Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: A few minutes

Services

Dog Boarding

$50
in the sitter's home
per night

House Sitting

$80
in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

$25
30-minute check-ins
per visit

Doggy Day Care

$30
in the sitter's home
per day

Dog Walking

$25
30-minute walks
per walk
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

Hosting Preferences

0-15
lbs
16-40
lbs
41-100
lbs
101+
lbs
Additional Preferences
  • Spayed and Neutered Dogs
  • No Females in Heat

Traveling Preferences

0-15
lbs
16-40
lbs
41-100
lbs
101+
lbs

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
Karen can host up to 6 dogs per night.
Karen can host up to 6 dogs per day for day care.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
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Reviews

15
repeat clients
34 Reviews

Gary T.
Gary T.
Dec 7, 2018
Verified Stay

Karen is great. Very responsive and accommodating when booking. Took outstanding care of my dog. Sent lots of pictures and texts. Highly recommend, so much better than other kenneling options. Will definitely be back.

Karen B.
Karen B.
Robert E.
Robert E.
Dec 4, 2018
Verified Stay

Karen's place is perfect, especially if your dog enjoys other dogs. Never going to kennel my dog with anything close to this available. Could not recommend more highly.

Karen B.
Karen B.
Rani W.
Rani W.
Nov 28, 2018
Verified Stay

Osa had the best time with Karen! We received multiple pictures of our pup every day having a blast! She was sure to ask about Osa's mannerisms, if she can feed Osa treats, and if she needed to stay on leash. Osa had a great time socializing with other dogs, cuddling on the couch, and swimming in the Potomac! We were so happy that she was well taken care of. We booked a four night ...

Karen B.
Karen B.

About Karen

40
years of experience
  • Verified Enhanced Background Check

A True Dog Resort w/Full-Time Care

Karen, 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 the ...

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

When Karen watches your pet

Your dog will have a minimum of 2 walks per day (weather permitting) around my neighborhood or along paths in Old Town, Alexandria, VA. We will have indoor and outdoor activities and toys. With owner permission, we will visit dog parks and dog-friendly establishments. Old Town, Alexandria, VA is a dog-friendly town! Your dog will have his/her own bed, and in-door free-range. We live on 6 acres on a waterfront, wooded lot, with floor to ceiling windows so our dogs have a lot of nature to watch.

In Karen's Home

Dogs Allowed On Bed
Potty Breaks Every 0-2 Hours
Dogs Allowed On Furniture

Karen's Neighborhood

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