Our family prepared for a trip… We did not plan on anyone coming to our house while we were gone to check up our pets. We left extra food and extra water in their bowls thinking that it would be enough to last them the weekend. We have two cats named Mickey and Ramsey and a dog named Bob. They normally all get along. So we packed up our luggage, got into our vehicle, and left.
Our kids were jumping in their seats with excitement to see their loving pets that they missed so dearly. As we made our way to the door, we were not expecting the sight that we would see on the other side. When we opened the door we all stopped in astonishment. It looked as if a tornado had blown through our house. The curtains were in a pile on the floor, the couch cushions had been chewed to bits, and the carpet was full of stains. As we slowly made our way to the kitchen we were in for another surprise. Their food dishes were empty but the bags of food were tipped over and the food was scattered out all over the floor. It also appeared that Bob had gotten into the garbage and dragged it all around the house. There still had been no sight of any of our pets though. We searched all around the house and finally found them on our son’s bed; all three of them snuggled in together sleeping. It took hours to get the house spotless again.
As we were preparing for our next trip we knew that there was no way that we were going to leave our pets unattended again. A friend suggested we call Pet Sitters Plus, and we did. On our trip we had no worries about our pets because we knew that they were in good hands. When we got home it was as if we had never left.
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Thankful for our pets
As the temperatures drop and the skies darken, we look for things to hold and things that will comfort us. Our pets take such good care of us; they give us much to be thankful for.
With the New Year rolling around, many of us make New Year's resolutions - about exercising, dieting, career, and keeping finances in order, and so on. Pet Sitters Plus encourages all of you pet owners to include your pets in your New Year's resolutions.
Pet Sitters Plus has found a good resource online from PetMD.com for New Year's resolutions to consider for your pet. The title of the article "Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Pet (and You)."
Find out how Pet Sitters Plus can help you both set and fulfill your New Year's resolutions for your pet(s). Our services, for example, can help with medication, exercise, tips and training.
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Tis the season for Thanksgiving travels and holiday shopping. Fall is coming to a close. Winter is upon us. How will you make sure your pets are happy and taken care of while you're away for Thanksgiving or on long holiday shopping excursions? If you're at home entertaining guests for the Holidays, you are probably cooking and serving lots of food, and your pets start begging. Do you know which "human foods" are not healthy for them? As the days get darker and colder, how will you make sure that they will be healthy and happy?
Pet Sitters Plus has a few handy tips to consider for your animal companions while away for long periods of time, as well as while at home entertaining guests with lots of food:
Pet Tips: A Little Breathing Room
The Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park in California has been producing a lot of smoke, blanketing much of Northern Nevada and creating an unhealthy air quality, due to the particulate matter in the air. Recent reports indicate that it may be weeks or months until the fire is controlled and contained. People have the option of wearing breathing masks and avoiding the outdoors, if we so choose; but our pets - not so much! The following pet tips can help your companion animal weather out the the hazy days of fire season!
Hopefully these pet tips can help you and your pet weather the fire season until we get to the crisp cool air of fall!
Choosing a Pet Sitter
We don't always have the choice of taking our pets with us - to work, on vacation, or on an extended hospital stay. Lots of situations are not designed for companion pets to be with us. Picking a pet sitter can be tricky and somewhat anxious! You want to know that your faithful companion is as well cared for as when you are around.
And let's face it, even if you have friends or roommates you feel comfortable asking to take care of your pets, you don't always want to impose on them. That leaves choosing a pet sitter. There are a some questions you should ask when looking at all of your options:
If you choose Pet Sitters Plus as your companion pet's caregiver, you know that we bring a depth of experience, training, licensing and safety with us. Your pet will be taken care of to your specifications, whether that is feeding and cleaning up after a cat, walking a dog, or spending some cuddle time with a needy animal. Don't be afraid to be too picky when choosing a pet sitter - this is a member of your family. Make sure it's the kind of care you want.
If you are interested in becoming a pet caregiver or starting your own business as one, you can contact Pet Sitters Plus to find out all you need to know - from forms, to licensing and even to networking and building your client base. Our consultations are one-hour phone consultations for $40. This is one hour that could change your life and have you working for yourself in a very short time!