Posts in category "Pet Sitting"

Preparation and Willingness to Learn are Key to Successful Dog Adoptions

Preparation and Willingness to Learn are Key to Successful Dog Adoptions
Funny story…I had been working on a post the last few days on the A Sound Beginning Program when several rescue friends sent me a link to an article that beat me to it. I say funny story because the reason my post wasn’t getting finished is because I’m pet sitting for…wait for it…a dog... Read more »

Four Ways to Find a Dog Sitter You Can Trust

Four Ways to Find a Dog Sitter You Can Trust
What is a safe way to find a dog sitter? This topic is going to be a hot one for some time yet as pet sitting takes its place among other entrepreneurial ventures like driving for Uber and turning one’s house into Airbnb lodging as individuals look for creative ways to supplement their income. Unfortunately,... Read more »

Does Your Emergency Pet Contact Have an Emergency Contact? Pet Sitters, Dog Walkers, Kind Friends, Take Note!

Does Your Emergency Pet Contact Have an Emergency Contact? Pet Sitters, Dog Walkers, Kind Friends, Take Note!
If you didn’t catch yesterday’s post on steps to take to create an emergency pet care plan, I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to create one, even if you are a young, healthy person. You just NEVER know when something crazy will come along to disrupt your life. Remember this… The time to... Read more »
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Great Moments in Dog Fostering and Pet Sitting

Nadia is the poster child for why fosters are so important. She would go BANANAS in the kennel so she was going to have a very hard time getting adopted. BUT she was an absolute PERFECT dog away from the shelter. Utterly blew my mind. She was an absolutely ideal guest and smart as a whip. Did tricks, including the most adorable army crawl you've ever seen. I hear she landed in a marvelous home.
I was terrified of becoming a shelter volunteer.  I thought I’d end up crying every day while trying to figure out just how many pets I could manage to adopt. But, I value the cause and the time was right for me to step up to the plate. My own dog had died, leaving me with no pets and a... Read more »

Lost Dog or Cat? Missing Pet Partnership is a Resource to Know

Lost Dog or Cat? Missing Pet Partnership is a Resource to Know
With many people looking to add a family pet over the holidays, not to mention current pets dealing with holiday confusion, people in and out, doorbells ringing as packages get delivered, and all the rest, now is a good time to make sure you have some good resources right at your fingers tips in case... Read more »

Boarding Your Dog with a Pet Sitter? Tips for Interviews and Home Visits

Boarding Your Dog with a Pet Sitter? Tips for Interviews and Home Visits
Have you read the prior posts on pet sitting and pet sitting mishaps here, here and here? They are chock full of info for pet sitters and those who hire them, as well as anyone who brings a new dog into their home. In fact, the post on dogs escaping leashes is info everyone should... Read more »
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When a Dog Slips Its Leash (and Tips for Preventing It)

Have you read the recent posts here and here on pet sitting? Please do for more important tips that affect pet sitters and those who use them (as well as anyone who has a new dog at home.) Today, let’s talk about what happens when a dog slips a leash. You would be amazed at... Read more »

Hiring a Pet Sitter? Tips for Reading Online Pet Sitting Profiles

Hiring a Pet Sitter? Tips for Reading Online Pet Sitting Profiles
I lied. I said this was a two part post. I’m making it a three-parter because narrowing down sitters from profiles is a topic all by itself. If you haven’t read yesterday’s post, please do, as it contains important information for both pet sitters and those who are looking to hire them. Today, let’s talk... Read more »

Thinking of Hiring or Becoming a Pet Sitter? Read This Please

Thinking of Hiring or Becoming a Pet Sitter? Read This Please
This is Part 1 of a two part post. In this age of ‘everything can be freelanced’ from car rides, to shipping, to pet sitting, a lot of people are looking for ways to turn their hobbies and interests into ways to make money. That entrepreneurial spirit is part of what makes this country great,... Read more »
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