Monday, August 13, 2018

We Support Series: Part 1

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 want to do a little mini-series which highlights each one, so you can get better acquainted with these wonderful companies. Up first is
PetConnect Rescue!

PetConnect Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)(3) animal rescue organization dedicated to placing abandoned dogs and cats in loving homes. PetConnect Rescue was founded in 2005, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and has evolved into a vibrant animal rescue organization. PetConnect Rescue is a non breed-specific organization that responds to email and phone pleas for help for dogs and cats imminently slated for euthanasia. They rescue these animals from over-extended local shelters as well as rural shelters from West Virginia to Georgia.

The rescues that come into their care are primarily placed in foster homes, although some are boarded with reputable kennels or trainers. Their foster volunteers provide loving care and socialization for these animals while they await their forever homes. Thanks to donation drives they are able to pass on supplies to our foster families such as crates, food, collars, toys, bedding etc. Learn more by visiting: https://www.petconnectrescue.org/

To learn more about us and our dog walking/sitting services for after you've adopted that wonderful dog into your life, visit: www.loudounpetsitting.com!
 

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Car Safety When Travelling With Your Pets

Before summer winds down you might be planning a weekend getaway or a road trip to visit family and friends. If you are thinking of bringing your dog along, it's important to recognize how best to travel with your dog and some important car safety tips to keep you both safe along the way!

Thanks to our friends at PetMD, here is an article with a few pet travel items that you might want to consider to best suit your pet.



https://www.petmd.com/dog/slideshows/care/top-ten-ways-to-restrain-and-travel-safely-with-pets

If you can't take your dogs with you this time, think about hiring a professional and caring pet sitter! Learn more about our services at: http://loudounpetsitting.com

Monday, July 30, 2018

Helpful Tips for Moving With Pets

As summer is winding down and a new school year is approaching some families might be preparing to move into their new home before school starts. Moving with pets can be a difficult process if you don't take necessary steps to ensure a smooth and safe transition for them. Thanks to househunt.com here is a great graphic with some helpful tips! Some things to remember are:

  • Prepare an Overnight Kit
  • Contact Your Vet
  • Keep Your Pets Away from the Action
  • Take Your Pet in Your Vehicle
  • Don't Let Your Pet Out Until You've Arrived
  • Keep Your Pet Secluded
  • Update Their Info

If you are moving to the Leesburg/Purcellville/Middleburg area in Loudoun County, Virginia and are looking for some extra help with your pet while you adjust to your new life, contact us today! We are available for midday walks as well as overnight pet sitting. www.loudounpetsitting.com

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Playful Photos of Well-Loved Dog Toys

Good morning!

We just HAD to share this adorable one-of-a-kind article with you today entitled 'Playful Photos of Well-Loved Dog Toys.' We know how certain toys and stuffed animals can be a comfort for your pet. Not only while you are away but also on a daily basis or through a transition period. That's why when we pet sit we always make sure to know which toys are allowed full time and which are only for supervised play periods.
This article shows professional photos of some well-loved dog toys and explains a little background on each one. Some of these stories are really sweet...enjoy!!

And remember if you're looking for a pet sitter or walker, contact us today! www.loudounpetsitting.com.



Monday, July 16, 2018

Pet Sitting In Home vs. Pet Boarding

Summer is in full swing! You are getting ready to go away for a trip and you are wondering should I hire a pet sitter or should I board my pet? Obviously it comes down to your personal preference and what you think your furry loved ones will be most comfortable with. However, there are several things to consider before you make your final choice. Sharing this article from PetPlace.com, it brings up several key points to consider. Like is your pet good around other pets and strange people? Or how about if they have any allergies or complicated medicine routines. All of these things are important when deciding whether to board your pet or have a pet sitter come over.


Of course, we are biased and feel that pet sitting is the best option! So if you are looking for caring, reliable and professional pet sitters then contact us today! We will be glad to meet you and your pet for your first, free consultation: www.loudounpetsitting.com!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

How to Take a Vacation when You Have a Homestead or Small Farm

Good morning everyone!

It's vacation season and you might have already taken a week-long adventure with friends or family or done a few small weekend trips to the beach to enjoy the summer weather and long sunlight hours. However if you own a farm, it is a lot more difficult to get away and involves a significant amount of planning and preparation. For some farm owners it might seem impossible. But we firmly believe with the right hired help (Loudoun Pet Sitting of course!) it can be done.

One small farm owner Alli, shares some tips and advice on how she is able to leave her farm and get away for a vacation. Whether it's hiring the right help, planning ahead, travelling at the right time, or simplifying, Alli shares some of her best kept secrets. To read more about how she prepares for her vacation visit the blog link here.

To hire professional pet sitters and farm help so you can start planning your own vacation away from it all, learn more about our farm sitting services here:  http://www.loudounpetsitting.com/services/


Monday, July 2, 2018

Wishing You and Your Pets a Happy (and Safe) 4th of July!

Good afternoon all!

You may have already heard or seen some fireworks over the weekend but with Wednesday being a holiday there are more to come. Here is a great, quick read about how to help your furry loved ones as stress-free as possible during the fireworks.