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Karen A.
Los Angeles, CA 91607
134 Reviews
52 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Karen's Resident Pets

Golden Retriever
12 yr 2 mo old
Golden Retriever
2 yr 6 mo old

Karen's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Dog door access

About Karen

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Proud to be chosen a nationwide Top Host by DogVacay! With loads of "5-star" reviews and repeat clients, clearly we are one of the best hosts in the area for small dogs, medium dogs, seniors and puppies! :-)

Be a great pet parent and give your furkids a pawsome vacay in a real home. At our Premium Bed & Biscuit, our goal is to give your pup our utmost undivided attention therefore we only take a few reservations at a time!

As a musician, artist and full-time dogmom, I provide a clean & healthy home for your pups to spend their time happily playing, receiving individual attention and socializing with people and other dogs. My sweet golden retrievers, Fionn and Séamus, love making new friends & having slumber parties!

I've owned and resided in my house in a lovely quiet residental neighborhood for over two decades. Linda, my sister, now lives with us as well to ensure your pups get 24/7 supervision (exception being a quick trip to the market, etc).

I have a beautiful large garden for getting exercise, chasing squirrels or just lounging under the citrus trees! Every guest at our Premium BnB is treated like our very own pet. We lavish them with love and attention keeping their mind & body stimulated. We love taking pics and vids so you'll be getting lots of regular "pupdates" of all your pet’s fun activities! :)

• Provide 24/7 companionship
• Pups sleep & stay inside home
• Fully fenced and secure property
• Dog door access to the backyard
• Filtered water & organic treats
• Environmentally friendly household
• Central A/C & heating HVAC
• Positive affirmation/training
• Read all our reviews & come meet us!

Collar: your dog should be wearing ID tags labeled with your current contact info.

Normal business hours are 8am to 7pm daily.
Overnight stays are 24 hours & daycare is 8 hours as we need time to prepare for the next guests.

If you will not be picking up your pup by 1pm the following day you will need a daycare until pick up at 7pm closing or an overnight. Please let me know your requirements in advance.

+Reservations are on a first-come first-served basis and numbers are limited. Best to book early so you lock in your travel dates & ensure availability.

Pups should be in good general health. We cannot accept any dogs that are coughing or sneezing, have vomited or had diarrhea in the last 72 hours. If this is the case, please call me in advance to discuss the specific details of your dog’s situation. For dogs that have been ill with a communicable condition in the last 60 days, we require a veterinarian’s certification of good health prior to being admitted.

NOTE: In the interests of our safety and the safety of the other dogs for whom we care, we will NOT accept any dog that shows dominance, doesn't play nicely with others, is aggressive to humans & other dogs and/or will not obey basic commands when given.

+ Must be current on core vacs, rabies & flea treatments please bring paperwork.
+ Must exhibit good canine manners
+ Adult dogs must be neutered
+ Must be outdoor potty trained
+ No diggers/fence jumpers/counter-surfers, please
+ Dogs should know the basic commands: sit, down, stay, come, off and leave it.

Looking forward to meeting you and your sweet pup(s)!

Thank you!
Karen, Linda, Séamus & Fionn
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Can administer oral medicine
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Karen A.
Los Angeles, CA 91607
134 Reviews
52 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated September 17, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Karen's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
134 Reviews
The videos that Karen sent told the whole story. My 15 month old Border Collie mix, Cali, had the time of her life. She ran and played with Karen's own dogs and a couple of other boarders. The large secure backyard is a doggie wonderland! This was the first time we were away for more than a day and I would absolutely bring Cali back for our next trip. Karen is calm and does a great job managing the dogs. In other words...I trust her.
Kirby had 3 back to back weekends with Karen, Finn and Seamus! He was one very, very happy dog!!! He loves being at their home. And, we feel like it's an extension of our home.
Goldie was having such a good time that I wasn't sure she would want to come home with me. But she did! I am sure she would love to have a "vacay" with Karen again and I am certainly sure that I would be very comfortable knowing that she would be in a such a loving atmosphere!
Karen was terrific. First time I used her. Very accessible, familiar with local (my) vet(s), and seamless on social media. A+
We always feel so good when dropping off Kirby at Karen's because he is so happy. He is so loved and well taken care of. We wouldn't book with anyone else!
It's always nice to have Karen watching our little guy at her lovely home!
Karen is the best! Our pup, Finley absolutely loves it at Karen's place.
As usual Finley had a great time! I can't say enough good things about Karen!
I take Finley to Karen exclusively. He's been there dozens of times now over the years. We always book early to make sure that we make it
I can give the highest rating to Karen and the wonderful care she gave my dog, Lily, who boarded with her for one full week. On vacation, myself, Karen was kind enough to send texts and pictures of Lily clearly having a great time, playing with other dogs, getting all wet in the little plastic kiddie pool, chasing the ball, playing tug-of-war, etc. There were also photos of Lily all tuckered out and being affectionate. She was happy and well cared for by Karen, and I'm very pleased to have found my way to DogVacay and Karen, in particular. She's awesome, and clearly loves what she does. Thank you Karen, from John and Lily!
We were so happy to book again with Karen after a few months had gone by. Kirby did not leave her side! He feels safe, loved and well cared for. We are so incredibly lucky to have found Karen and her sister Linda.
We needed someone to watch Benji when we were away for the weekend and our normal dog sitter was unavailable. Karen has a great environment for dogs that makes them feel at home. She sends updates with pictures throughout the stay. Highly recommended!
Seriously the greatest dog vacay host ever. My dog has become a part of her family. I am so happy with her!
Thank you for taking great care of our boy.
Our large, Australian Labradoodle Frankie Feldman couldn't have been happier! Karen took loving care of him, and had dogs of her own, plus other doggie guests, for him to play with non-stop. He loved her large fenced yard and dog door access. She also sent pictures of him having a great time with his new friends. I highly recommend her!
My dogs adore Karen and her boys! They get so excited, they know when we turn down the street. They come home and snore off all the fun they had. Karen just saves the day. Totally recommended!
Karen's home is Kashu's home way from home and she is always awesome! Kashu is loved and cared for, not a worry in the world when he is with Karen.
I try to write something new each time, but I feel you can tell how much we love Karen by how many times we have left Kirby in her care. Karen is so loving. It's truly Kirby's "home away from home".
Being Thankfull For Karen And Family (fur babies) on ThanksGiving was a real treat, Mr.Wyatt had the best Vaca with all his buddies while i got to enjoy Hawaii ,Thanks to Karen. Best gift ever to receive on this holiday season was finding Karen 3 years ago. Love you Karen-Linda-Fin-Seamus O'Mally
Love Star & Mr.Wyatt
As usual, Finley had a wonderful time during his stay. I can't say enough about Karen's wonderful setup and care of the pups. It was great seeing pictures and updates while we were away.
Karen is very loving and Charm settled right in to his overnight stay with her. She sent us photo's to reassure us which of course were fun to receive. When we picked Charm up he was excited to see us but seemed very happy and relaxed.
As always, Kirby had the best time with Karen, Fionn and Seamus. He is so well taken care of. Karen lets me know if anything seems different/off with Kirby. I really appreciate the feedback. It shows how much she cares and observes Kirby while he is in her care. We are so lucky to have found such a fantastic person!
When you book with Karen as much as we do, you start to see all the regulars. And, it confirms how much you are part of a very loving family and environment. Kirby loves Karen so much! He has the best time with Fionn and Seamus. We trust Karen and her sister Linda and have complete confidence in their ability to take care of Kirby like we do at home. They are the best!
Winston visits Karen and the gang a couple times a week for daycare and has a blast! He's so happy when we turn onto Karen's street! It's a nice change from the big doggy daycare.
Another great play date for Kirby. He was so bummed to come home after just one day with Karen!
Finley always has a great time over at Karen's. He gets so excited as soon as we pull in the driveway. I know he's well taken care of and having a blast every time.
This was such a wonderful experience for my newly adopted pup Foster. He had a fantastic time, and it helped to know he was in such good hands. Loved receiving photos and vids in my inbox while I was gone, too. This is the best, and I will happily turn to Karen whenever I'm leaving town!
Another fabulous few days with Karen, Linda, Seamus and Finn! Zena loves them all like family. Karen saved me in an unexpected pinch. She is the warmest, caring person around!!
Yogi had a fantastic stay with Karen, Linda, Seamus and Fionn. We are looking forward to our next vacation knowing that he will be in good hands.
Kirby had a great time with Karen, Finn, Seamus and Linda! He's been sleeping all day. We feel completely comfortable leaving Kirby with Karen because we know she takes such good care of him. She makes sure he eats well and is safe. We already booked another play date for Kirby in October. He's going to be so happy!
Pepper and Bullet had a fantastic time at Karen's. Lovely atmosphere for doggies, fun playing with Seamus and Fionn. Both pups fell asleep on the drive home. I recommend them:)
Karen did a great job sending me pics and updates while we were away.
Summers at Karen's is Awsome for My baby Wyatt..Not only did I get to enjoy my get away my pup was playing in the kiddie pool at Karen's . She really knows how keep the pups cool and show them some fun. Karen and Linda are Wonderful human beings and I can't express enough how Amazing they are.
We love Karen! She always takes great care of Kirby and really watches out for him (he's a little guy- 15 pounds). You know you have found a wonderful person to care for your four-legged family member when you keep seeing familiar furry faces at her home. We think it's beneficial for Kirby, too. We are so appreciate of Karen and her sister Linda. Kirby loves to play with his buddies, Finn and Seamus.
Karen is beyond lovely. Her home is beautiful and cozy and her yard and two fuzzy sons are so much fun for my Zena. Zena yelps for joy when we arrive at her house! So glad to have found her!!
Kirby had another wonderful day with Karen, Linda, Finn and Seamus. He slept all day today. The best indicator for the fun-filled vacation he had.
Finley always has a wonderful time staying with Karen! Every time I have to leave town I call her. Make sure to book as soon as you can, space fills up quickly.
Based on her reviews, we contacted Karen A. to see if she could accomodate caring for our rescue guy, Cesar, a small Terrier mix, with only 24 hrs. notice. Thankfully Karen had room and accepted our reservation! We were completely new to this, but Karen then made it a very pleasant process, responding quickly to all my questions and requests. Coming over to her home to meet and drop Cesar off for his stay, Karen welcomed me in to see how he would interact with her dogs, which reassured me, since it was the first time we'd been separated from him since we adopted him 10 months ago. He spent 2 days with her and Finn and Seamus in a lovely home with a big, open backyard--just right for dog-romping! It was comforting to know he had fun and was well cared for. Thanks so much, Karen; hopefully we'll be in touch again in the future.
Our little Spike had soooo much fun with Auntie Karen! Karen even documented his stay so we got pics of him on his DogVacay!
I always take my dog Finley to Karen's while on vacation. He loves it there, which is noticeable. Every time I pull into her driveway Finley cannot wait to get out of the car and run inside to see all his friends. I would totally recommend Karen to anyone looking for reliable care for their dogs.
Mr.Wyatt was excited to go to Karen's to see All His Buddies , I was able to enjoy my Southern Road Trip knowing my baby Wyatt was in Extremely Good Hands (Paws) with his friends, I'm so lucky to have found Karen and her wonderful sister Linda 2yrs ago and still going Pawsome !!!
Karen is Family !!!!
She's amazing. HUGE beautiful yard for playtime, and a sweet home for nighttime. She insures personality matches for her clan, which is terrific, and when you first meet her you know instantly she cares about your pup. We got constant updates through the whole Vacay, and our lab came back happy, clean, and tired! Which made for one more relaxing day for dad :)
When you see the look of pure joy and happiness on your baby's face, you know you found a great "home away from home". That is what we have in Karen and her sister Linda. Kirby is a little guy, but he loves to play with the big boys. We know that Karen keeps a watchful eye out for his safety and well being. We feel so lucky!
Karen is a most wonderful host! Our pup stayed the weekend and we were sent pictures and updates throughout the entire stay! We will definitely be staying again!
As always, Finely had a wonderful weekend getaway! We're already planning his next visit. Karen is the best!
Karen as always is fantastic.
Another great vacation day for Kirby! Karen is so observant and let's me know if she notices something different going on with Kirby. She really shows how much she cares for our four-legged family members. We are so lucky to have found Karen and her sister Linda.
Our dog, Kirby was experiencing pure joy being with Karen, her sister Linda, play pals Finn and Seamus for two weekends in a row. We know he was so happy by the pictures Karen sent to us on a daily basis. He's still recovering from all the playtime. We trust Karen and Linda with Kirby. We are so grateful we found this special home that is filled with care, love and fun.
We are so lucky to have found Karen! Karen and her sister Linda are so wonderful with Kirby. He had the best time with Finn and Seamus. In one of the pictures Karen sent during his vacation, his face had pure joy. He doesn't know it yet, but he'll be with his buddies again this coming weekend.
Karen is fabulous. You will have peace of mind when you leave your dog at her home. My dog does not want to leave her house.
As always, Karen is awesome. Truly a home away from home for Kashu.
Karen and the whole family are amazing, and I would definitely recommend. My two dogs are so excited when we pull up out front, they can hardly wait to get out and say "hi" to all their friends. They come home exhausted, in that good way. Karen and Linda have nothing but love and patience, more so when they have a house full of dogs. I never worry if my babies are at Karen's, they're in the best of hands. Love leaving my dogs here, they're so happy.
A sign that your dog is being well taken care of and happy is if he does not want to leave his sitter. When I pick him up he runs to Karen and puts his head in her lap. I have to pull him away. He loves her and loves being there.

I thank her for loving Gideon.
As usual, Finley was super excited to stay here. I was out of town for the weekend and judging by the pictures that Karen sent me, it looks like he had a wonderful time! I recommend Karen to all of my friends.
Karen is amazing. From the moment you walk into her home you feel comfortable that your dog will be safe and happy. When I dropped my dog off he pulled me up her porch and could not wait to get in her house. That says a lot. He was so excited and happy. I highly recommend Her. She is a blessing.
We are so lucky to have found Karen, Linda, Finn and Seamus! Kirby loves them so much! It makes our frequent trips more enjoyable knowing that he is so well taken care of. Karen always follows our food routine. It's Kirby's home away from home.
Our pup Finley always has a great time here. Pulling up to the Karen's house his tail starts wagging and as soon as the car stops he's pulling at the leash to get inside. We're so lucky to have found Karen!
As always Max loved his stay with Karen and her boys. We can't thank Karen enough. She's the best! Our Max get's so excited when he knows that he's going on another vacation, especially when we mention Karen's dogs' names. He'll start wagging his tail and running to the door. Thank you Dog Vacay for letting us find Karen!
Once again Karen saves Me.. Mr.Wyatt had is overnight slumber party with his buddies and Best Friend Seamus, I love seeing the regular four legged friends over at Karen's it's Great every time.
We've been regulars of Karen's for years and were so Lucky .
Kirby was with Karen and her sister Linda for day care today. He was one happy pup! Kirby loves Seamus and Finn. They always have a fun day together!
My dogs stayed with Karen and Linda for the first time this weekend. I knew they were in good hands and and got plenty of exercise with Seamus - hopefully giving Finn a bit of some time off. Karen sent me plenty of pics and updates, so I knew they were being loved on and cared for. I always felt like they were in the best of care. When I picked them up, they slept the 10 minute drive home too - that never happens! They went right to bed and were snoring within minutes of being home - that happy I've been a busy puppy sleep. I would definitely recommend Karen and Linda (and Seamus and Finn!) - wonderful care.
As usual, Finley's stay was perfect. This time he got to stay with our friend's dog. I'm sure they were just as excited as we were to find such a wonderful place for the pups to play around. I refer all my friends to Karen!
As I watch Kirby napping (still tired from all the playtime with four big dogs), I realize how lucky we are to have found Karen. Karen is very observant. She noticed a problem with Kirby's ear and texted me. I had forgotten to tell her about the ear infection that had been treated by our vet. We love the daily pictures and notes we receive. But, the best indicator of the care Kirby receives from Karen (and her sister Linda), is from Kirby. He excitedly whines and scratches at her door when we drop him off. He can't wait to get inside and start his fun-filled vacation!
Another successful stay for Kirby at Karen's home. It was for daycare this time. We received a picture of Kirby resting from all the playtime with four big playmates.

Kirby is a small dog (14 pounds). Karen makes sure he feels safe and comfortable.

Karen is a great care provider for Kirby!!!
As usual, Finley's stay was perfect. He always gets so excited to visit! I've written lots of reviews so I'll keep this one short. If you're considering Karen and Linda, do it! They're the best!
I'm always excited when the stars align and Karen has availability for my pup to stay while I'm out of town. Her household fills up quickly, and for good reason; she is the best option in the area. My dog, Finley is always excited when we pull up to her house. The regular photo updates that Karen sends always make me feel relaxed knowing my dog is enjoying his stay. Karen's house is perfect. There's a great backyard for the pups to run around. Karen's own dogs are loving and make awesome playmates. She has quite a few regular customers as well, many I've recognized on my return visits to her. I think this just goes to show, when you find something that works well you keep coming back to it! If you're considering booking here my suggestion is to hurry, there's always lots of competition for this first class household.
Desmond had a wonderful vacay with Karen. She is a fantastic pack leader and great with my "thunder-shirt" dog.Karen is wonderful about relieving my hesitations and I feel blessed to have connected with her. Desmond returns home delighted to have an enriching, wonderful vacay. And I have an enjoyable, worry free vacay, also!
We had a family emergency. Karen answered my frantic request after her regular hours. I can't tell you how much we appreciated her taking Kirby at the last minute. We knew he would be in good hands and having a great time playing with Finn and Seamus.

When we picked up Kirby, he was so tired from all the playtime. Karen and her sister Linda provide such wonderful care and are so loving to Kirby. And, that makes us feel so confident and comfortable leaving Kirby in their care.
Karen's house was great, as always!
Another amazing stay with Karen A. Doggie came home tired and deliriously happy after a Thanksgiving week of "play, play, play, all day." Giving many, many thanks for Karen and family, including Finn and new pup Seamus!
Thankful For Karen!!! My 1st trip to Hawaii for the Thanksgiving Holiday was possible because of Karen and her Household..To know my 4 legged son Wyatt is in Amazing hands is AWSOME, not to mention Wyatt's BFF is her fur baby Seamus. Karen your Best !!!!!!!
Another successful play date for Kirby! Karen's daily pictures and messages showed how much fun Kirby was having! We fully trust the care Kirby receives from Karen and her sister Linda.

We feel so relaxed knowing Kirby is in good hands and he's having a ball!
We needed to have someone to care for Kirby very last minute. We were so grateful that Karen was not booked and she responded right away to our request.

We feel so good about the care Kirby receives at Karen's home with her sister Linda. He is well-loved and comes home exhausted from playing all day.

Kirby is looking forward to being with his pals over Thanksgiving weekend.
My Jack Russell Terrier stayed with Karen for the first time last week and she had a great time! Karen's house has a great backyard where the dogs can play and rest and she could also take them for walks depending on the dog's energy. She lives in a very quiet neighboorhood. She also limits the amount of dogs staying with her which was an excellent thing for my dog who doesn't feel comfortable in large packs. Karen kept me updated with pictures and messages throughout my dog's staying and she was always available for any question. She has two adorable Labradors who are very friendly.
Another successful stay for our Kirby with Karen, her sister Linda, Finn and Seamus. We are so very happy with the care Kirby receives with Karen, that we use her whenever we travel. Kirby is exhausted when he gets home from playing all day. And, he always looks well-cared for and loved.

Our only concern is Karen being booked when we need her!!!

Karen and her family are the greatest!
Karen has been terrific in looking after Ella.
The regular photos and videos posted have clearly shown that Ella has definitely enjoyed her 3 week stay with Karen.
Ella is now home and wondering where her new best friend Seamus has got to!
Will definitely use Karen again.
We love Karen, her sister Linda and their Mom, plus their greatest playmates for our Kirby - Finn and Seamus! We continue to use Karen because she takes such loving care of Kirby and we know he's having a blast in her home. The daily pictures Karen sends show Kirby with the look of pure joy on his face. He's been sleeping most of today, so I know he played his heart out! We feel completely relaxed and have no concerns leaving Kirby with Karen and her family!
As always he had a great time.
I can't express how Lucky me and Mr.Wyatt are to Have Karen. I'm able to relax and enjoy my vacation knowing Wyatt is in good hands with Karen. Karen is family and thats where Wyatt goes.
Karen, Linda, Finney and Seamus are awesome as always!
Karen is Kashu's second family - a true home away from home. Kashu's extended stay with Karen while we were away gave us the ultimate peace of mind and comfort to know that he will be loved and well taken care of. Karen is just great! Can't say enough great things about Karen, her sister, Finn and now Seamus (the adorable golden pup). Thanks K for the love and care you give to Kashu!
Karen was wonderful and treated Frodo like a member of the family. Her home and yard are spacious and beautiful. Her sister, Linda, is great with dogs as well. Frodo loved Karen's golden retriever, Finn. We'll definitely be using her again in the future!
Karen was absolutely amazing with my sweet golden retriever, Troy. I got regular photo and video updates and that made me feel so at ease. I loved seeing my fur baby have so much fun. I could tell that he was given a lot of attention and Troy LOVED that. He played all day with Karen's dogs and had a blast. Karen's backyard is huge and beautiful! A perfect place for my dog. I'm so glad I found her! You can instantly tell that she has a deep love for dogs and treats your baby like one of her own. Love, love, love her. When we got home after his vacay, Troy napped for HOURS. Ruff life.
Our dog Milo had another great stay!
Karen, Finn, and Family were wonderful hosts as always! I can't recommend them enough. Your dog will have a blast, be well taken care of--and much loved.
Me and Mr.Wyatt are the luckiest ones on earth to have found Karen on DogVacay. She's the best with all dog breeds, and always stays in touch to make sure you get pics. Not mention when I'm away I'm relaxed and stress free knowing Mr.Wyatt is in good hands.
We always book with Karen and her family, whether it is a weekend get-away or a long vacation. We trust her with Kirby and we can tell how much he loves being in her home. Kirby is whining with excitement as we walk to her front door. He is exhausted when we get home from all the play time. We appreciate the daily text messages. Karen, her sister and Mom give Kirby so much love. They are the best!
Fantastic! Just as before...Karen and her sister, Linda, along with their mother, Bea, are the most unbelievably wonderful and loving pet sitters I've ever encountered. Again, my dog Gracie was happy, comfortable, part of the "family" and really attached to these ladies, in addition to handsome golden boy, "Finny".
This is our second stay with Karen. Once again, I am very happy with the service and extra care provided for our family pet (baby), Toulouse. I received updates with photos ensuring she was her usual self.

We will be back for another stay in the future. A loving home, with a very pet friendly environment inside the house and outside in their very nice big and secure yard. Thanks Karen!
Karen, along with her sister, mother and great golden Finn, made my dog, Gracie, one of the family. She was given tons of love, attention and play. The daily multiple photos and updates kept me connected while traveling abroad and a continual peace of mind. At the conclusion of the stay, I picked up a happy and content dog who became so attached while staying with Karen and her family that she wanted them to come home with us!
Karen is pawsome!! Highly recommend!
Our dog sitter recently moved and we started a new search for our high maintenance dog, Peanut. Peanut is a rescue dog that suffers from separation anxiety. She has other little quirks so it makes the task of finding a new pet sitter hard. We searched on Dog Vacay and found Karen and we knew immediately it looked like a great place for Peanut. We asked a few questions and scheduled a Meet and Greet. Our Meet and Greet was the following day and we fell in love with Karen, Linda (Karen's sister), Bea (Karen's mother) and their dog, Finn. We scheduled a daycare rate day so Peanut could hang out before having to spend the night. She had a wonderful day. A few weeks later Peanut spent the weekend with Karen and had a wonderful time. We could tell she got a lot of attention and love. We were sent updates and pics through text daily. It's great to see and hear about your baby when you are away. The whole procedure with Meet and Greet, payment, questions and correspondence worked great. We would highly recommend Karen and Dog Vacay.
We love Karen and her family! Our Kirby does, too! We continue to book with Karen because we know she takes the best care of Kirby. She is very responsive to our text messages and sends daily pictures and updates. She follows our food preferences. We know Kirby has a blast because he comes home very tired from playing non-stop with Finn. We feel so lucky to have found Karen and her family!
Sweet and wonderful - thank you for taking such good care of our pups!!!! xo xo
As usual, our pups had a BLAST at Karen's! They are home now pampered and pooped from playing in her awesome yard with her awesome boy Finn. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Karen!!
Karen was a wonderful Host (more like a very special "Aunt") to my little girl "Sarah". Not only did Karen spoil my baby...But her sister Linda and her Mom Bea. Karen's dog Finny, was very sweet and shared everything with Sarah. My little girl was in total heaven! I returned to one "Happy" "Smiling" and "Wiggly Wagging" pup! The things that where very important for me were: Someone who could give an injection (shot), Doggie door, fenced front yard, a nice back yard with grass. Sarah my Lab felt totally at home. Thank you so much again Karen!!! We will be back... :-)
Happy Doggie, Happy Mommy...
XO, Licks and Wags,
With Love, Suzanne & Sarah
I can't say enough how pleased I was with Karen and my DogVacay experience with her. My dog means the world to me. I was very nervous about leaving her over the holidays. Karen took time and care in our first meeting, as well as when I dropped off my dog for her stay. She was friendly, attentive and engaged. I got pictures and updates daily. And when I picked up my dog after I could tell how happy and comfortable she was at Karen's home. It really was the best experience I could have hoped for. I will absolutely turn to Karen next time I was away.
My lab-mix couldn't have had a better time at Fiddledee/Karen A's! He's happy and snuggly and joyfully tired from all the wonderful play in Karen's beautiful backyard and loving home. Karen is wonderfully responsive: she answers emails almost immediately and sends daily pix, a boon for the slightly anxious first time boarder like me. As the pix attest, my doggie had a wonderful time with her sweetie-pie golden retriever, Finn, and the other pups selected to stay and play over holiday break. Thank you Karen for making my trip so wonderful and stress free. I highly recommend Fiddledee. You won't regret leaving your doggie in their loving hands.
Karen recently watched my 9 month old puppy Finley for a week. I was extremely happy with all aspects of his stay. Karen's house is perfect for dogs. She has a large fenced in yard (front and back secure) where they can get all sorts of exercise. There are always other pups for your dog to play with. Also Karen and her family are simply all really great people. She sent all sorts of pictures so I could keep track of my boy. They really made Finley feel at home and made me feel carefree while I was out of town. Book early because this is a popular retreat for LA pups!
Kirby had the best vacation with Karen, Finn and her family! He is still recovering from all the playtime with his new friends! We can tell that Karen was simply wonderful with Kirby. Her home is perfect with the green, grassy and beautiful large backyard and gated front yard. Karen is very loving, nurturing and made us feel right at home when we first met her. We will use Karen again, absolutely!
Karen is a fabulous hostess. Waylon played all day in her large backyard. She sent me several pics of the boys having a ball. He was showered with so much attn that I don't think he missed me at all. Perfect!
Great, as usual, thank you Karen.
It was a day of fun for Savannah playing with Finn. Karen does a good job.
It was great, as always. Thank you, Karen.
Karen and her family were great! I'm sure our fury baby enjoyed her stay because she seemed very happy when I picked her up from her week stay. I also got a good vibe from Karen's dog friendly environment and her grassy secured yard. Our family was also given updates and photos of our Toulouse, which allowed our vacation to be worry free. Thanks Karen and Linda!
My husband and I want to tell you that we couldn't be happier with the quality and loving care our dog, Bailey, receives at Karen Andrew's Fiddledee Doggie B&B. They are obvious dog lovers, and the screening process was relaxed and gave not only them a chance to get acquainted with our dog,
but we were also able to get to know them and to see how comfortable Bailey is at Karen's home. It also shows in the other dogs having their "Vacay" there and how well the dogs play and get along together. As a dog owner, it is a huge worry we don't have to contend with when we take Bailey there. And Karen always sends us the lots of pictures and messages. Fiddledee B&B is truly our Bailey's "home away from home" and we are so thankful to have found it.
As usual, Savannah was happy and bouncing all over. Of course this was because Karen is great with my baby and I only have to thank her for that. Eliane S.
We love Karen! And so does our dog, Porkchop. She is so sweet and kind and we always feel like our pup is on good hands when we leave him there. We will continue to bring Porkchop to his "Auntie Karen's" when we go out of town.
As always, Karen was the perfect host for Axle. He had a marvelous time and wants to visit again.
Karen is very sweet and a true dog lover. She saved me from being stressed due to a last minute trip accepting my dogs late the night before. I will definitely leave my babies with her again :)
Karen is always great with Savannah. Thank you so much.
Karen was great! My doggies had a wonderful time playing with Finn and the other vacationers. Karen sent pictures and updates every day, and I was never worried about my boys for a minute. Karen, her sister, and her mother are all kind, dog-loving, capable women and I will definitely be contacting them in the future!
Thank you to Karen and her family for taking such good care of our young Dallas. He had the best time there and didn't want to leave! We really enjoyed the updates and pictures showing how well he was doing. He can't wait to visit again! :-)
Where do I start...ummm, OK, how about if I just say that I can't say enough good things about Karen. It was a great experience and our dog was pampered and loved (maybe even a little spoiled). Try Karen and you will see what I mean...
Bailey absolutely loves going to "aunt" Karen's to play with the other dogs and to be loved by the humans as well. We feel very comfortable leaving him with Karen!
Karen is really wonderful! It was a first time that we left our dog Dino with someone who isn't an immediate family member. Needless to say I was a bit nervous at first. Turns out I shouldn't have had worried at all! Karen took great care of Dino, she really treated him like he'd been her own dog. Her sweet golden Finn and Dino became best friends and they clearly were getting along great with other dogs too!
Karen was sending me daily updates with pictures,
so I could see what great time they had together. Her wonderful spacious backyard is a great place for the dogs to play and she keeps them busy with various activities. Both Dino and I couldn't be happier and I really hope he can stay with Karen, Finn and the rest of her wonderful family next time we go out of town.
Thank you, thank you dear Karen and Finn from the bottom of our hearts!
Our Yellow Lab loves coming here! I think she wishes we would go on more vacations so she can come visit with Karen and her family!
Our first DogVacay experience was with Karen, and it could not have gone better. Our dog had a blast, and Karen made sure to update us with photos every day. It's clear that Karen truly cared for our dog as though it were her own, and that's really what every owner wants when they're out of town. Thanks so much, Karen!
Our dog's a sensitive soul - separation anxiety, very submissive, scared of the sound of water (!) and so on. Even staying at well-run kennels in the past, she's been a sad doggie. But at Karen A's house, she was happy and felt secure - easy to see from the many photos we got showing our dog romping in the yard with her tail up, snoozing on the couch, and lolling around with her relaxed happy-face in full force. Karen is easy to work with - friendly, easy to talk to, low-key but very responsive. I can tell she loves dogs and takes her responsibility to them seriously. I will definitely go to Karen first-thing for all future dog stays.
This was a last minute booking for a weekend trip. We dropped Ollie off at Karen's house on our way out of town and he was immediately home at her house running around the yard with her dogs. Karen gave us regular updates by text. We could tell she loves dogs and was kind to Ollie.
As always, my Max was well taken care of. Thanks Karen and family
Karen and Linda welcomed my dog "Keeper" with open arms. They showered him with love and attention as if he was their own. Their sweet dog Finn was instantly Keepers best buddy. They sent me emails and pics that showed me that Keeper was relaxed and happy to be a member of their family. When I picked him up he was in no big hurry to leave which is unusual in that when I leave him anywhere he is pushing me to put on his leash and take him home. Keeper has ordered me that this is to be his vacation destination whenever I need to leave him somewhere, and I agree. This is not a place to just drop off your dog. This is a place to have your dog loved. Thank you so much Karen and Linda
I just have to thank Karen from the bottom of my heart for all the care she gave Savannah while my husband and I were away. She is a loving person and I will for sure have her look after my baby in another opportunity.
We couldn't imagine a nicer place for our dog to stay than at Karen's home! She and her family are devoted to dogs and enjoy their company. The back yard is wonderful and the whole atmosphere is laid back, safe and loving.
Desmond had such a great time! I was afraid he would have a barking problem since that is what he does at home when he is separated from ,my husband.i am thrilled he did so well and we will definately be using Karens' services again! She sent us photos nd updates which really put our minds at ease, thank you so much!
Once again, my Max loved his little vacation with Karen and Fyn and the family! This is the second time that Karen and her family welcome my beloved friend into their home, and I'll be ever so grateful to them for making it such a wonderful experience!
Karen was an amazing host. She and her sister provided a loving environment for Axle. She provided updates and pictures and made us feel as if our guy was on a fabulous vacation. He seemed to enjoy every moment of his stay and loved playing with her dog, Finn. We will certainly book with her again and have already told our friends about the wonderful experience. We couldn't be happier with the situation.
I truly couldn't have asked for a better host for my doberman, Toby!! My house sitter fell through last minute, and Karen was willing to take Toby within hours of my reservation request. She's got a great house with a doggy door that leads out to a big, fenced back yard with plenty of toys. It's clear that she spends a ton of quality time with the dogs and they get plenty of playtime and exercise. After I picked Toby up (and he clearly didn't stress that I was gone, nor did he want to go home), he slept for 15 hours!!! Her golden, Finn, couldn't be a sweeter dog. Overall, I absolutely LOVED both Karen and Finn, and there is no doubt that I will be contacting Karen the next time I need a sitter. She is wonderful, and I'd highly recommend her! :)
I totally Lucked out with Karen, her home is perfect for pets, plenty of yard space, and she was soo loving to my 12 yr old senior dog, Because of Karen i was able to go out of town, enjoy my trip stress free, not to mention she sent me pictures of my dog and gave me updates as to him being fine and having a good time. I so happy i found DogVacay and Karen.

Burbak, CA
Our dogs Maggie and Ziggy immediately bonded with Karen and Finn. The atmosphere is one of "dogs first" at Fiddle Dee Doggie. Its a home where they speak "dog" and with our dogs playing with toys, running gleefully and playing as a pack should, we had no issues walking away and leaving them in Karens more than excellent hands. A great daycare day for them and for us; left with the secure knowledge that they would be happy and well cared for. We would have no qualms asking Karen for a longer stay for them. In fact, our dogs would insist on it! many thanks to Fiddle Dee Doggie. A great vacay for pets and owners.
Exceeded my expectation of dog sitting. Karen was the most caring and wonderful "babysitter" that I could ask for because my baby Lab Max is considered a part of my family and I would certainly recommend Karen A. to be trusted with your loved pet. I will take my Max to Karen Anytime I have to be absent and no worries, my baby will be happy and well taken care of. Thank you Karen!
This was our first time leaving our new pup Rey since we got him a few months ago. Karen and her mother and sister (and Finn!) immediately won over our family-not to mention Rey. It was so awesome to be able to go away for a few days and know that Rey was having as great of a time as we were. Getting the texts and pictures of his stay while he was gone was such a bonus! We will definitely be calling again Karen!! I'm pretty sure Rey wasn't ready to come home!! xoxo Mandy
This was my first time using DogVacay. Karen put my mind at ease with Everything!! We met up a week before she was going to babysit Dakota. I brought Dakota with me to meet her and her lovely family and her sweet dog, Finn!! I knew once we first met, that Dakota would be just fine! She was having so much fun running in Karen's big, beautiful backyard with her dog Finn. The day of drop off, Dakota remembered all the girls and Finn and she was playing and jumping around with excitement! And during my vacay Karen texted my pictures of Dakota having a Blast on Her Vacay! It was a Wonderful Experience!! She gave kisses to all when I came to pick her up and just layed out in my car. She was pooped after being spoiled and having so much attention! I would HIGHLY Recommend Karen!! They are Such a Loving Family and Love all our Dogs!! Thank you Oh SO Very Much, Karen!!!!!
Indy had a great time and LOTS of attention. She was nice and worn out when I picked her up after lots of frisbee and activity in the backyard.
I hate to leave Indy behind for the holiday but i am happy she will be well taken care of here for a few days.
highly recommend.
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