Mountain Hollow Farm

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Carina E.

49 Reviews
24 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2.1 hrs
  • 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

Carina's Resident Pets

Border Terrier
9 yr 11 mo old
Labrador Retriever
4 yr 11 mo old
Border Collie
2 yr 11 mo old
Border Terrier
1 yr 11 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Horses or other large farm animals

Carina's House

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Children at home (13-18 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Smoke-free home

About Carina

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
While you're away, let your dog have some supervised fun, staying with an experienced, dog-loving family on a 75- acre certified organic farm near beautiful Middleburg, VA.

This former dairy farm, turned beef and horse farm, has been in the family since the late 1780's, and is a doggy paradise! We have several safe fenced in areas, a pool that the dogs can enjoy in season, and miles of happy healthy leashed walks across hay fields and dirt roads, just west of the Bull Run Mountain. Walks can be included but most of the dogs enjoy playing in our large fenced in yard.

We have been puppy and dog-sitting for friends and neighbors for years, and have been working with Dogvacay for four years. We have really enjoyed welcoming dogs into our family, and have many repeat visitors. We look forward to making you and your dog happy! We will consider special pricing for multiple dogs.

We are very experienced dog owners, having owned many breeds and best friends over our lifetimes. Currently the old farm house is home to four dogs, including a service dog from Canine Companions for Independence, who knows over 50 commands, from turn off the lights to open the door.

Dad has trained several border collies to be working cow dogs, though they now hang out waiting for him to get home from selling John Deere tractors.

Mom and the girls have been very active in a local dog 4-H club, training in agility, rally and obedience, as well as participating in CCI service dog training classes.

Mostly, we have fun and love our dogs, but we are experienced and educated enough to make sure everyone behaves and is safe. We are very sensitive to your dog's unique needs, and will make sure the experience is right for him/her. Some of our guests bring their own crates and/or beds, if that's where they like to sleep. We also let dogs sleep in our bed with us, if thats what they are used to! We follow your rules when it comes to getting on beds or sofas, but we do have dog friendly couches in the family room so we can snuggle and watch TV together.

Mom works from home, so the dogs are well-supervised, though if your dog likes to ride in the car, they can go along to do errands.

High-schooler Christina tends to be the primary "dog-sitter" when she is home from school, throwing the ball, taking the walk, or snuggling on the couch.

Daughter Caroline, who has Cerebral Palsy and uses a power chair is a huge dog fan, and has recently started a small business selling dog collars from Kenya, as well as her own art work (she attends the Art Institute, studying graphic and web design). Her business is called Labradorable Designs, in tribute to her first CCI service dog, Sajen, and her new best friend, Shelly.

Please set up a "meet and greet", so we can show you and your dog(s) around!

Middleburg is easy to reach from Northern Virginia: about 30 minutes west of Dulles Airport on Route 50; about one hour from DC.

Like us on Facebook! Mountain Hollow Farm Dog Boarding

We now offer full-service grooming through The Studio Grooming Salon of Middleburg . Ask to have your dog clean and fluffy before you pick him up, and we will take them to The Studio for professional bathing and grooming, and you pay them directly.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Carina E.

49 Reviews
24 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2.1 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated April 24, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Carina's Home
$65 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Carina's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/day
$50 /min
$125 /max
$30 /bath
$25 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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49 Reviews
Perfect vacay for our dog. Carina and her family are dog lovers and have all the amenities and open space to give your dog the time of their life. Our pooch was so spent after her day care that she slept the rest of the evening all through the night. We will be back.
Carina saved the day for me. My dog sitter cancelled at the last minute. I did not want to separate my dogs or leave them with a kennel. I contacted Carina through doggievacay. She got back to me right away and despite the last minute notice and the fact that she was already watching several other dogs, agreed to watch mine. I felt good leaving them because I knew they would be well cared for and in a home environment.
Cooper had a wonderful stay with Carina and all of her pets. She sent us pictures and as nervous pet parents responded quickly when I texted her to check on our boy. We will be calling on her again! Thanks Carina! Ed and Tammy
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