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Walk N Dogs- dog walking & boarding 

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Dog Playgroups

Posted on May 25, 2015 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (23)

Pet Sitters Plus is excited to announce a new service Dog Playgroups. Is your dog high energy? Do you want your dog to have more socialization with other dogs? Are you too tired to walk them after work? Then they need to be in a playgroup.

I will pick up your dog from your home, drive them to playgroup. They will be in a private fenced area with a maximum of 5 dogs. Play group will be for over an hour, then I will drive them back to their house. You come home to a happy tired dog.

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The importance of a clean driveway in winter

Posted on January 21, 2015 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (24)

It surprises me the number of people who don't bother to shovel their driveways when there is less than 4" of snow. As a home owner I am not just concerned for my own safety but that of my wife, son and dog. As a pet sitter with several employees I am concerned for all of our health and safety. What people don't realize is that just several inches of snow can partly melt or on warm days it rains and then it turns cold and freezes. This presents a major safety risk for us as we sometimes have ...

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Why I do a free new client visit

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (21)

It always surprises me when people call me up for the first time to hire me to sit their pets and then proceed to give me all the instructions over the phone. I tell them I need to come over first and do a free new client visit and they are surprised by that. I have had people on vacation call me from the hotel expecting me to just come over and sit their pet while they are out getting messages, true story, with out ever meeting them or the pet or them meeting me. So that begs the question wh...

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Communication

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (1164)

Professional pet sitters always ask clients to contact them when they return from their trip and surprisingly over half do not. Why does your pet sitter ask this?

- What if some thing happened to you and you did not return from your trip? Who would care for your pets?

      That is why we get an emergency contact so we can notify them and determine what to do with your pets

-Your return could be delayed (flight cancelled, etc.) 

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Changes to Routine

Posted on March 8, 2014 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (34)

Pet sitters are used to suprises. We have seen just about everything. However there are things you can do to make our job of caring for your pets easier:

  • Make sure to have plenty of food/treats and have them out where we can see them. We may not have time to run to the store or be able to find your brand of food locally. One of our dogs has special food from our vet.
  • Notify us of any diet changes, special dry food, mixing wet food in, etc.
  • Have the food/water bow...

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Pet Sitting vs Boarding costs

Posted on November 16, 2013 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (32)

I did an earlier post on the benefits of pet sitting vs boarding (Kennel). Pets are more comfortable in their own home, they get one-on-one attention and are not subject to kennel cough or other communicable diseases. Some people still feel that boarding is cheaper and go for cost rather than comfort. I looked at pricing for many of the local kennels they range from $25-$35 per day per dog. If you want one-on-one play time it is $10 extra, a private walk is $10 extra so that jumps to $70-$90 ...

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Malta dog park "Eastline Romp & Play"

Posted on November 7, 2013 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (52)

The dog park in Malta on Eastline Rd. "Eastline Romp and Play" is officially open. The place is huge about 130'x300'.  Tags can be purchased at the town office. We are having a grand opening next year. We hope to raise enough money through donations to add a second fenced in area to seperate large and small dogs and have a training area. In the futrue there will be a pavillion, bathrooms, drinking fountain and benches. Check out the web page  

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What a Pet Sitter does

Posted on October 11, 2013 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (41)

Many people think pet sitters have an easy fun job. They go into a home play with a pet or take it for a nice walk. This is true most of the time. But pet sitters often provide additional services including taking in the mail, newspaper and putting the trash bins out and back in. These are standard services however sometimes we go above and beyond to help protect a clients home and pets while they are away and also work hard to keep a clients pets in their routine. This is some of the extra s...

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Pets in the comfort of their own home

Posted on September 5, 2013 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (2074)

Pets are most comfortable in their own home, especially senior pets. This is an actual line from a kennel contract: “When older pets are boarded they are placed under a great deal of stress because of removal from their normal home environment. This stress can cause latent (dormant) physical conditions (such as heart, liver and kidney disorders) to become active. This can result in illness or death of said pet.” A professional pet sitter comes to your home to sit your pets.

Malta dog park "Romp and Play"

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (25)

I am on the committee that is working on putting a dog park in Malta. At the meeting last week we discussed that the parking lot is being started and the fence will go up shortly after when the town gives us the money. However, there is still a lot of work to be done and money to be raised as we need signs and pet waste stations. Eventually we will need picnic tables, bathrooms and a drinking fountain. Phase 2 will be a fenced area with two sections, one for small dogs and the other will be a...

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