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Katherine L.

81 Reviews
57 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 1 day
  • Cancellation Policy:

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, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Katherine 's Resident Pets

Australian Cattle Dog
9 yr 7 mo old
St. Bernard
3 yr 7 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Chicken, ducks, turkeys, or other birds

Katherine 's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Pets allowed on furniture
Great for senior pets
Air-conditioned inside
Smoke-free home
Dog door access

About Katherine

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello, my name is Katherine and I am a stay at home mom with a working husband and two energetic animal loving daughters. I attended California State University of Sacramento to obtain an undergraduate degree in biological science. Throughout my life I have always loved all types of animals and cared for them as well. Many different types in fact such as dogs, cats, horses, reptiles and birds. In the past I have volunteered at the Sacramento State University animal vivarium prior to moving to the Bay Area. I also have experience volunteering at "Cats about Town"; cleaning, playing, fostering and bottle feeding kittens.

Our house will be your dogs house away from home. They will have room to play and lay. Walking distance to parks and trails at the base of Mt. Diablo. Adventure in all corners of the yard from the chicken coup to the wood pile. In the large open yard there are two automatic waterers. One waterer is the lick style and the other is an elevated automatic bowl. When it's time to relax and go to sleep they will come Inside the living room of the house where we have large pet beds and independent kennels If your pet prefers their own domain. Our family dogs stay in the same living room with yours. No preferential treatment here. On rainy days this is also the place to hang out and stay dry.

If you have any questions, please ask. We understand that your dog is an extension of your family and dropping him or her off with strangers is unsettling. We want to take that unsettling feeling away and let you know that we truly care for the welfare of your family member.

Please check in with me if my calendar says I am booked. If you are in doubt feel free to message me.

I am available for early morning drop off, around 6:30 am is the earliest. The latest time for pickup is 8:00 pm, but we can discuss this further depending on the day of the week. Also the overnight rate is for a 24 hour period. If you need a morning drop off and a late pickup, I would adjust the stay to include a day rate. The day rate is for a 9 our period (example 8-5).
If you have any questions feel free to ask.

Thank you.
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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Can administer injected medicine
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Advanced senior issues
  • Leash Pulling

Katherine L.

81 Reviews
57 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 1 day
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 6, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Katherine 's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$100 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Daycare At Katherine 's Home
$40 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
$30 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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81 Reviews
Katherine and her house were exactly as advertised. It was perfect for my energetic, young labrador retriever.

I also was grateful that when our flights were canceled, Katherine was happy to adjust our reservation and help us get a partial refund.

Will definitely request a reservation again!
Our dog's stay at Katherine's went very smoothly. Her compassion for animals was evident at the meet-n-greet as she told us of her experiences taking care of sick and injured animals. She has a pleasant, easy-going and personable nature about her. The whole family is involved in the care of the dogs as each of them has experience with it. We like that Katherine takes just a few dogs at a time. We feel that works well with our dog's personality; he came home very relaxed! I have no hesitation recommending her to take care of your fur baby!
Katherine et al did a great job in looking after our Woofie. He has a fair amount of special care requirements, but Katherine kept track of all of them and it looks like Woofie was happy being there.

We would give 5 stars for her care, except that we wanted daily updates with pictures but there were a couple of days we had to request them. Katherine did catch up and we did get more pictures.

We definitely recommend her to anyone looking for quality boarding for their dogs.
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