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Kara M.

10 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Kara's Resident Pets

Maisie
Australian Cattle Dog
Female
2 yr 9 mo old

About Kara

4 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello fellow pet owners! My name is Kara and I am an active and compassionate 24 year old graduate student living in the Southwest Philly area. I have been quite obsessed with dogs ever since I learned what they were and am therefore an avid socializer of any dog I happen to run into. I have been pet sitting and dog walking since I was a young teen and just recently adopted my own pup! I have been to many professional training classes and have experience with a vast range of dog breeds, ages, sizes, and temperaments. I'm healthy and quite athletic so I will be able to provide your dog(s) with the appropriate level of exercise, play, and mental stimulation that they require. My roommates' dogs currently live with us and I help their owners care for them and watch them whenever they need me to. Because of my living situation, I would prefer to come to your residence to pet-sit and do whatever else you would like me to do for your pet(s)! Unfortunately, I had to leave my dog at home with my parents for the first year of my grad school career so I am really missing spending quality time with her, which is why I am so excited to be joining this community!

I have my internship and classes Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 7am-6pm, but am usually available any time in the evening. I really enjoy taking dogs on lengthy walks throughout the city and I LOVE going to parks (especially dog parks). If your dog likes swimming as much as mine does, I would be happy to take yours to a safe place for them to get in the water. I typically like to play with a variety of toys (squeakers, ropes, chew toys, balls, etc.) while mixing in some basic commands and/or training and mind-stimulating games.

I am not allergic to any animals or dander, and am able to give oral medications as needed. I have experience with bathing, brushing, socializing, and various types of leash-training. (My dog is quite crazy and pulls a lot still so I can handle stronger and more energetic dogs.) I am very reachable by cell-phone and also e-mail and am more than willing to meet with you beforehand if you prefer.

I truly love animals, but dogs have my heart. I know how anxiety-producing it can be to hand over your beloved pet to a stranger and expect them to provide the quality of care that you, yourself, provide. I am dedicated to giving your pet my full attention and care and I aim to give your dog(s) the best time they could possibly have when they are with me!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained

Kara M.

10 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016

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Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$40 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Dog Walking
$10 /half-hour
$20 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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10 Reviews
Excellent all around.
Kara did a great job with jenga and was very good to communicate with.
Kara did a great job with jenga and was very good to communicate with.
Kara does a great job with my little pup. Spending time to make sure she has all she needs plus fun and photos!
Kara was incredibly nice and our pup immediately took to her. They got along great. She sent tons of photos and that made the separation so much easier while away on business!
Kara is awesome! She's very accommodating and will communicates with me each time she finished walking my dog Nyla. She was also very kind to take in a package that had come for me. I love booking her to walk Nyla because she is kind, responsible and while I'm away at work I'm not concerned on whether or not has gotten the chance to go outside.
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She was great, our dogs were incredible well taken care of!
Kara was awesome! My dog Norman loved her, and he requires lots of petting :) She was knowledgeable, professional, and sent me lots of pictures so we knew he was doing just fine.
Once again Kara did a wonderful job. My dog can be a little "feisty" as she put it, but she understands how to handle him. I had zero concern while away that he would be taken care of. We'll be sure to use Kara again next time!
Kara was excellent! She was able to meet Rocky and I on short notice prior to watching him for several days. She kept me updated and always promptly responded before and during my vacation. Will continue to use Kara in the future.
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