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Katie G.

5 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
$42/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish

Katie's Resident Pets

Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Katie's Apartment

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Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Katie

7 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
*UPDATE: My sweet foster dog, Rolly. was adopted and settled in nicely to new home! I am available for bookings again! 9/7/16*

I volunteer at Cold Nose Warm Heart and frequently foster dogs between the shelter and finding their forever homes. Your dog won't miss you for long as he quickly settles into games, treats, couch cuddles and long walks on the local trails and state parks..

Nothing warms up a big bed like a big dog and I love to snuggle after a long afternoon of play time, my cats may love dogs even more than I do and look forward to visits from their furry friends!

We've got a big long hallway for fetch and are a short 5 minute walk to memorial park where there is ample space to run and play. I work 10 minutes from home, in a pet friendly office and am able to stop by on lunch to let dog out or bring him back to work with me if he seems anxious!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Katie G.

5 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
$42/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 30, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Katie's Home
$42 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep on my bed
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$55 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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2 Testimonials
Sep 2016
Katie truly loves dogs. She has fostered several dogs and has found loving homes for all of them. The last dog she fostered was sick. She set up a gofundme account so the dog could have surgery. Not only did she come up with the funds, she cared for the dog after surgery which required a great deal of patience and love. She gave this dog the opportunity to be placed in a loving home. She devoted her time and her heart. I admire her devotion. She is trustworthy and will care for your dog with love.

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Sep 2016
Katie Grogan is a a mature and very responsible and caring pet owner. She has taken care of numerous foster dogs as well as my own dog and cat while I was away. She has always taken her foster dogs to dog parks, hiking and family functions (when the dogs temperament allowed such). Since she was a child she has had a genuine love of animals big or small, she has always been the one to play with your pet and also the first one to snuggle up with them. She has experience with high anxiety animals, high energy as well as low energy and senior pets (all of which I have had). She has demonstrated an immediate understanding of a pets personal boundaries and limits as well as an understanding of those that need more attention and little more TLC. I would highly recommend her to care for your fur baby :)
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5 Reviews
This was our second time leaving Cody 2 yo male chocolate lab) with Katie. She welcomes him into her home - and he makes himself right at home! Despite the frigid temperatures, Katie spent hours outside with him playing in the snow and going on walks. He loves it! Will not use anyone else in Northeast NJ!!
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Katie is awesome!! I can't even begin to express what an amazing time our dog had with her! Mac is pretty energetic and really needs exercise and he certainly got it with Katie - frequent walks, trips to the dog park, visits with neighbor dogs, etc. We also received lots of pictures and updates on what he was doing throughout our trip, which was really nice and set my mind at ease that he was being well cared for. When we picked Mac up it was obvious that he completely adores her and I'm not that sure he was too thrilled to come home! We will definitely use Katie again!
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My five year old Puggle is a mama's boy, never been away from me for longer than a week during his enough life- after picking him up from Katie's, he wants nothing to do with me! My dog chose his future babysitter! I've never boarded my dog, he was always left with family but Katie made my experience painless, professional and caring especially at the last moment. She made sure to keep me updated about my dog and was constantly sending pictures of him to put me at ease. Thank you Katie for your compassion to an uptight dog owner
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The best kept secret in Northern NJ! I have a highly energetic 2 year old chocolate lab. We've tried kennels before, but he came home crying from the traumatic experience. This time, we found Katie on DogVacay.com, and my dog was sad to leave when we picked him up!! It was a true vacation for him. He was entertained with long walks, dog parks and toys, and he was made to feel welcome in her home. I am so grateful for such a positive experience! I will definitely be requesting Katie's services again!
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Katie G. watched my dog, Bear, this past weekend and he came home totally spoiled. Katie took Bear to the dog park to play and for a jog in the neighborhood. She also sent me pictures of Bear which was so nice to see. Bear was very happy when he came home which is a huge relief to me. I will definitely use Katie again.
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