Barb K.

Response Rate: 90%
Response Time: Under half an hour


Dog Boarding

in the sitter's home
per night
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

Hosting Preferences



  • Available
  • Unavailable
Barb can host up to 4 dogs per night.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:


repeat clients
25 Reviews

Patty M.
Patty M.
Oct 20, 2018
Verified Stay

We rescued a unmannered 1&1/2 yr. GSD!
Barb&her pack worked on Luna's socializing&manners while giving her lots of exercise&tlc!
Amazing difference & our confidence in training Luna is way up!
She will be visiting Barb for tune ups?

Barb K.
Barb K.
Katie H.
Katie H.
Oct 18, 2018
Verified Stay

My dog, Dina, can be very nervous while around other dogs on leash and in response give some nasty snarls and growling. This made me very hesitant to have her socialize with other dogs since I didn't want any horrific accidents to happen. I was recommended to Barb by a co-worker who had a very similar situation with her dog. I am so glad I took her recommendation because Dina LOVED her time with Barb ...

Barb K.
Barb K.
Janet C.
Janet C.
Sep 20, 2018
Verified Stay

My dog Marty is the sweetest dog, but he had issues. I was afraid to walk him because of his aggression towards cars, trucks, dogs, deer, hedge-trimmers... He is about 7 years old and I left him for one week with Barb and her 4 dogs. By the first afternoon Marty was running alongside Barb's dogs and not attacking them. The FIRST afternoon. During Marty's stay with Barb, she and I were in daily contact ...

Barb K.
Barb K.

About Barb

years of experience
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101

Behavioral Boarding Solutions

Nip/bite history, reactive, anxious/nervous, high energy, lack of social skills or other challenges?

Hi, I’m a certified, knowledgeable, long-time dog professional (specializing in anxiety, fear, aggression) providing therapeutic boarding services in my home.

Previous to our 22+ acre property purchase in 2016 I operated a behavior consultation business and also fostered & rehomed many difficult ‘hopeless’ cases for AHS (Bellingham, WA) over the years so I'm experienced & confident introducing, integrating & ...

What Barb would like to know about your dog

I welcome but don't require a prior visit so do appreciate full disclosure of nip/bite history, resource guarding etc.; that way I can be prepared for potential safety issues, ready to turn these challenges into teaching moments for your dog -

Our furniture is by invite, including for our own dogs; our senior cat is kept separate when guest dogs are here so they are not required to be cat friendly.

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
First Aid/CPR
Special Needs Dog Experience
Injected Medication Administration
Senior Dog Experience
Can provide daily exercise

About Barb's Home

Lives on a Farm/Ranch
Non-Smoking Household
Has 3 Dogs
Has a Fenced Yard
Has Cats
No Children Present
Barb's Pets


Staffordshire Bull Terrier
7 years, 11 mo. old, 60 lbs.


6 years, 11 mo. old, 60 lbs.


6 years, 11 mo. old, 90 lbs.

When Barb watches your pet

Guests enjoy a daily, predictable routine that includes a 1-2 hr property walk after breakfast & dinner - in between they nap, eat, play, chase tennis balls and/or frisbees, hang out indoors or explore the large backyard. I have sturdy toys & plenty of comfy dog beds so there's always a soft place to rest. Leash, recall and/or other additional obedience training available upon request.

In Barb's Home

Dogs Not Allowed On Bed
Potty Breaks Every 0-2 Hours
Dogs Not Allowed On Furniture

Barb's Neighborhood

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