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Katharine S.

239 Reviews
141 Repeat Guests
$29/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

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 - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier

Katharine's Resident Pets

Annie
Golden Retriever
Female
9 yr 2 mo old

Katharine's House

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

About Katharine

33 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We are definitely dog people. Our house is always alive with canine guests and we wouldn't want it any other way. Many parents tell us that their pups are a little sad when they get home because they've had their own vacation at our house.
We've been hosting dogs in our home for over five years, and have had all different breeds, sizes, personalities, and ages (as you can see from our pictures). I am a former English teacher and my husband retired from the military to finish his history and political science degrees at UAH. The Dog People is now my full time career, which means I am home playing with pooches all day!
Our back yard has a six foot privacy fence, is medium-sized, and very clean. We are regularly outside with our sweet Golden Retriever and boarders playing music, grilling out, or throwing the ball.
Feel free to ask me any questions you might have! I know how stressful it is to leave your dog(s) behind when you travel. At our house, they'll feel loved, secure, and will ALWAYS have a vacation of their own.

*Our hours: 6:30am - 7:00pm

*We charge $29 a night/per dog and $40 a night/per dog under 6 months old.

*We require proof of all vaccinations.

Pick Up Policy
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Boarding reservations are for a 24 hour period. If you plan on your pooch being here later, please include our $20 daycare fee on the pick up day.
For example, if you drop off at 6:30am on Monday, pick up will be at 6:30am on Tuesday, unless you pay a daycare fee.

*Your dog must be spayed/neutered, housebroken, up to date on all vaccinations, and get along well with other dogs.

*We offer doggy daycare (in addition to overnight boarding) for $24 a day ($30 for dogs under 6 months). We'd be happy to keep your pup entertained while you’re away for the day.

*Please arrive ON TIME. When a client is late, we then have to reschedule the rest of the daily appointments in order to not have them overlap in our living room.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling

Katharine S.

239 Reviews
141 Repeat Guests
$29/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated March 24, 2017

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Katharine's Home
$29 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Katharine's Home
$24 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
239 Reviews
Wonderful experience!
Katherine was great to work with and provided us updates and pics of our pet while we were away. Would definitely use her again if needed.
Katharine is so amazing! Our 12 week old Labradoodle and our 13 year old mixed breed are our babies! We were referred to Katharine by a friend and we were so impressed!! She is such a sweet heart. Throughout the night I was receiving texts and we were so impressed!! She is such a sweet heart. Throughout the night I was receiving texts and videos with updates on our dogs. We felt like the dogs were in a safe and loving place and highly recommend her! You can tell she loves dogs!
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