Meet Handsome Harry, Mr. Harry Tucker!
Although I've been pet sitting for many years, I've yet to find a story as heartwarming as Harry's. So read on, you will be amazed!
Hi Everyone! My name is Harry Tucker but they call me "Handsome Harry!" I was rescued by Boykin Spaniel Rescue in November 2009. By my photo you can tell I was in deplorable condition. I had bacterial, yeast and fungal skin infections and contusions on my eyes. When tested, I had a severe case of heart worm, was not yet neutered and had broken teeth (probably from trying to chew out of a crate or off a chain.) In …
Good morning everyone! I'm Ragan Barwick, a LBD from Kitty Hawk, North Carolina and I LOVE shopping!
Me and Pop went to the Home Depot last week, (no pet sitting for me) and it was a pretty interesting trip. We got there a little before they opened, so we sat in the parking lot and shared a ham biscuit while waiting. Except for those nice people in orange aprons (they have treats!) that work there, the store was almost empty.
We stopped about midway down an aisle and Pop said it was a good time to see if I was a “Good Dog” He un–clipped me from the leash told me to STAY …
Pet sitting brings a tremendous amount of joy to my life. The animals I care for provide unconditional love for their owners and for me as well. Simply said, they enrich our lives. Here are what others have said about our wonderful companions.
Pet Sitting—Some of My favorite Quotes:
"Blessed is the person who has earned the love
of an old dog."~ Sydney Jeanne Seward
"Thousands of years ago, cats
were worshiped as gods. Cats
have never forgotten this."
"The difference between friends and pets
is that friends we allow into our …
After many years of pet sitting I have come to dread the 4th of July and New Years Eve. Why? Because of all the stress and fear the fireworks cause to our pets. The LOUD noises occurring at irregular and unpredictable times send many of my pet sitting clients into states of acute anxiety. Many end up shivering uncontrollably, hiding under the bed or running panicked around their house while panting; all sure signs of severe stress.
What Can You Do?
Until recently, the only options pet owners had available were sedation, taking their pets out of town, using Thundershirts or trying to …
My little dog Maddie and I are very fortunate, we work together every day but not all dogs are so lucky. I am often hired for pet sitting because people work long hours and they want their pets to have some company and a break in their day. For many lucky dogs this Friday will be different. Why?
It's Take Your Dog to Work Day!
Take Your Dog to Work Day, now in it’s 15th year, was created by Pet Sitters International to celebrate the dogs in our lives and to raise awareness of shelter animals in need. Employers who don’t normally allow pets in the …
Why a Pet Sitter?
When people call me for petting sitting, it is usually for one of two reasons, either they are going out for town for an extended period of time or they work long hours and don't want their pet left alone all day long. I'm called in for care, entertainment, and lots of TLC.
Just as we can get bored when alone so can your pets. Often this boredom is expressed by dogs in destructive behavior such as, chewing, digging, barking, and tearing things up. One or more visits during the day from a pet sitter helps prevent boredom. Dog walking and play time such as tug …
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