Posts by Allison Smith

I mustache you a question…

Posted by on Jun 13, 2017 in Apex Pet Sitters, Cary Pet Sitters, cat sitter, dog sitter, Dogs, Raleigh Pet Sitters | Comments Off on I mustache you a question…

I mustache you a question…

I mustache you a question…   When will one of the Wagger’s Pet Sitters be back to play some more? Huh huh huh??? When when when???   Waggers offers a variety of services to handle all of your pet care needs. Worried about that vacation you’ve been planning? Who’s going to watch after the pets? That’s what we’re here for! To give you the peace of mind to enjoy your vacation knowing your beloved pets are happy at home.   Services & Pricing Daily Dog Walks: $13.00 (add $2.00 for each additional dog)   Small Animal Visits: $15.00  (add $1.00 per visit for each additional animal)   Potty Breaks: $12.00  (add $1.00 per visit for each additional animal.)   30-Minute Visits this includes feeding of pet: $17.00 (Add $1.00 per visit for each additional animal.)   Private Dog Boarding: $25.00 per day (Add $12.00 per day for each additional dog)   Pet Taxi: $30 per hour   Home Sweet Home (In Home Pet Sitting): $75.00 per night (8PM – 8AM)   Additional Home Sweet Home Options HERE.     *Weekly clients receive a discount for using Waggers on a regular basis. Contact Us for details. ^There is an additional $5 (add $1 for each additional pet) Holiday Fee on every service during the following times: New Year’s Day, New Year’s Eve, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Easter Weekend, Labor Day Weekend, Memorial Day Weekend and Thanksgiving Weekend. Contact Us...

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What do your pets have planned for the holidays?

Posted by on Jun 13, 2017 in Apex Pet Sitters, Cary Pet Sitters, cat sitter, dog sitter, Raleigh Pet Sitters | Comments Off on What do your pets have planned for the holidays?

What do your pets have planned for the holidays? Do you have someone to watch them for you? Or are you willing to take the chance that your home will look like this when YOU return from vacation? Have you considered finding a pet sitter to watch over your pillows? Pet-sitting services are a great alternative to boarding for dogs and cats. Here is a short list of questions to ask yourself when you are making such an important decision. Do your pets have problems with large groups of animals? Though many dogs seem to like the social aspects of a boarding kennel, shy, aggressive or nervous dogs may be stressed by groups. Cats and birds can be intimidated by other animals as well. Has your pet experienced separation anxiety when away from his own home and family? While many pets, especially dogs, enjoy new experiences, some feel much more secure at home. Keeping their habits the same can be good for their mental and physical health. Do your pets have all the vaccinations required for boarding? For the protection of all dogs in a kennel, a bordetella (kennel cough) inoculation is required twice a year and other vaccines must be given annually. Owners of dogs and cats that have had bad reactions to vaccinations in the past may prefer not to vaccinate often and therefore cannot board. Is your pet older or does he/she require specific care due to health problems? Older pets are often happiest when their routines and surroundings are constant. Pets who require special health care will likely get a much better service from a pet sitter. Do have multiple pets? It can get very expensive to board more than one pet and you can get a much cheaper and personal service with a pet sitter. Do you prefer knowing that your pets are at home in familiar surroundings? With a pet sitter you don’t have to worry about getting your pets to a boarding facility, how they might react to the facility and arranging pickup when you come home. With a pet sitter, your loving pet will be waiting for you when you walk through the door!   If you would like more information about our services, simply visit us here. Allison Smith www.WaggersPetSitting.com Excellence in Pet Care since 2003...

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As Temps Rise, Veterinarians Advise Early Flea & Tick Prevention

Posted by on Apr 21, 2013 in Apex Pet Sitters, Cary Pet Sitters, Dogs, pet health, pet safety, Raleigh Pet Sitters | Comments Off on As Temps Rise, Veterinarians Advise Early Flea & Tick Prevention

As Temps Rise, Veterinarians Advise Early Flea & Tick Prevention

Hike Planned with Your Pet? Outdoor Fun? As Temps Rise, Veterinarians Advise Early Flea & Tick Prevention DENISON, TX They’re not just in your pet’s fur–they’re everywhere. With the warming temperatures, they might be jumping earlier than usual. Fleas may be ready to dive into your animal, but there’s a way to stop the scratch before it starts. “It’s always skin irritation. Being sensitive to the flea bite,” Billy Martindale said, DVM, Animal Hospital of Denison. Man’s best friend may have something to sweat about this summer. “When you have animals, you’re going to have fleas unless you control them,” Martindale said. As the mercury rises earlier than usual this year, veterinarians advise pet owners to use flea prevention early. “Fleas feed on animals. That’s the only place they feed. That’s the dinner plate. They can be off the animal for a long period of time, actually for years,” Martindale said. According to veterinarian Billy Martindale, fleas thrive when it’s 80 degrees with 80 percent humidity. However, cold weather doesn’t stop dormant bugs from looking for a bite to eat. “Doesn’t mean the fleas aren’t going to be inside the house, doesn’t mean they’re not going to be on the animal, because they will be,” Martindale said. Fleas aren’t just outside. They could be in the carpet. Martindalae recommends spraying your home for pests regularly, not just once a year. “You got to be able to control the pet and do something inside the house, or even outside the house,” Martindale said. During summer hikes in the woods, ticks are another pest to be wary of because of the diseases they may carry. “Fleas do not pose a human health problem. Ticks pose a humongous human health problem,” Martindale said. Flea prevention can come from a pill or topical treatment. “Some animals are predisposed to being sensitive to fleas,” Martindale said. It might keep Fido from scratching later. The Environmental Protection Agency advises pet owners to vacuuming frequently to remove eggs, larvae and fleas. It’s also important to clean carpets and cushioned...

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Harley’s Impressive Career

Posted by on Mar 9, 2013 in Dogs, Interest | Comments Off on Harley’s Impressive Career

Harley’s Impressive Career

Harley’s Impressive Career There is no easy way to share this news – yet I know so many of our Waggers Family has been concerned and checking in on the status of Harley. Sadly Harley has lost his battle with issues related to cancer, below is the memo that was shared with the Sherriff’s Office. Sheriff’s Office Personnel, It is with great sadness I inform you of the passing of Jimmy Smith’s retired canine “Harley”. Canine Harley was an outstanding narcotics detection canine with a zeal for work like no other. Harley’s impressive career speaks volumes of his ability and the hard work and dedication put forth by Deputy Smith. Deputy Smith knew for some time this day would come and like any handler regretted choosing the day. As fate would have it, Harley decided to go out with a bang. The following is a brief outline of the day’s events and the moments leading up to Canine “Harley’s” departure. On 3-5-2013 at approximately 1000 hours Deputies Wall, Greene, Smith, Horton, Wilbourne, Williams and Sgt. Johnson were at Kildaire Animal Medical Center on Kildaire Farm Rd near Cary Parkway. While talking in the parking lot Deputies observed a black GMC Acadia wreck into a brick wall then strike a power pole causing the power pole to be split in half. Deputies immediately began organizing efforts for a vehicle extraction and perimeter containment for traffic control and safety. It was immediately apparent that the subject was deceased and no pulse was able to be obtained. The male was extracted from the vehicle, pulled to safety and CPR was started. Through a collaborative group effort, traffic was re-routed, a safety perimeter was established, Fire and EMS were routed into the scene and CPR was continued until EMS personnel arrived and took over CPR. Upon EMS arrival the subject still had no pulse and EMS began lifesaving measures and his airway was secured. The subject was put on an AED and received one shock. CPR was continued and the subject was able to be brought back to life. EMS transported the subject alive with stable blood pressure and breathing on his own. Scene operations were turned over to Cary Police Department and Progress Energy staff. Divine intervention placed Deputies at the right place at the right time. Deputy Smith conducted a follow up on the subject and nursing staff advised he would be fine. With the passing of Harley, another life was saved and it will be a day to...

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New Apex Dog Park, Now Open!!

Posted by on Jan 27, 2013 in Dogs, things to do | Comments Off on New Apex Dog Park, Now Open!!

New Apex Dog Park, Now Open!!

New Apex Dog Park, Now Open!! Information provided by the Town of Apex Hunter Street Dog Park, 1250 Ambergate Station Hours of Operation: 7 am – 10 pm (year-round) Membership Fees The park is a fenced area that remains locked at all times. To access the park, you must register your dog(s) annually and receive 1 key card that unlocks the gate. Additional key card available for $10. Complete Dog Park Registration & Rules form. Types of Membership            Resident                     Non-Resident Single Dog                                   $30                                $60 Multi Dog                                    $50                                 $100 Registration Basics Annual registration fee is required. Registration available at Apex Community Center, 53 Hunter Street (see hours of operation). Proof of Rabies vaccination /expiration date and assigned rabies tag number from the veterinarian is required at registration. Dog Park Basics: A key card is required to enter the park. Dogs must have collar with ID, and display rabies vaccination tags at all times. Each adult may have a maximum of 2 dogs at a time in the park. Children 10 and under are not allowed inside the fenced area. Dogs under 6 months of age are prohibited. Additional rules listed on registration form. Dog Park Features: 2 acre park, fenced and lighted Separate sections for small dogs and for large dogs Wood chips for ground cover Shade gazebos and benches Water fountains Pet waste stations Frequently Asked Questions: What’s the scoop on Poop? Dog waste bags and trash cans are available throughout the park. Will my pass work at both dog parks after the Nature Park is completed? Yes Will the park be periodically sprayed for fleas? No, each pet owner is responsible for their own dog’s treatment. What happens when a pass expires? Passholders will be notified either by mail or e-mail approximately one month before their pass expires. They will have that time to come in and renew their pass. Those who don’t renew by their expiration date will have their cards deactivated the first business day after the pass expires. Which section should my dog use? The Town does not have a set limit for what size a dog should be to use either the small or large dog section of the park. However, as a general guideline small dogs are considered to weigh less than 22 lbs or be shorter than 16 inches and large dogs weigh greater than 25 lbs and measure 27 inches or greater at the shoulder. If your small dog is comfortable with large dogs or if you medium size dog is timid and not active then choose which feels best. But always be considerate of others and their pets when choosing which part of the park the use. Does the Town offer day passes? At this time day passes are not offered. How is resident versus non-resident status determined when issuing passes? For the purpose of issuing passes, just like program registration, residency is determined by where the applicant actually resides and whether or not that location is within the Town’s corporate limits as defined by the Apex Planning Department. It is possible that someone can have an Apex address but...

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