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Katie J.

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21 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Vaccinated

Katie's Resident Pets

Border Collie
14 yr 1 mo old

Katie's House

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Children at home (Under 5 years old, 5-12 years old)
Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside

About Katie

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Welcome to woods within city limits! We love dogs and are looking forward to meeting new furry friends! Our dog, Isa, is a 13 year-old (ish) adopted border collie mix who will perk up and play a bit with her new friends, but mostly likes to chill. She gets along well with other dogs and doesn't mind sharing her toys :-) I am a stay at home mom of two little boys and one baby girl, so there are people (and lots of energy!) around most of the time during your pup's stay. Dogs are free to run and play in our half acre wooded fenced lot, or roam our 1,800 sq foot house. We look forward to meeting you and your dog!

*Although we have listed that we will only accept one dog, we will take more than one dog from the same family.*

**We prefer dogs that are a little older (over 3) and more mellow because the younger ones tend to play too rough with Isa. Our baby girl isn't a spring chicken anymore and has really gotten plowed over by the younger ones who don't know their strength. The same goes for dogs that may be older but are really rough players...We need to make sure our fur baby is safe while watching your fur baby!**

***We have had issues with smaller dogs urinating in the house (not for lack of time outside), so for that reason we do not accept dogs under 20 lbs, or dogs with a known bathroom issue. ***
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Katie J.

Online Now!
21 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Katie's Home
$37 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Katie's Home
$27 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
21 Reviews
Katie was great, she kept us updated and sent pictures of our dog enjoying his stay. He almost didn't want to leave when I picked him up after our trip! Definitely plan to bring him back the next time we leave town.
Katie and her husband were phenomenal. They kept me updated daily and did a wonderful job with keeping my dog entertained. I could tell how happy my dog was when it was time to leave!! Thank you so much!
I've now used Katie (and her adorable family) three times now and couldn't be happier. Katie stays in touch, is accommodating to schedule changes, and our dog Cali enjoys the happy home experience!
This was my first time using this service and I have nothing but great things to say about it and Katie! Katie was very flexible and took as much time as I needed to get comfortable leaving my dog with her. The best part about the entire experience was getting little updates with pictures of my dog enjoying herself.

I will definitely call Katie again!
We had a wonderful experience using Katie for dog boarding last weekend. She is very quick to respond to messages and kept us updated while we were out of town. Houston had a wonderful time in her gorgeous backyard and we are so happy to have found her and plan to hopefully use her again when we travel! Thank you!
Extremely nice and helpful. Their kids are awesome with other dogs. Responded quickly. Sent updates. If I need another sitter I will definitely be contacting Katie again.
So happy we found Katie J! Super easy to schedule with, friendly, and a perfect family atmosphere for our dog.
Our dogs loved Katie's place! They were there for 2 nights and were tired from playing when we picked them up. Katie was very accommodating for a last minute reservation and welcomed our pups. We loved the fenced in yard! Thanks for everything!
Katie is a very loving, attentive host-mom! She sent photos and was great about letting us know how our big pooch was doing. Highly recommended!
Katie and Eric are great!! They sent pictures of Mae every day so we could see how much fun she was having. :) They have a big, fenced-in backyard and a very sweet dog. Mae will definitely be vacationing there again!
We are not from the Ann Arbor Area, but my husband was having outpatient surgical procedures performed at U of M hospital. Our Aussie tends to go with us anytime she can, so I decided to look for a place we could have her stay in Ann Arbor for the day, allowing her to drive the hour and half with us there and then be with us on the return home. Katie's info on the site looked perfect for us and was indeed perfect. Cali made herself right at home with Isa and seemed to have an enjoyable day. The boys are adorable and the yard is a perfect place to play. Katie kept me updated with photos throughout the day which kept me at ease. When the surgery went longer than expected and I knew we were going to be later than what I had told Katie we would be- I contacted Katie and she told me not to worry and anytime we got there would be OK. She will definitely be my first contact when the next surgery is scheduled.
Our dog Furley spent two nights with Katie and family as a trial run. It went very well. Furley clearly likes Katie and her family and we were very comfortable leaving him in such good hands. We have already booked some return visits. I would not hesitate to recommend this home to anyone who needs dog care.
I cannot say enough great things about Katie & Eric. When we did our "meet & greet" it felt like home and after dropping her off it felt just the same. I received pictures and updates daily and would take her back every time if possible!
Katie is a fantastic host! Our (somewhat spoiled) maltipoo, Benji, stayed with her and her family for a weekend and she took the best care of him. Katie sent daily photo updates and he came home happy and healthy. Benji is looking forward to staying with Katie again in the coming weeks!
Maggie had a great time with Katie and her family. We got frequent updates and it was a worry free experience.
Great option for day kenneling - Highly recommended.

After meeting with Katie and letting my dog 'check out' the place, I thought this looked like a great place to bring my dog on days that I work (long hours). We set up a day for a trial run and everything was just great.

My dog was able to make herself at home whether it was running in the backyard or just laying on one of the pillows/mats in the house. Actually,a couple of hours after leaving her there, Katie sent me a picture of my dog snoozing away on a pillow. Clearly comfortable in her new surroundings.

One thing that was really nice was the fact that I was able to leave her there all day, even though my workday is not 9:00-5:00. I actually picked her up just after 9:00 pm. Being able to pick up late in the day like this is necessary for me with my job.

We will definitely be visiting Katie again in the future.

Katie took excellent care of my 2 senior dogs and I felt confident leaving them with her and her family. They also have the best dog yard ever, lots of room for the dogs to explore and play!
Our dog's visit went great. The home dog helped our dog find her way and feel like she had company. The yard is wooded and had to be fun to explore. Katie is a great host and you can tell she is an active caregiver and sitter. When we picked up our dog there was no re-adjustment period, she was just ready to do whatever was next. That made me feel like she was cared for and our dog really did have a vacation. We will ask Katie to sit again when the need arises.
Louie loved his stayed with Katie & family. Katie sent pictures and gave great feedback on his stay. Definitely will rebook!!
My wife and I left our dog Zoe at "Wooded Wonderland in the City" with Katie and her family. As promised they had a large backyard with a wooded area where she was able to run and play.

Katie was a wonderful host who kept us posted with Zoe's activities. The pictures of Zoe having fun really helped us relax and enjoy our vacation, instead of constantly worry about how Zoe was doing at doggy boarding (which is what we usually do).

They were also very flexible about drop off and pick up times.

Overall, we would highly recommend Katie as a host!
Katie set up an informative and fun meet and greet prior to our dog's stay. Our dog had a lovely loving family to stay with and a big yard to run around with their dog, so she could really enjoy herself. I could tell she loved it and will definitely return!
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