Megan C.

Resident pets.

I currently don’t have any, though I look forward to getting a cat in the future. I did leave two cats with my parents: Misty and Smut. Misty is the oldest one; she’s timid and soft-hearted, preferring to stay out of trouble. She’ll often enter a room slowly and cautiously and tends to jump at the littlest noises. I’ve had her for her whole life, so I know this is just a nervous trait rather than anything traumatic happening. Smut’s definitely a leader, very much in charge and letting everyone, both Misty and her humans, know it. She hogs the food, so even though I’ve given my parents advice on how to fix it, she’s still become very fat and is quite happy with this. Misty was adopted from a factory cat who had kittens, while Smut was rescued from the side of a country road.

What can we learn from our animal friends?

Compassion, empathy, patience, how to take care of a life that isn’t our own.

What is the best part about being a pet sitter?

Getting to know the people who have these pets as their friends, and the animals as well! Plus, I love to take care of animals.

What is your ultimate goal in life?

To travel to at least one place outside of the USA.

Terra

Resident Pets

Delta is a chocolate lab who had a rough start in life. We rescued her and she has been the sweetest dog ever since. She loves to play fetch, play in the water, and run her back in the grass, and give kisses. Lobo is a yellow lab who is also a rescue dog and he and Delta love each other and play and play together. Lobo is such a sweet boy who enjoys running, playing in the water and laying in the sun. Finley is a black cat who showed up on our doorstep one evening and we fed her. Needless to say, she has been a part of our family since that day. Tiger is a calico colored cat and loves our son.

What can we learn from our animal friends?

Patience, friendship, love, loyalty, humbleness, caring for someone else.

What is the best part about being a pet sitter?

Interacting with the animals and making sure they are all okay, fed, and given water and plenty of attention.

What is your ultimate goal in life?

To live a life where I truly love and live to the fullest. That means all of life’s ups and downs. That means serving others, giving to others, loving others. Traveling. Living simply yet fully. Traveling with my family. Always learning and growing. Ever evolving.

VIP Pet Sitter Karen with brown chihuahua and black and white pit mix

Karen C

Resident Pets

We have two awesome dogs: Arthur is our sweet, snuggly, dignified chihuahua, and Petey is our sweet, snuggly, goofy, playful pit bull. We also have four wonderful cats: Maggie, who lives for my son; Oliver, who may have the softest kitty belly in the world, and Gus and Max, the foster failures.

What I Enjoy Most About My Job

I love spending time with my animal friends and taking care of them! I get to build relationships with so many wonderful pets. I really think it’s a special kind of honor to be entrusted with their care… but it’s also a treat!

Funniest Pet Experience

I couldn’t narrow it down to one! Animals are inherently funny and fun creatures and they make me laugh every day. I especially love watching Petey toss his toys around for himself. He gets the most ridiculously silly looks on his face!

What Our Pet Friends Teach Us

To not let hardships from the past define us negatively, but to move forward with love and an open heart.

A Message From Karen’s Clients…

“I’m calling to thank Karen Clark. Karen did great. Everything is just as we left it if not better. Thank you for taking care of the pets and for keeping everything clean, picked up, bringing in all the mail, putting away the food that came in the mail and also the flowers, putting them in a safe spot. I just really appreciate your intelligence and care.”

Janet in Austin

“I could not be more satisfied with the service. I trust that our cat is being well-cared for in our absence and never worry about what is happening. You are always very responsive and I appreciate the notes.”

Carolyn in Austin

“Bucket is always so happy when I arrive home. I can tell she has been loved and cared for very well.”

Kendella in Pflugerville

“Karen has cared for our cats for years and she does a great job every time. We often go on long trips (3-4 weeks) and she has taken care of the house and yard wonderfully while we are gone. There are litterboxes to clean, plants to water, bird feeders and birdbaths to fill, and often other specific ‘chores’ that need to be done. All have been handled perfectly every time. Karen always leaves daily notes about how the cats are doing. If requested, she sends emails on progress or with questions. We even discussed the snake and his shedding one time.
I have complete confidence in Karen to take care of everything while we are gone.
Thanks a million for such a wonderful, long-term care-taker.”

Sue in Austin

“I always know my doggies are in good hands when they’re in yours. Thank you!”

Kathy in Round Rock

VIP Pet Sitter Tamatha with 2 Dogs

Tamatha

Resident Pets

I have a sweet rescue dog named Alex who is 13. He comes with me everywhere he is allowed. Then we have 4 cats. Chito is an adorable white and orange kitty who walks with Alex and me. If we get too far ahead he “yells” at us to slow down. I had a stray who had kittens under my rose bush. Then mama kitty moved them and the kittens became feral. But now, three of those little kitties are my cats. They love me and play and come when I call them but are still timid around other people. Little Louise can catch a bird in mid flight. Jackie-o is very sweet and silky with a quiet meow. Oliver is a big orange lover kitty. He is friendly to every one like most orange kitties.

What I Enjoy Most About My Job

Playing and cuddling with pets!

Funniest Pet Experience

Chito “yelling” at Alex and me when we walk too far ahead. It’s funny and my neighbors love it.

What Our Pet Friends Teach Us

Patience (except when it comes to feeding time) and unconditional love.