Karens Dogcare Algonquin Huntley

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Karen R.

10 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 50 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Karen's Resident Pets

12 yr 0 mo old
17 yr 4 mo old
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
9 yr 11 mo old

Karen's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Karen

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have owned happy and calm dogs for over 40 years and provide a peaceful environment, frequent outdoor breaks, and a roomy, monitored backyard that is perfect for active dogs to run.

In most cases, I limit myself to 2 overnight guest dogs so that your pup get lots of focused attention and to reduce the amount of 'new stuff' that they need to navigate during your absence.

I have a huge soft spot and enormous patience for all animals, and treat your family member with all the love that I have for my own. I text photo updates or snapchats to help you feel confident about how your pet is doing. I honor your feeding schedule and work within the needs of your pup to keep them (and you) as comfortable as possible while you are away.

Each weather-permitting day your pup will get 2 long walks (or maybe even a 5k run, with your permission), lots of supervision and unlimited indoor/outdoor playtime.

I offer overnight supervision or just day care, a cage-free environment (if desired), care for elderly dogs, or dogs who require oral medication.

For an additional fee, I can assist with:

- adult dogs that have special needs ($35-$50/day)
- handicapped dogs ($50/day)
- private boarding for only your pet ($55/day)
- trips to routine vet appointments ($20 per appt)
- pick up / drop off to your home ($15 one way within 10 miles)
- care for your dogs during the holidays ($50/day holiday rate)

The listed fee is per 24 hr. period / per pet. Partial days will be prorated. Last minute bookings are usually no problem with a successful meet and greet and acquiring proof of rabies and vaccinations.

If I can help insure your peace of mind when you need to be away from your pet, please contact me with any questions that you may have. There's never any obligation. I would be happy to help, and look forward to meeting you and four-legged family member!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Karen R.

10 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 50 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 17, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Karen's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Karen's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$12 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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10 Reviews
Karen is fantastic!! Our dog, Cider did great! We would highly recommend Karen!
Karen was fantastic! After our meet and greet, I knew this would be the perfect place for our Piper. Piper loved playing in the yard with her pups and enjoyed a walk with Karen. Karen takes the time to get to know your dog and their personality. I was at ease knowing my pup was having a great time and being well cared for!
Karen was awesome! She sent us lots of pictures and kept us updated on how our two dogs were doing. We felt 100% comfortable with them in her care and knew that they were well loved! She even washed our dogs bedding before we picked them up. We would definitely book with Karen again!
Karen is amazing! She took the time to get to know my girls and asked all the details. She is a speedy and great communicator; she's such a pleasure to work with. Most importantly, she cared for my pups as if they were her own, which made me feel very comfortable to be away from them. I can't say enough about her! We will definitely be back to Vacay at Karen's very soon!
We are so thankful that Karen was the host that we chose for our dogs. She had to deal with the unthinkable - our senior dog passed away in her care and she handled it with so much grace and in such a caring way that we are blessed that our dog was with her when this happened. We were in a complete tizzy when this happened and she guided and helped us through such a horrible time. We would recommend her to anyone that wants only the best for their pet(s) as she is one of a kind.
Karen was absolutely amazing from the start. I recently moved to the area from out of state and don't know anyone, so trying to find someone to watch my 4 lb. Maltese was kind of a challenge. I am very reluctant to leave her with just anyone. I saw Karen on Dog Vacay and thought that she seemed like a good fit. I emailed her with only 2 weeks until my trip and she was wonderful at responding (even though she was on a cruise at the time). I dropped her off the morning of my trip and Karen wanted to know everything she could do to make my pup comfortable and what my rules were for watching and keeping an eye on Kona. I was so happy to receive texts throughout the day, that really showed how Kona was doing and how well she was doing. She let me know when they were going for walks and what they were doing. It made me feel so comfortable and happy to know that she was in good hands while I was away. At the end of my trip I had some travel issues and couldn't get home and Karen was so helpful and so accommodating. She made sure I knew that Kona would be fine and that I just needed to worry about getting home and not leaving Kona for an extra day. Karen is definitely someone I cannot wait to use again and I think Kona cannot wait to go back and play with her new best friends. Way a wonderful find for me since I just moved to the area!!!!
Karen was great to meet and suggested I bring my dog, Finn, so she could meet him and see if he got along with her two pups. She was very thorough in asking questions and wanted to know how to respect YOUR rules and training. I enjoyed the daily text messages with pictures showing Finn outside, getting walked and snoozing in his bed. Karen will also walk and/or run your dog and has a nice fenced in area for the dog to be outside. I also love that Karen works from home so the dogs are not left home for 8+ hours a day. I have already booked my next Vacay with her!
This was our first time using Dog Vacay and we couldn't be happier. Karen was great! Her house is very pet-friendly along with a huge backyard. Throughout our trip we loved getting daily updates including photos which were very cute and it put us at ease knowing our dogs were being so well taken care of. We will definitely be using Karen again in the future! We highly recommend her!
Best dog sitter experience we've had! Our pups are young. One becomes very sad when we leave and the other, very hyper. Karen was nice enough to take them on a three mile walk making both of their time with her a huge success! They love her and we cannot recommend her enough!
Karen was amazing and kept us up to date on how our puppy, Coco, was doing while we were on vacation. I felt so at ease knowing she was very well taken care of. She sent us texts with pics of Coco out for walks and playing with her dogs. She also made sure that Coco was taken out frequently since she is still a puppy. I will definitely use Karen again! She is the BEST!!
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