Don’t Leave Your Critters Out in the Cold
This is a picture of me last week at a regular pet sitting visit. The temperature was about 6 degrees outside, I had 3 dogs to care for, and it was MISERABLE for me and the dogs. These usually playful, fetching, jumping, running and chasing dogs went out, took care of their business and then […]
Stop Your Dog from Pulling, Lunging and Running Off
I ABSOLUTELY love the FREEDOM HARNESS. I have several dog clients that I have tried this on and it IMMEDIATELY stops pulling, lunging and attempting to run off in a different direction. Let’s look at SPARKY (see image). He is a great case. (Caviat- the owners tried this on their own; they use the Easy […]
The Pet Sitting Meet-and-Greet
I will never forget the very first “meet-and-greet” I did. I was very nervous. I had no idea what to expect. I had read blog posts and I had read the “starting your own pet sitting business” books and manuals. But they didn’t really prepare me for what really happened, and what really needed to […]
Stafford/Fredericksburg Area Veterinarians
Choosing the best veterinarian for your critter is one of the most important decisions you make for your four legged critter. You want to make the right choice; the choice that is best for you, and for your critter. The Stafford/Fredericksburg area has some great veterinarians. We have small, one doctor practices that only see […]
I Don’t Do Every Other Day Visits for Anyone!
I can not even begin to tell you how many times I have been asked for “Every Other Day” visits for a cats. I am frequently told that they just need some food put out and their box scooped every “once in a while’. Now before you stop reading, I am not going to preach. […]
What No One is Telling You About the Litter Box
As a pet sitter, I deal with many different types of animals and their many different types of needs. One very popular critter that I sit is the common every day feline – also known as the cat. There are three types of house cats in the world today: 1. The indoor cat, 2. The […]
September is Emergency Preparedness Month! Are You Prepared!
September is National Preparedness Month and I want to help you prepare for, and be able to respond to all types of emergencies and natural disasters. Do you have an emergency plan for your family? What about your pets? Do you know what to do or where to go? Do you know where to take your […]
How Do you Hire A Professional Pet Sitter?
Most of us have been to a job interview before; as the person being interviewed. Most of us have not been on the other side of the table/desk though. Before we allow some strange person into our home to care for our fur kids, there is some homework we should do some homework first. I’d […]
I Think I’ll Just Ask the Kid Next Door!
This is one of my least favorite things that I hear from potential new clients – and NO not for the reason you think! Yes, the kids next door may be responsible. Yes, I am sure that the kid next door is not a stranger and you feel comfortable with them coming into your home […]
Sad To See Him Go- How To Get Your Kids Through Pet Loss
“GRIFFIN” was a part of the family since my oldest was two; she is now eleven. He saw the addition of three other children, two other dogs, three new cats (we already had two when he arrived), hamsters and guinea pigs. He was involved in a lot of first times with this growing family. About […]