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Carol T.

70 Reviews
35 Repeat Guests
$37/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 8 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

Carol's Resident Pets

Sam
Mixed Breed
Male
8 yr 0 mo old

Carol's Townhome

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Small Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Carol

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I'm truly a dog lover, which is why I became a Dog Vacay host. I also volunteer at The Buddy Foundation, which is a no-kill animal shelter for over six years now. I started by walking a variety of sizes/ breeds of dogs. I also work adoptions twice a week, help with dog adoption events, feed shelter pups when needed and dispensed meds from time to time.

I have been blessed to have dogs in my life for 38 years now! I currently own a male shelter mutt named Sam who, Of course, was adopted through "Buddy". Also, I'm proud to say that three of my daughters have adopted shelter dogs also!

Each day your pup will receive up to 3 walks in my neighborhood, and unlimited play time with my pup. As you can see in the pictures, I have a large deck that connects to a dog run, ( has a locked gate) that runs along the back of my home and about 10 feet on the side of the house. I also have a large "side yard" too that your pup can romp around in.
(On a long lead of course)!

My husband Bob and I like to enjoy time outdoors in our yard and deck, and also spend a lot of time in our kitchen and family room, where your pup is more than welcomed to lounge on my covered couch with me, Bob and Sam! Some pups like to lay on the top of our couch and enjoy bird watching from the feeder in my back yard.

I am home pretty much all of the day, except for running the usual errands and volunteering at the shelter.

To provide the best care for your pet, I accept two dogs at a time, but will accept a third under certain circumstances and depending on size.

Please make note on additional prices.
Overnight stays (or 24 hrs.) is $36. Additional hours will have a additional charge...
1-4 hrs.-Additional $15 fee
5-8 hrs.-Additional $27 fee

All dogs must have collar with tags PLEASE! NO discounts offered if you book two dogs. Dogs must be current on all vaccines and flea protection.
And... check me out on Facebook with the above name! You may see your pet enjoying his time while YOU are on your Vacay! Looking forward to hearing from you!
NOTE: Until further notice, I am no longer accepting new customers at this time.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine

Carol T.

70 Reviews
35 Repeat Guests
$37/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 8 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 2, 2016

Credentials

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 Carol's Home
$37 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Carol's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
70 Reviews
Carol is simply the best! This is the second time we've left our very high maintenance bulldog (Lola) with Carol for an extended period of time. Carol and her home are warm and inviting leaving us with a sense of comfort and confidence that Lola is in good hands. I cannot say enough good things about Carol - she is a true dog lover, and it shows :) We've used other DogVacay hosts and they do not hold a flame to Carol. We will definitely be using Carol exclusively in the future!
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Buckley had a great time. Thanks, Carol and crew!!
As usual, our dog Hanna had a great time. Carol is great and Hanna is always very comfortable staying with her. We would highly recommend Carol. Thanks for everything!!!!
I couldn't he happier with Carol. I got photos each day to let me what a fun time my pups were having. This was their first ever "sleep over" at a "stranger's" house. Stranger no more. Although they were happy to see me, I felt so confident in Carol's care, I didn't worry a bit. As long as they behaved, Carol will be my go to dogvacay gal! I thank Amy Hume for the great recommendation.
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Carol was really good with my dog Skyler text me with info and pictures let me know when she was not eating and help with her would send Skyler to her in further trips thanks carol It
Carol did a great job with our older pug Rosie. She sent pictures every day and even let Rosie sleep with her because she was nervous at night. Thank you Carol!
If your looking for a great person and family to take care of your dog you have come to the right place. Carol and family are true dog lovers. Her house is wonderful, warm and extremely clean. Carol gives the dogs the entire house to move around in, has a separate area to feed the slower eaters in, has a fenced in dog run and even allows the dogs to sleep bed with her! It's a true home away from home. I love getting the texts and photo updates each day too. Bailey will be back again soon, Thank you again,
Cathy
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Carol took great care of my dog Bailey! My dog got an eye infection just days before we left on vacation, she needed eye drops 3 times a day and a pill dailey too. I called Carol to ask if she was willing to still take Bailey under the new circumstances. Carol said yes and not to worry she was able to give Bailey her medicine without any problem. Upon my arrival home I had a happy healthy dog who was completely over her eye infection thanks to all the love an attention Carol gave to her! Thanks again Carol, Bailey will be back soon!
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Carol is awesome host. We left our puppy for whole week and he had wonderful time. Everyday we had updates with pictures or video and it was nice to see him happy. I would highly recommend Carol to everyone!
Carol was very nice and our puppy seemed to have a great time. We received a message each day while we were away updating us on how our pup was doing - complete with photos or video. It was nice to know things were going okay while we were gone. We would definitely use Carol again when needing a place for Parker!
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I had the best experience with Dog Vacay and Carol T. We had never left our dog with anyone before and wasn't sure how Lucky would be. Carol was great with her and Lucky made herself right at home. Carol was awesome about sending pictures and videos daily so we could see how she was doing. Carol was a great host and I highly recommend her!
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As always, 5 stars.
I would recommend Carol to anyone in a heartbeat! We left our dog for the most amount of time ever and I'm not sure if we would have made it through without Carol's calm demeanor, daily picture updates, and thoughtful messages!
Carol is the best!! She makes a dog feel as if they are at home. The daily texts/emails of Little K's stay was great! We were able to enjoy vacation knowing someone was looking after him. Carol also went out of her way to take care of our little guy. Our dog is a fast eater and at times "chokes" while eating his meals. During his stay, Carol found a bowl that is designed help dogs eat at slower pace. It works great! I appreciate that Carol thought of him when she came across this special bowl! I am so grateful that we found her to babysit when we are out of town.
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Carol is a wonderful daycare mommy! My dog has a severe case of separation anxiety so I really appreciated all the special attention Carol gave her. She made me feel at ease by sending me updates and pictures. Thank you so much Carol!!
Sophie has now had several "vacations" with Carol, and the experience has, without exception, been excellent. We so appreciate the pictures and messages while we're gone. While we hate to leave her, knowing that she is in a loving home where she gets plenty of playtime, exercise, and attention puts us at ease. We're pretty sure we miss her more than she misses us when we're gone!
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Our dog loves to stay with Carol. We would recommend Carol to any of our friends looking for someone to watch their dog while they are away.
Our penny really liked Carol. She slept with her every night and kept going to her when we were getting ready to leave. Super cute!
Carol is really good and she took good care of Mickey. She sent me pictures which was very helpful. Mickey came home tired and happy. She had a great time in Carol's care. I recommend Carol strongly. Best wishes!
Carol was very accommodating and Mickey had a great time in her care. She came home tired and happy. I will strongly recommend her for dog sitting. Appreciate it!
Could not have been better.
Carol and her family are wonderful - we left our 1.5 year old dog with Carol for seven days. We had a meet and greet ahead of time that really put us and Foxx (the pup) at ease. The daily updates / pics / videos while we were away had our boys comfortable that our family member was comfy too - Thank you again Carol!!!
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Carol was great! She truly has a passion for dogs! She takes the time to make your dog feel at home. Little K was a bit out of sorts the first night. Carol was patient and kind and worked with him so by the next day he was up to his old tricks. I loved that she sent me daily pictures! It was nice to see that he was having fun on his vacation too!
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Bentley received awesome care from Carol.She made sure all details were covered before we arrived..We really liked getting pictures and even a video while we were gone. Pretty sure he is looking forward to seeing his friend Sam again soon!
Peaches, our 7 year old beagle, had a wonderful time at Carol's house. We received pictures and updates everyday we were away. Will definitely use Carol again if we have to travel without our Peaches again. Kelley R.
Another wonderful vacay for our dog, Scout! Carol is wonderful with communication both before and during the vacay. I especially love the photo updates so that I can see what a good time Scout is having at Carol's house. :)
Bailey always has a great time with Carol and her dog Sam! I never have to worry when I leave Bailey in her care. I highly recommend Carol to anyone looking for an experienced and caring dog sitter. She's the best!
Carol made our experience the best from start to finish. She was happy to do a meet and greet with us and she made us very comfortable. When we dropped our pup off Carol reassured us that we could go have fun and our pup would too. She sent us photo and video updates throughout our time away and they really showed how much fun our girl was having. We’re very particular puppy parents and we’d use Carol again and recommend her enthusiastically!
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This is the second time we have used Carol. She is a wonderful host and such a nice person! I never worry about leaving Bailey with her, and I know she is being well cared for. We will use her again for sure.
Carol, Bob and Sam were all wonderful to my Harley while we were out of town. The daily pictures she sent were so reassuring that he was happy and well. This was the first time I have ever left him with anyone and was not worried at all while gone. We will definitely send him to Carol again the next time we need to.
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Extremely happy with that service. They welcome my dog really warmly and they were happy to have her. My doggie girl was so happy staying there for the weekend.
This was Kuro's second stay with Carol and again, we couldn't be happier! We relieved daily pics and updates from her and we feel very comfortable leaving him in her care. He seemed to have a great time and can't wait to go back!
Have been looking for a dog sitter for my high energy dog and thankfully have found a wonderful one! We left Harley for a day care day and he had a ball playing and walking. Just booked another Vacay with Carol for when we have to travel out of town. It's wonderful to feel confident that Harley will be well looked after while we're gone.
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Bailey had a great time with Carol and her dog Sam! She is very professional and took great care of Bailey. I will definitely use her again. It's such a relief to know your dog is getting excellent care. Thanks again Carol! Nancy N.
Excellent, once again. This was Sophie's second visit with Carol, and she seemed completely at home. Carol seems to make her one of the family as soon as she gets there. I also appreciate the daily notes and pictures to let me know that all is well. A great experience for our pooch, and minds at ease for the humans!
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Shelby loved her stay with Carol, Bob and Sam! She even made a couple new friends during her stay. Carol is awesome at making you feel that your dog is going to be in the best care possible while you're away!
We think Tucker has a pretty nice home and we treat him like our baby....but he is still hesitant to leave Carol when it's time to come home! It's like he's being made to leave a party early. He loves going to her house and comes home happy and tired from playing. Yay!!
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We did a meet and greet with Carol prior to hiring her. She was very welcoming and flexible with my schedule. We left Hailley over there for the weekend of my wedding, and she was very well taken care of. We received pictures of her hanging out in the house and playing, which was nice to see. The most important thing was that I didn't have to worry about leaving her with a stranger for my big day (especially since most people I knew were invited to the wedding). Also important, Hailley has terrible separation anxiety and I let Carol know about that. She was super accommodating to our needs and assured us that she wouldn't be left alone. We would definitely use her again in the future.
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Argo loved his visit with Carol, as always! She is our #1 choice for our baby.
We recently left our dog in Carol's care for 2 weeks while on vacation to Europe and we know he was well- cared for and loved! We had done a trial overnight stay with Carol, which went well, so we knew he would get along with her dogs and other visiting dogs. But we were worried about leaving him so long. Carol was very reassuring and posted photos and updates on a regular basis so we knew he was doing fine. When we finally brought him home, he even seemed to miss his new friends at Carol's! We definitely will use Carol again!
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I think Lambeau was very well taken care of and we will certainly ask Carol to watch him again.
This was our second stay with Carol and it was great! Tommy was happy and worn out when we picked him up.
Carol is a professional and confident dog sitter. From the moment I met her, I knew that she is a true dog lover. Our dog stayed with her for 2 weeks and she took the extra care to ensure that all our written instructions about our dog's needs were precisely followed. She was flexible with drop-off and pick-up, and had everything ready when we picked up our dog. She even went the extra mile to clean the food and water bowl before returning it to us, and took the time to answer our questions about our dog's boarding experience. I will definitely consider Carol for our future boarding need. Highly recommended.
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We couldn't be more pleased. Carol was extremely responsive at all times, beginning with our first contact, and she sent regular updates and pictures while we were on vacation. Sophie seemed to be completely at home from the start, and enjoyed all the attention she received. We were able to relax and enjoy our vacation, while staying in touch with how things were going, and knowing that she was getting great care. Excellent experience, all the way around!
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Daisey enjoyed her stay with Carol. We appreciated the daily feedback and photos. Thanks for a great stay!
I had my dog go for an overnight stay before leaving him for 2 weeks while in Europe. He did great with Carol, she is very good with dogs and found where he likes to be scratched right away! She posted pictures of him after a few hours, which helped ease my worries right away. Now I feel better about leaving him for such a long time.
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Our dog Hanna seemed to really enjoy her time with Carol. Carol sent us updates with pictures and we were very comfortable going away for a week because we knew Hanna was in good hands. We had a great experience with Carol.
Floyd just came home from another stay with Carol. As always, he was well cared for. Carol sent me pictures every day of him playing with Sam and the other dogs she had staying with her. It's definitely nice to know that he's having fun while I'm out of town.
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Carol is wonderful with Tucker....so much so that Tucker is always a little unsure he wants to leave her house! He's happy to see me but always a little sad his vacay is over. Can't ask for more than that!
A tired and happy dog is a really good thing!
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Carol was great! Kept us updated the whole time and sent pictures. Took extra good care of Kiki. Will definitely use again.
This was our first experience with Dog Vacay and we could not have been more pleased. Carol was extremely professional providing a quick response to our emailed questions as well as updates and pictures while we were away. Our dog, Truman, seemed well cared for and happy. We would highly recommend the Dog Vacay experience, and particularly Carol T. to anyone.
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Scout absolutely LOVES going to Carol's. As soon as we get within a few blocks of her house, his tail starts to wag and he gets really excited. The photo and video updates are great and Scout always looks like he's having a great time! We are so happy to have found Carol.
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This was Shelby's second stay with Carol and it went just as smoothly and wonderfully as the first! As I mentioned before, Carol is fantastic and I feel like Shelby can't wait for her next visit.
Finn stayed with Carol for 5 days and by the look of all the pictures and videos she sent, he seemed like he had a great time. I looked forward to the update I would get daily and I never worried that he wasn't being taken care of. It's obvious that Carol loves dogs and loves what she does. I will be happy to leave Finn with her again, and I think Finn would be happy too!
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Carol was great. My dog was a little anxious at first but Carol calmed her down. Carol kept me updated with texts and pictures during my vacation. This really made me happy.

Carol was very understanding when my flight was delayed and I picked up my dog 2 hours later than planned.

I will certainly use Carol again.
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Fabulous! Fabulous! Fabulous! I usually worry about Tucker when he's away from us bc he's SUCH A BABY! But, honestly, I hardly gave him a second thought bc I knew he was in great hands and happy with Carol and her husband and their great dog, Sam. I know Tucker felt like he had a vacation too! Thanks Carol!!!
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This was Riley's second stay at Carol's and this time for 6 nights. We think Riley may have had more fun on his Dog Vacay playing with her dog Sam than we had on our vacation. Riley has been sleeping a lot today! Carol sent us pictures each day with a brief update on how Riley was doing. We will be back again as Riley is very happy staying at Carol's. Highly recommend Carol as a host!
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Wonderful host! Treated my dog like he was her own! Pictures sent from the day were awesome! Would not hesitate to have doggie day care again. VERY pleased.
Carol is an awesome host! Her "no problem" approach made Riley's overnight stay even easier for us. When we arrived, she met us outside with her dog Sam so he and Riley could get re-acquainted. Once inside, Sam and Riley were off to play. Carol provides you the piece of mind you are looking for when you drop your dog off. We will definitely be making more reservations for Riley to stay with Carol again!!
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As I wrote before, Carol is phenomenal. I reserved two nights with her for my Herman but found I wouldn't be able to pick him up as expected. I was so nervous about the short notice of the third night but Carol was extremely accommodating. I feel like there are not enough wonderful things to say about this lovely lady. If DogVacay gave medals, she would get the gold.
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Carol is the sweetest lady I have ever met! I knew Herman would be happy with her the second I saw her smiling face. I'm very protective of my little one eyed Pug pup but Carol and her handsome doggy, Sam, made us feel so very welcome. Sam and Herman (my Pug) flew through Carol's beautiful home on our first meet and greet. She truly loves dogs. There was no place in her home that dogs weren't allowed and that meant the world to me. She sent all kinds of pictures of Herman having a blast doing doggy things; playing, resting, looking at the camera like he knows I'm watching lol. The best picture was of her daughter cuddling my little guy like he was her own. I felt her whole family took in my baby for the few days he was there. I will most definitely request another stay with Carol and Sam and I would recommend her to the most finicky of pet owners as she is an amazing host.
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My pups had a wonderful time with Carol. Thank you so much for treating them like part of the family!
This was our dog's first time staying with a dog sitter. He spent the day at Carol's house while we visited downtown Chicago. Carol was great to work with, and Scout had a wonderful time playing with the other dogs at her house. He was nice and tired when we picked him up. We especially appreciated the message updates with pictures. We already have Scout scheduled for a 4-day vacay with Carol! Couldn't be happier!
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Shelby's stay with Carol was fantastic! Carol, Bob, and Sam welcomed Shelby into their homes with arms wide open. Shelby's a little timid when entering new environments, but even during the meet and greet, she warmed up to Carol and Bob within five to ten minutes of being there. Also, Carol was awesome at working with my schedule and sending pictures of Shelby as well as updates as to how the visit was going while I was traveling. I would highly recommend her and Shelby looks forward to visiting her again!
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Carol and her entire family were amazing! They were super friendly from the moment of contact. The house is clean, safe, and very inviting. My dog felt right at home as soon as he walked in the door.

I would highly recommend Carol for your furry companion. I know we will use her again for sure!
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Carols boarding services turned into a comfortable experience for my Buddy. he was so relaxed when I picked him up. I was completely satisfied with his care. :-)
Carol was an excellent host! 5 stars for sure! She was very quick in responding to any questions I had as well as setting up a meet and greet. She accepted my puppy, Cali, with open arms and was very caring to her needs. I received a picture of Cali and Sam playing during the night. It was very comforting to see they were getting along while I was away. I am already planning the next time for my Cali to stay with Carol and Sam. I definitely recommend having your doggies stay with Carol!
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Within minutes of arriving for my meet and greet with Carol and her family, I could tell she was going to be a great sitter. She showed no fear of Floyd even though he's a rottweiler. It was very refreshing to meet someone who doesn't judge a dog based on his breed. Floyd confirmed she was a dog person by proceeding to roll over and look for a belly rub.

Floyd just came home from a 4 day stay with Carol. While he was there, she sent me pictures and updates via text to keep me up to date with how he was doing. When I picked him up, he was happy to see me (as always), but he kept bouncing back and forth between me and Carol which let me know he really liked her.

If you are looking for someone to take great care of your dog, Carol is definitely the person to do it!
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Carol is very accommodating for dogs. She is an obvious dog lover and has great space for the dogs to play. Her dog loves to play with other dogs as well. She sent me pics throughout the day, which was great to see them all getting along and happy. Her and her family are very responsible, friendly and I would recommend them to everyone.

Thank you!
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Carol is very sweet and has a good way with dogs. She kept me updated and sent pictures every day we were gone. She is very accommodating to your schedule. Tommy seemed to enjoy his stay--he slept all day today!
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