Response Rate: 100%
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

Additional Preferences
  • Unspayed Females Accepted, Neutered Males Only
  • No Females in Heat


  • Available
  • Unavailable
Kristen can host up to 2 dogs per night.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:


repeat clients
60 Reviews

Jennifer R.
Jennifer R.
Jan 14, 2019
Verified Stay

Kristen and Patrick did a wonderful job looking after our two pups, who took to them and Teddy as though they had know them for years! We will definitely be using them again!

Kristen G.
Kristen G.
Jamee S.
Jamee S.
Jan 7, 2019
Verified Stay

Couldn’t have asked for a better sitter! We knew our golden retriever would love a companion while we were gone and were thrilled when we found Kristen and her golden Teddy! Samson and Teddy became best friends and we felt so comfortable leaving Samson to stay at their home as they were very familiar with all the quirks of the golden retriever breed (constant attention and neediness from people!). Kristen sent us tons of ...

Kristen G.
Kristen G.
Mark N.
Mark N.
Jan 6, 2019
Verified Stay

Kristen and Patrick are great! This is the third time they’ve sat Mamie now and they’re really conscientious, good communicators, and good dog people. Teddy is great for a dog to play with too. 5 stars!

Kristen G.
Kristen G.

About Kristen

years of experience
  • Verified Background Check

Will work for licks!

My fiancé, Patrick, myself, and our Golden Retriever pup, Teddy, would love to welcome your furry friend while you are away! We live in a pet-friendly apartment in Old Town Alexandria, and a typical day consists of some indoor playtime as well as several walks outside throughout the day. On the weekends, we enjoy spending most of our day with the pups whether that might be taking them on a walk along King Street, visiting ...

What Kristen would like to know about your dog

Is your pup well socialized and do they get along with other dogs and humans?
Do you feel comfortable with additional Rover pups staying with us or overlapping their stay while your pup is with us?
Does your pup ever exhibit resource guarding (E.g. toys and food)?
Is your pup ever vocal (E.g. barking and whining)?
Has your pup ever had separation anxiety?
Has she ever exhibited destructive behavior (E.g. chewing)?
Does your pup need special care or is she on a special diet?
How does your pup spend her day?
Does your pup enjoy going to dog parks?

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
Special Needs Dog Experience
Senior Dog Experience
Can provide daily exercise

About Kristen's Home

Lives in an Apartment
Non-Smoking Household
No Children Present
Does Not Have a Yard
Has 1 Dog, No Other Pets
Kristen's Pets


Golden Retriever
1 year, 8 mo. old, 65 lbs.

When Kristen watches your pet

We live within walking distance of 3 dog parks parks, but if dog parks aren't a good fit, we would love to take walks along the water and in Old Town. On a nice weekend we like to take the pups on field trips to Theodore Roosevelt Island and Shirlington. We also don't mind a night in curled up with a good movie and a head on the lap for those more low key pups.

In Kristen's Home

Dogs Allowed On Bed
Potty Breaks Every 4-8 Hours
Dogs Allowed On Furniture

Kristen's Neighborhood

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