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Karina S.

54 Reviews
21 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Karina's Resident Pets

Rat Terrier
2 yr 2 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Karina's Apartment

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Children at home (Under 5 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Karina

11 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
*Se Habla Español*

I am a stay at home mom with one toddler who loves pets just as much as I do. I have been petsitting for over 10 years now. My home is a 3 level townhouse with security gates at each level and a screened in patio and balcony.

I have two cats, who are also friendly with dogs, that always remain on the first level. My community is very pet-friendly with plenty of pet designated areas close by and a dog park less than two miles away.

I will provide picture updates and information regarding your pets directly to your mobile phone or email. We do provide some toys, bowls, and leashes during their stay in our home but we also encourage that you bring some of your own pet items to help them feel more at home.

**Special rates are available for multiple pets**

*Se habla español*
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Karina S.

54 Reviews
21 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 19, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Karina's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Karina's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
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54 Reviews
This was my first time using Karina's pet sitting services. I am happy to write that she was great! We left our timid Dachshund, Oscar, with Karina and he took to her right away. Karina kept us updated with pictures and filled us in on how Oscar did throughout his vacation. Will definitely use again and highly recommend!
Had a great first time experience with Karina. The drop off and pick up were extremely easy. She kept in contact daily and sent pictures. My three dogs returned home to their usual behavior and did not seem distressed from being away from home. I will definitely use Karina again in the future.
Karina was amazing. It's like leaving a child at a new school, you are scared they will have a bad time. Yet when we dropped our dog off the second day, she was SO excited to see Karina, we knew she was in good, caring hands. We cannot say enough good things about Karina!
Karina is excellent. She communicates very week and sends pics of your dog every evening. She took great care of my black lab who has ALOT of energy! I highly recommend her!
One of the most difficult things to do is leaving your best friend with a complete stranger. Knowing that I have to leave town every so often and not having someone to watch Bolt is a constant struggle. I came across this website and went profile after profile, seeking the best suitor for my pal. I then came across Karina, messaged her and told her all about Bolt. She gladly confirmed that he would be okay. Still about nervous as this is my first time leaving Bolt with a stranger, Karina updated me daily with pictures and videos and that really helped me get at ease. I will now continue to go to Karina as my go to host for Bolt from now forward and I strongly recommend her to others looking for a professional, friendly, and caring host.
Great daily communication and updates during my corgi boys' stay. Seems to really care that they're happy during their stay. Freshly bathed for us at pick-up.
This was Bruno's 4th stay with Karina I believe. She was awesome with him like always. I would never leave Bruno with someone who didn't take the best care of him.
Karina was awesome as always!!
She is the best!
Karina was amazing! Khaleesi really enjoyed her stay and was always playing and having fun. Karina updated me daily with photos and was very thorough with Khaleesi's feeding/walking schedule and interactions with other dogs. I felt very comfortable and at ease leaving Khaleesi with Karina and would highly recommend her services.
Karina was great!! Our 4 month old American bulldog loved her stay at Karinas home. Karina sent us daily updates with pictures. This gave us peace of mind since it was the first time we left Hiro. I was always inform of her daily activies and food schedule.
Karina is wonderful! She had a full house of dogs and still welcomed my large, energetic deaf boxer. He had a blast!! Took a day and a half to recover! (That's a good thing!) Loved the pics I got while he was at Katrina's house.
I had made a mistake on my reservation and Katrina didn't skip a beat to accommodate us. Bruno will be back!!
Karina is very good with my two golden doodles. They really come back happy when they stay with her. She is very good in keeping the human parents updated during the Dogvacay and always ensures she understands what the pups need. She shows care and love and that's all I can ask for.
We are very happy with the care Karina gave our dog while we were away on a long weekend. She sent up daily updates with photos and Mack looked very happy and well-taken care of when we picked him up.
Karina always takes great care of my dog! Very pleased. : )
Karina was great. I needed someone to watch my doggie last minute and she was very accommodating even during an intense period of 5 days of rain. A lot of Miami was underwater and I was very worried that I wouldn't be able to find someone. Her communication was great and her daily summaries with pictures were reassuring. I've already recommended her to friends and family. It was a very good experience.
Words cannot express how pleasant and courteous Karinas doggie day care was. She exceeded the expectations. She gave me daily updates, my dog could have not been happier. I'm extremely grateful.
Karina was a great host. Not only was she quick to my request but she made Lou feel like at home. I highly recommend her daycare services. Thanks Karina!!
This was my first time leaving Diesel, my German Shepherd, with anyone and I was a bit uneasy at first but upon meeting Karina and her son I felt far more relaxed. Karina has a genuine love for animals that she has clearly passed on to her young son who was excited to welcome another dog into their home. She sent text messages and photos to keep me informed about everything Diesel was up to. I was able to relax and enjoy my time away knowing that he was in good hands. Upon my return she gave a thorough report as to Diesels eating, behavior, many walks, etc. Karina definitely has your pet's best interest at heart and I am completely confident in recommending her to anyone who is looking for a loving home away from home for their furry family members.
Excellent job! Very friendly and reliable!
Karina was the best! She was so professional and experienced with dogs. She sent me detailed updates and pictures every night. I felt so relieved and happy every time I received her updates. My baby looked so happy in every picture and got plenty of exercise every day. He was so tired after I picked him up, it was great! I was so pleased and will be booking with her again for sure!
I have requested her services before and I will do it again. So far, she has been available at all times. Very detail oriented, professional and responsible. Love her updates! :)
This was the first time I left Duke with anyone but family, it was also his longest time away from us and I was a nervous wreck. Karina was great about keeping me informed and making him feel comfortable. She even hand fed him when he wouldn't eat. The pictures she sent me showed Duke having fun with his five other boarding mates and her family. The multiple walks and park visits seem to have kept him happy and busy... Once home... And After his bath, Duke slept all afternoon. He was a happy and tired pup!
Karina was awesome!! Bruno is a 3 year old large 80 lb black lab that has A LOT of energy. Karina took him on multiple walks each day and he also got to visit the dog park a few times each week. She also sent daily updates of what Bruno did every day along with pictures and sometimes even videos. I was out of town for 3 weeks (the longest I had ever been away), so this really helped me to know exactly what he was doing each day and how he was adjusting to a new environment. I could tell that he was happy and was getting the exercise that he needed. I would highly recommend Karina to anyone going out of town!!
She was great. Took them to the dog park and for walks. Every night she would send me an update on how they were doing with pictures.
Karina is an excellent example of a true pet lover. She shows concern for the smallest thing pertaining to the dogs overall well being. I am so glad we used her this second time. Bailey just loves her and her son and sure made some great friends with the other dogs she was watching
Karina is just fantastic!! She sends a detailed summary of how your pets day went each evening, along with plenty of photos! I was so at peace knowing my furry kids were being well taken care of! I will always use Karina for any future doggy care needs, and you shouldn't hesitate to either!
If you're in a search for a great host, please look no further. My experience with Karina was calming and worry free through the whole reservation. My dog Lady was able to go on plenty of walks and trips to the dog park, Karina was able to send me daily photos and updates to prove it! I know for my future trips I will definitely place my reservations for Lady to stay with Karina!
Extremely flexible and pleasant to work with! Loved her daily updates each evening. Would definitely recommend.
This is the first time we've left our dogs with someone who wasn't a family member, so we wanted to make sure this was a good experience for them. A co-worker told us about Karina, and we are so glad she did. Karina is an exceptional host and took great care of our pups. The dogs each have their quirks, but Karina took them all in stride. She was very flexible about drop-off and pick-up times. We also received regular updates with pictures, and we're still amazed at how she got the dogs to pose! Definitely put a smile on our faces and made us feel good. Great experience overall.
Katina is the best there is. My Buddy loves her and so do we!
My boys had a great time! They went to the dog park and I got updates with pictures.
Karina is one of the best petsitters I ever had. She was able to let me do last minute/emergency reservation on a Friday night. Took really good pictures of my dog at her place and the dog park. I also enjoyed the detailed updates on how my dog was doing in the morning and afternoon. I will definitely book her again next time I go out of town.
I always know my dog is in good hands when Karina watches him!
I am so glad to have found such a wonderful dog sitter! This was Grizzly’s second stay with Karina and it went very well. She sends daily pictures and updates on what he did throughout the day. I will definitely use Karina in the future!
Karina was phenomenal! I couldn't have asked for a better dog sitter. She kept me updated every day with my dogs daily activities. She took him on countless walks throughout the days that he was there. She is an outstanding host and I would recommend her to anyone looking for pet care in the area.
Karina was an awesome host to our dog Cookie. She accommodated her schedule for us. Truly great! Highly recommended!
Karina is the best dog sitter ever!!! No lie! My Buddy (Jack Russell Terrier, 1.5 y/o) loved her from the minute he saw her!
She was great with him and sent me daily updates with the cutest pictures of him having tons of fun.
I am extremely pleased with our experience and very thankful for her care.
Definitely will use her services again in the future.

Thanks Karina!!!
Molly stayed with Karina for a whole week while I was working out the country. Karina always send me updates about how Molly was doing; she also send me pictures of her.
It was a peace of mind for me, because I knew exactly how she was the whole time.
I fully recommend Karina to take care of your loving dog.
Sometimes you know in an instant if a "sitter" is the right fit for your dog. Yaffi and I did. Having Karina tell me that my energetic Belgian Malinois was an angel and well behaved was like hearing your child had made the "Dean's List". Calm is not in Yaffi's vocabulary! Yaffi has always been good around children but to be told that she was good when I was not with her confirms that she is a great pet. Thank you Karina. She will be returning when we go out of town.
Karina was the best! We booked a last minute trip and she was so accommodating. She cared for Apollo like he was her own and sent us lots of fun photos by text so we were updated the whole time. He came back tired (which is a good thing) and made a new canine friend during his weekend stay. I highly recommend Karina! We will definitely be repeat customers! It was such a relief knowing our dog was in good hands while we were away.
I just can wait to takes Molly to Karina's home. This is how happy I am having her taking care of my little girl.
Karina is really a wonderful host! She is very kind and caring. She took care of my dog just like her own. She walked him, brushed him, fed him, and my dog loves being there. He didn't even bark when we left...he usually barks for a while when we leave him at a strange place. We will definitely use this host again.
This was Hachi's second vacation with Karina and we couldn't be happier. Karina makes him a part of her family. She is simply outstanding!
We left our dog Ziva for a week with Karina and she was great! She kept us updated with photos and texts daily. Next time we will leave Ziva with Karina for sure.
Karina did a great job with Lucy! She gave us thorough daily updates with pictures and assured us that Lucy was in good hands. We will definitely be using her again.
Karina is very personable and caring of our pet. It appears that Baily (our Beagle) had a great time playing and walking and was well cared for. We found that Bailey had a playmate after we got back and made great friends with the Shar-Pei that was there with Karina. We definitely thank her for showing Bailey the kind of love we give him.
I am very happy to had choose Karina to take care of my Molly. She always kept me posted about Molly behaviour, how she ate, etc.
She also sent my pictures of Molly, so I would always were able to see her.
Thank you Karina. We will see you soon, for another time with Molly.
It was our fist time leaving our girls with a doggie sitter and we have nothing but great things to say about Karina. She was loving and extremely attentive to them. She always made sure to make them feel at home and she kept us updated daily by telling us how they were doing and sending us pictures.
Karina and her family were awesome! She immediately made Hachi a part of her family. Its obvious that Karina loves dogs and we felt very comfortable leaving him in her care. She provided updates and photos on a daily basis. I highly recommend her and Hachi will definitely be staying with her again.
Karina and her family were excellent! We really appreciated all the daily photos and comments about how the dogs were doing. They clearly made Jake and Missy part of the family. It gave us great piece of mind knowing that they were being so well cared for and loved while we were away.

Don't hesitate to use Karina!
Karina was really great with my dogs! I was really nervous about leaving them with a stranger, especially my two very clingy, rescue dogs. But she took great care of them and they both loved her. She kept me updated with adorable pictures and whether they ate or not. I am definitely going to use her services in the future.
I can say that ever since I've had Nala, this is the first time I travel and leave her behind and was completely relaxed. Since the moment I met Karina, she was very welcoming and was very lovable with Nala. I knew Nala was in great hands. Her home was very welcoming and was set up to accommodate Nala. I received multiple updated pictures from her throughout the day all 3 days I was away. I will leave Nala and my other dog with Karina from here on when I travel. I would even leave her to babysit my 2 year old if she wouldn't mind. I will recommend her to all my friends and family.
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