Category Archives: Cats

FREE UPCOMING ANIMAL VACCINATIONS BY WARDS

FREE UPCOMING ANIMAL VACCINATIONS BY WARDS

Organized By: DC’s Department of Health, Animal Division
 
The morning clinics are usually 8:30am -1:00pm The afternoon clinics are from 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • First come first served.
  • There is a small tent for the cats.
  • Please bring vaccination certificates/papers if you have them.

Date of Event: April 27th

Ward 1- Kalorama Park, 1865 Kalorama Rd. NW
 
Ward 2- Garrison Elementary, 1200 S St. SW
 

Date of Event: May 4th

Ward 3- Newark St. Dog Park, 39th & Newark St. NW
 
Ward 4- Upshur Dog Park,4300 Arkansas Ave. NW
 

Date of Event: May 18th

Ward 5- Charles Young School, 26th & H St. NE
 
Ward 6- King Greenleaf Rec. Center, 201 N SW
 

Date of Event: June 1st

Ward 7- Kenilworth Elementary School, 1300 44th St., NE
 
Ward 8- Anacostia Rec. Center, 1800 Anacostia Dr. SE
Making Sure Your Cat Stays Safe as You Celebrate Chanukkah!

Making Sure Your Cat Stays Safe as You Celebrate Chanukkah!

This evening begins Chanukkah which will end on December 20th.  As a Washington, DC pet sitter, I would like to encourage you to do a quick review so your pets have an enjoyable time during the festival of lights. CHOCOLATE, LATKES, & DONUTS, OH MY! Make sure the foods are placed where curious four footers… Continue Reading

A Cat Accident Waiting To Happen That YOU Can Easily Prevent

A Cat Accident Waiting To Happen That YOU Can Easily Prevent

One of the six most preventable cat accidents is a feline injured when hiding in the washer or dryer. I noticed a rash of incidents on Facebook this summer where a kitty was injured when the machine was started while they were inside.  It is our worst nightmare! After a friend had a near miss… Continue Reading

Stylish DC Cats Who Go Outdoors Need to Wear This Vibrant Collar Cover.

Stylish DC Cats Who Go Outdoors Need to Wear This Vibrant Collar Cover.

As a DC catsitter, there is nothing more distressing than Kitty bringing me a beautiful songbird as a gift. In fact, on our local neighborhood Discussion Board, a neighbor made an announcement that he was picking up any cat entering his yard to protect the songbirds and taking it to the Humane Society. I suggest… Continue Reading

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

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… Continue Reading

QUICK ACTION MAY SAVE YOUR PET’S LIFE – Create a Plan Just in Case Your Pet is Poisoned

QUICK ACTION MAY SAVE YOUR PET’S LIFE – Create a Plan Just in Case Your Pet is Poisoned

By Kathleen Rodgers   Many pet poisonings can be avoided through diligence, but sometimes accidents just happen. What do you do if you suspect that your cat or dog has ingested a poisonous substance?  This is a question that is frequently asked by pet parents to their pet sitters. Several pet poison control hotlines exist… Continue Reading

LIONS AND TIGERS AND BEARS, OH MY, IT’S HALLOWEEN TIME – PET SAFETY TIPS

LIONS AND TIGERS AND BEARS, OH MY, IT’S HALLOWEEN TIME – PET SAFETY TIPS

The Halloween decorating and parties are in full swing between now and November 1st.  Time to take a few minutes to review your safety plan for your dog or kitty.  Many neighborhoods in Washington, DC are in the top ten for trick or treating as well as the Beverage Council has been successful in marketing… Continue Reading