Karen & Xavier A.

Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: A few minutes


House Sitting

in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

30-minute check-ins
per visit

Dog Walking

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

Hosting Preferences

Additional Preferences
  • Spayed and Neutered Dogs
  • No Females in Heat
  • Crate-Trained Dogs Only

Traveling Preferences



  • Available
  • Unavailable
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184 Reviews

Wiley K.
Wiley K.
Apr 26, 2019
Verified Stay

Excellent service

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Kelsey H.
Kelsey H.
Apr 26, 2019
Verified Stay

My dog loves his walks with Karen. She always updates me on how he did and send lots of really cute pictures. She is attentive and has notified me when she thinks something is off (one day he had loose stools). You can tell she is a dog lover :)

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Osby G.
Osby G.
Apr 15, 2019
Verified Stay

Friendly couple and responsive with my questions and concerns. Great overall!

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About Karen & Xavier

years of experience
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101

Your Pawsome Vacation Starts Here!

As fellow dog and cat pawrents, we understand how hard it can be to find exceptional care for them. For this reason, we strive to provide the greatest care for your furry children. We treat your baby as we treat ours: with lots of love, respect, and admiration. Xavier and I provide a haven for those that need temporary or daily care!

When boarding, I am regularly home unless I am doing a house-sit or ...

What Karen & Xavier would like to know about your dog

•First, is your pet more receptive to a man or a woman? If your pet does better with a certain gender, let us know and only one of us will attend meet and greet and care for your pet.
• Has your dog ever met a cat and how did he/she react? Was he/she friendly to cats or oblivious? I cannot board your dog if he/she has shown aggression towards cats as I have two of my own whom I treasure and would never put in that situation.
• Is your dog friendly towards other dogs? If he/she is not, I cannot board your dog as I have two female dogs in my home.
• Any allergies I should be aware of? How strict is their feeding schedule, and do any medications have to be administered along w meals?
• Does your dog have any behavioral problems such as food/toy aggression or leash-reactivity?
• Is your dog house broken?
• Is your dog crate trained? If not, I cannot board your dog as I live in a rental property and will have to crate when I am not home.
• Is your dog on heart-worm and flea prevention? If not, I cannot board your dog.
• Any other details you would like to share with me? Let me know!

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

About Karen & Xavier's Home

When Karen & Xavier watches your pet

• Our safe and dog-friendly student community has a spacious dog park. This helps us provide lots of off-leash fun for your pup and ours in an enclosed environment. It also helps with dogs that do not like to do their business on a leash and prefer an open space to sniff and pee/poop. The dog park has a double-lock system, where there is a locked gate followed by a small hall, then another locked gate. This ensures maximized security for dogs in the park. The park is a couple of seconds away from my apartment.
• We provide lots of safe and effective toys (kongs, balls, ropes, etc.). We welcome any blankets/tshirts that you could bring to calm your pup down during their stay.
• We have lots of treats available to our companions and visitors. All treats are dog loved-mommy approved! Please, let us know if your dog has ANY allergy to ANY ingredient. We would also appreciate if you sent over some treats for your baby, as it makes it easier to determine what is safe for them.
• Our residence has 24-hour security, with active surveillance. There is also regular parking booting/towing, which ensures no strangers or intruders have access to our private apartments. We also have cameras around our home for maximum security and can watch a live feed of your pup and ours when we are not home. We can talk to and hear them as well.

In Karen & Xavier's Home

Dogs Allowed On Bed
Takes Only 1 Client at a Time
Dogs Allowed On Furniture
Potty Breaks Every 2-4 Hours

Karen & Xavier's Service Area

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