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  • More Than Just Dog Walking – Many Pet Sitters Also Offer Dog Adventures and Hikes

    Posted July 21, 2010 By in Pet Owners With | 1 Comment

    RetrieverYou are no doubt familiar with the daily walking services offered by most pet sitting services that provide a way for your dogs to get out for some regular exercise and a midday break.

    But did you know that some pet sitters also offer fun dog adventures such as hikes and swimming excursions. These type of trips usually last 2-3 hours and give dogs a strenuous work out – in fact some services even provide these activities as part of a fitness training program for your dog!

    Some of the benefits of getting your pooch involved in these trips other than the exercise are:

    • Socialization – adventure trips usually involve several dogs that are taken together so your dog gets to spend some quality to with canine companions.
    • Fun – your dog gets to explore new places and get involved in activities that normally they may not be exposed to.
    • Mental stimulation – many of these trips also engage the dogs in training such as agility or water games so that your dog comes home mentally and physically tired. This may aid in combatting any behavior issues arising from boredom in your home.

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  • Boarding A Dog? Consider This Before Leaving Your Dog Behind

    Posted July 20, 2010 By in Pet Owners With | 1 Comment

    tali camitaQuick: When you hear the term ‘boarding a dog’ what comes to mind?

    Most likely, you’ll think of a kennel, boarding house, vet’s office or other caged environment that watches many dogs at once.

    Did you know that boarding a dog can be more personal, humane and attentive than it once was?

    It’s true.  Many dog owners may not realize that professional pet sitters offer cage-free dog boarding in their home while you are away.

    So, picture this: Instead of leaving your dog in a caged or otherwise stressful environment, consider calling your local professional pet sitter who will take your furry family member into their home.
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  • How Much Should I Pay A Dog Sitter?

    Posted July 15, 2010 By in Pet Owners With | No Comments

    “How much should I pay a dog sitter?” is a very common question, and one we have the answer to!

    Even though the amount you should pay someone to care for your pets is a tough question to answer.

    You have many options when it comes to hiring a dog sitter.

    You could:

    • Organize a friend or neighbor to check in on your pets
    • Hire a neighborhood teenager looking for a way to make a little extra money
    • Or place them in the care of a pet sitting professional.

    It’s important to note that just like everything in life, when you hire someone to care for your furry family members you often get what you pay for.
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  • How To Write Instructions for a Dog or Cat Sitter

    Posted July 8, 2010 By in Pet Owners With | 1 Comment

    story timeWhen you hire a pet sitter to visit your home to care for your pets, the more information you can give them about your pets routine and habits the better they are able to care for your pets!

    A professional pet sitter will always visit your home for an initial interview before the first pet sitting visit is scheduled to meet your pets, learn about their regular routines, collect keys and familiarize themselves with home security, and find out where the food, toys, cleaning supplies, and other pet supply necessities are kept.

    At this visit the pet sitter will fill out a pet sitting contract where this information is documented and that tells you about the policies and terms of the pet sitting service.
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