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Carly L.
Federal Way, WA 98003
139 Reviews
76 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Carly's Resident Pets

Buddy
Mixed Breed
Male
7 yr 2 mo old
Penny
American Foxhound
Female
3 yr 8 mo old
Tank
Mixed Breed
Male
2 yr 1 mo old

Carly's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Carly

22 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Voted#20 in Best Doggy Daycare in Best of Western Washington 2014 & 2015

My name is Carly, and I started doing in-home dog boarding in March of 2013. Slowly but surely I began taking on new clients and have discovered an incredible passion for caring for others' pets. This has now become my full time job!
Our home is perfect for dogs of all ages specifically higher anxiety dogs, dogs with injuries or those needing specialty attention.
My entire life I have always lived with dogs and being able to also take compassionate and loving care of other families beloved pups, is only that much better!
Professionally, I have over 8 years of Pet Industry knowledge, working in Dog Toys, Pet Food and Nutrition as well as working with numerous Pet Food Companies and Toy distributors. I also had the pleasure of being in Customer Service so I was responsible for not only providing excellent service to my customers, but also to help resolve a wide variety of behavioral / nutritional issues.
Services we offer:
Dog Boarding in our home
Daycare – 6am-7pm
Bathing and more!

Our family not only welcomes your pup into our home, but we whole heartedly love them.
My 3 children are exceptionally patient and gentle with animals and have a great respect for the anxiety that might come with a doggy in a new situation.
Our resident pups are Buddy, Penny & Tank, they have been tested thoroughly with numerous sizes and ages of doggies and truly make me proud with how well they welcome guests in our home.
Our Home has a large fully secure and gated backyard with ample room for outdoor play as well as a Dog Den to come in and play whenever they want. My living rooms are also large and open and our guests are welcome to make themselves comfortable on our dog beds or in crates as needed.
While on their VACAY:
In our down time you can expect your pup to snuggle with us wherever we shall rest. There are tons of opportunities for car rides and tummy rubs. Play is highly encouraged all day long…. I have yet to have a client say their dog didn’t go home and pass out after they returned home. If you have a pup that enjoys their nap time, there are plenty of quiet areas for them to rest as well.
Please do not hesitate to inquire about my accommodations and/or availability.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues
Carly L.
Federal Way, WA 98003
139 Reviews
76 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 23, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Carly's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Carly's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Baths
$20 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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139 Reviews
Well, my girls left Carly's house happy and content again. They suffer from separation anxiety but didn't show a hint of it after staying with Carly.
I highly recommend Carly to watch your fur babies.
I know without a doubt that they are in the best of care when staying and playing at Carly's!
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Having boarding my fur babies with numerous hosts over many years I am truly grateful to have found my girls second family with Carly. They instantly took to Carly and her wonderful family and that means everything. She truly cares about your pets and it shows.
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Once again Carly did not disappoint! My girls had their first overnight stay at Carly's for 5 nights.
Not once did I have a notion of concern or worry about their wellbeing while away. Carly sent photos and texted me throughout which I find very comforting and thoughtful.
I highly recommend Carly without hesitation .
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Carly takes the stress out of the separation anxiety on myself and my girls! It's quite apparent when I pick them up, a Mom just knows. Carly has a special love for fur babies and it shows.
It's a comforting feeling knowing that your babies are under the best of care, Thank you Carly!
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Carly is an angel! My girls get more relaxed with each visit and I feel so blessed to have found her.
Both of my girls suffer from separation anxiety but they don't show signs when left under Carly's care.
I would highly recommend Carly without question.
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As always my girls came home happy and worn out from having a fun vacay! Carly is the best, I am so fortunate to have found her!
We just needed someone to watch our dog while we spent the day at Wild Waves. I contacted Carly directly and she was very professional. She was also very sweet with our dog. Thanks again Carly!
Our dog Kona has been going to Carly's regularly since the end of June. She only goes twice a week and gets disappointed when she doesn't get to jump in the car and go on the other days. She must have a blast because she always comes home happy and tired! I would recommend Carly to anyone who needs someone to watch their beloved pet.
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Maggie Mae our little English Bull can be a pill sometimes. She loves people and kids but not so much other dogs. Carly took time to introduce Maggie to the other dogs gently and I hear that she did just fine.

Maggie's foot was hurt the day before we left her and Carly took the extra time to make sure she got her antibiotic. She came home happy. In fact she acted like she would like to stay.

Definitely a good home away from home for Maggie when needed.
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Carley was great from the moment we found each other on the list. She was so welcoming and her husband was very kind, as well.
She has a very dog friendly home and her dogs were all accepting from the start.
It was a leap of faith to even think about leaving him with a stranger, but I would definitely call on Carley again. Really happy with everything!!
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Carly rocks! She is friendly and welcoming and goes out of her way to accommodate. Just a few ways she's bent over backwards:
-She's regularly up and ready to take my dog at 6 a.m.
-She helped me care for and find the owners of a stray dog that walked home with me.
-She sometimes gives surprise discounts! :)

For over a year now, I have been taking my dog, Stanley, to Carly's for daycare and boarding. I never worry about Stanley when he's at his "second home." He loves it there! (And before going to Carly's, Stanley didn't like being around other dogs!) He has a special bond with her husband, which means a lot to me. Her kids are great with dogs, too!
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Carly was awesome with my dog, Angel. It was the first time she had ever been boarded and was nervous and shy. Carly gave me daily updates and sent photos. It was a good experience and will use her again.
Carly is great with Marlow. She is very accommodating with our busy schedules, and Marlow loves going over there to play with the other dogs as well as with Carly and her family. I would recommend using Carly to anyone who needs somewhere to board their pet while out of town.
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Carly was great wirh my dog and kept me posted about her stay while we were away. I would definitely book with Carly again.
Carly was so kind and accommodating my two girls with high separation anxiety at last minute notice.
Carly made me feel as if I was leaving them with a good friend. She knew just how to handle their anxiety and that meant everything to me. They left her home happy and stress free. Thank you Carly!
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Everyone knows our attachment to our furbabies and how particular we are with their care. That we continue to bring them to Carly Sits For Dogs when we can't take them with us, says a lot. Carly and André and family are great. They treat Paddy and Yogi like family, so we don't have to worry about them. They take dog care seriously and have even remodeled their home and yard with a focus on incorporating the dogs into the family space in a safe and organized manner.
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Carly took great care of our dog, Baker. She sent messages everyday and even a couple of photos of Baker during his 5 day stay. When we returned Baker was one tired and happy dog. We will be using Carly again the next time we need a sitter. Thanks Carly!
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Carly is great! I've been bringing my dog to daycare with Carly for a few weeks now, and it's been a great experience. My dog tends to be very nervous when she's not with me, but after a few days with Carly, she seems right at home there! Carly's whole family is wonderful, her children are very gentle and respectful with the dogs. And Carly is super flexible if I ever need to stay at work a little late or drop my dog off a little earlier than usual. I highly recommend Carly for anyone looking for doggie daycare!
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Carly is so good to our dogs. While we hate to leave them, we know they are safe and loved at Carly's.
Carly, as usual, provided a safe and welcoming home for our two large dogs. They returned home exhausted from playing all day, which was good.
Our dog, Rudy, has stayed at Carly's several times. He loves going to her house and being with the other dogs. His last stay was 8 nights. He came back healthy and happy. We'll be going back again!
As usual, our puppies had a wonderful mini vacation of their own at Carly's home. This gave my daughter and I peace of mind when we traveled. It was only a short trip this time but got updates and quick texts to let us know what they were up to. Carly and her family are so caring, loving, patient and give great advice. We have two rescue 1 yr old fox terrier mix pups that are brother and sister. They each have a few issues and she understands them. I wish we had another trip planned so they can return. They love all their friends they meet and their tails don't stop wagging once they arrive. Highly recommend.
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We have been sending Stella, our kooky German shorthaired pointer, to Carly for over a year and cannot thank her enough for being there for us. We feel so lucky to have found someone as personable, reliable, and pleasant as Carly for when we are away or when we simply want a little extra play time for Stella during our work week. We’re moving away and here’s why we will sooo miss Carly Sits 4 Dogs:
- Stella politely sits, wagging, at Carly’s front door waiting to be let inside…Impressive for a dog that is never still!
- Carly gives Stella the chance to pursue all of her favorite activities: wrassling her doggy friends, barking out the window, biting the hose water, or cuddling in any available (or trying her luck with the unavailable) lap.
- When Stella comes home, she has to sleep off her visit for several hours before she’s recovered enough to renew her efforts in being the world’s #1 most energetic dog.
- Carly provides structure and calm at her house and is not afraid to be assertive when Stella loses her mind from the ecstasy and excitement of being a dog that we mere humans can’t understand. This has been great for Stella to learn healthy, normal ways to socialize.
- Carly is reliable, respectful, and a terrific communicator. She gets to “know” her doggy guests and we have come to rely on her for advice.
Thank you, Carly, for all the visits (especially the last-minute ones), fun pics, and hilarious stories. We’re going to miss Carly Sits 4 Dogs!!
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Carly and her family are simply the BEST!
My daughter and I went on a cruise to Mexico and she had our babies for 9 days! They are a handful but she knows exactly what to do. We were updated with pictures and even videos. So grateful to have found her, '
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All I can say is that Carly is GREAT!! One of our two dogs was extremely stressed out the first day and night with Carly. Carly could have easily said things are not working out and he needs picked up. However, she didn't. She patiently worked with him and made him comfortable. It made my trip much easier knowing she cared enough to work with him and not just throw in the towel. Are other dog had no issues and is happily sleeping off a week off fun and exercise. Thank you Carly and family for your dedication to my furry family.
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Carly is wonderful! Very inviting! We found her through king 5 best of western Washington and in the last month already have used her services twice(boarding) . She's is amazing and flexible and would recommend her. She was even able to fit him into a grooming with drop off and pick up . Our dog LOVES it there! Great great great experience !
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Joey is always excited to go to Carly's house! He knows he's going to have lots of playmates and a lot of fun. I always say that I will never go with anyone else but Carly. I trust that Joey is safe with her and her neighbors know that she watches dogs for a living so if one should happen to play Houdini, they know who to return them to. As always Carly, thanks for watching Joey! :)
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I can't even begin to say how grateful we are for Carly. My husband travels a lot and I work at an ungodly early hour so Carly picks Buddy up from my house and brings him to daycare. This helps NOT only me, but my children and my 9 year old Boston Terrier since Buddy is full of energy and enthusiasm. Carly's house offers him the outlet he needs. Her texts and videos sent to me offer the comfort I need to know my youngest fur child is happy. THANKS CARLY!!!
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Carly and her family are amazing. We had our little beagle Byron stay for vacation with her again, and we could not be more pleased. He is always happy there and well taken care of. We very much appreciate the picture updates she sends, and the car and attention she gives to each of the dogs' needs. We highly recommend Carly.
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Carly does a great job with our elderly Westie Mac that drags one leg and has to wear pants most of the time. He is well taken care of and we are care free when he is in her hands.
Buddy and Bianca always LOVE to go to Carly's. Buddy was so exhausted he could barely raise his head. Thanks for having them and your puppy den looks great!!!
Our 8 mo. old fox terrier mix puppies, Bella and Tucker stay overnight again last weekend and they have so much fun, and no worry for us. Carly and her family are AMAZING, so loving and Carly is so knowledgeable about dogs. Their home is so inviting, dog friendly, very respectful of each puppies needs. Bella is a shy one and a bit of a baby, she has her own place (her kitchen "condo") then there is Tucker who can't get enough of Tank and Penny. Carly keeps you updated with pictures and they will stay 9 days in Summer while we go on a longer vacation. Total trust in her, dogs feel it too. Highly recommend!!!! We live in Shoreline and travel to Federal Way, distance not an issue peace of mind is and we have it with Carly.
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Carly and her family are the best!! We are so fortunate to have them care for our dogs. I would highly recommend her.
Pawsome indeed! Buddy loves when Carly comes to get him for daycare. Because of my insanely early start time at work, Carly picks Buddy up for me and brings him home which makes this extraordinarily exhausted doggy mama very grateful! THANKS AGAIN.
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Poochini is a quiet sensitive ten year old Standard Poodle. Carly read him like a book and made him feel safe and secure. He also has seizures on occasion, which he did while he was there. She was wonderful with him and got him thew it with her tenderness and love. I feel so grateful to have such a thoughtful and caring person to take care him. Thank you Carly. Grace
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Carly takes great care of Rudy. He is always excited to go. She provides a safe and fun place for Rudy and the other dogs; he comes home exhausted from all of the fun times. I encourage other dog owners who need day care or boarding to contact Carly for a consultation and stay.
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My two little puppies, Tucker and Bella, are rescues and have huge issues with collars. Carly took the time to put on harnesses for us, even when she got bit multiple times (sorry Carly!). I would highly recommend Carly for any kind of dog, since she separates small or anxious dogs when they need a break. I live in Shoreline, so Federal Way is a long trip, but i'd go to her any day!!!
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Roxy was so happy to go back to Carly's and now after her day of play she is exhausted. Harriet did good for her first time being around other dogs that she does not know. We will be back! When our grandson found out the girls were going for day care, he wanted to go too!
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Carly was a HUGE help to me with helping arrange a last minute booking. She is great. My two pups had a blast there! She was super flexible with us and overall we had a top-notch experience with her. We will definitely be back!
Carly has been nothing short of amazing with my two dogs!! She treats them like they are her own. Her husband even spends time with my little one like it was his. This has been a great home away from home for my pups!!! Thanks Carly, Butters and Cali love ya!!
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This week was the first time we used Carly strictly for daycare rather than boarding. She came to my house, gave my Boston some lovin and then picked up my energetic 120+ lb Rottweiler for a day of play - daycare. I totally appreciate her willingness to transport my youngest fur child. He had a great day, came home fulfilled and got to socialize with other dogs including a potential girlfriend (Pearl, wink, wink) .... We will definitely use her again when my husband travels for work. THANK YOU Carly.
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This was Pipers first time staying and playing for the day any place. She was a happy dog when we dropped her off and she was a happy dog when we picked her up. Piper had so much fun she slept all day the next day. We will definitely be going back again.
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As always, Carly is awesome! I had her watch one of my dogs while I was gone for a week on vacation. I have been using her for a few years now and I wont use anyone else. Joey always has a blast with the other dogs when he stays with Carly.
Carly came to our rescue when business travel put a crimp in our style. Buddy got to spend the day with Tank and I got to have a worry-free day at work as my husband travelled. This could become a habit... Wink wink.
My Blue Healer loves to stay with Carly. I couldn't feel more comfortable leaving him with Carly and I know he is being well taken care of. It was a real score finding her.
Carly is an exceptional dog sitter ! Our dogs came home clean, happy and exhausted from playing. We are very pleased with the care the animals receive when with Carly and her family. We highly recommend her!! Thank you
The instant Murphy realized where he was the morning we arrived at Carly's, he was so excited!! His tail was wagging wildly and he could hardly wait to go in the front door. It made me very happy knowing he was happy!! Carly is knowledgable and wonderful with dogs. I don't worry about Murphy when he is at Carly's.
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I absolutely love Carly. Winston had a fabulous time! She shared videos and photographs of his stay during the whole time. It mfeel so comfortable knowing that he was in amazing hands! Thank you so much for taking so much time to teach me new puppy etiquette as well lol.I think you again so much for taking such good care of Winston.I have also shared with a dear friend of mine your services in case he needs you.
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We boarded our 2 pups with Carly about 6 months ago & they had a great time! Carly's home was super clean and her family was super dog friendly. Our older rescue has unfortunately become slightly dog aggressive & thats they ONLY reason we have not returned.
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Our Byron had a week long stay with Carly and her family. We received plenty of updates and pictures, and he appeared to be enjoying himself immensely. When we went to pick him up, she had already washed his bed and blankets. Very considerate. We could not be happier with Carly's services. Thanks Carly!
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Carly came through again and my dogs had a blast! Buddy had so much fun with Tank that he put himself in his crate for a nap as soon as we got home. He is so tired he can't lift his head! Bianca has formed a bond with Carly which is great. B crashed too! Thanks so much.
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I'm sorry; I thought I had reviewed this stay. Carly, as usual, is AWESOME! Our dogs are treated as family. Carly's home and yard are safe and fun for both the canines and humans in her and Andre's household. We don't leave our dogs often, but when we do, we leave them with Carly.
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Their home was welcoming and made us feel that our dogs would be right home. We enjoyed and appreciated the Facebook pictures that she sent us.
Carly provides an excellent environment for the dogs, and is very attentive to their needs. For worried parents, she also gives periodic updates on your dogs experience throughout the day. She is recommended.
Our dog had so much fun playing with all the other dogs. I would definitely go back! She came back tired and ready for bed and she seemed disappointed that she had to leave so soon.
The best the best the best person/family to leave my dog with!!!
Our experience with Carly and her family has been excellent. My little beagle Byron is pretty shy when it comes to daycare, and she understood that he needed a little time to warm up to the new people, place, and other dogs. As such, she went out of her way to make him comfortable and accepted with the new group, giving him plenty of personal attention and love. He loves his daycare, more so than any other we have tried, and for once I don't feel like I have to worry about how he's doing, both physically and emotionally. I would recommend Carly to anyone looking for a great experience for their dogs!
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Carly and her family are AMAZING!!!! My german shephard goes there everyday and on occasions has been boarded over night. I am overly protective of my dog and wont even leave her with my own family...BUT Carly and her family are so good with my dog that I dont even worry for a minute. It really feels like she has two familys (one with me and one at Carly's house). She gets to play all day with other dogs, can go out in the fresh air (her husband even takes her jogging), the kids play with her and when I pick her up she is happy and exhausted from the day of fun.
There is no place else on this earth that I would rather take my dog. Seriously it is the best place for your dog to spend the day and or night.
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Things we like about taking Stella, our energetic, clingy German shorthaired pointer, to Carly's:
--Stella wags when she knows we're going to Carly's house and always comes home happy and tired. This reassures us that our dog is with a human and other dogs she enjoys and respects!
--Carly is good at “reading” dogs and we feel she is in control of all under her care. She’s noticed that Stella likes to cuddle and she (or her kids!) are always happy to provide a lap and lots of love.
--We like that Stella spends the day socializing and having supervised, positive interactions with other dogs. Since we started sending her to Carly’s for daycare one day a week, we have seen improvements in Stella’s confidence when interacting with new dogs at the dog park!
--Carly has been very flexible and accommodating for our changing schedules and has even on occasion accommodated last minute bookings or cancellations. Additionally, she is always prompt when replying to DogVacay or text messages.
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Carly (and her family) is just awesome! Our dogs are treated like family with her. We've had them with her a few times now; and while we hate leaving them, we know they are well taken care of with Carly. And, thanks to Andre' for taking them for walks.
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Carly very courageously took my Rottweiler AND two very needy Boston Terriers for an over night stay. The Rott is a 110 lb puppy with tons of energy, the female boston suffers from separation anxiety and the male boston has a whole list of issues, not to mention the fact that he had just had surgery to remove a fatty tumor. They couldn't have been in any better hands! I felt totally comfortable that all three would be well cared for and loved! THANK YOU!
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Carly was so great, accomodating us at the last minute!! We felt very comfortable leaving Sammy in her great care. We will definitely use her again.
This was our 2nd time using Carly for our dogsitting needs, and again we were SO pleased! We were gone for 10 days, and Carly took amazing care of our 2 girls. They love the house, the company of the other dogs and the love from Carly and her children. Carly took special care of my dog with an eye condition that requires regular cleaning and medicine. It is so wonderful to know my girls are in such caring and good hands when we are gone. We are extremely happy we found Carly!
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My family consists of myself, my husband, my 2 sons and my 2 female dogs. We recently moved to WA from all our family and friends in CO. This was a big problem when we decided to take an 8 day vacation to Disneyland. We had nobody to watch our 'girls.' I found Carly on the dogvacay site, and set up a meet and greet. My dogs are not use to being around other dogs, but the meeting went very well. So we left the girls with Carly, and we could not be happier! Her house is set up great for all the dogs. She and her family are SO amazing with them! Carly is very kind and gentle, and gave them the love and care I would. One of my dogs has an eye condition that requires daily maintenance. Carly did an amazing job with this as well. She sent pics and updates while we were on vacation letting us know they were happy and well. I cannot stress how great it was to know that my girls were in such good hands while we were away! I will definitely be using Carly again :).
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Carly is absolutely (P)awesome! I don't know how she juggles a family and a houseful of dogs. I would go nuts. Her whole family must be awesome. Our dogs even participated in "show and tell" at her kids' elementary school on their last visit. We always get pictures and updates from Carly while we are away. Our large goldendoodle and giant Irish Wolfhound have a home away from home with Carly.
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Sherman had a blast and was a very tired puppy.
Our Midas returned home to us happy, healthy, smiling, and obviously loved during our time away. We've finally found his home away from home on the occasions he can't travel with us!
Carly and her family are the best! They are very considerate and welcoming to the dogs!
This was my Zorro's first time to be with Carly, however, my Ziggy's second time. Zorro is very temperamental and I was a bit nervous about leaving him. He did great with the family! Carly knew to give him space and he came around in a couple of hours! He also needed supplements and Carly was great about making sure he received them.
I highly recommend Carly and her family for taking care of your dogs. Her home is adapted for dogs and her backyard is large enough to provide the dogs some space! The dogs are given a home atmosphere just like at their own home!
Thank you Carly and family for all you do!
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As always, Carly did an amazing job watching my dog while I was on vacation. He had lots of fun playing and running around with the other dogs.
Roxy had another fun visit at Carly's. She came home exhausted and slept for 2 days!!!! Thanks for being able to take her on such short notice.
Such a good experience. I needed to leave town last minute and really early in the morning. Carly agreed to pick up my pup from my house and took care of her overnight. Of course I was worried as this was my first time leaving my dog overnight but Carly sent me photos and videos when she picked her up. Such a relief!! Thanks Carly!
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We were very pleased with Carly and her doggy services. Had a good doggy interview a couple days before we left. We can see she is a pack leader and knows how to take control of her space with the dogs. We were able to take a vacation without being concerned about our dogs even the older one with extra care needs. We will be coming back here again.
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Thank you for taking good care of the dogs. We are grateful to have met you. Not many people are comfortable taking care of large dogs. Thanks for sending the photo's. It does give you reassurance that everything is going well.
Carly and her family are awesome! The dogs were well cared for and were quite relaxed the day we picked them up. Carly is confident, conscientious and truly loves the animals. I highly recommend her.
Our Dogs had a great time. I think they were on vacation while we were on vacation. Thanks for taking care of our two dogs and making us feel at peace that our pets were happy and loved.
I can't imagine any pup not feeling immediately at home! We feel so fortunate to have found a "home away from home" for our Golden!
Blaise had a great day. She came home worn out and happy.
Carly provided the extra time and support to make sure I was comfortable leaving Blaise overnight for the first time. The grooming appointment was a wonderful bonus. She's beautiful and all that nasty undercoat is gone.

Blaise was comfortable, well cared for and given the time and attention needed. I came home to a dog just happy to settle back into her everyday routine. Perfect.
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Blaise had a great first experience with Carly. Carly gave her the extra time and attention necessary to make her feel comfortable in a new environment.
Just like last time Carly was great! Took excellent care of Rusty. He had special medication needs and actually came out of Carly's house much better than he went in.
Carly was great! Already booked her for another weekend. She was super friendly and knowledgeable (she actually noticed something wrong with Rusty that I hadn't even seen) and her house is amazing for dogs.
We had no worries in leaving our Roxy with Carly. She clearly loves animals and is very friendly. We felt extremely comfortable in leaving our pup with her and her family. She even posted pics online so that we could see how our Roxy was doing during her stay. She’s awesome, we recommend Carly and will book with her again.
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Carly is very comfortable with both our dogs. Our Shepard can be a handful yet Carly handled her with confidence and ease. Carly is responsible, friendly and a true animal lover!
My experience with Carly and DogVacay was absolutely wonderful! The website makes it easy to locate and research different doggy daycare hosts. They also have a support line that quickly answered all my questions with a real actual person and helped me when, at the last minute, I couldn't quite find the location.

We needed a last minute dog sitter for our 35lb mutt Rambo and Carly provided a perfect solution to our problem. The house and yard were beautiful and well kept. Carly and her family were very warm, helpful, and very knowledgeable about pet care. She is completely prepared to help dogs feel safe and welcome in a new environment as well as equipped to handle any obstacles that may occur.... like excessive territory marking!

I felt very comfortable leaving Rambo there, and when we picked him up he was almost sad to leave the new friends he made.

Thanks Carly!
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We really feel comfortable leaving our dog with Carly and her family. They take wonderful care of all the dogs and help them feel at home while you are away. Carly takes a bunch of photos and sends them to you or posts them on Facebook so you know your pup is in good hands.
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Carly is fabulous! She is a natural with dogs. We were fortunate to find her while visiting Seattle on vacation as we were unable to bring our little guy into the water park with us.

Carly and her husband (and their own family, including their family of dogs and other canine guests) took such great care of our little guy. They welcomed him into their home and he fit right in!

I would highly recommend Carly if you are in need of a loving and caring pet sitter!
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Jade has found her favorite vacation spot....Carly's place!!!!!! I will continue to take my Jade to Carly every time I travel. Once again I left town and had no question or worry about the how my dog would be taken care of while I was away. I know Jade is happy and treated like a part of the family when she visits Carly's and that is the piece of mind you can't put a price on!...Not to mention, my daughter and I love to visit the resident dogs each time we drop Jade off too, they are so cute!!!! Thank you Carly for taking care of our Jade once again, we are making reservations again real soon for her next stay :-).
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Carly was great! She is warm and affectionate and it was obvious that our four-year old Pomeranian, Oakley, immediately felt comfortable and right at home. She is also very knowledgeable in terms of helpful routines, good health practices, correcting undesirable behaviors, etc. I would definitely recommend Carly!
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We love Carly and her family and our dogs Halo and Kona spend time at her house on a regular basis. She is super and they love her as we do! She takes special care to make sure all the dogs are comfortable and tends to their needs.
We were visiting our granddaughter in the Auburn, Washington area and needed someone to care for our 14-1/2 year old toy poodle during the day while we visited the sites of Seattle since the weather was unusually warm. I stumbled onto the Dogvacay website while surfing around for doggie daycare and after talking with Carly on the phone and reading reviews from others I felt quite comfortable leaving my "baby" with her. She has gone to great lengths to make sure her yard and house provide a secure environment for her guests. Carly's location near the I-5 freeway made it very convenient to drop off our dog en route to Seattle from Auburn. It couldn't have been more convenient and Carly was so very accommodating of our schedule allowing us to leave our dog with her late into the evening so we could watch the sunset from the Space Needle. I would have no hesitation in leaving my dog with her in the future. Thank you, Carly, for providing this service and taking such good care of Abby.
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Carly is Awesome! Snoopy loves going over to paly.
I am so glad I found Carly on the Dog Vacay site. All of the previous reviews for Carly made it easy to choose Carly.

From the beginning Carly was great with our two little dogs. She wasn't concerned about Spike's barking and was confident they would get along fine with the other dogs. Because of her confidence, I felt good about leaving my dogs with her.

I met her family on the initial meeting. I was so glad to see how good her kids and her husband were with the dogs. They all clearly love dogs.

I wanted to find a place where my dogs were part of a family environment, similar to home, and that's exactly what I found with Carly and her family.

Thank you Carly for taking my dogs on your birthday weekend. It was much appreciated. I look forward to using your service again for our next vacation.
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Carly did such an amazing job with my dog. I had never had to board my dog before and I was nervous. I appreciated Carly's caring and loving attitude with all her "guests". I will recommend her to all my friends and definitely leave my little Coco with her again.
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I really appreciate Carly's flexibility and willingness to work with Lily. She keeps in contact with me, as needed, and makes sure that I feel comfortable about Lily's situation, without compromising the care she gives her other visitors.

I highly recommend her and know that I will go to her again!
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Thank you for taking my boys in on short notice and your effort to locate, get him back and for calling me when one slipped out!
Carly was fabulous as always!!!! Cooper has suck fun with her and her family that I think the dog is getting his own special kind of vacation.
Carly is fantastic!! I have 2 dogs one of which is a larger dog and when looking I could not find a place that would babysit them without putting them in a crate or kennel or let them be together. Carly did so much more than that! She took my boys in to her home like they were family! My dogs felt right at home with her family, they got daily walks, a big yard to run around in, other dogs to play with and she even has an area gated off for them to go eat and be alone when they want a little quiet time to them selves. Just a great place I would never take my dogs anywhere else!
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I was very impressed with both Carly and her husband Andre, how they both are so involved in the care of the dogs. I was hesitant to leave my pup, since I had only had him just over a month. He is 6 months old and we were still adjusting as I have another dog as well.
Ziggy was a bit shy at the first visit, but when I dropped him off for his stay, he felt a bit more comfortable.
Carly was great to keep me posted of how Ziggy was doing. She sent pictures, text messages and videos, which put my mind at ease.
Ziggy was excited to see me and my other dog and they both were asleep right beside after we got home!
I highly recommend Carly and her family for dog sitting. She is very knowledgeable and certainly helps the humans feel comfortable leaving their dogs.
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This was my first time leaving my 12 year old Lab with anyone other than family and I was very nervous until I met Carly. She made us and Jade feel welcome and at ease from the moment we arrived. Carly sent me pictures of Jade while we were away, Jade looked so happy and content it allowed me to enjoy myself without worry. Thank you Carly and family for taking care of our precious Jade Bug, she can't wait to visit again :-)
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Carly is GREAT!
We would and will highly recommend Carly to our family and friends. We would like to thank all the other dog parents who left their pups with Carly for their positive reviews, as that was the reason we chose Carly to watch our new puppy Roxy, and we were not disappointed. We had Roxy go over for 2 daily visits, prior to our week long vacation, and she loved it, and came home exhausted each time. We really appreciated the pictures and updates on Roxy while we were gone, and looked forward to checking our email to see how she was doing. Carly and her family treat all the dogs as if they were their own, Roxy even got to snuggle with them at night before she went to sleep, which is part of her routine at home. Carly instinctively knew this as I forgot to tell her that was how we got her to sleep at night. Carly was quick to respond on our requests through dogvacay, and even if she shows she if full, send her a message to see if she can fit your puppy in. We will be leaving Roxy in her care again not only for vacations and piece of mind, but also for the socialization of our puppy.
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Always a pleasure to have you watch our dogs. Thanks So Much!!!! A++++++++++++++ Service!!
Carly was just great with the dogs. They played hard, ate well and had a good time with other dogs. Carly sent photo's so we didn't miss them too much. I will book her again on our next trip.
Carly: She is a gracious dog lover! I felt very comfortable leaving Millie with her. Millie is a high energy dog and Carly handled her quite well. Millie was exhausted when she got home. A great play day, I suppose.
Plan to see Carly on a regular basis for play and confidence building for Millie.
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The second time Lily has been with Carly and I already feel very comfortable and trust that Carly is trying her best to help Lily socialize more and become a "friendlier" friend. => THANKS!
I was so happy to see Lily after a five hour drive and Carly was incredibly understanding about us picking her up late. Lily was happy, playful, looked good, had her nails trimmed, and all-around satisfied! Carly even sent a pic which made me happy and comfortable with her. Highly recommend!!
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Carly and her whole family were amazing with my 3 large breed puppies. ( 2 labs and a Saint Bernard) she went above and beyond my expectations for the boarding. She treated them like her own and gave them so much extra attention, care, and love that I would recommend her services for anyones short term or long term needs. She had my pups 11 days and I did not worry one bit. She even sent me pics and updates while on vacation (which I appreciated greatly) Thank you! Thank you! Thank you.! We will be using her services again. :) Thanks- The Smith Family
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This was our first time leaving our (rather spoiled) golden retriever with someone she doesn't know. Carly put us all at ease. She is kind and professional and above all else, a dog lover! Her home is set up in a way that dogs have plenty of room to roam and socialize. Honey enjoyed her weekend at Carly's and was nice and tired when we picked her up. We would recommend Carly to our friends and we plan to use her services again!
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Carly was really great with my Lily and worked with her to help her become comfortable and socialize with other dogs. I appreciate her patience with her and willingness to try different things to help my Lily. I look forward to daycare! Thanks!!!
Carly was just great with my dog Coco, she made her feel welcome and I loved receiving the photo's while I was gone. I would highly recommend her. I'm looking forward to or next stay with Carly.
Snoopy had a great time!
Carly made sure Daphne had an awesome first experience in her home! She was so well-cared for...I couldn't be happier with her care! I would highly recommend Carly to anyone who loves their dog as much as I do!
Great caring person, Carly and her family are the best, Snoopy seemed to enjoy himself, they made him feel right at home.
Another 10 trip for us while Stella was at Carly's. This time Carly took her to the beach! Black lab + water= heaven. Carly even posted a video of it on her fb page so we could see all the fun :) afterward she gave her a bath and Stella has never been so clean or soft it was amazing! Carly really goes above and beyond every time Stella stays there.
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Carly is awesome! We've left Sammy with her twice for four-day stays and three times for day stays. The dogs are never left alone, the house is set up for their comfort and the property is safe. Sammy is a very active "social butterfly", so we worry about him annoying his hosts and fellow vacationers; but he does so well that our only concern is that he won't want to come home. Carly really goes the extra mile to assure that her guests are happy and well cared for. For this last visit, she even sent us a video of Sammy on a field trip to the beach. Carly's three children and husband also seem to like the dogs and participate in the fun. Their place is truly a home away from home - only with more friends.
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Carly saves the day!!!
Ok, so hubby and I are at the hospital for the scheduled C-section of our second child. Everything is taken care of and we are ready for go-time. Our first born is at a sleepover, bags are packed and the car seat is ready to take our new passenger home. It's 10:30pm and we realize our dog is home alone and we aren't going to be released for another day. I called Carly at 10:30pm when she should be fast asleep and she happily agrees to keep our dog until we get home from the hospital. Hubby drops the dog at Carly's a little before midnight and he is soon back at my side to help with our new son.
Carly, thank you so much for the very last minute support our family so desperately needed!!!
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Rudy thoroughly enjoyed being at Carly's house. He had so much fun. Carly does a great job taking care of Rudy and the other dogs. They are safe, they are exercised, and they are overall well cared for. In fact, Rudy always comes back better mannered than when he left! I absolutely recommend Carly.
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Carly is a wonderful dog sitter. She loves all the dogs she takes care of and is really flexible with our schedule. She has a wonderful house and her children love dogs as much as she does. They all give our dogs snuggles and treat them like family. I would recommend Carly to anyone looking for a home away from home for your pet! Just an awesome experience!
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Carly and her family were great. Cookie and Cooper were well taken care of and pampered as if they were part of the family. Carly kept me informed about their day and sent photos to assure me my babies were doing great.

I highly recommend Carly to anyone. My dogs came home happy and pooped from all the excitement. Thanks again, Carly!
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Carly is great with our 14 month old Halo and our new 3 month old Kona. She works with the dogs and if there are any issues, like lack of confidence, shyness, etc she is really good. The Lenoir's household is Halo and Kona's home away from home. :) Love Carly and her family.
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Carly and her family are wonderful!!! Short story: Carly has a very calm and pleasant personality, and was able to control the multiple dogs with ease - I never felt like she was overwhelmed by the chaos of multiple dogs and children. She takes the time to get to know your dogs, and time for her dogs to get to know yours. For the long story, read on:

My dogs:
I have two dogs, and I'm home with them and my toddler most of the time, so they are very protective of their family and used to our day-to-day routine. They are very friendly, but they like to bark when it comes to establishing dominance around any other dogs... or people... or birds... or trees... or the wind :)

The situation:
I had to go out of town for a family emergency, and had no one to care for my two dogs - a day and a half before flying out of state. I contacted Carly on a Friday morning, asking to do a meet and greet with our dogs and hers. She contacted me back within hours of my request, and was super flexible with meeting up the very same day.

The meet-and-greet:
First, the porch is set up perfectly for dogs, with child-proofing gates and welcoming entry way. Carly came outside to meet my dogs, and took her time to let them feel comfortable with her before taking us inside to then meet her dogs and family. In true form, my dogs continued to bark at everything, but Carly was very calm and I knew she felt comfortable and in control of all of the dogs, which absolutely put me at ease. The house is like a dog paradise (read, dog-proofed), and the backyard is perfect both for dogs that like a little space to explore, and dogs who don't want to venture out too far to do their business. Over the next HOUR we let the dogs get to know each other, and though my dogs were still barking a little when we left, I knew that they were more comfortable with the situation, which helped me feel a million times better. I didn't realize how much time we spent until I was leaving, but never felt like I was being rushed out. It set me very much at ease.

The vacay:
Of course, leaving for the airport can be hectic, and with so many people/animals to get ready this time was no exception. Carly was great - though we got to her house later than expected, we got the dogs and their things inside quickly, and she sent me on my way. Since she had already met the dogs, she knew how best to get them inside and settled without drawing out the process, which let us get back on the road without delay. Over the next few days, she sent pictures and updates and I could see that the dogs were comfortable and happy.

The return:
When I came to pick up the dogs, I was amazed at how quiet they were! :) Carly filled me in on the other things that had gone on while they were there, and even gave me some tips on how to work with them on their barking and dominance once we returned home.

Bottom line:
Carly and her family were wonderful to work with, and I will absolutely work with them again when I need someone to watch my dogs!!
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This was the second time Colby stayed with Carly (his friend Sagan joined him too), but for an entire weekend this time rather than just a day.

It was nice not having to worry about Colby at all, and the images Carly sends us throughout the stay reassure us he is having a good time.

When we picked Colby (and Sagan) up on Sunday evening, they were happy to see us. When they got home, they laid down, fell asleep and didn't get up until the next morning. I haven't seen either of them that tired in a long time!
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This host is good for those that have low maintenance pups.
Another great stay for Mila with Carli and her family! Mila had fun with her new friends and she came home exhausted from all the playing! Thanks again!
After having a really bad experience with pet ponderosa and not wanting to fly our dog across the country again we HAD to find something for our black lab where she and we wouldn't be traumatized. We saw that Carly had great reviews and tons of pictures so we contacted her. We did a trial daycare day and Stella did well, so then the real test of going home to NJ came around.

We were gone 10 days, a long time for dogs to be away from their family and vice versa. We got SO many pictures of Stella while we were gone and it gave us so much piece of mind. She looked so happy, and stress free. When we picked her up she was her normal self. No blood shot eyes from stress, no weird behavior- just her happy Labrador self. (This was a complete 180 compared to leaving her at the kennel for a week, it took TWO months for her to get back to normal.)

As for Carly and her family. They are wonderful. Carly is super upbeat, friendly and always positive. She was very understanding of Stella who unfortunately did not, at all, get the concept of the doggie door :/ and turned the incident into a positive.

We would never hesitate bringing stella back to Carly, she'll now be our go to dog sitter. Thanks again Carly! -Lindsey and Dan
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Romeo just had his first stay with Carly and it was a great experience. Carly provided updates and pictures that let us know how well he was doing which let us relax and enjoy our down time. We won't hesitate to bring him back for amother one nighter or our next vacation...Carly is the best!!! Thank you for taking such good care of our family dog.
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Mila had a great stay while we were on our vacation! We were very happy with our choice of Carly and her family. We were a little nervous since we've only had Mila (our rescue boxer) for a few weeks, but we were put at ease after the meet-and-greet. The pictures we received were great...we will use Carly again!
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Carly and her family treated Sammy like family. They were great! He had plenty of activity with her dogs and fellow vacationers. I'll be bringing Sammy back to Carly when needed.
Carly and her husband Andre are both very nice. They have a large space that is very neat. All of the dogs get along very well. Carly goes the extra mile for anxious parents by regularly posting pictures of the dogs. She even sent me a video of our puppy playing on his first day there.
Highly recommended.
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Carly was wonderful! I have never had my boys away from home before and was very reluctant to find someone to sit them but had no choice. When looking around I could not find a place that would not split up my boys due to there size (Dane and Shitsu) or that would not stick them in a kennel and leave them. I was recommended Carly through a friend and she welcomed my boys into her home and they had a wonderful time. She sent me pictures and updates which made this worrying momma very happy and put my mind at ease. I highly recommend Carly sits for dogs to anyone that needs a sitter and she will defiantly be the only one that I will have watch my boys in the future!
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Sammy had a daycare stay with Carly today as a trial run for a longer stay in the near future. (We have never left him overnight before and want him to be comfortable and not feel abandoned.) Well, he certainly had fun at Carly's today. My husband said that Sammy didn't even notice him leaving, Sammy being so engrossed in greeting everyone. He had other dogs to play with and was well cared for. Thanks Carly!
Carly seems to really love dogs. We'll leave Sammy there during our trip on which he can't join us.
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This was my 2nd time using Carly (Sits 4 Dogs) and even after my first visit I will continue to use only her. She's awesome! I know that I'm leaving my dog in the hands of someone who will care for him while I'm on vacation. Plus, Joey is always excited to see his play buddies whenever he's at her house! She's doggy-proofed the outside of her house to ensure that the dogs can't escape. Highly recommend using Carly! :)
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Carly and her family are super nice and she definitely has the passion for animals and takes awesome care of all the dogs. She took care of our german shepard pup Halo for a week and it was great knowing she was in good hands!! She was treated just like she was their own dog. We are going to be life long friends and a great sitter for Halo and any other dog we have. We also are going to do doggy daycare with her too. I would highly recommend her!!
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Carly if I could give you more stars I would!!!! Cooper has never been more happy.... Thank you for helping make my vacation worry free ;)
Carly was extremely accommodating towards my last-minute, somewhat unknown plans of being out of town on a Saturday. She let me drop our pup off 15 minutes earlier than I had expected (at 6:45 AM, and I was 5 minutes early!), and when I ended up getting back much later than expected, picked up the conversation with my wife to get the dog picked up.

She sent us a couple of pictures throughout the day, and from what I could tell Colby was having a blast with 3 other dogs and her 3 young children. He got home and slept-in the next morning, then moped around the house all day Sunday (probably because he was bored and missed his new friends).

My wife and I are glad to have found a new sitter for Colby whom we trust and feel comfortable leaving him with!
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Another great spontaneous drop-off daycare day for my pooches and another stress free day of concert going for us!
I so loved the piece of mind you provided while we were on vacation and Blue and Puppy returned home and slept like rocks! Obviously a good time was had by all! And I am especially loving the drop-in feature of daycare. A few hours here and there when unexpected scheduling needs arise means so much to Blue's energetic needs. You are a Godsend!
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Rudy Roy, our Springerdoodle, stayed with Carly and her family while we were on vacation. He loved it! He is a social dog and he loved being in a home with kids. Carly is the best!
Carly and family Thank you so much for keeping our pooch Jack while we were away, He loved playing with his new friends Penny and Buddy and of coarse the kids !!! I can't wait to plan our next get away :) It is great having a place to take him were I know he is safe and Happy Thank you Again :)
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