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Kitty J.
Houston, TX 77077
60 Reviews
32 Repeat Guests
$32/night
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered

Kitty's Resident Pets

Blackberry
Mixed Breed
Female
8 yr 2 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Kitty's House

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Children at home (Under 5 years old, 5-12 years old)
Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Kitty

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have been dog sitting through Dog Vacay since 2011. Since that time we have watched hundreds of dogs, and never once has any dog been injured lost. So have no fear, your dog will be in the right hands!!

Located near I-10 and Hwy 6 in West Houston. I stay home during the day working on my masters degree and caring for my baby. We have a fully fenced backyard and a pool available for those doggies that love to swim. I take pride in the services I provide and we love making dogs happy!


I love animals -- I have worked as a doggie daycare attendant and assistant dog trainer at Peace Love & Dogs, and have also worked for the Houston SPCA. Before that, I was a teacher for Spring Branch ISD for three years (background check complete).

FYI: your dog must be ok with a laid back CAT that does not run. Most of the time the cat stays in the back room, but once in awhile he will venture out into the living room.

FYI: We do have a small pool in our backyard, but we never leave any dog unattended near it, esp since we have a child. If this worries you at all, feel free to stop by and check everything out beforehand! Since we monitor all backyard activity, for those dogs that love to swim, they have a great time!

Our dog Blackberry is 8 years old, and very versatile. She can be both a high-energy playmate, or a calm, comfortable bed mate. She is about 30 lbs.
Also, please be aware that I do have a daughter, age 8, but she is very dog and cat savvy like her mother! I also have an 8 month old at home.

*June 1st 2013: Certified Red Cross Pet First Aid Instructor!!

***I want it to be clear that I will no longer be accepting new clients that have in-tact males (non-neutered) or females in heat.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
Kitty J.
Houston, TX 77077
60 Reviews
32 Repeat Guests
$32/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

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

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kitty's Home
$32 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Kitty's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/day
60 Reviews
Kitty is amazing! She was so sweet with maude! We totally are going to book her again:)
Kitty was very nice. Took care of my dog as if she was her own. Will definitely look her up again when needed.
We love taking our dog Sparkie here! He is well taken care of and loved on while we are gone. Kitty is great about sending us updates. She is also great about comforting our dog when there are storms since he has major anxiety. There is no better place for your pet to stay while you are away!!
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My golden retriever had a wonderful time staying with Kitty! Will definitely use her again and recommend her!
Kitty was wonderful! My dog LOVED her stay and enjoyed playing with her dogs all weekend.
Kitty was better than awesome! My pups absolutely loved her and her family, I don't think they wanted to come back home! Loved getting the text with picture updates.
Our first experience with Kitty was great! We have a 6 year old Shih Tzu and he had a wonderful time. He especially enjoyed hanging out with her cat, he loves cats and this one is very friendly! I definitely feel like he got a lot of attention during his stay and I think he was even sad to leave. We'll definitely use Kitty again!
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Hunter loved his stay with Ms Kitty! My kids loved the picture updates that she would send us of he and his playmates. Would book with her again without any reservations. That's if she'll have him again since he's such a handful.
Kitty is always amazing. Astro loves her!
My 11 year old lab Polly had a great time at Kitty's. Kitty said Polly could come back any time.
Astro has stayed with kitty many times! He LOVES going there! (and he loves Blackberry too haha) :) We are happy to have someone we can trust our baby boy ♥ Thanks for the rubber ball! Astro loves it!!!
Kitty J was amazing, as she always is. Astro loves to go there! It is very important for us to know that we can leave Astro in a house where he is treated with love.
Kitty is fantastic! I had to travel on business for a full 2 weeks, and was clueless as to where I would keep my dog (Izzy)! Kitty was recommended by my roommate and I am so glad I listened! Kitty kept me up to date on Izzy throughout her entire stay with daily texts/photos so that I was never worried. I will admit, I was nervous leaving my dog in an unknown place for so long - but Kitty did an incredible job of making her feel right at home. She keeps other dogs, as well, so Izzy got lots of play time and made a few new friends! Also, it was great exposure for her to be around several different types of dogs (big and small). When I picked Izzy up from Kitty's it was obvious that she considered that her home away from home. It was obvious she had a great stay - and I am so grateful to Kitty for making her so happy and comfortable!
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This was our first time to stay with Miss Kitty & it was the best! She was patient with our mom, who is a big worry wart, & took great care of us. We were there for 18 days & were not sure we were ready to leave when the time came. We would recommend Miss Kitty without hesitation. Thank you Miss Kitty! We can't wait to come stay again. Albert, Skipper & Chester
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As a newbie to this site and boarding my dog at someone else's home, I was really nervous about boarding my dog Bear. Kitty was absolutely AMAZING with him and welcomed him into her home and treated him as if he were her own. She sent me pictures and updates every day. When I came back to get him, he didn't even want to leave! I know he had a great time there because he was absolutely exhausted for the next two days after I had him home. I will absolutely be a repeat customer for Kitty. HIGHLY recommend boarding your pups here!!
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Kitty was very responsive (even with the short notice) and our dog had a great time! We'd love to have our dog stay there again.
Kitty is simply the best! She has an in-depth knowledge of canine behavior. She is patient and kind and genuinely loves all dogs! You will rest easily knowing that your fur babies are getting the best care possible.
Kitty J is awesome. Astro loves her. We feel very comfortable leaving our dog in her house. She treates him as her own dog. She always keeps us updated and even send us photographs!
Kitty J is awesome. Astro loves her. We feel very comfortable leaving our dog in her house. She treates him as her own dog. She always keeps us updated and even send us photographs!
KJ was very happy with Kitti, he made good friend with her dog!
Kitty has watched my pup on several occasions, and every time he is very well taken care of. He is so comfortable at Kitty's that he gets excited whenever we pull on her street to drop him off. I highly recommend Kitty. Whether it's one night or as many as 5 or more, Kitty always does a fantastic job.
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Kitty was terrific! She was so good to my dog. I definitely would take Molly back to her in the future! Carol M
We hate leaving our dog anywhere but were so pleased with Kitty. She understood our dogs needs and sent us updates throughout the week. I think our dog barely even noticed we were gone! He received lots of love and play time during his stay. We would definitely recommend her and will be using her services again in the future.
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This was our third time leaving our lab with Kitty. She and her family are great. Our dog always seems very happy and relaxed when we come home. The first time we booked her, we were nervous about leaving our dog with someone we didn't know. Kitty met with us for about an hour and made us feel comfortable with trusting her with our dog. She sends text updates during our trips which are always appreciated as well. I would definitely recommend her to others.
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- She took care of Astro as he was her own dog, she is patient and caring.
- Astro looked very happy when we picked him up!.
- She sent us pictures on regular basis!
- If we need to leave Astro again, we won't hesitate... he'll go to Kitty's house!
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Kitti was a great host to Roxi. It was apparent Roxi got plenty of attention and exercise when she was hesitant to leave when I came to pick her up. Definitely recommend Kitti as sitter and would certainly use her again.
Kitty took great care of my dog Koda! He was excited to see me when I arrived to pick him up, but once we got home he crashed immediately. Kitty told me that he had played with her pooches all day. Kitty has my whole-hearted recommendation.
I DID RATE THIS, BUT MAYBE IT DIDN'T GO THRU. So here we go again.

This was my first experience leaving my dog with Kitty, and of course of I was a bit nerves. However, when we left, it already seemed he was fitting in. Kitty sent us pictures of him while we were away, and he looked like a happy pooch. Everything seemed to go well without any problems. We will be using her again in the near future. Thanks Kitty.
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Again, great pet sitter. Kept us updated and our pup happy!
We loved the experience working with Kitty. Our dog stayed for a full week. She sent us updates and most importantly took great car of him when he was scared during thunderstorms. We were very grateful and will definitely work with her again in the future!
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EXCELLENT....Oden, the 80 pound Siberian Husky loved his five day stay with Kitty. He was very happy and slept the entire day after he got home. I would highly recommend her services.
Kitty did a great job taking care of my dog Koda. I hope she is available next time I need a place to stay!
I kept my puppy for almost 3 weeks with Kitty, he was doing fine. Kitty did an excellent job. He was happy, playfull and in good health at the end of the stay.
Kitty is a nice person, loves her job and great to deal with. She seems friendly and welcoming.
I would keep my dog with her again when I have to, no doubts.
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Great atmosphere for the dogs. When meeting Kitty, her dogs and the other boarders I was very comfortable with having my dog stay the weekend while I was out of town. She stayed in touch with updates over the weekend and the pick up went very smoothly, no anxiety, just excitement.
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I am very pleased with the service provided by Kitty J. She obviously knows dogs very well. I would certainly, in full confidence, board my Lola with her again. Thank you!
We are so grateful that Kitty helped us out last minute after all our previous options were unavailable. She was always quick to respond and Atlas had a great time. When we picked him up he wasn't overly hyper but instead seemed happy and relaxed. Thank you Kitty!
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Roxy and Sydney loved their stay at Kitty's.
Kitty was great with Mackey. He is a small puppy and she made sure he was comfortable with the other larger dogs in the home. She gave him lots of play time and helped follow my training routine. He loved hanging out with Kitty!
Yoko had a great time with Kitty, lots of fun that looks like he did not miss home. Also Kitty was very responsible to messages with questions from us asking for updated and news.
Kitty is adorable, responsable, caring, calm, and extremely knowledgable about dogs. She is my best "clon" to take care of Indiana while I am away! ;) I cant be happier! She sent me emails with follow ups on Indi, as I was out of the country. That kept me at ease!
It was one of Indiana's worst allergy flair weeks, right when I had to fly! ;( and Kitty took her in with love and care. She got in charge of giving her three different kinds of pills, apply her ointment and nurse her wounds! I cant ask for more!
Indiana was truly a happy camper around her, waving her tail at all times. I know when my dog is happy and confy around someone or afraid. She was truly happy around Kitty n her doggie Blackberry, who is a darling!
Truly thankful I found Kitty here in Houston! ;)

Agustina. Indiana's mom.
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Kitty was great! My one dog, who hates being separated from me, did just fine. I like the fact that my dog(s) were part of their family. So much better than a boarding kennel.
We were very happy with the care Goose received. I received updates on how he was doing regularly (but not constantly). Goose can get pretty anxious, so when there was a storm she asked how to handle it with him. By the end of our long weekend he was acting the same as he would at home, which tells me he was comfortable, and most of all relaxed. Goose used to love his old boarding facility because it was cage free and he got to play with the other dogs, and he loved the owner. It's nice to finally find something here that compares to that experience. We can travel again without having to bring him along, and without worrying how he'll react.
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Great place for our little Abigale! Thanks Kitty. Very professional and personal all in one.
Kitty and her husband were great with our (very high energy!) dog Lemon. Lemon played the whole time, and when I came to pick her up I could tell that she loved Kitty and the other dogs at the house. We would definitely recommend her to others.
Kitty and her family were very accomodating. I appreciated the updates about how Rosie was doing during the time we were gone. Kitty was so caring that she inquired about how Rosie would react to an upcoming storm. This really made me trust that Rosie was in a loving and safe place. Rosie got to play with other dogs and really enjoyed her vacation at Kitty's house!!
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Stella had a great time as usual! Made even more friends and was extra tired after leaving Kitty's!
This was Stella's first time with Kitty and she loved it! She got along great with all the other dogs and was playing up a storm! Kitty took very good care of Stella and I would absolutely recommend using her!
After the experience of picking up an unhappy and unhealthy pup from the kennels where we'd left her over a couple of weekend trips we decided to look elsewhere when going on an extended vacation; I am so pleased to have found Kitty! We were worried about leaving our 6 month old husky puppy due to her high energy levels, but Kitty happily took her on. When it came to pick up day our pup was happy, healthy and utterly exhausted from all the fun she'd had! We'll be back!
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Kitty did a great job! I have two dogs that can be a handful and she handled them no problem, I would highly recommend her. Matthew M. PS I cant get the stars to post correctly-- she gets 5 stars
My dog, Tank, was very happy there. Dogs certainly love it there! Kitty is a wonderful person, and loves dogs and pampers them as the parents do. Once I learnt about how Tank was doing while we were gone, I had nothing to worry about, and knew he was in safe hands. Will definitely recommend and go back to her. Thank you Kitty!
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Kitty,

Was amazing. We are new dog owners so every aspect is new...especially boarding. We had out-of-town guests that were allergic to dogs and had to keep Cassius away for the week. Kitty sent emails and picture. She kept in touch very well and was so helpful. She was even open to us bringing our kids by to visit daily. I would love to use her services every time we have a trip. Especially since Cassius has a new best friend in Blackberry! Don't hesitate to book with her!!
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Kitty was very good with my pup. I would definitely recommend her.
Kitty and her husband were fantastic with snoop, they made us feel at ease leaving her with them, also kitty sent me pictures and messages throughout the day of how snoop was doing which was great, I would highly recommend her :)
Kitty and her husband were very accommodating to Zhivost and my schedule. He was well received at their home. I picked up a happy and content dog at the end of his stay.
Niles stay with Kitty was perfect. She had lots of love, care and room for him. With the fenced in backyard and another dog to hang out with Niles couldn't have been more at home! Kitty texted me updates and photos of Niles. I didn't worry about him at all. It was the best experience for me and Niles. Kitty has a very warm heart and dogs can sense this. Niles and Kitty became best buddies. Niles also enjoyed spending time with Kitty's daughter. I rate the stay with 5 STARS*****.
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Kitty was a great choice and certainly would recommend her.
Great host. We had to book a sitter last minute for Chaser and we were in such a rush, and Kitty was so accommodating. Chaser enjoyed his stay and we got updates on how he was doing. We highly recommend Kitty as a sitter.
My dog has been very happy staying with Kitty and her family while I go to work! On the second day, when we got out of the car, he ran to the door with excitement! I would definitely recommend Kitty's services!
Great host, nice family! Sent me emails and pictures too! Will be back for sure!
Kitty was amazing! This was our first time going out of town and leaving our dog with strangers. Kitty sent us timely updates with pics and was always quick to get back to us if we had any questions about how he was doing. She just spoiled our little dog. He had so much fun that when he came home he had to rest for a whole day to catch up, and with our high energy pup, that's saying something. We will definitely be coming back in the future.
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