Karen D.

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Miss Doolittle. A teacher for your pet

1 repeat guest
11 reviews
Response rate: 91%
Last seen 4 months ago
About Karen
Hello there pet lovers,

Available all the time for pet sitting. Available for training, dog walking, pet visits and day care during school holidays only.

My name is Karen, a teacher from Scotland and I've lovingly been getting to know dogs and cats alike in Australia, for over two years, mainly as a pet sitter. This began after arriving here as a traveller, but I had previously pet sat in far off places like Thailand! I pretty much have been pet sitting full time since Dec 2016.
Now living permanently in St Kilda, I'm your St Kilda local.

It's been an amazing experience. I've fallen in love with dogs and cats, and appreciate how different they are and how much they love you. I honestly am so grateful for the experience, and what it has taught me about animals, myself, and life. I'm now being called the dog whisperer!

Therefore I have discovered I have a way with all animals. Even humans! You're getting someone who will love your pet like your own, but also help to guide them in whatever way they need.

Long sits, short sits, large dogs, pampered dogs, anxious animals, rescues- you name it, I have had ecelectic experience over the past wee while.
I also have experience with training, administering medication, and anxious dogs and cats!
My experience includes training dogs to trust, obey, and to walk beside me. I have also helped cats to trust.

I'm looking to share some of my love and affection with your pets. As mentioned I have an affinity with animals and dogs in particular adapt to me quickly.

Teaching here and also studying remedial massage so involved in healing modalities of all regards! Available full time in the holidays.

I do work casually at the moment so will not always be in, but I find the dogs adapt to that quickly. I think as a teacher you have to learn to elicit respect, and it is the same with dogs. They look to me for instruction very quickly. Which means they trust me quickly.

I'm also a previous nanny so I'm well acquainted with taking care of not only your pets, but your homes too.

I'm a different carer because I'm in tune with things around me. I don't think you'll find a more relatable sitter.

Walked every day, loved every day, and encouraged every day.

You couldn't leave your pet in better hands.

Happy to provide references of which I've had many, as well as a police check.

Some info about services:

* Discount for extended bookings in day care, house visits, walking, and training.

* The day rate for pet sitting is for up to two dogs/cats.

* Important to note that whilst I can accept puppies, due to the nature of the care, the daily house sitting rate is higher. This also includes dogs that need extra attention/training. The rate includes all services. If the care needed is constant around the clock, I'm available for that at the weekends and school holidays.

* Pet sitting includes walking, feeding, meds, and brushing.

* Pet sitting and pet day care includes feeding, walking, meds, brushing, and watering of plants/picking up mail (pet sitting only). I can pick up mail during day care if needed too.

Please get in touch
Owns pets
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Pets Accepted
Small Dog
Medium Dog
Large Dog
Giant Dog
Rabbit /
Guinea Pig
Karen's Home
Type: House
No outdoor area
Fenced backyard
Pets sleep indoors
Pets sleep outdoors
Cancellation: Strict
A full refund will be offered to Pet Owners if they cancel up until 14 days before the booking at 12 noon. After which Pet Owners will be charged 50% of the total booking value.
Accepts last-minute bookings
Accepts long-term bookings
Reviews & Testimonials
11 reviews
natalie c.
Pet Sitting - Sep 25, 2019
Karen was fantastic - we had a few issues with our lab x health wise whilst OS and she was brilliant. House great - dogs got lots of love and kept us updated and even checked up on them after the stay - will use again
simon h.
Pet Sitting - Jul 30, 2019
Perfect as always
simon h.
Pet Sitting - Jun 26, 2019
Great as usual, thank you Karen, for going a very helpful step further also!
simon h.
Pet Sitting - Jun 10, 2019
Karen is easily my 'go to' whenever Kato needs minding, I appreciate her help greatly, its a load off my shoulders!
Service & Rates
Overnight Pet Services
Pet Hosting
At Sitter's Home
not offered
Pet Sitting
At Pet's Home
$ 54 / night
Daytime Pet Services
Pet Day Care
$ 65 / day
House Visiting
$ 33 / visit
Dog Walking
$ 27 / walk
Dog Grooming
not offered
Dog Training
$ 54 / session
Pick Up - Drop Off
not offered
Not Available