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Karen N.
Kennett Square, PA 19348
57 Reviews
32 Repeat Guests
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  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - Bull Terrier

Karen's Resident Pets

6 yr 3 mo old
1 yr 4 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Caged birds or Reptiles

Karen's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old, 13-18 years old)
Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Karen

35 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am a wife and mommy to a patient husband, 3 human children and a 2 dachshunds named Charlotte and Odin.

We are a family operation. Everyone pitches in to feed and cuddle guests. Best part- there is always someone to play with!

I was the neighborhood petsitter as a teenager. As an adult I am finding it impossible to find a teen willing/able to provide the same services! We use a wonderful in home boarding service for our pups during vacations (thanks Betsy & Dan!). We had such a great experience we decided to join in the fun!

**We often have more than one guest pup. Please let me know in advance if this is a concern.

**Daycare charges of $20 may apply to pickups after 6pm.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues
Karen N.
Kennett Square, PA 19348
57 Reviews
32 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated August 21, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Karen's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
$15 /bath
57 Reviews
Karen is Great! She takes care of your dog like it's hers. She so easy to make all the arrangements with. Josie is usually nervous when we leave her, but I think she feels right at home with Karen. So happy we found her
Thank you again for keeping our two fluffy kids for us! I really do love the photo updates of them having fun with your family and pups! Great experience, as always. :)
Wilson seems very happy with Karen and her family. Karen is very flexible with her schedule which helps tremendously with drop off and pick up times :D
Our boxers had a wonderful stay. It is so nice to not have to worry about them when we go away. Our dogs love Karen and her whole family. I don't think they wanted to leave! She is very loving to them and treats them like one of her own.
Moose was in good hands with Karen and her family. She kept us up to date with pictures (that the kids loved seeing). Thanks for watching over Moose for us, and not having to worry about him.
We couldn't have trusted our little guy with anyone better!
Karen and her family are always great at helping Murphy feel like part of the family. Murphy never looks back when I drop him off. I would recommend Karen anytime!
Karen and family are always so welcoming of Lucy. We can tell that she considers them part of her "pack" based on how fast she races up to the front door when we drop her off at their home. It's comforting to know that she's in such good hands when she's not with us.
Mowgli had a great time with Karen and her family! He got lots of walks and cuddles. She updated me with pics throughout the week, which was great, and she was very gracious when he misbehaved. He will definitely vacation there again!
Karen couldn't have been more accommodating! We've used her twice already and will continue to do so anytime we travel.
We planned an overseas vacation over the winter break for 3 weeks. I was very nervous for my 1.5 yr old yorkie-poo. Karen was highly recommended by my friend and rightly so! She is a dog lover and so is her family. Her own two dogs are so gentle to other dogs. The pictures I received of Jogi every other day showed him feeling right at home . I was nervous that he wouldn't want to come back home with me:) I am so grateful to Karen for taking care of my baby!
Our puppy had a wonderful time. He is an energetic and happy puppy. Karen and her family embraced him. We got daily pictures so we knew he was happy and not missing us too much. We will definitely leave Marty with Karen again.
I never worry about Bun Bun, such a great experience!
Karen and her family are awesome. We were out of town for ten days and we were really worried about leaving our two boxers at a kennel. Then we found Karen. Our dogs were so happy and comfortable! We received many pics and they looked very happy, which made our trip worry free. I'm not sure they wanted to come back home!
This was an awesome experience! Our dog had so much fun while we were away, and I loved the added touch of receiving pictures.
Great experience. Karen even sends pictures of your dog while you are away.
As always, Karen loves our dog and we love Karen! I know when our dog is with Karen and her family, she is treated like family, not like a dog at a boarding kennel! Being away from us (as well as our son from her) is much less tramatic because we know she is in excellent hands!
As usual, Karen and her family were so accommodating of Lucy (and our family's crazy schedule). Lucy looks as if she has joined her second "pack" when she arrives--ears up, happy gait, and a doggie smile on her face. For a shy dog, there's nothing more important. :) Thanks, again, Karen!
I was very happy with my dog's stay at Karen's. Scout had a great time !!! I will definitely use her services again. Thanks !!
Wonderful experience, as usual!
Thanks for taking awesome care of my dogs! Great experience. Super happy with Dog Vaycay and how Karen took care of them like they were her own.
Thanks, again! :)
Super, super, super awesome stay for Lucy! She had great doggie friends to play with, and very much enjoyed bonding with Karen's family again! Thanks so much for having her! :)
Karen and her family were great and Dixie had an awesome time staying with them :)
Tago had a great time! It is such a comfort to know he is being cared for and entertained while we are away. Karen is a terrific doggie host!
Never a worry with Karen watching Fergus! I know he is one of the family from the minute he walks in the door. Highly recommend! XOXO
Your dog is in great hands with Karen. She really knows dogs and she makes you and your dog feel comfortable right from the start. Bear loved being at her house and I know he was loved and pampered.
Pawsome! I felt very comfortable leaving Jazzmin at her house. When I arrived, my dog really didn't miss me as much as I thought she would. I know she was comfortable and was well taken care of! Thanks so much! The best part about it is, next time I go away, Jazzmin's allowed to go back! Yay!!!!!
Love Karen! Booked her again for this summer's vacation!
Thank you so much, Karen! Lucy had a wonderful stay with you and your family, as usual. (We think she gets a bit depressed when she has to come back home after her visits! :) We look forward to bringing Lucy back again soon.
I loved the idea of our puppy staying with a family while we were away. Karen was very flexible with our drop off/pick up time. Her house was dog and puppy friendly. She has a great yard and neighborhood. I know our puppy was not only cared for but played with and loved on. We already booked our next stay. My kids loved dropping him off for his first sleepover!
Karen and her family were as great and accommodating as ever. I drive 40 minutes to take my dog to them, because I can see how caring and sweet they are to the dogs and treat them all as their own.
hi there- Karen's place was great- i loved it. Jefro!
This was Angel's first visit with Karen and her family. Angel was very happy and well taken care of!! Karen sent me photo updates everyday so I knew my pup was having a great time :)
Karen was also very flexiable with drop off/pick up times so I could catch my train. We will definitely be back for more vacation :)
This was Charley's first visit with Karen and her family and we couldn't be more pleased. Charley was well cared for and had a lot of fun playing ball with the family. We especially enjoyed the pictures that Karen sent while we were away. I would definitely leave Charley there again!
This was our pup's second stay with Karen. We could not be happier to have her take care of Lucy. She checked in with a photo update at least twice a day during our vacation, and Lucy always looked so happy. Not to mention that Karen was super flexible with our last-minute reservation. We would enthusiastically recommend her services.
Karen was SO wonderful with our shy, nervous dog. She was very flexible with our delivery and pick up times, provided our pup with her own 'safe room' in case she needed some alone time, and even made herself available on very short notice for us to have a meet-and-greet before the stay. In addition, she is very responsive to inquiries. I can typically expect a response within a few hours of sending her a message. We are very happy to be planning our dog's second stay now!
Karen was great and Henna had a great time with her and her family. Karen, Thanks for putting up with Henna's crazy puppy energy! We will be back soon!
Pawsome! Our dog Buster loves hanging out with Karen and his friends at her house. Plenty of room to run inside, and she takes him out for playtime regularly. Lots of fun!
Karen created an atmosphere that made me and my dog, Lola, feel comfortable. The meet and greet helped Lola, and I, not be anxious when I left her there. Lola hung out with the family and was not "locked away". The pictures Karen sent during the weekend of Lola engaged in comfortable dog activities helped reassure me. The greatest statement of Lola's comfort was that she ate each night (something she does not do if she is at a kennel or nervous) and that she was pleased to see me when I returned, but she was not in any way frantic. Karen's communication with me before hand, during the weekend with pictures, and via txt regarding my shifting times for pickup due to traffic were exemplary. I will definitely use her again.
I was hesitant to leave Heidi because she is a 14 year old dog. She needs lots of TLC because she is older and has issues with her back legs. Karen made me feel very comfortable and did a great job with her. I would definitely recommend Karen and use her again if we needed to!
Bonkers had a great time at this house. Karen is a fantastic host.
Karen has been wonderful with our dog Cooper. She has been very good with updating us about him and sending us his pictures. She also went ahead and accommodated him on the days she was traveling. She is awesome. Cooper had a great time with her and we are at peace knowing that Cooper is with her....
Professional and safe environment. We will be back!
This was Buster's first stay with Karen, but definitely not his last! He had so much fun that he is sleeping on the couch as I write this review!

Karen was terrific...she had several dogs this weekend, and she did a great job to make sure they all got along well and that they played together. Karen's family loves the animals and we were so pleased that Buster got to stay the weekend in a fun-loving house!

Thanks Karen...can't wait until Buster comes to visit again!
Karen and her family are amazing! It was our first experience with "Dog Vacay" and Karen; and, she was so warm and caring. It is obvious that she loves animals! Our dog, Charley, can get anxious when he is away from us, but Karen handled him well and she never complained. She took excellent care of him!!! I will definitely recommend her to others and will use her again for Charley:)
We were excited to have our dog stay with Karen! It was truly the next best thing to having him with us. We felt completely comfortable to leave him in Karen's capable and loving hands. He fit right in with her family and had a great week! We received many pictures and updates to let us know how our buddy was doing. Karen was very accommodating with pick up and drop off. Our dog will definitely be staying with her again! It was a fantastic experience all around!
Dixie loved her vacation with Karen and her family. She had fun with the other dogs, got lots of attention, and came home happy :) Loved the picture updates - Karen was very responsive, flexible and a pleasure to work with. We'll use her again the next time Dixie needs a place to hang out!
First time visit for Jake at Karen's, but it was as if he was a permanent puppy in their home. Jake fit right in and enjoyed his stay and we're booked for another long weekend. Great updates and pictures too!
Great experience. We loved receiving the photos and updates of our dogs stay while we were away. My dogs seemed very well adjusted to Karen's home.
Karen was very nice! I was very comfortable leaving my Cairn Terrier, Lily, with her. Karen sent us several pictures and updates of Lily during our vacation to let us know how she was doing! I would definitely recommend Karen and In fact, I have already recommended it to several people!
Our dogs stay with Karen was Awesome!!! Tobi and Sam were well taken care of! We received pictures daily. Knowing our dogs were being taken care of in a home with a Great family made it much easier to leave them. Tobi and Sam will definitely be going back! It was a Great experience!! Thanks again Karen!
Karen is very friendly. She even picked up an extra can of dog food for me at the store because in all my rush, I was one short! Bella and Toby seemed to have a great time also. Thanks Karen!
I was so pleased to find out Karen watched dogs! We decided on a last minute weekend trip and she was able to take our chihuahua for us. Gena is my 3 year old son's best friend and I didn't want to put her in a kennel while we were gone. Karen and her kids loved on her the same way we would and it was a huge comfort to know my son's best friend was in amazing hands! Definitely will use her again!
Amazing! Guinness felt right at home and I felt just as happy to leave him with Karen and her family. A great, family atmosphere and two other playful pups to keep Guinness happy. Karen did a wonderful job with updates and photos, and I would absolutely feel comfortable having Guinness spend his next vacation with Karen and her family!
I think my dog enjoyed her stay here! It's nice to be able to leave my dog with a family, in a house, with a yard, as opposed to a kennel. She seems to have been well cared for.
Karen made me feel very comfortable dropping off my pup at her home and her children and small dog Charlotte got along great with Po! I was happy that she was very flexible and understanding about the drop off and pick up times, even when it was a last minute booking. Great communication and sent lots of pics to ensure that everything was going fine. I'll definitely be sure to have Karen watch my puppy again!
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