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I'll Take Care and Love Your Dog as my Own!

 - Kimberly Santiago

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Your Dog is MY Dog!

Hi, I'm Kimberly (Kim also works) and I’m an animal lover!  I especially connect with dogs as there is such beauty, intelligence, curiosity and love in their eyes that it makes you reconnect with your higher self.

I’ve been dog sitting, and at times cat sitting too, other friend’s and neighbor’s lovely pets for about 12 years or so and I don’t want to stop.  Usually, I keep the doggies with me when any of my friends or neighbors go on vacation and they get ALL of my attention and care.  I take being a reliable and responsible dog caretaker very seriously, because I know how much these beautiful animals mean to their owners – they are family!  Plus, they mean everything to me and taking care of them is an honor and a privilege.  

I bond with these gorgeous creatures and am tickled pick that they view me as their 2nd Mom & Dad.  That’s how close I’ve gotten to my big boy Howard & JoJo, Bean, Roland & Arthur and the most precious kitty cats, Jerry, Ralphie and Catso.  I love them all and I do consider them ‘my babies’ even though I am not their owners and I’m not 1st in their hearts.  It doesn’t matter to me because whatever place I am in their heart works for me as I love them as unconditionally as they love us humans.

It would be my pleasure and honor to take great care of one of your most precious family members, your loving dog and cat!

Thanks for your time, and I look forward to meeting with you and your loving pets. 

*Accepting fully vaccinated pet parents.

*All photos on website taken by Kimberly Santiago.

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Doggies & Felines



As I was trying to take this photo, Howard kept trying to eat the flower!  Howard is so warm, funny, hyper and is so intelligent it can be scary, he keeps me on my toes!



Bean is my little black bear!  He is sweet, playful and loves to wrestle, it is always a pleasure watching my big boy!

Arthur and Roland


Arthur and Roland are the sweetest, funniest and affectionate dogs you will meet!  They also love to give you plenty of licks and kisses.



Daisy is this adorable, playful and intelligent puppy.  My brother, Michael, and I had the pleasure of taking care of her when her owners went away.  She is still growing and such a love bug!



Jerry is the most lovable, playful and engaging kitty cat I have the honor of taking care of, we've bonded!  I always love watching him when his parents go away on vacation.



Bodie is such a smart, good-natured and loving cat.  He is now a big brother to his new sister Zoe...



This is Zoe, Bodie's new sister and she is a hoot!  She loves to cuddle with you and since she is a kitten, she is so playful, active, intelligent, crazy and funny!

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What Pet Parents are saying about me...

2013 - Present

Laura & David:  Howard's Parents

We can't say enough good things about Kim and the care she provides to our pitbull/border collie mix, Howard.  She gives him all the love and attention he needs, which can be a challenge for some due to his separation anxiety issues. When we're away, Kim keeps us updated regularly on how Howard's doing and it's always clear he's having the time of his life, which is a huge relief for us.  We highly recommend Kim's services if you're looking for a caring, honest and experienced sitter with a true love of dogs.

2013 - Present

Suzanne: Bean's Mom

Kim is a wonderful sitter for my black lab and my 2 Siamese cats. My animals love her. She often brings “Bean” home with her as she knows he doesn’t like to be alone at night. I never worry when she is in charge. They recognize her without reservation!

2020 - 2021

Kristen: Roland & Arthur's Mom

Kim is an amazing pup sitter. We left our two dachshunds with her all the time when we lived in the area, sometimes for a day but multiple times for overnights or longer. She is the most loving caregiver, is incredibly responsible, and treated them like her own dogs. They loved going to stay with her or when she would come walk them or stay with them. It can be scary to leave them with someone, but we never worried when we had Kim. I wish she could've moved with us, we miss her like crazy, and so do they!

2018 to Present

Marc & Christine: Jerry's Parents

We highly recommend Kim for all pet care needs.  We have known Kim for five years and she cares for our cat Jerry when we are away. Even when we need her on short notice she always tries to help us out. Kim goes above and beyond what we expect, often sending us great photos of our happy little cat.  Kim truly cares about Jerry, and you can see that when the two of them are together.  Jerry will always run right up to Kim like they are best friends.  The proof is in the pudding, if our Jerry approves of Kim, then we do too!

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Contact Info.

Please email me to find out rates and availability.

16 Seymour Street, Montclair, NJ 07042


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