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Carolyn O.
Tampa, FL 33624
52 Reviews
31 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Carolyn's Resident Pets

Yorkshire Terrier
3 yr 8 mo old

Carolyn's House

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

About Carolyn

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I will care for your baby like it's my own. I work from home so your dog will not be alone all day. I have a secure fenced in yard and live in a child-free home. I have experience fostering dogs with a local rescue organization so I am used to dealing with little doggie quirks. Your baby will be a member of the family while he or she is here. They will have the run of the house and can sleep in bed with me if that's what they like. Unfortunately I must limit my visitors to dogs under 25 lbs.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Carolyn O.
Tampa, FL 33624
52 Reviews
31 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated April 13, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Carolyn's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
52 Reviews
Great experience. Thank you so much Carolyn for your care and attending to all of my pet's needs. I wouldn't want to leave my dog with anyone else. Outstanding!
Second time we took Luly to Carolyn, Luly was waving her tail, so it was nice to see she was happy to see Carolyn.
A really nice experience!
Absolutely wonderful experience for both us and our Mollie. Hope she is always available when we need someone to watch Mollie.
Carolyn took great care of Audrey. Carolyn did a great job cleaning and administering Audrey's eye medication. I would definitely use Carolyn again!
We are so happy to have found Carolyn and Haley. They made Liam feel very comfortable in a new situation. When we picked him up he was such a happy dog that we knew he had a wonderful time. He loved the yard and playing with Haley. We look forward to Liam visiting with Carolyn and Haley again soon.
Scandel had a great weekend staying at Carolyn's and playing with Haley. Always makes us comfortable knowing he is in great hands while we take short trips...
Scandel had another wonderful vacation week with Carolyn... Looking forward to another visit in October.
We always take our Smokey to Carolyn, and she really went the extra mile for us this time - literally. When an intermittent tummy condition struck she took him to our vet for treatment. Which was quite a distance for her to go . Thanks to her prompt action Smokey is back to his usual self. We highly recommend Carolyn and will continue to use her ourselves.
I am so very happy to have found Carolyn! We left our Mollie with her from 6/29-7/8 and really didn't feel like we needed to worry at all. Carolyn will definitely be our "go-to dogsitter" in the future! Mollie tells us she really enjoyed her stay there as well!!!
Awesome experience with Carolyn. She followed our instructions to the tee. I texted her half way thru our vacation and she answered within minutes and even sent several pictures of my dogs. I would recommend Carolyn to anyone that needs an experienced, caring person to care for your pets!
Carolyn is wonderful host! Bella is well taken care of and is treated great! I highly recommend Carolyn and will definitely leave Bella again!
Carolyn was so great with my babies... it took almost all of the stress and anxiety away from leaving them! She updated me throughout the vacation, and told me the truth- which I really appreciated!
She will be our future dogsitter without hesitation~
So flexible and so sweet with Kayla.
Scandel had a wonderful weekend visit with Carolyn. He enjoyed play time with Haley and the very nice accommodations. Carolyn was wonderful and look forward to Scandel staying with her again.
Sookie was with Carolyn for 8 days while our family was on vacation. She was clearly loved every minute we were away. I am not entirely sure she wanted to come home! We will definitely ask Carolyn to take care of Sookie again.
This was a wonderful experience for our dog and us. Carolyn and her little dog were wonderful hosts and our dog had a wonderful time. Carolyn was very attentive and the communication was great. Carolyn has a big yard to play in and we were very comfortable leaving our dog with her. We would recommend Carolyn highly!
We always go to Carolyn when we need our little guy Smokey taken care of for our trips out of town. He so enjoys playing with her little girl Haley. Thanks as always Carolyn!
Carolyn is amazing. She is flexible and reliable. But most of all she is caring and loving to our old in age but young in heart Kayla.
I can promise you will be very pleased with Carolyn as a host. She is super flexible and even if you are leaving you baby for a week, you will have the peace of mind that they are in great hands! She treats your baby like it was her own.
Carolyn does a wonderful job with our dog. He is always happy when we pick him up and he falls right back into his routine at home. No disruptions! She cares for his medical needs and allows him all of the couch time he wants. We could not ask for a better situation or place to leave him when we are gone. Carolyn is awesome!
Thank you Carolyn for taking such excellent care of our little Yorkie Bambi.
This is the second time we have left her in your care, and when she came home, she fell right back into her old routine. We will certainly be calling you the next time we need to get out of town!
Thank you again!
Amy & Greg
Carolyn is awesome! I felt very comfortable leaving my baby with her. Chico came home very happy. I am usually very worried about him but he seemed to be right at home with her and her puppy. I with definitely use her again soon.
What a find!! Our Kayla was wonderfully relaxed when we picked her up after a 2 week stay with Carolyn. This is a first!! Carolyn is so warm and inviting that it is like leaving our dog with a family member! We are so grateful to Carolyn for her care and attention to our special little dog.
Carolyn was a great host to our 6 month old cavalier puppy Roscoe. She was very tolerant of his rambunctious puppy behavior and very loving with him. We felt so comfortable with leaving him for a week. He had a great time playing with the other guests doggies. Carolyn was also flexible with our schedule and flight delays. We are so appreciative to have had such a wonderful sitter for our puppy.
We are always very comfortable leaving our little guy with Carolyn.
Had to leave my precious boys, Scottie and JoJo, for eight days. Fortunately I found Carolyn on Dog Vacay. I selected Carolyn based on her profile and positive reviews. When we met for the meet and greet, the boys were instantly comfortable with Carolyn and her dog Haley, which made me feel comfortable leaving them with her. Upon my return they were happy to see me and seemed to have enjoyed their stay. It is so great to be able to go away and have the peace of mind that they're in good hands. Thank you again Carolyn! See you again in a couple of days.
I left my 4 month old puppy with Carolyn while I was away and she did a fabulous job with him. I was a bit nervous since he was so little and had only been in our own home for a month, but Carolyn made me feel comfortable. She followed his schedule which allowed for a seamless transition to his training when he returned home. She even sent pictures showing how much fun he was having at her home. I would highly recommend her to anyone who has to leave their "baby" and I will definitely be using her again!
There aren't enough words to express our gratitude to Carolyn for the wonderful visit Duncan had!! He was right at home with her and she was so loving and sweet to him, it was like his second home away from home! We know with full confidence that Duncan was in great hands, we felt like we were leaving our child but it was like visiting another family member for him! Her home is perfect for our pet!
I am very happy to have found Carolyn as she is a wonderful Dog Vacay Host. Cocoa was quite comfortable staying with Carolyn and her little Haley. He especially liked Carolyn's fenced backyard and all the interesting plants to smell and explore. I found Carolyn to be very professional and plan to request her services again in the future.

Ann Marie
Pumpkin enjoyed her visit with Carolyn. She came back home completely at ease as though she had had a wonderful vacation!
Carolyn took very good care of our puppy.
Pumpkin seemed to enjoy her stay with Caroline and the other 'vacationeer', even weaseling her way into bed at night which was a real treat. She is looking forward to her next stay
Our dog, Gabby is a rescue and we have had her only four months. We wanted her to have a home experience vs. boarding at our vet or a kennel, due to her background. Carolyn was the answer to our prayers. We were on a 7 day cruise over Thanksgiving and Carolyn took her into her lovely home and made her part of her family. We highly recommend her and would not hesitate to leave Gabby with her when we go on our next trip. Carolyn is a very popular petsitter for a reason and I will make my reservations well in advance of our travels to make sure she has availability.
Carolyn always gives excellent care. Our dog transitions back to his home routine immediately as if he were never gone. She follows our directions and he on the same schedule as at home. Her attention and care make our dog's stay stress-free.
Carolyn is such a great pet sitter, so sweet ! My babies were soo calm and happy when I picked them up after 12 days of being out of the country, that was the longest I had ever left them. Thanks again ! Jan
Carolyn is a great hostess and our dog is always well taken care of. He returns home in great shape and falls right back into his schedule with no adjustments necessary.
Carolyn is a very nice lady. i felt very secure in having her watch Baby. i usually take my Baby with me on vacation but i was with other guests and no pets allowed this time. i missed her very much but was able to get updates from Carolyn when i called.
Carolyn is really wonderful with our little rescue dog. He has so much fun when he goes to her house and he is always health and happy when he returns home. He maintains his schedule while in her care and it is very easy to transition him when he returns home. I would highly recommend her!
Carolyn was great. She was so accommodating and I would absolutely recommend her. She took great care of our boy!
This was my first time ever leaving my pooch for more than one night in his 6year life. My dog spent 5 days with Carolyn and I felt very confident while he was in her care. I met with her at her house before the actual "dog vacay" and she was beyond welcoming to me and my pup (even though the first thing my dog did was pee on her coffee table). When i picked him up he was happy and well taken care of! Highly recommended!
Carolyn was so good to my CoCo. We are so blessed to have her watching my baby.
Carolyn was wonderful with our little rescue dog. She worked very well with all of his requirements and his little quirks. He was very happy and well cared for during his visit/boarding with Carolyn. We will be using her services again and I highly recommend her.
Carolyn was wonderful and Wally came home happy, healthy and I could not be more pleased!
Last weekend was Murphy's first stay with Carolyn. He as very excited when he first saw her when we got there and when i called the next day to see how it was going, she told me he slept next to her all night. Cant get much better than that. I would definitely recomment her and use her again.
Thanks Carolyn, I can't thank you enough, Gracie (whos a very nervous lil dog ) and Oliver (who has never stayed away from home) came back so calm, I could tell they felt very much at home with Carolyn.
Usually when left Gracie would be so upset that she would lose weight, but she came back this time fat and sassy !
Carolyn really understands lil dogs and their quirks !
Thanks again, Jan Ingram
We had a great experience leaving Minnie with Carolyn. She was friendly and professional and treated Minnie like she was her own.
Muffin, our 12 yr old Maltese stayed with Carolyn 4 times over a two and a half week period in Dec. of 2012.
When we first met Carolyn you could tell that she was
an animal lover, her home was clean and Muffin immediately received her love and care.. We would not hesitate to use her services in the future and we would highly recommend her to anyone.
Bobo came back happy and healthy! Thank you Carolyn.
My dog loves staying at Carolyn's. He enjoys playing with her dog, and she has a large fenced in back yard for lots of outdoor playtime. He makes himself right at home. She is at home most of the time and takes good care of him. I recommend her with high praises!
Carolyn was a delight to deal with. Her Yorkie is as friendly as she is. I felt very comfortable leaving my Yorkie with. Her home is very clean and pet friendly. I will definitely use her again as needed.
Carolyn was great with our 4 month old puppy. I would definitely leave him with her again!
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