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Karen

Aunty Kaz Pet Nanny Extraordinaire

Williamstown
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1 recurring guest
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Last active 6 days ago
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Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog Boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
30 AUD for each additional pet
50 AUD
/night
All services and rates

About Karen

SUMMER TIMES ARE FILLING FAST .

If your wanting to lock me in for the summer period please act swiftly .

They say that animals and children are excellent judges of character . Both are drawn to me . I’m sure that they can see inside of my heart to reveal a warm, friendly, positive person . I’m blessed.

I’m basically retired and spend most of my day at home so I can offer a dedicated commitment to caring for your beloved best friend . When I work its from home in the evenings teaching English on line . I live in a comfortable well maintained house . I have a grassed back yard which is safe and secure . There are lots of dog friendly spaces nearby ; fantastic parks , trails , beaches and off lead areas (with your permission of course ). I have no gates that can accidentally be left open and my street is safe , conveniently located and quiet.

My guest pet will sleep on my bedroom floor right by my side in his own bedding that you supply please . Double doors lead conveniently to the back yard from here and the meals area for easy doggy toileting day and night .

I have a very comfortable living area with a nice rug for my guest pet to snuggle up on . Unfortunately dogs are not allowed on furniture . They can explore any part of the house and are welcome to make themselves comfortable in any room .

I share my house with one other mature pet loving person and currently no other pets live here , or children . My adult children now live away from home . It is important that my pet guest is friendly towards other dogs because so many dogs are out and about in Williamstown and we are sure to make friends on our daily walks .

I’m happy to offer walks up to 1 hour at a time and how ever many times a day that my dog guest requires a walk to make him / her feel at home . Walking duration will be age and breed dependant .

As I’m home most of the time I’ll always make time for play and cuddles. My guest pet will become a member of my little family and no doubt I’ll shed a tear when it’s time to part company.

I’m a retired primary school teacher with a working with children check and a police clearance . I owned a horse farm in the Yarra Valley for 15 years and divided my time between emergency teaching , looking after people’s horses , training horses , training dogs , instructing horse riding and breeding horses . I am comfortable and capable with all pets although I must admit that my time on the farm gave me a “keep your distance “ attitude towards reptiles . Right now is the first time in my 55 years of life that I have not owned my own dog . My beloved dogs died within 6 months of each other last year .

I sold my farm in 2017 and downsized. I travel to Africa regularly to volunteer so I am not wanting to commit to my own pet . Being a trusted pet nanny combines my love of animals and my passion for helping people and pets perfectly !

I am fistidious about communication, honesty and integrity . I have a strong eye for detail and give 100% . I will always treat you and your pet exactly as I would like to be treated myself . I’m also an experienced trainer . Should you have any questions or require personal references please do not hesitate to ask . I look forward to being of service to you and welcoming your pet into my loving care at your home or mine .

Thank you .

PLEASE NOTE DRO OFF IS PRIOR TO 2 PM

PICK UP PRIOR TO 7PM PLEASE.

OTHERWISE FULL DAY CHARGES WILL APPLY .

Life can be messy and I know that these times are not always achievable . I’m understanding and I’ll do the best I can to help out in tricky situations . Communication is the key .

Karen's services

At the sitters's home

Dog Boarding
Dog boarding is an overnight pet care service at your sitter's home
30 AUD for each additional pet
50 AUD
/night
Doggy Day Care
Daytime care for your dog or puppy at the sitter's home.
30 AUD for each additional pet
50 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
15 AUD for each additional pet
30 AUD
/walk
House Sitting
Find a trusted home sitter to watch your pet overnight in your home
50 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
30 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
Tyldo, 2019-10-07

Karen was a lifesaver taking our big boy Bruno at the last minute and we couldn't be happier. Being a rescue dog and with brute strength we were concerned but Karen took our beast in her stride despite some issues. Karen is a tough cookie and he was in good hands with this confident dog handler. Highly recommend!

Dog Boarding
Jess, 2019-09-02

We are just so grateful to have found Karen! Pepper loved her stay here and it’s clear that Karen both loves and is highly experienced with animals, providing just the right mix of love and cuddles with leadership and routine. This is a true home stay experience with individualised care. Our meet and greet was thorough beyond belief and included getting to know where Pepper was at with training and obedience so that this could be continued while we were away. So thoughtful! We really do feel like leaving Pepper with Aunty Kaz is like leaving her with family.

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About Karen's Home

Accepted pets

Puppies
< 1 year
Dog sizes
0-40 kg
Dog ages
0-8 years
Dog sex
Female & Male
Cats
all kinds
Ferrets
all kinds
Small animals
rodents, rabbits, ...

Karen's home

A small outdoor area
Has no kids
24/7 supervision
A fully fenced backyard
Emergency transport

Walking areas

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

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
< 1 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques

Very experienced and competent animal handler . Talented dog and horse trainer. Excellent organisational and communication skills . Professional , reliable and honest to a fault . Able to confidently handle dogs of all sizes . Experienced at administering medication including intra muscular . injections .

Can Administer

Oral medications
Injected medications

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

Stats

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Response time
100%
Response rate
6d ago
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Karen

Karen

Aunty Kaz Pet Nanny Extraordinaire

Williamstown
Dog Boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
30 AUD for each additional pet
50 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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