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Karen R.
Paxinos, PA 17860
26 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Karen's Resident Pets

godiva
French Bulldog
Female
5 yr 8 mo old
prince
French Bulldog
Male
1 yr 10 mo old
saylor
French Bulldog
Female
4 yr 8 mo old
evan
French Bulldog
Male
2 yr 1 mo old
penny
French Bulldog
Female
2 yr 8 mo old
cowboy
French Bulldog
Male
1 yr 3 mo old
kazoo
French Bulldog
Female
5 yr 1 mo old
fiona
Poodle
Female
5 yr 8 mo old
ramona
French Bulldog
Female
1 yr 3 mo old
rescue
French Bulldog
Female
7 yr 8 mo old

Karen's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Dog door access

About Karen

45 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
lots of experience and love/kisses! dog friendly playmates, but also plenty of room to separate dogs. 2 large, shaded fenced yards. very laid back and quite home, one big open floor plan that I can watch the dogs interact. 3 separate bedrooms that I can separate dogs if need be. I try to do whatever makes each dog comfortable and at ease.
Contact Karen
Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues
Karen R.
Paxinos, PA 17860
26 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated March 15, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Karen's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Karen's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Grooming
$50 /min
$80 /max
Baths
$15 /bath
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26 Reviews
Karen was a great sitter. Very friendly and well kept home. House was easy to find and there were some friendly dogs for my fur baby to play with. I would recommend using Karen anytime you need a sitter in the area! Very pleased mom!
Very easy to communicate with Karen both for drop off and pick up times. Our dog Ruby seems to have enjoyed herself and was well cared for. We would definitely use Karen's service again in the future should we need a sitter! Thanks Karen!
This was the first time our dog SAM was boarded. He had a great time. We are very pleased with the care he received. We will have Karen sit for sam again.
I felt completely comfortable leaving my new French bulldog puppy with Karen for a few days. He had a great time playing with her Frenchies! Karen is very easy to work with and responds quickly. The best part is that she sent pictures while I was away!
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I am very happy with the week that my dog Skittles spent with Karen. Skittles tends to be a little nervous, and Karen made her feel right at home. I am so grateful that I could leave Skittles with a person in their home to watch over her instead of a boarding kennel.
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Very easy to communicate with.
Karen was great. Took great care of our dog and even gave her medicine.
Our nervous rescue dog had never been boarded or left with a sitter, but we needed to leave her for a day. We were very concerned because our dog has always seemed uncomfortable around other dogs, and Karen has pet dogs and day care dogs. Karen was extremely patient and understanding and allowed us to tour her property to see her set up. We then tested the waters with our dog, and to our happy surprise, she blended right in with the other dogs and ran off to play with them. I felt very comfortable leaving for the day, and when we returned, our dog was mellow and happy. We would definitely use Karen again.
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Our dog had a great time with Karen. We felt that she was going to be safe and well cared for when we dropped her off. Couldn't have asked for a better experience.
While in her care my dogs nose and face was bit up by one of her six dogs and dogvacay had the audacity to say I had to pay the first 250 of the vet bill needless to say We won't be leaving our dog here again.
Karen was awesome. She was able to get us in at the last minute. She sent pictures of our dog. Made us feel better about leaving him. Will definitely use her again. And her house is very pet friendly.
Danny's first time away from home. I'm sure there was some anxiety on his part but he came home just fine and we will be returning to Karen........... thanks!
Karen was very personable and went out of her way to make Jorja comfortable. She has several cute French Bulldogs and a poodle they all got along quite well. Jorja felt right at home and was even allowed on the furniture.
Karen and her dogs were wonderful with our miniature Dachshund Cleo! Cleo is 15 years old, on medication, and has arthritis. Karen assured me that she could handle Cleo and her issues. Karen was able to accommodate our schedule for pick up and drop off and even sent a picture of Cleo hanging out on Saturday night. Cleo slept all the way back home, an excellent sign of a great DogVacay stay!! I would highly recommend Karen and her precious French Bull Dogs!
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Karen is so kind and flexible with our crazy trips and schedules. She was great with our new puppy and our Mo had a wonderful repeat time. Karen spends the time to get to know your dogs. I felt at peace leaving my dogincluding a nd puppy) with her for 9 days. Our dogs never seem to have missed us when we pick them up. They still want to play. Always a good sig. Finally after 9 days and nights of constant play with her "pack of frenchies" we had sleeping dogs during the day at home! n
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Karen took great care of our pup. She clearly has a love for all dogs and her house is very puppy friendly. Thanks Karen!
Mo had a blast playing with all of her new friends. She came back to us totally worn out from all the fun. Karen was super accommodating and very good with our pup. We will definitely look to her the next time we need a place for Mo to stay.
Riley had another wonderful Dog Vacay with Karen and her menagerie! Riley was well cared for and happy during her stay and we were able to enjoy our vacation knowing Riley was safe and content.
Zona stayed with Karen while we went on a 2 week vacation. She sent us photos and updates which made us feel less guilty for leaving her. Zona had a great time playing with all of Karen's large pack. I wouldn't hesitate to do it again!
My boys loved being with Karen and her pack. In fact, they weren't all that excited to leave. I guess when there's a playmate around every corner I would want to stay too. The large fenced in yard and free run of the house helped them feel at home.The pictures were a nice feature to help with my separation fears. Karen also noticed my one dog had an ear infection. So off to the vet next week. I'm not sure if I would have caught it. But he was getting some lap time w her when she saw it. Thanks so much Karen for their Dog VaCay. I would recommend her to anyone.
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Karen provided a wonderful dog vacay for our furry kiddo, Riley! Her house is very dog friendly, very clean and when you meet her and her dogs, it's obvious that she is 100% committed to making your pet happy and comfortable. We also received pictures during Riley's stay that set our minds at ease and let us know Riley was happy and having a good time.

Karen was also able to accommodate our dog's special dietary needs and catered to her quirky behaviors just like we do. She even let Riley sleep on her bed!

We've used house sitters and other boarding facilities in the past when we had to travel but our dog always seemed a little shaken up from the experience. But not this time! Riley was happy to see us when we picked her up but I think she misses Karen and her dogs and is looking forward to her next stay. We will definitely use Karen's services again!
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Karen was awesome! She sent pictures and Buddy had a great time. I would highly recommend her service to anyone and will definitely use her again! Thanks so much for a peace of mind!
Karen was great. Willoughby had a relaxing Vacay with her. He seemed to take to her and her to him. Willoughby can be a picky eater and hates his crate but at Karen's he felt like he was at home instead of a 'Kennel'. Easy booking and we even booked really late and Karen was able to work with our schedule. Would recommend Karen to anyone seeking a place to send their dog on a Vacay.
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I travel regularly for work and often take my Airedale with me because he is a good traveler. Sometimes it is more practical for Ozzie to stay home. Rather than a kennel, where the dogs spend most of the day in a small run, I looked for someone who would provide an experience similar to Ozzie's typical day at home. Karen is obviously very experienced in caring for dogs. Ozzie had several buddies to keep him busy and seemed very happy, as well as a little tired, when he came home. I recommend Karen, if you are looking for a knowledgeable person to care for your dog while you are away.
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Karen was absolutely wonderful! I was very stressed about leaving my baby for a week, but she calmed my fears and took excellent care of him. She sent me pictures, and she was happy to let me know how he was doing through out the week. My boy came home very happy and tuckered out from having such a good time with all his new friends. I'm so happy I don't have to worry about what to do when I go away now.
Thank you Karen! :-)
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My dog and cat stayed with Karen for ten days over the Christmas holiday, and I am very pleased with the entire experience. As we set up the appointment, Karen was very accommodating and responded quickly to my e-mails. We met for a meet and greet and she spent ample time making sure that my pets would be comfortable at her house, which made me feel that much more comfortable about leaving them there. She even sent pictures of them playing and having fun throughout the time I was gone, and - the most important part - I came back to two happy animals. Thanks Karen!
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