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 is always such a pleasure to deal with, she is organised, honest and reliable. She has been an amazing asset to me and to my dog Wellington, I can't imagine life without Karen in it, Wellington is always so pleased to see her. I know that if I leave Wellington with Karen then he is safe, happy and contented, I, on the other hand, miss him terribly, he of course with Karen, doesn't even notice that I am gone!
If you are cautious about signing up to Pawshake or are unsure you can trust someone you "don't know" to look after your pet the same way you would, then I would say "I was you", I am not sure about all the other pet sitters on here, I can only tell you how Karen is and I have to say she has been a "God Send" so pick carefully, look at the reviews, and then go for it!
Booked Karen due to her excellent profile, which we found was highly accurate and did not disappoint. We wanted to find someone for our two young kittens not just for one occasion but for ongoing trips away and I believe we have found this in Karen. She came round to the house and spent a good hour or so familiarising herself with the cats, allowing us to get to know her and for her to get to know us.
We have just come back from a weekend away whilst Karen house sat for us. We received lots of photos and a video whilst we were away which we found very reassuring. Kittens and house were perfect when we arrived home. We have already arranged for Karen to sit for us again.
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.
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