Reviews from Our Customers

We are so thankful to have found Caroline. We have always worried about leaving our dogs with anyone, worrying that it would be too much trouble for a friend or neighbor to deal with. They are rescue dogs and have special needs, so we never go anywhere that at least one of us wouldn't be able to get home to take care of them. This Thanksgiving we wanted to travel together and spend the day with family. We were worried about leaving the dogs with someone, but we saw all the reviews for Caroline so we decided to at least have her come to the house to see the dogs. Within just a few minutes of meeting Caroline, all the worry was gone. Caroline is a genuinely kind person who truly just wants to help people and their pets. After talking to her when she came to the house, we were so thankful to have found this wonderful, caring person to take care of the dogs. We couldn't believe how not worried we were all day just knowing Caroline would take care of our dogs. Caroline took time out of her own Thanksgiving Day to help us be able to spend the day with our family. A very kind and generous person.

Barb & Brian C.

We recently relocated to Alexandria and needed someone to care for our two fur-babies while we traveled over the Thanksgiving holiday. I had never used a service before and I was nervous about trusting our fur-babies to someone I didn't know. Caroline was extremely patient, professional and clearly loves animals, and each interaction with her increased my comfort about the trip. She came to our home to deliver the contract and receive care instructions before we left, so we had a chance to see her interact with our kitties, who loved her immediately. While we were away, Caroline sent daily photos and updates, and she was very communicative about when she would visit the kitties. I was able to relax and enjoy my vacation knowing that our kitties were in good hands! I highly recommend Caroline, and I am happy to answer any specific questions that potential clients may have.

Melinda M.

Caroline and her husband are awesome. Belle (our GSD) loves going to their house and making new friends. We receive frequent updates and pictures every time she's there. Belle makes herself at home and seems completely comfortable which is a huge accomplishment for a person that boards animals. I would HIGHLY recommend Caroline for anyone in the D.C. area.

Kenny L.

Caroline was great. She kept me updated and sent the sweetest photos of my fur babies. She had patience for our Izzy as well, who can be a total handful! Her set up is pretty cool and each dog, or dogs from a family, get their own "hotel room." My pups were excited to see us when we picked them up, and she had the whole pack hanging out in the living room with her. As a fellow dog sitter, I can appreciate snuggle time with the pack!

Sophia T.

Fantastic experience with Caroline! A kind, understanding professional with a big heart - she quickly bonded with my stranger fearful Hera. I came home to a happy and well-loved pup. We look forward to future stays!

Victoria M.

I decided to board my cat due to a recent injury he had obtained. I was so happy that Caroline was willing to accommodate all the special instructions I had for him. And the price was great! I received updates everyday, and they even included pictures. She definitely made my trip a lot easier because I felt good knowing that my cat was in good hands! Will definitely be boarding with her again.

Kristin V.

Caroline is a blessing indeed. She took such great care of our 3 big fur babies while my husband and I went on vacation! We didn't worry one bit. They absolutely loved her! I would definitely recommend her services to anyone that loves their pets like we do. She will take great care of them and is very professional.

Hannah S.

Wonderful sitter. Caroline treats my pet as her own.

Samuels M.

Our dog Luna stayed with Caroline for a few days and her pets kept Luna in good company. Caroline kept us updated with pictures via text as well which i enjoyed getting. Our Luna is used to run at liberty at our house and in our yard and she had the same freedom at Caroline's place. Will be inclined to use the services again.

Gloria R.

So glad I found Caroline. She's very flexible and works with your schedule. It's evident she's got a soft spot for all animals. I was very comfortable leaving my dog there for the first time and he loves being there and playing with the other dogs. Highly recommend.

Barbara P.

We needed someone to watch our dogs while we were away for our wedding, and Caroline completely saved us! She put us at ease from the moment we met her and she was clearly a hit with our two dogs. They're big, high-energy rescues who get anxious when we're gone, but we returned to two happy pups who we didn't have worry about during our big day. We knew they were in good hands - can't tell you what that's worth! We really trust Caroline and her ability to care for our babies. So glad we found her!

Sharon M.

Caroline is great! Careful attention to detail and much loving care for our Wrigley!

Thann B.

Caroline is very loving, she and her husband are a great pet sitting team. I have left my doggies with them multiple times, they are reliable and caring.

Lina O.

Whenever I go out of town, even for a night I always trust my baby to Caroline. She's a 105 lb rottie, so it can be difficult to find people who are willing to take her. But Caroline welcomed her in, and made her feel comfortable, and treated her like one of her own. I can travel without worry knowing that she's well cared for when I'm away.

Christopher C.

Caroline was great. We were in a pinch and needed a walker same day and for the rest of the week and Caroline came through!!!! She was available same day and sent photos of our pups on a walk. She also had good communication and responded quickly. Will definitely use again!

Walt G.

It's clear to see Caroline loves animals. She puts her whole heart into caring for each of her clients. I'd recommend her to anyone looking for reliable pet care for their fur babies."

Natassia E.

Caroline is absolutely wonderful with both dogs and cats, young or old. She loves animals as much as I do, which frankly was hard to believe but then you see her interacting and caring for them, you realize that her level of attentiveness speaks for itself. Know that she would care for your pet as well as her own. Plus she has a giant fenced-in yard for plenty of playtime outdoors!

Carissima P.

An exceptionally dedicated caretaker. Often, I have the worry that some will simply crate my dog and leave them there. I was relieved to see that that in Caroline's care the dogs are given comfortable accommodations and plenty of attention. Highly recommended.

Timothy C.

The best Dog/Cat Momma around!!! Rest assure your babies are in great hands.

Casey E.

Caroline is a natural with animals! She really takes great care of them and treats them as her own! My dogs love her!

Bethany M.

Caroline has always watched my dog and other animals, she loves them all like her own. There is no one I would trust more! You couldn't ask for anyone better to care of your pets when you need it!

Theresa M.

I highly recommend Caroline! She cares for any animal as her own with just as much time and attention. You won't need to worry while you're away. It's great to know your pets are safe and in good hands!

Amanda R.

Beautiful and safe spot for your furbabies to enjoy and relax while you are away. Very professional and for Mrs. Caroline to be pet CPR certified makes ones mind at ease. Great with all types of felines and doggies. I would highly recommend and use myself whenever we decide to go on vacation. My cat is very how do I say temperamental. And I know this establishment can handle my baby.

Jeannie W.

I've known Caroline, for almost 6 years now. She is an incredible person, who loves animals and finds anyway she can to help! She has a couple dogs and cats of her own and she takes amazing care of them! Along with the many animals, she has fostered or watched through doggy daycare or an extended stay. I would recommend her, as she is great to work with and will take tremendous care of your animals!

Elizabeth H.

Caroline is phenomenal with her animals. Her dogs are very well taken care of. She is so enthusiastic and attentive. She treats them as family and puts them before herself constantly. I have never seen someone more caring or sympathetic to an animals needs.

Destiny P.

We adore Caroline! And Toby does, too! Caroline is our go-to sitter after we moved to Maryland. Caring and attentive, Caroline is a compassionate and dedicated dog lover who makes her visiting dogs feel very much at home. She provIdea regular updates and photos - which helps ease parent separation anxiety! - and is very communicative about Toby’s stays. We wouldn’t think of relying on anyone else!

Rob C.

Within 5 minutes of meeting Caroline, my dog Zoe was in her lap giving her lots of kisses. Caroline clearly loves dogs and they respond in kind. I like her as a caregiver because the dogs are not caged - they have the run of the house and play together in her large, fenced back yard.

Rhonda H.

Caroline is the best! She has taken exceptionally good care of my baby, Willow - I know that when I leave Willow with her, she is in good hands. Caroline loves each and every animal as if they were her own.

Andrea L.

I am so grateful to have found such a great pet sitter as Caroline. She is great with my cats and was able to accommodate our needs. One of my cats was having litter box issues and Caroline had no problem taking care of any accidents while we were away. I will continue to use her for our pet sitting needs and highly recommend her to everyone I know!

Melanie E.

Caroline took excellent care of our dog while we were out of town, we're definitely bringing him back the next time he needs to be boarded! He's a very large dog with even bigger feelings and he can be particular about eating. Before we found Caroline, our dog had stayed at a large, over-booked, under-staffed kennel that claimed it was "cage-free;" when he came back he had scabs on his face and sides, he had lost a lot of weight, and his stomach was sick. When he stayed with Caroline, she sent pictures and updates and even video of him eating like he normally does! It was great to not have to worry about him while we were out of town. When we picked him up he was acting normal and looked healthy and it was obvious he was taken care of very well. It's obvious that Caroline loves dogs and we highly recommend her.

Jacob K.

Pet Stay & Vacay, LLC is amazing! When I first met Caroline she came over to meet our cats, Mork and CiCi and our various fish. She immediately put me at ease about going away. She is so knowledgeable and caring for animals and she is so observant and patient! I am a helicopter pet mama but Caroline made me feel safe and comfortable knowing my kitties would be in her care. One of my cats is an older gal and my other is a former feral cat, so he is incredibly shy! Well Caroline took her time with both of them and they fell in love with her! Mork was cuddling and asking her for affection and CiCi was her usual frisky and curious self! Caroline also fed our fish and checked their tank temperatures! She did everything perfectly and I got so many adorable pictures and videos! I couldn’t be happier! I will absolutely book my future pet sitting needs with Caroline! This time my pups stayed with my mom, but I would feel totally comfortable and happy with them staying with Caroline in the future! Thank you Caroline!

Sara D.

We are thrilled to have found Caroline! During our initial meet and greet, her love for animals was obvious. Our dogs quickly bonded with her and we felt pretty comfortable entrusting them to her care. Our confidence in her grew exponentially when one of them developed an abscess shortly after we left (through no fault of Caroline’s.) She texted photos so we could see what was going on, and after consulting over the phone, we agreed that he needed medical care. This was on a Saturday night and the nearest ER vet was 30 minutes away. Caroline sent us text updates while waiting for him to be seen, then got us on the phone with the vet to review the recommended treatment before proceeding. She didn’t get home until 2 am but she never complained — her only concern was for our dog’s well-being. When we returned a couple of days later, his abscess had already healed significantly. What could have been a nightmare was relatively stress-free for us because we knew our dog was in such capable and caring hands. It’s wonderful to have found someone so wonderful to care for the four-legged members of our family. Thank you Caroline!

Lorene J.

Caroline cared for our puppy the weekend he got surgery. My husband and I almost canceled our plans but Caroline was so reassuring - we trusted her right away. She is responds to inquiries immediately, sent photos and short reports, and administered our pup’s meds. We are so grateful to her for giving us peace of mind.

Selamawit M. W.

Caroline was a great and responsible cat sitter. We really appreciated the photos she sent of them when she visited to take care of the cats.

Heidi T.

All I can say...... thanks thanks thanks ......She accepted my dog and I know he had a great time ......

Robert M.

I’m so thankful to have found pet stay and vacay! Our cats were well taken care of while we were on vacation. It’s nice to have someone you trust to take care of your fur babies, so you don’t have to worry about them. I 100% recommend

Kara W.

Caroline is the most wonderful and trustworthy person you will ever meet. I trust her more with my own dogs than I do with any of my family. She is amazing and creative and my babies always come back home happy and tired!

Paula C.

Dean enjoyed his stay with Caroline! She was flexible with our schedule & sent pictures & videos of Dean playing in her yard with her dogs. We would definitely go back.

Erin D.

Caroline was a perfect fit for my dog. I found Caroline a day before a last minute business trip. Caroline was very accommodating when I request a visit which is one of her requirements to see if my dog will be a good fit. During the visit my dog was introduce to her family dogs and all went well.

Caroline has a very nice setup, she has a very big fenced in yard, also she setup two room for pet visits in each room their are beds and crates if you choose to crate your pet. Rommel was allowed to stay in a room with his own bed (he has his own hotel experience), and was also allowed to roam and lay were ever he wanted.

When I picked up my dog three days later, he was claim and was not in a rush to leave; usually when he is kept at a big named kennel he's not walked and his stress level is high, at Caroline he was having the time of his life and was allowed to interacting with another pet Caroline was boarding.

I will most defiantly use Caroline again, she takes care of the pet she has in her care and kept me updated about Rommel's care and medication regiments with text and pictures.

Caroline is the best!!

Samuels M.

Thank you very much Caroline for taking care of Sky and Seven! Til next time!

Anabel Z.

Caroline has been a blessing for our family. She has watched both of our dogs 2x now in her home. Our dogs love going to her house and being able to run and play like they do at home. I am thankful that we don’t have to have our dogs locked up in cages when we go out of town. She sends us pictures of the dogs, gives us up dates and keeps in touch while we are gone. One of our dogs needed his Rx picked up while we were gone and she picked it up for us. I highly recommend using Caroline for all your pet needs!

Amy S.

Caroline took great care os our pups!!!!!! We will be bringing our pups back, very happy!!!!

Tresa G.

This is the one place your animals MUST stay. Caroline has extensive experience and a thorough knowledge of numerous breeds of dog. Her excellent care for animals shows when your dog is returned to you. All precautions are taken to ensure your pet has a wonderful experience and not wanting to leave once due for pick up. When I was there, other dogs were boarding and each one looked so playful. My dog came back as happy as can be. I know most boarding places don’t interact much with the dogs and they stay in kennels all day. But here, she ensures your dog is at home, just like her own as if they were hers. I also noticed that if certain dogs were not getting along, they were kept separate as accordingly. I highly recommend Caroline and her boarding services. 10/10 would board again.

Joseph O.

Caroline was a great sitter to my puppy. She understands the importance of keeping pets aligned with their home routines, she sent me pictures and updates on how my puppy was doing during her stay, and was beyond helpful before, during, and after sitting my puppy. Would definitely recommend her to anyone seeking a pet sitter!

Cariann M.

Met Caroline when in search of a reputable Pet Sitter for my 2 cats as the previous service was no longer available. Now this is the first time I've left them in about 4 yrs and though I was just weeks away from traveling, Caroline quickly scheduled an appt and setup interview to begin the process. She was very thorough and knowledgeable, answered all questions and addressed my concerns -- more importantly, she made me feel totally comfortable, and I knew my little crew would be in good hands. Caroline came back the next day to meet Abby & Lil Bits, learn there habits, etc. even sitting on the floor to play with them & they loved her. I received daily updates and video of the 2 of them, and she followed the schedule as best she could (spoiling them was part of her charm) and all was good. I will be using her services again for travel in 2 months and I'm pretty sure my guys are looking forward to her return : ).

thanks Caroline

Carole W.

Don E.

Caroline took great care of the cats and even had to help with a perishable boxed gift that arrived while we were away. She went over and above to make sure the food didn't spoil and the cats were well taken care of.

Heidi T.

Caroline is AWESOME! She is so accommodating and my dog always enjoys going there.

DeJana H.


Monica P.

Very friendly, my dogs felt welcome and we got pics sent to us while we were on a mini vacation. Very happy customers!

Scott W.

Caroline did a great job with our five month old Shepard puppy. She was very flexible, and able to watch Porter for us on short notice when both my husband and I were away for work. We received several pictures and videos of Porter enjoying her stay as well as daily updates. Will definitely be using Caroline again.

Brianna B.

Caroline McCullough has been an incredible pet sitter for me over the past year, giving great care to both my dogs and cats. As a member of the veterinary profession, I have high standards for my pet sitters, and Caroline exceeded my expectations. She successfully dealt with some of my more "challenging" dogs with ease. And, I loved that she sent me text messages with photos of my pets at each visit! I highly recommend her to anyone looking for excellent care for their "fur kids".

Caroline P.

Caroline is an amazing dog sitter. She has watched both of our dogs, in her home, on several occasions, for extended stays overnight. She takes such great care of them and I can't say enough about that. Caroline is very accommodating and extremely reliable. I highly recommend her!!

Marcie R.

I can’t say enough great things about Caroline! She gives us complete piece of mind while we are way from Kitty! Caroline sends the sweetest pictures of her during her visit. It’s always nerve racking to let a stranger into your home while you’re gone but the moment Caroline walked in for the “meet and greet” she felt like a friend! I look forward to working with her for years to come!

Brittanie R.

After our dog's first stay with Caroline, we had no problem whatsoever bringing him back the next time we went out of town. Like the first stay, we received text, picture, and video updates. It was evident that our dog was comfortable, happy, and taken care of very well. It's great to not have to worry about the well-being of our dog while we're away. When we came back, he was healthy and happy. We'll definitely be bringing our dog back to Caroline the next time we go out of town.

Jacob K.

Caroline was great! She is very knowledgeable, professional, and has a genuine compassion for animals. We appreciated her accommodating a last minute request to board our dog and are grateful for the insight she shared about local resources. The videos and photos she shared and the care she took to ensure our dog was safe around her own pets, and the other pets being boarded, was also very much appreciated.

Vanessa T.

Caroline was AMAZING!! I don’t think my dogs have ever had a better stay. Koda is very shy and timid around new people, but by the time I picked her up she was begging Caroline for attention. Killian is also pooped, so I know he played a lot lol. Will definitely be going back sometime this summer !!

Jessica W.

Doggy heaven! Lots of outdoor play time and play with other fur friends for our two golden doodles. She sent us pictures and video while we were away, and needless to say our dogs were having a blast. I would recommend Caroline to anyone!!! Perfect home setting and huge backyard. 5 stars all the way around! I won't be taking my dogs anywhere else as long as she is available.

Stacy E.

Thank you so much!

Pam C.

Savannah S.

Caroline was a gem to work with. From the meet and greet to drop off and pickup. I felt comfortable with her and her philosophy on animals and life. She was open and was quick to communicate. I would love to have my dog sat with her again!

Erik D.

In the past, going away has been an agonizing event. But Caroline made it worry free. She understands how to creatively keep dogs contained to keep them safe and happy. Thank you for taking such good care of my pups!!

Deb V.

Great area for the dogs. Very friendly and down to earth couple that took care of our Cali. They sent pictures as much as we wanted and updated us daily with how she was doing. We can tell when she came back that she had been taken care of.

Hayden H.

Great sitter, I requested rather late but was still able to have her check in on my dog for a weekend trip. (Definitely better to check earlier though) She handled everything very professional and Tank loved her. Would definitely ask for her again if I need someone to watch my dog.

Joseph R.

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