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Kim W.

69 Reviews
52 Repeat Guests
$60/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 45 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - Bull Terrier

Kim 's Resident Pets

Hazelnut Wigglebutt
Treeing Walker Coonhound
Female
6 yr 1 mo old

Kim 's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Dog door access

About Kim

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We are available to watch your pup in our large house. We have a large SUV to transport the dogs if you need them picked up. We also offer rides to the airport. Dogs love us and we come with years of experience. We have many references in the area. The entire house is dog friendly they can lay on the couches or sleep on a bed if they are allowed. There is a large fenced in backyard with a doggy door for 24/7 access (weather permitting.) There is a terrific dog park two minutes from the house with nice walking trails and a brook if your dog likes the water. If your dog needs more strenuous exercise we hike at Hardscrabble wilderness area and we run them on the aqueduct trail or at a local golf course. Even in the winter we love to snowshoe. There are no small children in the house or cats. We CAN NOT guarantee one on one dog care because we also own dogs. We DO NOT watch dogs that are not spade, neutered or trained to go to the bathroom outside on their own. We will not take aggressive dogs. WE REQUIRE A MEET AND GREET IN ADVANCE OF YOUR PET'S FIRST VISIT. We also might require a free daycare session in order to access the dog. We also offer advanced and remedial dog training.

You can go on vacation in peace or away on business and have no worries your pet is in good hands. We do not crate the dogs unless you wish us to do so. Well behaved dogs have the run of the 3 story house. We have set up a FB page so you can see videos of your pup plus we also have webcams. We have many toys no need to bring anything but the dog and their food. We can do minor grooming, cut/file nails, clean ears/eyes, give baths and administer medication if necessary.

If you need to be away for several weeks or have more than one dog we can set up a custom quote to save you some money.

AGAIN We REQUIRE a meet with all dogs in advance of your first stay. We might also require a FREE daycare if your dog shows signs of anxiety. This is all because we care!

All reservations are based on 24 hours. Additional charges apply if you do not pick your dog up with in a 2 hour window of the 24 hour period or with in the time you stated. The rate is $5.00 per hour or $40 for the day up to 12 hours.

We state that we do not have 24/7 supervision because we might need to go out of the house at times for a few hours. We do not leave the dogs unattended for several hours. We have just purchased state of the art cameras so we can see your dog even talk to them and hear them via a phone app. You can download an app and watch your dog yourself.

*NOTE* The site booking includes premium insurance package which provides emergency medical coverage for your pet at no cost to you. The are three local VCA clinics that treat the pets in this area covered by this plan. You can read more about the coverage on the site. Please note there is a $250 deductible for this insurance.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling

Kim W.

69 Reviews
52 Repeat Guests
$60/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 45 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 5, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kim 's Home
$60 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Kim 's Home
$40 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$50 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$50 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Training
$50 /hour
Grooming
$30 /min
$120 /max
Baths
$40 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$25 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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69 Reviews
Our dog Lulu is very fearful and usually really does not get along with strangers, but she seemed to like Kim from the start! She had an awesome time staying there and came back exhausted and not at all stressed! We will definitely go back many times
My dog loved staying over there he was very happy.I will definately bring him there whenever i need a dogsitter
The care and attention given by Kim was terrific. She takes the dogs to the dog run which my dog loves. Lilly was well cared for and Kim was so kind to her. I would rate the experience a 5 for pawsome! Tara D.
Kim and Allison were great - they kept us informed about Hank while we were away. You could tell they are nurturing and the dogs in their care are well looked after. Hank had a great time.
Great to have a place to leave my dog where he'll get human attention and lots of exercise!
First time using DogVacay and what a great experience. I've never been so comfortable not being able to bring Sam with us on a trip. Kim and Allison gave us great peace of mind. I would highly recommend them and this site to everyone I know.
We are very protective of our dog, Chloe, and extremely selective in whom we choose to care for her. Chloe gets very anxious when she meets new people. The first time we met Kim, she took the right approach to bringing her into her home. She slowly introduced new dogs to Chloe and Chloe had a ball playing with the other dogs. Kim truly understands dogs and knows what she has to do to put them at ease. Her confidence in how she relates to dogs makes us feel very relaxed and comfortable in leaving Chloe. We are so happy we found Kim and I’m sure Chloe is too.
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CJ and Jack love going to Kim's. They have a great time and come home tired.
My 1.5 yo lab mix had a great time boarding. This was her first time here and she was able to play with other dogs & get loads of outdoor time. Kim took the time to get to know me and explain her schedule in advance. She was extremely flexible and extended the stay when my dates changed at the last minute. She also sent videos and pics so I could see how much fun my dog was having. She made boarding extra convenient for me by providing pick-up and drop-off services. To my complete surprise, my dog came home freshly bathed and smelling like roses!
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Honey was treated beautifully. I felt very comfortable leaving her with Kim. She definitely has a knack with dogs. And made us feel at ease. Thanks, Kim
Kim is the best .
Second time with Kim, and it seems like Manny loved it. He played the whole time, and now he is home sleeping, LOL
We've boarded our pup with Kim several times before. This time we had an emergency and made a last-minute reservation. Kim responded very quickly, and we had piece of mind knowing our baby boy was well taken care of.
Very simple. Kim was absolutely great. She was nice, accommodating and extremely knowledgeable about dogs. My two had a great time. My wife & I couldn't have been happier except for Dover & Tally!
Kim is professional and understands the needs of dogs. We felt our dog was safe and well cared for. Kim is a keeper!!!!
Through and through an amazing experience each and every time. We've had the pleasure of having Kim watch our dog for a couple of months now, and couldn't be more grateful. 24/7 flexible hours available, organized, safe care provided. Kim takes the dogs hiking, to the dog park and swimming. Big house and great back yard allow for downtime after a busy day. Dogs are never left alone and out of sight. Thank you Kim. Hoping to have Maxx stay with you for years to come.
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It is clear that Kim is a professional at caring for dogs. She is the leader of the pack!
I just returned from a ten day vacation where I decided to use Dog Vacay for the first time and left my 1 year old Havanese with Kim who I found on the website. Needless to say, I had butterflies in my stomach before I dropped Rosie off, but by the end of the day, I felt at ease. Not only is Kim extremely quick to respond to all emails and texts, but I was able to see Rosie through video camera Kim has set up at her home. Rosie was either playing and having fun with the other dogs that were staying there or sleeping soundly from exhaustion. I would highly recommend Kim to other dog owners, and I would definitely drop Rosie there again.
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Maxie spent 5 days with Kim and Lissa and had a great time!!! Super sensitive to the needs of a 15 year old dog. This is truely a home away from home. Love the doggie door!!! Booking my next vacation as we speak.
We were very pleased with Bella's day with Kim and Lisa. So pleased we are setting up a over night.
Casey had a great time! Loved the dog park and hiking trips. She was pooped when she got home!
Kim's terrific! She's responsive, flexible, and a natural dog leader. Mochi, our energetic corgi, enjoys his visits with Kim and always returns exhausted and happy. :) We're so glad to have found her!
Kim took our reservation with less than 24 hours notice. She was an amazing host for Bonita and gave us updates throughout our trip. Thank you Kim for saving the day!
Kim was a great host and I will definitely use her again in the future.
Very professional, sent pictures and update. Dogs seems to have had a great time. Felt very safe to leave them with Kim
Kim was a wonderful sitter. This was our first time using the app and we had a great overall experience. Kim was very responsive every time we texted her for updates. She even uploaded videos of the dogs out for their walks in the woods. Kim even came to our house to pick up and drop off our dog. Very convenient. Would use her again.
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This is the 3rd time we've left our yellow lab Ella (4.5 yrs old) with Kim and we couldn't be happier. Kim has a great way with dogs - clearly understands their health needs and is very caring. Our dog has a lot of food allergies and also takes medication nightly and Kim is incredibly diligent about making sure that all of that is taken care of. She gives them tons of exercise - hikes etc in nearby parks and Ella loves that and we love getting the text pictures of their outings. We never worry when Ella is with Kim !
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Kimberly is a great carer! Good communication, flexible and really good with dogs. Lucky had a great stay with Kimberly and we will definitely book with Kimberly in the future and recommend her to friends.
Kim was wonderful with Taft and very accommodating. Taft loves being there and playing with all the other dogs. I will definitely use Kim again.
Our dog had a great stay with Kim. We will use her again.
kim was the best our dogs loved her...will always use her
Kim was great,very accomodating...our dogs were happy to see her....she has experience with dogs..you are in good hands.....
Lexi had a great time with Kimberly! She played with other dogs and had daily trips to the dog park. Lexi came home happy and tired! Kim updated us daily and sent us video and pictures! Lexi will be spending time with Kim again soon!!
Kimberly took wonderful care of our sweet dog. We couldn't have left Haley in better hands. The dog had such a good time, she was a little sad to come home! Thank goodness she got over that! We have already booked another dog vacation with Kimberly. We can rest easy on vacation, knowing that Haley will be taken care of as if she was one on Kim's own dogs.
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We have been using Kimberly since Nov 2013 to board our dog Charlie. He loves when he is at her home , he gets a lot of exercise and is very well taken care of. His home away from home.
This was our dog Lexi's first time away from us and Kim made us feel at ease! Lexi spent a long day with Kim and her dog and another dog guest. Lexi came home to us happy and tired from all her activity! We will definetly leave Lexi with Kim in the future!
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Kimberly is great with dogs! She's very observant, knows and understands them. After the initial meet and greet, in which our Bonny played for a short while at Kim's home and met another dog she would see during her stay, Bonny was so excited when we brought her for her 1-week stay. She came home happy and exhausted from her active week and the ongoing play and comradery of other dogs. Kim's home is the ultimate dog-friendly environment, and Kim clearly loves living with and caring for them. We've lined up a 2-week stay for Bonny this summer, knowing she'll be well cared for and very happy.
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Great to see my dogs spending their day going to the dog park and hanging with other dogs. Kim was always ready to answer and available, great experience. Thank you!
This was our first time with Kim, and we felt very comfortable with Molly being there. She posted a few videos, and we could tell right away that she was both knowledgeable and caring with animals. We feel very thankful that we have found a home away from home for our dog.
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Timmy, my greyhound , came home from his second stay with Kimberly happy and very tired ! Between playing with Hazel and the other semi resident dogs and excursions to the dog park Timmy had a GREYT DogVacay !
We had a great experience boarding our baby boy Jack with Kim. It is clear that she loves and knows dogs. She was very responsive when I texted her over the weekend to check on him, and she even posted a video of him on facebook. We were able to see that Jack was having an awesome time with Kim and his new friends. Kim has a great dog-friendly setup in her home, backyard and all. We will definitely board Jack with Kim again!
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We were SO happy with Kim's excellent care of our dog Jeter. Her home could not have felt more dog friendly nor her great big backyard. She KNOWS and LOVES dogs. We will feel 100% confident letting Jeter "vacation" there again. Thanks so much,
Donna and George
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I would most certainly use her the next time. Kimberly is an excellent dog sitter. Her home is large and comfortable for dogs. She is clearly a dog lover and has a great relationship with the dogs. She also posts pictures and videos of your dog on her Facebook page, Which is very comforting to know they are having a good time. Also, I always end up making plans at the last minute, and she made every effort to help me with my last-minute plans.
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This was the first time that my very devoted (to me) greyhound had been away from home since we adopted him directly from the track 3 years ago. I was somewhat worried that he would either be very upset or whine the entire time. Neither happened thanks to Kimberly's expert experience with dogs. Timmy had a GREYT time, came home happy albeit somewhat tired. He had the opportunity to run and play with other large dogs which clearly he enjoyed and was good for him. I have absolutely no reservations about leaving Timmy with Kimberly in the future.
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Kimberly was great and Bandit had a blast.
Kimberly provides a safe, loving, fun environment for dogs. My two tiny golden doodles, Bailey and Charlie had a great time. Her home is warm and very dog friendly, with a doggy door out to a fenced in yard. There were several other dogs there for my two to play with and so they all had lots of fun under Kim's watchful eye. Kim also took lots of pictures and videos during vacation, so we were able to get updates on a regular basis.
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Rusty our 11 month old Golden Retriever went to Kimberly for the first time for 5 days and it was a great experience. He played well with the other dogs and came home exhausted, but happy. We will definitely use Kimberly again for Rusty. Kimberly was very accommodating and communicated by text during Rusty's stay. It was nice to hear that he was doing well while we were away.
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Kimberly was amazing. I will definitely use her again. She made me feel comfortable about leaving my dogs with her. Her home was very accommodating and so was she. I would highly recommend her. Thanks, Kim
Kim took care of our Golden Retriever, Samantha for a week. She did an awesome job. Samantha is 5 and this was her first experience with a dog sitter. In the past she had been looked after by family. Samantha was a nervousness wreck at first but Kim did a great job getting her well adjusted. Samantha formed a clear and meaningful bond with Kim. We would absolutely book a doggie vacation with Kim again. I highly recommend her.
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Kimberly is incredibly reliable and accommodating. I feel very confident about my dogs care when she stays there. .
Sula seems to have had a great day with Kim. She was exhausted at the end of the day when we picked her up. Seems that she played for four hours with Kim's other dogs and returned to us happy and a tired little pup. Thanks Kim.
Kim took great care of our puppy while we were away for Thanksgiving. She came home happy after spending a play-filled 3 days in Kim's dog-friendly home - no more kennel stays for our girl.
My dog, Cocoa, had a wonderful time with Kimberly and her new dog friends over the Thanksgiving holiday. Thank you so much for taking such great care of my four-legged baby!
Kimberly was great. She is super responsive as well. Ein had a great time and enjoyed the other canine company.
Olivia had a GREAT time as always - such a treat to get a photo of her having fun
Kimberly was terrific! Although Cooper hadn't stayed with a sitter overnight in over a year, she was very professional and handled him with compassion and understanding. I highly recommend her.
Large, safe area for dogs to play. Her dog was very friendly and seemed to get along with my dog very well. Ultimately felt more than comfortable leaving my dog there. And will definitely check her availability in the future.
Kimberly is a great hostess and Olivia loves spending time with her!!!
Kimberly was a wonderful sitter for my dog Rosie. She was dependable and trustworthy. She took Rosie on long walks and Rosie had a great time with Katie, Kimberly's dog. I also appreciated her sending us photos of Rosie and keeping us posted on Rosie's activities. I would recommend Kimberly to anyone who wants to go on vacation knowing their dog is well taken care of.
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This was a great experience. I will continue to use Kimberly as a host on an ongoing basis. For my pup, this host has turned out to be a perfect fit.
Absolutely happy with Kim helping us out! She was very flexible with our last-minute need, and Gilly must have had a great time, as she slept best and longest in a while on coming home. Thank you!
Rufus came home relaxed and happy. Many thanks
We are so happy that Kim took such good care of Rocky. He was happy and had a fun time with Kim. Kim sent us pics of Rocky as well while we were away. Rocky got along well with Kim'd dog- Katie so he now has a new frnd.
We will definitely recommend Kim and will be more than happy to leave Rocky with her again.

Thanks Kim !
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Kimberly is the perfect host!!! Olivia had a wonderful time, was walked and was so comfortable in her home. I would highly recommend her
Kimberly is very professional and very knowledgeable and took wonderful care of Frankie and Frankie got to do some fun dog stuff. Terrific.
Our dog Scarlett had the time of her life. Kimberly is an excellent boarder. Scarlett is a puppy and Kim took extreme care by taking her on long walks and to the park. She stayed in contact with us and sent photos of her playing and cuddling up so that we were rest assured - thank you Kim!
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My dog seems to have had a good time. After spending the weekend with Kimberly, she came back healthy and happy.
kimberly is a dogs lover , she clearly understand dog psychology, during our meet and greet, i instantly felt comfortable with her, i have few dog sitter in the past 23 years, i have to say, she is by far the best! thx again roland/jet
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