Karen A.

Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: A few minutes


Dog Boarding

in the sitter's home
per night

Doggy Day Care

in the sitter's home
per day
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

Hosting Preferences

Additional Preferences
  • Dogs Over 1 Year Old
  • Spayed and Neutered Dogs
  • No Females in Heat


  • Available
  • Unavailable
Karen can host up to 3 dogs per night.
Karen can host 1 dog per day for day care.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
Doggy Day Care Cancellation Policy:

Karen's Photos

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11 Reviews

Cindy O.
Cindy O.
Sep 10, 2019
Verified Stay

She is the best!!! Gave us updates and a pic that our dog was doing well. Very flexible with pick up and drop off times. We highly recommend her..

Karen A.
Sandi D.
Sandi D.
Sep 9, 2019
Verified Stay

Karen was exceptional. She sent us extensive updates and lots of pictures while we were away. Our little girl needs medicine 2x per day a eyedrops and she was able to keep her alive. I will definitely book with Karen again for our next vacation. I would recommend her highly!

Karen A.
Nyle M.
Nyle M.
Aug 7, 2019
Verified Stay

Karen is warm and caring. My mind was at ease knowing she was watching our pup while we attended a show in Asbury, and our doggie had a great time!

Karen A.

About Karen

years of experience
  • Verified Enhanced Background Check

Your Pups Shore Vacation Home!!

Welcome to Playa Paws doggy care for smaller, larger that are less active, and senior pups!! Your pup’s favorite place at the beautiful Jersey Shore!
I have been a dog owner for over thirteen years and currently have two dogs of my own—Teddy, a shih tzu/poodle mix and Oliver, a bichon. We all live happily in my small and cheerful home in a quiet rural section of Neptune close to Shark River Park. My dogs ...

What Karen would like to know about your dog

My service is primarily for smaller breeds such as shih tzus, poodles, bichons, pugs, etc. However I can accommodate larger calm and/or senior dogs. I love all dogs--But the concern is my back yard fence is about 2 1/2 feet high at the lowest point. It is necessary that any dog I watch is not able to jump this height so they can run and play off leash in the yard. My guests should include smaller breeds, senior dogs, and dogs that would not be able to jump the fence. Please understand dogs must be spay/neutered and must be on flea/tick preventative. As required by law, dogs must have current rabies vaccines. Dogs need to be house trained –if you have a senior dog that occasionally has accidents, this is acceptable. My senior dog occasionally does too! And did I mention I just love senior dogs?
It is also important that your dog will be able to get along with other dogs. Please no aggressive dogs or dogs overly food/toy possessive. Any questions, please contact me! I will be happy to discuss your pup and arrange a meet and greet to see if we are the perfect fit for you!

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
Senior Dog Experience

About Karen's Home

Lives in a House
Non-Smoking Household
Has 2 Dogs
Has a Fenced Yard
Has Caged Pets
No Children Present
Karen's Pets


Shih Tzu
13 years old, 24 lbs.


Bichon Frise
6 years, 7 months old, 12 lbs.

When Karen watches your pet

Guest pups can expect to be doted upon and spoiled! My Oliver and Teddy just love friends so no one is left out or alone. There are plenty of soft and comfy seating inside and out! Plenty of pup toys! I have a park like setting for a backyard that features birds, squirrels, rabbits, chipmunks, and groundhogs to provide lots of pup entertainment! When temps go up, all doggies are welcome to dip their paws in the Playa wading pool!

In Karen's Home

Dogs Allowed On Bed
Potty Breaks Every 2-4 Hours
Dogs Allowed On Furniture

Karen's Neighborhood

Karen's Neighborhood
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