Dog Boarding

in the sitter's home
per night
Response Rate
Response Time
Under half an hour

Hosting Preferences

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


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


repeat clients
18 Reviews

Maria M.
Maria M.
Oct 9, 2018
Verified Stay

Karen and her family took very good care of Hobbes, and I think he loved playing with the other dogs in their huge yard! Coordinating pick up was a bit of a problem but that was my schedule as much as hers. We will use her again.

Karen B.
Karen B.
Drew B.
Drew B.
Oct 8, 2018
Verified Stay

Kona had a blast staying with Karen and her family! She was so tired from playing with the other dogs she slept the entire day after we got her, we will definitely book with Karen again!

Karen B.
Karen B.
Taylor P.
Taylor P.
Sep 15, 2018
Verified Stay

IF I could give Karen more stars I would! She was fabulous. First of all, we were visiting friends in the DC area. She offered to come to our hotel and pick up my dog (and return him!) What a huge relief that was. She was so sweet with my dog, sent me lots of pictures, and was very responsive to my texts. Her kids also loved my dog. This was THE FIRST time I ...

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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