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Karen

Qualified Vet Nurse Petsitter

Hamilton hill
22 times favorited
7 recurring guests
Last booked 5 days ago
Last contacted today
Last active 5 days ago
Usually responds within few hours
<2h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog Boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
15 AUD for each additional pet
40 AUD
/night
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'm also a vet student 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'm happy to stay over to look after your precious pets at your home, or can offer one or two daily visits for feline friends, bunnies, guinea pigs or exotics. Dog owners please note that if you will be away for longer than 24 hours then I only offer a housesitting service, not single walks or single visits. Housesitting provides more behavioural support for your pooch and helps strengthen my bond with your furbaby 😊

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 the sitters's home

Dog Boarding
Dog boarding is an overnight pet care service at your sitter's home
15 AUD for each additional pet
40 AUD
/night
Doggy Day Care
Daytime care for your dog or puppy at the sitter's home.
15 AUD for each additional pet
25 AUD
/day

At your home

Dog Walking
Find a dog walker to collect your dog from home and take your dog for a 30 min walk
10 AUD for each additional pet
20 AUD
/walk
House Sitting
Find a trusted home sitter to watch your pet overnight in your home
45 AUD
/night
Home Visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
50 AUD for two visits a day
28 AUD
/day

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
Siobhan, 2019-10-02

Karen is a fantastic sitter - would highly recommend!

Doggy Day Care
Kathy, 2019-09-27

Karen was amazing with Buddy. It was his first time with a pet sitter and he had obviously enjoyed his day, he was happy, relaxed and ready for a sleep when he returned home. Karen also provided me with some great strategies for his behaviour and anxiety. Thanks Karen 😀

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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
5d ago
Last activity
SMS
Verified
Email
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Karen

Karen

Qualified Vet Nurse Petsitter

Hamilton hill
Dog Boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
15 AUD for each additional pet
40 AUD
/night
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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