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September 10, 2011

Pet Stops Personalized Pet Sitting Services provides supportive services to Pet Parenting families who must be away from their pets due to various reasons such as: working long hours, vacation, or even during emergencies which can interrupt the normal schedule and routine of their pet’s care provision.

Services include:

Vacation pet visits – during these visits we will provide care for your pet kidz and your home

Daily dog walks – daily pet kidz clients really look forward to these visits!

Emergent pet care support – for those unexpected times you need to be away from your pet kidz

We also provide obedience training services… Share this:

January is National Walk Your Dog Month

January 5, 2015

Happy 2015 fellow doggers!!  This month is National Walk Your Dog Month! *NWYDMEcho

One reason this is a great month to declare NWYDM is those blasted resolutions.  We typically make resolutions to improve our lives during the beginning of the year.  Many of us purchase gym memberships, we promise ourselves that we will become fitter, leaner, and healthier ~ and we tell ourselves “the results will be SO worth the cost of the membership.”  Many of us will follow through for 20 days or so, then life will become too hectic, excuses to not work out ‘today’ will pile on, and before we know it we’re making New Years Resolutions all over again…

BUT ~ if we get out there and walk with our dogs ~ for even just one month:

  • we have improved not only our lives, but our dogs lives as well.
  • we will have a better behaved dog because he/she isn’t bored ~ we all know boredom causes many a behavioral problem.
  • we both will be exercised, which creates a better outlook, plus a tired dog is a well behaved dog 😉
  • we will have created a much stronger bond with our dogs, improved our relationships with our dogs, and will have actually enjoyed the process.
  • we have improved not only our health but the health of our dog as well…Pet obesity is a very real health concern for many of our dogs.

If we can do this activity for 31 days, noting all of the above improvements, chances are higher that this activity will continue as a daily activity that both ends of the leash will look forward to.

So ~ Grab a leash and get out there!

It’s Professional Pet Sitter’s WEEK!!

March 6, 2014

In honor of Professional Pet Sitter’s Week please watch the following:

I am a proud Certified Professional Pet Sitter through Pet Sitters International ~ and I am so proud of PSI’s accomplishments, the networking capabilities, member benefits, and guidance for pet sitters around the world which PSI has to offer.

CHEERS!!  TO PATTI MORAN!!

we are so proud of you girl!!  your foresight has allowed many pet sitters to grow and develop into truly professional pet sitters!

CHEERS TO PSI SUPPORTING STAFF MEMBERS!!

through your guidance and support we are able to better provide supportive and caring services to the pet kidz entrusted to our care!

THANK YOU SO MUCH for being there!

Recent News

February 15, 2014

There are so many things happening at Pet Stops Personalized Pet Sitting Services! We LOVE to add value to our service provision and continue to develop our skills. One of the ways that we do this is by attending conferences and seminars and seeking further education!

We are very proud that Your pet kidz pal has earned Certification as Professional Pet Sitter with the Pet Sitters International! Seminars attended have been given by leaders of the pet care field! (Cesar Milan, Chad Mackin, Martin Deely, Gary Wilkes, Thom Somes, Patti Moran, Roger Abrantis, Dr. Carmen Battaglia, Pat Hastings, Dr. Robert V. Hutchison, Dr. Ian Dunbar, to name a few)

Current Memberships with Pet Sitters International and International Association of Pet Care Professionals who set high standards in the pet care fields.

Certified in Pet First Aid and Pet CPR and continue to develop this skill set

Certified Dog Trainer

We also offer American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen evaluations

Tester/Observer for Therapy Dogs Inc

Days Honoring Dogs!!

January 1, 2014

January 2014, Days honoring dogs ~ lucky for me these also compliment my resolution post!!

Enjoy your day doggers!

  Days Honoring Dogs
Days Honoring Dogs

Welcome to 2014!!

January 1, 2014

The beginning of a new year, time for reflection and setting our resolutions for the year … & anticipation of new beginnings and all beginnings have to offer…

Just a few resolutions for 2014 … (being this is a pet blog I will stay on that subject)

  • Improving my role as pet parent/advocate ~ advocating for not only my pet kidz but my client pet kidz as well. 
  • Walking our dogs more ~ this resolution is definitely a 2fer 🙂 
  • increasing quality time with our pet kidz
  • adding to the current therapy dog visits and adding to our role as a therapy dog team

All of these should add value to the current partnership we have with our pets AND improve our lives as well.  I am looking forward to becoming stronger in these areas.

Have you thought about creating a resolution list for you and your pet kidz? 

Meet the Pet Bloggers…

December 18, 2013

Hey fellow doggers,

Okay, so it’s just me … here goes…. today’s meet the bloggers post.  I am a little bit late but i suppose better late than …

Rules:  Your post must include a current photo of you (with or without a furry friend).

me.

CHECK

AND:  Answer at least five (or more, if you’d like!) of the questions below

What’s one thing you have to do every day? 

So about me, the ONE thing I HAVE to do EVERYDAY is wake up before every dogger in the house to have  ME and COFFEE TIME!!  it is a must do!  It isn’t just a habit ~ this is the one thing that without it I will be thrown off all day!!  (not good for the hubby, the kids, the grandkids, and not good for our pet kidz)

What makes you feel fabulous?

I would say one thing that makes me feel fabulous would be when I am working with one of my dogger kidz and they GET it!  That moment that you can see it CLICK! in their mind!

Another thing that really tops it all is when their pet parent also “GETS IT” ~ almost can see that light being turned on for the first time!  LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!

What do you wish you were more skilled at?

HM ~ so many things i wish i were more skilled at… getting concepts across simply and effectively… being able to articulate much better… bridging that gap of communication better between the pet kidz and their pet families…

On a more personal side I sure wish i could be much more skilled at playing that guitar…

What do you like to do in your free time?

I have so many hobbies ~ jack of all trades master at none?  Anyway, if I had more free time … I would work more at learning the guitar, I would also love to learn Aikido, and also American Sign Language…

How is your pet most like you?

Ok so we have too many dogs by some folks standards… Each one has a history ~ funny how dog trainers tend to get those dogs with problems to sort out…

but the one who got me on my journey to pet sitting is Falcon.  She was one of those dogs that just had ‘it’, what ever that is.  She was a senior dog when I finally figured out that I was meant for pet sitting… She was very smart, caring, patient, and even nurturing to the kids.   I would say i am like her in that way … miss her woo woo woo dance ;(

The one who got me really started into the training is Colton.  We inherited him… i know, with his wiring, he was not built for a first time pet parent home, and I truly feel we saved his life due to this fact.  He is a stubborn fella with a mind of his own … an Am Staff type or Pibble … Hyper and always wanting to be in charge and yes he certainly could be a bully … so in order to build communication with him, I went back to school.  I have worked with many Pibbles since then and I have to say that he has been the most stubborn, but also the brightest one… Love that boy!  I can be stubborn too ~ and so I can say that i can be like him in many ways… and in retrospect i can say that HE saved my life too.

Then Echo, our Deaf Pibble… I can be deaf too 🙂  WOW such a journey this one… she was just a young pup when she and her litter mates were pulled from mom and put into the shelter while the courts sorted things out … had such a hard start… she didn’t like to be touched much at all … She has taught me so much about body language and getting my idea across without words… She is such a great gal…

SO that’s my meet the blogger post … stop by and check out some of the other pet bloggers participating…

Go out and make it a great day my doggers!

Meet the Pet Bloggers Hop

Meet the Pet Bloggers Hop (Dec 18th)

December 14, 2013

The main theme of my blog is pet kidz, and of those i would say i post more about dogs than any other type of pet kid… I imagine there is very limited folk if anyone reading anything i have to say… Ok, so i doubt that if you checked out all of my erratic blog postings you could find ANY pictures of me.

BUT I was reading this blog http://www.wantmorepuppies.com/2013/12/09/why-should-you-step-out-from-behind-that-camera-heres-why/#more-6892

I’ve decided to join in this … experiment??

Meet the Pet Bloggers Hop!   What an intriguing thought:  I can find all sorts of reasons to stay behind the camera ~ but I will make an effort to peek out from time to time to say howdy my doggers!

::SIGH:: so here goes:
Cheers my DOGGERS

the rest of this blog post is copied from I still want more puppies blog ~

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If you would like to join in I think they’d LOVE to have more pet bloggers on board!

“I have an invitation for you. Join us as we step out from behind the camera – it’s time to meet the bloggers! The Meet the Bloggers blog hop on December 18 is co-hosted by I Still Want More Puppies, Go Pet Friendly, Kol’s Notes, Life With Desmond, No Dog About It Blog, The Daily Dog Blog, My Brown Newfies, CindyLu’s Muse, Bringing Up Bella, Heart Like A Dog, Rescued Insanity, Peggy’s Pet Place, and NEPA Pets. (With that many co-hosts, you know it’s going to be good. We want you!)”

So, that’s the why. Here’s the how:

Join us for the hop on December 18. (A Linky list will go live that day, so make sure to add your post. If you want to add the Linky code to your post, you can find it at the end of this one.)
Grab the badge that best describes you (options and code below).
Your post must include a current photo of you (with or without a furry friend).
Answer at least five (or more, if you’d like!) of the questions below:

What.s your favorite non-animal related book?
What’s your favorite non-animal related movie?
What’s your favorite non-animal related food?
Who’s your favorite actor?
What’s one thing you have to do every day?
What makes you feel fabulous?
What do you wish you were more skilled at?
What’s your favorite holiday?
Favorite meal?
What do you like to do in your free time?
What one word would people who know you use to describe you?
If your pets could talk, what one word would THEY use to describe you?
What is one thing you’ve done that you’re most proud of?
How is your pet most like you?
What can your body do for you that makes you most proud?
If you could change one thing about your life what would it be?
Other than blogging, what are three things you do that bring you joy?
What’s one thing you could do to be more kind to yourself?
What drives you nuts about your pets?
What melts your heart?
If you didn’t have your current pets, what pets would you choose to have?

Will you join us? I’m looking forward to seeing your smiling (or scowling, if you decide to channel Grumpy Cat) face!

The Badges:
Meet the Pet Bloggers Hop

Meet the Pet Bloggers Hop

Meet the Pet Bloggers Hop

Meet the Pet Bloggers Hop

Meet the Pet Bloggers Hop

Meet the Pet Bloggers Hop

The Linky Code:

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