4 Ways to Help Houston’s Pet Rescues
Happy National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week, y’all! Want to make your holidays more meaningful this year? Here are four ways you can help Houston’s pets who will spend their holidays in a shelter. Adopt a pet. If your lifestyle and finances allow, give yourself the gift of purrs, wags, and a lifetime of love […]
Lost Pet – What to do Before and After
It’s every pet parent’s worst nightmare. The heart-pounding, can’t breathe, sweaty palms kind of nightmare. Your beloved pet is missing. Fido took off after a squirrel and you lost your grip on the leash or Kitty ran out the door in that split second when you were coming or going. If that happens to you, […]
Fireworks Tips for a Happy New Year for Houston’s Pets
Thanks to the Houston Fire Marshall for some great tips to help ensure that your pets are safe and happy this New Year’s Eve. Fireworks can be seriously stressful for some pets, so here are a few steps you can take to make sure your best friend is comfortable: Do not take your […]
Houston’s Best Pet Sitters: Preparing Your Pet for Disaster
Can you believe it? It’s been thirty-one years. Thirty-one years ago next Monday, Hurricane Alicia tore through Houston, leaving a mess you had to see to believe. We lived in the Galleria then. I remember walking down Westheimer with Bobby, just after the storm. I had never seen that street empty, day or night. Filling in for […]
Awesome Pet Sitter & Dog Walker for Montrose, Midtown, Neartown!
I’m a little tardy in introducing our pet sitter and dog walker for Montrose. Meet Jenny (and Lennox her Scottish Fold kitty). Jenny has a degree in Psychology from Texas A&M. So it’s no surprise that she describes her favorite part of being a pet sitter this way: “…getting to know all of the different […]
What happens to my pet if I die?
Recently a cat sitting client told me, “I finally have a cat who will outlive me.” Which started me thinking, “I wonder how many of our clients have given this some thought?” What would happen to my pet if I died today? Would anyone know about her food, her medications, her allergies, her fears, her […]
Houston’s Best Pet Sitters invites you to play with your dog…for science!
Houston’s Best Pet Sitters–and a team of researchers–wants to know: How do you and your dog play together? Tug-o-war? Chase? Or my personal favorite, the “Jump, Tuck, and Scoot”? Upload a short video of you and your best friend at play, and you and your dog can contribute to our better understanding of man’s […]
Houston Pet Sitter: Help Lost Pit Bull Get Home
I don’t want to turn this blog into a bulletin board, but goodness knows pit bulls have enough strikes against them and can use all the help they can get. A pit bull isn’t at the top of most prospective pet adopters’ wish list of desired breeds. So, when a pet owner is trying hard […]
Houston Pet Sitter on Dogs in Hot Cars
As a pet sitter in Houston, I’m keenly aware of the temperature. I keep a close eye on dogs I’m walking, because the heat can get to some of them almost before you get from their front door to the sidewalk. Some dogs are hyper-sensitive to heat because of their breed, coat, age, or their […]
Houston Pet Sitter on Grieving the Loss of a Pet
Looking back at what I’d written I thought, “This is a strange first post for a new pet sitting blog.” But it’s what was on my mind. The death of a beloved pet leaves a big hole for a long time. I’ve been through it several times lately with grieving pet sitting clients, so I’m […]