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Katie S.

33 Reviews
25 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Katie's House

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Children at home (Under 5 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Katie

35 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello fellow dog lovers! My name is Katie, and I am a stay at home mother and grad student (online classes). What does that mean to you? I am home AT LEAST 95% of the day EVERY day and can take care of your dog's every need, from potty breaks to playing to brushing, bathing, feeding and medication administration! I have had large breed dogs in my household since I was born. Most recently, I owned a 12 year old Alaskan Malamute (90 lbs) that sadly had to be put down, and a German Shepard mix (65 lbs) that I had to foster when I moved to Paris, France in 2014. There are 5 other dogs in his foster home that have taken him into their pack, and as much as I would like, I just don't have the heart to separate him from his new family, but he comes to visit often. I have a large fenced in yard with a swimming pool that provides a huge area for playing fetch, etc. I will usually take the dogs outside for potty breaks and to play and run around about every 60-90 minutes. When the dogs are playing in the yard they are accompanied and supervised by me for about 98% of the time, unless I need to change or feed my son. I do allow dogs in the pool, so if your dog enjoys swimming they are free to do so! I enjoy being outside and there is always some sort of yard work that needs to be done while I'm tossing the ball around. The perimeter fences in the yard have been secured for small dogs so that none are able to sneak out past their curfew. Inside my home, I built a 4 foot high picket fence between the dining room and living room and can block off access to the kitchen, so if on the rare occasion I am not home (and so long as your dogs can't clear a 4 foot fence) they are free to roam around the kitchen and dining room which is all tile so they don't need to be in a kennel unless that is your/their preference. I walked my dogs at least a mile every day, so I am capable of handling more than one large dog at a time, and love to go for walks in the neighborhood with my son as long as the temperature allows us to do so. My son is 18 months old and is used to being around large dogs and does extremely well with them. I was a 911 operator for the Phoenix Fire Department for 13 years before moving to Paris last year, and although I am not certified in dog first aid/CPR, I have coached people on how to do it over the phone, so I am familiar with it and am confident that I could provide emergency care if a situation were to arise. I am capable of caring for more than one dog at a time, and will do everything I can to alleviate any worries or anxieties while you're away from your kiddos, including frequent updates and photos. I know how much dogs mean to their owners and how hard it is to find reliable and trustworthy caregivers when you are not around. I am dedicated to making sure that you and your pups are comfortable and that they keep to their usual routine while they are here, so if they are allowed on furniture or sleep in your bed they are welcome to do so here, but if they are used to sleeping in a kennel I will accommodate that as well. I do not require meet and greets, but will happily accommodate them if you would like. I am always just a phone call, text or email away. I am easygoing, laid back, very flexible, and would love to provide the same TLC to your dog(s) while you are away as you do on a daily basis. I provide 24/7 care unless I need to run to the store or if I have an appointment that can't be rescheduled, and often times if I do need to run out for a brief period my neighbors will come over to supervise just to make sure that your furry family members are safe. I would be open to the idea of pickup/dropoff under certain circumstances, so if that is something that you are looking for please don't hesitate to get in touch with me. Also, do not be alarmed if your pup(s) come home tired. I have had many guests double check to make sure their pups weren't sick during their stay because they were so pooped upon their return, but it has always been due to playing all day and they are back to their normal selves after some rest at home!
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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

Katie S.

33 Reviews
25 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated October 17, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Katie's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Katie's Home
$17 /day
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
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33 Reviews
Katie is the best host I have ever had. She is very easy going and is great with all sorts of dogs. She has been very flexible in her schedule in terms of the pick up and drop off. Hazen comes home happy and very tired from all the playing he has been doing while at Katie's. Thank you, Katie, for everything.
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My dog LOVES staying with Katie! She's extremely accommodating and I always know the wellbeing of my dog is her first priority!
Katie and her son are wonderful hosts: very accessible, easy-going with a beautiful and fun place for the pups!
Very friendly, caring and was quick to update with pics!
Katie is awesome and my dog thoroughly loved her time there. We got numerous pictures and videos which made our vacation much more enjoyable and relaxing. Thank you Katie and we will definitely be using her again!
Always accomodating, always friendly, and our pup always has a great time. Thanks Katie!
Katie was awesome! She sent lots of messages, videos and photos which always showed my dog happy and playing with other dogs. When my dog had a medical issue while at her home, Katie notified me immediately and dealt with it promptly. I'd definitely recommend her and use her again in the future!
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Katie was so sweet and took great care our dog. She consistently sent pictures and updates while we were away which was very reassuring!
GREAT!
Katie is very flexible on scheduling, she is also responsive and easy to work with. Our dogs were well cared for (including special feeding and sleeping requests we made). We'll definitely be using her again in the future!
Katie was great,taught Desmond to swim,genuinely cares I would not hesitate to have her sit again
Katie is awesome! She's flexible and SO nice. It's also a bonus that she has a huge yard and pool that the dogs can use. I highly recommend Katie!
Katie is awesome! She sent pictures daily while we were away which gave us great comfort in knowing our pet was safe and having the time of his life. That in turn allowed us to really be able to relax and enjoy our vacation in San Diego at my daughters wedding. She was also very accomdating in allowing us to add an extra day to our stay we found her a joy to work with and will be using her again in July for a trip we are taking to Prescott if your looking for a place for your pet to stay while you are away Katie is #1 in the business
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Forrest loves seeing Katie and her family!
We had a great experience and will definitely book again!
Katie did a great job watching our pups! It was the first time they had ever stayed with a sitter, and she was very accommodating. After three nights away, we picked them up happy and healthy. They made some new furry friends too! We will definitely book again. Thanks, Katie!
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Katie and her family were great and the yard is a perfect size to accommodate large dogs. I loved the picture updates. Thank you!
She did an excellent job taking care of my dog and I'll definitely use her services again!
Katie was great with my dog while I was away for a whole week.. She kept me updated with photos and videos which was reassuring that my boy was doing well! When I picked up my dog, he was pooped from all the swimming and playing he did on his vacay. I would definitely recommend Katie!
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Katie was great. In fact, when my husband picked up our dog at the end of the stay, I think he would have preferred to stay there LOL! There seems to be a lot of dogs that she cares for (because she is great, I'm sure), so be sure your doggie is up to date with shots.
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Good experience, no issues at all. Recommend.
Katie was fantastic. She always kept me up to date on my dogs. She sent a cool video of them too, which I loved!!
Excellent environment for my very active dog. Katie was incredibly flexible and welcoming, would absolutely book again.
So happy we found Katie! My furbabies were in great hands! She's super sweet :) She kept me updated throughout their stay and was very flexible with our crazy schedule.
Highly recommended if you're looking for an awesome sitter for your furkids! Especially if you're like us and hate kennels :)
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Katie did a great job of watching Aspen! She sent photos and videos of Aspen to me every day
Little Matilda was in a cast and a little nervous, but Katie and her family kept her safe and happy! She did great and will be going back soon!
Katie was awesome and very accommodating! I would happily use her again!
Katie always takes great care of my pup Wylie. She also makes sure all the other pups get along well before anything. Wylie was never alone and came home happily exhausted. Also she sends great updates and photos! Best for larger dogs I'd say with her huge yard!
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Katie was awesome! She devoted a lot of time to Corbin and sent me pictures and notes every day. I couldn't be more pleased.
Katie was wonderful and caring. My dog enjoyed her stay there. I am going to use her services again. We bonded for sure. Thank you again Katie for making my dog so comfortable:-)
Katie was great! She sent us picture updates every day. Her home and yard are both very "dog proof," with a large backyard. We felt very comfortable trusting Katie with our two puppies and plan on booking with her whenever we go out of town.
Katie took great care of my dog. I got pictures and videos daily and all of Brooklyns belongings were cleaner than when I dropped her off. Will definitely book again.
Katie was awesome! Took great care of my pup!
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