Karen J.

Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Under an hour


House Sitting

in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

30-minute check-ins
per visit

Dog Walking

30-minute walks
per walk
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

Traveling Preferences



  • Available
  • Unavailable
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7 Reviews
Linda M.
Linda M.
Mar 7, 2018

My dogs absolutely love Karen. She has taken care of them several times for vacations or days away. I am confident that they will be well fed, played with & given plenty of “skritches” during her visits. Plus I love that she sends a daily email & sometimes photos of my pups from her visits. I know they are in good hands. Thanks Karen!

Karen J.
Karen J.
Bree P.
Bree P.
Mar 5, 2018

I have been a customer since December 2016.
Karen J. is professional, friendly, follows instruction to a 'T' in regards to medical and feeding care.
She is very good with my Fur and Feather family members. They are always happy to see her. Which in turns makes me happy.
Plus She has this App pertaining to her business. I look forward to getting the status and pictures of my Furs and Feathers.
She has high ...

Karen J.
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Sue W.
Sue W.
Mar 4, 2018

Karen is very helpful. She has been helping me with my kitties and dog for about a year now. I met her when I needed help giving one of my kitties subcutaneous fluids do to having kidney failure. She is really good with my fur babies and they all love her! I highly recommend her for your pets needs!

Karen J.
Karen J.

About Karen

years of experience
  • First Aid & CPR
  • APSE Member
  • Sit-a-Dog, Save-a-Life General Fund Donor
  • Verified Enhanced Background Check

Your Fur-Babies Are My Fur-Babies!

"You get along with animals better than you do people!" I have heard this all my life! I worked at the Oakland Zoo feeding, cleaning and generally caring for elephants, flamingos, and chimpanzees. I am very familiar with a large variety of pets! Caring for other people's pets can sometimes be difficult. That is why you need someone there who is dedicated to the well-being of your pet when you are away!
I have ...

What Karen would like to know about your dog

Does your dog have a history of aggression? Fears? What makes your dog happy? How does your dog get along with other animals? People? How does your dog walk on a leash? Any health problems that I need to be aware of; arthritis, hip dysplasia, sight or hearing loss, allergies, bladder control issues? Does your pet have food aggression? (Please do not leave out the tiniest of concerns, otherwise I cannot be held responsible for any issues). I do not have a specific breed preference; I have had pit bull clients for years (in case you were wondering). I do not limit myself to just cats and dogs. My Care also extends to birds (big or small), reptiles, caged pets, horses, goats, sheep, pigs and chickens!

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
First Aid/CPR
Special Needs Dog Experience
Injected Medication Administration
Senior Dog Experience
Can provide daily exercise

When Karen watches your pet

I have been pet sitting in Stanislaus County (and parts of Merced County) since 2013. When with your pet, I have numerous safeguards in place to ensure their safety and well being.

I will come to your house to care for your pets, minimizing stress to your dogs. (If your dogs are over-protective of their home, staying at a kennel may be a better choice). Additionally, cats don't travel well, and having someone in their home is far less stressful than having to go somewhere in a car.

I like to walk dogs places where the likely hood of coming into contact with another animal is extremely limited. Your dog may like other animals, but there is no way to know if the other dog is friendly.
I do take dogs to the dog parks, but only if there are no other dogs there. This way, your pup gets to smell lots of other dogs, and safely advertise that they have been there too!

At home, especially during the summer months, it may be too hot to walk. If it is over 90°, I will take your pooch for a short walk, then play with him/her indoors; or maybe your pup likes to play in the kiddie pool? Does your pup just like to cuddle? I do that too! I am there for whatever makes your Fur-Babies happy!

Karen's Service Area

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