Category Archives: Pet Safety

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

PET SITTERS AND PET PARENTS – CHANGE YOUR ADDRESS BOOK ENTRY – THE GEORGIA AVENUE ADOPTION CENTER HAS MOVED!

PET SITTERS AND PET PARENTS – CHANGE YOUR ADDRESS BOOK ENTRY – THE GEORGIA AVENUE ADOPTION CENTER HAS MOVED!

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… 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

DOG FOOD RECALL – FROMM FAMILY FOODS RECALLS 3 OF ITS CANNED DOG FOODS

DOG FOOD RECALL – FROMM FAMILY FOODS RECALLS 3 OF ITS CANNED DOG FOODS

Lots of Fromm Gold Chicken Pate Dog Food, Fromm Gold Chicken and Duck, and Fromm Gold Salmon and Chicken Pate have recently been voluntarily recalled since they may contain elevated levels of vitamin D. Check for the following product that was shipped to distributors from December 2015 and February 2016. Fromm Gold Chicken Pate Dog Food… Continue Reading

WALKING SAFELY NOW THAT IT IS GETTING DARKER EARLIER

WALKING SAFELY NOW THAT IT IS GETTING DARKER EARLIER

Well, you reveled in that extra hour of sleep, but you are now coming to terms with the reality of it becoming darker earlier.  Last night, it may have been a bit of a shock when you went out to walk Spike at 5 or 6 p.m. Evening walking and early morning winter walking safety… 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