After losing our own dog, Becky, we missed the company and routine, so a friend suggested becoming a Carer. Karen organises everything, so you can just concentrate on looking after the dog. I enjoy the home visits as it gives you a chance to meet and learn about each dog's habits and routines. The extra money is handy too and lets me take my family on treats. Karen is great to chat to and is always at the end of the phone.
It's lovely to get to know all the different dogs, and especially nice when they come back for return visits. It's the best of both worlds; I love my time with the dogs but I'm not tied down to one full-time. It also keeps me fit as I take them on long walks to the local parks and woods. You get to meet and chat with other dog owners, so it's very sociable. Plus Karen always matches me with a dog that's the best fit, and is always there for advice.
My darling little dog, Figo, passed away in 2016 but Karen has got me through the tough times as I’ve still been able to have dogs in my life. I’ve welcomed some wonderful dogs into my home, who have been a pleasure and delight. I'm vigilant in their care and am happy to give updates by text while their owners are enjoying their holidays to put their mind at ease. I’m so happy to have gained the experience of being a member of Karen’s team.