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Kimberly D.

50 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Kimberly's Resident Pets

Oscar
Chihuahua
Male
11 yr 9 mo old
Scotty
Yorkshire Terrier
Male
5 yr 3 mo old

Kimberly's House

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

About Kimberly

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello! My name is Kim; I am a musician and am home most of the day so your pup will be supervised during their stay. We also only take one reservation at a time to ensure the comfort of our guests. I just moved to Kalamazoo with my husband and our fuzzy child Oscar, and even though we will miss our previous DogVacay clients we look forward to making new furry friends in Kalamazoo. I have been around dogs my whole life and even worked as a veterinary assistant so I am comfortable with administering medications if needed . Our home is filled with tons of comfy places to snuggle (laps included) and plenty of love to go around. We have a beautiful enclosed backyard where your pup can run around safely and we also take daily walks around our neighborhood. Playtime and walking schedules can be customized to meet the needs of your fuzzy child. We will treat your pup as one of our own.

Current policies:
-Any guests picked up after 2:00pm are subject to Day Care fee.
-Pups with special/medical needs or that are high maintenance, may be subject to an additional fee of $10 and up.
-A late fee may apply if you are more than one hour late for our predetermined pick up time. We understand that sometimes there are unforeseen circumstances while traveling, we simply ask that you keep us updated.

*CALENDAR UPDATE*
For the comfort of our furry vacationers we currently have two slots available for reservations. If your pup has stayed with us before and a date you are looking at is marked as unavailable don't panic! Just contact me and I will do my best to accommodate your schedule.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Kimberly D.

50 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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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Phone Interviewed
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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kimberly's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Daycare At Kimberly's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$30 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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50 Reviews
Kim was so flexible with us! My dog is sweet but requires a lot of attention and care. She was so easy to work with. typically when we leave him he's lethargic and won't eat for a few days. After coming home from Kim's He came home happy and energetic, and he ate his food. Will recommend to others and will book again. Thank you!
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Thank you soo very much Kimberly! Jordie had a great time! We very much enjoyed the updates! What a great experience, we got to relax and enjoy our daughters wedding, totally assured the all was well with our furry friend
Such a sweet host, I loved the pictures she sent from their trips with our dog. She made the anxiety of being without her so easy
Elsa loved Kim's dogs. She played and played. She didn't even notice that I left. When I picked her up, she kept on playing. She had a great time, and I will definitely use her again.
Kim was everything positive that was written before and more. My dog did not want to leave. Kim keep sending updates on how Koko was doing along with pics. I will be coming back when I need to board Koko. Thanks Kim
Kim was great when we had her watch our pup over a long weekend. Very responsive to messages and flexible with pickup's. We did a meet and greet with her and her dogs which made me feel a lot more comfortable leaving our dog in a new location. Kim gave us nice updates while we were away. I look forward to working with Kim again when we need a place for Koda to stay.
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Kim did an outstanding job caring for our two dogs during our recent vacation. With two small dogs of her own, she's definitely a dog lover who will treat your dog(s) as her own. From walks, to supervised playtime in her fenced backyard, to picking up the water bowl at night to prevent further "accidents", she had it covered, providing a safe and enjoyable visit. In addition, her texted updates with photos (and sometimes videos) put our minds at ease. We will definitely call on her again.
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Kim thanks for another great DogVacay for my boys.
Kim was great as always. my boys sure love staying with Kim.
Our pups loved doggy day care with Kim and Casey!
Kim and Casey were the best dog sitters we have ever used (and we've tried several from different sites). We had a pre-visit to make sure our dogs got along with their dogs, and we felt really good about leaving our pups with Kim and Casey after that meeting. While we were gone, Kim sent me updates and pictures each day, and texted me when she had questions or concerns about my pups. She walked them, fed the homemade treats, and took great care of them! I will definitely contact Kim and Casey anytime I need a dog sitter from here out!
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Kim was great. Gloria had a wonderful time. We will definitely use Kim again!
So Great! Kim was a pleasure to deal with and provided fantastic communication. She gave us daily updates on our puppy and we felt very comfortable leaving Heimo in the care of she and her husband. We will definitely be using her the next time we need to go out of town...thanks! :)
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Kim was wonderful. I have used her a few times and she is always so welcoming. My dog Emma loves to go hang out and play with her little one as well. I would recommend her to everyone!
Perfect host! Recommended!!
Perfect host! Recommended!!
Kimberly was fantastic! My puppy Sassy was away from home for the first time. Kimberly sent me texts and pictures updating me on how she was doing. We will be a repeat customer for sure.
Kim and her husband are awesome! They took my dog to the dog park and played fetch with him and sent me several updates throughout the day. When I called about daycare, Kim set up a meetup to make sure my dog gets along with her dog Oscar. Oscar is super sweet and mellow and the perfect size for my toy poodle. She was extremely flexible abour the pick up and drop off time and meeting her before hand gave me such a sense of relief. Kim is super sweet and friendly! She and her husband definitely have the dogs best interest. When I picked him up, she was honest with me about how he ate and threw up (which is common) and even saved the leftover food in the bowl all wrapped up. It was so considerate of her. I contacted her because of her glowing reviews and I'm so glad I did! I will definitely reach out to her for any future daycare or overnight stays and I can't say enough good things about my experience.

You guys rock and thanks again!!
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This was my first experience with DogVacay and the first time leaving little Max outside of family since adopting him a year ago. The Meet-n-Greet is a valuable part of the process and Kimberly, Casey, and Oscar made Max and me feel very comfortable. Kimberly sent updates, took Max for his routine walks and played and snuggled with him and he became part of their family. He was very glad to see me when I came to pick him up but was also very relaxed and happy in their home while we chatted together. Max will definitely be a repeat customer. We are so happy to have found them.
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I used Kim a couple of times for both dog walking and dog sitting at her house for a weekend. She is great with both of my dogs! She sent me pictures throughout the day si I would be reassured that they were ok. When I picked them up, they seemed happy, not stressed or scared. I will definitely use her again for weekends that I need to get away! Thanks, Kim!
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Kim took such great care of our energetic pup! She was flexible with our schedule and was willing to work around our long hours by letting our dog out twice a day. She kept us updated with pictures and texts. We will definitely be using Kim for future dog sitting!
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Thanks Kim for your great attention to my boys. They really enjoyed their time with Oscar.
Mickey and Scotty sure had a blast at Kim's. They spend a luxurious week, with walks and playing with Kim's furry one (Oscar) while a had to go on a business trip. Kim thanks for being such a great dog lover. The boys sure love being there.
It was another excellent stay with Kim. My boys really enjoy their time with Kim and her furry one (Oscar).
My pup (Mocha) and I met Kim and her adorable dog Oscar at the dog park before the stay to make sure they were compatible. While on vacation, I received daily updates and photos via texts. When we picked Mocha up she was clearly happy and well cared for. Kim is really nice and very communicative. Extremely happy with our first Dog Vacay experience and I absolutely recommend Kim!
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Kim, As always, you made Max feel right at home. I'm sure Max will be back to visit in the near future. Thanks for taking care of our little pup! Nelson
I was super nervous about boarding my 3 year old MinPin. He is an abused rescue pup and I have never boarded him before. Kim was close to my area and had positive reviews so I gave her a call. We set up a meet and greet at the dog park so we can meet and see how our pups interact. She instantly made me feel comfortable about leaving my fur baby. Still I was a nervous wreck. Kim sent me daily videos and photos to let me know how Duece was doing and what activities they did that day. I can tell he was having a blast with her. He doesn't interact with other dogs much and was quick to become friendly with her little Oscar. My fiancé and I were amazed at how well he was doing. When I picked him up I could tell that he was getting a lot of love an attention and Kim even sent us home with some home made treats that Duece loved. I will definitely be calling her anytime I need to be away from my pup. I highly recommend her.
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Tommy Loved his stay with Kim and her husband. This was my first time leaving my Tommy with someone and I have to say from the moment I met Kim I was at ease. They were so helpful in accomodating my schedule and I loved the text updates with pictuers of Tommy. She was very considerate of Tommy's scheudle and attentive to his likes and what made him nervous. I will definately be using Kim agian.
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I could tell just by the initial conversation I had with Kim she would be the right person to take care of Max while we were vacation and needless to say, she was awesome. She sent us text messages everyday along with pictures and kept us up to date on how our pup was doing. As long as Kim is available, Max will be going on his vacays to her house.

Thank you Kim for taking great care of Max!

Nelson
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Great meet and greet and quick response. Lovely people
Mickey and Scotty sure love spending time at Kim's Shangri-paw! now when i pick them up they don't want to leave. guess i better step up my attention to them, cause they sure get alot from Kim. That is what makes me leaving my boys with her so enjoyable. She just has that affect on animals. Kim is the BEST! and will continue to book with Kim.

Thanks Kim.
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Well, it was another great stay for my boys (Mickey and Scotty) at Shangri-paw!. They just enjoy the company of Kim's furry child (Oscar). i am so grateful that Kim can take my boys in, when i get an unexpected call to go out of town on business. Thanks Kim.
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Kimberly is the best! My two dogs loved their time at her house with her dog. They had walks, homemade treats, and dog park visits. It was so nice to receive updates while on vacation. They looked so happy and well taken care I was able to completely relax without worrying about them. Thank you Kimberly!!!
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This service is awesome. Kim and her husband were fantastic with my dog. The meet and greet was super easy, Kim sent me updates while I was gone complete with pictures. When I went to pick her up, she didn't want to leave! I will definitely book again, such a great family!
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Kim runs a five star resort with all the amenities for your dog! She even provides a sing-a-long time for those pups who enjoy barking out a few good tunes. Kim and her hubby are patient and kind, you can't find anything better in the area.
Kim is the best! I recently rescued a terrier and had to go out of town for the night and I had not yet done my meet and greet with Kim with him. So when i needed to have my boys (Mickey and Scotty) doggie sat, she was more that happy to have Scotty come over, especially since she knew how behaved Mickey is, she pretty much knew that Scotty would be the same, well Scotty hit it off with her furry one (Oscar) that it seemed they had known each other for a long time. Thanks Kim for making it wonderful vacay for my boys.

you the best!
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Well it was another great DogVacay for Mickey at Kim's Shangri-paw! Mickey loves having Oscar around so he can play keep away with the toys that Kim has for her furry clients. I love the way that Kim treats Mickey when visiting, he also feels at home.

Thanks Kim for making Mickey feel like he is family.
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Kimberly is fabulous! The sweetest,.most congenial, caring young woman I have had the pleasure in meeting. I will definitely recommend her and Delilah s next doggy vaca will certainly be with Kimberly.
Thank you so much for making my Mothers Day so special.
Irene Robert
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Kimberly was wonderful and our dog, Izzy, had the best time. Izzy was truly treated like a family member. Kimberly kept me updated with pictures during Izzy's stay. I highly recommend her.
Kimberly and her husband are great! Even when I asked them on short notice they were able to watch my dog with no problem. Unlike others they allowed me drop offs and pick ups fairly late at night with no complaints. She was great at keeping me updated the entire stay. I will definitely use them again when I am in the area and refer others as well. Wonderful! Couldn't ask for anything better!
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First time using Kimberly. She was great with Maggie and also sending me little updates. Maggie was just another furry child of theirs and slept on the bed. Kimberly eased many of my concerns about leaving her while I was away on vacation. Would highly recommend Kimberly!
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Samantha just loves to go to Kimberly's house. This is Samantha's home away from home. She has a great time and our family can enjoy a worry-free getaway. Thanks again, Kimberly!
Kim was super quick to respond and was very friendly! We had a great experience leaving our pup with her, and would do so again in a heart beat.
Had Mickey stay with Kim, so that he could get some play time with her furry one Oscar. Mickey really enjoys his stay with Kim. If anyone really wants to give their little one a Vacay, schedule a day with Kim.
Mickey sure loves staying at Kim's. He enjoys the dog park outing that Kim takes him and her furry one (Oscar) to. Kim does such a great job with Mickey that what i am hearing is that he sleeps on their bed now instead of his. Thanks Kim for providing such a loving care with Mickey.
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Mickey had a great Dogvacay at Kim's. He loves it when she takes him to their dog park, plus he enjoys playing with Oscar, his adopted older brother from another mother. Lol! Mickey just enjoys staying at Kim's, and can't wait for his next stay. Mickey on his back giving Kim four paws up and a woof, woof!
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Our dog Samantha had an amazing time at Kimberly's house this past weekend. She was very caring to her and gave her lots of love while we were out of town. I would highly recommend Kimberly and can hardly wait to call her again as Samantha has a new home away from home.
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Kim was beyond awesome! Went above and beyond to help accommodate my pups! Foxy adored her!! 100% would recommend her and send my little love dog Foxy back for her care!!
Needed to attend an event for the day and Kim was great about having Mickey. Mickey was so comfortable there that he even took an afternoon nap, know this from the photo Kim send me. ThanksKim. Really like that I get updates on his stay. Mickey has found his Dogvacay home! He can't wait till his next stay.
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I travel a lot and It was great finding a host like Kim, she made my boy Mickey feel at home. I have a list of treats that I give Mickey and she did not flinch a bit when I explain how and what timeframe they need to be given to him, he is so spoiled by me. She kept me updated on his stay and he looked so happy to be there. Mickey had a blast with Kim, Casey and their furry one Oscar. Thank you Kim for taking great care of Mickey. Anyone that wants their baby well cared for and stimulated with activities please reserve with Kim. Mickey can't wait for my next trip, so that he can go on Dogvacay with Kim.
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