Carly was amazing with our 10 month old Yorkie! We boarded Mia (our furbaby) with Carly overnight during our wedding and Mia had an amazing time! She has a bit of separation anxiety, but she was perfectly fine during the time away from us. Carly took her to the park and let her play with the other dogs; we even got pictures of their walks and play time during the day! 🙂 It really comforted us during our first time away from our Mia. I totally recommend Carly! AWESOME! Mia loved her!

— Brandy (🐶 Minnie)

I’m not usually a yelp reviewer (mostly just a consumer of reviews), but i’m delighted to give my review of Carly/VIPaws. I was looking for another daycare/boarder to keep my pup’s socialization skills fresh while also giving him a fun time. Even though i’m perfectly happy with another daycare he goes to for socialization, VIPaws offers a more personal home touch can’t be had with other larger daycares.
Carly is fantasticly awesome with all her pack members. She makes sure all the pups go on walks throughout the day along with lots of playtime and one on one time with her. My pup loves all of it and has already made lots of friends. Carly also keeps all her guests parents with pictures and instagram/facebook posts.
As for boarding, Carly is now my go-to for boarding after a three night stay. I love the fact that she doesn’t put the pups in a kennel and there’s always a daily/nightly agenda. Their playtime is supervised to be sure all of her guests are behaving properly.
Initially when I visited her place, I had some reservations about leaving my pup at someone’s house, but my reservation were quickly put to rest after talking to Carly. She is very professional, knowledgeable about dogs, and possess a fantastic enthusiasm and passion for dogs. After his first stay, any reservations I had were gone.
VIPaws and Carly are awesome! Highly recommend!
I’m not usually a yelp reviewer (mostly just a consumer of reviews), but i’m delighted to give my review of Carly/VIPaws. I was looking for another daycare/boarder to keep my pup’s socialization skills fresh while also giving him a fun time. Even though i’m perfectly happy with another daycare he goes to for socialization, VIPaws offers a more personal home touch can’t be had with other larger daycares.
Carly is fantasticly awesome with all her pack members. She makes sure all the pups go on walks throughout the day along with lots of playtime and one on one time with her. My pup loves all of it and has already made lots of friends. Carly also keeps all her guests parents with pictures and instagram/facebook posts.
As for boarding, Carly is now my go-to for boarding after a three night stay. I love the fact that she doesn’t put the pups in a kennel and there’s always a daily/nightly agenda. Their playtime is supervised to be sure all of her guests are behaving properly.
Initially when I visited her place, I had some reservations about leaving my pup at someone’s house, but my reservation were quickly put to rest after talking to Carly. She is very professional, knowledgeable about dogs, and possess a fantastic enthusiasm and passion for dogs. After his first stay, any reservations I had were gone.
VIPaws and Carly are awesome! Highly recommend!

— Tyson (🐶 Dash)

Having a large breed puppy made it hard to leave Colbie with just anyone. I needed an intimate, loving environment that would understand that even though Colbie looked like an adult dog, she was still a puppy. Her limited exposure to other dogs made her insecure and added to my concerns. However, VIPaws was just the place.
During her time at VIPaws, Colbie learned to walk with the pack and developed some of her socialization skills. She was well-cared for in a clean, structured environment and was encouraged to be her playful, inquisitive self. She was also kept safe. I also appreciated all the pictures and videos Carly took daily and texted to me. I felt better about leaving Colbie when I saw her interacting with the other dogs and having fun. I could even see how much she was growing!
Overall, my experience with VIPaws was positive. Carly was organized about what we needed to bring in order to have a successful stay and also very knowledgeable about doggie behavior. I appreciated her observations and comments. I would recommend VIPaws to others.
Thank you again for such a wonderful first experience!

— Lisa (🐶 Colbie)

We hear so many “horror” stories about dogs being mistreated and how dogs can be traumatized after returning from boarding services. We were concerned that Hoku would be left in a cage or be among large and/or aggressive dogs. We did check out other boarding places (we preferred a home, rather than a company or vet’s office), and found some with too many (10 or more) dogs, dogs playing in dirt areas, sleeping areas unsanitary, and “caregiver” not sincerely interested in getting to know Hoku and Hoku’s needs.
Carly’s personality and her genuine love of dogs, especially their safety and well being, is truly heartwarming. She treats Hoku as her own and dearly tends to Hoku’s needs. While we are away, she keeps us informed of Hoku’s progress. She sends us photos of Hoku at various times of the day. We can’t describe the wonderful feeling and reassurance that has given us knowing Hoku is happy while we’re away. We can then concentrate on the business at hand rather than worry about how Hoku is doing. Carly is so thoughtful and made our trip so pleasant by knowing that Hoku was being cared for.
Carly is absolutely the best!! Her prices are reasonable, but most of all Hoku dearly loves Carly and we would recommend VIPaws without any hesitation.

— Frank

The whole process from the first call to the day I picked Drake up went very smoothly. It was so easy in setting everything up. Carly was flexible for the evaluation day and all the paperwork was self explanatory; it outlined everything I needed to do and expect. Nothing was a surprise, except for the awesome pictures! I was surprised about the amount of picture texts and videos I received and loved it! Since I was on a trip, it was so nice to get pictures of my dog everyday! It let me know Drake was having fun and adapting well to the environment.
I was concerned my dog wasn’t going to get along with other dogs or other dogs were not going to get along with my dog. As an owner, you are always afraid your dog might get bit or attacked by another dog, or the other way around. Thus, i like the evaluation day because it lets you be able to know if your dog gets along with the other dogs. It was comforting to know all dogs had to be up to date on vaccines and on flea/tick treatment. I love how Carly takes them out for walks and they get to play at the park.
Carly was also very timely in her responses to me with any questions I had, via phone, text or email. I also like the updates and things you noticed about him while in your care, for example you mentioned how he is always really friendly with all dogs, or ways to train him to pee, or how you noticed his skin was dry and flaking and maybe something like fish oil would help. (At the next vet appt, the vet had also recommended fish oil for his skin!) I was not worried at all about my dog while in your care and I would definitely bring him back!

— Kristen (🐶 Drake)

One of our main concerns was that Sadie hasn’t had a lot of experience spending time with other dogs; in the past she has only had regular interaction with a friend’s dog (where we have had her stay when we were out of town), so we weren’t sure how she would do with other dogs. She is also an indoor dog and spends nearly all her time indoors, so we were concerned about how she would do staying outside. I think the biggest surprise is how well Sadie adjusted to all of the things we were concerned about. She got along with the other dogs in the pack and she did well staying outside. Those things have translated to her daily life now as she is much better interacting with other dogs on our walks and is excited to go walking and get outside.
We were happy to receive the daily updates and pictures from the daily walks. They really helped put us at ease and it was reassuring to see that Sadie was having a good time and we would definitely recommend your services! We have complete confidence in your care for our Sadie and are actually wanting her to stay with you regularly so that she can get regular socialization (and see her new furry friends again!)
To anyone who is considering using your services for the first time, know first that your dog is in good care, and our advice is to follow Carly’s recommendations. The extra visits and occasional “homework” we had were especially helpful for Sadie to adjust and enjoy her time while there (and not be stressed out). Carly considers each dog and their well being and care individually, and any recommendations and adjustments are made accordingly – it was very clear to us that Carly really cared about our Sadie as if she were hers, and Sadie was that much better for it. It was a great experience for our Sadie and are hoping for more visits to reconnect with Sadie’s new friends!

— Brandy (🐶 Minnie)

We have only left our puppy with Carly once, but we can already tell this will be her second home. We had first left her with another day care facility that I will not name, because there was nothing wrong with them. They are just a city facility that doesn’t take the dogs out for walks and lets them go potty on potty pads. Our puppy has never used potty pads and had no idea what they were. This set her back with her potty training. Both VIPaws and the other facility posted pictures of our precious little one. At the first place, our puppy was walking around aimlessly with her tail tucked between her legs. She did not look happy at all. With Carly, she was smiling and rolling in the grass. It was like night and day. And with our loved ones, when our puppy is happy, we are happy.
VIPaws keeps the group small and as close to your normal routine as possible, which is so crucial when you are leaving your dog during travel. You’re already leaving them with someone else. Why would you change anything else?
Carly is a little more on the expensive side, but we think it’s worth it for peace of mind. Keep in mind she also only takes cash.

— Brandy (🐶 Minnie)