Keeping an Eye On At Home: The Scout 66 Pet Video Camera

As a pet owner and professional pet sitter, I always want to make sure the pets in my care are safe and comfortable. When I was given the opportunity to try out this cool new  high-tech pet video camera, I jumped at the chance! I may not be the most techie-oriented person, but I can definitely appreciate having an extra eye on at home. [Read more…]

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What To Do When Your Dog Has a Grand Mal Seizure

I was lucky the first time my dog had a seizure.  I have a background in the therapeutic field and I knew exactly what was happening to him and I was able to keep my head about me to help him. It was still scary and unnerving, but it wasn’t the end of the world for him (or for me!)  Here are some tips on how to get your dog (and yourself) through his seizure: [Read more…]

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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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ARCC Celebrates Professional Pet Sitter’s Week!

Mark your calendars now for the 22nd annual Professional Pet Sitter’s Week, March 6-12, 2016! I know if you are like me, you start rolling your eyes that there seems to be a day, week or month for every occupation, illness, fruit, vegetable and … well almost anything.  That being said, I think this week is worth not just celebrating, but recognizing our incredible Professional Pet Care providers!

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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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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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Oh, Rats! Why These Furry Critters Are Such Popular Pets

After growing up with dogs, I couldn’t imagine leaving home for college and not having my loving companions there with me. I’d played with the mice and gerbils in past science classes, and wasn’t too enthralled or interested in having a cage pet. And then I met Bebop.

Baby Dumbo Rats

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‘Tis The Season! 4 Christmas Safety Tips For Your Furry Family!

 It’s finally here! Christmas is our favorite holiday of the year, and we’ll be busy putting up our tree, lights, and planning for visiting family. But with 3 cats, we’ve got to be extra careful about how the house is decorated and what the kitties have access to (especially in the kitchen!). Some of these tips you may already know, and some may be a surprise, but hopefully they will help you and your furry family make this a joyous season and not a scary one in a veterinary ER!

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Choosing a Professional Pet Sitter or Boarding Kennel? Consider This:

Most pet parents would love nothing more than to bring their furry kids with them when they take a well-deserved vacation. Unfortunately, our pets aren’t always good travelers. And of course there are family emergencies and illnesses when it might be hard to pay proper attention to your pet. In those cases, you want to find quality pet care that meets your pet’s needs and gives you peace of mind. Depending on your pet’s needs, this can be a boarding facility, pet sitter, veterinary clinic, or alternative care. Vacations are about relaxing and being carefree, and with the right pet care provider, you can enjoy it to the fullest!

Luckily for you, there are several different options to choose from for your furry family. Depending on your answers to the following questions, each one can be a good fit for both you and your pet!

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