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Katie C.
Walla Walla, WA 99362
56 Reviews
35 Repeat Guests
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Pet Requirements

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

Katie's Resident Pets

Great Big Mutt
18 months old
Black Lab
6 old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Katie's House

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About Katie

I am so sorry to announce that I am not accepting new clients at this time. I am in school full time and will be working outside the home part time in addition, so I won't be home enough to care for the pooches.

Thank you for considering The Dog House.
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Katie C.
Walla Walla, WA 99362
56 Reviews
35 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated June 29, 2015


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Katie's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
Daycare At Katie's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$15 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$25 /hour
$20 /bath
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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56 Reviews
Tip (our border collie) would rather stay with Katie than come home! He loves her and her dog Archie. Barks his head off every time we make the turn off Wilbur... He knows he is headed to dog heaven. Thx K!
Katie & her family love Leo almost as much as we do! He is treated with compassion & the love of true "dog people". He is a very happy dog when we pick up. It is a wonderful thing not to worry about how he is being cared for. We only deal with the fact that we miss him.
Leo loves Katie and all of her family at the Dog House. He is well cared for, loved & totally spoiled while enjoying the company of Archie & Pumba, Katie's own dogs.
Katie's entire family loves dogs. And they walk our dog and talk to our dog and include him in more activities than a kennel would. Wonderful people.
Katie is absolutely wonderful! I am so glad we found her. She is very friendly, flexible, and knowledgeable about dogs. She even sends picture updates of how the stay is going. I HIGHLY recommend her!
I can't tell you how much more we enjoyed our vacation knowing that Shilo was being taken care of so well. And to receive random text pictures of his activities just melted our hearts. A+ and would definitely use again.
Jack loves to visit with Katie and family including the other dog buddies! He's glad to see her, so no separation anxiety issues at drop-off. The entire family enjoyed the photo Katie sent of Jack having fun with her. Our daughter uses it for her cell phone wallpaper now! In addition to pampering, Jack obviously gets the exercise he needs. A great stay!
Jack remembered his previous happy visit and had no hesitation in joining Katie for this vacation! We all got a laugh from the photo of Jack Katie sent us and speculated that maybe she attaches dog treats to her phone to get him to smile like that. A plus: he came home happy but tired. He obviously got adequate exercise. Thanks, Katie!
Katie and The DogHouse are the best. She always treats my little girl like her own. Tessa goes running up to the house to be let in every time!
Katie took fabulous care of Sophie. She knows just what dogs like and really communicates with them. Her home is exceptionally clean and dog friendly. Definitely 5 stars!
Thank you so much! You're the best! Brutus had a great time.
This girl ROCKS!!! Beau adores her and when we show up for play dates (that's what I call them) I am history!! No good bye Mom, love you Mom, just full out running to Katie for LOVE. It takes a special person to love these babies the way she does, Beau and I feel blessed to have her in our lives.
I don't leave reviews anymore because there isn't anything else I can add about Katie!! I wouldn't know what to do without her and either does Beau!! I actually am very jealous of their relationship ---- the minute he sees her I am history and he's all over her, you actually can see him smiling for those of you who know "Dog Lingo" We LOVE our Katie, and Thank you to Dog Vacay for making this all possible.

The best dog whisperer in the valley!
Daily texts and photos were sent to me to show just how happy my little girl was. That's very cool!
She treats our little girl like family.
Katie was wonderful! We had to leave our beloved dog with her for nearly three weeks over Christmas break, and it's clear that he was treated as part of the family. Katie is a dog natural and clearly understands how to keep them under control. She sent us regular photos of him playing around, and he got lots of exercise and loved playing with the other dogs that came to stay. I've been recommending Dogvacay (and Katie in particular) to everyone I know -- so much better than the kennel!
Great as usual and Mabel is as worn out by playing with the other "guests" as usual. Thank you Katie for another stress less vacation due to your dog expertise!
Well...I'm kinda selfish and want to keep Katie and "The Dog House" to myself, but....

Katie and her wonderful family do a fantastic job of bringing others pets into their home and treating them like they are one of the family. Marley snuggles up to her son each night. Her adorable puppy is well behaved and brings the "party" to the house. Marley has stayed a couple of times and runs inside with a huge smile. We will definitely be back.
Our second time with Katie and the Dog House. Just as awesome as the first. We'll be back again!
Katie was awesome. She always is. Thank you.
My husband and I went on vacation for two weeks - I have never left my baby (Wanda) for that long, and it was the first time leaving her with Katie after our initial meet-n-greet.
I cannot be happier with how the vacation went (for us and for Wanda)! I was updated continuously with photos and texts, so I could see how she was doing first-hand and hear all the funny stories. I felt completely at ease and stress-free about Wanda's well-being and contentedness.
I very happily refer Katie to anyone needing a pet-sitter, especially one who will look after your baby in the comfort of her home.
Another great play date! Mabel knows exactly what I mean when I say " going to see the doggies" and dashes to her leash and the car even though she doesn't like to ride in the car. I guess she has decided its worth it!
Mabel wasn't ready to leave when I picked her up. Hers was one of 6 doggie heads that popped up from the couch and around it when I knocked on the door. They were all resting together after running and playing hard. Katie says they play for about 1-1/2 hours and nap for at least an hour before they start all over again. They sure like their pack and their Alpha Female aka Katie.
Our dog had a fabulous time with Katie and I was very comfortable with leaving our dog in her care. She is wonderful!
I dropped Mabel off this morning with Katie and several other dogs ranging from 5-100 lbs.(my estimate). Katie reads dogs so well she could see the subtle clues they were giving each other and knew what to do make each dogs transition easier. It was uncanny, but I know Katie takes classes and reads as much as possible so that she can be the best dog whisperer in the valley. I'm so glad we found her! Mabel came home with just enough energy to eat and crash. She LOVES Katie's Doghouse!
I couldn't say enough good things about our experience so far with the Dog House! Having a safe and happy place for my dog to stay in Walla Walla makes going out of town way less stressful. Highly recommended!
Katie and her entire family was great! Even though Frodo was ill, she agreed to take him along with all his medications, plus handle Gala with her insulin shots. I can't tell you how much I appreciate having her watch my "kids". I did not want to think of poor Frodo being stuck in a cage at the Vet's office while I was off having fun. I would recommend Katie without hesitation.
Beau had his first sleep over and did fabulous!! He's decided he likes Katie's house ALOT!!! Always something going on - - he's bored at home now :) Thank you Katie for allowing Mom to be out and know that her guy is being so well taken care of.
I couldn't ask for a better place to leave Abbey. Kati was very flexible with our changing plans. This was the first time we left Abbey overnight with someone she had never met before, and though she had a rough adjustment, Kati did everything she could to help her feel more relaxed, even giving her a massage. (I am a assuage therapist, so this was really neat to hear). The pictures she sent us were fun, and it was nice to keep in touch with how things were going for our anxious dog.
All I can say is she is the "BEST"!! Beau doesn't want to stay home anymore - - he wants to go to Katie's house to play. So appreciate that I know my best friend is being given the same love there that he get's at home. Thanks Katie and family!
This was simply a meet and greet but Katie spent a good hour letting me and my puppy get very comfortable and familiar with her dogs and the lay of the land in her home. I felt very confident in her knowledge of dog care and training and how genuinely she loved all the dogs under her care...even my little pup she had just met. I'll be using her services for sure.
Mabel goes crazy as we round the corner to The Dog House and rushes in to greet Katie before she starts playing with her dog pack. When I pick her up she always is pooped out and ready to go home. We go back for a play date each week.
This was the first time that we had left our dog with someone other than family and it couldn't have turned out for the better! Knowing that there was always going to be a human and other dogs around was a comfort to us. I couldn't think of leaving him in a kennel and not having attention. Katie is very organized and knows her stuff! During our trip she would send me pictures of Shilo and it made our trip that much more fun knowing we didn't have to worry. I am so grateful that we found Katie and her family and would use her over and over again. A++++++++
Our dogs LOVED their time with Katie. The meet and greet helped ease my worries (our one dog is a young puppy who hadn't been away from home before). We were able to see how she handles the dogs, her procedures for meal time and play time and were so impressed. Our dogs stayed two nights and we loved the photos via phone she sent us of our dogs happily playing and lounging with the others. We've not had a better boarding experience, thank you Katie!
A wonderful visit, as usual. Katie lets me know when Mabel's best friends are coming and we arrange our play dates from there. Katie taught preschool for awhile, and all the attention, creativity, and love she showed the little children she now heaps on her canine "class"! I think of her as Miss Katie.
We've stopped counting how many times we have asked Katie to bring our old Golden into her home and how many times he comes home happier than when he left. She's simply the best, and has allowed us, as empty nesters with a beloved pet, to get out and have some wonderful adventures. We can't recommend her highly enough!
So great to have a place to take our Mabel when a busy day prevents us from giving her all the attention she deserves and desires. Katie is a dog-whisperer and we all love her!
Katie and her " crew", actually famiiy, took great care of our special needs girl, Mabel. I'm always amazed at their patience and concern for her well-being. Mabel is always glad to see us but mopes around a bit when she gets home and her friends haven't come along. She loves all of them, furry and otherwise. And we love and appreciate them so much that we have scheduled regular doggie days so she can see them more.
Katie is fabulous! She was very thourough during the meet and greet and when I dropped him off for his 4 day stay with Katie and her family. He loved it there and I got lots of updates and photos. Chance can't wait for his next stay at the DogHouse!!
The best dog boarding experience of my pups life! Katie is the dog whisperer of Walla Walla. I have two dogs; one has a little separation anxiety, the other has alpha dog anxiety and she can keep them both in line and happy. She doesn't kennel so the dogs get to play and are sleepy by the time I pick them up which is wonderful since I'm so pregnant I can barely walk them. I will never take my dogs anywhere else, she is amazing! I would recommond her to anyone who loves their dogs and wants them to have a great stay while they are away!
Mabel is always soo excited to go to Katie and family's DogHouse. When we round the corner to Katie's street Mabel thrashed herself out of her seat belt and began pacing the back seat begging to get to the house faster! I almost feel guilty about bringing her home without her doggie and human friends. Mabel has a rare condition that requires a lot of attention and the whole family helps as needed to keep her healthy. Katie is an answer to prayer! Katie, we love you.
Was not expecting the meet and greet to be so thorough. From reading my dog's (Rylie) behavior, to getting to know Rylie, to know if she would get along with others. Rylie is shy and food aggressive, but Katie made sure she ate alone and eased the other animals in to meeting Rylie, slowly. All the dogs we met were super happy. I got a couple photo updates of Rylie while we were gone. Rylie was out and about, fed on schedule, took walks, played with others, given treats. And Katie was very open and upfront about everything as well. Katie loves her furry friends, that's for sure! I will never ever use a kennel again. Thank you so much, Katie.
Katie and her home are amazing!!!! Our daschund Toddy thoroughly enjoyed his time with them. He'd go in alert and come home dead tired from all the play and activities of the day (nice for us after our long day wine tasting!). I'd recommend her to anyone looking for something besides a prison cell (kennel). Will definitely be back next trip. Thanks Katie!!
Katie was awesome!! She loves the dogs and it shows. Very excited to find a "home" away from home for my dog!
Katie is an amazing dog trainer and dog sitter. She does an amazing job every time and I can rely on her to be consistent and available.
We almost cancelled our overnight trip out of town because our 9-month old puppy had been up through the night vomiting. (He'd gotten into something not-so-good outside.) By morning, he had gone 3 hours since his last episode, but we were still worried about leaving him.

Katie assured us that she'd watch him closely, start him on ice cubes and soft, safe foods (brown rice and applesauce), and limit his playtime if need be. She had our vet on speed dial and told us that she'd not hesitate to take him in if he didn't improve or got worse.

To our great relief, our puppy thrived under Katie's watchful eye. She kept us posted regularly throughout the day with text messages, sent us photos, and in no time, our puppy was back to his usual playful, happy, hungry self.

We felt completely at ease continuing on with our overnight trip as planned, and we knew our little guy was in great hands with Katie at The Dog House.
Katie was very flexible and welcoming. And our dog was happy!
Our puppy has special needs that require a lot more one on one than most any dog. Katie and her family were great with Mabel and really seemed to enjoy her. Katie did some specific training with Mabel, which is hard to do because her condition requires that she not get food treats. I'm in awe that Katie was willing to take Mabel at all but mostly that she took the hard work as a challenge. We're just hoping Mabel will be happy with us at home! If possible we will arrange play dates for her to visit with her doggie and human friends at The Dog House. Thanks to Katie and her family for blessing us with confidence that Mabel was healthy and happy!
Our two dogs (one 4 years old, one 8 months old) stayed with Katie, her family, and her pack at The Dog House for two days and one night while we went away for the weekend. Our boys were well taken of, snuggled, and played with throughout their stay. Katie even got our tough leash-walker to walk on a leash with a pack!

We wholeheartedly recommend Katie's services to everyone we meet who has a dog.
Katie is the best! She takes her job very seriously and is extrememly professional. She has a passion for all types of dogs. My dogs both love Katie and her large family who all seem to work well as a team to care for the dogs. THANK YOU KATIE! We'll be in touch!
Katie was so great! When we dropped Reggie off, it was clear the whole family loved dogs and Reggie would be adored (which is, of course, what we hope for!). Katie texted pictures every day, and she was super flexible, letting us pick up Reggie for visits. We will absolutely leave Reggie with Katie again!
Katie is a wonderful dog-sitter. Our 10-year-old Golden fit in well with her family and pets, as evidenced by the many photos Katie thoughtfully provided us while we were away. We will definitely ask her to sit for us again!
The dogs are always better behaved when they come home than when they were dropped off. And they are happy!!
Katie was incredible. The dogs were very happy and well taken care of.
Katie is an incredible dog trainer and kind and professional person. We were so very happy with her service. She also trained our dogs while we were gone so they were better behaved when we picked them up than when we left them. Will be booking with Katie again soon!
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