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Kathy R.

38 Reviews
27 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 30 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

Kathy's Resident Pets

French Bulldog
9 yr 7 mo old
Mixed Breed
14 yr 1 mo old

Kathy's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Dog door access

About Kathy

23 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Premium doggie services in a pet-friendly home. Includes socialization with my 2 small dogs, play, exploring, sniffs and interaction in a large fenced-in yard, naps and lots of snuggles. If requested, there is an area where your pet can have personal, quiet time...city home with country feel. For the comfort of your pet I have only 3 overnight slots available for reservations. If your pup has stayed with me before and a date you are looking for is marked as unavailable, don't panic! Just contact me and I will do my best to accommodate your schedule.

~ DOGS (over 1 year) OVERNIGHT FEE: $35 for each 24-hour period.
~ PUPPIES (under 1 year) OVERNIGHT FEE: $40 for each 24-hour period.
~ PICKUP: Please be prompt getting your pup at the agreed pick up time.
~ AGGRESSION: If I determine that your dog has aggression issues (especially if I was not told prior to drop-off), your pup will be restricted in a safe and visible area of my home. I will notify you of any incident and will expect cash payment at pickup of $25/day for special supervision and care that I will give your pup to make its stay as comfortable as possible while protecting my safety and that of other visitors.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Kathy R.

38 Reviews
27 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 16, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kathy's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Kathy's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
38 Reviews
Mischa had the best time staying with Kathy and her pups! Kathy was super responsive and flexible with our scheduling and even administered our dogs meds like a pro. Mischa also had such an amazing time playing with Eddie and Maddie that she slept for a whole day when she got home :). Thanks Kathy for taking such good care of our fur baby!
Kathy is paw-mazing!!
Kathy was wonderful with our 13 week old pup, Claire! It was so nice to be able to enjoy our trip, knowing that Claire was getting social experience and some TLC.
Vary nice to work with sky loved here vaca
Kathy is great! She will be my go to when I have to leave my dog. she treats your dog like her own. I couldn't be happier with my experience!
Cooper and Hailee had a great time with Kathy! She cared for our pups like they were her own and was super understanding when we arrived hours later than we expected! I will definitely be using Kathy many more times in the future! And she's really kind and has great stories!:)
Kathy was wonderful. We will definitely use her again!
Our experience with Kathy was fabulous. She treated our dog Koko as though she was one of her own pets. We have never left Koko with anyone before and were a little nervous. Kathy out our fears to rest and Koko came home tired but happy. I really appreciated the fact that she was flexible in her pickup and drop off times so we didn't have to wait until the day after the holiday to get her. It was a great experience.
Thrilled that we were able to drop our dog, Miller, off the night before we left on our trip. It was extremely accommodating and allowed us to feel at ease for the next 4 days.
Kathy is a gift from above! Our dog, Miller, was greeted with open arms and treated like a champion while staying at her fabulous home. There was lots of space for running and playing. When it came to down time, Miller even had the option to snuggle in bed with Kathy and the other dogs. He was so spoiled and it couldn't have made us happier to know that he was loved. We will definitely be using her services again in the future.
We just LOVE Kathy!!! Izzabella seemed so VERY happy with her and Kathy was so nice and kind, Izzie will be going back. THANK YOU KATHY!!
Best experience yet with DogVacay. Kathy is easy to work with and was flexible on drop off and pick up times. She was willing to do a meet and greet, which I very much appreciate. (In fact, if at some point I contact a DogVacay provider that won't, they're off my list. Couldn't do one the last time and it was not a great stay. Just sayin'.) Her yard is beautiful yet secure, her personal dogs are well mannered and friendly to the newcomer, and the dogs pretty much have the run of the house. She's our go to person from now on.
Kathy was very nice and has her home open for all of the dogs. The house is also gated off in different sections. Back yard was large and great for my dogs freedom! Definitely would recommend her to anyone in the Kalamazoo area
Kathy is so amazing. She is loving and caring and I feel as though I'm leaving my baby with a trusted relative, (except none of my relatives are as good as she is.) She is a Godsend.

My dog is a boxer (8 yo) and he is very playful and sweet. He loves her dogs and every time he is there, he comes home tired and happy.
Kathy is so sweet and flexible with pick up and drop off times. Another great visit with Kathy!
Kathy was great with Roxy! She has two smaller dogs there that Roxy got along with just fine.
Kathy goes above and beyond with our Georgie and we were so lucky to find her!
I'm so grateful for Kathy and her taking amazing care of my pup while I was away!! I will definitely use her service again. I couldn't recommend my experience highly enough.
It was our first time using Dogvacay in our new city of Kalamazoo after moving. Kathy made us feel comfortable leaving Rosie with her for 4 days. Rosie came home afterwards happy and tired from playing so much! We'll definitely use Kathy again, she's a very nice lady!
He always loves to be outside so I imagine he loved your beautiful yard! Thank you so much. This was a long stay and I think it went very well.
Kathy accomodated a short notice request with a very early drop off time. Our pup was tired when she got home which tells us she was busy and had fun. We will definitely return to Kathy!
We went into this not knowing what to expect , we are incredibly attached to our 2 spoiled pups and really hate leaving them. From the moment we did our meet and greet it was apparent that Kathy had a true love for all animals and our dogs immediately became fast friends with her. Her completely fenced in backyard is immaculate and her care for our dogs while they were there was wonderful. They came home exhausted and completely stress-free. Cannot wait to use her again next month, highly recommend.
Kathy was great! Zoey seemed very happy when I picked her up and I received pictures and videos of her while I was away. Her yard is a good size and the dogs pretty much come and go in and out as they please. I would highly recommend Kathy to anyone looking for a sitter
Kathy is so accommodating. She has very flexible drop off and pick up times. She treats our dogs as though they were her own. We have used her a few times and never worry about our dog's well being while we are out of town. We will definitely use her again.
Kathy is fantastic! She gives my Georgie so much love whenever Georgie is there and I have the happiest pup in the world to prove it.
Kathy was great! This was our first experience with Dog Vacay and it will definitely keep us coming back. She has two smaller dogs, so it was nice to know that my dog had other canine company. We had some pretty specific instructions for food, medication and other things - and it was all handled with no problem.

We received several picture and video updates of how our pup was doing - and it was a huge relief to know everything was taken care of. I would highly recommend Kathy - and would hope to use her again in the future.
I absolutely loved the dogvacy app and everything it had behind it. I found Kathy and she was a perfect match for me and Bentley, he had a wonderful time. Bentley had a chance to meet new friends and play for hours and in result he came home happy and tired . I would recommend Kathy to others she is just great with dogs and I can't thank her enough for being patient with my crazy Bentley
Frazier's stay with Kathy was wonderful for both of us. It was obvious from the start that Kathy was a loving and kind person, and I felt as comfortable leaving Frazier with her as I do with members of my family. If you ever need someone who will treat your furry friend with kindness and generosity, welcome them into their home, and leave you feeling as though you could not leave your darling in better hands, pick Kathy. She was wonderful and I will trust her with Fray again if ever given the chance.
My dog Murphy, is a wire fox terrier...and he is quite a bit to handle sometimes. He had a blast with Kathy..her two dogs and another boxer!! She said they all ran up the stairs and down the stairs and all around in the back door for hours! When I picked him up he came home happy..ate some dinner and conked out! Kathy is the best dog sitter ever! The environment is just like Murphy being at home! I have already booked a 4 day stay with Kathy later this month and I could not be more confident! that's HUGE in my book as now I can relax knowing he is in good hands!!! Jan R.
Kathy took great care of my young pup and Copper loved to play with her dogs.
First time using dogvacay, it was a great experience! So happy to have found Kathy to take care of our dog, Benjy. She was very welcoming, nice and flexible. Her two dogs were friendly and got along well with Benjy, it was also nice for him to run around freely in a big fenced yard.
Kathy was wonderful with Cece :) Cece had an amazing time, too. This is the second time Cece was staying with her and I would definitely go back if available. Cece loves the snow so she had a nice backyard to play in. Kathy is absolutely wonderful.
This was our first experience with DogVacay, and we hit the jackpot with Kathy! Our Saint Bernard puppy had a GREAT time playing with her two pups and another lucky visiting pup - thank you so much for such wonderful peace of mind, Kathy!
I am so very, very pleased with the good care Kathy gave to my two puggles, even taking them to the vet when one developed a cough.

They returned to me well fed and well loved, and when I went to pick them up Kathy was thanked by them (with kisses) as well as by me.
Our very large dog was so spoiled and loved the resident french bulldog! Thank you so much for taking such good care of Sunny Jim.
Kathy was wonderful. Ella was well cared for and enjoyed her stay with Kathy. We were new to the area and finding Kathy was a blessing!!! We will definitely be using her services again.
Kathy was amazing. She texted me to let me know how the dogs were doing during their stay and I was able to pick them up late.
We really appreciated the extra attention paid to our dog who had never boarded for an extended period.
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