Your dog's home away from home

Lower Queen Anne, Seattle, WA

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$40 per night
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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
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, 6 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, 6 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.

Ratings

January 20
They were excellent - highly recommend!!!!
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.
January 13
Max had a wonderful time with Kathy and she took such excellent care of him. Thank you!
January 4
We picked up our 1 year-old mini-Aussie, Toby, after a 5-day stay with Kathy, and he was happy, calm and well cared-for! We think he really enjoyed having "siblings" for the week, and we will definitely use her again.
December 31
This was our first time leaving our new dog away and with Rover.com and Kathy was amazing! She handles everything so easily and did a great job. Latte came back and wanted to walk straight back to her house to see her new friends that she made.
December 28
Kathy did a great job even through a hectic Christmas week. Perrie seemed happy and relaxed when I arrived to pick her up and even moped a little when we got home. :-) I would totally use Kathy again next time I go out if town.
December 10
Marnie appeared to be in great hands. Thanks for taking care of her!!!!!
December 4
It was My First Time leaving my Dog with a Sitter. and at the LAST Min to boot! I'm Talking THE VERY LAST MIN!! I contacted her on Rover at 12:Am and Needed her to Dog Sit for the Day at 9:30-10:00 AM. So that My Husband and I could take our 3 year old Daughter to The Zoo while we were visiting Seattle for the day. She Answered my request almost immediately! and was a pleasure to communicate with. When we Arrived at her house he was Ready and willing to give me a tour of the house. She showed Genuine Concern for my dogs well being, and offered to keep her close to her incase my dog was scared of the bigger dogs who were also staying there. While we were at the Zoo. my dog was Mingling with all the other dogs. Size does not bother her. (she thinks she's a Big dog.) and she was taken on a walk around the neighborhood, And Snuggled while watching T.v. When we Arrived I knocked on the Door, and Heard and Saw my Dog Running along with All the Other Dogs to come see who was at the Door. I was told how she had spent her day, and I believe every word of it. she was Happy, a SUPER Tired. (she immediately took a nap in the car.) I would Most Definitely contact her again if my Dog needed a Sitter for the day, or if we needed a Friendly place for her to stay over night. <3 (Collapse)
October 14
We are so happy to have found Kathy. Our dog needed a laid back and secure place to stay while we were away and that is definitely what Kathy provided. We are so grateful:)
October 8
Kathy was great, and it seemed like Buckley fit right in at their house. It was reassuring to have someone caring for him that was genuinely concerned for his well-being while we were away. She texted during our vacation, to let us know how things were going, which put our minds at ease. We'll definitely be bringing Buckley back, any time we're away.
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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
Kathy and her family did a wonderful job taking care of my dog Gladys. Gladys stayed with Kathy for 5 days and was treated to lots of walks, lots of romping with their dog Claire and best of all, t.v. time in bed! Gladys loves nothing more then snuggling with loving people and Kathy fit the bill. I would not hesitate to recommend Kathy to others and I know Gladys looks forward to another holiday with them as well. (Collapse)
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