People and Personalities in the Dog Park

Most people that attend the dog park are fun, dog-loving folks that follow the rules and pick up their poo. However, there are several remarkable character types to watch out for. Now, granted, some of these personality types may be found in any office, jobsite, or interpretive dance class, but the dog park has severalContinue reading “People and Personalities in the Dog Park”

Free Sample Operating Agreement (Single Member LLC)

If you are looking for a FREE sample of an operating agreement for a single member LLC – congratulations! You’ve actually found one. I remember searching for free operating agreements back in 2011, but online legal tech companies require signing up for a “free” trial of their ministrations. Of course, getting out of those subscriptionsContinue reading “Free Sample Operating Agreement (Single Member LLC)”

Best quotes about dogs

I love quotes. Their unvarnished efficiency invariably serves to inspire, and quotes about dogs completely carry the day. Today’s post includes 22 of my favorites that I think everyone will enjoy. I even spent a few minutes verifying each one, so at the very least, we’ll know which correspondent is most recently responsible for recitingContinue reading “Best quotes about dogs”

Should pet sitters be licensed, bonded, and insured?

Licensed, Bonded, and Insured! As awe-inspiring as this tagline may be, it’s important to qualify what it means in the context of pet sitting. LicensedWhen a pet sitter is licensed, it means they are registered with the secretary of state, or they have obtained a privilege license to do business in their local municipality, orContinue reading “Should pet sitters be licensed, bonded, and insured?”

Are dog parks dangerous?

A well-managed dog park that includes fenced-in areas for large and small dogs is an outstanding place to exercise and socialize your dog. Going to the dog park does require risk management, because they CAN be dangerous, especially for small dogs. I love the dog parks we have in Cary and Apex, North Carolina. MyContinue reading “Are dog parks dangerous?”

Pet Sitting – Sample Business Plan

If you are intent on initiating a pet sitting small business, but aren’t sure what a business plan looks like, you’re in the right place! The following is the business plan I used when launching Eric’s Pet Sitting. A business plan is an excellent way to get organized and map out your very own conceptContinue reading “Pet Sitting – Sample Business Plan”

A day in the life of a pet sitter

This post will be useful for the aspiring pet sitter, or my friends and relatives that wonder what I do all day, and clients that ask “how do you do it?” with regard to tiring out their relentless doggo-maniacs. Eric’s Pet Sitting provides walks, day care, and overnight stays for dogs that are members ofContinue reading “A day in the life of a pet sitter”

How much exercise does your dog need?

The answer to this frequently asked question is remarkably subjective. Exercise is fun and espouses a healthy lifestyle on several fronts. Benefits to a well exercised pup include: improved obedience training, restful sleep, and an increased likelihood that your shoes, furniture, walls, and flooring will not be clawed or gnawed to itty bits. I likeContinue reading “How much exercise does your dog need?”

Do dogs reduce stress?

Well, let’s face it, life is just one kick in the pants after the next. I have noticed, however, that life is better with a dog (or three). Dogs are optimal companions, vigilant guardians, perpetual playmates, and even extemporaneous vacuum cleaners. Studies have demonstrated that these generators of joy actually reduce stress levels in theirContinue reading “Do dogs reduce stress?”