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Katy M.

62 Reviews
26 Repeat Guests
$20/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
No Puppies
Must Be Vaccinated

Katy's Resident Pets

Derby
Golden Retriever
Male
11 yr 1 mo old
Lily
Mixed Breed
Female
2 yr 7 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Katy's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old, 13-18 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Katy

16 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi, I'm Katy, and I and my family love animals and would love to welcome your pooch to our home for some great TLC and fun for our own dog. Our animals are treated like family, and we would treat your family member just like one of ours.

We have two dogs, a Golden Retriever and a Maltipoo, and two cats. We have a large backyard with a privacy fence, so there is plenty of room to run and play. When we are away from home, any guest dogs are treated just like ours. Our dogs are loose in the house, and nothing is off limits except the kids' rooms. We don't leave dogs outside for extended periods, especially when we are not at home.

If your dog needs special care like medicine administered or even shots, I am able to take on that challenge.

Although I am not home during the day, I do come home for lunch to check on our own animals, and my husband and son are home only a few hours later, so the time your dog would be without human contact is fairly minimal.

I do offer a discount for multiple dogs. Please ask me about it when booking.

Also, I would prefer not to watch puppies, especially if they are not house-trained, but I am willing to discuss hosting your pup depending on the age. I am most comfortable if the dogs are over one year in age.

Please consider our home for your dog's "home away from home".
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine

Katy M.

62 Reviews
26 Repeat Guests
$20/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 November 30, 2016

Credentials

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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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Katy's Home
$20 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
62 Reviews
Everything was good.
We got lots of photos and she took super good care of our boy!
This was our first time to use dogvacay and Katy was great! She took great care of Ruby and sent us pictures while we were away. She took extra care of our dog who doesn't eat well and made her special eggs to encourage Ruby to eat. We will definitely use Katy again! Ruby came home happy and exhausted from playing!
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Katy was amazing!! Our little Eli usually is wary around strangers, but it looked like he had a great time! He even let her pick him up, which is something that he usually only lets me and my fiance do. Katy was good at sending pictures and keeping me updated on how Eli was doing. Would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a great dog-sitter :)
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Katy was great with my two pups despite one of them having anxiety issues. She was great about sending daily updates and was quick to let me know what was going on! Definitely will use her again!!
This is the first time we have used the site, and we were very happy with Katy. Our pup, Winston, had a great time and came home happy and tired. We wouldn't hesitate to use Katy again!
She was so good and patient with our Zoey girl!
Katy was fantastic! She sent many picture updates of our dogs and we feft like they were part of the family while we were gone. She went above and beyond caring for one of our dogs who is terrified of storms and having to take her to the vet. It was wonderful knowing our dogs were in such good hands!
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Katy is awesome. I believe she loves Tilley as much as I do.... I trust her completely. M.
I had a good experience with Katy. I thought the backyard was awesome, and I know she got out the kiddy pool for them. I'm mostly impressed with the nice tall privacy fence.
Katy was great with our dog Rocky. She responded quickly to our questions and kept him very happy.
Katy was very adaptable with Buddy. She sent us pictures of Buddy and kept us informed when he had tummy issues. Katy treated Buddy as her own. When we need a dog sitter we will use her again also tell other dog parents how wonderful she and her family are.
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Katy did a great job with Dingo. He has stayed with her a few times and her family is great with him. They are very flexible with pickup and drop off times. We typically crate Dingo at night, but Katy asked if it would be okay if he could be out of the crate at night and I think he was much more comfortable. I really appreciated that she checked with me first. I also really appreciate the frequent photo updates. I'm looking forward to our next stay in a couple weeks!
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What can I say that hasn't been said about Katy and her family?!! Like everyone else, Katy sent pictures of Rosie sleeping on laps and in chairs, just like at home. I'm sure Rosie misses the fenced in back yard and all the attention from her family. Will we use her again? Of course! It's nice to know that Rosie was made part of her family (even if she snuck some cat food). Use Katy, your pet will thank you and will be in great hands! Thanks, Katy!
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Katy was wonderful! She took such great care of our dogs, down to hand feeding one of them when he was having a tough time with the transition. She kept us involved with pictures and video, and we could tell our dogs were being showered with love and attention. So much better than having them in a kennel! Thanks again Katy! I'm sure the boys will love to come back someday :)
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I know Tilley had fun so much love and fun with Katy. It is such a relief to know trough pics and update on her well being. I will be looking to Katy as a repeat sitter.
Katy is an EXCELLENT host. My "kids" always have a great time at her place and she provides excellent care and updates on them.
Katy works well with her clients on drop off and pick up times. Katy really does care about your animalal as its her own. Took pictures and keep us informed during the whole stay. Highly recommended.
Katy and her family are very much pet lovers which made me feel very comfortable leaving PoPo in their care from the moment I met her and her daughter. I would not hesitate to leave PoPo in her care if the need ever came about again.
Katy was very flexible on drop off times which was much appreciated! Babs had a great stay, she came home and passed out. Thanks for the short notice booking :)
Katy did an awesome job of taking care of our little puppy and making her feel loved. She shared pictures with us throughout the visit and made it easier on us as a family to be away and enjoy ourselves knowing that Sugar was being just as spoiled as she would have if we were there.
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We had a fabulous experience and will definitely be using Katy again to host Roxy. Wonderful family that loves animals.
I am so glad I found Katy! My dog was very nervous the first night which I think is to be expected because it was her first time. Katy was so good about keeping me posted on how Keira was doing and sent me several pictures which helped calm my nerves too! Keira eventually got comfortable and made herself at home. It was so nice being able to leave her at a home Where she would get the same kind of love and attention she would receive at home.
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Thank you so much to Katy and family for taking our little rascal, Izzy, for the weekend! Even though she was nervous to start, we can tell that she had a wonderful time at your house. I didn't think I would care much about receiving pictures and videos over such a short DogVacay, but it was really fun and helped her humans to relax! Also, we very much appreciate your last-minute flexibility with the lack of coordination on our end. :) See you again soon!
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Lots of pics, easy to communicate/coordinate with!
Pippa loves going to stay with Katy and her family. They treat her incredibly well! It gives me peace of mind when I'm out of town, to know that my baby is well taken care of.
Our dog Foz really enjoyed his vacation with Katy. I felt very secure leaving him in her care. Katy was such a great hostess, and made sure that our pup was well taken care of. The daily videos and pics of Foz were such a treat! I also appreciated the fact that Katy took such great means to ensure that Foz was eating and getting so much love and affection while we were away. I would definitely recommend Katy to any pet parent looking for a trustworthy, animal loving sitter. 5 stars all the way!
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Katy went above and beyond to make sure my fur babies had a wonderful time with her. She took care of their every need (and trust me, they are needy)! I would definitely trust Katy to watch my fur babies again! They had so much fun with her and her family. They received so much love while they were there. They are definitely lap dogs and always want to be with their humans and Katy and her family were more than accommodating!
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We had an excellent experience in dealing with Katy. I think Sophie was in great hands!
Thanks for being flexible with the drop off time!
I have a very shy girl and I know Katy did her best to accommodate. Over the weekend I got plenty of updates and some fun photos that helped to put my mind at ease. I will be using Katy M in the future!
Dixie loves Katy. She treats her like she's her own pet.
Katy is amazing! She has watched our dogs before and this time was for an entire week, while we went on our honeymoon. Katy posted pictures and video's of the dogs for us to look at while we were away and also kept in contact via messages. She cares for our dogs as if they were her own always going to extra mile for them and us. I highly recommend her if you are looking for a dog sitter.
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Katy and her family were great hosts. Daisy seemed to have a fun time. I appreciated getting the photo updates while I was gone. Will definitely use Katy again.
I have used Katy many times and trust her completely. My dog gets a lot of attention at her house and I receive many pictures (daily) while I am gone. Relax and enjoy your vacation when you leave your pet with Katy!
Katy is awesome! Thanks to her and her family for hosting our 7 year old golden retriever and treating her like one of their own! Izzy can be a little nervous in unfamiliar surroundings but Katy made her feel right at home. We enjoyed our vacation knowing that our girl was well taken care of! Thank you, Katy for being a great host!!
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Katy was very accommodating and made me feel really comfortable with leaving Dixie for the weekend for my first time using dogvacay. She kept in touch with me and made Dixie feel at home!
As always the kids had a great time and were in good hand with Katy! I love all the pictures she sends us to help me know everything is ok! So happy we found her!
Frank had a great time with Katy and her family! I loved that we got a daily photo of Frank (often more than one!) and he was comfortable staying there. They were a great family and we'd definitely use her again!
Katy did a wonderful job with both of our dogs! I have an elderly one and a very nervous one and both had a blast! Thank you for loving them while we were gone!
Katy and her family always treat our dog like one of the family.
Katy is amazing, she cares for our dogs just like we would!!
Thanks for helping us out on short notice - we appreciate your flexibility!
Katy and her family were terrific! It's clear they have a love for dogs/animals and they made our Molly feel right at home. Katy was outstanding in her communications...sent us emails and pics every day! She also gave our baby meds daily and made sure she ate her prescription food. Molly was safe and loved...can't ask for more.
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Katy and her family were very good hosts for my pup. By sending me pictures, I felt comfortable that my pooch was safe and having fun. My plane was delayed and Katy was able to accommodate one more night on the fly, so to speak.
Katy was wonderful watching our pup while we were out of town. She kept us posted multiple times each day about how our pup was doing. She sent us pictures and videos. We think our little dude had a great time at Katy's home. We'd would leave our puppy with Katy again.
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Katy was amazing and a wonderful host while my husband and I were away on a trip. She was very easy to get in contact with and sent us updates almost every day. I know Stitch was in great hands. I would absolutely trust her to watch our dog again!
Katy and the entire family really made Sophie a part of the family when I had to leave her behind over Christmas. I received regular photo updates and was very happy with the entire dog sitting experience. I definitely felt comfortable with Katy as a host and would use her again.
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Katy was very accommodating with our drop off & pick up times, and very easy to coordinate with. She kept us updated daily with lots of pics and notes about Bailey, which we loved! We will definitely be using her for all of our future travels!
Katy was great! Even though my dog only needed to stay for one night, she kept me updated with pictures and statuses. I will definitely be using her services again when I'm in the area!
We couldn't have been happier with Louie's stay with Katy and her family. Louie is a little nervous in general, but it was obvious that he was content and comfortable in their home while we were away. We would definitely recommend Katy to others looking for a home-away-from-home for their dog!
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Katy and her family have been lifesavers for us. We have had an unusual situation in which we had to leave our dog for an extended stay. Katy and family stepped in to help us out with excellent care and loving patience. Our dog Curly can be a little trying at times and I feel as if any other caregivers may have thrown in the towel. Thank you to Katy and her family. We cannot recommend them highy enough.
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Was very happy with the care she got at Katy's house. My dog has never been left with anybody but one other time at DogVacay for only 3 hours so this was a new experience for both my dog and me and I was very apprehensive about how she would react without me even though it was only for 3 days. Loved the fact she sent me pics to my cell phone during her stay there so I could see she was doing just fine.. Would definetly take her there again. Thanks Katy.
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Katy was very attentive to Cisco. It was quite a long period of tiime to leave him, but I know he was much happier than in a kennel. Katy called me to check onCisco later in the day after I picked him up. Dog Vacay is a great idea and I will definitely use Katy again.
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Katy did an amazing job making Sara feel at home since she was a little nervous being in a new place. Katy's love for animals just shines through! We will definitely request her services again.
I was very happy with Katy and her family. She was great with both my fur babies, and she kept me updated with their daily activities along with pictures while we were away. I would definitely leave them with her again!
My boys had a wonderful time with Katy and her family. I have never seen them so happy when they have been away from me for the night. Katy was very welcoming and accommodating. I highly recommend her, her family and Derby as a host family for your pups needs.
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Katy was amazing!! Baxter seemed so happy when I picked him up from Katy's house! She took such good care of Baxter even though he requires more attention than most dogs. Katy and her husband let Baxter sleep in their bed and he really seemed to enjoy being around her entire family! I couldn't have asked for a better person to take care of my Baxter!
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Katy was amazing she watched both our dogs and treated them like her own. She even let Zippy sleep in bed with her and her husband. I loved the feedback that Katy gave so I better understood how our dogs adapt to new enviroments. She was also so flexable on the pickup and drop off of our dogs.

We will definently be using Katy again!!!!
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My dog loved spending the night at Katy's house! She did such a wonderful job taking special care of my baby! Katy will be my first choice whenever I will be out of town!
Katy responded very quickly to a holiday request with short notice. She was flexible with drop off and pick up times and easy to communicate with. My dog enjoyed her huge backyard and came home safe and tired. Her house was in an easy location to find.
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We were very happy with how she took care of our dog. And how she was able to help us on short notice. We would recommend her to everyone. And thanks again for taking care of our dog .
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