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Ken R.

66 Reviews
45 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 14 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

Ken's Resident Pets

champ
Siberian Husky
Male
3 yr 5 mo old
sasha
Australian Shepherd
Male
6 yr 5 mo old
Murphy
Siberian Husky
Male
9 yr 5 mo old
Papillion
Siberian Husky
Female
5 yr 5 mo old

Ken's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Ken

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have a large, fenced in yard with plenty of room to run.Baby pools out in the summer for those who like to take a dip! Involved in dog rescue, as well as a board member for the local dog park. We routinely host play dates for the dogs, take them on hikes, or over to the dog park for a little socialization. Our guys require lots of exercise, so naturally our guests are included. Normally, someone is home with the dogs all day and they can come and go to the yard freely in good weather.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine

Ken R.

66 Reviews
45 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 14 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 29, 2016

Credentials

Course 101 Graduate
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Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Ken's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep on my bed
Daycare At Ken's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Baths
$20 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$25 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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66 Reviews
We were extremely at peace leaving our dog with Ken and his family. Immediately you know that they will care and love your dog. Our dog Jet loved being around their dogs as well. Highly recommend them.
Ken and his wife were amazing. They watched our somewhat difficult Shiba Inu and made him feel like part of their family. They are very knowledgeable about dogs and know just what to do to make your pup comfortable. Our dog loved the yard and all the dogs to play with. We will definitely be booking with them again!
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Our dog had a great time and got along well with everyone. Highly recommend.
This was the first time we had to leave our dog overnight and we were extremely nervous. We met Ken and Dagmar ahead of time for a meet and greet, and on the drop off day, our dog appeared to remember Ken and went off with him to the back yard with barely a look back over her shoulder. When we picked her up two days later, she seemed happy and very tired! She must have been playing very hard! They also sent us a photo during her stay - which was greatly appreciated!
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Ken and Dagmar was GREAT! I was a little nervous about the whole Pet Vacay experience but after I met them, I knew my Roxy was in good hands. I will definitely be using them again!
Always with you pup and a great family. Huge back yard t is fenced with a mini pool and the dogs go out when're ever they want. Someone is always home and four other great dogs to play with.
Another great week of vacation with the husky family. We have two cocker spaniels who just love going there. We've been with them for over five years and they are absolutely wonderful with the dogs. They are committed to their care, knowledgeable, send updates, and our babies always come home tired and happy! Thanks Ken and Dagmar!
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Ken was very accommodating for our last minute request for a Saturday daycare for our 8 month old vizsla, Zuke!
Ken was a fantastic host to our dog, Russell, for a whole week. It was our big boys first time there, and everything went great. He sent us updates so we knew that he was doing well. We will definitely book with Ken again!
Our dog Zena seemed to have an awesome time with Ken and his wife! Both were very responsive and worked through all our questions. Sent me pics and updates as I asked while we were away! Would certainly recommend and bring her back again!!! Thank you for taking such good care of our fuzzy baby !
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This is the 2nd stay for our older dog and the 1st for our puppy. Sasha and Meike both loved their stay and probably didnt want to go home with us. Being a Samoyed and a husky they became part of the "pack". They knew exactly how to take care of our dogs and the quirks of the northern breeds, which was important to me (esp since huskies can be escape artists) With it being memorial day weekend we were worried about Sasha and the fireworks, but they took her upstairs to a quiet area and played with her one on one to make sure she stayed calm. We couldn't ask for a better experience. On our trip, several people said they had kenneled their dogs and were worried about how they would come home, some had been skittish and didnt eat in the past after their boarding. We have NEVER had this problem and we raved about Dogvacay and the experiences we had. Hopefully we converted a few people.
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Ken and Dagmar did an amazing job with our little husky, Mika! We were nervous about leaving her for the first time but she had a great time. Our puppy was having so much fun she didn't wanna leave. Thanks for everything you both did an amazing job!
My dog is a rascal and these guys do a great job of showing him a good time. He comes home to me exhausted from all the fun. He always seems to have a great time (is eager to greet his friends when i drop him off and never that interested in coming home).
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Bonds were definitely formed during Bentley's vacay! I was nervous before meeting Ken, his wife and their pack because I wasn't sure how Bentley would react. They have a system for introducing their pack to a new guest and so one by one we met each dog until everyone was out in the yard together. I was surprised at how well my boy took to the pack. He was running and playing and it put a huge smile on my face. I knew he was going to have a blast during his vacay. The day I dropped him off, Dagmar made it really easy by whisking Bentley away to the yard to meet the pack again so I could be on my way. She gave me a report at the end of the night to let me know he was doing really well. My little bulldog wanted to play nonstop and wore himself out during his stay. He was treated like one of their own. I was really impressed that Dagmar showed such interest by doing some research on Bentley's breed and history. She cuddled him, combed him, cleaned his ears and wiped his face daily. I know bonds were formed because the day I picked him up she went inside to gather Bentley's things and he whined for her! We were invited to come play if we are in the area which is pretty awesome. He was well cared for and I will most definitely be sending him back in the future.
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Ken and Dagmar were great with our two dogs. They are very sensitive to each dog's personality and individual needs. These are very caring sitters who have lots of outdoor space to romp. The dogs had a great overnight experience.
It's always great to work with Ken and Dagmar! My dog returns exhausted from the non-stop fun.
Great hosts! If your dog enjoys people and other dogs, they will love staying here. Ken and Dagmar are wonderful with dogs and people. We left our 4 month old Newfie pup in their care and could not be happier with our experience. They made us feel comfortable and gave us a lot of advice as novice dog owners. It was like leaving our pup with family or friends, actually it was even better! Thank you :)
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This was Lucy's first time away from home and I was so glad to find Ken and his wife. We arranged a meet and greet prior to our vacation and I knew at that time she would be in good hands. Lucy came home happy and tired. I'll definitely send her there for our next vacation! Thanks so much!
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Dagmar and Ken are the best. Bear just loves them and they love having Bear. I love the photo's that they send me and I know my boy is happy with his second family as well as his pack...being a husky helps. I am so happy that I have them to take care of Bear. Thank you!
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My dog Nellie was in absolutely amazing care during our vacation. They sent us pictures of her on walks at the creek and she always seemed like she was having a great time. My German shepherd has actually been much more social at the dog park ever since she went on vacation at Ken's boarding home for the week. I could not recommend them any more, they are great people and your dog is in excellent hands.
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My dogs had a great experience. I couldn't ask for anything better.
After taking my dog Riley for her meet-and-greet with Ken, I knew she was going to have a great time with him and his family. This was my first time leaving her for an extended period though, so of course I was still a little worried. Ken texted me the first night to let me know she had a great day, which I thought was really thoughtful. When I came to pick her up, his wife told me that Riley got to play in the kiddie pools, swim in the creek, and all the other fun activities they takes their dogs to do. Riley was so exhausted she slept the entire rest of the day. A sure sign of a happy pup! I will definitely be going to Ken to watch Riley in the future.
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We feel so lucky to have found Ken R and his wife. They are so caring and they really make us feel so comfortable being away from our dog. He gets such great exercise - I actually think he is sad to leave there!!!!
Bam-Bam had a great time. We had a great time too not having to worry about Bam-Bam.
This was a great place for my 1 year old, energetic Lab puppy. Ken, his wife and dogs provided lots of love and entertainment for her. She got plenty of exercise and learned some tricks. This was our first time using DogVacay and it was great!
Nola had a great time during her week on vacation. She had a lot of fun with the other dogs and a lot of exercise. Definitely recommend and Nola will be back for her next vacation!
They were SO helpful! Very flexible and fun. They watched Captain while we were away for our wedding. They are very kind, and Captain played very well with their dogs! He came home exhausted!!!
Our vizsla Koda just got back from her first visit at Ken and Dagmar's. We felt very comfortable leaving her there for two days. She is almost two and very energetic so the fact that she was able to play all day with other dogs and wasn't kenneled was great. We will definitely be sending Koda again for future vacations.
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Ken and Dagmar watched my ridiculously exuberent vizsla for me for 2 weeks while I had some surgery.
Things could not have worked out better for me or for him. He was happy, had buddies to play with and was cared for, was exercised and became a part of their dog family for those 2 weeks.
I am so happy that now I can more easily make plans to go out of town occasionally since I have a reliable "fun" place for my McGee.
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Bam-Bam had a great time with Ken. Plus I got pictures from his stay.
Bear was so well cared for. I received photos of Bear and I know that they just loved him. I cannot say enough about Ken and his wife. I will not hesitate to book with Ken and know that Bear will be in a loving and caring home. Thank you so much.
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This was Rufus' first stay, but Abbey's second visit. When we went to pick them up, Rufus didn't want to leave. I think that pretty much says it all. They both wore themselves out and had a great time!
They were responsive and professional. I felt secure leaving my 2 dogs in their care. The dogs obviously had a good time. They didn't want to leave and they came home tired. I will certainly use them again. Thanks again Ken and Dag
Perfect dog sitters for Esky. She loves being there and we always know she is in the best of hands with our hosts!
Bella had a great time
Thanks again for taking Esky last minute. She misses her friends more and more each time!
This was our second vacay. Riley and Ruby loved to stay with Ken and his wife. All my questions were answered and we felt comfortable leaving our almost 2 year chocolate lab and our 1 year boxer mix. They seem very happy and I love to see the pics. For this stay it was so important for us to have full confidence. My daughter was married and we were able to fully relax about the dogs while focusing on the rehearsal and wedding service and reception. Thank you for loving our babies. Amy and John
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Thank you for hosting Esky! She had a great time and actually seems a little sad now she's back to her usual daily grind - she spent all evening just hanging out near the front door wondering why she had to leave her "pack". See you again next month!
We have been leaving our cocker spaniel, Poe, with Dagmar and Ken for the last 2-3years and he absolutely loves it there. He's made friends with their huskies and has his own little vacation with his "other family" while we are away. He sure doesn't seem to miss us :). Our hosts are incredibly attentive, send frequent photo updates, and are amazingly flexible, especially having had our share of delays at various airports. We never worry for a second when we leave Poe behind, he's in caring and loving home with our hosts.
Denise
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You are very attentive to each pet's needs & know well how to take good care of them. I really appreciated the notes & communication you sent me while we were away. Thank you for having Bella!
I am so happy I found Ken & Dag and their dogs. This was a perfect match for my aussie/hound mix Sasha who needs people to understand his purpose and needs animals to be part of a pack. Dag and Ken figured him out right away and their dogs were absolutely amazing with him, especially his new best friend Mr. P. Sasha is so sad to be home again -- and that is a good sign. I've been around the dog world for many years and can say that Ken & Dag have that "special something" that communicates with animals (and people who are tuned in). This kind of compassion and care doesn't come by every day and even though it's an hour drive for me to get to their place, I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
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This was our first experience with Dog Vacay and we could not have picked a better set of parents than Ken and Dagmar. They clearly know and love dogs. They are very clued in to how the dogs are feeling, how to introduce them to their own pack and what it takes to have feel comfortable, safe and loved. Axle and Atlas were thoroughly spoiled by long hikes, dips in creek and TLC throughout the week (yes, we have great pics too!) They were happy and tired (played out..the good kind of tired) when we went to pick them up. We were delighted with the whole experience and would not hesitate doing this again. Thanks Ken and Dagmar!
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They were awesome!! They are both very professional and very accommodating. Quincy was so happy when we picked him up and tired from having so much fun! Thanks for a great experience. We will definitely be going back.
Lupie had a great time as she always does! Lupie loves going there and I highly recommend them!
Ken and his wife were nice enough to host a Meet & Greet so we could see how my dog got along with his. His dogs could not have been nicer and it was clear that all the dogs were very social with a "new comer". I left my dog with Ken for a week and he was kind enough to send photos of her playing out in the snow with his dogs. She was having a great time!.

As others have remarked when I got my dog home she slept for almost a full day. She actually appeared sad to be leaving her new friends.

I would highly recommend Ken to anyone looking to board their dog.
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Ken and his wife are big dog people and I felt Emma was in the best of hands. Her play style was compatible with their dogs and she had a great time. I hope to lodge Emma with them again!
Our dog Gabe had a great time staying with Ken and Dagmar! They took time to slowly introduce all of the dogs to each other and made Gabe feel like one of the gang in their lovely home. It was also reassuring when Ken sent some pictures and updates of how Gabe was doing day by day. We think he is missing his new friends!
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I would highly recommend Ken and Dagmar. I could tell right away they are dog lovers and very knowledgeable about dogs as well. Juno had a great time playing with their dogs and I would definitely bring her back for another dog vacay. The best thing about this host is that I did not worry about Juno the whole time we were away. I knew she was in good hands.
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Our German Shepherd puppy loved her week with Ken and family! She cried as we left their house - always a good sign! They were very accommodating and attentive to Rosie's food and behavior issues that we were working on, and gave her tons to do while she was there. We were worried about putting her in a kennel for a week with her anxiety issues, so this was the perfect solution. Their huskies were very friendly and used to having new dogs around to play with in their yard and nearby parks. Thanks so much! We will definitely book again!
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Ken and his wife were terrific with Koda. Excellent care and plenty of exercise. They also sent routine updates and pictures. My dog had a great vacation!
Our cocker spaniel, Poe, has stayed with Ken & Dagmar for the last 3 years during all of our vacations and he's loved it every single time. He quickly made friends with their huskies and he comes home exhausted, happy, and well cared for. Our hosts are true animal lovers and are incredibly caring, conscientious, kind, and responsible.
Denise
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We knew when meeting Ken that our dog would be well taken care of. He is thorough and easy to communicate with. Ken was fantastic with Rosie, our medium to large mix breed dog. He even emailed us during our week long trip. We loved hearing about how she settled in and was behaving. When we came to bring Rosie home, she was a very happy, healthy girl. Dog Vacay is so great! Thanks Ken for enjoying Rosie as much as she enjoyed staying with you.
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Lilly had a great time staying with Ken, his wife, and their dogs. We were updated daily with texts and emails with photos. It made us feel comfortable knowing she was well taken care of. Ken and Dagmar were very helpful and gave us advice and made toy suggestions. Lilly had lots of fun playing with the other dogs in the big back yard!
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Absolutely the best! Sailor has an amazing visit. Gives us great peace of mind knowing that he is well cared for while we are away. First person we think of when we begin planning our vacation.
We left our 7yr old choc lab Kahlua stay here for 3 days. This was the first time she didn't come along for the trip and stayed with someone she didn't really know. When we went to pick her up, Kahlua was busy playing in the back yard and enjoying every minute of it! She was excited to see us, but maybe a little bummed because she was leaving her new friends. Ken and his wife are great people and it's very obvious to see, that Kahlua had just as nice of a vacay as we did! Thanks again
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Ken and his wife far exceeded our expectations. They were very understanding and even offered to have Zeus stay a little extra if that meant we got back into town safely from a terrible storm that was brewing up. Zeus enjoyed his stay and was exhausted by the time we got home from all the dog-friendly activities he got to enjoy-- he even went and helped pick out veggies on a farm! Needless to say, I will definitely keep Ken and his wife in mind next time we need a sitter.
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Bubba had never stayed with anyone who was not a family relative before, so we were apprehensive. We needn't have worried at all. He was happy to see us, but reluctant to leave his new found buddies. I think he will be very bored at the farm with no one to romp with except his old parents.
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We thought Rollie had a great time on his first visit. Well it was even better the second time. He got to go on a 5 mile hike and even visit a dog park! He came home exhausted and I dare say... I think he was equally as sad to leave as happy to see us. Had to chase him around a bit to get him into our car!
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Rollie had an awesome stay with Ken and his family both human and fur.
Our cocker spaniel had his second vacay with Ken and his wife and had a wonderful week. They treat him like one of their own and he has fun with their 4 huskies. This year they even took Poe over Thanksgiving so we could visit family for the week. They have a huge fenced in yard where all the dogs play and a pool in the summer to cool off. They are incredibly flexible and we were even able to pick up Poe late Sunday (11pm) when our flight was delayed! They are wonderful hosts and Poe always has a great time and comes home just the way we left him. Happy and playful!
Thanks,
Denise and Tony
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I was absolutely thrilled with my dog's stay. Ken and his wife are friendly, caring and really made me feel comfortable.

I went away know that my dog would have a great vacation just like we did.

Would highly recommend and look forward to being able to stay here again!

SG, PA
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Yogi had a wonderful time! He enjoyed his time with his new friends and was well taken care of. Ken and his wife were excellent hosts and have lots of experience with dogs. The huskies were very friendly and welcoming to Yogi, although they're probably twice his size. This was our first time using Dogvacay and it was a pleasant experience. We will definitely be back in the future. :-D
Thank you guys!
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Buster had a great time on his vacay! He came home happy and tired!
Ken and his wife were wonderful hosts for our 2yo cocker spaniel Poe. This was our first experience with DogVacay and it certainly won't be our last! They were true animal lovers. Experienced and welcoming, they checked in via email during our week away and even sent us photos. Poe made friends with their huskies and he was treated like one of their own. He came home happy and content, as if we'd never left. Actually truth be told, I think he misses them all! I can't thank them enough because Poe is like a child to us, and the peace of mind and comfort we felt leaving him in their hands is priceless.
Denise
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Our dog enjoyed her stay, was pampered and well exercised.
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