Kristene W.

Valley Village, Valley Village, CA
Response Rate: 90%
Response Time: Under half an hour


Dog Boarding

in the sitter's home
per night

Doggy Day Care

in the sitter's home
per day
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

Hosting Preferences

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


  • Available
  • Unavailable
Kristene can host up to 6 dogs per night.
Kristene can host up to 8 dogs per day for day care.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
Doggy Day Care Cancellation Policy:


repeat clients
67 Reviews

Lily L.
Lily L.
Dec 24, 2018
Verified Stay

My pup Yoyo really had a fun time at Kristene’s place! She came home tired and happy everyday, and she definitely enjoys the pool (had more than one swim, but Kristene really made sure she came home dry)! My family is having a trip to LA and didn’t want Yoyo to stay in the room alone for a long time! Kristene responded to my request quickly and was able to take Yoyo in ...

Kristene W.
Kristene W.
Lindsy M.
Lindsy M.
Nov 13, 2018
Verified Stay

My puppy loves going to Kristine’s. She truly understands dogs and I know my dog is safe with her. It is such a relief to be able to drop off your pup worry free.

Kristene W.
Kristene W.
Ashley Marian R.
Ashley Marian R.
Oct 2, 2018
Verified Stay

Arleda loved Kristene's and so did we! Kristene was very thoughtful, thorough, and informative. She called us before completing the booking to talk about our needs and hers, what to expect, how she does things, etc. Then the next morning, we brought Arleda over and stayed at Kristene's to do a very successful meet and greet with the other dogs she cares for. Arleda is an adopted Husky we've had for about 2 weeks now ...

Kristene W.
Kristene W.

About Kristene

years of experience
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101


NOTE BEFORE PROCEEDING: So as not to waste anyone's time, please be aware that I DO NOT ACCEPT SMALL DOGS (under 30 pounds), nor dogs that will drop like a cannonball to the bottom of my unfenced pool (French Bulldogs cannot swim!). That is not meant to be mean; it's meant to keep everyone SAFE! YOUR DOG will not be the exception to that rule.

Now, on to the happy stuff:

I was two years ...

What Kristene would like to know about your dog

If possible, I'd love to have your dog visit us for a few hours prior to actually coming here for boarding. I feel it's important for him to not feel abandoned by being left somewhere unfamiliar. I'm very affectionate with animals, but if yours is the shy type, or prefers to be left alone for a while, I'll sense that and let him come to me, as opposed to me "forcing" myself on him. I don't really care which breed your pal is, but I really love big dogs. NOTE: As I've mentioned, I host several "regulars" - and they all know and love each other. "Nervous" pet owners, who do not truly understand canine behavior, and who simply do not listen to my suggestions during the meet & greet, rarely work out over here (meaning no bookings result from those meetings). They relay their nervousness to their poor dogs and nobody wins. Also, good old common sense will tell you that YOUR DOG WILL NEVER, EVER BE THE ONLY CANINE OVER HERE (yes - a few people have actually requested that after reading all of this!).

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
Senior Dog Experience
Injected Medication Administration

About Kristene's Home

Lives in a House
Non-Smoking Household
Has Caged Pets
No Children Present
Has a Fenced Yard
Has Cats
Has 3 Dogs
Kristene's Pets


9 years, 2 mo. old, 28 lbs.


German Shepherd Dog
11 years, 2 mo. old, 90 lbs.

Mr. Smiley

Alaskan Husky and Alaskan Malamute
4 years, 9 mo. old, 60 lbs.

When Kristene watches your pet

NOTE ABOUT LAST-MINUTE "EMERGENCY" STAYS: Rover doesn't provide a way of up-charging for that, but I can do it myself. So be aware IF YOU ARE A FIRST-TIMER (this does not apply to my "regulars") that I will charge an additional 20% for last-minute bookings. I'm sure you understand...!

Now, I suggest you satisfy your curiosity by taking a few minutes to watch my YouTube channel: KRISTENE'S DOGCATIONERS. I have a huge back yard and a doggie door, so they may come into the house whenever they like, or stay outdoors to explore. Since I am home 24/7, my own dogs prefer to be inside most of the time with me. Your dogs are welcome anywhere, in or out, on or off the furniture. If your dog likes to swim, he or she is welcome in our pool. I always teach new dogs how to use the steps to get out - that is, in the summertime. Nobody's going swimming in the winter (winter? what's that?!) around here - ahem! I do not walk your dogs. With a third of an acre and lots of pals to run with, they don't need it and I don't have the time to do it.

In Kristene's Home

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

Kristene's Neighborhood

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