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Karen F.
Sarasota, FL 34232
7 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier

About Karen

I sit in YOUR home and treat your dog like my special companion. I serve the city of Sarasota.

Since I'm retired (school teacher), I'm not on the go, but occasionally have plans. No one visits your home but me. You're welcome to interview me. I have plenty of references, including clients in gated communities.

When I stay, I treat your home as mine. I wipe down shower walls, keep counters clean, wash and put away dishes, tidy up things that I moved (sofa pillows, etc.), strip the bed, and so on. I sit for nonsmokers.

Your second pet is only an additional $5 for an adult and $10 if it's a puppy that is not housebroken. If your primary dog is a puppy that is not housebroken: $55 a night ($10 for each additional puppy) due to the special attention necessary.

I have been professionally sitting for all sizes of dogs, cats, fish, birds, and more. I still work with homeschool families testing children annually, and am a volunteer at a county nature preserve.

I don't currently have a dog, but have had them almost all my life, along with cats, fish, birds and even guinea pigs.

In the recent past, I sat for 5 Yellow Labs, 3 Boxers, 3 Bichon Frises, 2 Border Collies mix, Beagle, Bulldog, St. Charles Spaniel, Yorkie, 2 Havanese, 2 Ridgebacks, Pomeranian, Dachshund, Papillon, 10 Abyssinian Cats and kittens, 3 Golden Retrievers, 2 Green Parrots, Maltese, Cocker Spaniel, Cairn Terrier, Shitzu, an assortment of shorthair cats, and a guinea pig. And still counting!
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Karen F.
Sarasota, FL 34232
7 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 20, 2013

Credentials

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Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Willing to travel 17 miles
7 Reviews
We used Karen for the third time and she was awesome - as usual! Our home was left in perfect condition and our dog Lucky was very well taken care of. Karen keeps you informed of all the information you need to know to feel completely at ease. A great dog sitter in your own home!
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as always, so grateful to have met such a wonderful, caring, attentive and trustworthy caregiver to our furry family! I never worry about the dogs or home while Karen is in charge!
This is the first time we have left both dogs for an extended period (2 weeks). Since we were traveling out of the country and had only recently relocated to the area, coupled with the fact that our youngest was only 7 months old, we were a bit apprehensive about leaving them. Having Karen come to stay at our home provided a wonderful solution. Karen was responsive to our needs and answered all of our questions promptly. We received daily updates and were impressed at how intuitive Karen was; she really got to know "the boys" and seemed to enjoy their quirky personalities. She is detail oriented and we returned to relaxed and well-cared for pets. Not only did she provide exceptional care for the dogs, but our home was left in perfect condition. I highly recommend her services!
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There are a lot of sad faces at our house right now... the dogs are missing Karen and aren't afraid to show it! I am so very thankful that we found Karen to watch our furry family. We have a senior dog with mobility and incontinence issues and Karen was WONDERFUL with him! I was very concerned he would not get the love, attention and patience that he needs. Karen was extremely considerate of his needs and kept me posted on his progress. We also have another dog that is a bit of a challenge with feedings and walks... no problems there either! Karen was thorough, compassionate, detailed and organized. I had no issues trusting our home and our loved ones to her. She left our home a better place than when we left! We are extremely grateful to have met Karen and hope our "kids" weren't too much a trouble that she would be willing to sit again! Many thanks to her!
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Karen was a wonderful sitter. She came to meet Chloe before our trip so that we would all be comfortable. Everyday she sent us emails with great stories of how Chloe was and what they were doing.
Chloe has never been in a kennel and rarely home alone, so we did not know how to leave her for a week. We are new to the area and did not know anyone to leave her with. Having Karen come to our home was a great solution Chloe was able to stay where she was comfortable and we did not worry about how she was.
I would highly recommend Karen and will definitely use her to sit again. When we arrived home Chloe was very happy and healthy, and we had a wonderful time knowing we did not have to worry about her.
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We used Karen for the second time and again she was wonderful with our dog. She treats her with great affection and care and always keeps us posted on our pup's activity. She is the best dog sitter we have ever had!! Do not hesitate to book her!!
Karen was an amazing dog sitter! She came to our home and took as good care of our dog as we would have! She took her for long walks and gave her so much attention, I think Lucky was sad to see us come home! Karen is very friendly and kind but most of all she is extremely reliable and you will have a completely worry free vacation! We will certainly use her again in the future.
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