Dog Boarding

in the sitter's home
per night

Drop-In Visits

30-minute check-ins
per visit

Doggy Day Care

in the sitter's home
per day

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.
Karissa can host up to 2 dogs per day for day care.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
Drop-In Visits Cancellation Policy:
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repeat clients
136 Reviews
Keith B.
Keith B.
February 18, 2017
Verified Stay

This was my first time having Karissa watch my dog Liberty. I travel a lot for work and personal travel and was not happy with the kennel I had used previously. I just wish I had found Karissa earlier, she did such an amazing job of taking care of Liberty. She sent daily pictures and updates and was great about communicating frequently. I am so very pleased with the amazing job she did. I am ...

Karissa K.
Karissa K.
Anessa M.
Anessa M.
February 17, 2017
Verified Stay

First time we've ever left our dog with anyone other than family. We will for sure be calling on Karissa again. Thank you for making us feel comfortable!

Karissa K.
Karissa K.
Sasha G.
Sasha G.
February 16, 2017
Verified Stay

It's hard leaving your baby for so long. I knew he was happy and comfortable from the pictures of the cuddle sessions he was having.

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. Now, there's tons of people out there who claim to like dogs and then there are true dog people. I am a true dog person; a get ...

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, 1 mo. old, 40 lbs.


Labrador Retriever
5 years, 1 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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