Karissa was able to bond with a 14 year old cat who does not like strangers. Within the first couple days our cat came to her, talked to her, and was happy to let her pet him. We received pictures and videos that showed how much he enjoyed her visits along with the standard Rovercard. We would highly recommend Karissa to anyone and would gladly answer questions about her care of our cat.
Karissa was excellent and I am very happy with her care for my dogs!!
Karissa was a joy to work with--she is friendly, responsive to phone calls and emails, dependable, and loves working with animals! We were at ease knowing that Karissa was caring for our cat, Sasha, while we were away and would not hesitate to recommend her and use her services again.
Pitties and pugs and poms, oh my!
I've worked with dogs (and many other critters!) of all shapes and sizes for my whole personal and professional life. I grew up with dogs in house at all times--from chihuahuas to Leonbergers! We also had various birds, reptiles, fish, and farm animals. After college, I worked at a private boarding kennel for almost 2 years. I moved from the kennel to an animal shelter where I worked as both an adoption counselor and an ...
What Karissa would like to know about your dog
**As of July 2018, I will be taking a break from boarding dogs while we welcome our own puppy to the family (yay!!)! :) Once he's fully vaccinated and has grown a bit I'll begin taking boarding guests again.**
Is your dog familiar with cats? I require a meet and greet at my home prior to your dog's first stay with me to be sure everyone will get along safely. If you're not totally sure how your dog will react, I'm happy to discuss safely testing it out--my cats are excellent with dogs and enjoy their company!
I also require up to date vaccinations, current licensing, and a collar with ID (including rabies/license tags), especially if we're leaving the house.
Other than that, some helpful information would be if your dog has separation anxiety, resource guarding issues, any history of escaping fences/bolting, or any quirks I should be aware of.