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Karen B.

32 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

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

Karen's Resident Pets

Duster
Miniature Schnauzer
Male
7 yr 8 mo old
Levi
Miniature Schnauzer
Male
5 yr 8 mo old
Sadie
Miniature Schnauzer
Female
7 yr 7 mo old
BB
Great Dane
Female
6 yr 11 mo old
Terra
Great Dane
Female
6 yr 11 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Caged birds or Reptiles

Karen's House

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

About Karen

58 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Happy Fall and Winter..!!

We care for all kinds of Critter, dogs, cats, bird, horses, exotics... We love them all. My house or yours..
We offer daycare services to. For playtime or those long days when you have to be away.
I know how hard it is to leave your precious baby/s with a stranger while you go on Vacation or visit friends and family. My promise to you is, We will love and care for your babies just like they are one of our own. You will come to think of us as your babies home away from home because of all the love and attention we have to share.
I'm a retired young senior working at home, doing what I dearly LOVE. I've been in the Dog industry over 50 years.(Grooming and Boarding). My Son lives and works with me and it's a perfect place for your babies to be loved and cuddled while your away..
We would love for you to come out for a meet-n-greet, or we can come to you.
That way you and your babies can meet us and check out our house, see if were a good fit for them.
or if we are doing visits to your house. we come to you so we can learn all about the care etc. your kids need.
We also do Farmsitting..
Please don't be alarmed that I have large dogs. They are dear sweet big babies. and wouldn't hurt a flea. They have their OWN SEPARATE YARD. AND ARE NEVER ALLOWED WITH OUR VISITORS UNLESS THE OWNER WISHES FOR THEM TO PLAY TOGETHER. They do however sound intimidating. But believe me they are big lapdogs.

PLEASE
Never leave your Precious Babies in a Cold concrete Kennel again !

How about your Pet/s staying in a Warm , inviting home where your Pets will be treated like Royalty. Lots of Love and Affection, with Playtime and lots of exercise..

A vacation is a time to relax, unwind, and take a break from the obligations and stresses of everyday life. The last thing you want to be doing is lying on the beach or lounging by a pool worrying about your dog. Finding someone to watch your pup when you travel is always a challenge. Traditionally, your options involve coaxing an unreliable friend or family member into watching your dog or taking him to a kennel that is simultaneously boarding ninety-nine other dogs.

We have loads of experience with the Giant Breeds to.. Great Danes, Great Pyrenees, etc. The Giant Breeds are basically just big lapdogs.. We charge alittle extra for them though.

*When your Pet stays with us, He/she is loved with all our Hearts, and given the loving Attention he/she deserves and used to..

*They are able to have their own suites, and also play and/or socialize with my own playful pets..

*We are able to administer medication if needed..

I know how sometimes just the change in water can upset your babies tummy's, so we always give Fresh Cool Osmosis Filtered Water to drink..

I also ask that all dogs be on a flea and tick prevention, I know everyone thinks the freeze this winter killed alot of bad bugs, but I don't think so judging by the June Bugs I've seen.. Man I hate June Bug.. LOL

*Our home is on 10 acres with a strong fenced in back yard. Never is your Dog outside unattended.. If need be on a leash.. Security is very serious with us..
*The yard is cleaned and sanitized regularly .

* I've groomed professionally for 50 years. I can provide small breed grooming. Prices start at 40. dollars. Just ask.

*We offer a 2 dollar discount for the 2nd pet..
*On pickup day. If your pickup will be after 1 pm. , there will be a charge for that day.
*We do allow Sunday pickups.. :))

*We provide email, text or phone updates.. even pictures daily if you wish.
*We are a non smoking home..
*No children..Mine are grown..
So give us a try.. Your Pet will be so Happy you did..

*Your welcome to look me up on Facebook..
Thank you !!
We also offer a service where we can come to your house to care for your Pets.Absolutely no stress, Your Pets are Staying in their own home . Visits generally 30 minutes , course depending on how many Pets you have, We even Offer Farm Sitting, Feeding Horses , Goats , Chickens etc. Limited to the Ellis County area. Each visit is $25.00 ,
We also offer overnights.

I also do Custom Painted Pet Portraits. Oil painting of your precious Pet/s. Just ask me about it..

Thank you for reading my Profile, I hope to meet you and your Pets soon..
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Karen B.

32 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 5, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Karen's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Karen's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/day
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$35 /hour
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Grooming
$40 /min
$60 /max
Baths
$25 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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32 Reviews
Our pup had a wonderful time playing with new friends. I don't think she could decided if she wanted to leave with us or stay! Karen's house is set up for your fur babies to play, sleep, & have the best time away from home. I enjoyed reading the updates about our pup. These guys will be on our repeat list!
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Made me feel very comfortable for the first time leaving my dog with her. I will definitely look to her again in the future :) and she gave me pictures of my dog having fun with some of the other pups :)
Our dogs spent two weeks here while we suffered the time between closing on our old house and the new house. They came home happy and healthy which put a good spin on a bad situation.
Karen was always very quick to get back with me she even sent a pic of bodie while I was in Mexico. He seemed happy and healthy when I picked him up..
My dog Bailey stayed with Karen this weekend. Karen was very flexible and easy to work with! She also texted me updates on how things were going while I was away, which I appreciated. Bailey seemed happy and very well taken care of when I picked her up. I will be using Karen again the next time I need to have Bailey boarded!!!
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Karen and her son where very corigal and helpful. Boots was very happy and was well taken care of during his stay.
This was a bit too far our in the country for us. It is a good place if you are looking for a safe kennel for your pet. It is not a family home type situation though, if that is what you are looking for.
Karen and her son, Matt, were perfect. BooBoo had no problems whatsoever.
Karen did an awesome job with our puppy! She kept in constant contact with me and sent pics! She always expressed how much she enjoyed having Jinty with her. I so appreciate her service in helping us have w stress free vacay!
We were a bit concerned since this was a last minute booking and our first time using DogVaycay as well,, however it proved to be a good experience and very successful.
Karen & her son were able to look after Roscoe for us on NYE and had several other big & small guests staying with them for the night so he had some new friends to play with. He seems to have enjoyed his visit so we're happy. Thanks Karen!
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Karen and her son just might spoil your baby/(ies) better than you do! They will definitely prioritize your children as #1 while they keep them for you. They are both very sweet-natured and do an excellent job at making sure everyone is secure and comfortable. I would certainly take my two girls back to Karen!
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my dogs spent 4 days with Karen. this is the first time my puppy has been away from me and she was a happy camper when I picked her up. my older dog who requires medication everyday did great too.he has bad allergeries and Karen made sure he got his meds and I know this because if he hadn't gotten them he would be scratching up a storm.karen was very understanding about me being a nervous mom leaving her babies. she was very willing and happy to text me and never acted like I was bothering her.since my one dog has allergeries Karen asked me before she gave them anything that I didn't send with them.i feel comfortable enough that im planning more trips already.
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Seems to be good with animals, and willing to make changes in the last minute. I had one boarder disappear as we were trying to leave. (Oliver saw the pet carrier and ran away, out of fear of going to the vet). He is a primarily outside neutered cat.

Good news, not only did Oliver show back up but I wasn't charge for the last minute cancellation.

Thanks,
Joe
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Thank you Karen and Matthew! Ziggy came home happy and healthy once again!
Karen did an excellent job taking care of Peaches! She kept in touch and let me know how my dog was doing through out my trip. When I picked Peaches up, I knew that she had been in good hands: I did not see the anxiety she had when I first left her there - she was calm, content, and happy! Thank you, Karen!
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Karen and Matt seem to love animals and we feel our dogs are well cared for , and she communicates and sends pictures to those of us who naturally tend to worry. Especially when they don't leave their dogs often. We have begun to feel comfortable and trust them to take good care of our furry kids. 8)
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Karen is very accommodating with drop off and pick up. She sent pictures of my dog while I was on vacation and keeping us informed of our dogs condition. I would use her again.
I had to leave town very suddenly and Karen B took care of my Mommy kitty, Fluffy and her five nursing 5 week old kitten's. I was very concerned about leaving them with anyone, but did not have a choice. I could not have chosen a more wonderful replacement caregiver and home as Karen! I was so worried that Fluffy would stop nursing the babies, but Karen had set up a perfect area for her to feel content with her kittens. She gave Fluffy and her babies all of the love and attention that I had requested and more! I would highly recommend Karen to watch over anyone's family pet....I can guarantee you peace of mind while you are away!
Thank you Karen!!
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Karen and Matt are the best! Keeping in touch by pictures and text helped me relax while on my vacation. Ziggy and Renee came back home happy and healthy, what more can I ask! Thank you for your expert care!
Karen was amazing! I needed a dog sitter for my 9 week old baby this weekend and she worked with me to make it happen even though I was very last minute! She makes sure all of the dogs that come through are healthy and I love knowing that I left my dog in good hands! When I arrived to pick him up, her son has all of Anakin's things ready to go exactly how I left them! Definitely a great experience.
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Karen and her son were very sweet to our dogs! I knew our dogs were in good hands over the holiday. Karen was very gracious, our dogs are rescues and haven't done much dog sitting. And Karen was very patient with them! We appreciate her help.
Karen and her son are GREAT!!! They are willing to work with you on drop off and pick up and they are very flexible on both even offering to come pick up and drop off at your home if needed. Ruby has stayed with them twice and has had a great time. I feel very secure in leaving my pet with them and I know she will be taken care of. If you are looking for a great place to leave your pet for a while this is the place for you.
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Karen and Matt were so welcoming to our doberman Jada. As we were away they sent is pictures of her playing. It was very comforting! The next time we need a dog sitter we'll definitely keep them in mind. Thanks Karen and Matt! :-)
No Matter How Long It Has Been Since Our Last Visit Karen And Matt Are Always Welcoming And Loving With Kensie. I Really Appreciate Their Service Being There When I Need Them. Thanks Karen And Matt!
Karen and her son are great. They worked with my schedule and took great care of my hound. We got home at 8pm and I called and asked if I could pick up Ruby and even though they were about to leave they told me they would wait and I could come pick her up. They had everything ready to go when I got there.
I will be arranging another stay for Ruby soon and I know she will be in GREAT HANDS.
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Karen and her son were very accommodating and attentive to detail. They were thorough with good follow through.
Wow! Karen is getting so popular I'm glad I booked way ahead. Karen sent photos of our babies while we were away and we could see for ourselves that Boots and Marti were having a fine time. Boots had "zoomies" and that always means he relaxed and happy. I was especially glad to see that because he tends to have separation anxiety. I know that Karen takes excellent care of our dogs, even when she has a full house, and I do not hesitate to recommend her for any size/type of dog.
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Boots and Marti were well loved and cared for on their first "overnight" away from home. Karen was a real pleasure to work with in accommodating our "babies" (a Great Dane and a Chihuahua). We will not hesitate to call on her the next time we need a sitter, for a few hours or a few days! Happy-happy-happy!
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Both my dogs stayed with Karen over the Thanksgiving holidays. She kept me updated to how they were doing and responded to texts right away. :) My dogs seemed to have a great time and I was able to enjoy time with family without worrying about them! I knew they were being well taken care of! :)
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Karen was so flexible and easy to do business with. We'll definitely use her again!
Great experience!
I don't have any complaints about my dogs stay with Karen. I went over for a meet and great, and we talked for about 30min about her long history working with dogs, and this being my first time leaving my dog with somebody other than family, I was a bit on the nervous side. when I returned from vacation. I called and let them know I was on my way and they had her on a leach and her things by the door ready to go. This being my first Dog Vacay experience I would have to this was a good one. thanks Karen.
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