Category Archives: Pet Sitting

Top 5 Blog Posts of 2014

 2014 Calendar Cover

Wow, I can hardly believe it’s almost the end of 2014 already!  Is it just me or did the year fly by?

I started blogging in 2013 so 2014 was my first full year.  It was interesting looking back to see what the most read blog posts were.  Perhaps you missed some, here they are: Continue reading

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Is It Safe For Your Pet To Drink The Christmas Tree Water?

tortie cat under christmas tree

You probably already know that mistletoe and holly are poisonous to your pets but what about the water in the Christmas tree stand?  Well, that’s not really safe either.  The toxicity of these plants depends on how much your pet ingests. Continue reading

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Tips For Getting Great Photos Of Your Pets

curled up orange tabby

I have to admit, we have a LOT of photogenic subjects to choose from.  Much more than the average person so the odds are more in our favor that we have to get at least a FEW really good shots, but if you follow just a few simple tips you too can take great pictures of your pets. Continue reading

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Do Pet Sitters Still Visit Your Pets In Blizzards?

NYS Thruway covered in snow

I’m sure you’ve seen the news of the crazy snow storms that are going on in Buffalo this week.  I mean can you even IMAGINE getting 7-8 FEET of snow?!?!  The photo above is the NYS Thruway which is currently closed for 130+ miles.

It made me think……how would we even get pet sits done if we lived there??  With that much snow no one is going anywhere no matter how well intentioned they may be. Continue reading

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Top 5 Most Popular Dog And Cat Names

black and white cat

We’ve heard some pretty interesting and funny pet names over the years.  From Boy and Girl for two cats to Delicious for a pig.

I know personally when I name a pet the name has to ‘come’ to me.  I can’t pre-name a pet before I get to know it.  It has to fit the pet and their personality.  If you’ve been following this blog for any amount of time you know of our cat, Bob and the story on how we got him.  It took us SIX WEEKS to come up with that name; Bob.  Bob Cat. Continue reading

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What Do You Mean You Don’t Cover (Insert Your City Here)?

territory map

In order to provide the best quality service and not be in our cars more than absolutely necessary pet sitters need to establish geographic boundaries to their service area.  My goal is to keep my staff within a five mile radius of their homes.  I’ve gotten a few calls recently however that just didn’t agree with that.  Continue reading

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Are Pet Sitting And Dog Walking Rates Negotiable?

8 week old red vizsla puppy

I recently received an inquiry from someone who wanted help with her puppy.  She was looking for midday visits around noon, Monday through Friday.  She had emailed me directly through the website, so there was no doubt that she had seen our rates yet she still asked what the rate would be for this service because she was “not willing to pay $300 or more a month for this service”.  No problem I thought.  We DO offer a discount to our midday clients who use us three or more visits every single week.  Continue reading

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Help Us Get Recognized As The Best Pet Sitters In Rensselaer County

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Do you have an Angie’s List account?  We would love it if you’d be so kind as to leave us a review by October 31, 2014.  By doing so, you’ll put us in the running to win the Angie’s List Super Service Award.  Please help get us recognized as the best pet sitting service in Rensselaer County. Continue reading

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The True Cost Of Cheap Pet Sitting

schnauzer

Maeghan arrived at a dog sit this morning for my next door neighbor to find a bulldog sitting on their front porch.  It did not belong to the client whose dogs she was visiting and it didn’t have any tags on so she texted me.  I thought for a few minutes who this dog could belong to.  I know most of the dogs in our neighborhood and no one owned a bulldog.  Then it dawned on me that I remembered seeing a bulldog in the yard of someone up the street.  I asked one of their neighbors that I had contact information for if that person had a bulldog.  I was advised no, they didn’t – but they were pet sitting for one.  Yes, you read that correctly.  These people were PET SITTING for this dog! Continue reading

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5 Ways You Can Help Your Pet Sitter Stop The Spread Of Cold And Flu

yawning cat

Fall is officially here.  I hope everyone is enjoying their pumpkin lattes and all things pumpkin!  Fall also means the start of cold and flu season.  Since we are in and out of so many homes throughout our day we wanted to take a moment and make you aware of some ways we try to stop the spread of cold and flu and some ways you can assist us in that mission. Continue reading

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