"I highly recommend Kathleen if you want the best care for your animals while you are away. Nothing wrecks a vacation more than worrying about the animals you love. 

This winter our dog was injured and required surgery on his leg 5 days before our trip to Minnesota for Christmas. We had to cancel our dogs’ regular doggie daycare because he now required a lot of extra care: medication, bandage monitoring, and careful leash only walks. Our family had a few bad experiences with home pet care, so we were quite nervous about finding competent care.

Kathleen went above and beyond. She came to our house and took meticulous notes, she is incredibly thorough, knowledgeable, and caring. I felt comfortable leaving for a week. While in Minnesota, my family received daily texts that we found very reassuring. Kathleen is awesome! " JH December 2018

"Outstanding! Kathleen recently filled in for my vacationing regular walker and exceeded my hopes. She worked well with my pup, learned her commands and then maintained and improved her training on her walks, even as a sub for my regular walker, gave great reports, cared for my home better than I do. Thank you, Kathleen. Couldn't recommend you more highly. Will hope to use your services again. " AT July 2018

"I recently took a 5 day trip and hired Kathleen of Happy Hounds and More to take care of my cats. She did a great job!!! I have had some experiences where I came home and the cats were glued to me for days after I got home. To me that meant they felt neglected and fearful that I'd leave again. Cats don't lie! When I came home after this trip, they were completely calm and content. I am so happy to have found someone I can trust with my home and cats and not have to worry about anything. And her rates are very reasonable. 5 stars!!! "  DR April 2018

"We love trusting Kathleen with our dog. He gets plenty of exercise and just loves her. She is super reliable and professional and we can tell really loves dogs."  DW March 2018

“Kathleen is very efficient and organized. Oliver loves spending time with her and we are very happy to have her visiting each week!”  TO January 2018

"My dog loves Kathleen and we are thrilled to have found her. She’s very knowledgeable, loves dogs, and energetic. Our dog Coulee gets great walks whenever we need her.  Kathleen is a person who we know we can trust with our dog whether its overnight or just some walks." NW April 2018 

“Kathleen has helped me out many times. She is so dependable, hard-working, good-natured, and kind. I'd recommend her to anyone.” MS July 2017


“Kathleen is a true dog lover, very knowledgeable, very hardworking and absolutely dependable.” EW January 2018


“Kathleen was so quick to respond and worked efficiently. A lovely person as well!” TH  

" We have had Kathleen watch our dogs and house multiple times, ranging from single nights to multiple weeks. She is great, and really cares about those in her care. She gets (intuits) dogs. Our lads, both Terriers, need a good dose of daily exercise, and Kathleen gives them what they need. They really like her, too. She gets that dogs are all different, and adapts her style to the dogs and situation. She is also great at keeping the communication flowing with updates and even pictures. And, lastly, she has gone the extra mile for us when our dogs needed to go to the vet in the middle of the night – no small feat since this involved a two-hour round trip, twice. If you are like us, our dogs are family and I have complete confidence in recommending Kathleen as someone who will care for your family dog." DH 2017

"The Pet Therapy Prep class Kathleen taught clarified specific trainings that I need to work on."  DW 2017

"Loved the class helped me discover whether my canine partner is suitable and a good fit for pet therapy."  AH 2017

"Class length sounds long but the time flies-Kathleen provided very thorough explainations of what to expect during pet therapy visits."  DS 2017

"I always left the class feeling confident that we were a good fit (as a team) to do pet therapy."  BG 2016

"Lovely course and great instructor."  PS 2016