Pooch Paradise in Algonquin IL

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Kim S.

166 Reviews
55 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Reptiles

Kim's Resident Pets

Diesel
Mutt
Male
11 yr 11 mo old
Briefs
Boxer
Male
8 yr 11 mo old
Bruno
Mutt
Male
3 yr 5 mo old

Kim's House

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Children at home (13-18 years old)
Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Kim

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
A happy home = happy pups! And that's how we roll. Our home is filled with love, laughter and happiness.
My husband and I have been dog owners most of our lives. We have been dog sitting for over 20 years. We have a large fenced-in back yard for the dogs to play in. Dogs are able to sleep where they prefer. We ask that you please provide proof of rabies and all other shots before your dog(s) arrive.
We have 2 boys that help us take care of our dogs. They are 13 and 15 years old. My 13 year old is a natural with dogs. They follow him everywhere!
We are only home all day during the summer months and when there is no school for my two teenage boys. During the school year, we not home for about 6 hours during the week. Our rate is $30 per day (not per night) for ONE dog. $10 for EACH ADDITIONAL dog per day.
We DO NOT charge for an evening drop off the night before.
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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

Kim S.

166 Reviews
55 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 3, 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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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kim's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$30 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
166 Reviews
Kim S and her family were wonderful with our dogs. She sent us photos often to show us how our dogs were interacting with the other dogs and with her family. Even our shy dog was having fun and loved Kim's youngest son. Our dogs came home happy and exhausted from all of the wonderful pup play. We are looking forward to our next trip so that we can book our dogs into their home!
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Kim is such a blessing!! She was able to accommodate us last minute over the holiday weekend. Our dogs always love seeing Kim and her family and I was very thankful they were able to spend time at her house while we visited family out of town.
Kim is so nice and easy to work with. Very flexible and available for our needs. She sent pictures of our dogs, and updates on how they are doing! Kim and her family are great caregivers and we highly recommend them for taking care of your pets. We will never use a traditional kennel again!
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Another great experience with Kim. I even bought my grand-dog along for this visit and everything went great! My daughter loved receiving the pics and updates on her pup. It is so nice knowing I can go away and not have to worry about who is going to watch my dogs. I highly recommended Kim.
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Everything was great! I love all the updates Kim gives on my pups. My pups seem to have an awesome time there and seem very comfortable with Kim and family.
We had a great expirience with Kim and her family. We enjoyed the pictures she sent while we were out of town. Our dogs received a lot of love and attention. We will defiantly use Kim again the next time we need a dog sitter.
Kim and her family are the best! She is always willing to help us out and is very flexible with scheduling. She responds very quickly and most of all our dog loves being with her and her family. We recommend Kim to everyone!
All of the 5 star reviews are true. Kim and Dave took exceptional care of our two dogs. One of our dogs is afraid of any floors that aren't carpeted. Kim and family took the time to lay out towels so he would feel more secure. We received photos and videos every day so we could check in on our furry kids. Kim and family truly love dogs. We will definitely be using them again!
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Super pleased with Kim an her family! She has once again done an amazing and loving job watching our 3 pups and sending daily updates. Dogs are happy and so are we!
Our reservation with Kim and her family was absolutely wonderful. She was very prompt in communicating with not only setting up a meet and greet ahead of time but with the stay itself. Her family was extremely accommodating in allowing us to drop our dog off the night before as well as pick her up a night early. Kim also sent us videos and pictures of our dog having a great time while we were gone which was really nice since we had never left her with anyone before. You can tell that Kim and her family take this seriously, as they went above and beyond our expectations. We would recommend them to anyone looking for a place for their pup to stay!
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We had just relocated to the Chicago, are big fans of DogVacay, and knew to look here once again when we were having to travel. Kim and her family are terrific, so loving and accommodating to our Jake and his needs (meds, specific food requirements). From the many many photos Kim sent during Jakes stay, he had a great time playing with the family pups (so sweet!) and made himself right at home with the kids, snuggling and relaxing on the sofa. It's a great feeling to know your four legged baby is taken care of and loved while you are away! He came home happily exhausted and is looking forward to his next stay
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We recently chose Kim to board our three dogs with. Our little Beagle is very timid and I was nervous leaving him with just anyone. Kim was very patient and took the time to reassure us during our meet and greet. The dogs had a wonderful time and Beagle came home happy and more playful after his week with Kim. She also went above and beyond to send us daily photos and updates. We are so pleased with Kim and booking again in a few weeks for our next trip. I highly recommend Kim and her family for pet boarding!!!
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Bailey's 3rd stay with Kim and her family. She loves it there! Highly recommend
Dogs love Kim S and she did an awesome job of taking care of our pack.
We love Kim and her whole family. They truly love my dogs. I feel completely comfortable leaving my 3 min pins with them, and my min pins can be a challenge! They become part of Kims family when they are there. I think they have so much fun, that they dont want to come home! I would never think of using anyone else.
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This was Bailey's 2nd stay. She loves it and we have peace of mind knowing she is well taken care of. Highly recommend!
Kim is awesome and took wonderful care of our four dogs.
Our first time using Kim and her family for Jax and he must have had a great time as he was exhausted when he came home - lots of playmates and playtime - which are two of his favorite things! Kim was great about keeping us updated on a daily basis by sending pictures and videos throughout the day and was always very responsive to emails. Thanks again to Kim, her husband and sons for taking such good care of Jax.
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Kim and her family were awesome !! They watched Tuk as if he was their own. Our dog has a ton of energy and loves to play. Kim and her family played with him and we could tell he was very happy from all of yhe videos and pictures she sent. We will definitely be using her again. She is not super close to our house, but it is totally worth the drive ! The first couple days she even noticed Tuk wasnt eating a lot and fed him out of her hand for a while to make sure he ate ! Couldn't ask for anything more!
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Kim and her family were fantastic! It was nice to be on vacation, feeling at ease knowing our pup was having a vacation of his own. Kim actively sent pictures and videos showing how our pup was acclimating to this new environment. Thanks to Kim and her family, our pup came home a tired, happy boy!
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This was the first time I left my dog with someone other than a friend. I was a little nervous, but Kim and her family were very welcoming to my dog. This family is definitely a dog family, which was comforting to me. We really liked the daily pictures and videos sent to us by text. We knew she was doing great! Would definitely hire Kim and her family again.
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Kim and her family were very kind and reassuring. As luck would have it, it thunder stormed during his stay and he gets very anxious during storms. They were sweet and reassuring to him while keeping in contact with me on how he was doing.
Kim and her family is perfect with Coco. We go out of town often on short notices but Kim is always able to accommodate the boarding requests. The pickup option was extremely helpful. Most importantly Coco was always pampered in the house, from the adorable pictures Kim sent everyday we see Coco strolling in the backyard with other dogs, cuddling with the family on couches, kissing the kids, and doing his special thing which he loves to do at home - resting on the coffee table! Kim and DogVacay really cares about Coco, once he was sick after the stay, Kim called everyday to check on him and even brought a bag of special doggy treat to visit Coco. Kim also informed DogVacay immediately and they called to check on Coco's status and to make sure that the sickness was not caused by the boarding, which was not. We feel very comfortable leaving Coco with Kim and her family at anytime, and Coco seems very happy to see Kim whenever she comes to visit or pick him up. The dog speaks love!
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Kim and her family were wonder fun to our baby. I received daily updates some times 2x a day which was great to see our girl happy and ok. I will be for sure using you again.. Thanks again for taking great care of our Taffy Lou & Laina F
Pride and Phebe always have a wonderful time with Kim and her family.
They really know both of my dogs, and nurture them in the ways they need. Also, they include each dog that stays with them, so there is a very positive and inclusive atmosphere.
Kim is so good to send updates via text so I am reassured that they are relaxed and well taken care of.
I can't say enough good about our experience with Kim and her family...
This is the best care we have had for our dogs...
I never worry when I'm away.
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It had been a while since my boys got to see Kim and her family. The dogs were so excited when we pulled in the driveway. Their excitement confirms how amazing kim and her family are with dogs. My guys love her, her family and all the playmates! I have no worries or concerns when my guys stay with Kim. THANK YOU FOR BEING GREAT!
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Another wonderful stay with Kim and her family! When Max and Rufus stay at Kim's house, we know that they will be treated like they are part of the family and that all of Kim's family participates in making sure that our boys are loved and cared for. Kim and her family are very flexible about drop off and pick up times and they were able to accommodate us when our plans changed and we asked for a change in our times. One of our dogs, Max, is diabetic and requires shots twice a day. Kim's husband is the shot giver, and he is wonderful and very knowledgeable about giving injections. A stay ay Kim's house is worry free for us and lots of fun for Max and Rufus!
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Kim and her family are great hosts for Jake. This was his third time there. I wouldn't leave him with anyone else. He loves it there. She even sends us pictures and videos of his stay!!
Kim & her entire family are fabulous with our dogs!! Drop off and pick up are seamless. Our dogs have stayed with Kim numerous times and when they get out of the car to drop them off they walk right in. We have never, ever had that experience with any other dog sitter or Kennel. Kim is great with communication (we always get pictures) and super easy to work with.
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Awesome place to keep your dog. They treat them like they are their own pets!
Great family to leave your "baby" with!
They are awesome!!! They are true dog lovers!
Steve loves visiting his home away from home. Kim and Dave (and the boys) do a great job with all of the dogs they keep. I would not board him anywhere else.
We have left our dogs with Kim 3 times and we love her!!! She is always easy to get ahold of, she sends pictures and videos of the dogs having a good time, and she sends the dogs home very tired and content from their "vacation". We love leaving our dogs with her and would recommend her to any and all friends and family looking for a dog sitter!
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This was our first time Kim and her family watching our dogs while we were on vacation. Trooper and Shiver had a wonderful time and seemed to feel right at home with them. Kim was excellent at responding right away and working with our short notice. I loved getting all the pics and videos from them as it made me feel better to see they were also having fun! Will definitely use them again in the future!!!
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Our dogs had an awesome time. Kim took great care of them and send us pictures of them while we were on vacation. Definitely recommend!!!!
We've been taking our little boy Timmy to Kim and her family for a couple years. They are great with him. We know he's in good hands with them. He's always so happy to see them during drop off. Thank you for the peace of mind Kim! You are always so accommodating!
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We were having a hard time finding someone to watch our 1 1/2 year old shiba inu while we were away for our destination wedding so when I found dogvaca.com and found Kim and her family it was a no brainer. We did a meet and greet with them and Toby fit right in with the mix. We always get a little nervous because he is not crate trained so we wanted to find a place were he could play and have fun. This is it. They really cater to your dogs needs. And they know all the different temperaments of each dog and who will get along with who. My parents brought their dog with as well and she is a 7year old shitzu. She wanted nothing todo with all the playing and would sit on someone's lap and cuddle up. And was just fine with that.
I also, LOVED getting pictures and video updates that was a bonus for us.
We would definitely use them again and plan on having play dates with one of there dogs Bruno because they got along so well.
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Kim and her family were great as usual! I appreciate the open and easy communication about how things went with my dog's stay and the drop off/pick up coordination. I love that my dog comes home tired, knowing he had a great time playing with other dogs. They have a system to make sure all the dogs are safe among all the different sized dogs and personalities.

I would highly recommend Kim and her family. Your dog will love the attention they give every pup!
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Many thanks to Kim and her family! My dog Coco spent his first boarding experience with a family and their dogs, he had such a great time. We loved the many pictures that Kim sent on a daily basis with Coco socializing with other dogs, Coco watching Kim getting ready for work, Coco cuddling with the boys on the couch, Coco resting on beds and tables... each picture brought joy to our hearts as we never left him. We will definitely send Coco to Kim whenever we travel from now on!
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Rigby and Ellie had a great time with Kim and her family. Lot of love and attention were given. They came home exhausted from all the playing. Will definitely book with her again.
Lovely family very fond of dogs. Our little one has been in good hands while we were away. Whe loved to receive news and pictures everyday. We will book again for next holidays when needed. Sophie
This was Bear’s third trip to Kim and Dave’s, and we couldn’t be more happy to report that he was well cared for and treated like part of the family. Kim is always kind enough to send pictures and updates so we know how he’s doing, which gives us peace of mind while we are away. Bear sleeps upstairs close to the family at night, and during the day has the company of all the other dogs, so we know he is never lonely while he’s there.
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Kim and her family were wonderful with Bailey! I loved the photo and video updates. I would HIGHLY recommend her!
Kim and family were great with Scooter and Hossa. They are true dog lovers. A somewhat cantankerous older dog and an eight month old pup is not an easy pair to deal with, but they were more than up to it. Our dogs had fun, and returned to us in good spirits after a one week stay. I highly recommend Kim and her family and will use their services in the future.
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Kim and her family are awesome again. We absolutely love having her watch our dogs and they love it even more! We have Kim watch our dogs anytime we need and definitely recommend to everyone we know!
Thanks to Kim, her husband, and her sons! Roxi had good time with the family!
Kim's family was fantastic. A great experience start to finish which went off without a hitch. I will definitely be using Kim again.
Dazy and Fletch always have a great time! Thanks again!
Steve (our dog) LOVES both Kim and Dave. It is great to know that you pet is staying with people that truly love dogs and treat our pet as one of their own. I would highly recommend them!
Great communications before, during and after. My 3 dogs enjoyed their stay as they have been sleeping non stop so I know they had a lot of fun. Kim's entire family helps out so that means the dogs likely get a lot of attention. Seems to have a full house with other dogs so your dogs will get a lot of interaction. My dogs are counting down till Christmas break at Kim's!
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Kim was wonderful to work with and to our dogs. She sent me pictures and updates about our dogs their entire stay. One our dogs wouldn't go outside the first days, so Kim kindly walked her to help her feel more comfortable. Thanks for being so great to our pups!
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Kim and her family made my dog feel comfortable even though he's not used to being away from home. I loved all of the pictures and updates she texted while I was away. I could tell Samson was well taken care of and certainly spoiled. Will definitely use her again when I travel and need a sitter!
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Buddy had a good time. He's been sleeping all afternoon, He played himself out. Thanks for taking very good care of Buddy
Milo had an awesome stay with Kim and family and we are so grateful for how quickly she accommodated our very VERY last minute Halloween plan change. We were sad we couldn't have our furry guy with us but we were so grateful that Kim was available to keep him company since he couldn't spend the night with us. Thank you!
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Kim and her family were wonderful! Our dog Cooper definitely enjoyed his week-long stay with them. We were of course very nervous at first because this is the first time we had to leave him with a pet sitter, but it was very comforting getting pictures and updates every day! We will definitely be going back for any future needs!
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This was Bear's first visit using DogVacay, and Kim and her family were wonderful. He was well cared for and they administered medications he was taking for allergies. The pictures and updates I recieved assured me he was doing well and I had no worries.
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Milo loved his stay at Kim's! This isn't his first stay away from home but it was his first vacation with Kim's family and we are so happy he had a great time. Through his vacation times he's grown into such a fun loving dog- he used to be very anxious around new humans and dog friends and now he's happy to see new friends of all shapes and sizes :) Kim was mindful of Milo and introduced him to the rest of the dogs in a low key manner which I so appreciated. She really knows what she's doing! He had lots of fun making new pup friends with Kim's 2 sweet dogs as well as some other dogs who were staying the same weekend as he was. We received lots of photo updates throughout the short last minute stay and we are beyond impressed! To anyone thinking of using Kim for a dog stay, don't hesitate. Thank you so much!
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They were our go-to family whenever we had to go out of town. They were great with Stark and Pepper and were very accommodating to our needs too as sometimes we had to do early drop off or late pick up. It was a pleasure working with them. Now that we have moved out of state, we are not sure if we will ever find anyone as good as them! We miss you Kim and the family! Thank you so much for all the care you showed my dogs.
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Pet lovers understand how important it is to be able to know, while on vacation, that their pets are being well-cared for and happy. I cannot tell you what a relief it is to know that my two pups are always in good hands at their chosen doggie vacay home. I NEVER have to worry when Kim and her family are caring for my pets - and that's a GREAT feeling!
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Dazy and Fletch always love staying here! It's their home away from home. :)
Fabulous as always!
Another great stay! Our dogs love the family and they clearly love dogs!! :)
Kim and her family are absolutely wonderful! Drop-off and pick-up was easy. I got pictures from Kim almost every day of Winston's happenings and antics. They don't overlook any details (Winston can be a bit quirky LOL), and I knew I wouldn't have to worry about how Winston was doing there because they made him feel right at home!
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Thank you for a wonderful vacation! The boys got home and haven't moved! I think they need a vacation from their vacation with you! Thank you, again, for watching my guys when I travel. You and your family are so good with them. You are their home away from home when I need to travel!
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Five star "Pawsome", once again! Honestly, this remains the FIRST "home away from home" place where I have been able to leave on business and NOT worry a bit about my two. I know that their dietary needs will be met, they'll enjoy their interactions with Kim's kids and family, and we ALL know that we'll be treated with warmth and kindness. I couldn't ask for a better place for my two furkids.
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Another AWESOME weekend at Pooch Paradise! My guys absolutely love staying with Kim and her family. They get so excited when my car pulls into the driveway. As always, my guys will continue to stay with Kim and her family when I travel!
Steve loves it here! Kim and Dave are great to work with and you can tell they really love dogs!
Love all the pictures and SMS communication.
As always, my guys stay with Kim and her family. They are amazing to them and I will continue to use them. They care for my guys as if they were their own!
Athena had such a wonderful time, she was so spoiled! Loved the pictures and will definitely be bringing her back for future vacations.
The best sitter i ever had take care of my pets! Thank you to Kim & her family for sending me pictures and for just loving them as if they were part of their family!!
Kim, Dave, and their boy are great! Dazy and Fletch felt right at home. We got daily pictures and updates. I know the pups had a great time. Thanks again! Deidre, John, Dazy, and Fletch
What a great sitter and a great family! Constantly updated pictures, comfortable environment, and plenty of attention.
Kim and her whole family are amazing. They take such great care of Kramer every time he's there. Kramer loves it there too!
Kim and her family were wonderful! They took care of Blake for 10 days and we loved how we were given daily updates about how he was doing. Plus it was the first time Blake was happy while staying at someone else's house. He had a blast!
I really don't know where I would be without Kim and her family. The way that she makes accommodations for the dogs (my German Shepard is a princess) is amazing. The pickup and drop off process is simple and convienant for everyone involved. She sends pictures everyday of the puppies and how they are doing and you can tell all parties are having a good time. 5 stars are simply not enough for this rating!
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Great fun!!
always a pleasure!
Kim and her family were great! they seemed very knowledgeable about dogs and seemed to really care about their needs. I have booked 2 more dog sitting for the future already.
Kim and family were fantastic. Very accomodating to our last-minute booking and changing schedule, and more importantly to our dog. They really went out of their way to make sure she was comfortable. We will definitely be back!!
It was our first time leaving the "kids" with a stranger but everything went exceptionally well and have nothing but praise for Kim and her family.

We weren't sure how our 2 dobes would react to being left in a new environment with other dogs. Kim was a pro and handled the introduction flawlessly. I had a text image of our dogs having fun before I even got home from dropping them off.

Excellent communication and care for your "kids", don't hesitate, contact Kim.
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awesome
Kim and her family watched my dog Olly while I went on an overseas trip for 12 days. I was very nervous leaving him because he usually was left with a family member when I went on trips. I was very much relieved when I started to receive pictures of him and video. She even sent me a training video of him waiting for his treat until he was given the okay. I had never been able to do that with him. I do practice with him now and he does wait until I give him the okay for a treat. I was also happy with the amount of pictures I received. I got a real feel for how he was doing. He looked like he had a fun time and I could see he also got tired from all of the playing he did. My flight got back a little bit later than I expected and was afraid I would not be able to pick him up before the agreed upon time. Kim waited up for me to arrive a little late to pick him up the same day I got home. I really appreciated that. I will have Olly stay with Kim again on my next trip.
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Second stay for our dogs and we are so grateful. Glad we found these dog lovers!
Kim and her family are amazing! My guys have so much fun when they stay. I will continue to trust Kim for all of my future boarding needs.
Kim Dave and the boys are fantastic, my dogs ,maddie and cash, love to vacay with them, they provide awesome care!!
Kim and her family are the best! always prompt, responsible and loving to our pups. She's willing to go the extra mile to provide excellent service. I highly recommend her!!
Kim and Dave are awesome pet sitters! They truly enjoy dogs and the pictures and video's they send us prove that Jasmine is having a great time on her vacation too! It is so nice to be able to know that she is being very well taken care of so we can enjoy our vacation as well. This is our second time using them and it certainly won't be the last!
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Another great stay at Kim's!! Both pups love staying with her - they get uber excited every time they see her. They come back home exhausted from playing and socializing. I highly recommend her services. She's very flexible with schedules and keeps me updated regularly when I'm away from the pups.
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Brought Phebe and Pride to stay the night and it was such a great experience! I was really nervous about bringing them somewhere since I usually have someone stay at our house with them. Kim and her family were so attentive to our needs and answered all my questions promptly. I would definitely recommend them and look forward to bringing them again if I ever need to have the dogs out of the house. :)
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Always a great time. Maddie loves her vacations!!
As always, Kim and her family are amazing. I think my dogs would have preferred to stay than go home! They have so much fun playing with the other dogs. I will continue to use Kim when I need to travel. It is my guys home away from home.
My two pups always LOVE their time with Kim and her family, and this week-long visit was no exception. My picky pups always take a little time to warm up, but this time, Bettina even posed for the pictures that Kim frequently sent! Wally enjoyed racing around Kim's spacious back yard with another Vacay pet (Kim shared the video), and they both loved being spoiled by being allowed on beds and couches. Honestly, this is the FIRST "home away from home" place where I have been able to leave on business and NOT worry a bit about my two. I know that their dietary needs will be met, they'll enjoy their interactions with Kim's kids and family, and we ALL know that we'll be treated with warmth and kindness. I couldn't ask for a better place for my two furkids.
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I love Kim and her family. This is probably the 15th time I have left my guys with them. My dogs adore the whole family and they are amazing with them.

Kim is great with sending updates and lots of photos. I will continue to bring my guys there. It their home away from home!!
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Another wonderful vacation for our pups! Thank you so much Kim's family for treating them like they are your own! We can go out of town with such peace when we leave them with you guys!
Kim and family are totally awesome! They are completely trustworthy and accommodating. It was our first time leaving our first family dog with anyone. We received frequent photo updates while on our trip. They helped our little maltese learn to socialize with other dogs and also gave us some helpful tips to work on with our little guy. Thanks so much!!
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Kim, Dave and the boys were amazing with our dog Ozzy. I was very nervous leaving him behind when we went on vacation, we had never left him in this type of setting. Kim was very patient with us when we had a million questions on how this works. The daily pictures and updates really helped us enjoy our vacation knowing he was being given so much attention, care and love, we really didn't think he would want to come home. He took over their couch, laps and bed, the pictures and videos show how much the entire family devoted to the care of Ozzy. We will continue to use Kim & Dave and are recommending them to family and friends!
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The experience was beyond incredible, during my dog's stay I was provided with constant communication on his well being as well as pictures and videos of him playing with other family members and pets. Overall A+ experience. Cannot wait to deal with Kim and her family in the future.
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Always a great experience for our dogs.
Kim, Dave, Kyle, and Dillon were awesome! Our dogs Dazy and Fletch had so much fun on their doggie vacay!

They kept us updated on how the pups were doing and sent us pictures daily. Dazy and Fletch got to snuggle everyday, too.

I would highly recommend Kim and Dave to anyone who is looking for a good place to leave their fur baby!
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There aren't enough stars in this questionnaire to possibly do any justice for Kim and her family. This is my second time going to Kim for a dog sitter and I would advise anyone in the area to do the same. She responds in a timely manner, she gets to know the dogs beforehand, and she provides so many updates that I know my two babies are in the best of care. My two are generally very hesitant when meeting new people and environments but they were running around and playing in no time flat. I would strongly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a second home for their dogs while they are away. You can genuinely tell that Kim and her family are dog lovers and they treat your dogs as well as they would treat one of their own.. Thank you Kim!
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I love Kim and her family! I recommend them to everyone. My two guys are so well cared for when they stay. I will continue to use her over and over again!
This was the first time that we left Jake in a home setting, so I was a little nervous about it. Kim was great! Jake had a great time and Kim sent pictures. I will definitely use her again!!
We are a first time Dog Vacay client and overall our experience with Kim and her family was GREAT! They welcomed our three (3) dogs and updated us on how they were doing. They also sent us a lot of pictures.

From our 1st meeting with the family we knew we were in good hands and would have NO worries with them taking care of our K9 family members.

Of course that was the case, they took great care of our dogs. They were friendly, helpful and on top of all the details.

We highly recommend them and we are so happy we found such a caring family to watch over our lovely dogs.
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I cannot thank Kim and her family enough for how amazing they are with my 2 dogs. They have an amazing family and take excellent care of my guys. She will continue to be my Number 1 go to DogVacay host.
Kim is amazing with my guys! I love the constant photo updates and texts. They are wonderful and I will continue to use her over and over again.
Kim and her entire family is great with Stark and Pepper. They are flexible, accommodating and loving! I will always go to them. Puts my mind to peace when my dogs are with her and I am away travelling. Thank you guys!
Kim and her family were AWESOME! I am so glad that we found them to take care of our Stark & Pepper when we had to be out of town. It looked like my dogs were happy at her place. Kim sent numerous photos to update on them which I thought was a nice touch and I can definitely say that it was a relief to see them calm and happy. They will be our go-to family whenever we will need our pups to be home away from home from now onwards.I cannot thank them enough for taking such good care. We will be seeing them again soon.
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As always, Kim and her family ate amazing with my dogs. They love staying there and I trust Kim and get family with them. I will I continue to bring my dogs!
As always, she is amazing with my 2 guys. I will continue to use them!
Everything is great, our dog is happy, and so are we!
Kim and her family are amazing! They are extremely accommodating with pick-up and drop off times and it is very easy to communicate with Kim via texts. It is so wonderful knowing that our "boys" are being cared for as well, and with as much love, as we provide. I cannot express to you have lucky we feel to have found Kim!
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As always Kim and her family are amazing with my boys! She regularly send pictures and updates. My guys love it there and I will continue to bring them there!
Thank you once again for taking good care of our furry family. We wouldn't hesitate to book again. We are becoming regulars!
Kim and her family were amazing hosts to my two year old Samoyed, Miles. Due to the extended length of our vacation (3 weeks), I was very worried about leaving Miles this long. Kim's messages and photos reassured me every day and I always looked forward to them! Kim and her family were very gracious with Miles (even allowing him on the bed!) which enabled him to maintain his routine that he was accustomed to at our house (spoiled pup!) Miles looked like he enjoyed his vacation so much I was a little worried he wouldn't want to come home! I am very grateful for Kim, Dave, and their boys and will for sure be bringing Miles here for any boarding needs we have in the future!
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While on a 2 week vacation I knew my boys were in excellent care with Kim and her family! Thank you!
Kim and her family are always amazing with my guys. I never have to worry about them when I am out of town and I know they are having a blast!
Kim and her family are awesome! I cant say enough about how good they are with my dogs. I have 4, and she and her family spoil them all! They love going there, and we are so comfortable leaving them there. We feel like it is a great vacation for the dogs as well. They really treat our dogs like family. We wouldn't think of going anywhere else.
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As usual, the dogs were well cared for, loved, spoiled, and tired from their vacation!! Thanks!! will be leaving them again soon!
Kim and her family are wonderful with Payton! They were willing to really get to know her and her needs. They were sensitive to which dogs she would get along with and which ones she needed some space from. They also provided her with her own place when she was scared of thunder and fireworks:) Overall, Payton had a great time and seemed to feel well taken care of!
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Dave and Kim were great sitters for Jasmine! They kept me posted almost everyday on what she was doing with pictures or a quick text. It made us feel like she was having a vacation too! She came back to us a little tired, but one happy girl! We will use them again for our next vacation.
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I can't thank kim and her family enough! They had my dog for a month and took excellent care of him. They sent me pictures every day and answered all my questions right away. I'd definitely recommend them to anyone who expects their dog to be well cared for. When I went to pick bean up he didn't even want to leave! A+++
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My guys absolutely adore staying with Kim and her family. She is excellent with them and I will continue to use her time and time again!
Another great stay at Kim's house. My dis thoroughly enjoyed it. Kim sent pictures every day.
Kim was absolutely fantastic!! My two dogs felt completely comfortable with her from the first time they saw her. Kim took care of them for a 10 day period while I was outside the country. She sent pictures and video updates every day letting me know how they were doing. One of my dogs is still a pup and can be a lot to handle, but never did I hear any complaints from her. She has a nice big backyard my dogs could access all day where they played with other dogs and exercised. She even let the dogs sleep on her bed like they're used to at my own home.

On my arrival back from my trip, my plane was delayed before landing and I wasn't able to inform Kim until after I had landed. By the time I was able to text her, she was already at my apartment ready to drop off the dogs like we had already scheduled. Kim waited outside for over a half an hour while I got a hold of someone in the building who could let her into my apartment to drop off my pups. She went the extra mile for my dogs and I, being extremely kind and understanding the entire time.

I definitely recommend her services and will be using her again in the near future - 5 star service at an amazing price!! She was awesome.
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Kim and her family are always a pleasure to work with. They take such pride and love in watching our puppies. We always get photo updates and our dogs feel extremely comfortable while there.
This was our first time having Kim and her family watch our dog. Everything went great! She communicates well and after our meet-n-greet, I knew our dog would be in good hands. Kim sent us pictures/videos and texts throughout our one week vacation away. She was so flexible in scheduling pick up times, including our need to extend our vacation one day longer than expected. I love that our dog gets to play with a variety of other dogs and I felt comfortable he was getting lots of good attention and love. We will definitely use Kim again in the future when we need to go away!
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Not only was our dog's experience with Kim and her family fantastic, but our's was as well. Kim and her family are extremely conscientious, caring, and attentive. We were constantly updated on how our dog was doing and knew he was being loved like he was their own. We feel very lucky to have found Kim through DogVacay. We would definitely bring our dog back!
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Once again, a great stay at Kim's house! She sends pictures and videos to let you know that your babies are having a great time. Kim and her husband even provided free pick-up from our house. The whole family provides loving and exceptional care and makes it easy to have a worry free time away. These guys are the best and we are so happy that we found them :-)
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Kim went out of her way to make special arrangements for drop off and pick up for me. Always friendly and sends pictures of my dog while he is staying there.
My guys absolutely love staying there, and I do too. I never have to worry about a thing when Kim and her family have them.
As always, a great experience!
Kim and her family are always wonderful. I will continue to use them time and time again. My boys are always so happy when they are there and I never have to worry.
Sadie and Jake said they had a nice visit here, and would come back again!
Kim & Dave are wonderful and caring dog sitters. Her boys also helped take care of our 8 month old beagle mix. He hasn't spent a night away from home ever. Upon our first meeting, I was confident Cody would do just fine. Their dogs made Cody feel special. We are so happy to have met Kim and her family and look forward to seeing them soon!
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We believe our dog's first experience in this home was very good! We were very pleased to receive photos of our dog every day. That was so reassuring to us! We noticed the TLC and that warmed our hearts! This family is so dedicated to meeting both the physical and emotional needs of your pet and the photos reflect that. We will definitely come back to this family. Our dog was well taken care of!!
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Kim & family allowed my (admittedly wimpy & pampered) dogs the time to adapt to their new "vacay" home with great sensitivity and understanding of their initial discomfort with larger dogs. Upon my return, my two were bright, perky, and were interacting well with Kim & family's own Boxer and Lab Mix. Both Walter & Bettina were clearly very comfortable and happy with their stay and with the TLC they received from their "vacay family". My dogs' dietary needs were accommodated, and their crates were available for them as I had requested. When I showed up to pick up my pups, everything was packed up and ready for me. I would not hesitate to recommend Kim & family to someone new to DogVacay, and I will definitely utilize their services again!
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Left our two so we could go overnight to a concert. They loved it. They came home happy and tired. We are having them stay again later this week! They definitely feel like they have a home away from home. As spoiled as they are at home, I think they actually prefer Kim and Dave!! Fantastic! Do not hesitate to leave your dogs with them. They are amazing!!
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Barney came home extremely tried because he had so much fun! Next time we go out of town we will definitely bring him back! Thanks Kim.
We could not have been happier with the love and care our pups received. They definitely didn't even miss us while in Kim's care. They made sure that the dogs would be comfortable and keep their normal routines, as well as have plenty of family time and affection, and also time to socialize and interact with the other dogs. This is the first time we have left our dogs with anyone outside of our own home, and we are just tickled that it worked out so well. Kim was very accommodating. I highly recommend this provider to anyone who loves and cares about their dogs. We have already booked another stay for them.
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Her family is so warm and wonderful with my 2 hyper and loud dogs! They have a great time and I feel confidant they are being exceptionally well cared for!
Kim was awesome! My dogs loved their home away from home. They were happy and healthy when we picked them up. Kims whole family is involved with the dogs. Im ready to book my next trip with Kim and her family. Great, great, great experience!
Kim and her family are wonderful dog sitters. Our Maltese recently spent a week and came back very happy. We also enjoyed the photos she sent us while on vacation.
Awesome as always! Maddie had a great time
If you are choosing between Kim and another family CHOOSE KIM! She and her family is amazing. My two fur kids were treated like they were at home. I've never picked them up from a vacation and had them be so calm and happy. They truly had a vacation too! If you want them safe and loved and to be treated like they are at a home away from home look no further. I've finally found an awesome sitter.
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We were very lucky and extremely grateful to have found Kim. She was very good to our little Timmy as well as her family. I was a little apprehensive as this was our first time being away from our puppy, but she made me and family feel at ease right away. We could tell she was experienced and truly cared about what she does. We will definitely not hesitate to use Kim's services in the future! Thanks again Kim!
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Kim and her family are wonderful. They go above and beyond with the dogs. My dogs were having such a great time, I am not sure they wanted to leave and stop the playing! Thanks for wonderful service.
We have two dogs, Willa and Lexi that booked with Kim and family for 5 days and we couldn't have been happier. They texted us with pictures of our girls the first night we dropped them off and continued keeping us in the loop with videos and more pictures our entire trip. Our dogs were so happy and had so much fun playing with their dogs, Diesel and Briefs. We had an emergency at the end of our trip and Kim was awesome and let us pick up our girls later at night. We appreciate all that Kim and family did to make our trip the best it could be for our dogs. We will never book with anyone else if we have the option!
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Kim and family are Paco's home away from home. He feels very comfortable here. Highest rating!! I
Kim and her family was more than I could have wished for while sitting Ginger. She sent pictures & updates the whole time we were away. The entire family played with Ginger and let her be a part of their family for her stay. Loved Kim & will certainly enjoy her services again in the near future!
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Friendly family and happy dogs in a comfortable home!
Brilliant!!!
Honestly, Kim and Dave are the best dog watchers you could ever ask for. They are true animal lovers, and very professional when it comes to guarantee your dog's safety and well-being. My greyhound Winnie is not an easy dog to deal with, and yet Kim and Dave made every effort to make her feel safe and comfortable right away. I am very happy to have found Kim and Dave. Driving all the way from Chicago to Algonquin was totally worth it!
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Kim took care of both our dogs, Emma & Cody for a week and posted us everyday with pictures and even videos and each time we seen them we knew they were in good hands. At first we were very nervous about leaving them since this was so long and since Kim had 2 big dogs, but with all the pictures & video's sent to us everyday and more than once with them playing and being spoiled by the boys we knew our dogs were having fun. Emma & Cody plan on coming back for their next stay if Kim & her family will have them back. Kim thanks for keeping Emma & Cody and taking care of them with all the love for them as if they were your own. Your Fantastic! And Emma & Cody say: Thank you Kim for taking care of us and hope to see you and your family soon.
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Our dogs have stayed multiple times with Kim and family. They are extremely well cared for. Kim sends us routine photos so we can see our favorite pets. The dogs love the company of other dogs and they consider it like a home away from home.

Paco, Riley (our dogs) and I give Kim and family our highest recommendation.
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Kim and her family took wonderful care of both of our dogs while we were away. We needed to add extra days on after we had already left and she was incredibly flexible - kept the dogs several more days and even made the homemade food I usually provide. I also appreciate the discounted fee for a second dog as it can get quite expensive to board two dogs. Kim is a real dog lover and will do her best to give your dog lots of love. I plan on calling on her again the next time I am out of town.
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Kim and her family were wonderful to work with. This was our first experiance with DogVacay and leaving our puppies with someone. Having a Great Pyrneese needless to say has its challenges due to the size and Kim was more than accomiditating with both our dogs. We received several updates and pictures while they were staying there. Over all it was a great experiance and I know we will be using Kim's services again.
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Our dogs stayed for two weeks. They were happy and very well cared for. The younger one loved having play companions.
Once again Kim and her family made sure my furry babies were looked after and loved.
Kim was absolutely amazing! From the meet and greet to pick up, I knew that my dog was in the best hands possible. She sent me daily pictures and was able to keep me well informed about everything my dog did.
Kim and her family made sure that my three spoilt babies were made to feel right at home. They slept in their beds, relaxed on their couch, and judging by the daily pics, were given tons of love and attention. Every single detail was important and I really appreciated the fact that I didn't have to worry about my dogs while I was away. I will definitely leave them with Kim the next time we go away. Excellent!!
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There is not enough room here to tell you about all the great things that Kim and her family did to make our "boys" stay in their home a great success! We received daily pictures and texts letting us know how things were going. In the beginning of the process of finding a pet sitter, I was very nervous and apprehensive... Who could really care for my boys as well as I could? It very quickly became obvious that Kim and her family could do so! Max and Rufus will be returning to her house to be a part of her family soon :-)
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As I stated in the first part of the review they were very understanding when I got stuck in the Hospital for several more days. I had a family member call and explain what was going on and thew said it would not be a problem. The mdog came home happy healthy and wanted them to stay and be his friend; their dogs and mine played togeather and shared a rawhide bone between all of them they all shared with no fighting. Not shure witch dog/dogs finished of the rawhind bone but they all had fun togeather!
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I had a medical problem and needed to be admitted to the hospital on very short notice. Kim was fast to respond to my situation and open if I needed them to keep heimore than one day. I was going to be admited to the hospital on tuesday; they picked up the dog on monday night for me so there would be no problems on Tuesday. Because of a Bad infection in my leg I would be stuck in the hospital longer than one day.
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