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The Pet Sitter’s Musings – Who Are You?

You can learn a lot about people and their likes from just walking into their home. In the past 15 years, I have had the privilege to go into homes of my clients and pet sit for them.  As I have done this, I become more acquainted with each owner by just looking...

How to tell a Pet Sitter

You know you have a genuine pet sitter when... ...you come home and find no indentation marks on your sofa or chairs, but find two of them on the dog bed—you only have one large dog. ...pets are greeted first before your spouse, children and you. ...she can only...

Lost Pets

Prevention is the best medicine. Make sure your pet has identification: an ID and a rabies tag attached to his collar. (For cats, use breakaway collars for safety.) Tattoos or microchips may also be effective. Have a picture available of your pet, or better yet, of...

Pet Disaster Preparedness – Your Horse

FOOD Horses digestive tracks are sensitive; keep the diet it is accustomed to during disasters Food and special feed should be enough to last at least one week per horse Store in air tight, waterproof container and rotate once every three months Have an extra feed...

Emergency Check List for Cats

If the worst happens, be prepared. Food - 2 week supply of food that your cat is used to. Store in airtight and waterproof containers and rotate every 3 months for freshness Buy single serving pop top cans for one feeding. Throw uneaten portion away. Have a spoon to...

Emergency Check List for Dogs

Be ready to care for your best friend in a disaster situation. Food - a reserve for 2 weeks of the food your dog is used to eating: one-serving cans with can opener. Store food in airtight, waterproof container and rotate every 3 months. Feeding and water dishes;...

Checklist List Bird Care for Disasters

    Have a bird? Plan for emergencies. Secure your Cage - all opening doors and removable bottoms need to be secured to prevent opening and escape. Use twist ties. Secure the cage to the wall using hook and eye. Don’t keep the cage under a shelf where...