Hello! Tree-hugging, hippie dog lady here, living with a pack of dogs and set on a plan for van life. I enjoy hiking, caving, canyoneering, cooking and eating vegan food, art, music, and gardening. I am a stay-at-home, full-time caregiver to a pack of sweet, energetic dogs and I am a WORKAHOLIC. I haven't been able to get out as much as I'd like so meeting folks through Boondockers Welcome has been a real blessing. My dream is to completely renovate a mini skoolie but for my first build I plan on doing a stealthy cargo van traveling through the Four Corners SW states. This year I plan to trade in my vehicle for a van and build out the interior to be on the road in 2020. I'd love to meet other like-minded digital nomads who can show me their home, share some expertise and maybe share some food over travel stories.
I'm a professional dog mom, a home-based sitter for Rover.com but I also do some grooming. I've been hosting doggie daycare host and boarding going on two years but I've also cared for cats, goats, rabbits, ferrets, birds, snakes, fish, lizards and tarantulas. Once I find the right van and go on the road then I'll transition to dog walking and drop-in visits. I also do freelance writing, editing and photography.
I have at least two dogs at all times, a female chihuahua and male american bulldog. There are also several "community cats" who roam the area, one of whom is being fostering in my laundry room until his neuter surgery. Besides my own animals, dog-sitting is my profession which I do from home 7 days a week so there are usually half a dozen more dogs in the house or fenced in the backyard at any given time.
Born in Cleveland, grew up in various parts of New Mexico, now sunny Tucson is my home.
We arrived in the almost dark, found the drive to Simple Mid-town Dog House with no trouble. We thoroughly enjoyed chatting with our host in the morning! Would have stayed longer to visit if we had the time, she was warm and welcoming, and the dogs were all very well-behaved.
It was a nice place to just stop for the night. Kaitlyn was a great host . As mentioned in the posting, it is a little tight for anything larger than 20 ft, and we hit the wifi cable as we were backing up. 10 feet high.
Our host was so lovely and generous and we are happy to say that we now have a new friend! We had an excellent time hanging out with her and her dogs, and we so appreciate how thorough she was with her description of the property and the directions she gave. The area where we parked was flat, in the sun (to charge our solar panels), and quiet. Her property is right on a public transit line to downtown which was so convenient for us as well. If/when we pass through Tucson again we will definitely be staying here!
Location is tight getting into with more than a van but we squeezed our little tow behind in. We had a peaceful stay and enjoyed meeting our thoughtful host !
We stayed for one night with Kaitlynn and the front yard was a great spot. Flat, quiet, dark and tucked out of the way. We had a lovely chat on arrival and she even allowed us to use her wifi for the night and gave us local tips for places to visit. Would recommend!