Monday, October 30, 2017

Tips For Keeping Your Furry Friends Safe & Happy This Halloween

Good afternoon!

As you know tomorrow is Halloween which might be very exciting for some, but could possibly be traumatizing for your furry loved one. Take a look at this video share from CBS Local on tips for keeping your furry friends safe!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Book Now for the Holidays! Before it's too late!

Good morning!

As you know here at Walking Wetnoses we offer many services to our clients, including overnight visits during holidays! For just a $5-$10 holiday surcharge you can travel to visit friends and family and know that your beloved pets are safe and happy at home with one of our caring sitters. We charge based on time blocks and there is no additional charge for extra animals.

With October almost over and Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah right around the corner, now is the time to start planning your holiday pet sitting schedule!

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Manifestations of Stress In Cats

Good afternoon all!

Continuing our spotlight on our cat friends, today we want to talk a little bit about stress in cats and how it can manifest itself. It's so important to recognize the symptoms of a stressed out cat early so you can not only help them but also help prevent any damage to your home that they might cause in the process.

According to "When a friendly, extroverted cat suddenly becomes nervous and reactive, it is generally obvious to the owners that the cat is stressed. Stress may not be as easily detected in the shy, introverted cat who may be manifesting stress by sitting in a fixed posture, immobile for long periods of time. Cats handle stress in different ways depending on their personalities." 

To learn other signs of a stressed cat and how you can help visit the article link here. 

If you have a stressed out cat that is lonely and needs more companionship during the day then contact us to learn more about our midday visits and check-ins! Walking Wetnoses is Leesburg's premiere pet sitting company and we would be more than happy to come help!  Learn more on our website: 

Monday, October 9, 2017

10 Scientific Benefits of Being a Cat Owner

Calling all of our Walking Wetnoses Cat Parents! As you may or may not know we are Loudoun County Virginia's premiere pet sitting company and love our cat clients as much as our doggie ones! So to give a little love to the felines we are sharing this fun (and interesting!) article from Mental Floss entitled '10 Scientific Benefits of Being a Cat Owner.'  Here are a few to get you started, but be sure to visit the article link here to read more!

If you're worried about your carbon footprint, it’s better to own a cat than a dog. A 2009 study found that the resources needed to feed a dog over the course of its life create the same eco-footprint as that of a Land Cruiser. Meanwhile, cats—which eat less in general and are more likely to eat fish than corn- or beef-flavored products—only have the approximate carbon footprint of a small hatchback.


Losing a loved one is incredibly painful, but one of the best ways of coping is to own a pet. Cats have been shown to help people get over their loss more quickly, and show less physical symptoms of pain, like crying. Despite the fact that they are only animals, cats serve as a social support during difficult times. People in mourning report talking to their pet to work out their feelings, since it is often easier to talk to something that won’t respond and can’t judge than to another human being.

If you’re a single guy and you can’t seem to get a date, get a cat! A British poll found that 82 percent of women agreed they are more attracted to men who like animals. And while having a dog will do wonders for your dating life, a whopping 90 percent of single women said that men who own a cat are “nicer” than other guys. Listing that you own a cat on your dating profile could do wonders for the number of responses you get—but remember, a cat is for life, not just until you find a partner.


A 2010 survey of British pet owners by the University of Bristol found that people who owned cats were more likely to have college degrees than their dog loving counterparts. In 2014, a researcher in Wisconsin surveyed 600 college students and found that cat owners were actually more intelligent as well. (But it's probably not the cat itself making the owner smarter: The researchers conducting the Bristol survey said that smarter people tend to work longer hours, and since cats require less attention than dogs, they are a better choice for the busy intellectual.)"

If you need help with your feline companion, be sure to contact us today! We are available for long-term pet sitting or daily house visits. We can work with your schedule to help make life easier!

 Phone: 703-951-PETS (7387)

Monday, October 2, 2017

Moving When You Have Dogs & Cats

Hi everyone!

Have you recently moved or re-located to another area for work, family or just because? "Few events in life can be as stressful as moving. Add pets into the mix, and everyone’s blood pressure, including your dog’s or cat’s, will most likely rise.

Your pets may understand a few words, but they will not comprehend, “Can you please be on your best behavior in the back seat as we drive 1,700 miles across the country to our new home?” That means it’s up to you to get them ready for the move and help them acclimate once they arrive."

Luckily, thanks to this article from The New York Times, author Matthew Haags has a few tips for you to think about when making the big move.

CLICK HERE to read the article to learn about finding your 'inner zen' and preparing your pets for the smoothest move possible.

If you are new to the Leesburg, Virginia area and are looking for some help watching your pets or helping them to acclimate to their new home, we can help! Whether it's a mid-day visit or a few overnights, Walking Wetnoses is the professional you can trust. Learn more by visiting our site at: