It has been awhile since I posted on our blog. However, I have been keeping up with our Facebook page. Yes, I know it's not the same! The worst thing about being a pet caretaker is saying goodbye. This one really hurt. We lost one of our long time clients this past week. Seuss wa ...read more
Please remember our little feral friends on this their special day. Alley Cat Allies established National Feral Cat Day 10 years ago to draw awareness to the plight of the feral cat. Of course, it’s a good time to donate to ACA or other feral cat groups! It’s also a good ...read more
Did you know that October is adopt a shelter pet month? Why not go find a friend or two to keep you warm this winter? Walkies supports adopting animals from all types of shelters, stray pets or partially feral animals. We believe in spreading the word about the need for a no kill natio ...read more
Ever wonder if you are doing right by your kitty? Do you have a friend(s) or family member who wants to give away their cat for what you believe is a silly reason, but aren’t sure if you’re right. It’s not easy sometimes, since your cat doesn’t come with a rule bo ...read more
I am asked quite a bit about how to trim cat’s claws. The trick is developing enough trust between you and your cat and respecting the cat’s comfort level. Here are a couple of good videos that will help you get accustomed to the method and show you that it is possible to c ...read more
Experts agree that every family should have their own disaster plan and many do. Unfortunately, many families forget to include their pets in the plan and that’s how they become separated from their pets, sometimes for good. September is National Disaster Preparedness Month, so why ...read more
The biggest reason for an owner to surrender a cat to a shelter is not a child developing allergies, their home situation changing, new boyfriend/girlfriend doesn’t like animals, economic troubles, it’s my cat is missing the litter box. Most times this is a problem that can b ...read more
So, you think you’d like to add a cat or dog to your home, but you just can’t make a lifelong commitment? Why not open your home to a foster pup or kitty? Foster homes are the lifeblood of the no-kill, shelter community. Fostering a pet will allow the no-kill shelters to ...read more
Our friend’s pup, Kooks has contracted kennel cough from a local dog park. Poor Kooks, we know how much she likes to play. Unfortunately, this is a common illness due to the fact that kennel cough is a highly contagious form of bronchitis, that dogs can pick up easily from mer ...read more
Alley Cat Allies created National Feral Cat Day® a decade ago to promote humane care for feral cats. Their efforts to share information and educate others on the importance of Trap-Neuter-Return have been supported year after year by caring individuals and groups–in tiny towns, in b ...read more
Our pet sitting services are on a first come first served basis especially around the holidays. We’d love to care for all of your animal companions this holiday season. Please contact us ASAP to book your care.
It has been awhile since I posted on our blog. However, I have been keeping up with our Facebook page. Yes, I know it’s not the same!
The worst thing about being a pet caretaker is saying goodbye. This one really hurt.
We lost one of our long time clients this past week. Seuss was a gorgeous 25+ lb, 9 year old Maine Coon kitty. He had such a big personality that his presence can still be felt in his home.
Suess NEVER took a bad picture. Please enjoy some of my favorite photos that I took of him over the last few months.
My condolences to Helen, Zeki and his sister Dory. He left big paw prints to fill.
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