Carmen & Abel's Dog Resort

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Carmen B.

45 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
$28/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Carmen's Resident Pets

Cleopatra
German Shepherd Dog
Female
1 yr 8 mo old
Shelby
Labrador Retriever
Female
2 yr 0 mo old
Álvaro
German Shepherd Dog
Male
0 yr 10 mo old

Carmen's House

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

About Carmen

7 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
FLEXIBLE, AND RELIABLE!

Hello everyone,

Welcome to Carmen & Abel's Doghouse we have recently devoted ourselves 100% to being the best dog sitters on DogVacay. Abel takes on caring for your pet as a full time job and I when I come home from work I help Abel care for your furry friends. Your pet will only be unsupervised (sometimes) up to but no longer than 3-4 hours if unless we have to run an errand or get groceries. This is a perfect place to leave your furry friend that has separation anxiety since they're is always someone home. We have experience with dogs 7 years. We own dogs of our own and understand how nerve wrecking it can be to leave your pet with a complete stranger.

We are here to gain your trust, ensure your dog is comfortable and has the a great time as well. We will also provide pictures of your pup during their stay. Although we are not professionals we will try to capture some quality memories and provide them each day.

Our dogs are super friendly but if you would to keep your dog separate due to age and personal preference for a more comfortable stay it is not a problem. Our dogs are kept in kennels in their room over night and are let outside during the day for playtime and restroom as part of their daily routine. Your pet is allowed to roam the house as to what they are accustomed as if they were in their own home and are allowed on furniture as long as you allow it.

Please note at any given time we can have up to 4 guests at a time if booked especially during the holidays, If you feel more comfortable we can make accommodations such as your pet being separate from others or paying a higher rate to only have your pet over night in our home . We have multiple rooms in our home to separate each guest if needed and for feeding! Abel is always home to help with meet and greets during the day, Pick up & Drop offs, feeding, and potty/playtime breaks.

How great is it to know your pet is in of two sitters for the price of 1! We are very flexible with Meet & Greets and Pick up & Drop off times. We have a large secure yard for all types of dogs to enjoy, whether your furry friend is considered tiny, small, big, or huge. We also accept any dogs with special needs and have experience with different dog personalities.

We strongly recommend your pet is on flea prevention provided by your vet. Over the counter prevention is not as effective! Our pets are on preventatives and yard is sprayed as well. Our area is surrounded by the woods and have caught sight of deer(very rare) but we do recommend oral treatments such as Trifexis and Bravecto.

Please message us if you have any questions or are interested in booking

We hope to hear from you soon!

Last minute bookings are welcomed! :)

If calendar states that we are booked and show were unavailable please message us and we are able to book you based on our availability and case by case!
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Contact Carmen
Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Carmen B.

45 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
$28/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 5, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Carmen's Home
$28 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Daycare At Carmen's Home
$18 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$16 /half-hour
$21 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Home Visits
$16 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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45 Reviews
Able and Carmen are always so caring and understanding with Brandee. They send me pictures of her through out her stay with them. They tell me when she has made a new friend. I would tell anyone that these two have the love and patience to be the best sitter for that furry family member.
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Very flexible and kind, but we are not sure their space is suitable for our large dog who has lots of energy. We are thankful for their care and trust them, but will look for a better fit space-wise next time. If you have a small to medium sized dog, I think this would be a great option for you, especially considering how flexible and understanding they are!
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happy dog dropped off and picked up a happy smarter dog....I am glad they give her training while she is with them.
Carmen was great! Folle can back happy and exhausted from a full weekend of fun. It was the first time I'd used dog vacay and was very nervous. I picked someone with lots of reviews and repeat customers and that's why I'm writing this, because this was a great experience! Folle stayed with Carmen for 4nights and Carmen also came to my house to feed my cats. All 3 were happy animals upon my return. Thanks Carmen!
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Carmen and her husband were awesome. This was a last minute reservation where we provided very few details on drop off and pickup. They rolled with the punches and came through like champs, last minute or otherwise, highly recommended.
I was so nervous about leaving Julia with someone I didn't know. Carmen was great, sent pics daily and it is clear she took great care of Julia. She treated Julia like she was one of her own pets and I very much appreciate that. Will definitely book with them again. Very flexible and responsive!
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very kind and prepared for our pups arrival
Carmen and Abel are awesome! Provide frequent updates and my dog couldn't have been happier when he arrived home. Highly suggest to all! Thank you both!
Fantastic as always! Rosie always comes back from Carmen's better behaved than when she left!
I'm behind on my reviews... making them all up now for our many repeat visits! Always 5 stars! Carmen is always so accommodating and great. Rosie loves coming here!
Rosie always comes back from Carmen's happy and relaxed. Carmen is great about sending photos and updates. Rosie makes new friends and loves her visits!
Carmen and Abel are always awesome. Rosie loves staying with them!
Fantastic! My boys always come back happy and excited.
Very good with my huge puppy. I felt very comfortable in feeling my pup would be in good hands, they were careful especially since my pup had never been around other dogs before. Will def use of their services if I go out of town again. Kept me informed all the way with daily messages and pics of my pup. Thanks Carmen and Abel. ??
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Very flexible and easy to work with!
Could not thank Carmen and Abel enough! They took care of my baby and sent pictures and updates throughout the day. We will definitely be seeing them again!
I am beyond pleased with Carmen. She sent daily photos and videos of our puppies. She stayed at our home so that we knew they would have time play and be in an environment they were comfortable with. Carmen took care of our 4 dogs with ease. she loved on them like we would and kept our home clean and tidy. we will be using her services again.
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Excellent! Carmen was very friendly upon arrival. My dog Bradley is extremely hyper and playful. Carmen assured me Bradley would be fine. Carmen sent updates and pictures during the stay. I would highly recommend her...
Accepted our reservation on short notice and were accomodating to our schedule. Very nice people and Charlie was great. Thank you.
Carmen is a fantastic sitter. She has wonderful facilities and my dog, Starbuck, was extremely happy staying with her - even a bit reluctant to leave which is unheard of for Starbuck which tells me they had a wonderful time together. I trust her without reservation. I will certainly book her in the future when I need dog sitting in Dallas. A+ #1 recommendation!!
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Carmen is a fantastic sitter. She has wonderful facilities and my dog, Starbuck, was extremely happy staying with her - even a bit reluctant to leave which is unheard of for Starbuck which tells me they had a wonderful time together. I trust her without reservation. I will certainly book her in the future when I need dog sitting in Dallas. A+ #1 recommendation!!
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Carmen is a fantastic sitter. She has wonderful facilities and my dog, Starbuck, was extremely happy staying with her - even a bit reluctant to leave which is unheard of for Starbuck which tells me they had a wonderful time together. I trust her without reservation. I will certainly book her in the future when I need dog sitting in Dallas. A+ #1 recommendation!!
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Carmen is a fantastic sitter. She has wonderful facilities and my dog, Starbuck, was extremely happy staying with her - even a bit reluctant to leave which is unheard of for Starbuck which tells me they had a wonderful time together. I trust her without reservation. I will certainly book her in the future when I need dog sitting in Dallas. A+ #1 recommendation!!
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Carmen is a fantastic sitter. She has wonderful facilities and my dog, Starbuck, was extremely happy staying with her - even a bit reluctant to leave which is unheard of for Starbuck which tells me they had a wonderful time together. I trust her without reservation. I will certainly book her in the future when I need dog sitting in Dallas. A+ #1 recommendation!!
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Carmen is a fantastic sitter. She has wonderful facilities and my dog, Starbuck, was extremely happy staying with her - even a bit reluctant to leave which is unheard of for Starbuck which tells me they had a wonderful time together. I trust her without reservation. I will certainly book her in the future when I need dog sitting in Dallas. A+ #1 recommendation!!
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Wonderful experience and my pup was so happy and relaxed when I picked him up! Would be my number one choice every time if her spot was a little closer to my house.
Carmen and her husband are very nice people and obviously love dogs, but overall we felt they were unorganized and ill-prepared which led us to be a bit uneasy about our pup's stay. We were aware that there were 4 resident dogs at the house, and we were very excited for our pup to play with them, but it was not communicated at any point that there would be 10+ dogs alone upon our arrival.

They were flexible about pickup and drop off (and were able to accept our reservation last minute which was a lifesaver because our other plans fell through), but no one was home when we arrived at the agreed upon time and at pickup they had misplaced his pinch collar. We know they felt bad and they gave us $20 to compensate, but it was clear from them handing us 2 wrong leashes at pickup that they were not organized with what items belong to which pup, especially given the number of pups in their care.

1/2 of the food we dropped off (measured out by day) was returned to us. This could be due to him not eating all his food at each meal, but the allergic reaction he's having leads us to believe he may have eaten a different food instead (he's allergic to grains which is why we brought special food).

They are really sweet people and we know our pup had a fun time playing with all the other dogs there! But overall they were seemingly overwhelmed, so I wouldn't suggest them to watch your pup if he/she needs any special attention given how many dogs they watch at one time.
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Dogs looked like they had fun and was well taken c'are of. Carmen is very pleasant and a great communicator. Provided photos and updates during the the 3 day stay. I will use her in the future
Carmen is amazing! She took great care of Coco. My dog loves her, and does not want to leave when I go to pick him up. I would highly recommend her
great
Carmen watched my pup Nona for over 1/2 a month for me while I was waiting to move into my house. She was so accommodating and took great care of her. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing a sitter!
Carmen is amazing! She took great care of my pup Nona and would highly recommend her!
Carmen was amazing and super accommodating to my needs and the needs of my pup Nona. She took great care of her. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Fast booking and response. Lots of pictures of my snouts stay. Would use again!
Carmen was a great host to a first time dog vacay user like my dog Daisy and I. Daisy sometimes takes a while to warm up to people and her household was understanding of that and was a welcoming place for Daisy. She sent updates daily, and was flexible when I had to bring her a day early and readjusted my rate to accommodate my needs. I would recommend Carmen to any dog lover in the area.
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Carmen kept me so calm when I left my pup alone for the first time! She updated me whenever I asked & helped with my pup's allergies. Loved the pics I got as well
Carmen really did a great job with both my dogs, they were really in good spirits and well taken care of. I especially liked that she sent photos of my two dogs lounging around the house, clearly they felt very comfortable. I would definitely recommend her in to anyone.

Thank you!!
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Carmen was very friendly and great with my dog. She always kept me up to date and will be using her in the future for all my pet-sitting needs. Thanks again Carmen! Keep up the great work! She is also fast to respond to any questions/concerns one may have.
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Carmen was AMAZING! Her and her family truly understand dog behavior AND human behavior (i.e. customer service!) Their prices are seriously TOO low for the quality of care they provide. My dog, Rosie, is a pit bull mix and a rescue, and she doesn't always do well with a sitter. After several days with Carmen and Abel, Rosie was calmer and better behaved than when she left. She was able to play with their dogs and was treated like a member of their family. I used to dread having to find a place for Rosie to stay during my frequent work trips, now I can't wait to book with them again!
I'm recommending Carmen and Abel to all of my friends and coworkers!
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Carmen is great! She kept me updated on my pups and sent me pictures of them :) will book with her again!
We needed urgently to find a boarding service for Ramón, our pitbull. It was very hard to find a place for him to stay due to all the prejudice to his breed.
They gladly accepted to take care of him while we moved homes. We received their confirmation within minutes of requesting it.

Carmen and Abel's family were absolutely incredible in taking care of our Ramón!

We were regularly updated with photos and comments. Ramón had a medical emergency (unrelated to his stay) and they took actions just as we would have. That kind of care and responsiveness was just priceless!!

Carmen and Abel became our official dog sitters and most importantly, our dear friends.
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Carmen has truly been a blessing to Morty. he had such a good time with his stay there. it was a last minute dog vacay and she was willing to take him on Christmas Day. She kept us posted with pictures and even assured us our fur ball was safe when the tornadoes hit Dallas. He came home with all his things clean, safe and happy. I recommend her to anyone who needs an exceptional dog sitter. Morty will be back for sure!
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Carmen is amazing! My pups not only loved spending time in her family's home, but they came home popped after a long day of playing. Carmen was sure to update us with photos and written progress reports on the boys. We'll definitely have Carmen on speed dial when the next vacation comes around.
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She was great!! She communicated very well with me. I definitely would leave my puppy with her again!
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