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Kristin H.

108 Reviews
70 Repeat Guests
$17/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Kristin's Resident Pets

Tessie
Shih Tzu
Female
8 yr 11 mo old
Franky
Shih Tzu
Male
7 yr 11 mo old
Chewy
Shih Tzu
Male
9 yr 5 mo old

Kristin's House

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

About Kristin

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I love cats and offer cat sitting as well as dog sitting! I'm happy to provide care visits for your kitty while you're away.
My passion is to take care of your furry family member. I am bonded and insured,with 8 hours of hands-on pet CPR/first aid. I am a certified pet sitter through Pet Sitters International. We welcome all special needs dogs and those with challenges; medical, or behavioral issues. I am only able to host in my home dogs that are 25 lbs. and under. I am an experienced foster home, for the past 15 years. Our yard has natural flea control applied yearly, organic lawn care and hardwood floors throughout the house. My husband and I will be here to love them, when you cannot. Client references provided to you upon request. We provide a safe and stress free environment while your family member stays with me. Walking, brushing, massages, attention, love, and playtime are just a few of the enrichment's that your dog will experience with us. I offer doggy daycare to my existing DogVacay clients at $12 per day. A hosting spot for your pup after a meet and greet, cannot be held for you, until I receive a confirmed reservation notification through Dogvacay.
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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Kristin H.

108 Reviews
70 Repeat Guests
$17/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
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.
Facebook Connected
This Host has provided DogVacay access to their Facebook information.
Pack Promoter
Pack Promoters are active members of the community who promote DogVacay and hosting best practices.
Disaster Relief
This sitter has completed training for the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program and volunteered to help displaced pets in the event of a natural disaster.
Phone Interviewed
Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kristin's Home
$17 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in a crate
Daycare At Kristin's Home
$15 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
108 Reviews
Great as always
Great as always.
Kristin was wonderful with our dog Mia. We felt very comfortable leaving Mia in her care. Kristin is very thorough and takes the time to get to know your pet beforehand. We also appreciated the pictures she sent while we were away. Will definitely use her services again!!
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Amazing as always! I feel fully confident to leave young hoots with Kristin anytime.
Kristin was helpful, kind, kept me up to speed with pictures & Roofus practically didn't want to leave he had SUCH a great time! I will ABSOLUTELY use her service in the future. Her love for our boy was instant & welcoming just as you hope for!
Kristin is great. She is very knowledgeable and gives our dog Cooper the attention he needed during his transition from a small town to a big city. She is very insightful and cares about all the dogs very much.

Her backyard is a added plus for any dog who likes the outdoors. Lots to do and keep them entertained.

Her home is extra clean and pet safe. A great decision to put him in doggie day care.

Can't say enough good things.

We are very happy and so is Cooper.
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I cannot say enough kind things about Kristin and the care she has provided for my dog, Max. Max has been going to Kristin for daycare and boarding for over a year now. Kristin takes the time to get to know your dog, she keeps a close eye on them, and I've never once worried about Max when he's with her. Max is happier and healthier (and a bit more tired from getting to run around so much!) than he's ever been. Kristin is an excellent communicator, whether you dog is with her for a day or a month, she is always available (and sends photos and videos during overnights!). I highly recommend Kristin and I don't know what Max and I would do without her!
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Kristin is such a caring person! She puts the safety of the dogs above all else, and I LOVE getting photos of the dog while I'm gone.
This was the first time my dog had stayed with someone other than family, and I can tell that he LOVED it! Kristin definitely set my mind at ease and she is amazing!
Kristin was awesome. I had a little apprehension moving to someone I didn't know, but she quickly abated all fears. She was described as the "original dog whisperer" by a friend who recommended her and she most certainly is. Kristin has a meticulous list that she uses to monitor the dogs making sure they are comfortable and have all their needs met. She maintains a mellow atmosphere and rules out any dogs with behavioral problems that may upset the tranquil atmosphere. Actually it's more like a "doggy spa" considering how thoughtful she is. I also appreciate the frequent updates and pictures so you can stay aware of your pets vacation. My dog can be a little shy and finicky, but she certainly loved being with Kristin! I'll be returning with daycare as well.
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Cody had a great visit as always. He seems to have a better social life than I do when he's on a DogVacay! We feel perfectly at ease with leaving Cody with Kristin. It's his home away from home!
Cody has a great time socializing with the other dogs! Plan to use Kristin's services often!
Great dog Vacay host!
Cody doesn't get to do doggy daycare very often, but he loves it with Kristin!
Another great dog Vacay for Cody!
We had a worry-free ski trip while leaving Cody with Kristin! We can always count on her to take excellent care of our dog while we're away!
Cody enjoyed his dog Vacay as much as we enjoyed our people one! Love the pics and videos Kristin sends!
I always feel quite comfortable leaving Cody with Kristin. She has a true understanding of dog behavior!
A great daycare experience!
Cody has a blast at day care!
My dog boarded while we were away for the weekend. She had a wonderful time and we enjoyed getting the daily updates from Kristin. Our dog loves it here!
Kristin is the absolutely most geniune person with my dachshund who is going blind. She took extra care and attention that she adjusted to the new environment and had her very comfortable during the first hours of her stay. I was so relieved to have found Kristin, to leave our handicapped girl in such loving and caring hands. I think she got more love and attention more than ever during her stay. She adjusted very well, and was in the routine within the next day. Kristin's extra attention during the first hours of her stay, I believe, allowed her to rest and eat with ease, and did not have much worries when we would return. I think she got extra pamperings for sure!! I will always request with Kristin that Chloe stay when we need care for her when we go out of town on our longer trips. I can't imagine anything that anyone could do more for a loving pet while the family is away.
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Kristen has watched my dog twice and is great. She is very quick to answer questions and is always sending pictures and videos of my dog while she's staying with her. She even sent me home with some human cookies and doggy treats for 4th of July! So sweet.
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Kristin watched my sweet Roxy Lu last year and was an absolute joy. She sent photos of Roxy to make sure to put any fears at ease while I was away from her for the first time. She was incredibly helpful, knowledgable and kind!
Kristin was awesome !! She did an amazing job of caring for my 4 animals and made us feel very comfortable leaving them. She is very good at what she does and makes the dogs feel right at home! I will definitely book another vaca in the future with her :))
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Kristen is truly a professional dog sitter. She takes the time to learn about the animal and the owner so she can provide the best experience for both. Her backyard is a canine paradise thoughtfully designed to provide hours of exercise and entertainment within a secure environment. I have total trust and confidence that Tucker is in excellent hands when I drop him off at Kristin's.
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Kristen is wonderful! Vacation would not be the same if Bobby were anywhere else.
5 stars!!!
Kristin is a caring, attentive, and kind soul who takes great care with all of her pup visitors. She is very knowledgeable as well. My dog loves her and it gives me great peace of mind my dog is safe and getting great care when I am out of town. Thank you Kristin!!
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Very happy with my dogs stay at Kristens. They seemed very happy & appeared well taken care of. She shared pictures & videos of them while we were away. We would highly recommend her. Patricia & Terry Ryan
Kristin took care of our goldendoodle for 10 days. Daisy was only 5 months old when we left her in Kristin's care and had not had a lot of interaction with other dogs. Daisy seemed to get along well with the other dogs and she obviously loved Kristin. Kristin really cares about the dogs she boards. Daisy had developed no bad habits while in Kristin's care and in deed seemed to better behaved for the experience once we got her home. I would definitely use Kristin again.
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Kristin is great with my Cavalier. She was very attentive and sent frequent updates with pictures and even a video. I would recommend her to anyone!
Awesome experience for my puppy !!! Love the videos and pics through the day! Kristin is great!
My Corgi had a phenomenal stay with Kristin and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for someone to look after their dog. She gives daily picture/video updates too! A+++
Kristin was so awesome with Patches! She took great care of our pup and we would highly recommend her!!
Kristin has been taking care of my cat, Oliver, for almost a year now when I go out of town. She is absolutely wonderful! I get texts every day while I am away with pictures and details of how Oliver is doing, and I come home to written reports of each day Kristin and Oliver spent together! Kristin is quick to respond to messages, and is flexible with scheduling. Couldn't ask for a better cat sitter in Columbus!
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Kristin is a great caregiver for our furry friends. She is so knowlegeable and compassionate. My dog adores her, which means alot. I feel comfortable traveling knowing she is in trusted hands. Thank you Kristin. I'm grateful for all you do.
Kristin is superb with my little Stanley. He seems very excited to go there and looks very happy in all the pictures and video updates she sends.
Great job. Thanks.
Kristin can be described by the following ---ble words: capable, accessible, flexible, amiable, lovable (to my dog), comfortable, and just incredible. She is also professional and completely trustworthy. This is the first time we have had the confidence to leave our dog without nonstop worry. When we pick our dog up, she no longer cries or acts anxious, as she has in the past. We will continue to count on Kristin as long as she is willing to accept our dog into her home.
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It makes me feel so comfortable knowing that Kristin is taking care of my little guy! She always sends him home with treats and he is always nice and exercised when we leave. I highly recommend DogVacay!
Kristen did a very thorough meet and greet with my dog Bernie, and answered any extra questions I had. I can tell she genuinely loves dogs and would recommend her to anyone. Her prices are already so reasonable but she took the time to make us a personalized Valentine's Day card w pictures of my puppy. Couldn't be happier with her service!
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Kristin was absolutely fantastic with Henry. Henry felt extremely comfortable right away (and I did too). Kristin goes above and beyond to make the stay enjoyable for your pet. I won't be taking Henry anywhere else for his vacations.
Again, Cody had a marvelous vacation experience last December. He came home very well-adjusted and well-satisfied! I always feel comfortable leaving Cody with Kristin and her husband, plus I love the videos and pics they send to me during Cody's stay!
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Every dog mom thinks that they are particular with whom the leave their dog with, but this mom takes the cake!

My husband booked a surprise trip to the Caribbean and all I could think about was "how am I going to leave Molly for that long!" And "Who will take care of her like I do?"

We have tried the DogVacay website a couple of times before, but did not find the right person for the job.....until we found Kristen and her husband.

Right from day one I felt at ease with Kristen and how she can handle and care for pets. Sometimes you just know that a person was created to do something special, Kristen is the perfect dog grandma.

If there was any doubts the pictures and videos quickly made them disappear. Molly's body posture said it all. She was happy and having fun and discovering her new environment and making lots of dog friends.

If you have any doubt about leaving your dog with anyone, know that this lady is a real gem and you will not regret trusting her with your fur babies.

As I write this review, my Molly is at my feet She is on her back sound asleep, feet twitching...dreaming of doggie fun with Gramma K.

Gramma K is our one and only!! We are so lucky to have found her!! 5 stars are not enough!!
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Kristin's love of dogs shows through in her care. Our dog is so excited when we drop him off for daycare and we never worry knowing he is in great hands.
Our little Mozart seemed as happy as he could be when we picked him up from Kristin's. We know he enjoyed the company of other dogs and good care while we were away. Rosanne & Mark
Kristen was absolutely amazing! From the moment we met her at the meet and greet until the time we picked Macy up from her first overnight with Kristen the experience was wonderful! We will definitely trust Kristen with more upcoming visits!
Kristin is terrific. I couldnt be happier with her services, her kindness to me, or my dog Stanley.
Kristin is fantastic! With photos and video, you'll see how much fun your pup is having. Marlowe is always excited to see Kristin, and he comes home tired after a busy day of playing. We love her flexibility. She also ensures a very safe environment. She treats the pups like one of her own!
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I've been lucky to have amazing sitters in the past and Kristin shot to the top of the list. Professional and organized she provides a structured enjoyable experience that gives the dogs plenty of time to play while still giving them the structure and control they need. My Stanley had an amazing time.
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Our tiny Chihuahua, Mia, stayed with Kristin for the first time last week. We felt very good about leaving her there and Kristin was good about texting pics and notes about how they were doing. Mia seemed happy when we picked her up and showed no signs of stress. We will definitely use Kristin's services again.
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Kristin does such a wonderful job with Zoey! I truly appreciate her dog walking services!
Very impressed with her sincerity, dedication, knowledge and compassion. Highly recommend.
Very reliable and great to work with! Max loves going there.
Kristin is just the best! My Abby is exhausted when she comes home so I know she played hard and long. I rate Kristin AAAAAA++++++++.
My dog, Cody, seemed so relaxed and happy when I picked him up after more than a week's stay with Kristin! I think he really enjoyed his bed and biscuit stay plus meeting new doggy and human friends! Kristin does an excellent job vetting new potential clients and their dogs during an extensive meet and greet. During their stay, Kristin sends many updates with photos and videos of the dogs interacting with one another. Her house and yard is very safe and perfect for dog boarding. Above all, her love for animals is immediately evident. Kristin takes her job very seriously and is certified and bonded. I'm sure Cody is looking forward to his next "DogVacy" in December!
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Kristin's care and passion for what she does really shines. Our meet and greet was very informative and I was so impressed with the layout of the home and the planning it takes to commit to caring for dogs. My dog Milo had his first day of daycare and it went great! Kristin was very insightful about Milo's hesitance towards strangers and is so open and willing to work with him on it. I am looking forward to bringing him back! I am glad that I have found a 'home' for his daycare needs with flexible hours!
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Well, my dogs actions always speak louder than words, and he has a very emphatic way of letting us know when he is not happy. When we leave him, he BARKS his displeasure for everyone for miles around to hear, EXCEPT when he is in the arms of Kristin. Only then does he calmly watch me get in the car and drive away. He is so happy with Kristin and Ron that he never complains when we leave him. It makes me so happy and relaxed to know that he is a very happy little dog when we are away. We are truly blessed to have such wonderful people caring for our precious little guy.
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Kristin was amazing with my little one. Abby wasn't afraid or skittish at all with the other dogs and it was really good for her to be with other little playmates. Kristin sent pictures and a video throughout the day so I could see how she was doing. I am so happy to have found Kristin and her husband!!!
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I cannot say enough kind words about how amazing Kristin is with our dog, Nora. Nora is a 6 year old Havanese puppy mill rescue and Kristin is the PERFECT sitter for her. Kristin's home is a small dog paradise. Kristin sent us updates and even sent us home with a small gift for Nora (and us!) when we came to pick her up at the end of the day.

I now have no worries about day/overnight trips knowing that Nora will be in good hands!
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Kristin did an amazing job with my dog Zoey today. I really appreciated the detailed write-up that explained her visit. I also enjoyed the picture text that Kristin sent me to notify me that everything was going well. She is extremely professional and personable. It gave me great peace of mind and I will definitely be using her again! I'm so glad I found Kristin!
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Kristin and her husband are fantastic with our dog and they make everything so comfortable and simple for the owner too. They've watched our dog twice now (once for 9 nights and once for 4 nights) and each time he got him back happy and exhausted from all of the good times had at Kristin's. Their house is made to be perfectly safe for the dogs and the patio is lovely too. They are very knowledgable about dogs and give each of them personalized attention and care. We would recommend Kristin to any friends and family.
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Kristin is amazing! She treated us like family! She took such good care of Nala from the moment we arrived. Kristin treated Nala like one of her own pets. We enjoyed seeing Nala's pictures during her stay. We will definitely return. :) I can't say enough positive things! Thank you again for the most wonderful experience!
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This was my first time leaving Shiner, and after the met and greet I knew he would be in good hands. He learned a lot being around the older dogs and having the entire beautiful, well kept, (and safe!) yard to play in. He got sick while I was out of town and Kristin picked up/administered the medication without any hesitation. She really went above and beyond, I will definitely be taking Shiner back anytime I need a place for him to stay. Thank you!
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Kristin did a great job with Pistol. Very appreciated.
We will most definitely use Kristin again! We received pictures and updates of Max everyday and in every picture he looked happy and comfortable! He was exhausted when he got home from playing with the other dogs. He wasn't upset with us in the least for leaving him, it seemed like he felt like he was at home. We have a child and treat Max like one of our children so leaving him is very hard for us. I would trust Kristin in a second to take Max when necessary. Thank you so much!!
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Reliable, flexible, accommodating, kind. Our dog is normally very stressed after being boarded; not this time. She seemed to be in no hurry to leave Kristin! Remarkable. Our dog was able to sleep in her own bed, romp in a beautiful yard, and play with dogs similar in size and attitude. Overall, the best boarding experience ever.
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I am very pleased w Kristin! Teddy had a great time staying w her while I was on vacation. I know because he was exhausted the whole rest of the day after picking him up. Kristin kept me informed the entire week by sending updates w pictures and videos which was much appreciated. I will definitely be using Kristin again in the future.
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Kristin does a fantastic job, feeding, walking, massaging, and playing with our sweet boy while we're gone. She communicates with us very well with texts, phone calls, pictures and even a video! She does an amazing job of taking care of our dog.
Another great stay with Kristin! She always takes amazing care of our dog and we're very thankful for the good care she gives. Pigwidgeon is well taken care of and is happy to see her.
Kristin is an amazing dog sitter and takes wonderful care of our dog. She pays great attention to him, communicates with us with texts and pictures, leaves great notes about his day, and we feel very reassured leaving him in her care. We'd recommend her very highly.
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I just moved to Columbus for a new job which sometimes requires me to work 24 hour shifts. Not knowing anyone I turned to DogVacay to help with finding a dog sitter. Kristin set up a meet and greet and was really accommodating with my schedule changes. She walked me through the process, gave me a tour of the house, and I really observed my dog in the space. In just explaining her doggie daycare services she addressed any concerns I may have had and specifically addressed my pug's concerns. I could tell that she loves dogs and that she loves what she does and I immediately felt like my Lucy would be safe with her. She had a detailed contract to sign which showed that this was a professionally run dog sitting venture. I was happy to know that she would be taking care of my Lucy. It was almost like those pre-school interviews where you hope that they accept your kid before they start picking their nose lol. Lucy went this past Monday and she was happy when I picked her up and will definitely be going back!
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We always took our dog with us on vacation because we did not want to leave him with just anyone. This last trip though, we decided to go away without our dog who since our last vacation had a little brother. I read the reviews about Kristin and booked and paid right away without even meeting Kristin! That's how comfortable I felt based on all previous reviews.
As expected, Kristin is as advertised and much much more. She truly cares about the dogs. Your dogs will be cared for well, be happy and safe in her home. I highly recommend Kristin!
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Kristin takes the absolute best care of Cole; I feel completely comfortable leaving him and she always provides many pictures and updates while I'm away. She is so in-tune with the individual needs of different dogs. I highly recommend a stay for your furry friend at Safely Home Pet Sitting with Kristin!
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This is the second time we've had our dogs stay with Kristin. I should have giving a review last time, but I tend to procrastinate, then forget.

Kristin is great for small dogs with special needs. She's very attentive to their personalities and is, therefore, excellent at making them feel at home and integrating them with the other guests.

This is the only place I can take my dogs and know they feel completely at home. We got many updates and they seemed tired and happy when we came back.

I have no doubt that when you meet her, you'll know this is the place for your dog's vacation.
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Kristin is always fabulous. I wouldn't change a thing.
Once again, we were able to leave our precious pup with Kristen, knowing that he would will be well cared for and feel loved and happy all the time he was there. It is also good to know that he has other dogs to play with and plenty of activity while we are gone. We can travel knowing that he is fine.
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I've used Kristin twice now and both times she's been wonderful! I feel completely comfortable leaving my pug with her. I love the picture updates she sends. I can tell Kira has a blast when she is there. Kristin has even been extremely flexible with some last minute changes in my travel plans. Highly recommended!
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Kristen is so loving with our dog. It has changed completely how we feel about leaving him behind when we are on vacation. We are sure he is well taken care of.
Wonderful as always! Kristin is over the top in terms of her caring for her charges, her warmth in general...all good!!
Kristin Loves Dogs!!!
From the reservation, to confirmation, to arrival, to pickup, her organizational skills and attention to details eliminate any surprises or mix-ups.
Our dog loves to go there... good caring, lots of gentle playmates his size (25 pounds), laps, great fenced back yard, home-made treats. What's not to love??
Kristen does this full time, and her husband is a huge help by providing additional care for all their 'guests'.
We highly recommend their home for the kindness and care they will give your pet.
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Kristen is so kind to both animals and people. Our puppy had a great time and we were able to enjoy our vacation
This stay was awesome!
Im sure my little dog is having a great time with the other dogs there at Kristin's place. Kristin already sent me a picture of her playing with them ;)
Kristen was great and took good care of our dog and checked in with us as well!
Kristin is such a sweet and warm hearted soul. I can't say enough good about her. You know from the moment you meet her and walk into her home that she will take care of your pet with the utmost tenderness and compassion.
I really missed my little dog while I was away but I felt so comfortable knowing how much TLC she was receiving from Kristin. She emailed me pictures and videos of my dog and gave me updates on what and how she was doing while I was away.
Kristin is one of a kind. She cooks for the pets she's caring for, bakes treats for them, and cleans with only high quality organic cleaners. Her home and her yard are testimony to how well these pets are cared for - you see happy pets coming in an out of the house from her back yard and into the kitchen where Kristin prepares their special treats. She's like a Dr Dolittle for these pets because I believe she honestly understands them and how they feel, what they like and dont like, how to make them feel comfortable. In my opinion, Kristin is simply the very best at what she does. Its so easy to see that she puts her whole self into caring for these animals that honestly, it makes you just want to hug he. I would never even think of bringing my dog to anyone else to care for her. Krisitn is silly the best!
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Kristen took great care of our dog, walking him several times, massaging him, playing with him, and taking him outside in the backyard. She also texted with us and sent us pictures often, which is so reassuring. She is the best!
The moment I met Kristin, I knew she was the one! She was so welcoming, warm, and loving towards us and our dog. I had no hesitation in leaving our dog with her.
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. As always.
Thank you Kristin! We were so less stressed knowing you were caring for our dogs. The whole Vacay went really smoothly. We are so happy to have found you!!
I am honestly blown away by how well little Walter was treated while I was gone on vacation. My dog had THE best time at Kristin's! She has a huge yard and doggie playground where the pups can run around and play all day, inside and outside. Walter became best friends with Franky, her Shih Tzu. Also, everything she uses to clean and repel fleas and ticks are natural. I can just tell he got so much love - play time, walk time, cuddle time, bird watching time, everything. I got daily updates and photos from Kristin, which really eased my mind while I was away knowing that Walter was having a ball at doggie camp. Kristin sent home homemade treats for Walter (and me)! Yum! I know he is already looking forward to his next vacation :)
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Great as usual! Kristin is so caring and thorough-our little cocker spaniel is totally at home with her!!
Kristin continues to be awesome! Our little cocker Sparky is so much at home there - good routine, home made treats, time to cuddle - his idea of perfection! Kristin is flexible, goes out of her way to be helpful.
I was very hesitant about leaving my 3 pups with someone new for my long (10 day) vacation out of the country. I read tons of reviews and eventually decided that Kristin looked like a great fit...and it was at least worth meeting her to decide.

The meet went well, her house is a dog's paradise. Large, fenced backyard, hardwood floors, and lots of comfy dog beds everywhere. All the pups enjoyed their time there, which led to me booking with Kristin.

She was very organized and asked a million questions (and answered all of mine) which put me at ease. I received picture updates every day and detailed notes on how each dog was adjusting. They all looked happy in every photo! I didnt worry as much as I normally do, knowing that they were in a loving home instead of a kennel.

Upon pickup all the dogs were excited to go home...but I can definitely tell they are missing "doggy camp." They had such a great time I will be making plans to send them to doggy daycare with Kristin on occasion just for the socialization!

Kristin also sent home report cards for each dog, and a bag of goodies for me, and the pups!

I HIGHLY recommend Kristin. She made my vacation that much better, because I knew my dogs were in great hands.
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Kristin took excellent care of my dog Scoonie while I was out of town. I appreciated the detailed updates she sent. It was reassuring knowing Kristin was giving my dog the same attention and love he is used to getting at home.
Still wonderful.
Kristin was wonderful with our dog! She worked to keep him on his schedule which made him feel more comfortable and went above and beyond in his care! In addition to 3 walks a day, she gave him massages, played with him, and gave him his medication. She was also great with us as owners, providing lots of communication on how things were going. I highly recommend her services and the next time we go out of town, she'll be the first person we call to take care of our dog!
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Kristin was incredibly attentive and a great host. Just terrific--I can't say enough good things about the care they take with the dogs. He loved the yard and the other dogs and seemed happy as a clam there.
Kristin is an absolutely terrific host. She sent regular photo updates, which gave us peace of mind that our dog was happy and relaxed. Speaking of happy, our dog enjoyed massages, playtime, and homemade treats. What a gem. :)
Still great.
Jake and Roxie love going to Kristin's place, and I love telling my friends that they're at the "spa." They come home in a great mood after staying with her. I also love that Kristin is kind and nice to work with.

Honestly, I can't recommend her highly enough.
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Kristin is wonderful! I can tell she really spent quality time with my pug, Kira. She kept me updated throughout the week with how she was doing and also sent many photos. I felt COMPLETELY comfortable leaving Kira with Kristin and will definitely use her the next time I go out of town.
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Kristin is a dream come true. I feel great about leaving Jake & Roxie with her. She is very easy to work with, and is generally a kind & nurturing soul.
Kristin was a delight to work with, flexible and caring! She & her husband clearly love dogs and provide a loving, supportive environment for them, even home-made treats! Sparky had a great time with exercise & regular rest times. He loved romping with the other dogs &, of course, cuddling on laps! Sparky will enjoy being with Kristin for future "vacays"!!
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Five starts aren't enough for Kristen - she exceeded my expectations by light years. I felt very comfortable leaving Jake and Roxie in her care, and they have been in a Great mood since my return.
I feel very confident when I leave my dog in Kristen's care. She is very gentle and loving to our dog and he seems very relaxed when we leave. This is a big deal because he usually has extreme separation anxiety. He mopes around for a day or two when we bring him home. He seems to miss Kristen and her dogs. Even after only 3 visits he perks up when we drive into her driveway! He can't wait to see Kristen and play with his doggy pals.
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Kristin is a great host - hands down. I am a single pet household and I travel alot. In Kristen's care, my dog got the interaction he needs with other pet in a very friendly environment. She is my go to!
Kristin was more than we ever expected. There is nothing negative we could say about our experience. She was welcoming, warm, and very easy to work with. She provided us with constant updates. Our dog was on cloud nine with the amount of walks, cuddles, and attention he received. We would recommend Kristin to anyone! We are pretty sure our pooch is ready for another visit already.
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