About Us

Hello and Welcome!

My name is Karen Batsford and I’m the owner and founder of Percy and Pals Pet Care Services, LLC. As far back as I can remember animals have always held a special place in my heart and I love spending time and taking care of them. I grew up with cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, and even a hermit crab but always wanted a dog. Finally, in 2005, I got my first dog, Percy and my life changed forever. Years later I decided to leave my corporate job and started walking dogs and later pet and house sitting. I came to realize I preferred the outdoors walking dogs to being stuck in a stuffy office. Since then I’ve continued my education to increase my knowledge of proper pet care, training, and behavior. I’m certified in Pet First Aid & CPR and a Fear Free Certified Pet Sitting Professional. I’m also a member of Pet Sitters International, the world’s largest educational association for professional pet sitters.

I’ve volunteered with various animal rescue organizations such as the Washington Humane Society and Poplar Springs Animal Sanctuary and currently volunteer as a dog foster for Lucky Dog Animal Rescue.

If you choose Percy and Pals to take care of your fur babies you can trust in knowing they will be taken care of as if they were my own. I understand pets are family so whether it’s walking your dog, feeding your cat, or taking care of your pet and home while you’re away, I always provide a safe and nurturing environment. I look forward to meeting you and your pet!