Why Should I Keep My Key On File With The Pet Sitter?

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When using a pet sitting service for the first time it’s understandable that people are hesitant to hand over their keys.  We get that.  We always ask the client if they would like us to keep their key on file for future use.  I would say about 85% of new clients tell us absolutely, keep my key, I plan on using you again!  Every once in a while though people request their key be left on the pet sitter’s last visit. Continue reading

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Pet Sitter Product Review: Arm & Hammer Naturals Clumping Litter

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I have been on a quest of sorts to find my favorite cat litter.  One that clumps tightly, doesn’t have an overpowering odor and low dust and tracking.  I have tried several kinds and will continue to sample different brands until I can determine a favorite.   Continue reading

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The Winner Of Our 2017 Calendar Cover Photo Contest Is…..

This year’s calendar cover photo contest was a nail biter!  The competition and voting were fierce!  There were some incredibly good photos submitted.

We had a total of 189 entries that were shared 818 times and the contest was viewed a whopping 28,158 times! Continue reading

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4th Annual Calendar Cover Photo Contest!


Calendar Cover Photo Contest

It seems almost impossible to me that it’s already time for our FOURTH annual calendar cover photo contest!  I think this summer went by faster than last year, did it not? Continue reading

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Pet Sitter Product Review: Tidy Cat Lightweight Cat Litter

Tidy Cat Lightweight cat litter

I’m sure you’ve seen the commercials for the new Tidy Cat Lightweight cat litter.  I decided to give it a try and review it for you. Continue reading

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3 Things I’ve Learned In 16 Years Of Pet Sitting

Purrfect Pet Sitting Birthday Meme

Purrfect Pet Sitting has made yet another trip around the sun and is celebrating it’s 16th birthday!  I started this business on August 4, 2000.  Never in a million years could I have imagined how far this business would come! Continue reading

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The Pro’s And Con’s Of Using A Mobile Veterinarian

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I have always brought my pets to the vet for their care.  Recently, I found myself with a dilemma.  My fifteen year old cat, who is in failing health and quite frail, needed a refill on his medication and in order to get that refill he needed to undergo an exam.  Given his current state of health I felt that a road trip may do more harm to him than good so I decided to have a mobile veterinarian come to my home. Continue reading

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What Is The Average Cost Of Pet Sitting Or Dog Walking In The Capital District 2016?

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For the past few years I’ve been comparing rates of pet sitting and dog walking services in the Capital Region to determine the average cost.   Continue reading

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What Happens If My Pet Dies On The Pet Sitter While I’m On Vacation?

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Whenever we go away we cringe at the thought of what would happen if one of our pets passed away while under the care of their pet sitter.  It’s a reality we have to face.  Our Jack Russell, Zach is 17 and in failing health as is my oldest cat Louis.  We went away in February but seriously considering not going because we were worried about our pets. Continue reading

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How To Save Time Going Through Security At Albany International Airport

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My husband and I love to travel.  Since we both own our own businesses though we both need to bring our laptops with us and hate having to unpack everything to get through security.  Security at the Albany International Airport usually goes rather smoothly but if you’re there at a peak time it can potentially take a really long time.   Continue reading

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