What areas do you
serve: East Hartford, Glastonbury, Hebron,
Bolton, Manchester, Rocky Hill, and Wethersfield
Are you insured
I am fully
insured through Pet Sitters Associates, LLC. You
may view the coverage details at
Are you a
full-time pet sitter or will you have limited
availability due to another job or school?
I am a full-time
pet sitter that operates 7 days a week – 365
days a year.
What types of pets
do you care for?
My specialty is
Canines but I also care for cats and small cage
animals such as rabbits and hamsters. I also
have experience with fish, iguanas and small
Do you care for
pets in your own home?
No, I do not take
pets into my own home because I own 3 of my own
dogs. I care for all pets in my charge in the
comfort and safety of their own homes. This
provides a secure, familiar environment to pets,
thus helping ease the stress of your absence.
Will you come to
my home more than three times a day if needed?
Yes, for pet
sitting a normal day would be three visits of a
minimum of 45 minutes, a fourth visit can be
arranged for a nominal fee. Dog walking services
are charged by the visit
Can I schedule the
times you come to my home and visit my pets?
For pet sitting
assignments it is the goal of Karen’s Canine
Care to keep to your pet’s normal routine so I
will come to your home at the times you
requested. For dog walking assignments the times
are between 10 am – 4pm we can work out a window
of time for your pets visit.
What if there is
an emergency with my pet?
You will be
contacted immediately. You will be required to
complete a veterinary release form during the
initial consultation. In the event of an
emergency and you can’t be reached, I will not
hesitate to take your pet to the veterinarian
What does my pet
need, as far as shots, leashes, etc…?
Pets must have
the following: Rabies vaccine, ID tags, leash,
properly fitting collar, readily available
food/water bowls and food.
brought my pets to a kennel when I’ve gone on
vacation. What are the advantages of using a
professional pet sitter?
I charge by the
visit, not the number of pets. If you have
multiple pets, using a pet sitter can save you a
considerable amount of money. More importantly,
animals like their normal routine. Familiar
sights, sounds and toys are very comforting to
animals when their humans are not around. My job
is to be there for your pets when you can’t be –
keeping to their normal routine of exercise,
play and diet. I make sure there is little (if
any) disruption to their routine. And of course
your pets are lavished with lots of love and
attention. Also using a professional pet sitter
gives you peace of mind that your pet is being
cared for and given one on one attention. There
are no cages to stay in, no extra charges for
exercise or diet, and most importantly no risk
of illness from other pets.
How do I make
You can call me at 860-819-0654 or contact me
via the contact page on my website. We will then
set up the initial “Meet and Greet”.
How far in advance
do I need to make reservations for pet sitting?
should be made as far in advance as possible to
insure availability, but a minimum of 48 hours
is required. Should you have a shorter time
frame please call and see if there is any
availability – we will have had to already met
and done all the paperwork though.
Will you provide
references upon request?
will be given on the initial “Meet and Greet”
What kind of pet
education and or certification do you have?
I have over 25
years experience owning and working with dogs. I
volunteer for the Sadie Mae Rescue organization
and the National Great Pyrenees rescue. I am a
member of ASPCA. In addition, I am certified in
pet first aid and also an accredited pet sitter
through Pet Sitters International. I continually
educate myself through professional books,
magazines and videos on animal (canine) behavior
and training. I am a member of two trade
organizations: Pet Sitters International and
Professional United Pet Sitters.
What forms of
payments do you take?
I currently take
cash and checks. I will be taking credit cards
and paypal in the future. Payment is due at time