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2022 Low-Cost Vaccination Clinics in the DC Area

As a D.C. area cat sitter, people sometimes ask me where they can access low-cost vaccinations for their cats or dogs.  The Humane Rescue Alliance has the most low-cost and frequent clinics.  DC’s free clinic which is held annually in each ward won’t be happening until later this fall. HUMANE RESCUE ALLIANCE Medical Clinic 71… Read more »

Celebrate Betty White’s 100th Birthday and Help Pets!

January 17th, 2022 would have been Betty White’s 100th Birthday.  She was such a champion of animals.  As one final celebration of her life, please take a few moments today to donate $5, or more, in her honor to your favorite animal rescue or shelter.   Not sure where to donate? What about the Pet Pantry… Read more »


Free Pet Vaccinations in DC

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DC HEALTH FAIRS WERE HELD IN 2021.  WE WILL POST 2022 INFORMATION WHEN IT IS AVAILABLE.  THANK YOU! 10 am to 12:30 pm D.C. pet parents can take advantage of free pet vaccination clinics over the next seven weeks.  Each Ward will host a clinic as part of DC Health Fairs. … 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 »

Spring Safety Tips for Cat Parents

By Kathleen Rodgers We’ve set the clocks forward, turned another page on the calendar, and spring is here! The change in seasons brings many changes in our homes as well. WINDOWS Spring breezes are so welcome after winter’s chill, but opening your windows could be dangerous for your cat. Be sure your windows have sturdy… Read more »


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… Read more »