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Katharine S.

246 Reviews
143 Repeat Guests
$29/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 1.7 hrs
  • 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 4 mo old
Charlie
Boxer
Male
3 yr 4 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 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.

*We do not accept dogs 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 Extended Stay 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 an Extended Stay 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. 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.

246 Reviews
143 Repeat Guests
$29/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 1.7 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated May 23, 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
246 Reviews
We love when our miniature schnauzer gets to stay with Katharine. We know he will be well loved and taken care of in our absence. Katharine truly loves dogs and it shows in how she cares for them. We also love getting texts with pictures and videos of our pup having a great time on his vacation. I would highly recommend Katharine!
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Second time having all 3 of our dogs stay with Katharine...and again perfect. It's amazing how all of our dogs feel comfortable walking right in and making themselves comfortable. I love that she kept updating us daily with pictures of them all. Will likely book a third stay for our next trip.
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Everything about our interactions was great. Quick, informative communication before the reservation, warm welcome at the door, clean and orderly home, well-mannered canine guests, daily texts with photos.
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