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Chad & Christen M.

75 Reviews
45 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 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

Chad & Christen's Resident Pets

Kali Storm
Australian Shepherd
6 yr 8 mo old

Chad & Christen's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Dog door access

About Chad & Christen

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
**We have 24 HOUR SUPERVISION for all guests.

***Also, please note our calendar is not always a 100% correct representation of our true availability due to the way DogVacay separates Daycare from Overnight. So the Best thing to do is contact us through DogVacay if you have any question about our availability. It may show Full when we have a spot open or A Spot Left when we are actually full.
•Our house is located on 1.4 acres of land, with almost a full half acre fully fenced in with 6ft wooden privacy panels. So, when our puppy guests arrive, they can relax in our air conditioned house and sunroom or play outside in our large fenced in backyard. Your best friend will NEVER be left unattended while in our care. We love to snuggle on the couch or use our "chuck-it" to play ball outside. We provide bedding and various "staple" treats like meaty & milk bones as well as pupperoni if your dog has gluten allergies we will make sure to provide the proper treats without grains. Your wish is our command. Anything that you need from us in order to make sure your furry best friend has a great time while here please don't hesitate to ask.

•We would LOVE to have the opportunity to care for your Best Friend while you need to be away from home.

•We also offer DAYCARE 7 days a week, so if your furry friend doesn't like to be left alone while you're at work, we would be happy to have them as a guest here at TheOaks Doggie Resort. Even if it's just a quick trip away from home, just give us a call or message and we will make sure we hold a spot open!
*•*•*•*We ONLY have 1 open slot left for regular DAYCARE Mon-Fri. If you'd like to consider our home as your best friends daily destination please contact us soon. This spot just opened up and won't be open for long

******We DO NOT require Meet n Greets but HIGHLY recommend them to help acclimate the guest for their first stay.*******

**We WILL NOT be able to keep any guest that ever shows or has ever shown aggressive behavior towards humans or other dogs.

PS. We love to take photos of our doggie guests while they are here. Check them out on our FaceBook Busines Page and see what fun our doggie guests have at TheOaksDoggieResort.

**The Phone Number listed on Google, Bing & Yelp is no longer correct. Just send us a message through DogVacay and we will provide our contact information to you.

Chad & Christen McKamey.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Chad & Christen M.

75 Reviews
45 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 22, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Chad & Christen's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Chad & Christen's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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75 Reviews
Chad & Christen took excellent care of our babies again! They are like part of the family now. So thankful to have found them.
Chad and Christen were great again keeping Penny and Lacey last Thanksgiving!
Little late with our feedback, but Chad and Christen were great hosts to Penny and Lacey during the Thanksgiving holidays.
Our little man,Sir Percy,all 16lbs of him, is the king of our house. A special needs rescue guy he has now worked his way into Chad and Christen's hearts??too!
Max had a wonderful time staying with Chad & Christen. When we dropped him off, which was his first time to meet Chad (our schedule didn't allow a meet and greet) he greeted Chad with great enthusiasm, as if finding a long lost dear friend. He explored the house and then went running in the very large dog-exciting yard. When we left, he didn't even stop playing or look back. The videos Chad sent and the feedback were so comforting and showed us how happy Max was. We are more than pleased with Max's stay and Chad and Christen's care of him.

A final note. When we picked him up, he was excited to see us but instead of just jumping in the car, he turned and went back to Chad to lean up against him one last time. Clearly Max has found a dear trusted friend and we have found a great place for him to stay.
There are not many options available in the tri-city so I was a bit skeptical at first. Most people did not have reviews, only 2 or 3 people had 1 or 2 reviews and these guys...they had over 50.

I would highly recommend using Chad and Christen with your future boarding/vacay needs. My husband and I left our 1 yr old golden retriever, Marley, with Chad over the weekend, and will definitely be using them again in the near future. We did a meet & greet, which was nice since I was able to go out a few days prior to the drop off and see where Marley would be staying. I was very relieved to be leaving Marley with a huge fenced in yard and in a more homelike environment. I hate having to leave Marley and boarding is not an option for us. Marley had a great time. Chad was super friendly and communication was never an issue. He even sent me videos of Marley outside.

Definitely consider these guys when planning your next trip.
We highly recommend and loved that we got daily videos. They truly treated our Lucy as a part of family. This will be our Lucy's home away from home. Thank you, Chad and Christen.
Our dogs had a great time playing with Chad and Christen while we were gone.
We could not have been happier with our experience and our "son" was equally pleased with his stay! Chad and Christen were exceptional, flexible and responsive. I would recommend to anyone and we will definitely use them again. Thanks Chad and Christen!
Chad is great but I can't give 5 stars because Stetson would have loved to play with the other dogs. Chad likes to keep the dogs separated. Otherwise it was great!
My pup really seemed to enjoy the big yard, and his separation anxiety was nowhere to be seen. He was very happy with Chad and Christen.
Chad and Christen did a great job with our dogs. We got regular updates and anytime I asked they quickly sent another update. They loved and spoiled our dogs like they were theirs. We have a dog with allergies and they were able to monitor the allergies and apply medication as needed. They kept to a routine similar to what we have at our house to help with the transition. I'm not sure our dogs wanted to come home after staying with them, they had such a good time.
Our pup recently stayed with Chad & Christen for a week while we were on vacation. It was his first stay away from home without us, and we were so pleased with the care that he received. Our pup really liked them and seemed to be in excellent hands. They showed great concern for our furbaby and sent regular videos to keep us posted on how he was doing. They took great care of him, and we plan to schedule other dog vacays with them. It was a great experience for all of us. Thanks Chad & Christen!
Chad and Christen were awesome! I have never left my babies with anyone other than family before, so I was nervous about having to leave them. However, after meeting with Chad and Christen, I knew my fur babies would be in great hands, and I was not disappointed. Not only did they text and send videos, but they made me feel comfortable. They went above and beyond to make sure my babies were well taken care of and that I was updated regularly. I can't begin to express my gratitude for the wonderful care my dogs received. I will not hesitate to contact them again when needed in the future and I know my babies will be happy to see Chad and Christen again as well!
Thank you very much Chad and Christen for taking care of Penny and Lacey for these 8 days, and thank you for updates on them (the pictures and the videos) during their stay. You took very good care of them during their stay, and we'll definitely call on you to take care of them when the need comes up again. This was Penny's and Lacey's third and longest visit with you, and they seemed to have done well for each stay with you.
Thank you Chad and Christen for taking care of Sadie on that very stormy, rainy day. It was her first time away from family after our move from the west coast. She seemed to be happy and relaxed when I picked her up, in spite of the long day and stormy weather. Thank you. Sandy
Chad and Christen are awesome. I would recommend them to any of my family and friends. They had my fur baby for a week while we were on vacation and I was at ease the whole time knowing he was well taken care of.
Bella really enjoyed her stay. Very nice to work with Chad & Christen.
We love Chad and Christen. This was our second time using them and will not leave Bella with anyone else. Bella was so excited to see Chad and ran straight to him. The daily pics and videos are great. I know my baby is enjoying herself and being spoiled rotten while she is with them. I will definitely use them again!
Recently when we left our dog with Chad and Christen, a terrible storm swept through their yard uprooting and ripping out trees and limbs, and their first actions were to keep the dogs away from harm and let us know our pup was okay. With all of that destruction in their own yard, they kept a positive attitude, and we're grateful that they are safe and that they kept all of their charges safe, too. So, yes, we trust these guys with our beloved dog.
We enjoyed our trip knowing our 2 dogs were well cared for and happy. Daily video updates and texts were wonderful. So nice not to worry about them while we were gone and they were great when we got back. Thanks again!
AMAZING PEOPLE!!! That's really all that needs to be said! We moved to a new area and my penny had never been left before because we always had family near to watch her at our home. They made me feel so comfortable and penny came home even more spoiled, if that was even possible! I'm going to be a repeat customer!!! I would not leave penny with anyone else!!!
Chad and Christen were both wonderful. Chandler (my dog) came back healthy and happy. He is on some medications and they were given properly and on schedule. I will definitely use Doggie Vacay next time I travel !
Chad and Christen were flexible with us when we had to drop our dog off unexpectedly. We've always had a great experience with them. Roxy likes visiting them.
We were concerned about leaving our new puppy but after meeting Chad and Christen and watching Apollo interact with them, we were relieved. While we were gone, we received daily updates, pictures and videos which allowed us to enjoy our vacation and know that Apollo was being well cared for, happy, and on his own vacation. I feel that they went above me beyond to ensure Apollo have fun. We have already booked our next reservation. I am completely comfortable with the care, playtime, and attention Apollo received while at The Oaks! This is saying a lot because Apollo is not just a family pet, he is family. We will continue to book with them in the future and recommend them without hesitation.
Chad and Christen kept our dog this past weekend and it was a good experience. They keep the dogs in their home but separate them between rooms with baby gates for safety sake. The dogs are let out individually into the big back yard. Chad sent us updates on how our dog was adjusting and videos as well. He is very well organized and willing to give eye drops to our dog. All texts were answered quickly. I would not hesitate taking our dog there again.
We received daily reports and pictures about our dog Parker while we were gone. It gave us peace of mind to know he was with caring people and not in a kennel cage. We were able to meet Chad and Christen a head of time which made the decision easy to leave Parker in their care.
Allen and Carol
Chad and Christen were great! They were very accommodating with pick up and drop off times. My 2 yorkies spent 4 nights with them. We love the videos they sent everyday. They have a huge fenced yard and my puppies had a great time playing and running there! We highly recommend Chad and Christen to anyone. Thank you for the wonderful experience!
My dogs had a great stay with Chad and Christen! They really helped me out with the stay on short notice. They communicated really quickly and sent great updates while I was away. I definitely recommend Chad and Christen as a home away from home for your pets!
Chad and Christen were wonderful to our pup!!!! Loved the video's and picture's everyday, made our vacation stress free!!! We will be heading to the beach again this year and now we know he has a second home!!!
Great videos sent regularly. Kinley acted very happy. Will be planning another vacay with Chad & Christen.
Chad and Christen were great! We went sight unseen, based on the reviews, and were very happy. A relative was graduating from ETSU so we needed a place to leave our dogs while we attended the ceremony. The dogs had a great time playing in the huge back yard. Chad even sent us a video of them playing to reassure us that they were fine. They are clearly kind people, who truly care about the dogs in their care. I would use them again if in the area.
This was our first time using DogVacay and Chad & Christen. Being 90 away, we could not do a meet 'n greet of any kind. On our way to our destination, we just had to trust the reviews and drop off our dog, sight unseen. We are extremely pleased. As everyone says, the stay was great: they have a very large fenced in, shaded back yard. Our dog, 82 pound Dalamation/Pointer, likes to run. He is also a very companion dog. They had him stay in the kitchen area, close to them and the activity. They washed all bedding and had everything packed. For dropping our dog off with strangers, they were wonderful ~ very affectionate and caring for our dog.
Chad and Christen were wonderful! They kept us updated the entire time with videos and pictures while we were away (first time leaving our babies!) Our two dogs had a great time running on their property and got lots of exercise. Thank you!!
A GREAT Experience, from start to finish. Our dog Boris, just spent the weekend with Chad & Christen and had a great time. The flexibility, as well as personal care makes putting your dog here and easy choice versus other types of boarding. They sent us videos of Boris playing (I think they let him win!) and accommodated some special needs with no problem. Highly recommended!
Chad and Christen were great!!!! I just moved to the area and had never left my dog before nor has she ever been crated, so I did not want to go with a "traditional" place that only lets her out of a cage occasionally. She looked like she was having a great time on the videos I was sent! Yes videos not just pictures, which was great! They were caring and compassionate to me and to her, knowing that this was a long 9 day stay for her. When I went and picked her up Chad and her were playing in the back yard like it was just another day on vacation for her! Totally will use them again!!!! Can't even begin to say how great they were to my sweet dog!
We left our 5 month old puppy with Chad & Christen, & honestly we can't say enough good things! They allowed us to book an extra night last minute & didn't even hesitate. We alps received numerous text, pictures, & videos throughout the weekend. We have definitely found our 'fur-ever' boarders!
Chad and Christen are awesome! My dogs were very happy there. I would definitely recommend their services to everyone. It really is the closest thing to home.
Our dog Drake stayed with Chad and Christen for 2 nights and I feel like he had a really great time. They have a large fenced in yard which my dog loved that freedom! They also are good with keeping your dog in their normal routine. They were awesome to send us frequent updates and we always felt like our little boy was getting the best care while we were away. This was our first time leaving our dog with someone other than family or neighbors but I never felt uncomfortable the whole time my husband and I were gone and usually I worry constantly while away from our baby. I highly recommend them, you can just tell they are dog lovers and truly care about your pet when they are in charge of them.
We had such a wonderful first experience with Chad and Christen!! They kept us up to date with pictures and videos, which was such a stress reliever for overly attached dog owners like us! We would definitely recommend them and would feel extremely comfortable leaving Fenway in their hands again!! Thanks so much for the great experience!!
My pups had a blast at Chad and Christen's again! This is the 3rd stay for gypsy and she always enjoys herself. They have a great big fenced in hard for the pups to play in and they're allowed to make themselves at home inside the house. Dex snuggled up by a fire and they both played with toys. Chad and Christen make sure to take lots of photos and send throughout their stay. My pups are my children and I always trust Chad and Christen to take great care of them!
Chad & Christen were great as always! They are very accommodating and Max loves their big yard! He has a great time and I never worry about leaving him in their care. You can tell they love what they do!!! Highly recommend their services.
We LOVE taking Cujo and Annie to visit Chad and Christen. Their back yard is enormous and both of the dogs love to run and play there. Chad and Christen send us daily updates with pictures and videos and they're fabulous communicators when it comes to pick up and drop off timing. We have left our dogs in their care several times now and it is always a fabulous experience.
Another fantastic stay! Dolly and Kenny were so happy and well taken care of.
Chad and Christen took great care of Penny and Lacey for us during our recent Thanksgiving visit to see our son and his wife in Johnson City. This is the second time we've had Chad and Christen keep the girls, and they were great for us and them. We'll definitely use them again to keep the girls sometime in the future when we have to stay overnight in Johnson City.

David and Janice
As usual, Roxy loved visiting with Chad and Christen. She makes herself right at home. She is super spoiled with attention whenever she visits.
Always wonderful - always accommodating - always a happy dog. We are so grateful to the amazing care Chad and Christen give. We will be back :-)
Chad and Christen are truly the best. When we dropped off our dog Cinnamon last week she jumped on the fence trying to get to Chad and their fabulous backyard. The care they give is top notch and you always feel good about leaving your fur-baby with them. We are so grateful to Chad and Christen and recommend them 100%.
We feel so blessed to have found Chad and Christen!!! Our vacation was so much more fun knowing Veda and Sweet Pea were in excellent hands. They sent us videos and pictures daily which eased our minds so much while we were away from our babies :)
In every way they exceeded our expectations and our dogs loved them! Thanks so much guys for being such great people and opening your home to our pups :) We will be back for certain!
Awesome people and property plain and simple
Chad and Christen are awesome! I have boarded my energetic Weimaraner with them several times and I have always known she is in good hands. They are great to work around your schedule and will send updates daily. They have a great backyard for big dogs to run and exercise.I will and have highly recommended to friends.
Beth Lucas
I truly cannot say enough wonderful things about Chad and Christen. They will love your dog like you do - play with them like you do - and care for them like you do. Our Cinnamon is always happy to see them and their fabulous yard, not to mention the sprinkler they so kindly turn on for her. We will ALWAYS take our dog to them!!!
Great experience! Our dog had a wonderful visit and we were kept well informed as to how he was doing. Would definitely use them again!
Chad and Christen took great care of Louie. We got regular updates, so we knew he was doing well and in good hands. They were also very accommodating when Louie's stay needed to be extended. I don't want to let out the secret, but we do recommend them highly!
Chad and Christen were great hosts. In almost every picture I got, Roxy was sitting in someone's lap or being played with. She was certainly spoiled! She's very small, so I worry about her being left outside alone. Chad and Christen never left her outside unattended. We missed our baby, but we got plenty of photo and video updates. Chad and Christen were very responsive to messages and were flexible throughout the whole process. I felt safe leaving our puppy for the first time.
I am so happy that I found Chad and Christen! I will never use another sitter as long as they are in business. Both of my dogs love them and I truly feel that they love KoBen and Roland. I do not have to worry about them while I'm out of town working because I know they are really on a vacation and having fun. I know they are well taken care of because of the videos that they send me during their visit. My only concern I have is that when I get home if they are going to want to get in the car when it's time to come home!
Chad and Christen run a professional operation. Communication was excellent and their setup was great. They had a plan in place for all the dogs. Waylon was a very happy boy!
It was a great experience. Our dog had a lot of fun and made new friends!! We loved the daily pictures which gave us peace of mind that our dog was well loved and well cared for. We will definitely use them again (we already have him booked for his next adventure).
You will not find a better place for you dog to spend "their vacation" while you are away. The care that Chad and Christen give is beyond measure. They love your dog like it is there own. Our Cinnamon came home spoiled rotten and happy - just the way we wanted it. They played ball with her for hours and let her play in the sprinkler - an absolute favorite for her. Chad and Christen were great about updates and pictures and videos and made me feel wonderful from the moment we met them about leaving our beloved Cinnamon (who is a member of the family) with them. I will be recommending them to everyone and already booking a stay for Cinnamon in October and November when I have to be away on business.
We looked around for a while before finding Chad & Christen. We're so glad we did! Like many other reviewers, we have a spoiled dog. Chad & Christen were extremely hospitable, very professional and very flexible. I'm certain our pup got plenty of attention and activity throughout the day. We'll be bringing him back on a regular basis. Thank you Chad & Christen!
They were awesome sitters. Our babies returned home happy and tired from playing all day in their yard. They sent tons of pictures and videos. We felt good about taking our vacation because we knew they were in good hands.
Another successful reservation with Chad and Christen! They are so flexible and attentive. Our dog loves them. Thanks so much!
My wife and I have checked out many reputable boarding facilities and a few sitters, but Chad and Christen were the first we've found that we were completely comfortable leaving our dog with. They really seem to care about dogs they keep, are very accommodating, and have a really nice yard and indoor setup. We were kept up to date during our dog's stay, which was reassuring. Although our dog usually travels with us, it's great to know that we now have a good, safe place to leave him when necessary.
Chad and Christen are really wonderful!! Our dog stayed with them a week and they sent photos regularly to update us. And they provide an outstanding amount of supervision for the dogs in their care. Their home and yard are perfect for a doggie vacation, with plenty of windows to sit by inside and a huge, shady backyard for outside time. They are super easy to schedule with and are just so nice!! I had no worries about our dog while under their care. I highly recommend them to anyone needing pet care. And will be using them for all our pet services from now on. Thanks Chad and Christen!!
They were absolutely great. We never worried about our husky for a second. We knew he was in great hands. I have nod doubt in my mind that we would use them again.
This was our second time to use Chad and Christen to watch our pug named Odie. It was like taking Odie to the park leaving him with them. Odie was ready to enjoy his day playing with their sweet dog and running in their big fenced in back yard. He really enjoys it there.
Chad and Christen took such great care of Dolly and Kenny. It was great knowing that our fur babies were getting lots of love and attention.
Great experience again!!
Chad and Christen were beyond amazing! We treasure our dog and felt very comfortable leaving her in their hands. They really wanted us to be happy and did everything possible to ensure our experience was perfect. Madison was treated great and never, ever, had to be put into a cage - they treated her like she was a member of their family.

I feel very lucky to have them as a second home to my dog Madison. Thank you both for the effort and love you showed my dog during her stay. Fantastic experience and great customer focus!!
Chad and Christen were great with our pug named Odie. We have never left Odie with anyone in the past but decided this time we had to find someone to take care of him for a week. My wife and I were delighted to find Chad and Christen through DogVacay and they took excellent care of him at their home. We received pictures daily of Odie and we could tell he was having good time staying with them. I recommend Chad and Christen to anyone who needs a caring couple to watch their dog while they are away.
Best DogVacay experience we've ever had! These two are fantastic. Kept us up to date all week with photos and notes, took good care of our dog the entire time. Appears she had a blast. Chad and Christen had everything ready for pick up when we requested - even washed the blanket and cleaned the kennel for us! Really great service! I just wish we lived closer to them so we could use their service more often. Awesome hosts!
Lucy was so tired from playing that she was asleep and snoring 10 minutes after picking her up.
Chad and Christen were great. They have put a lot of thought into caring for the dogs and took the time to show me around and explain how they operate. Our dog seemed to fit right in and felt at home. Will definitely be using them again.
Chad and Christen provided a large beautiful fenced in area for our dog. They also provided indoor area for our dog where they watch the dogs and provide play activities. Very pleased with our dog care.
Chad and Christen are great! We felt like we had found a gold mine! Our two little dogs are spoiled rotten and very attached. One of them is so attached to me that she doesn't want me out of her sight. We've never used a dog sitter service before, so the girls are not used to being left at all. Still, they settled in with Chad and Christen and were fine! They chilled out and relaxed while we were gone, went for walks and checked out the smells, and generally had a good time. No whining, crying, or pouting; they were just happy! I simply can't say enough good about this host couple! We are impressed, happy, and will be repeat customers when and if the need arises. We wish them all the best!
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