Drop-In Visits

30-minute check-ins
per visit

Dog Walking

30-minute walks
per walk
Response Rate
Response Time
Under an hour

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3 Reviews
Shannon F.
Shannon F.
Sep 26, 2017

Karissa has a kind gentle way with animals. We have a rescued German Shepherd who doesn't do well with folks he don't know. She earned his trust quickly and he adores her. She is good with all animals. Our home has cats, dogs, and parrots. She is trustworthy, hard working and in college. She has house sat for us and is a pleasure. I would recommend and trust my home and pets in her care ...

Karissa R.
Karissa R.
Caitlyn C.
Caitlyn C.
Sep 25, 2017

I have known Karissa for many years, she has owned and taken care of dogs all her life and wouldn't be able to live without them. She worked at a dog kennel for many years caring, washing, cleaning, running and feeding them for im pretty sure was at least 3 years. She is amazing with dogs, maybe a little bit more than people but that is not to say she isn't a brilliant, kind and ...

Karissa R.
Karissa R.
Braedon F.
Braedon F.
Sep 25, 2017

Karissa is a wonderfully nice girl. She has been my goto for years when it comes to pet sitting. She is reliable and goes above and beyond every time. She has definitely gained a client for life with me. Do yourself a favor and hire her, you won't be disappointed.

Karissa R.
Karissa R.

About Karissa

years of experience
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Avid walker with much love to give.

I will give all the love and attention in the world to your furry family. If they like walks, we'll go on plenty of walks! If they like playing, we'll play! I've had dogs and a few cats for my whole life. I had to take care of everyone since my parents worked so much when I was younger. I also worked at my step dad's groom and board kennel down in Bothell. I would ...

What Karissa would like to know about your dog

Please let me know whether or not you are comfortable with the dog being on or off leash on walks, whether or not they are friendly towards other dogs and people (PLEASE BE SPECIFIC! Some dogs may like girls and not boys, or they can get along with little dogs and not big dogs, or they are alright in the vicinity of other dogs but will turn hostile once another dog touches their toy, etc.), and let me know what kinds of games they most enjoy, how they eat their food and snacks, and when they should receive their food and snacks, whether or not there can be other animals present during feeding time, whether or not they are allowed on furniture, whether or not they are potty trained, would you like me to watch their poop for signs of anything weird, how do they react to loud noises and vehicles, and can they be transported in vehicles. If so, what is the most comfortable way, for you and the dog, to transport them.

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
Senior Dog Experience
Can provide daily exercise
Injected Medication Administration
Special Needs Dog Experience

I live in between Forest and Cedar Park and Western Washington University, which is home to Sehome Hill Arboretum. Depending on the dog, they will enjoy play time in the field of Forest and Cedar Park, walks and jogs through the trails of the Arboretum, and maybe even break time on a bench on Western's beautiful campus. We could also enjoy walks along the beach a few streets down, or on the boardwalk! Perhaps we could play fetch, tug-of-war, chases, and any other games they enjoy.

Karissa's Service Area

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