Our Pets

At Waggers we love your pets just as much as we love our own and we treat them that way. Come on in and check out the photos of all the different cats and dogs we love!

Photos with Santa Claus and Your Pets

Posted by on Dec 3, 2012 in Interest, pet events, things to do | Comments Off on Photos with Santa Claus and Your Pets

Photos with Santa Claus and Your Pets

Photos with Santa Claus and Your Pets Looking for some holiday events to take your pets to? Look no further! We have some local places posted here that are holding photos with Santa, gift wrapping for a donation to a worthy cause, even a monthly meeting for feline lovers! Holiday Gift Wrapping Service for donation to animal rescue December 15 thru the 23rd, 2012 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Also limited hours on Dec 24th) Crossroads Plaza Crossroads Blvd between Marshall’s and PetCo Cary, North Carolina 27518 Don’t like to wrap presents? Too busy? Bring all your presents to us! Volunteers will be wrapping your gifts for a donation to Second Chance Pet Adoptions, the Triangle’s oldest no-kill animal rescue organization. We have boxes, gift bags, ribbon, bows and lots and lots of wrapping paper to choose from. Cross off a task from your to-do list and help rescue and rehabilitate stray or abandoned dogs and cats with your donation. We are located in the Cary Crossroads Plaza, off from Walnut Street, in the corner between Marshall’s and Petco. Cost: – Donation to animal rescue. http://www.secondchancenc.org Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets. Paws with Claus Tractor Supply Co. 1348 N. Main Street Fuquay Varina, NC, US VISIT WEBSITE Paws with Claus Overview Mark your calendars for Paws with Claus! December 8, 2012 Noon to 4pm Admission: Depends on Picture Package Benefiting: Rottweiler Hearts Rescue Bring your pets and/or kids out to TSC to have their picture taken with Santa. Prices start at $7.00 for basic package. For more information, please email info@rottweilerheartsrescue.org. Leesville Animal Hospital 9309 Leesville Road Raleigh, North Carolina 27613 Santa Claus is coming to town to take photos with your pets! The cost? Only $5.00 per pet and all of it goes to Doberman Rescue of North Carolina! So come out to Leesville Animal Hospital for some holiday fun for you and help a rescue save more lives! December 8, 2012 Saturday 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets. First in Flight Cat Club For the Cat Lovers within our Waggers community – here’s one for you! December 28-30, 2012 Showhall: Holshouser Building, NC State Fairgrounds 1025 Blue Ridge Road Raleigh, NC 27607 Judges:Harrison(AB), Walbrun(AB), Lopeman(AB), Unangst(AB), Jones(AB), Russo(SP), E-M.Smith(AB), Lahey(AB), Dickie(AB), R.Knapp(AB), Tomlin(AB), Higgins(SP), C.Knapp(SP), Dombroskie(AB), E-M.Smith(AB), Sherer(AB), Ray(AB), Mays(AB), Bailey(AB), Whyte(AB) Entry Clerk:Vanadis Crawford 209 Hillstone Drive, Raleigh, NC 27615-4911 919-426-5250 (before 9 p.m. EST) FirstInFlightCatClub@nc.rr.com For More Info:Vanadis Crawford,...

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Custom Painted Pet Portraits by Amy’s Creative Corner

Posted by on Nov 26, 2012 in Cats, Dogs, Hamsters, Interest, Rabbits | Comments Off on Custom Painted Pet Portraits by Amy’s Creative Corner

Custom Painted Pet Portraits by Amy’s Creative Corner

Custom Painted Pet Portraits by Amy’s Creative Corner Searching for the perfect Christmas gift for your pet loving friend? Not sure what to give the pet lover on your list? There’s still time to give someone the gift of having their pet’s portrait done, it’s unique and fun at the same time! Amy’s Creative Corner was recently featured in a Cary Magazine Feature during a promotion of local business in Cary, North Carolina. Here at Waggers Professional Pet Sitting we recently had the opportunity to meet Amy Yeager and speak with her about a cross marketing promotion that our Waggers marketing manager was planning. Quickly things became too busy to plan our client event, but then it dawned on me, I can easily promote Amy’s Creative Corner right here on the Waggers website. As for the event, we plan to hold it in the future. Below is a description of the custom pet gifts you can contact Amy Yeager for; “Here’s an explanation for you about Amy’s Creative Corner…I specialize in custom painted pet portraits and handmade gifts including pendant necklaces and stationery. My paintings are made with love and last a lifetime…not to sound cheezy. Ha! But really people can feel confident in giving gifts that are meaningful and unique. I love hearing stories from customers about their pets and seeing how happy they are with my products. I am a local Cary artist, but I can ship my wares anywhere in the world. Does this help a little?” -Amy Yeager Why YES Ms. Amy Yeager, it helps ALOT!! These will help you even more – watch the videos below to learn how Amy’s Creative Corner began and then view some of her recent work! How Amy’s Creative Corner began… One more question for you Ms. Amy, does my pet need to have a sitting to be painted? “I work off of photos that can be emailed to me. If they don’t have it digitally, (if it is a pet that passed away and they don’t have any digital files, etc.) then they can mail actual photos too. My Etsy shop is where people can see all the different sizes and prices of portraits, handmade gifts and other misc. art I do. This is also where they can make their purchases as well. Let me know any other questions you may have. Thanks!!” -Amy Yeager Some of Amy Yeager’s work.. Amy’s Creative Pet Portraits also has gift certificates you can purchase and give as a gift! Unbelieveably the gift cards themselves are hand painted! Let them pick out exactly that they want this holiday season! You can also see Amy Yeager’s work locally in several places where it is displayed such as, Woof Gang Bakery in North Hills. Woof Gang Bakery has several pieces available for consignment, or for viewing before placing an order for your own custom pet portrait. If you are headed to downtown Raleigh anytime soon, feel free to drop by the recently opened Kindred on Wilmington St in Raleigh. Kindred is a boutique geared toward helping local artisans grow their business, make sure you have time on your hands if you go, they have over 20 artisans on display. Amy’s Creative Corner also has work on display and a mural at All Dogs Together...

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Thanksgiving Pet Sitting Services

Posted by on Nov 14, 2012 in Apex Pet Sitters, Cary Pet Sitters, Cats, Dogs, Hamsters, Rabbits, Raleigh Pet Sitters | Comments Off on Thanksgiving Pet Sitting Services

Thanksgiving Pet Sitting Services Do you have an upcoming vacation on your mind? Are these the faces you see when your pet realizes the suitcases are being filled? I know everytime I pull mine out and begin to organize my dogs look at me like “Say it ain’t so… where are YOU going? I know you plan to take US with you, yes?!?!” Most of the time when I travel my destination is not pet friendly…. or at least not pet friendly like I would expect it to be. Just looking at those faces can be guilt inducing! I have tried many options with pet care while I am gone, family, a neighbor, a kennel, a ‘pet resort’ (same as kennel, and whatever else I could think of that would keep them safe. Being disappointed in the options helped to drive me to build and grow Waggers Professional Pet Sitting Services. We have options that fit all lifestyles – and if we don’t have something that matches you and your pet we will customize our services to meet your needs! My team prides itself on LISTENING to your wants, needs and desires and then meeting those expectations! Do you travel regularly for work, or enjoy short vacations without the ‘kids’ in tow? Maybe you only need someone to stop by midday and let your pets outside for some exercise, or a walk? No matter what your pet sitting need is we can assist, see our basic services here. Call us if you need any questions answered we thrive on customizing pet sitting to match your pet. Allison Smith www.WaggersPetSitting.com Excellence in Pet Care since 2003...

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Pets Who Honor Veteran’s Day

Posted by on Nov 8, 2012 in Cary Pet Sitters, Cats, Dogs, Hamsters, Interest, Rabbits | Comments Off on Pets Who Honor Veteran’s Day

Pets Who Honor Veteran’s Day This looks great! I was just looking to find something about how Pets are impacted, or should be honored for their service during Veteran’s Day and WhAALAA! Watch the Hero Dog Awards Preview Video here The Hero Dog Awards were created by the American Humane Association to celebrate the powerful relationship between dogs and people. The annual national competition searches out and recognizes America’s Hero Dogs – often ordinary dogs who do extraordinary things, whether it’s saving lives on the battlefield, lending sight or hearing to a human companion, or just welcoming you home at the end of a hard day. The 2012 Hero Dog Awards will be hosted by film and Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth. Chenoweth joins a roster of celebrity supporters of the Hero Dog Awards, including special honoree Betty White, red carpet host Joey Lawrence and celebrity judges Whoopi Goldberg, Victoria Stilwell, Candy Spelling, Miranda Lambert, Kristin Bauer Van Straten, Michelle Forbes, J.R. Martinez, Tinsley Mortimer, and Megyn Price, among many others. Dogs may be nominated in eight categories for the Hero Dog Awards: Law Enforcement & Arson Dogs; Service Dogs; Therapy Dogs; Military Dogs; Guide Dogs; Search and Rescue Dogs; Hearing Dogs; and Emerging Hero Dogs (the category for ordinary dogs). Finalists in each category will be judged by a blue-ribbon panel consisting of both celebrities and animal experts, to determine the winning American Hero Dog. SPOILER ALERT: Gabe began his service to the United States of America as a Military Working Dog in 2006 and as such has had an impact not only on the life of Charles Shuck, his handler, but indeed American soldiers around the world. Gabe has been stationed from Fort Lewis, Washington, to Fort Bliss, Texas, to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and Fort Hood, Texas. While deployed to Iraq, he completed over 210 combat missions with 26 finds of explosives and weapons. When Gabe is not leading a combat mission he frequently visited wounded troops in Army hospitals and he visited school children in elementary schools. Gabe was selected as the American Kennel Club Heroic Military Working Dog in 2008 and was the runner up in the American Humane Association Military Working Dog category for the 2011 Hero Dog Awards. Gabe retired in 2009 after a very distinguished career earning over 40 awards and coins of excellence for his work. What he does is out of a love for his country and the people of the United States. Gabe continues to visit schools and inspire children with compassion and respect and the importance of staying in school. Gabe will proudly represent the U.S. Military Police for many years to come. Congratulations to the 2012 American Hero Dog, Gabe! Check out the rest of the 2012 Hero Dog Awards...

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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...

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Cary Corn Mazes Halloween 2012

Posted by on Oct 18, 2012 in Cary Pet Sitters, Interest, things to do | Comments Off on Cary Corn Mazes Halloween 2012

A client of Waggers Pet Sitting gathered this info – I am so glad she shared it with me! Cary Corn Mazes Halloween 2012 This is a GREAT list of all the things to do in Cary, NC over the next few weeks. Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year, I think it’s spurred by having grown up in Arizona where Fall virtually doesn’t exist. When I can enjoy many 70 degree days, & leaves changing colors, my soul is at peace! There are so many things to do in Cary, NC listed below that I have NO idea how I am going to fit it all into this month – I hope your family can spend some time enjoying these as well! Corn Mazes These photos are my clients’ kids enjoying Green Acres Corn Maze back in 2010. There are 2 corn mazes right here in Cary.. Green Acres Corn Maze 1132 Morrisville Carpenter Road, Cary NC (919) 481-2435 The farm boasts a 10 acre corn maze utilizing smart phone technology to answer some trivia questions along the way with a virtual punch card. Guests can enjoy hay rides, bounce houses, pony rides, strikers, hay mounds, pipe tunnels, sand pile, corn hole games, horse back rides, horse drawn wagon rides, hot food, face painting, pumpkins, vintage train rides, and more! There’s also a huge picnic shelter as well as tables outside for everyone to enjoy. The farm can even host birthday parties! Hours: Friday: Ticket office 4-9 PM Saturday: Ticket office 9 AM – 9 PM Sunday: Ticket office 11 AM – 6 PM Pricing: •$10 per person •Children 3 and under are FREE •$8 per person if in a group of 20+ (paying) people •$8 for seniors 60 and over. •$6 for military with current ID cards and scout troops, tribes and leaders in uniforms/vests. Phillips Corn Maze 6701 Good Hope Church Rd, Cary Their brand new 2012 maze design is modeled after the logo for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. It officially opened Sept 21st. Hours : Friday – 3pm – 6:30pm Saturdays – 10 am – 6:30 pm Sundays – 1pm – 6:00 pm Pricing for the main maze: Adults / Teens 13+: $10.00 Children Ages 4-12: $6.00 Children Ages 0-3: FREE For those fright enthusiasts, every Friday and Saturday night, starting Sept 28th through the last weekend in October, your worst nightmares come to life with Phillips Farms haunted farm experience “Revenge of the Farm Hands: Zombie Apocolypse” Adults / Children $20.00* *Admission Price Includes: All Three Phillip’s Attractions Read even MORE events HERE at the full article October 16, 2012 | Story by: Lindsey Chester We hope your family is able to get out into the awesome weather and visit at least one of these planned events! Happy Fall from Waggers Pet...

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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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The Yellow Dog Project

Posted by on Oct 5, 2012 in Cary Pet Sitters, Dogs, Interest, pet health, pet safety | Comments Off on The Yellow Dog Project

The Yellow Dog Project I found this the other day while online, seemed like an interesting idea and I felt compelled to share the information. The idea originated in Alberta, Canada and has spread to over 45 countries very quickly thanks to social media. The main goal is to bring an awareness to any dog who has fear, anxiousness, etc around other dogs. I thought this was brilliant! There are many animals who are just hesitant for whatever reason around other dogs. You can follow the progress of this movement on The Yellow Dog Project’s Website or their Facebook page (you will need to be logged into Facebook for this link to work). Let us know what you think about this...

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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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