Dog Boarding

in the sitter's home
per night

Doggy Day Care

in the sitter's home
per day
Response Rate
Response Time
Within a few hours

Hosting Preferences

Additional Preferences
  • Dogs Over 1 Year Old
  • Unspayed Females Accepted, Neutered Males Only
  • No Females in Heat


  • Available
  • Unavailable
Kathy can host up to 5 dogs per night.
Kathy can host up to 4 dogs per day for day care.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
Doggy Day Care Cancellation Policy:


repeat clients
257 Reviews

Rebecca A.
Rebecca A.
Nov 12, 2018
Verified Stay

Kathy and Craig are the perfect people to take care your pups! They treat Max like he is one of the family (if not royalty :)). We love how much fun he has with them and all of the good snuggles he gets. It doesn't get any better than the Dog Haven of Des Moines! Kathy and Craig are the best!! ❤️?

Kathy C.
Kathy C.
Martha F.
Martha F.
Nov 9, 2018
Verified Stay

We appreciate Kathy and Craig SO much!! Abby stayed for a solid week, and came back to us happy and very relaxed. I'm ready to plan another trip so Abby can go back to hang with Kathy's crew again!

Kathy C.
Thank you Martha - Abby is a real keeper! Thanks for letting us care for her. Kathy & Craig
Kathy C.
Mindi E.
Mindi E.
Nov 5, 2018
Verified Stay

Gizmo is well loved and the communication is great

Kathy C.
Kathy C.

About Kathy

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

Dog Haven of Des Moines

Dog Haven is located just 10 minutes from SeaTac Airport.
We send photo updates all during our guests stay, as often as you would like to see them. We are devoted to providing a healthy and happy home for our own pets, but limit our ownership to two dogs. Our passion for happy dogs goes way beyond just two ... we provide that "home away from home" confidence that a dog owner needs. We strive to ...

What Kathy would like to know about your dog

2 things: what makes them happy & what makes them nervous or scared. We strive to make our guests visits feel like they are at home.

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

About Kathy's Home

Lives in a House
Non-Smoking Household
No Children Present
Has a Fenced Yard
Has 2 Dogs, No Other Pets
Kathy's Pets


Border Terrier
3 years, 3 mo. old, 25 lbs.


Mixed and Pembroke Welsh Corgi
5 years old, 35 lbs.

When Kathy watches your pet

We provide lots of outdoor exercise in our very large backyard & fenced hillside with trails cut through for running & play. We do not take dogs out to the streets for walks. We live in a secluded & safe neighborhood but our property size allows for lots of exercise and play.

All dogs sleep in a dog bed, dog pad or crate at the foot our bed. Some sleep on our bed if needed to make them feel at home. We want everyone close at hand if there were ever an emergency during the night. We have a well practiced emergency plan if ever needed.

We are retired and work from home, so pets have our companionship 24 hours a day. (Hopefully we all get to sleep about 8 hrs!) We treat guest dogs as we do our own - which means lots of petting, cuddling, lap sitting, and playtime in the yard.

In Kathy's Home

Dogs Allowed On Bed
Potty Breaks Every 0-2 Hours
Dogs Allowed On Furniture

Kathy's Neighborhood

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