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The 4th of July And Your Pets!

4th of July and your pets

I love celebrating the 4th of July!  We love meeting up with friends at various different shows in the area and spending time celebrating the holiday.  I look forward to it every year!  In my city shows start four days before the 4th, so that means lots of time celebrating! read more

Nationwide Recall Of Pet Food For Dogs and Cats May 14, 2014

 Bravo recalls dog and cat pet food

Bravo Recall

Nationwide Pet Food Recall

There is a chance that select pet food may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.  This voluntary recall has been issued by the FDA because  an independent lab detected the bacteria in a sample. The company has received a limited number of reports of dogs experiencing nausea and diarrhea that may be associated with these specific products. The company has received no reports of human illness as a result of these products.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and people with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals

What Happens At A Pet Visit? Plano,TX Pet Sitting

Pet Sitting Plano, TXWhat Happens At A Pet Visit In Plano,Tx?

This is one of the first questions we are asked.  Of course, it depends on what type of pet visit  being performed, but most clients are surprised to know that they choose what happens, NOT us.  We will follow your instructions during our visits to the T. It is your pet sitters job to care for your pet (s) the way that you would if you were home! read more

Pets Equal Pocket Money?

 

If you are used to using a professional pet sitting service, then I am sure you don’t like the sound of that title! PETS EQUAL POCKET MONEY!?

pets = equal pocket money?How could anyone?  But, what am I talking about?   I’ll tell you, and please remember that this is just my opinion, and the opinion of many other pet sitting business owners in the country.

I’m talking about dogvacay and rover.com where pets equal pocket money

When looking on their sites which are wonderful I might add, it seems that they are full of caring loving pet sitters.  Of this I’m not so sure, but I understand why these sites exist.  They exist to find ANYONE to signup with their service and offer pet sitting, dog walking, or boarding.

 Of course, these workers do work hard and Give some of their income to the company they work for.  All for the privilege of finding them people that want to pay less for pet sitting or dog walking.   So, they find the people that need the service, and send info to workers signed up with them.  Doesn’t sound bad, right!?  Wrong.   Until you start to realize that many of the people working for these type of sites are not trained in handling pets, or know Pet First Aid, or CPR, & get their liability insurance (which is limited) through the site they work for.

Now, let’s talk about bonding.   Bonding someone is not as easy as you may think, and  some of these people are not bonded.  The background checks these sites do is minuscule and hardly constitutes a background check at all.  If you give someone $9.00 – $25.00 to perform a background check you’d think that something is being checked!   Actually, who is to tell….. when the check comes back with, or without information, because don’t you wonder JUST WHO IS

Does Your Cat Drink From The Faucet?

If you’re like most pet parents, you keep  water bowls and food bowls clean.  Why do you do this?  Well, to say the least, I know that we are concerned with what our pets eat, or at the very least we make sure the bowls are spiffy clean. Does Your Cat Drink From The Faucet?

Have you wondered why your cat drinks from the faucet…  maybe in the bathroom, or the kitchen?  Or, have you noticed that your cat likes to play in the water…..least we say in the toilet bowl?! read more

What Is Your Pet Sitters Emergency Plan When There Is Ice On The Street?- Richardson, TX

Pet Sitting Richardson, TXIn the Richardson area and surrounding suburbs this winter we have seen a lot of  very cold icy weather that doesn’t seem to go away much before we are hit by another storm. 

What is Your Pet Sitters Emergency Plan When There Is Ice On The Street?

Across the country there are posts on social media from my pet sitting network of business owners saying how cold and icy it is in many places.  Many ask what gear to wear in this weather,  including what ice shoes or boots are the best. read more

The Non Timed Pet Sitting Visit – Richardson, TX

Black Friday & Cyber Monday are days that are huge for retail every year.  Today it is expected to gross many millions as advertisers expect online sales to combat the Black Friday ‘deals’ that were not actually great for sales.

On many websites there are instructions on how to find the Cyber Monday deals.

There are directions on how to buy online and what to do and what not to do.  Can you believe there are actual instructions on how to buy for Cyber Monday!? I bet you all are being bombarded with emails, texts, and adds that keep popping up while you are working on your computer.  Aren’t you tired of all the ‘special’ pricing that comes with so much demand on your time; to look for and follow steps to find the best Cyber Monday deal?!   I know I am, and it got me thinking. read more

So, you’re thinking of bringing home a new kitty!? – Cat Sitting- Richardson, TX

I know!  They are soft, fun, and fluffy, but there are some things for you to think about before before bringing home kitty!Cat Sitting Richardson, TX

Choosing a new kitten

Are you thinking about adding a new kitten to the family?  If you have had cats in the past then you know that this isn’t a decision to make lightly!   If you are new to having a cat then there are things you should consider first!   Here I have made a list of topics and ideas for you to consider. read more

Do You Trust Someone You Don’t Recognize To Pet Sit For You? – Pet Sitting – Richardson, TX

Pet Sitting Richardson, TXI had a called from a  long time client  who asked me to return her house keys as soon as possible.  She was going to move back home to Colorado in what was an emergency as her mother  had just passed and needed her house keys asap!  Truth be told, it is none of my business why she asked for her keys back, but seeing that she was a wonderful client, and her message was garbled and I could barely make it out, I decided that I’d return her keys in person. read more

New Kennel Virus In The News Today! – Use A Pet Sitting Service Instead

New Kennel Virus In The News Today!  

 

dog kennel                                   Which would you rather have?

Dog Walking Dallas, TX

Ok, this is getting scary people!   A new virus is spreading currently through three states that affects dogs, and there is no known cure, or vaccine for it. It is highly contagious especially in kennel situations. read more