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Kathy & Terry R.

55 Reviews
32 Repeat Guests
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 40 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 & Terry 's Resident Pets

Danica Rose
12 yr 9 mo old
10 yr 9 mo old
3 yr 0 mo old
Emma Jo
2 yr 7 mo old

Kathy & Terry 's House

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

About Kathy & Terry

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My husband Terry and I are dog lovers from way back. We have been volunteering with rescues for over 20 years. We love fostering dogs and rescuing them from bad situations. Although we used to rescue mostly large breed dogs, it seems our house has turned to the little ones!

We live in a quaint house right off 44 and 141, although you'd never know it as it is so peaceful and quiet. We have a great lot that's partially wooded and a great yard with a large fenced area for the dogs. It's our little wooded hideaway! The dogs love relaxing on the huge deck or under a shade tree. The yard offers plenty of room for the dogs to run and play as well.

Kind of a side note... I know it's hard when you have a shy dog to find a good place for them when you're gone. But that's one of our specialties! We love working with the shy dogs and seeing them come out of their shells and blossom. Many of the dogs that we foster have been traumatized puppy mill dogs

We would love to meet you and have you come see our beautiful, dog-loving home.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Kathy & Terry R.

55 Reviews
32 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 23, 2017


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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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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kathy & Terry 's Home
$20 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep on my bed
Daycare At Kathy & Terry 's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
$25 /min
$60 /max
$25 /bath
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55 Reviews
Kathy and Terry were great with my dog. They are are clearly have lots of experience with taking care of dogs. We would definitely call on them again to care for our dog.
Kathy and Terry are always accommodating when it comes to Mocha. They are excellent about seeing that she gets her medications and Mocha is always bushed when she gets home. We love the arrangement and so does Mocha!
Kathy and Terry were great! We have a large very active young dog and they took great care of him. They were very accommodating and worked around our schedule for drop off and pick up times. The house was clean and in a convenient location. Highly recommended and we will be using again.
We were very happy with the care that Zoey received. Kathy & her husband obviously love dogs. We liked getting daily pictures of Zoey. We will definitely use Kathy again.
Kathy and her husband took great care of my doggy. She kept me informed and sent me pictures of Vicktor almost daily. Knowing that he was in great hands gave me peace of mind while I was away from my fur kid. Their house is very clean and located in a great woody area. I won't hesitate contacting them again next time I have to leave town.
Harry loves it at Kathy's house and he is well taken care of. We also love that there are other dogs for him to interact with. I would highly recommend sending your dog to "camp" at Kathy's!
Kathy was wonderful! She gave us updates while we were away and I plan on using her again in the future!
Kathy was awesome. She let us book last minute. She was available for the times we needed to pick up and drop off with a pretty flexible schedule. Our 3 yr old black lab mix loved it there and was very tired by the time he came home
Kathy is great! I think Rambo was ready to move in with her after a few nights at her house! Quick and easy to communicate with. Highly recommend!!!
Kathy is very knowledgeable about dogs which made me feel totally comfortable leaving my 5 lb toy poodle with her. My poodle, Roxy, is 16 and doesn't see well. Kathy took excellent care of her and I was able to relax and enjoy my vacation in St. Louis. Kathy & her husband have a clean & pleasant home and are wonderful people. You can tell they truly love dogs and I will certainly leave Roxy with Kathy on any future visits to St. Louis. Their home is in a convenient location which makes any part of St. Louis easily accessible. I highly recommend them!
This was our first experience with dog Vacay. Kathy and her husband make a caring, loving team for your dog. From the first meet and greet , I couldn't have been happier ;!Kathy's experience and professional attitude as well as her affection for dogs were evident.
I took my puppy love, Neo, for a trial overnight visit this past weekend. Neo is an 80 lb pitbull mix rescue who is nearly 8 years old, and rarely has the opportunity to play with lots of other pups. I was a very anxious Momma, because inevitably having a bully breed pup, regardless of the circumstances, your dog will be blamed.

Kathy put me completely at ease during the meet and greet, allowing me to see her introduce Neo to other dogs and determine his temperament, as well as the temperament of others. These people really know their stuff around pups.

When I picked Neo up on Saturday evening, I could tell he had been having fun, and playing hard. When I took him home that evening, around 7pm, he immediately crashed on the couch with me, and didn't get up until it was bed time...where he continued to sleep until after 9pm Sunday morning. They wore him out!

I am definitely grateful to have found someplace great for Neo to stay, and have already booked Labor Day weekend for Neo.

Neo and I say, "Thanks Kathy"!
We scheduled a family vacation to Colorado in August 2016. I normally use local kennels that end up costing over $65 per night for my two dogs. This time I was trying to save a little money when I came across DogVacay. My search for a dog sitter located Kathy and her husband Terry just a few miles away from home! We had a meet and greet in the week before our vacation and everything went well. Our dogs, Kathy's dogs and a few she was watching all got along fine. Kathy was very knowledgable about dog behavior and did a great job correcting the dogs if it were needed. Our Vacation went well while Kathy texted us great pics of our dogs to put our mind at ease. We really enjoyed receiving those messages! We ended up arriving back in St Louis very late in Saturday evening but Kathy had no problem working out arrangements for us to pick up our dogs on Sunday morning. Our dogs have been home just a few hours now and I can already tell a stay with Kathy & Terry was much less stressful on our dogs than a week at the kennel! I would recommend this service to anyone and I will definitely return to Kathy!
I found Kathy because a friend of mine referred someone thru dogvacay.
They were not available and actually worked out for the better. I have a puppy and wanted her to socialize with other dogs and she loved it. She also meaning my puppy fell in love with Kathy's husband. Soon as he walked in she quit following Kathy and didn't leave his side ( even chilling out in recliner with him). Sent updates and pictures everyday. We will def recommend her to others and use her again and again.
Crosby loved Kathy, and Kathy loved Crosby. My pup was glowing when I took him home - I can tell he was very well cared for during his stay!
Very accommodating to our schedule, and great with our dog.
I was very pleased with the care my dog had at Kathy's home. They sent me adorable pictures of my puppy everyday and kept the communication going. Thank you for a great pet setting!
Kathy is wonderful, she takes wonderful care of our dog. We have had our puppy stay with Kathy multiple times and look forward to Leia staying with her again.
We were very pleased with our dog Ziggy's vacay experience. He got along well with all the other dogs and seemed to enjoy their company. We loved the fact that he was able to get on the couch and sleep on the bed with the other dogs. Kathy was great about sending us messages and pics of how he was doing. We will definitely be using Kathy again when we are traveling and need a loving home for Ziggy!
Lexi enjoyed her stay....she wasn't nervous and seemed to like being around the other dogs her size (small). Was good for her socialisation. Kathy sent us text pics everyday.
Kathy was fantastic to work with. My husband and I were very nervous about leaving our dog - we'd only boarded her once before with someone who was not family and it did not go well. Kathy set our minds at ease immediately, even sending me pictures and messages within 15 minutes of dropping the dog off, letting me know she didn't panic when I left! I will definitely use her again!
Great stay! Zoey is prone to anxiety around other dogs and Kathy was able to get her to relax. In addition to a fenced yard area, they took her for walks and brushed her. Zoey came home happy and healthy. Kathy was very flexible on drop off/pickup times and very responsive. I also received text photos and updates during the dog vacay.
Kathy did a great job! Joey was well taken care of and a happy camper. We enjoyed the pictures and updates we received regularly.
Kathy was wonderful! We left our one year old Golden-doodle with Kathy and she took great care of her. My wife and I really appreciated the regular pictures she sent us of our puppy having a great time.
Bruce and Lily had such a great stay with Kathy! Although I was a little nervous since it was our first time using dogvacay I never had to worry about them while away because I knew they were in good hands!
Our dog Guga was very well taken care off during our vacation overseas. Kathy kept in contact with us and even had the initiative to contact his vet when he started having some skin allergy.
We are very happy with Kathy and will be booking another dogvacay with her soon.
Our dog seemed to be well accepted in their home and treated like their own dogs. Kathy was sending pics regularly, until she broke her hand. It was great to receive those updates.
I was pretty nervous about leaving Gus alone for the first time, but he had a blast! Kathy sent daily pictures of Gus so I never worried how he was doing. When I came to pick him up, there were multiple other dogs there to greet me at the door. She is very experienced working with dogs and it was a great opportunity for Gus to be socialized with other dogs as opposed to paying a fortune for him to be boarded up somewhere. I would definitely recommend Kathy to a friend as well as use her again next time Gussy needs to be watched in the St. Louis area.
Kathy is wonderful sitter. Our little girl Cutie had wonderful vacation time with Kathy and her family. Thank you so much!
Kathy did a great job with Taylor. She was very responsive and provided us with daily updates and pictures. She was comfortable giving his twice daily medications and he seemed well cared for. We already signed up for our next trip
Kathy and Terry are GREAT!!! Mac had a blast with the other dogs. Their home is very clean and they are exceptional with the dogs. I highly recommend them and Mac can't wait to visit them again.
Dropped my dog off for 4 nights. Everything went great. My dog was happy (and worn out) when we got back home. Kathy and her husband do a great job. They communicated well and the entire stay went smooth. I will definitely be using them again next time we are out of town.
Our dog Chino had a great time playing with all the other dogs. She got to run with the pack! She was very well taken care of- she's exhausted today!
My Vina loves going on her Vacay at Kathy's!
Kathy and her family are wonderful. Bella and Jackson were in excellent hands. We are so pleased, it would be foolish to go elsewhere!
Kathy and her family are true animal lovers. We did a meet and great and knew instantly our babies would be well loved and taken care of. But, I am a real helicopter mom and worry no matter what. Kathy kept us updated and sent such cute pictures. Our Daisy is more adaptable, but Pumpkin has some special needs. Kathy made sure she was comfortable and fit right in. I would not hesitate recommending Kathy or leaving our little ones there again.
My boys loved their time with Ms. Kathy. She is fantastic and we loved the pictures of the boys she send every day.
Kathy is fantastic. My boys had a great time and loved their visit with Ms. Kathy.
I was a stressful ball of nerves over leaving Vina for such a long time (almost 10 days). Kathy assured me she would be comfortable and safe. She sent me daily reports and pictures via text, which made me feel so much better. When we picked Vina up, she was very happy to see us, but not anxious to leave - what a great sign! We plan on using Kathy and Terry for boarding again very soon, as we are confident Vina will be well taken care of. :)
Easy drop off/pick up times. Great communicator! Champ loves it over there!!
We were thankful that we were able to find Kathy to care for our dogs while we attended a wedding. They were able to play in a large yard with other dogs, cuddle on the couch, and lounge in the bedroom at night. We also received numerous updates over the weekend on how they doing. If we are ever in the area in the future, we will definitely take them to Kathy again.
Our dog had a wonderful stay with Kathy. She sent regular updates (with pictures) about how he was doing throughout the week. She was also flexible with drop off and pick up times as needed. We picked our dog up this afternoon, and he is currently passed out in his chair, so I think he had a great time!
Sibrina, our two year old Aussie Sheprador, had a wonderful weekend at Kathy's while mommy and daddy were out of town! Brina got a nice yard to play in and made new furry friends; she was cleary kept active and entertained. Kathy was pleasant, professional, and very caring of our doggie, giving us text/picture updates each day. We look forward to doing business with Kathy again in the future.
Glad I found Kathy to care for my pup. She was very flexible on drop off and pick up times. It was my first time boarding my pet and I was concerned. But, Kathy texted me updates and pics and I could tell he got plenty of loving care.
Kathy and Terry were great DogVacay Hosts. They were able to accommodate a few last minute requests with our travel plans so Quincy could come early and stay another day. Kathy even gave Quincy some extra TLC by giving him pumpkin to help his tummy. I appreciate the updates and pics while we were on vacation. Thanks for taking such good care of Quincy while we were on vacation!
Champ had an awesome time! Kathy was very easy to deal with and was a great communicator.
I am very pleased with the care and love Kathy showed my dog Gizmo while I was gone on vacation. I was nervous about leaving him (since I had never left him other than with family), but the feeling went away as soon as I saw her interactions with Gizmo and all of the other dogs in her yard.

Gizmo obviously had a blast, because he has been passed out ever since he got home from Kathy's house!

Thank you so much for taking care of my baby boy. II've saved your number!
Thank you for your wonderful care of Teddy! So happy to have found Teddy's home away from home. We will be using you again and again! Thanks Kathy and Terry.
My dog had a wonderful experience with Kathy R and her husband during her 9 day DogVacay. Lily is a rescue and loves being with other dogs, but is afraid of people. I knew that she would do better if I left her in a home where there were other dogs for her to play with. Kathy and her husband are both dog lovers, which is evident in the fact that they have several dogs of their own and several foster dogs...plus dog sit, as well. They are conscientious and dependable, and seem to really enjoy each dog's unique personality! Kathy sent me texts with pics and updates on Lily, during her stay, which was really nice. Lily came home happy and healthy, and well taken care of. I would definitely use them again!
Kathy is very kind, easy to work with, knowledgable, and competent. I have no hesitations leaving my pup with her. Kathy went above and beyond to take special care of my pup. I highly recommend Kathy, especially if you have a needy, high maintence, or special needs pup.
Our golden Rusty had a great time when he spent a week with and her pack. I was a little nervous that our dog would be anxious around several dogs, but he settled right in. Kathy sent us messages and pics everyday letting us know how Rusty was doing. He came home happy and tired.
We couldn't be happier with the experience our furry family members had with Kathy. They came home happy! It was great to know that they were well taken care of during our vacation. We will definitely book with her again!
Once again, a perfect experience.
Kathy is wonderful in caring for Toby. She does a great job keeping me informed of how he is doing during his stay.
Kathy provides outstanding services. Toby was well taken care of and she kept me in the loop on a daily basis. Kathy is extremely knowledgeable about dogs.
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