Pet & Home Sitting

Tel: 07498 739 420

Tails & Whiskers Pet Sitting

House/Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Services Isle of Wight

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24hr Emergency Pet and House Sitting Service IOW


My name is Karen and I live on the beautiful Isle of Wight. I have been so blessed to have always had wonderful animals in my life and since the passing of Gracie, my little border terrier it is the first time in so long that I have been without a furry friend. woman holding a small dogThis led me to the realisation that I wanted to include in my working life animals, so what a great way to do this by offering a service to take care of pets in their own home.

My experience through the years has been with all types of dogs, cats, gerbils, pygmy hedgehog, chickens, ducks, Ferrets and even a Harris Hawk called Myo. I have over 30 yrs of my own experiences with pets and a lot of my friends animals, as well as taking care of their homes at the same time. I have never had to board my pets I was always fortunate to have friends pet sit or I paid for a pet sitter so my dogs could stay in their own environment and keep to their routine.

I am well travelled and have lived and worked in South Africa, which meant I was able to experience the wonderful wildlife and culture of a different country with my 3 amigo’s in tow Ross, Harley and Gracie the most adorable border terriers. My dogs lived to great ages and I dealt with the issues of older dogs as they occurred. Plus with my years of being a Registered General Nurse (majored in medical, paediatrics and cardiology) with this experience and my own dogs’ ailments I gained confidence with all types of medication and treatments for my pets. I have dealt with injuries, the sudden loss of a pet and have a huge understanding of what it is like to deal with these situations. I have an interest in natural and holistic remedies as I am a qualified massage and aromatherapist and often treated my little Gracie with remedies to ease her aches and pains.

I am constantly researching, keeping up to date with animal care and I volunteer for a wonderful National Charity called Cinnamon Trust. The charity welcome anyone who would be interested in volunteering in their area. They help clients who are elderly and terminally ill that are unable to walk their pet by offering a volunteer to come to their home and take the dog for a walk.


Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the questions that I am frequently asked.

What Areas of the Isle of Wight do you cover?

I cover the whole of the Isle of Wight for pet sitting service and for dog walking and cat feeding a 10 mile radius of East Cowes.

What hours are you available?

I am available on a 24 hour basis subject to avalability.

Are you able to administer medications to my pet?

I am happy to assist with all forms of medicines.

What sort of services do you provide?

I provide home sitting with or without pets, dog walking, cat feeding and I maybe able to assist with other small animals. More information on my services page.

Will my pet be left alone at any time?

During a home sitting we can discuss what will be beneficial to your pet, however I will take no more than 4 hours break during a 24 hour period.

Will you meet my pet before the beginning of any service?

Absolutely yes. I will do a free home visit to assess and write down any requirements you might have.
Please see my booking terms and conditions.

If you cannot find an answer to the question that you are looking for then please do not hesitate to contact me. Karen.

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