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Has your senior dog been displaying behavioral changes?  Behavioral changes in senior dogs are often the result of an underlying physical health problem but can also be indicative of Canine Cognitive Dysfunction.  Canine Cognitive Dysfunction or CCD results as a senior dog’s cognitive abilities deteriorate similar to Alzheimer’s in their human counterparts. 

What are the symptoms of Canine Cognitive Dysfunction?

  • Aggression towards family members
  • Change in sleep habits
  • Lethargy
  • Loss of interest in play or socialization
  • Eliminating in the house
  • Change in eating habits particularly a loss in appetite
  • Staring at the wall
  • Startling easily
  • Restlessness
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty learning new commands or seems to forget previously learned commands

 

Your veterinary doctor will work closely with you as he diagnoses your dog.  He will mostly likely need to rule out some other health issues via diagnostic testing before he can definitely diagnose your dog with Canine Cognitive dysfunction.  However, the more information you can provide your vet, the better.  You should be able to discuss any and all behavioral changes that you have noticed in your senior dog.  Dogs with CCD lack dopamine activity so your veterinarian may prescribe a popular drug by the name of anipryl.  This drug may reduce some of the symptoms associated with CCD.  However, just as with other areas of veterinary medicine, a holistic approach towards treating and preventing CCD is gaining more popularity.  You may consider working with a holistic vet to come up with a plan in addition to the conventional medicine plan that has been put in place.  Dietary considerations and supplements are key components that should not be overlooked in your dog’s medical plan. 

With your help, some environmental changes may make the onset of CCD a little easier on your dog.  Avoid moving the furniture as this will only serve to confuse your dog.  Try to keep his day on a routine.  Doing this will keep stress at bay or at least not add to your dog’s stress.  Be sure to set aside time to play with and exercise your dog.  Even if his memory is failing, that does not mean your dog should be ignored and it certainly doesn’t mean you shouldn’t attempt to teach him new things or interact with him.  Just keep in mind that he may get frustrated just as elderly humans do when they are suffering from dementia.  Always exercise patience with your dog and understand that he will need breaks and may frustrate easily, which may bring about some of the symptoms such as aggression with you. 

When dealing with an aging dog, the best thing you can do is provide lots of tender love and care.  After all, your senior dog has provided you with many years of loyalty and love.  It’s only fair that he lives out his final years with a kind, patient and ever faithful pet parent.  That heart of the puppy that you loved and nurtured many years ago is still beating inside your senior dog’s chest.

 

 

 

 

 

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 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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January

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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 as Gifts – Is it a Good Idea

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

You have a pet lover on your gift list and thought a new pet would be the perfect gift.

Please think long and hard before giving a living breathing animal as a gift. Pets as gifts require many things to consider.

 

The times that many people think of giving a pet as a gift are Birthdays, Easter, Christmas and after a person has lost a beloved pet. Weeks and months after a pet is given at these times is also the times these pets may be given up. If not given up, the pets may enjoy a wonderful life but the joy of choosing one’s own pet was not given.

 

The one thing I have witnessed over and over again in all the years that I have been in animal welfare is when an animal chooses a person, the bond is special. If you have ever been chosen by a pet, you know what I mean.

 

Keep in mind – 

  • Adding a pet to a family is a very personal choice.
  • Not every pet is right for every family
  • Not every family is right for every pet
  • What you may think is the perfect pet maybe the last thing the person receiving would actually get for themselves.
  • A person may prefer to add a dog instead of getting another cat or may decide to add a cat instead of another dog.
  • Maybe they prefer a male over a female or the other way around.
  • Maybe they absolutely love black but would never consider another black pet because it reminds them of the one they lost and it would be too painful.

 

If there was a loss of a pet, and they are grieving, many people think getting another pet to replace that pet will help.  Keep in mind, a pet that was deeply loved can never be replaced. Grieving is a very individualized thing.  Some people do well with adding a pet soon after that loss, some take much longer. It took me 5 years after losing my Siberian Husky before I was ready for another dog. If you bring a pet to a grieving person who may not be ready, you may add to that grieving if they must give up the new pet as well.

 

Adding a pet to a family is a decision that is a long term decision. Dogs and cats can live 15-20 years or more. Large bird breeds can live upwards of 50 years and it is advised to put them in your will and trust (all pets should be as well).

 

Then there is the financial aspect of owning pets. In the first year, expenses can run into $1000-2000 with pet food, vaccines, spay/neuter, etc.  If it is a pet that has medical issues that are not known when acquired, it could be higher.

 

A pet as a present will require a lot of time and money from the person that will be receiving the pet. Can they handle this?  Do they want to?  There is a lot to consider and if this will be a surprise, you may think you know all the answers but maybe the reason this person has not gone out to get a new pet is because it is not the right time.

 

So, should you throw this idea out the window?  Not necessarily.  Here are some ideas on giving the gift of a pet without actually giving a pet. This way, when the recipient is ready, all they have to do is choose.

 

You can make up a basket or fill a decorated box with everything they need.  Or fill a crate or pet carrier. Fill with everything on our list (lucky person and pet) or choose just a few.

 

Ideas For Dogs – 

  • A note letting the person know that when they are ready you will be happy to take them to choose their pet
  • A note stating that you will pay for the pet of their choice
  • Pet Care Gift Certificate for mid day let out for a puppy while they are at work or dog walking for their new dog or whenever they may need a pet care visit at their home from a professional pet sitting company (Professional Pet Sitting Etc has gift certificates in any amount)
  • Pooper Scooper
  • Pet waste bags and carrier
  • Leashes, collars, harness
  • Pet Identification
  • Pet Video Camera
  • Pet GPS
  • Microchipping
  • Training Gift Certificate
  • Training/behavior books and videos
  • Pet Insurance
  • Animal Hospital Gift Certificate
  • Care Credit information (this is a special line of credit to be used for your pet whenever it is needed.  This can be used for regular or unexpected medical, emergencies, etc.  Depending on the amount, you could have up to 6 months interest free to pay off the balance. Bonus is that this can also be used for human medical and dental as well!)
  • Pet Food (enough for a few days, a week, a month)
  • Grooming Gift Certificate
  • Brushes, combs
  • Nail Clippers
  • Toys of all sorts
  • Treats
  • Beds, blankets

 

Ideas For Cats – 

  • A note letting the person know that when they are ready you will be happy to take them to choose their pet
  • A note stating that you will pay for the pet of their choice
  • Pet Care Gift Certificate for Litter box cleaning while they are at work or whenever they may need a pet care visit at their home from a professional pet sitting company (Professional Pet Sitting Etc has gift certificates in any amount)
  • Litter Scoops
  • Litterboxes (at least two)
  • Leashes, collars, harness
  • Pet Identification
  • Pet Video Camera
  • Pet GPS
  • Microchipping
  • Training/behavior books and videos
  • Pet Insurance
  • Animal Hospital Gift Certificate
  • Care Credit information (this is a special line of credit to be used for your pet whenever it is needed. This can be used for regular or unexpected medical, emergencies, etc. Depending on the amount, you could have up to 6 months interest free to pay off the balance.  Bonus is that this can also be used for human medical and dental as well!)
  • Pet Food (enough for a few days, a week, a month)
  • Grooming Gift Certificate
  • Brushes, combs
  • Scratching posts and trees of all sizes
  • Nail Clippers
  • Toys of all sorts (especially laser and feather toys)
  • Treats
  • Beds, blankets

 

If you are planning on giving another type of pet such as a bird, hamster, guinea pig, rabbit, duckling, chick, etc.  Please do ALOT of research.  There are Facebook groups for all of these pets and more.  Ask questions on what they would love as a gift for complete care for the type of pet you are considering.

 

If your friend rents, please check and find out what is allowed.  If you are thinking of a German Shepherd puppy and the rental agreement only allows cats and dogs under 25 pounds, that will be a bit disappointing.

List of Pet Friendly Rentals

 

If you are thinking of a horse, pony, ducks, chickens, goats, etc. You may need to check with the city your friend lives in to make sure that their home is zoned for such animals. Also, these are animals that will need a building for them to be housed in. You may need to do further research for housing plans, costs and make sure there is room and zoning for that as well. Ducks and chickens may also be in danger of wildlife in the area, so please take that into consideration.

 

What are some ideas that you can give to a Pet Lover without giving an actual Pet?

 

If they already have pets –

  • Pet Care Gift Certificates – they can always use help with pet care if they go out to dinner and need a supper visit or a dog walk when they are gone all day(Professional Pet Sitting Etc has gift certificates in any amount)
  • Animal Hospital Gift Certificate
  • Really anything on the above two lists will work

If they do not have any pets and a new pet is not right at this time – 

  • Donate to a local shelter or animal organization in the person’s name
  • Donate to a local shelter or animal organization in the person’s pet’s name

Happy Gift Giving !!

 

 

  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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HELP, My Pet is Sick and I Have No Money!!! Financial Aid and Help

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Vaccine Clinic,

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Spay/Neuter Clinics,

and More for Pet Owners

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

 The worst feeling is when you love your pet more than words can say and they become ill.  To make matters worse, there is medical help but it will cost more than you can afford.  I have been in the situation more than once but luckily, I did have resources and credit cards to take care of the high cost of helping my pets.  My heart goes out to those that are less fortunate than I.  The guilt of not being able to take care of one’s pet is a horrible experience.  I hope that anyone reading this has never been in that situation.  I wrote this to help if you are or if you know someone who is in need of help.

Heartbreaking Situation – a pet owner is unable to afford treatment and their sick or injured companion animal pays the price. If the owner is homeless, a veteran, elderly, disabled or on a fixed income, the cost of care may be too much. Perhaps they have been victimized by crime, property loss or a job layoff and are experiencing a temporary financial hardship or trauma in their life, making it too difficult to afford pet care. And some animals, brought to clinics by kind hearted people, don’t have an owner to pay for treatment. Whatever the situation, the fact remains the same: When sick or injured animals are unable to receive veterinary care, they suffer.

Here is a list of organizations that are set up to help.If you know of an organization not on this list, please contact me via email at Profpetsit@aol.com 

Keep in mind, that these organizations may require certain things from you.  They may need to know why you need help, may require financial proof, etc.  Please do not take this personally, they just want to help those in need and want to be able to stretch their funds the farthest.  Each organization is independent and has their own set of rules and guidelines. Therefore you will have to investigate each one separately to determine if you qualify for assistance:

DONATIONS to any of these organizations will help them continue their great work and help many more animals.

 

Click below for the list of

Low Cost Spay, Neuter and Vaccine Clinics in NH List

 

Organizations in NH

 

  • Your Veterinarian – check with your veterinarian.  Some Animal Hospitals have funds that have been donated for such a purpose. If your veterinarian has a fund, please let us know.

 

Shelters in NH

  • Manchester Animal Shelter: Manchester
    • Help with pet food
    • Low cost Spay/neuter clinic For owned cats and rabbits
    • Free Spay/neuter for PitBulls & Pit Mixes for Manchester Residents

 

Other NH Organizations

  • Helping People, Helping Pets
    • Helping People, Helping Pets is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides access to veterinary care, pet medications, and pet food assistance to loving pet owners who are experiencing financial difficulty and are at risk of losing their pets.
    • Serving the counties of Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham and Strafford
  • All Better Pets – Manchester, NH
    • All Better Pets was established in 2010,  with a mission to provide care for abandoned and homeless pets (however,They helped a dog Molly in 2013 who got hit by a plow and broke all 4 limbs. The owner brought her to the clinic, so you may need to ask for this assistance) .  In 2012, All Better Pets officially became a 501(c)3 non-profit.  To date, All Better Pets has ‘mended’ and placed over 200 animals through its facility and helped hundreds of animals working through other organizations.

 

NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • Handicapped Pets Foundation helps pet owners with financial support  for wheelchairs for their pets. Accepted applicants are posted on the website and receive donations for individuals and organizations. The organization also runs events and fund-raising drives to benefit animals in need.
  • Care Credit – www.carecredit.com
    CareCredit, the leader in patient financing, has helped more than 3 million clients get treatment or procedures they needed and wanted. With a comprehensive range of plan options, for treatment or procedure fees from $1 to over $25,000, we offer a plan and a low monthly payment to fit comfortably into almost every budget. This can be used for any health care for your PETS OR for YOU.  This is used like a credit card for pet care, or people’s dental and health care.  You can submit an application online anytime, to have it there just in case you need it or get answers in minutes if you are at a hospital.
  • IMOM – http://www.imom.org Mission Statement: Helping people help pets. To better the lives of sick, injured and abused companion animals. We are dedicated to insure that no companion animal has to be euthanized simply because their caretaker is financially challenged.
  • The Pet Fund – http://thepetfund.com/ The Pet Fund is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit association that provides financial assistance to owners of domestic animals who need urgent veterinary care. Often animals are put down or suffer needlessly because their owners cannot afford expensive surgery or emergency vet visits. Companion animal owners must often make the difficult decision to put an animal down or neglect urgent medical needs because of the costs involved. The purpose of the Pet Fund is to work towards a future where decisions about companion animal medical care need never be made on the basis of cost.”
  • RedRover Relief – http://www.redrover.org/relief  RedRover Relief provides financial assistance grants and additional resources so pet owners and rescuers can care for animals who need urgent veterinary care. Visit www.redrover.org/grants for eligibility requirements and application. RedRover also offers financial assistance for victims of domestic violence and their pets. To learn more about this program, visit www.redrover.org/domestic.
  • The Onyx & Breezy Foundation lends funding and support to pets of individuals where medical hardship is present – Spay and neuter programs – Rescue of animals from kill shelters – Food, medicine and supplies – Cancer Research – Medicine and equipment for military and police canines – Equipment for medical facilities – Puppy mill rescues and disaster relief – Shelters, rescues, foster groups and sanctuaries – Pets of individuals where medical hardship is present – Other endeavors that benefit the welfare of animals
  • Paws 4 A Cure – The mission of Paws 4 A Cure is to provide financial assistance for canine and feline owners who cannot afford veterinary care for their beloved furry family members otherwise.
  • Roses Fund – provide financial assistance for canine and feline owners who cannot afford veterinary care
  • Shakespeare Animal Fund – provide financial assistance for canine and feline owners who cannot afford veterinary care

 

SPECIALIZED ORGANIZATIONS

CAT CARE

  • Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance (FVEAP) – http://fveap.org/
    People who are on assistance, Seniors, People with disabilities, People who have lost their job, rescuers – The Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Program is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization that provides financial assistance to cat and kitten caretakers who are unable to afford veterinary services.
  • Cats in Crisis – help for owners with cats who are special needs – This fund is CLOSED as of March 16, 2015
  • Diabetic Cats in Need – We help diabetic cats and their people. We support diabetic cats in their original, adoptive, shelter, and rescue homes; help to rehome unwanted diabetic cats; and help to educate caregivers on the appropriate treatment of diabetic cats.

 

 

HORSE CARE

 

 

BREED SPECIFIC

  • Special Needs Dobermans – http://www.doberman911.org   Doberman 911 is dedicated to senior and special needs Dobermans.  This help could be financial, informational or moral support for owners.

 

 

DIABETES

  • Diabetic Help – Pet Diabetes – for diabetic animals in need

 

 

HEART DISEASE

  • The Big Hearts Fund -financial assistance for the diagnosis and treatment of canine and feline heart disease

 

 

PRESCRIPTIONS

 

 

CANCER

 

 

PET FOOD

  • Pet Food Stamps – The Pet Food Stamps program, a registered NY State 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation available throughout the United States, has been created to fill the void in the United States Food Stamp program which excludes the purchase of pet food. In these rough economic times, many pet owners are forced to abandon their beloved pet to the ASPCA, North Shore Animal League or other animal shelters due to the inability to pay for their basic food supply and care. There are over 50 million Americans who currently receive Food Stamps, many with dogs or cats, who simply cannot afford to feed their animals, and these cherished companions are dropped off at animal shelters where they will most likely be put to sleep. Many people are also forced to choose between feeding their pets or themselves. A recent New York Times article states that “animal shelters have reported a steep rise in the number of cats and dogs being surrendered as owners face unemployment, home foreclosures, evictions and other financial hardships.” As more families struggle with difficult choices like paying the rent or buying food, some have to choose between keeping their pet and putting food on the table.. Seven million pets are surrendered to shelters each year due to the inability of pet parents to pay for food, with four million of those pets put to sleep. The Pet Food Stamps program aims to eliminate the needless death of these loving pets and keep families together.

 

 

PET FOOD AND VETERINARY HELP FOR THE HOMELESS

  • Pets of the Homeless (pet food and veterinary care assistance for homeless). Pets of the Homeless is a nonprofit volunteer organization that provides pet food and veterinary care to the homeless in local communities across the United States and Canada.

 

 

VETERANS

 

Was this article helpful?  Do you know of an organization not on our list?  Please help me keep the information here up to date and ongoing.  The pets and I thank you for your help.

 

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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Pet Friendy Rentals in New Hampshire

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Apartments, Houses, Condos 

for Rent in NH that allow Pets

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

 

Since I have been in business since 1990 and worked, volunteered, fostered, rescued in the animal field all of my life, I have been asked numerous times if I knew of places to rent that allowed pets.  It can be extremely hard to find and for the many who were not so lucky, heart breaking to have to find a good home for their beloved pets.  I wanted to create an ongoing list of the wonderful building owners who are kind enough to offer pet loving owners the opportunity to keep their pets while they must rent a place to live.

It is these kind owners who are giving you the most valuable opportunity to keep your pets, so remember to be good responsible pet owners.  Why because these building owners are becoming less and less due to un-responsible pet owners in the past.

What is a good responsible pet owner?  Glad you asked.  Here are a few examples:

  1. Train your pets (cat, dog, etc).
    • Train Dogs to walk properly on a leash (no one wants a jumping, pulling, unruly dog as a neighbor)
    • do not let your dog bark all the time.  Train him to bark once to alert you and then quiet.  Make sure that your dog is not barking all day while you are at work.
  2. Make sure litterboxes are clean to alleviate odors and possible accidents on carpets, etc.
  3. Keep cats nails trimmed and provide scratching posts to alleviate scratching wood and walls
  4. crate destructive and anxiety pets to avoid any damage to rental
  5. Always pick up any pet waste and dispose properly
  6. Repair any damage that your pet does immediately to avoid more damage
  7. Make sure your pets are always up to date on all vaccines, parasite free and are healthy to avoid getting your neighbors pets sick
  8. Follow all animal laws in the state of NH and any rules by the landlord/association
  9. Neuters all pets.  Neutered pets not only help keep the pet population down, but are generally easier to train, get along better with other animals, usually less destructive, fight other animals less.
  10. If you have a problem with your pet, seek help and advice to alleviate the problem.

Here are some more Tips with renting when you won pets from the Humane Society of the US.

Moving out and have a few Pet Stains?  Here are some removal tips from HSUS

LIST OF RENTALS IN NH BY STATE

We need YOUR help in adding to this list and updating information.

Please email links and information to Profpetsit@aol.com and let us know.

Here is a great site to quickly find pet friendly rentals. www.rent.com

Just put in the city and state and the list populates quickly.  Right und,er the price, it show number of bedrooms and baths and Pets ok or no pets.  you can click to find out exact pet information.

BEDFORD

  • Hampshire Green
    • Link for more information
    • 1 – 2 Bedrooms
    • $1175 – 1905
    • Pets Accepted: Dog or cat : 2 * Restrictions: 35 lbs. full grown maximum weight each; Pets must be house-broken and properly inoculated; Breed Restrictions include but not limited to: Akita, Husky, Chow, Pit Bull, Doberman Pinscher, Presa Canario, Elkhound, Rottweiler, German Shepherd, St. Bernard, Great Dane, Wolf Breeds * Deposit: N/A * Monthly fee: $20 (only one fee for 1 or 2 pets) * Non-refundable fee: $300 (only one fee for 1 or 2 pets) – Due at move-in
  • Heritage on the Merrimack
    • Link for more information
    • 1 – 2 bedrooms
    • did not see prices
    • Deposits – 295 for dog, 195 per cat.  Monthly fee of 50/month for dog, 30/month for cat.
    • Do not allow Pittbulls, American Staffordshire Terriers, American Bulldogs, Dobermans, German Shepherds, Cane Corso, Bull Terrier, or Rottweilers. Any mix of these restricted breeds is also prohibited. Will require a written verification from a vet stating its breed and weight at full growth. Also may require a picture of the dog at move in or with the application.

CONCORD

DERRY

  • Fairways
    • Link for more information
    • 1 & 2 Bedrooms, Rent $850 – 2145
    • $500 Deposit per pet
    • allow up to 2 pets (Cat & Dogs) there are some breed restrictions. Your pet must be one year of age, have had health check and shots and be spayed or neutered. A signed animal addendum is required to be on file in leasing office. Deposit and Pet Rent: Dogs-$45 monthly pet rent, Cats-$35 monthly pet rent.

DOVER

GOFFSTOWN

  • Mystic Knoll Apartments on Abbey Lane
    • Link for more information
    • GPS Input: 80 Moose Club Park Road, Goffstown NH 03045
    • 2 bedroom units from $1100 – 1450
    • NO BREED RESTRICTION
    • near area amenities to include the Rails for Trails system, retail, restaurants, & the Piscataquog River.

MANCHESTER

MILFORD

  • Brookstone Manor Apartments
    • Link for more information
    • 135 Elm Street, Milford, NH 03055
    • 1 to 2 Bedrooms $900 – 995
    • Pets Welcome, along with large breeds
  • Eastern Ridge Apartments
    • Link for more information
    • 29 Capron Road, Milford, NH 03055
    • Studio, 1 & 2 bedrroms $779 – 929
    • Cats and small dogs allowed, dog park
  • Milford Trail Apartments
    • Link for more information
    • 90 Powers Street, Milford, NH 03055
    • Cat & dogs up to 100# allowed, dog park
    • Studio, 1 & 2 bedrooms $779 – 929
  • Pine Valley Lofts
    • Link for more information
    • 37 Wilton Road, Milford, NH 03055
    • Cats & small dog, pet deposit, grooming
    • 1 & 2 Bedrooms $724 – 1058

 

NASHUA

 

PORTSMOUTH

 

Really Cool WebsiteMy Apartment Map

  • Put in the zip code you want to move to, click on the cat or dog icon and it shows the nearest rentals.

 

Another cool websiteDogfriendly.com

  • Give you tons of information for traveling with your pets

 

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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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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.

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What Pets do Professional Pet Sitting Companies Care For?

It’s not all Dogs and Cats!!

 

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

We literally care for most pets from mice to horses.  We are NOT experts on any type of pet.  We feed the food you prepare and leave out for a particular pet.  If you have multiple foods for multiple pets, please make sure that all food is next to the cage or clearly marked with type of pet (bird, bunny, etc.) and the pets name and location.  Horses and larger animals will require a person who has experience with them just for the mere fact of liability and because of that, their care may not always be available.  The same goes for specialty pets and reptiles that may need care outside the scope of our policy.  For the safety of our sitters, we can no care for any aggressive or unpredictable pets.  See The section Tips to get the most out of your pet sitting experience.

We have cared for:

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Cats

Dogs

Rabbits

Hamsters

Guinea pigs

Fish

Chinchillas

Chickens

Goats

Lllamas

Birds

Pot Belly pig

Horses

And much more.

As you can see, it’s not just dogs and cats that we care for.

 

 

 

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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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Why would I need to use a pet sitter?

Professional Pet Sitters can help with your pets in many ways

and for many every day reasons

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

 

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There are an enormous amount of reasons you may need to use a professional pet sitter.  Having your pets at home is stress free for both you and your pets.  You can also check out all the Advantages and Benefits.

 

Here are some reasons you may need professional pet sitter:

 

  • Your pet is too young to leave alone for long
  • Mid Day Breaks while you are at work
  • You need a supper visit when you are late at work
  • You have an elderly pet who needs to go out more often
  • Your pet is on a medication that makes then need to go out often
  • You have a VERY energetic cat and need help during the day to burn off that energy
  • You have a VERY energetic dog and need help during the day to burn off that energy
  • You travel for work
  • You like to go skiing for the day
  • You love to go to Boston for the day
  • You are rushed to the hospital, unexpectedly
  • You have a planned surgery coming up
  • You must go to a family function
  • You are having your baby and will be in the hospital
  • You have a newborn and do not have time to walk your dog
  • You work from home and want your dog to get a good walk so he doesn’t ask all afternoon
  • Your dog needs more exercise to lose weight
  • You broke your leg and can not take your dog for a walk
  • You have a family member living in a nursing home or assisted living that allow them to have their pet with them but it is hard for them to bend over and clean litterboxes or take the dog out for a good walk
  • You HATE scooping the litter boxes
  • You HATE scooping the yard
  • You like the freedom to go on day trips and need the cats to be fed
  • You do not like needles but your pet is diabetic
  • You HATE leaving your pets all alone at night so you schedule a pet sitter to sleep with your pets
  • You already have someone to care for your pets but want a Professional Pet Sitting Company to be there as a Plan B
  • Maybe you need a pet sitter, just in case

 

 

WHAT’S YOUR REASON?

 

You can use a Professional Pet Sitting Company as much as you need or as little as you need.

 

 

 

 

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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