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Kari S.

45 Reviews
21 Repeat Guests
$42/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Kari's Resident Pets

Chief
English Springer Spaniel
Male
5 yr 10 mo old
Levi
Great Pyrenees
Male
4 yr 2 mo old

Kari's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home

About Kari

35 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I own my historic home on the bluff, with a large (3 city lots) completely fenced-in yard, just a couple blocks from Metro State College in St Paul. My business has been quoted as being "the best lazy dog retreat", as my dogs Chief and Levi have such a laid back demeanor and do best with dogs that like to explore the yard, go for a long walk together, and then take a nap : ) But, we have our spirited playtime too, Chief may just choose to take a break and rest under the porch when he's had enough. If your dog needs a more peaceful and quiet home, due to being a rescue dog, being on the shy side, their overall demeanor, their age, an injury, etc., this is the place. I also take pride in providing the calm home environment that most of us feel pets prefer over large boarding facilities. I have been a pet sitter for 12 years for family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. I have been a teacher at St Paul Public schools for 25 years and work a split shift so I am home most of the day for walks and play time with your dog. All dogs are supervised while out in the yard. I take 2 walks daily around my neighborhood (if your dog enjoys or needs it) as I live between Swede Hollow Park and Indian Mounds Park.
I have volunteered at local animal humane societies and participate in the Walk for Animals.
My goal is to make sure your dog is comfortable and to put you at ease. Your dog will be having a fun vacation of their own with me! I am really looking forward to meeting you and your special dog!

Testimonials-

"Kari and her dog Chief welcomed my dog Bella, into their home and treated her like part of their family. In fact, I was astounded that my often skittish little rescue dog came back with more confidence, and started to do things she was too afraid to do before. This is a sign that she was very well taken care of, engaged, and just all around happy. Bella had fun playing with Chief in Kari's awesome fenced-in yard, and she even slept alongside Chief during the night. Kari took the dogs on long walks and I found that I was more relaxed on my vacation this year because I knew Bella was in such caring and capable hands. I am happy to give Kari my highest recommendation for dog-boarding - it was just an awesome experience for me and my dog. Kari took the time to send the cutest photos of Bella and her dog so I was updated on how things were going, which I so appreciated. "
Sheila K.


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Kari S.

45 Reviews
21 Repeat Guests
$42/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated March 17, 2017

Credentials

Course 101 Graduate
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Disaster Relief
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Kari's Home
$42 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
45 Reviews
Kari did an amazing job with our little fur baby, Skye! She played with her outside a ton which was probably Skye's favorite part!! We can't thank Kari enough for keeping her safe and happy while we were away!
Kari watched our large 5 month old puppy for 5 days. I was so nervous to leave him with anyone! Kari sent me photos and updates which eased my anxiety. She played with him outside everyday and made sure he was safe and well cared for. Our pup anxiety. She played with him outside everyday and made sure he was safe and well cared for. Our pup looooved her big back yard and Kari.
When it was time to pick him up you could tell he really adored her. We're happy to have found such a nice attentive sitter. What made us feel most assured was that Kari has a lot of dog rescue experience. Since we volunteer for rescue we loved knowing that. We knew what kind of person it takes to deal with all kinds of situations.
She has both the heart and skills.
Both her two dogs are very sweet and laid back as well. We definitely recommend Kari as a trusted sitter! Thank you for keeping our boy safe and happy!
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Kari was awesome and Tiki would love to go back and stay with her!
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