Sunday, October 14, 2018

Making a Good Checklist for Your Pet Sitter

We all wish we could bring our pets everywhere with us...(well, maybe not everywhere!) But unfortunately, some vacations and short getaways are not dog-friendly like that relaxing all-inclusive resort to celebrate your anniversary?

"When you must leave your dog behind, there are many doggie care options. You can board them, but that might not be the best move for your dog if he is skiddish, a wild puppy, or a cranky older dog who is set in his ways. In these cases, a dog sitter might be your best bet. And it might be the cheaper option if you can find a responsible neighborhood teenager looking for some extra cash."

You may think a lot of these tips are common sense, but this article from Pedigree might actually bring up some points you forgot to think about! For example, Number 8: "Make sure chew toys are clean and located in one place."

To learn more about what you should do before your dog sitter arrives, visit the article link here!

To schedule a consultation for your dog with one of our professional pet sitters visit: www.loudounpetsitting.com!

Monday, October 8, 2018

We Support Series: Part 9

The Loudoun Pet Sitting Company thanks all of the wonderful companies and organizations who work to make life better for all the pets in Loudoun County! We are continuing our mini-series this week which highlights these special companies so you can get better acquainted. Up next is a top-notch veterinary clinic and state-of-the-art facility, Blue Ridge Veterinary Associates!

Blue Ridge is a full-service veterinary practice based on the belief that their clients’ needs are of the utmost importance and their entire team is committed to meeting the needs of all guests. They have been serving Virginia for the past 25 years and have continued to help small animals of all kinds at their state-of-the-art facility. To learn more about their services visit: https://blueridgevets.com/

To learn more about The Loudoun Pet Sitting Company, the services we provide and the other organizations we support visit us online at: www.loudounpetsitting.com




Monday, September 17, 2018

We Support Series: Part 8

The Loudoun Pet Sitting Company thanks all of the wonderful companies and organizations who work to make life better for all the pets in Loudoun County! We are continuing our mini-series this week which highlights these special companies so you can get better acquainted. Up next is a veterinary team that is second to none, Davis Equine!

Davis Equine is made up of Dr. Chad and Dr. Stephanie Davis! Chad and Stephanie Davis are equine sports medicine veterinarians located in northern Virginia. Dr. Chad grew up in southern California where his experience with horses started with all types of breeds and disciplines. He graduated from Ross University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008 and his final clinical year was spent at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. He was then hired as an associate veterinarian at Clarke Equine Wellness & Performance where he worked for several years. He now owns his own veterinary practice together with Dr. Stephanie Davis, aptly named, Davis Equine. Dr. Davis spent many years as a veterinary assistant and working in the pharmaceutical side of the veterinary business before attending veterinary school. He has been involved with many sports (show horses, Arabians, and quarter horses) and has been exposed to a wide variety of aspects of the horse industry In addition, Chad spent many years training as a professional cyclist, racing his bike all over the US.

Dr. Stephanie grew up in Indiana as an avid eventer. She continued her eventing career while in college, attending Indiana University and Otterbein College in Ohio and competing her mare, Music, through the one star level. After graduating in 2002 with dual majors in Molecular Biology and Equine Pre-Veterinary Sciences, she worked as a phlebotomist (in a human hospital) and spent time training as a farrier’s apprentice. Her experiences served her well when she went on to Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. While in school she enjoyed traveling, including trips to India, South Africa and Thailand. She returned to the U.S. and completed her clinical rotations at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Stephanie spent two years working at the prestigious Virginia Equine Imaging, and 3 years at Clarke Equine Wellness & Performance. In September of 2013, she became co-owner (along with Dr. Chad Davis) of Davis Equine. Chad and Stephanie service all types of horses no matter their job description, but focus especially on the performance horse. Dr. Stephanie continues to consult for HAYGAIN hay steamers as well.

Learn more about Davis Equine and Team Ride Safe here! 

To learn more about The Loudoun Pet Sitting Company, the services we provide and the other organizations we support visit us online at: www.loudounpetsitting.com




We Support Series: Part 7

The Loudoun Pet Sitting Company thanks all of the wonderful companies and organizations who work to make life better for all the pets in Loudoun County! We are continuing our mini-series this week which highlights these special companies so you can get better acquainted. Up next is an organization that has been humanely helping horses since 1990, The Equine Rescue League!

"The Equine Rescue League is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization established in 1990 that supports the responsible use of working, sport and pleasure horses, ponies, donkeys and mules. Our goals are to prevent the neglect or abuse of any equine, to offer educational programs to the community and to provide rehabilitation and adoption services for those animals in need of our services."

Click here to learn more about the Equine Rescue League and be sure to stop by their Fall Open House on October 21st, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:00pm to support this great group!

To learn more about The Loudoun Pet Sitting Company, the services we provide and the other organizations we support visit us online at: www.loudounpetsitting.com





We Support Series: Part 6

The Loudoun Pet Sitting Company thanks all of the wonderful companies and organizations who work to make life better for all the pets in Loudoun County! We are continuing our mini-series this week which highlights these special companies so you can get better acquainted. Up next is an organization that has been rescuing for over 12 years... The Gingersnap Girls!


"The Gingersnap Girls were founded in honor and memory of three mares, Calypso, Chrissy and Flag who were each saved from the slaughter truck by their own angels.

Each came to them from different places and each at different times, but together they were The Gingersnap Girls, leaving a legacy of strength, hope, and courage in the quest to help save other slaughter bound equines, in addition to providing aid to any equine enduring abuse, neglect, or misunderstanding. Each had an abiding and overwhelming love of gingersnaps!

The Gingersnap Girls Equine Education and Rescue Foundation was founded in 2004 becoming a 501 (c)(3) organization classified with the IRS as a public charity in 2005."

Learn more by visiting: http://www.gingersnapgirls.org/

To learn more about The Loudoun Pet Sitting Company, the services we provide and the other organizations we support visit us online at: www.loudounpetsitting.com

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

We Support Series: Part 5

The Loudoun Pet Sitting Company thanks all of the wonderful companies and organizations who work to make life better for all the pets in Loudoun County! We are continuing our mini-series this week which highlights these special companies so you can get better acquainted. Up next is a very important organization in our local area, The Humane Society of Loudoun County!
T
he Humane Society of Loudoun County, VA (HSLC) is a no-kill, volunteer animal welfare organization founded in 1966 to rescue and rehabilitate abandoned, feral, and neglected animals. Their mission is to partner with our community to save more animals and achieve a No Kill Community. Learn more by visiting  their site here.

Learn more about how we can help you settle into a routine and keep your new pet happy once you adopt!! www.loudounpetsitting.com


We Support Series: Part 4

The Loudoun Pet Sitting Company thanks all of the wonderful companies and organizations who work to make life better for all the pets in Loudoun County! We are continuing our mini-series this week which highlights these special companies so you can get better acquainted. Up next is an organization very near and dear to our hearts and a lot of clients in our local area, The Loudoun County Animal Shelter/Services!

At the Loudoun County Animal Services (LCAS), they work each day to ensure a compassionate, humane community for animals and people. LCAS operates an animal shelter, which provides for companion animals who have been surrendered by their owners or found stray in the county. The shelter also has pets for adoption. Officers enforce local and state animal laws and investigate reports of animal cruelty. In addition, LCAS maintains a lost and found animal directory, issues dog licenses and assists citizens with a variety of animal issues. For more information, contact LCAS at 703-777-0406 or by email.

We would love to help your new pet from LCAS Shelter transition into their new homes with daily pet visits and dog walks! Learn more about the services we can provide at: www.loudounpetsitting.com!