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Karen M.

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55 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
$35/night
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Karen's Resident Pets

Gracie
Basset Hound
Female
6 yr 0 mo old

Karen's House

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Children at home (13-18 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Karen

50 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Do you want your pet to have the same love and care when you are away as they have at home? Then bring them to the Doggy Grandma. Hi! I’m Karen and I have cared for many, many “furry children”. I also have more than twenty years experience in caring for “special needs” dogs such as those that need to be medicated one or more times daily for seizure disorder, diabetes, thyroid problems, arthritis, etc. I am retired so I am home all day to play with or comfort your pet. We have a large fenced-in yard (which is cleaned weekly) for your pet to enjoy play time. My daughter (who lives in the same house but in a separate area) has a young Bassett hound. However, your pet will have the yard to themselves as we let them out separately. Please note that I normally take only one dog at a time unless there are two or three from the same family in order to provide the very best care and safety for your pet(s). So if my calendar is marked "Booked " or "Unavailable", it means that I already have a reservation for those dates. I am located in Boothwyn, Pennsylvania—about eight miles from the Philadelphia airport—one mile off PA exit 1 of I95. Come and visit and bring your pet. We would love to show you how we can provide a worry-free vacation for you. I also provide day care for those who work and have pets with separation anxiety. Vet references available.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Karen M.

Online Now!
55 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 16, 2017

Credentials

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Course 101 Graduate
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Course 102 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Karen's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Karen's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
55 Reviews
Wonderful visit, it was our first. Looking forward to using Karen again she is definitely a doggie person!!!
I was very nervous as this was the first time I was letting a "stranger" watch my medically challenge furbaby, but within the first few hours I had a picture and an update letting me know all was good. Karen - gave me updates all weekend long which eased my worries. I will be using her again.
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Our dog was cared for like he was part of her family. We will use Karen again
Karen was so good with our Daisy. She came home happy and healthy. Would not hesitate to have our dog stay with her again.
My fur-child had another wonderful stay with Karen.Daily updates w/pictures to let me know Jasper was comfy and being spoiled. You and your pet will not be disappointed with the care provided by Karen. Thank you
Karen is the best! My dog, Champ, loves going to stay with her...it's like going to Grandmom's house!
He just spent a week with her and had a great time.
Karen is great about sending pictures and updates and puts your mind at ease. She is clearly a dog lover and takes such good care of her "guests". I would highly recommend her!
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Karen took excellent care of my dog Charlie, at a very reasonable rate. Charlie seemed to be comfortable around her immediately, and Karen sent me pictures and updates each day I was away. Will definitely use her services again!
Karen was great. Duke seemed to feel right at home. Would definitely go back again to karen
I highly recommend Karen to care for your pet. I was provided daily updates w/photo to let me know how Jasper was doing. He was spoiled with lots of treats, walks and big yard to run around. Jasper will visit again. Thank you Karen!!
My two dogs spent 9 days/8 nights with Karen when I went on a family vacation.

One of which was less than 2 years old (Ella) and tends to be shy, timid, and even scared of new experiences. the other is 10 years old (Rosie) and was on meds for an ear infection.

I could not have been happier with Karen's sitting. Ella was fantastic and enjoyed her time very much. Karen often sent pictures and updates via text. Rosie's ear infection continued to heal as Karen applied drops and cleaned her ears regularly.

Ella needed a bath on a muddy day even, and Karen didn't hesitate to wash her completely.

Upon picking them up, needless to say, the dogs were very happy to see their owners, but they looked perfectly content - smiles, panting tongues, running around in the yard, lots of energy! Ella is even more confident, happy and engaging than when I dropped her off - amazing.

Truly a great experience, and I will certainly be a returning parent!
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Lovely person- great backyard. She understands dogs too- especially ones like Bella who are a little sensitive and scared of unfamiliar places. Karen was very warm and friendly to me and my puppy! I'll use her again for sure. Also only having one dog at a time was wonderful.
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karen was wonderful. Scooter immediately made himself at home. He loved her fenced in yard and her warm and friendly manner. Will definitely use her over and over. Thank you for the great email photos and updates of his days there.
This was our 2nd time leaving our furry family members with Karen. My little dog has a Napoleon complex and ends up in isolation when he is at the kennel....not good for him or us. We are so relieved to have found Karen!! She sent us pictures and updates of our dogs lounging....as opposed to the stressed out dogs we come back to when we leave them at the kennel. Our other dog who loves being around people got to hang out with Karen.... even on the couch and bed! Karen is a true dog person/Grandma!!
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Karen/Doggy Grandma made us feel at ease as soon as we met her! Our dogs get anxious the minute they see a suitcase so it's difficult for us to go away without them. Karen sent us updates and pics while we were away. The dogs can roam the fenced in yard or if you have a dog like our Emma, she sits on the couch with Karen to watch TV. Would definitely recommend! Hilger Family
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Our 14 1/2 year old dog spent the week with Karen and had a wonderful time. Karen was able to handle her medical needs as well as her daily physical needs. We received updates multiple times during the week with pictures. Our dog came home much more rested then she has after spending a week at a kennel and seemed very content.
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Karen was a great sitter for my dog Mugsy. You could tell her love for animals when meeting her. She has a nice fenced in yard for the dogs to play and explore. Sher has space inside for dogs to enjoy. She accepted Mugsy for a stay on short notice. She is not far from me and If I need a sitter Karen will be the first one I will try and book. I brought snacks but she also had her own to help ease first meeting with Mugsy.
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Karen is a wonderful pet sitter. I would recommend her to anyone. She had a fenced in backyard for my dog to run around. She sent pictures everyday.
Karen is the best of the best she treated my dog jazzi like a king .She is so kind and caring I am so thankful and grateful he is still looking for her at my house she knows just what to do sends pics and text Thank you again Karen xo Jazzi
Gramma Karen is fantastic!
Another wonderful vacation for my hound at Karen's haven!!
Karen was wonderful, accommodating, friendly, loving and very knowledgable with dogs and their needs.
I'm pretty sure my pup likes being at Grammy's house more than her own! Karen is consistently wonderful, I can not say enough good things about her. She's the best of the best!
Karen did a wonderful job taking care of my dog, Bert, for a few days. He seemed to feel right at home. I'm grateful for her easy approach and gentle care. Moira S.
Always amazing! You can't find a more loving caregiver than Karen. She's the absolute best.
Karen doesn't disappoint! This was my pup's 3rd or 4th time staying with her "grammy", & she made herself at home right away! Can't say enough wonderful things about Karen. She's too lovely for words! Meine can't wait to go back! :-D
My greyhound Corporal stayed with Karen and loved it. She has a wonderful fenced back yard, she sent texts & pics every day and she treated him like a king. He is already asking when he can return.
Gramma Karen is the best! She shows incredible attention to my 3 "princess" doggies.
As always, Karen is the best host for our girls! They love her, and always have a great time with her. Karen keeps us up to date on what they are doing with texts and pics. We are so fortunate to have found someone so loving to take care of our girls! Thanks Karen and her family!
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Gramma Karen is the best! She treats our dogs as if they were her own with TLC. I have a cock-a-poo that is a very fussy eater and usually does not eat for anyone except me. She ate everyday for Gramma Karen!
We were nervous about leaving our two dogs with someone we did not know for the first time. Karen immediately put us at ease with her good nature and perfect property for dogs when we arranged a home visit. Our dogs took to her right away, and when we were on our trip she kept us updated with pictures, from which we could clearly see they were being treated as well as if they were home. We will definitely use Karen again for any future dog sitting needs.
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Karen, as usual did an awesome job as Scotch's grandmom. She actually would rock him to sleep when he would jump up on her rocker. Love Karen and will be using her again next week.
This was the second time Snips stayed with Karen and, as always, she was an excellent host.

I received text updates and pictures while I was away, which was a nice way to see that my dog was happy.

My pup had been recovering from a GI issue and Karen was great keeping her on a strict food/medication schedule.

It was a pleasure!
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Karen treated our dogs as she would her own. We have not boarded them before but left them with our children when we went on vacation. My children are dog lovers! Karen gave them plenty of love and attention. Karen is the best! My dogs were happy and contented when I picked them up. I would highly recommend Karen. I will use here again as she treated them better than when they stay with family - and that is saying a lot!
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Selfishly, I hope you don't pay attention to my reviews. Our girls just love Karen, and we couldn't be happier every time we use her services.
Just can't say enough good things about Karen.
I wish I could keep Karen all to myself, she's THAT amazing! Picture text updates every day and reassurance that your pup is in good hands- these little extras are what makes leaving your dog with someone else SO MUCH easier. Thank you Karen for another pawsome visit for my sweet doberman. She loves going to her grammy's house! :)
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Karen was the first host that I've used from DogVacay and there couldn't be a better ambassador.

Karen is extremely sweet and took great care of my pup while I was away for the weekend.

Her property was perfect for Snips to run around and she came back to me tired and happy. I know she had a great time.

I would absolutely recommend her to anyone! Snips will definitely be back again.
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Let me start by saying that I can't believe someone as caring and loving as Karen even exists to provide this kind of service for dogs! And so close to my home! I feel ridiculously blessed to have connected with her, as she is already a treasure in my life.
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I cannot thank Karen enough! I had to be hospitalized unexpectedly, and she came through to help my husband and take care of our girls. The girls just love Karen, and she always sends us updates on how they are doing. Thanks so much Karen!
Karen is our go-to dog sitter. She takes wonderful care of our girls. Thanks!
We are now three-peaters with Karen, and could not be happier! Our girls adore Grandma Karen, and sprint to her when they see her! We have complete trust in Karen and the care and love she gives our girls. Thanks!!
Karen was awesome. My four legged baby was loved and cared for as if he was home. We usually don't go away, but now that Scotch has his grandmom, we can. Karen is so loving and caring that there are no words to perfectly describe her. If you love your baby, Karen is THE BEST.
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Karen provided Sydnee with a great home-away-from-home! She and her grandchildren gave Sydnee with stimulation, a large fenced-in yard and belly rubs. Since I am new to the area, Karen went out of her way to provide me with a list of vets she could recommend for Sydnee.
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Once again, our girls LOVED their time with Karen. We couldn't ask for a better experience. We will definitely be using Katen again. Thanks!
Jack loves Karen and she is always available
You could not ask for a better dog sitter than Karen! What a sweetheart! She loved our puppies like they were here own, and kept us updated with pictures and details of how the girls were doing! We are looking forward to using her services again soon! Thanks so much Karen!
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We had a last minute trip and Karen was available the next day and jack loves her. She is our go to grandma to go to if we want to do something and not leave jack inside all day.
Perfect! Karen kept Dion for an extra night, which was a huge help to us! She is great with Dion and he loves her right back. Highly recommend!
Karen was a perfect host for Dion. She is warm, affectionate, and loving. She took great care of Dion, providing him with lots of exercise and attention. She sent updates and photos to keep us informed and was even flexible enough to allow Dion to stay for an extra night on short notice. I highly recommend this host and know Dion is looking forward to his next visit!
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Coconut had a wonderful stay with Karen and I would not hesitate to have Coconut visit the “Doggie Grandmom” again. Karen kept in touch with me the entire weekend with thoughtful messages and pictures of Coconut enjoying Karen’s home and granddaughters. Thanks Karen!
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This was the first time leaving my dog with someone i didn't know but right away Karen came off as a loving and caring person that i would want my dog to stay with. She sent pictures and updates so i had no worries while we were away. when we picked jack up i knew he had a great time. we will defiantly be going back to Karen when we go on our next trip
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I cannot say enough good things about how happy we are that we found Karen to watch our beloved Sable for a week while our family vacationed. Karen really knows how to take care of your loved ones. Rest assured they will be happy and you will be at ease.
The updates and photos Karen sends are a wonderful touch. I would highly recommend her services.
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Karen was a blessing for us! Our dog has separation anxiety and does not like to be alone. Karen is retired and happy to stay home with her dogs. She took great care of Champ, frequently sending us pictures of him relaxing on the sofa and just looking very content. We felt very relieved knowing that she was taking such good care of him and that he was relaxed and happy.
I would highly recommend Karen and plan to continue using her services for Champ in the future.
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Karen is terrific. We were moving to a new house and I left the dog with her overnight. When I came to pick him up he kept going between me and Karen. He always follows me everywhere and I was surprised how happy he seemed to be with her. She also has a great fenced yard.
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Karen was very accommodating. I needed someone at the last minute on a holiday weekend and she was available. She had a huge yard for both my dogs to run around in and made me feel at ease, knowing it was my first time away from the dogs. Karen sent me photos of the dogs periodically with messages to let me know that they were having a great time and they were being taken care of.
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