I’m Karen Koomen, a pet sitter in Raleigh and Cary, North Carolina. I have two cats at home, Almond and Lucky, and I love getting to know new pets.
I have quite a few years of experience pet sitting. Because my parents, Neil and Liza Koomen of Piper’s Pets, are professional pet sitters, I’ve actually been doing this since I was a teenager! I graduated from UNC Asheville. I have been through pet first aid training twice. I’ve taken care of puppies and kittens as well as cats in their twenties.
Let your cats, dogs, and small pets feel comfortable in your home while you're out of town.
I love getting to know animals, playing with them, or just relaxing on a couch with a kitty purring on my lap. I make sure to give them the care and attention they need while you are away.
While many households need one visit per day, others might need two or three. Please use the contact form at the bottom of the page to talk about what your pets need.
Does your pet need medication?
I'm comfortable giving pets medicine like pills or insulin injections. If your pets need anything else or you have any questions, just ask!
Each visit costs $20. You won't be charged more if you have more pets, or if your pets need medication or extra attention.
Quick note about outdoor pets! I don't let cats outdoors. I'll let dogs into fenced-in yards while I'm there to watch, but I won't leave them out alone. This is to make sure your pets are safe while I'm looking out for them.