Saturday, March 19, 2011

Yard Waste Pick-Up

It's that time of year! The time when we see the snow melting, and we start planning our vacations! I love this time of year. the snow is juuuuust about gone, the dogs I walk sniff the ground like crazy on our walks to see what the melted snow has left behind, and if you pay attention, you can hear the robins singing. All right, all right, when I start talking like that my husband says he's going to bring out a violin. Haha. But it's true, it's a great time of year, especially after that long, dreary winter. Am I right?

So with vacations comes pet care, and things are already busy! Give me a call or send me an email if you're ready to book pet sitting services, and if you live in the Hamlin / Lake Ariel / Greentown / Moscow / Mount Cobb / Newfoundland areas. The summer holidays are almost fully booked up already - yikes! Fortunately, I am pleased to announce that I will be bringing on an employee or two in the next month or so. Stay tuned!

I'm off to walk my own dogs. We've all been feeling a little "pent up" this winter with the awful weather, so we are ready for some long walks! I hope you and your pets are having a great day!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Emergency Planning

I'll admit - it's been hard to watch the news lately. The earthquake and tsumnami in Japan are heartbreaking events and my thoughts have been on the people there. Living in the mountains quite far from any coast, I don't really have to worry about tsunamis, but there are so many other weather-related disasters that can occur, and I think it's good just to be aware and have an emergency plan in place. As a pet sitter, it's part of my job. But what about pet owners?

Fortunately, there is a great document from NAPPS (The National Association of Professional Pet Sitters)called the Emergency Planning Guide for Pet Owners. It's totally free to download - just visit, scroll to the bottom of the page, and click the link that says "Download a free copy".

One of the best things you can do right away, if you haven't done it already, is to microchip and photograph your pets. Photographing your pets once a year or so can aid in finding a lost pet, and microchipping your pet can make it much easier for others to find you, should they find your pet.