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Black lab in field

Dog Information

DOG INFORMATION

 

  • Canine Heartworm Disease

The American Heartworm Society website has great information and animation on Heartworm disease,  Click here for Canine Heartworm Video.

 

  • Giving your dog Medications

Giving your dog medications can be tricky.  Some dogs are very good at taking medications then they walk away and you find the pill on the floor.  Click here for some help on Giving your dog Medications Video .

 

  • Trimming your dog’s Nails

Many dogs do not like their feet touched, which makes trimming nails a chore.  When your dog is relaxed, gently massage their feet, maybe just a few seconds at first, then increase the time as your dog accepts the attention.  If he/she pulls feet away, that is okay, just try in a little while.  Always praise your dog while gently touching their feet and massaging in between toes.  Sometimes they only associate touching their feet with nail clipping.  Make this a pleasurable time.  Click here to learn more on Nail Trimming Video .

 

  • Dog Behavior

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Training – 

 

  • Vaccinations and diseases

Here is some information on different diseases that can affect your dog and what vaccinations maybe necessary.

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  • Greyhound Information

The most mis-diagnosed disease in Greyhounds is hypothyroidism.  Greyhounds have a normal low thyroid.  Many Greyhounds are placed on Thyroid medication and in some cases it may not be necessary.  Click on www.animalmedicalcentreofmedina.com for more information.  There is a lot of great information on Greyhound Health.   Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine also has some great greyhound information, click on Greyhounds to view their website.

 

  • Siberian Husky

The Siberian Husky is Dori’s (the owner) favorite.  They are beautiful, powerful and extremely intelligent, but they are an often misunderstood breed.  Many people believe that huskies need to be an outside dog and then leave them outside enabling them to become bored, escape artists who roam for miles in a very short time getting into a lot of trouble, which tends to get them shipped to a shelter.  If you are considering sharing your home with a Siberian Husky, learn as much about this breed (as you should about ANY breed) before you bring one home.  Learn all the good as well as the bad, talk to past and present owners of Siberians, talk to rescues, talk to breeders.  The Siberian is truly a wonderful family dog, if you know what you are getting into and are willing to do some serious training.  This is not recommended for a first dog owner.  For more information, click on Siberian Husky Rescue Site for info on the breed and for rescues in your area.

Unfortunately, there is no licensed Siberian Husky Rescue in New Hampshire.

Check out our Facebook page, search for NH Siberian Husky Lovers

 

Gus Bennett 4, orange and white kitty

Our Awards, Certificates and Credentials

Our Awards, Certificates and Credentials

 

Professional Pet Sitting Etc. – why choose a lesser company

If you are going to trust a pet sitting company with your pets and your home, you should know about the company.  You should know who the owner is and their background.

Below are some basics on our company, sitters and the owner. Also check out our other pages –

  • About the Owner, Dorinne Whynott,
  • History of PPSE
  • and About our Sitters.

 

If you can not find this information on another companies website, choose one that does.

  • In business since 1990
  • Thorough Background Security Checks
  • Training on all employees
  • requires all employees to sign a non-disclosure non-compete for your confidentiality and safety
  • Online Registration & Reservation Program that can be accessed anywhere via the web, 24/7

 

Plus we are:

  • The one of the largest pet sitting companies in New England
  • and one of only a few this large in the United States
  • Registered
  • Bonded
  • Insured

2016

We WON again

FINALIST in BEST Pet Sitting and BEST Dog Walker 

2015

Awarded BEST PET SITTING

and BEST DOG WALKER

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Award Winning Pet Sitting Company Multiple Times

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We are the ONLY pet sitting company that :

  • Has 30+ Pet Sitters on staff, most have been with us for 3 – 14 years
  • Has a large working emergency back up system to ensure pet care
  • Has 3000+ clients from Nashua to Concord
  • Cares for THOUSANDS of pets in a month

 

Superior Credentials:

  • Pet Sitting Business Experience since 1990
  • Our pet sitters live in the areas they service to
    always be close to the pets they care for.
  • for pet & client protection, we have:
    • 30+ Trained and Police Checked Employees
    • 40+ page Policy & Procedure Handbook
    • Non-disclosure/confidentiality contracts
    • Non-compete, our sitters can not do any of our services outside of our company during employment and years after leaving our company
  • Medical Pet Care Technicians on staff in most areas
  • Some Pet Sitters are Vaccinated Against Rabies

 

Dorinne Whynott, Owner of Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

  • Dog Behaviorist/Obedience Trainer
  • Pet Owner Counselor
  • Bachelor of Science Degree, Studies in Psychology, Animal Science and Business
  • Rehabilitator of Problem/Abused Animals
  • Rescues Animals in Need
  • Fosters animals for various organizations
  • NH Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator
  • Vaccinated Against Rabies
  • Certified Animal Abuse Investigator (UNH)
  • Certified Animal Disaster Responder by
    • FEMA,
    • Humane Society of the US,
    • American Humane Association

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HSUS Disaster Team 2006   HSUS Emergency Shelter 2006

American Humane 2006

 

  • Over 30 years of progressive experience in
    • Animal Rescue, Health and Welfare
    • Dog Behavior and Training
    • Animal Education to the Public
    • Pet Facilitated Therapy

Pet Therapy 1996

Associations & Memberships Include:

  • National & International Association of Professional Pet Sitters
  • American Humane Association
  • Humane Society of the United States
  • Associated Humane Societies
  • International Wolf
  • NH Equine Humane Association
  • Association of Pet Dog Trainers
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How We Keep You & Your Pets Safe

How We Keep You & Your Pets Safe

 

We take pet sitting seriously !!

As one of the largest NH Pet Sitting Company, who has cared for thousands of pets every year since 1990, we are always thinking of safety.

  • We deter people from targeting your home while you are at work or away!!.

Whether we are walking your dog every day in New Hampshire or caring for all your pets while are away or just checking on your home with NO pets while you are vacationing in Florida, We are coming and going making your home look  like someone is there.  We bring in your mail and newspapers so they don’t pile up outside. Also, it’s advisable to NOT  stop your mail or newspapers because that indicates to those employees you will be away, making your home a possible target.

One day, our pet sitter, Richalie, was going to one of our daily mid day visits to exercise 4 awesome dogs.  When she pulled up, she noticed a car parked out front but down away from the driveway.  It was an older car with signs on the side that said National Grid ( a heating service), then she saw a gentleman walking around out to the back of of our client’s home.
Richalie got out of her car, and the ex- army person that she is, followed him around back, saying, ” excuse me, can I help you?”  The man kept walking, never looking back and even sped up a bit and said he was looking for…..and gave the address across the street. Richalie yelled, since he was way ahead now, going for his car, that he was at the wrong address. She immediately wrote down license plate and description as he got to his car, pulled the signs off, got it and drove off!! We called police and the owner. Come to find out, houses were being targeted in that area and the information our sitter obtained help to track down the culprits!!

  • We are also checking on your home, making sure everything is okay with your home.

Our petsitter, Betty, was doing a routine mid day visit to exercise 4 great dogs as well, different home. When she arrived and opened the door, she was greeted with black thick smoke.  She immediately got the dogs outside and called the fire department. I called the owner but she was not reachable. The fire department checked the house from top to bottom and ascertained it was a faulty oil burner. He shut the furnace off and opened windows to air out. It was spring and the temp was in the 60s so it wasn’t cold. After the house cleared quickly, the fire chief said it was safe for the dogs to go back inside now.  Finally, got the owner and explained what happened.  She was grateful.  If the dogs had stayed in that black smoke until she got home 6 hours later, we aren’t sure if they would’ve been okay or if the oil burner would’ve progressed to something worse.

  • We also have checked on elderly family members of owners! 

We’ve had visits where an elderly parent was home and we would go and exercise pets while a client was working. On one occasion, we were to visit a 95 year old woman who was in her own townhouse but it was a facility where nurses and staff visited throughout the day for blood pressure and to make sure meds were taken and that they eat properly.  This elderly woman could get around and take care of herself in her home but walking the dog once in the morning and night was too much. So, we did it for well over a year, 7 days a week.  One day, the sitter arrived to find her on the floor unconscious!! We called the staff who rushed over.  She had apparently suffered a stroke.  The staff were not scheduled to come in until the next morning.  If we didn’t go in for that night visit, she would’ve passed away by morning.  We had got there in time and she had some major speech problems but that was it!!  We went on to help her for a few more months until she needed more around the clock care and the dog went to live with her daughter.

  • We will never put your address or name on your keys.

We have ID numbers and pets names. Accidents do unfortunately happen and I’ve heard horror stories of other sitters dropping keys and not so kind people using them. The other thing we do, is put a note on the back of our key tag that states “if found please call 888-8088”, our office number.

  • We will never advertise you are away while you use our service.

Our sitters DO NOT have any business signs on their cars when they go to your home. They may have one of our bumper stickers that we also give clients ( our pets are loved by Professional Pet Sitting Etc. ). Signs on vehicles or cars wrapped in the pet sitting business information is a great way to bring attention to someone away.

Our sitters do not wear T-shirts advertising our business either unless it says “My Pet is Loved by Professional Pet Sitting Etc”.  We’ve had many people ask us why?  Why do we not want to advertise while driving around or walking clients pets……we would be a huge NEON sign, come target this house….no one is home!!!

As one of the largest NH Pet sitting company that cares for thousands of pets, We do much more but here are the top 5 ways we work to keep you and your pets safe.

Did you know that we did these safety features?  Does this make you feel safe? If you have other ideas please send me an email, we always love to hear great ideas.

 

 

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About Our Pet Sitters

Here is A Sampling

of our wonderful pet sitting TEAM

(our other sitters are too shy)

 

We have an exceptional staff of dedicated pet care professionals who absolutely LOVE animals.

The pet sitters who do pet sit for us are EXCEPTIONAL.  See below for some of our process in choosing our sitters.  Not every person who wants to pet sit with us is chosen.

For pet sitter safety, our Insurance company advised to not have photos of our sitters, sorry

 

Rachelle

  • pet sitting all her life !!
  • grew up caring and rescuing animals with her mom (Dori)
  • Bachelor’s degree in animal biology
  • certified animal abuse investigator
  • does our payroll
  • wildlife rehabilitator
  • animal rescue experience
  • training experience

 

Bobbi

  • pet sitting since 1995
  • retired breeder of champion Siamese/Oriental Cats
  • Veterinary Assistant experience
  • owns 10 cats (Siamese & Orientals)
  • retired in 2008 from Prof. Pet Sitting after 13 years to help with family

 

Cheryl

  • pet sitting since 1998
  • Veterinary Assistant experience
  • owns 2 cats and 1 dog (Golden)

 

Denise

  • pet sitting since 1998
  • volunteers with Derry Humane Society
  • fosters for Libby’s Haven for Senior Pets
  • Veterinary Assistant experience
  • Rescues animals in need
  • owns fish, hermit crabs, and 1 dog (mixed breed)
  • Retired in 2011 from Prof. Pet Sitting after 13 years for family reasons

 

Carol

  • pet sitting since 1998
  • volunteers for various animal welfare organizations
  • studies in homeopathy and Reiki on animals
  • does pet facilitated therapy
  • studies Animal Homeopathy
  • Rescues animals in need
  • owns fish, a parakeet, 3 cats
  • and 2 dogs (Greyhound and Whippet)

 

Anne

  • pet sitting since 2000
  • Veterinary Assistant experience
  • Reptile experience
  • owns 2 cats

 

Rebecca

  • Pet sitting since 2003
  • Certified Veterinary Assistant experience
  • Horse experience
  • Reptile experience
  • owns 1 cat and 2 dogs (Shepherd & a Shep. Mix)

 

 

Amy

  • pet sitting since 2013
  • Veterinary Assistant experience
  • Training experience
  • owns 1 dog, 1 kitty and 2 birds
  • on Medical Leave

 

Jamie

  • Pet sitting since 2012
  • Just adopted a cute puppy
  • Certified Veterinary Assistant

 

Ellen

  • Pet Sitting since 2014
  • Certified Veterinary Assistant
  • MSPCA (Methurn, MA) 2011 to present

 

Andrea

  • Pet Sitting since 2013
  • Veterinary Assistant experience

 

Lisa

  • Pet sitting since 2003
  • 1 dogs 2 cats

 

PLUS  20+ more SHY pet sitters on staff…..

 

 

To keep you and your pets SAFE our sitters are required to

  • go through our orientation process
  • go through our training process with a seasoned pet sitter
  • all must be 21 years of age or older
  • MUST follow our 40+ page policy and procedure Handbook
  • must sign a non-disclosure -to not repeat anything they learn about you, your family, pets or our company.  This is essential for clients who may be lawyers, police officers, judges, etc.
  • must sign a non-compete  – this means that our employees can not offer any of our services outside of our company for money/compensation while employed by Professional Pet Sitting Etc. and for a long term after they have left employment.  This protects you from being solicited.  This is a reason for immediate termination and/or legal action.  This protects you and your pets from services without proper credentials, licenses, permits, insurances and quality control.  Employees and Ex-employees can not contact you in person, phone, e-mail, social media or any other means.

Not every person who applies for our pet sitting positions gets to become a pet sitter with us.  The above set of employees are exceptional and have passed all of our qualifications.

This is not a job, this is a way of life.  Our sitters must LOVE pets and put them first. 

Dori

About The Owner, Dorinne Whynott

History of Dorinne Whynott

 

Dorinne Whynott is the creator/founder/owner of Professional Pet Sitting Etc, author of many educational articles,  and has been in the animal field all of her life.

Professional Pet Sitting Etc. is a very successful business, established in 1990. Since we are caring for your most beloved pets and you are giving us access to your homes, it seems fitting to give you a background history of the most important person, the owner of the company.

Ms. Whynott was born with a special gift with animals and is most passionate about all animals and their welfare. In her life, she has rescued numerous animals – however only a few major rescues are featured here. Let me introduce you to, Dorinne Whynott.

 

Here is her story:

Dori 1962
Dori 1962

1961 – 1975:

 

Ms. Whynott was born a surviving twin and grew up in Saugus, Massachusetts. She has always shown a deep connection with animals and at a very early age, all animals seemed to be drawn to her. Growing up she had many pets, a few pets are Mitzy, Husky and Spot.

Dori & Mitzy 1964
Dori & Mitzy 1964

Ms. Whynott started pet sitting as a child (from 7 – 15 years old) caring for her neighbor’s horse, Black Jack (a black and white Quarter Horse who was a retired champion barrel racer). Her payment was being able to go horseback riding. She was taught to ride (at 5 years old!!) by Kathy Wheeler (Black Jack‘s owner), a wonderful woman who was proud of her black foot Indian descent. Kathy was instrumental in helping to develop the special skills Dorinne had with animals.

Kathy & BlackJack
Kathy & BlackJack

 

 

 

 

 

1975 – 1979:

 

Tillie
Tillie

Ms. Whynott experienced her first big loss, when her grandmother, Matilda Rose Whynott (Katka-maiden name), passed away and soon there after, her family decided to move to Nashua, New Hampshire, where she attended Nashua High School.

 

 

Duke Black Husky Mix
Duke
Black Husky Mix

Ms. Whynott’s first dog after she left home was Duke.  Duke came into Dorinne’s life when she answered an ad in the newspaper, featuring $5 puppies (the money would be going to spay the mom). Duke was a Labrador/shepherd/husky mix. He was the most obedient all around dog that Dorinne has ever encountered to date. He was certified for obedience and pet therapy. He was used in many educational seminars, in schools, demonstrations and used next to other dogs in training sessions. Ms. Whynott found training dogs was faster when used next to a dog that was already trained.

 

1979 – 1984:

 

Ms. Whynott considers herself an animal advocate and is very dedicated to animal welfare. She was thrilled to read about a job opening at the Nashua Humane Society(also known as the Humane Society of Southern Hillsborough County and now known as the Humane Society of Greater Nashua). There she excelled under Nancy Soule, who was the Director and Darcy Langdon the Manager. Ms. Langdon stated on Dorinne’s first day of work, “ As a humane society, we are here to put ourselves out of business. For if we did our job correctly, there would be no need for a shelter”. This was an ideal statement, however, it was one that Ms. Whynott lives her life by and thus her life long passion of education in animals and animal welfare was born.

At the shelter, all employees were taught various veterinary technician and shelter duties. Dorinne learned how to do physicals on dogs and cats, proper animal handling, drawing blood, heartworm checks, fecal examinations, parasite control, administering vaccinations, euthanasia, wound management, along with numerous other important medical, shelter and kennel duties. She was also responsible for animal statistics gathering, office management, daily record keeping, deposits, minor book keeping, grief counseling, interviewing, behavior modification, public education, and much more.

Ms. Whynott considers working at the Humane Society one of the best jobs that she has ever had. Of course she loves her present company, however, working at the shelter fulfilled her passion of helping animals so completely that other jobs only filled partially.

What made this job so amazing first was the great group of people that worked there. It was a family unit, everyone cared for everyone and worked well together, learned together and always put the animals first. In the time that Ms. Whynott worked at the Nashua Humane Society, this facility had many functions. Ms. Whynott met many long time friends there, two were Norma Lavigne and Pat Konecny (who is the current office manager of Hudson Animal Hospital).

Dorinne stated “Every day was different. We could be going out to rescue a Heron shot by someone with an arrow, or help a group of ducklings whose mother was hit by a car, or help a family who did not know what was wrong with their dog (frozen in his doghouse was the problem). Then we could be going to various organizations to visit with some shelters animals, to educational talks at the local schools and children’s organizations, to television, radio or newspaper interviews and so much more. We were an animal shelter, that meant that we were there for ALL animals, domestic, wild, feral, exotic. One thing that was paramount, was that NO animal was ever turned away, EVER. Whether it was a baby squirrel, injured seagull, unwanted pet, all were taken in with no waiting, everyday. It was taught to us that if someone brought in an animal for whatever reason, they made this decision and needed to let the animal go now. If these people were turned away or talked into waiting, the risk may be that they would drop the animal off on the side of the road or something much worse. The risk to the animal was unacceptable. Of course, we would try to educate the owner and alleviate any problems that may have been the reason a pet was being relinquished, but on many occasions, the reasons given were just an excuse for not wanting the pet anymore“.

Dorinne even had someone give up a dog because it did not match the furniture!

Ms. Whynott learned to become very efficient in rescue and rehabilitation of abused and neglected animals. She was especially good with aggressive animals (and showed the scars for it – being bit by just about every species, from dogs, cats, squirrels, various wildlife to even a seagull!!). She became licensed (along with many shelter employees) in the state of New Hampshire to rehabilitate wildlife. She was in the public eye for the humane society quite a lot, you could find her in the newspaper showing off her many foster animals looking for homes, or doing public seminars in animal education or visiting many facilities including Greenbriar Nursing Home and the Plus Company for Pet Facilitated Therapy (PFT).

Ms. Whynott took many classes and training in Animal Behavior and Obedience. Working at the animal shelter gave her extensive on the job experience in a wide variety of animal behavior. She became a Dog Obedience Trainer (later to be part of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers). She worked with adoptive owners who adopted animals with behavioral problems to help ensure that animal and new owner had a long and happy life together. To this day, her passion is helping owners with pet problems.

Ms. Whynott was instrumental in implementing many new ideas at the shelter which helped the shelter to run more efficiently. One idea she started was the protocol for lost pets and for people looking to adopt certain pets. She also developed and implemented the out of cage cat room, where cats who were healthy could roam freely. Her protocol was instrumental in keeping disease down. Allowing cats to roam freely helped to house more cats and alleviate depression that occurred when felines are caged for long periods of time. She also helped work on the policy and procedures for the shelter along with by-laws.

She became the interim Shelter Manager until she left to move north and a new manager was hired.

During this time period, Dorinne acquired a few animals:

Kiki was an all black Domestic Short hair (DSH), spayed female with one white whisker. She was a free kitten, and lived 18 years passing away at home of natural causes.

Pandora
Pandora

 

Pandora was a brown tabby with white DSH, spayed female. She was adopted from the Nashua Humane Society and died of kidney failure.

Angel
Angel

Angel was a grey DSH, spayed female. She was from the Nashua Humane Society and also passed away from Kidney disease.

Armouk
Armouk

Armouk was a black and white Siberian Husky puppy brought to the Humane Society because the owners could not deal with the work it takes to have a puppy. They purchased him from a pet store and as many pet store puppies are, Armouk had many health issues and died with complications of heart and kidney disease.

Appollo
Appollo

Appollo was a brown tabby DSH, neutered male who was brought into the humane society after he was found with a tail injury possibly an abuse case.

Magic was a grey and white Dutch Dwarf rabbit, brought into the humane society after the owners purchased her for their children as an Easter gift. Then the owners decided after a month that they did not want her any longer.

During this time, Ms. Whynott was also the vice president of the NH Veterinary Technicians Association.

1984 – 1987:

 In 1985, Ms. Whynott moved to Thornton, NH and rented a home that used to be the Robin’s Nest Restaurant and Motel. There she shared her home with 2 dogs (Duke, Armouk), 4 cats (Kiki, Pandora, Angel, Appollo) and 2 horses (Trinity, Quincy).

Ms. Whynott worked as a Veterinary Technician for Plymouth Animal HospitalSince this was a small animal hospital, all duties (other than veterinary) were her responsibility, including the duties she performed at the Humane Society but also assisting in surgery, x-rays, lab work, and much more. Animals cared for ranged from domestic pets to livestock to horses. Patients were seen in hospital as well as in their own home environment.

Squam Lake Science Center located in Holderness, NH was also a fascinating working experience once held by Ms. Whynott. Her title as an Animal Care Technician included caring for bears, coyote, foxes, bob tail, owls, osprey and other birds of prey along with raccoons, and other native wildlife found in New Hampshire.

1985:

Trinity (white horse) Quincy (Palomino) Duke (black dog)
Trinity (white horse)
Quincy (Palomino)
Duke (black dog)

Ms. Whynott rescued two abused and neglected horses, Trinity and Quincy. She designed and built a large barn for them. Shortly, thereafter, the Pemigewasset River flooded the paddock and barn – the river swelled to 20 feet over the natural level of previous years. Her home and some contents were slightly damaged. The horses and barn were okay, but the barn needed a good cleaning, since the water rose 4 feet into the barn.

1986:

 Dorinne Whynott had her first and only child, Rachelle in August.

RR Tack and Feed
RR Tack and Feed

Ms. Whynott saw that there was a need for an animal feed and supply store in that area. She strategized and in December, she opened RR Tack and Feed (named after her daughter – Rachelle Rose, thus RR). Being young and anxious, she wanted to open the week before to get a bit of the Christmas rush. A big mistake was opening the business before the insurance kicked in after the first of the year.

Fire
Fire

Unfortunately, the fire was caused by a crack in a heating duct. Everything burned to the ground 2 days before Christmas. No person or animal was harmed, but the building and all contents (personal and business) were destroyed. She was forced to place her horses with a kind person.  She was homeless for a while until a gracious family allowed her to live in one 6×8 room with her newborn, 2 dogs and 4 cats. They lived there for a few months. She cooked on a small hot plate and slept on a mattress on the floor. As a new mom, with no real home, no job and suffering the loss of everything, she was completely traumatized and devastated but somehow prevailed.

Fire
Fire

1987:

 Finally she got back on her feet and her best friend, Norma Lavigne, offered her a wonderful basement apartment and the move back to Nashua was in order.

1987 – 1992:

 Ms. Whynott found work with Hudson Animal Hospital. Ms. Whynott speaks very highly of Dr. Allen Conti, whom she considers a great boss and a superior surgeon. This animal hospital has now and has had in the past many great Veterinarians. She worked with Dr. Michael Dutton (now in his own practice, Weare Animal Hospital) and Dr. Lisa Anderson (now working at the Milford Animal Hospital) , both great veterinarians, mentors and teachers. Pat Konecny is the current office manage , whom Dorinne met working at the Nashua Humane Society and is a long time friend. During this time, Benson’s Animal Farm was still open and Hudson Animal Hospital helped to care for elephants, tigers, etc. What a sight to see an elephant in the parking lot!! Ms. Whynott was responsible for boarding schedules, veterinary appointment schedules, intake and return of boarding pets and patients, medical record accuracy, counseling and solving animal problems for clients over the phone, grief counseling for clients, dispensing medications prescribed by the veterinarians, retail sales and invoicing, daily receipts, deposits, and reception duties. On very rare occasion she helped fill in for veterinary technician duties, however, she loved and preferred to be out front helping clients with problems they were experiencing with their pets.

1990:

 She started pet sitting in 1990 when she obtained her first client, Samantha, a longhaired black and white cat. Many clients at the hospital started to ask if there was such a service who would visit their home and care for their pets while they were away on vacation. This led to the establishment of Whynott Professional Pet Sitting, later to be known as Professional Pet Sitting Etc (PPSE). Ms. Whynott comes to this field with unmatched superior credentials in business and animal experience. Ms. Whynott takes the professional in PPSE very seriously and as a result, she registered the business in the state of New Hampshire, became bonded, and acquired liability insurance. She is responsible for every aspect of the business. She created each piece of PPSE advertising, literature, brochure, and presentation book. Ms. Whynott is responsible for the advertising in all newspapers in southern New Hampshire, on WMUR TV, and the Yellow Pages.

NOTE: It would be a long 6 years of hard work, lots of money and time, driving long hours (some days driving 150 miles) and covering many towns on her own, before PPSE would become a full time business, have enough clients and be able to make enough money to be supportive.

 

1991:

Fudge
Fudge

While working at the Hudson Animal Hospital, a wonderful client came in, with a dog she had just rescued. This client wanted to place him but he had many problems. The dog she was referring to was Dorinne’s favorite breed, the Siberian Husky!

To read more about “Fudge”, check his story out by going to Case Studies. Since Dorinne had an extensive background in dealing with abused animals, she decided to adopt him. With her training, Fudge earned his obedience certificate and also was certified as a Pet Therapy Dog in 1996.

 

1992 – 1996:

 Along with working a full time job, being a mother and starting her pet sitting business, Ms. Whynott decided to go back to school and earn a degree. She went to Springfield College earning her Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Animal Science and Psychology with a GPA of 3.97! Ms. Whynott has also received credit from Mount Ida College for Veterinary Science Clinical Methods. Her educational courses include: business and marketing, business development and management, highly effective business management tools, numerous psychology courses, case management, counseling and interviewing skills, veterinary sciences, computer skills, preventive holistic health, substance use and abuse: prevention to treatment. She interned at Brookside Hospital in Nashua, working with dual diagnosed patients (patients who had an addiction and a disorder – for example – alcohol addiction with multiple personality disorder). Ms. Whynott was the only student working on her Associate’s degree allowed in this internship, which was for Master’s level students only. Dorinne’s supervisor, Ms. Jan Bruce stated, “This students works with masters level students and consistently participates at their level”.

As part of her degree with Springfield College, Ms. Whynott needed to complete a mandatory group study project. She chose the subject of Pet Facilitated Therapy (PFT) and studied the pros and cons on children in trouble. Ms. Whynott took an additional certification course for Pet Facilitated Therapy with Linda Hume (she runs a great PFT program at the Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital in Salem, NH ) . At this time, Fudge was also certified as a pet therapy dog. The most satisfying visits were at the Nashua Children’s Association in Nashua – working with children with abusive backgrounds. They seemed to identify with Fudge’s abusive background (see his story in our case studies section on this website). One child who had not spoken for a while suddenly just began talking, talking about Fudge!

She also received certification as a Pet Care Technician. The very last course, she completed for her degree was “Coping with Disease and Death” – little did she know that this course would be the most important tool she would need in just a few months time….starting in August 1996.

 

1994:

 Barney

Barney

Ms. Whynott was asked to help Greyhound Pets of America with fostering greyhounds off the track, trained them and placed them in permanent homes. She fostered quite a few greyhounds over the next few years.

Jappaloup (Greyhound) Fudge (Siberian Husky)
Jappaloup (Greyhound)
Fudge (Siberian Husky)

 

WMUR Channel 9 and WHDH Channel 7 had special interest in Ms. Whynott’s involvement with the Salem Animal Rescue League (SARL) on the 16 abused Shepherds from Salem (read more about the Coh case). Ms. Whynott worked closely with all of the foster homes to help the abused Shepherds on their way to happy homes.

Tyler
Tyler

She, herself, took in the two worst Shepherds (Schultz and Tyler) to work with them so they could be placed in great homes. After a few months of hard work, both dogs were placed in great homes. Schultz eventually was returned after a few months. He was diagnosed with advanced kidney disease due to the past neglect, starvation and poor diet. The new owners were unable to care for him medically. SARL entrusted Ms. Whynott to care for Schultz until he was too ill and needed to be euthanized.

1995:

 Ms. Whynott created and wrote her own Obedience Training Manual and started to give in-home training as a new service.

Ms. Whynott  helped to start the NH Pet Expo.

1996:

 PPSE is now successful enough and has become a full time business.

Ms. Whynott helped to create a Christmas greeting on WMUR Channel 9 and the ad ran for a few years until WMUR no longer offered these great advertisements. Three wonderful commercials were also created at this time and ran a few times, however, due to the high cost of television advertising, it did not pay off. As a result of much advertising and recent media exposure, Ms. Whynott was sought out to do numerous articles and interviews about her background and business.

She was asked to be involved with a radio call in show on WZID for pet related problems and was interviewed for a local business show for Channel 50. Overall, she has conducted many animal education talks for schools, animal welfare groups and other organizations in past, present and future.

Penny was a new addition to the family. She was a free grey and white lop eared bunny given to Dori a friend. Penny did not enjoy to much handling and when she had enough, she would growl!!!

 

1996 – 1997:

 Devastation hit during August of 1996 to December of 1997, Ms. Whynott experienced the most traumatizing 14 months of her life. She literally lost 18 family, friends and pets in that time span, which included her best friend (Norma Lavigne), her mother (Eva Whynott), her father (Robert Whynott) plus her 4 cats – Pandora to kidney failure, Kiki to old age, Angel to a fatal injury and Nikki to heart failure.

During this time of loss, Ms. Whynott felt that her clients and pets in her care were not getting the service they should, and she decided to hire employees. She wrote a 40 page policy and procedure handbook, devised an extensive application, and required a police background check. All to ensure that clients, pets and PPSE were as safe as possible and that good quality care was given.

Tex
Tex

 

In spite of all of the losses, Ms. Whynott continued to fill her home with more furry loves. Tex was inherited when Dorinne’s mother passed away.

Danny & Nikki
Danny & Nikki

Danny and Nikki were adopted from SARL. Danny was a DSH, brown tabby, neutered male and Nikki was a flame point Siamese, neutered male (unfortunately, Nikki passed away from heart failure at 5 months old on December 10, 1997).

1998:

Pooh (orange) Spanky (black/white)
Pooh (orange)
Spanky (black/white)

 

Pooh and Raji were adopted from the

Nevins Farm MSPCA in Methuen, Mass. Susan T., a client who had become a friend, worked there.

Pooh was a DSH, orange tabby with white, neutered male and

Raji
Raji

Raji was a double pawed, DSH, black and white, neutered male.

Ms. Whynott and her, daughter, Rachelle Whynott were certified for Pet First Aid and CPR.

1999:

Nephratiti
Nepheratiti

Nepheratiti was adopted. She was a grey and white lop eared bunny, who had no bottom teeth in the front.

2000 – 2002:

 Ms. Whynott and her, daughter, Rachelle Whynott attended Tufts Animal Expo (no longer being held) each year for continuing education courses in:

Dog Behavior – Dog Breed Characteristic Behaviors – Cat Genetics – Loss and Grief Counseling – Benefits of early neutering in cats and dogs – Shelter assessments of cats and dogs (A.D.O.P.T.) – Behavioral assessments – Business productivity – Business marketing – Prevention and management of cat diseases – Understanding cats: assessing, temperament, handling, and techniques – Enhancing a shelter environment for cats and dogs – The ins and outs of a better multi-cat household – Dogs that bite the hands that feed – Criteria for behaviorally healthy dogs – Promoting behavioral health through environmental enrichment – The basic nature of cats, who plays best with others – Intro to the Human-Animal bond and grief – Take me to your leader, understanding the dog’s need for leadership – How to run a safe doggy daycare – Behavior Knowledge – Positive reinforcement training – Loss and grief, a footprint for mourning – Cat clicker training – Clicker training to shape behavior – Humane education that makes a difference – AKC good citizen program – Animal cognition and its role in behavior – Overview of feline nutrition –

 

2000:

Sazar

Sazar and Desilu were rescued from a barn in Mason, NH. A friend of Dori’s, called her about these kittens in fear of them being harmed. Miss Desilu had no fear and would walk up and rub on the horses’ legs at 5 weeks of age. People who worked at this barn feared that they would find the kittens crushed if one of the horses had a mis-step.

Desilu
Desilu

2001:

 Dorinne learned of a new product that was installed on top of an existing fence, to discourage cats from getting out of a fenced in yard. She installed this cat fence to allow all the cats to play outside, yet keep them safe. This has been a wonderful product that has worked beautifully for many years.

2002:

 Ricky

 

Ricky

Lulu
Lulu

In the very cold month of early April, Ms. Whynott was made aware of 30 cats and kittens in a cold trailer, with no heat, no water, no food and living in filth, urine and feces.

She organized and carried out the rescue. To read more, go to case studies. This is where she obtained Ricky, Lulu and Spanky. Ricky being her sole kitty…

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Spanky with his favorite toy on his head !

2003:

Sazar had major surgery to remove a long piece of invisible nylon thread wrapped around his tongue and going through his entire system to somewhere in the intestines. Ms. Whynott’s previous employer, Dr. Conti performed the much needed surgery successfully. This is one very good reason, to always watch your pets, know how much they are eating at every feeding. This may mean that you need to stop free feeding (which most veterinarians advise) and feed once in the morning and once in the evening. The only way Dori knew that some thing was wrong is because he stopped eating and this is a cat that LOVES to eat. Please watch your cats. To this day, the source of the nylon thread is unknown, which is scary.

2004:

Ms. Whynott’s daughter, Rachelle graduated from Nashua High School with honors. Rachelle is responsible for the payroll of Professional Pet Sitting, Etc. Rachelle started college in the fall at Rivier College. She majored in Biology with the long term goal of Veterinary studies.

 

2005 – 2006:

Ms. Whynott completed two courses, Strategic Thinking and Business Planning and Executive Leadership Action Plan with Strategic Directions, LLC and has written her Business Plan to help aid in the progress of the Animal Center and Professional Pet Sitting Etc. Ms. Whynott also completed courses in The doggie daycare business, How to own and operate a dog daycare and The boarding kennel business.

With the horrors of Hurricane Katrina in the past, Ms. Whynott was devastated by the lack of preparedness for animals (and people) in a disaster situation, she read as many books and articles she could find on the subject. She sought out and completed as many educational outlets on the subject as she could find. She then wrote her own article on Disaster planning for you and your pets, which you can view on this web site.

Ms. Whynott obtained certification in the following:

Animal Emergency Services Training by American Humane Association

Disaster Animal Response by Humane Society of the United States

Emergency Animal Sheltering by Humane Society of the United States

National Incident Management System by FEMA

Animals in Disaster, Awareness and Preparedness by FEMA

Animals in Disaster, Community Planning by FEMA

A Citizen’s Guide to Disaster Assistance by FEMA

Ms. Whynott was asked to be the team leader for the greater Nashua area for

NH Disaster Animal Response Team.

2005:

Linus
Linus

 

 One of Dori’s best friends became aware of four 10 day old kittens needing help. Dori adopted and added two to the family, bringing the number of kitties in the house to 10! Felice (lilac point Tonkinese mix, spayed female) and Linus (DSH, brown tabby with white, neutered male) are the new additions.

Felice
Felice

This is also the time that Dorinne started to think about evacuating her own animals. How would she round up 10 cats, which includes 2 feral-like that run if they know you want them? Especially since a couple of them were not fond of carriers, in fact Danny would stress out so much in a carrier that in the 15 minutes it took to drive to the animal hospital, he would have his nose completely scraped up and bloody trying to get out….So, the first thing would be to get them used to carriers. A set up of 10 carriers, 3 across, 3 high with the 10th one on the very top, 4 foot boards were placed in between the rows, to steady all the carriers. Each carrier was labeled with each cat’s name, description and date of birth (in case evacuation led to cat’s being housed away from owner). The easiest way to get any animal used to something generally is food. So, this would be used for all feeding. A special call (command) would be used, so that when it is pronounced, all the cats knew that food was coming. On the first few days, it was a bit chaotic, the cats did not know where to go or what to do. Each cat was methodically placed in the appropriate crate, then given food and the door closed. Very surprisingly, it only took a few days before most of the cats would quickly jump into their crate and be standing in it waiting to be fed. In feeding this way, it was found that each cat would get the appropriate measured amount of food, each cat could be fed a different food if needed (for any cat with medical conditions or food allergies), each cat could be monitored for food intake (thus a cat not feeling well would be noticed immediately), each cat was eating slower (no competing cat hurrying to eat neighbor’s food), no cat was vomiting up food (due to eating too fast before another cat barges in), AND they were all calm and happy in the crates. They were left in for about 15 minutes and then up to 30 minutes. When they finish eating, they just curl up and go to sleep. No more stressed cats in crates and they were all running for feeding time, jumping into the RIGHT crates. Feeding 10 cats used to be a frenzy and now it is simple, calm, fast, healthy and if evacuation was needed, all 10 cats could be crated in 3 minutes, even the 2 feral-like!!!

Dorinne Whynott and Rachelle Whynott completed a UNH course for certification of Animal Cruelty: NH Laws, Investigations and Prosecution to become Animal Abuse Investigators.

Fudge passed away in October. He would have been 16 years old in January!

2006:

Another rescue of a cat (named Raina), who apparently was thrown from a car window just before exit 4, southbound on the Everett Turnpike, Nashua. (Read more in Meet the Cats We have Helped).

Ms. Whynott’s daughter, Rachelle, turned 21 and is now officially a pet sitter, since all pet sitters must be 21 years old and older. Rachelle also is responsible for various office duties along with payroll, as mentioned earlier.

2007:

Ms. Whynott acquired a wonderful silent investor/grantor and animal lover, who was impressed with her business plan and wanted to assist with her spectacular vision to help all animals. She started her search for a unique property to expand Professional Pet Sitting Etc. to the Animal Care & Education Center of NH. Shortly there after, this angelic investor had a devastating family tragedy and had to back out.

Note: We are looking for a replacement silent investor/grantor who loves animals, is interested in a vision to help make a difference in the lives of all animals and possibly the people who love them….

Ms. Whynott was asked to be a consultant to the Humane Society of Greater Nashua.

2008:

Ms. Whynott’s daughter, Rachelle, graduated from Rivier College with her Bachelor’s degree of Science, majoring in Biology, minors in chemistry, psychology and women’s studies. Rachelle will be working full time at PPSE, learning all aspects of the business and adding new services. Her long term goal will be to finish her veterinary studies after a break. Rachelle comes to the business with life long experience growing up handling all kinds of animals, abuse cases, rescues, wildlife and obedience training.

Rachelle and Dorinne took a continuing education certificate course on “Mega Dog Daycare. A great course teaching dog handling, daycare specifics, reading dog body language, etc.

2009:

Dorinne has taken courses in living green.  We moved to a better location so as to help with the continued growth of Prof. Pet Sitting Etc, its employees and personally.

Ms. Whynott was able to purchase a large building with much room to grow for the company and her ever growing number of rescues.

2010:

Dorinne is currently working on the space for the office and developing training courses for employees.  We moved into our new forever home and office.  Putting up a new cat fence for all our kitties to get fresh air and sunshine but to still be safe.  We will be getting a new Siberian Husky to join our family soon.

Tex passed away of Kidney disease.

2011 – 2012:

Raji passed away of Intestinal Lymphoma Cancer.  Raji contracted one of the most fast acting cancers.  He was gone shortly after his diagnosis.

Dorinne constructed a bird feeding station.  To date we have the usual finches, jays, sparrows but have seen woodpeckers, indigo buntings and catbirds at the feeders.

Talks of getting a new Siberian Husky to join the family are happening !!

Fostering – started fostering orphaned and abandoned kittens for Manchester Animal Shelter.  Fostered Je T’aime (adopted) and Gus Bennett

Adopted Gus Bennett (read his story here).  He just jumped into my heart as soon as Manchester Animal Shelter placed him in my arms to foster!

2013:

Pet Sitting Conference in Las Vegas !!

At the conference, heard this amazing speaker and got to Meet Marcus Sheriden of the Sales Lion (one word – AWESOME).  Learned more about social media, SEO, marketing and animal behavior.

Merlin
Merlin

Merlin and Mystic  were adopted!!

Merlin is an amazing Blue eyed, black Siberian Husky/belgian malinois mix.  He was dumped on a highway at 5 months old .

Mystic 2014
Mystic 2014

Mystic (Henry) is a gorgeous pure white Siberian Husky who was kept in a basement for a few years until he was surrendered to a shelter.  He was a frightened shell who thrived in their home with lots of love.

Fostered a very sickly litter of Black and White kittens for Manchester Animal Shelter.  All were adopted within a few days after being returned!

One of the fluffy black and white kittens
One of the fluffy black and white kittens

2014:

Spanky 2014
Spanky 2014

Spanky passed away of Nasal Cancer.  After a long 6 months of tests and going to Tufts, Spanky lost his battle with cancer.

After a year and a half of living with a family of kitties, Mystic attacked Linus, kitty. It was a serious attack with 12 puncture wounds and a $2000 vet bill.

Linus June 2014, after being attacked by Mystic (Henry).
Linus
June 2014, after being attacked by Mystic (Henry).

Linus almost passed away but he survived and has healed completely.  Unfortunately, and with a heavy heart, for the safety of all, it was decided to rehome Mystic.  6 months after the attack on Linus and searching for a home, none of which were right for him, Mystic was returned to Marlena, who had rescued him. They had been working with Her to rehome and she decided, she would take Mystic to live with her and her Husky, Penny. This was one of the hardest things for Dorinne, to give up a beloved pet.

Having been in rescue, giving up an animal was extremely hard.  The safety and quality of life for all was the deciding factor.  A life lesson learned was that every situation is grey.  There is no such thing as black and white.  In order to help animals we must learn to help people.  In rescue, helping people, especially those who love animals, will always help the animals.  Listening and helping with compassion and empathy when in rescue or in any other animal profession, is the number one rule.

 2014 was a hard year, losing two beloved animals,  the trauma of Linus and a very ill family member (who wishes to be private)  

On the bright side, a NEW updated website was built by Dorinne !!!

Easier navigation, more information, lots of great pictures, videos.  The old website was completely deleted from the web by the host, after a virus infected their servers.  It was devastating,  since Dorinne had no idea what to do.  So, She did some research and taught herself on how to rebuild a website.  After two months of working around the clock, 7 days a week, the new website went live.  It is completely updated and does so much more.  There is lots of room for growth for years to come.

Lots and lots of educational articles were added to our blog list! Check out the article on Free Pets, it is eye opening.

2015:

We had to say good bye to our oldest kitty – Danny.  His health was failing due to kidney disease.

Danny
Danny

 

 

 

 

Signed up with the Humane Society for Greater Nashua to help the with fostering.

Re-Certified for Veterinary Assistant

Ricky and Lulu were taken to Radiocat to cure their thyroid disease with radiation.  Ricky came through with flying colors and is doing perfectly.

Lulu, unfortubately, succumbed to low platelets resulting in the high radiation dose that was given.  We are deeply saddened at the loss of our Lulu.

Lulu, black and white cat
Lulu

2016:

I was called upon to once again foster for Manchester Animal Shelter.  Three young (5-6 months old) purebred Bengal cats were surrendered and they were not doing well with shelter life.  They had completely stopped eating and were just shaking and hiding.  I picked them up and started the long process of getting them relaxed and eating began.  They seemed to act like they were not handled very much or not at all.  They would cringe and back away at the foreign feeling of being touched, petted or held.   After a few months of rehabilitation, I decided to adopt all three.  So, April 2016, Jewel (snow bengal), Bowie (sepia bengal) and Katniss (brown bengal) became part of our family.

Bengals
Katniss, Jewel, Bowie
My Bengal Threesome

ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF A PROFESSIONAL PET SITTING BUSINESS

– Continuing Education

Professional Pet Sitting Business Conference for Continuing Education October 2016

Rachelle and Dorinne headed to the conference in Las Vegas, Nevada

Some great topics and Speakers

  • Understanding Dog Behavior
    • by Mikkel Bekker (Daughter of Dr. Marty Bekker)
    • Website
  • Master business Class
    • By Beth Cotrell
  • Centered Success
    • By Nicole Taggart
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Cancer Advances in Pets
    • by Dr. Sue Ettinger aka Dr. Sue Cancer Vet
    • Website
  • Social Media Success
    • by Danielle Lambert
  • Public Relations & How to Utilize it
    • by Charlie Gikey
  • Compassiona Fatigue in Pet Sitting
    • by Holly Cook
  • Money Mindset
    • by Aly Michaels (Anthony Robbins)
  • Grassroots Marketing
    • by Cindy Vet
  • Challenges in Business Growth
    • by Beth Greenberg
  • Panel Discussion on Making Professional Pet Sitting Certification Known with PSO, PSI and NAPPS

As part of the conference, we were treated to a professional photographer

Dori
Dorinne Whynott
October 24, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“In my PERFECT WORLD, there would be no need for humane societies or animal shelters, if we, as pet professionals, worked hard to educate the public in proper humane pet care. Then every pet would be wanted, healthy, safe and happy in a loving home for life and have us for a pet care provider!!”

Dorinne Whynott

Bo & Ali bassett hounds

Dog Care

Dog Care

 

Click on each to read more about Dog Care

 

Is a Dog Walking or Mid Day Let Out Program Right For You?

Top Tips About Daycare for Your Dog vs Mid Day Let Out

Why Your Dog Needs a Mid Day Break in the Middle of Your Work Day

Heatstroke Signs and Prevention in Your Dog

Lyme Disease in Dogs is on the Rise

 

 

 

Sazar kitty making a phone call

Contact Info, Office/Call Back Hours, Holidays, Prices & More

Contact Info, Office/Call Back Hours,

Holidays, Prices and More

 

Professional Pet Sitting Etc.                                                                                       

 

Office & Call Back Hours

We are generally in the office Monday – Thursday 9am-12pm.

We receive many phone calls per day, if you must leave a message, We will return it as soon as possible during the above times.

Why do we only return calls during the above time?

We know your time is precious.  We are caring for many pets morning, noon and night and want to give those pets our 100% undivided attention.  So, when we set aside time to call you, we want to give YOU our 100% undivided attention. YOU and your pets are VERY important to us.

Over the past 26+ years of being in the pet sitting business, we have found that most people call us first thing in the morning.  Only 1-2 calls a week will come in the afternoon.  So, it is very cost effective for us to do all of our calling during the above times.

We are generally extremely busy in the afternoon,  may be out in the field and can not return calls.  However, we will always return your phone call during our call back times.

We do check our online scheduler and emails for EMERGENCIES several times a day.  

If you have an emergency, please make sure to book your reservation online AND leave a voice message, you can back it up with and email as well.  That way you will be covered, just in case and your phone call will prompt us to go online and approve and confirm your emergency reservation.  All reservations must be entered online in your profile and confirmations will be sent out via email.

Afternoons on Monday – Thursday and all day Friday are reserved for business outside of the office.

Our Office is CLOSED every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and all Holidays (see holidays list below). We will not make routine phone calls, emails or schedules on these days.  For any calls, emails or schedules that must be done on these days, an extra charge will be added.

 

 Holidays

We do petsit 365 days per year which include holidays.  Here are the holidays that will be at our holiday rate, the day before or after any holidays on this list may also be affected.

Our office is closed on all holidays  (our sitters are still pet sitting on all scheduled confirmed visits on holidays), we will not make routine calls on these days,  if calls, emails or schedules are needed to be done on these days, a holiday rate will be added.

  • New Year’s Eve (31),
  • New Year’s Day (1),
  • Martin Luther King Day,
  • President’s Day,
  • Easter, Mother’s Day,
  • Father’s Day,
  • Memorial Day,
  • Independence Day,
  • Labor Day,
  • Columbus Day,
  • Veteran’s Day,
  • Thanksgiving Day AND day after (Thursday & Friday),
  • Christmas Eve Day (24),
  • Christmas Day (25).

 

Prices

Our Company can give you MUCH more for your money –

Check Us Out

 

Most of all We Solve Your Pet Care Needs, Leaving you Guilt Free Since 1990PRICELESS

Our prices are for One on One Personalized Pet Care for YOUR Pets.  They are based on national average, market research and much, much more.

Most people will be at the prices below  but other things may influence a difference. The prices below are for most services, some services can be added onto a visit.  Once registered, you can pick and choose in the drop down menu.

Prices start at  –

  • 24 for our regular visits
  • 39 for our extended visits (most requested, best value)

 

Packages Plans Start at

  • 21 for regular visits (savings of 80 per month)
  • 34 for extended
    • biggest value, twice as much time for almost half the cost

 

Our prices are based on –

  • 27+ years of being in business and to keep us in business for many years to come
  • Keeping You and Your Pets SAFE with
    • police background checks, training
    • insurance,
    • having employees to keep quality control high (independent contractors can not be told what to do)
    • programs to ensure that each visit is done
  • Our prices are just under the national average for a legitimate pet sitting business with all insurances and certifications to keep you and your pets SAFE.
  • We are also a pre-pay company like most pet sitting companies, to ensure your reservation, all reservations are prepaid.

If you find a business charging  less, please check them out thoroughly – look at length of being in business, are they legal in the state, can you read a thorough owner history, do they have emergency back ups for your pet care.  Please check out our articles on What to Look for in a Pet Sitting Company.

Dog Walking & Mid Day Let Out

Dog Walking and

Mid Day Let Out Visits

while you are at Work

Is your pet home alone Again? Are you feeling guilty again?

WE CAN HELP!!

Watch our Video on Dog Walking Mid Day Let Out

Articles that you may find helpful –

Is a Dog Walking / Mid Day Let Out Program Right for You

Top tips about Dog Walking for your dog vs Daycare

Why your Dog Needs a Mid Day break in the Middle of Your Work Day

Go to our New Client or Client Login to sign up now!!

You can schedule our Regular or Extended visits, you can also add on extra time, if you wish.

Prices depend on number of pets, time needed, travel, etc.  Go Here for Prices. 

The ultimate gift of love for your pet.

This service is for those pet parents who want to start their dogs out right with routine exercise every day.  It is great for all dogs’ mental and health well being.

This is our Most requested Service.   All pets need a break during our long work days, double shifts, unexpected or planned overtime. Pets can only go for so long without needing to go out. It can be agonizing for a grown pet to even think of having an accident inside. This service is especially needed for puppies and elderly pets (as for any pet) that cannot go for more than a few hours without needing to be relieved. If you work or are away from home 6 hours or more per day, give your pets the ultimate gift of love and call us for Mid-Day Let Out.

WE CAN PROVIDE THIS SERVICE FOR FIRST AND SECOND SHIFTS.

A trained and qualified Professional Pet Sitter will let your pet out to go to the bathroom, get some fresh air, stretch and let off some anxiety, play with toys or play ball, have some treats and always get lots of TLC and personal attention during the day while you are away.

This is just for the dogs who need some extra loving and bathroom breaks during your busy schedule.  We will not be caring for other pets in the home or bringing in your mail/newspapers because you will be there every day.  If you need extra help with pooper scooping or litterbox scooping, we do have added services if you wish for us to do that at mid day.


  • Package Plans for Mid-Day Let Out / Dog Walking

Package Plans for Mid-Day/Dog Walking,

Client requested!! These Package Plans are to give your pet a break in the middle of your work shift.

We will:

  • let your dog out to go to the bathroom.
  • Play and run in a fenced in yard,
  • Play Ball
  • Take your dog for a walk,
  • Give lots of exercise
  • We can feed during this visit if needed.
  • We will give lots of love
  • One on one attention
  • Give treats if they are allowed.

All pets benefit  mentally and physically from this break.  Some behavioral issues may be helped.

We designed these packages to give you, our constant client a discount & save money for Monday through Friday service every week and sign up for 6 months to 1 year at a time.  This also helps to give our petsitters regular schedules.  They can only do so many visits in a day.  This helps to maximize their time.

All Packages:

  • SAVE, SAVE, SAVE – $2ooo+ depending on the discount package you choose
  • Monday – Friday service for length of package
  • All packages give you the choice of a Regular or Extended visit.
  • This is for mid day/dog walking service only
  • For 1 – 3 dogs (additional dogs are just a few dollars for each dog over 3)
  • No need to schedule, you will automatically be on our schedule
  • Budgeting is easy, the price stays the same every month (unless you add visits)
  • If a holiday falls within the Mon-Fri, you stay at discounted package price for that mid day visit, no holiday rate
  • No cancellation fee if you cancel last minute, you already receive free visits with discount, monthly price stays the same
  • petsitter & pets establish routine (Pets LOVE routine)
  • no need to schedule every week and get a confirmation
  • automatically guaranteed a visit  Monday – Friday
  • advantages for people who work, are disabled, etc.
  • all medical, physical, & mental advantages of mid day let out for your pet,
  • saves time, gas & more for you, no need to bring your dog anywhere!!

 PACKAGES –

  • Platinum PLUS Package 1 year and Platinum Package 6 months

Our Platinum PLUS packages are TWO visits for exercise and fun in a day every Monday – Friday.  We will space them out so your dogs will get to go out TWICE during your work day, they get to have TWICE the fun, TWICE the potty breaks, TWICE the love, TWICE the treats.

Your savings for this package is comparable to FIVE FREE VISITS per month and OVER 2000 for the year!!  

  • Gold PLUS Package 1 year and Gold Package 6 months

This is the same as our Platinum Packages above but are for ONE visit per day Monday – Friday for exercise and fun in a day.  We will come in the middle of the day so your dogs will get to go out ONCE during your work day, they get to have fun, potty break, lots of love, and treats.

Your savings for this package is comparable to FOUR FREE VISITS per month and over $1000 for the year!! 

 

  • Puppy Platinum Package 1 year and Puppy Gold Package 6 months

This is a combination of the packages above.  We will come at the beginning for TWO visits spaced out until your puppy or new dog becomes housebroken and can hold it for longer periods of time.  Once it is determined that the pup can go longer comfortably, we will switch over to just the ONE visit.  This is great for young pups or newly adopted dogs.

Your savings for this package is comparable to FOUR+ FREE VISITS per month.  

 

  • School Package for the School Year

This is the exact same as the GOLD PLUS package above but made for the school schedule.  We can schedule you for the complete school year with the summer and all vacations off.  Please just give us the school calendar at the beginning and we will schedule you accordingly.  School vacations of Complete weeks only will not be charged as long as we know the school calendar at the beginning of the year.

Your savings for this package is comparable to FOUR FREE VISITS per month.  

 

  • Custom Package 1 year

This is where you can choose and mix and match any of the 1 year packages above. Maybe you have really long days on Monday and Thursday and prefer TWO visits but only need ONE visit on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

IMPORTANT NOTE – Please keep in mind, that every dog deserves a break in the middle of the day and most would rather die than have an accident. If you must stop your Mid Day/Dog Walking Service for whatever reason, you must come home for a break or ask a friend, neighbor or relative to continue for your dog.  Your dog’s body will be used to elimination in the middle of the day and they will be looking forward to the companionship, exercise, fresh air, treats and love that they have come to look forward to every day.