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Kristen H.

22 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 18 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Kristen's Apartment

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About Kristen

Kristen and Leslie (two marathoners) love dogs and also love to run. So there's nothing we'd enjoy more than to walk or run your pup! If you're going away for a weekend, you can rest assured your dog will get tons of playtime and attention. Also, we live close to Central Park, where a great walk is only a few steps away!

To tell you a little more about us:

Leslie (at right): As a California native, Leslie ran D1 Track & Field at UCLA, where she conquered the Steeple Chase race. And her best friend and childhood dog Petey the dalmatian was by her side the whole way. Now, she now works as an Editor for All You and Health magazine.

Kristen: A Cali girl as well, Kristen first joined her Track & Field and Cross Country team in 6th grade, and she’s been running ever since. And by her side growing up, was her black lab Eb. She now works as an Editor at Conde Nast trade publication Footwear News.

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And before joining DogVacay, we were frequent sitters for Suma the bulldog (the adorable pup in our profile picture!) Check out a testimony from her owner, Vanessa Juarez:

"My husband and I have an English Bulldog we love dearly. What’s great about Kristen and Leslie is that they love her like she’s their own. When we drop her off, we know that she is not only going to be taken care of, but she’s going to have a good time -- going on walks, going to the park to play ball and socializing with people and canines. They go above and beyond. When we forgot to include our dog’s allergy meds after dropping her off, Kristen went to a pharmacy and picked some up. When we’re out of town on vacation, we have complete peace of mind that our Suma is in good hands. On a scale of 10, we’d give Leslie and Kristen a 12."
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Kristen H.

22 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 18 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 5, 2016

Credentials

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.
Pack Promoter
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Phone Interviewed
Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kristen's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Dog Walking
$30 /half-hour
$45 /hour
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
22 Reviews
This past weekend our dog Bella stayed with Kristen and I can't say enough WONDERFUL things about her. Bella is a 2.5 year old boxer/pitt bull who thinks she is a 6 month old small dog. She has tons of energy but also LOVES to cuddle. Kristen took amazing care of our baby taking her on LONG walks and to the dog park, and we were kept up to date every step of the way with texts and pictures. Bella was sad to leave Kristen on Sunday and can't wait to go back. We will DEFINITELY be using Kristen every time we go away!
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Kristen and Leslie always do an awesome job with my pup and rarely wants to return home after a long weekend with them. Thank you guys very very much for taking such good care of Lodie!
Another great visit for Cleo! It's so valuable to have someone so close to home that Cleo has now been with many times. They understand her and she trusts them.
Leslie was terrific! Highly responsive and an excellent caretaker for our 65 lb lap dog.
Thank you Kristen and Leslie!
Cleo was with Kristen and Leslie for a week this time. I was only reachable in case of emergency and luckily there were none. Not having any contact with them wasn't easy but it helped knowing Cleo was in good hands and company. Thanks ladies!
I have great peace of mind knowing Cleo is with Kristen and Leslie instead of home alone when I work on the weekends. No complaints from Cleo, and none from me. Great to meet Leslie this time as well.
another successful day with Kristen for Cleo!
Cleo's first stay with Kristen was a success. Kristen was easy to communicate with, lives conveniently close and Cleo was very comfortable with her. I will definitely ask Kristen to sit for Cleo again.
Wish I could give Leslie 10 stars!! Will be using Leslie anytime I am out of town!

Leslie and Kristen were both amazing at taking care of Luna and sending me updates while I was gone. We did a meet up prior to booking and the process was so seamless. If you are looking for someone to take care of your puppy/dog I highly, highly recommend Leslie!
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I never actually met Leslie, I left Kaspar with Kristen after an initial meet n greet which went well. Kristen sent pictures of kaspar to us and was very responsive to all our text messages. I felt comfortable knowing Kaspar was with her while I was gone and overall it was a good experience.
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Second time using Kristen and Leslie to watch our dog, Cashew. They sent numerous pictures during his stay, took him on several runs in Central Park, went to the dog run, let him enjoy some new people friends, and more! Not once did I worry about him. Judging by the photos, Cashew made himself right at home while he was there, and I'm so glad he feels comfortable enough with them to be like that! They are sweet girls, always willing to work around our schedule and great with our pup! They will be our first option every single time we leave town. Highly recommended! Thank you Kristen and Leslie :)
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Third time using Kristin and Leslie and again, they were wonderful! Daisy made herself at home as soon as she got to Kristin's apartment and I'm so happy she feels comfortable there. Definitely plan to use them every time I leave town :)
Kristen and Leslie were great! I have a very energetic husky who needs a good amount of exercise. Kristen and Leslie were up to the challenge, and kept him very active for 5 days. I was more than happy with my experience.
At the last minute I needed a dog sitter for the weekend and Kristin and Leslie were incredibly flexible with me again. This was the second time leaving Daisy with these girls and she had a blast. They take her on runs and to the dog park. I always feel so comfortable leaving Daisy with them and know she's getting really great care and attention.
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Leslie and Kristen did an excellent job hosting my Italian Greyhound Fern. They updated me regularly with photos, they were flexible about pickup\dropoff, and they seemed genuinely enthused about spending time with Fern. I recommend them without hesitation, and will certainly look to book with them again the next time I leave town.
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Leslie and Kristen were great hosts to Reggie- they sent us pictures of him, took him to a dog park and overall treated him very well. Moreover, they were extremely accommodating. We will absolutely be using them again! Thanks Leslie and Kristen!!
While leaving town for our first time since getting our dog, Cashew, we were so nervous about putting him in a kennel (since we had gotten him from a shelter). I was so excited when I found the DogVacay website! Kristen kept Cashew for almost the entire time and we were very happy with her. She sent us photo/video updates and texted me back quickly every time I asked how Cashew was doing! It was a relief to know he was doing well and that he seemed to be happy sleeping on the couch and enjoying new friends at the dog run (and even some new people friends Kristen had over). Cashew came home a very happy dog and we had a nice break knowing he was well taken care of. We will definitely ask them to watch Cashew again for us!
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Leslie and Kristen are the best. They made it so easy to leave Loafy. Constantly sending photos and answering texts. They gave me a great piece of mind. Loafy was super happy when he got home. How couldn't he be with all his walks and hugs and a picnic in Central Park? Loafy is already asking when he can see them again.
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I left my baby Brooklyn with Leslie and Kristen for the holiday weekend, and I have to say that both Brooklyn and I were very happy that I did! This was my first time using a sitter for Brooklyn. I was very nervous and uneasy when I left her since I know that with her being over 50 lbs, Brooklyn is very willful and not the easiest to handle when she sees other dogs in the street. These ladies totally put my mind at ease by sending me updates and photos of Brooklyn appearing totally relaxed and happy throughout her stay. They were also very prompt in responding to my inquiries of how Brooklyn's day was going. When I picked her up, she was very happy. After all, the best thing that any pet parent can really ask for is that your baby is exactly how you left her, and that is just what I got! I would definitely leave Brooklyn with these ladies again, and would recommend them to other pet parents!
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Leslie was great! Very dedicated to my more difficult 4mo old pup and very accommodating to my special circumstances - even getting a friend to walk him during the afternoon due to his puppy bladder!

Sent many pictures and texts throughout the day! Would recommend her.
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I met Leslie and Kristin at the dog park before reserving a vacay and immediately loved them and so did my dog, Daisy. Kristin was the only one in town the weekend I reserved, but she was amazing! She did a great job of updating me and sending pictures. She took daisy on a few jogs and to the dog park several times. Kristin was also incredibly understanding and flexible 1. When I switched weekends a day before my reservation and 2. When my flight was delayed by 5 hours. By the time I picked Daisy up Sunday evening she was exhausted, but a very happy pup. I was skeptical about the whole dog vacay thing at first, but will absolutely use it again, specifically, Kristin. I'm sure Leslie will be just as amazing next time I book them :)
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