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Kate L.

36 Reviews
25 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Kate's Resident Pets

15 yr 1 mo old
9 yr 1 mo old
6 yr 1 mo old
7 yr 1 mo old
Anatolian Shepherd Dog
3 yr 1 mo old
2 yr 0 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Chicken, ducks, turkeys, or other birds, Horses or other large farm animals

Kate's House

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Children at home (Under 5 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Dog door access

About Kate

23 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have 20+ years caring for animals of all types. I currently own and operate Your Pets' Home Away From Home, a premier dog boarding facility. I ran and managed the Atlantic Island Kennel at Lajes Air Force Base overseas. I am comfortable handling dogs and cats of all sizes and manners. I have experience administering oral and injections, and the care of diabetic animals. Your dogs or cats will have the comfort of an air conditioned suite about 30' from my house. Depending on their size and needs, I have various size crates they can sleep in, or you may bring your own. All dogs must be crated at my place- I keep multiple families' pets at once and this is for their safety and your peace of mind- I never allow dogs to interact without supervision. If your dog has never been crated, let me know. I am especially good at working with dogs to learn the crate is their safe place- most dogs learn within a day or two! I live on site and am a stay at home mom. Just couldn't check the 24/7 care button because I'm not always home. Outdoors, they will have 1.25 acres to explore (on le). dlso have a 36x 20' exercise area with a 6' fence for the escape artists. ;) It is dividto allow us to determine ed if your dog doesn't play well with others! there are other dogs and sheep to play with (or look at!) on premises, if your baby is comfortable. If not, I make sure their routine is kept and can let them out alone if it is better. I'm very flexible, I love animals of all kinds and encourage you to contact me if you have any questions. I do request that if you drop yoone ur dog off for one night that you pay for 2 days (day of drop off and day of pick to cover DogVacay's fee. ). If you need me to care for your dog during the daytime only, feel free to book one day only. If you have any questions at all, please contact me. I'm very flexible depending on your situation. Thank you for letting me do what I love and make a living at it. :)

***Dogs must have rabies and distemper (DAPP, DA2P, or DHLP are common) current to stay with me. Please be able to produce a record showing they are up to date if you Insta-Book or make a reservation with me! Thank you!!

***I am unable to keep cats until afAugust uly 2016. Thank you!

***Due to the recent birth of my first human-kid and my doctor-ordered restricted activity level , dogs are now being cared for and loved on by Candy Smith, my amazing friend and employee! (That's her snuggling with the adorable Boston) This only affects drop off/pick ups- please message me to schedule!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Kate L.

36 Reviews
25 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 2, 2017


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Course 101 Graduate
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Course 102 Graduate
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 Kate's Home
$15 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in a crate
Daycare At Kate's Home
$15 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
36 Reviews
Kate was fantastic! She provided pictures and videos and daily reports about how our dogs were doing with her. She was incredibly flexible with our arrival and departure times (which were dependent on traveling we were doing). And she obviously built a great rapport with our dogs and with the other dogs she was watching. I highly recommend Kate!
Lots of playmates and very caring caretaker. Loved getting the pictures and comments every day. She played music during the storm and fireworks of the new year to help keep the dogs calm.
Nolen always has a good time at Kate's. The daily pictures and videos give me peace of mind, and it's nice to see him socializing with other dogs.
Kate was great. I needed to update my dogs on their vaccines before they could board with her and she recommended a reasonable vet and also offered to administer their distemper vaccines. She sent me pictures daily, and would also respond timely when I messaged her about them. She seems to really care for animals and I felt safe leaving my babies with her. I will definitely use her in the future.
We had a great experience with Kate. She kept us up to date with pictures and was very flexible with our schedule.
Kate was very nice to my two "boys " while we were on vacation. She sent pictures to me on a daily basis.
I was very worried about leaving my babies with someone I did not know. But as soon as Kate started sending me pics everyday of them having a great time my fears went away. She is wonderful and very loving to the pets. I even recommended her to my neighbors.
The website was very easy to book thru. The follow up by Kate was quick and easy also. Loved her setup and she even sent pics and videos of the dogs . Her #1 girl Candy was very good with the dogs
Kate was great!
Kate was very nice and accommodating. We could tell that Gambit had a fun time at her place.
We really appreciate the care Kate put in to our puppy. She took very good care of him while we were on vacation and sent pictures along the way and messages to keep me posted on how he's doing. The set up for the dogs at her house is awesome, & our pup really seemed to enjoy himself. Thanks Kate! We will be seeing you again!
Kate did a wonderful job with my dog. She sent me photos and videos daily. Will definitely use her again.
She was excellent and went above and beyond!
There's no reason to give negative comments because my dog was in good hands
We were completely happy with Kate's service for our lengthy doggie Vacay! It was nice she's only 15 mins away from our home and she kept us updated on our boys with messages and pictures while we were away so we didn't worry about them. One of our boys even made friends with a new puppy staying there! We'll definitely go back to Kate again!
Very good experience. We are using them again for two days at the end of the month
Kate was overwhelmingly helpful and accommodating. She truly loves caring for pups and did a great job for us. Loved the videos and pictures throughout the weekend!
Kate was simply awesome! This was my first time leaving my two doggies with anyone. Kate sent me daily pictures and videos of them to let me know how they were doing. It made me feel so much better about being apart from them. I was very nervous about who I left my doggies with and she is very sweet and kind and puts you at ease the moment you meet her. She has a great location for the dogs to stay in as well. I felt she must be great with animals since she has many animals on her property such as horses and sheep. My doggies seemed very happy when we picked them up after four days of being there. She really deserves more than five stars. I highly recommend choosing her to take care of your fur babies.
It was great getting pictures and text updates throughout Rosie's stay. It reassured us of good care while we were gone. Thanks for a great experience!
This was my first time leaving my dog with someone I didn't know. But I was in a bind and found myself in need of someone to watch my baby while I went out of town. I came across the dogvacay website and found Kate. She was very friendly and reassuring that Hurley would be in good hands. After speaking with Kate over the phone a couple times and then meeting her, I felt very comfortable leaving my dog with her. She took pictures of Hurley daily and sent updates, which I really appreciated. Hurley seemed like he had such a great time with Kate and meeting his new doggy friends. I would definitely recommend Kate!
The experience was wonderful. My dog was really well attended, especially they gave him the same or more love as if at home. Kate is an excellent dog sitter, as she created not find any. She creates an environment for the super dogs. She sent me pictures and videos during the 20 days of my trip, I felt like he was with me all the time. Definitely recommend it to anyone, it is the best !!!
Kate is so great our plans had changed from our original dates and she worked with our schedule no problem. She sent updates and pictures on how our dog was doing. Super great experience will definitely return.
Without question the best doggie camp EVER!! It's not a kennel, Kate treats the babies like her own. Everyday we had pics and videos. Our boxers were 11 weeks and 1 year old. Both super high energy. The baby did not want to leave, cried the whole way home. Extremely happy and grateful for such a loving safe and super fun place to call our fur babies home away from home. We will always take them there when we have to be away. Highly recommend Kate!
Tabitha is a130 lb Anatolian shepherd. That whwn at home patrols her 30 acres of pastuer pretty much all night. She came home after 8 days healthy and well exercised. Tabitha is just 2 years old and still has puppy characteristics and can be intimidating because of her size. Kate had her well controlled and happy.
Kate is an awesome sitter . She sent us pictures almost everyday that we were gone , my kids were excited to see all the new friends our dog Chewie had made . We had to be away an extra day and Kate took care of everything for us !
We have a 1 year old lab and Kate has watched him several times for us now. She is great!! our dog is super high energy and very social which is why I went with a person rather than a kennel that doesn't allow the dogs to play together. She sends pics and videos daily and clearly loves what she does. She is also great with last minute bookings/changes as my job sometimes requires. I've already referred her to friends and will continue to do so!
Buddy was good and had lots of play friends.
Kate sent me photos and kept me up to date on how things were going. Thanks!
I have 2 Jack Russell terriers 18y/o and 4mos. Both did very well with Kate over their 7day stay. I was concerned with placing the older dog in a boarding kennel at her advanced age. Kate spends time with the dogs and I think both became attached to her during the week stay. Overall I'd rate the experience as very good. Paying
thru the website was easy and no hassle of paying the sitter after the fact. Very Good experience overall.
Same trip, but had to extend Wesley's dogvacay one more day, which Kate did without hesitation! We felt very comfortable leaving Wesley in her care. He was so well cared for, my husband and I both agreed that he seemed only slightly excited to see us after we had been gone for 3 weeks. I think he was having too much fun on his own Dogvacay! Thanks Kate for taking such good care of our boy!
Our rambunctious 1yr mix was in good hands with Kate. The dog sitter that we had set up fell through at the last second, and Kate very graciously arranged a last minute meet-n-greet, then we dropped our boy Wesley off the next day before heading to the airport. He was there for three weeks, received lots of love, tons of playtime with other dogs, and we enjoyed getting video and picture updates. The socialization with so many different dogs was invaluable. We highly recommend boarding with Kate!
Kate was a wonderful dog sitter. Dillon experienced some severe separation anxiety, but I knew she was in good hands with Kate. I received frequent updates on Dillon, and how she was doing during her short stay. She even got to play with another puppy while she was there! Kate was also welcoming to my family and son who were intrigued by her little farm.
First off let me just say that Kate is AWESOME! She took WONDERFUL care of my rambunctious, incessant ball chaser and my fraidy cat, 90# lab that requires medication daily. I couldn't believe how HAPPY and acclimated they were when I picked them up! These pups are my kids and Kate sent me pictures and sent me texts that put my worries at ease. She is a natural pet person and I have already recommended her to anyone and everyone. Kate was the cherry on top of a very nice weekend getaway. Skip boarding your animals at a vet in a crate all day and reserve with Kate today!
I will not use anyone but Kate to take care of my boys! I had a last minute emergency & Kate was more than accommodating to help me out with very short notice. She's very knowledgeable about caring for animals & my boys immediately took to her, which relieved my stress tremendously! Clean atmosphere, lots of fresh air, & other animals as well to make them feel at home! My daughters really appreciated the pics & videos she sends! She is also wonderful with sending me updates, just to let me know they're doing good! I HIGHLY recommend Kate to anyone that needs boarding for their animals! Thank you so much! A+++
Kate did an amazing job taking care of our dog. She kept us informed while we were gone and it made us really appreciate what a great job she was doing. We will absolutely bring our dog back to her. She treated our dog as if it was one of her own and we really appreciated that.
Kate was fantastic.
I had to fly out of state at the last minute due to a family emergency
Kate could not have been more accommodating including a late night drop off. I only had Rosco for 4 weeks and was concerned about leaving him with anyone. The photos and updates Kate provided gave me great comfort and allowed me to deal with the family issue at hand. I would not hesitate to use Kate again.
Walt T.
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