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Karyl F.

24 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Karyl's Resident Pets

Kirk & Khan
5 yr 1 mo old
Australian Shepherd
7 yr 9 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Karyl's House

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

About Karyl

50 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
If my calendar shows dates that are unavailable, you can always ask if we really are unavailable. I may be doing sitting at a client's house [none of the family is home] or away at our Clearlake house. I have taken boarding dogs to our Clearlake house, fully fenced half acre.

My family and I offer excellent pet care in our home. I also can care for your pet/s in your home. I have a great deal of experience with many types of animals. Between myself, husband Steve, roommate Bonnie and son Robert we can offer nearly 24/7 supervision.

We have pet friendly furniture, tall fenced front and back yards. The back yard is nice and shady in the summer. Livermore has several dog parks that are near my home, one within a short walk of my house.
We do have a 2nd home on 1/2 acre that is fully fenced in Clearlake, CA and I have taken boarding dogs to enjoy a weekend at "Uncle Londo's Memorial Dog Park", when your boarding request & a family weekend away coincide.

I was a veterinary assistant before I married and have kept up to date on pet health issues. I can accept special needs pets and can administer pills, do wound care, injections & sub-Q fluids. I also worked for several pet food retailers & have taken courses in animal care and nutrition. I have experience in training dog agility, sledding, tracking, packing, herding and teaching tricks.

We have 1 dog Bridget and 2 cats Kirk and Khan in residence. Bridget, Kirk and Khan are good with other polite dogs. All potential boarding dogs must be good with cats and/or have very low prey drive.
I do require a meet and greet prior to boarding to ensure a smooth stay.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Karyl F.

24 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 13, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Karyl's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Karyl's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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24 Reviews
Our dog loved the comfy couches and walks!
Karyl did daily home visits to care for our two cats while we were on vacation for a week. She was communicative, responsive, and flexible. I appreciated the updates and the report that she left for us upon our return. I will definitely be using Karyl the next time we're out of town and highly recommend her.
Karyl and her family are wonderful! Incredibly knowledgeable about dogs, and I felt very comfortable leaving my dog with them. Karyl'so house will be our dog'seems home away from home from now on.
I was not sure about changing boarding arrangements, but needed to get something in place. I was impressed by the procedure starting with a "meet and greet" to make sure Kate, my Weimeraner, would fit in. Especially when told there would be cats..! That would be new. So when I walked up to their door and the cat was on the other side of the screen, I held the lease a little tighter expecting some terror! It was as if Kate couldn't care less and looked right past the cat, wagging her tail in anticipation of a new adventure. The whole experience was very pleasant, from the beginning, receiving video updates and feedback about her activities, to final pickup. Kate and I were very pleased and have nothing but the highest regard for Karyl and her business. John R.
Karyl was great! Went out of town and needed a last minute sitter! Super fast response time and was able to meet before hand. Great with dogs, especially a puppy of ours that definitely needs some training still! I will use again!
Karyl provided a great interactive environment for our sweet baby! She sent us pictures with updates on the activities, which was incredibly sweet! She is knowledgeable about dogs and cares deeply for them. We would book with her again for sure.
So happy to have Karyl become our new dog sitter! The pups loved her, she sent photos & videos, and helped administer medicine, that was a last-minute request. Awesome to have someone to trust, and enjoy our time away while our dogs are securely cared for!!
My dog has a great time and was very happy. He played with all the animals and was very well taken care of.
Karyl was totally prepared for Sunny's visit.I was aware of all the special 'Sunny stuff' that was welcome to go with her.
She made all arrangements worry-free and and pick up was handled without having to be concerned about an exact time, as we were traveling and it would have been hard to pinpoint.
The location was easy to find, also.
Karyl was very friendly and was a great host for Izzy. She sent some nice pictures and a video of a visit to the dog park. We look forward to having Izzy stay with her again!
Karyl was inviting and professional.
She owns two cats and two other dogs. Our puppy got along great with her house environment. She sent us pictures everyday with updates. Plus, our puppy had an eye infection which Karyl was willing to treat and take care of. We would definitely recommend Karyl to other people.
Thank you:)
Karyl was wonderful with my babies - I've got two "sensitive" chihuahua's and was a little nervous about leaving them in a "foreign" environment. Let's just say that when I picked them up (at 10:30 at night, thanks Karyl for late pick up), Fidel didn't even jump off the couch to greet me - so much for 15 years of loyal parenting ;- ) I would absolutely use Karyl again.
Karyl helped me out last minute over xmas when my previous plans collapsed - very grateful! Che had a blast with her and her dogs and came home exhausted (good sign!). Karyl kept in touch with me and even sent videos of Che enjoying himself and was very flexible with my wavy plans for pick up. Thanks Karyl!
Piper had a great visit! Karyl sent picture and video updates and I could tell that our little pup was truly cared about and cared for while she was there! She was also very accommodating since we had a last-minute request!
Karyl is extremely knowledgeable with animals. Luke had a great time and came back calm and rested. Karyl was awesome about sending updates and videos. We will definitely use Karyl again.
We're so happy Karyl's around to help with boarding and daycare. It's clear she doesn't just like dogs, she knows them well and understands their needs.

Some highlights:

Our dog is afraid of her harness and we are training her to associate it with treats. When we boarded her for a few nights with Karyl, I started to explain our routine, but Karyl immediately knew what I was talking about.

Our dog started off nervous around other dogs. There's always plenty of dogs around Karyl's place, but she's always made a point of helping Daine find calm refuge when the other dogs are more rowdy. Daine has gotten much more comfortable around other dogs since we've started using Karyl for daycare.

I also have to recommend Karyl because of her great flexibility on hours. I can stay at work late no problem. Even if Karyl's out on errands, another member of the household is always home to help me drop off or pick up our dog.
When I first met Karyl, she was so warm and friendly. I could tell immediately that she loves animals and that her home is pet friendly. I met Karyl for an interview the first time. Then when I took Sophie for her week-end stay, she was so excited about returning to Karyl's and excitedly walked up to the door. I loved it!
Kai loved her first visit. The house is totally animal friendly and with other critters there, there is tons to keep her occupied!
Annie had a great stay with Karyl. She had lot's of playtime with Luna and Bentley, and we received regular photo and text updates during her visit. Very accommodating on both drop off and pick up times. Happy to recommend Karyl for future use!
Karyl is AWESOME and I was able to attend my business trip knowing my doggie was in the best hands and being well taken care of!!!
Izod loves Karyl and so do I!!
Love Karyl and so does Izod (and my kitties). I love getting the daily text pictures of him - makes me smile here at work!!!
Karyl is the BEST! I fee SO confident that my sweet boy is getting the daily attention and love he needs while I'm at work.
Karyl leaves me notes each day of how Izod was (his mood, his level activity, little antidotes about him,etc.) which are nice to come on to each evening.
I would HIGHLY recommend Karyl!
Very loving and sweet family. I know my furbaby is in very good hands.
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