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Carla B.

53 Reviews
28 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
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

Carla's Resident Pets

0 yr 1 mo old

Carla's Townhome

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Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Carla

12 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Please check for availability even when the calendar shows "booked" or "unavailable ". Often guests will be checking out that day and we can make accomodations.

Conveniently located off I495 between exits 49 and 50 in Haverhill, MA.

Greyhound foster mom for the 8 years. We love all breeds and will treat them as members of our "pack".

We work to make your best friend comfortable and content. Walks 3-4 times daily, endeavoring to replicate or exceed the schedule that your pup is used to.

Please ask us before booking a pup younger than 2 years old. It has gotten harder for our friendly, happy greyhound as he has gotten older to put up with the young ones.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Leash Pulling

Carla B.

53 Reviews
28 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 16, 2017


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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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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Carla's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$55 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Daycare At Carla's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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53 Reviews
Thank You so Much Carla! Scooby gets excited when we drive up your street, and even more excited to get to your door!. He really enjoys visiting with you....and I know he will be happy and cared for while I am away. Nancy and Scooby
Carla was so amazing and took such good care of our 13 year old dog. She made us feel so comfortable leaving our dog while we were out of the country. She even sent us pictures and updates, which was very comforting. We will definitely use her services again.
Carla is the best. You can leave your dog with her and be worry free.
Carla has a very calm and laid back demeanor. And right off the bat you could tell that she was very comfortable and experienced and that she really loved and cared about our little babies.

We have 4 chihuahuas ranging from a very active 4 to 14 years old. We interviewed and arranged several meet and greets with other potential pet sitters and our dogs barked at them the whole time they were in the house. That all changed when they met Carla.
Yes, they barked initially but they quickly relaxed around her. Our little girl Sarai kept giving her kisses. Our very active Luca kept giving her his bone and our little Felix who is very weary of new people even settled down quite quickly. That's when we knew she was the right fit for our little family.
Our oldest little guy takes medications and Carla was very comfortable giving that to him nightly.
We like to receive pictures and updates as to how they are doing when we are away and Carla did not disappoint. We felt very so at ease and knowing that they were safe and being spoiled.
When we came home, they were so calm and relaxed. Usually they are rambunctious. It was as if they were the ones on vacation.

We will definitely use her again!!
Again, Carla took great care of our baby girl!
Carla was great with our needy girl Bella!
Carla was fantastic! I was searching with only a week before my trip and was so grateful she was available and willing to step in on somewhat short notice. She took great care of Paco, kept me up to date, and even put away my Hello Fresh delivery when it arrived, and washed the sheets before she left - totally above and beyond. It rally put my mind at ease to know Paco was so well cared for while I was away.
I can't say enough about how grateful we are to Carla - we have been working with her for many years, and this last stay my dog unfortunately had a completely unexpected medical emergency while we were away in Europe for two weeks (every pet owner's worst nightmare). Carla went above and beyond in caring for Anvi - alerting me of the issue, taking him to the vet several times, giving medication and keeping me updated on everything while we were so far away. She treated him as though he were his own, and by the time we returned we were greeted by a happy pup who wasn't showing any signs of malaise. It's really not often that you come across somebody who is so caring and kind, and we are truly blessed that it was Carla who was staying with Anvi when this happened.
Carla did a great job with our 4 dogs and 2 cats. They warmed up to her very quickly and they are not easily impressed. Experience was easy and most importantly no issues. I was equally happy that not only were the dogs watched, but the house was as well.

Would definitely use Carla again without hesitation.
Carla is our go-to pet sitter for Puddle. We had a long reservation with her in March that had to be cancelled due to a family personal incident. She helped us cope with the sudden misfortune and was very kind to our family. She is definitely best person you can ever come across. Thanks a lot Carla!!
Carla was absolutely delightful to work with. She is quick to respond to communications, flexible, warm and kind with both people and animals! I am so happy to have connected with someone that is responsible and considerate and caring. We had to add to our services while on the road due to an unforeseen snowstorm and Carla stepped up immediately and filled in. This meant the world to me to know that I didn't have to worry about anything at home. I hope Carla enjoyed working with us because I hope to use her services for a very long time! Thank you Carla from all of us.
I really can't say enough about how much I trust Carla! When I have to travel or go on vacation there isn't anyone I trust more. Carla keeps me informed and sends pictures. Gizmo is always happy to see her and that leaves me with the comfort that he's happy and very well cared for when I'm away. Carla is really PAWSOME!!!
We've left our Italian greyhound with Carla and her greyhound Boca twice and wouldn't leave him anywhere else.
Carla was great with updating me with Bella's time with her. I knew Bella was in great hands and that put me at ease. Thanks to Carla for taking care of our baby for the weekend! Hope to use her in the future.
Awesome as always! Carla and her greyhound Boca take such good care of our hounds.
Awesome as always, our boys love when they get time with Carla!
Carla is a wonderful host. She is incredibly accommodating and clearly very knowledgable when it comes to pet care. Digby came home happy, healthy, and utterly exhausted from having such a great time. I highly recommend Carla's care.
Carla & Boca, came to stay at Kamp Kiel so my husband & I could get away for a few days. Everything went smoothly and with 5 dogs & 6 cats there is a lot to deal with. We would & have highly recommended Carla.
Carla did a great job taking care of all of our pets!
(dogs, cats, ,mice and fish!)

She was very understanding and stayed a few hours longer than planned when our plane was delayed.

The pets were all happy and healthy when we returned.

We are very happy with the care Carla provided and highly recommend her.
I am extremely pleased with the care my dog received with Carla. He has only boarded at one other location and only once. Carla immediately bonded with him and made him feel comfortable and supported. He has digestive problems so a calm environment is important and she and her family definitely provided this. I will use Carla often as she and DogVacay make it easy and a good combination of automated and personal. I heartily recommend Carla.
100% Happy!!! It was our first time leaving our dog. Our meet and greet was perfect. Farah got along very well with Boca. Farah stayed with Carla and Boca for memorial day weekend. We loved that she sent a picture everyday and how Farah spent the day and night. She is very nice very friendly. Thanks again Carla for everything! See you in our next vacation :)
As always, Carla and Boca were the perfect hosts. We are never worried when our babies stay with them.
As always Carla was awesome, our two boys love staying with her while we are away. She is accommodating, understanding and goes out of her way to make sure they are comfortable and happy while under her care.
Thank you for taking such good care of our two 4 legged children.
We had an awesome experience with Carla. She was very kind and loving to Puddle and Rusty. We had a medical emergency and had to leave both our dogs with Carla. She accommodated with our request and was very understanding. My boys had the best sleep over!! Carla is truly awesome a Pawsome host!!
The entire process from start to finish was easy and perfect!! Carla made it so much easier for me to leave both our boys with her and less stressful since it was the first time traveling and leaving them with someone.
She keep in contact and updated me on how they were doing. I could tell from picking them up that they got treated the same as I do, if not better.

I can not say enough good things about Carla and how amazing she was at taking care of my "kids"!

Thank you Carla!!!
Carla was a perfect for Paxton while we had an out of state wedding to attend. She performed the service as described, was on time and very attentive to Paxton's needs. Thank you!
As always, Carla and her greyhound Boca were fabulous hosts for our two greyhounds this past week. Lily and Ollie came home very relaxed, and we can tell that they were very well cared for while we were away. Highly recommended!
Our goldendoodle, Lincoln, had a wonderful stay with Carla. She was extremely accommodating - letting him sleep on the couch just like he does at home and taking him for long walks with other doggie friends. Carla was great about staying in touch with me during the week, sending pictures of Lincoln and status updates. I felt great knowing he was having a good time and doing all the things he loves. Lincoln seems a little sad to have left her and Boca, truth be told!
We couldn't have been happier knowing that our dog River was in great hands while we traveled to Vermont. We were updated with pictures of him having a great time. Carla and her husband are kind, humble hosts, who went above and beyond the call of "doody." As newcomers to the area, we will definitely book with them again.

(Five stars out of Five!)
Bill, Hailey, and River
Carla was excellent with our senior greyhound and younger Italian greyhound. She sent pictures and texts daily, which was really appreciated since we are not used to being without our dogs, even for a few days!
We absolutely recommend Carla to anyone thinking of leaving their canine family members for a short or extended trip.
I was very pleased with April's experience with Carla and Boca. Carla's place is very welcoming, calm, and homey. Just the right environment for my 11 year old beagle. She even found just the perfect place to look out a window. I loved getting pictures and updates while I was away so I could see how April was settling in. Will definitely check back with Carla next time I need to go away.
Ollie and Lily had a great 4-day stay with Carla and her greyhound Boca. And we had a stress-free mini-vacation knowing that our hound-kids were in good hands. Carla is fabulous!
Carla & Boca met us at the door. I knew it would be fine. This despite the fact that my girl Tusk had never stayed with anyone but family or close friends before. I received email pictures of the weekend, and Tusk seemed happy as could be when I picked her up. Carla has a gentle calm about her that obviously translates to putting her visitor pups at ease. I left asking about another date later this month. I'll be reserving with DogVacay - and Carla - again.
Carla is the best! She is very accommodating and has made Max very comfortable. We would not hesitate to recommend Carla. Max is older and reluctant to be away from home but Carla (and Boca) have made Max comfortable. This was Max's second stay with Carla and he eased into the stay with no issues and was happy to see us when his vacation was over but would probably have stayed longer if he had the option.
Carla's home is quiet and relaxed. She only takes one dog at a time, along with her lovely Greyhound, Boca. This is a perfect environment for my dog, who has now stayed with Carla two times. My dog gets lots of walks and attention, and then gets to chill out in a quiet place. It's just like being at home. And Carla's the greatest : calm, intelligent, sweet, and very accommodating. We'll be back many times.
Carla is AWESOME! What more can I say, her own dog is very relaxed and sets the tone for the house. My dog Gigi is very laid back indoors so the two of them got along just fine. We had ZERO worries about Gigi while we were out of the country. In fact, I think Gigi had a better vacation than we did. She didn't want to leave when we went to pick her up! haha

We definitely recommend Carla for anyone looking to board their dog. Thanks Carla we will be booking with you again without hesitation.
Carla is one of the best hosts I could ever find. She was so sweet and accommodating. She even put up with my pup's eating problem(Believe me feeding my pup is equal to feeding 4 toddlers!!!)
Boca was so nice and I wonder how he tolerated my pup's energy. I dint have to worry a bit about Puddle. We couldn't ask for better person and hospitality. In the end Puddle got so much TLC. Thanks a Carla for loving Puddle so much. Definitely will be back and would recommend to all!! "Pawsome host"
Would HIGHLY reccomend Carla. She is a very loving and caring person and we felt very comfortable leaving our Boston Terrier with her. Will be back again. 5 Star Dog Sitter !
Carla is a great host! Edmond was so excited to see her and Boca again on his recent visit. She's quick to answer emails and very accommodating. And the pictures I receive of Edmond during his stay are such a nice touch.
Carla was extremely good with the dogs and us as well. The site is not really userfriendly and Carla assisted us in going on the site herself and made arrangement through the site. An email was sent to us and we then were linked to our quote.

Great concept, great host...the site needs to be more user-friendly.

Thanks Carla for a having our dogs:)
Carla was a great host. Katie was at ease at her place and was treated like family. We would definitely have our lab stay with her again.
Carla was so accommodating to my drop of and pick up times. She also was sweet and sincere. My dogs seemed very happy and relaxed when I picked them up. I would recommend her to everyone.
We are SO HAPPY we found Carla! She gave our two greyhounds so much TLC that they didn't even think about me, their beloved mom, during their 3-day stay. They returned home last night so happy and relaxed. It certainly helped to have Carla's sweet hound Boca around, too. Carla was very attentive to all the details of their stay -- giving our big boy his meds twice a day, waking up super early with our princess hound, their walking schedule, their feeding schedule, etc. She even patiently taught our big boy how to climb stairs, something he doesn't do at home. Our hounds are looking forward to their next stay with Carla.
Fantastic flexibility! Very pleased with the whole experience. We were confident that our dog was in great hands.
Carla is very relaxed, friendly, and organized. You can tell immediately that she loves and is devoted to dogs. We feel lucky to have met her! Hunter, our 10 year old Golden Retriever came home today, after 3 nights at her house, and acted like he had never been away. We will not hesitate to contact her again. Thanks again for everything, Carla!
Carla is loving and attentive to my dog's needs!!! Her level of care provides me with peace of mind when I am away. I always know Lucy is good hands.
Thanks again for your kindness to Sam and all you do to make him happy while I am traveling - we are truly blessed to have found such a wonderful, caring person in you!
Lucy was very well cared for and I am so happy to have Carla in walking distance to my house. I was thrilled with the experience and plan to use her often!
Carla and Boca were great! Always a relief leaving my pup in good hands! Angie
Carla is a wonderful host! She is very calm, loving, attentive, caring and patient. Carla was very well organized and asked good questions ahead of time that were to help care for Molly. She also catered carefully to her specific individual needs. Carla followed my instructions for giving Molly her eye medicine and special food combinations perfectly. Molly was very happy when I came to take her home and it was very clear from her behavior that she really enjoyed her stay with Carla. Without question, I will definitely use Carla again to care for Molly when we take a trip.
Carla is amazing! I know I've posted a review before but this visit took the cake! She watched my buddy last minute (well two days notice) and took him on a wonderful doggie playgroup adventure. Sam is happy (and pooped in the best way possible) and even had a doggie pop! Thank you Carla for wiring such an amazing dog sitter. Gold mine!!
Carla is a dedicated dog lover with an amazing experience fostering greyhounds. She responded promptly to my questions and took the time to meet Molly before the vacay. Carla's home is relaxed and dog-friendly - Molly was treated like a member of the family - lots of walks and very comfortable sleeping arrangements. Thank you for taking such good care of Molly and welcoming her into your home!
Carla is a wonderful host and her pup Boca is a darling! I struck gold when I found her. She is a caring, compassionate dog-lover who does everything in her power to make my pup Sam feel at home and loved. He comes home a happy camper every time. I will definitely be calling Carla again!
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