Dog Park “Don’ts”

Over time, dog park parishioners are going to witness some exceptionally weird behavior. I’m not talking about failing to police your poo, or shirking responsibility for a humpy or dominant dog. Those mundane matters have been covered already. Today, I’m talking about the surreal and bizarro world of: Dog Park Don’ts! The PenguinDon’t be anContinue reading “Dog Park “Don’ts””

Service Dogs Part 1 – Tasks and Facts

Animal companions help us in many ways, but there is a class of working dogs so special we’ve included them in the law of the land. Apparently, this was completed in a bit of a hurry because the designation system uses inconsistent nomenclature and leaves many people out to sea on this matter. Sorting outContinue reading “Service Dogs Part 1 – Tasks and Facts”

What is canine infectious respiratory disease complex (CIRDC)?

As I was perusing an ordinary, unbiased, and completely reliable online news source the other day, I noticed an article that included a WARNING for dog owners in south Florida since a “highly contagious virus is spreading across the Sunshine State.” While I’m happy to be given a heads up, I’ve also grown hackles becauseContinue reading “What is canine infectious respiratory disease complex (CIRDC)?”

Which dog breed is the best?

Choosing your next best friend can be an intriguing and baffling challenge, especially if you haven’t known a lot of dogs. There are nearly 400 breeds to ponder over, and going online to complete superlative searches like “best family dogs” or “smartest dog breeds” is a worthwhile place to begin. As you embark on theContinue reading “Which dog breed is the best?”

Articles of Organization for a pet sitting LLC

The Articles of Organization is the document that you’ll file with the Secretary of State’s office in the state where you are forming your pet sitting limited liability company (LLC). Some states call this a Certificate of Organization or Certificate of Formation. Most states have a free Articles of Organization form available on the SecretaryContinue reading “Articles of Organization for a pet sitting LLC”

Expanding a pet sitting business

After that first slow year, word on the street will get out, and that’s when pet sitters are able to finally fill a weekly schedule. Before you know it, you’ll be running around town like your feet were on fire and your drawers were catchin’. As you envision heaps of glimmering gold, excitement will flowContinue reading “Expanding a pet sitting business”

Should I adopt a second dog for my dog?

Yes! Of course, you will need to chew over a few bits before you take on this bone of contention. For many folks, leaving their dog alone while they go to work evokes immense guilt. Owners deal with this by leaving the smooth jazz channel on or preparing bizarre combinations of food and interactive toysContinue reading “Should I adopt a second dog for my dog?”