everything went smoothly would be such an understatement! Kathy is not just a "dog sitter" she is the segregate pet mommy I could have only dreamed of until meeting and having my Alika stay with her for two Nights!
I could not be happier with her care of my pet baby. From beginning to end Kathy keept me updated with adorable pictures as well as assurance that Alika was happy and doing Well! That meant the world to me while I was Away!
Kathy's comfortable cozy home, great yard, walks were all fantastic, but most important to me, Kathy is a true animal lover and her guest dogs get the benefit of her love and care of Them! Alika says woof woof I love you Kathy!
Thank you so much,
Sandy
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Kathy regularly walks and even brushed my baby, he was so fluffy when she brought him home. She sends me lots of photos and texts and I can see from his photos how much fun he has! Thank you Kathy for making his time away from home less stressful on all of us.
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Marley, my lab mix, had a great time! She was very flexible and kind.
Thanks Kathy for watching Bradley on short notice, he seems like he had such a great time he came home and took a very long nap thanks for being able to work with my schedule.
Kathy watched our dog over the weekend while we were away. We were incredibly happy with the experience from start to finish. She was very responsive and easy to get in touch with from the very start. Our dog seemed quite comfortable with her and not stressed or upset at all when we picked him up. He got along well with her little dog Eddy. We received so many updates and photos, she's a very caring person and we didnt worry a moment we were gone. We will ask Kathy to watch our dog again next time we need to and highly recommend her to anyone who needs to leave their dog for awhile.
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My dog doesn't do well with strangers so I was worried abut leaving him with someone else. However, Kathy did an amazing job by sending pictures and updating me! I was at ease during my entire trip and felt that I made the right choice by leaving my baby with her. She lives not that close to me but if I ever need a sitter again, I would choose Kathy. My dog came home and it took a whole 24 hours for him to not miss Kathy, Bradley absolutely loved her!
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Thanks Kathy I love that i have no worries when I leave my dog with you. I know she enjoys herself and I appreciate how communicative you are! I really need that to relax. And all the pictures too..I wont let my dog stay with anyone else now that I found you, thanks again!!
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Sammy had a great time with Kathy. Lots of pictures to show how he was doing during his visit. Thank you
I am a repeat client of Kathy's. I can leave my two dogs with her knowing that they are going to be well taken care of. I love that well I am at work she send me updates with photos of them. I highly recommend her.
Kathy is an amazing pet host. I have two small chihuahuas, both which suffer from separation anxiety and one who is quite hyperactive. One would never know, they where so happy going to see Kathy. Kathy had no trouble with either of these issues and made my dogs feel at home.
On my first dogs first night at Kathy's, I was able to leave comfortable as Kathy gave me a tour of her back yard and home, where I watched my dogs play.
Kathy was very flexible to my schedule which I appreciated. Thank you, Kathy!
Gina, Chief and Fefe
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Easy drop off, easy pick up. Was nervous first time using dogvacay but Kathy was great. Nice back yard which my dog absolutely loved. Would recommend for sure. Thanks Kathy!
Kathy's Great! My dog keeps eyeballing me to take him back to play with his new friends in her huge backyard. She kept me updated with texts and photos, I was thrilled I found her, I never worried for a moment while I was away. My regular sitter was booked up for the week so I decided to try Dog Vacay.... So glad I chose Kathy! We now have a NEW sitter and can't wait to go back. I recommend Kathy to anyone who wants to have the confidence that their dog is having the time of their life until they return. Thanks Again!
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