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Carmen V.

21 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
$36/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Carmen's Resident Pets

Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Carmen's House

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

About Carmen

16 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
At Kit & Kaboodle's Bed & Biscuit we offer home boarding for small to large pups. Our furry guests are treated like family with loving personalized care during their stay. Top Dog Carmen has 16 years experience in professional pet care, is a life long pet owner, and is certified at Pet First Aid. She opened up the first professional pet sitting/dog walking business in Loudoun County back in 2000. Her company has been covered extensively by the press, including the Washington Post. Additionally, Kit & Kaboodle has won awards including one from the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce for Best Home Based Business. She is passionate about all animals and will treat your furbaby like part of her family when they stay at her home. Next time you plan to go out of town please give us the opportunity to take care of your cherished pet...why? Our tag line still reflects our business philosophy - Because Your Family Member Deserves The Best!

The "ideal" Bed & Biscuit Guest Is:
- Neutered or Spayed
- Current on shots
- Potty trained
- No history of aggression: fear, food, toy
- Dog friendly/socialized
- Kitty friendly
- Laid back personality

A little about me. As an 11 year old I use to be the neighborhood baby sitter, mother's helper and pet sitter. I made good money and was in high demand :) Now as an adult, "Auntie Carmen" is often how I am referred to by my guests. I get to care for pets whom I grow to love, and have been blessed to still be in high demand :) Prior to opening my pet care business I worked in corporate America for over 15 years as a Human Resources professional. I have two resident kitties, Candy & Teddy, who are my personal feline babies and who are doggy friendly.

At my Bed & Biscuit I strive to make your family member feel at home, so they have free roam of my three level townhouse with fenced in yard. I live in a safe, family friendly neighborhood in Ashburn, VA with trails and dog park near by. They get to lounge on all the furniture or dog beds throughout my home during the day, and sleep with me in my bedroom or bed at night. I like to make meal times special, so often times you will smell scrambled eggs and other dog friendly foods being prepared to add to their meals. I'll be home running my professional pet sitting/dog walking business and doing what I love best...taking care of your pets! Your dog vacay includes one walk a day. Additional walks per day are available for a small fee. Kisses, belly rubs, cuddling, purified, cold water & premium, yummy dog treats are provided throughout the day.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified

Carmen V.

21 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
$36/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 7, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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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
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Carmen's Home
$36 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$75 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Carmen's Home
$26 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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21 Reviews
Camen welcomed Zeke and Adina into her home. We did a meet and greet so everyone felt good about their upcoming vacation. Puppies were loved and well cared for while we were away! Will definitely come back when we go away again.
Carmen was great to work with and very knowledgable about dogs. We will use her services in the future.
My dog, Tully, a Cavalier, had a great stay at Carmen's place. She was there for a week. Carmen is very knowledgeable about dogs and took great care of her. Tully needed eye drops twice a day, which Carmen did. Carmen also kept Tully's long hair brushed. Tully looked and smelled great when I picked her up at the end of her stay.
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Although I am confident Indie was well taken care of when she was there, I was a bit disappointed in the customer service.
My daughter and son-in-law picked up Indie as I was still out of town and for whatever reason, didn't pick up her dog bed. When I returned several days later and noticed her bed was missing I contacted Carmen and made arrangements to pick it up. Not sure why they didn't let me know as it had been there for several days. When I did pick it up it smelled of dog urine.
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I have a 15 year old Cairn terrier who stayed 4 days with Carmen. I felt Carmen was very attentive to my dog's specific needs. When I picked him up he seemed quite content. I highly recommend Carmen and will use her again.
My dog is a rescue and has separation anxiety. At first he wouldn't eat, so Carmen tried out a variety of foods -- even hand-feeding him for a while -- until he regained his appetite. She also let him establish some "personal space" when he was shy around the other canine house guests. And when my return flight was delayed for twelve hours, Carmen put him up for an additional night. She definitely treated him like family!
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Carmen did a terrific job taking care of my husky! He came back happy, energetic, and well fed. Would definitely recommend.
Olivia was very happy to stay at Carmen's. Carmen put our mind at ease with an update on how Olivia was during the stay. We will absolutely use Carmen again!! Thanks for a great experience.
Carmen is truly a pleasure to work with. I felt completely at ease leaving my busy pup with her. Thank you so much Carmen for everything, I had a truly wonderful vacation, because I knew Shelby was being cared for by yourself.
Carmen was very helpful, flexible and provided a high level in confidence in caring for our dogs. Much appreciated and will be working with her in the future.
Carmen was amazing! From the moment we met her, we knew she was someone we could leave our little hairball with. She is quick to respond and tells you like it is. Corrina came home happy and tuckered out. We have already booked our next stay and will continue to have Corrina stay with Carmen for all of our "non pet friendly" travels. Carmen, thank you for taking such good care of Corrina!
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Carmen took excellent care of our cairn terrier while we were away at a family wedding. He came home happy and healthy.
Carmen was super friendly, and our dog had a great experience staying with her. She clearly has a love for animals, and we look forward to having our dog stay with her again in the future!
Both Mepxi and I had a great experience with Carmen. I had to find a sitter at the very last minute, but Carmen was very responsive to the request. She was also very knowledgable about dogs and it was very obvious she cared and loved them very much. I recommend her and I will definitely be seeking for her when I need a sitter again.
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Carmen was super nice and helpful with Nala, she was pretty flexible to.
Carmen is definitely an animal person. You could see her patience and experience within minutes of the meet and greet. Our dog had a wonderful stay and warmed to her instantly. There were multiple other dogs staying as it was Spring Break but Carmen had complete control and all of her guest seemed thrilled to be there together. It was a big dog party and Anna had a blast. She has been sleeping it off for 2 days now:-)
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Carmen was great. Opal was scared at first and by the time we picked her up, she was just one of the pack! Happy to be at Carmen's and happy to see us, too.
Carmen is absolutely fantastic with our dog Molly. Molly can be super nervous about new places and can be very shy (she is a rescue dog) but when we go to Carmen's house she bounds out of the car and right up the steps like she's at home! She also comes home wiped out from so much fun and play. We would recommend Carmen to anyone looking for a loving, fun home for their pup to 'vacay' at!
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Carmen was a life saver! My regular dog sitter had a last minute emergency the afternoon before I was due to leave town for a week. The Dogvacay reps sent out several urgent messages and Carmen reached out. We met at 7:30pm the night before my trip and my two pups were able to stay with her. Carmen did a great job taking care of them and it was clear they were very comfortable with Carmen. We will definitely request Carmen in the future! She was a fantastic host.
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Callie had a great stay with Carmen and friends! Carmen is very considerate and attentive with each individual pet needs and personalities.
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