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Vincent & Karen F.

81 Reviews
39 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Vincent & Karen's Resident Pets

Mixed Breed
5 yr 0 mo old
Mixed Breed
6 yr 0 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Caged birds or Reptiles

Vincent & Karen's House

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Children at home (13-18 years old)
Large Yard
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Dog door access

About Vincent & Karen

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs

Look us up on Facebook: A "Weekend ReTreat" you will see us in action and if you can't get email or texts when you are away you can see how your pup's "Re Treat" is going !

Vincent and I decided to become pet sitters, since he has retired, he has become an awesome pet Dad to our 2 dogs, Lizzy & Tenny. He has become the surpreme-O dog walker and his walks are epic ! Since he takes our own pups on walks spanning up to 4 miles, he's ready to take on yours too! Plus, our home is in a private setting. Mature trees swaying in the breeze. Birds singing and nature embracing it all. We are nestled on 2 acres near the Palisades, Lake Wylie NC, Charlotte NC, and Fort Mill SC.
Your pup will enjoy long walks, splash time in our kiddy pools,
our back yard for romps,shaded wooded trails, and naps on our sun/shade deck or cool off in our home.
We love our pups, and we will be sure to love yours too.

* Note to our previous loyal customers,your original rates will stay the same, Please message me your dates, and I will reply with a custom quote with your original fee.

Sorry, no aggressive dogs.

ReTreat Campers Daily Schedule:
6:00am wake up go out to Potty
6:30am Have Breakfast
7:00am-9:00am Outside Play & (potty)
9:00am-11:00am rest/sleep
11:30-1:00pm Outside Play &(potty)
1:30pm Snack time
2:00pm-4:30 rest/sleep
4:30pm-5:00pm Have Dinner
5:30-7:00pm Outside Play & Potty
8:00pm-8:30pm last Potty then Bed Time

For Planning purposes for your pick up:

After 2:00pm - and up to 6pm day care fee of $20.00
6pm - 8pm additional $10.00 + $20.00 day care = $30.00
(it's easier for me and cheaper for you to book for an extra day) v..v
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Vincent & Karen F.

81 Reviews
39 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 17, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Vincent & Karen's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Vincent & Karen's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
$35 /hour
$30 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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81 Reviews
We have been using Karen and Vincent for the past 2 years. They are amazing! Our dog KC gets so excited when we pull up to their house for boarding. They always keep us updated, and respond immediately when contacted. We always feel that he is in great hands when we leave him.
Vincent and Karen took great care of our dogs (Rusty and Chase) over the Christmas break. They came back happy and exhausted. They had plenty of opportunities to be outdoors and play with the other dogs their size. I would definitely use them again if I travel to the area.
We love taking our dog Daisy to Karen and Vincents. Our dog has PTSD when it comes to being caged, from a previous bad experience. At Karen and VIncents, she is allowed to sleep and be contained without using a crate. There is also so much space to run and play. Usually there are other dogs there for her to play with, which she loves since she is a single pup. And our dog absolutely loves Vincent and Karen. Like gets excited to see them and wags her tail like crazy. The fence may not seem like it will contain the dogs at first glance, but it will. If you have concerns, talk to K or V and they will make you feel at ease. They really love all the dogs and will take good care of yours.
We made a last minute reservation and were very pleased with Vincent and Karen's care of our dog Scooter. Would highly recommend them and will definitely book with them again!
Vincent and Karen were awesome! They came through for us at the last minute when another sitter fell through! They showed us around their home and explained everything our puppy would get to do while he stayed with them! They updated us through text messages, pictures, and videos! We will definitely use Vincent and Karen again--extremely trustworthy, knowledgeable, and such kind people!
Barkley seemed to love his time at the retreat and Karen was great about letting us know how he was doing and posting pics. From the meet n greet I could tell they knew what they are doing and are fully equipped to handle dogs of all sizes, temperaments, and needs. I love having a place where we can leave our dogs knowing that they won't be bored or locked up the whole time. Thanks Karen and Vincent!
Vincent and Karen were such great sitters for our two dogs! The time and attention that they spend in making sure the dogs are in a safe, pet friendly yet cozy environment blew us away. Our oldest dog got a retreat like vacation while we were on a couples trip and our youngest pup got the chance to run wild and free until her little heart was content. Our dogs came home and napped for 2 days straight after their time either Vincent and Karen; proof that they truly had a great time. Our girls have found a second home; thank you all again and again!
Karen and Vincent are our go-to caretakers for our puppy, Slate. My husband and I were planning a vacation a couple of months ago but were dreading the thought of leaving behind our 70 pound Weimaraner puppy - he is our baby! We discovered Karen and Vincent's "a weekend re-treat" and thought we would give it a try. We are so glad we did! Our pooch acclimated quickly to Karen, Vincent and their other furry guests and never seemed to notice that we we left (he normally won't leave our side)! We felt even more at ease because of the updates and pictures we received of our buddy throughout the weekend! He was absolutely exhausted from all of the running around and playing he did while he was on puppy vacation - he barely moved off the couch when we brought him home! I think it's safe to say that we missed our pooch more than he missed us (I don't think he even noticed we were gone)! We have left Slate with Karen and Vincent several times now and have been more than satisfied with their services each and every time! If you are looking for a professional, trusting caretaker for your furry friend, we HIGHLY recommend Karen and Vincent's "a weekend re-treat"!
Karen and Vincent did a great job taking care of my dog. They are very friendly people and were very welcoming to my dog. They have plenty of room for taking care of any size dogs. If we are back in Charlotte we will definitely use them again! Thank you!
The best dog vacay ever. Loved Vincent and Kate. Very prompt, polite, and also understanding when in time of need... we had to evacuate sc due to hurricane Matthew ... I did reach out to several others but they where either busy are available 5 hrs later. V&k is a true definition of teamwork. They reached out to me in less than 10 min and my pup was on their doorstep in about 15 min.... thank you so much again.I didn't have to worry about anything from where my dog would sleep to who would walk my dog..... they welcomed cloe with their arms wide open)
I will definitely use them as my go-to boarders while I'm in College. I received a call the same day that I requested the booking, and Karen was absolutely willing to work with me on all the last minute obstacles that we had thrown our way. She also messaged me throughout the weekend with updates on how they were doing. When we went to drop them off, both dogs were extremely happy to run in the back yard and seemed very happy. Vincent was very friendly and happy to show us the cars he's working on and talk to us a bit while the dogs got settled. When we arrived to pick them up, both dogs were happy and playing and weren't in much of a hurry to leave. I highly recommend them to anyone who would rather they have fun and be happy than being locked in a cage at the kennel.
Vincent and Karen were so helpful. They worked with us on keeping our dogs there a second night on the spur of the moment due to the hurricane in South Carolina, and even let us pick the dogs up the next day early in the morning so we could beat the traffic back home. I would definitely use them again. Thanks Vincent and Karen! God bless you both!
Our dog Daisy had a great stay and I know she loved the big yard to run and play in ! Karen and Vincent were very nice and accommodating!
Vincent and Karen took great care of our little 4 month old pup, Sophie!
Bruno loves the wooded lot and the other dogs his size. He enjoys following Vincent around as he does his daily routine. There is a lot of love and good times
A very last minute reservation. Bruno had a ball playing with the other boarders and roaming the property
Bruno loves this place He is always happy to get out and stay!!
Opie was well cared for and I got pictures and updates almost daily. Karen and Vincent were great about accommodating my weird travel schedule with pick up and drop off times. Overall a good experience.
Missy and Wrigley always enjoy their time with Karen and Vincent! They are very caring hosts!
Vincent and Karen were great and very accommodating. Definitely will use them in the future!
As expected Karen and Vince went above and beyond to help me and took great care of our big boy!
Karen and Vince were great and very accommodating to our big boy!
They are great people and I felt very comfortable leaving my baby with them.
Our dog Fitz had a great time and was well cared for! It was great for him to spend time with other dogs in a safe environment! Thank you Karen and Vincent!
Vincent and Karen were great! Vincent seems to have a real great connection and knowledge of dogs. They were accommodating towards my dog.
Our 5 month old golden just had a blast while we were away for a baseball tournament. Thank you so much for treating our little girl like family. Thanks
Karen and Vincent are fantastic. Bruno has an opportunity to socially interact and he get such special attention. He loves the outside space and exercise
Our beagle/bulldog mix, Dockcider, had a great time with Karen and Vincent. He was well taken care of and received plenty of exercise. Great host and would book with them again.
Karen and Vincent were great! My dog can be anxious and she did fine with them and the other dogs and came home much more relaxed than when she went.
Karen and Vincent are great! We just used them for the first time for a total of seven days. Communication was good - we didn't worry about our guy while we were gone. They also offer bathing services which we took advantage of at the end of the seven days! We will definitely use them again.
Best decision we have made for our baby girl. Karen and Vincent are wonderful. Our girl had a blast. Thank you so much for caring for her, we will be using them again for soon.
Wonderful place for Cali's vacation! Cali had a great time and is looking forward to her next!
We love Karen and Vincent! They have an amazing property that our Daisy loves to run around in. The house is very nicely set up for the pups, and Karen sends me text pics of our Daisy having fun while we are gone. They are my "go-to" sitter for our dog when we are away. Highly recommend Karen and Vincent!
Karen and Vincent are amazing pet sitters! Great communication, lots of pictures, and most of all lots of love to our fur baby Jax! He is just a puppy and they were fabulous with him and even helped us crate train him. Thank you! Highly recommend! A+
This was not my first time using Vince and Karen. I was running out of town for a week for a family vacation to propose to my long-time girlfriend. I requested Karen early because I knew that she was the only one that I wanted to watch my dog.

As usual these two were fantastic! I was kept in the loop daily about the day's activities for my pup, and was also sent some adorable pictures throughout the vacation. Communication between Karen and Vince has always been amazing, and they're still on top of things! I never felt disconnected from my dog, or worried.

Karen even went the extra step to offer to wash my dog so I wouldn't have to do anything after my long vacation! I absolutely LOVE these two!

After I picked up my dog and was home, my dog slept like a baby for a solid two days! He was exhausted! I will only use these two to watch my dog. They truly love doing what they do, and it shows!

Thank you Karen and Vincent for another remarkable experience! You make it easier for people like myself to leave my dog and not feel bad about it!
Vincent and Karen are the best! Our sweet Gemma always has a blast staying with them. With my husband in the army and raising a toddler, sometimes I need help when emergencies arise. Vincent and Karen go above and beyond to help us. They are true friends!
Karen and Vincent responded right away to my request. They were wonderful to Maggie and sent loads of wonderful photos!
Karen and Vincent shared photos of Smokey his entire stay!!! They treated him as though he was a member of the family. He was so pooped when I brought him home which is a good indication he played hard!
Vincent and Karen did a great job hosting our Great Dane / Lab Mix. We have left Roscoe with them twice and both times have been great experiences. The second time, he developed a rash the night before we were to leave and Karen and Vincent were great about giving him medicine and keeping us updated on how he was doing. He always comes home tired and happy. I would definitely recommend them!
We love Vincent and Karen! Our XL dog had plenty of room to run around and she got along great with them. They really care about your pet. We will never use anyone else to babysit our dog! What really made me love them was how they remembered everything about us, like we were old friends. They made us feel so at home! And the whole time we were away they sent us pictures of our dog. They are amazing!!!
Karen & Vincent were very caring in hosting Zarifa who was an adopted Doberman and apparently had trauma prior to her forever home. They are absolute dog lovers. Hosted other dogs at the same time as Zarifa and all were very well adjusted and happy. In addition, Karen & Vincent were very accommodating in helping with meet and greet. They also frequently communicated status and sent pictures. One should have no concerns on using Karen and Vincent to look after their babies.
Vincent & Karen are great! They LOVE dogs and make sure your pooch will feel safe, loved and entertained. Dont look any further, you found the right place. Your dog will thank you .:-)
If you need a place to leave your pet look no further. Karen and Vincent are wonderful. We left Rusty for the first time in 6 years. He was a little hesitant the first night but Karen took the time to sit with him and won him over. When we went to pick him up Vincent was walking outside with him. He was happy to see us but was also very content being with Vincent. Karen sent pictures to let us know what was going on with Rusty while we were gone. He had a good time with Karen and Vincent. I won't worry about taking a vacation and having to leave him as long as Karen and Vincent are available. I was very impressed from the time we met them and remain impressed. The house was clean. You could not even tell there were any dogs in the house. Thank you Karen and Vincent for helping to make our vacation more enjoyable since we did not have to worry about Rusty.
Vincent and Karen are exceptional, and our little princess was cared for and loved just like she was their own! We received wonderful pictures and updates while she was in their care and appreciated that so much!
A truly fantastic experience across the board! We couldn't be more pleased with Karen and Vince's service, courtesy and genuine love for dogs, most importantly for our precious Bandit. Thank you so much,
Vincent and Karen were wonderful! So accommodating and flexible! Our dog Jack spent his Christmas vacay with them while we were our of town. They kept us up to date with pictures of him and when he decided to jump the baby gate, they even let him sleep in their bed! Very sweet people and true dog lovers. He's sleeping now trying to rest up for his next visit!
Vincent and Karen were great! They accommodated some slight schedule changes with no problems and came out in the rain to meet my dogs before we brought them in the house. They had a great daycare stay and were thoroughly exhausted afterwards- yay! We will definitely use them again when we are next in the area!
Another great stay!!!!
Our dog had a great stay with Karen and Vincent! We will definitely use them for future needs!
I drive 45min to take my pug for her vacation at Vincent and Karen's. Pandora is treated so well, I am not even sure if she misses me! I love how she gets to socialize with the other dogs. The pictures of Pandora sitting in dog beds with other doggies makes my heart swell! Thanks so much again
This was our first experience with DogVacay and with Karen & Vincent. They Are Incredible!!!!! Super sweet, quick to respond, accommodating and most importantly LOVED our Zoey girl as if she was their own. They have a wonderful 2 acre lot and Vincent takes full advantage of this with the dogs. We were given a daily schedule, which consisted of breakfast, walks, play time, naps, dinner, etc. AND were sent pictures daily of Zoey and her new BFFs! We would HIGHLY recommend Karen and Vincent for your doggie daycare needs. Zoey has been sleeping for days since returning home. A tired dog is a happy dog and she is VERY happy! In all, you can really tell that Karen & Vincent love dogs. We will definitely be using them again in the future.
Karen and Vincent are amazing to say the least!!!! I have never left my puppies before and They both made me feel so comfortable and that made it comforting knowing I left my puppies in the best of care!!!! I would highly recommend them to anyone!!!! The dogs are now home and have been sound asleep because of all the interaction they got with Vincent and Karen!!! They are truly special people that took care of my puppies like their own!!!!
Another perfectly positive visit! I picked up Ellie this morning and she hasn't moved from her bed except for a couple visits outside. I love that she gets that much exercise and activity when I'm away. We'll continue going to Vince and Karen's!!
Yet again another great stay!! :)
We have found the perfect sitter!!! This was our first dogvacay and we had a great experience. Our 9 month old golden retriever baby had a blast. We got pics of our baby with his new "girlfriend" that he met while he was there. We love getting pics and updates of him and she did just that. Even had a little mini movie video to show us of his stay when we came to pick him up. We love Karen and her husband!!! We can't wait to use them again very soon!! ????
I am so excited that I found Karen and Vincent! I have never liked leaving my "baby" at a kennel, and this is the perfect solution. Maui was able to get out all of her puppy energy while playing in their huge back yard; she was able to play and interact with other dogs; and then she was able to come inside to rest up so she could do it all over again! I loved getting pictures and updates from Karen. I knew Maui was going to love staying there, but the text messages and pictures just reaffirmed it. She came home exhausted, but very content. Karen even gave me some training tips to help address some of our problem areas! I honestly was never worried about my sweet puppy the whole time we were away. I knew she was in great hands and was being well cared for. My only concern was whether she would want to come back home! Thanks so much for a great experience. We will definitely be back!!
I was so nervous to leave Bunny with a stranger because I have never left her with anyone before in the 9 years of having her. She has separation anxiety and can be a bit high maintenance. All my worries completely disappeared when I met the caretaker at Karen's home. All the resident and visiting pups were so sweet. There was so much space for all the dogs to play. It smelled/looked nice and clean in the home. When I put Bunny down on the floor she was actually excited to play with all the other doggies. I'm sure she had a great time. Bunny was nice and healthy when I picked her up. This is a great place to leave your pet! Don't hesitate!
This was the first time we used Karen and Vincent for our 10yr old boxed mix. We found them to be very experienced and know what they're doing. They seem to have genuine concern for the animals and try to make their stay comfortable. I know our dog was nervous and apprehensive when we dropped him off and they gave him some extra attention to help him. Karen also texted us several times with photos to let us know he was doing okay.
We will use again next time.
Karen and her family made Max feel like he was at home. One very happy pup from what I could see. Will definitely use them again and would recommend to anyone. Thanks Karen!
My dog, Chloe, was with Karen for a week and she seemed very happy when I picked her up. They have a nice big yard and everything needed to make the dog's stay comfortable. I'll definitely use them in the future. Thanks so much Karen and Vincent!!
We were worried about leaving our dog but they listened to our concerns and took great care of him while we were gone. Ozzy had a great time and enjoyed playing with the other dogs.
Karen and her family are wonderful hosts. Karen responded quickly to my questions. Lola and Samson had a blast she gave them plenty of love and attention. Samson even got a bath and a great brushing. Definetely would recommend her to anyone that is looking for a safe and fun place for your pets to vacay!
Karen and Vincent are truely animal lovers. They have converted their home and back yard to a pet playground that I'm sure my Nicky truely enjoyed.
This is my second time having my dog stay with these wonderful people. They treat my dog like their own and made sure she was well taken care of. I could tell when I picked up my dog, she was not stressed out and very tired from all the fun she had. It is so nice to be able to drop my dog off and not have to worry about her when I go out of town!
Chloe had a great time!! Thanks!
Dogg really enjoyed her weekend with Karen and Vincent. They have a great yard, deck, and house set up for hosting dogs. You can tell they really love having the visiting dogs in their home. They sent a lot of pictures and notes so we knew she was doing well while we were away.
Karen was great. I accidentally booked the wrong week and showed up unannounced, she took Dempsey in with open arms. Dempsey loved playing with the other dogs and taking walks each day. Karen was kept us posted on how he was doing by sending photos and videos. A great experience, we will definitely be going back.
This was our first time using Dog Vacay and we are very happy. Karen and Vincent are definitely dog lovers. We have two large golden retrievers, one is almost 12 and the other is six months old. Usually my older dog will not eat or play when we go somewhere. She was eating and playing and was able to be away from the other dogs when she wanted to be alone. We would recommend Karen and Vincent for anyone with more than one dog that likes other dogs. They were clean and looked like they had a good vacation when we picked them up.
My dog Gisele enjoyed a wonderful stay at Karen's house. Their house house and yard are well kept and offers a great location for dogs to romp & play as well as relax. I will definitely bring Gisele back next time I am away.
This was the first time we had ever boarded our dog and was nervous. Lilly had a wonderful time . What we enjoyed so much was "Lilly" sending us letters and pictures almost every day. I was worried she wouldn't come home. We will leave her again. Lilly was treated like one of their own. I am so glad I found Karen & Vincent.
Pam,Chuck & Lilly
Karen and Vincent are true dog lovers and will treat your dog like their own. I got a great vibe from both of them right away. My dog has special needs which makes it very difficult to board him. Karen did not even blink an eye and was very accommodating to his circumstances. I could not recommend them more and so thankful they were willing to take him. He was totally tired out and I could tell that he was not stressed when I picked him up. The daily pictures were definitely a bonus and kept me at ease. Large Breed owners can be rest assured, that Karen and Vincent can handle your dog and keep them very happy.
Our Rosie stayed for a week and we knew she was in great hands. She felt right at home and we enjoyed getting pictures throughout the week.
Completely delighted with the care and love Karen and Vincent gave my furry daughter. They go above and beyond to make sure the dogs are well cared for and treated like royalty. I appreciated the photos and updates on how she was doing. They even taught her how to use one of thier doggy doors! Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?! Their home is complely dog friendly and I was delighted with the experience. We will be back!
Words cannot express how wonderful the experience will be for both you and your pet when in Karen's care! This is what true pet care is all about! From the wonderful pet friendly surroundings to the genuine love for pets, don't pass up the opportunity that you receive from her care! This is the best experience I have ever had in the 16 years of owning pets and needing pet care! 1000% satisfied! Love these people!
Just picked up Ellie Mae from Karen and Vince and another great experience!
I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Karen and her family. I felt very much at ease from the first meeting. Karen has a wonderful home with lots of land for nice long walks. My Bella was given several walks a day and lots of outdoor playtime. In addition, my furbaby needed special attention because of joint problem. Well, she got that attention plus some! We also recieved lots of pictures and updates of our baby having a blast playing with her new buddies. I will definitely be using her service again, and would highly recommend her to anyone.
Our two dogs are very happy at this place. As we get close to dropping them off, they get terribly excited in the car. We are pleased with the photos and updates. They are well exercised and well taken care of. We do not worry about them at all when we are away and our dogs are at this DogVacay.
Karen and Vince were great hosts to my pups, Zeppelin and Ringo! They were taken on long walks each day and given lots of love and cuddles. I could tell Zeppelin and Ringo had a great time and lots of exercise because they were completely wiped out when we got home home. Thanks to Karen and Vince for taking such great of our babies! We'll definitely send them back whenever we go on vacation again!
Karen was a wonderful find for myself and my dog! I emailed her asking for a reservation the night before a holiday weekend, and she made sure to accomodate myself and my pup. Karen even called off work that morning I dropped my dog off. She wanted to make sure she met him, and everything was ok. This blew me away!!

Karen lives in a upper-class neighborhood. The house was huge and VERY clean. They have a yard that runs into the woods, and are practically lake side. The house is dog-proofed. Dog gates/ doggie doors/ lead leashes/ the works!

Karen made sure to send me photos via text and email to keep me in the loop with how my dog was doing at her place. I never felt out of the loop.

I wouldn't take my dog anywhere else! My dog had a blast while I was on vacation. I will always use this kind lady to watch my pooch!
Ellie had another great time with Vince and Karen. She and their dog Lizzy have become best of friends. We'll be returning as the need arises.
Karen and Vince are great! Ellie was given lots of good long walks and exercise. She also was given tons of attention and care all day. I also appreciated the notes and pics that I received daily. I enjoyed my days away knowing I didn't need to worry that Ellie wasn't being properly cared for and that she was having a "vacation" of her own. I would definitely book with them again if I need to be out of town.
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