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Karen Z.

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12 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats

Karen's Resident Pets

Sugar
Miniature American Shepherd
Female
14 yr 6 mo old

Karen'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 Karen

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have years of caring for and breeding dogs. I currently have 1 medium size rescue dog who is very adjustable to many animals. Sugar is a senior (40 lbs.)... I have also treated sick & elderly pets. Special diets &/or medications (oral or injection ) are not a problem. I am a widow and currently here in Yuma 9 months of the year. I have a nice home in Mesa Del Sol (foothills) that is close to Fortuna and I-8. My floors are tile, so no carpet problems. I allow the dogs to go in or out as they wish or per agreement. I have a large grassy area in the fenced backyard which backs up to the golf course. Many people walk their dogs in the evening, with lots to see and bark about.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Karen Z.

Online Now!
12 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 5, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Karen's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$35 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Karen's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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12 Reviews
We used Karen last year and again this year while we are escaping the Canadian winters. Our energetic pup is always happy and tired when we pick him up. We feel so lucky to have her help us out.
Karen was a fabulous sitter for our dog. Maija enjoyed playing in the spacious yard and got to play with other dogs during much of her stay. We returned from our 7 day holiday to find a happy, healthy dog. I will definitely use Karen again.
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We've chosen Karen for my Yorkie, Lucy, twice now. Both times have been great experiences. Lucy seems to enjoy her time there. Karen has worked with me regarding pick up and drop off times. I'll definitely choose to book with her again.
Karen was great, and sent updates and photos daily. Our dog did very well and we had peace of mind and will definitely be using Karen next time we go out of town!
My puppies had a great time staying with Karen, even though they didn't sleep much the first night, they played and looked really happy. Karen sent me several pictures of them so I could see what they were up to, which was really nice of her.
I would def recommend her to any of my puppy parents.
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Our 2 small dogs enjoyed their time at Karen's! She is wonderful to work with- we'll definitely be back!
My little Yorkie, Lucy, enjoyed her time here. I'm hoping Karen will continue to work with DogVacay. If so, we will be back! Thanks so much for a pleasurable experience!!!
Our Ginger appeared to be right at home with Karen. Her lovely home was very accommodating with a clean, fenced backyard & plenty of spots to curl up & enjoy the view.
What a great doggie vacay for my two golden retrievers. The dogs and I visited Karen prior to their stay just to get acquainted and I knew it was going to be perfect - and it was. The dogs felt right at home and were treated like queens both in the home they were in and in how they were taken care of. I got nightly updates from Karen with pictures of a couple of very tired and contented dogs which certainly gave me peace of mind. I would not hesitate to recommend Karen to anyone who is thinking about booking their dogs for a vacay!
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Thanks to Karen For providing a wonderful vacation for my dog Coal and giving us peace of mind on our vacation. I will be using her services in the future and recommending her to all my dog owner friends.
We were so lucky to find Karen on such short notice ! She has a warm inviting home and my dog loved jumping in and out of her pool and playing with her dog Sugar, Karen took great care of our fur baby and we will certainly be using her again :)

Meredith T
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