Would you be a good pet sitter?

People assume pet sitters have a pretty cushy job because they get to play with pets all day.  Playing with pets is definitely a wonderful part of our job, but pet sitters do much more than that.  Luckily you can now find out whether you too would be a good pet...

Why Hire a Pet Sitter?

As I reflect back on the summer and all the animals that I was fortunate to spend some time with, I am reminded of the importance of having a plan in place for your pets when life gets crazy.  A pet sitter should be part of that plan.  You have a vet if your dog is...

Introducing Dogs and Cats

Last week I finally introduced June to Ellie.  If you recall, June is the dog I adopted from the Humane Society in Golden Valley on July 2nd.  I adopted Ellie, my cat, a year ago from the Animal Ark in Hastings.  I kept Junie upstairs and Ellie downstairs because June...

Secrets of a Dog Walker and Pet Sitter

As a professional dog walker and pet sitter, I appreciate the faith our clients have in us when they hand over the keys to their homes and the leashes to their most prized possessions.  Being a dog walker and pet sitter is not a role I take lightly. When I first meet...

Halloween Safety Tips for Pets

Halloween is a fun time for humans, but our pets may take a different view on Halloween festivities.  Keep your pets safe and happy during this holiday with our Halloween safety tips for pets. 1.  During trick-or-treating time, keep pets in a contained area.  The...

Safety Tips for Dogs in the Summer in Minnesota

We’ve suffered through another Minnesota winter and have made it out alive.  Finally we can again enjoy some outdoor time with our dogs! Even though we live in Minnesota where we’re not known for our hot weather, we still need to be mindful of the heat’s effects on...