Karen

Passionate about animals

Rednal
2 times favorited
8 recurring guests
Last booked 2 days ago
Last contacted yesterday
Lives with 2 dogs and 4 pets
Lives with Cavalier king Charles spaniel Perdi
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One home visit a day
One home visit a day
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
10 GBP
/day
All services and rates

About Karen

I have loved and cared for animals from a very young age.  I have supported animal rights campaigns and animal charities since my teens. I work part time as a special needs nanny, supporting children with autism and their families. I have worked with children on the autistic spectrum for many years in various settings. Over the years I have owned and gained experience in the care of many animals, including, dogs, cats, rabbits, Guinea pigs, fish, both tropical and cold water, rats, mice, exotics such as, tree frogs, fire bellied newts, terrapins, tortoise, budgies, chickens, pigeons and collared doves.

 I have kept chickens for many years, including exbatts and different breeds. I currently have two small flocks with a cockerel with each flock. I have rescued disabled pigeons in two outdoor aviaries and two disabled collared doves in another outdoor aviary. I love to think of ways to make my birds aviaries and pens more interesting for them. Apart from my original disabled feral pigeon, all the others have come to me through a pigeon rescue group. They came to visit and checked my setups before passing on other rescues to me.

  I try to give all my animals the best possible life and always research and find out everything I can about the animals I care for. I have an African side necked turtle who has hyperthyroidism. She has to have transdermal gel on her neck twice a day to keep her T4 levels stable. We built an indoor pond with land area for her in the conservatory to give her plenty of space. 

We love to go on long walks with our dogs too. They love woodland walks and really enjoyed walks across the moor and paddling in the river while on holiday. We have a very large garden, which is great for our dogs to explore and play games in and has come in useful for training our youngest dog. We are also fortunate to have a big park and the Lickey hills on our doorstep both popular with dog owners.

After having a lovely lady look after our birds and turtle while we were on holiday I thought I would love to offer my services and become a pet sitter. It was such a weight off my mind knowing someone was taking good care of my animals. I love animals and would like to be there for people when they go away giving them the same peace of mind about their much loved pets. I would give any animal under my care as much love and attention as I give my own. I have helped out friends and family in the past with theirs and have often helped with the pets of families I nanny for.

Karen's services

At your home

One home visit a day
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
10 GBP
/day
Two home visits a day
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
18 GBP
/day

Karen also offers

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

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Home Visits
Michael, 2024-05-15

Excellent reliable service. We’d not go with anyone else. :)

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Home Visits
Kieran, 2024-04-03

Very professional and was great for Dory. Organised a meet quickly and is definitely experienced and great with cats. Gave us communication as we were away, definitely recommend!

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Karen's Pets

Pigeons
Bird
Collared doves
Bird
Poultry.
Farm animal
Ludo
Gun dog mix
Perdi
Cavalier king Charles spaniel
Kiah
Reptile

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+20 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
I have many years of experience with numerous animals of different types, from dogs and cats to birds and exotics. I am able to administer various types medication to different types of pets, from ear drops, tablets, syringe medicines into mouth or onto skin. I have had many years experience treating chicken ailments and administering meds with a syringe into beaks. Most of our animals over the years have been rescues or unwanted and have sometimes come with various issues. Everyone who knows me says I have a knack with animals.

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Rescuing pets

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Karen

Karen

Passionate about animals

Rednal
One home visit a day
One home visit a day
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
10 GBP
/day
All services and rates
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Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

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