I Could Retire If I Had A Dollar Every Time I Heard This As A Pet Sitter!

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Phew!  We survived the Christmas rush!  I hope you all enjoyed your holiday and were able to spend some quality time with your families.  It seemed like Christmas this year had a much larger occurrence of the “Last Minute Louies” than we usually get. Continue reading

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Where To Donate Open Bags Of Pet Food

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If you’re like me you’ve no doubt had some flops when it comes to choosing a food that your pet likes.  So, what do you do when you’ve spent a fortune on a bag of food and Fluffy or Fido has turned their nose up at it?  It cost too much to just throw it away and most places won’t accept open bags. Continue reading

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2015 Pet Lover’s Holiday Gift Guide

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It comes the same time every single year so how do the holidays ALWAYS sneak up on us?  I’m proud to report that I’ve got most of my Christmas shopping already done but for those of you who haven’t even started we’ve compiled a list of ideas of gifts for the pet lovers in your life. Continue reading

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5 Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Pet Sitter

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We recently hired a contractor to remodel our bathroom.  To say it was a debacle is an understatement.  What was originally supposed to be a one week job is now on week four with no end in sight.  It made me realize that there are questions you should ask of any contractor or service before you allow them into your home.  The same questions apply whether you’re getting your bathroom remodeled or whether you’re hiring a pet sitter. Continue reading

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Does Your Pet Sitter Have Employees or Independent Contractors?

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We are waist deep in the middle of a bathroom remodel.  Let’s just say it has not been a lot of fun not having a shower for two plus weeks with no end in sight.  What does this have to do with pet sitting?  Go grab yourself a drink and get comfortable and I will explain. Continue reading

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Why Your Pet Sitter Doesn’t Want You To Leave A Key Under The Mat

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Whenever we sign up a new client we ask if they’d like us to keep the key on file for future use or if they’d like us to leave the key on the last visit.  Most people have us keep the key on file but there are a few that want us to leave it on the last visit and that is fine.  We make it clear that if they’d like to utilize our service again and we have to come back to pick up the key we do have to charge for the time to make the pickup. Continue reading

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How One Piece Of Tape Can Prevent Headaches

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When we sign up a new client we take copious notes on their pet and house care.  Having over fifteen years of experience we ask a lot of questions and know what types of things could potentially pose a problem.  Locks rank very high at the top of that list of potential problems. Continue reading

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The Winner Of Our 2016 Calendar Cover Photo Contest Is….

We had 148 entries in our 2016 Calendar Cover Photo Contest this year!  That’s more than double of last year!  There were some really great photos and the competition was fierce.  Continue reading

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What Is The Average Cost Of Pet Sitting & Dog Walking In The Capital District 2015?

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Pet sitting and dog walking rates can vary greatly between service providers who provide essentially the same exact service.  There are a lot of reasons for the variations; some pet sitters work ‘under the table’ and don’t claim their income, some are uninsured, some just don’t charge what they’re worth because they think by undercutting the competition they’ll gain all of the business. Continue reading

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3rd Annual Calendar Cover Photo Contest

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Could someone PLEASE explain to me where the summer went?  I can’t even believe it’s time for our third annual calendar cover photo contest already! Continue reading

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