Fear Free Means Happy Paws: The Magical Music Box Called Pet Tunes

When I became Fear Free Certified earlier this year, I searched for the best tools to bring on board with me. These would help promote the goal of stress and fear-free interactions for all of my special needs and medical needs clients. Although we have quite a few great items in our toolbox, the Pet Tunes Bluetooth Speaker (I like to call it my “magical music box”) is one of my favorites!

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Dog Walker Secrets: It’s all on the Belt! The Top 8 Items to Carry

I love being a professional dog walker because it wonderfully melds my passion with the more practical need to have enough exercise and stay healthy. Knowing that I’m helping families provide that to their pets is also incredibly satisfying. As much fun as it is, it’s also very important to plan ahead and be prepared for most situations that may pop up!
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ARCC: FIRST Pet Care Service with a Fear Free Certified Professional!

We are very excited to announce that ARCC Owner Alex Dundon is a Fear Free Certified Professional! This means that ARCC is the first professional pet care service (outside of veterinary clinics) in the country to have those credentials. We are excited to begin incorporating this wonderful initiative to our service, especially for our special needs and medical needs clients!

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4 Things to Do to Prepare for Your Professional Pet Sitter!

 
When you leave your pets in the care of a professional pet sitter, you should be able to travel with peace of mind. At this point, you’ve done your research and found a professional that is a good fit for you. They are insured, are certified in or have Pet First Aid experience, and have appropriate forms and a contract so that you are covered and feel good about leaving your fur babies.
The last steps before you leave home is to make sure your pet sitter has all the necessities to take the best care of them!
 
 
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How a Professional Pet Sitter Safeguards a Client’s Home and Personal Information

At the top of a professional pet sitter’s priority list is ensuring the security of our client’s homes and personal information.  We take the utmost precautions from the time that we input your information into our online database, until we have completed our visits to your home.  We know that relying on someone to care for your pets and your home can be a challenge for most people, and a professional pet sitter’s goal is to eliminate this concern as much as possible by building a trusting relationship with each of our clients.

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5 Treats For Your Furry Sweet Valentine

As Valentine’s Day approaches, you’re probably thinking of romance, stars, perforated paper bunny cards, too-hot cinnamon hearts and the various secret admirers you are sure to have doting on you with a treat or two.

Or perhaps you are thinking, “Ugh, I’d rather cuddle with my puppy.” For the not-so-romantic folks out there, a dog won’t look hopefully, then desperately, and finally disdainfully into your eyes when the evening doesn’t end in a gondola ride, 5-star restaurant and a romantic marriage proposal. Won’t happen. Prolonged eye contact totally freaks dogs out.  [Read more…]

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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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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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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.

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