Loving Sitter, with Vet Experience!

View All
10
Photos

Carolyn S.

2 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

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

Carolyn's Resident Pets

Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Carolyn's Townhome

View Neighborhood Map
Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Carolyn

2 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello :-) My name is Carolyn and animals are my passion! I'm in school completing my bachelor's degrees in biology and anthropology, and will be applying to veterinary schools soon. I am currently a receptionists/vet tech assistant at one of Philadelphia's top veterinary hospitals where I get to meet hundreds of Philadelphia's cutest dogs and cats. For years I have been a shelter volunteer and foster parent to dogs as well. Through my 400+ hours of volunteer work with shelters, I gained valuable dog handling skills and canine behavioral knowledge that continues to inform my interactions with and love for dogs. I have volunteered at an Emergency Veterinary Service in West Philadelphia, and just completed an Animal Care Internship with the Philadelphia Zoo. I have extensive experience caring for animals, and even more love for them. You can rest assured that I will give your four legged pal the best care imaginable in a safe and loving environment.

As a student, I live in North Central Philadelphia and am car mobile. My house guests are able to come to work with me at the hospital, so they will never be left alone for extended periods of time. I provide several walks a day, typically 3 or more (morning, noon, and evening) as well as potty breaks throughout the day. I have a fenced in back yard where your pup can enjoy playtime with his or her favorite toys, and take time to just be a dog. There is also a fenced in park at the end of my block that allows dogs to run around, so we can have playtime there as well!

At my home, dogs are allowed on all of the furniture and can sleep in bed if that's what they like. Days are full of love, attention, and fun :-) For when I need to step out to class or go on a solo mission, I do have an extra large crate to ensure their safety until I return, but if your dog does not like to be crated that is OK too. My house is also home to two cats who are tolerant of dogs - please keep this in mind when considering my home for your dog's vacay!

In addition to walks around the block, I love taking my four legged guests on special walks in Valley Forge Park or the Wissahickon where there are lots of exiting sights and smells to stimulate their senses and enrich their experience.

I would love to get to know you and your dog, so please do not hesitate to get in touch!

Best,
Carolyn
Read More about Carolyn...
Contact Carolyn
Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Carolyn S.

2 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated October 26, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Facebook Connected
This Host has provided DogVacay access to their Facebook information.
Pack Promoter
Pack Promoters are active members of the community who promote DogVacay and hosting best practices.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Carolyn's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
Home Visits
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Baths
$10 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
More Services
2 Reviews
Carolyn was wonderful , Jack enjoyed his overnight stay, i received frequent updates from Carolyn throughout the evening. My doggie did get a chance to go to work with her as well . I would recommend Carolyn and will deffinetely use her services in the future.
Read More...
Carolyn was absolutely great with Zeus! She took such great care of him and especially with being able to bring him to work with her, he was never lonely. Carolyn also sent picture updates during Zeus' entire week long stay and it made me feel much more at ease to see that he was having such a great time. I would definitely recommend her and will be boarding with her in the future as well!
Read More...