Tag: dogs

The unthinkable can happen to anyone

Being active on social media I often see posts and flyers about pets that go missing.¬† I used to wonder how on earth can you lose your pet until a few years ago one of my dogs wandered out of my yard and went…

October 1 is National Black Dog Day

The timing of National Black Dog Day and my recent trip to Peru could not have come at a better moment as the perfect subject for a new blog entry ūüôā huh you say? Today is National Black Dog Day where in North America…

Professional pet sitter versus an online app-driven pet sitter

The world has changed in soooo many ways since the introduction of the internet, smart phones and apps. ¬†You can do pretty much anything at the touch of your fingers on a smart phone with an app – book a restaurant, book a taxi/uber,…

All the poop-y things

There is a phenomenon that happens every winter that I don’t understand. ¬†It never fails as the days get shorter and colder, darkness comes earlier and the snow flies for some reason people get out of the habit of picking up after their dogs….

Take me with you

I have always taken my dogs for fun adventures to the pet store to do their shopping and when they were young puppies or rescues that were new to me, to do some training. ¬†It is one place that usually welcome leashed and well-behaved…

Sharing and caring

As a dog walker or pet sitter I often get to learn a lot about my clients based on our exchanges in our everyday lives. ¬†Most times I may only meet you once at the beginning when you sign up for my service and…

Safety first (and always)

Over the years that I’ve owned and taken of care of other people’s pets I’ve learned a lot of things about safety measures we can take to keep them safe. ¬†Some things are quite obvious but to a first time pet owner removing your…

What exactly does “vacation care” mean?

I’ve had a few calls recently requesting ‘boarding’ services which is something I do not offer. ¬†I don’t have a facility, therefore, have no where to house any guest dogs. ¬†I have my home where my own dogs reside with me. ¬†What I offer…

No judgement here

I’ve wanted to write about this for a while and keep forgetting until I come across another situation that reminds me of it. ¬†I’ve had a few recently so here it is. I don’t understand why people feel the need to judge others based…

Ick, ticks!

Ah spring is finally upon us! ¬†The temperatures are warming up, grass and trees are getting green, and the birds and bugs are out. ¬†And that includes ticks. Ticks have become a bigger concern more recently than they ever were in previous years. ¬†Besides…