One of my team who was caring for a senior dog with some health issues, gave me a call on Saturday morning. She had been doing overnight stays for a week and the dog had been doing fine. On Saturday morning, however, the sitter told me that the dog was not doing well. She described to me what was going on and I told her to contact the client and ask her if she wanted the dog taken to the vet. I told her to call me back after she spoke to the client. When she called back she said the client had asked her to just observe the dog for a few hours and see if the concerns resolved themselves.
I recently became a volunteer for Pets of the Homeless and yesterday was my first volunteer session at the O'Neil Center on 17th Street here in San Diego. There were so many people lined up with their "furry kids" waiting for vaccinations, rabies shots, food, beds, etc. It broke my heart to see the incredible need these folks had and yet they were all so appreciative and obviously concerned for the well-being of their companion animals.
Homelessness is a huge problem in this country and especially in San Diego and so many of these people have pets.
Although every day is a good day to make a difference in someone's life or in the world, October 26, 2013 is the 23rd annual Make A Difference Day, the nation's
largest day of community service. Reach out with compassion and watch
your spirit soar.
This from" Pets of the Homeless" Newsletter.
can improve the lives of pets in your community. On this one day won't
you help by calling your veterinarian, groomer, pet food store and/or
kennel and ask them to join the hundreds of other businesses across the
country that are collecting pet food?
As a member of Pet Sitters International and a client of Business Insurers of the Carolinas, I am eligible to become the 2013 Pet Sitter of the Year. This prestigious title is given to the pet sitter who receives the most nominations from clients, other pet sitters, and other people who are familiar with the pet sitter's professionalism and commitment to her clients and their companion animals.
As I complete my 5th year as a professional pet sitter, it is my goal to win this coveted award.
Saw this on the Freekibble website this morning and wanted to share it with you. It is written by Carolyn Golon.
"There’s a new way for animal lovers to help raise
awareness for the plight of homeless pets…..”Remember Me Thursday,”
which takes place this Thursday, September 26, 2013.
This special international effort, organized by theHelen Woodward Animal Center,
invites people across the globe to light a candle in remembrance of the
millions of orphan pets we’ve lost and to shine a light on the millions
of pets still waiting for their forever homes - the millions we can