Katharine M.

Astoria-Long Island City, Astoria, NY
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Under half an hour

Services

House Sitting

$40
in your home
per night
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

Traveling Preferences

0-15
lbs
16-40
lbs
41-100
lbs
101+
lbs

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
House Sitting Cancellation Policy:

Reviews

3 Reviews
Ken M.
Ken M.
Mar 27, 2017

We have always had pets (cats and a dog) and Keelin has been very involved with their care ever since she was little. She has helped tame feral cats (which became our pets) and has assisted with giving medications and fluids to our pets as they aged. She thoroughly enjoys interacting with every cat and dog, and understands the importance of adhering to feeding and medication schedules and giving every pet regular love and attention ...

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Deirdre O.
Deirdre O.
Mar 26, 2017

I’ve known Keelin for eight months, since she started renting from me, and it is clear how passionate she is about animals and how great she is with them. I have a cat and two dogs (a Shih-Tzu and a pit bull) that Keelin will sometimes look after in the mornings or evenings. They all love Keelin; my Shih-Tzu routinely sneaks into her room to see her, and even the indifferent cat will cuddle ...

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Allie G.
Allie G.
Mar 26, 2017

I have known Katherine since elementary school and have witnessed her interactions with pets on multiple occasions with my pets and her own. She is excellent with dogs of all breeds, sizes and ages, is an extremely loyal and dependable person and always has an optimistic attitude. She is one of the only people I would trust with the care of my own dogs and will be excellent with your furry friends!

Katharine M.
Katharine M.

About Katharine

26
years of experience
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Fun, Loving, Experienced Dog Owner

I adore dogs for their pure joy and love for everything. Unfailingly, they make me laugh and give me a new perspective on the most mundane moments. Not to mention the endless supply of kisses and cuddles...and of course, no matter their size, every dog seems to believe they can fit in my lap!

Growing up with both dogs and cats initiated my love for animals, and I’ve been involved with animal rescue ...

What Katharine would like to know about your dog

At our meet-and-greet, we can go over all the basics of dietary restrictions, emergency numbers, commands your dog knows, and so on. In addition, it’s important to me to have a clear understanding of a dog’s temperament, especially getting to know any potential fears or triggers. For example, my rescue dog is afraid of men, and I’ve looked after incredibly sweet dogs who are afraid of small children. I want to ensure the best experience for your dog and everyone involved. I’ll take your dog on an initial walk so that they can get comfortable with me and recognize that you trust me, too. I've found that is one of the quickest ways to win a dog's heart! I have no preferences when it comes to breed or size, and I am especially comfortable working with large dogs that love to bark or knock you over with kisses.

I also just want to mention that I am currently working on getting my certification for pet first aid/CPR. I do have experience with administering oral medication and subcutaneous (IV) fluids.

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

When Katharine watches your pet

If your dog is young and healthy, we’ll spend a lot of time walking and playing outside. I try to find good parks or running paths nearby to give them a safe and scenic place to sniff, chase squirrels, and generally tire themselves out. I’ll happily bring a dog along on a run of whatever length they can handle. Dogs with less mobility will get extra playtime at home and shorter walks. Regardless, they’ll get all the affection I can muster (spoiler alert: a lot), and I’ll care for their daily needs thoroughly and promptly. Plus, I make a great dog pillow and ear-scratcher!

Katharine's Service Area

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