Hello and Welcome!
My name is Karen Batsford. I’m the owner of Percy and Pals Pet Care Services, LLC.
Animals have always held a special place in my heart. Growing up, we had cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, and even a hermit crab, but I always wanted a dog. In 2005, I got my first dog, Percy, and my life changed forever. Soon after, Winston, Bentley, and Sweetpea joined the pack, hence the name Percy and Pals. A few years later, I left my corporate job and started walking dogs and later pet and house sitting. I preferred the outdoors, walking dogs, and caring for clients’ pets to the daily office grind.
Percy and his pals Winston, Bentley, and Sweetpea have since crossed the rainbow bridge, but they are always with me and are a source of inspiration in my starting this business. 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 volunteered with various animal rescue organizations, such as the Washington Humane Society and Poplar Springs Animal Sanctuary, and currently volunteering as a dog foster for Lucky Dog Animal Rescue.
If you choose Percy and Pals to care for your fur babies, you can trust knowing they will be cared for as if they were mine. I understand pets are family, and whether it’s walking your dog, feeding your cat, or caring for 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!