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Jimmy & Kathleen F.

42 Reviews
17 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 35 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

Jimmy & Kathleen's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Jimmy & Kathleen

50 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We've had dogs our whole life which gives us a healthy understanding of the needs of pets and pet owners.

Our house is located in a pleasant Burbank neighborhood. We have a large fenced in backyard allowing plenty of room for your dog to relax and play.

Our policy is to board one dog at a time (unless from same family, then multiple dogs are fine) Jimmy is semi retired and here during the day.

We are eager to welcome your dog into our home providing you with peace of mind.

Thank you.
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Jimmy & Kathleen F.

42 Reviews
17 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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


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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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Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Jimmy & Kathleen's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Jimmy & Kathleen's Home
$40 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
42 Reviews
Having Dusty stay with Jimmy and Kathleen is like leaving Dusty with my best friends! They love him like I do and are great about asking lots of questions about how best to take care of him.
They are also great about sending daily pictures and video that made me smile every time.
I know Dusty loves it there too-they have a huge backyard for him to play in.
I highly recommend them, but selfishly want them all to myself for Dusty!
Jimmy and Kathleen went beyond our expectations when we left our puppy with them for a long weekend. It was our first time leaving our pup and we we're so nervous but they was so welcoming and warm with Rari that she barely wanted to leave when we picked her up. They make sure your dog feels welcome and really go above and beyond to make sure your fur baby is well taken care of and lets not forget to mention his beautiful backyard! He also sends photos and videos if you want which had to be the best part of our weekend away.
Great hosts. Will book again! Thank you so much for doing such a great job with Henry.
Bogey had a great time. I appreciated Jimmy's text messages with pictures and videos. It relieved my apprehension about leaving my kid in a place he didn't know. I also liked the fact that a meet and great was a must for Jimmy and Kathleen before setting the dates.
I don't live too far from Jimmy and Kathleen and often walk Bogey by their house. As we were walking past on my second day after return, he started to walk up their front path. That told me all I needed to know. Thanks Jimmy and Kathleen!
Very nice. Sent lots of messages and pictures. Would rebook.
Great location with a fantastic yard for running and playing. We were sent lots of pics and vids of Sweet Dee enjoying her stay and felt super comfortable that she was in good hands with Jimmy and Kathleen! Happy to rebook in the future if they'll have us!!!
Jimmy and Kathleen take such great care of our Mali. She loves staying with them while we're away. The proof is in the photos and videos that Jimmy sends us every day she's there. We couldn't recommend anyone more.
My pups had another great stay at jimmy and Kathleen's! This is the longest we have left our dogs with a sitter and I felt at ease knowing they were in good hands. As usual, jimmy updated us with tons of cute videos and pictures throughout our trip. We are so lucky to have such amazing dog sitters to rely on when we travel!
Mr.Wyatt had his 1st sleep over at Jimmy & Kathleen's,i must say i was jealous,i wanted to stay!
They have such a nice home , great backyard and most importantly there energy & vibe is amazing. Really glad i found them, i can see why there so in demand on DogVacay. Thanks to both of you for taking care of my fur baby boy Wyatt.
Stella had such a great stay with Jimmy and Kathleen! I've always been nervous about leaving our dog with anyone when going out of town, but after meeting Jimmy and Kathleen I felt really comfortable. My nerves were calmed even more when we already started receiving pictures and updates a few hours after we left. I have to say, Stella looked so happy in all the photos and videos. She especially loved playing fetch in their amazing backyard. We now have our go-to sitters for Stella. So thankful we found them. The only regret I can say is that after writing this review they may get more business, and we want them all to ourselves ;)
Max is not the easiest dog, but Jimmy and Kathleen don't share that opinion. That's because when he's at their house, he is completely happy and relaxed. They have a HUGE backyard that dogs love, and Max is no exception. Max will be back.

Jimmy is exceptionally good at administering meals, treats, medicines and whatever else is needed. Great hosts.
Jimmy and Kathleen took excellent care of my 2 dogs. They have a very large backyard which my pups loved. After the meet-n-greet I immediately felt at ease leaving my pets in their care. I can't wait to book another Vacay with them =)
If you are looking for a dog sitter, please look no further than Jimmy and Kathleen. If you're like me, you're apprehensive about leaving your dog alone with new people; every dog is different, and each situation is unique. I felt the same. But after leaving our french bulldog with Jimmy and Kathleen for 2 weeks, I can honestly say I would trust them implicitly with our pup's care many times over.

From the moment we met them at the consultation to the second I picked him up at the end of his stay, they were very respectful of all our pet's needs, followed our care notes to the letter, and sent us multiple videos and photos while we were away to lessen our separation anxiety. But most important, they are genuinely kind and sweet people. Take it from me, these are the sitters for you!
Jimmy and Kathleen are the best! Kathleen is such a lovely person and Jimmy is such a cool, relaxed guy, and our pups loved their energy. Our little dog normally shies away from most people. Our last few dogsitters couldn't even get him to go outside with them. Within an hour of us dropping our dogs off, Jimmy was sending us pictures of our little guy up on his lap! Jimmy is great about sending pictures and videos, which really put our mind at ease. Jimmy and Kathleen are definitely our dogsitters for as long as they continue to offer their service!
This is our second time booking with Jimmy and Kathleen. We don't need a dog sitter often, but when we do they are our "go to" sitters. My pups come back tired, happy and seemingly better behaved than when I left them. Jimmy and Kathleen have a beautiful home with the most perfect, dog friendly back yard you could ask for. I will continue to use them for all my dog sitting needs! Thank you so much guys!
We have a cairn terrier and it seemed boarding her in a facility with a fenced run was very stressful for the dog. We looked into group dog boarding facilities but our terrier was unpredictable. Someone recommended Dog Vacay and I hit the jackpot when I found Jimmy and Kathleen "What up pup". We had an exceptional experience boarding our dog with Jimmy and Kathleen. Our dog was not only safe, but relaxed, no other dogs or cages, and even more she was clearly loved. She enjoyed vacation as much as we did! Jimmy sent pictures and videos of Skye lounging on the deck in the sun and running around in the large enclosed grassy backyard. Jimmy and Kathleen treated Skye as if she was theirs - even down to having a nightlight for her! I would recommend Jimmy and Kathleen without hesitation. I actually will admit I think Skye misses them! We will absolutely use them again in the future.
My dog Toby stayed with Jimmy and Kathleen for a week in March and they were amazing hosts. Toby definitely enjoyed their massive backyard, and I was able to see he was super comfortable and well-loved while I was away because Jimmy sent photos/videos all week - a nice touch that reassured me that Toby was having a blast. Jimmy & Kathleen are excellent at communication, trustworthy, and very kind dog-lovers. I had no worries leaving Toby there, and I'm sure he's looking forward to his next stay!
Jimmy and Kathleen are the greatest! This is the second visit for our best friend Smokey. Jimmy sent us pictures Smokey in his back yard rolling in the grass and while having a great time. He was very happy, and content. I think Jimmy and Kathleen do a wonderful job and have made us really appreciate their care for our dog and and removed all our worries about our favorite family member. If you have a dog, this is a couple, that you can trust to love your dog as much as you do. We plan on using them again in the near future.

Roland and Jan
Kathleen and Jimmy are great. They are so accommodating and Dusty loved their big backyard. He was exhausted when he got home from running and playing. They also sent me daily pics and videos. We'll definitely be back.
Jimmy and Kathleen were fantastic! Charlotte came home super tired from enjoying their backyard so much. Jimmy was wonderful about sending us photos and videos to let us know how she was doing. They are the best and Charlotte will be visiting again!
The Solie Family
another awesome doggie vacay for bailey!.. jimmy and kathleen are real dog lovers and you (and your pup) can definitely feel it... and bailey loves the attention she gets from jimmy as she spends her days by his side, lounging around, or playing fetch on the beautiful lawn... jimmy's photo/video updates are a godsend when you're half a world away :)
Raleigh always has the best time staying with Jimmy. So much to see and do in that back yard. And Jimmy makes the best videos I've seen about what Raleigh's up to. So glad when it works out for day care here.
We found Jimmy and Kathleen on the internet, called them, met them, and at first worried about our Smokey. The first day, Jimmy began sending, videos, and pictures of Smokey playing in the back yard, sleeping in their favorite chair, and playing ball with Jimmy. More pictures followed every day. I can very highly recommend Jimmy and Kathleen to take care of your favorite person, they are caring, careful, loving, and fill in for you with wonderful attention and care until you return. I highly highly recommend them, and now consider them to be good friends. Smokey can stay with them anytime.
Thank you Jimmy for taking care of our baby.
Roland Sebastian
This is simply Max's second home. He loves the deck and the huge yard, and most importantly, Jimmy and Kathleen! 5 stars.
Jimmy and Kathleen aren't just good dog sitters, they are first and foremost, good people and neighbors. I am very happy they live near me.

I was a little worried about Max but he apparently just made himself at home there, and Jimmy seems to just let him be himself. Couldn't think of a better place for my dog to be.
I can't say enough about how great Jimmy is with Raleigh. Spoiled in the best way. Jimmy plays with him... keeps him entertained, but also out of trouble. They just have such a great world for a pup to be, when they can't be with you or at home.
And Jimmy's video's of Raleigh's activities make my day! What a gift, to know that your little guy/ girl is happy and well cared for when you're away.
Thanks again for another great week for "the Meat Man." Lorrie & Billy
I think Raleigh found Doggie Heaven! From the first sight of Jimmy and Kathleen's back yard, he's been a happy pup. Jimmy spends great time with him. And sends amazing videos for us to see how well Raleigh's doing. I cannot thank them enough for taking such good care of our little guy. They have a very special place, and I have been so at ease having Raleigh spend days at their home, when I'm working. Thanks, you guys. You're awesome!
Lorrie C.
Jimmy and Kathleen took such great care of our pups while we were out of town. Each day Jimmy would check in with us by texting pictures and videos of the dogs. It really helped to ease our minds seeing how happy they were playing in their big backyard! We will definitely be using them again!
"Uncle Jimmy" and Kathleen were amazing! We got tons of awesome videos and pictures and they have an amazing yard and are so friendly we were worried our pup wouldn't want to come back! ??
i think bailey is depressed cause she misses her uncle jimmy!.. can't say enough nice things about jimmy and kathleen... the pics, the videos, the wagging tail!.. what more can we ask for?.. thanks jimmy!.. we know who our go-to guys are :)
Great as always! We're definitely repeat customers. Thanks for giving my dogs so much TLC!
Our Mali loves staying with Jimmy and Kathleen. Enough said!
Jimmy and Kathleen took great care of our Mali while we were away. We received updates and photos throughout her stay with them. Mali seemed very comfortable and would be happy to return for another visit. We highly recommend this wonderful couple.
Jimmy and Kathleen were perfect hosts for Abby. They have such a beautiful house and were more than accomodating for our needy dog. Abby misses you!
Jimmy and Kathleen were perfect hosts for Abby. They have such a beautiful house and were more than accomodating for our needy dog. Abby misses you!
A great experience-first time I left my dog with someone else. Jimmie and Kathleen were wonderful. They sent me photos and a video of my dog- it was clear he was happy. I'm grateful.
Jimmy and Kathleen were so warm and welcoming to Dusty I knew he'd be in good hands. They have a big back yard that Dusty loved and I knew that from the video that they had sent to me. They also sent pics every day. Dusty will definitely be back.
Jimmy and Kathleen were amazing. We had a lovely meet and greet to go over my dogs (plural) idiosyncracies. They were flexible with drop off and pick up time. Most of all, they sent me daily updates---either pictures or videos of how my dogs were doing (no other host has done that. Typically, it's a text message or something, but they went above and beyond). We had them originally watch our older dog, Evie....but Cricket's reservation at the dog boarding (so he can play with other dogs and still be social) fell through, so they adjusted accordingly.

They have a great big backyard that my dogs loved---especially Cricket. He was depressed that he had to leave! They fed my older dog Evie her medication by putting it in peanut butter (which was approved by me ahead of time) and each day I got a daily update, I could already see they were being played with, they were getting loads of attention and they were, literally, on a vacation.

I highly recommend Jimmy and Kathleen -- their love of dogs and commitment to communication is bar none -- and will definitely use them again and again in the future.

Thank you J & K!!

---Sharon and Chad
Jimmy was great! We loved getting pictures of Rascal on our cell phone so we could see how he was doing!
Jimmy and Kathleen are really great pet sitters and I would definitely recommend them. They're both very responsive and responsible and really took the time to find out about Colin (my pup) and his habits and personality before watching him. I felt completely at ease leaving Colin with them while I was on vacation and their house is beautiful with a gigantic fenced in yard. I'm pretty sure Colin didn't even miss me ... as soon as I dropped him off he ran right into the yard and never looked back. He loved it there!
A very friendly and caring family with a lovely big safe yard. Nigel got snuggles and cuddles all evening and slept with Jimmy!! They take caring for your dog very seriously and gave me a full "report" - woof! It's so reassuring to be able to leave Nigel in a safe and loving home rather than a kennel, and I would highly recommend Kathleen and Jimmy to any dog owner.
I can't say enough wonderful things about Jimmy & Kathleen & Family. We felt so comfortable and welcomed at our meet and greet. Your home was so dog friendly, and your huge backyard awesome. We received the most wonderful pictures and videos through out Lucy's stay. They totally catered to all of Lucy's needs. They treated her like part of their Family. If your looking for a outstanding dog sitter look no further, you found them. We are looking forward to seeing you again. Thank you form the bottoms of our hearts. Lori, George, Amanda and LUCY...
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