The Grateful Dog in Irvington

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Katie O.

4 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 7 hours
  • 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

Border Collie
12 yr 4 mo old
Mixed Breed
7 yr 4 mo old

Katie's House

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

About Katie

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
The Grateful Dog is located in the Historic district of Downtown Irvington . It is a two story, smoke-free, air conditioned home with a medium sized fenced in yard which gets plenty of sun and shade at any time of the day. Pets have free range of the home and back yard or have the option to relax in a private, air conditioned room upstairs on a full sized bed with a nice view out of the window.

Food and water stations are located in several points of the home with night lights nearby so they can always find their way. Tasty home-made treats made from all-natural ingredients are provided for your pet to enjoy throughout the stay.

We also feature a large claw-foot tub with a detachable shower head to provide bathing and brushing options. Our dogs are bathed regularly and I have always had a knack for getting dogs to enjoy baths. The pet will not be harnessed or leashed but rather allowed to relax in a large tub and enjoy a good head to toe scrub.

I am originally from West Virginia and my fiance, Chris, is from Indiana. We recently bought our home in Downtown Irvington in a lovely, safe, and quiet neighborhood convenient for long or short walks. We have had pets, mainly dogs, in our families our whole lives and currently own two of our own. Bonnie is a 12 year old mid-sized Border Collie and Jude is a 7 year old, slightly chunky, Shepard Mix. Both are fully vaccinated, animal friendly, and, spoiled rescue dogs.

I have a long history of caring for a variety of animals from newborn puppies to senior hospice for dogs of all sizes and breeds. I have loved every dog I have ever met, and they have loved me back. Chris has a reputation as a "male Snow White". Any and every animal loves him so, do not be surprised if you come to pick up your pet and find him/her snuggled and belly up in his lap. He is also very strong and, if available, can walk the large and extra large breed dogs during their stay.

At The Grateful Dog your pet will be treated as more than a house guest. Your pet will receive the love, attention, and comfort of family.

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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Advanced senior issues

Katie O.

4 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 7 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 23, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Katie's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Katie's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/day
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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4 Reviews
Katie was great. I requested a stay 3 hours before I left to go out of town for Thanksgiving. Katie accepted within an hour after I sent my request. I dropped my baby off and felt completely comfortable. Dior is diva and she is somewhat territorial (so I learned). Katie stayed calm and was able to made Dior feel comfortable and less anxious. While I was out of town, Katie sent me daily updates and photos. She also made snacks (YES, she actually made doggie snacks). Dior was sent home with some too. Katie also gave me advice about Dior's anxiety. I liked Katie so much that I plan on signing Dior up for weekly doggie daycare.
Super easy and friendly to work with. Everything I encountered made me feel comfortable leaving my dog there.

Big, fenced, clean back yard. Truly a home away from home for our girl. This gave her the opportunity to play with other dogs without the overwhelming environment of a doggie daycare. When they were able to report our dog's comfort sighs, I knew she had been treated as part of their family.

As a Registered Veterinary Technician of over a decade, I'll be happy to use Katie O again in the future.
Katie was very nice and my dogs were very happy with her. She sent out pictures of them each day and kept me posted. A++++
Katie was a great host! She was very responsive to me, sent updates, and took great care of my puppy while I was away. I will definitely be sending Ella to Katie in the future. I would recommend anyone in the area looking for a host to contact Katie. She was fantastic.
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