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Karen and Richard

Experienced pet carers with references and Po

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We love dogs - and they love us - really!

Orange, NSW

We've minded fur-kids for 25 years so can provide a service to suit your pet's needs which aligns with our personal commitment (to care for your pets like our own and ensure they feel well loved and exercised)  and our personal values (honesty, kindness, sincerity, integrity, respect). We know that our quality of service, experience, attention to detail and dedication to minding your pets will give you peace of mind. Satisfaction guaranteed
Additional pets $15-30
Home visits include dog-walking.


About This Listing


Pet Types

This listing offers services for the following pet types:


Preferences

Dog Hosting Preferences


Experience
Experience Looking After Pets
11 years
Specific Breeds
  • Australian Cattle
  • Australian Kelpie
  • Border Collie
  • Boston Terrier
  • Boxer
  • Dobermann Pinscher
  • English Springer Spaniel
  • German Shepherd
  • Golden Retriever
  • Labradoodle
  • Pointer
  • Rhodesian Ridgeback
  • Labrador
  • Staffy
  • Corgi
  • Jack Russell
Qualifications
Online Courses: * Dog Behaviour and Training * Dog Socialisation and Obedience Masterclass * Ultimate Guide to Dog Grooming
Special Skills
  • Epilepsy
  • Senior Dogs
  • Puppies
  • Senior Cats
  • Kittens
  • Medication
  • Injections
  • Special Needs
Other Skills
Karen studied Agricultural Science and has worked hands-on with cattle. She is fully aware that animals are unpredictable and therefore very conscious of animal behaviour. We also ran Murray Greys on our hobby farm. We had horses and gave injections of antibiotics when required. We are competent, capable and confident in administering medication to animals. Once we are shown what your pet requires we will be able to do the same in your abscence.


Listing Details
Accepts Last Minute Bookings
Yes
Access to Car in Emergency
Yes
Refund Policy
Moderate - a full refund will only be available if the Booking is cancelled before 12pm AEST, 7 days before the Pet Services are to be performed under the Booking.

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Services

House Sitting

$35

1 Home Visit Per Day

$45

2 Home Visits Per Day

$70

Dog Walking

$40

Extra Services

Daily Walking

$20

Washing & Brushing

$35

Sitter's Refund Policy
Moderate - a full refund will only be available if the Booking is cancelled before 12pm AEST, 7 days before the Pet Services are to be performed under the Booking.

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Reviews

PetCloud Pet Owner
Nicole
February 2019

We had the pleasure of Karen and Richard house sitting with our crazy 5 dogs. All our dogs loved them and were extremely well looked after while we were away. Karen and Richard went above and beyond for us and our fur babies. One of our fur babies has epilepsy and we had complete peace of mind knowing Karen and Richard were looking after her too. I highly recommend Karen and Richard as house and pet sitters plus they are absolutely lovely people as well.

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Casey
January 2019

Karen and Richard are experienced carers with a strong passion To provide the best level of care and attention when looking after your pets. I recently had a week away and was constantly informed and updated daily. My house was left extremely tidy on my return. I would recommend Karen and Richard to anyone needing a pet sitter.

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Tracey williams
July 2018
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Karen and Richard were outstanding house sitters. They are highly recommend and truly lovely people. They took great care of Archie walking him twice a day. They also took great care of our house. I would certainly have them back

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Gee Minty
July 2018
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Gee - Huon VIC SIT DATE: Feb 2018 Karen and Richard were excellent sitters. They did everything asked of them and more. Our dog did not miss us one bit. Excellent communication. Lovely couple. Highly recommended

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Janelle Sauer
July 2018
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TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN Richard and Karen Dibley looked after our house and pets over the Easter break 2016. This is the second time that they have done a house sit for us and my husband and I both highly recommend them. They do an extraordinary job of looking after our home and two dogs and I would welcome them back anytime. Our dogs are so spoilt when looked after by Karen and Richard with daily walks and lots of playtime, and we receive a quick email each morning with a short report of what they have been up to. Our house is always spotless when we return. On the last night of their stay this year the electric fence on our 5 acres malfunctioned and the dogs escaped. Karen and Richard went above and beyond to locate the dogs in the middle of the night and bring them home. We were so very grateful to them and the next day they stayed on past when they were due to depart to locate and fix the problem with the fence. We have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone as honest, reliable and capable housesitters and my husband and I feel very privileged that they enjoy staying at our home and looking after our animals. Janelle Sauer Kenthurst

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Libby
July 2018
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This was our first experience using Aussie Housesitters and Karen and Richard were absolutely amazing! I cannot recommend them highly enough. They looked after our 3 year old golden retriever Saffy and home for 2 1/2 weeks whilst we were overseas and things couldn't have gone better. As soon as we met Karen and Richard we felt very comfortable that we were leaving Saffy and our home in good hands. We received regular (daily!) reports which were most entertaining to read - hearing about Saffy's escapades and we looked forward to reading these and seeing photos. It was extremely hot whilst we were away and I have a big garden which required very vigilant watering - I was amazed how good it looked on our return. The house was also absolutely immaculate - I'm pretty fussy but it was just lovely very to walk in after a long flight and have everything looking as it did. Even things like the bbq which is on its last legs, Richard cleaned and it is now so much better! I can't recommend them highly enough.

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Ally Drinkwater
July 2018
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Karen and Richard looked after our dogs very well. At the time one of our dogs was a puppy and the other had a disability. Karen and Richard were wonderfully attentive to both dogs and looked after them very well. They were great communicators and sent photos and updates regularly. I would highly recommend them to anyone seeking dog/house sitters.

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Deirdre Gunning & Frank Blackley
July 2018
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Deirdre - Millthorpe NSW SIT DATE: Oct 2016 THEIR ENDORSEMENT OF YOU: Karen and Richard house sat for us for eight nights and took on the rather large task of looking after our cats, fish, horses, house and garden. They did a wonderful job with all of the animals happy and healthy on our return. It was a lovely surprise to find the horses paddock free of manure. Karen and Richard mulched our trees which was a job that we hadn't got around to. We came home to a lovely clean house and would love to have them house sit for us again. We greatly appreciate their efforts and kindness and highly recommend them as house sitters.

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Deirdre Gunning & Frank Blackley
July 2018
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Deirdre - Millthorpe NSW SIT DATE: Oct 2016 THEIR ENDORSEMENT OF YOU: Karen and Richard house sat for us for eight nights and took on the rather large task of looking after our cats, fish, horses, house and garden. They did a wonderful job with all of the animals happy and healthy on our return. It was a lovely surprise to find the horses paddock free of manure. Karen and Richard mulched our trees which was a job that we hadn't got around to. We came home to a lovely clean house and would love to have them house sit for us again. We greatly appreciate their efforts and kindness and highly recommend them as house sitters.

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Karlene Gordon
July 2018
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Richard and Karen house/dog sat for us for a week in May 2015. It was the first time we had used a sitter (apart from family/friends). From our first contact with Richard and Karen we felt at ease and we were extremely pleased with the outcome, We have an old kelpie (Ablett). Richard and Karen not only looked after Ablett, we could tell they actually cared about him. We received regular updates (including photos) of Ablett's activities and outings. They also texted if they had any queries. They were spotless with our house and left it EXTREMELY clean. We never felt uncomfortable or ill at ease and I would not hesitate to use Richard and Karen again or to recommend them to family and friends.

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Rhonda Jefferson
July 2018
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Karen and Richard genuinely love dogs and looked after my dog Monty really well.

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Fumie
July 2018
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Karen and Richard are experienced in dealing with animals large and small and will care for your fur family members with great love as if theirs. Our dogs are very happy every time they are with Karen and Richard. They are friendly as well as professional; you will be pleased with their high standard!

PetCloud Pet Owner
Lynette
July 2018
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I recommend Karen and Richard to anyone that is looking for pet sitting. They have provided dog sitting services for my dog Ollie on many occasions. Ollie is an energetic Labrador retriever who loves going for walks and playing games. Both Karen and Richard proved to be very capable and responsible, spending time with Ollie, and organising ‘play dates’ with their neighbour’s dog. They were exceptional communicators, keeping me informed of how Ollie was behaving; sending me photos of him throughout the time he was in their care, and providing a video so I could see him playing with his new friend. I felt confident that my dog was in the best hands. Both Ollie and I were completely satisfied.

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Craig and Sherri Jaques
July 2018
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Karen and Richard house and dog sat for us in April 2016. It was a pleasure to meet them, and we were very comforted by their friendly, approachable nature. We sincerely appreciated their very professional house sit and loved the regular email updates and photos. Tia and Taz (our Labradors) were cared for in a very professional manner, including some bonus disciplinary walking-on-the-lead training. Karen and Richard also kept an eye on our sheep which required additional feed during unusually dry conditions and kept the water up to some newly planted grass seed. The house was left in immaculate condition, and we would not hesitate to have Karen and Richard house sit for us in future, or to recommend them to family or friends.

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Caitlin Fulford
July 2018
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We had Karen and Richard mind our girl Abbie in May. They were honest and loyal people. They took care of both Abbie and our home in the best possible way. As our first time with house sitters their knowledge and easy nature put us at ease and we could enjoy our holiday without worry. Couldn't recommend them more. Many thanks Karen and Richard ????

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Agnes
August 2019
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Karena and Richard were the find of the century for us! After a very bad previous experience with other sitters (not from this site), we were a bit apprehensive. But Karen and Richard made us feel at ease from the first email and chat before we had even met. Our dogs can also be quite finicky and picky, but with Richard and Karen, it was like they were with family. Karen and Richard took exceptional care of our three dogs (ranging in age from 18 months to 12 years). They dealt with personality quirks, health issues and general behaviour so well we ended up calling them 'the dog whisperers'. Karen and Richard also took great care of our house that when we returned it was so nice to come home to a house that was immaculately clean. We were kept in touch every day with photos and emails and details of our dogs' antics, as well as updates with any house issues or requests. Having this reassurance was so welcome and it made for a relaxing and stress-free time away. We honestly cannot recommend Karen and Richard highly enough. They are wonderful, genuine, caring and knowledgeable people. We wish we had more time to spend with them and hope to do so again in the near future.

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