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Katie H.

Centreville, VA

5.0 out of 5 stars
4 reviews
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Tranquil Tails Retreat

Pet care experience

Located on a horse farm next to Bull Run Park, we have huge fields, horses, cats and dogs. Bull Run Park surrounds our property with miles and miles of trails. Your Pets Stay: I will put a GPS tracker on their collar as soon as they arrive. It's compatible with Apple iOS and in case of any unforeseeable horrible event you and I can track your pet in real time. They won't be crated and can have run of the house and are allowed on furniture. If you would like your pet crated, please bring your own crate. Eating and walking schedule will follow your normal routine. Will send pictures/videos as often as you would like, I want you to be comfortable knowing your pet is happy and being well taken care of. There is a cat living in the house, so please make sure your pet likes cats. My Experience: Great Dane, Police Dog, Labrador, Pit Bull, Mastiff, Shih Tzu, Husky and Cats

Reviews

Diane B.
Dog Boarding • Jun 16, 2024
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Katie was fantastic with our 10 year old labradoodle. So caring, kind and responsive. Would absolutely book with her the next time we need a dog-sitter. She couldn’t do enough to make our dog comfortable.

Kevin K.
Dog Boarding • Apr 16, 2024
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Katie was amazing with Maverick. She made him feel comfortable and was more than helpful with him and his anxiety with being in a new environment. She was patient and sweet. Very communicative about Maverick and how he was doing. I received multiple photos a day and multiple updates with how bis day and night went. She put me and Maverick at ease with this trip/stay. Maverick will be staying here again!

Jie P.
Dog Boarding • Jan 04, 2024
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Katie is a very experienced and well organized caregiver. She was very patient with Max, who could be nervous at first with new surroundings. She sent us daily updates and cute pictures, she even bathed him (with our permission of course). Max enjoyed his stay with Katie. He came home a very happy and relaxed doggie. We'd definitely come back to Katie again for future boarding needs. Thank you!

Katie G.
Dog Boarding • Dec 10, 2023
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Katie was wonderful! She was very flexible, provided frequent and thorough communication, and took excellent care of my dog. We will definitely be using Katie again soon.

About Katie H.

Communication

1 repeat pet parent
100% response rate
Usually responds in a few minutes
50% bookings with photo updates

Skills

45 years of experience
Oral medication administration
First aid/CPR
Senior dog experience
Special needs dog experience
Can provide daily exercise

Safety, trust & environment

To take care of them in my home, I will keep them on a leash (prefer harness) at all times for nice long walks. There is a creek nearby and if they like to run in water I can do that too, with your permission. I will follow your instructions exactly as needed, walking time, feeding time, medication etc. I don't have cameras in my home but I will take pictures of your pets anytime and send them to you so that you know they are happy and healthy. It's important that they are not aggressive, cat/dog and people friendly. There are horses and 2 small dogs on the property but for everyone's safety I will keep your pet separate. I don't want to risk your pet getting injured by the horses, nor do I want to upset them. There is a dog flu hitting the country right now and I want to make sure that when you pick up your pet they are happy and healthy. This is a horse farm which will have people, horses and dogs walking around. Please make sure your pet is comfortable in this kind of surrounding. I do insist on a meet and greet prior to drop off to see if they are ok with this environment and also let them get comfortable being here with you.

Home

Lives on a farm/ranch
Has a fenced yard
Non-smoking household
Has 1 cat
No children present
Dogs allowed on bed
Dogs allowed on furniture
Potty breaks every 0-2 hours

Information Katie H. would like to know about your pet

Food Schedule, how often and how much do they eat? Do they have injuries? Do I need to administer Medications? Number/name of Vet you use? Diet restrictions? Usual schedule the dog is used to. Are there things you don't want me to feed your dog or things you have restrictions on them? Must be cat, dog and people friendly. Are they house broken? Will you be bringing their food/meds? How often is the dog (s) used to walking? What restrictions do you have on walking them? Are they fleas/tick free?

A typical day

My typical day will depend on what schedule your pet is used to, so we will need to discuss in detail about that. I live on a farm so there is plenty of room to run around, I also live next to Bull Run Park so we can take long walks several times a day. I will be home all day with them and they can hang out on the couch and at night sleep in bed if that's something they are used to.

Services

Boarding
in the sitter's home
$60per night
Drop-In Visits
visits in your home
$40per visit
Doggy Day Care
in the sitter's home
$40per day
Dog Walking
in your neighborhood
$40per walk

Katie can host

0 to 15 lbs
16 to 40 lbs
41 to 100 lbs
over 101 lbs
No females in heat
Takes only 1 client at a time

Katie can watch in your home

Cats
0 to 15 lbs
16 to 40 lbs
41 to 100 lbs
over 101 lbs

Availability

I work at a local High School from 8:00-3:00 in McLean so I would be willing to pick up your pet after work on Friday and return on Sunday or early Monday morning depending on time and distance. Please provide the food and schedule on their feeding time. I will only take in 1 families dog(s) for the weekend and will take up to 2-3 dogs at a time. I want your pets stay here as comfortable and enjoyable as possible so I want to keep it to your family’s pets only. During holidays, Thanksgiving, Christmas break, spring break, and a few months during summer break I can watch your pets 7 days a week. I also offer overnight stays aimed for those that work night shifts that would need to be dropped off between 4pm-8pm and picked up by 6am the next morning. Lastly I offer transportation services to IAD and Reagan. You can drop off your pet and your car to leave on my property and I will take you to the airport. I will also offer to come pick up your pet and take you to the airport and you can leave your car at your home.

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Not available
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Boarding Cancellation Policy:

About Katie H.

Communication

1 repeat pet parent
100% response rate
Usually responds in a few minutes
50% bookings with photo updates

Skills

45 years of experience
Oral medication administration
First aid/CPR
Senior dog experience
Special needs dog experience
Can provide daily exercise

Safety, trust & environment

To take care of them in my home, I will keep them on a leash (prefer harness) at all times for nice long walks. There is a creek nearby and if they like to run in water I can do that too, with your permission. I will follow your instructions exactly as needed, walking time, feeding time, medication etc. I don't have cameras in my home but I will take pictures of your pets anytime and send them to you so that you know they are happy and healthy. It's important that they are not aggressive, cat/dog and people friendly. There are horses and 2 small dogs on the property but for everyone's safety I will keep your pet separate. I don't want to risk your pet getting injured by the horses, nor do I want to upset them. There is a dog flu hitting the country right now and I want to make sure that when you pick up your pet they are happy and healthy. This is a horse farm which will have people, horses and dogs walking around. Please make sure your pet is comfortable in this kind of surrounding. I do insist on a meet and greet prior to drop off to see if they are ok with this environment and also let them get comfortable being here with you.

Home

Lives on a farm/ranch
Has a fenced yard
Non-smoking household
Has 1 cat
No children present
Dogs allowed on bed
Dogs allowed on furniture
Potty breaks every 0-2 hours

Information Katie H. would like to know about your pet

Food Schedule, how often and how much do they eat? Do they have injuries? Do I need to administer Medications? Number/name of Vet you use? Diet restrictions? Usual schedule the dog is used to. Are there things you don't want me to feed your dog or things you have restrictions on them? Must be cat, dog and people friendly. Are they house broken? Will you be bringing their food/meds? How often is the dog (s) used to walking? What restrictions do you have on walking them? Are they fleas/tick free?

A typical day

My typical day will depend on what schedule your pet is used to, so we will need to discuss in detail about that. I live on a farm so there is plenty of room to run around, I also live next to Bull Run Park so we can take long walks several times a day. I will be home all day with them and they can hang out on the couch and at night sleep in bed if that's something they are used to.

Location

Centreville, VA

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Katie H.

Centreville, VA

5.0 out of 5 stars
4 reviews