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Kelly C.

9 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Chinese Shar-Pei, Chow Chow, Rottweiler

Kelly's Resident Pets

Leia (as in Princess Leia)
Labrador Retriever
7 yr 10 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents

Kelly's House

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Children at home (13-18 years old)
Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Kelly

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am going back to school/work. I'm not watching any dogs. Thank you for your support and understanding.

Do you want your pup watched 24/7? Well, that's me! My son has turned 16 and doesn't quite need me like he use to, so your fur baby is getting some CRAZY QUALITY TIME! I love dogs, I have always had one in my life, and I love getting to meet all these different little personalities that the dogs sweet talk their owners into bringing to me!

We live in the Wyndham Hills/Willow Oak area, A beautiful neighborhood where you will always see people walking their pups. All dogs staying will have complete run of the main floor, and access outside to the 6 ft privacy fenced medium sized backyard. It has proven itself to be big enough for me to throw a ball diagonally across. Leia (yes, Princess Leia) our 7 yr old chocolate Labrador is not an outside dog on any day, except when it snows They may sleep anywhere they so choose. They are allowed on the furniture, but if you don't want them on it, that will be easy enough. Leia asks permission before getting on the sofa and bed, so this is just something you need to tell me if you want them to remain off. They will be walked once daily depending on weather. I also would like to take the dogs to Wellington Dog Park, unless instructed otherwise. Unfortunately, if you have never been to a dog park, I can not take that first trip with your dog. Leia has lots of Durabone and doesn't mind sharing her toys, so they're well entertained.

I myself use DogVacay (Saundra), have used the service for many years now, and love everything about it. I know what I look for, and I can tell you WE are DOG PROOF. NO CORDS, AND NOTHING TO COUNTER SURF FOR, Please, please have your fur babies on a flea preventative. We are a flea free, smoke free home. Every dog must be spayed or neutered. This is a requirement. All MUST be house trained. No dogs who marks will be accepted, even if they're cute! Any dog with health issues, I am able to administer drugs orally, IM, and SubQ. Also during feeding time, everyone does eat their own food, fyi- to the allergen clients. If your dog is use to sleeping in a crate with their favorite bunny...don't stop now, please bring it. Crate doors will never be shut. Good instructions, like bunnies name, or if the vacuum cleaner is a monster, make a great vacay for your pet.

The house has a nice open airy quality about it with afternoon sun that any pooch would love to lay in. We are going to have such a great time!

I don't require a meet-and-greet before I will accept a reservation, but this does calm all dogs involved for when we do get together. You can easily request this with the Meet-and-Greet "button" on the left, so everyone can come by for a short walk or backyard play before entering the house. We should all want this to keep everyone stress free. But again, not required.

********PIT BULL OWNERS***********
I do require a meet-and-greet with you and your dog. I love some bullys, but I have met my weight in gold of badly untrained ones. I did have that I wouldn't accept any, but that really isn't fair. My rule of thumb is..if you think it's just crazy running up in the middle of groups and playing with everyone kind of rough, I'm going to see that as a dominant dog who's going to make everyone's vacay horrible. No toys, can't go in certain rooms, etc. I also have to be able to reassure other clients that their dogs safety is still top priority. Every mix breed has pit in it now, so I can't deny this. I have met some of the most kind, wonderful mix breeds and full blooded pits, so please don't let my statement deter you from coming to meet us.

If it sounds over the top with rules, just remember that I want the best vacay for your pet in a stress free, clean, fun, loving home.

Daycare Hours $25 *8 am-5:30 pm
Boarding Hours $35 *24 Hour Period* *6 pm-6 pm OR *8 am-8 pm

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Kelly C.

9 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated January 22, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kelly's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 2 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
9 Reviews
Kelly is fantastic! We have left our dog Grace with her multiple times, and each time we are so thankful that our dog is getting so loved on and taken care of. Kelly sends pictures and texts so you never wonder how your dog is doing. We recently left town for two weeks, and my dog was very sad to leave Kelly's after enjoying her time there so much. Kelly's own dog Leia is sweet as can be, and she has a fenced in yard for the dogs to run around a bit in.
Once again, Lucy and Marcie had a great time with Kelly. Thanks again for being so good and loving with them!
Thank you so much for taking such great care of Lucy and Marcie. The updates and pics were so appreciated!
Our dog had a great stay with Kelly. This was our first time boarding our dog, Sophie. Kelly did a great job reassuring us with daily updates. It was truly a great experience.
My Bernewfie is my baby, so handing him over to anyone is not easy! Kelly was great! Took Rigel to the park, and on walks. He loved her chocolate lab and was happy to go day care! Highly recommend and will use her again when I am in town.
Once again, the puppies had a great time with Kelly. They clearly adore her and enjoy themselves. Thanks so much for taking such good care of our babies!
The dogs had a great weekend with Kelly! She is clearly fantastic with dogs and was so good to keep us updated with messages and lots of pictures. We felt so comfortable with them there that we extended our vacation by a day. So very happy with the care and love they received!!
Kelly was a great sitter. She took the dogs out for walks and sent updates daily. Would be happy to have our dogs go back!
Great experience. I'd recommend her to anyone who loves their dog
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