Karen

All-round animal LOVER offering to give love to any pet!

Amsterdam
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Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
12 EUR for each additional pet
20 EUR
/night
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About Karen

Hi there, I grew up on a farm. I've raised and cared for everything- from goldfish to baby birds, to goats. We always had cats AND dogs when I was growing up. In my professional life, I work as an executive assistant.

I had my own fluffy shadow - he's the cat you see in the pics. His name was Snoose Poose. Unfortunately, he died from a brain aneurism in his sleep suddenly on 2 January 2023. He was 14 years old. I miss him and having "animal energy" around the house terribly, but I'm not ready to have another pet just yet, so a friend suggested I become a part time pet sitter 🙂

🏡 I'd love to welcome your pet into my home. I have a small apartment, with a balcony. It's on the first floor and looks onto an interior courtyard area.

🐈‍⬛ For cats, I have a litter-box, beds and scratching posts and a couple of cupboards that I can leave open so they can hide if they like while adjusting to the new space. I'm happy to have a video call with you to show you my place before we agree on a booking

🐕 For dogs that need walkies, I live close to the Vondelpark. I usually have to work from the office a couple of days a week now, so your dog must be OK with being left alone for 5-6hrs at a time (without barking, or scratching at doors), I normally come home early afternoon on my 'office' days. I do not take dogs without a meet and greet first

🐍 I am also open to welcoming exotic pets too, I've had limited experience with these (corn snake only) so I would need some guidance but I adore reptiles of all kinds.

⛑️ I have not administered anything more than pill-based medication to dogs and cats, but if your animal has special needs, I would be more than happy to work with you and learn their needs to ensure they remain happy and healthy while they stay with me.

❎ I never take more than one household's animals at a time - so don't worry, your pet(s) will never feel like they're at a kennel/cattery when they're with me!

✉️ Feel free to drop me a message with any questions you may have. I look forward to chatting with you and meeting your pet-baby!

Karen's services

At the sitters's home

Dog Boarding
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
12 EUR for each additional pet
20 EUR
/night

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Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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Aoife, 2024-04-23

Karen took really good care of my cat Teddy, sending me regular updates and funny videos of his antics (climbing to every high place he could find...) - it was nice to see him settled and having fun at her place! Was also super easy to arrange drop off and pick up, and even the video intro was great. Thanks Karen 😊

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Jess, 2024-03-25

We are super grateful to Karen for taking such good care of our cat Winston. Normally we would have someone come to our place while we are away to care for our cat but this time had to relocate him. Karen was the perfect host, helping Winston settle in to her place. He can be a nervous cat so Karen’s extra TLC was well appreciated. We got regular updates and were so pleased to have found such a great sitter while we were away.

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About Karen's Home

Accepted pets

Dog sizes
0-20 kg
Dog ages
1-20 years
Cats
all kinds
Ferrets
all kinds
Small animals
rodents, rabbits, ...

Karen's home

An appartment
A small outdoor area
Has no kids

Walking areas

Nearby off-leash dog area
Urban & City park

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+20 years of experience
Along with having my own pets - ranging from goldfish to horses- I have also volunteered at wildlife charities that protect endangered birds and turtles.

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer

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Karen

Karen

All-round animal LOVER offering to give love to any pet!

Amsterdam
Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
12 EUR for each additional pet
20 EUR
/night
All services and rates
Contact Karen

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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