Karen's Puppy Care-Roseland NJ

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Karen F.

63 Reviews
28 Repeat Guests
$40/night
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  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

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About Karen

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Karen’s Puppy Care
“From Your Loving Home to Mine”

Relax and enjoy your vacation and travel with the peace of mind knowing your pup is in a loving home. We host small toy pups non-shedding hypoallergenic only as they are best suited for us and our home. When we had our dog Lucky of 16 years, one of our greatest concerns was who would care for him while we were away. Rest assured your pup will be in great hands, with undivided 24/7 attention. I only sit for one small toy pup at a time and I am home all day. Please check my calendar for availability! Your dog will be my companion day and night!! And I look forward to that unconditional love! It is just my husband and I in our home as our children are grown and on their own; one living in Verona and the other Ireland!
We have a quite, comfortable home on a dead-end street in the small residential town of Roseland, NJ. Our backyard is very lovely with lots of shade and we have a two tier deck off our kitchen and a completely fenced in yard. Sunshine on the deck for great relaxing! Your pup will roam freely in our home wherever he or she feels comfortable so your pup must be house broken.
While you are away you may contact us at any time, and I will send you pictures or texts whenever you like.
If you would prefer we can do a trial run (no charge) to make sure you and your pup feels comfortable in our care. No problem at all! I understand how hard it can be to make this decision.
A superior alternative to a kennel!! Looking forward to meeting you and your best buddy!!
You can also check out my sister Cindy's Canine Club! We are both in Roseland!
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Karen F.

63 Reviews
28 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

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  • Booked
  • Last updated November 17, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Karen's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Karen's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
63 Reviews
Karen was so great with our two dogs Gracie and Prea l dont think they had a chance to miss us much. She provided us updates of how our girls were doing. In the video she sent we could see our pups were playing just like aat home. We would highly recommend Karen to watch your pets. I know they will be loved and treated as if they were in their own home.
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My dog Junior was in loving hands with Karen. She fed, walked, and played with him. She even sent me a picture via email.
Oh my goodness! The first time we met Karen, we knew our dog (Samson) was going to be in good hands. Karen’s home is very welcoming (on a quiet street with a fully fenced-in backyard), and she has a great personality – it is clear that she loves dogs, and she treated Samson as if he was her own. We boarded Samson with Karen for two weeks while my husband and I went on vacation. Karen sent photos and texts each day to let us know how things were going, and getting these daily updates really helped us to relax and not worry about our dog. He had a great time during his stay, and was pampered and well taken care of... in fact, many of the daily photos were of Samson laying on Karen’s bed, sunbathing on her large back deck, or cuddled up and sleeping on her husband’s lap. While he was definitely happy to see us when we went to pick him up, he wasn’t in any rush to leave – and, he’s ready to go back! Samson will be back with Karen in the coming weeks, and I know that I can comfortably travel and not worry about my baby… Thanks, Karen!
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Karen is so attentive to all her dogs, she amazes me every time. Her love, caring and unique care is above and beyond, follows your every concern.
The walks, meals and playtime are essential and my Dino is right at home!!!
Thank you very much for the love and care of my
Dino.
Until next time, Dino says"Hi, Karen"
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From the moment we met Karen at our "meet and greet," we knew Smoky would be in good hands while we went on vacation. She has a lovely home on a quiet street with a great fenced in yard. Our furbaby was treated as one of the family evidenced by the daily photos Karen sent showing him curled up on either Karen's or her husband Brian's lap. Smoky had a great vacation, as did we, knowing that he was being well cared for!
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Karen has been Lilly's petsitter for 2 years now - we love her so much! I really think Lilly is so happy at Karen's that she gets home and wants to go back! Karen and her husband, Brian, treat Lilly like their own dog and give her so much love - couldn't ask for a better petsitter!! I never worry. Lilly will be back at Karen's a few times in the coming months - I can travel without worrying about my baby!
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A wonderful, affectionate and caring stepmother! Karen took exceptional care of my Yorkie- he required special medication and feeding and she returned him to us healthy, calm and content. She was loving and attentive and kept in communication with us for the entire time we were away. I felt he was always in good hands and in a wonderful home away from home.
Thank you Karen!
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My dog had a great time at Karen's. She obviously loves animals and Zuzu didn't even see me leave.
She had fun in the yard, went for a walk to the park and was pooped when she got home. I felt totally at ease leaving my pup with Karen and will certainly be back again.
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I'm not sure who had a better vacation - my husband and me or our dog, Harvey! Karen always gives him lots of love, plenty of walks, and the very best care. He is treated like a member of her family. Karen truly went out of her way to accommodate our schedule, and we are so grateful! We never have a concern when Harvey is with Karen, and we love getting pictures of his adventures with her.
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As always, Lilly was at home with Karen and Brian. What lovely people. I never worry about her when she is visiting their beautiful home!
Another great stay with Karen! Buddy loved his time with Karen. As always it was nice to get updates and pics on how Buddy was doing. This is his home away from home! Thank you so much Karen
Karen is a one-of-a-kind person who is very engaged with her borders and their pet parents. She seems to be sensitive, caring and knowledgable about dogs and their behaviors. Her updates on Jack along with pictures was very comforting. We look forward to Jack staying with her in the future?
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Karen and her husband are lovely couple and we enjoyed our trip because Crystal was in very good hands. Thank you Karen, Crystal missed you a lot. I really recommend you for all friends and dogvacay associates . For sure we will leave Crystal with Karen.
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Karen and her husband are lovely couple and we enjoyed our trip because Crystal was in very good hands. Thank you Karen, Crystal missed you a lot. I really recommend for all . For sure we will leave Crystal with Karen.
Have no fear, Karen is here ...for your precious pooch.
She truly loves dogs and will take good care of yours while you are away. I received photos of my Maggie to reassure me! Karen likes to take walks & bring your buddy in her car as she does short errands, just like I do … weather permitting. My pooch gets totally excited with the word "car". With so much experience caring for little dogs, she encourages your dog to come up and cuddle with her. This arrangement is so much calmer than a kennel -- no doubt about it. PG
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We have left Beau with Karen previously so that sum's it up. There are no worries when Beau is with her. Thank you Karen!
My two dogs had a great time staying with Karen and her family while we were on vacation for 10 days!!! Karen was fantastic and so attentive to their needs. I felt that my dogs were on their own little vacation and were being loved and spoiled every minute. We really enjoyed getting pictures every day and the dogs looked forward to their daily walks and outings (Karen even took them for a car ride when it was too cold out to go for a walk). I would highly recommend Karen and plan on using her again in the future...it was a wonderful experience and knowing my dogs were being well cared for made my vacation even better!!!!
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There aren't enough stars for Karen! When we left our dog for a return stay with Karen, we knew he was in for a fun vacation with a family who loves him and couldn't be more attentive. The daily pictures Karen sent showed us just how much fun our dog Harvey was having and how much he was being spoiled (in a good way)! He was kept active with walks and trips in the car. Like any of us after a wonderful vacation, he came home relaxed, happy, and more than a little worn out! We know that Karen and her husband love Harvey almost as much as we do, and we are so grateful that we found them!
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So glad to have found a great dogsitter close to home!
WE LOVE KAREN!!!! She and her husband are truly amazing people!! We received updates, pics and videos! There wasn't a day that we worried about Teddy...
They took amazing care of him and truly loved having him for the week!!!
Going on vacation and knowing that someone is loving your pet like you do is priceless!!
We can't wait to use Karen again!!!!
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Karen is the best! Our dog was well cared for!
Karen is great. She is capable and very loving. Makes you feel like your dog is super special, but my guess is she treats all the same. Highly recommend- can't go wrong.... unless of course she is unavailable!
Maddie never seems to be upset after staying with Karen F. That is a tribute to Karen and her excellent care of dogs.
Our little girls had a great time with Karen. We had never left our girls with anyone before and we are sure glad we chose karen. She kept us informed on how they were doing each day with texts and pictures and they had a beautiful home with a great back yard to play in all day. I would recommended karen to everyone and we are very happy to know that we have karen for future stay overs.
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Karen is the best!!!
Karen had as usual made Maddie completely at home in her home!! My husband and I always feel comfortable when we leave our dog with Karen. Thanks again Karen, Johanna Kelleher
When I leave my dog Max with Karen, I know that he is going to be happy and healthy. Karen treats him as one of her own and gives him much love and attention. Karen keeps me updated with texts and pictures. I would highly recommend Karen.
I wish I could give Karen more than five stars! Like many rescue dogs who were once abandoned, our Harvey becomes anxious in new situations. However, when we pick him up from a stay with Karen, he is calm and moves seamlessly into his routine at home, relaxed and secure rather than stressed. We have no worries when Harvey is with Karen. We know he couldn't be more safe or loved, and he obviously knows that, too!
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Karen was a perfect pet sitter. She was lovely to work with and loved our dog while we were away for a week. She sent pictures and followed up after. I would 100% recommend her.
As usual, Snickers had a great vacation with Karen (that's what we call it - his vacation). Snickers runs to Karen's door so I know he is in wonderful hands. Karen and her husband are wonderful and I feel very comfortable when I go away.
I never hesitate to leave our dog with Karen. I know she loves going there because she runs up the steps to the front door with her tail wagging. Karen is so caring and attentive and I feel very reassured that our little puppy is in good hands. Karen also keeps you updated with frequent pictures. I wouldn't leave our dog with anyone else. She's the best!
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Karen is the host that you need to choose while planning your trip! This is my dog, Duncan's, second time staying with Karen, and it definitely will not be his last! Karen is so kind, and really takes the time to get to know your pup. Before I even left, Duncan was chasing a ball with Karen in her beautiful, fenced in backyard. Karen was sure to send pictures and updates of Duncan enjoying his vacation with her. Duncan got plenty of exercise with Karen, between neighborhood walks and fetch in the yard. Duncan is counting down the days until his next dogvacay with Karen!
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Our initial meet and greet with Karen left us feeling very confident that she was the perfect sitter for Maddie. She is compassionate, gentle, attentive, and experienced, and we knew right away that Maddie had found her second home. Maddie's overnight experience with Karen confirmed this. She wagged her tail in excitement when she first arrived and enjoyed the level of loving care that we would give her at home.This left us happily at ease to enjoy our own evening of hiking and provides us with complete peace of mind to plan more overnight trips, knowing that Maddie will be in sweet, experienced hands. We are so thrilled we found you, Karen, and we know Maddie is too!!
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From the minute I made a reservation for Monty to stay with Karen , I knew we made the right choice. She was AMAZING! Karen is a true animal lover. Kind, flexible, loving and attentive are just a few ways to describe her. Monty only had the privilege of staying with Karen one night but she sent me pictures and reassured me that he was doing fine! She went way above the call of duty when our dog didn't eat and she made him boiled chicken and carrots. Additionally we returned home from our trip so late she drove him to our house. She could not be more accommodating or wonderful. She will be the first number I dial the next time we even THINK about going away. Knowing our dog was in such capable, loving hands, I don't know who had a better time Monty or me!
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Our dog, Harvey, was happy to return to Karen for his third stay, and what dog wouldn't love his stay with her? Karen has so much love and energy to give! Walks, time in the fenced-in yard, and playtime with toys ensure that there is no shortage of exercise for our playful dog. Karen pays attention to the unique personality and needs of the dog in her care, making our dog feel more at home and giving us complete confidence that he is receiving the very best care! He is relaxed and tired when he returns home, which says to us that he has had a great "vacation!"
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Snickers loved being with Karen and her husband. They sent me pictures daily while we were on vacation and Snickers always appeared to be happy. I would definitely leave Snickers in Karen's care the next time we go away.
I have reviewed Karen several times before, and it is always wonderful and I am always bringing Lilly back to stay with her! My Lilly loves it at Aunt Karen's warm and welcoming home - she is always beyond excited when we arrive, and I never worry a bit about her when I'm away. Having Aunt Karen and Dog Vacay in our lives is a gift. Pure and simple!!! :)
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Karen is the best!! Never need to worry about Luke when he is in Karens care !
I have been looking for that special someone to take care of my Morkie, Max and I found that person in Karen F. I met with other dog sitters but, Max and I did not feel a connection until we met Karen. My dog has separation anxiety, but he instantly felt at home. I knew that my dog was happy and safe with Karen and I was able to enjoying my evening out.
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This was Harvey's second stay with Karen, who provides the perfect home away from home for our dog. Karen is very accommodating and truly loves the dogs she cares for. Harvey is often anxious when separated from us, but he is relaxed with Karen, meaning that we can relax as well. We are so grateful to Karen and her husband for their generous hospitality!
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Karen is terrific and such an animal lover! She gave us daily updates which allowed us to truly enjoy our time away. She is attentive and flexible and so easy to deal with. Jaxon had a great vacation there and we will definitely be back :)
As first time dog owners our biggest concern was finding suitable care for Harvey when we were out of town. We were especially concerned because Harvey is a rescue who was abandoned and has severe anxiety when crated or put in small spaces. Where would we find a place that would provide the kind of attention that would allow our affectionate lapdog to thrive? Our son recommended DogVacay, and we knew from the start that Karen was what we were looking for and more! From the moment we walked into her lovely home, it felt like family! Karen and her husband are wonderful, providing loving care for Harvey and stress-free time away for us. We couldn't be more pleased!
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This is Lilly's third visit to Aunt Karen. When I dropped her off at Karen's house she ran around so excited and put her paws on the couch, wanting to get up! She is so at home here and becomes one of the family when she visits. I never worry about Lilly when she is at Karen's - I know she is happy and healthy and well cared for. So happy I found dog vacay and Karen F.!!!!!!
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Always awesome with Karen !!
We love Karen! She treats our dog like her own and I know our dog really likes it there because Karen gives her so much time and attention. Karen is very thoughtful and keeps us updated with frequent texts and pictures. We wouldn't leave our dog with anyone else.
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Karen and her family were great with Beau. Karen kept me updated and send me pix of Beau and I know he was very happy there. Also, when Beau came back home, I could tell that he had not been stressed while he was away at all. He ate and he played and was very content. It's such a piece of mind to know my pup was being well taken care. I would have Karen care for Beau again whenever possible. Thanks again Karen!
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Our Max was definitely in good hands with Karen. Our three days away from our Maltese was indeed enhanced by the happy pictures of Max at home with Karen. Our minds were at ease knowing our pet was happy and well cared for by Karen. Right from our initial meet and greet we knew she was the perfect caretaker for Max. They clicked and it was obvious. Max was right at home exploring the house as well as the lovely fenced in yard. No doubt, Max will be looking forward to a return visit!!!
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We felt so comfortable leaving Brody with Karen. She has a nice fenced in backyard and warm inviting home. She provided constant updates and photos during our trip. We know Brody was well taken care of.... I am not sure he wanted to leave when we came back!
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Karen recently cared for my precious French bull dog, Jeter.

My mother recently passed, and I was not taking it well so decided to visit family on Florida. Through word of mouth only I was put in touch with Karen.

Karen treated me like a sister in our first conversation. She was so understanding about taking Jeter, without even meeting him or myself. She assured me Jeter would be taken in like he was her own. No using crates, fenced in yard, daily pictures and videos, put a huge smile on my face even during the hardest time of my life.

Karen also checked in with me daily, just proving even more to be a caring rare gem, hard to find these days.

She was even kind enough to pick Jeter up and drop him off!

Her rates are beyond reasonable, and honestly I would have paid double. This kind of care is priceless.

Thank you Karen and family for everything. Jeter is a happy clean camper, loving and a little tired!

You will be my number one go to one my next vacation.

Lots of hugs and kisses,

Danielle and Jeter
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Karen was warm, welcoming and wonderful! She took in our special needs dog and cared for her as her own. We had peace of mind, and our pet had as great a vacation as we did. We look forward to scheduling with Karen again!
My experience with Karen was absolutely fantastic! Other than my dog being home, there is no other place I would rather Chip be. Karen is warm, friendly, and takes care of your dog as if it were her own. She is more than accommodating in every aspect of dropping off and picking up your dog. She is an absolute pleasure and not only do I look forward to sending Chip there, he looks forward to going as well. You truly leave your dog there with a complete piece of mind. -Nicole S.
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Lilly's second time at Aunt Karen's and I couldn't be happier! I don't think twice about Lilly's comfort or happiness while she is there - I think she is even more spoiled by Karen than when she's home, if that's possible! Karen and her husband treat Lilly like a member of their family. So glad I discovered DogVacay. It makes traveling for me more pleasurable because I'm not worried about my precious pup. Lilly will be back at Aunt Karen's next week for a couple of days. She loves it!
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To describe Karen in 1 word... Wonderful. Karen gave our dog "Sandy" excellent love and attention. We received several photo texts of how "Sandy" was enjoying herself. Karen has our highest recommendation... The maximum amount of stars (plus 1). We think Sandy misses Karen and can't wait to go back!!!
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This is the second time I have used Karen and I would definitely use her again. Karen and her husband Brian are terrific people and their love of dogs clearly comes through. Karen was very concerned with understanding and maintaining Watson's habits and routines. Watson's vacation consisted of plenty of pampering and playtime, everyday walks, trips to the park, photos and even a ride to the beach. He loved it all. Thanks Karen and Brian for opening up your house and hearts to care for Watson.
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I couldn't ask for a better "home away from home" for my little Lilly Rose! Karen is officially Lilly's Aunt Karen now! Her home is so immaculate and welcoming - Lilly immediately settled in. She has a wonderful enclosed yard and deck, and sent me pictures of Lilly enjoying her "vacation"! Lilly was treated like a member of the family and received undivided attention and love. I will never worry when my precious pup is at Aunt Karen's!
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Karen Flynn is awesome! Luke is so happy when he is on a vacay with Karen!! I am relaxed knowing he is in good hands with her! She's the best! ❤️
Karen was awesome! I could not have asked for a better dog sitter for Luke! I would recommend Karen to any of my friends looking for a dog sitter. Cannot wait to bring Luke to her in August!! She is just fabulous!!!!!
This was the first time we left our dog Sunshine in anyone else's care. She's not quite a year and a half old and we were very concerned about how she would manage away from us. Thanks to Karen, there was nothing to worry about. Karen gave her all the love and attention she needed. We really appreciated the daily updates with pictures that were provided by text and email. Karen kept our puppy busy and active every day. It was a great vacation for all of us. I highly recommend Karen and we will definitely be using her again.
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I feel so blessed to have been able to have found a dog sitter as caring and devoted as Karen F! Karen treated my dog, Duncan, just like a member of her own family. Karen showed a lot of interest in getting to know all about Duncan, his hobbies, his favorite things, and any little quirks about him before I left for vacation. Karen spent time with Duncan on long walks in scenic locations, fun days playing and running around in her fenced in yard, and even a trip to the beach! Karen kept me updated with photos of Duncan throughout my trip, which truly eased my anxiety about being away from Duncan for 4 days. When I came to pick Duncan up, he didn't want to leave! Duncan enjoyed his vacation with Karen more than I enjoyed mine!

I would highly recommend Karen F. To anyone looking for a professional, caring, and passionate friend for their pup to spend time with while you are away!
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I was very happy with the service provided. My Pancake was well taken care of with laots of love and attention. Will use Karen again for sure.
I was very anxious about leaving our 5 month old puppy anywhere when we had to travel abroad. But from the minute I heard Karen was able to puppy sit I was relieved. Karen is such a warm, loving, and caring person. She welcomed Watson in immediately and I could tell she was going to care for him as well (if not better) than I did. She even emailed and sent pictures to us. Leaving Watson with Karen really enable me to relax and enjoy our trip. Thanks Karen.
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Karen was such a wonderful host to Buddy. She truly loves dogs and her dedication and love for Buddy showed it. I enjoyed every picture she sent and looked forward to receiving them. She went above and beyond just caring for my dog. She made sure he had plenty of love and playtime. I would highly recommend Karen to any parent who needs their pet cared for while they are away!
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Karen was amazing!!! Teddy received so much love and attention while he was with her and her husband!!! We received daily updates and photos and Teddy fit right in and always looked very happy and comfortable in all the photos! I HIGHLY recommend Karen, she is a very loving and caring person and you can tell how much she just loves animals!!! Thank you for making our vacation so relaxing! Can't wait to use Karen again!!!! Thank you, Pam & Steve Priscoe
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