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Why Does My Dog Snore

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Does your dog snore? Snoring dogs can contribute to many sleepless nights for their pet parents. This can become quite troublesome for you especially if your dog sleeps in the bed with you. However, you just might want to figure out exactly why your dog is snoring as snoring may be as it could signal that something serious is going on. 

So, what’s going on here?  Why is my dog snoring?

Breed.  There are certain breeds of dogs that are known to snore.  If your dog has a flat nose or face, chances are he snores.  Pugs, French bulldogs and Pekinese dogs snore pretty loud.  In fact, some dogs with flat faces need to get surgery because they struggle to get enough air in.  This condition is  called brachycephalic airway syndrome.  Surgery can eliminate the struggle to breathe as well as the snoring.  Of course, you will want to seriously discuss the pros and cons of any surgery on your dog as all surgeries come with risks.

Congestion. 

Just like their human counterparts, dogs can get congested.  If your dog has a bit of a cold or he’s congested for any other reason, he’s mostly likely going to snore.  A quick trip to the vet may provide relief to your pet via the use of a decongestant or antibiotic.  Your canine companion should not have to suffer. 

Environment

Think about the scents lurking around your home.  Any irritant of the lungs or airways may case your beloved dog to snore.  Anything from second-hand smoke, household cleansers, detergents, candles and even dust can make it difficult for your dog to breathe.  You may also want to consider the temperature of your dog’s environment.  A cool environment is the best and will keep your dog most comfortable.

Health Issues. 

Dogs may also snore if they are overweight.  Excess weight will put pressure on your dog’s neck and lungs.  If your dog is overweight you should really address it with your vet right away and provide your dog with safe opportunities to exercise. Seasonal allergies can also make it difficult for your dog to breath.  Pollen is a big offender for all of us when it comes to seasonal allergies.  A more serious health issue may be at work here so is snoring and this is out of the ordinary for him, a quick visit to the vet is most certainly in order.

Finding the root cause of your dog’s snoring might just take a little guess and check.  However, if your dog has been a lifelong snorer, you just might be stuck with it forever.  If you are dead set against making him sleep in another room, we understand but then you might want to invest in a set of ear plugs. 

 

 

 

 

About the Owner and Professional Pet Sitting Etc

Dorinne Whynott, is a long time animal professional.  She is a successful business owner establishing one of the largest pet sitting companies in New Hampshire since 1990. Click to Read her complete History. 

Professional Pet Sitting Etc. is a leading business in the pet care field and continues to grow since 1990. It is an AWARD WINNING business, having been awarded the 2015 Best Pet Sitting , 2015 Best Dog Walker, Business of the Year Awards in 1996, 1997, 2006 and 2010.  It boasts 30+ amazing pet sitters on staff, over 3000 clients in 38 cities from Nashua to Concord, NH.  Hundreds of satisfied client testimonials can be found on their website and more 5 star reviews on their Facebook pageGoogle+ page and more.  They have sustained an A+ rating with the BBB, A rating with Angie’s List and are unmatched in the Pet Sitting Industry in New Hampshire.

Click Here for Professional Pet Sitting Etc Reviews, Testimonial and Awards

Click For a Complete List of all of our educational Blogs

Go to Professional Pet Sitting Etc. Website for more information on the best pet sitting company or click on New Client to contact us or register for dog walking or pet care.

Contact us by phone at 603-888-8088

Email Profpetsit@aol.com

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Until Tuesday, A Service Dog Hero

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Until Tuesday, A Service Dog Hero, Professional Pet Sitting Etc

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 Until Tuesday

Did you know that the training of a service dog can begin as early as three days old?  That was the case for Tuesday the Psychiatric Therapy dog.  At three days old when his only developed sense was touch, his trainers began his interaction with humans.  Tuesday, the golden retriever, was born and bred to be of service to one very fortunate human being.

Tuesday was trained by a variety of handlers so that he would not get attached to any one human.  However, he did spend time working behind bars with a prison inmate under a special prisoner dog training program.  Tuesday was very sad when his trainer was paroled but the best was yet to come for Tuesday and a very special disabled Iraqi Veteran by the name of Luis Montalvan. 

Luis Montalvan, who so boldly and courageously served our country for two tours in Iraq, came home a changed man.  He suffered debilitating physical and psychological injuries from war.  Luis retreated from his family, friends and life altogether. He suffered from PTSD, nightmares, traumatic brain injury, panic attacks and a fractured vertebrae.  Luis was in need of a therapy dog. 

Tuesday spent the first two years of her life preparing to be of service to one person and that person was Luis Montalvan.  In 2008, Luis and Tuesday were matched and so began a journey of healing for Luis.  Tuesday is Luis’s constant companion and is in tune of his every need.  Tuesday can detect when Luis needs help, and when he is anxious or afraid.  He picks things up for him, helps him keep his balance when his vertigo attacks and so much more. The pair plays together and works together.  Luis wrote a book entitled “Until Tuesday” and Tuesday was right there with him while he wrote the book and while he was out promoting it.  In fact, Luis went on to earn a master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of Journalism and Tuesday was right there with him earning his very own diploma and donning a cap and gown.

Luis is living the life he thought he had lost while serving our country thanks to a very special service dog, Tuesday.  Today they travel the country in tandem telling others how service dogs can changes the lives of our wounded soldiers. If you’d like to learn more about Luis Montalvan and his therapy dog, Tuesday please check out www. Luismontalvan.net and read his book “Until Tuesday”.  It was on the New York Times Best seller list for multiple years and rightfully so.  Just do yourself a favor and have a box of tissues handy.

For more information, Visit their website – Until Tuesday

Visit and Like their Facebook Page – Until Tuesday on Facebook

 

 

About the Owner and Professional Pet Sitting Etc

Dorinne Whynott, is a long time animal professional.  She is a successful business owner establishing one of the largest pet sitting companies in New Hampshire since 1990. Click to Read her complete History. 

Professional Pet Sitting Etc. is a leading business in the pet care field and continues to grow since 1990.  It boasts 30+ amazing pet sitters on staff, over 3000 clients in 38 cities from Nashua to Concord, NH.  Hundreds of satisfied client testimonials can be found on their website and more 5 star reviews on their Facebook pageGoogle+ page and more.  They have sustained an A+ rating with the BBB and are unmatched in the Pet Sitting Industry in New Hampshire.

Click Here for Professional Pet Sitting Etc Reviews, Testimonial and Awards

Click For a Complete List of all of our educational Blogs

Go to Professional Pet Sitting Etc. Website for more information on the best pet sitting company or click on New Client to contact us or register for dog walking or pet care.

Contact us by phone at 603-888-8088

Email Profpetsit@aol.com

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What are the Benefits of Overnight Pet Care

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What are the Benefits of Overnight Pet Care?

 

Author, Noelle Dunn, for Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

Finding the perfect place for your pet’s care when you have to go out of town is a very stressful thing for many pet owners. Quite often people postpone trips and time away from home for the sheer fact they don’t want their pet to suffer or be uncomfortable. These days your options are unlimited, when it comes to pet care. While there are many options there is one that can’t be beat. In home, overnight pet care is the best. Here are a few of the reasons why you need to consider overnight pet sitting as an alternative to other care services such as kennels or group boarding facilities.

– Routines won’t change. Most pets love their routine. It’s comfortable and a known. Mealtime, playtime and walks. Hugs and love to boot. Sticking to these schedules makes your pet feel comfortable. Your being away from them is stressor enough. Deviate from a routine and it can stress your pet even more.

– Home Sweet Home. Your pet would much prefer being home in their environment. Sights, sounds and smells of home keep the pets feeling secure. Your pet can sleep in their own bed, play with their own toys and pitter patter around without the nuisance of being locked up in a room full of cages with other animals. Taking your pet elsewhere for care while you’re away can further stress them which can lead to stress related illnesses. 

– Security – For your pet as well as your home. Seeking out home care for your pet is an excellent security system. Keep your home and your pet safe with someone staying there over night, someone will to turn on lights, make a presence known and keep your pooch company. It keeps your pet safe from danger and prevents possible vandalism and break-ins while you’re away because your home doesn’t look vacant.  Not only that, if a pipe bursts or some other at home problem occurs, your pet sitter can notify someone of the matter, possibly saving you thousands of dollars.

– Illness. As mentioned earlier being separated from your pet can stress them out. Stress can lead to illness. Additionally taking your pet to stay at a daycare/kennel, where many other dogs are and their stress levels rise, they can catch colds or illnesses spread by other dogs. Diseases can be spread in kennel environments. It’s not worth the risk.

Avoid the stress for you and your pet, and Leave knowing your pet will be home, safe and sound. Look for a Professional Pet Care Provider. Research a few businesses before you make a decision. Check out their website, make sure the owner’s history is on there, read articles, look for experience and expertise.  Read our other articles on what to look for in a pet sitter to help keep you and your pets safe.

Happy pet owning !!

 

 

 

About the Owner/Author

Dorinne Whynott, is a long time animal professional.  She is a successful business owner establishing one of the largest pet sitting companies in New Hampshire since 1990. Click to Read her complete History. 

Professional Pet Sitting Etc. is a leading business in the pet care field and continues to grow since 1990.  It boasts 30+ amazing pet sitters on staff, over 3000 clients in 38 cities from Nashua to Concord, NH.  Hundreds of satisfied client testimonials can be found on their website and more 5 star reviews on their Facebook pageGoogle+ page and more.  They have sustained an A+ rating with the BBB and are unmatched in the Pet Sitting Industry in New Hampshire.

Click For a Complete List of all of our educational Blogs

Go to Professional Pet Sitting Etc. Website for more information on the best pet sitting company or click on New Client to contact us or register for dog walking or pet care.

Contact us by phone at 603-888-8088

Email Profpetsit@aol.com

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January Pet Care Tips

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Author, Dorinne Whynott, Owner of Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

Having been in the animal field most of my life, working in animal welfare, animal rescue,

Animal Hospitals and now in the Largest NH Pet Sitting Company, I have put together a few

Pet Care Tips for every month, here is the Month of January.

Update Calendar

As you flip over to the new year.  Put reminders when your pet’s Veterinary Visit is due.  Include Annual physical, vaccines and Heartworm check (for dogs).  Do not forget to check their teeth.  Dental health should be checked annually.

Keep Pets Inside

Rule to keep in mind – if it is cold out for you, it is cold out for a pet.  If they are to be outside for any length of time, Please make sure that they have a full shelter to get out of the cold, rain, snow and wind.  They can freeze and get frostbite just as we can.  

Check your car/truck’s engine before starting

Many Cats, wildlife and other animals may try to keep warm inside a vehicle. Engines are nice and warm right after you come home and park.  Sometimes clapping your hands and speaking loudly may scare an animal away.  If you can, open your hood and inspect the inside before starting.  

Increase the calories

If your pet will be spending alot of time outside, you may want to increase food.  Keeping warm takes added energy.  

Keep Pets away from any puddles

Puddles may contain antifreeze.  It is lethal to pets and humans.  Animals can be attracted to it because it is sweet.  Clean thoroughly if you spill.  

Check paws

Check paws daily for chapped and cracked paw pads.  Use Bag Balm to keep soft.

Use a Sweater

Short coated dogs may get cold very fast.  Consider buying a coat or sweater to help.  Boots may be hard for them to get used to but may also be a good idea. 

Wipe Paws

Wipe paws, feet and legs after each walk.  They may pick up deicers, salt, antifreeze or other chemicals while walking.  You would want to clean that off before your pet has time to lick off. 

Avoid all Ice on Lakes/Ponds

Unless your know for SURE that the ice is completely solid and 6 or more inches thick with temperatures below freezing consistently for at least 3 or more weeks, do not even chance your life or your pets life.  

Be Prepared

Be Prepared for severe weather, blizzards & power outages.  Have a plan in place that includes pets if you must leave your home.  Never leave your pets, even if people say you will be back in a little while, too many times, something happens and that little while may be a day or longer.  Also have extra food and water for you and your pets.  Check out our Disaster Planning for You and Your pets for more Helpful ideas.  

Help Your Neighborhood Stray

Help any cats or dogs that may be abandoned in your neighborhood.  Many pets are left behind with owners hoping some kind person will take them in.  Or that abandoned female cat, has kittens and now there are feral kittens in the neighborhood.  If you can contact organizations to help trap them, they can help the animals find homes.  If feral, there are organizations that will trap them, make sure they are healthy, spay and neuter them and find barn homes for them or if you will help feed and make them a shelter, they can be returned to live out their life without having more kittens.  

Speak Out if you see a Pet in the Cold

If you see a pet consistently kept out in the cold, rain, snow.  Say something to your local animal control.  Document everything you see, dates, times, if you see anyone giving fresh water or food.  It could mean life or death to that pet.

Protect Horses Too

Horses and other livestock need shelter as well.  They need to be able to get out of the cold, rain, snow and wind.  To keep warm, they also need extra food.  Water needs to be checked often so that it is not frozen.  

Make February Reservations Now

If you have any FEBRUARY dates you will be away, especially for the February School vacation, please make your reservations NOW to ensure availability. 

 

If you adopt a puppy or dog this month

CONGRATULATIONS !!  Register online ASAP to set up Dog Walking/Mid Day Let Out so they have a break while you are at work and you will be ready when you may need a pet care visit anytime in the future.

 

If you adopt a kitten or cat this month

CONGRATULATIONS !!  Register online ASAP to set up Feline Fun Time, we can take care of the litter box and give then one on one attention while you are at work, plus you will be ready when you may need a pet care visit anytime in the future.

 

 

 

About the Owner/Author

Dorinne Whynott, is a long time animal professional.  She is a successful business owner establishing one of the largest pet sitting companies in New Hampshire since 1990. Click to Read her complete History. 

Professional Pet Sitting Etc. is a leading business in the pet care field and continues to grow since 1990.  It boasts 30+ amazing pet sitters on staff, over 3000 clients in 38 cities from Nashua to Concord, NH.  Hundreds of satisfied client testimonials can be found on their website and more 5 star reviews on their Facebook pageGoogle+ page and more.  They have sustained an A+ rating with the BBB and are unmatched in the Pet Sitting Industry in New Hampshire.

Click For a Complete List of all of our educational Blogs

Go to Professional Pet Sitting Etc. Website for more information on the best pet sitting company or click on New Client to contact us or register for dog walking or pet care.

Contact us by phone at 603-888-8088

Email Profpetsit@aol.com

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Pets in Need – How Can You Help

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 Author, Dorinne Whynott, Owner of Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

 

When you think of pets in need, most people think of humane societies, humane shelters and rescues.  There certainly are many pets in need in those facilities and organizations.  However, adopting a pet is not the only way you can help pets in need.  There are lots of ways you can help these organizations and more.

 

Here is how –

 

ADOPT –

This is always a way to help a pet in need.  If you are ready to add a new furry love to your family, by all means adopt.  The added love in your home will be well worth it.  But there are many things you can do besides adopting.

 

FOSTER –

Here is a way to help many pets.  I foster orphaned kittens for a shelter.  These kittens could be orphaned and still nursing, they could be too young to vaccinate and therefore can not go into a shelter where they would be susceptible to many diseases.  If you have room and time to care for an orphan kitten or puppy, it is rewarding.  Many organizations also need help with pregnant moms (cats and dogs).  The shelter is not a place for a pregnant mom, too much going on, too stressful, etc.  They need a quiet, warm home where they can finish their pregnancy, deliver their babies and care for their babies until they are ready to be adopted.

 

DONATE MONEY –

Every organization can make your dollar stretch to help the animals in their care.  This is always a great way to help your local organization.

 

TRAIN –

If you know how to train the basics, many shelters would love to have the dogs trained in basic – sit, down, come, stay.  Dogs that are trained are always a plus to be adopted.

 

SOCIALIZE –

All the cats and dogs need love and attention.  Maybe you can just sit and give them attention.  The animals need it. Sitting and brushing or petting an animal not only de-stresses that animal but also de-stresses YOU.   Many shelters have socialization programs.

 

DONATE NEEDED ITEMS –

Paper Towels (they go through cases)

Trash bags

Kitty Litter (call the organization to find out if they use a certain kind, many organizations like to use one kind for consistency for the cats.)

Food – dog, cat, kitten, puppy, dry or canned.  This is always in need.  (Call the organization to find out if they use a certain kind, many organizations like to use one kind for consistency for the pets.)

Towels, blankets, sheets (new or used)

Newspaper

Small boxes (That cans are packed in.  They can be used as litter boxes)

Toys

Treats

Brushes and other grooming items

Stainless steel bowls

Shelving Units (heavy duty on wheels for storage)

Storage Boxes

Pet Formula

Pet Nursing Bottles

 

VOLUNTEER TIME –

Shelters need volunteers for many things, just ask what they need

 

MAKE PET ITEMS –

Pet beds

Pet toys

 

VOLUNTEER YOUR EXPERTISE –

Can you do bookkeeping, cpa, taxes

Landscaper, lawn mowing, snow plow

Carpenter

Plumber

Painter

Artist – paint a mural, donate your works of art for auction

Computers

Web Designers

Lawyers

 

VOLUNTEER or discount YOUR EXPERTISE to the workers and volunteers

VOLUNTEER or discount YOUR BUSINESS SERVICES to the workers and volunteers

 

VOLUNTEER what you love to do

Garden

Organize

Clean

Graphics

 

GIVE GIFT CERTIFICATES – 

Donate items for raffle or auction

Donate your services (plumbing, carpentry, etc) for raffle or auction

 

SHARE POSTS  –

Like your rescue or shelter’s Facebook page.  Share posts of the animals looking for homes. You never know if one of your friends will fall in love and give an animal a much needed home.

 

WILDLIFE –

Become a wildlife rehabilitator in your state

Donate to a rehabber person or organization, they can always

 

CARE FOR A FERAL COLONY –

Many shelters do a trap-neuter-release.  Volunteers are needed to help bring food on a daily basis.  Making warm shelters is also needed.  Making sure that people do not harm them or poison them.

 

 

CLICK HERE for the list of NH Area rescues and shelter organizations.

Contact them to see what they need.  It is VERY rewarding.

 

 

 

About the Owner/Author

Dorinne Whynott, is a long time animal professional.  She is a successful business owner establishing one of the largest pet sitting companies in New Hampshire since 1990. Click to Read her complete History. 

Professional Pet Sitting Etc. is a leading business in the pet care field and continues to grow since 1990.  It boasts 30+ amazing pet sitters on staff, over 3000 clients in 38 cities from Nashua to Concord, NH.  Hundreds of satisfied client testimonials can be found on their website and more 5 star reviews on their Facebook pageGoogle+ page and more.  They have sustained an A+ rating with the BBB and are unmatched in the Pet Sitting Industry in New Hampshire.

Click For a Complete List of all of our educational Blogs

Go to Professional Pet Sitting Etc. Website for more information on the best pet sitting company or click on New Client to contact us or register for dog walking or pet care.

Contact us by phone at 603-888-8088

Email Profpetsit@aol.com

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Hiking with Your Dog

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Author, Noelle Dunn, for Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

Who does not enjoy fresh air, exercise and time with their four legged pal? Going on a walk with your pet is one of the best experiences you can have. Hiking in the mountains or walking wooded trails can be even better!

However, there are some tips and precautions one must take when thinking about taking your pet on a hike. Taking your pet with you on a hike is a rather large responsibility and not all dogs are ready nor meant to hike.

Below are some tips to consider if you are thinking about taking Fido out with you on your next hike.

First things first:

  • Obedience.While you may love your pup, how obedient is he? Does he get easily distracted? Does he return immediately when called?
  • Health. How is your pet’s health and stamina? Does your pet take medications? Visit with your vet first to ensure your pet is up for hikes.
  • Rules. Verify well before your arrival, if the area you are considering for that hike is pet friendly. Can Fido come? If so, obtain the rules and regulations before venturing out.
  • Location. Please verify the area is suitable for your pet. Avoid rocky, tough terrain as it may not be suitable for Fido’s paws.  What creatures might your pet be exposed to on the hike?  Is he trained to handle encounters with snakes? Bears?

Once you have all of your ducks in a row time to prepare for the hike. Below is a checklist of some important items to square away and carry with you on that hike:

  • Bring a leash and collar. While your pup may be well behaved and trained, the leash is a good idea for their protection – especially in unknown territory. There will be so many new smells and sights for your pet!  It can be overwhelming and the urge to stray might be possible for even the most obedient of dogs.
  • Bring plenty of water and a bowl. You need to ensure Fido has plenty of water to stay hydrated, especially during the summer months when heat and exercise can potentially lead to heat exhaustion.
  • Plastic bags. You must pick up after your pet.
  • First aid. Make sure you have essential first aid care in the event Fido is hurt.  You should have a first aid kit on hand at home even if you aren’t thinking about hiking.
  • ID. Ensure your pets is micro-chipped and his collar has an up to date ID with your cellphone number on it your home number will not help you if you are out in the woods with your dog). Also, ensure you have a recent, clear full-bodied photo of your pet with you.  In the event your pet does get lost, all of these will improve your chances of being reunited with your pet.

Now that you are prepped and packed, you are ready to go! Enjoy a hike with your best friend! Remember to respect all wildlife you encounter, keep Fido safe and have fun!

 

 

About the Owner/Author

Dorinne Whynott, is a long time animal professional.  She is a successful business owner establishing one of the largest pet sitting companies in New Hampshire since 1990. Click to Read her complete History. 

Professional Pet Sitting Etc. is a leading business in the pet care field and continues to grow since 1990.  It boasts 30+ amazing pet sitters on staff, over 3000 clients in 38 cities from Nashua to Concord, NH.  Hundreds of satisfied client testimonials can be found on their website and more 5 star reviews on their Facebook pageGoogle+ page and more.  They have sustained an A+ rating with the BBB and are unmatched in the Pet Sitting Industry in New Hampshire.

Click For a Complete List of all of our educational Blogs

Go to Professional Pet Sitting Etc. Website for more information on the best pet sitting company or click on “New Client” to contact us or register for dog walking or pet care.

Contact us by phone at 603-888-8088

Email Profpetsit@aol.com

Pet Sitting NH , Pet Sitting Nashua NH , Pet Care NH, Petsitternh, Petsittersnh, Professional pet sitter, pet sitters, professional pet sitting, pet sitting, pet sitter, professional pet services, professional pet sitters, pro pet sitting, pet sit, pet, puppy sitting

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FREE Pets, Are They Safe

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All Pets Have Value, 

All Pets’ Lives Matter,

Keep Them Safe,

They are Counting On You

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Author, Dorinne Whynott, Owner of Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

 

How can you keep your pets safe if you must find them a home?

Let’s find out.

FREE pets are advertised in the newspaper, on Craigslist, on Facebook and various places online.  People are hoping to find good safe loving homes for their pets but is a free pet really going to a loving home?

When I worked at the Humane Society, we always told people to never give a pet for FREE.  People who are willing to pay for an animal are generally willing to take good care of them.

There is always the exception to the rule, however, in most cases, placing a cost value on a pet makes it more likely that a person will think before buying/adopting that pet.  In many situations, if they must get rid of the pet,  they may think twice because of the money spent already for that pet.  Where as a free pet, already has no cost value, so if the person has no emotional attachment to the pet, they also do not have a money value on the pet.  Making it easier to get rid of.

When you advertise a Free pet, sometimes people will grab the pet before someone else does without putting much thought into their living situation, cost in medical care, cost in food, time involved in caring for the pet (scooping litter, taking for a walk in all kinds of weather, picking up dog waste, and more).  Many times people do not know what to ask when getting a pet or what to ask when re-homing a pet (click on both for lots of ideas and suggestions). Many times free pets may not be up to date on vaccines or healthy.

There are many stories of free pets who were found to be very ill after someone took them.  Those free pets cost hundreds and in a few cases thousands in just the first few months.

What other things do Free pets have to worry about?  The people who make a living or a hobby acquiring free pets.  These people are VERY good at what they do to convince you your pet is going to the best home.  They look like wonderful people.  People who could be your neighbor.  They may even let you do a home visit.  They may bring their children.  As your pet leaves, you will believe that they are going to a great home.

They are that convincing.  

So here are a few kinds of BAD people who are looking for YOUR Free pets.

They are looking in newspapers, craigslist,  facebook and online –

 

BEWARE OF THESE PEOPLE, they all exist in New Hampshire.  

REMEMBER, they are good at what they do –

  • Pet Flipper
    • They look for FREE pets and turn around and sell them to anyone who will buy them for a profit
  • Cultists – 
    • they are looking for FREE pets to use in animal sacrifices
  • Animal Abuser 
    • they take FREE pets because they like to kill them (or worse, torture) or use them as target practice
  • Puppy/Kitten Mill  
    • Take FREE pets that look purebred and breed  in high quantity for money.  They look for pets not spayed/neutered
  • Dog Bait 
    • Take FREE pets and give them to their dogs to rip up because they find it fun or use pets to train dogs for fighting
  • Experiment Labs
    • people who make money finding animals to sell to labs for experimentation.  Many years ago in New England, unclaimed animals would go to labs.  Even today, some labs pay for test animals. Many do breed their own animals for this.
    • Did you know that the animals that are used in schools for biology are obtained by looking for FREE pets?  We are talking about classes that dissect cats or other pets.  The companies that sell to the schools buy from people who are paid per pound, so they need many. When I was appalled that Nashua High was requiring students to dissect cats that looked like everyone’s pet at home, I started doing research and this is what I found.
  • Fake Rescue
  • Animal Hoarder
    • Takes on FREE pets because they feel the pets need them,  Many times they love the pets but do not have the money to care and feed the numbers.  Pets end up living in filthy conditions and are not medically cared for.  This usually gets worse over time until authorities step in.
  • Pet Food
    • These people look for FREE pets to feed to snakes, lizards and other exotics.
  • Backyard Breeder
    • Want FREE pets to use for breeding to make money.  Many times they are looking for what looks like purebreds.  They often do not do vaccines, etc.  These people are on a much smaller scale than the above Mills.
  • Bestiality/Fetishists  –
    • Unfortunately it does exist in NH and people are working on making this illegal.  FREE animals used for many sexual reasons.

All of the above troll and search for FREE pets.  They are very good at their jobs and they will convince you that your FREE pet will be going to a loving home.

You say, but we will know if someone is trolling because they will be asking for lots of animals….WRONG!  They wil continually make new profiles in different names just so you do NOT know how many pets they are getting on Facebook.  On CL, they just answer the ads from different Unsuscepting people.

It was brought to my attention that a local purebred rescue would help to re-home your pet. You would keep your pet with you, they would be happy to help refer interested people to you for your pet in their referral program but the pet would need to be FREE, here is what they required –

Referral Program

Due to our limited resources at this time most of our work is done through referrals, matching people looking for dogs with people needing to place dogs.

Those who participate in this program do so with the understanding that we are unable to investigate either party. Once we send information about dogs to potential adopters it is up to you to contact the current owners, who will then interview you.

There is no fee (FREE) for any dog in the referral program, and all arrangements for transfer of ownership are between the current and new owners.

 

This is NOT a good thing for a rescue to require a pet to be FREE.  The owner must be VERY good at interviewing, do a vet check, do a home check, make an application and make an agreement.  I would still recommend doing all of that but by putting a re-homing fee on the pet, especially a purebred, most of the bad people mentioned above will be out of the picture.  By this rescue requiring the pet to be FREE and not taking any responsibility, they are not helping keep those pets safe.

So, does this mean that ALL people who are looking for FREE pets are bad – of course NOT.  But because the above bad people are so convincing, it is very hard for anyone to figure out who is good from who is bad.

So, what are some ways to keep your pets as safe as possible.  Unfortunately, there is no 100% guarantee –

Here are FOUR things that will help –

  • First place a price for re-homing your pet. 
    • Kittens and cats – 50 – 100+
    • Puppies and dogs – 100 – 200+
    • Purebreds, dogs, cats – 100 – 400+
    • Rabbits, Guinea pigs – 25 -100+
      • Purebreds may go for more
    • Birds – 50- 800+
      • Large exotic birds may go for any price
    • The above prices are suggestions.  these are for pets that have been checked by a veterinarian and found to be healthy, up to date on all vaccinations, free of parasites, dogs are heartworm free, and all that are old enough should be spayed/neutered.
    • Remember that this is for the safety of your pet to find a loving home.  This is not for making a big profit.  Many people do a bit of research.  Maybe you have registration papers, which if the pet is spayed/neutered, it is just a nice thing for the new owners to have but proof that your pet is a purebred with lineage. Some people base price on the cost of vet check, vaccines, etc.
  • Then, ask TONS of questions, vet check, home check.
  • Have them fill out an Application
  • Have them sign an agreement with you

If you do the above things, chances are the home will be okay.  Again, it is not a 100% guarantee.  If all of this gives you anxiety, I totally empathize with you.  Having the life of your pet in your hands is a daunting task.

The above list of licensed shelters and rescues can help.  We are very fortunate to have many amazing organizations helping pets in New Hampshire.  Go visit a few.  Ask them questions.  What are there policies?  Do they keep animals until they find homes?  Go on their website, read everything there. I would avoid any person or organization that want you to give your pet away for FREE.  It just puts pets in a possibly unsafe path.

Whatever your decision, to bring to a shelter or to find a home yourself, you  need to be happy with your decision.  Your Pet’s Life depends on what you decide and you need to live with it.

All of your hard work is worth it for your pet’s safety & happiness.

Thank you for caring so much.

 

 

About the Owner/Author

Dorinne Whynott, is a long time animal professional.  She is a successful business owner establishing one of the largest pet sitting companies in New Hampshire since 1990. Click to Read her complete History. 

Professional Pet Sitting Etc. is a leading business in the pet care field and continues to grow since 1990.  It boasts 30+ amazing pet sitters on staff, over 3000 clients in 38 cities from Nashua to Concord, NH.  Hundreds of satisfied client testimonials can be found on their website and more 5 star reviews on their Facebook pageGoogle+ page and more.  They have sustained an A+ rating with the BBB and are unmatched in the Pet Sitting Industry in New Hampshire.

Click For a Complete List of all of our educational Blogs

Go to Professional Pet Sitting Etc. Website for more information on the best pet sitting company or click on New Client to contact us or register for dog walking or pet care.

Contact us by phone at 603-888-8088

Email Profpetsit@aol.com

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Pumpkin and Your Pet

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Is Pumpkin

Good for

Your Pets

Author, Noelle Dunn, for Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

Pumpkins.  We see them everywhere throughout the autumn season.  We carve them for Halloween, we display them along with some fall foliage and scarecrows indoors, and out and of course, we put pumpkins in our pies for Thanksgiving.  Pumpkin not only symbolizes the onset of the holiday season but pumpkin is very healthy for your dog and cat.  How so?  Keep reading!

 

Pumpkins are an amazing antioxidant! Antioxidants are powerful substances that counteract the damaging effects of oxidation in living organisms. Pumpkins have beta-carotene, alphacarotene, fiber, potassium, zinc, vitamin A and fiber.  Sound familiar?  These antioxidants are also necessary for a healthy human diet!  What is good for the goose is good for the gander right?

 

Additionally, pumpkin is an all natural way to prevent constipation and diarrhea.  Just a couple of tablespoons of canned pumpkin and your pooch’s tummy troubles will be a thing of the past.  This is due to the high fiber and water content that pumpkin contains.  We love all natural remedies!

 

Wait, there’s more!  Your pet can eat the pumpkin seeds as well!  Just be sure to roast them first!  Finally, here’s a treat you can share with your pet.   The seeds are filled with vitamins, fatty acids ….more antioxidants!  The taste isn’t the only benefit either!  The seeds promote good urinary healthy as well as a silky, shiny, soft coat of hair!  You can store roasted pumpkin seeds for up to a month!

 

Is your pet on a diet?  Is he turning his nose up at his diet doggie food?  Well, pumpkin also promotes weight loss.  The fiber will help your pet feel full quicker! Your pet will lose weight and enjoy every minute of it!  Of course, he still needs a good amount of daily exercise but hey, that’s where we step in the picture! Call us !!

 

Pumpkin is an overall healthy option for your pet.  Just don’t let them eat your jack-o-latern.  As soon as you cut open a pumpkin, it begins to collect bacteria and allowing your pet to eat a jack-o-latern (especially one that’s been displayed for awhile) is a sure fire way to end up in the vets office.

Pumpkin Pie for Everyone !!

 

About the Owner/Author

Dorinne Whynott, is a long time animal professional.  She is a successful business owner establishing one of the largest pet sitting companies in New Hampshire since 1990. Click to Read her complete History. 

Professional Pet Sitting Etc. is a leading business in the pet care field and continues to grow since 1990.  It boasts 30+ amazing pet sitters on staff, over 3000 clients in 38 cities from Nashua to Concord, NH.  Hundreds of satisfied client testimonials can be found on their website and more 5 star reviews on their Facebook pageGoogle+ page and more.  They have sustained an A+ rating with the BBB and are unmatched in the Pet Sitting Industry in New Hampshire.

Click For a Complete List of all of our educational Blogs

Go to Professional Pet Sitting Etc. Website for more information on the best pet sitting company or click on “New Client” to contact us or register for dog walking or pet care.

Contact us by phone at 603-888-8088

Email Profpetsit@aol.com

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How to Choose a Pet Sitter

Lisik Castelot

I want my Pet Sitter!!

 

How to Choose a Pet Sitter

   Author,  Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

The most stressful part of going out of town, whether for vacation or business, is finding someone to watch your beloved pet.  Many people’s first thought is to enlist the help of a friend or neighbor to watch their pets while they are away.  Some people opt for boarding for kennel, while others choose a pet sitter.   In home pet sitting is growing in popularity.  It is convenient in the service they provide as well as the fact it is the least stressful option for your pets.  If you are looking for someone to come into your home to meet your pet’s needs while you are away, keep reading for important things to consider when choosing a pet sitter.

Is the pet sitter you are considering a professional pet sitter or someone who pet sits as a hobby or to earn a little extra cash?  The best pet sitters are professionals that are known in their community and have extensive experience. They should be registered to do business in your state, bonded and insured.  A professional company will have a company website with testimonials from happy clients.  A professional company will do background checks and training and have employees.

Is the Pet sitter you’re considering have business experience?  If they have been in business for at least 5 years, chances are they have run into problems and have policies in place to handle them.  Do they know what to do if your dog gets bit by another dog, stung by a bee, or suffers from heat stroke?  Who will they call?  What is the emergency plan of action?  Every reputable company has a plan of action and all of their pet sitters are well schooled on how to handle all types of emergencies.

Is there a contract or service agreement?  There should be!  This provides protection for you and the pet sitter.  It also minimizes any miscommunication as far as what services are provided and exactly what you can expect from the pet sitter.   Your prospective pet sitter should provide time to speak with you and allow you ample time to ask questions.

Stay Away from Craigslist Type of sitters.  These are sitters who pay to post a listing on sites like craigslist, Tech companies who list multiple people.  Some even state that YOU are protected with insurance, etc.  However, the insurance ONLY protects the Tech company.  You and the sitter you choose on this site are not protected.  As long as these Tech companies are making money every time you book, they do not care about anything else.  In fact most do not pay taxes.  They collect the money from you and then pay a portion to the sitter as an IC.  The Tech company gets away without paying taxes stating that the IC is responsible. These type of sites will have people who are not fully committed to pet sitting.  They do it when they can, they may not be available when you have an emergency, they will not be bonded, insured, etc.  This is why you will pay a cheap price because there is NO protection, no professional business.

Look for Sitters who really want to IMPROVE themselves and their business and profession. They go to continuing educational conferences, take classes.  They will have their own website (VERY important).  In addition to a website you will see their business facebook page with reviews (not a personal page). On their website you should be able to see extensive background on the owner with awards and certificates.  Knowing this will help give you peace of mind.

Finding someone to take care of your pet while you’re away can be scary and confusing but if you do the proper foot work before you leave, you’ll no doubt leave your pet in the hands of a trusted, respected professional while you’re away.  If you have any questions on how to choose a pet sitter, please call us. We’d love to guide you through the process.

We also have plenty of information on our website to help you make the best informed choice in pet care.

Here is a list of all of our blog articles

10 Things to Look for in a Pet Sitting Company

3 Mistakes People Make in Hiring a Pet Sitter

 

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About the Owner/Author

Dorinne Whynott, is a long time animal professional.  She is a successful business owner establishing one of the largest pet sitting companies in New Hampshire since 1990. Click to Read her complete History. 

Professional Pet Sitting Etc. is a leading business in the pet care field and continues to grow since 1990.  It boasts 30+ amazing pet sitters on staff, over 3000 clients in 38 cities from Nashua to Concord, NH.  Hundreds of satisfied client testimonials can be found on their website and more 5 star reviews on their Facebook pageGoogle+ page and more.  They have sustained an A+ rating with the BBB and are unmatched in the Pet Sitting Industry in New Hampshire.

Click For a Complete List of all of our educational Blogs

Go to Professional Pet Sitting Etc. Website for more information on the best pet sitting company or click on “New Client” to contact us or register for dog walking or pet care.

Contact us by phone at 603-888-8088

Email Profpetsit@aol.com

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5 Must Have Products to Keep Your Pet Cool

Daisy Fowler (2)

5 Must Have

Products to

Keep Your Pet Cool!!

Author, Joelle Schuller, for Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

 

Frozen Treats

“Frosty Paws”  Ice cream-like treat specifically made for your dog.  These cool treats can be found in your grocer’s freezer.   For dogs who like ice cubes, how about taking it up a notch?  Puree watermelon or any other fruits and veggies your dog likes and voila!!  Easy, breezy…cool treats!

 

Gel Cooling Pads

These mats come in all sizes so all dogs and cats can cool off!  No need to refrigerate these mats either.  These work to cool your pet off by lowering his body temperature.  Simply put, your dog or cat lays on the gel mat and he’ll be cooled off in no time as the gel mat draws heat away from your pal’s body!

 

Cooling Pet Cots and Canopies

These amazing cots are made from a breathable denier polyester and mesh material making air flow possible to keep your pet cool.  There’s even one that comes with a removable gel pad to cool your pet down even more!  If your pet loves to lay on the cool tile at home, this cot may be just what he needs.  This will keep your pet up off the ground, which is great if your pet spends time out of doors!  This easy to assemble cot also has a matching canopy which is also great for dogs that spend time outdoors and is a great addition to your camping gear!

 

FroBo Water Bowl

Keep your dog “hydrated and happy” with this amazing bowl.  No cords or electricity involved here.  This bowl features a freezable core that will keep your dog’s water cold for up to 8 hours.  Gone are the days of warm, stagnant water.  You can even purchase an additional freeze core so you always have a cold one on hand!

 

Crate Cooling Fan

Do you keep your dog in a cage or crate while you’re at work or out for the day.  This cool fan attaches right to the bars of your dog’s crate providing extra ventilation.  It’s quiet fan works on two speeds, and provides up to 100 hours of cooling, fresh air.  No electricity needed either so your pet will be safe!  Requires 2 D-cell batteries

 

 

 

About the Owner of Professional Pet Sitting Etc

Dorinne Whynott, is a long time animal professional.  She is a successful business owner establishing one of the largest pet sitting companies in New Hampshire since 1990. Click to Read her complete History. 

Professional Pet Sitting Etc. is a leading business in the pet care field and continues to grow since 1990.  It boasts 30+ amazing pet sitters on staff, over 3000 clients in 38 cities from Nashua to Concord, NH.  Hundreds of satisfied client testimonials can be found on their website and more 5 star reviews on their Facebook pageGoogle+ page and more.  They have sustained an A+ rating with the BBB and are unmatched in the Pet Sitting Industry in New Hampshire.

Click For a Complete List of all of our educational Blogs

Go to Professional Pet Sitting Etc. Website for more information on the best pet sitting company or click on “New Client” to contact us or register for dog walking or pet care.

Contact us by phone at 603-888-8088

Email Profpetsit@aol.com

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