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Karen B.

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48 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
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Pet Requirements

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

Karen's Resident Pets

Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds or Reptiles, Chicken, ducks, turkeys, or other birds

Karen's House

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Children at home (13-18 years old)
Large Yard
Partially fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Karen

18 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi, my name is Karen and I'm a homeschool mom of 4 teenagers. We live on an acre of land with plenty of room for your dog(s) to roam in the outdoors. All of our kids love animals and have lots of experience with many different kinds of animals. Your dog or puppy will get lots of love, attention, and companionship while staying at our home since we are home all day. We are very flexible with your dogs need whether it's walking, playtime, feeding, or naps. Your dog will be treated as part of the family in our home.
I can care for all different sizes and breeds. Special diets or special care needs are acceptable.

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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Karen B.

Online Now!
48 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 5, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Karen's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Karen's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/day
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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48 Reviews
Thank you Karen B and family for taking good care of our sweet Sadie. We are not used to leaving her and they totally understood. She sent pictures and updates. Sadie got to sleep in the bed (just like at home) with one of the kids and seemed to have a great time. Sadie came home pretty tired from her own vacay. We would use this family again to keep our precious fur baby.
Our two dogs had a wonderful time with Karen and her family! It was clear they got lots of love and attention. Karen was very responsive and easy to work with :)
Super sweet family, kindly took our very large dog for a last-minute Thanksgiving holiday stay.
Karen and the children took great care of my Rocky and Duke. I highly recommend them and I will be taking my boys back again! Thank you Karen and family!☺
Another 5 star review for Karen, My puppy has stayed with Karen twice now an both times were excellent, she worked with me last minute and couldn't have been any better, she took great care of my hyper little buddy. Highly Recomend
Karen and her family are hands down the best sitters you can imagine, very understanding and great with my little hyper pitbull puppy. Really tho my pup had a great time and only the best review for Karen an her family, highly recommend
Karen and her family were excellent hosts! They were able to handle our super hyper 11 month old large labradoodle, and it was obvious that she had a wonderful time and got lots of love and attention from the family. We so appreciate Karen & her family and would definitely recommend them to anyone traveling through the Asheville area!
Karen was very prompt with communication and polite to deal with. Dogs were happy and well taken care of - thanks! :)
Karen, thank you for being there when I needed you ! Linda
Karen cared for our cat when we needed to make last minute arrangements during a hurricane evacuation from Charleston and had trouble finding accommodations that allowed pets. We found her to be very caring to our cat, who is not especially open to strangers. We were very appreciative of her willingness to accommodate our last minute needs.
Karen and her entire family were wonderful to our Golden Retriever Scout. We had evacuated from Hilton Head Island for hurricane Matthew and Karen welcomed Scout on short notice. Very flexible with our uncertain schedule, and a wonderful rural atmosphere where our girl got plenty of outdoor time and exercise. It's a little out of the way, but worth the drive. Plenty of pictures and quick response when we inquired how our pet was doing. Highly recommend!
Shadow had a great time!
Karen was very sweet to my puppy and listened to all my instructions. He was well fed and well loved while i was gone!
Karen was great, very flexible and took good care up my pup. Her place is very dog friendly with a big yard and farm animals. My Zazzy was in heaven.
Karen and her family were very sweet with Clementine. Clementine is older and has several medications and they ablely handled all of her needs. Clementine came home tired and happy from a great stay.
Karen was super kind. She listened to everything I said intently. It was my first time leaving my dog with someone I did not know. She helped me feel comfortable and kept my dog safe while I was away. If I am ever back that way I will definately be using Karen again.
Everyone seemed very nice and was very pleased to get a picture of Lacie and saying that she was doing good and she is very easy. That made me feel better since this was our first time.
My dog Emmitt had a great time there! He was thoroughly entertained and loved during his stay. We would definitely book again.
Oliver and Katja had a good time staying at " camp Karen " for 2 days .

Katja enjoyed her daily walks, whereas Oliver preferred to just lounge around; Unfortunately I did not have the opportunity to meet with Karen, but talked to her on the phone a few times, and I did not hesitate one moment to trust her with our 2 dogs; she seems to be a very caring person, a true dog lover ! Thank you Karen, and thanks to your son for entertaining Oliver and Katja; Elisabeth
Karen and her family are the best! This is the second time we used her, and our dog loves them. It's obvious that they make her feel right at home, and she is happy and well taken care of when we pick her up (and absolutely exhausted from all the playing and attention she gets while there). We will keep going back for sure.
Belle and Sparky had a great time! Karen sent updates and pictures to me every day. Karen gave my pack babies a loving and caring home while I was away. Sparky and Belle tell me that they want to vacay with Karen and her pack in the future. :)
Pepper had a great time with Karen and the kids! She was easily accepted and very relaxed and happy when we picked her up. Karen took the time to slowly introduce the dogs and her love of pets is evident.
I was very pleased with the experience. My dog is a large Doberman and she can get a bit anxious at times when away from me. Not this time! My dog had a great weekend and I was happy knowing she was well taken cared of on her Doggie Vacay.
Karen was very attentive to Henry's needs (he had an injury) and seemed like he had a great time.
Karen and her family provide a loving home while you are away from your fur-baby.
Karen gave my dog Halo excellent care. She was very flexible with concern to my drop off time as I had an early flight to catch. When Halo got home he had to take a nap to recover from all the play time he had!
Karen watched my 3 dogs over 4th of July. They came back happy and tired. They had plenty of people to play with during their stay which was so nice. Plus they got to snuggle in bed, instead of being speraded in crates. Overall it was a great experience and I would definitely recommend Karen to anyone.
We were fortunate to find such a loving and welcoming family to care for our Golden Retriever, Pearle, for the 4th of July Holiday weekend!

As a bonus, we even received several pictures of her with a little update on how she was doing.

Many thanks to, Karen, and to your beautiful family for taking such good care of our special girl!

Kathi and Mark
We left our chocolate lab for the weekend with Karen and she was great. We felt very comfortable leaving him and he was well taken care of. I defiantly recommend her.
Karen provided a loving home for my dogs. She asked the right questions about how to take care of them and was flexible in making sure my dogs' needs were met. She stays in touch during your trip with messages and pictures of your pooches. Definitely recommended and a better option than a kennel for an owner who wants their dogs in a loving, caring family environment.
My boys received lots of attention while staying at Karen's! I was nervous about leaving my two Aussie's until I met Karen and her daughters. Extra hands to provide extra TLC. If I travel back to Hendersonville I will certainly use her services again.
Our pups went out for a weekend with Karen and absolutely loved it! They took such great care of our new puppy and our older dog. We got photo updates while we were gone, which really made us feel assured that our babies were getting love while we were gone. The property is wonderful and it is nice for the dogs to be able to run around and enjoy the outdoors. We will definitely be using Karen again!
Karen and her family took excellent care of Dexter while we were away. You can tell he truly enjoyed his stay and received personal attention. We feel assured that we can leave him with their family again and not have to worry about his care. We are so glad we found DogVacay and Karen!
Our little pup mouse had a great time with Karen an her family, would definitely recommend to others. An would gladly take our pup back anytime.
Myim seemed so happy and content when we picked her up showing us she had a great time.We almost thought she preferred to stay ! Karen and her family are so warm and you feel their love for animals. We will always send Myim to Karin
Lee & Kathy
Karen and her family were very nice and treated my pet very well - he had hesitation when I came to pick him up because he liked the family.
Large yard, big family and exercise = Tired, calm dogs when I picked them up. Karen was great ensuring my older dog got her meds and was well taken care of. Both my dogs seemed well cared for when I arrived to pick them up. I really appreciated Karen sending photos of my dogs during their stay with her.
Karen and her sweet kids were great with our Boykin Spaniel, Angus! They loved on him and made sure he got lots of exercise chasing his ball around their big yard. We were a little bit concerned that they do not have a fenced in yard, but they watched our dog well and made sure he did not run off when they were outside. I think Angus misses them, and can't wait to go back and play again! We would certainly recommend Karen, and we will be using her again for pet-sitting services.
Thanks to Karen and her family for watching Oliver while I was visiting my family back home. Oliver was well taken care of. Thanks again!
My pup Tulsa enjoyed her stay with Karen and her family March 13th through March 17th.. This was the first time Tulsa has ever had to be away from us and Karen and her family did an amazing job making her feel like family!
In general, dogvacay has been an excellent and helpful resource in finding a safe place for a dog and piece of mind. most of all, I credit Karen and her family for that piece of mind as well. this is my secong trip that I have left my summer with Karen and Summer lit up and was super excited to see her care family again. you cant fake that excitement and you cant fake the overall care, attention, and love they show the dogs that are fortunate enough to be looked after by such a loving and caring family.
Like most of us, I'm very attached to my dog. The anxiety coupled with the guilt we might feel is a good recipe for sleepless nights when on vacation or business trip. I've slept great knowing Karen, her husband Michael and their kids are looking over my dog. I know she is well looked after and treated like family and Karen is on point with updates and keeping us in the loop. I'm glad to have trusted her and her family to watch my little girl. I know my dog summer enjoys the open space and attention they provide her.
Karen was awesome! We left our small dog with her for 9 nights and she didn't want to come back. There was always someone there with her. She got tons of attention.
My 15+ year old pup has never been boarded or away from home overnight. So I was concerned. Karen and her family did their best to make him feel right at home during his 10 day stay. Though he was very happy to be back home, he appeared well cared for and content. We were genuinely pleased and wouldn't hesitate to bring him back for another stay if necessary.
Karen and her family were fantastic hosts and treated our Nick as their own. You could tell from the outset that she was going to give him great care. Also, when we picked him up; you could tell by his actions that he was well looked after.
This was our first time using Dogvacay.com so we were anxious about leaving our furry child with a stranger. However, we were more than pleased with how Karen treated Blue. I especially appreciated the updates she sent to let me know Blue was happy and receiving excellent care. That really alleviated my anxiety. We would definitely request Karen again!
We had a great experience leaving our dog overnight with Karen. Her whole family was very nice, and I loved that there were several children at home during the day, that could play with our dog. They went out of their way to meet us for the pick-up, and were very accommodating about everything. We would definitely leave Kramer with Karen and her family again!
Karen was wonderful. She listened to me and made sure my hounds felt as comfortable as possible. My two are handfuls and sometimes are not the easiest to care for. There seemed to be no problems with my dogs.
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