5 Thoughts in Choosing between the Professional Pet Sitter & the Hobbyist

DSCN2925While planning your next getaway decisions has to be made on who’s going to take care of Peanut, your super dog. Your girlfriend used a professional pet sitter but in checking the sitter’s website you’re concerned that Peanut’s staycaton is going to cost more than you’ve considered. The neighbor’s teenager has offered to do the job at a much cheaper price & you’re tempted to take him up on his offer. Oh what to do? Here’s 5 thoughts to consider on your choice.

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About Us As Your Pet’s Sitter

20151026_142557 As owners & operators of Bed & Biscuits Pet Sitting Services; Chuck & I take our job seriously when we become your pet’s sitter. We strive to provide the same quality care for your pet as we do for our pack of dogs. We absolutely love what we do! Here’s a few more things to know about us. [Read more…]

5 things I’ve learned from adopting an older dog

20160211_141731-1_wmPippin is the oldest dog that Chuck & I had the opportunity of adopting. Older animals have such slim chances of being adopted. It’s so sad to see one in a shelter. They’re bewildered why they are there, frightened & anxiously waiting for their family to come back to get them. People judge them as if they are a “problem” dog when sadly they might be there because their owner has passed away or a family is forced to move to a new home that doesn’t allow pets. There could be so many other reasons for their current situation.

Here’s what I’ve learned in adopting an older dog.

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Five things you should know when your dog boards with us

I had just fi20160101_112919_wmnished speaking with a client of ours who wanted to plan another date boarding their dog with us while they went to visit the Mohegan Sun Casino. They have used our services a few times before.

 Their dog suffers from anxiety separation & she was impressed how their pup practically dragged her into our home the last time they came by. What a great compliment that their dog couldn’t wait to come in & visit with us!

It also got me thinking of what you should know when your lucky dog boards with us. [Read more…]

The Walk

As I step into my client’s house; I’m greeted with much excitement by her two dynamo little dogs. They know that I’m about to go with them on an adventure. The Walk! Such a powerful word that when mentioned can create joyful barking & happy dancing paws. Harnesses on, coats for all of us & we leash up ready to explore. [Read more…]

A Bonded Pair

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I recently viewed a video recommended by Barkpost on YouTube/Animal Time TV , A Dog’s Love Story on a pair of bonded dogs that became separated once they came into a shelter & how they tried to continue to be with each. They were separated so a chance of adoption would be more probable for them & how by sheer chance they became reunited some time later. After watching I couldn’t help to smile as I gazed upon our Taco & Belle.

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Cold weather & your pet

20151228_151105After an unusual warm December; it looks like the cold weather is finally almost upon us. With the larger breed dogs (such as German Shepherds, Labradors)  you would think they would be just fine to be left outside for an extended time but it couldn’t be farther from the truth. If they are living inside your home they’re not acclimated to be left out in the cold for a period of time. Of course you can let them out to do their business & play for a few minutes but after that it’s important to make sure they’re not feeling the effects of hypothermia . With the smaller dogs they don’t seem to need a second invite to come back inside as they feel the cold faster than their brethren! A good rule of thumb is if it feels cold enough for you to want to go inside it’s probably a good idea to bring the dog in too. [Read more…]

Thought of the day ~ Is there “people food” you can feed your dog?

Pippin & TacoWondering or secretly feeling guilty of what “people foods” you can be feeding your dog? We meet many a client who’s looking a little bashful admitting adding “people food” to their much loved dog’s dish. Apples, green beans, pumpkins….  there are some human foods that are safe for your dog to eat. As a responsible and informed dog lover, you probably know that too much “people food” can make your dog ill or overweight. But there are some human foods that can be safely added to your dog’s meals in moderation  to give a nutritional boost to your dog’s diet and add a bit of variety to their food bowl. Below is a list of some of the “ok” foods you can share with them. Please keep in mind that any additions to your dog’s meals shouldn’t comprise more than 25 percent of their weekly caloric requirement.

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Thought for the day – Halloween

 

Today as I walked our dogs; you can feel & see the excitement all around us as our neighbors made final preparations for Halloween. There was a couple of times the dogs saw an excited child in a costume coming home from a party that they just were not too sure of what they were seeing. Keeping calm & reassuring them ensured it to be a safe positive event.
It also got me to thinking of sharing a few tips (thanks to the ASPCA) to keep in mind on how we all could have a safe & fun time this Halloween [Read more…]

My thought for today

A dog parent will bend over backwards to try & provide the best for their four legged friend. However; every dog parent could be guilty of occasionally having their dog do things that they  may be very uncomfortable about. A few things to consider: [Read more…]