Kozy's K9s

Welcome Pooches & Parents!

(262) 366-6218

About Us

How We Started

I created this business with one thought in mind: To treat a pet like it was my own. My previous pup, Rocco, needed one-on-one care that a kennel couldn't provide. I wanted someone who would care for him like I did, who made me feel safe when I was away and most of all would make him feel comfortable and loved. I wanted a bed and breakfast feel for dogs with no kennels, spa-like treatments, beach day walks, one-on-one attention in stress-free environment and tons of love and cuddles from an individual not 20 different employees. I aim for the same excitement your dog gets from seeing you after a long day and returning home. This is how Kozy's K9s started and what I am all about! 

Some Information


*In-Home Stays Including House Sitting

*Drop-In Visits

*Pick-Up in Home - Walks, Runs, Hikes, Beach Play and Dog Park Visits

*Lavender Baths

*Allergy Relief Baths

*Anti-Anxiety Oil Massages

*Organic, Wheat-Free Homemade Treats

*Custom Services Per Pet's Needs

E-mail For Pricing


Christine L.

Nov 2, 2018

Holly is fabulous!
Lizzie thoroughly enjoyed her visit!!
Thank you.

Natasha L.

Oct 17, 2018

Another successful walk from Holly. A+

Rob L.

Oct 12, 2018

Holly is absolutely the best ! EVER ! My dog misses her.. I can say her name and he perks up and goes to the door like he wants to go see her..

Jennifer L.

Sep 28, 2018

Holly was awesome! above an beyond while walking my little girl!

Natasha L.

Sep 15, 2018

I recommend Holly. My dogs adore her, and you and your dogs will likely enjoy her service too! She’s Reliable, mature, good at communicating, and a pro-dog walker.

Linda S.

Sep 9, 2018

Awesome pet sitter! Great communication, and loved getting the pics.. thank you!!

Marcella N. 

May 22, 2018

Holly took great care of Pema while I was out for the day! =)

Patti B.

May 20, 2018

Holly was the best! We went down for our daughters graduation and decided to take the grandkids to the boardwalk. We have never used a dog sitter before and where a little nervous. Holly was quick to respond and ask us a few questions about our pups and we knew she was the gal for us. She took time to send us pictures and let us know about their eating habits. They had a great great time and I would highly recommend her to everyone thanks holly for giving our dogs the love.

Carolyn B.

May 14, 2018

My pups had a great stay with Holly. She went out of her way to accomodate my super anxious little guy. She sent lots of pics and updates. Both pups came home happy and relaxed.

Melinda U. 

May 11, 2018

Holly is great! She is so easy to communicate with and definitely has a way with dogs! I had no worries while my older dog was in her care!


May 9, 2018 

To Whom It May Concern:

Hands down, I hit the jackpot when selecting Holly to watch over my fur child Duke!  She is responsive to all texts, calls and emails.  She checks in regularly when watching over Duke by providing text photos and videos.  She provides me peace of mind.  But more importantly, she provides a level of care where sometimes I can't when traveling or at work.  Duke is so excited to see her and Holly takes him to many great places in and around Santa Cruz:  long hikes and playtime with other dogs.

If you are looking for a great dog sitter who genuinely cares and has an amazing work ethic, contact Holly ASAP!  Book ahead too, because she has many devoted clients.

Thanks again Holly.  It takes a village to raise a fur child!


Marissa P. 

Apr 7, 2018

Great customer service by Holly! Duke adored her!

Kaitlin L. 

Apr 6, 2018

Holly cared for our lab mix as if she was her own dog. I loved getting daily updates with pictures and videos of their adventures and snuggles. Thank you Holly!

Moniqur W. 

Mar 11, 2018

Holly is a lovely person, my dogs thought she was fabulous!

Toni P. 

Mar 8, 2018

We were very happy with Jaco's stay at Holly's. She was easy to reach and always got right back to us as we arranged the details of his stay. The daily photos and reports assured us he was in good hands. Holly obviously loves dogs and takes the responsibilities of caring for dogs very seriously. We will definitely leave Jaco with her again.

Rob L. 

Mar 5, 2018

Once again - a great experience for my Spike !

Caitie H.

Feb 3, 2018

Holly was really great with my dog Kona! She’s clearly an animal person and I felt very comfortable leaving Kona with her (which is not easy for me to do) She sent me photos and videos while I was gone which was amazing! I’m really glad I found Holly and will definitely be using her again!

Kelly B. 

Jan 27, 2018

Holly was great! Our dog was a little shy about going with her at first. Holly was very patient and came up with a solution that had Winnie excited to go every day. She is clearly a dog person!

Rob L.

January 20, 2018

Enjoyed the pictures Holly sent of my pup ! Smiling selfies - the whole bit. Spike was really happy on pick-up and the next day. Holly really loves dogs and that is the number one reason for having her look after Spike !

Michelle M.

January 8, 2018

Holly was great! She had our two golden retrievers at her house for five days. She sent us lots of pictures and updates to let us know how our girls were doing. Between the walks, beach time, and homemade treats I was a little worried they would not want to come home!!!!!! I highly recommend her!!

Maggie E.

January 3, 2018

Holly was extremely accommodating while we were scheduling our dog’s stay, pickup and drop-off. She sent frequent pictures and updates. She gave our dog a bath after she rolled in mud and handled our dog’s quirks like a pro. Our dog obviously loves Holly. She is our go-to dog sitter now.

Debbie H.

December 19, 2017

Holly was "on it" from the moment I contacted her! After my initial inquiry, Holly contacted me within the hour. She was warm, enthusiastic and accommodating. Her home is clearly dog friendly and our dog, who has separation anxiety, seemed to do excellent. We were kept up-to-date with pictures and texts. I highly and confidently recommend Holly to watch your "baby!"


December 17, 2017

Holly is loving and kind and helpful. I am so grateful for her!!!

Fred F.

December 3, 2017

Holly was excellent with our two large dogs. We feared that even though friendly, the dogs might be a bit of trouble, but all went well. She even helped us load the dogs onto our SUV. High marks for Holly!

Lilian Q.

November 29, 2017

Holly is wonderful, she was professional, got back to us promptly and took great care of our older Lab mix & English Shepherd. We were able to book with her, even though it was a bit last minute, she came over the next day to meet our four legged family and us :-) . We received daily updates and pictures of our pups. Our two dogs warmed up to her and very much enjoyed their walks with her. We are happy to have found her.

Barbara V.

November 27, 2017

You must mean “Auntie Holly”?! This was our first time using Rover and also having Holly be our pet care person. She is fabulous. We met before my departure and got acquainted. Right before I left she came for last minute instructions and the house key. I went to Haiti and my Internet there was spotty but Holly kept me posted and still sent photos. I loved the funny stories that made me laugh as well as those precious photos that made me smile. I was 100% comfortable with her expertise and also felt confident that she could handle any emergency with my pets. Holly LOVES animals and that was evident by how attached my dogs became with here. If you need a reference from me, ask Holly. I highly recommend her! Thanks, Holly!

Martin H.
October 22, 2017
Very thorough. Very accommodating. She went above and beyond. The best kept secret in the 831.

Lisa S.
October 22, 2017
Our first time with Holly was wonderful. Thank you for taking great care of Koko, it enabled us to enjoy our long day trip to L.A. knowing she was in good hands!

Amanda R.
September 29, 2017

Thank you Holly, I know that minka had a great time! Will definitely use Holly again if we are back in town! Such a great person and personality.

Kathy G.
September 27, 2017

Holly is not only a great professional pet sitter but a wonderful woman to entrust with your furry family members when you are out of town. Her love of dogs is heartfelt and genuine. My elderly terriers require special dietary requirements and Holly followed their menu to the letter. She was extremely patient with them on their slow walks and they seemed in better shape than when I left the week before. She sent cute photos of them cuddling with her on the couch or following underfoot on a daily basis that made me confident they were both doing well. I would definitely use her services again!

Veronica C.
September 27, 2017

Ok, so I can't say enough about Holly. She is upbeat and wonderful with the animals. She went above and beyond while doing daytime drop-in visits (potty breaks) with our pets. She took care of the animals just as was discussed along with doing a few extra things. If there is an occasion for drop-in visits again I will definitely contact Holly. Great job and Thank you for noticing the extra things to be done. :)


August 29, 2017

Holly has been a wonderful dog sitter for us!  We've used her multiple times now and she has always exceeded our expectations.  Our 8 year old labradoodle has always come home happy and healthy.  Holly has been diligent at providing updates and photos to us while we're away.  She follows special instructions meticulously and is obviously very good at giving our dog exercise and play while we're away.  We would highly recommend Holly to anyone in need of a loving and caring dog sitter.

Christie H.
August 21, 2017
Awesome stay for Tiger once again. I know he was a handful this time around playing with his new friend, but Holly somehow managed to keep up with the crazy doggos, send me tons of photos, answer questions, and returned a very happy and tired pup to us. So great to have peace of mind that Tiger is happy and well taken care of when we go away. Thanks again, Holly!

Tammie P.
August 20, 2017
Our dog had a great time with Holly! We really appreciated her excellent communication, texts & and pics of our pooch enjoying his stay with her. It was nice to enjoy our vacation knowing our dog was in good hands, getting exercise and having fun! Holly was also very flexible and accommodating of our changing schedule.

Leah D.
August 15, 2017
Holly was a great sitter for my dog! This was the first time that I used a private sitter instead of a kenneling service, and I will never go back. Holly was incredibly flexible with drop off/ pick up times which was greatly appreciated since I was on vacation. She sent several photos through out the day of their adventures, and Chappo (my dog) looked like he had a blast! I highly recommend Holly bc she treats your pet as her own. She is dependable, reliable, affordable, and down right groovy.

Will C.
June 23, 2017

If I could give her more than 5 stars I would! Extremely dependable and respondses extremely quick. Takes great care of my dog 4 days a week and he couldn't be happier!

Megan B.
June 16, 2017
Holly is the best dog sitter I have ever had by far! She was always updating me through out my vacation, pictures every day and I feel like I don't have to worry about anything. She is the best and Bear is in love with her too!

Christie H.
May 22, 2017
Holly was an absolute Rockstar dog sitter and Tiger had an awesome time. I got tons of updates, awesome pictures, and picked up a very happy and calm dog. Tiger can be a bit high energy sometimes (at least when he's outside or playing with another dog), but from her detailed updates I know he got plenty of exercise, had access to tons of toys and comfy beds, and was a happy boy for his entire stay.Holly was also super flexible with pickup and drop off times, which, as someone who has a pretty crazy commute during the week, made my life so so so much easier.I felt 100% at ease knowing Tiger was in good hands with Holly. We will definitely be booking with her again when we need to take some longer getaways in the fall. Thank you, Holly! You Rock!

Hannah T.
May 14, 2017
Holly is great! No problems at all, kept me updated on my cats. Will for sure book her again!

Kayly N.
April 27, 2017
Holly did an excellent job watching our dog while we were away. Holly was very attentive and responsive, giving us frequent updates and sending photos. Our dog came home happy and healthy! Highly recommend.

Stephanie R.
April 24, 2017
Holly's the BEST!! My pup adores his weekly runs with her and I appreciate her flexible schedule. I highly recommend her.

Melody M.
April 23, 2017
As other reviewers wrote, Holly is great! We left our tiny little pup with her for 7 nights (ack!). It was also our first time leaving her with someone new. Holly communicated quite promptly. She answered all my questions and even let us come meet her and see her place before we committed! After our meet and greet, we knew she was the right choice. Holly sent us videos and photos as often as possible to show us that our little girl was doing just fine. Love that feature! Our return flight was delayed which meant our pick up time was also delayed. Again, through good communication, we texted Holly and she was super flexible, still allowing us to pick up waaaay late in the evening! We will definitely use Holly in the future and refer friends to her! Thanks Holly!

Polly M.
April 22, 2017
Holly was awesome! It was the first time leaving my pup but she was so wonderful and reassuring I was able to go and enjoy myself. She sent updates and I knew she was enjoying herself. I would highly recommend Holly. Just meeting her the first time I knew she would be great. Very down to earth warm person. We are already scheduled to leave Mimi with Holly next month.

Luan S.
April 7, 2017
Holly is awesome! Our dog has a little separation anxiety when we leave and Holly was so attentive to his needs. She sent pictures and updates that were so thoughtful.
I highly recommend Holly to anyone needing care for their dog!

Ann Marie H.
April 3, 2017
Murphy loved his stay with Holly!
He can't wait for another sleepover!

Dave C.
February 26, 2017
Holly was great with Bianca. She really spent a lot of time with her, including a long hike in the woods! She was very flexible and kept her far beyond our agreed pick up time due to an unanticipated delay on my part.Reply

Stephanie R.
February 4, 2017
Uli loves Holly, he's so excited to see her. She's very calming, he needs that personality to counteract his charismatic personality.

Douglas B.
January 22, 2017

I can't say enough good things about Holly, she watched my two dogs for ten days. She sent many pictures and in depth updates throughout, which really put my mind at ease. She is a real pet person and it shows! I will be back for sure, thanks Holly -Doug B.

Randy B.
January 11, 2017
Holly was fantastic! We were in a pinch and Holly accommodated us on very short notice. She spent the time to do an intro with Hoku and her do Roc (they got along great!) and go over all of Hoku's needs, etc. Lots of great feedback while Hoku was with her with lots of pics. We will definitely be using Holly again!


  • Will you give my dog their medications?

Of course! I can give any form of non-injectable medications as specified. Please make sure all medication is clearly labeled and dosage instructions are included.

  • Will someone be there at night with my pet?

YES! This gives us all peace of mind- your pets being is my greatest concern. 

  • What happens if my dog gets sick or injured?

In the case of an illness or injury, Kozy's K9s will make every attempt to contact you or your emergency contact. In the event that no contact can be made, Kozy's K9s will assume the role and seek veterinary attention per the recommended veterinary clinic you specified (if applicable). I reserve the right to choose the veterinary clinic if emergency hours are needed. In this case, all veterinary costs incurred will be the responsibility of the owner and a nominal veterinary transport fee will also be applied. 

  • Am I required to have my pet spayed and neutered prior to boarding?

Kozy's K9s requires all dogs to be spayed or neutered prior to staying unless discussed prior to stay and an addition fee may apply.  

  • What are your hours?

I am here for you 24/7. Scheduling is by appointment only. 

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Kozy's K9s

95010, Santa Cruz, California, United States

(262) 366-6218


Monday - Sunday: By Appointment