Dog Walking and Animal Sitting

Paws on the Island provides an exemplary dog walking and animal sitting service for all types of dogs, cats and other animal friends. Whether you require regular walks and care, or occasional visits or overnight stays, we are here to look after your best friend in your stead.

Professional, compassionate, caring and fun, we pride ourselves on taking the time to ensure that our service is individually tailored to your animal’s needs. We treat all animals in our care as if they were our own, giving them all the love and attention they deserve. Our schedule is extremely flexible, providing service to residents and visitors from Jamestown, Newport, Saunderstown, North and South Kingstown, Middletown, Wakefield and Narragansett.


I am so glad I found Kari! She has been walking and boarding my dog Bea for over three years and she has continuously gone above and beyond for me. She is caring, attentive, reliable, and cares about my dog like she is her own. She is also very flexible and has helped me out last minute on many different occasions. Sometimes, if I am gone for a long time during the day, she will take Bea to her own home and let her stay there for the day so she doesn’t get lonely. When I leave town, I know she is in the best hands, and I never worry because she has a second home at Kari’s house. I really don’t know what I would do without her!

Hillary L.


Kari and her family are ideal dog sitters! Finding someone to watch your 8 month old puppy for your first week away can be trying, especially at the holidays, but Kari made leaving Marge (almost) painless. She was constantly sending us messages and videos of Marge enjoying herself – jumping in the shower, playing fetch, even riding a skateboard! Our only concern was that Marge might not want to leave when we returned. Thank you Kari!

Shannon B.