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Susannah K.

22 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 55 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
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier

Susannah's Resident Pets

16 yr 1 mo old

Susannah's Apartment

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Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Susannah

5 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi! We're the Kelly Family!

This is a warm, family-friendly environment in West Village where classical music is always playing. I am animating on my computer while mother and brother all work at home composing music and painting.

We currently have a friend's dog staying with us on a regular basis, which means we are only able to accommodate a limit of two additional dogs. We prefer to keep the number low so that we can continue to provide one-on-one attention to our Guests!

Very Important:
We can only accommodate dogs who are 30 pounds or less and are 2 years or older.Spayed or neutered, all vaccinations up to date/current.

We are not comfortable boarding pit bulls/pit bull mixes even though they are wonderful dogs and deserving of love.

We are not trained to administer injections or board dogs with extreme medical conditions. We will adhere to special dietary needs and in some cases give out oral medication. Please ask and we will be happy to work with you on this.

Your pup can be slightly neurotic, even quirky, as long as they follow commands and are leash trained. Please, no issues with aggression. Our neighborhood is densely populated with other dogs therefore an ability to do well on the street walked or taken to parks is strongly advised.

We are not trainers: we just make sure your dog is safe, well loved, and treated with great care and respect. We are very big on giving up our bed, providing hugs and infinite affection.

So that your dog vacation goes smoothly and happily, we ask that there is full disclosure on your part and ahead of time regarding any behavior or health issues with your dog. This will happen with a Meet-n-Greet either by phone/email then followed up in person in our home.

We will only host dogs that are fully housebroken, even-tempered and looking to find comfort, routine and a predictable schedule in our clean and orderly home. As our family is made up of mature adults and one elderly we are best at offering our home to just the right match.

Thank you for this consideration,
Best wishes from
The Entire Kelly Family
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety

Susannah K.

22 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 21, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Susannah's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep on my bed
Daycare At Susannah's Home
$40 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$30 /half-hour
$45 /hour
  • Willing to travel 1 mile
4 Testimonials
Dec 2016
Susannah takes care of all our guest dogs as if they are members of our own family. We have the hairy bedcovers to prove how much she spoils them. She really loves every dog she takes care of.
Dec 2016
Susannah has been so devoted to her job as a DogVacay host and loves every dog that comes into our home.
Without exception,she will give up her time,her lap and her sleep area just to make them feel safe and special.
I watch her go into withdrawal when they are returned to their parents; saying how much the house is empty without them in it.
Dec 2016
Susannah has been my go to dogvacay host for my dog, Bella for almost 3 years now. Bella absolutely loves Susannah and her family and can't wait for her next dogvacay. Susannah is friendly, courteous, flexible and treats my fur kid like her own! Can't recommend her highly enough :) :)
Dec 2016
Susannah has watched my pup dozens of times & I cannot imagine a more loving, caring or attentive host! She is truly a gift & we absolutely adore her!
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22 Reviews
Susannah and her family are amazing hosts - lots of love in their house, perfect for my snuggly Fran! Response times were quick and I was always provided updates and photos. I didn't worry once while I was away - I knew Fran was in excellent hands!
Susannah and family took great care of freckles and treated her like their own pet. We are very appreciative. Thank you!!!
Thank you Susannah and family for taking such good care of our 2 mature aged poodles. We loved the regular photo email updates. Milo and Truffle had a great time with their Dog Vacay family. They where made to feel safe and loved in their Vacay home. I would highly recommend Susannah and her family if you are looking for quality care for your dog/dogs.
Susannah was wonderful. We have a very particular shih tzu and Susannah made both her (and me!) feel very comfortable about the stay. I would highly recommend her to anyone!
I have used Susannah twice to watch my 5-year-old Alaskan Klee Kai, Luna, and could not be happier with my experience! She is kind, attentive, and patient with my dog and provides regular photo updates throughout her stay. Luna is usually shy around strangers but loves Susannah and is always excited to stay with her!
I can't say enough how much Bella and I love Susannah! I won't trust anyone else with my fur kid when I'm out of town and Susannah clearly loves and spoils Bella. She's great about sending regular updates and Bella always comes home tired and happy :) Thanks Susannah for all you do!!
Remington enjoyed his stay very much; seemed well cared for and was exhausted upon his return - always a good sign. The videos and photos were a treat.
Susannah and her family were great with Chewie over the Thanksgiving holiday. It was my first time leaving my little guy with DogVacay and she made us so comfortable. All of the photo updates were sweet and Chewie had a great time. Would definitely recommend to anyone. :)
Sussanah was very accommodating with Tictac and even sent us short little videos for updates! A very friendly host that cares about each animal she takes care of! Recommended!
This is the second time I've boarded my dog Bella with Susannah and I will keep bringing her back again and again! It's very clear that Susannah and her family LOVE animals and take great care of my dog. She also sends photos and updates regularly and is always available when I need her! Thanks again Susannah :)
Our Leo is a loner. He's an 8 year old basenji and loves you on his own terms. We were worried planning our next trip because we had lost confidence in our usual "dog hotel" and found Susannah's ad on the Dog Vacay site. She lived in our neighborhood and seemed like her schedule would permit her to spend some quality time with our little guy. There's not a day when you're on the road that you don't think about your pet and Susannah understood, sending us photos of Leo adjusting to his new surroundings, playing around and napping. He seemed comfortable, but I knew he was at his home away from home when I saw him curled up in between Susana's legs. Knowing your little furball is happy as a clam makes the rest of your trip all the more enjoyable. We plan on using Susannah the next time we hit the road and know Leo looks forward to his next visit.
Susannah was very helpful for taking Candy last minute and loved her like a family member. :-)
Susannah was absolutely amazing when she watched my dog Bella! I felt totally comfortable leaving Bella with her and her family. Susannah sent photos, updates and was always available whenever I just wanted to see how Bella was doing. She took her to multiple parks and Bella came home happy and tired. I can't recommend Susannah enough and will absolutely be booking her again for our next vacation!
Susannah took great care of our dachshund. She was quick to respond to our inquiry and easy to communicate with as we worked out the details. This was our first DogVacay experience and we were very pleased! We would definitely recommend Susannah.
This was the first time we used DogVacay and it was great! We received pictures during Iris's stay and even treats at the end. Susannah took care of Iris like she was her own and when we picked Iris up she was exhausted. Great experience and would highly recommend Sussanah!!
I left my dog Rudy with Susannah over a long weekend and had a wonderful experience. I could tell that Rudy had a great time and that he had been taken great care of. Susannah has a very spacious apartment with tons of room for playing (Rudy was comfortable right away), and also makes sure that the dogs she sits get outside plenty during the day. You can tell she really loves and cares about the dogs she hosts. I would definitely recommend Susannah to anyone!
Leaving Oliver with Susannah was the best decision- He came back a happy dog! During our trip she also sent photos to show us how Oliver was doing. She is now out go-to when we have to be out of town. Highly recommend!
We asked Susannah to look after our dog Lucas for 4 days. Lucas is 5-months old and still learning many things. Susannah was so thorough in making sure that Lucas was comfortable with her and her home. She kept us updated every day with email and photos. When we picked him up we could tell he had been and was happy: he had his ears up, his eyes sparkling, and was in no rush to leave her home (as opposed to when we had left him for some hours at a day care center). Susannah made the whole process so easy for us. We will become frequently cients of hers. Lilliana
Susannah and her family were excellent host for our puppy, Beta. They were very flexible, communicative, and most importantly gave Beta lots of loving care while we were away. It made our vacation so much more relaxing knowing that our pup was with such a sweet family.

Thank you so much and we look forward to having Beta visit again!!!

It was my first time using Dogvacay. Susannah was wonderful!
My wife and I went on our honeymoon, and had never left our boxer with anyone. We could not have, in our wildest dreams, had a more thoughtful, loving, and responsible caretaker. Our boxer was showered with love and attention, and she was provided all the creature comforts available. She was never left alone, and enjoyed frequent forays into the neighborhood. She came back as healthy and happy as I've ever seen her.

We consistently received updates and photos from Susannah, and we always felt like she was maximally responsive to anything we needed.
My dog loved his visit - he waited in the hall outside when we were leaving to go back in! Susannah and her family were very accommodating and went out of their way to make sure me and my dog were comfortable.
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