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Karen P.

100 Reviews
57 Repeat Guests
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Karen's Resident Pets

Labrador Retriever
12 yr 1 mo old
9 yr 1 mo old
12 yr 1 mo old

Karen's House

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

About Karen

16 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We are now in our 4th year hosting dogs in our home with dogvacay! We have been dog sitting and fostering dogs in our home for 17 years! We have fostered over 150 dogs and have experience with all breeds and behaviors. We love making your dog feel a part of our family pack while you are away.

We have everything your dog needs to keep him or her happy, busy and safe while at camp. We have toys, treats, food bowls, dog beds, leashes and kennels of all types and sizes. The only thing you need to bring is food. We've got the rest covered for you.

We have three dogs of our own. Nora, our senior lab. Plato, our senior beagle/cocker mix and Butter, our middle aged puggle. We have a large securely fenced in yard for playtime and dog beds in every room for rest time. Dogs are also welcome on our furniture and in our bed if that is part of their daily routine.

I am a teacher and work 2 miles from home. I can come home during the work day if your pup needs the extra visit outside. I am also home all day during the summer months. We spend most days outside listening to the radio and watching doggie TV. Please contact me if our home sounds like the perfect doggie vacation spot.

We do keep our calendar up to date so you can check there first if we are available for the dates you are looking for. If we are marked unavailable we are either booked with friends dogs or up at the lake!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Karen P.

100 Reviews
57 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 13, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Karen's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 2 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
100 Reviews
My dog loves hanging out with all her new friends. I feel comfortable leaving her and I know she is well cared for. Marily
Breck loved his time with Karen & Nancy!!
Karen was a first time sitter for my dog. In the past we had paid to have her kenneled while we were away. Karen took care of my dog as her own and ensured she got lots of play time, walks, and cuddles. My dog came home tired and happy and I got lots of pictures and videos during her stay. Karen is very knowledgeable about dogs and has great patience and understanding. We will definitely be using her again!
Morgan had a great time and I was thankful that with updates from Camp Rosewood while we were away that our dog was being well cared for and having a good time making new doggy friends.
Karen and Nancy were fantastic with my dog for a lengthy stay of Xmas, we will absolutely be using them in the future.
Our dog Eubie could not have been in better care. Karen was more than happy for an introductory meeting with our dog and her's. It went fabulously. And while Eubie was with them, we got several pictures and even a video. Eubie is a rescue who's new to our home. Karen let us know a few new things about him that will let us provide better care. We definitely will be taking him back the next time we have care needs. Could not more highly rate the experience.
Karen and Nacy are great when Noelle stays with them. They have made some great suggestions to help train Noelle who is still a very frisky puppy. She loves it at their Vacay!
Our pup seemed to have a great time, playing and hanging out. Karen was great and responsive. Loved the pics and video. Highly recommend!
Noelle had a great time playing with the other dogs and she came home happy,happy,happy! Thanks Karen and Nancy she'll be back.
My pup had a very good (exhausting) time. Karen and Nancy are true dog people and sincerely love all dogs. Highly recommend!
we left our dog Eddie with Karen for the first time last week! the first nite I guess he was kind of nervous but he rebounded just fine ! every day we received at least one photo of him playing, sleeping, etc. Karen is great with dogs and I felt almost immediately he would be in good hands. we will definitely book with Karen again! karla
We could tell Angel had a great time! We loved all the pictures and knowing she was with a safe, comfortable, and fun group while we were gone was fabulous!
This was my first time using dog vacay and I am thrilled! Camp Rosewood was the perfect place for Monkey. I got photo updates just about every other day showing me what my pup was up to and that he was in good hands. I was able to relax and enjoy my vacation more knowing Monkey was safe and cared for. Thank you so much Campe Rosewood!!
Loved that I got updates about colby every day!
Karen was fabulous. She was very personable and you can tell she really cares about the dogs she hosts. I will definitely bring mine back when I am out of town again. Absolutely a 5 star experience. : )
We love Karen and Nancy. They always take care of our girls with love. They keep in touch often
I found that Karen was welcoming and excited to take care of my dogs. She was flexible with our pick up time which was very helpful and much appreciated. My dogs clearly had an awesome time at Karen's.
Karen is amazing and we love her. I love how many photo's she sends. I never worry about our girls in her care.
Karen is amazing and we love her. I love how many photo's she sends. I never worry about our girls in her care.
Abby had a most excellent stay. This is the calmest Dog Vacay stay for her. Camp Rosewood was excellent. Thanks so much!
Viggo had a good time, as usual.
We are so thankful we found Camp Rosewood! I contacted Karen last minute due to a death in the family and we needed to go out of town for the funeral. She was so kind and understanding which was much appreciated during such a stressful time for us. Kuba had an absolute ball at their house - she was in the backyard kiddie pool within 30 minutes of us dropping her off! She made lots of friends and came home completely exhausted. We received TWELVE picture updates in the 36 hours we were gone. It was wonderful to know that she was having such a great time. I would highly recommend Camp Rosewood to my friends and family. Thank you again Karen & Nancy!!
Thanks so much Karen for helping Penny feel comfortable outside her usual surroundings. You two are great with her and she loves to go there. Thanks, Mary
My dog did great at their house, they are dog lovers so she had lots of playmates, highly recommend this happy home.
Incredibly attentive to my Bailey's unique needs. Very thankful to have found Karen and Nancy!
My dog came home from 3 days with Karen and immediately went to bed - she was so exhausted from playing with the other dogs! I appreciated the video update during her stay. I feel very comfortable leaving Keeva with Karen. Great experience over all!
Perfect in every way
Karen was amazing. This was our first stay with Dog Vacay and her. She gave us updates with photo's. spoiled our girls with love. We will be using her again. The contact was greatly appreciated as we missed our girls.
Karen and Nancy were wonderful caregivers for our 1 year old lab/shepherd. This was our first time not taking a pet with us on vacation and it was a great experience. We got some great photos of Dakota playing as well as relaxing while at their home. We will bring her to Karen and Nancy the next time we need someone to watch our Dakota without hesitation. Thank you!!
First time leaving the pups with Karen. They were very comfortable as was I. Will definitely drop,them off in the future with Karen!
Viggo had a wonderful time at Karen's. He liked romping in the big yard and relaxing with their dogs. It is a fun place for him to spend his dogvacay.
The boys had a great time my only complaint is that for the next three days at home they seemed VERY bored.
Karen is very sweet and shares in our love for dogs. I felt much better that my dog, Maggie, would be sleeping in a bed in a home with other dogs rather than stuck in a cage at a typical kennel. Karen's prices are also very reasonable considering the attention and affection that Maggie received. I would recommend Karen without hesitation and will certainly be back.
So awesome - we don't have to worry about Oliver for a second - he loves his time with Karen and family!
This is the second review I've written for Karen. The first somehow didn't post. but it read something like this:
Karen was fantastic in caring for our VERY spoiled Springer Dexter. She indulged his fetching addiction and made sure he received his medications daily. Dexter can be very persistent in demanding attention, whether it's outside play time or evening lap time. Karen and Nancy gave him a great deal of attention.
How do I know? We got messages and pictures daily, and even a video! As this was Dexter's first time away from both house and family it was reassuring to his owner Charlie to enjoy these messages.
We'd never used Dog Vacay before, and will certainly not hesitate to again place Dexter with Karen and Nancy again.
Many thanks to them both for sharing their home and attention with Dexter.
Karen was great with my Lagotto, Penny. She sent me short clips and pictures of her playing with Karen and the other canines. I was somewhat apprehensive leaving Penny with anyone new as she can be shy with strangers. Karen helped her fit right in and feel like one of the "pack". She got plenty of exercise and was ready for a rest when I picked her up. I don't think she missed me! I would be very comfortable bringing Penny back when I travel again. Thanks, Karen.
Mary H
Camp Rosewood was the perfect place for our senior pups to stay! Karen is very attentive and gave our dogs a lot of love. We will definitely book with Camp Rosewood again!
When a family emergency called me out of town, I was grateful that Karen was able to take Viggo without a specific end date at first. Viggo enjoyed his vacay, playing with his pals and 'raslin' on the floor.
Karen's house is home for Toivo when we need a Doggy Vacay! Fantastic.
Trooper had a great time at Camp Rosewood! We really enjoyed getting pictures and emails while we were gone and Karen was very easy to work with. Hope to have Trooper stay again in the future!
Viggo loved staying with Karen and the pack. He got lots of attention and exercise.
Karen did a great job Able played with her other dogs and did well!!:). Thank you. Gail
Scout had a fabulous time at Camp Rosewood. Lots of other dogs to play with and lots of lap time. I received numerous pictures throughout her stay and she was obviously exhausted as she actually snored when she fell asleep the night I picked her up. Already scheduled her next camp date!
Always all kinds of fun with Karen!!
Fantastic find! Fenced in back yard, fun hosts, flexible pick-up and drop off times, super photos, great playmates... Our dog loves this place!!
I appreciated the updates while we were away. It made me feel better about leaving the pups at doggy vacation.
Amazing. Such fine care and kindness! A true home away from home. Toivo clearly felt safe and happy!
Karen was fantastic. She worked hard to fit me in at the last minute, and kept Toby for a week. She really went above and beyond. She kept me updated with photos. Karen clearly took great care of my pup Toby. I will definitely use her again.
We couldn't have asked for any better care, love, and attention for our dogs than they got with Karen and Nancy! They kept us updated with pictures and texts. Our dogs were so happy there. They were so patient with our "nervous Nellie" Tashi. It really put our mind at ease while away. We've previously only ever used a traditional boarding facility and it was usually for a short visit (3-4 days). But with this vacation, it was for 11 days and I knew our new dog (never been boarded) and our elderly dog would be very stressed in that environment.

Thankfully, I found Dogvacay, and chose Karen & Nancy!!! They even let us come for a visit before booking with them. Our dogs felt right at home and didn't want to leave! I knew that was the best place for them. And I was right!

I can't say enough about the experience other than to say "THANK YOU!"

I let all my friends know that if they need boarding, to consider Karen and Nancy through Dogvacay. We will definitely use them again! Hoping you and the dogs are having a great summer up north!
Karen took care of my special needs dog just the way we would have. We were very pleased about his stay.
Audrey had a blast. So great when I know she doesn't miss me. Karen and Nancy are true dog lovers through and through, they made sure she was safe and taken care of for sure but they also showed her a great time!
Thank you so very much Karen and Nancy. I know Winnie had a great time. She was tuckered out! I felt at ease as we were vacationing.
Karen and Nancy are Awesome! Truffle had a great time with them!
Karen and Nancy welcomed my dog into their pack right off the bat at our meet and greet. My pup took to them immediately and I knew I'd be leaving her in good hands. I loved receiving pictures during her stay, and was happy to see her so tuckered out when I picked her up. They even gave her a bath and dried her off before I picked her up, since she had been playing with the hose earlier in the day :) I'm so thankful for Camp Rosewood!
Our dogs had a great time. They could barely keep their eyes open when they got in the car from having so much fun. Our dogs were well taken care of and Karen was great to communicate with! I would recommend them to anyone!
Karen and Nancy were fantastic and understanding hosts for our 2 dogs even when our 11 year old terrier decided he needed to mark all vertical surfaces. The whole process was user friendly and easy from the meet and greet to payment to the actual stay. We really loved the funny pictures/captions that we received throughout our vacation and felt like our dogs were staying with family ( though my family would not be so patient with our furry monsters). A big thanks to Camp Rosewood!
Karen sent photos of Viggo showing him having fun with playmates and relaxing afterwards. Viggo apparently had a great time. Karen was very accommodating about arranging dropoff and pickup times.
Bailey had another great stay with Karen while we went out of town! She came home tired, which tells me that she was kept active and happy while she was there. We wouldn't hesitate to leave Bailey with Karen again if we need to go away without her.
Another great doggy vacation for Scout! Lots of socialization with other dogs and pictures with updates during her stay. One happy, tired pup when she came home.
Humphrey's stay with Karen was fantastic! It was his first stay with a sitter since we adopted him, and everything was great. Fenced yard, other dogs for Humphrey to play with, and excellent care and attention from Karen and Nancy. We look forward to dropping off Humphrey the next time we need a sitter.
Karen is wonderful! She took both my pooch and my mother's cocker spaniel for a few days and took very good care of them. Would recommend them to anyone!
Took great care of our Kora! Recommended!!
Karen and Nancy are AMAZING! They send daily photo updates and comments on how your dog is doing. Also, you know your dog is getting lots of exercise if they take a three-hour nap when they get home. THANKS, Karen and Nancy.
We were very happy with the care that Bailey received at Karen's place! They were flexible with drop off time, and sent pictures while we were away so that we could see that Bailey had settled in and was feeling comfortable away from home. Bailey was really tired when we got her home, so we know that she also got a lot of activity and exercise while she was away! We would not hesitate to book with Karen and Nancy again if they are available when we are looking for a place for Bailey to stay!
Karen and Nancy were amazing with my black lab puppy. He was less amazing during his stay -- he forgot he was house trained for a day, barked at night and destroyed a dog bed. But they still tolerated him -- even gave him love and he improved by the end of his five day stay. I would highly recommend Camp Roseville (but please, spare them lab puppies for a while -- I think they are still recovering from mine.)
This is Scout's home-away-from-home. At Camp Rosewood she has other dog friends to play with, people to cuddle with and a fenced in yard to play in. I received updates with pictures and posts regarding her experience. It is always a comfort knowing that while we are away, Scout is well cared for. Thanks Camp Rosewood for another amazing experience!
Miles and Enzo came home happy and tired. I never worry when the dogs are there. They are always well cared for and safe...and, all the while, having fun. Thanks for taking good care of them for me.
Karen is always great with our dogs!
Lola was treated like one of the family; we'll be back :) Very good experience.
Karen and Nancy were amazing. I was nervous leaving Milo as he has some special needs around his anxiety and fear. My worries were quickly put to rest with the daily updates & photo's of Milo. He was having a blast and no problem adjusting. I loved how tired and content he was once he got home. I will absolutely bring him back to Camp Rosewood again! Thanks for the great care!
Karen is a wonderful host. She is very gifted with dealing with my shy, slightly defensive little dog. Her home is warm and welcoming and we would highly recommend her.
Our first experience eith Dogvacay & Karen/Nancy was terrific! Karen gave us daily updates of our dog & texted pics of him enjoying his stay with the host dogs. Karen was very responsive to our texts & to Scout's needs. We would highly recommend Camp Rosewood!
Our poodle-mix came home happy! Great experience. Convenient location.
Karen was great! I was impressed by the speed (same day reservation) and flexibility (we didn't know when we were going to pick our puppy up. Karen even clipped her nails for us!
Exhausted. Our dog was wiped out. Karen made sure he was active, busy and kept super happy. He was perfect when we got home because they do a great job of keeping him on a schedule. So happy with the whole experience.
They are so good to Ruxin. He always comes home wiped out and happy, which is perfect for us when we get back from a few days away. Karen is great about getting us updates, sharing photos and letting us know how the days are going. We never worry given Karen's long history with dogs. We are always sad when she is not available because we know that Ruxin is in such great hands!
Excellent stay at Camp! This was our first visit with a host and using dogvacay and we will ABSOLUTELY use Karen /Nancy again. We felt we knew exactly what our pet was doing. They helped ease our "first timer" apprehension verbally and by sending several pictures throughout our vacation. He is now fast asleep from exhaustion most likely! Thanks so much Karen and Nancy. We really look forward to our next visit.
Great experience as always - I'm starting to think that Louie prefers Karen's over our place (when we arrive he just runs right up to the door) Glad that we finally found a place where we feel comfortable leaving our pup!
I'm really happy I chose Karen to care for my dog while I was out of town. I got updates each day including photos which was really nice. My pooch came home happy, healthy, and exhausted!
Karen provided a safe, comfortable and loving home for our puppy. Her service is outstanding! We look forward to the next time our dog visits Camp Rosewood. Thanks Camp Rosewood. Lucy is sound asleep at 7:30 p.m.
We like to think of Camp Rosewood as Scouts vacation getaway. She gets lots of socialization with other dogs and lots of attention from Karen as well.
Staying with Karen was a great experience for our Dolly. Her warmth and caring manner contributed to a wonderful stay for Dolly and we had such. Getting daily updates from Karen contributed to our peace of mind and assurance that Dolly was happy and well cared for.
This was Little Bears' second stay at Karen's. As I was driving to Karen's house, he recognized where he was going and starting jumping around in the car. He was thrilled to be back at Camp Rosewood! I received daily photo updates, and he looked super happy. Karen is a great sitter:)
Another great experience! Absolutely love the frequent pictures and updates from Karen. It is so stress-free leaving her when we travel because we know she receives so much love and attention. Bev and Scout
Daily photo text messages were awesome. Karen took the time to win over our skittish dog in no time. The dogs were crying on the way home as if to miss Karen!
Thank you Karen, Nancy and gang (Nora, Plato, Butter) for providing such a great first time away from home for my pooch. We were both nervous, but Karen assured me that things would be fine and confirmed this with regular updates and photos. Thanks again for taking such great care of Bonny!
Another amazing vacation for our dog Scout. The pictures and updates are so appreciated. This was her second visit with Karen and when I dropped her off she was so excited to be back. Scout loves all the attention and the opportunity to play with other dogs. Another great experience!
This was our first time leaving Kirby with someone other than family, and we were a little nervous at first. However, Karen was great and we could tell that Kirby had a fun time! She sent us pictures and it was obvious that Kirby was having the time of his life. We would definetely book with Karen again!
What a fantastic experience! We've left our dog Louie at a number of different boarders over the years and he always seemed to come home stressed and out of sorts. Camp Rosewood was the first place where that didn't happen! Karen is great. Let us visit beforehand to make sure it would be a good fit, and sent a number of updates/pictures while we were gone (which was nice to see during our month-long vacation). Definitely will be bringing Louie back again!
Great experience working with Karen! Would definitely recommend her to others looking for care for their dogs.
Totally amazing experience! Our dog Scout was a rescue dog (from a puppy mill) and I had concerns about boarding her for 10 days. I didn't want a kennel because I didn't want her to think we gave her back. At Camp Rosewood she enjoyed running around the house, having other dogs to play with and laps to sit on. We were sent pictures along with frequent updates. It made our vacation so much more enjoyable knowing Scout was in good hands. We have already scheduled two more vacations at Camp Rosewood for her. I would recommend them to anyone!
Karen was great, accommodating and both my dogs just loved her. I got photo updates and will definitely be using her again.
Karen was very friendly and helpful in arranging pick up times for my dog. She is knowledgeable about dogs and their needs. Her home and yard are very safe and dog friendly. I felt that she individualized the care she provided to my dog to make her comfortable in her home. She welcomed my dog as one of the family. I will definitely ask her to care for my dog whenever I need a dog sitter! Thank you.
Karen was great! Inky was only with her for one night, but she still sent me pictures of him playing outside with the other dogs, as well as little updates about their activities. It was so good to know that he was happy and active during his stay, and I will definitely be bringing Inky back to her in the future!
Karen was AMAZING. She sent me a daily text, updating me on how "The Beast" was doing. Karen also sent a photo, too, with the texts. She has a nice fenced-in backyard, so the dogs can play - worry free. My dog was practically glowing when I picked him up. Your dog will love staying with Karen:) Definitely five stars!!!!!!!!!
I couldn't ask for a better family to watch Bowser! Just meeting them I felt like I've know them forever and Bowser just fit right in! My dog was well taken care of and I would for sure use them again
I couldn't have asked for a better experience! Karen was an amazing host, has a ton of experience with dogs and treated my pup Loki very well. He's very shy but loved Karen and her dogs. She was even patient when he got sick at their house. Highly recommend, I will definitely be coming back!
It was obvious Jasmine enjoyed her stay & had lots of socialization & play time with other dogs, which is great for her being a puppy! I couldnt believe she even trimmed her nails for us! So appreciative!!
Thank you, Buster was having a great time!
Jasmine had a great time & loved playing with the other dogs! Definitely was ready for a nap after the much enjoyed playtime when we got home. Karen seems very knowledgeable about dogs as well!
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