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Meet Some of the Dogs We have Helped

Meet Some of the Dogs We have Helped

Here is a sampling of the many rescues that Dori has been involved with.  Dori’s passion is animal welfare and has been helping animals in need all her life.

 

Fudge 

Siberian Husky, 1-2-90 – 10-14-05

Fudge came into my life on December 13, 1991. He was bought as puppy for a Valentine’s Day present. Being a Siberian husky, his previous owners believed he should be an ‘outside dog’ and, at just 8 weeks of age, tied him to a tree in the yard. For the next year and a half, every day and night, the dog was left alone outside. When he would bark or whine for attention he was either yelled at or beaten. Disgusted with the continued abuse, concerned neighbors called a friend of mine who was also a husky breeder.

Upon witnessing Fudge’s situation, she told the owners she was taking him and they did not argue. The owners gave her his pedigree papers and all (his father was classified as a grand Champion in the show ring for purebred Siberian Huskies).  I think they were actually happy to not have to deal with him anymore.  While trying to free the dog she was bitten, as all human contact in his life so far had been painful, he was naturally defensive. She brought him home.   I took him on, put him through basic and advanced obedience training and he slowly turned around.  He was extremely food aggressive and was an alpha personality, which made him a hard case to train.  He finally accepted me as the alpha in his life and I was able to use him in demonstrations, expos and other events (many of you probably met him).  He was used in many advertisements (on my brochure, on this web site, newspapers).
Fudge passed away at almost 16 years old. We had some tough times but, as he learned what love was, he responded with leaps and bounds and had become an unending source of joy in our lives.

Siberian Huskies are one of the most beautiful breeds but also the most highly intelligent and stubborn.  This breed is NOT for everyone and I would not recommend this breed as a first dog.  It is highly advised to do ALOT of research on this breed.  Talk to many owners, breeders and rescue leagues of the Siberians.  Get as much perspective BEFORE obtaining any pet but especially a Siberian.  They will ALWAYS be my favorite breed (Fudge was my third Siberian).  Many Siberians are given up because they were left as outside dogs and became bored.  This breed needs alot of interaction as a family member, obedience training and does quite well, when this happens.  If they are left alone alot, they are very good at becoming escape artists from fenced in areas (either jumping or climbing fences or digging under) or if tied, they will chew or break most ropes or chains.  They LOVE to run and have been known to end up miles from home in a short time, that is what makes them good sled dogs!  They are also, unfortunately great hunters.  They are almost as good, in some cases maybe better then cats, at killing mice and other rodents.  Most Siberians do not bark at things they are hunting, they stalk quietly until they are right behind.  If they are left to roam freely, they may find fun in killing other small animals.  It is NEVER good to let any pet roam, but especially not a good idea to let a Siberian roam freely.  Most Siberians do shed quite literally, year round.  Shedding winter and summer coats, they have a double coat for insulation in both winter and summer.  They should be brushed as often as you can.  Even with all that, in my opinion, Siberians are the most amazing dogs, with baby blue eyes and soft cuddly coats.  The Siberians, I have come to love have the personalities of little people.  Their intelligence makes them great obedience candidates, but their intelligence also makes them stubborn enough to decide NOT to do something.  You need to make it fun and interesting for them.  Many Siberians do have Alpha personalities, so it is best to not let them get away with too much. they do best with consistency and boundaries with some fun mixed in.

If you are thinking of a Siberian as your next pet, feel free to contact me, find a Siberian Owner or Breeder, or research the breed.  They are a breed that is not for every one.

 

Coming Soon

Meet

Armouk – Siberian Husky

Prince – Samoyed

Schultz – German Shepard

Tyler – German Shepard

Jappaloup- Greyhound

Blue – Greyhound

Oliver – Greyhound

Barney – Greyhound

 

 

 

Mystic, white siberian husky standing

Monthly Pets Tips, Places We Love, & more

Businesses and Places We Love

 

Dog Parks – 

We have been to a few dog parks where there is a cost, you must provide dog dna and there are fines, etc.  These parks were not very friendly.

We did find a few that were friendly

 

Businesses run by Pet Lovers !

Feel FREE to call these wonderful people and ask about us.  They know us personally and have used our services.  Please ask them for a testimonial.

Vangie Collins at VC Lampworks 321-2260 Vangie was a client with her beloved Rudy,  Vangie makes incredible hand made glass cremation beads.  Her amazing work was featured on NH Chronicle.

Dan Terry at Dan Terry Productions 888-3535  Dan was a client with his beloved Davidson.  Dan is a professional DJ and Travel Agent

Charlotte Ford of Charlotte Ford Photography 521-2701 in Pelham.  Charlotte has been a valued client, trusting us with her many dogs over the years, especially with her amazing Mr. Murphy.  Charlotte takes breathe taking pictures.  Her specialty is pets and weddings!

The people above are people who are dear to us.  We will be opening up space below for anyone who are animal lovers and would love to be included here, ask us how.  We have 3000+ clients and receive thousands of visits to our website every month. a great way to connect to other animals lovers and your business.

Monthly Pets Tips

JANUARY

  • Read our January Pet Care Tips Article for much more
  • Mark your calendar for when your pets are due for their annual checkup and vaccinations this year.
  • Have pets’ teeth checked annually, just like humans, bad teeth can cause some health problems
  • Look over your calendar and book any pet care reservations needed with us as soon as possible to ensure coverage.
  • Call us Now for your February Vacation pet care reservation.
  • If you adopt a dog this month – call us ASAP to set up Mid Day Let out so they have a break while you are at work

 

FEBRUARY

  • Chocolate can be dangerous for most pets and deadly for some.  Keep Valentine sweets out of pets’ reach.
  • Call us Now for your March Vacation pet care reservation.
  • If you adopt a dog this month – call us ASAP to set up Mid Day Let out so they have a break while you are at work

 

MARCH

  • This is the time of year that mosquitoes start to hatch.  Be sure to keep you cat and dog on heartworm prevention year round.
  • Call us Now for your April Vacation pet care reservation.
  • If you adopt a dog this month – call us ASAP to set up Mid Day Let out so they have a break while you are at work

 

APRIL

  • Easter is a time when people are tempted to give rabbits and chicks as gifts.  Many of them end up in shelters the week after Easter, or because of lack of care knowledge, these pets may end up with short lives.  Give stuffed animals instead.
  • Call us for your April vacation pet care reservation.
  • This is Kitten Season – Go to your shelter and ADOPT a pair of kittens and always spay and neuter your pets.
  • Call us Now for your May Vacation pet care reservation.
  • If you adopt a dog this month – call us ASAP to set up Mid Day Let out so they have a break while you are at work

 

MAY

  • Be Kind to Animals Month -Do something for animals this month, volunteer at your shelter, make a donation, give a homeless pet a home, become a foster home, etc.
  • As summer approaches and vacations are planned, book your summer vacation pet care reservations
  • Check to make sure your pets’ ID tag information is up to date.
  • Update Micro chip information
  • Call us Now for your June Vacation pet care reservation.
  • If you adopt a dog this month – call us ASAP to set up Mid Day Let out so they have a break while you are at work

 

JUNE

  • Read our June Pet Care Tips Article for many more tips
  • Adopt a Dog Month
  • Another hurricane season is coming.  Read through our Disaster Planning for you and your pets and make plans if ever you need to evacuate.  Go over these plans once a year with your family.  Better to be safe and knowledgeable than in a crisis, panicked and have no plan.
  • Remember that if you need to evacuate, ALWAYS take all pets with you.
  • Having your dog go with you in your car is fun but it can be deadly.  Even if you leave the windows down a little the inside of your car can heat up FAST.  Good rule of thumb is that if the temperature outside is 60 degrees or more, leave your pet home.  It could save their life.
  • Call us Now for your July Vacation pet care reservation.
  • If you adopt a dog this month – call us ASAP to set up Mid Day Let out so they have a break while you are at work

 

JULY

  • Read our July Pet Care Tips Article for many more tips
  • Fireworks can be scary for most animals.  Be sure to keep them somewhere safe when you and your neighbors celebrate Independence Day.
  • Call us Now for your August Vacation pet care reservation.
  • If you adopt a dog this month – call us ASAP to set up Mid Day Let out so they have a break while you are at work

 

AUGUST

  • Read our August Pet Care Tips Article for many more tips
  • A summer outing on a lake or ocean can be a lot of fun with your dog along.  Be sure to outfit your dog with a life jacket in case of emergency.
  • Call us Now for your September Vacation pet care reservation.
  • If you adopt a dog this month – call us ASAP to set up Mid Day Let out so they have a break while you are at work

 

SEPTEMBER

  • Read our September Pet Care Tips Article for many more tips
  • The cold weather months are just around the corner.  Protect your pets by keeping them inside and having a disaster plan in place for them in case you lose power for an extended period of time.
  • Remember that if you need to evacuate, ALWAYS take all pets with you.
  • Call us Now for your October Vacation pet care reservation.
  • If you adopt a dog this month – call us ASAP to set up Mid Day Let out so they have a break while you are at work

 

OCTOBER

  • Check out our Halloween-October Safety Tips for more great tips
  • Adopt a Cat Month
  • Halloween is a dangerous time for pets.  Kids play cruel tricks on pets, especially black cats.  Keep all pets indoors, cats should always be indoors, but especially around this holiday so no harm comes to them.
  • Call us Now for your Thanksgiving Holiday pet care reservation.
  • If you adopt a dog this month – call us ASAP to set up Mid Day Let out so they have a break while you are at work

 

NOVEMBER

  • Check out our Thanksgiving November Pet Tips Article for more pet tips
  • Thanksgiving is a time to indulge in tasty food and treats.  Many foods are too rich to share with pets.  Be sure to give treats that are healthy for them.
  • Call us Now for your Christmas Holiday pet care reservation.
  • If you adopt a dog this month – call us ASAP to set up Mid Day Let out so they have a break while you are at work

 

DECEMBER

  • Check out our Christmas December Pet Tips article for more great tips
  • Pine needles, tinsel, ornaments, tree lights, holiday candy and poinsettias can be harmful to pets.  Be sure to take precautions to prevent your pets from ingesting these dangerous holiday items.  Better to not have them in your home.
  • Call us Now for your January Get Away Vacation pet care reservation.
  • If you adopt a dog this month – call us ASAP to set up Mid Day Let out so they have a break while you are at work
Merlin, dog with ice pack on head

Help for Sick Pets

Help for Sick Pets

Spay & Neuter Clinics & More in NH

For our Complete list of NH organizations as well as National organizations, Check out our article –

Help, My Pet is Sick,  and I have No Money!!

 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.

ORGANIZATIONS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

  • 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

Organizations in NH

  • 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.

Spay & Neuter Programs in NH

Great Fun Video on Importance of Spay/Neuter – Click here to watch !!

  • Animal Rescue Veterinary Services – Londonderry, NH
    • Low cost spay and neuter clinics for owned dogs and cats under 6 years of age.
  • Merrimack River Valley Feline Rescue
    • The Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society’s Catmobile Program is a subsidized mobile spay/neuter clinic designed specifically for cats. Our package includes a brief exam, spay/neuter, rabies vaccination for cats over 12 weeks of age (weighing 1.5kg/3.3 lbs.), flea treatment and nail trim.
  • Manchester Animal Shelter: Manchester
    • Low cost Spay/neuter clinic For owned cats and rabbits
    • Free Spay/neuter for PitBulls & Pit Mixes
  • Rozzie May Animal Alliance, Conway,
    • Mobile Spay/Neuter Van
    • Vaccine and Microchip Clinic
    • Pet Food Pantry
  • State of NH Plan B Spay and Neuter Assistance
    • State of NH has Plan B program:
      • if you receive or are eligible to receive financial assistance from the state of NH (food stamps, SSI etc) you can get your pet fixed for $30 through Plan B
      • Please ask organizations and your veterinarian if they accept this.
Senastion kitty looking out door

Apartments & More that Allow Pets in NH

Apartments & More that Allow Pets in NH

For our complete list of Rentals go to:

Rentals that allow Pets in New Hampshire

Read our full Article on Pet Friendly Rentals in NH

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

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 in the link above.  Right under the price, it show number of bedrooms and baths and Pets ok or no pets.  you can click to find out exact pet information.

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.

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

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.

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

  • Here is a HUGE list of pet friendly apartments in 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

  • Bay Ridge Apartments
    • Link for more information
    • 25 Bay Ridge Drive, Nashua, NH 03062  (Exit 1)
    • 1 & 2 bedrooms, $1034 – 2859
    • Cats and Dogs allowed
    • Dog park and lots of amenities
  • Large list of Apartment buildings in Nashua allowing Pets

  Really Cool Website – My 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 website – Dogfriendly.com

  • Give you tons of information for traveling with your pets
Tex, grey kitty on chair

Pet Information

Misc. Pet Care Information

 

Check out our Blog Articles for more information

FREE ANIMAL POISON CONTROL NUMBERS:

Kansas State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital     1-785-532-5679
FREE 24 hours poison control hot line for pet owners and veterinarians. Be patient. The person answering the phone may have to take a few minutes to consult the vet on duty. …

Tuft University School of Veterinary Medicine 508-839-5395

 

ADOPT, ADOPT, ADOPT.

 

Please go to an Animal Shelter or Rescue League and adopt.  There are millions of animal euthanized EVERY year, simply because there are not enough homes.  So, please neuter your pets and adopt.  Please go to our Resource section (click on to go there), to find a complete list of all animal welfare organizations in the new Hampshire area.

 

Great Animal Resource – 

is the website ASPCA Virtual Pet Behaviorist a division of the ASPCA.  Just click on anything from cat to horses.

 

Leaving your pet in the car –

Many pet owners love to bring their pets with them on a car ride, whether they are going to the store or traveling.  However, when the weather is wonderful and the temperature starts to go up, it can be VERY DANGEROUS for your pets.  If the temperature is around 70 degrees, even leaving your car windows open about 2 inches, will increase your car’s temperature to over 100 degrees in a VERY short time.  Since our pets cool their body temperature mainly by panting, when the air temperature they are breathing in is very high, they are unable to cool.  Their internal body temperature increases and if they can not cool down, your pets will slowly die.  My rule is if, the outside temperature is over 60 degrees, do not leave your pets in a car.

To learn more go to

 

How long can I safely leave canned food out, un-refrigerated?

Many people feed canned food to their pets.  I am asked all the time how long can canned food be safely left out, un-refrigerated?  According to canned food manufacturers, canned food should never be left out for more than 2 hours.  Canned food is a meat product.  After that, just like human grade steak or chicken, it will start forming harmful bacteria that could possibly make our pets sick.

Read our article – Is Your Canned Food Safe

 

Feeding free choice or just feeding morning and night? 

Many clients call and ask how should they feed their pets.  What is better?  Feeding free choice means to leave the dry food out all the time or feeding the correct amount at a specific time such as breakfast and dinner time.  Most veterinarians prefer that pets are fed the correct amount for their weight morning and night. Each pet should be fed in their own bowl (glass bowls are preferred over plastic, plastic becomes pitted after a while and harbors more bacteria.   Bowls should be cleaned after each feeding).  Pets should be prevented from eating another pets’ food.  You may need to separate each pet in a different room. This will prevent one pet from eating too fast before the other pet comes or hurrying up his food so he can eat the other’s food too.  In many cases, eating too fast can cause stomach upset and the pet who does not get to eat his entire meal is left out.  Behavioral problems may also occur over food.  Each pet should be able to eat their entire meal at their own pace.

Feeding pets alone and at certain times, also helps the pet owner to monitor a pets food intake.  If a pet is coming down with a health problem, in many cases the first sign may be that they will slow or stop eating.  If a pet does not eat his full meal every time, it may not be a cause for alarm, however, it may be a cause to call your veterinarian if he has not eaten at all in 2 days (unless you see other signs, then call immediately).  However, it is never wrong to call and ask your veterinarian if you have concerns before 2 days.

Getting your pet used to eating at certain times also has the advantage that the pet will be hungry.  Not having food around 24/7 allows the pets digestive system to have a rest, rather than allowing the pet to nibble and graze at anytime during the day or night.  Allowing access to food at all times also encourages pets to boredom eat (which brings on weight issues) or become territorial over food dishes, keeping others away.  In most cases, free choice of food allows pet owners to not notice any problems until the problems are established.

Free choice feeding also creates a problem if one pet needs to go on a diet for specific health problems, while to other does not.  The free choice feeding owner must choose to put both on the medical diet or put none on the medical diet.  Both choices are not the best.

So, what is an owner to do?  The hardest part is for all pet owners to get into a habit.  Believe me, I am the worst to change my habits.  However, once it is done, it is great.  If you have rooms to separate pets in for feeding am and pm, that is one choice, however, I have 10 cats, and finding ten different rooms in my small home to feed them in is not feasible.  So, all my cats are fed in their crates.  I have stacked 3 on the bottom, 3 in the middle and 3 on top with the tenth one on the very top.  At feeding time, all the cats run straight into their CORRECT crate.  Each crate is labeled with the cat’s name and description (in case I need someone else to feed).  The food is appropriately measured out for each cat, 3 cats are on special food and 2 cats require smaller portions (they gain weight very easily).  I have found that feeding the cats in the crates has added benefits.  Each cat is locked in the crate for however long it takes for them to eat (about 30 minutes).  It enables each cat to eat at their own speed, no more wolfing down the food before another pushes in, no bullying going on.  It also helped the two cats that were absolutely terrified of their crates feel comfortable.  Now they jump in on their own happily.  One did not like the door closed (maybe a bit claustrophobic?).  All are doing well.  I can monitor how much each cat eats at every feeding.  They are all contained in one room.  If there ever was a fire or I needed to evacuate, I am able to get all cats in their respective crates in a short period of time and place out the window….For me, this way of feeding works quickly, is great for healthy feeding, helps with pets who hate their crates and if ever you needed to evacuate in an emergency.  This is a good thing.

 

What are some winter care tips for my pet?

  • Keep indoor pets in a dry, warm area free of drafts. If possible, elevate your pet’s bed off the floor.
  • Provide dogs and cats with a dry, insulated pet house or shelter out of the wind. Bring your pet inside if the temperature or wind chill goes below 32° (pets feel the cold as well as we do, no matter how thick their coat is) or with nasty weather.
  • Staying warm requires extra calories, so feed your pet accordingly when the temperature drops. Talk to your veterinarian for advice on feeding your pet.
  • Cats and kittens often nap on car engines for warmth. Knock on the hood and honk the horn; then wait a few minutes before starting your car. (Cats and kittens are always safer as indoor pets)
  • Pets like the smell and taste of antifreeze, but even a very small amount can kill them. Thoroughly clean up spills at once. Tightly close containers and store them where pets cannot get them.
  • Always have fresh, clean water available for your pet. Check water every 2 hours for freezing or get an electric heated water bowl. Fresh, clean unfrozen water is essential.
  • Remove ice, salt, and caked mud from your pet’s paws and coat at once. Contact your veterinarian immediately if you suspect your pet has frostbite. Frostbitten skin may turn reddish, white or gray, and it may be scaly or sloughing.
  • Alcoholic beverages, holiday treats such as chocolates, and bones from poultry, pork and fish can be harmful or toxic to your pets. Keep your pet on his regular diet.
  • Many plants – including Christmas rose, holly, mistletoe, philodendron and dieffenbachia – are toxic to pets. Keep them out of your pet’s reach.
  • Holiday paraphernalia can be dangerous to pets. Cover or tack down electrical cords. Keep tinsel and glass ornaments out of your pet’s reach. Read warnings on items like spray-on snow. Never put ribbons around your pet’s neck or allow it to play with plastic or foil wrappings or six-pack beverage holders.

Source: The Ralston Purina Company (click on to view their website).

 

Pet Web Library(click on to view website)

This website is a wealth of information on animal diseases to medical information to toxic items, diabetes and so much more.

 

Diseases that can be transferred from animal to human

Some germs are passed form animals to human.  Learn what germs can be passed from your pet to you and how you can prevent it.  Learn about Toxoplasmosis, how to protect yourself while pregnant and that cats are only a small probability for contamination, you are more likely to get it from raw meat or gardening.

Very interesting sites, click on to view –

 

Veterinarian approved homemade pet foods

This website helps you the owner, in making good nutritional well balanced pet food.  Follow the recipe very carefully to help ensure that your pet receives all the nutrition their body requires.  Click here to view the Balance IT website.

 

Neutering Your Pet

All pets, male or female should be neutered.  Not only is it necessary to help in pet overpopulation, with millions of homeless pets but it helps pets medically, psychologically and in most cases behaviorally.  For every puppy or kitten that you bring into this world and find a home for, that is one LESS home for a homeless pet in a shelter.  There are simply NOT enough homes.

 

See our article, scroll down for a list of Spay/Neuter Clinics –

 

 

Check out how old your dog or cat is.

Antech Diagnostics has a nice chart to figure out how old your dog or cat is.    This site also has some other helpful information on Senior care, etc.  Click here to go to How Old is my Pet?

 

Pets and Cancer

Cornell University has a narrated live action video designed to give pet owners a complete overview of cancer.  Click here to go to Dogs and Cancer – ASPCA.

 

Animal Hoarding – What is it & more

Tufts University answers questions about Animal Hoarding, what it is and is not, health issues, animal welfare, intervention and other resources.  We start you off at the general overview, then just click on the different sections on the navigation bar at the top.  If you know of a possible animal hoarding situation, please call our office and we will refer you to the proper help.  Click here to go to About Hoarding.

 

Do You have Allergies to Your Pet?

Many animals are brought to shelters because someone in the home is allergic.  There are a few things that you can do to help alleviate allergic symptoms and possibly keep your pet.  Click here to learn more about Allergies to Your Pets

 

Pet Loss for you and your pets

The loss of a pet can be the most devastating thing.  I have been through the loss too many times, but did you know that our surviving pets also grieve. When we lost our cat a few years ago, many of our surviving cats went through a grieving process.  Here are a few websites that may help you and your pets – A Grieving Pet , Coping with the loss of a Pet ,

 

Intestinal Worms in Dogs and Cats

Our pets can pick up many intestinal parasites.  Check out these websites to learn more.

 

Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease is becoming a bigger problem in New Hampshire, so check all pets every day after they come into your home.  Click here for more information: A Lyme Disease Primer ,

 

Humane Certified Food For Humans

The American Humane Association does many things in the world of animal welfare.  They make sure that any animals in many of the movies we watch are treated humanely and are not harmed (look for the American Humane Association statement at the end of the credits or go to American Humane Home Page).  This organization also protects children from abuse, check Protecting Children to learn more.  Now they are protecting farm animals.  If you would like to buy only humanely treated food, check  American Humane Certified Producers to learn what to look for on your food labels.

 

Products that do not harm animals

PETA has a list of many companies with their web sites, that do NO harm to animals, such as any testing on animals.  It is a pretty extensive list.  Click here to read more, and scroll down a few pages to get to the links for the websites.

 

 

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

Click on the Behavior you wish to view – 

 

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

 

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Cat Information

CAT INFORMATION

 

This is a great article from MSNBC: “Putty in their paws, why we do what cats want”.  Click to go to the article.

 

Do cats get heartworm disease like dogs?

For decades, in the Northeast, and where ever mosquitoes live, heartworm disease has been a plague for our dogs.  Until recently, it was thought that heartworm disease did not adversely effect cats.  New studies show that heartworm infection can harm our cats.  Click here for Video & information on Feline Heartworm Click on Feline Heartworm Animation and then the arrow to start video.

 

Has your cat been diagnosed with chronic kidney failure?

The Feline CRF Information Center is a great resource in up to date information on this frightening, confusing and overwhelming diagnosis of our beloved feline.  Click here to go to the Feline CRF Information Center.  and Instructions on Giving Sub-Q Fluids

 

Hyperthyroidism in Felines

Has your cat been diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism?  For more information,

Click links below for more info –

  • Radiocat in Massachusetts 
  • In NH you can go to CAVES in Concord – learn more i131 NH

 

Litterbox Information

Everything you always wanted to know about litter boxes from your cat’s point of view, and so much more.  This website delves into a comprehensive look into all kinds of problems, do’s and don’ts and so much more.  Click on Litter Box for this great website.

Check out our Gus Bennett series –

 

Feline Nutrition, Exercise, Obesity, etc.

The same website as the Litterbox above, has some great information on Feline Nutrition, Diabetes, Pilling and much more.

Click below for more information –

Check out our article – Feeding Cats by Gus Bennett

 

Diabetes in your feline

The best thing you can do is prevent the disease before it happens, learn how, Preventing Diabetes in your cat.

If you do get the diagnosis that your cat is diabetic, know everything you can on this disease.  In most cases, cats do very well if diagnosed early and regulated.  Here are two more websites on Feline Diabetes – Your Diabetic Cat and Cats and Carbs.

Click links below for more information – watch all videos Before doing anything.  Each video give info the other does not.

 

Allergies in Cats

Dori’s cat, Ricky suffers from a multitude of allergies, poor guy.  He is allergic to many environmental sources such as two types of dust mites, Maple, Yellow Dock, Sycamore, Black Ants and much more.  He is treated with an allergy injection every 10 – 21 days depending on how bad his allergies are.  Most allergies in animals come out as skin conditions (whereas in humans, we suffer most respiratory and itchy eyes).  Ricky’s allergies manifest in a skin condition of an over abundance of black yeast production all over his body (not a pretty sight).  He is bathed every 3 – 4 weeks depending on his condition.  Other problems that may occur from allergies could be open lesions, excessive grooming, hair loss, and hair thinning.  If you notice anything different, check with your veterinarian.

To learn more about allergies in your cat, click on

 

Cat Channel

This website has some great information on Cat Breeds, health, nutrition, behavior, etc.  It is a web site put out by Cat Fancy and does sell advertising, so some products advertised maybe a paid endorsement, but over all it is a good site for some information.  Click on Catchannel.com to view.

 

Declawing:  Good or Bad

Declawing your cat, is it good or bad?  Most animal welfare organizations do not condone declawing.  It is an unnecessary surgery.  Find out everything there is to know about declawing before you make the final decision.  Feel free to call our office if you would like alternatives.

Check out these websites for more information:

 

Find out more about purebred cats

The Cat Fanciers’Association (CFA) has  great information and pictures of purebred cats.  Of course, we advocate adopting homeless pets first, but if you like a certain breed of cat, you sometimes will find them in shelters if you are patient.  If you absolutely can not wait, check out these breeds.  This website also has information on upcoming sponsored cat shows, etc.

Click here for CFA recognized purebred cats.

 

Brushing Your cats Teeth

Brushing Your cats teeth can be tricky.

Click here for

 

Giving Your Cat a Pill

Click here to view Instructional Video on Giving Your Cat a Pill.

Video 2 – Cat Pilling

 

Giving your Cat Liquid Medication

Click here to view  Instructional Video on Giving Your Cat liquid medication.

Video 2 – Giving Liquid Medication

 

Taking your Cat’s Temperature

Click here to view  Instructional Video on Taking your Cat’s Temperature

 

Trimming your Cat’s Claws (nails)

Click here to view Instructional Video on Trimming your Cat’s Claws (nails)

 

Cats, Babies and Toxoplasmosis

Congratulations you are pregnant, then your doctor says get rid of your cat to protect your baby.  What do you do?  Educate yourself…..You are more likely to get Toxoplasmosis from handling raw meat or gardening in your yard than from your inside cat.  But here are some websites to help educate you and possibly your doctor.

Click the links below for more information –

 

Cat Behavior

Click on the Behavior you wish to view-

 

Indoor vs. Outdoor

Dori owns ten cats that are all considered indoor cats.  However, a special cat fence was installed on top of the existing chain link fence about 6 years ago.  All cats have been enjoying the protection of an indoor cat with the enjoyment of running and playing outside SAFELY.  Statistically, cats who are indoor cats can leave three times longer than outside cats.  Some inside healthy cats can live 18 – 20 years with outside cats averaging 6 years.  Yes, there are cats who go out and live to be 10, 15, maybe even 20 years, however, they are very lucky.  The outside cat must endure many hazards that threaten his life every day, such as dogs, cruel neighbors who do not want animals in their yard, cars, other territorial cats and many wild animals who may look at your cat as dinner!!  Just as there are leash laws to protect dogs, people and property, there should be the same for cats.  They need protection too.  If you would like to learn more, read our article – 2 ways to keep your cats safe outside

 

Vaccinations and diseases

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

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Caring for your cat’s emotional health

Cats are very emotional.  These wonderful little animals are very capable of expressing anger, happiness, love, separation, depression, etc.  Click here to learn more about Cat’s Emotional Health.

 

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

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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.