Kathy Penka
Kathy Penka

Kathy Penka

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Discounts available
Discounts available
$15/walk
starting cost


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Dog size

Responds within a day

Introduction: I am proficient in word and excel. Seasoned insurance profession with over 30 years experience. Enjoying do administrative duties and helping other professionals. Dog walking and sitting is another service that I offer. I have a 5 mile radius from my home that I work in. Services are available based on client's needs. A discount is available for overnight pet sitting if more then 7 nights
Overview

Hired 24 times

Serves Lenexa, KS

Background checked

1 employee

10 years in business

Payment methods

Cash, Google Pay, PayPal, Venmo

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Jul - Dec

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Rebecca F.
Sep 10, 2021
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I had a lovely conversation with Kathy about dog sitting my little puppy. She was full of lots of tips and advice. She was very honest and helpful. I haven't used her dog walking and sitting services yet, but I intend to in the future!

Details: Dog • 1 pet • Giving food and water • Taking pet outside • Providing companionship • Standard visit (60 minutes) • Once in total • My home, venue, etc.

Pet Sitting
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Maggie B.
Dec 6, 2021
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Kathy was able to stop in very last minute to let my two dogs outside when I was gone for the day. She send photos and was very professional! We hope to use her services again in the future. Thanks!

Details: Dog • 2 pets • Taking pet outside • Short visit (30 minutes) • Once in total • My home, venue, etc.

Pet Sitting
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Mark C.
Jul 17, 2021
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Kathy did a great job with our two dogs. Everything we discussed during the meet and greet was taken care of. We also received updates throughout our trip. We will use her service again in the future if she is available.

Details: Dog • 2 pets • Giving food and water • Taking pet outside • Short visit (30 minutes) • Three times a day • My home, venue, etc.

Pet Sitting
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Angie L.
Aug 28, 2019
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Kat is amazing with my two pups! She established trust with them immediately. And, I can trust her to be on time and responsive. She's been flexible and accommodating of my schedule. She goes above and beyond and also cleans up any dog hair she sees in the house. The best part is how the dogs look forward to her visit each day. She brushes them, plays with them, spends time with them as well as feeds and lets them out. It's reassuring to know that while I'm downtown working every day, Kat is there making sure my fur family is well cared for. Would highly recommend Kat to anyone who needs pet sitting and dog walking services.

Details: 2 dogs • 10 years or older • 2 - 10 years old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Extra large (70+ lbs) • 30 minutes (standard) • Prefer a private walk for my dog(s) alone • Feeding • My home, venue, etc.

Dog Walking
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Minerva L.
Aug 14, 2019
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Kathy is great! We needed someone to walk my parents dogs as they just moved into assisted living and Kathy has been wonderful!

Details: 2 dogs • 2 - 10 years old • 10 years or older • Extra Small (1 - 15 lbs) • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • 30 minutes (standard) • No preference • My home, venue, etc.

Dog Walking
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Kathy Penka

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I have 3 dogs of my own. One is a resue sig who had been severely abused. He was not very adoptable as he was scared of everything and apparently lived most of his life in a crate. There were potty training and trust issues that we worked through. It made my heart happy to watch him change into a very loving and trusting dog. He is a constant travel companion when I am out of town for a few days.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I've always loved dogs. Dog walking is beneficial to both the dogs and me since we both are getting excercise.

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    I have worked with all kinds of wonderful people.

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