Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Under 12 hours


Drop-In Visits

30-minute check-ins
per visit

Dog Walking

30-minute walks
per walk
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

Traveling Preferences



  • Available
  • Unavailable
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3 Reviews

John M.
John M.
Sep 29, 2014
Verified Stay

Kristen was absolutely wonderful watching our dog Shelby. Kristen took the time to come and meet Shelby before we left and she sent us a bunch of pictures during our trip, which we loved. Shelby looked so happy and healthy when we got back, Kristen obviously took such good care of her. Kristen also has an amazing background with animals, she is way overqualified. Our dog is quite aggressive, but Kristen is so good with ...

Kristen W.
Kristen W.
Gage L.
Gage L.
Apr 24, 2014

Kristen did an exceptional job caring for my dogs, Maggie and Charlie. She showed a high level of professionalism, texting me pictures and updates of my dogs daily. When I returned home the dogs seemed happy and relaxed. I will continue to use Kristen for all my pet care needs. Highly recommended!

Kristen W.
Kristen W.
Cathy K.
Cathy K.
Apr 24, 2014

Kristen Watkins has loved animals since she was born; taking care of animals is her passion. When she was growing up, one of her favorite activities was going to the humane society to visit the puppies and kittens. Unfortunately, she was only allowed to own one cat and one dog at at time. When she started attending the University of Washington, she knew exactly what she wanted to do - work with animals in any way ...

Kristen W.
Kristen W.

About Kristen

years of experience
  • Seattle Humane Society Donor
  • Verified Background Check

Zookeeper turned Dog Walker

You could say I love animals-I’m a Zookeeper. You could also say I love dogs- I have 3 of my own!

I am back living in San Diego after a short stint in Seattle. I have years of zookeeper experience, I’ve worked at woodland park Zoo in Seattle and San Diego zoo (primates and carnivores!)

You can rest easy knowing your dog is in my care. I have extensive experience in pet care ...

What Kristen would like to know about your dog

I'd like to know your pup's routine for the day so he/she can be as stress-free and comfortable as possible when their parents are away. The more details, the better! No breed preferences, I love them all :)

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

I can visit several times a day, we can go on long walks, short walks, play fetch, work on training, spend quality time cuddling, I can groom/bathe your pet- I tailor each pet care service to what is best for the owner and pet. You can expect quality, expert-level care.

Kristen's Service Area

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