Karen's Hound Haven

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Karen M.

44 Reviews
31 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Karen's Resident Pets

Hopalong Cassidy
Poodle
Male
12 yr 9 mo old
Peaches
Poodle
Female
7 yr 10 mo old
Scotty
West Highland White Terrier
Male
1 yr 3 mo old

Karen's House

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

About Karen

45 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
As a retired special-ed teacher of 42 years, I've found myself with a lot of time on my hands. I have loved dogs all my life and have been pet sitting for friends and family for 40+ years. I've got a very large fenced in back yard, it's about a 1/3 acre. The fence is split rail with wire mesh. There's plenty of space indoors for rainy days. We have laminate flooring, and allow pets on all of our furniture.

The family includes two standard size poodles, Peaches and Hopalong Cassidy. Peaches, who's 7 years old, is very sweet and playful. Hoppy, 12, is a huge softy, but sometimes forgets his size around the smaller dogs. We also have a puppy Montgomery Scott or Scotty for short. He is a 1 year old Westie who LOVE, LOVE, LOVES to play.

No extra charges for holidays or amenities such as snacks, cuddles, playtime, or bedtime tuck-ins. I give out small Milk Bone treats, and rawhide sticks at no cost to you. If you want your dog to have a different treat, bring it along!

I am accommodating of your dog's special needs, and I only crate at your request. If your pup is not potty trained, or has accidents when nervous, please let us know.

** Please drop off and pick up your dog around noon or we will charge for a daycare rate (please let me know if you must have different times.)**

I am located off of I-69 and E 96th Street, right behind the Meijer store. We've got a safe and connected neighborhood. There are sometimes escape artists who can get out of their yards. And we have a facebook page that update if they find animals in the area and are often found in less than an hour!

**I must ask that you disclose all aggressive behaviors in your posts as we have had an incident with an aggressive pooch who stayed with me and bit our Peaches without provocation.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Separation anxiety
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Karen M.

44 Reviews
31 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated March 21, 2017

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Karen's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Karen's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$10 /half-hour
$20 /hour
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
Check-ins
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Training
$25 /hour
Grooming
$30 /min
$50 /max
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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44 Reviews
Once again it was time to go on a trip to warm weather and I knew right away I should contact Karen because she had watched my German Shepherd (Milo) the previous year (see my previous review).
I dropped Milo off on Thursday, February 9 and picked the previous year (see my previous review).
I dropped Milo off on Thursday, February 9 and picked him up on Monday, February 20. I received pictures and updates while I was on my trip and it was obvious once again that Milo was in great hands.
My concern that Milo would eat properly ended up being unnecessary as he almost ran out of food. It was obvious to me that Milo was very comfortable (once again)staying at Karen's. He received plenty of attention and was able to run in the fenced in backyard.
I highly recommend Karen as the perfect host to watch my dog. Once again it was obvious that Milo
received a lot of attention and care was taken to ensure that Milo was able to eat properly.
Thanks again Karen and I'll see you next year and maybe sooner.
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Loved the updates and pictures of Larkin enjoying his time!
Kodi has stayed with Karen many times now and this time was great just like the previous visits. All went according to plan. Kodi is always thrilled to arrive at her house.
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