Penny's Playhouse & Pet Services

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Carol K.

30 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Carol's Resident Pets

Penelope Rose
English Springer Spaniel
4 yr 2 mo old

Carol's Townhome

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

About Carol

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs

Your dog deserves to be well cared for in a loving home. Not sitting in a kennel with limited human interaction and no exercise.

Carol will take excellent care of your dog with our 24/7 petcare services. Whether you need doggie daycare or overnight boarding, our home and our hearts are open to your pup!

We are lucky enough to own one special dog, Penelope Rose, aka "Penny". Our Penny is an active, cheerful, intelligent and affectionate English Springer Spaniel and she is the perfect host for your pup. I am certain they will become fast friends!

We have been dog lovers our entire lives and will show your pets as much love as we do our own. We are active pet owners - with daily walks, parks and plenty of playtime. I will have your pup well exercised and happy. I also have a fence-in yard for safety.

There are a couple of dog parks close to let our animal-friends run and play together - if you allow.

How it works:


I like to start with an initial meet-n-greet Over the phone works too - if your schedule allows. Time commitment: Typically less than 30 minutes in my lovely home, but will be available as long as you need to be comfortable.


I am very flexible. Calendars book up fast because I only accept 2-3 dogs. I am transparent with my guests on the types of activities and breeds who will be here socializing together. Costs are: $28-35/overnight (typical 24 hours), $18-25/daycare (typical 8 hours). If your pet requires additional hours extra costs are: 1-4 hours ($10); 5-8 hours ($20).


I want to care for your pet just like he, or she is at home. Please provide clear instructions on diet, exercise and play time habits. This ensures consistency and safety for our most important companions.


I am home all day/night with my pups and will communicate regularly so you can rest assured your family member is well cared for and having as much fun as you are while you're away on your trip, or at work.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Advanced senior issues

Carol K.

30 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 14, 2017


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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.
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This sitter has completed training for the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program and volunteered to help displaced pets in the event of a natural disaster.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Carol's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Carol's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
30 Reviews
Our dog Mesa had a great time! Felt very comfortable in leaving our fur baby with Carol. :)
This was the first time we were leaving our 7 month old puppy overnight. We were nervous, but Carol made us feel so much better about leaving him. She sent us a picture to assure us that our puppy was comfortable and happy. She really made our overnight stay more enjoyable since we weren't worried about our puppy. We will definitely use Carol again and I would highly recommend her. Thanks, Carol! You sure do love your pups and take good care of them!
Carol was prompt and efficient with this stay for Charlee. He was well cared for and we would definitely leave him with her again!
Carol is amazing with Blue and we always feel very comfortable with him staying at her home! We will keep using her even though she has moved for away from us.
Carol's place was clean, comfortable, and convenient. She seemed to love the dogs. They had a nice place to pay
Carol was a great dog-sitter, dog-walker for the day and her pup was a great playmate for our dog. They were a godsend for us during an out of town visit where dogs were not welcome. Highly recommended!
I requested a doggie sit at 5:30 in the am for a 8 am last minute same day drop off. Not only did i hear back from her within an hour - which having experience doing AirBnb hosting, (which is the same concept but for rooms in our bed and breakfast) I can assure you is impressive in and of itself - but at 6 am?!?! - same day??? this is beyond Impressive. On top of that she accepted my reservation. and said I could bring my dog over immediately. As I was there for traffic Court travelling from Nashville and had a last minute sitter cancellation, and being a helicopter pet parent, I was incredibly relieved that he would have a safe place to go. BUT - I actually did not make the appt, because i got lost going to court and didn't have time to get him to her, however while I never met Carol nor saw her establishment , just from my dealings with her I can tell she is a class a doggie care giver, i would trust her fully with my overprotected pup. I will use her hands down if i am back in the area. I told her to keep my payment, tried to tip her just for the state of mind relief alone as well as her inconvenience. Thank you SO much Carol.
This was our first experience leaving our dogs with a sitter rather than boarding in a kennel and we couldn't be happier! Carol was wonderful to work with and the girls were actually happy rather than stressed when we picked them up. We enjoyed our time away a lot more knowing the girls were being cared for in such a warm and happy home. Thanks again for taking such good care of Lanna and Lexi!! We'll definitely be leaving the girls with Carol and Von again!!
Carol is great and takes awesome care of our 14+ year old MinPin. She keeps us updated with texts and photos throughout the stay with her. She recently moved and we loved her so much that we drive about 45 minutes to meet her when we need her services. We will definitely be using her again!
Chipper had a wonderful time & I'm so happy we found Carol to watch our dog, a great experience & chipper came home happy:)
Carol was recommended from another DogVacay sitter and we were very pleased. She went out of her way to accommodate our schedule and met us to pick up our dog, Mars. She communicated frequently, including pics of our dog feeling right at home. We would definitely use Carol again.
We had our Bluetick Coonhound Brutus stay with Carol, Penny and their family over Memorial Day weekend. I was very impressed with her communication and flexibility to help make it an easy process. She provided updates and pictures of Brutus while we were gone. Brutus came home a very happy and tired pup! Thanks Carol so much for taking such good care of our fur baby, we will definitely be using her again for any travel needs!!
Milton had an amazing stay with Carol and Penny (and LuLu)! Carol went above and beyond to accommodate us and Milton. She sent us many pictures daily of all the fun and cute things Milton was doing. It was so much fun to see him having a blast while we were away. I would definitely recommend a stay with Carol and we will absolutely be using her in the future!!
Another great stay with Carol and Penny!
Carol went way out of her way to accommodate us and changes in our plans. Lulu always gets lots of exercise and Carol sends me many photos of the fun she is having. I would definitely recommend a stay with Carol.
The communication from Pennys playhouse was excellent. She sent pics and texts about our pup daily. Her dog Penny was great and was a pefect playmate for our dog Phish.
Penny's playhouse was great! We had to go away for the weekend and we did not know anyone in the area since we just moved to Illinois. We were lucky to have found carol and Von, they are excellent hosts and very prompt with messages. Gibson had lots of fun with penny and they got along great. Looking forward to our next booking
Blue had a great time playing at Penny's Playhouse! Carol was very attentive to our puppy and clearly treated her as if she was her own. Will reserve stays with Carol at Penny's Playhouse for our vacation and other days out!
Carol was great and took such good care of our Hazel. Couldn't be happier. So glad we found her
Our dog, Parker, had a great time at Penny's Playhouse. He was very well cared for by Carol. Just like he was family. Parker and Penny seemed to get along great right away! Carol really spoiled our pup. She took him to a dog park, out for a long walk and also to get a treat from the local pet store. Parker came home happy and tired from 24 hours of fun at Penny's! We will definitely use Penny's Playhouse again in the future and we know Parker will be thrilled to play with his friends again.
I was very hesitant to leave my dog with anyone. But I have to tell you Carol and Vaugne were great! Jesse had a blast playing with Penny too. They were very respectful of continuing my dogs training too (no jumping on people,etc). Jesse came home exhausted and VERY happy. Great hosts!! Thank you!!
Carol helped me keep my mind at ease while my pup stayed overnight for 7 days. I was able to see him everyday via text messages and hear how he was settling into the house. I will use Carol again in the future.
Carol was amazing! We did a meet and greet before reserving and it was obvious to see how much she loves dogs. My female lab, Lulu took to her and her dog, Penny, right away. Carol graciously accommodated our flight times, which was very much appreciated. Carol sent photos and messages showing lulu having as much fun on her vacation as we were. They went to the dog park and lulu had a chance to frolick with other dogs. I think lulu was bummed out to leave her new friends and come home. I would DEFINITELY leave my pup with Carol again.
Carol and Vaughn are amazing dog sitters and I highly recommend them. Our dog Kelsey got along so well with their dog Penny that I think she will miss her now that she's back home. Carol sent us photos nearly every day and many updates on how Kelsey was getting along with the other dogs. I was also very happy to learn that they live near a park and that she made sure to give Kelsey time to run around and play. We will definitely be using Carol and Vaughn the next time we go out of town.
My dog is very shy around people and other dogs. Carol spent time getting to know my dog and was very patient. Carol's dog Penny became her best friend and now she is missing her "home away from home"! I would definitely recommend for any dog to stay with Carol. She took my dog to the dog park almost every day and she was never without a friend!!
Lucy had a great time with Carol and Vaughn. They took really good care of her. I was worried initially that Lucy wouldn't get along with Penny. It turned out they were good together after they knew each other and Lucy even started going to dog park. Carol sent pictures as well to ensure Lucy is well take care of. Thanks Carol!
Carol was wonderful to help us out last minute when our holiday plans changed. I loved the pictures and knowing that Madison was getting plenty of attention while we were away.
Carol and her family were great hosts! They treated our 2 dogs like family! Carol kept in touch with me and sent pictures daily. I felt very comfortable that our dogs were loved and well cared for while we were gone. Their dog, Penny, is a sweetheart and all the dogs got along well. I hope to be back and I highly recommend this host!
the absolute best so far!! such wonderful happy people with such a loving pet that played very well with Leroi, I highly recommend !!!!! I got them on short notice after another one had to cancel!!
Carol and Vaughn have a sincere love for dogs and it shows. They were excited to have Groucho stay with them and Groucho felt right at home with them. Like me, they seem to be down to earth, very relaxed people which is just the environment I was looking for.
I am always cautious about leaving my dog with other pets since Groucho is so submissive and older in his years, but their dog Penny has such a sweet disposition. I think they really enjoyed each other. There was just enough activity without it being too much for him.
Carol and Vaughn were also flexible when I had a last minute change in my plans, and I greatly appreciate that. I'll definitely use them again.
Carol did a wonderful job taking care of our dog Hunter. Such a loving home for Hunter to stay. Her dog Penny was a great companion for Hunter and they both got along well. Carol kept us up to date with pictures and notes throughout our trip alleviating any fears I may have had. Carol will do a great job taking care of your dog, don't' hesitate to use her.
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