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Furry Tales Do Come True


Once upon a time there was a girl named Karen whose passion for animals began as a child; petitioning against trapping of animals for fur, taking home the science class gerbil, caring for the teachers' dogs, and having to speak with the dean when the rest of the class was dissecting frogs.

After working in the hospitality industry for 15 years, a change was due. Learning that pet sitting was actually a career was a fluke and one that her heart had to pursue. In 2001, Karen combined her passion for animals into a livelihood and established Furry Tales.

Karen adores and cherishes her own cats who all stumbled into her life. Karen rescued Picabo from a hotel pool grounds, one step from animal control. Hercules and Spanky are brothers, dumped with their siblings at the Humane Society at two weeks old, with no mother. Karen took the whole litter home, bottle fed them, gave them hours of love and found them good homes, Hercules and Spanky did not want to leave the best one.

Karen gives generously of her time to less fortunate animals, doing cat adoptions, organizing dog washes and starting a mobile adoption program. She is also active in doing trap-neuter-return and participates with a cat sanctuary.

Karen's past experience in the hotel industry is an asset to the petsitting profession. Having to service dignitaries, VIPs and celebrities in their suites gave her the sensitivity of being respectful and discrete in clients homes.

Every day a new tale truly unfolds. It is a pleasure getting to know all my clients, human and furry, and providing exceptional service.

Creating and operating Furry Tales is a dream come true