Karen's Dog Haven

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Karen R.

11 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Karen's Resident Pets

Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Karen's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Karen

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have owned 4 dogs of various sizes over the past 30 years. Each has lived a happy, love-filled life of up to 12 years with me. All have been rescued dogs, I also take in a friend's dog for up to a week whenever he goes away. She treats mine as her second home. And finally, I volunteer at an animal shelter 2 afternoons a week where I love interacting with the dogs. I have decided that I can no longer own a dog but want access to them.
I have a large yard that is fenced in so any dog who stays here can run around safely and happily. I do have 2 cats but they can be separated from a dog for a few days if necessary.
I am retired and therefore do not need to be away from home for long periods of time on any given day. I do have a few volunteer positions so may be absent for a few hours but can adjust my schedule when necessary. I love dogs and would give your dog a happy and safe place to stay.
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Karen R.

11 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 18, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Karen's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Karen's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
11 Reviews
Addy had a great stay with Karen this past weekend. Addy was completely happy and comfortable staying with Karen and loved exploring her HUGE backyard. I am so grateful that Karen was able to adjust her plans to accommodate us when we were delayed with car trouble on our way home. I will definitely be leaving Addy with Karen again in the future. Thanks Karen!
Karen was amazing! I have a 9 year old black lab rescue who is very sensitive to her environment and scares easily. This was my first time leaving her with someone for an entire week, but Karen took away my worries. My dog instantly took to her at the meet and great, not to mention her huge fenced in backyard! I knew right away they would be a great fit. Karen was understanding of her history and made sure no other dogs were there during her stay, and sent me pictures daily to reassure me of her happiness. I felt so comfortable leaving my sweet pup with her and will definitely use her in the future! Seriously, she is so sweet. Thank you Karen!!!
Lexi absolutely felt right at home with Karen. I am very grateful to her. She completely understood Lexi's restrictions and ensured she was comfortable and content. Thank you so much!
I had both my dogs stay with Karen for the very first time while I was travelling and she was great at putting my mind at ease. She kept me well informed on how they were doing each day and she always responded back to my inquiries quickly. They both had a great time and got to play in a safe environment.

Karen was very nice to work with and my dogs are happy.
This is my second time using Karen, but this time I left both of my dogs with her. She goes above and beyond to make them feel at home and I know that they are happy and safe in my absence. Karen has a HUGE totally fenced in yard which my dogs love! They enjoy lounging in the sun on her deck as well. Karen has years of dog experience and she truly loves what she does. I can travel with total ease knowing that they are in the best of hands. Thank you Karen!!
We left our dog with Karen for one night and she is really good. She sent us pictures couple times during the stay.
My dog is always left in the care of a family member if we are away, but we were attending a family wedding in Maine and I wasn't sure what I was going to do! My dog is 16 years old so I did not want to board him as it would be too stressful. My daughter told me about DogVacay and I read Karen's reviews and knew she was the host for my dog! She was wonderful! She sent me texts and pictures of Jack. I will definitely use Karen again.
This was our first time using Dogvacay and our experience with Karen was Perfect. She updated us daily with a picture and let us know how our Bella was doing. We felt as if we had left our spoiled dog with a family member. She was very accommodating and we will definitely be having Karen watch her again when we go away. Thanks so much Karen!
Our 11 year old rescue Papillon has had a tough life resulting in her hatred of being left alone. Knowing we were going to be going on vacation for a week in July, we needed to find a temporary housing arrangement for Lina. Fortunately for all of us we found Dogvacay online and even better, Karen lives in the next town from us. We arranged for a meet and greet and Lina had no problem so we went ahead and booked our vacation with Karen. We also decided to leave Lina for a day trip and we were absolutely delighted with the results. Lina quickly adapted to Karen's loving nature and happily settled in her lap. Karen was kind enough to send us a selfie of Lina peacefully napping in her lap. Even though we will miss Lina when we go on vacation, we will be able to relax knowing she is being loved and well cared for by Karen.
Judy Fitzgibbons
Karens haven is fantastic! If I could give more stars I would... oh wait ********** She made us completely comfortable leaving our two senior Chi pups in her lovely home. As it can be frightning leaving your fury family members behind. They want a lot of love & lap time... they got it! She's kind, welcoming, hospitable & was flexible with pick up / drop off times. (We had some car trouble) When our pups got settled in we took off. Karen sent detailed daily updates & photos too big beautiful yard to run around in ... I am so thankful We found dog vacay resulting in finding a perfect match for taking exceptional care of our two lap dogs!!! Karen we will be contacting you again I'm sure!!!! Thanks again, ♥Rosie, Chico, kyle & Barbara
If there was a way to give 10 stars, then Karen certainly deserves them! I have a fairly new rescue dog who I left with Karen for one night, on somewhat short notice. Karen no longer has dogs of her own but is an experienced dog owner. She is kind as oh so patient! My dog has a few issues that Karen was made aware of, and she handled things beautifully. She worked very hard to make Ziva feel comfortable in new surroundings and went above and beyond to assure me that everything was just fine. Karen volunteers at a local shelter and understood the issues that my dog struggles with. I thought for sure that Karen wouldn't want Ziva back but she feels like she made some progress with her and hopefully over time, Ziva will feel even more comfortable there. I am so thankful to have found such a kind and patient person as Karen is. We will continue to use Karen for as long as she's up for the challenge. Thank you Karen for the peace of mind while we were away!
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