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Karen

Certified Trainer & Behaviourist, I Give 24 Hr Personal Care

Altona north
12 times favorited
1 recurring guest
Last booked 8 days ago
Last contacted 8 days ago
Last active 4 days ago
Lives with 1 dog
Lives with Labrador/ red heeler cross Kyra
Usually responds within few hours
<2h
Response time
95.83%
Response rate
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
20 AUD for each additional pet
35 AUD
/walk
All services and rates

About Karen

I offer "free range care" meaning full run of house care. I have only one dog now, a kelpie x whippet 3yo girl.

I have a 15 acre property 30 mins from Melb & a small unit in Altona North.

My theory is that if the family is having a holiday, so should your pooch be treated as they are on holiday too.

Run with friends, swim, play activites, snoozing & getting dirty.

Minimum stay is 1 day.

pick up & drop off available.

****Different fees

for

Christmas & public holiday bookings.****

I have a lot of experience working in shelters and with foster groups both in Victoria & Queensland.

I have volunteered in dog rescue via fostering for over 20 years.

I also hold a dog trainers certificate which I gained for the purpose of working with the rescue dogs. I also hold a certificate in identifying animal behaviour which assists greatly when dealing with the various canine personalities!

I have completed two

canine first aid courses.

I am retired so I am available to be with your dog all day, I do not need to go to work. However, that doesn't mean I'm old...:) I'm healthy, fit and nimble.

ALL DOGS MUST BE HOUSETRAINED...no wetting inside!

Both male & female must be desexed, if not, please discuss with us about the service we can provide.

Christmas, Easter & public holidays are different fees, please ask.

References can be seen on site or many more client references can be provided, along with veterinary contact references.

drop off and pick up service is available To allow you to relax before your holiday.

Karen's services

At your home

Dog Walking
Find a dog walker to collect your dog from home and take your dog for a 30 min walk
20 AUD for each additional pet
35 AUD
/walk
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 or puppy at the sitter's home.
25 AUD for each additional pet
40 AUD
/day
Dog Boarding
Dog boarding is an overnight pet care service at your sitter's home
30 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

Communication
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Dog Boarding
Brian, 2019-05-13

Karen is an absolute gem. Karen looked after our 2 year old Lab for 2 weeks while we were overseas. He had a wonderful time mostly on the farm, enjoyed playing with the other dogs, swimming in the dam and relaxing in front of the fire. We would recommend her to anyone wanting their fur babies well looked after.

Dog Boarding
Annmarie, 2018-07-25

The whole experience with Karen was fabulous from start to finish.

Our usual dog sitters were away and unable to help, so I needed to leave our 11-year-old big dog with someone who he would trust and who could confidently handle him.

Her communication was great from the start, she was super helpful, and had no issues in giving meds to Basil when he had a last minute mishap.

She sent us photos and updates, and he looked like he had so much fun and was well looked after.

I would highly recommend her to any pet owner.

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Karen's Pets

Kyra
Labrador/ red heeler cross

About Karen's Home

Accepted pets

Dog sizes
0-80 kg
Dog ages
1-20 years
Dog sex
Female & Male

Karen's home

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

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+10 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
Can take care of exotic animals
  • certified dog trainer, certified in identifying animal behaviour.
  • canine first aid knowledge
  • shelter, rescue and foster care experience over many years.

Can Administer

Oral medications
First aid and CPR for pets

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

Stats

<2h
Response time
95.83%
Response rate
4d ago
Last activity
SMS
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Email
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Karen

Karen

Certified Trainer & Behaviourist, I Give 24 Hr Personal Care

Altona north
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
20 AUD for each additional pet
35 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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