Karyn’s partner Erin, owns a home near Golf Links and Stella. Erin purchased this house as a fixer-upper and designed it to be ideal for a small scale, cage-free, dog daycare and in-home pet sitting business.

Who Gets to Come?

  1. We are very select. We only accept dogs that belong to existing or former clients of ours. We want to know the dog’s owner as well as the dog.
  1. Dogs must have a great disposition with other dogs. As in any home environment, there are times when the dogs are left together unsupervised. Our guests are not caged, so it is imperative that they get along well with each other. If your dog has aged and has not stayed with us in some time it may need to be seen in advance to be re-qualified.
  1. We prefer that dogs 6 months of age or older are either spayed or neutered.
  1. Our dog guests are also required to be good with other animals: our cats. We have lots of dogs come to stay with us that have never been around cats, and that’s fine. We would, however, refuse a dog that has deliberately injured a cat or another dog.
  1. Dogs must also be regularly vaccinated for kennel cough. Kennel cough is the only virus that will show up from time to time. Please be sure to vaccinate your dog at least two weeks before it comes to stay. We would also recommend that you vaccinate any senior dogs you may have at home just in case your dog would bring home a slight case of the virus.
  1. By law, your dog is also required to have a rabies vaccine and license.
  1. We maintain a tick-free environment. Needless to say, if your dog would bring us either ticks or fleas, that would be its last visit.
  1. Finally, our customers have confidence in us and give us permission to manage their dogs as we see fit during their stay.

Safe Environment

The areas where your dog stays are safe and secure. The environment is temperature controlled and your dog always has access to the inside as well as the outside through a dog door. If your dog does not know how to use a dog door we will teach it.

Note: Your dog will be allowed to play continuously, and it is not uncommon for dogs to come home and sleep for days after their stay.


We feed twice a day, and we do request that you send your dogs’ food along with them. We also request that you send a little extra food rather than too little.

(Please write their name on their bag of food.)

Note: If a dog is reluctant to eat we will add something to its food to entice it, such as chicken or hamburger.




Boarding Fee: $40 per night



Most Recent Review

Tracy Ragazzo
Tracy Ragazzo

5 out of 5 stars

posted 7 months ago

Karyn of Garvin's Divine Dog Training is a miracle worker. When my husband and I first started working with Karyn 10+ years and 3 dogs ago we had been turned down by prior trainers...stating that our Italian Greyhound puppy was just that...a puppy...and "to give it time" and were even told that maybe we got the wrong breed. After just one meeting with Karyn, the puppy knew his name, wasn't afraid of the leash and most important....we weren't afraid of our decision to get a dog!!! She has the whole family how to be one cohesive unit and how to work together! Something I thought was not possible!!
Karyn has the knowledge and know how to train not only my dog with verbal and non verbal commands, she was able to teach my husband and I the skills we needed to be successful. Because of her years and expertise she taught my husband and I that it's okay be frustrated and lost at times. Because of her care, compassion, knowledge and integrated approach to training we are now working with Karyn on our third puppy,(another Italian Greyhound) and our Yorkie is getting a refresher course.
I myself have a very hectic schedule and was able to do my first on-line coaching session. How many trainers would be willing to meet with you in-between clients remotely on a Saturday morning after sending her an SOS email mid week?!?! 1 and 1 only...KARYN GARVIN!!!!!!!!!!!! Not only did this save me time (and my sanity), but it also saved me money.

If you are looking for someone who will give you the time and training that you deserve on an Integrated Approach for Dog Training, then do yourself and your dog a favor, contact Karyn. You will not be disappointed.

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