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

Lower Queen Anne, Seattle, WA

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from $40 per night
NOTE: This sitter is away and may not respond to inquiries.
80% response rate Sitter responds to most requests within 24 hours
Around an hour Sitter responds in around an hour
Kathy S.'s Skills
  • 20 Years Of Experience
Kathy S.'s Home
  • House
  • Non-Smoking Household
  • Has Cats
  • Has 2 Dogs
  • No Children
  • Dogs Allowed On Bed
  • Dogs Allowed On Furniture
About Kathy:

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!

Why I love dog sitting
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.

Meet my pets
In addition to two Great Danes (Gladys & Claire), we also have a 4 year old cat, named Stevie (also female). Stevie started out as an indoor cat, and has progressively begun exploring the great outdoors over the past few months. She comes in to eat and grace her with her presence from time to time. She has been around dogs her entire life and is very comfortable with them, as long as the dog in question does not want to eat her. :)

About my yard
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.

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

What Kathy needs to know about your dog

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.

When your dog stays in Kathy's home

Here's where we'll take our walks
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.

Your dog's sleeping arrangement
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.

Time I'll spend with your dog
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.

This sitter accepts:

Maximum of 3 dogs, from multiple clients at a time

  • Small (0 - 15lbs)
  • Medium (16 - 40lbs)
  • Large (41 - 100lbs)
  • Giant (101lbs and above)
  • Accepts puppies
  • Dogs who can wait at least 2-4 hours between potty breaks
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

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Claire

Age: 5 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: 8 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.

69 Reviews

Joanne W.

October 20

Excellent stay, could tell Charlie was not stressed at all when I picked him up, will definitely book with Kathy again in the future!

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.

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