A Hound Haven
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Karen C.
West Chester, PA 19382
23 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Karen's Resident Pets

Cola (Coco)
Labrador Retriever
6 yr 3 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents

Karen's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old, 13-18 years old)
Medium Yard
Partially fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Karen

5 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Our family of five love to share our home with our black lab and other friends. It is the perfect "Hound Haven" with wooded trails along the Brandywine, a fenced in yard with a pool and a road less traveled in Pocopson. Our three children enjoy playing with dogs and providing entertainment. We have lots of love to give and take great care of our doggy guests. Our daughter wants to be a vet and loves the experiences with different personalities. There is always someone home to keep the dogs company!
*Very flexible for accepting short notice boarding requests.
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Can administer oral medicine
Karen C.
West Chester, PA 19382
23 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 8, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Karen's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$40 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Daycare At Karen's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$10 /half-hour
$20 /hour
Home Visits
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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23 Reviews
Karen and her family were great with our pups as usual. Communication good. Easy drop off/ pick up. 2 happy dogs!! :)
Everything was great! Good communication, easy drop off / pick up. dogs were well exercised. will use again!!
Scout had a great time staying with Karen and her family. My comments are the same as they were the last time Scout stayed with Karen except that this time Scout was in the process of healing an infection in his eyes and Karen administered his 3X daily eye ointment. His infection was healed by the time he completed his stay with Karen.
Karen and her family were wonderful with our Sandy!! Communication was great! We received updates and pictures regularly. We were able to go away with no worries. Definitely would recommend and use again!!
Our dog Scout loved his stay/vacation with Karen and her family. Their dog Coco and another dog who was boarding at the time made great playmates. Scout was taken numerous walks, and he was treated as one of the family. Karen's children (James, Olivia, and Mike) interacted with Scout as well which kept him active.
Karen was great! She acommodated our request, and a modification on short notice.

She was friendly and easy to work with. Karen sent daily updates. We really appreciated the fact that she kept in touch, making sure our pups were okay after a storm rolled through - downing trees and knocking out power for a lot of homes.
Always a special treat for Samson to stay chez Cresta. We are very grateful to have found such a loving and safe place to leave our big baby boy when we travel.
Great time at the Dog Party!!
Karen and family were great with Maggie. Our dog was busy all day being part of the family, just like at home. Thanks Karen!
This was our first experience with Dog Vacay and I'm very glad it was with Karen and her family. Karen took Gabi for daily walks/hike, which is Gabi's favorite activity. She sent us daily updates, which clearly indicated to me she really took the time to get to know our dog. Gabi also got to enjoy the pool and Cola's (Karen' s dog) company. I highly recommend Karen and her nice family; your dog will get plenty of love, attention and activity.
Hershey loved his stay with Karen and her family. Maybe a little too much! lol They took great care of him and we couldn't be happier. We will definitely book with Karen again.
Jefro is going to be so depressed after his great vaycay. Karen and her family welcome him like he is one of their own. Thanks for having him.
Jefro had a great time- Karen has learned his language!!! He tells me he wants to go back soon! Thanks Karen for taking care of our four-legged child! Catherine
Karen and her family, including their dog Coco, where wonderful with my Rhodesian Ridgeback Seymour. He can be a busy guy, but they were warm and welcoming. He came home tired and happy. I highly recommend.
Bailey just returned from a very successful dog vacay with Karen and her family. They treated Bailey like she was one of their own. She fit in perfectly with her family and became best friends with their resident dog, Cola. I was not nervous at all about leaving Bailey for the 10 days while we were away. Bailey spent the holidays with them and they could not have been more welcoming and accommodating. She even had treats under their Christmas tree. I received updates, pictures, and videos every day. I highly recommend Karen, and we will surely use A Hound Haven again the next time we go away. Thank you Karen and family for taking such good care of my dog ☺
Jefro had a great time playing with his new friends and running around the yard. Karen and family were warm and friendly. House was clean and canine-friendly.
Samson LOVES staying with the Cresta family. He had a wonderful Christmas vacation, and actually seemed a little sad when we took him home! Thank you for making our time away stress-free.
Samson LOVES his new vacation family. This was, by far, the best experience we have EVER had boarding our dog-boy. What a gift to know that we can now travel without guilt knowing that Sam is getting what he needs which is love and attention. Thank you soooo much Karen and family. We are very grateful to have found you.
The entire experience for our dogs was"just like being home".
Starting with a great experience at the "meet & greet" with our dogs warming up to the entire family, the house and property which was like doggie heaven and the sense of caring from the moment we arrived.
Karen's love for dogs and true caring is shared by her 3 children who all helped care for our pups. All 4 dogs are rescues so we never wanted to leave them and they are usually slow to warm up to strangers.. but not with this family.
Kudos to Karen's husband for letting 4 strange dogs sleep in bed with them!
We would highly recommend them to anyone.
Maggie had a wonderful time, Karen and the kids played with her and treated her like one of the family. We had a nice time away knowing that Maggie was happy and well cared for.
Nice caring family to care for dog. Lots of room to run in a safe enviroment
I boarded my 1.5 year old boston terrier Finn at A Hound Heaven for a long weekend. Karen was extremely flexible with our hectic drop off and pick up schedules (much appreciated!). Finn had a fabulous time and came back happy and tired from running around with Cola (resident pup) so much. It was lovely to be able to drop off and not worry about it or feel guilty for a weekend. We'll be back soon!
Karen could not have been more accommodating when it came to Nellie's stay. The grounds are absolutely beautiful, and I truly feel that my dog may have enjoyed her "DogVacay" more than I enjoyed my own! If you're looking for a place for your dog to stay, look no further...
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