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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing everyone a very happy Thanksgiving! We are incredibly thankful for all the love and support our communities and clients show to us year after year. Thank YOU! A special thanks to our amazing crew of professional pet sitters as well who give up time with their own family and friends on holidays. We can't thank you enough for all you do.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

New Pet Sitter for Cape May, Cape May Court House, Rio Grande, Wildwood, Avalon and Stone Harbor!

I'd like to welcome our new Cape May County sitter, Jess to our crew! 

Jess is originally from New Hampshire, where she loved to hike and camp with her dog.

Looking back, there has not been a time in her life that wasn't filled with pets. Her family holiday cards always happily showed her newest furry addition. She has fond memories of her two scrambling hamsters, her cockatiel who loved to perch on her shoulder, her many cats, her fuzzy cockapoo and her teddy bear German Shepherd.

When she wasn't home, she spent her time at the local barn where she learned to muck stalls, groom horses and take care of chickens. She gained horseback riding experience by riding all the trails and expanded her knowledge through multiple riding disciplines such as English, Western and Natural Horsemanship.

In 2014, she graduated from Lock Haven University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. In 2015, she joined the National Guard as a military police officer. She moved to North Wildwood in 2016 where she now lives with her boyfriend who is active Coast Guard.

Today her love of animals have only grown stronger and she looks forward to working with our clients and having their pets as her extended pet family!

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Funny Farm Fall Family Festival!

Don't miss Funny Farm Animal Rescue's Fall Family Festival on Sunday, October 30th from 9am to 4pm at Funny Farm Rescue located at 6908 Railroad Blvd in Mays Landing. They will have hay rides, face painting, pumpkin painting, pony rides and more! 

Check out their Facebook post at:  


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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Pints for Pets!

Garden State Beer Co is holding their Pints for Pets event on November 12th from 3-10pm at 247 E White Horse Pike in Galloway. They will be raising funds for the Humane Society of Atlantic County. Check it out!


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Friday, October 21, 2016

Emergency Key Tag to Help Your Pets

Do you worry about what will happen to your pets if you are ever in an accident? While we always recommend that clients keep a card in their wallet letting first responders know that they may have pets home alone, this new key tag is another great way to alert people in case of emergency. If you are currently a client of ours, consider putting our contact information down so that we can help in case of emergency. Here is the direct link to their key tags: 


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Monday, October 17, 2016

RECALL: Cesar Wet Dog Food

Cesar Wet Dog Food has been recalled due to a choking hazard! 

Read here for more info: http://www.dogingtonpost.com/recall-alert-cesar-wet-dog-food-due-to-potential-choking-risk/

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Book Your Holiday Pet Sits Now!

Our holiday schedules are filling up quickly! Don't wait to get your space reserved as space is limited. Please be aware that we are only able to accomodate 15 minute visits on major holidays unless feeding is required on a visit. For feeding visits, we allow 30 minute vists to be scheduled.  

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

You May Be Missing Out!

If you haven't yet liked our Facebook page, you're missing out!

We are very active on Facebook and provide our followers with informative pet care articles, behavioral training tips, food and treat recalls, and business information that could be super helpful to you and your pets. 

Don't be left out! Like our Facebook page today! 

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

New Pet Sitter for Cape May, Cape May Court House, Rio Grande, Wildwood, Cape May Point and the Villas!

I'd like to welcome our new Cape May County sitter, Kathryn to our crew! 

Kathryn is originally from Mickleton, NJ, where her love for animals began! Growing up, she always had pets, including a basset hound, cats, birds, fish, and rabbits.

She moved to North Cape May in 2015 where she now lives with her fiance, two stepdaughters, and her lab mix Abby!

Her previous animal experience includes volunteering with cats at a Petco store through the Camden County Animal Shelter. She worked adoption hours where she met with prospective adopters, along with taking care of the kittens and cats staying at Petco. Her hectic schedule at the time (she worked at CBS News in NYC and commuted from South Jersey) took her away from volunteering, but now that she lives in Cape May County full time, she wanted to continue working with animals in her free time.

Her current full time job is in advertising with a local paper. Her dog Abby is her reason for wanting to work with animals. She knows how much she treasures her, and she would only leave her in the best care possible, so she would like to provide that for others! She looks forward to working with our clients!

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

New Pet Sitter for Egg Harbor Township, Mays Landing, Egg Harbor City, Estelle Manor, Absecon, Brigantine, Galloway, Pleasantville, and Somers Point!
We'd like to welcome Caitlin to our crew! Caitlin has lived in New Jersey all her life. 

She grew up with animals and loved every second of it!  She has cared for many types of animals throughout her life, including: hermit crabs, fish, geckos, guinea pigs, parakeets, rabbits, cats, dogs, ducks, chickens, guinea hens, goats, pigs, horses, cows, and more! 

She grew up in a family that always viewed caring for animals as a part of life. They were constantly rescuing stray cats that were abandoned, getting them spayed/ neutered, and making sure they had their shots. Most of them could live outdoors, as she lived in a farmhouse off the beaten path, with no traffic.  

As a young girl, she volunteered at a no-kill animal shelter in Washington, NJ called Common Sense for Animals. She also helped raise money, along with food and item donations for the animals at the shelter as a project for her Silver Award in Girl Scouts. 

She has worked at two dog kennels/ dog daycare facilities, as an assistant dog trainer and overall caretaker. 

She spent most of her time on horse farms as a girl, riding horses and taking care of them. She rescued a foal at the age of nine and with the help of her mom, raised him to be a wonderful horse. When he was old enough to ride, she trained him and showed in hunter-jumper, and then in dressage and eventing. 

Animals are an essential part of her life and she considers them "friends" and "family members" rather than just pets. 

Outside of her animal life she works as a corporate customer care representative for a large company, so she understands the importance of outstanding customer service! 
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Friday, April 29, 2016

New Pet Sitter for Mays Landing, Estelle Manor, and Egg Harbor City!
Katie has had a love for animals her entire life and had all sorts of pets growing up, from cats and dogs to turtles, desert tortoises, birds, lizards and snakes. 

She's also worked with horses for over 15 years, 10 of which included competitive riding. 

She grew up between NJ and Southern California where her parents ran a pet sitting company when she was in high school that she often helped with. 

She has 15 years experience working as a Veterinary Assistant, including 3 years with a Holistic Vet. 

She now lives in Mays Landing caring for her disabled mother, her father who is a disabled Vietnam veteran, and her 5 year old daughter. They share their home with a rescued Boxer Pit Bull mix and  6 rescued cats. She has also hand raised and bottle fed quite a few litters, as well! 

Since 2014, she's spent her free time volunteering at Funny Farm Rescue. She has experience caring for pigs, donkeys, steer, chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, emus, and many others.  She loves spending time with animals and being able to share her love with them. To Katie, they are so much more than "just a pet". They are a part of the family.
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New Pet Sitter for Hammonton, Egg Harbor City, Galloway, Port Republic and Smithville!

Natasha'a love for animals became clear when she brought home a stray cat off the streets of Philadelphia at the age of 6.  

While she's a Philadelphia native, at 14 she moved to the Pine Barrens and greatly missed the bright lights of the city. In high school, however, she was introduced to farm life and caring for livestock and she fell in love.

She now resides in Mullica with her boyfriend and their handsome rescue hound dog, Hank.

She was a certified Pharmacy Technician and has studied culinary arts but found her passion as a caregiver and took a position as a home health aide, helping the eldery. Her compassion has no bounds!

Now, she works at Feathered Hoof Farm with Friesian horses, kangaroos, a crane, multiple breeds of ducks, pheasants, peacocks, deer, chickens, and guinea hens. She's also a nanny to three small children. She is looking forward to meeting your domestic or farm family.

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Friday, March 25, 2016

Summer Travel Tips for Pet Owners

Check out this great article written by Pet Sitters International on Summer travel tips for pet owners.

Zoo Sitters is mentioned!


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Monday, March 21, 2016

RECALL: Fromm Gold Plate Dog Food

Fromm has issued a voluntary recall of their Gold Plate Dog Food! Their 12oz cans have been found to not contain recommended levels of certain vitamins and minerals and may have elevated levels of vitaminD which can be toxic to dogs at high levels.

The following have been recalled: 

• 12 ounce Gold Chicken Pate Dog, can case code #11893, individual can UPC 72705 11892

• 12 ounce Gold Chicken & Duck, can case code #11895, individual can UPC 72705 11894

• 12 ounce Gold Salmon & Chicken Pate, can case code #11891, individual can UPC 72705 11890

Consumers can call Fromm customer service at 800-325-6331 with any questions.

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Monday, March 14, 2016

Beneful and Pro Plan RECALL
While we normally only post recalls on our Facebook page, with so many clients feeding Beneful and Pro Plan, we thought a blog on this may be best to reach as many people as possible.

Purina has announced a voluntary recall of certain packages of their Beneful Prepared Meals, Beneful Chopped Blends and Pro Plan Savory Meals brands due to the packaged foods potentially not containing the recommended levels of added vitamins and minerals.

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Monday, March 7, 2016

New Pet Sitter for Ventnor, Northfield, Linwood, Pleasantville, Egg Harbor Township, Somers Point, Ocean City and Atlantic City!
Lauren grew up in Ventnor and has always had a passion for animals. From long walks on the beach, playing ball, car rides, and cuddling, she could not imagine growing up without a dog. She was also fortunate to grow up having a Cockatiel, fish, hermit crabs, hamsters, and a mouse her sister caught outside! 

Lauren currently works at Atlanticare but has felt the need to be more involved with animals.  She has three dogs and would love to be able to rescue animals and donate as much time possible trying to help ones in need. She feels all animals deserve to be treated with love and she's looking forward to the amazing opportunity of caring for your pets!
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Friday, March 4, 2016

New Pet Sitter for Egg Harbor Township, Ocean City, Marmora, Linwood, Northfield, Somers Point, Pleasantville, Longport, Margate, Ventnor, Mays Landing, Egg Harbor City, Brigantine, Absecon and Galloway!
Jen  has been an animal lover since birth, enjoys the outdoors, and truly loves meeting new animals each and every day. As a toddler she had two ducks Dan & Dolly, and has  grown up with guinea pigs, saltwater and freshwater fish, guinea hens, ferrets, turtles, cats and of course her true love, dogs. Running her own homestead and rescuing farm animals is number one on her bucket list. She loves being outdoors and enjoys the happy and joyful vibe animals give off while they're soaking in the sun rays and fresh air.  While she works at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland in Labor & Delivery, she is also certified Holistic Nutritionist and believes that our pets can benefit from all-natural nutrition just as we do.  Working with animals has always been a dream of hers and she is both excited and grateful for the opportunity to meet and care for your pets.

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Animal Outreach Shindig in Cape May to Support Pet Adoptions TOMORROW!

Join Animal Outreach for their popular ANNUAL ANIMAL OUTREACH SHINDIG!

Ticket price includes a hot buffet dinner, draft beer, lots of cool raffles, 50/50, door prizes, and music by DJ Ed McDonough! Cash bar!

Don't miss the event of the season:

Saturday, February 13, 5-9 pm!

Ticket price is only $25! Tickets on Sale NOW at: aocmc.org/events.html

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

New Pet Sitter for Landisville, Hammonton, Buena and Mays Landing New Jersey!

Please join us in welcoming Patty to our crew!

Patty came to us after spending 20+ years in condo management. She is now excited to be able to serve our Atlantic County clients and provide them with the best pet sitting experience around. Her love of animals and passion for pet care will be a delight!

We are thrilled to have her on our crew! Check out her bio on the Meet Our Crew page!

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