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Karen M.

32 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Karen's Resident Pets

Terrier / Shih Tzu
4 old

Karen's House

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Outdoor area

About Karen

**Currently taking only repeat guests due to a new job. Will update when this changes; thanks for clicking on our listing!!**

I live in a 3 bedroom home in Johnston Square with my terrier mix Paige. We have multiple parks in the neighborhood including a gated green space for the pups to run around in, and are in the process of setting up our backyard as a fun place for them to hang out! We'd love to have your little boy or girl join us for a stay!
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Karen M.

32 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 14, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Karen's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
32 Reviews
Great experience. Very responsive and keep me updated via phone and pics while away. Pup was in great hands :)
Karen did well with Bolt. She had a few dogs over thanksgiving and Bolt had plenty of company. I'm planning to have Karen host Bolt again very soon! Good sitter, great value.
Karen did a great job with Olive. When I picked her up she seemed to be very happy in Karen's home, surrounded by other dogs. She was also quite tired, which tells me that she got to play a lot, so I'm sure she had a great time. Karen was also very accommodating with meeting before the stay, and with drop off and pick up times. We're very grateful, and would definitely recommend her to others.
This is a late-in-coming review, but Karen has done an excellent job the last two times we've had our dog stay with her. Karen has been responsive, responsible and very accommodating to our slightly shy puppy. We will definitely ask her to watch our dog again and really appreciate her as a reliable person that truly cares about the pets in her care.
Karen and Paige are great! I could tell Isis was super happy when I picked her up. Karen was flexible with pick up and drop off times, too! I definitely recommend them [:
I had to go out of town at the last minute for a family emergency, and Karen was very flexible and accommodating. She sent me a few pictures so that I didn't have to worry about him while I was gone, and my dog Griffin looked like he enjoyed running around her yard. I will be using Karen again the next time I go out of town.
Karen as always is very attentive to my dog Bailey and kept in touch via text and picture messages. Another great stay thanks Karen!
Everything was great. Another good stay with Karen!
My dog, Olive, is very anxious, and I knew before leaving her with Karen that it might be an issue. She'd also never stayed with someone she didn't know before. Karen made me feel completely comfortable before and during my trip by sending pictures and text updates. She was also flexible with pickup, allowing me to come get her when my flight didn't get in till after midnight (she understood how much I missed her!). Karen was great! I highly recommend her.
Karen did a great job with Benson. She has had previous experiences with Beagles, so she knew exactly what to expect and dealt with some Beagle-qualities well! Benson stayed with her for 12 nights while we were on vacation and came back to us very happy. She also sent us about 10 pictures throughout that week and a half ensuring he was well. We could tell Benson enjoyed Karen as these pictures included him cuddling by her legs. She also accommodated our travel schedule back home and used an alternate means of transportation to get home on time for us to pick him up. She was an excellent dog sitter!
Karen is very flexible and accommodating even during busy holiday times!
Petunia overnighted with Karen while my wife and I participated in the Dogfish Dash in Milton Delaware. Petunia was very happy with her sleepover while we were away. Karen and her roommate were very accommodating with regards to our schedule. We would definitely recommend Karen as a host and will book with her again when the need arises.
Karen was very friendly and accommodating. Her dog Paige is adorable and got along great with Moxie. We felt reassured all through our vacation knowing that Moxie was in good hands.
Another great stay with Karen! Her new place is ideal to leave your pet! more room and a nice outdoor area.
Karen was great with my dog and easy to work with! I picked up a very happy pup after my trip.
Karen is terrific. This is the second time my yorkie Riley has stayed with her and her dog Paige. She's been so accommodating with my last minute scheduling and time changes. She's also been very understanding of my little guy's anxious nature, and after his most recent visit I could tell he was calm and happy when I picked him up! She posted or sent pictures both times to let me know that he was doing just fine (to appease his owner's anxiety:) I would highly recommend Karen to anyone looking for a safe and comfortable place for their dog to stay while away from home! Thanks Karen & Paige!
Another great stay with Karen! She did a great job and kept in touch! Thanks again!
My dog is 9 years old and this was the first time that I left her with people she didn't know. I recently moved to Baltimore from the west coast.

Sadie is rather shy, can be aggressive with other dogs, and has some medical issues. For these reasons, I was very nervous about leaving her in the care of someone I don't know.

I contacted Karen after finding that she lived in Mt Vernon which was close to me and read a review that made a comment about her dog Paige. The owner said that their dog ran into her apartment and started chewing on one of Paige's bones and Paige just gave it to the dog.

I was instantly put at ease during our meet-and-greet. Karen is so sweet and her dog Paige has a lot of energy but allowed Sadie to explore. During her stay, Karen sent me photos and assured me that Sadie was doing fine. When I picked her up at the end of her visit, Sadie was happy and acted as though she spent the weekend with our family.
Karen is really flexible with her schedule, answered her phone when I called, treated Sadie as her own and really seemed to care about the issues I had with leaving her.

I will definitely be using Karen again - and I think Sadie found a new friend in Paige!
Another great stay with Karen! Thankful she lives in the area!
Another great stay with Karen. She was great last minute and very flexible when my flight was delayed. Thanks again Karen!
Karen was great for me in a last minute pinch. And she posted an adorable pic!
My pup had an amazing time. Karen was wonderful!
Karen provided such great care to our little Cavalier!
She responsibly made sure that our dog and hers got along before booking the appointment.
She made sure to follow his feeding and walking schedule.
Along with this wonderful pet sitting service she kept in touch with us daily- pictures and messages ensuring us he was okay.

Thank you Karen! Bailey will definitely return!
Karen was totally awesome! She acommodated my last minute booking and was really flexible about drop-off and pick-up times. I was in a pinch, and she really helped me out. Karen's dog, Paige, is super friendly, and I'm glad Chester got to hang out with her.
Great experience--Karen was kind and flexible. At short notice, we had a meet and greet so our dogs could meet. All went smoothly and I trusted Abbie was fine while I was away.
Fritz had another great stay with Karen and Paige! Thanks!!
Karen was great when we were in a bind and needed someone to watch our dog for a few hours while we attended a wedding in the area. She was available and willing to accommodate Georgie with little notice and we were very grateful! Highly recommended!
Karen was great! She's easy to talk to, kind, and you can tell she loves dogs! I would pick her again in a heartbeat. The place is close to inner-harbor--so easy for tourists to leave their dogs.
Fred seemed to have a wonderful time with Karen and her adorable dog, Paige. He seemed to settle in wonderfully and seemed happy and relaxed when we picked him. Our flight was delayed returning, and Karen was very flexible. Thank you!
Karen was great with Bronx. She said that he and Paige got along well and enjoyed playing with each other. At no fault of hers, Bronx did escape from his crate a couple times and chewed a few of her belongings, but she was very nice about everything. Thanks again for watching our little rascal.
Karen was a great host for Fritz. I needed someone last minute and she was very accommodating. Fritz got along great with Karen's dog Paige, he came home tired from playing all weekend!
I needed someone to watch Nugget last minute for the weekend and Karen offerred up her home. She was very sweet, communicative and professional. She has an adorable, mild mannered terrier named Paige, who threw no fit when Nugget marched right in the door and started eating her bone. Karen was sure to give me all of her contact info to ensure that I could call her in case of emergency. Thank you so much, Karen!
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