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Karen

Pampered Pets

Bell park
8 times favorited
17 recurring guests
Last booked today
Pending bookings: 2
Last contacted today
Last active today
Lives with 1 dog and 1 cat
Lives with Terrier X Disco
Usually responds within few hours
<2h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
4 AUD for each additional pet
14 AUD
/walk
All services and rates

About Karen

Hi pet lovers! ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ•๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿด๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿพ

My ethos: All animals are sentient beings that deserve fabulous lives. I would adopt all the strays and seniors if I could, one day I'll get a hobby farm so that I can!

Outside of Pawshake, I am a nurse and midwife. I am currently working in nursing education, and am a perpetual student. So, my availability is pretty good this year - I work 5 or 6 days a fortnight 8am - 430pm, and am otherwise studying or doing pet care.

I have a passion for rescues and seniors. Disco, my dog, is a rescue from Alice Springs, and the goodest of bois. Monroe is a new addition July 2020 and has taken over my house as managing director. She is super playful and took to Disco easily. ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

With Pawshake - I love taking dogs out for walks - even better if I can have Disco along too. I only ever do this with a consented meet and greet prior. No offence taken for 'no Disco-s allowed'! (I won't tell him!) Popping in for feeds and welfare checks for all animals is also pure joy. Being a nurse, I'm not afriad to get my hands dirty - happy to change kitty litters etc.

I grew up with a cat, but have become a dog lover, too. I've always been very intuitive and fearless with all animals, I am happy to handle most anything although haven't looked after spiders or snakes (never scared of them though). I've looked after frogs, fish, and axelottles among some of the rarer pets! I've had rabbits in the past too (desperate to get some recue bunnies right now!) and know all about their cares. I totally miss those fantastic bunny binkies!

My dog had separation anxiety when I first got him so I am familiar with behaviour management in this area with owners being away. I accommodate as many requests as I can to alleviate any undue stress.

I am open to house-sits with at least 1 weeks notice. Shift work and travel to Melbourne for work means I need to be organised, and I run my rostered hours by you to make sure my hours at your place are suitable for your needs. My partner is home with Disco when I'm house sitting - thank you ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ˜.

Happy holidaying/working/busy life-ing, fur fams!

Karen's services

At your home

Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
4 AUD for each additional pet
14 AUD
/walk
Home Visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
23 AUD for two visits a day
14 AUD
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
40 AUD
/night

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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Dog Walking
Carl, 2020-07-10

Would recommend Karen to anyone. Used her many times now.

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House Sitting
Jeannette, 2020-01-28

Karen clearly loves animals and our fur babies love her! Our pets were very well looked after while we were away and I wouldnโ€™t hesitate to use her again.

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Availability

Karen's Pets

Disco
Terrier X
Monroe
Cat

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
< 5 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
Can take care of exotic animals
  • Walks, playtime, feeds.
  • House sits and house visits can include watering the garden and simple tasks like this :)

Can Administer

Oral medications
Injected medications

Experience with

Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

Stats

<2h
Response time
100%
Response rate
9 h ago
Last activity
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Karen

Karen

Pampered Pets

Bell park
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
4 AUD for each additional pet
14 AUD
/walk
All services and rates
Contact Karen

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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