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Carey A.

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49 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Carey's Apartment

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

About Carey

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My friends already use my home as a pet hotel, so I figured I'd offer my services*** to the masses. I don't have a dog of my own currently but my last dog Oreo has become a bit of a cult hero since his passing. His viral obituary has been viewed over 400,000 times. Check it out for a good read:

I enjoy the company of all dogs large and small and they seem to reciprocate. I work from home and can guarantee three hearty walks per day (minimum). I have a small patio where dogs love to sun themselves as they watch the celebrities pass by all day :-). I can't host heavy barkers as I'm on the phone at times for work. I can only host house broken pets. (No pee pads please!) I'm definitely the leader of the pack and can usually help with behavioral issues over time.

I love photographing dogs too, as all of the above photos can attest. I'd be happy to send you pictures and videos and keep in touch with you throughout your dog's vacation! All of the full sized photos I take will be yours to keep. Many of my clients report framing them and even using them as Christmas cards!

*** Dogvacay is a hobby for me it's not my job. I travel often for work, so please check my calendar for availability; I try to keep it updated. I'm generally not available on Thursdays and have a standing daycare reservation with a friendly pit bull on Wednesdays. While I appreciate that people often need to make accommodations for future events; unfortunately I can't always commit to dates far in advance because I don't know my work travel schedule. I'm usually available for last minute bookings if my calendar is open, so don't hesitate to ask or request a meet & greet. Please let me know if you prefer me to watch your dog solely. I often get last minute reservations while already hosting other dogs. If your dog isn't friendly with other dogs, let me know. Also, if it's not too much to ask, please make sure your dog is CLEAN. I have no problem with dogs on my furniture or in my bed, but it's no fun if they're smelly! :) Thank you!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling

Carey A.

Online Now!
49 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 27, 2017


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
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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Disaster Relief
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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GPS Dog Collar
This host can equip your pup with an optional GPS dog collar for the ultimate peace of mind while you're away. *Please inquire for availability.
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Carey's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Carey's Home
$38 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
49 Reviews
carey's super great! oz comes home a happy pup, we are provided with many pics and videos during the stay, and cary is very easy to deal with! 5 stars!
Carey is amazing! Violet had a wonderful time with him. His space is comfortable and well-suited for a dog of any size. Violet loved perching on the balcony and had a blast going out on the town, safely and pleasantly by Carey's side.

Perfect for my social but low-key older pit-mix lady.
Great host!
Carey was awesome! He took care of my Cali for a very long day on short notice and she was happy and well cared for!
Carey is great. He was able to look after Chumley at the last minute. He sent lots of amazing photos and a cool video. I was in the office all day while Chumley was hanging out at the Grove with his new friend Hunter the pit bull. It looked like both of them had a blast. We will definitely come back.
Carey was an excellent host for our dog! We contacted him a week before our big move to see if he could watch her on the day of. She gets stressed out by change, strangers, etc. - so we knew having her with us while movers were in the house would be very confusing and distressing for her. Carey responded quickly and we scheduled a meet 'n greet. He is very friendly and has fantastic positive and calm energy, so our dog seemed to feel at ease right away. On the day of our move, he kept her with him the entire time, took her on walks, made sure she was comfortable, and sent us regular updates and pictures. I will definitely use him again!
Carey took great care of my 6 year old boxer, Zoe. While I was traveling, he sent me regular pics and snapchats of Zoe's activities. He certainly kept her active and me well informed!
Carey was wonderful! Consistently sent me pictures and small videos throughout the day! I'm sure Dino had so much fun!
Our Frank had the time of his life staying with Carey! They went everywhere together and we received photo updates and messages throughout the stay. Carey went above and beyond, and we are so grateful.
Carey is a FANTASTIC host. He is incredibly communicative (both prior to the reservation and during boarding). We loved receiving photos of our pups throughout their stay. Carey went above and beyond.
Carey is the absolute best! He is so calm and kind, and very inuitive with animals. He is a great trainer and amazing photographer! Now I have some of the most beautiful photos of Walter out on the town!
Walter was so calm when I picked him up, he was a totally different dog than the stressed frantic version of himself he often is after standard dog daycare. Walter almost seemed disappointed to leave!! I am so grateful we found Carey and I can't wait to use his wonderful services again!
Thanks Carey !!
In short, Carey is amazing to deal with! We had a last minute need for a sitter and Carey was very responsive. He took great care of Bella and set us some amazing photos of their time together. Overall, we could not have have been happier with him!
carey was awesome!! our doggie was very happy and we got lots of pics during the day/night to ensure ozzie was save and sound ;) we will FOR SURE use carey again! he's a 10!
We have a large dog that is sometimes shy but he absolutely loved Carey. We would recommend him to anyone!
Carey was super responsive and flexible! He eased my fear of leaving my 11 week old puppy away from me for so long! They did so many things together while I was on the other side of town. Sent me consistent photos and video to keep me posted which alleviated my anxiety around not taking care of her! Thank you, Carey!
Carey is great. I would recommend him to anyone. He took such amazing care of my dogs. He made sure to send me photos, showing me how they were doing. I think they had more fun on their vacation than I had on mine. LOVE!
Oh my goodness, Carey was the most amazing dog sitter ever! We really hit the jackpot with him! Our rottie was with him for just two days and he did more in one weekend than I do! Carey took him to an outdoor concert, to two different parks, and had multiple play dates with other dogs, all the while sending us the most amazing professional looking photos! Thanks to Carey we were able to enjoy ourselves knowing Damien (our rott) was in the best hands imaginable. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for a dog sitter, he will definitely make you want to step up your doggie parenting! Luckily, Damien still wanted to come home after all that adventure! :)
Carey is awesome! I'm so glad we found him via dogvacay and that he was available to watch my dog on an overnight stay. The vacay included dog friendly activities, which Carey sent me photos of to show how pawsome of a time my dog was having. Carey asked questions to ensure a safe and fun stay. I would highly recommend him!
Carey is incredible!!! The pooches had an amazing time.They had so many adventures in just one day. I will most definitely be using him again! Thank You so much, Carey!!!! You are the best!
the best
The best
Always amazing!
Carey rocks!
The best!!!
Carey is always amazing!
Terrific as always!
Carey is the best!
He is terrific!
Carey is always the best!
Carey is always awesome!
Carey is always terrific!
This is the third time Carey has taken care of Luke for us. I have nothing but amazing things to say about him. He is so nice and always willing to accommodate us. He came and picked Luke up since it was our wedding weekend and things were a little crazy with our schedule. It was such a huge help! Carey takes such amazing care of our boy! Its truly a doggy vacay :) Thanks Carey!! You're the best!
Carey is always the best!
Carey is terrific!
Carey is the best!
This was the first time in 7 years, since I've had my dog, that he needed to stay with a stranger while I traveled. Mine is a difficult pomeranian too. So I was very nervous as I had no options.
Not only was I lucky that Dogvacay exists but that I found a perfect caretaker who exceded my expectations.
Carey made the experience incredibly comforting and easy. They got along great, he included him in his activities and he sent me photos over the weekend.
He knows how to deal with dogs and really enjoys their company.
Carey was an amazing find. My regular sitter had to cancel last minute due to illness, and Carey was prompt to respond and was very accommodating.

He was also able to watch my friend's dog, and we got lots of great pictures of both of them having a good time in numerous locations. They were obviously out on the town for a lot of the time, which I'm sure the dogs loved!

Carey was overall extremely positive, took great care of the dogs, and was just a pleasure to deal with.
We couldn't have asked for a better host. Carey was awesome, kept us posted with photos, updates and funny stories. And best of all he treated Ollie like a first class guest!
Carey was the absolute best! He was so nice and is clearly very knowledgeable about dogs and took such great care of our dog Luke! He sent us updates and tons of pictures. We have tried a couple other people through dogvacay and although we didnt have bad experiences, we just didnt have the best...until now! So glad we found Carey...he is our new go-to! We might have to go out of town soon because Im pretty sure Luke misses him! Thanks Carey!
Today was the 5th and final day of Viking's all day boarding sessions with Carey, and I could not be more pleased with this experience.

Carey is so attentive and on top of everything...he is reliable, caring and passionate about dog sitting. He consistently kept me updated throughout the day and sent pics which were very welcome.Viking bonded well with him and came home each time relaxed and content. I had such peace of mind that Viking was well cared was so nice to not worry one bit!!

As an aside, his prices are beyond reasonable for the quality of the service he provides.

I highly recommend Carey. Should the need arise in the future, I will definitely use him again.

Thanks, Carey :)

Sheri & Viking
Carey is amazing thus far. Today was the first of 5 all day boarding sessions. From first contact, Carey has provided exceptionally speedy responses. He has a pleasant and confident demeanor and maintains a very clean dog-friendly home. He has been really conscientious with excellent follow thru. He sent pics - Viking looked very content and happy - and provided me with updates throughout the day. Carey reported that Viking settled in immediately and laid at his feet while he worked. The fact that Viking did not pace, annoy Carey to take him somewhere new or exhibit other anxious behaviors tells me he feels safe in Carey's presence. It is invaluable that I do not have to worry one bit, because I know my dog is in capable hands.
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