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Karen

I'll Be There For Your Pets!

Bournemouth
7 times favorited
16 recurring guests
Last booked 2 days ago
Last contacted 2 days ago
Last active 2 days ago
Usually responds within few hours
<2h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
8 GBP for each additional pet
10 GBP
/walk
All services and rates

About Karen

When I was growing up, my family always had lots of animals, including dogs, cats, budgies, rabbits, guinea pigs and fish. I've owned many cats and dogs, all of them rescue animals. I would enjoy spending time caring for and giving love to your pets when you aren't able to.

I have over twenty years' experience of looking after pets. I have been entrusted with friends' horses and donkeys whilst they've been on holiday.

I'm a keen walker and would love to take your dog along with me for mutual company and exercise!

I always take the time to get to know you and your pet to ensure that I give them the care and love they have come to expect from you.

**Please note that I can no longer offer a home boarding service for dogs. However, I would be happy to provide a house sitting service instead, where I stay and look after your dog or cat in his or her own home**

**NEW - I also now offer a domestic cleaning service - I will clean your home whilst I am looking after your pets, or as a separate service. I offer regular cleaning, or spring cleaning while you are away, plus restocking your fridge for your return - please message me for details about this extra service**

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
8 GBP for each additional pet
10 GBP
/walk
House Sitting
Find a trusted home sitter to watch your pet overnight in your home
30 GBP
/night
Home Visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
16 GBP for two visits a day
12 GBP
/day

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

Reviews

Communication
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Value
House Sitting
Carolyn, 2020-01-08

I have not left my dog before and I was very nervous about leaving him as he has a complex medical condition. Karen has been walking Wellington for some time now and has built a strong bond with him and myself, which really helped me with my concerns around going away. Karen stayed at my home with Wellington which meant that he was in familiar surroundings and I was less concerned about his potential anxiety around us 'leaving him'. Karen suggested an evening where she could come over before my holiday to find where everything was which was amazing as it helped ease my anxiety around making sure everything was accessible and easy to find! I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Karen to anyone who needed support with a pet. Karen is trustworthy, conscientious and completely devoted to making sure that the pet is at the centre of everything she does!

House Sitting
Mary-Ann, 2019-10-01

Karen has cared for our 2 dogs several times now either when we have been away on holiday or on a short break. They really love her and I feel very confident leaving them in her care. She is very warm, professional and experienced and I would not hesitate to recommend her. Thank you Karen for such a great service!

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Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English & Spanish & Other
+20 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques

I've volunteered with Guide Dogs for the Blind helping to train their guide dog puppies.

I volunteered as a foster home for the Cats' Protection League, specialising in very nervous and sensitive cats.

Can Administer

Oral medications

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets

Stats

<2h
Response time
100%
Response rate
2d ago
Last activity
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Karen

Karen

I'll Be There For Your Pets!

Bournemouth
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
8 GBP for each additional pet
10 GBP
/walk
All services and rates

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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