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Kristen B.

19 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 45 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

Kristen 's Resident Pets

Bluetick Coonhound
6 yr 6 mo old
Bluetick Coonhound
2 yr 10 mo old

Kristen 's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Dog door access

About Kristen

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi welcome to the Happy Hounds, I'm Kristen and dogs have always had a special place in my heart. I have two rescue pups Augie and Dixon. Occasionally I will also have a foster pup waiting on a forever home. I'm located right in West Huntsville off of University Dr. My home is fully fenced with two separate sections. Giving my guests plenty of space to run and play. I have the ability to keep small and large dog separate inside and outside. Dogs of all sizes and breeds are welcome. For the safety of all my guest I require all dogs to be up to date on vaccinations and all dog over 1yr to be spayed/neutered.

Please bring proof of vaccinations for your first visit The Happy Hounds, Thank you.
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Contact Kristen
Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained

Kristen B.

19 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 45 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kristen 's Home
$27 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Kristen 's Home
$19 /day
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$35 /hour
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19 Reviews
Kristen was great! She took a last minute daycare reservation on her one day between two trips. Our girl was happy and played all day with the two resident pups. She came back tired and happy! We got several pupdates throughout the day with pictures too. Would use again!
Kristen was available on short notice and helped me with adjusting Cooper's stay when I was delayed.
Kristen was great with our dog! Our pup came back exhausted from so much play time and happy as can be. I don't think he missed us! She was super easy to communicate with and kept me updated with how they were doing with pictures/videos throughout our time away. Highly recommend!
Very sweet care and communication
Absolutely perfect experience with Kristen. My vet's boarding service completely dropped the ball with my reservation for New Year's weekend and luckily I found Kristen and Dog Vacay while sitting in their empty parking lot. She sent lots of pictures and videos so we knew Grubby was having fun and was being well taken care of. We're so thankful to have found Kristen and will definitely user her again in the future. Please don't hesitate to leave your dog with her!
Mowgli had a great time, and we got lots of picture updates! Kristen was also super flexible when our schedule changed and we had to add days last minute.
This was my first time going out of town and not boarding at the vet's office. Kristen is phenomenal and answered all my questions and put me at ease. Cooper loved playing with other dogs and had a great time.
Kristen was great! She loved on our pup while we were gone. Sent pictures throughout the stay. Easy to work with for drop off and pick up. Our pup had a blast with her dogs. Definitely will ask her next time we need it.
Pluto had a great visit. Kristen sent occasional photos of Pluto which was awesome. Her other dogs are friendly and Pluto loved playing with them. Highly recommended Kristen to sit your dog.
Annie had a great time at Kristen's! She got to play with Kristen's dogs and lie on the sofa with her new friends. Kristen sent us pictures and made us feel very at ease about leaving our baby there. Would definitely recommend her!
Kristen did a great job with our pet, this is our second time with DogVacay and we will continue to use them for Teds vacation needs. Thanks again Kristen!!
She was great!!!! So sad to see her go, when she moved!
Henry completely enjoyed his vacation with Auggie and Dixon over the weekend. Our minds were at ease knowing he would enjoy himself. Kristen sent great pictures of our brown eyed boy which always made me melt from how happy Henry looked. We sure are going to miss Kristen, Auggie and Dixon.
Henry was so happy to spend time with Auggie doggie and Dixon while we attended to some out of town appointments. We look forward to letting Henry hang out with the boys again!
Great experience! Easy drop off and pick up. Sends photo and video updates. Barley made fast friends with her two coon hounds. Will definitely rebook in the future. A+
Henry really enjoyed his time with Auggie, Dixon, and Kristen. It was nice to know that he was nearby and SAFE while I was busy taking care of things. We look forward to letting Henry play with the boys again.
Kristen was excellent. We would highly recommend her.
Findlay loves it with Kristen. Her dogs are great cohosts as well. Definitely a good time for all.
Kristen watched my precious boxer for me over night. Her dogs were very friendly and welcoming. Findlay, my dog had a wonderful time and came home very worn out from all the play time. Kristen is very patient, nice and accommodating!! She has plenty of space for the dogs to play and yet be alone if they want. I will be using her again in the future for sure!!
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