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Waggers Pets are most grateful for…

Posted by on Nov 2, 2012 in Cary Pet Sitters, Cats, Dogs, Hamsters, Interest, Rabbits | Comments Off on Waggers Pets are most grateful for…

Waggers Pets are most grateful for…

Waggers Pets are most grateful for… I have noticed some of my friends on Facebook sharing what they are grateful for during a daily posting. Which made me think, what a GREAT idea! You will notice I tweaked everyone else’s idea just a bit, I am going to post what Waggers Professional Pet Sitting is grateful for as often as possible during the month of November. It is very possible that we may miss a few days here and there, but my hope is that we will inspire a few of you to remember even the small things in your own lives! Below is how I started our Waggers is grateful list: “Waggers wants to jump on board and let you know what we are grateful for during the month of November. We will have guest speakers so stay tuned. I am grateful for all my wonderful clients furry, feather clad, four legged, two legged and all in between.” Stay tuned to our Facebook page as we share with our clients what Waggers is thankful for this season. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page when you visit, because we ARE thankful for all of our Facebook friends as well!! So far we have been staying on task pretty well… here’s our first few posts – please message us if your pet would like to share something THEY are thankful here on this gratitude journal! Here’s late Sunday afternoon… Waggers is thankful for a very productive weekend! What are you most thankful for from this weekend? Marley is most thankful when Miss Allison comes to take him for his walks, give him treats and kisses. All my furry friends say go to the polls today. Go USA!!! We are thankful you have this right. Today this kitty is thankful for a cat nap in a sunny spot!! AAahhhhh… Enjoy the sun today my furry friends, and don’t foget WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!! It is important to us to stay in touch with each of you on a regular basis – after all you touch our lives each time we visit one of you, so allow us to repay you with a few smiles from time to time! Stay tuned to our Facebook page as we share with our clients what Waggers is thankful for this season. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page when you visit, because we ARE thankful for all of our Facebook friends as...

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NO Scaredy Cats Allowed!

Posted by on Oct 21, 2012 in Cary Pet Sitters, Cats, Dogs, Hamsters, Interest, pet safety, things to do | Comments Off on NO Scaredy Cats Allowed!

NO Scaredy Cats Allowed!

NO Scaredy Cats Allowed! With Halloween just around the corner Waggers Professional Pet Sitting knew we needed to share some safety tips to keep all of our furry friends safe this Halloween! I know from visiting your homes that some of you have little people as well as your furry friends, sometimes that brings more of a challenge during holidays like this to keep your pets safe. I located this list of reminders from the ASPCA and I plan to share it as much as possible over the next few days to help get the word out about pet safety and Halloween! Halloween Safety Tips Attention, animal lovers, it’s almost the spookiest night of the year! The ASPCA recommends taking some common sense precautions this Halloween to keep you and your pet saying “trick or treat!” all the way to November 1. 1. No tricks, no treats: That bowl of candy is for trick-or-treaters, not for Scruffy and Fluffy. Chocolate in all forms—especially dark or baking chocolate—can be very dangerous for dogs and cats. Candies containing the artificial sweetener xylitol can also cause problems. If you do suspect your pet has ingested something toxic, please call your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435. 2. Popular Halloween plants such as pumpkins and decorative corn are considered to be relatively nontoxic, but they can produce stomach upset in pets who nibble on them. 3. Wires and cords from electric lights and other decorations should be kept out of reach of your pets. If chewed, your pet might suffer cuts or burns, or receive a possibly life-threatening electrical shock. 4. A carved pumpkin certainly is festive, but do exercise caution if you choose to add a candle. Pets can easily knock a lit pumpkin over and cause a fire. Curious kittens especially run the risk of getting burned or singed by candle flames. 5. Dress-up can be a big mess-up for some pets. Please don’t put your dog or cat in a costume UNLESS you know he or she loves it (yup, a few pets are real hams!). For pets who prefer their “birthday suits,” however, wearing a costume may cause undue stress. 6. If you do dress up your pet, make sure the costume isn’t annoying or unsafe. It should not constrict the animal’s movement or hearing, or impede his ability to breathe, bark or meow. Also, be sure to try on costumes before the big night. If your pet seems distressed, allergic or shows abnormal behavior, consider letting him go au naturale or donning a festive bandana. 7. Take a closer look at your pet’s costume and make sure it does not have small, dangling or easily chewed-off pieces that he could choke on. Also, ill-fitting outfits can get twisted on external objects or your pet, leading to injury. 8. All but the most social dogs and cats should be kept in a separate room away from the front door during peak trick-or-treating hours. Too many strangers can be scary and stressful for pets. 9. When opening the door for trick-or-treaters, take care that your cat or dog doesn’t dart outside. 10. IDs, please! Always make sure your dog or cat has proper identification. If for any reason your pet escapes and becomes lost, a collar and tags and/or a microchip can be a lifesaver, increaing the chances that he or she will be returned to you Read Full Article Here Waggers Wishes each of you a SAFE and fun Halloween! Please send us any photos of your pets during Halloween festivities, we’d LOVE to...

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Stop at Starbucks, PLEASE?

Posted by on Oct 12, 2012 in Cary Pet Sitters, Cats, Dogs, Interest | Comments Off on Stop at Starbucks, PLEASE?

Stop at Starbucks, PLEASE?

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Jake Sweet Jake

Posted by on Sep 28, 2012 in Cary Pet Sitters, Cats, Dogs | Comments Off on Jake Sweet Jake

Jake Sweet Jake Allison is amazing! She shows such great attention to detail when caring for our dog, Jake. I love the detailed notes that she leaves so we know all about Jake’s adventures with her. It’s really touching when she comments on some of Jake’s idiosyncracies that we laugh about as well, like his quirky eating habits. Sometimes, she even texts and sends pictures to give updates while we are away. She clearly cares about Jake and has made a connection with him. Allison also goes above and beyond in noticing things that need to be tended to around our house, for example, watering our poor outdoor plants when we were gone for a few days in the heat of summer. We are so grateful to have Allison care for Jake when we go away. We trust her completely and we know that Jake has a fabulous time with...

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Meet Charlie

Posted by on Sep 27, 2012 in Cary Pet Sitters, Cats, Dogs, pet safety | Comments Off on Meet Charlie

Meet Charlie Allison, Please find attached a couple of pictures of Charlie, my Rat Terrier. Waggers has taken care of Charlie for me whenever I am out of town, for over two years now. I have nothing but good things to say about my relationship with Waggers, and the services that they provide. It is comforting to know that Charlie will have excellent care while I am away. I know he is happy to see Allison and others when they come to our home. One of the things I like the most about using Waggers for my pet sitting is being able to just ”walk out the door” when I am ready to go, without having to take Charlie somewhere by a specific time. And also, I can arrive back home when I return from being out of town without having to go pick Charlie up somewhere by a specific time, or worse, having to wait until the next day to pick him up. I would recommend Waggers (and I have already) to anyone who is looking for a pet sitting service that they can trust. Regards, Mike...

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Waggers has gone to the DOGS!!

Posted by on Sep 27, 2012 in Cary Pet Sitters, Cats, Dogs | Comments Off on Waggers has gone to the DOGS!!

Waggers has gone to the DOGS!! We interrupt your normally scheduled broadcast to bring you this urgent message… Please do NOT adjust your communication device, we repeat: Waggers has gone to the DOGS!! Sure they are cute, fluffy, friendly and FULL of personality but ENOUGH already! < I want to tell you how Waggers Pet Sitting helped our family, so now that I have your attention here it goes…(oh by the way, I ran across this as an email my owner wrote while I was playing with the keyboard – you have to promise not to tell her;) Hi Allison I can’t thank you enough. The boys were so relaxed when we got home. That was just so great to see!! You did a wonderful job and we so appreciate it. I do have 2 questions! First you didn’t happen to find a frayed shoestring anywhere in the house did you? I am hoping you did and threw it away! We had 2 of them in our closet that the boys play with but now there is only one. We were concerned that Tigger might have eaten it as he has tried to do that in the past. Second, what was your technique for giving Tig his meds? Was it the same as David showed you when you were over? We were just wondering if you might have some other trick that we could use. We are always trying to learn from the experts!!!! Hope you had a good week yourself! We are getting ready for the big weekend coming up!! Should be fun!! We will definitely use your services the next time we go out of town!! Take care, Roxanne I don’t have too much more to say, I am a cat after all – Just be sure your owners call Waggers if they ever plan to leave town! They are not only GREAT but very affordable, –> Cat & Small Animal Visits: $14.00 (2 animals. Add $1.00 per visit for each additional animal over 2.) ~ Tigger P.S. If you also happen to have some of those attention hogging dogs they have pet sitting options for them as...

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