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Karen

Qualified Vet Nurse Petsitter

Hamilton hill
37 times favorited
21 recurring guests
Last booked yesterday
Pending booking: 1
Last contacted today
Last active today
Usually responds within few hours
<2h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
20 AUD for each additional pet
25 AUD
/walk
All services and rates

About Karen

Hi there, I'd love to meet you and your pet! My friends take great delight in referring to me as a cat-lady or dog-woman... I've spent a lot of time fostering homeless animals while they wait patiently for FURever homes. I've also previously worked in a dog shelter so have lots of experience with dogs of all kinds and just love every one of them! I'm a qualified vet nurse with additional training in animal behaviour. I've also nearly completed vet school and more than capable of looking after furkids with special needs. I've lived with dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, birds, fish and horses and would love to help keep your pets happy while you're away. Feel free to send me a message if you'd like to know more. I offer a range of services but please note that housesitting and home visits are only available in suburbs within City of Fremantle boundaries and neighbouring suburbs. If you live further away I’d be more than happy to have your pets stay with me in my home :) Sterilised, housetrained pets are always welcome in my home 😊 Please be aware for unsterilised male dogs housesitting is the only option - unless they are under 12months for small breeds, 18months for large dogs or 2years for giant breeds. As young dogs they are still welcome for doggy day care or home boarding. If you're curious why there aren't many photos on my page, I take many regular pics of pets while I'm pet-sitting and send them directly to my client's phones for updates while they're away, saves having to log-in while you're on holiday :)

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
20 AUD for each additional pet
25 AUD
/walk
House Sitting
A pet sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
60 AUD
/night
Home Visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
55 AUD for two visits a day
35 AUD
/day

At the sitters's home

Doggy Day Care
Daytime care for your dog at the sitter's home.
20 AUD for each additional pet
30 AUD
/day
Dog Boarding
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
25 AUD for each additional pet
45 AUD
/night

Karen also offers

Dog training
Pick up / drop off

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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

Reviews

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Dog Boarding
Lucinda, 2020-01-31

Karen is the 'dog whisperer'. She is amazing! there is a reason my two naughty sausage dogs go there every week. She loves them like they are her own.

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Dog Boarding
Dirk, 2020-01-28

Karen was fantastic looked after our pooch amazingly thanks again !!!!

Availability

About Karen's Home

Accepted pets

Puppies
< 1 year
Dog sizes
0-80 kg
Dog ages
0-20 years
Dog sex
Female & Male
Cats
all kinds
Small animals
rodents, rabbits, ...

Karen's home

A medium outdoor area
Has no kids
A fully fenced backyard
Emergency transport

Walking areas

Nearby off-leash dog area
Urban, Beach & City park

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+10 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
Can take care of exotic animals
  • Qualified vet nurse with over 10 years' experience
  • 4th year vet student (currently on break til April 2019)
  • Additional study in animal behaviour, previous experience leading basic dog training classes

Can Administer

Oral medications
First aid and CPR for pets
Injected medications

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

Stats

<2h
Response time
100%
Response rate
7 h ago
Last activity
SMS
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Email
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Karen

Karen

Qualified Vet Nurse Petsitter

Hamilton hill
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
20 AUD for each additional pet
25 AUD
/walk
All services and rates

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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

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