Category Archives: Personal

Purrfect Pet Sitting Turns 17!

Purrfect Pet Sitting Birthday Meme

August 4, 2017 marks a huge milestone!  Purrfect Pet Sitting is celebrating 17 years in business!  We were the first professional pet sitting and dog walking service in Rensselaer County.  It’s quite an accomplishment to have a business last this long and have such a stellar reputation in the community, let alone a pet sitting business. Continue reading

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Your Pet Sitter’s Pets: My Cat Had His Leg Amputated!

cat with right front leg amputated

If you’ve been following Purrfect Pet Sitting for any length of time you no doubt are familiar with our cat named Bob.  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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How To Save Time Going Through Security At Albany International Airport

plane with door open

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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Pet Sitter Product Review: WeatherTech Floor Mats

weathertech floor mat

 

Pet Sitters spend a lot more time in their vehicles than the average person.  When we are busy, we almost live out of our vehicles.  Imagine spending your day getting in and out of your vehicle every 20-30 minutes.  During peak times we have been known to eat our meals in our cars which tends to make things very messy. Continue reading

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Have I Mentioned How Awesome My Team Is?

Daytona Beach sunrise

If you’ve been following this blog for any length of time you may (or may not) have noticed a bit of radio silence recently.  I had the pleasure of going on vacation and spending a week in Daytona Beach in February (photo is sunrise from our balcony).  Of course the week while I was away we had several last minute client requests.  Thankfully my team stepped up to the plate and serviced every single one of the requests; about twenty extra visits in total. Continue reading

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5 Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Pet Sitter

black tortie cat

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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How I Got Our Kitten To Stop Peeing Around The House

baby orange polydactyl kitten

If you’re new to this blog this is Bob.  You can read all about how Bob came into our life here.

Bob was about six months old when, on the day I was scheduled to take him to the vet for his appointment to be neutered, I discovered that he had been peeing all over our house and not in the litterbox.  He had peeing in our closets and wherever he could. I hoped that perhaps the neutering would cure the issue but it did not.  I followed up with our vet to make sure there was nothing physically wrong.  There wasn’t.  Continue reading

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How Does A Pet Sitter Take A Vacation?

Sunset Key

We just returned from a week in Key West.  We were fortunate enough to go there last year as well.  It’s one of our favorite places.  This was my fifth time going.  We will only stay at Key West Bed and Breakfast and can’t recommend it highly enough if you’re ever interested in visiting Key West.  Continue reading

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A Few Days In The Life Of A Pet Sitter On Vacation

happy newf

Vacations are great, but when you’re a business owner – especially a pet sitting business owner, a vacation isn’t a ‘real’ vacation in the true sense of the word.

Yes, I can get away.  I have a fantastic staff who does a great job of holding down the fort while we’re gone but I still have to work.  It’s not like I can completely unplug.

So, how did my recent trip to Vermont go? Continue reading

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