Kara's Dog Boarding. A Play-cation!

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Kara W.

16 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 45 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Kara's Resident Pets

6 yr 7 mo old

Kara's Apartment

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

About Kara

5 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Located in the Bella Vista neighborhood of South Philadelphia. Great neighborhood for walking pets. Lots of families and dogs. Between myself and my boyfriend, someone will almost always be home to take care of your pet. The apartment I live in is a large one bedroom with a fantastic walled-in back deck where the dogs can lay in the sun and relax without any chance of getting out. If it's a nice day, we'll leave the door open for the dogs to come in and out as they please. There's also great windows for dogs who like watching the world go by. We'd go on several walks a day to parks in the neighborhood so your pet can get lots of exercise. I'm also willing to send photos and updates while you're away.

I do have a 5 year old mix named Stella. She gets along with most dogs when introduced in a home where she can be off a leash. Can be kind of intense player, which can intimidate some dogs. She can be kept away from your dog if they're not the most dog-friendly. She is not food or toy aggressive at all.

Please provide your own food and whatever bed your dog would be most comfortable sleeping on.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Kara W.

16 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 45 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 14, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kara's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$45 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Kara's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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16 Reviews
Kara is amazing! This was the first time my 2 year old akita mix, Kaia, was not staying with a family member while I was away. I was a bit nervous, but after the initial meet and greet, I knew that my baby would be left in great hands. While away, Kara provided me with status updates letting me know that Kaia was being good and having a great time, which put my mind at ease. I came home to super excited and happy puppy! I will absolutely contact Kara in the future when I need to go out of town!!
Kara was great; she took my last minute reservation when I was in a pinch! She communicated quickly and answered all my questions in a timely manner. My pup was super happy the second he arrived and comfortable the entire time. Couldn't thank Kara enough for accommodating me.
Kara was a great host for Apollo! We had severe travel issues as a result of winter storms, but Kara was extremely accommodating. We would definitely be willing to have her watch Apollo again.
Kara was fantastic! Very flexible with drop off and pick up and provide updates throughout Cooper's stay. She was so sweet and I could tell Cooper enjoyed his weekend! Will definitely use again!
Kara was great! She sent us updates and had no issues. Will definitely go back to her in the future.
Kara was wonderful! She messaged photos of Virginia and we rested easy knowing she was safe. Thank you so much again!
Love Kara! (and so does Luca). We're going back again and again....
Kara was incredibly responsive, flexible, and helped us out in a pinch. She went above and beyond to coordinate details with us and was attuned to our dog's wants and needs - she could tell he was anxious without mom and dad and proactively took him to the park to play fetch (his favorite :)). Looking forward to working with Kara again!
Kara is terrific - responsible, made sure our pup was comfortable and had a great time; super accommodating. Will definitely go back!
Very kind and loving person. Def going to use her regularly !
First again I have to thank Kara for accepting the last minute reservation. Kara is as pleasant in person as she looks in her picture and very accommodating as well. Max and Stella got along just fine and Kara sent great pictures showing how much fun they were having. I would definitely use Kara again and recommend her to anyone looking for a pet sitter!
Kara was great! She sent me pictures of my dog, Waffle, while I was away and he came back to me a very happy pup. I highly recommend.
Kara was great - accommodating with our schedule and willing to take both of our dogs. The dogs definitely had a good time and I was appreciative of the fact that all of our stuff was ready to go when we picked our nuggets up from her house. I would definitely use her again!!!
Kara was great with my dog, Bear. He has a tendency to pull on the leash and has a ton of energy, but she took him on a hike and plenty of walks while he was there. I got pictures while I was away and could tell Bear was enjoying himself :) I would definitely use her again in the future!
Kara was such a great dogsitter she took such wonderful care of our Tully while we were gone for a week. She sent photos followed by all of our directions and is super nice. Tully was so happy when we came back and I could tell what a fun time he had. Thanks again and we will use you next time. Geoff
Kara and her pooch Stella were wonderful hosts for my guy Rupee. Kara's place is in a hip section of Bella Vista, is very clean and comfortable, and has a nice little deck out back for sunning and napping, which Rupee loves. Rupee can be wary of strangers, but Kara was gentle and patient and he settled in very quickly. Kara was a pleasure to deal with, and the next time we're headed out of town in that direction, we'll book her for sure if she is free.
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