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Kaori K.

40 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • 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
Akita, Alaskan Malamute, Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Bulldog, Bullmastiff, Chow Chow, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd Dog, Great Dane, Polish Lowland Sheepdog, Rottweiler, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Tosa

Kaori's Resident Pets

Charlie Brown
3 yr 3 mo old
7 yr 5 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Kaori's Apartment

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Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Kaori

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Instagram #StoryOFkkPets

We are new to Lincoln Square/Upper West Side area but been rocking Dogvacay for a while! We are so very grateful for all the new friends we made on Dogvacay!

This Vacay includes lots of FUN! (just saying). We spoil your pooch with pawsome Cuddles, Rubs, Snuggle, and Love; With daily Hugs and Individual Attention; an extended “Petting” session with a Professional Massage and Back Scratching (Yes, we have a Poppy Massage degree from YouTube); daily Runs at West 72nd Street and/or 54th Street Dog Runs; The Best YAPPY-HOUR at 6 P.M, with Popsicles, Carrots & Peas, Peanut Butter Spoons, apples, and yogurt treats (as long as you agree); 4+ walks a day (early walk,12pm visit to the West 72nd Street Dog Run, 6:30pm and 10pm walk).

We will be taking care of your dog as if he/she was one of ours. I am willing to make ANY accommodation that will make you feel comfortable leaving your dog with us.

*About our family: Husband works at an investment bank in midtown; my mom comes to visit and stays at my home when I need a replacement (I also need vacays you know!), she's a retired social worker, full of energy who's been caring for pups her entire life; I work from home. We have a sweet cat named Dolce who keeps to herself. We also have a 2 1/2 years old labradoodle, Charlie, he is extremely friendly and active. Charlie loves to play, walk, sometimes even goes on runs, he LOVES everyone and everything!

***Because of my building regulations; I am only allowed to host one pup at the time; and I am not allowed to host the followings breeds ? : Rottweilers, German Shepherds, Doberman Pinchers, Pit bulls, American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, American Bull Dogs, Tosa Inus, Wolf Hybrids, Chow Chows, Alaskan Malamutes, Bull Mastiffs, Great Danes, English Mastiffs, Argentine Dogos, Akitas, Presa Canarios, Fila Brasileiros, or any mixed breed containing any of the aforementioned breeds
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Advanced senior issues

Kaori K.

40 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kaori's Home
$44 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Kaori's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
$30 /visit
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
$15 /bath
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40 Reviews
Kaori is the best! She and Gracie hit it off and Gracie had a wonderful stay with Kaori and her family. I was so happy with the way things were going that I booked another stay with Kaori during the last one! I would recommend Kaori without a doubt!
Kaori is super sweet and really cares about making sure our old pup has all his needs met. Her home is relaxed and her dog Charlie is good with other dogs, he understood that Sammy wanted to be left alone. I highly recommend Kaori's loving environment for your dog. Thanks Kaori!
Dakota, our golden retriever, had a wonderful stay with Kaori (and her mom, too!) We were updated daily with adorable photos and videos. She was not only well taken care of but given the affection she has come to expect from us mere humans! We highly recommend Kaori!
Awesome experience!
Pierre had a blast with Kaori while I was in NY for business. I'll definitely be using her again next time we come to town. Pierre was completely pooped by the time I picked him up at the end of the day - which is exactly what I wanted!
Kaori is great! She knows a lot about dogs and had numerous experience. Her place is very clean and her dog Charlie got along with my puppy.
This was my first time using dogvacay and leaving my dog with a person I did not know And I had an AMAZING experience with Kaori!! Kaori and her mom are the sweetest and most loving animal lovers. They watched my dog for 17 days and everyday sent me either pictures or videos of my dog. They go out of their way to make sure you are at ease with leaving your dog and giving your dog the most safe and loving experience. They take notes of all your dog needs and are very organized. I picked up my dog and she was freshly bathed, happy and healthy. I can not thank Kaori and her mom enough Truly wonderful! !
My dog had a great time with Kaori! Kaori and her mom are both great with dogs and very organized - great to know she was proactive with getting my dog's health and contact information in advance. I felt like he was in good hands. He came back a happy pup - and also tired from all the play time he got with Kaori and the other pups!
This was my first time trying the DogVacay for my pup and I sure can't thank you enough for the great care you and your mother had with my baby dog. I can tell Beckham had a busy day with lots of fun and cuddles, because he was super tired when I picked him up. It's good to know that they have Charlie and the other companions dogs, so Beckham can play with. The best part was when I got some updates, pictures and videos from Beckham having a blast. I will definitely use Kaori services again.
Thank you again
Kelli, Ozzie & Beckham
Kaori was great! She sent me pictures everyday, bathed my pup, walked her many times a day, took her to the doggie park and was very patient with my little gremlin which is scared of other dogs and not fully potty trained. Frida loved it and came back home completely exhausted from all the fun times!
Kaori is an incredible host for your beloved pup. She greated my sister, my dog, and I so kindly and showed us where Rigger would be staying while we were gone for five days. She explained what each day would look like, many walks and cuddles, alongside her wonderfully behaved and sweet labradoodle. Each day we were away, Kaori sent us picture and video updates of what she and Rigger were up to. Her mother and husband help her out with taking care of your pup which was definitely a positive for Rigger who loves attention. Through all the updates, it was clear Rigger was having the time of his life. Kaori is an incredibly caring and thoughtful host. 100% recommend Kaori and her family as the next host fam for your pup while you're away. Thank you Kaori!!!!
Kaori was an amazing host for Charlie! He had a great time playing with her dog Charlie Brown and I know he was taken care of like he was one of her own. Kaori always updates through the weekend with pictures and videos, which we loved! We already brought Charlie back for another visit and will definitely be cing back again! We are so lucky to have found such a good home for Charlie while we are away.
Kaori and her mom were wonderful sitters for our dog, Gigi! She sent lots of pictures and updates while we were away for the weekend. I will definitely have her watch Gigi again in the future!
Just wow - Kaori was a fabulous sitter for my dog. She is friendly, helpful, warm and caring. My little guy couldn't have been happier. She sent pictures and video of them hanging out and even introduced my dog to a nearby 'doggie pool' that I hadn't even known about.

Kaori is professional, courteous and thorough - and she really 'gets' dogs! Thanks so much!
Kaori was extremely accommodating, dropped my dog off at my apartment at the end of the stay, and took great care of Winnie while in her care. She came back happy and well cared for.
Ollie had a fabulous time with Kaori and her adorable pup! He had tons of fun playing. She sent lots of picture and video updates (which I LOVE) and was super responsive. Thanks, Kaori!
Kaori was a wonderful host. She really went out of her way to ensure that our dog, Sadie, felt welcome. Sadie was well cared for and clearly had a great vacation with lots of time socializing and outdoors. We had lots of updates and will definitely return.
I would wholeheartedly recommend Kaori to anyone and everyone! She was so understanding and accommodating with drop off and pick up times and she was so, so sweet to my pup. She is clearly a dog lover! She posts pictures and/or videos every day, which is so nice when you are missing your friend. They also have a dog, Charlie, and it was nice knowing that my pup had a friend to hang out with. :) She and her husband take the dogs on regular walks and have a balcony that the pups can sit out on in the evenings when the weather is nice.

I will absolutely do everything I can to have Chester stay with Kaori again whenever I have to go out of town!
We leave Cookie once a week for a play date with Charlie and she has a blast. Kaori and Mike take great care of her, she is always happy to get there and sad to leave. As said before we warmly recommend them and are grateful to have found them through DogVacay.
This was our first experience with Dog Vacay and we were not disappointed. I was a little hesitant to try it, but after reading all the lovely reviews about Kaori, I decided to reach out. She was quick and accommodating and extremely reassuring. I was so nervous about the process and the second I met her and saw how comfortable Fynn was at her home, all the stress went away.
I received photos and videos during his stay and could tell he was happy and having a blast with all the other pups. Kaori and her family were so great to my baby, I cannot wait to book another stay with them.
Kaori and her family who took care of valentino were amazing, regular updates and pictures and videos. we couldnt be happier.! valentino came back happy and healthy and full of energy, i would reccomend Kaori to everybody i know, she is Fabulous.
This is our second time using Kaori and we must say that she continues to impress us on how much she cares for our boys always sending us pictures and videos which always put a smile on our faces, We've already had mentioned the first time we used Kaori that she's our go to person and we meant it She's awesome thanks again Kaori for everything, Until next time
Michael, Kaori and Charlie are an amazing family!

We had such an assuring and comfortable DogVacy with them three months ago, that we decided to use them again. They have taken Milo (our 1.5 yr old Goldendoodle) in and took care of him as their own.

During his stay of 5 nights, they consistently sent us a total of 60 pictures and videos of Milo having a great time with their playful Labradoodle Charlie and friends in their spacious, paved and fenced-in backyard as well as walks in the neighborhood and in Central park.

We are definitely going to use them again and HIGHLY RECOMMEND them.
Kaori was once again fantastic! My dog had another wonderful experience under Kaori's care. She sent me daily pictures and videos, emails and I could see that Melinda was really happy. I had such a peaceful vacation knowing that my pup was with someone experienced, reliable and trustworthy like Kaori.
We just left Cookie for 3 days with Kaori and Michael, which was a first as she is 3 months old. They were great with her and spent a lot of time playing, cuddling and walking her, as at her age she is high level energy. They sent us many photos and videos every day which was great for our peace of mind as young puppy parents we realised that we were quite anxious about her being happy and not feeling abandonned (she is a rescue). Charlie is also a great secret weapon, he and Cookie hit it off immediately she didn't even notice us leaving when we dropped her off(ouch!!). He is super gentle and even when she was running around him in high excitement mode he was always careful to not walk on her.
Kaori was very responsive every time I contacted her and was also flexible when we asked to change pick up time. We also forgot Cookie medecin when we picked her up and they kindly popped by our place to drop it off that evening.
Cookie looks like she had a great time and a lot of fun and has made some new friends that she is impatient to see again. We highly recommend Kaori, Michael & Charlie and we are delighted to have found a trusted home for our new puppy where we can leave her and feel neither guilty nor worried as we know that they will care for her as well as we would.
Excellent! Kaori goes above and beyond. Our dog has stayed with her multiple times. On each occasion we've been very comfortable knowing that she's well taken care of, and is safe, sound, and happy. She now gets excited as soon as we enter Kaori's building, knowing where she's headed. Plus, Kaori sends daily photo updates. I can't recommend her enough.
This was our first Dog Vacay experience, so we were a little apprehensive. But Kaori and Michael were very welcoming and answered all of our questions.

As soon as my wife and I left their beautiful apartment, we left confidently that our 1.5 year old Goldendoodle was not only going to be well cared for, but also was going to have the time of his life. He got along great with their adorable Labradoodle Charlie and they were instantly inseparable.

Kaori sent us multiple pictures and videos of Milo and Charlie playing in their apartment, in their spacious backyard and at the park.

We are very happy we met Kaori and Michael and would definitely have Milo stay with them again!
Kaori rocks
Austin loves Kaori!
Pawsome as always!
Kaori is definitely the best! I wish I could give her more stars...my dog had the best time ever. She and husband Michael are so sweet and they really love animals and treat them as their own. I have a 6 year old female golden retriever and we had a meet and greet a week before the stay to make sure our dogs could get along. They absolutely loved each other and became best buddies. Kaori was always flexible on drop off/pick up and exceeded my expectations. She sent pics of my pup daily and she is very fast on replying to messages and always available. I definitely recommend her and Im very relieved that I found someone I can really trust!
You could not find a better sitter than Kaori. She was flexible with drop off/pick up scheduling, sent tons of photos and videos every day and made us feel at ease that our pups were in good hands. One of our dogs is just 5 months old and full of energy and we were worried that his rambunctious nature would be too much, but Kaori handled Hamilton like a seasoned pro. She kept us up to date with their activities and from the photos you could tell that Kaori and her husband were caring for them as well as they care for their adorable labradoodle Charlie. She even sent them home with doggie goodie bags. We would definitely recommend Kaori to care for your four legged loved one, and will definitely use her again.
Austin has a great time with Kaori and she's wonderful about keeping us updated and sending pictures. Thank you Kaori!
another great experience. We've moved to Brooklyn since we first boarded our boy Bass with them last year, but rather than finding someone closer to our new place we're sticking with our girl Kaori! thank's guys for taking such good care of him.
Kaori was fantastic, and even sent Austin home with a few surprises and goodies. Thank you so much!
I loved that we were both on the same page with meeting and letting our dogs meet first. Kaori is sweet kind and very communicative. She was a pleasure, and her dog Charlie is quite cute as well.
just picked up our Bass after another successful dog-sitting weekend with Kaori & Mike. They kept us updated with pics and accommodated our early drop-off/pick-up times. So happy we found them, they really to take all the stress away from leaving him behind when we have to go on a trip.
Kaori and Michael were AMAZING! From the very start they were easy and accommodating. They send us tons of pictures of Reggie playing and having fun with their dog Charlie, and relaxing in their apartment. We felt 100% secure that Reggie was in good hands- that they were taking great care of him and that he was having a good time. Thank you Kaori and Michael!!! We will absolutely be using them again!
Kaori & Mike were great hosts and we look forward to booking yet again with them in a couple of weeks. Our boy Bass was happy and comfortable whereas he normally displays some separation anxiety. The fact that he didn't demonstrates what great hosts they are and their experience with dogs. They also kept us updated at all times with pics. Overall a great experience.
Kaori and Michael were AMAZING dogsitters! When I requested to meet in advance of the weekend I was planning to be away (to make sure our dogs would get along) they responded to my inquiry immediately and made sure to work with what my schedule would allow for our meet and great.

Immediately after meeting, Kaori and Michael were very receptive to my dog's high-energy needs and I knew she would get the right amount of time outdoors while I was away. Since they are dog owners themselves, I also felt comfortable knowing that although my dog is a runner, they were competent enough to make sure she was monitored well at the dog park and while on her leash outside.

They were so great about putting my mind at ease before my trip, and I knew I wouldn't have to check in to make sure my dog was being well-loved and cared for. They also sent tons of great photos of my dog at the park, playing with their dog, and cuddling up at nighttime. This was a helpful reminder first, that I didn't need to check in or monitor how she was doing, and second, that they were constantly thinking of ways to keep her entertained and wanted to make sure I had nothing to worry about while I was away.

I would definitely use these awesome hosts for my future trips - a thousand times better than any crated boarding site and well worth it for the personal time and attention I know my dog received while I couldn't be with her.

Would highly highly return and recommend!! :)
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