House Sitter   Karen Borger

House Sitter Karen Borger

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Location:   Port Macquarie, Australia

Experience:   5 yr 6 mo

Rank:   star star star rate this sitter

About Karen Borger:


I'm a film industry professional (previously with Walt Disney Company in LA) and write screenplays under contract, thus, my career puts me in the perfect position to travel to your home to care for it, and your beloved pets with ease. 
My house sitting and pet minding experience is extensive, with references from Sydney, Australia, Los Angeles, CA, Sandia Mountains, NM, Kalispell, MT and St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. 
Apart from being a disciplined, trustworthy, responsible and neat individual, I am also a certified volunteer firefighter & qualified first aider. 
I look forward to hearing from you in the near future about your assignment.

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References 6

Gautama Katzman

Homeowner in Sandia Mountains, New Mexico

Most recent assignment:

House sat and minded one dog, two cats and a coop of chickens.
All went well, and I'm just awaiting Gautama's reference to be uploaded

In the interim should you require a verbal reference please contact:

Gautama Katzman
Sandia Park, NM 87047
505-250-1600 cell

Date of Service Jan 17, 2016

Kelli Fisher

Homeowner in Venice Beach, California

Kelli Sherine Fisher

1674 Electric Ave

Venice, CA. 90291


To whom it may concern:

Recommendation for Karen Borger

Position: House sitter

You lucky person,

You have found Ms. Karen.

She is a gem. A treasure.

I have had her stay at my home numerous times while I traveled abroad. She is a

completely trustworthy and very capable. Just having her in my home allowed me to feel

secure in my cat's well being and my possessions security.

I knew without a doubt that anything that happened in my home or with the upkeep

would be handled timely and with discretion. She has owned homes herself and treats

mine with that same conscious awareness. She can handle anything. She observes

everything and is capable in her abilities to make reasonable decisions in relation to any

I highly recommend her and am available at the above number if you need a further

Know your home will be well cared for and all handled in your absence.

All the best,

Kelli Fisher

Date of Service Jan 5, 2016

Kym Wilson

Homeowner in Tarzana, California

To whom it may concern,

My husband and I live and work in Los Angeles, California as film industry professionals.

Between August and December 2015 we required a house sitter and pet minder while vacationing on three separate occasions, the first for 2 weeks, and the second for 3 days, and again for another 2 weeks.

We originally met Karen Borger in 2009 through the Australian film industry network, and selected Karen as the preferred house-sitter as we knew she had previously cared for a colleague's home and pet, and we are very happy we did. She was a loving caregiver for our three pets and a respectful house sitter.

Karen was also considerate of our beautiful home and entrusted with managing the house and delivering payments for our gardeners and pool cleaner.

She readily addressed, with due diligence the care of our one cat, and two dogs who requires twice daily medication, specific treatments, regular walks, routines maintained, pats and play, and individual feeding menus. While out of the country, Karen also kindly chose to send us photos of the pets to ease our minds while away from our 'kids'.

Karen\'s genuine concern, love and attention for our beloved pets along with her considerate and quiet residence in our home provide two very good reasons for us to highly recommend her as a wonderful candidate for any house-sitting assignment. Karen is dependable, ethical, orderly, mature, capable and thoughtful.

And most importantly, our furry kids love her!

Please don't hesitate to contact us for verification of any details in this reference.


Kym Wilson and Sean O'Byrne
Tarzana, 91356

Date of Service Dec 16, 2015

Dara Etzel

Homeowner in Los Angeles, California

Dear Sir/Madam,

I first became acquainted with Karen Borger in 2008 through the Los Angeles professional film industry networks. Since that time Karen has on a number of occasions house sat and minded my two much-loved cats for me since that time, whenever I need to go out of town for a shoot, or on vacation, most recently in over Thanksgiving, 2015 for a week.

Apart from trusting Karen with my home and treasured belongings I think it pertinent to mention my cats now adore her.

Karen previously worked for the Walt Disney Company for a number of years since she moved to the States from Australia, but recently she's found contracts screenwriting feature scripts. This type of work, of course gives her flexibility of where she's based and allows her to pursue house-sitting opportunities.

It's worth mention also that while at Disney Karen was a member of the Crisis Management team and undertook various training courses to qualify her as the Emergency Team leader in her sector at DIMG (Disney Interactive Media Group).

Essentially Karen's gentle and loving care for my cats (including administering medication when one was ill) and her completely respectful treatment of my home and treasured belongings are why I happily recommend her for any house sitting assignment. I fully support Karen in this venture and know that should you select her to mind your home you will not be disappointed.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you wish to chat about my reference at all.


Dara Etzel
Cell +1(503)544.4255
464 North Hobart Blvd Apt 6 90004

Date of Service Nov 25, 2015

Samantha Rebillet

Homeowner in Valley Glen, California


My husband and I are both in the entertainment industry, and reside in Valley Glen, California with our son, and beloved family pet, Moet.

During December2014-January 2015 we were all out of town and required someone to look after Moet. We've both known Karen Borger for over 15 years now and we were so delighted that she was available to be a live-in carer for Moet.

Karen took such wonderful care of our pooch, taking her on her regular walks, adventures to the beach, hikes and for lots of play. Moet is a long-haired dog, and Karen even took her to have a bath and trim when she needed it. Karen sent lots of pictures while we were away and Moet really had a lovely time with her.

Karen was also very respectful of our home and our car she even had this washed as well! We are so very happy, without reserve to recommend her for any house sitting and pet sitting ventures.

Please email or call us should you wish to verify our recommendation.


Samantha Rebillet & Ilan Kidron


c. 818 270 5970

Date of Service Dec 24, 2014

Adam Quandt

Homeowner in Frenchman's Bay, US Virgin Islands


I live and work in the US Virgin Islands as Dean of Student Studies at the Antilies school on St Thomas island.

During December/January 2011 I required a house sitter and pet minder while I took my son to the continent for our extended family Christmas.

I had originally met Karen Borger in 2009 while she was running a performance workshop for at-risk teens in the Flathead Valley of Northwest Montana through her wonderful non-profit organization The Share Your Voice Foundation. I was vacationing there at the time with my young son and initially enjoyed her company during a whitewater rafting trip we both took.

I selected Karen as the preferred house-sitter as she seemed very dependable. She has indeed proven to be a the perfect caretaker.

She has been very respectful of my property and proved herself in addressing a need for urgent care for one of my elderly dogs who required urgent attention over the holidays. She promptly took him to the vet and has been ensuring he takes the required medication to resolve the malady whilst also looking after a daily treatment routine.

Karen's genuine concern and treatment of my dogs along with her quiet respectful residence in my home (the neighbours have absolutely no complaints at all) provide two very good reasons for me to provide a reference for Karen as a house sitter and pet minder.

You will not be at all disappointed if you select Karen as the candidate for a house-sitting assignment. She is trustworthy, responsible, neat, honest, competent and caring - qualities which make her perfect in such a position.

Please feel free to contact me as you require if have any questions.


Adam Quandt
Frenchman's Bay 16-1,
St Thomas 00802
Cell: (340)998.1937

Date of Service Dec 15, 2011