Kaia is Jackson's best friend, and when he stays with Kaia and Aunt Kris, he has a great time. Kaia freely shares her toys and bones, and works with Jackson on good manners. This sometimes results in roughhousing on the lawn in Kris's backyard, followed by lots of chasing and rolling in the grass. 

Kris is smart, honest, trustworthy and has an innate ability to understand dogs. When Jackson stays with her, I know that he is getting wonderfully loved and cared for, and I can relax into my vacation. And she sends me photos of Jackson and Kaia playing together which I really enjoy. She's the best!

~ Nancy H.


Kris has walked Ginger, my sweet grand-pup, since my daughter and her husband left for the Peace Corps in January. Ginger looks forward to the loving attention, necessary exercise and a break in her long day while I am at work. Kris sends me pictures of my happy dog with her new Golden friend, Kaia. That means my daughter in Morocco gets regular photos of her beloved pet.


I feel trust and confidence in Kris’ care. She knows how to be gentle and clear with animals. She even gives my needy elder cat attention when she comes for Ginger.  I feel great gratitude to Grateful Dog!


~ Rebecca C.

When your dog stays at Grateful Dog you can rest assured your pet will be treated better than even you yourself care for them. Have you ever skipped a walk? That will never happen at Grateful Dog. Ever snuck a junky Beggin' Strip their way? Only organic and natural from Kris' hand to your pet! She is absolutely the best. Your pet will be well taken care of, safe, and have lots of love at Grateful Dog.


~ Rachel B.

Kris is a great dog sitter. From the time we first met her, her calm assurance made us feel we could trust her, and that feeling turned out to be right.

Our dog, Ginger, recently spent four days with Kris and her sweet dog Kaia. It was clearly a positive experience. When we came to pick her up, we found a happy, healthy doggie. Actually, we weren’t all that surprised because while we were away Kris sent us photos and videos of Ginger having fun in the yard, on walks, and at home. During her stay with Kris, Ginger bonded with Kaia, learned how to play fetch with a ball, took interesting walks, and ate healthy meals. Ginger wags her tail when she is around Kris — right there, a major endorsement of Kris’ kindness and competence as a dog sitter.


We could not be more delighted with Kris' services and the wonderful care she took of our dog. It is extremely reassuring to know we can entrust Ginger to such a dog-loving and caring person when we are away.


~ Michael & Michel A.

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