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Karen H.

95 Reviews
62 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

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

Karen's Resident Pets

Gracie
Pug
Female
12 yr 4 mo old

Karen's House

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Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside

About Karen

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
All of my life I have had cats and dogs and I wouldn't want it any other way. I currently have Gracie my 12yr old pug. She is very sweet, loves other people and dogs. She was adopted by us from a rescue group and has made our home complete in the last 6 yrs she's been here.She follows me around all day and loves to be on my lap whenever she can. I am home most of the time and when I'm not my husband is usually home. We would love to care for your dog and treat him or her as part of our family.Your dog will be in great hands!

$50 small/med dog
(24 hr period)

Drop offs/Pick Ups 9-6 with appt.

I can no longer accept large/xlarge dogs
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Karen H.

95 Reviews
62 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

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

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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Karen's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$35 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$30 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
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95 Reviews
Karen is always very accommodating to our needs as well as the dogs. Pumpkin is happy to go to Karen's and likes playing with the other dogs. Karen keeps us updated on Pumpkin's stay through pictures and emails. We know we don't have to worry about her when she is at Karen's.
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Karen was professional, compassionate and trustworthy! We really enjoyed her daily messages and photos. Shasta seemed to enjoy her Vacay and was well cared for.
My dog was very well taken care of here. I know I never need to worry about him eating or sleeping. Karen is extremely accomodating and treats my dog as her own.
Karen did a great job taking care of our Molly! We rescued her recently and hadn't left her before so we were nervous to leave her but Karen did a great job making Molly feel welcome in her home. She also sent texts and pictures of Molly so we knew exactly how she was doing! I would definitely use Karen again.
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This was Theodore's third stay with Karen, and he had a wonderful time. She sends great pictures, and she provides very thorough updates every day that we're gone. Most importantly, he came home happy and clearly well-cared for. Theodore needed to take medication during his most recent stay, and Karen was very willing to accommodate his new schedule (and was successful in getting him to take the medication with no problems). We will definitely call her again when we need someone to watch Theo, and we highly recommend her to anyone looking for a dog sitter.
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Karen and her husband were great with our 2 dogs. Their house was clean and you could tell they love animals. When we picked up our dogs they were very happy. We will use Karen again for our next vacation!
Just like home! Thanks Karen!
Karen was fabulous! She sent photos and updates multiple times per day. She also accommodated Jasper's frequent walk schedule. I would definitely recommend Karen!
Karen is a loving and caring person. She cares for dogs on an individual level. Captain Jack loves to be there .
Once again, Karen and Paul came to our rescue! Between the walks she went well out of her way to do, and the last minute pick ups to save our dog from herself, they made certain we could rest easy. I don't trust anyone more than I do Karen and Paul, and Truffle loves them as we do. THANK YOU AGAIN.
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Theodore had a wonderful stay at Karen's house. You could tell that she really cares about the dogs, and she took a lot of time to make us feel comfortable (this was our first time leaving him in a private home that wasn't with a relative). Her house is spotless and really well set up for multiple dogs, and her own dog is a great, low-key companion for her guest dogs. We felt especially comfortable because Karen sent multiple pictures per day, as well as a detailed update of how Theo was doing and how he spent his day. When we came to pick him up, he seemed happy and well-adjusted, as did the rest of the dogs in her care. We will definitely use Karen again for our dog-sitting needs.
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Karen and her husband, Paul, did an amazing job taking care of our 5 month old puppy. This was the very first time that we left our puppy overnight with a sitter. The many pictures and texts of our puppy and her "new friends" made our time away from our puppy very comfortable. Karen fed our pup by hand, at times, to make sure she ate while she was away from us. Our puppy is very social and friendly and was often time more interested in playing with the other dogs than eating so Karen did what she had to do...we felt that our puppy was in the best of care...we will definitely use Karen again - she put us at such ease.
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Karen did a great job. I would definitely leave them with her again.
I am unreasonably protective of my pooch. I don't trust anyone (my family included) to care for her the way I do. Why am I telling you this? Because Karen is the answer to the prayers of all who, like me, have sleepless nights worrying about leaving their dog. Karen and her lovely husband, Paul, made me feel so comfortable; made my pup feel so comfortable; kept me informed of her adventures, and it all gave me the freedom to really enjoy my trip. Thank you both so much for everything
. We can't wait to see you again!
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Karen was wonderful! She watched our Maltese with so much love and attention. We received email updates with pictures every single day, and when we landed late from our trip home, she even agreed to drive our pup to our house. We recommend her wholeheartedly and will definitely use her again. Thanks, Karen!
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Thank you for once again taking such great care of Jack!
Karen was great with our Jack Russell Terrier. She sent many photos to keep us informed. We will gladly send Happy for another visit soon!
Wolfie has grown to love Karen and was in her arms most of the time. We really appreciated the reassuring pictures she sent, so we knew he was having a good time.
Karen (and Paul) are THE BEST! I'm very selective about who cares for my little 4.5lb chihuahua, and they cared for him like he belonged to them. I was completely relaxed while away and confident all was well. Pictures came regularly and confirmed what I thought!
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Our dog Milo stayed with Karen while we were on vacation and he loved his time there! We also loved that she kept us constantly updated with how he was doing (complete with pictures). We would definitely recommend Karen to anyone looking for a dog sitter!
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Thank you for taking such good care of Heidi. It's so good knowing she is happy while we are away.
My dog loved her.
Karen is fabulous. I am totally relaxed and confident when Mattie is in Karen's care. Karen sends pictures regularity and communicates often. Her house is spotless and her little dog Gracie is so cute and mellow.
This is the 2nd time Karen watched my dog while went on vacation 2 yrs apart and she has been nothing but great. Armani had a great time and was still comfortable with her and the other dogs under the same roof that she was watching as well. She kept me posted that he was his normal self and continued to eat regularly even with my absence. Also sent me pictures daily on how he was doing. He enjoyed his stay while I was on vacation at peace knowing he was in good hands. Karen always made me assured everything was good and I will continue on booking her as a sitter.
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Karen was so sweet and really made me feel at ease about leaving my dog for a week! She took such good care of him and kept me updated with pictures the whole time. My baby came home happy and tired.. I definitely plan on using her again if I have to travel!
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Once again Karen and Paul have put our minds at ease while away. They took wonderful care of our dog Jack and kept us updated daily on his stay. Thank you again ~ Jill & Shawn
This was Everest's second stay with Karen. While Everest is a big dog and Karen's pug is itty bitty, we still choose to send Everest to Karen because of her amazing level of care. Karen is responsive, send photos every day, and has always demonstrated amazing follow through. She never forgets anything, which makes me 100% comfortable that Everest is being well taken care of while we are away. She cares for our dog like he's her own, which is really the whole reason to use DogVacay and not use a kennel.

Thank you again Karen for taking such good care of our Everest!
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Bruno had a good overall stay with Karen. She sent me several pictures over the course of the weekend .
As usual, Karen and Paul have been just great, keeping our dog safe and comfortable and happy. There is nothing more to say than " Karen is the go to person" when you need a host for your dog. But more I rave about her, which is totally true, I know I will be having a tougher time reserving a spot in the future, but I just could not stop writing positive comments about her. Thank you Karen and Paul, you are the best!
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Bailey was well taken care of in a friendly , and comfortable environment. He wants to return for another vacation. We'll have to find some place to go so he can come back.
This was our first time using karen. She made us feel very much at ease and was very warm and welcoming to our dog. He did great there- we loved the pics and emails we received - but most of all loved the fact that he was relaxed and happy when we picked him up. We would definitely bring him back again. Thanks Karen!!
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I don't know where to begin how wonderful Karen is!
I was so nervous about my dog, Roy, to be left alone in a totally different circumstances since he never really had any dog friends and left home. (too bad because of his early trauma with other dogs) To my astonishment, the pictures that Karen sent us was Roy looking so comfortable with other dogs and also on laps of Karen and Paul, which was just amazing to us. I would not think anybody other than Karen and Paul for Roy to be with when we are not around. Thank you for your kindness, love and care for our Roy!! You are just the best!
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Karen is fantastic. Our little Sugar had a great time and made some new friends. Our next trip is in August and we are booking Karen right now to make sure we get her.
Karen and Paul again have provided a welcome, fun and safe experience for our Cooper while we were away. We had no worries and received photos and daily updates to fill us in on his week. He seemed to really enjoy playing with his new doggie friends and is a little lonely now that he's alone with us at home. I know he's probably looking forward to us going away again!
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Karen was wonderful in making sure our Everest felt right at home.
Once again Karen was the perfect host for my 2 babies. She was always available for an update and understands i can be a very anxious mom. She sent me plenty of pictures and its nice to know i can go away and not have to worry about my pugs. Karen has everything under control!
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Decker's stay with Karen was excellent. Karen was attentive to Decker's needs (even including catering to our weird habit of mixing in some sour cream with his food if he's not eating). He had plenty of walks and exercise in her big back yard, and even had some pals to play with - at least over the weekends. In terms of Karen's attentiveness to us, we couldn't be happier. Karen sent us daily updates and plenty of photos, so we knew Decker was happy and we didn't have to worry about him. Further, our request to Karen was a little last minute as other plans fell through, and she was extremely responsive. A really great experience for both us and the dog. Thank you Karen!
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Karen was so great with our dog. She sent photos every day with updates. I feel very comfortable with her watching our dog. It is so much better than a kennel or even a doggy daycare. She makes the dogs feel right at home!
Once again Jack had a great time! This is our 3rd time leaving Jack with Karen and her husband Paul and we couldn't be happier. We are always kept up to date with photos throughout his stay and it's apparent that Jack is well taken care of. Thanks again for putting our minds at ease while away :)
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Cooper had a wonderful first stay with Karen and Paul. I am so happy to have found them. The photos sent throughout the day really helped ease our minds and showed us how much fun he was having with his new friends. He is exhausted today and I actually think he looks a little sad (really missing his playmates!). Looking forward to our next stay with Karen.
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Sebby has a great time when visiting with Karen. It's easy to vacation when we know Sebby's being taken care of!!
Karen is a wonderful caring dogsitter. She knew i was nervous about leaving my babys and she sent me updates and pictures. I will definitely be using her again!
Karen is reliable and great host! My dog came back happy for wonderful stay. Thank you very much for taking care of her. Mina
We are repeat customers and just had another wonderful experience with Karen! She is wonderful and we know our dog is in such great hands when we are away! I love all the updates she sends because we know our pup is happy and doing well. Plus it helps us too because we do miss him when we are away. Karen is the best, so do not hesitate to contact her to care for your pet!
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Ace and Enzo have stayed with Karen and Paul numerous times. With one of our dogs being deaf it is hard for us to feel safe with just anyone. We never worry and can enjoy our little getaways. Also Karen sends lots of pics so I feel like I am there with them. You and your pup will not be disappointed with your stay with Karen, Paul, and Gracie (the cutest, tiniest, chill pug you will ever meet)
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This was great for our dog, Jade! Karen and her husband were very accomodating to our schedule over the holidays--We didn't have to worry about a thing!
Our puppy had a wonderful time. Karen is great with dogs and has a soft and gentle nature about her. I am sure we will use her again. Thanks! Nancy
We have 2 dogs that we left in Karen's care for the weekend. She was wonderful! Loved the updates and photos! They were very happy on their vacation with Karen. And we were happy that our dogs were in a loving environment.
Karen is not only a dog lover but a true "care" giver. She understands that dogs are a part of a family and treats them as such. Warm, thoughtful, caring and concerned are excellent words to describe her. I know my dog is in the best care possible with her! The photo updates of Charlie interacting with the other dogs was so comforting for me and my family. Can't wait to go away again knowing my dog is treated so well and is in such good hands. Thank you Karen!
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We had another wonderful experience with Karen. We left Chessie in good hands and could thoroughly enjoy our family get away with no worries what so ever. Daily pictures and updates put our minds at rest. She treats our dog like it was her own! It's a real pleasure knowing that we can go away while our dog is also having her own "vacation"!
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Karen is simply the best, a true lady to deal with a true substitute for your pets mother while your away.

We have had many sitters in the past and through bad experiences we were turned off traveling

We interviewed many sitters in lower Fairfield county and westchester NY

Karen stood out and we have been leaving our dog with her ever since as he is well looked after,

she sends great pictures everyday and always available for any communication
Our dog returns very content, well feed and no readjustment needed

I highly encourage using Karen if you want complete piece of mind while your away
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Dear Karen, Thank you again for another great stay for Piper! We so appreciate your care and love for her!! All our best, Amy
We have been so fortunate to have found Karen. Our Katie has stayed with her twice, each time for several days and we know we never have to worry. Love the cute pictures she sends! Nancy and Katie
Thank you Karen for taking such a good care of Phoebe for a couple of days. We loved the many pictures you send to us during her stay, and also sending us small messages about her behavior and personality, and what she did that day. When I picked her up she seem very comfortable and happy in your home. Thank you!!
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Karen was a very good host for our German Sheppard Molly. She gave Molly lots of attention and made her feel relaxed and at home since Molly can feel a certain amount of separation anxiety. Karen constantly sent updates about Molly and pictures which helped put our children at ease that she was being well cared for. I would not hesitate to use Karen again and recommend her highly for anyone that is interested. Thanks again Karen!
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This is the first time that we left our dog Jack more than a few days ( he stayed a week) and we couldn't be happier with his stay. Karen was very accommodating and kept us updated with frequent pictures and notes on how Jack was doing. When we picked him up it was clear that he was well taken care of and made to feel comfortable. We will definitely have her watch Jack again.
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This was the first time I engaged Karen's service and I must stay that I am very impressed with the high quality of service she offered . She took very good care of my dog and kept me posted on how he was doing.

They patience, love and care gives me a great amount of comfort in engaging her service in the future.
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Karen was very sweet & caring and made Bailey feel right at home! She was flexible with drop off and pick up times even when my scheduled changed several times. Bailey felt very loved & had a couple of doggie companions he really connected with.
I was more than comfortable leaving Daisy with Karen. Karen provided me with many updates and pictures. Daisy had a great time!
Karen had Piper 10 days this time and as always is just wonderful. Thanks Karen (and family)!!!
Karen (and her husband) were terrific! We were able to vacation with peace of mind! She conducted a thorough meet and greet, then sent pictures of our dog having a vacation herself. We were worried she may not want to come home! :-) We will use Karen again! P.S. She also came highly recommended to us by a friend who used her.
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FIVE STARS!!! This family went above and beyond to care for my dog for a week. I can't recommend them highly enough! THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!
Karen was absolutely the best. I was truly confident in her ability to make my dog's first time away from home feel like home-away-from-home. Very responsive, accommodating, and patient. Truly wonderful from our meet-and-greet to the one night stay. We will definitely have Karen watch our dog in the future.
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This was our 1st time leaving our dog with anyone other than family, and Karen was wonderful.
We received daily updates and photos which
reassured us that our dog was in good hands and was doing well and happy while we were away. I would recommend Karen to anyone who needs a dog sitter in the Trumbull area and we'll definitely use her again.
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Absolute perfection! Karen and her husband were absolutely wonderful with our dogs. We got daily photos and Samson and Gracie really seemed to be SO happy and relaxed. Karen is extremely flexible and extremely gracious. I truly can't say enough or really express my full gratitude to Karen. Thank you, thank you!!
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Karen and her husband are very nice and accommodating. Their house is spacious and clean, and they have good size level backyard. The host dog, Gracie is adorable and has a very calm energy. Throughout their stay we received many photo updates which we absolutely loved seeing. Upon returning we were later than we said, and they were totally ok with that. We will definitely use their services again.
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Karen is simply amazing! She aims to please and is warm, compassionate and very accomodating. While I'm away I get some of the best updates on how Tripp is doing and how well he gets along with the other pooches that she hosts. I highly recommend Karen for her flexibilty and quality service!
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Karen gave our dog, Winnie, a real home away from home. Karen sent daily pictures and it was obvious Winnie was having a blast. Will definitely be making a reservation for the next time we travel.
This was our third vacation for my 2 German Shepherds and Karen was as always great. It's so nice to receive some photos during their stay so I know that they're having a great time. Thanks for everything - Gina
This was Chester's second stay but first overnight with Karen. He seemed very happy to return! Chester's pill and supplement regime can be a bit confusing but Karen followed it to the letter. We received daily updates about his activities along with photos which was very reassuring for us. Thanks Karen and Paul for taking such good care of our pooch!
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Karen is exceptional in every way! Knowing our "pup" Astro was in such great hands made our vacation that much more enjoyable! We were so excited and happy every time we received an update and photo! It was so nice to see what our Astro was up to. I can't say enough about how pleased we were!
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Words can't adequately express just how happy I am that we've found Karen through dogvacay! I know for certain that when my dogs are with her that they are in the best loving hands! She makes a point of sharing daily photos and really goes way above and beyond to provide love and comfort to my little guys. I will most definitely be using Karen in the future! Thank you, thank you!
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Chester was very happy to return for his first daytime stay after the initial meet/greet. Karen was very thoughtful in his care paying particular attention to his habits/desires and trying to interpret them. Her own dog is very calm and laid back which I am sure helped Chester transition with our absence. We are confident leaving him with Karen on his first overnight soon.
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Karen was very nice with Olita! She came back home exhausted probably from so much play!
Me, my husband and especially Sherman were very comfortable with Karen and her family. It was apparent from the start that Sherman would be in great, caring hands. Karen communicated with us multiple times during our day and gave us updates on Sherman's behavior and comfort level. An overall "paws-itive" experience! Wouldn't hesitate to call on Karen again to take care of Sherman.
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We have nothing but rave reviews for the most outstanding love, care and attention our two dogs got from Karen and her husband. We received daily photos and it looked like our little guys were having as much fun on their vacation as we were! It was so very nice to go on vacation and know that our dogs were cared for in such a loving and kind manner.
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Karen is terrific! She was very friendly and loving toward our dog, Emmy. She got to know her personality and gave us almost daily updates with pictures and descriptions of Emmy's activities and mood. It was very reassuring to hear how well she was eating, sleeping, and getting along with the other dogs. Emmy was very happy at Karen's home and we would go back to her for sure!
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What a life-saver! This was my first time using a dog sitter service and it was a great experience. Karen was responsive, friendly and flexible. She maintained constant contact with us via updates and pics, which allowed me to attend my brother's wedding with peace of mind. Thank you so much for taking care of our Weezey! I will definitely use your services again!
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This was a last minute reservation and we did not have an easy schedule, but Karen was very accommodating. She was concerned enough to ask us for notes about our dog's schedule/habits and updated us with his doings till he settled down. I would recommend her/use her help again.
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I had a great experience with Karen. It was my first time leaving Armani with anyone overnight granted 6 days 5 nights. She kept me posted daily with updates and photos on Armani making me more comfortable and enjoy my vacation at ease. She was sweet and caring. She sure can multi-task and have patience with more than 3 dogs at a time and not once let it frustrate her. She made sure I had nothing to worry about. From the first message I sent her, she replied asap to the 1 hr phone call made everything well worth leaving Armani with her and definitely will leave him with Karen on my next overnight trip. I kept her updated after I picked up Armani. The first 3 days he was exhausted sleeping missing the dogs that he had fun playing with. I look fwd seeing Karen again with Armani.
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We cannot thank Karen and her family enough for taking care of Boris during our vacation. We received pictures and emails from Karen showing what a great vacation Boris was having!! He was so loved and so well taken care off we would have no doubt in our mind leaving Boris with Karen again. Thank you so much!
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Our Bernese Mountain Dog Otto had a wonderful stay with Karen. He was very comfortable the minute he walked in & met his new friends. It was such a wonderful feeling to know he's at Karen's house while we were away. And we've already made arrangements for our next trip.
Thank you again! Look forward to seeing you again soon!
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I was a little nervous to leave my 2 German shepherds with a dogsitter for the first time but this was a great experience! Both Karen and her husband were super hosts. They posted a lot of photos so I felt at ease that they were doing fine. Will be back soon - Thanks!!
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Karen was a great host for our dog Petey, who just turned one. She was very responsive and replied immediately to our e-mails when we were setting up our dog's stay with her. She sent us several pictures and e-mails about Petey during our trip so that we knew he was in good hands. She took him on several walks a day and played with him, and made sure that he felt at home. You can tell that she really wants to make sure that your dog is happy at her house! Her home is spotless and a happy place for any dog to stay. She made sure that Petey ate his food since he sometimes doesn't eat much when he's in a new home. We'll definitely have Petey stay with her again!
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Karen was very good with caring for our Rosie. She was a happy girl when we got her home and I would recommend Karen's services to other dog lovers looking for a good home away from home! Paul G
Karen is just so wonderful with Piper. I love getting all the pictures and I feel so comfortable leaving Piper with her. The situation for our dog could not be better. Thank you Karen for being such a great host!!!
Thank you for taking such wonderful care of our 5 lb Biewer, Olita! She fell asleep immediately on the drive home and is actually still sleeping.
My Tripp stayed with Karen for five days and I could not be happier with the phenomenal service that she provided. It was easy to set up a meet and greet with Karen. She was very promt with all emails and sent multiple daily updates and photos of his stay, which I loved!

I didn't have any worries about leaving Tripp in the hands of Karen. Two enthusiastic thumbs up to her for letting me vacation in ease and for taking such good care of my Tripp. He looks forward to staying with you again real soon! THANK YOU!
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Karen was terrific and Katie had wonderful time staying with her. Very flexible about drop off and pick up. Her fenced-in yard was spacious for the dogs to run around. I would highly recommend Karen. Nancy V.
We could not have been happier leaving Jackson with Karen. Karen was so accommodating and we knew immediately when we dropped off Jackson that he was in good hands. He had a few playmates which is always good for him. We would definitely use Karen again.
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Karen was a wonderful host to our dog Riley. He will definitely be a return visitor. Thanks Karen
Lovey & I had an awsome experience having Karen care for my little love. Lovey was shy at 1st but soon found out how caring & fun Karen is.Karen sent me pictures & we spoke on the phone which kept me involved. I felt very comfortable knowing my precious pet was with such a caring person. You could see & hear how much she loves animals. It was a heart warming experience.
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Bear had such a great stay and Gracie was the cutest! We will definitely be leaving him here for vacay next time we go out of town!
Rebel had such a good time on his vacay! Karen sent us pictures of Rebel shortly after dropping him off, to show us how well he was adjusting. She followed up with a message later in the evening to tell us that Rebel was doing just fine. Rebel will definitely be staying with Karen again!
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Thanks Karen for taking such great care of Piper!!!! It was wonderful to know she was in a loving home!!!!
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