Karen

Pet Care In My Home Or Yours

Southampton
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103 recurring guests
Last booked today
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Lives with 1 pet
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Last activity
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Response time
One home visit a day
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
8.5 GBP
/day
All services and rates

About Karen

I am an animal loving mother of 3 (human) kids; 2 of which are now adults (almost 19 and 21) and all of whom share a love of animals with me.

We have a detached house in Woolston with garden all around, ¾ of which the dogs have access too. This area is surrounded by a brick wall with fencing on top: metal side gates complete the security of the gardens, which are split into two areas so dogs can be separated outside if necessary. One side is cooler with more shade, so access is allowed all through the summer without fear of dogs overheating.

We live near the city but also not far from a recreational area where dogs can be let off leads to play (about a 5 minute walk). The area has a field and woods. There is also an enclosed children's play area so the dogs are likely to meet children, but can't 'get' to them - the kids have to come to the dogs!

Inside, all dogs have the run of the downstairs if appropriate, but they can be separated indoors too. We don't allow them upstairs and I have a non conventional barrier as I have issues with my thumbs and can't open baby gates multiple times a day! This may make the hallway look a bit untidy from the door, but it works for us and the dogs really don't mind!

My first pet was a goldfish, other small pets I have had over the years – gerbils, Dwarf rabbits, Guinea pigs and a cat. My cat was my best friend for a long time and she was very loving, spending a lot of time with me.

I have owned 3 dogs in my life so far. A Border Collie Labrador cross and 2 German Shepherds – the Shepherds were Obiedience trained by me and we were part of a display team (K9 K-os) for a few years too.

We now have exotic pets including a tarantula, a scorpion and a Python. The picture I have of the snake with Hannah was taken some time ago and we don't put Alicia (the snake) around her neck any more – they have both grown a lot!!

I am only available for house sittings on Friday and Saturday evenings when I am not working my part time job. This is mainly because I have day care dogs most week days. As I have to pick my 15 ½ year old daughter up from school (2021/ 2022 school year – the last one!), any day care dogs are left for a short time without human supervision. I do have a crate that can be divided into two areas for dogs who can't be trusted alone, but I can't take any dogs that will cry incessantly under these conditions.

I am quite full with day care dogs at present (October 2021), so may not be able to accommodate any Monday to Friday requests, but if you need day care for 1,2 or 3 days per week, I should be able to help.

I offer house visits for cats and small animals (including exotics), but limit my range to 5 miles from my house as I normally have dogs at home and don't want to leave them for too long. Please bear this in mind when making requests. You can Google the distance between our houses by putting in both postcodes – mine is SO19 9AH.

I am pretty flexible and want to do the best for you and your pet, so please if you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch.

Karen's services

At the sitter's home

Doggy Day Care
Daytime care for your dog at the sitter's home.
11.99 GBP for each additional pet
14 GBP
/day
Dog boarding
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
14 GBP for each additional pet
18.5 GBP
/night

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

Karen also offers

Dog training

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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Claire, 2024-06-15

Could not recommend Karen enough, reliable, kind, would definitely recommend to anyone

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Home Visits
Michelle, 2024-04-07

This was our first time using Pawshake, the meet and greet and arrangements were easy to sort out. Karen made two visits a day to look after our two cats from Mon-Fri. She kept us up to date while we were away and communication was easy. The cats seemed happy when we returned home, we would definitely use Karen to look after them again.

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Availability

Karen's Pets

Alisha
Reptile

About Karen's Home

Accepted pets

Puppies
< 1 year
Dog sizes
0-40 kg
Dog ages
0-20 years
Dog sex
Female & Male
Cats
all kinds
Ferrets
all kinds
Small animals
rodents, rabbits, ...

Karen's home

A medium outdoor area
has kids older than ten
A fully fenced backyard
Emergency transport

Walking areas

Nearby off-leash dog area
Urban & City park

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+10 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
Can take care of exotic animals

I trained all three of my dogs and attended obedience classes with the Shepherds. We won a few awards at the classes! My dogs and I were also part of a canine display team.

Can Administer

Oral medications

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Karen

Karen

Pet Care In My Home Or Yours

Southampton
One home visit a day
Min. 30-minute visits in your home
8.5 GBP
/day
All services and rates
Contact Karen

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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