Category Archives: Pet Sitting

Why Your Pet Sitter Can’t “Pencil You In” To Their Schedule

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We love, love, LOVE clients who plan in advance.  We currently have bookings on the schedule from one client in particular (and you know who you are!) for August 2017 which was booked in August 2016!  Not everyone is that organized though. Continue reading

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Why Hire A Professional Dog Walker Versus The Kid Next Door?

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For so many of our clients their dogs are much more than just a dog.  They are their children with fur.  They are their life.  It’s very important to them to find the right professional dog walker to meet their needs.   Continue reading

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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

arm and hammer naturals cat litter

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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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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The One Door Your Pet Sitter Doesn’t Want You To Lock!

the one door your pet sitter doesn't want you to lock

 

Did you ever think you’d hear a pet sitter ask you to specifically NOT lock a door?  We are quite particular about keeping your house secure.  If we have a key to it, we prefer to lock it.  I’m also surprised by the number of people who have a knob lock along with a deadbolt and they tell us they only use one or the other.  But if both use the same key why not use them both? Continue reading

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