Archives for October 2015

What Is A Professional Pet Sitter?

photo-1415369629372-26f2fe60c467We love our job!  We get to play and care for animals all day long and it really doesn’t get any better than that. But some of you may wonder how are we different than the neighbor down the block?

Here are a few things that set us apart from the hobby pet sitters:

  • We are not going anywhere! We started this business five years ago and  we will be here for many years to come. This was a long time dream to provide this service and we can’t imagine doing anything else.
  • We are bonded and insured for your protection. Every pet sitter is fully background checked for your peace of mind.
  • This is our “real job”. Many people pet sit on the side, we do this full time so we are here and available when you need us.
  • We are a team. If one of us has a flat tire or gets sick, we have a back up sitter in place.
  • We know pets! Working with animals all day helps us to better understand them. We will cuddle with your dog when he is afraid of the thunderstorm and will lie on the floor and talk to your cat when he doesn’t feel like coming out from under the bed. We love what we do!
  • We care for special needs and senior pets. We understand the unique needs of these animals and work closely with you to create a plan that works best for your individual pet. This can mean giving meds, making more frequent visits or assisting dogs who need help going outside.

These are just a few things that set us apart from a hobbyist. It  may cost a little more, but you will have peace of mind knowing your pets are in the best hands!

Need a pet sitter? Give us a call at 267-981-4929

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Keeping Pets Safe On Halloween

pom halloweenHalloween is one of my favorite holidays and if you’re like me, you love giving out candy to all the children and seeing their Halloween costumes. But unfortunately, Halloween night can be stressful for our dogs and cats. I recently learned that Halloween is the second most common holiday to lose a pet, the first is the Fourth Of July.

We open and close our door many times and even if  there’s a storm door, children will often prop it open while we are handing out candy. Dogs like to greet people at the door and they can easily slip out in all the chaos. Kitties who like to dart outside can slip out without anyone noticing since they are so small.

Ideally, try to confine the pets to an area of the house where they don’t have access to the front door. Don’t leave them in the yard unattended during the time you are giving out candy. Make sure they are wearing collars with current ID tags.  If they do get out, someone will be able to contact you when they find them.

If your dogs are prone to anxiety, try a Thundershirt or putting them in a room with the TV or radio on. You can also talk to your vet about possible medications to give them for the evening.

And of course, remember to keep all the candy out of your pet’s reach!

Have a safe and happy Halloween!dog halloween