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Platinum (36mths+)
House Sitting Preferences
  • 0 - 1 week, 1 - 2 weeks, 2 - 4 weeks, 1 - 2 months, 2 months +
  • Dog(s), Cat(s), Fish, Bird(s), Rabbit(s)/Guinea Pig(s), Chickens/Ducks/Geese, Reptile(s), Farm Animals
Preferred Locations
  • England: East of England, South East, South West (Devon, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire)  
  • NEXT 6 MONTHS    
  • 2021: 27Aug-4Sep | 11Sep-27Sep | 30Sep-5Oct | 22Oct-29Oct | 22Dec-28Dec
  • On a house-sit right now

Friendly, calm, reliable animal lover

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A friendly, caring, kind-hearted individual, I love nothing more than spending time with animals, walking, snuggling on the sofa with a gorgeous bundle of fur (or feathers - lots of experience with budgies!) and looking after them.

I have been an owner of (and owned by) numerous wonderful animals over the year - dogs, cats, fish, birds, mice, chickens and more! I have experience of caring for rescue animals, and spent a glorious 16 years being loved by a rescue cat, who spent the first 6 months of her life cowering, but came to trust and love me, and we were best buddies for many years.

Plenty of experience with dogs, too, having been around, and helped with, guide dog puppies for more than a decade. Walking, poop scooping and grooming are all fine by me (and cuddling and playing with!)

I have experience of house sitting (see below for a quote from my latest completed sit) and am respectful that I am sharing the space of your much loved home, and will do my upmost to take great care of it.

"Karen is a gentle, kind person, who I trust completely to look after my cat and home. Tiki (my cat) can be a bit naughty, but they got on so well, and within days I received photos of Tiki snuggled on Karen's lap. I would absolutely recommend this sitter. A great find and will use again!" Mrs. K Wood, Bideford.

Reviews (11)
Karen was a great sitter that I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone. Her updates throughout our trip were frequent, informative and fun, our animals were clearly very relaxed while she was here and the whole house was immaculate. I would be more than happy for Karen to sit for us again.
GREG (106 Celandine View, Soham , Jul 2021 - 1 week)
Karen was great. Easy going, friendly and conscientious. She sent us news and updates. We came home to a tidy clean house and happy dog, cat and hens. Definitely recommended.
HUGH (Northam England, Sep 2020 - 1 week 5 days)
Thank you Karen for taking such good care of the house and of course the boys! We really appreciated your photo updates - they were clearly content with you and weren't all that impressed when we arrived home (I think they missed you)! Thank you.
NATALIE (Rochester England, Sep 2020 - 9 days)
We have just arrived home to find a happy cat, clean and tidy house and even the bed sheets washed and hung out to dry. Karen did a great job. She kept in touch while we were away giving us peace of mind, she arrived on time and gave Poochie lots of attention. We highly recommend Karen.
RACHELLE (Frome England, Aug 2020 - 4 days)
Karen was the perfect person to look after our dog and our house. Tia, our dog, was obviously looked after brilliantly, regularly walked and on our return seemed very happy and even fitter. Our house was left clean and tidy. Karen sent us regular updates and photos and I would not hesitate to recommend Karen to look after any pet and house. Thank you.
LINDA (Eythorne England, Feb 2020 - 1 week)
Karen was the perfect house sitter. From the outset she was great at communicating with us and throughout her stay we received regular updates and pictures of the cats happily hanging out on the sofa. The house was left beautifully clean too! I'd definitely recommend Karen as a house sitter and she'd be very welcome to come to our place to look after our two terrors!
SAMANTHA (Margate England, Jan 2020 - 1 week 1 day)
No rating Karen was great when she cared for our house and beloved dog. Cuddles and company were unlimited and the house was left immaculate. Karen kept in touch the whole time and I felt very happy that everything was in safe hands. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her as a housesitter
JO (Cambridge England, Aug 2017 - 3 days)
No rating We were very happy to have found Karen to house sit and look after our two boys (young, active male cats). Karen took great care of our cats - treated like Princes she said! - and home and we are thankful that she did a lovely job. Both boys loved her which helped give us peace of mind whilst away. Karen left the house very nice, clean and tidy. We would highly recommend her, and hope to have her back again in the not too distant future.
MARTIN (Norwich , Aug 2017)
No rating I highly recommend Karen as a house sitter and pet sitter. I had never had a house sitter before but talking to Karen on the phone and then meeting her, I felt completely at ease entrusting my home and 6 cats to her. I was worried about leaving my cats, particularly as four of them are 17 and 18 years old and two of them have renal problems and require special renal food. My cats are so precious to me and it was so important for me to find a truly genuine animal lover to care for them ... MORE
EMMA (Worthing , Jul 2017)
No rating Can highly recommend Karen. She did a fantastic job looking after our precious furry friends.
ANNLOUISE AND LOWELL (Haddenham, Ely England, Jun 2017 - 1 week)
No rating Karen took great care of our family home and also cared for our dog Jed, giving him daily walks and feeding him as is his usual routine. Karen took on responsibility for the house and kept in contact with us during the house-sit to reassure us that all was well. I can thoroughly recommend her.
INDIANA (Cambridge England, Apr 2017 - 1 week 3 days)
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