Dog Boarding

in the sitter's home
per night

Drop-In Visits

30-minute check-ins
per visit

Dog Walking

30 minute walks
per walk
Response Rate
Response Time
A few minutes

Hosting Preferences

Additional Preferences
  • Non-neutered Males Accepted, Spayed Females Only
  • No Females in Heat

Traveling Preferences



  • Available
  • Unavailable
Karissa can host up to 4 dogs per night.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
Drop-In Visits Cancellation Policy:
Dog Walking Cancellation Policy:


repeat clients
146 Reviews
Stephen R.
Stephen R.
March 15, 2017
Verified Stay

Karissa was fantastic! This was the first time we ever use any kind of bad and she made us feel super comfortable! She provided us daily updates with pictures as well. Our dogs seemed to fit in well with the rest of her pack. She showered our pups with life as if they were her own. Our dogs seem to miss her as we were leaving as well :-)

Karissa K.
Layla and Benny were the perfect little pair to add into our pack for the weekend! I loved getting to ...
Karissa K.
Rhea I.
Rhea I.
March 15, 2017
Verified Stay

Karissa was amazing! She communicated with me and sent pictures of Lou throughout his stay. I am so happy we found Karissa and will be contacting her again soon.

Karissa K.
Awwww Lou <3 He is such a sweet baby boy and is always welcome here :)
Karissa K.
Danielle B.
Danielle B.
March 13, 2017
Verified Stay

Karissa is amazing! She comes over every day, texts me the status of our crazy house, and really loves being with the animals. Our pitty loves her and the daily walks. I'm so grateful we found her. Shes a gem.

Karissa K.
Karissa K.

About Karissa

years of experience
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Animal Haven (New York)
  • Rover Protection Package
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101

I treat your babies like my own :)

RIP Gilbert 23. "You can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals".

Well, I'm a self-professed dog fanatic (okay, okay, some may call me a crazy dog lady) who absolutely adores anything and everything to do with four legged fur babies of all kinds. I will admit that I am a true dog person; a get on the ground with them, scratch their bellies, wet puppy kiss loving, "dog hair is ...

What Karissa would like to know about your dog

I would like to know their spay/neuter status, their typical temperament,
a little about their personality and what they normally like to do!

PLEASE NOTE the following before requesting a stay:

**If your baby is NOT potty-trained please notify me beforehand so I can provide more potty breaks and avoid accidents.
**I do not accept females who are in heat.
**I do not accept dogs who chew, scratch or portray destructive behavior. (Furniture, carpet, walls)
**I do not accept dogs who are dog or human aggressive.

Thank you :)

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

About Karissa's Home

Lives in a House
Non-Smoking Household
No Children Present
Has a Fenced Yard
Has 2 Dogs, No Other Pets
Karissa's Pets


Australian Shepherd
5 years, 2 mo. old, 40 lbs.


Labrador Retriever
5 years, 2 mo. old, 60 lbs.

When Karissa watches your dog

If your pooch is up for it, I hike South Mountain 5x a week
(Fall through Mid-Spring)

Most every evening we take a night time walk before bed to burn some of that energy off! (Don't worry we never go for walks when the pavement is too hot!)

In the hotter afternoons I set up a kiddie-pool for those fur babies who like water to play in and cool off.

If your fur baby isn't up for that kind of activity he/she will still be able to enjoy lots of cuddles, playtime, love and almost sickening baby talk :)

In Karissa's Home

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

Karissa's Neighborhood

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