Dog Boarding

in the sitter's home
per night
Response Rate
Response Time
Within a few hours

Hosting Preferences

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


  • Available
  • Unavailable
Karen can host up to 4 dogs per night.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:


repeat clients
15 Reviews

Jenny A.
Jenny A.
Aug 1, 2018
Verified Stay

I've sent Owen on vacation with Karen twice now. She has been great, very flexible, easy to communicate with, and totally sweet. I was nervous the first time I booked with Rover but I had gone out to meet Karen and see the property. I knew Owen would be safe and have a great time. The first time Karen came to pick up Owen he ran out and leapt right into her car, and each ...

Karen B.
Karen B.
David D.
David D.
Jul 25, 2018
Verified Stay

Jenny (geriatric Rottweiler) had a great time with Karen, happily exploring the expansive property and bonding with Karen's family. Will be calling again.

Karen B.
Karen B.
Matt M.
Matt M.
Jul 23, 2018
Verified Stay

Karen took excellent care of our dog, Cooper, while we were on vacation for 7 days. She kept us updated throughout his stay and sent pictures as well. It's obvious that Karen (and family) has a passion for dogs and her willingness to treat ours as one of her own did not go unnoticed! I would recommend Karen to all of my friends and family and we will definitely be using her again in the ...

Karen B.
Karen B.

About Karen

years of experience
  • Verified Enhanced Background Check

A True Dog Resort w/Full-Time Care

Karen Bourne, Owner and Caretaker:
Taking care of dogs has been my passion for 42 years. I am a stay-at-home mom with teenage boys and now I take care of and board dogs from my home...My dream jobs! We have a very large, beautiful home on the Potomac River with 6 acres that we built 15 years ago. I have a loving, close, healthy, fun, active and outgoing family. We are very involved in ...

What Karen would like to know about your dog

I ONLY accept neutered and spayed dogs. What is breed and age? Dogs must be current with vaccinations including Rabies, Distemper and Bordetella and must show proof of this. They also must be on Tick/Flea medication. Does dog get along with other dogs? If not, I will not accept. Can your dog be off leash in our yard? Is dog afraid of anything or sensitive to certain noises? Is your dog allergic to anything? Can your dog have healthy people food? How does your dog do in a car? What does dog like to do? Does dog like dog parks? Does dog have any food and toy aggression or possessive behavior? What commands does dog know? Does dog have separation anxiety?

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
Senior Dog Experience
Can provide daily exercise
Injected Medication Administration
Special Needs Dog Experience

About Karen's Home

Lives in a House
Non-Smoking Household
No Children Present
Has an Unfenced Yard
Has No Dogs
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