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karen m.

9 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

karen's Resident Pets

Cocker Spaniel
14 yr 5 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

karen's Townhome

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Medium Balcony
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Dog door access

About karen

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am a Canine Behavior Expert, I will share with you insights into your dogs behavior and you will receive some basic training, free of charge, because bringing your dog to me for the day, overnight or walk, your dog will be exposed to my stable, calm and balanced environment with my well trained and happy therapy dog. If your dog is here with us we play all day, we go to parks and if requested, I have access to a private beach in Malibu.

If you are interested in training, if you want your dog to do what you want him/her to dog because he/she respects you, NOT just because he/she wants something from you, if you want to know how to embody the "pack leader" mentality, I can help you. $60 an hour and then you have me for any support or assistance for the life of your dog!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

karen m.

9 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 30, 2017


Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
Phone Interviewed
Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At karen's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At karen's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
9 Reviews
We had such a wonderful weekend knowing that Koki was in such good hands and was being well cared for. Karen sent me a text the first afternoon and all signs were positive. Karen took Koki for walks and he seemed to get along with Toby. I would not hesitate to recommend DogVacay and especially Karen to anyone in need of the service.
We just adopted Cosmo, a cute havens poodle a month ago and had Karen look after him for 2 days. She was wonderful and kind and kept us updated during the time they were together with videos and photos. When we picked Cosmo up he was very mellow and calm due to the training that Karen gave him in her care. We are all looking forward to seeing her again soon!
Karen was the best person that I've left Kiya with. She is knowledgeable, reliable and she really cares about the dogs. I got photos, video regularly. She gave me feeedback, insights and she's a caring person.

Karen helped train Kiya and me and right away there has been improvement.
Thank you for taking care of javabean
Karen was absolutely wonderful with my four legged baby girl when we booked her for a day of doggie daycare. As a host, Karen is warm and comforting, and the added bonus is that she has extra insight as a trainer. We adore Karen and cannot wait to have Miss Dolce there again!
Karen was great! It's a bonus that she's a trainer as well. She had great tips. We will definitely use her again.
Karen provided amazing one on one attention for my Maltepoo. In addition to taking him on a hike, she personalized a sleeping area for him to make him feel at home. She also taught him some basic training commands. I felt very comfortable leaving Benson in Karen's care.
I felt very comfortable leaving Teddy with Karen, she updated me with how Teddy was getting along, and because of her expertise in dog training she gave me few pointer's about his behavior. Overall very happy.
Great experience! Would definitely consider her again!
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