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Kara S.

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23 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 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 Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Bullmastiff, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish

Kara's Resident Pets

8 yr 1 mo old

Kara's House

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

About Kara

7 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I live in San Luis Obispo in a house with a gated outdoor area perfect for dogs to play and sit in the sun. I have a fairly flexible schedule so I can be home to play with your dog and keep them company.

After caring for my dog for 7 years, I pay attention to the needs and disposition of other dogs. I walk my dog at least 2-3 times a day.

My house has 2 bedrooms and is 1300 sq feet. I have dog beds and a comfy sofa that will put your dog in heaven.If your dog is used to sleeping in bed with worries.....I am happy to have another dog to snuggle at night.

I am very flexible with pick-up/drop-off times so please don't hesitate to ask if you have a unique situation. I am here to help!

Please visit my facebook page to see all the activity at Pooch Inn. :)
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Can administer oral medicine

Kara S.

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


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kara's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 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 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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23 Reviews
Kara was great. She took the time to meet us before and go over things even though schedules were tight. And Jax was happy and relaxed when I picked him up, not anxious as I know he can be. This meant a lot to me. I will definitely use Kara again when I have need of a sitter.
Our Xena was very happy all along. Thank you!
I am so thrilled to have found Kara to watch my spoiled little pups for the day while I attended my son's graduation at Cal Poly. She responded to my request right away and was able to accommodate the odd hours that I requested. I felt so comfortable leaving them in her hands and she even sent me a pic to show me how much fun they were having. I highly recommend Kara!
We had never boarded our fur babies. The thought of a kennel with cages was unthinkable. After reading Kara's profile and reviews we decided to trust our spoiled pups to her care. Kara was wonderful! We communicated with her a couple times a day with messages and photos. We have three very different personalities in our pups. She catered to each and all of their needs. She even allowed one to sleep with her. We would recommend her and use her again. She and her pup Simon welcomed our three into their home like close friends or loved family. Thank you so much!
Kara clearly loves dogs and worked so hard to help us arrange pet sitting for our dog over Thanksgiving. She was really responsive to my emails, and cheerful through the whole process. I would highly recommend her to anyone!
Kara is so friendly and flexible, sends pic updates all the time. I recommend her ??
Thanks Kara! Jake seemed relaxed and happy when I picked him up, so I think he enjoyed his stay!
What I liked the best was Kara's punctuality. When I arrived there to drop my dog off, she was waiting for me and my pet Corie. When I came back there to pick up Corie, she was waiting for me. Plus, Corie seemed to have been taken good care of, for she was as healthy and active as before. Eating and outing was done as well. Thank you.
Thank you Kara for taking such good care of Colbey. Thank you for the picture of him sitting on your lap looking out the window. Thank you for being there when I wanted to leave him and pick him up. I would recommend Kara and I would use her again.
Kara is great! She accommodated a very early morning drop off which we really appreciated and she sent us pics of the pups while we were away. Thanks Kara!
Kara did a great job dog sitting our golden retriever, Kela. First, she was very flexible and easy to work with; our arrival time changed a couple of times on the way to her home due to heavy traffic, and she was very accommodating. Second and most importantly, she cared very well for our dog; the day before we went to Kara's, we took our dog to the vet and came away with three medicines for her ear and a hot spot (nothing contagious!). Kela was much improved when we picked her up, so we know Kara did a great job with the medications. Plus, she is friendly and easy to work with. Highly recommended!
Our dog enjoyed his stay with Kara! She was very responsive to our request. Kara sent us a picture of our dog (without us asking) and we felt reassured he was having fun.
Very responsive!
I used Kara and DogVacay for the first time this last week. My dog was very well cared for, happy, and stress-free when we picked him up. A wonderful alternative to leaving him at a kennel! Kara was very helpful and easy to schedule a stay with as well as responsive to questions and instructions for his care. We will definitely use Kara again in the future for safe, loving dog care.
Riley looked great and happy when we returned from an overseas vacation. Kara was very pleasant, caring and took good care of Riley. I am going on a trip in 2016 and be checking in to ask Kara for her help again.
Our Lily had a great time with Kara! We will definitely use her again, and appreciate her good humor about Lily being an early riser! Kara's home is minutes away from the SLO airport, which was super convenient. Thank you Kara!
Roger and Virginia McConnell
We were staying at a local hotel that did not allow pets and Kara was kind enough to take our last-minute request. We trusted her right away and knew our dog was in good hands. Without her, we don't know what we would've done. So glad we found someone in the area to use again.
My experience with Kara was Outstanding. The dogs were well cared for and very comfortable. She was a great match for my guys. I highly recommend her and would be happy to use her services again.
Kara was amazing, accommodating our short notice and our very quirky poodle! Thanks!
Kiely enjoyed the time with Kara and Simon. Kara sent me pictures of Kiely while I was away and kept me updated, which was very reassuring. She was a pleasure to visit with. We would definitely book with Kara again!
This was my first time using DogVacay and I was a bit nervous leaving my dog with a stranger - he tends to be very shy. But Kara and her dog Simon were wonderful to my Everest and during a weekend away my boyfriend and I felt at complete ease knowing he was so well cared for. The picture updates were adorable and I couldn't believe my dog actually shared his kennel/bed with Simon! He's so protective of his personal space! This was such a great experience, I'll definitely be doing it again. And next time I'm in the SLO area I would definitely trust Kara with my dog again if she were free! Thanks again!
Roxy had a great time with Kara and her dog, Simon. We're so thankful to have found her since we aren't from the area. She kept in contact and would text me pictures of her during Roxy's stay. If we are ever in the San Luis Obispo area again, we will definitely be using her!
Arranging our dog, Bjorn's visit with Kara was a breeze! She was extremely flexible as our plans were a bit in flux. We appreciated her easy-going attitude and have no doubt that our pup had a wonderful stay-cation thanks to her (and her dog, Simon!)
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