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Carmen M.
Austin, TX 78758
122 Reviews
70 Repeat Guests
$15/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

Carmen's Resident Pets

Princess Leah
Shih Tzu
Female
9 yr 8 mo old
KO
Mixed Breed
Male
11 yr 8 mo old
Roxie
Beagle
Female
10 yr 4 mo old

Carmen's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Carmen

18 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Certified in Dog Daycare Management. 18 years experience. We offer 24 hour,
7 days a week, safe, supervised, and LOVING care our 4 legged guests deserve with 'Pooch Grama'.

Let your baby stay and play in our home away from home, with a wood fenced yard, doggie door stays open all day for easy in & outs, lots of toys and fun with other doggies.

Though puppies are sooo cute...please book mature dogs 1 year & up.

I am a lifelong dog lover, 75 years old with hip issues, so large doggies are more than I can handle.

Please book doggies that have been spayed and/or neutered.




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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
Carmen M.
Austin, TX 78758
122 Reviews
70 Repeat Guests
$15/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 25, 2016

Credentials

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.
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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Carmen's Home
$15 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep on my bed
122 Reviews
Carmen is definitely a dog lover - it was like a second home.
Incredible care and very sweet.
We love carmen and so does our beagle!
She always takes wonderful care of our beagle!
She always works with us picking up or drop off
Carmen is always great for our max!
She spends a great deal of time petting my dog.
Absolutely loves dogs
happy dog place
This was my first time boarding Teddy and I couldn't have put him in better care. Carmen sent me photo updates showing how great of a time Teddy was having and was very flexible with dropoff and pickup times. Teddy had such a blast playing with all of the other pups all weekend and I know he can't wait to go back! Thank you Carmen!!
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Dallas loves staying w/Carmen and I love that she pays such close attention to his needs. He suffers from separation anxiety so he has a hard time eating and sleeping away from home, but Carmen can get him to calm down and enjoy himself!!!
Carmen was great. She is affordable and provides superb care to the dogs she takes care of. It is a very safe environment and she has plenty of help. 5 stars all the way
She was awesome in boarding my dog for 10 days. She sent pictures everyday so we can see the pictures of our dog. She will update us on how our dog was doing everyday. I really appreciated that. She also gave us some tips on our dog's allergy.
Worf had an awesome time with Carmen. Her house is devoted to her canine guests, and it's clear that she loves them and take wonderful care of them. I'm not sure my dog is happy to be home!
Once again I can't say thank you enough to grandma Carmen and aunt Jeanie! These two ladies are awsome! My fur babies love coming here and they love these two ladies!
As always, Carmen is lovely and Biscuit loves it at her house. She is so sweet and accommodating.
Love Carmen and so does Biscuit!
Carmen was great with Cabo. She will make sure your dog is taken care of and treated him like he's part of her family.
Annie loves going to Carmen's and I am so glad I found her!!!
I love Carmen and so does Annie!!
Grandma Carmen and Auntie Jeanie were AWSOME hosts!!! I can not thank these ladies enough for taking care of and loving on my fur babies Samson and Victoria. I recieved several updates and pictures throughout their stay and I must say my kids looked happy in every one of them. Thanks a million ladies!
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Carmen was great - very quick to respond to emails, and she sent pictures every day! She was also flexible enough for me to allow my pup to stay an extra night even though she already had a full house.
Carmen has watched our beagle Max before, we love her? She is so easy to work with while being completely thorough.she sends updates along with many photos, to let me know how he is doing. She is among the top dog sitters on DogVacay for sure!
Biscuit had a great time with Grandma Carmen, looking forward to coming back soon!
Carmen just loves dogs. She is extremely good with them. I can say to my dog :do you want to go see Carmen?" and my dog starts wagging his tail. She gave him lots of attention.
I only trust Carmen with taking care of my beloved Carter. I've had her watch Carter when I go out of town for a few years now. He's always in excellent spirits when I pick him up.... minimally excited to see me because he had such a great time with Carmen!

Carmen sends daily progress reports so you'll know how your beloved pup is doing.
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lexi , my dog had a very positive experience with Carmen. She was happy to see me but her time with Carmen was good. I would use her again if the need arises.
Carmen loves dogs, and she is very good with them. She is excellent at providing tender loving care for each dog. Her day is spent on providing for their needs. I would well recommend Carman. Kay Caperton
Every time we leave town we leave both of our dogs with Carmen. We love her and our dogs love staying at her house. What a peace of mind to have such a great lady taking care of our little ones. Thank you Carmen!!
My dogs had a great time with Carmen! I especially loved the email updates with photos of my pups playing. The email updates she sent had specific information and talked about my dogs behavior and habits that was 100% correct, putting me at ease that they were well taken care of and had her full attention.
I will definitely use Carmen as a dog sitter again, and I truly appreciate her attention and flexibility with my schedule.
Book with her today!
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Always the best, and even gave our dog a toy to go home with.
Always trust my dog will be well taken care of, and have a great time.
This is a long overdue shout out to Carmen, she has been Snoopy's granny for a long while now.
She takes great care of Snoopy every time and we have left Snoopy with velvets friends for various durations, starting from a weekend to upto 4 weeks, and Snoopy has always come out happy and pampered.

We get great photos and email updates when we have left Snoopy and that is very reassuring. She is responsive to dogvacay requests/ messages and accommodating of timings to pickup/ drop off.

Special and well deserved shout out this time, because our weekend trip had a cancelled flight and we couldn't call her to let her know earlier than the very last minute, Carmen called us herself and was very understanding. We really appreciate her for being there for Snoopy.

And Snoopy says "I woof you" too!
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Dakota loves visiting Carmen!
We love Carmen and her roommate Ginie! We are thankful we found them at Dog Vacay! Now, we know where to leave Chuy whenever we are unable to take him with us as We know that he will be happy and safe with them.
The best as always.
Always a great stay; Pia loves Carmen and always enjoys her stay!
Absolutely fabulous! Bella loves staying with Carmen, and Bella is particular about who her friends are!
I can't speak highly enough of Carmen... this was our first visit and I was just overwhelmed by how well she treated my fur babies (like they were her own!).

They had plenty of playtime with all the visiting dogs, a nice yard to run in and a warm bed and a human to snuggle with at night.

Carmen sent pictures of the girls periodically so I could see how they were doing while I was out of town and kept me posted via email.

I picked up two very happy girls who are now sleeping happily after a wonderful week running around with their puppy pals. We will definitely be repeat customers!
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Harley had a great first visit with Carmen! He came home happy and ready for a nap from all of the fun. He bonded with another white poodle and other friends as presented in the frequent pictures. It was so great to see him looking perfectly content in the pictures sent during out vacation. highly recommend
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As always, Carmen exceeds our expectations. Our dog has so much fun there, she seems reluctant to come home with us! We appreciate the periodic updates and pictures from Carmen while we are traveling.
Always love bringing my dog to Carmen's. The amount of attention she pays to the pets in her care is outstanding.
Bella loves staying at Carmen's! They always take incredible care of her! And remember her when I drop her off. They are WONDERFUL hosts!
This is the second time I leave both of my dogs with Carmen. She is awesome with my dogs and I can leave town knowing they are well taken care of. I love when my dogs stay with her !!!
the best
Dexter has stayed with Carmen multiple times now, and I always come away confident that he has been well cared for. She truly goes above and beyond to make sure that the dogs in her care are comfortable and happy. She even went out of her way to take care of our little guy over Christmas even though she was at maximum capacity. Thanks for being so good to our Dexter! I would highly recommend her to any of my friends.
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Carmen is awesome. She gets to know the personalities of each pet that boards there, and they all seem so happy. Dogs just know! So glad I found her on dogvacay--Baxter will be back!
Ms. Carmen is awesome! My dog had a very good vacation in her house.
Excellent as usual. I feel really good about leaving Gilly with Carmen.
Our little Dexter seemed to love his stay with Carmen! It's so nice to know that he is well taken care of when we have to go out of town for a few days. Definitely will continue using Carmen's services in the future!
Lovvvve her!
Bella has stayed with Carmen on several occasions, and always loves it! I can tell, because when I pick her up she is calm and does not show any anxiety reactions. I know she will be well cared for and loved when she stays with Carmen!
Carmen is so wonderful and thoughtful. She took fabulous care of my Belle. After reading all the great reviews on Carmen, I must say she more than lived up to her reputation. She's amazing with animals. Use her!
Our dog LOVES staying with Carmen! I have confidence in that whenever she stays with Carmen that our pup will be safe, loved and well cared for. We only book with Carmen. You won't regret booking your dog with her. :)
I just picked my dog Lulla up from her first stay with Carmen, and it was a wonderful experience from start to finish! From the moment I met Carmen at our meet and greet, I could tell she truly loved dogs, and that she would take care of my baby like she was her own.

My Lulla is a bit clingy and has pretty bad separation anxiety, so I was a little nervous leaving her, but Carmen gave her lots of love and attention, and by the time I came to pick her up, I could tell Lulla felt right at home!

Carmen did a fantastic job of keeping me updated and sending daily pictures. I am so excited to have found someone who takes such great care of my pup, and I know Lulla will enjoy her next visit to "Grandma's"!
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One of the best pup sitters we have had to date! Carmen is sweet and caring and takes daily pictures and mini summaries of how our puppy's day went. She's responds quickly to emails and message off the DogVacay app. I highly recommend her and will ask for her services again the next time we are in need of a puppy sitter.
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Carmen's home is clearly designed for dogs! She and her roommate love dogs and it shows. Our Dobby had lots of playmates during his stay and was welcomed to sleep under the covers like he likes. We received updates with photos while we were away so we knew he was being cared for with love. I'm about to book our next visit with Carmen!
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Carmen has 5 stars and 35 repeat guests for a reason. She is an amazing, caring dog sitter.

My dog Carter has separation anxiety, so I'm taking him to Carmen twice a week for daily boarding. He really enjoys his stay with Carmen. Carmen loves on her doggies and her guests doggies a whole lot. The level of attention and care they get is beyond measure. Carmen also sends out some photos of your dog with how they're doing!

In addition, her rates are far better than just "reasonable." Absolutely affordable care.
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You won't find a more loving and caring provider for your dog. Carmen continues to amaze us with her attention to her animals. Carmen took our dog to the vet recently while we were away because she knew something wasn't right. The vet sent me a note and I quote "You are lucky to have a pet sitter who cares so much about your pet!". Carmen, we can't thank you enough for what you do for our dog.
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Carmen was great! My dog had a wonderful time!
Excellent care as usual. Can't recommend her enough as she is great.
From the minute I arrived I knew that Ed would be loved and cared for in the way that he needs. During my entire trip Carmen let me know Ed's status and that always make me feel at ease. Ed is a senior and is used to having someone around all day. I knew this was the perfect dogvacay for him. Thank you Carmen for loving my Ed!
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Having newly moved to the Austin area, my fiance and I did not know who to entrust with taking care of our little dog when we had to make a weekend trip out of town. We looked into many options from professional boarders to dog-sitters that would make in-home visitors. Ultimately, we came across Carmen's profile, and we are so happy we did!
We made an initial visit to "grandma's house", and it was evident from the start that she truly loves dogs! She has a great backdoor area for all the little doggies, there are plenty of toys to facilitate lots of playing, and she has lots of water dishes that are easily accessible. She feeds all the dogs in her care separately twice a day.
What we were most concerned about with our dog was the amount of attention he was going to receive. While he gets along with other dogs, he absolutely loves human attention. With other boarding options, he would have been spending a good amount of his time in a kennel. Grandma Carmen was absolutely wonderful with showering him with lots of attention and snuggles! She was also great about sending email updates, pictures, and she even took our dog on walks throughout the neighborhood.
I believe our dog really enjoyed his stay, and I will definitely be bringing him back next time we need to make a trip out of town. Carmen is absolutely wonderful, loving, and very professional. We would highly recommend her services!
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Other than family, Carmen is the only person that we leave our finicky pet Patches with.
She is amazing with her "friends" while they are in her care. Carmen notices every little need of her Furry Friends; even though they cannot talk, she understands them!!:)
She even allows them to sleep in her bed, especially during a thunder storm!!
Carmen emails us notes and photos to keep us updated every few days, which allows us to enjoy our vacation without any worries about Patches!
Thank You Carmen!!!!
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Our dog stayed with Carmen for two weeks while we were in Europe. She kept us up to date with photos, was always easy to reach and took great care of our little older dachshund. We felt really comfortable leaving him with her and will be booking with her again.
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Awesome. Just feel so good that Gilly is well taken care of. High recommend her. Kathy
Carmen is very good at what she does! This was the first time leaving my dog with a babysitter and the entire time I wasn't nervous because she kept me informed about her stay and you could genuinely tell she loved dogs! I highly recommend her to anyone who needs to keep their pups somewhere over night!

Thanks Carmen!
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Carmen is wonderful and has a home that is perfect for all small dogs, even a big back yard:-) Diva my yorkie loves humans and to snuggle and Carmen and Genie were great. Carmen even sent email updates with Photos of my fur-baby:-) Highly recommend!
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As always Carmen took such good care of out little dogs. They get so much love and attention that we will never leave them with anyone else when we travel
she is great! we definitely will use her again!
Carmen is a very considerate host that obviously loves dogs. The pictures updates she sent a few times every week were really appreciated.
Carmen was great...super nice and very convenient! Dakota had a great time and I will use her again in the future!
Awesome place for my Gilly. So much love and attention. I feel blessed to find Carmen. Gilly is so shy and timid but he felt really fine with Carmen and her pups.
Carmen was great with my baby! Dakota is very timid with strangers but she warmed up so well to Carmen. She was friendly and accommodated my needs! I will definitely use her again in the future!
Carmen took wonderful care of our basset hound. Carmen's house is in a nice, safe neighborhood conveniently near the highway. She obviously love dogs, and loved on our dog. She was very responsible over email, and urged us to do a Meet & Greet ahead of our dog's stay so that she could sniff around and get familiar with her home. During her stay, Carmen noticed some hot spots that Maggie had been itching and applied an OTC pet ointment to help them heal. We plan to use her again, and recommend her highly.
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Ms.Carmen is the best! She takes great care of my Dora. She always sends me pictures and updates on how Dora is doing- even if she's there only for a couple of days. I also love that she will watch my dog's behavior and let me know if there's something remotely unusual.. so we can get it taken care of immediately. Lastly- she owns two dogs and they are super nice - Dora is timid in general but she loves staying with Ms.Carmen and her family!
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Thank you so much for watching my dog while we were away! I loved getting updates with pictures - so I knew that my dog was having fun! Definitely recommend!
Pocky loved staying at Carmen's with other dogs this weekend. She is the only dog that we have and she doesn't get to meet other dogs that often, so it was awesome to get to know others. Carmen took a great care of our dog, and I recommend her to everyone!
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Carmen took excellent care of our two doggies when we were away! She made extra time to love and play with them and really made an effort to get to know them while we were away. We loved the daily updates and photos, and our pups came home happy after a few fun days away! Thanks Carmen!
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Abby had another wonderful visit with Carmen and her herd. Carmen takes such good care of Abby and is so generous with her. When I came to pick Abby up last Monday Abby gave me the brush-off; she obviously wanted to stay! Carmen is top-notch.
Best place to leave my dogs!!
Carmen loves dogs. She took excellent care of mine. She is sweet and loving and she sent me pictures while I was away. I definitely recommend Velvets Friends and I will definitely be using her services when I leave town again.
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She was great. I felt very comfortable leaving my dog here and its reasonable prices made it affordable! My dog had a good time and came back a happy pup!
Carmen was extremely gracious to take in my aussie mix for a week over the holidays on such short notice. She was very prompt in her response to my reservation, which put me at ease. Carmen cares very much for the dogs in her care and I can tell my dog was safe, fed, and loved on quite a bit. However, in the end I have to be honest, I don't think this host was a great fit for my dog, who has a lot of energy and needs substantial exercise through fetch, play or walks. I just wish she would've displayed what she will and won't do for our dogs a bit better on her profile.

Also, I think we have a fundamental disagreement on what dogs should be allowed to do. When I brought my dog, he wanted to play with all of the other dogs and the host continued to tell him no. That's how dogs play! Pawing at each other, play biting, and running about! But of course it didn't help that her own personal dogs are not exactly the best (at first) with other dogs. They were quite standoff-ish. That's probably why she doesn't let dogs be dogs.

When I came back for my dog, he was very high strung, bouncing off the walls. He is never like this with me every day because I know he didn't get the exercise he needed. I can't blame her because I know she is unable to walk dogs and just does a fetch activity with them once a day. If I wasn't in such a rush to get a petsitter, I probably would've asked for more fetch sessions throughout the day, but I was under the impression this would be a bit more like a dog park where dogs can play (with humans and dogs) and burn off energy throughout the day. I didn't think exercise would be a problem but I guess I was wrong.
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This was Abby's second stay with Carmen and her posse of pooches, and just like last time it was clear that Carmen took excellent care of Abby, including grooming! Abby loves Carmen and will be staying with her for two upcoming trips.
Carmen genuinely loves dogs. She took good care of our Tifa while we were out of town and sent us photos and updates by text. I would highly recommend her services.
Best place to leave your little loved ones while you are away. Carmen was so caring about our dog Charlie that she let him curl up and sleep in bed with her. I definitely recommend choosing Carmen as a dog sitter she just truly loves dogs and it shows!
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Thanks again Carmen!! The girls were clearly well taken care of! We had complete peace of mind while we were on vacation. They will most certainly be back to stay.
Carmen once again provided outstanding service. Her love of dogs comes through each and every time. She provides you with occasional updates with pictures so you know how your dog is getting along in your absence.
Carmen took excellent care of Abby. She sent more pictures and updates than required by DogVacay, so I felt in close touch with my dog. Abby clearly had a lot of fun playing with other dogs, sleeping with Carmen herself, and generally romping around. I definitely intend to use Carmen again in the future.
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Carmen was a great host to my two beagle pups over the Christmas break! She has lots of toys for all the dogs and even gave them a special treat for Christmas! She sent us daily emails saying how they were and what they did that day, and she even let them sleep in her own bed (spoiled!).
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Carmen is great and loves dogs for sure.
Carmen was very loving and attentive to my little dog while I was out of town. She provided a detailed outline as to what the dog was doing, eating and their overall well-being and she sent pictures of my dog every day until I returned. I know my dog is in good hands while I am away and would highly recommend her to anyone.
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Carmen took great care of my little timid Dora. You know how you can tell from their body language how your dogs are feeling- well- Dora was telling me loud and clear (in the pics that Carmen shared) that she was comfortable and not afraid and everything was fine. What more can you ask for? Perfect peace of mind for both me and my dog in the week that she stayed with Carmen. And she's incredibly affordable- helping me make my travel decisions with a lot less guilt- and no more calling friends frantically at the last minute with a "please can you watch Dora-- for... a week!?!?!?"
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Carmen is the best. This is the third time that we have left our dog with Carmen and we look forward to doing so again in the future. Carmen really cares and loves the dogs she looks after as her own. I can't recommend her highly enough.
Carmen is absolutely wonderful! She kept my little Chihuahua, Mina, for 5 nights while I was out of town. She sent me email updates to let me know how Mina was doing and what she was up to, as well as pictures of Mina with the other dogs. She knows the dogs so well and she has so much love for each and every one of them. I could not have imagined a better place or a sweeter person to keep my little dog. I will most definitely be scheduling with Carmen again the future when I need someone to love on little miss Mina. :)
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Carmen cares for out pets as much as we do. She is the only person we will leave our two dogs with from now on
Carmen was a wonderful host to our dog. She had our dog for 2 weeks and provided fantastic care. We received periodic emails along with pictures from Carmen while we were away. Carmen's energy, enthusiasm and love for dogs shows. Thanks Carmen!
Like all the other reviews, I can't say a bigger enough thank you to Carmen and Jeanie. They are fantastic! They looked after my 2 cocker spaniels for 2 weeks whilst my husband and I went overseas. I just knew from the moment we met them that Fergus and Marley be in very good hands and well looked after. You can just tell that they adore dogs and it is much more than earning money for them. We will definitely use their service again.
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Carmen was awesome! She gave our dog extra loving care and attention. It was his first time away from family...we were concerned, but would not think twice about leaving him with Carmen again.
Carmen even took the time to send emails, photos and questions of concern! :)
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Carmen is an amazing, warm and tender care giver, we absolutely love her! We have left our beloved (spoiled rotten) yorkie in her care twice now and I know he is safe, loved and well taken care of in Carmen's care. She's great about sending pictures of your pet and telling you fun things they are doing in her care :)
We plan on using Carmen for our lil Max every time we need to board him :)
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We were very pleased with the care and loving that our two puppies recieved. They were happy and content when we picked them up. Carmen is awsome
Carmen was a fantastic dog setter. When I came to pick up my dog, I could see him playing through the glass door. He did not see me, but he was running around with the other dogs, and he was having a great time. When I called his name, he turned and he saw me,he looked like he wished it would last longer. After I took him home, he seemed very content. What a wonderful experience for him. Carmen told me that my dog sat in her lap at night while she watched TV. She also told me that he slept in her friends bed that night. Carmen is a great sitter

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It is obvious how much Carmen cares about her charges; she treated my dog, Sam, as if her were her own. I felt very confident in her 15+ years of experience with boarding dogs professionally. If anyone knows and understands dogs, it's Carmen!
Carmen clearly loves dogs, and sent us pictures every day. The dogs have plenty of space outside and in. We'll be calling her again.
Carmen was a wonderful "granma" for my King Charles Cavalier Riley. He stayed there 7 days and I received pictures of him playing and enjoying his little vacation also. I really appreciated the way she introduced Riley to the other dogs and he loved the interaction!
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On the first meet-n-greet itself we knew that Dash would be really well taken care of by Carmen. Every time we had to go overseas, we have struggled to find a reliable place for Dash's stay. In fact, believe it or not, we have avoided taking long trips just because of this reason. This time, we were planning on taking an extended vacation for over a month and this was the first time we were leaving Dash on his own for so long. We had tried other (premium) boarding places before and have had terrible experiences. To the extent that Dash had to be taken to the vet since he had lost so much weight in just a week's stay at a boarding. We did not want to take any chances this time. That's when we found Carmen!

From day one, Carmen took real good care of our child and kept us updated on pretty much a daily basis. That was for over forty days to be precise. Just goes to show how committed Carmen is to her work and also her love for dogs. She sent us pictures of the little guy constantly and all the fun he was having with his new friends. We were very happy to see Dash all hale and healthy after our return and he seemed to have adjusted really well with his buddies. We now know where Dash is going to stay on every vacation that we intend to take in the coming years. A++
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Our finding Carmen was the single greatest thing we've experienced since selling our home and having to move so quickly.
Carmen to Karli knowing we would be staying in a hotel until our new home was completed. She took such wonderful care of our Karli, pampered her and even house broke her. We can't say enough.
If anyone wants quality care and loving environment, Carmen is the person to contact.
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We knew from the minute we went for the meet and greet our dogs would be well cared for...Carmen is a definite dog lover and was very loving with our dogs from the minute we got there..the day we dropped our puppies of f Carmen and her roommate where both there and they fused over the dogs and had them sitting with them on the couch before we left. My daughter who is always a little anxious about boarding the dog said she was not concerned at all, she knew the dogs would be well cared for and that they might not want to come home with us at the end of their stay.
We had a great vacation and Carmen sent us update and pictures of the pups while we where away....It was nice to know the dogs where in a loving home instead of a kennel..I would highly recommend Carmen to anyone who wants to board there pups....
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Our dog really enjoys staying with Carmen and her dogs. We would leave him with her any time we have to go out of town.
I needed arrangements for my dog because my apartment was being fumigated. Carmen and her roommate cared for my dog and bestowed him with plenty of human affection, which my dog really needs to feel comfortable.

Carmen is such an awesome host with I think the most reasonable rates in Austin, and I feel confident in using her services again.
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New to the area I was a little panicked at the thought of leaving our dog at a new place. During our meet and greet with Carmen she put all of my fears to rest and I knew it would be the perfect place to leave Ollie! She cares deeply for her own dogs and that transcends to the dogs she cares for. We can't thank her enough and will definitely be using her again in the near future!
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Carmen is fantastic! She truly loves dogs and will definitely take good care of yours. Our dog had a great time at Carmen's and we will definitely use her again.
This was our first time leaving our dog, Watson, with a pet-sitter, and I was a little worried as we would be away for 2 weeks. However, there was absolutely no reason as Carmen was wonderful with Watson. He is a 2 year old rescue boxer, but she was extremely patient and loving with him, and all the other dogs she takes care of. She has a lot of experience and manages many different dog behaviors very well. While we were away, she even sent us email and photo updates on Watson, which was such a treat. And when our flight got delayed, she was flexible and able to accommodate one more night's stay. Watson himself looked very happy and healthy when we picked him up and we're already planning his next trip to Carmen's since he enjoyed himself so much.
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Sammy was well taken care of and had fun with his puppy friends at Carmen's house! Thanks Carmen!
I am so happy I found Carmen on DogVacay. She provided the best care for my dog. She sent pictures and messages while we were on vacation to keep us posted on how well our dog was doing. We will definitely use Carmen again during our next vacation.
Carmen is AMAZING. I've never felt better about boarding my dog. I know he is receiving as many hugs and kisses as he would when he's with me. I feel blessed to have found her Doug Roberts
Carmen was a wonderful sitter to my dog Penelope. She took my request very last minute and assured me she was in good hands. I got updates with pictures every few days on how great of a stay my dog was having. I would definitly reccomend her to others!
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We couldn't be happier. Carmen is an amazing woman and my little Reggie is having a ball! Thanks for everything Carmen. You're the best. Doug
Carmen and her roommate Genie were awesome! We were especially nervous to leave our two small furbabies but since we were getting married in Phoenix, we really didn't have a choice but to find someone great for them to spend a whole week with. We took Libby and Charlie over twice to play as we needed to make sure Libby's nervous energy would mix well with Carmen's pack. Needless to say, we picked them up today after being gone a week and they were great, never skipped a beat! Carmen sent us e-mails with a note of how things were going that day and usually always sent us pics. It made us feel so much better seeing them playing and interacting with the other dogs there. Carmen and Genie really love dogs and treated ours like their own. We will definitely use Carmen again.
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Carmen was great, she sent me email updates daily with pictures, would definitely leave my dog with her again.
Carmen clearly loves dogs. She took very good care of both of my dogs and gave them lots of attention. One of my dogs had a hurt paw & Carmen took extra good care of my dogs paw.
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