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Tips for Finding a Lost Dog or Cat

Lost Dog Poster from local pet sitters in raleigh

As a pet owner, as well as a local pet sitter, I can’t think of anything more frightening than the thought of a lost cat or dog.  The fact is that 15% of pet owners report having lost a cat or dog sometime in the past 5 years.  Of those pets, about 93% of dogs and 74% of cats eventually find their way home safely.  Taking a few precautionary steps early on and also getting an immediate start once something happens can help to increase these odds.

An Ounce of Prevention

All dogs (& most cats) should have a collar with their name and contact information, either on a tag or printed on the buckle or stitched into the collar.  About 15% of found dogs were returned home just because of this very simple and inexpensive step.  Microchips are another very useful tool, but a dog (or cat) must be at a shelter or a veterinarian’s office in order to be scanned.  A collar with their name on it is the fastest way for someone to get in contact with you. [Read more…]

Benefits of Hiring a Professional Pet Care and Pet Sitting Service Provider

Professional Pet Care providers & a member of PSI Pet Sitters InternationalWhy Hire a Professional Pet Care Service?

If you are in the market for a professional pet care provider in the Raleigh area, you probably already know all the options available to you, from your Aunt Susan to the boarding facility over in North Hills. With online apps popping up full of strangers looking to care for your pooch for just a few bucks, it can get tempting to cave and hire that hobby sitter over the trained professional.

What many pet parents don’t know, though, is all the benefits that come with hiring a professional pet care and pet sitting and walking service over the casual sitters available online. From continuing education to best care for all your pets to minimizing the stress your absence creates, professional pet sitters are worth their weight in gold. Here is why you should consider them over their more temporary alternatives:

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