Adopting a new puppy?

Published on June 12, 2014 by in Blog

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Adopting a new puppy? You and your family have decided to adopt a new puppy as a member of your family! What an exciting time. There are ways to prepare prior to bringing the new puppy into your home. Preparation. If you have not brought the new puppy home, preparing ahead of time can save […]

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Do you know what is in your pets food and treats? For many years I didn’t either. My head was basically in the sand. I trusted that what was being sold in grocery stores was good for my dogs and cats. Once I became more involved in the pet world, I began researching and what […]

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This subject has been brought up a lot to me. As professional dog walkers, we are asked all the time “why would I need a dog walker” or “what does a pet sitter do”. Reasons Your Dog Needs a Professional Dog Walker You are gone the majority of the day for work or other obligations. […]

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Pet Loss

Published on June 2, 2013 by in Blog

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As an avid companion animal lover, dog owner and pet sitter in Abington, I find pets to be an absolute joy!  Today I was reminded about the downside of loving a pet, however, as I read a story about the life and death of a beloved dog written by his person.  It brought tears to […]

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Did you know that May is national microchip your pet month?  As an Abington pet sitter, I give a lot of thought to keeping every pet in my care safe on a daily basis, but natural disasters like the recent tornados in Oklahoma remind us all that life is fragile and things happen that are […]

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When I see the images of the 2 mile wide tornado that just flattened two towns, I simply cannot imagine what these people are going through. These people need our help. There are pets that are displaced and cannot find their owners. As a pet lover, owner and pet sitter this is simply heart wrenching […]

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Today was a very emotional day for me! I have a regular dog walking client that I see anywhere between 1-3 times per week. Their dog’s name is Reese and she is a chocolate brown Cocker Spaniel. She is as sweet as can be and always gives out an excited little whimper when I arrive […]

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How to Greet a Dog

Published on February 21, 2013 by in Blog

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As a professional dog walker, I can’t tell you the number of times that adults and children have approached wanting to pet the dog on the other end of the leash. I have had people run towards me and the dog, wave at the dog, hold their hands/arms over top of the dogs head. All […]

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Dogs & Prong Collars

Published on February 18, 2013 by in Blog

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The prong collar invokes all types of feelings in people and some are not necessarily good feelings. I must admit, I was one of those people who were 100% against using a prong collar. Why? Because I had seen some of the horror associated with one and assumed that the majority of those injuries were […]

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We all know that dog collars are a necessity, right? As a Professional Dog Walker, I often get asked by clients, what is the best collar for their dog. That is a tricky question but one that I normally answer with “how about a Martingale Collar to start”. What is the difference between a  Martingale […]

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