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Kathy C.

93 Reviews
42 Repeat Guests
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - Bull Terrier

Kathy's Resident Pets

5 old
8 old

Kathy's House

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Outdoor area

About Kathy

We have a one story, pool home. My husband and I are semi-retired and take our baby, Sweetie, an adopted Shi-Tsu with us wherever we go, when possible. She makes our house a home. We have shaded walkways, doggie parks, and all kinds of recreation nearby to make your baby's vacation enjoyable and fun. References are available.
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Kathy C.

93 Reviews
42 Repeat Guests
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 26, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kathy's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
Daycare At Kathy's Home
$18 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
93 Reviews
I feel extremely comfortable and confident boarding my dog with Kathy. She sends text and pictures so you know your dog is doing just fine. I am so glad to have found Kathy.
Kathy took care of my baby just like she was home with me. Coco loved her stay with Kathy.
Our puppy LOVED his visit and we loved not worrying about him. Thanks for taking such good care of him!
Another wonderful experience leaving our little Peanut with Kathy, incredibly loving and gem of a lady !
Thanks So Much, Kathy!

Usually I get to plan for events and make arrangements for my 4-legged family member in plenty of time. But then, life happens. Kathy was sweet to take rogue with only a few days notice. Rogue came back home so bouncy and happy from her visit with Kathy. Rogue loves her "home away from home" with Kathy! Thanks again, Kathy! You're the best!
Bailey loves to go to Kathy's she loves the other dogs and everything about her Dog Vacay. Kathy and Chuck are awesome and Bailey really has a good time playing with the other furry children.
My dog, Rogue, so enjoys staying with Kathy. She is always happy and content when I pick her up and excited when I tell her she's going over to Kathy's. I won't hesitate to use Kathy again because I know my furry family member is in great hands! Thanks Kathy!
Another rock star experience with Cathy and Chuck.... not sure our Sophie even wanted to come home. She loved all of the new playmates and her quality time with Cathy and Chuck.
Another great stay for Daisy!
Another wonderful experience with Kathy ! She and her husband took great care of Peanut and kept us updated every single day of how his day was coming along. We couldn't have asked for anything more.
Bailey always enjoys going to Kathy's. They take such good care of her and she loves playing with the other dogs. Kathy and Chuck are the best.
Our lil poodle "Gator" had another wonderful visit! We feel sooo comfortable that we are leaving her in good hands!!
My dog has severe separation anxiety but must have sensed something in Kathy because she did not exhibit any of the symptoms while she was there and engaged in play with the other dogs. She was not stressed when I picked her up, so I know she had a good stay. Kathy was an excellent host and I will definitely use her again.
I picked my dog, Rogue, up from Kathy's after a weekend sleepover. Rogue was so happy and relaxed after spending the time with Kathy. I appreciate Kathy's text messages and picture during the weekend so I could be relaxed, too. This was Rogue's first visit with Kathy and will definitely not be her last! Thanks Kathy for a good time for all!
We were very nervous about leaving our puppy. However, Kathy made us feel comfortable about leaving him and she sent us updates throughout our vacation; this made us very happy to see that he was doing well. We were very glad that she took only small to medium dogs, as our dog was a little afraid of big dogs. When we got back our puppy was glad to see us but did not appear stressed or upset at all. I would recommend Kathy to anyone.
Another excellent stay!
Another fantastic experience with Kathy and Chuck. Sophie seemed to know she was going on DogVayCay and arrived tail wagging happy to see Kathy again. Would recommend Kathy to any one who loves their pet as much as we do :)
Kathy is such a great host and I know that because our dog gets so excited every time she sees would think Kathy was a family member! Kathy keeps me informed of how our fur baby is doing and is also very willing to work with us when I need to unexpectedly add or change dates. I know Kathy genuinely cares about dogs because she continually emailed me for health updates when our dog had hurt her back (the injury occurred at home and was totally unrelated to Kathy yet she emailed me regularly just to check and see how Georgia was progressing). We are grateful and appreciative of the care that she shows our pet!
Our new pup Sophie had the time of her life at Kathy's. She made lots of new friends and was well taken care of. I know this because of the daily updates and photo's we received while out of town for 10 days. Photo's and video of her playing with new friends, new toys and making herself generally right at home. Kathy and Chuck could not have been kinder and we never doubted that our girl was in good hands. Already have the next trip booked :)
This was our first experience with leaving our 2 dogs at a sitter and Kathy made the experience exceptional! We met for a meet and greet, then we left our dogs for a play date prior to our vacation. A few hours after drop-off Kathy sent us an update to let us know the dogs were doing fine then throughout our trip we received updates, pictures and videos. Our dogs are like our children and we are so pleased to have found Kathy to take care of them when we are out of town.
As usual Jake had an awesome time and come home nice and tired. He looked at me like he didn't want to leave there.
This was our 9-month old morkie's first time away from home, that too for a whole week. The entire experience with Kathy was exceptional, she goes above and beyond to make our furry babies feel at home and relieve us of any nervousness we might have leaving our pets behind. We know this is going to be Peanut's home away from home in future as well !
Kathy made us feel very comfortable when we left Auggie. She sent us a message and pictures to let us know how he was doing , which we really appreciated. Auggie seemed very happy when we picked him up. He seems exhausted now , he must have hade too much fun playing with the other dogs :)
Kathy did a wonderful job with our two Aussie pups, Walker and Wilson! She allowed us to come to her home for a quick meet and greet and bring the dogs in to see what the home and yard was like. It made us feel very comfortable knowing where they would be and what kind of things they'd be doing with Kathy while we were gone for the day. This was our first experience with Dog Vacay and it was a great one! Although we are no longer in Orlando anymore, Kathy did an amazing job with our two high energy pups and I highly recommend her to anyone! She is very diligent in making sure they are fed at the proper times as well as walking them as many times a day as you need or prefer.

We appreciate everything Kathy has done for us both times we had her watch our boys and if we were ever in Orlando again, we would definitely have her do it again! Thank you Kathy for treating our pups like your own! Xo
As always!! Bella had a great time with Kathy, Chuck, and Sweetie!! The dogs Kathy takes care of are the best! I hate leaving when I pick up Bella… Kathy and her family make my time away so much more enjoyable knowing she is in great hands!! Grateful!!
Kathy is the best! We are so thankful to have found such a wonderful host with a loving home for our babies when we can't take them along. :)
Kathy and her husband were excellent hosts! This was our first time leaving our fur-babies with someone other than family. They are very kind hearted people who will treat your dogs as their own and give them love. We trust Kathy and Chuck with our boys and plan on being repeat customers when the need arises. Thank you both (and Sweetie) for welcoming our boys into your home and being so great to them!
Kathy and her husband Chuck, and her puppy Sweetie, are the best of the best!! I never imagined finding a family for my baby Bella while I was away that I would be so pleased with!! They are all that and more! I could not be any more grateful!!
Kathy was very very nice. She was great at keeping me informed, sending several updates and pictures I would definitely return to Kathy should the need arise.
We are so happy that we found Kathy! Our 8 yr old poodle had never stayed with anyone but family. After meeting with Kathy we felt comfortable that her home would be the right environment for our "baby". Kathy sent posts and pics...we had no worries at all!
Kathy and her husband are great people and always take great care of our puppy! Daisy loves being with them!
Kathy is awesome. I wouldn't trust Kiyoshi with anyone else. She emailed me an update every night, even emailing a cute video of Kiyoshi playing with a new friend. She is friendly, professional and very loving to our dog.
As soon as I rang the doorbell Bailey was pawing at the door to get in. Sweetie and her other dog friends were there and as soon as I took her off leash she was running around the house greeting everyone. Love to have her stay with Kathy and am looking forward to a long relationship with her, Chuck and Sweetie.
Kathy is the best! So happy to have found her. :)
Kathy is the greatest. She loves all her little guests. She is wonderful about sending e-mails and pictures. Bailey always looked like she was having fun with all her other doggy friends. Can't wait to go back and see Kathy.
Kathy was great as always. She goes out of her way to accommodate my little guy and I really appreciate it. I know he is being well cared for which is very reassuring!
Wonderful as always!
Kathy is amazing with our dog. You can tell how much her family loves animals. We have peace of mind when our dog is with Kathy and her family!
I completely forgot to make a review since December ... Kathy and her husband were great. I was nervous about leaving my dogs with anyone and I'm glad I did because they came back a lot happier than they had in the past when boarding them. I'll be using them again especially over the next few years as I transition back to Florida from Texas. You could tell that they really enjoyed their stay and I really appreciate Kathy getting back to me anytime before or during their stay to help calm my nerves. Very nice people and I look forward to them staying again.
It's so great being away on vacation and know our lil man is so cared for and well taken care of! Kathy and Chuck are amazing :)
As usual, Bella was happy to see Kathy!! Bella had a great day with Kathy and her family!! Very grateful as Bells is our baby;)
Bella had another great day with Kathy and her husband! Thanks so much!!
This was our first time leaving our 8-month-old shih-tzu/poodle, Kiyoshi, with someone else overnight, but Kathy made us feel at ease when we met her. She e-mailed us at night to let us know how Kiyoshi was settling in, which I thought was very nice. Now Kiyoshi is sleeping like a baby. I bet he had a lot of fun there! I would highly recommend Kathy.
Always, always great!
This was my first time leaving Bella with anyone other than family or good friends. Kathy said Bella had a great time with her and her husband and the other dogs! Bella was so happy to see me but seemed as if she had a pleasant experience:) I can now have peace at mind next time I drop her off at Kathy's place.
Kirby had a great time and was well cared for by Kathy and her husband. We will definitely use Kathy in the future.
Kirby had a great day & I know he'll be well cared for next week when I have to be out of town.
Jake going to Kathy's and always has a fantastic time! I think he loves Kathy more than me LOL.

I feel very comfortable leaving Jake at Kathy's, her dog Sweetie is a sweetie, Bruce and Kathy are both very attentive to the dogs. I NEVER worry about Jake when he's at Kathy's, NEVER!

She's also very observant and reports anything that seems a bit off with Jake. He's a senior and has had some health issues recently, so it's great to get her report on what she's noticed.

I highly recommend Kathy without hesitation!
I picked up a happy, tired pup!
Always great!
I was very happy with my my experience because Kathy was so great! Pepper had a few dogs to play with which she loves! She was very entertained all day and I received emails daily on how she was doing.
I would recommend Kathy to anyone and will use her the next time we travel or even for when I have a very busy day because Pepper was so well taken care of.
Always great!
I am always perfectly comfortable leaving my dog with Kathy, whether it's just for the day or, in this case, for several nights. Even though he has a pretty severe separation anxiety, he adjusts beautifully to her and her home.
We used Kathy for our two Chihuahuas' daycare during my six-week trip to Japan (my husband stayed here but had to work during the day on weekdays).

Although we could tell that Kathy was a very nice and responsible person during our Meet-n-Greet session, I was still nervous about how our dogs would like staying at her place everyday for such a long period of time...

However, on the second day of their stay, my husband told me how excited and happy they were when they got in front of Kathy's house and he could tell that they loved Kathy and being there on their first day.
I Skyped with my husband everyday during my trip and he kept telling me how much Kathy loved our girls, and how hard our girls pulled him to Kathy's door every morning like they had never done before.
That really put me at ease and made my trip worriless and wonderful!

Also, Kathy's little dog, Sweetie is a such a sweet girl. She is older, calm, and very easy for any dog to get along with. One of our dogs is not a fan of puppies or rambunctious dogs, so it was important for us to find someone whose pet was like Sweetie.

Thank you so much for taking such a great care of our girls and for loving them so much, Kathy!!
And thank you, Sweetie for being so patient with our girls :)
We will definitely use your service again whenever we need someone to take care of our dogs in the future!
My dog had a great time, and Kathy was very responsive to my needs. Great as always!
Finnegan is always so excited to come to Kathy's house!
Kathy made our first time away from our furry babies so easy and us very comfortable. She sent us an email each day and kept us abreast of their well being. Our experience with Dogvacay and Kathy was over the top awesome. We even found a very nice card in our babies travel bag after we were long gone and unpacking them. Thank You soooo very much, Kathy & Chuck (Her husband) for loving and cuddling our babies while we were gone. I would definitely entrust you with our babies again.
My dog was well-cared for and had a blast!
As always, my dog was in great hands.
Always great!
Bravo to Kathy.
My dog had an upset stomach and she contacted me right away to see if I wanted to pick him up or was I comfortable with him staying. He ended up staying since he appeared fine, drinking normal and playing and having a good time.
Loved that she called but wasn't in a panic over it
Jake had a great time. Felt right at home from the first meeting. I like that they only take in a few dogs at a time Highly recommend
My dog had a wonderful time with Kathy this past weekend and I appreciated the email updates as well! Thanks again!
kathy and her husband are awesome. took great care of our pug and kept us up to date daily. their house is very clean and allow the dog on their furniture. overall great experience.
Kathy is always very accommodating of my schedule, and truly treats my dog as she would her own. My dog was perfectly happy while staying with her. Her dog, Sweetie, has become my dog's BFF as she is also very accommodating of these "intruders" into her life and territory. During part of the stay, there sometimes was a third dog staying with them, and Kathy and Sweetie were able to facilitate a healthy environment in which all the dogs could interact.
Kathy and family were great for Oaklee. Just the right amount of activity, and more than enough love and care. I loved the daily email updates.
I was worried about leaving my senior deaf dog in a strange home, but Kathy made it such a great experience for Poochie. Daily walks and loving and great positive emails made me feel so comfortable about her situation. I really appreciate what a great host she was to my dog. Highly recommend!
Kathy was really good with my shy girl. Melrose is shy with strangers and she warmed up to her. She gave me peace of mind this past fourth of July as I went deep sea fishing. Thank you Kathy.
Reff had another great time with Kathy and Sweetie. Thanks again for making our vacay worry free :)
Kathy did a great job watching our shih-tzu (Zeus) while we were on vacation in Daytona. We aren't from the area and were nervous about using someone we've never met before, but she really put us at ease at our meeting. She called or emailed us daily with updates. Zeus seemed very happy and looked great when we picked him up after a week. We'll definitely call her again next time we're in the area.
This was my first time of ever boarding my dog and I needed to leave him for 13 days. I was very stressed and interview a couple of sitters only to get very depressed and thought of cancelling my vacation. But once I met Kathy I felt very secure leaving my baby with her. When I picked him up he was clean, happy and it was obvious he had been well taken care of. I would highly recommend Kathy for your pet sitting needs. I am sure I will use her the next time I need a sitter.
Our family would rate Kathy above 5 stars. The moment we met Kathy we knew she was a dog lover and our Foxy would be in good hands.
My husband and I liked most that Kathy does not take on multiple dogs and if needed she make sure they would be good with others. We had very nice daily email updates which we ABSOLUTELY loved being the first time we have left our baby. I would definitely recommend Kathy :)
100% highly recommended. Thank you cathy for making our weekend vacation easy we have fun and we know AJ is take good care and love. We are happy and will see you again,
As always, great!
As always, Kathy was extremely accommodating, and my dog had a great time. I always feel good about leaving him there, as I know he will receive great care and attention.
Always great!
Great communication and kept our dog active and engaged in exercise and activities. Would use again!
Always a pleasure for my dog and me!
Always great, my dog always loves to spend the day with her!!
Always great!
Kathy is an awesome dog host !!! It's such a relief to leave my cuties with someone who really cares about them . Great e-mail updates! Thanks Kathy !
Kathy, Reff had another super time with you and Sweetie, he really misses her! Thank you for taking such great care of our little guy. It's nice being able to be away and know he is in good hands and having fun:) Thanks again!!
Kathy was so friendly and accommodating. The email daily email updates were wonderful! Hugo came back very happy. We will definitely make a return visit!
Kathy was awesome, as always!
My dog LOVES going to see Kathy, her husband, and their dog Sweetie! I always feel comfortable when I leave him there.
Our puppy was very well taken care of by Kathy! It was great to read a detailed e-mail daily on how & what our puppy was doing that day! He was very happy:) Kathy is very loving and caring!
Kathy was AWESOME! She was available for a meet and greet and for my first visit on really short notice! The dogs (Kathy was totally fine taking on my two puppies) spent the whole day with Kathy and her adorable little doggie at her house. She kept them well entertained! I have no doubt that my dogs had a great time! I am so glad I found the DogVacay website and Kathy! It is such a relief to know that I have a great place to take my dogs when I can't be with them myself. Thank you Kathy!!
Well-cared for, as always!
Kathy has hosted my little guy several times, and he has gotten to the point where he is straining at the leash to get to her front door when we go there. He clearly has a good time with her and her dog Sweetie. She made sure he was well-exercised, and I brought home a happy but tired pooch.
Kathy made my dog feel super welcome right away, and he had a great time. She made sure he was well-exercised and well-nurtured. Thanks!
Kathy made my dog feel totally welcome in her home. He was calm and happy when I left him with her, and happy and tired when I picked him up. My dog was exercised and got to play with Kathy's friendly little dog. Will definitely use again! Thanks!!
Sassy loves Kathy, her husband and dog Sweetie. I feel very comfortable leaving my 4 legged, furry butt daughter with them. Michelle
To DogVacay or anyone deciding where to leave their dog.

Kathleen Curtin made our vacation even more special because we knew or dog
- Spike - was in great hands.

From Spike bonding with Kathy from the start and receiving updated emails
on how Spike was doing, made or vacation less stressful because we knew
Spike was in great hands.

You cannot pick a better place to leave your dog while you are away.

Thanks Kathy - Spike misses you!!!
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