Team in 2017
Team in 2017

KSR Pet Care Office is open Monday- Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (Federal Holidays excluded); our office staff consists of:

  • General manager: Christy Kline
  • Office manager: Julie Lessner
  • Administrative Assistant: Luwam Fisseha
  • Owner/ Principal: Karen Rosenberg

Reach us in the office at 703 945 5045 or via email

Team in 2016

Team in 2014

Watch our video to get a good feeling of who we are:

KSR Pet Care consists of a team of mature employees and office staff who were all thoroughly screened before joining. The relationship with KSR's clients (humans and pets) is both caring and professional. We consider well-being, safety and security are top priority when it comes to your pets. Pet clients become part of the family and at the same time KSR Pet Care delivers highly and professionally by thinking outside the box and using experience and common sense in pet and house care. We strive for open and honest communication with our clients before, during and after service. All sitters are CPR & Pet First Certified and some are skilled in administering subcutaneous fluids. Our sitters send text updates and/or leave written notes per visit. We also have a GPS tracking program in place which records a time and location stamp of the sitter per visit. This system allows us to ensure professionalism and accountability but also security and safety for our sitters.

Our team consists of 25+ staff members who we carefully select: we love working with mature animal lovers of all life stages who are passionate about working with animals long-term. 45% of our staff members are dead-set on having a part-time or full-time career in pet care. To help them in their careers, KSR Pet Care offers decent wages as well as benefits: AFLAC, health care (medical, dental, vision) and retirement.



How it began

KSR Pet Care started on November 17, 2008. With passion for pets, organizational talent, a degree in communications and business administration and as a responsible care taker, Karen Rosenberg started her mission to provide Professional Dog walking and Pet Sitting in McLean and its immediate surrounding area. Her work as a foster mom and volunteer for Virginia German Shepherd Rescue 2007-2012 helped her a lot. Karen worked on her own in 2008-2009 doing all the field work: daily dog walking, pet sitting, occasional overnights and boarding. Soon after she found other sincere responsible and professional animal lovers who wnated to join her in her mission. Some of her employees have been with 6+ years. Today KSR Pet Care offers dog walking, puppy care, pet sitting, overnights, house and plant care in a larger area: McLean/ Tyson's Corner, Falls Church, Vienna, N-Arlington 22205 and 22207, Merrifield, Dunn Loring as well as occaisonally in Annandale and Fairfax.

Karen Rosenberg with lab Jiffie and Cody

 Meet The Owner

Karen Rosenberg lives with her husband in McLean, VA. She has five furry kids: four dogs and one cat. There is Lexie a sable German Shepherd, rescued from Virginia German Shepherd Rescue (VGSR), born in 2006. Handsome Harry the junior Korat mix cat, rescued from Last Chance Animal Rescue, born in 2006. In 2013 she adopted Jiffie a golden lab mix, rescued from Homeward Trails Animal Rescue, born in 2010. Cody was adopted early 2017 from Mutts Matter Rescue who looks like a puppy but was born in 2007. In January 2018 Karen brought Fiona home from North Carolina. Fiona is a sweet German Shepherd Dog with a loud bark. She was born August 2017.

Karen is originally from Belgium where she obtained a Master's degree in Germanic Languages (English and Dutch) at the Catholic University of Leuven as well as a post-graduate degree in business administration. Karen is pictured here with Cody and Jiffie. She still misses her pets who went over the Rainbow Bridge: Luka, her first dog and chowchow/keeshond mix, left this earth in Nov 2015 and little calico cat Sally died way too soon at age 8 in Jan 2014.

"One pet at a time, trying to make a difference"-- K. Rosenberg, McLean, VA