Take Your Dog to the DC Marine Corps Concert.

Looking for fun and free things to do in Washington, DC with your dog? Try this one out…. The United States Marine Corps Band plays every Wednesday during the summer months on the West Terrace of the U.S. Capitol Building. It is a great event to bring a picnic, your family or friends and of… Read more »

PET FOOD RECALL — Blue Buffalo is Voluntarily Recalling 17 Types of Divine Delights and Wilderness Trails Trays

Pet sitters as well as pet parents need to be aware that Blue Buffalo has voluntarily recalled 17 of their  3.5  or 5 oz. Divine Delights and Wilderness Trails Trays due to the quality of the foil seals on the tops of the containers. At this point, there have been no reported pet illnesses due… Read more »

PET FOOD RECALL — Blue Buffalo Homestyle Recipe Healthy Weight, Chicken Dinner with Garden Vegetables, 12.5 ounce can, dog food

Blue Buffalo has issued a voluntary recall on their 12.5 ounce can of Homestyle Recipe Healthy Weight, Chicken Dinner with Garden Vegetables dog food lot number 8-40243-10017-0 with an expiration date of August 3, 2019. This one specific lot of Blue Buffalo Homestyle canned dog food may be contaminated with aluminum metal. If you find… Read more »

PET FOOD RECALL Against the Grain Pet Food Pulled Beef With Gravy Dinner for Dogs

Against the Grain Pet Food is voluntarily recalling one lot of Against the Grain Pulled Beef with Gravy Dinner for Dogs that was manufactured and distributed to independent pet food retail stores in Washington and Maryland in 2015 with an expiration date of December, 2019. It has been verified that this lot is no longer on… Read more »

Jazz Up Your Pet’s Day – Use a Snuffle Mat!

Long walks or heading to the dog park were not high on everyone’s list for fun things to do with their dog this last weekend as frigid temperatures visited the Washington, DC area. Cabin fever was setting in for dogs as pet parents and pet sitters had to reduce the time spent outside due to… Read more »


Want to add holiday cheer to the kitties at Humane Rescue Alliance, formerly known as the Washington Humane Society-Washington Animal Rescue League? We are collecting your wine corks to take to the shelter for the kitties to use in their play.  They are a great interactive toy for these special furry ones waiting to be… Read more »

Top 15 Pet Health Records You Should Have Immediate Access To:

Your Pet’s Full Name as it appears on the Vet’s records. Picture of your pet with you in the same photo. (you may need this during an emergency to reclaim your pet if you become separated.) Breed Age Weight Sex (spayed, neutered, intact) Microchip number and manufacturer Veterinarian contact information Emergency animal hospital information Medical… Read more »

Tips to Protect Your Pets from Mosquitoes and Prevent Heartworm Disease

The National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS) has joined forces with the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) in an effort to raise awareness about the dangers of mosquito-borne diseases that can be harmful to the health of not only humans—but their animal companions as well. Estimates claim that over 1 million dogs in the United States have… Read more »

How to Talk to Your Vet About Healthcare When Your Budget is Tight

By Kathleen Rodgers We’re all familiar with Murphy’s Law: “what can go wrong, will go wrong.” There seems to be a version pertaining to pets too: your pet will get sick on Friday night of a three-day weekend, probably when your budget has already been strained to capacity. If you’re feeling the pinch of difficult… Read more »


The Georgia Avenue Adoption Center of the Washington Humane Society has moved!  Many of my pet sitting clients have adopted their cats or dogs from this location and also drop off donations of items that are useful to the shelter.  The cramped quarters has brought a lot of joy to pet parents and shelter residents… Read more »