In-Home Veterinary Nursing Care

Certified Veterinary Technologist

Pet Sitter Across Central Florida

Decades of Love & Experience


who we are

Karen Finkenauer, CVT, founder of helping paws house calls, has a vision of what in-home pet care should be. House calls allow Nurse Karen to treat your pets in their safest and most familiar environment. Going out of town? Now devoted pet parents like you can fully enjoy their time away, knowing their fur babies are loving life and in the very best hands.

helping paws house calls is the result of decades of dedication to serving Central Florida animals and their families as a vet tech and pet-sitter. Nurse Karen is loved and trusted by the communities she serves, working full-time directly with animals for decades. She's here to help your family with pet sitting, basic care, and managing health concerns.

experienced veterinary tech

decades of full-time direct experience

medical management

for emergencies or chronic conditions

TLC for your pet

nail trims, ear cleaning, anal glands, and more

overnight nanny

options for extended stays in your pet's home

We understand how emotional it can be leaving your beloved pet behind when you are out of town. That's where Nurse Karen comes in! Download her free checklist for pet parents to help give you peace of mind that your pet is ready for a great vacation.


"Best thing ever"

"Nurse Karen's house calls are the best thing ever. She handles subcutaneous fluids, blood glucose monitoring, and insulin injections. And I know that we can count on her in any emergency."

Robert Lowell

"I don't trust anybody else"

"What it really boils down to is I don't trust anybody else like I do Karen. She is a genuinely caring person who also happens to be very responsible with tons of integrity. She is one in a million."

Brandon Kaiser

"Never been happier"

"Our dog and cat really look forward to their time with Karen when we are out of town. My pets have never been happier, which makes me happier than ever, too! Thanks, Karen! We all love you!"

Mary Cannon

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