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Kristin W.

45 Reviews
19 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

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, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Kristin's Resident Pets

Malcolm and S'more (cats)
Male
8 old
Ludwig
Whippet
Male
14 yr 11 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

About Kristin

38 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Your pets mean everything to me.

Hi - I'm Kristin and I've worked as a professional pet sitter and walker for many years -- rest assured your furry family members will be in good, safe, reliable hands, but with all the love and care they might miss if you hire a big business. Your precious pets get ALL the attention with me! Plus lots of flexibility they can't offer. I do DogVacay.com because I genuinely love dogs and animals and enjoy their company; it's my job but I don't consider it work.

PLEASE NOTE: At this time I only offer pet sitting in your home; staying with your pet while you're away. Your dogs and pets will be so much less stressed staying at home where they feel safe and secure. They will be happier, and it costs the same (or less)! Please contact me for details.

I have extensive experience with large dogs, puppies, elderly or sick dogs, shy dogs, sight hounds and pit bulls. Also experienced with administering injections, subcutaneous fluids, pills and other meds. If your dog has special needs I can probably accommodate you.

I'm also very experienced with horses -- please inquire for more details if interested.

(PS: Please enjoy the totally cool pic collection of just some of the pups and kittens I've gotten to spend time with -- what an amazing bunch!)
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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

Kristin W.

45 Reviews
19 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

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

Credentials

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Course 101 Graduate
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Course 102 Graduate
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$45 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
45 Reviews
Kristin is a super responsible, loving and caring person. We had her care for our beloved pets for the first time based on her great reviews, and she exceeded our expectations. Kristin was incredibly responsive, attentive, communicative and so very loving with our pets. She's an amazing find and I've felt so fortunate to have our "kids" in her capable hands! I recommend her without reservation!!
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Kristin is fabulous: caring, conscientious, sweet and a joy to know.
Kristin is amazing! We had complete peace of mind knowing our little guy was in great hands - she knew exactly how to approach our sometimes-shy dog right from the start, and it was obvious that she knows how to handle dogs with quirks :) She took great care of our pup, and our place! The place was spotless when we returned from our 9 day vacation, and our pup was relaxed and happy - pretty sure he had more fun with Kristin than he does in his normal day to day life! We highly recommend Kristin!!!
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We love Kristen, and more importantly, our dogs love Kristen. She is reliable and responsible. In a word, AWESOME!!!!
Kristin is great! We've hired her twice and both times we could go away without worrying about our dog being lonely. Our dog always seems happy and rested - and not stressed. I'd recommend her.
Kristen is the best !
Kristin is wonderful! We were out of the country and unavailable for any contact, but did not worry for a second. Gracious and very dog savvy, we appreciated her commitment to excellent care for our beloved Abby.
Kristin is the best. She knew just how to handle my very shy and scared rescue dog - with lots of patience and love - that by the end of the 5 days, he was snuggling with her and wouldn't leave her side. Highly recommend!
5 stars as always!
Kristin did a great job - we got home and our dog was comfortable and happy to see us - she didn't appear stressed at all. Kristin communicated with us via text, was always impeccable with her word, and left the house spotless. I hope our dog will have the pleasure of Kristin's company many times again!
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As always a perfect sitter for our girls. We feel as if kristen is our perfect match! !!
Kristin is great!
Perfect, as always!
Kristin is the best! She is one of the only people I trust to stay with my dog for an extended period of time. My dog (rescue border collie) has anxiety issues and can be a handful, but she loves Kristin and feels very safe with her.
Thanks again, Kristin, for taking so good care of our dog! Very responsible and easy to reach out! Will book again!
Kristin was great, our dogs loved her, and we did do!
Very pleased with Kristin. So glad to found her to take care of our dog in our house. Will use her service again.
As usual Kristin was great. It's so important for us pet owners to know our babies are well taken care of when we are away. Kristin loves Lucy, and Lucy loves Kristin. What more could you ask for. Thanks again Kristin for a great job. Tami
So this is the first time Kristin had both dogs....And i can happily say she is in one piece! LOL. i have the utmost confidence for Kristin. My dogs seem happy, although they're giving me the cold shoulder for having left in the first place. I really appreciate the care she provides. I feel so comfortable being able to go away...FINALLY!!! :)
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This is the third time we have had Kristin in our home to care for our dog and two cats (one with special needs). She is always prompt, clean and most of all, lovely with our pets! When we are getting ready to leave everyone is a bit anxious, but when they see Kristin they calm down, even our shy dog. When we arrive home everyone is relaxed and happy. We always try to have Kristin come over when we are going to be away, but we have to book early. She's a popular gal!
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Another GREAT experience w/ Kristin! She takes great care of my animals, my home and keeps in touch w/ me with any questions or updates! She's the best!!!
We really love kristin. She's warm and sweet and our dog bella fell in love with her. We feel confident we've found the dog sitter for us.
Kristin was wonderful! Lucy has never looked better and we were so pleased with Kristin. She loves animals and our Lucy loves her. That's the most important thing for us. We will use Kristin again and again. Tami, Abe and Lucy.
Kristin was/is awesome! Already planning another booking with her. Took great care of my animals, checked in with me with updates and asked questions when needed. Very caring, capable, intelligent young woman. I'm calling her "a keeper"!! Here's to you, Kristin! xoxo
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Thanks again Kristin for being dependable and responsible for our pets, we will definitely rely on you the next time we travel,
Always the best!! Wonderful loving sitter. My boys LOVE Kristin.
Kristin is unbelievably awesome!! We are having her watch the boys frequently now! We could not be happier with the care my boys get!!
Kristin has always been great with our two dogs. She is very reliable and we always come back to happy, well taken care of doggies. I have no problem trusting Kristin, and I highly recommend her services!
Kristin did a great job in looking after our pets while we were overseas for 2 weeks. Our pets were very content and we could tell she had spent a lot of time with them, We would definitely use her again !
Pedro & Hector liked Kristin right away, which for Pedro is unusual. We knew at that point things would be great! Everything was great! It's obvious that Kristin loves dogs, and they love her. We were confident when we left our boys they would be in great hands. We will be a repeat client! Best is obviously that she comes to our house. Highly recommend Kristin!!
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Kristin is wonderful! The girls just love her and she gives them so much special attention. My pups cant wait to see Kristin again!
Kristen is the BEST!! We've used her a few times now and each time we are more than happy with the results. We know our animals will be well cared for...she always updates us with photos and info. We come home to wonderful, happy pets! Thanks K!!
Kristen is great. This is the second time that I have used her, and a second review. Kristen has both times stayed in my home with my pet, instead of taking my pet to her place. Kristen is really responsible with both your pet and your place. She even did some watering to save my veggie garden from the heat while I was gone. Kristen will update you as frequently as you want. Most important, she cares about your pet just like you do!! I recommend Kristen to anyone looking for a reliable, trustworthy, able sitter who loves animals.
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Kristin was absolutely fantastic, I would rate her six stars if I could. She was gentle, loving and considerate with Josie and was very professional to work with in coordinating the stay. I would highly recommend Kristin and look forward to having her stay with us in the future.
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This is the second time we have use Kristin to care for our small dog and two cats in our home. We were gone 10 days this time to a place where we couldn't be easily reached, but I really felt confident that she could handle everything. Kristin did a great job and everyone was happy and healthy when we returned home, the house was neat and tidy and the plants looked better than they did when we left. We will definitely call her again the next time we go out of town and need a pet/house sitter!
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5 paws ! Kristen was awesome. Hero loved her. She worked with my hectic schedule and was totally un-phased by last-minute changes, accommodating us 100% . She's reliable, easy-going, and most of all great with my dog. Definitely use her again!
Kristin was so easy to work with! I decided to do a trial run of one night before I scheduled a 10 night trip. Kristin met with me and my husband and our dog, and our two cats (one with special needs) at our house four days before the planned overnight. That's a lot right there! She took notes, asked questions and even demonstrated how she gives a cat a pill. Our dog can be shy with strangers, but Kristin took her time and let him come to her. It was clear she knew what she was doing! The afternoon of our one night, first-night-ever-leaving-our-dog trial run, Kristin came promptly and prepared. Our dog was less shy around her, our male cat came out to greet her and we knew our furry babies were going to be well taken care of. The next day when we returned all three critters were relaxed and happy and the house was neat. Our dog was plesantly tired after a good hike that morning. Needless to say, we have booked her for our 10 day trip coming up. Thanks to Kristin, we can relax when we're away, knowing that our pets are safe and cared for!
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kristin is phenomenal. my pups behave just as i left them -- stress free. if they could talk, i'm sure they'd have a lot to say. thanks for all the love, kristin ~!
i wish we could always have Kristin - she is great and the dogs just love her!
Kristin was great and didn't leave my pups sides. When I came home my pups were happy and they didn't even act like we had left them. They were happy and we were happy knowing that Kristin took good care of them!
Kristin is the best! Our dog is very high maintenance and Kristin stayed with her for five days and kept her happy and content. Kristin was also great about texting updates to us so we wouldn't worry. She is a caring, considerate dog lover and we won't hesitate to use her services again. This is SO much better than a kennel.
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Kristin is wonderful - very conscientious and a great communicator both before and during her stay. My dogs just love her and were very well cared for. She sent us photos during our 6 days away which really helped me relax and enjoy our vacation.
Kristin gave me a stress-free vacation. Thank you!! She gave me updates and pictures of my pittie girl and also completely tired her out before she left. Kristin is great!
Kristin was everything anyone would want in a dog sitter. She even went above and beyond by sending me pics of my pup during my vacation! I happily recommend Kristin for your next DogVacay.
kristin is very communicative, attentive, responsible and my pooches love her ~! she's by far the best pet sitter i've ever had. thanks, kristin. -jamee
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