Karen

Lifelong, caring animal lover

Newark-on-Trent
Lives with 1 cat
4d ago
Last activity
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
6 GBP for each additional pet
13 GBP
/walk
All services and rates

About Karen

I'm a lifelong animal and wildlife lover who has 'owned' lots of special cats, dogs, rabbits and other furry and feathered friends over the years. As an animal communicator and freelance professional writer, I am usually available at short notice for drop in visits for cats and/or dog walks with your beloved companion- I'm currently walking a lovely Schnoodle 5 days a week, which I really look forward to!

My own cat Chloe is 17 and has quite a few health issues, but never fails to amaze me and make me smile on a daily basis. She is the boss!

After an initial free 'meet & greet' for us all to get acquainted, I can do drop-in home visits, staying around 40 minutes (sometimes longer!) to feed, fuss, play and attend to your pet's needs, and to clean food dishes and litter trays, and to outdoor toilet and clean up for dogs etc.

I also offer half hour (I always do a bit longer!) dog walking sessions (plus feeding/watering etc). Ideally, I would be able to drive to yours (or walk if it is close to my house), park up, and walk your dog in the vicinity of your home, focusing on any parks nearby. For safety and security I won't let your dog off the lead. Please provide your dog's collar, lead, harness and poo bags etc.  

Depending on my schedule, I can also do longer dog walks/double slots.

I'm not currently able to host any animals in my own home, but would love to help care for yours- at yours- while you're at work or away. That way, you get to relax and I get to meet lots more amazing kitties, and also get lots of fresh air & exercise walking your dog. Whatever your cat-sitting or dog-walking requirements, please be assured that I will provide the same love, care and attention for your animal (and your home), as I do for my own.  

I am responsible and caring and am also DBS checked (2023).

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any queries, I can usually reply within the hour. 

 Thank you for considering me, it means a lot!

Karen's services

At your home

Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
6 GBP for each additional pet
13 GBP
/walk
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
13 GBP
/day
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
25 GBP
/day

Karen also offers

Pick up / drop off

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day 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
Jerry, 2024-06-19

This was our first time using a cat sitter and Karen was superb and very friendly. She loves cats and made friends with Monty on the pre-visit and key exchange. We were able to enjoy our break with no worries, due to her daily video updates and messages. There is trust involved giving house keys and the welfare of your pet to a stranger - we would recommend Karen to any cat owner without reservation, she was brilliant.

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Karen's Pets

Chloe
Cat

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English & Italian
+20 years of experience
I've always had animals, especially cats. Even when I couldn't have my own dog due to my career & travelling etc, I always helped walk and look after other people's animals. I did lots of dog walking when I lived on a boat in a marina. More recently I have been talking dog walking & cat sitting commissions on two other pet sitting sites.

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Karen

Karen

Lifelong, caring animal lover

Newark-on-Trent
Dog walking
Min. 30-minute walks
6 GBP for each additional pet
13 GBP
/walk
All services and rates
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Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. one day 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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