Archives for January 2016

Our Pet Sitting Policy on Job Sharing and Why We Enforce It

We are professional pet sitters and have made the job we love into a career. We pride ourselves on the services we provide while caring for your pets and your home while you’re away. We do things to make your home look lived-in, like bringing in the mail and alternating lights, while also keeping up with the little things that make your home look as good as the way you left it. We’re quite happy sweeping up bits of kitty litter or excess fur that might accumulate while you’re away, or wiping up muddy paw prints after playtime. [Read more…]

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ARCC Hosts a Hungry Bowl™ Pet Food Drive!


Local Pet Food Drive to Benefit Homeless Pets of the Adams County Animal Shelter

As part of an international effort spearheaded by Pet Sitters International (PSI), the largest educational association for professional pet sitters, the Hungry Bowl™ Pet Food Drive was created to collect pet food for local shelters and pet-rescue groups across the globe. Animal shelters and pet-rescue organizations across the country are in dire need, and it’s up to us to help! [Read more…]

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Pet Sitting Safety & Our ARCC Disaster Plan

As all pet sitters across the US are dealing with a rough winter season, I am reminded of how important it is to have a disaster plan, and how valuable being prepared can be! Not only is it a must-have for any mobile business, but having an emergency plan in place for your family can make what could be a scary and dangerous experience into one that you are prepared for and can handle with little difficulty. We may not be fans of Murphy’s Law, but we certainly are believers, and our ARCC Disaster Plan has a good foundation to build on, emphasizing pet sitter and pet safety! [Read more…]

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Top 7 Romantic Getaways Around Denver

Colorado offers romantic, gorgeous and unique properties (from hot springs to tree house, to castle) all within driving distance from Denver. From Estes Park to Evergreen and Colorado Springs, there are a variety of lovely havens where you can spend a quality weekend with your significant other. All of these choices have Honeymoon and Romantic Getaway Packages to enjoy, so get planning! 

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Your Special Needs Pet: Kidney Disease

What is Kidney Disease?

Kidney Disease, known as Chronic Renal Failure (CRF) in cats and Canine Kidney Failure (CKF) in dogs, is a diagnosis that no one wants to hear for their beloved companion.  It is, however, one of the more common problems seen in aging pets.  While chronic renal failure is more common in cats, it is certainly a problem we see in dogs as well. Although this disease is progressive and terminal, with some love, effort, dedication, patience, and early diagnosis, this condition can be managed effectively for some time. [Read more…]

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New Advances in Providing Pet CPR to Dogs and Cats

For many years Pet CPR (or cardiopulmonary resuscitation) was performed the same way, with very little or no variation. This is a life saving technique utilized when an animal’s heart has stopped beating and the breathing mechanisms in their chest cavity are not functioning, preventing oxygen from reaching the animal’s vital organs. Similar to how human CPR is performed, animal CPR consists of chest compressions and mouth to snout breathing in order to improve circulation. The end result being to hopefully either revive a victim or provide enough life support until more advanced life saving care is provided.  

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How to Give Your Pet Subcutaneous Fluids: Part 2 (Tips & Tricks)

This article is Part 2 of a 2-Part Series on how to help you give your pets subcutaneous fluids (see Part 1 on how to set up your fluid line). Subcutaneous (or SQ) fluid treatments are most commonly recommended for pets with chronic renal disease (CRD) or kidney failure. As a Certified Veterinary Technician, I have worked with many families, teaching them out to perform these treatments at home to help them manage their pet’s disease. Although it sounds overwhelming, it can be very manageable with the right information, help, and practice.

How to Give Your Pet Subcutaneous Fluids- Part 2 [Read more…]

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