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Carolyn A.

109 Reviews
44 Repeat Guests
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  • 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 Vaccinated

Carolyn's House

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

About Carolyn

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My husband and I both grew up with dogs, and we love being around them every chance we get. We have been watching dogs on Dogvacay for over a year, and we have experience with many dog breeds from Great Danes and Pit Bulls to Collies and Chihuahuas. We welcome dogs of all breeds, sizes, and ages.

My husband and I are both PhD students and have flexible hours so we can usually provide 24/7 care. We live in a large dog-friendly house with a big fenced-in back yard and a few acres of woods with trails behind the house. We have an extra living room in our house entirely dedicated as a doggie play area, which comes in really handy on a rainy day. Our neighborhood is nice and quiet with almost no car traffic, so your dog can have a relaxing time on their daily walks with us.

My husband and I also live with two close friends who are both dog lovers. With so many dog lovers in the house, our dog guests enjoy being the constant center of attention!

We currently prefer to have only two guests at a time unless they are repeat guests or same-family dogs. We do our best to match our guests by size and personality. We are very flexible about pick-up and drop-off times, but we sometimes count it as an extra night if your dog comes very early the first day and leaves very late on the last day.

If you have more than two dogs, or you are planning a trip longer than 10 days, we offer a discounted price per day. (However, we don't offer any discounts during holidays, or in cases where our guests need to stay with us by themselves.)

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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Carolyn A.

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


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 19, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Carolyn's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Carolyn's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$15 /bath
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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109 Reviews
Uni was very happy with Carolyn. She had a great time.
My high energy and high attention-needing Labradoodle Coco had great time during her first visit with Carolyn. Very happy for Coco to have such a comfortable place to stay while we are away visiting our other child :).
My dog Lola run by herself to Carolyn this time as soon as I opened door of my car, that says that she absolutely loves her
Carolyn and German took wonderful care of my Molly, as always! Molly got lots of love, daily walks, and dog park trips. They even gave me an 8x10 photo of her when I picked her up :) Thank you, Carolyn and German!!
My sweet Bentley loved the over night experience. Carolyn is an awesome boarder! Based on her pics she sent, the constant contact and he fact Bentley played with other pups.....thank you Carolyn, you're awesome !
This was Lucy's first stay and I can't say enough wonderful things about her experience. Having another dog to play with every day made her so happy. Carolyn sent me beautiful pictures or her during her stay. Lucy loved to run in the backyard. The backyard is clean and perfect for dogs to lounge in the sun on nice days or to run around. I am sure Lucy did a bit of both.
Carolyn was wonderful and sent updates and really nice photos while she was watching Milly. Milly is lokoing forward to her next stay! Highly recommended.
I would recommend Carolyn highly!
Kenji came home happy and exhausted!
Kenji always has a great time with Carolyn.
This is Kenji's second home!
If there were more stars, I would giver Carolyn more!! She did such a fantastic job! We felt so comfortable leaving Marley in her hands. Considering the fact that we'd never met her before, I was nervous at first to leave her with a complete stranger. But Carolyn made me feel so secure during our meet-n-greet. She sent us daily pictures of Marley, and let us know how she was doing. We felt so at ease and knew Marley was being taken great care of. Marley was perky and happy when we picked her back up. I could not have better words for Carolyn. I would highly recommend leaving your fur-child in her care!!
Carolyn is the best. She looked after Mia so well while we were away. I cant thank her enough. The photos she took of Mia and sent to us were fantastic. Wouldnt hesitate to recommend or use her again.
Carolyn was very thoughtful in her care for Gulliver. She texted photos and followed up on feeding instructions. Thank you Carolyn for giving Gulliver a home while we were away.
Took excellent care of my dogs while were on vacation. They seemed very happy would definitely use again
There are one two people who I trust to watch my dog and Carolyn is one of them :) This was Molly's fourth vacay at Carolyn's house - Molly was so excited when she realized she was going to Carolyn's she sprinted through the door. Carolyn provided me with daily photo and text updates to keep me updated on how she was doing and made sure she got plenty of attention and exercise throughout her stay. I would highly recommend her to anyone!
My little Lilly had a great time at Carolyn's house. I know that she played a lot with her new friends because she was extra tired when I picked her up. Carolyn was very accommodating on drop off and pick up and sent pictures during Lilly's stay. Carolyn made me feel very comfortable leaving my puppy with her. I will definitely use her again. Thanks!
Carolyn is great! We will definitely ask her to take care of our dog. Thank you very much, Carolyn!
Kenji had such a great time with Carolyn.
Great, flexible and responsive.
Kenji had another great day with Carolyn.
Molly had a great time at Carolyn's, as always! Carolyn kept me updated with photos and texts throughout Molly's stay. She came home happy and tired. We love using Carolyn for overnight vacays!
We were very pleased with The pet sitting services that Carolyn provided. She sent photos and updates every day which showed our dogs relaxed and happy in her care. We will certainly book with her again the next time we travel.
Carolyn was awesome! Our boys had a great time. They even made new friends! Can't wait till their vacay inn Oct! Thanks Carolyn. Your a life saver!!
Our Lab, Buddy, seems to have had a great time with Carolyn and two other dogs who were vacaying there. She's an excellent caregiver of the dogs and truly enjoys having them and interacting with them. The photos she sent were super, showing him playing ball in the yard and looking really happy.
I highly recommend her and will definitely send Buddy to stay with her again.
Carolyn was amazing with our pups! She sent photos every day and kept me up to date while we were away. We will definitely contact her in the future when we go out of town to take care of Trudy and Bambi.
Kenji always has a wonderful time at Carolyn's home.
After playing all day with two other dogs, mine came home, ate and then went to bed! She hasn't played like that in a while.

The home environment is something my dog is accustomed to, and the fenced back yard is very familiar as well. Carolyn was a gracious host, and very attentive to the individual needs of the dogs that were there.

Will definitely come back!
We were very happy with Carolyn watching our little puppy. He had a great time playing with the other dogs and going on daily walks. Would recommend Carolyn and her husband to anyone else looking for a pet-sitter. Thanks again!
Carolyn was amazing! My puppy had A great time and was so well taken care of. Carolyn kept us updated and posted the most beautiful pictures of our boy. We have already booked her for next month!
Our Great Dane was a rescue that can be challenging to take care of and we have always been hesitant to board him. He was comfortable with Carolyn immediately, ate the first day (he has always quit eating when boarded before) and had a great time while he was there.

Trailer is afraid to walk on hardwoods and Carolyn laid out rugs and yoga mats throughout her house to make him comfortable, but by the time we picked him up he was happily walking all over the hardwoods.

The photos & messages Carolyn sent while we were away eased any worries we had about our Dane "Trailer Park" and we're looking forward to our next trip knowing that Trailer will enjoy his DogVacay too!

Thanks Carolyn!!!
This was my second booking with Carolyn and I am about to book a third. She again went above and beyond to make me and my pets feel comfortable with the entire process. Thanks again!
Carolyn was amazing in every way
with regards to Millie! Millie has never been away from home in the 9 years we have had her so I was very nervous about leaving her. But all my fears were put to rest when I met Carolyn. She also sent me beautiful pictures of Millie with very reassuring messages every single day and that definitely eased my mind a lot. I will definitely be keeping Millie at her place in the future as well!

Thank you Carolyn!! :)
Awesome Awesome Awesome!!! They were very warm & welcoming. My doggie Daisy settled in with them right away. We're definitely going back to visit very soon. Thanks for everything??
Carolyn was amazing! She was very responsive to my emails. I was able to drop off/pick up my dogs as needed. She was very flexible to my schedule. Carolyn has a great backyard for my dogs to play. She also took them on an evening walk. Carolyn sent me updates and pictures. The pictures were amazing! I will use Carolyn and her husband again! I am very pleased with Carolyn.
As always, Carolyn was great with my little guy, Elias. My mind is at ease when I'm out of town. Thank you again for taking such good care of Elias!
We always worry about Daisy when we leave her for a few days while on vacation. We had a lot of confidence in Carolyn through the good reviews she had online. I totally agree with the other reviews that Carolyn is the best, and Daisy had a great time with her. I received photos everyday of Daisy having a good time on her walks in the woods and this comforted my wife and I. I will surely use Carolyn again and I think Daisy wants that too!
She is the best!!!
It's a great relief to know your four-legged family members have a great place to stay and will have a good time when you can't take them with you. That's what you get when your pets stay with Carolyn.
Tucker was well cared for and had the best time with the other dog. He was worn out from playing. All of the pics showed him having so much fun! Will definitely use Carolyn again.
I was visiting for my sister's graduation and needed somewhere for my blue heeler puppy to stay. The location worked out great, Carolyn's backyard gave Arya plenty of room to run around, and she even made some new friends. Arya had a blast and was in good hands with Carolyn. Thanks!
Carolyn was available last minute when I had to leave town. In a day's notice we were Abby to drop Abby off. I always have peace of mind when Abby is with Carolyn.
Abby hates being away from home, but has learned to love spending time with Carolyn. They treat her like family; always keep me updated; send pictures and a joy to work with. She's the best!
Love our sitter Carolyn, could not ask for better person to take care my sometimes hands full dog Lola
As a new dog owner who had to leave my new guy on very short notice with Carolyn and her husband, I was put at ease immediately upon meeting them at their home. They are sweet, compassionate, and very knowledgeable about dogs. I am so thankful to have found them and very thankful that they accommodated me last minute.
Great experience! Excellent communication throughout my dogs stay. Great yard and excellent set up for dogs! I will def. be taking my dog back!
Carolyn was very flexible in meeting our changing vacation schedule. In addition she suggested we have a meet and greet for our dog a day before we were to drop her off to see how she would do with other dogs. A good idea. It let our dog know ahead of time this was a good place. After we left our dog she sent us pictures showing our dog out on brisk walks. A pleasant surprise from our last use of Dovacy.
Carolyn was my first host on DogVacay. She was very communicative and sent frequent pictures (which by the way are some of the best picture we have of our dogs now). I am planning to have her sit again during our next trip. What a pleasure and thanks again!
This was my first time using DogVacay, and I'm so glad I did. Carolyn and German took such great care of my dog. I loved getting the daily photos and updates so I could see how much fun she was having while I was away. I will definitely use them again; they made leaving my baby so much easier.
First of all, I'd like to start by thanking DogVacay because had it not been for them, I wouldn't have got the opportunity to meet Carolyn and German. I can't thank them enough!

This was our first time when we had to leave our puppy pug in a boarding as we were traveling on a cruise. Carolyn was simply fabulous and really took great care of our baby. So much so, that our puppy was lookingn so fresh and happy when we went back to get him. Further, we got daily updates with tons of pictures of our baby. They made sure to even walk our puppy and take him to play in the woods when the weather was severe in Atlanta.

Thank you Carolyn and German. I strongly recommend them to take care of your baby. I owlish I could give them 10 out of 5 stars! Hats off!
My furbaby, Luna had a pawsome time with Carolyn! I had to leave the country on business for a few days and was a little anxious about being so far away from my furbaby and leaving her with someone else, but quickly realized she was in excellent hands. Carolyn took Luna on regular walks, cuddled with her and regularly shared pics of her during her stay. It was a relief knowing that Luna was with someone who would comfort her, play with her and give her the attention she needed. I will definitely be using Carolyn again! Carolyn did a pawsome job caring for my furbaby:)
Thank you for taking such great care of my Molly again!
Carolyn was great! I had never left my dog with a sitter before, and I was a little nervous as she's not always great with strangers, but Carolyn made her feel right at home. My pup had a blast there and loved playing with the other dogs. Carolyn was very quick with responses and sent awesome daily updates. I will definitely use her again!
Carolyn and German were just great hosts! Our 1yr old retriever pup had a great time and now that he's back home, I can tell he misses his doggy vacay! Thanks again!
Carolyn and German are absolutely awesome! This was the first time we have ever used a pet sitter (or had anyone look after our dogs) and they made it a great one. I am known for being extremely overprotective of my dogs, but wouldn't hesitate to use Carolyn again! They are the best! I was worried about the dogs the first few days, but after receiving daily picture updates I knew they were having a great time and being well looked after. By the end of our vacation I had realized that it had been serveral days since I had worried about the dogs (something I didn't think was possible because I always worry about the dogs). They went above and beyond caring for them and our dogs will definitely be going back to their house for another Vacay! We might actually go on more trips now because we finally found someone we can trust with our dogs! Thanks again!
Carolyn was great in taking care of my two dogs. In fact, one of my dogs recently broke her toe and Carolyn ensured that she received all her necessary medication/stayed comfortable. Will definitely book with Carolyn again!
Again, Carolyn took such great care of Jax. The pictures she sent while I was on my trip made me feel at ease (and they were really cute.) I'm glad I found Carolyn!
Carolyn and German always take great care of Lucy! We love the photo updates, and Lucy comes home tuckered out from being played with so much. Thanks, Carolyn and German!
I am so happy I found Carolyn and German. This is the first time I used a pet sitter, and it meant everything to me to have them cared for in a loving home instead of boarding them at a kennel or vets office. My two dogs had a blast, and I will definitely use this service again. Carolyn and German treated my babies like they were their own, which was very important to me. Their home and yard are pet friendly and safe. I highly recommend this great couple to take care of your pets.
I love how happy Carolyn and German are to see Andi everytime and they are sad when she leaves. Thank you for being such a great second home for her when I travel
Carolyn is a really grounded person and showed so much love for Jax from the very beginning. I felt completely comfortable leaving him with her and confident that she could handle it when he got too excited. Carolyn was very flexible when I needed to change times around, too, and just an overall nice person. Definitely a positive experience. Thank you Carolyn!
Carolyn always takes great care of Kate, our 3 yr old yellow lab. Kate gets her walks everyday, as well as plenty of playtime. On this visit, Kate had some health issues which required attention. They were handled with great concern. We depend on Carolyn and German to take personalized care of Kate, as we consider her our Kid, now that we are Grandparents.
My boyfriend and I had to go out of town for a wedding and needed a last minute sitter for our 4 month old puppy when our original sitter plans fell through. I was worried about leaving our puppy for 4 days but Carolyn took great care of her! She took her on daily walks and made sure to give her plenty of play time. She even sent me daily pictures. Molly came home happy and tired :) I will definitely use her service again and recommend her to friends!
I needed boarding for my dog Brick after other plans fell through. I was quickly able to set up a meet and greet with Carolyn. Brick appeared to be very comfortable with her and in her home at the meet and greet. We decided to book a stay and I think he was quite happy (he had two other playmates and is very sociable). She kept us updated with text messages and pictures. I will definitely use her services again!
Abby had a great stay with Carolyn. I received daily updates with pictures. It's great to leave your pet with someone you have no doubt will love and take care of them. Abby is excited for her next visit! Carolyn is the best!!!
Andi had her longest vacay this visit. The best of course!!
I am so happy we tried this and so is my dog Tonto! He loved spending time with you both and returned home like nothing had changed. After previous bad experiences with boarding, I was nervous, but not for long! We have found Tonto's home away from home and I will recommend anyone to you. Thank you!
This was our first time having to find a sitter for our dogs in Atlanta and I think we couldn't have made a better choice! Carolyn was quick to answer my messages and any questions I had and was also very accommodating for our pups. German was very nice and took excellent care of our frenchies. They slept the whole ride home so I know they had a good time! My boyfriend and I make it a point to ensure our fur kids have the best care and if you are looking for great sitters to have peace of mind, Carolyn and German are it!
Always 5 stars. Thank you for another great vacay for Andi (and mommy).
Carolyn and German did an excellent job taking care of my 4 month old puppy while I was gone for a week. They kept me updated every night. Tobe also had a blast playing with the other dogs that was staying with Carolyn and German. German even taught Tobe how to give paw.
This was Kate's first stay with Carolyn. She was well cared for, and seemed to enjoy herself. Photos were Great!!
This was Chipper's second stay with Carolyn and he came home tired and happy! He was well taken care of and got all the snuggles he wanted! We'll definitely book another Vacay with her next time.
As usual the pawsome duo did a great job & take the best pics. I've found my puppyson a second home, I will look no further when I need any help with King. Thanks again Carolyn & German
Another great dogvacay with Carolyn! They take such good care of the doggies. Our dogs have stayed with them multiple times and we always have a good experience.
Always a great vacay for Andi with Carolyn and German. Andi will see you again soon!
This was our first experience with Dog Vacay and our first time leaving our dogs with someone. Naturally, we were nervous of how they would do away. Carolyn was quick to ease our nerves and kept in contact with notes and pictures daily. Our dogs were given a lot of attention, exercise and play. I could not have asked for more.
We really love Carolyn and Lola sure does enjoys staying with her. We appreciate all updates and pictures that Carolyn sends to us every day
Andi loves her home away from home and her vacay parents so much!!
Carolyn and German did an awesome job with Parker, he didn't want to come home!! That's a testament to the time they spent with him. It was hard selecting a place for him to stay but I believe we struck gold with this host! Everyday I received photos of his daily activities which I found to be most entertaining. Whenever I plan my next outing I will be sure to book with them ..and you should too.
Another pawsome experience. King loved playing with the other dogs & the daily walks. The pic updates Carolyn & German send are the best, they make you feel so secure & know that your baby is in good hands. Already thinking about booking again already!!!
Abby so enjoyed her week long stay with Carolyn. She sent pictures and updates throughout the week. There's peace of mind knowing Abby was in great hands. It was almost like she was home. I highly recommend Carolyn. She loves my sweet Abby almost as much as we do.
We went on an extended vacation (nearly 2 weeks!) so finding the right home for our children was extremely important! With one older dog, which is slightly grumpy sometimes, and one young pup that needed daily medication, we wanted to make sure that whomever we had watch them, that they were attentive and loving in our absence. Carolyn and German were FANTASTIC! We received daily updates, both photos and activity details, and they came back exhausted! We will be reaching out to use them again for our next trip away - I'm sure the dogs would LOVE to return! Thanks again guys!
Andi had another wonderful stay with her vacay family, Carolyn and German. She has so much fun with the other dogs see gets to play with and she is showered with love all day.
Awesome!!! My dogs love it with Carolyn and German. Couldn't ask for better hosts
Carolyn and German were fantastic! They took great care of our energetic doggies and were very accommodating with Zoe who isn't great with other dogs. I got regular updates with pictures and they were always prompt replying to messages. We already have our next dogvacay booked with them!
Carolyn and German are awesome. They kept me updated with my dogs and I would definitely be using their services in the future.
Carolyn and German show our dog so much love.
Pawesome! Every visit!!
Another great visit with Carolyn and German. Andi got to play with new doggie friends this time and had a blast. They are wonderful to her! Andi will see you again in a few days.
Carolyn & German took great care of my 2 dogs! They sent adorable photo updates showing how settled in and at home Jasmine and Susie were. I was just glad the dogs still wanted to come home with me!
Carolyn & German were very gentle and sweet with our quirky beagle. He doesn't usually board with other dogs but I think he loved his puppy pals and will enjoy going back to visit again. They have lot's of room in the house and a great fenced in yard to play in. Great location!
Andi loves her second home with Carolyn and German.
Carolyn and German were so great with Andi. She got sick while at their home and I was out of town. They took her to the vet, got her some medicine and loved her back to health. Carolyn even made her chicken and rice because she wasnt eating her normal food. They were so good to her and wanted me not to worry while away. I couldnt ask for anything more, they are amazing.
Our dog Lucy LOVED being with German and Carolyn while we were gone! We enjoyed getting the photo updates, and it was clear that Lucy was having a blast! We'll definitely be back!
An amazing dog sitter ever. Lola had so much good time with them and had great time playing with other puppies. Will diffenatly recommend her to all my friends and will use services again.
My husband dropped Andi off this visit and he said she ran from the car to Carolyn's front door. She is always so happy to see them! Thank you both for showing Andi so much love every time.
This was my first time using a dog sitter so of course I was very nervous. But all the anxiety went out the window at the meet & greet where I met Carolyn & German, they made King & I feel so welcomed in their home. I knew I had made the right decision. King loved every minute of his stay with them from the pics they sent me daily, he looked really happy. Also he met some new friends to play with during his stay. So if you are looking for a sitter then look no further Carolyn & German are AWESOME & will take great care of your puppy son or puppy daughter!!!!
Carolyn and German were wonderful! We had a last minute booking and didn't know how long we would need to be gone, and they were very flexible and accommodating. Our girls seemed comfortable from their first step into their home. Every day our updates included notes about their personalities we had not previously shared, so I could see they were comfortable to be themselves. It also seemed that as much fun as my girls were having, Carolyn and German were enjoying having them visit!
Abby enjoyed her stay with her new Vacay family. Carolyn kept me updated and even sent cute pictures of our sweet Abby. Abby doesn't usually eat when she's away from me, but she seemed to have no problem eating while staying with Carolyn. She was well cared for and we look forward to her staying with Carolyn when we vacation in late May. Thank you for peace of mind knowing our sweet Abby is in good hands.
They taught her how to sit and wait for a treat during this vacay!!!! Andi loves them and they love her.
Carolyn was very accommodating while providing a "home away from home" for Jack Frost. She also sent pictures of Jack going for a walk with her!
Andi had another great vacay! They are so awesome with her and Ive already booked 4 more visits with them. Can't ask for her to get any better care than she gets from Carolyn and Germán. She gets taken on long walks and Carolyn always sends me an update letting me know how she is doing. Thank y'all for treating Andi like your own dogbaby.
This has been the best decision we have made when it come to pet care. We have tried it all friends in our home, stopping by to check on or dogs but nothing gave us the peace of mind and assurance we got from Carolyn's care of our little ones.
Andi had another great vacay with Carolyn and Germán. They are so great with her and treat her like she is their dog. The pictures they send are so good and let me stay connected while I am away. I consider their home Andi's home now when I have to travel. Her next vacay is already booked with them. Thanks yall for being the best!!
Otis had a great time with Carolyn and German! He came home happy and tired. They also accommodated us last minute!
Carolyn and German did a great job with our dog. She seemed well taken care of and content when we picked her up. It is always nice to bring home a tired dog after a vacation. Plus, they send great pictures.
Highly recommend. Great couple. Great yard. Very sweet with my dog. Andi will be back.

It took me three other visits with potential sitters before finding the perfect match for my girl Andi. Carolyn and Germán were great and Andi had a wonderful stay with them. This was her first time away so I was a little overprotective but everything was perfect. She needed to take some eye medicine and they gave her that no problem which isnt the easiest task. Carolyn sent me updates and pictures to let me know she was doing good. I think they took more pictures of her than I have. ;-).
Carolyn was a great host for my little one. She even helped me out when I was in a bind and arranged for my little one to be picked up from my house. When I went to pick Zelda up she was happy and healthy as ever.
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