SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER 2015: SEVEN STEPS TO A HAPPIER PET

All-Critter-Pet-Sitting-LogoThanks to the Humane Society of the United States for this information.

Have a heart, be smart and make sure you pet is spayed or neutered.

Make sure your pet wears a collar and current identification tag, and consider having your pet microchipped to enable him to be returned to you if he loses his collar.

To prevent animal behavioral problems, make sure you enroll your new puppy or dog in behavioral training classes.

Animal behavioral problems can be health related. Make sure your pet has a complete medical exam by a veterinarian at least once a year.

Prepare for disasters. Make sure you have a plan for your pet in the event of a hurricane, tornado, fire or flood

Plan for you pet’s future in case something happens to you and visit humane society.org/petswills for more information.

Learn how to avoid do bites, and to prevent your dog from biting by going to Humane society.org/avoid bites.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

757-301-7384

August 21, 2015 at 8:50 pm Leave a comment

NEWSLETTER FOR AUGUST 2015

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SUMMER IS ALMOST OVER BUT WE WILL STILL HAVE SOME HOT DAYS DURING AUGUST. REMEMBER TO NEVER LEAVE YOUR DOG IN A LOCKED CAR FOR ANY LENGTH OF TIME. LIMIT YOUR WALKS TO EARLY MORNING OR LATE EVENING. WALK DOGS WHERE GRASS IS AVAILABLE, AVOID CONCRETE AND BLACKTOP. IF YOU HAVE OUTSIDE PETS REMEMBER TO PROVIDE SHADE FOR THEM AND FRESH WATER SEVERAL TIMES A DAY. ENJOY THE LAST DAYS OF SUMMER AND WE WILL ALL LOOK FORWARD TO COOLER DAYS WHEN WE AND OUR PETS CAN SPEND MORE TIME OUTSIDE.

NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS

757-301-7384

August 21, 2015 at 8:46 pm Leave a comment

Please come out! It’s for a good cause and it’s free!

Please come out! It's for a good cause!

 

The ceremony will include pet loss readings, personal-ization of floating water lanterns, and moments of quiet reflection. An RSVP is necessary to reserve a water lantern and can be made to 757-474-5968 or to HRvethospice@gmail.com.

Optional donations to the Virginia Beach SPCA will be collected at the event.

August 21, 2013 at 7:22 pm Leave a comment

June 2013 Newsletter

The holidays for the month of June are as follows:

 

  • Adopt a cat month: Sponsored by the American Humane Society

 

  •  National Pet Preparedness month!

 

 As we all know this is the beginning of hurricane season and

 

being prepared to take care of our pets is a important part of our overall planning.

 

 As we have watched the devastation that the Midwest has suffered in the past few weeks from the tornadoes and flooding, it should impress upon us to be prepared for the upcoming hurricane season.


 

For more detailed information you can go on

 

Aspca.org/pet-care disaster-preparedness

 

 June 21st is

 

Take your pet to work day!

 

now that sounds like fun!

 

 

We would also like to remind everyone to book your petsitting for your vacation as soon as possible.

 

We are getting booked pretty solid and do not wish to turn anyone away.

 

Thanks always!,

 

 

Joan, Jill and Ashley

 

 

 

 

 

June 13, 2013 at 3:26 pm Leave a comment

May 2013 Newsletter

There are a number of Pet related Holidays to celebrate in the  month of May. It is National Pet Month!

Chip Your Pet Month. A microchip can mean the difference in you getting your pet back if lost and not being able to find your pet no matter what you do to find them. For more information of micro chipping go to  Web MD microchip question and answer.

National Pet Week is always held the first full week of May by the American Veterinary Medical Association.

May 5-11 American Humane’s Society Be Kind to Animals Week.  This week long event has been celebrated since 1915.  It is always the first full week of May.

While this is celebrated only once a year, there are ways you can be kind to animals every day.  Here’s how:

Speak out for animals.  Register to receive Action Alerts from American Humane Association – you’ll be able to speak out for animals with just the click of a mouse.  Advocacy for animals can make a huge difference in their safety and well being.

 Report Animal abuse.  Animal cruelty and abuse is not only tragic for animals, but also can be an indicator that other forms of abuse such as domestic violence could be happening.  If you see something suspicious – a dog chained in your neighbor’s yard that looks underfed, a child putting a cat in a box and kicking it around the yard, don’t hesitate.  Let someone know – report it to the authorities.

 Appreciate wildlife.  If wildlife comes close to your home – look for ways to coexist or to protect you property humanely.

Adopt a pet from a shelter or rescue.  Every year approximately 3.7 million animals must be euthanized at our nations shelters because they could not be adopted.  Help animals find a second chance by getting your next pet from a shelter or rescue.

 The second Saturday in May is Animal Disaster Preparedness Day.  Go HSUS Making disaster Plans for your pets for additional information.  Disaster plans aren’t only essential for the Safety of Pets.  If you are responsible for other kinds of animals,  such as outdoor or feral cats, horses and animals on farms plans are essential to save lives

 I’m sure some of you are thinking about and planning summer vacations.  Don’t forget to make your reservations for pet sitting as soon as our plans are confirmed.  We are looking forward to being of service to you and your pets,

                                              Hope you have a great May!

                                                   Joan, Jill and Ashley

May 14, 2013 at 11:39 pm Leave a comment

March Newsletter

Hope everyone is surviving the cold and rainy weather. Spring will be here soon and we will be able to get out and take those dogs on the long walks that they are yearning for.  My two are pretty content to lay in front of the fireplace especially when it is raining.

 Did you get a new pet  in 2012?  Did you choose a special name or did you choose one of the most popular.

Puppy and Dog names!

Male                                                   Female

Max                                                     Bella

Buddy                                                 Daisy

Charlie                                                Lucky

Rocky                                                 Molly

Cooper                                               Lola

Bear                                                    Sophie

Bentley                                               Sue

Duke                                                Chloe

Jack                                                 Coco

Toby                                                 Maggie 

Kitten and Cat Names!

Male                                                   Female

Max                                                     Bella

Oliver                                                 Kitty

Tiger                                                  Lucy

Simba                                                Chloe

Charlie                                                Luna

Milo                                                    Sophie

Smokey                                              Lily

Kitty                                                   Callie

Thanks to Dogster.com and Catster.com for the above information.

No matter what you named your new pet, as long as he or she comes when called, then it is the right name.

Looking forward to being of service to you and your pets during spring break.  Make your reservations as soon as possible.

 Your Pet Sitters,

Joan, Jill and Ashley

March 8, 2013 at 8:07 pm Leave a comment

January Newsletter

January Newsletter

Just want to share the following winter tips;

Dogs  are at risk from the cold and winter related hazards, whether they live indoors or out, need special care. These also apply for cats.

Here are a few tips:

  1. Place a flannel sheet over your dog’s bed for extra warmth.
  2. To keep warm, your dog may like to sleep on floor heating vents that catch the identification tag attached to his collar. If your dog likes to snooze over a floor vent, put his tags in a Pet Pocket, which attaches to his collar.
  3. In cold weather, your dog will need more energy to fight the cold in the form of extra calories, so don’t be afraid to offer him additional food in winter.
  4. Be sure to wipe off your dog’s paws when he comes in from the outside to prevent salt and other chemicals from sticking to his feet.
  5. Keep antifreeze out of your dog’s reach, and  be sure to clean up any that may have spilled in the garage or driveway.
  6. If your dog is accustomed to living the good life indoors, don’t allow him to stay outside for extended periods of time in cold weather,
  7. Make sure your dog has a warm draft-free place to sleep. Since warm air rises, offering him a bed off the floor will add extra warmth and comfort for winter dreaming.
  8. Don’t allow your dog to be off leash in a snowstorm or ice storm. If he gets lost, he will not be able to use his sense of smell to find his way home.
  9. If your dog is short hair, elderly, or sensitive to the cold even for short walks, consider purchasing a sweater for him to wear in cold weather.

Wishing you a safe and warm winter

Joan, Jill and Ashley

January 1, 2013 at 7:48 pm Leave a comment

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