Dog Boarding

Away
in the sitter's home

House Sitting

Away
in your home

Drop-In Visits

Away
30-minute check-ins

Doggy Day Care

Away
in the sitter's home

Dog Walking

Away
30-minute walks
Response Rate
60%
Response Time
Within a few hours

Hosting Preferences

0-15
lbs
16-40
lbs
41-100
lbs
101+
lbs
Additional Preferences
  • Unspayed Females Accepted, Neutered Males Only

Traveling Preferences

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

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
Karen can host up to 2 dogs per night.
Karen can host up to 3 dogs per day for day care.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
House Sitting Cancellation Policy:
Drop-In Visits Cancellation Policy:
Doggy Day Care Cancellation Policy:
Dog Walking Cancellation Policy:

Reviews

4 Reviews

Linda S.
Linda S.
Jun 12, 2018
Verified Stay

This is the first time we have used Karen to care for our boxer. We were very impressed with her as a person and so very pleased with the care she gave our Sophie. She is very knowledgeable about pet care and training and gave us some great input to help us with Sophie on the leash. We highly recommend Karen!!!!

Karen S.
Karen S.
Kathryn K.
Kathryn K.
May 28, 2018
Verified Stay

Karen is amazing. Her little girl is precious. She worked wonders with our pup Gemma over Memorial Day weekend. She had an amazing time and I thoroughly tuckered out. Thanks so much again! We will call you!!!

Karen S.
Karen S.
Gordon J.
Gordon J.
Apr 27, 2018

Highly recommended! I have known Karen for seven years. I first got to know her as a superb dog trainer who helped me with my very unruly pup. She is caring and knowledgeable about animals of all kinds. I can’t think of a better person to entrust the care of your pets with.

Karen S.
Karen S.

About Karen

19
years of experience
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Verified Background Check

Clicker Training & Couch Snuggles

After almost 20 years working as an animal behaviorist and trainer, I feel truly fluent in "dog". Reading their body language, keeping them safe, and going on adventures together is truly the best way to spend a day. Each dog has their own unique personality, and every dog I get to know ends up feeling like a new furry friend. I've worked with sharks, chimpanzees and giant tortoises, to name a few, but the majority ...

What Karen would like to know about your dog

I have two senior large breed dogs that are very neutral and friendly, a kitty that tends to stay out of the way, and a 4 year old daughter that has been raised with animals of all sorts. If your pet has shown aggression to other animals or children, let's talk about it first to make sure that we are a good fit.

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
First Aid/CPR
Special Needs Dog Experience
Injected Medication Administration
Senior Dog Experience
Can provide daily exercise

About Karen's Home

Lives in a House
Non-Smoking Household
Has 1 Dog
Has a Fenced Yard
Has Cats
Children 0-5 Years Old
Karen's Pets

Fiona

Great Pyrenees
11 years, 7 mo. old, 110 lbs.

When Karen watches your pet

We live near several great hiking spots (Falls Lake is my favorite), dog parks, and greenways. I'm happy to run with dogs that enjoy a good run, or just hang on the couch with the older ones that just want to snuggle. Peanut butter kongs (with mom or dad's permission, of course), positive reinforcement training sessions, and just hanging together in the big fenced in back yard can be on any daily docket for our doggy guests.

In Karen's Home

Dogs Allowed On Bed
Potty Breaks Every 4-8 Hours
Dogs Allowed On Furniture

Karen's Neighborhood

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