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Carrie T.

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80 Reviews
48 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Carrie's Resident Pets

Chloe
Chihuahua
Female
1 yr 4 mo old

Carrie's House

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Children at home (Under 5 years old, 5-12 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Dog door access

About Carrie

18 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have over 20 years of professional pet care experience, working at pet hotels, a pet supply retailer, an emergency vet, an animal shelter, a Humane Society, and pet sitting. I have extensive dog, cat, fish, small mammal and bird care, breed and behavior knowledge.

Small dogs (30 lbs. or less) and small caged animals can come stay at my home and have their own vacation! I have a central air conditioner and heater and cozy couches for those couch potatoes as well a large, fully-fenced yard with lots of grass and hillsides to race around! (Puppies and dogs that are not potty trained, that chew destructively on furniture like a puppy, that need to be fed more than two times per day, that need a potty break in the middle of the night, or that require medication start at $5 more per night.) Long-Term, Line-of-Fire and Multi-Dog discounts are available. Day Care and transportation are also available. No large-dog puppies, please.

Holiday Rates: A Holiday Rate of $5 more per pet per night or per visit will apply if their stay or visit includes a Nationally Observed Holiday. This rate will apply for up to a week surrounding the holiday. The Christmas rate is $10 more.

While you're away, I will text or email plenty of beautiful pictures and videos every day! Pets have always been my top career focus. Please contact me to schedule a Meet-N-Greet, where you can bring your pup to come check out my place and ask questions.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Carrie T.

Online Now!
80 Reviews
48 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 6, 2017

Credentials

Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Facebook Connected
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Phone Interviewed
Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Carrie's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Carrie's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/day
Check-ins
$30 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$12 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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80 Reviews
Carrie is a very caring person. We are so happy to have found her for our two schnauzers. She is very knowledgeable about dogs and has a very calm demeanor.
I was fortunate to have found a great dog sitter, Carrie. I was looking for a relaxed environment with other small dogs that my dog could socialize with in a safe & secure backyard and also have the comfort to sit on the couch and get special attention.
Carrie has created her home and yard to provide this wonderful environment.

I feel totally at ease when leaving my little chihuahua mix with her who has separation anxiety. It only took him 2 visits and he seems totally fine without me when I work long weekends. The pictures I receive during the day give me peace of mind that my dog is in good hands.
Thank you Carrie!
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I had to leave town on really short notice for business and had zero time to make normal arrangements for my baby paws so the search for the best was on! This was the very first time I ever left my boy Gunny with anyone other than family members or his trainer so I was a nervous mess! I came across DogVacay and struck GOLD! When I met Carrie I felt a bit of uneasiness but looking back I think it came from me and having to trust someone I just met. Carrie walked me through the whole process and while I was out of town working crazy hours she still answered all my questions and sent tons of happy Gunny pics! I want to thank Carrie for her care and love of my Gunny. I also want to thank Carrie for her professionalism and patience when it came to me not knowing exactly the time of my return due to the hours I was working. Carrie you rock and Gunny will be back!
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We found a gem! Huge thank you to Carrie for taking such wonderful care of our "kids." We typically have grandma take care of our two french bulldogs when traveling, and do to some of her health circumstances we had to find someone else to take our girls for the holiday weekend - and we lucked out.

We did a meet and greet with Carrie days before our scheduled trip to make sure that our girls were a fit for Carrie, her family, and her other fur visitors. And in turn we had the opportunity to make sure that we connected with Carrie to entrust our family with her. And it was a wonderful and instant connection. She was so thorough in making sure that all would be okay while we were gone.

Carrie is a true professional - even her yard was well maintained and protected with extra high fences and even had the coyote rollers for even more protection.

And it got better and better with the daily pictures and the personalized postcard that Sophie and Jacqui came home with telling us all about their "vacation" and the resort. we couldn't have asked for any better care and love for our girls. Thank you Carrie!
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My "girls" had a great time at Carrie's over the holidays! Every evening I would get pics of what they were up to that day and anytime I needed to I could text and get a hold of Carrie. I really appreciated how she has made her home and yard pet friendly! It made me feel very secure that my dogs were being cared for by someone who treated them as her own! The "girls" can't wait to go back and hang w/Carrie and her family!
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I made the right choice! Our puppy stayed with Carrie for one night and I knew she had a great time because when we picked her up the next morning, she kept trying to run back inside her home! Her yard is huge which was perfect for our energetic little girl. We live in an apartment so totally loved being at Carrie's. Carrie is also very knowledgeable and experienced with dogs and she gave us some advise and tips on training our puppy which I really really appreciate! I also really appreciated all the pictures she sent me during Moxxi's stay. I loved seeing how happy she was. Moxxi will definitely be back again!
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Peter is an 11 year-old small poodle, who had a great time on his stay with Carrie, and was promptly delivered to our home at the end of his stay. We will definitely consider Carrie again!
Our three dogs stayed for a week and they seemed to have a blast. We received photos every day of them playing with the other dogs, which was great for their socialization. I am very happy and plan on having my dogs stay with Carrie every time I can't take them with me.
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This was my first time using dogvacay and it was a great experience! Carrie met with us and our dog Cali, for over an hour weeks before our trip. I really appreciated the time she took to explain how everything will work. Once we dropped Cali off, Carrie would sent pictures and how she was doing, daily to my email. That made us feel very secured that Cali was in a good place. I would highly recommend Carrie and will use her again when we go away next time. Cali looks like she had a ball!
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I was a bit unsure about booking a dog sitter online but once I met Carrie I was sure that she would take excellent care of my Chihuahua, Chiquita. Chiquita stayed with Carrie for 8 days and I received email updates, photos, and videos throughout my trip. It really put my mind at ease and allowed me to fully enjoy my vacation. I think that Chiquita enjoyed staying at Carrie's so much that she wasn't overly excited to see me when I went to pick her up.

If you are a little hesitant about booking online, I urge you to meet Carrie. I promise you will be impressed with her knowledge of animals, her well kept home, and the care she will give to your dog. I am glad that I chose to trust her with the care of Chiquita during my trip and am sure that your pup will receive the attention and love that my little one did on her "dogvacay" at Carrie's house.
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Carrie is amazing. So loving with all the dogs, always prompt in responding to questions and has a beautiful home for them to play in. She sends fantastic pics and updates. Don't hesitate to have her care for your animals.
Cali had another great stay with Carrie and her family! She gets lots of love, naps and plenty of time to sniff to her hearts content. I love seeing her thru the pictures and video that Carrie sends throughout her stay. :)
I am so grateful that Max has a loving home to go to when I need to be out of town. Camp Carrie rocks!
This was the first time I left Taya for so long. Carrie took great care of her, and sent me pictures everyday. I was able to enjoy my vacation without worrying about Taya stuck in a kennel. I will absolutely use Carrie again as Taya's home away from home.
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Carrie took great care of our pup, sending photos daily and a video so we could see for ourselves how much fun he was having. Carrie is a very responsible host, knowledgable on behavior and health issues, and clearly takes the wellbeing of all pets in her charge seriously.

Unfortunately our pup, who has had limited time around other dogs, exhibited some aggressive alpha dog behavior. Carrie explained the measures she had taken to correct him when necessary, which I fully understand and support. I appreciate that she took the time to discuss his behavioral issues and recommended a trainer we could work with. I realize that Rocco was overstimulated, difficult to control and didn't integrate well with the other dogs. This is not in any way a reflection on Carrie's hosting, which exceeded our expectations, but more a reflection of the fact that he's a spoiled puppy who's used to getting his own way.
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She has a wonderful place for the dogs to feel at home. A big fenced in yard and a family room accessible by a doggie door. The dogs are free to do whatever they want. She obviously loves dogs and makes over them as much or more than their owners.

Our dogs are young rescue puppies and very shy. They're week at Carries was very good for them. They are more sociable and clearly did not lack for attention during their stay.

We cannot recommend her highly enough.
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Max and I both had a wonderful experience. Max got to play with other nice dogs while receiving love and supervision from Carrie, and I got daily photos of Max that showed me how happy and healthy he was in my absence. Carrie goes the extra mile! She understands dogs very well and is extremely accessible. Thank you to Carrie!
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We left our Bichon Frise babies with Carrie for the first time during our recent trip to Hawaii and we will definitely bring them back again anytime we need dog care. She has a loving home, patience, and good intuitive sense of animals. Also we really enjoyed the daily photo check in. Socializing with the other dogs was great for Petey and Poppy.
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I am so glad I chose Carrie, she did a phenomenal job with our three dogs, especially our two legged dog, judging from all the pictures they had an amazing time. It was especially awesome seeing our youngest sleep all day after returning home. The dogs cannot wait to return to the pet resort in the near future!!!
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Carrie was awesome! Sailor, our dog came home happy and we got to see pictures of him every night! I highly recommend her!
Carrie was amazing, and Josie and Jack had a wonderful time at "The Ranch". Every day, Carrie posted pictures and very funny videos of the dogs having fun which alleviated any anxiety I had about leaving them. They were there for 9 days and Carrie was great about their dietary restrictions and their need for constant cuddles. I'm definitely booking her for the Holidays! Thanks Carrie!!!!!
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Carrie was wonderful. Really knew what she was doing. Has everything under control. Was hesitant at first because I didn't know how Carly was going to do around her young kids, but worked out fine. Carrie sent pictures of Carly with other dogs everyday along with a couple of cute musical videos. I would highly recommend & use her again. Thank you Carrie.
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Carrie is a very loving and kind person. She was great with my dogs which I left with her for 12 days!!
She takes good care of the dogs and is very concerned for their well being.

I loved that while I was gone I got daily emails with pictures :)

I highly recommend Carrie
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This was our first time using DogVacay. We chose Carrie based on her great reviews. After contacting her, she immediately set up a meet and greet with us and our three dogs. She was very warm, kind and knowledgeable. She made us feel comfortable leaving our dogs with her. Our dogs spent 2 nights with her and during their stay, she answered my texts, sent pictures, and kept us posted on their well being. Knowing our dogs were well, allowed us to enjoy our time away from them. Upon returning, we even received a postcard from our dogs telling us about their stay. Thank you so much Carrie for the service that you do. Your love for animals speaks volumes.
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Carrie is awesome!!! She watched our Italian Greyhound for 11 days and during that time I never once worried about him. She has a lovely home and a doggy door that leads to a very dog friendly yard. I loved that her sweet kids played with our dog, since he loves kids. She sent numerous pictures and videos daily and responded to my texts almost immediately. Carrie is very professional and it is obvious that she enjoys what she does. I'm definitely going to use her services when we go out of town again! We are extremely happy with the care she provided.
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This was our first time using Dogvacay. Our Frenchie had a great time with Carrie and Carrie sent us plenty of pics, updates, and even a video while we were on vacation to prove it! She was very responsive, friendly, and informative as to everything (insurance, protection, Ect.) by using Dogvacay. We were definitely happy with the experience and trust Carrie and Dogvacay with our dog the next time we'll need it.
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Carrie is a responsible, caring pet sitter who is extremely organized and thoughtful. She helped make us feel comfortable leaving our three Shihtzus with her by sending updates and photos on a regular basis of our dogs having a great time. Carrie's home is a good fit for our pups including a lovely patio and grass area that is spacious and clean. It is so important for us to trust the pet sitter we leave Sophie, Benjamin, and Lucy with, and Carrie is definitely a rare find. We highly recommend her professional services.
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In their 11 years of being with me, I have never left my two pups with anyone other than my parents or a very close friend. When both options became unavailable, I was desperate to find a trusted dog sitter who would take care of my two terrier mixes as one of their own. I chose Carrie because of her record of repeat guests, great reviews and the fact that she only takes smaller dogs. Because my dogs are in their senior years, my goal is to alleviate the most stress as possible when leaving them in a different environment. From our initial meet and greet to the next subsequent times we used Carrie as our dog sitter, I felt at ease that Carrie and her family take good care of my pups. My little dog Peanut has a hard time warming up to strangers and bolts to the door in most situations, however, she seems to have become friends with Carrie and her 2 sweet kids. Also, Carrie will send you updates about how your dogs are doing. I literally jump up and down when she sends me pictures of them. Carrie will take care of dogs in a way that no other dog boarding facility would and I'm happy to have found her.
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My husband & I were planning a trip to San Diego but our Resort was not pet friendly. We have 2 Schnauzer's & didn't want to leave them at home. Last minute we decided to look to see if there were any Pet resorts close by. Since we had never been in that area I went on Google & DogVacay came up.

The first thing I look for is customer ratings/reviews, then price. I was very impressed with both of our priorities under Carrie T in Vista, Ca. She has a 5 star rating and the lowest cost. In addition to the cost, she actually gives you a discount for the 2nd dog, which we have never come across before.

We didn't have time to do a meet & greet so Carrie sent me a questioner to fill out and listed everything we needed to do prior to dropping off our girls, and also a list of things to bring with us.

We were very impressed with Carrie's response time. She got back to me immediately, regardless of what my question was.

Any time we take our dogs somewhere we are always apprehensive. As soon as we met Carrie & saw where our girls will be staying, all of our fears or concerns went away. Her home & yard is beautiful and has the perfect set up for dogs!!

We actually went to visit our girls & one day even took them with us for a few hours. No matter what we wanted to do, Carrie was very accommodating.

You can definitely tell that she loves animals & what she does. We would highly recommend anyone to take their pets there & we will be returning customers!!
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Carrie is an excellent host! She took care of boy like he was one of her own. We even got pictures of him playing with a few other dogs during his stay, a nice surprise! We look forward to using Carrie for future stays when we are in the SD area!
Carrie took care of my dogs, Buster & Louie very well! We had them with her overnight while we had some flooring installed and it was a great experience for all of us! Buster has some behavioral issues, and Carrie took her time evaluating him so we were all sure he'd behave appropriately with the other guests she had, and I appreciate that very much. She is also extremely knowledgeable about dog behaviors, and gave me some great tips about the dynamics between my dogs and how they relate to others. I will be bringing my boys back to Carrie for sure, to play with her and her other pack members and to keep addressing Buster's special needs. I really appreciate the time and effort Carrie put in to making sure everyone was happy and well adjusted. She also took a lot of pictures, which was really great!
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We are glad we found Carrie! She took care of our two girls on New Year's Eve. She has everything the dogs need to be comfortable and a huge and safe backyard for them to play. The dogs did really well and she sent us a lot of pictures during their stay. We are coming back to her next week for a short vacation and next summer for a long trip. It is so much better than the pet hotel we used before!
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This is the second time we've left our dog with Carrie. She provides a secure, companionable, safe and wonderful home for him, and my mind is completely at ease while we're away on a trip. I especially appreciate the daily photos Carrie sends. As long as she's in business, I won't leave my dog anywhere else.
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Our Cairn Terrier (terrorist) GiGi is still a puppy and not for the for the inexperienced dog person. I don't want to leave her with family or house sitters for this reason. Up to this point, we limit our time away unless we take the dogs with us.
I am sooo happy we have found Carrie! I was immediately impressed with her approach to GiGi and her overall knowledge of dogs. Her house and yard are safe and her program allows the dogs to be part of the family. The videos and pictures Carrie sent daily allowed me to relax and enjoy our vacation knowing that our little G was in good hands. I love that she only takes smaller dogs. We will definitely use Carrieā€™s services again.
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Carrie took wonderful care of my little Penny while I was out of town. She sent me pictures and videos each day, which meant a lot to reassure me and make me feel assured that Penny wasn't missing me while I was away from her.
Our dogs have a wonderful time at Carrie's house and I know they are in good hands. She's great about sending photo updates so you always know your pups are happy and enjoying themselves. I highly recommend Carrie!
We rescued Gracie (mini schnauser) 4 years ago and had never left her with anyone. We had to go out of town for the weekend and tried Dog Day Camp but was not satisfied with them leaving the dogs overnight or paying extra for night care. When I found Dog Vacay we did 3 meet and greets and fell in love with Carrie T. She asked ALL the right questions and was so helpful in assuring us that Gracie would get the special care we wanted. She made sure Gracie could interact with the other dog she had during the meet and greet which made us even more comfortable about leaving her. Carrie sent us a complete list of what we needed to bring for Gracie's stay. We cannot say enough about Carrie and her family.They welcomed Gracie into their home and showed us where she would sleep and assured us that Gracie would be treated like their own dog. She sent us pictures the entire weekend and I was afraid Gracie would not want to come home! We now know we can leave Gracie with someone who loves and cares for her like we do! Gracie even had a postcard for us when we got home detailing her stay at Carrie's resort!
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Another wonderful experience with Carrie. This was the longest stay yet, a month. Our two dogs now consider Carrie part of their extended family and they get excited just going there. It is such a relief to know that I can travel knowing my dogs are having a great time.
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Valerie had another awesome vacay with Carrie! She loves being able to socialize with so many of her doggy-friends and can't get enough of Carrie's beautiful fenced-in back yard where she can run and hop through the hillside all day long. She was pretty tuckered out by the time we got back home after her stay; that's how I know she's always had a great time. I'm also extremely appreciative of the daily updates Carrie sends so I can see just how much fun she's having! We'll definitely be back!
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This was Alice's second time at Carrie's and again, she had a great time. Alice was a very shy dog, sometimes avoiding interactions with other dogs, people and particularly children. Staying with Carrie twice seems to already have made her much better, probably because she gets to interact with other dogs in a reassuring environment. She is full of energy each time we go pick her up and seems so happy.
Staying there is a great opportunity for Alice and it's also a huge relief to know she is with someone we can totally trust.
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Carrie was amazing!
She was very professional and well organized (managing interactions with any other dogs, sleeping area, scheduling, feeding...she had it in control).
She was also obviously very experienced with dogs and easy to trust with my little Alice, very reassuring. It was actually very good for Alice to have stayed with Carrie. I could see in the pictures and videos that I got daily, that Alice was having the time of her life there. At times, she was enjoying the pampering and hugs and other times, she was running around, playing with other dogs. (Something she usually is very hesitant about). In just a few days, she got very attached to Carrie and her family. I am very pleased to have found someone like Carrie to take care of Alice and have already planned the next visit :)
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I was worried about what to do with our Princess when we went to San Diego for a long weekend. We couldn't leave her alone all weekend, then I found Dog Vacay. Carrie was amazing! She really worked with our crazy ever changing schedule. Princess had a great day and I didn't have to worry about her being alone in the hotel all day. The pictures she sent during the day were a welcome relief that she was doing great. I would definitely recommend Carrie to anyone looking for a great place for your loved family pet.
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Cali had her third vacation with Carrie, and once again we couldn't have been happier-I have total peace of mind while we are away! Through the nightly pictures and a video, we can see that Cali has a good time playing and just hanging out with the other dogs and Carrie's kids. The yard is heaven for her beagle nose to sniff and explore for hours!
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I couldn't be more grateful to have found Carrie through DogVacay. I appreciate her attentiveness and professionalism and my energetic little terrier mix Valerie never wants to leave! Carrie keeps my mind at bay when I'm gone knowing that my pooch is in the hands of such an experienced and knowledgeable animal caregiver. She also sends daily updates so I can see all the fun Valerie has hopping around her large back yard and playing with the other doggy-guests and her two children. We love her!
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Wow! Carrie was awesome!!
She seemed to know what she is doing and My dog, Coco, was well taken care of.
Carrie sent me many photos of Coco playing with other dogs and she looked so happy. I think she was little sad to come home. Carrie is definitely my choice of sitter and Coco's a well.
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Carrie was wonderful! She is very knowledgeable about animal behavior and clearly has years of experience caring for pets. She sent me daily pictures of my dogs having a blast at her house with other doggies and her very sweet kids. I felt completely comfortable leaving my dogs in her care. She has a great backyard for the dogs to run around and she keeps her house a clean and safe environment for dogs. She even puts tags on the dogs with her contact info for extra security. We will definitely bring our dogs back to Carrie the next time we go away!
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Carrie is AWESOME!!! My dogs were definitely well taken care of. I got pictures of them every day. My only complaint is that they did not want to come home.
We're so happy that we located Carrie through DogVacay. She cared for our dog in a safe and clean environment, where he had space to roam and companionship. She stayed in contact with us on a daily basis with photos and comments. We were able to relax while on our vacation knowing that our precious guy was in good hands. We will definitely employ Carrie whenever we need a sitter in the future.

Dan and Janis
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Carrie was amazing! Brix loved her time there and we felt very comfortable leaving her there! Will definitely come again!
We've used Carrie before and have been delighted with her care. That's why we were confident about leaving our two dogs with her for an extended overseas vacation. Our guys mutually bonded with Carrie and her family and were almost reluctant to go home when we returned. With our dogs staying with Carrie, we can travel without a care knowing they are being pampered and loved. She is the Best.
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Carry was the best,, she is set up so great for dogs,,,especially my puppy,,, very loving and her family was very nice,I'm defiantly using her for now on,,, my dog already misses her I can tell,, she wants to go bye bye again,,, ands she doesn't really like going that many places,, her house is safe and yard,, and I could relax,, and now that we home,,I knowi will be able to go next time and relax even more,,, gonna start booking now for I can make sure I get in,,,,
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Another fabulous stay with Carrie T. and family. My two just love it here and are so excited to go there they rush to the door. Laika and Loki are a cherished part of Carrie's family now. I couldn't be happier with her care.
Our dogs' stay with Carrie was totally pawsome. They clearly loved their time there and were made welcome as part of the family. Carrie sends photo and video updates every day. I'm very picky about my dogs' welfare and I'm completely satisfied with Carrie. This is a loving home. 10 out of 10.
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Carrie was wonderful with our 2 dogs. They came home happy and tired from all the attention. I want to say that Carrie is very professional-the 1st thing she did was put an extra dog tag on the dogs. Her home and yard are perfect-so clean. I'm sure cleaner than a lot of child day care establishments.
She sent pics and kept us informed each day. I will be using her services again and highly recommend her. If you want a professional, clean and caring environment for your pets, you won't find a better place to leave your dogs.
Thank you Carrie
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Our host Carrie was the best. Kept us updated with photos and our babies looked so happy. We would not hesitate to use Carrie again. She also helped is with potty training them.
We are very happy with Carries services and attention to detail. We will definitely be repeat customers.
I'm very grateful to have found Carrie. She's diligent, reliable, and easily put my mind at ease while traveling far from home. I'm so happy I've found a trustworthy sitter to take good care of my dogs!
Like most, I am extremely reluctant to leave my dogs, and worry constantly in the instances I do leave them with a sitter. So I am very glad to have found Carrie.

Communications were clear, timely, and welcomed. We were kept updated on the status.

All dogs are special, but our three little dogs each have quirks requiring a bit of extra patience and attention. Carrie did an excellent job, as the dogs really seemed to like her.

We are already making plans to use Carrie again.
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I was extremely please with Carrie T caring for Tina. This is the first time I have left her with a sitter and she did just great. She loved it at Carrie's. I am very pleased to know now that I have an excellent person caring for Tina when I need to be away from her.

Roxie NyQuist
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Our dog Ginger just loves staying with Carrie. This was her third visit and we couldn't be happier that we found Carrie. Already have more stays booked.
We booked a 10-day reservation over the holidays for our two Maltese with Carrie. This was the first time we'd left our boys in someone else's care for such an extended period, and we were nervous. Carrie was awesome, from the very first meeting through pick-up. She sent lots of pictures and updates that made us feel comfortable that we'd make the right decision. Our boys came home happy and well behaved, and with a stocking of treats and a Christmas photo as souvenirs. We would definitely use Carrie again to babysit our babies. Thank you!
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Carrie provided excellent care for our dog Logan. Logan can be timid around other dogs, so we were anxious to find an appropriate sitter .... and Carrie proved to be the perfect choice. She is a true dog whisperer!
Being new to the area we are thrilled to have discovered Carrie through DogVacay. Her house is clean and dog safe, the grass lush, the fence escape proof, and she sent us daily photo updates to put us at ease. Most important, we could tell Ginger received plenty of human contact because she was not desperate when we picked her up. We highly recommend Carrie to anyone with a well behaved indoor dog. She'll even put a tag with her phone number on your dog just incase the unthinkable happens. Thanks Carrie for putting our minds at ease and allowing us to fully enjoy this and future trips.
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We had a great experience with Carrie dogsitting our dog Chance last weekend. It is obvious that she really loves dogs, and she treated Chance like one of her own. She has a nice house and backyard for the dogs to play. She sent frequent picture updates (and videos) and we could tell Chance was having a blast with the other dogs and her family. This was Chance's first time away from home and we were a little worried about how he would react. Thanks to Carrie - everything went great. I would highly recommend her!!
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Carrie provided an outstanding environment for our dog and the other happy guests that were there. She truly provides the happy loving home which our pets which are our family need. We can't say how happy our Charlotte looked in the photos that Carrie provided and sent through the Dog Vacay app. Thank you again very much.

Gilbert and Liza Kalsic
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Carrie is amazing!! I was feeling uncomfortable about taking my fla vacation as I had just moved back to so calif and didn't know anyone in the area... I met with Carrie prior to leaving my dog Sushi, and liked her immediately !
She proved to be the perfect choice! She made Sushi comfortable right away...she sent me texts and pictures daily and kept me up to date on how she was doing. I was afraid Sushi would be stressed with my leaving, but I could tell by the pictures that she was doing great!! There was plenty of play time, in a big grassy yard, and she made lots of new friends:)
When I picked her up she was happy and healthy, and looking forward to coming back to see Carrie the next time ....
Thank you Carrie!!
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We can honestly not say enough good things about Carrie and her family. Because of there caring and consideration we were able to enjoy our vacation without one worry or doubt. Toby also had his own vacation. He made many new friends and was blessed with being able to sleep in the VIP suite. . Carrie was kind enough to text daily photo shots of Toby playing and enjoying his time there. Upon his departure we were gifted with a homemade postcard with Toby's portrait on it letting us know how his visit went. Again, can't thank you enough Carrie and lovely family.

The Chartiers
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Oliver had another WONDERFUL stay with Carrie! Always flexible with pick up and drop off times, Carrie even contacted me to let me know we could pick up a bit later if needed! She kept us updated throughout Oliver's little 'vacation' (which we always love the photos!) and even sent us a great, ADORABLE video of him 'puppy wrestling'! We also really love how much socialization and play Oliver gets when he's with Carrie, he now loves to interact with other dogs, when in the past he would be a little shy. He's gets plenty of exercise and Carrie always does a nice job of keeping him on schedule! Lots of love and thanks from myself and Oliver!
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I cant say enough how wonderful Carrie is! Our neighbors cancelled on keeping an eye on our little guy last minute, and with a quick text, Carrie saved the day and was able to have Oliver come and stay for the day! Oliver, as always, had a wonderful time and Carrie does an amazing job of keeping us updated throughout the day with texts and photos. Shes also great with flexibility with pick up and drop off times (especially considering it was so last minute, yikes!). This is our second experience with Carrie and she will always be our #1 choice!! Thanks Carrie, you're the best! :)
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Carrie was awesome!, she watched my two dogs for three days and they had a blast. Carrie sent me about 5 pictures a day of my dogs running in the backyard and playing with the few other dogs she was also watching. She'd also send cute little messages about how they were doing. I'm extremely impressed at the lengths Carrie took to make me feel at ease. My dogs are know to find a way to escape the yard if there is one. I saw a narrow opening at the gate and without asking she put a bar there. It made me feel so comfortable
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We can't say enough positive things about the quality of our experience with Carrie T.
We were searching (last minute) for someone to take care of Oliver, our 14 week puppy, for a 10 day trip. My original sitter had an emergency come up and I was in dire straits (hysterical). A friend recommended I try dogvacay.com. A few minutes after I entered my dates and preferences I received a text from Carrie T. She agreed to meet us late that evening for peace of mind. The second we met Carrie our fears and concerns vanished. Carrie is a calm, knowledgeable professional. She has a large fenced in backyard where the dogs have ample room to play. Carrie reviewed her services in detail, including details about the other dogs Oliver would meet during his 10 day stay. Carrie even offered to help with our crate training schedule. While away, we received several photos and emails updating us on Oliver's activities and demeanor. When we returned it was obvious that Oliver was happy and healthy, in fact, we have since brought him back to Carrie T for play dates to continue with socialization and puppy training. We are thrilled to have found Carrie T!!
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Carrie was absolutely amazing! Our Toby has major separation anxiety issues and she kept us posted throughout his whole visit with pics and texts letting us know how well he was adjusting to there environment and his new playmates. We couldn't be anymore pleased and will definitely be using her services in the future.
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Our experience with Carrie T. was excellent, we could not have been happier. The home and outside area were wonderful. Carrie was professional, caring and took care of our dog so well, even sending pictures throughout her stay. Our dog was very content and we felt assured that she was being cared for so well that we really enjoyed our time away. We felt like Carrie integrated SAdie into her family for the time she was there. We are booking Sadie's next stay with Carrie already. Professional, happy dog environment with a person who truly loves dogs! When we picked Sadie up, we received a note and pictures with the highlights of her vacation! We highly recommend Carrie T. with the highest rating.
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Carrie was an amazing host and Oliver LOVED his little 'vacation' at her 'resort'. She has a fantastic backyard and set up for the little guys, and she did a wonderful job of keeping me updated daily with texts and photos! I especially loved the 'postcard' and photographs from Oliver when we picked him up! In addition to the great experience for Oliver, we were really thankful that Carrie was so flexible with our pick up time on our way back when we hit traffic in LA (typical!). Thank you SO much Carrie, Oliver cant wait to come back!!
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Carrie was exceptional in caring for our small dog Nala this past week. Daily photos and updates were always enjoyable and ensured us that Nala was getting the best care possible. She adapted very well to Carrie's family and the other canine guests. I can tell Nala is missing all the attention and fun she had. Highly recommended.
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I was put in contact with Carrie a few days before our vacation, when another host had to cancel due to a family emergency. We scheduled a quick meet and greet where Cali was quite at ease at Carrie's home and with the other dogs - she loved exploring the house and yard! Within the first hour after we dropped her off, Carrie sent pictures and a message that Cali was doing fine and had settled in nicely. We got daily pictures and even a video of her racing around the back yard having a great time - it really was like Cali was at her own resort and was being pampered! Carrie treated her like she was part of the family, and you can tell how much she loves taking care of animals. Upon our return she gifted us with a special photo postcard with all the details of Cali's stay. I highly recommend Carrie, and plan to have Cali stay with her for our next vacation!
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I am so glad to have found Carrie! She's a real treasure. She took amazing care of our two small terriers for an entire week while we were out of town. She quickly responded to my initial inquiry and scheduled a meet and greet with me and my dogs at her place shortly thereafter. Her home is very clean and welcoming. It's clear that she takes a lot of pride in the care she provides. Our dogs were really made to feel at home and part of her family. She even made our younger shy dog (who's typically not comfortable with anyone outside her "pack") feel at ease on her very first day! We got updates and photos from her daily. Upon our return we received a beautiful postcard photo of our pups along with a handwritten note outlining the highlights of their stay. This was a true home away from home for our girls! I will definitely call her again next time our dogs need a vacay :)
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Fluffy loved her vacation and so did we. My wife went nuts over the photos of fluffy. We have let fluffy stay with carrie for the past 7 years and she just keeps making fluffy and us very happy.
Not sure how to edit my previous review but forgot to mention how funny it was when we went to pick up our dog Charlie from Carrie. She looked like she was just part of their family, just as happy as can be. Carrie also printed out pictures from Charlie's stay for us to bring home as well as sent us a postcard from Charlie too! Carrie is great with animals and we are happy to have found her!
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We had a great experience with Carrie and DogVacay! Carrie and her family were so loving and attentive during her 2 night stay! Carrie sent frequent updates and sent a lot of adorable pictures of Charlie during her visit! If you would like your pet to get a lot of love and attention, get unlimited outdoor/play time and would like to receive fun updates on your pet's stay while you are away then look no further, Carrie was great! I would highly recommend! :)
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