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Maureen C.

52 Reviews
29 Repeat Guests
$22/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Boxer, German Shepherd Dog, Rottweiler

Maureen's Resident Pets

Thumper
Pomeranian
Male
8 yr 11 mo old
Skippy
Mixed Breed
Male
5 yr 11 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Maureen's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Maureen

57 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
No kennels here!!! Just lots of love! I insist on a "meet 'n greet" as this is a home with other pets....we need to know if everyone is going to get along! Hubby is home all day. I work 8 to 5, M - F. Morning, mid-day and evening wholesome, natural treats (if allowed). We have a Jack Russell mix and a Pomeranian. Ball-throwing or other activities at least twice a day. Dog doors for easy access to shade, cozy spot to nap, and to answer the call of nature at their leisure! Plenty of room to play in fully enclosed back yard. Bring leash for walks and bed/toys for comfort! You provide their food...it's what they're used to! I also charge additional for more than a 24 hour day. Males who are not neutered are a problem for one of my own male rescues :( Sorry. Females who are not spayed are not a problem :) We love Pit Bulls, but our Pomeranian had an incident involving a ball and a Pit bull twice...he didn't win, and is now afraid of the more aggressive dogs...Sorry to all you Pit Bull enthusiasts, but our dog comes first :(
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Maureen C.

52 Reviews
29 Repeat Guests
$22/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 16, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Maureen's Home
$22 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Maureen's Home
$18 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Home Visits
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
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52 Reviews
Maureen was amazing! We loved that she sent us photos while we were away!
Maureen is a wonderful dog sitter. Our dog Lucy spent several days with her and while we were gone we received numerous texts and photos, which made us very happy. As a dog lover, I would highly recommend Maureen's services. Thank You!!
I loved receiving pictures every day from Maureen. Maureen and John are truly animal lovers, and understand that each animal is unique with special needs. I have no worries when they are taking care of Sophie! Sue L.
Jax had a fantastic time with Maureen and John. He got along great with the other dogs that were there and got tons of exercise and play time. I highly recommend the Carlson K-9 Castle!
Lola had a great stay!
I sent an email yesterday in clarifying the mistake that happened, and now it looks as if it was not cancelled.

I had our dog Dino stay there about 3 years ago a couple of times. My husband and I were very satisfied and also liked both Maureen and her husband that I we even wanted to stop by for a visit one time driving through the area.

And most definitely, if ever back in the area we would highly consider leaving our four pawed lovable companion with her/them.

Two nights ago my husband, thinking that he was helping me reconnect with dog vacay in another part of the country, saw Maureen in our data base from past stays and he continued with not noticing that he was signing us in a different area of the counry. so please if you would correct this in my messages. Thank you.
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My girls loved their stay with Maureen and John! My aussie has been known to have separation anxiety when I leave and my other girl is a 10 month old ball of energy. Both fit right in and I had nothing to worry about while I was away. I received updates both morning and night while I was out of town. I love knowing the girls have a happy place to go where they will be safe, loved, and well cared for!
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Maureen and her husband were absolutely amazing - so friendly and welcoming. We couldn't ask for better care of our dog, Stella. She's a weimaraner (and can be very needy and sad to be left without us), but they kept her busy in the yard with other doggie friends. She was pretty worn out when we picked her up at the end of the day, which is always a plus. Thank you both for accommodating Stella in your home.
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The Carlson's take such great care of my dog. she absolutely loves it there. Can't recommend them enough. It's great having peace of mind knowing you can leave your loved ones with people who will take good care of them.
Wonderful as always so nice to have dependable people who truly love animals.
My dog had a good vacation at Maureen's house. They are very good with animals. Would recommend leaving your spoiled pets with them. They love them like their own.
Maureen is a wonderful pet parent and I trust her 100% with my fur baby.
I love Maureen and John, they are so good to my dog, they send me photos and texts while I'm away so I know he is happy and well. Thanks!
Wonderful as always, I know when ever I leave my doggy she will be loved just like she is at home.
This is Ava's second home. Of course she will be back.
Ava loves Maureen and John and so do we.
Wonderful, Maureen took Ava on a moments notice when I had to be hospitalized.
Maureen and John were excellent dog sitters! Daisy had a very positive experience with them! Every night on my Kona vacation, I received a text with a picture of Daisy, which made my day!! It's the first time I've ever left her with someone she didn't know, but she warmed up nicely, made new buddies and had a terrific time!! Of course, Daisy told me all of the above!!
I will use them again and again!
Thank you to both of you!
Sharon Yox
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This was our first experience with leaving our dog for several days. We had taken Sprocket for a meet and greet and he seemed to really take to the place right away.

When we returned for the Vacay, Sprocket became very excited as we rounded the corner to our destination. He could hardly wait to get there! He seemed to feel at home right away. Maureen and John are delightful and obvious dog lovers. They sent us photos daily of our dog having a great time with the other dogs and them. It was very much appreciated and put us entirely at ease. We would highly recommend leaving your pet with Maureen and John. We were away for 5 days and Sprocket seemed to love it. We will be using them for Sprocket's next DogVacay!
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Such a dog welcoming home. Maureen and John welcomed Sasha with open arms. She usually growls when she meets new people. There wasn't a peep out of her and she loved playing with the other dogs. They were really accommodating for both drop off and pickup. A great place for a dog to take a vacation. Thanks!
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Dee and John are fantastic! They treat my dog like a special guest, and are always happy to see him. They have been so flexible with my schedule, allowing me to drop off early in the morning and pick up in the evening. They even sent photos of my dog having a great time!
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We are repeat clients of Maureen's DogVacay services and, as usual, had a great experience. We will definitely have our dogs stay with Maureen again in the future. I recommend her highly!
Leo, our Golden, really enjoyed his stay with Maureen and her husband. He was particularly fond of playing with their pooches and two Boxers that were also guesting with him. Meanwhile we enjoyed hearing about his stay from Maureen via text as he mastered their pet door and gobbled up some ice cube "treats". All in all, it was a very good alternative to having to put our guy in a kennel and we now recommend DogVacay to all of our dof friends!
Sincerely,
Gary and Jean Miller
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As always we were so grateful for the love and care given to our pets. 3 years now using Maureen and couldn't be happier.
Maureen and her husband were awesome. My dog looked like she was having such a good time in all the pictures! I was very confident that she would be taken care of. They have a great backyard and some dogs of their own for her to play with. She even felt so comfortable she slept under the covers! That was definitely proof she wasn't kept in a kennel all day because I didn't tell them she likes to do that! I am so greatful for their care and would definitely use them again should I ever find myself in Redding again!
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I highly recommend Maureen and her family for watching your dogs. I left my two with them for a number of days and they were treated great and had lots of room to roam and play with Maureen's dogs. Maureen and John are great. I will definitely take my dogs back to their home as the need arises.
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When we left for vacation, we'd only had Russell a few weeks and because of his past, he had a few issues we'd been working through. I was very nervous to leave Russell somewhere where he might feel abandoned again....but I had ZERO to worry about! Maureen and her family treated him just like family so he had a very happy and enjoyable visit with them! I would highly recommend Maureen....and Russell is looking forward to the next time he gets to vacation with them!
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It was terrific to leave Buddy and Flair in good hands as always! We appreciated Maureen's flexibility with her schedule and the dogs are probably spoiled there more than at home! It gives us peace of mind knowing they are well taken care of and loved, thank you!
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They were awesome! They took care of my Buddy with no problems. I would let them take care of Buddy anytime!!
When my old host moved away I was devastated, thinking I'd never find another one as good. Boy, was I wrong! Maureen and John were amazing hosts. I think Sherman gets more attention at their house than he does at mine! He got along great with their dogs - I think he misses his friends - Dee sent me pictures of Sherman enjoying his time. He was loved and well-cared for, what more could anyone want?
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Molokai loved his stay and took full advantage of the beautiful backyard and bountiful of toys. He was in dog heaven.
Hunter was pampered and made a family member.
We appreciate the homey atmosphere for our dogs while we are gone. Maureen and John treat our dogs like their own and they probably spoil them even more than we do! We know they are in good hands, thanks for taking such great care of our dogs!
I can't say enough great things about the Carlson's Canine Castle. They are fantastic! They provided daycare services for my springer spaniel puppy, Arya, for 13 weeks while I was on a traveling work assignment. Arya is a very exuberant puppy and came home all pupped out most evenings and ready to cuddle instead of zooming around like usual. The Carlson's made sure she always had enough attention and was treated like family, evening taking a few naps on the masters bed. They were always very flexible during a few weeks when I was working uncertain hours and are very friendly. Arya loved playing with their two dogs who became her good friends and playing in their backyard. She got so hooked on their doggy door that we even installed one of our own. I whole heartedly recommend Carlson's Canine Castle to everyone.
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I was really nervous about leaving Abigail when I was taking a long weekend trip. When I took her for a meet & greet at Canine Castle she seemed to really enjoy the other dogs and the dog friendly environment. While I was on my vacation it was really nice to get updates and pictures. I was able to enjoy myself more knowing she was having a good time too! When I picked her up she seemed right at home and very happy and comfortable. I was almost afraid she didn't want to come home! When we finally got home and settled in we were both exhausted from having lots of fun! She just snuggled and and napped the next day with me. I could see she was well taken care of and able to play not just cooped up in a cage with a couple walks a day. I am already planning my next trip and Abigail is looking forward to seeing her new friends Skippy and Thumper at Canine Castle.
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I don't know what we'd do without Maureen. Our dog, Sophie, is always happy and healthy when we pick her up after a stay with Maureen. She is treated like one of the family. We can take our vacations knowing that Sophie is safe and in the best of hands. Thanks again Maureen.
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Great as always.
As always we were so pleased with Carlson's Canine Castle. Sophie loves it there and they also come to our home and feed our cats and make sure they are doing okay. We have used them over and over again and will continue to. It is so wonderful to be able to go on vacation and know that our pets are in such good hands. Thanks again.
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Maureen and John are awesome! I'm a travel nurse and I leave my dog Dinah with them 4 nights a week while I'm working. Dinah loves going to their house. She plays all night long with their dogs and then she sleeps in the bed with them. They definitely treat Dinah like she is one of their own fur babies. Every morning when I pick her up they give me an update on how she did. I definitely recommend Maureen for taking and I'm so grateful I've found them while I'm in Redding.
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We left our dogs with Maureen over the holidays. We got our daily updates with pictures. We were definitely satisfied with her service, it is such a big relief to know our dogs are safe. We will be booking with Maureen again.
This was our first time with Dog Vacay and Maureen. We really appreciate the homey atmosphere and love of dogs so evident in their home and care. We felt very comfortable leaving our two dogs in such good hands and glad we have such a great option now when we go away. They are so easy going about having the dogs as guests and made them feel quite welcome. We'll definitely use them again if we need boarding, thanks very much!
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Maureen is a wonderful careprovider! Sophie enjoyed her stay and loved their dog Thumper. I would highly recommend this home.
Our dog had a wonderful vacation with Maureen, her hubby, and Thumper. He was not stressed in the least when we picked him up. I felt very comfy leaving him there- even got a few pics and updates during our trip away from Milo. Will stay again!
My dogs, Rita and Max, were very well taken care of by Maureen. Max had a difficult time the first night and she made sure that he and the other dogs were safe while he adjusted to the new situation. Rita and Max enjoyed their time playing ball and napping on the couch in the air conditioning so much that they didn't even seem that excited to see us when we got back! I definitely recommend Maureen and would definitely use her services again!
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Ava loves to stay with Maureen. She now thinks of it as her second home.
Maureen was awesome. We loved the updates and pictures of our Sophie. Tigger loved her too when she visited our home and fed our cats. What a wonderful experience to be able to go away and know that our 4 legged kids were in such good hands.

I would recommend Maureen to anyone who needs pet sitting services. She treated Sophie like she was her own and clearly loves animals.

Thanks again Maureen!
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From the moment I left my 3 dogs with Maureen, I was completely certain that they would be treated just like family. She and John made sure that they were all comfortable and cared for in every way. I am so pleased and look forward to travelling again soon, now that I have a wonderful place for my fur family!
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My husband and I have always traveled with our 2 poodles Missie and Sophie, This particular trip we were unable to bring our dogs. I received a flyer for dogvacay.com in an online purchase. I felt like this was a good option, because kenneling was out of the question and home alone was just plain boring for our special girls. We met with Maureen a few days before. Her home was easy to find, and extremely dog friendly. The back yard was safe for the girls to explore and the inside of her home was also very clean. Her dog Thumper was sweet friendly and a very playful pup, which made me feel good that this was going to be a fun interactive environment. We left Missie and Sophie for 3 full days, We were emailed pictures of the girls which was a nice surprise and left me with no worry that my dogs were having a blast. We were able to pick them up late, Which was nice because we did not have to pay for a extra day. I have no doubt that our dogs were spoiled and had plenty of interaction. I highly recommend Maureen, I am also relieved that we now have a trust worthy place for our dogs to stay while we are away.
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Thanks Maureen Ava loves your home she now gets excited as we turn the corner to visit your home.
Wonderful as always.
Ava has severe separation anxiety which prevents us from leaving her alone for any amount of time at all without putting her in a kennel, Maureen was wonderful with her as she is with all animals. If you need a vacation she is the lady to call, she will treat your baby with the same love that she has for her own.
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WOW, I am so happy that we came across Maureen's dogvacay. It was such a great experience . We had a meet and greet a few days before, and I was impressed from the beginning. You can tell how much these people love dogs. I had no fear leaving my dog Wendy with them for four nights. Their dog Thumper is so friendly and was able to keep my hyper dog very entertained. She got walks and even came home with her own special ball. I will be recommending this to all of my friends that care about their pets as much as I do. Easiest 5 out of 5 review I've ever given!
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