Karina S.

Identity Verification
Online Training
Vet student/nurse/certificate
Police Check

Reliable and Loving Care + Fun Training

4 repeat guests
80 reviews
Response rate: 97%
Last seen 4 days ago
About Karina
Hi! We are Karina, Jared & the Pawsome Gang.

Your much loved dog will be looked after in a competent, relaxed and secure environment. We offer dog sitting, house & pet sitting, dog walking as well as puppy & dog handler training for a good start into your future together.

I have extensive experience caring for dogs and other pets. I am also a certified dog trainer.

Our daily routine includes 3 walks a day. Offering swimming and walking on the beach, little fun training on our morning walk, pats, play, cuddles and relaxing rest time.

We recently searched for a suitable holiday home for our dogs, to find someone to fulfill our rather high expectations for the care of our dogs while we were on holiday.
We wanted our dogs to experience, on their holiday, the lifestyle and stimulation they are used to. Being in an active home and getting mentally and physically challenged.
A place where they can be themselves, in a reliable dog- friendly environment where they are respected and a part of a daily routine, that offers them security and stability.
I was relieved to find someone suitable on Mad Paws. That inspired me to offer my services for others on Mad Paws too...

We have three pooches, Jinx (Border Collie, age 3) and Cheeky (Kelpie, age 2) and Sanchez (BCxKelpie 8 months). Jinx and Cheeky are of very friendly and happy nature and get along great with other dogs. Both grew up on our hobby farm in New South Wales, were they learned all the skills they need for life. We have recently moved to the Sunshine Coast and are looking forward to continue our work here. They have proved themselves to be excellent role models for puppies and adult dogs in training and love good socializing with new fur friends. We live a healthy and active lifestyle. Both of them are stock working dogs in training and compete in cattle trials in New South Wales and Queensland. Sanchez is their son and trains alongside his parents.

Pawsome training available:

Lets get it right from the start! We focus on building a solid foundation of the basics in training for your dog and for you as a handler. Yourself and your dog will be rewarded with a relation ship based on trust and confidence, also with a life that includes a lot more contentment and freedom for both of you.

I also offer dog walking and house visits. Keeping your dog stimulated and giving him/her a job prevents unwanted behaviour.
Eight hours at home alone is a lot of time to come up with ideas you might not agree with. Digging holes in the garden, chasing birds, barking and whinging, chewing the household apart, the list is endless…
You can go to work and I take care of your pooch. From taking him/her for an hour walk to doing a training session once our twice a week will make a noticeable difference in your dogs life.

We look forward to getting to know you and your fur friend!

High five and big ruff!
Karina, Jared, Jinx & Cheeky

Your dog must be micro chipped, vaccinated, wormed, tick-and flea treated.
We require detailed description of any behavioral issues and medical conditions before your dog is given in our care.

We assure to you that we provide your dog with the highest level of care and supervision at all times. Please provide reliable emergency contact details.
In case of unforeseen circumstances or emergency the vet is 10 minutes away from our home. Any resulting costs will be 100% covered by yourself or your pet-insurance company. These include but are not limited to ticks, snakebites, injuries from other animals (including wildlife).
Please note the insurance details on https://www.madpaws.com.au/insurance/
Children at home
Owns pets
Police Check
First Aid Certificate
Pets Accepted
Small Dog
Medium Dog
Large Dog
Giant Dog
Rabbit /
Guinea Pig
Karina's Home
Type: House
Large backyard
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
80 reviews
Brigette P.
House Visiting - Feb 14, 2021
Karina was amazing! Certainly "Huckle approved".
Courteney N.
Pet Hosting - Feb 7, 2021
Hadley had an amazing time with Karina. We have both learnt so much from her and are both enjoying our tike together even more so. Hadley was at ease with Karina and her other dogs. They went on many walks and enriching adventures and Hadley has come home so very happy and it makesmy heart full!! Would love her to stay here again!! 🤩
Brad P.
Pet Hosting - Feb 2, 2021
Outstanding service for both Pet and Owner our Ruby was looked after do well whilst learning and experiencing many new things, great daily communication so happy we chose Karina and her Family for Ruby to be with while we were away.
Alison T.
Pet Day Care - Jan 7, 2021
Karina was amazing with next level training. I wish we lived close by to continue it with her!
Service & Rates
Overnight Pet Services
Pet Hosting
At Sitter's Home
not offered
Pet Sitting
At Pet's Home
$ 81 / night
Daytime Pet Services
Pet Day Care
not offered
House Visiting
$ 33 / visit
Dog Walking
not offered
Dog Grooming
not offered
Dog Training
not offered
Pick Up - Drop Off
$ 25 / journey