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Kara M.

17 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 18 mins
  • 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
3 yr 2 mo old

About Kara

5 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello fellow pet owners! My name is Kara and I am an active and compassionate 25 year old graduate student living in the Schuylkill 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 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. I have had prior roommates with dogs and I helped their owners care for them and watch them whenever they needed me to. Because of my living situation (current roommate has a cat and is allergic), 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 half 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 8am-5pm, 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 cellphone and 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
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Leash Pulling

Kara M.

17 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 18 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated May 15, 2017

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Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$45 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Check-ins
$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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17 Reviews
Kara was great with Maggie!! She was able to take care of her on very short notice!! Cannot thank her enough!
Everything worked great with Kara. We'll definitely be asking her to walk Jenga again.
I think my dog is in love with Kara. He gets so excited when he hears she is coming to take care of him. She works with you and definitely exceeds your expectations!
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