- First come first served.
- There is a small tent for the cats.
- Please bring vaccination certificates/papers if you have them.
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
You suddenly need to leave your home with the possibility of never returning. You have less than 30 minutes to literally be out of the house and walking or driving away. If it is a house fire, you may have less than five minutes to secure your animals for travel, make sure all of the… Continue Reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
This morning the FDA has issued proposed new rules for pet food and treat production. There will be a comment period of 120 days and then another sixty days to put the new rules into place. So, for at least another six months, you are going to need to be vigilant. One of a pet’s… Continue Reading