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The Regulation of the Pet Sitting Industry

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, Dog Jobs, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Uncategorized by Cara Armour1 Comment

Colorado Lays down a Bill to Deal with the Dot Com Listing Sites Things are coming to heads and I can feel the ground shake a little. At least those in Colorado can but the rest of the US should take a good hard look at the laws in their state surrounding pet sitting as well. The reason I mention Colorado …

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Pet Safe Business Spotlight – WagForward

In Animal Health, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, Dog Jobs, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safe Business Spotlight, pet sitter, Reader Stories, Uncategorized by Cara Armour0 Comments

We received a heart-tugging note from Rick O’Banion last week. “Losing my own pet was the catalyst for wanting to help other people with their animals and starting a dog walking business. Had I discovered by this course a few weeks earlier though, I have no doubt my beloved Mia would still be alive. This course showed me where I …

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Why You Should Collar Your Cat

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, pet cpr, Pet Death, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Rescues, pet sitter, Uncategorized by Cara Armour0 Comments

The Myth About Collaring Your Cat As a pet sitter I have heard the arguments, “my neighbor’s cat used to wear a collar but then he got caught on a bush and was stuck for 3 days”, “my cat hates her collar” or “my cat is wild and free, he will never wear a collar”. OK fine – but let me …

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The Pet Safe Business Spotlight – JenLovesPets

In cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog CPR, Dog Jobs, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, Pet Safe Business Spotlight, pet sitter, Uncategorized by Cara Armour0 Comments

Last week we celebrated Professional Pet Sitters Week (March 5-11) by taking a look at what it means to be a professional pet sitter and of course some tools of the trade. This week we have picked a professional pet sitter and her company to be in our pet safe business spotlight because even though a week was dedicated to celebrate …

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DIY Dog Toys

In Dog Behavior, dog training, dog walker, Dogs, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Uncategorized by Krislyn0 Comments

We tend to forget that it does not take a lot of effort to amuse our pets. The same goes with toys. Before dipping into your savings to buy the latest fancy toy for your pup, consider making a personalized one using things that can be easily found around your house. All you need are two or three items that …

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Does Daylight Savings Affect Your Pets?

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat cpr, Dog Behavior, Dogs, Pet Industry, Uncategorized by Cara Armour1 Comment

Last fall I wrote about how to keep your pets safe during the loss of time and gain in darkness, especially concerning dog walks. Indoor/outdoor cats are a discussion for another day. Well now the question arises about whether the leap forward would cause any safety concerns? I honestly thought that there wouldn’t be much to find concerning, but I was …

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Professional Pet Sitters and Their Tools of the Trade

In Cats, dog daycare owner, Dog Jobs, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, Pet First Aid, pet sitter, Uncategorized by Cara Armour0 Comments

When we think of professional pet sitting, we don’t really think about tools right? I mean a carpenter has a hammer, a plumber a wrench but what do pet sitters have? Pet Sitter Have Tons of Stuff! I was cleaning out my car the other day and here are some things that I found and would definitely go as far …

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What Is a Professional Pet Sitter?

In Animal Health, cat cpr, cat first aid, Dog CPR, dog daycare owner, Dog Jobs, dog walker, Dogs, pet care professional, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Uncategorized by Cara Armour1 Comment

You might see a lot of posts this week about it being professional pet sitters week. If you are a professional pet sitter you know exactly what this week is celebrating, but if you aren’t or are not certain what defines a professional pet sitter – then keep reading to find out more. The History of Professional Pet Sitters Week …

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Professional Pet Sitters Week – Pet Business Coaching

In dog daycare owner, Dog Jobs, dog walker, pet care professional, Pet First Aid, Pet Industry, pet sitter, Travel with pets, Uncategorized by Cara Armour0 Comments

I want to kick of this special celebratory week for professional pet sitters by taking a second to celebrate those that help the professional pet sitters – the pet businesses coaches. Some may just be your mentor while others are your hero, either way lets kick off the week of recognizing pet sitters by recognizing those behind the scenes helping …

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If Pets Had Thumbs Day

In Animal Health, cat behavior, cat cpr, cat first aid, Cats, Dog Behavior, Dog CPR, Dogs, pet cpr, Pet First Aid, Pet Holidays, Pet Industry, Uncategorized by Cara Armour0 Comments

Yep its a national holiday according to many calendars and around my house – a very scary concept. Just imagine for a minute what your cat or dog would get into if they had opposable thumbs? Just for fun I did a little Internet search and came up with these scary and often fun thoughts: They could give us a thumbs …