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Kathy S. - Your dog's home away from home

Lower Queen Anne, Seattle, WA

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$40 per night
NOTE: This sitter is away and may not respond to inquiries.
60% response rate Sitter responds to most requests within 24 hours
Under 12 hours Sitter responds in under 12 hours
Description:

I know from experience how difficult it can be finding someone you trust enough to leave your beloved pets with when it becomes necessary to leave town.

My main objective is to disrupt your pet's routine as little as possible while you are away, to minimize the impact being separated from you will have on them.

Long walks, feeding schedules, sleeping arrangements, playtime - you get to dictate the routine we adhere to while you're away.

We also encourage bringing over a few of your dog's favorite chew toys, squeakies, blankets, etc. to make them feel more at home.

We live in an urban neighborhood so we do lots and lots of walking around Queen Anne, the Seattle Center, Belltown and downtown.

We also are fortunate enough to have a nice big back yard, which is great for all of the potty outings between walks...so it really is the best of both worlds!

How long have you been a dog lover? Tell us about your history with dogs.

I have been a dog lover all my life! I can't ever remember not having a dog, and I have experience with all breeds and temperaments.

What would you like to know about a dog before sitting him or her? Do you have any breed preferences?

I'd like to meet you and your dog before we commit to a stay, just to make sure we all get along and your dog(s) do well with our dog.

Do you have reliable transportation in the event of an emergency?

We have a Honda Pilot that fits dogs of all sizes. It practically runs on autopilot to the dog park.

Are you comfortable administering medication?

Yes! I have no problem making sure your beloved pet receives any medication they might need.

How much time do you plan on spending with my dog each day?

I am a stay-at-home mom, so your pet will almost never be alone. If I must leave them, it's never for long. Maybe a trip to the grocery store.

If you have a backyard, please describe it.

We have a nice, big back yard that has one step down to a lower level. It is not fenced, so your dog will never be left unattended or let off-leash when we visit the yard for potty breaks.

Where will my dog sleep?

Your dog will sleep right next to us, in our bedroom, on a dog bed, though we have been known to let a dog or two sleep in the bed with us - unless your routine dictates otherwise. If your dog sleeps in a crate at night, I am more than happy to accommodate. My goal is to disrupt your pet as little as possible.

Where will you take my dog on walks? Tell me about it.

We will walk all over Queen Anne, the Seattle Center, and Belltown. We will also make trips to Magnussen dog park if time allows, and you're comfortable with that.

Additional Information
Location: Seattle, WA 98109
Home Type: House
Children at location?: No
Num. of Spaces: 3
Cancellation Policy: Moderate
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Acceptable Dog Sizes:
  • Small (0 - 15lbs)
  • Medium (15 - 40lbs)
  • Large (40 - 100lbs)
  • Giant (100lbs and above)
  • Accepts puppies

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Claire

Age: 4 years, 10 mo. old
Weight: 110 lbs.
Breed: Great Dane

Claire is the world's best dog. She's so sweet and loving, wonderful with children, animals of all sizes...she just wants to love and be loved. We are truly blessed with this sweet girl.

She is spayed and up to date with all her vaccinations. I require all dogs coming to stay with us to be up to date on all vaccinations as well, for the safety of your pet.

Gladys

Age: 7 years, 11 mo. old
Weight: 125 lbs.
Breed: Great Dane

Gladys came to us through interesting circumstances -- she was the first dog I ever sat for through Rover! Her family contacted me several months after we cared for her, and explained that they would be traveling for the next several years, and gave us the opportunity to adopt Gladys. Of course we jumped on it!

Gladys is incredibly sweet and gentle, just like her new sister Claire, and we couldn't possibly love her any more. She is wonderful with dogs of all sizes, and we are just so thankful that she ended up in our family.

68 Reviews

Kevin K.

July 10

Kathy was easy to reach and coordinate with. She sent multiple pictures and a video during Benny's stay. Benny came home exhausted from a weekend of playing which is always nice.

Laura J.

July 9

Percy seemed very content when I picked him up and got along well with Kathy's dogs. Kathy is very responsive to texts and emails. The only thing is there seemed to be an issue with sending video and pics during the time that Percy was with Kathy. Otherwise a great stay.

Bob Z.

July 3

Because I could not personally observe how my dog's stay with Kathy went, it's hard to give an accurate rating. However, I appreciated Kathy's interaction with me regarding Kingsley and also her calm presence with him. When I came to pick him up he seemed to be eager to go back into Kathy's house, so that assured me that he was happy and comfortable there.

Jamie B.

June 17

Yoshi had a blast. Kathy was very communicative. I felt very comfortable leaving Yoshi for the weekend

Ian F.

January 20

They were excellent - highly recommend!!!!

Catherine L.

January 15

Kathy took great care of Cooper while we were gone. She was very understanding when he covered himself in mud on his first day with her! I'm guessing he played a ton b/c he slept for hours at a time when we got home.

Claire L.

January 13

Max had a wonderful time with Kathy and she took such excellent care of him. Thank you!

Testimonials

Bernie F.

December 29
I left my dog, Mickey with Kathy and her family over the Christmas holidays. It was obvious she loved animals, cared and wanted to keep them happy while you were away. I received a short update half-way through Mickey's stay with her. I felt confident he was in good hands and will call her again next time we need a sitter.

Autumn M.

April 30
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