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Katie B.

49 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Katie's Resident Pets

12 yr 1 mo old

Katie's Apartment

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

About Katie

11 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Animal behaviorist, dog trainer, sitter, and walker. I'm also the owner of a loving little pug named Baxter. I utilize only science-based positive reinforcement training coupled with healthy leadership, love and a balanced lifestyle. Services include but are not limited to: dog walking, day care and overnight sitting, bath+dry (includes nail trim, ear clean, and anal gland express; haircut not available at this time), teeth brush/scaling, deshedding, nail trimming, puppy training, basic training, and behavioral modification. I have an innate and thorough understanding of how dogs think and what it is they need in order to have a healthy mind and body. I am always respectful, professional, honest and punctual.

Baxter and I moved to Los Angeles from Portland, Oregon four years ago and we absolutely love it here! We recently relocated to Glendale and are eager to meet some furry friends and friendly faces.

In addition to running Stinky Paw Dog Services and dog sitting through Dogvacay, I volunteer my free time working with severely neglected and abused foster dogs. These amazing warriors have taught me so much and motivate me to continue my endeavors in canine behavior rehabilitation.

My company name is indicative of my passion for dogs; when you love dogs, you love EVERYTHING about them, including stinky paws!

(Please view my calendar for availability) Not accepting puppies at this time. Pick up and drop off available for addt'l fee. Holiday rates apply. Human-aggressive dogs not permitted. Only house-trained dogs, neutered and no marking. Must be socialized to small children. Unfortunately I cannot board cats.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Katie B.

49 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 27, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Katie's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Katie's Home
$40 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$35 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$50 /hour
$30 /bath
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49 Reviews
Highly recommend Katie. She is very trustworthy and is knowledgable about raw feeding and behavior issues. Highly recommend.
Katie is great - I use her every time I have to travel for work. I thoroughly trust my sweet pup, Finn, to her care. Highly recommend.
Katie is great with my dog, Finn. Wouldn't have him watched by anyone else.
Highly recommend Katie - very responsible and flexible.
Katie takes great care of my pup. Completely trust her with my dog.
Katie is great at handling special needs like administering medicines and even clipping my pup's nails. She is professional and flexible. Highly recommend Katie!
Katie takes such good care of my pup, Finn. She's great!
We wouldn't trust our puppy with anyone else! Katie's house is truly a home-away-from home, and the exact opposite of a kennel or dog care place with tons of dogs. She also has a sizable yard that the doggies use, stays in touch daily on the Dog Vacay app, and also is a highly qualified dog trainer herself! Look no further, your search has ended, Katie is your best option for dog care!
Katie is the best. Super accommodating, friendly, and helpful. I cannot recommend her enough! My dog Nelson is incredibly happy during his stays with her!
Katie is so sweet and accommodating. Bodhi loved her and we loved the photo updates. Best part of all was that after one day with her he was able to shake. Great price!!
Katie did a great job hosting my 2 pups over the holiday weekend. I received lots of photos of the boys and she communicated with me about their stay which really put my mind at ease. The dogs have been home for a day and a half and are still tired from all the fun they had while staying with Katie and her family! I 100% recommend Katie!
As usual, my pup loves the time he spends over at Katie's place. I've used Katie now several times and continue to appreciate how easy it is to pick and drop off my pup. Katie is very flexible and always has some helpful hints in terms of continued training as I have a young, growing puppy. I love getting updated photos of what my pup is up to. Can't recommend Katie enough!
Katie provides a wonderfully calm environment for my pup, Finn. She has a lot of dog training experience which gives me a lot of confident in leaving my young pup when I travel. She has also given me some helpful eating and behavioral training tips. Can't recommend Katie highly enough!
This was the first time we used a sitter to care for Marco while we were away. Katie was great. She set our minds at ease and made Marco very comfortable away from home. She sent lots of photos and videos of the dogs playing. I would totally recommend her!
Katie was so helpful! I was leaving my 12 week old puppy for the first time and she really put my mind at ease. She was willing to guide/train my little guy and work on some of the things we've been working on at home (loose leash walking, crate training, etc.) I can't say enough about using Katie as place to leave your pup that will put your mind at ease. She was truly wonderful!
This was our first time using dogvacay let alone leaving our VILA alone with a sitter we didn't know about this service but are extremely happy we found our dog sitter on it. Katie did a great job making us feel at ease while we went on vacation. Katie , kept us posted everyday while we where away with pictures & texts which kept my wife at ease we would definitely recommend dogvacay to our friends & family thanks Katie.
Katie was excellent! Frida was healthy and happy when I came home.
Katie was great. My two dogs had an awesome time and she was very good about communicating how the stay was going. Would definitely use again.
Violet had a wonderful time with Katie and fellow house guests! She had a great time meeting other pets and a human kid. :) Grateful especially for the good care she received for her foot/gait issues!
Katie was really great! She sent me plenty of updates while I was away so I knew Larry was having a good time. Had a last minute trip the same week and I already re-booked with her!
My new puppy Dolly had a lovely time at Katie's - Baxter her adorable pug was a very good playmate for an enthusiastic young pup - he stayed very calm with her and gently let her know when she was overstepping the mark. A good introduction to 'dog etiquette' for Dolly! I felt totally confident leaving her with Katie who clearly knows far more about dogs than me. We have already booked a return visit.
Katie was wonderful with Dolce, who was patient with her despite some medication induced accidents. She administered medication and even groomed/bathed her prior to picking her up. We would recommend Katie to anyone who needs a dog sitter!
She is very nice came with her dog baxter who played with my dog. The water was changed. The cat was feed. I was very happy with her service. She also provided me with the name of doctor who I can take my dog because he is sick. I deffinatly recommend using Katie for dog and Cat service. I will for sure use her again.
My needy French Bulldog Louis has stayed with Katie twice now and I would not think to go anywhere else! I would not trust most of my own family to take proper care of Louis, but Katie is just amazing with him. She(and her husband) have such a calm energy and really know how to handle Louis despite how crazy he can get. Her pug Baxter is adorable and I'm glad Louis gets to socialize with him. Katie even has a baby, which I was worried about, but Katie knows how to handle everything and said Louis did just fine! When Louis stays with her it is truly like a vacation for him, he loves all the attention and walks he gets. My dog has severe food and environmental allergies and Katie had no problem following the rules I set for him regarding food and giving him his needed medication. I truly feel at ease when he is with her and am able to relax and not worry about him. She truly knows what she is doing and I highly recommend her.
katie was fantastic and well prepared to meet buddy. our dog is not the easiest to deal with so it was a blessing that it worked out with her. i'll repeat if i can ever take a vacation again!
Katie was amazing! We couldn't be happier that we found her. She was very flexible and accommodating with our little Kayla (Jack Russell Terrier). We left Kayla for a week and she returned very happy. We knew since the moment we left her that she was going to feel like home with her.
Katie made Kayla feel and treated her like if she was her own. Highly highly recommended!
Katie is absolutely amazing! Dahlia is very sensitive to new places and isn't happy just anywhere, with other people she can get moody and upset with me after I pick her up, but with Katie she fits right at home and is happy as can be. Will definitely keep using Katie.
Our Doggies love Katie! Highly recommended!
Katie was an amazing host for our two girl dogs. On a family trip, I eagerly shared the photos she emailed with all of my family, who responded with oohs and ahhs...

Katie is truly an expert in dog care and diet and we felt that she provided the best care they could possibly get. our dogs can't wait to return..

Highly recommended!
Katie was awesome! She made our baby Eleanor feel right at home and sent pictures to show us how she was getting along. Every message was quickly replied to and we would definitely come back to her for our next dogvacay :)
Katie was absolutely amazing! I left my 2 baby boys with her for almost a week. She was very accomodating to all of our needs, especially when it came to drop off and pick up times. My flight ended up being super late, resulting in a delay in picking the boys up and she was very understanding. I got frequent picture updates showing my babies having fun, being lazy, and getting tons of love and attention. Its very obvious that she loves animals and takes great care of them as if they were her own. We will definitely look to her for future dogsitting needs!:)
Katie was awesome. This was our first time using this service or any dog-sitter at all. Katie sent us regular photo updates of Booker and made sure we knew he was well taken care of.
This is the second time we've used Katie-- and are just as pleased as the first!
Always a pleasure to have Katie care for our dog. She comes back happy and well cared for!
Awesome as always! :)
My boyfriend and I went to Las Vegas for a long weekend and had our 9-month old puppy, Klondike, stay with Katie. Our puppy is very shy and scares easily, but Katie was very warm and welcoming so I knew that Klondike was in good hands right away. Katie even took her to the dog park (after asking our permission) to help Klondike become more comfortable with other dogs. We hit a ton of traffic coming home and were much later than expected, but Katie was very flexible and this did not pose a problem at all.
I was very pleased with my dog's stay with Katie. I chose her based on several good reviews, and definitely agree with everyone. She was very sweet and engaged with my dog immediately when she met her. I could just tell she was a dog person! She sent me picture updates throughout my trip which made me feel at ease leaving my dog with someone new. My dog was returned to me happy and healthy. I highly recommend Katie!
I could write some long, flowery, wordy review proclaiming my continued appreciation of the services rendered by this sitter (to whom I have returned and will again return), my love of the photos of my pooch which she sends regularly and of her flexibility when working with our schedule. I could, but I won't.

I will instead state quite succinctly:
Katie ROCKS and your dog totally wants to stay with her.
Bentley had a great time. We got pics throughout the day. Katie was responsive to all my msg's. I could tell he enjoyed it much more than the dog daycare facilities I've dropped him off in the past. Likely because he got to sit on a couch and relax.
Katie was awesome!!! I highly recommend her. Maddy had a great stay.
Katie is amazing! My little guy was right at home during his stay with her and Baxter. They took a trip to the dog park, and Katie sent daily photos. Can't wait for the next vacay!
We would highly recommend Katie as a dog sitter. Our pup Dizzy got to play with Katie's wonderful pug Baxter, got constant care and love from Katie, and even got to go on pack walks and trips to the dog park. Katie sent us pictures and/or video of Dizzy every day, showing us what a great time she was having, and was always reachable by phone and was super understanding with changes in our schedule. Katie will be our go-to gal whenever we need someone to watch Dizzy!
My two experiences with Katie in Studio City has been fantastic! Because of Katie, I have been a strong advocate of dogvacay and promote dogvacay as the only trusted site today to find great hosts who board dogs like their own. I have witnessed the love Katie provided Muffin (red nose pitbull) by actions not words.

I received a daily photo of Muffin having a vacation like stay. Muffin got to go on a long hike in Hollywood. Muffin received a spa like grooming experience. And Muffin got to hang-out with a cute loving pug name Baxter.

If you want your dog to receive lots and lots of attention, loving support, a great time, and peace of mind while away then look no further than Katie who will provide all of that and more.

We give Katie 2 thumbs and 4 paws up!
Ken & Muffin Lee
Wonderful experience with Katie! We met with a couple of other sitters through before deciding on Katie and we couldn't have been more happy. Not only did she have loads of experience with animals (grooming, walking, sitting) but she also lived less than 5 minutes from us.

Katie took excellent care of our dog and even took her on a great Sunday hike, which she loves. She's got a very sweet pug who is super friendly and plays well with others. On first meeting he greeted our dog with a toy in his mouth and off they went to play - and our dog rarely plays well with other animals upon first meeting.

We have have openly recommended Katie to our other dog friends and we seriously suggest you consider her for your needs as well!
Katie was once again, completely awesome. She had no problems with my dogs special diet, and kept me up-to-date on what my pug was doing. Anytime I would check in and need an update, she was more than happy to accommodate me. We will be back!
We were looking for a friendly home for our dog Max to stay at while we were on our honeymoon for 10 days, and we can't be happier that we found Katie on Dog Vacay.

Katie was friendly and professional from the get go. She responded quickly to our questions and made our decision to book Max's vacation with her easy. She also sent photos of Max to let us know he was doing just fine and having a great time. Overall, Katie really let us be at ease and enjoy our honeymoon knowing Max was in good company.

Thanks again Katie! All 3 of us will be looking to you when we all need a vacation ;) We just hope you'll be available when the time comes!

Jenny, Tom & Max
We can't say enough good things about Katie! She took great care of Stanley during his stay. We felt confident the whole time that he was in great hands. She is safe, reliable, friendly, and just a lovely person overall. She kept us updated with photos and maintained great communication. When we picked him up, he was in great spirits and made a new best doggie friend with her little pug Baxter. We will definitely come back to Katie!
What a great experience. Katie was fantastic. Our dog Zoe was right at home from the minute we walked in. I needed a sitter just for the day and Zoe had a blast playing with her cute pug Baxter. Highly recommend and we will be back!
Katie was so great with my dog--she didn't want to come home at the end of the day! She was giving me updates when I checked in and has a great doggie environment. Definitely an amazing option for anyone!
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