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Carissa & Ryan B.

45 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Carissa & Ryan's Resident Pets

3 yr 11 mo old

Carissa & Ryan's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Carissa & Ryan

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My husband and I have so enjoyed taking care of dogs. Our rescue dog, Charley, brings so much joy into our lives and is such a special family member. Charley is an incredibly friendly dog that makes every guest feel welcome with lots of play time! We also have the luxury of working from home most days so we can be home with the dogs more. We have a huge fenced in backyard, and a park right behind our gated fence to take the pups on a walk. We know it can be stressful being away from your dog, and we would like to help with that temporary separation. Please let me know if you have any questions!

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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Carissa & Ryan B.

45 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016


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By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Carissa & Ryan's Home
$29 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
$15 /bath
45 Reviews
Carissa & Ryan (and Charley) graciously hosted a home visit a while back for my two dogs and me. Time passed and recently, in a pinch for overnight boarding for a week-long business trip, they stepped right up and made it so easy to calmly and flexibly meet our needs.

Their home is dog-friendly, clean, and spacious. The fenced back yard is expansive and adjacent to a winding walking trail. Both of them impart a warm, genuine demeanor.

The morning of drop-off, Ryan listened intently as I reviewed all the habits and routines of my dogs. He asked good follow-up questions.

During the trip, a reassuring text and several photos posted on the site helped me take heart that all was well.

My dogs were happy and healthy when I picked them up. All of their blankets and beds, dishes, and so on were neatly packed and ready for a smooth, quick pick-up.

These two are clearly what helps make DogVacay such a success and if they are close to where you live, you should consider them for your dog sitting needs.
Carissa and Ryan always take excellent care of my dog! Great people.
Carissa & Ryan are awesome! Sammy has so much fun with Charley and loves their big backyard. I never have to worry about anything when he stays with them. When we pull up to their house, he runs out of the car right to their door.
Tully always enjoys his visits with Carissa, Ryan and Charlie!
We love Carissa and Ryan, but not as much as Java does! They are very communicative regarding pick up, drop off, and updates during visits.
Leaving our children, Moose & Beans, with Carissa & Ryan was much easier than I anticipated it to be. I was a nervous wreck just thinking about leaving them for the weekend. When we went to drop them off, our minds were immediately put to ease, and we knew they would be well taken care of. I loved getting the pictures while we were gone! Carissa & Ryan really helped make a stressful time very enjoyable for us!
Our crew of dogs really enjoyed themselves. We were sent several pictures of them playing and happily lounging. We highly recommend Carissa and Ryan as Dog Vacay Hosts.
Bella was very happy
Carissa and Ryan are great. Our dog Manny loves hanging out with Charley and they always keep in contact and send lots of wonderful photos.
Carissa & Ryan are the sweetest, most gracious hosts and their dog, Charley, is the perfect playmate for our doggies. We had to cut our reservation short when our schedule changed and it wasn't a problem for anyone using www.dogvacay to refund one day's stay. Thanks again for taking such great care of Holley Ann & Piggy!
Carissa & Ryan are simply fantastic! My two babies, Bazinga & Baxter, had a wonderful week with Carissa & Ryan and loved playing with sweet Charley! Bazinga, almost 2 yo., has extremely decreased hearing and Baxter is not even a year yet so I was concerned on how they would react to being away from our home. Well, they reacted like they were home. I can't thank them enough and I HIGHLY recommend Carissa & Ryan (and Charley) for anyone's pet sitting needs. I look forward to working with them again knowing that my babies will be genuinely cared for and loved while I am away.
Our babies have so much fun when they visit Charley, Carissa & Ryan. They were worn out from all of the running and playing when we picked them up - exactly the way we wanted it to go. Thanks again for taking great care of Holley Ann and Piggy. See you again soon.
This is our 2nd time using Charley, Carissa & Ryan and our pups had a blast. Highly recommend!
Super sweet family. I wasn't expecting that they both would be gone all day but I guess that was my fault for assuming otherwise. My dog is not accustomed to being alone all day so that was less than ideal for us. That said, Carissa and Ryan are very very nice people and their sweet Charlie is adorable.
Ryan and Carissa are awesome! Not only did they watch both of our 70+ pound dogs while we went to Disney World, they also took my mom's dog when she couldn't find a sitter at the last minute (she traveled with us). All of the pups were clearly happy in all of the pictures we received, and it was obvious that they were receiving lots of love and attention. They administered medication to one of our dogs, and when my mom's dog ran out of food they touched base not only to make sure that her dog could share our dogs' food, but also to confirm that there were no allergies to consider. We were so thrilled with Ryan and Carissa and will definitely use them again. Charley is a sweetheart too!
Carissa was absolutely amazing! She sent me photos daily of my sweet Samson while I was vacationing in Italy as well as little notes to tell me how well he was getting along with her own pups.
Carissa and Ryan are the Best! They kept BOTH of our dogs for an entire week. I received daily pictures showing how much fun they were having. It is such a blessing to go on vacation and know your dogs are being spoiled while you are gone.
Thank you Carissa & Ryan!
Robin & Darin, Zoe, Jackson
Bunny had an amazing stay with Carissa & Ryan! Their dog is just as big of a goofy sweetheart as B and they had a wonderful time romping, playing and cuddling. I look forward to having Bunny stay with them again! (And I am SURE she does too)
This was our first experience with DogVacay. Carissa and Ryan accommodated our last minute request and kept us updated with pictures on how our dog was doing. Seeing him playing with Charley and another guest dog gave us a peace of mind. Both Carissa and Ryan were very friendly and showed patience to our shy dog. Thank you so much for looking after our precious furball!
Carissa & Ryan did a great job watching Oliver. We were well informed of his activities each day and he came back a happy camper.
This was the first time I used DogVacay and the whole experience was extremely positive. Carissa and Ryan were fabulous...very responsive and accommodating. They sent daily updates with pictures and it was obvious that my dog, Wayne, was not only well cared for but was also having a great time playing with Charley. I will not hesitate to ask them to watch Wayne again the next time I need a dog-sitter.
Carissa, Charley, and Ryan were wonderful hosts! Our fur baby, Baxter, had an absolute blast with them! We are on the OCD side when it comes to Baxter. He's been a quirky little guy since we rescued him last year, so it's such a relief to find hosts that are as patient and understanding as Carissa and Ryan. Plus, Charley is an absolute sweetheart! Baxter will definitely be back soon!
Carissa and Ryan were fantastic! This was our first time using DogVacay, and we were unsure about leaving our precious Lily while we were gone. But Carissa and Ryan are terrific and calmed our worries from the first time we met. We were able to bring Lily to their home before our trip and saw that she got along very well with their sweet dog, Charley. They started playing immediately in the backyard. Their home and yard are set up great for dogs, and they let Lily nap on their sofas and cuddle up with them throughout her stay. Carissa and Ryan sent pictures everyday with an update on how she was doing. Next time we need a place for Lily to stay, we'll bring her back without a doubt.
Baxter had such a great time with Carissa, Ryan, and Charley! As helicopter dog parents, we really appreciated all of the questions Carissa asked about our quirky little guy. We also thought it was comforting that Carissa introduced the dogs to each other slowly and safely. We have complete confidence Baxter will be safe and happy during his next stay in a couple weeks. He can't wait!
My dog had a great weekend with Carissa and Ryan! I had to make my reservation last minute and they were very flexible and made me feel at ease leaving my baby with them. I would definitely recommend them and will be using them in the future.
Carissa & Ryan took excellent care of Sammy and kept me updated with photos. He loved playing with their dog in their huge backyard and was perfectly at home and content when I picked him up. I'm sure he is looking forward to his next DogVacay with Carissa!
Carissa and Ryan are wonderful people and great to work with! Charley is a sweet and welcoming dog and our dog Lily was very comfortable in their home. We could not be more happy with our experience!
I highly recommend Carissa and Ryan! This was my 2nd time using them and they took such good care of my Nico. Carissa sent pictures daily with a little note.......which always makes you feel better. We even had to tack on another day to our trip and it was not a problem at all for them to keep Nico for one more day. They are also quick to respond to emails. Two thumbs up!
As always, Happy loved her stay!! They really take her in as one of the family. Blessed to have found a "home away from home" for our girl!!!
Carissa and Ryan were a pleasure to work with and I would recommend them to anyone especially people with active an dog like mine. Tux did very well there and I would use them again.
This is the sweetest family! Charley was so great to Parker and Carissa and Ryan treated him like a dog of their own!! Parker can't wait to go back!
This is the second time Ryan and Carissa have watched Manny for us. He loves going to play with their dog Charlie and they always send us great updates on how he is doing. They are terrific!
Carissa and Ryan were great. Mandi had a wonderful time playing with their dog Charley. We had to change a pickup time due to a flight delay, and they were very flexible.
Ryan & Carissa were great with our dog Manny! We would use them again in a heartbeat. They sent us pictures every day and their dog Charlie kept Manny on his toes. He came home happy and very tired! :)
The minute I met Carissa, I knew that Java would be happy, safe, and in good care. Java had a great time playing with their other dogs in the fenced back yard. Carissa seems to be very instinctive, and allowed Java to be her shadow. From this point forward, they will be our "go to" for vacations.
Our experience with Carissa & Ryan was perfect! We are so happy that our 2 doggies fit right in with Carissa & Ryan's dog, Charley, right from the start. Carissa sent pictures and updates each day of all 3 dogs and we could see that Holley and Piggy were enjoying their time away with their new friends. Charley was so sweet to share her beautiful yard and home with our doggies too! We didn't worry about our doggies at all and that was huge for us. Carissa was able to administer Holley's daily medication without any problems, and Carissa also mixed in the veggies we brought for our doggies' food without any trouble. Another bonus was that when our event experienced a rain delay, Carissa & Ryan were flexible with their schedule. All in all, we know we will book again with Carissa & Ryan so that our doggies can play with Charley again. We highly recommend them too!
Everything was great---it's become our big girl's 'home away from home' Thanks!!!!
Carissa and Ryan were awesome sitters for our goldendoodle, Fergie. Their dog got along really well with her and Carissa and Ryan sent lots of great pictures of Fergie while we were away. I highly recommend them and will leave Fergie with them again when the need arises. Thank you for being awesome sitters! Fergie has told us a thousand times that she misses you since we returned. I don't know if that says more about you or us. :)
Our dog loved Charley and had a great time with Carissan and Ryan! We got pictures and updates every day. They responded quickly and were very easy to work with. They treated Truffles like another member of the family! Their dog is very friendly and has no problem sharing his couches or family with visiting pups. I've already recommended them to friends. Thanks Carissa, Ryan and Charley.
Carissa and Ryan were fabulous!!! They sent pics everyday and let our spoiled pup make herself at home:-) Their dog Charley was great with her too!! We'll definitely use them again for "Happy's" home away from home. Ken, Tammy & Kaitlyn
Carissa & Ryan were amazing!!! This was my first experience leaving my dog with a dog sitter. I was afraid how this experience would be for my dog, but Carissa and Ryan made this experience very easy for me and my dog. Not only did they send me pictures of Rocky everyday but they were always available when I called. They communicated every well with me. I will be contacting them for my next vacation. Thank you Carissa and Ryan.
Ryan & Carissa were so sweet with Nollie & she got along great with their dog Charley. They were so great sending us pictures & they take care of their guests as if they were their own dogs!
Carissa and Ryan were great with Lucy! Their dog Charlie and Lucy got along wonderfully and definitely seemed to wear each other out! Lucy definitely wants to go back!
Ryan & Carissa were awesome!
I was in a bind to find a place for my boxer "Boss" to stay for the weekend. After seeing Ryan and Carissa's profile and back yard I was sold! I picked Boss up yesterday and I'm pretty sure he is still sleeping! He had a blast running around an playing with the other dogs. They were very good to Boss. Sometimes he has a hard time getting acquainted to new places and wont eat. Carissa actually hand fed him to make sure he ate. How cool is that?

Thanks again Ryan and Carissa!

I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of a good place for their furry friend to stay.

Matt Davis
I spoke to the couple for a few minutes when I dropped my dog (Kareem) off, and they are awesome! Carissa works with animals for a living, which made me feel very comfortable. I could tell immediately that they are excellent dog owners themselves, and that they genuinely cared about Kareem as soon as we walked in. They are exactly what anyone would want in a caretaker for their pet. Kareem was still happy to see me when I went to pick him up, but I don't think he wanted to leave Ryan, Carissa or Charley behind. Without question, I will be using them again in the future.
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