DID YOU KNOW?
As a professional pet sitter for 10
years and a pet owner for 40+ years, I am always fascinated about
anything to do with animal information. Even though I have a lot of
pet care experience, I am constantly learning more all the time. I
know that my education about pets is an ongoing experience and I
welcome any new knowledge that will help me with my cat sitting, dog
sitting, and also passing along this information to pet owners.
Discover how much you really know about
our canine and feline companions.
WHY DOES MY CAT DO THAT?
I have been studying Pet Sitter's
International Certification Program Coursework to further my
education in the areas of pet care, health, behaviors, etc. in order
to be the best pet sitter I can possibly be. I wanted to share some
of the information I am learning with pet owners, particularly CAT
owners in this blog.
Cats are not fond of change, so pet
sitting is the best option by far for taking care of a cat while the
owner is away. But there are still issues with cats that pet sitters
need to recognize, know what's behind the behaviors and how to deal
How to Be
an Ideal Client and Win Your Pet Care Professional's Heart!
following tips come from talking with pet sitters, dog walkers, and
dog daycare owners over the years, and hearing about situations that
they have faced with their clients. This may seem like a lengthy list
of things to remember, but if you keep these things in mind you'll be
helping your pet sitter, dog walker, or dog daycare personnel provide
the very best care possible for your pets. And rest assured, the
person caring for your pets has a much longer list of things to do
than you do!
Tragedy in Gilbert, Arizona. June 24, 2014
By now you
must have heard about the horrible tragedy that took place in
Gilbert, Arizona at the Green Acre Dog Boarding Facility. If not, you
certainly will be in for a shock. Kelly's Pet Sitting LLC is located
in Medford, Oregon. Why then you ask, am I writing about a kennel
located in Arizona? Because I am absolutely sickened and horrified by
what took place and continues to take place by the owners of this
story was that one of the dogs allegedly bit through a cable and
knocked out the air conditioning.
DAILY DOG WALK- 3 Ways Kelly's Pet Sitting Can Help You With Your
Dog's Mental and Physical Needs
I know we are all so busy these days and we really do care about our
pets well-being. But ask yourself: Do you walk your dog daily or have
a dog walker?Have
you thought about the benefits? Even if you have a big back yard with
plenty of room for your dog to run in, that is simply not enough.
Here are some of the reasons your dog should be walked every day.
Daily dog walks provide many health benefits for your dog.
Does Your Dog Get Anxious During
Fireworks? Here are 7 ways to help calm your dog or other pet.
July 4 is a celebration of our Nation's
Freedom, and the festivities almost always include fireworks. Fun for
people, but not so much for our animal companions. Fear and anxiety
can set in. So what is a caring pet owner to do?
1) Do not take your dog to fireworks
displays. This is just too much for most dogs and you don't want a
frantic pet while you are trying to enjoy yourself. You could also
traumatize your pet by putting him in this kind of situation.
3 Ways Having A Great Pet Sitter Can
Change Your Life!
Lately, I have had some new clients
tell me that having Kelly's Pet Sitting service has changed their
lives! My response: Really?? Well, I do know that our clients are
very happy and they have peace of mind when they travel. We have many
testimonials telling us they are so grateful for what we do. But,
change their life?
Let me give a couple of scenarios and
see if any of these describe YOU in some way.
never go anywhere because you're afraid to leave your pets and you
don't want to kennel them.
PET CARE TIPS
That sweet look; that graying muzzle, those fading eyes that still adore you. If your pet is now a senior it is time to return the favor for all of the faithful years of unconditional love they have given you. Read the following tips on how to take care of your senior pet, and of course, consult your veterinarian to make your pet's final years as healthy and productive as possible.
care of a senior pet can be difficult, but there are many things you
can do to make the process a manageable one.
Your Dog Ran Off, Now What?
You know that
feeling when your dog is not where he is supposed to be? In your yard
or home? Or maybe you (or someone else) opened the door and your dog
darted through. Or what if you find a loose dog without tags? Do you
know what to do?
Steps to Take
are some of the steps you should take if your dog has run off? First,
time is of the essence! The first several hours are the most
critical in a dog search. But even if your dog has been missing for
weeks or months, do not give up hope.
5 Reasons Why This
Sitter Will Not Cancel On You.
I cannot believe the amount of calls I have
been getting with “My pet sitter canceled on me.” After further questioning I find out one of
1 - The “pet sitter” was actually a friend or family member
who made other plans last minute and then became unavailable to pet sit.
2 – Their pet sitter was a “hobby sitter” meaning that they
did pet sitting on the side, usually for the short term, just because they love