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Worst Pet Sitting Visit Ever…

Two Golden Retrievers got into some chocolate-covered almonds about a month ago.  They are fine but this is what I ended up needing to clean up:

Puke

So much puke…

More puke

It was all over…these were just two examples…

 

Tarantula Feeding Time!

How awesome is my side hustle?!  Cuddling puppies, petting kitties, handling snakes, and feeding tarantulas!!!  Woot!

Branching Out to Baytown

Baytown is about an hour from my house, but I am willing to drive there for overnight pet sitting.  As long as I stay in the general area, I can keep my gas costs to less than $25 for the week.  The pups were also very straight-forward to care for.  Here are some happy customers from a 4 day gig in May 2014 and a 7 day gig in June 2014!

Brandi Honey Hope

 

Maggie the Magnificent – Pug Happy

I took care of this awesome Pug, Maggie, last Saturday for a little more than an hour!  She made my day with her pep!

Maggie the Pug

Look at that happy Pug smile! I was having an emotional day and she perked me right up!

Winni and Clover – Pet Sitting at Its Best

Winni and Clover were gems!  These two cuties, a Golden Retriever and a Rottweiler/German Shepherd mix, were perfect sweeties and even fun to walk even though I suspect they don’t each weigh much less than me, lol.  A nice lady driving out of their neighborhood even stopped her truck to blow kisses to Clover and make lovey faces.  :-D  Gotta love the big girls, right?!

Winni

She was hard to catch on camera, lol.

Clover

A Rottweiler/German Shepherd apparently can mix into a complete sweetie pie.

Pendek and Zim – Pet Sitting Silliness

Pendek and Zim were a recent set of amazing animals that I watched over for 12 days while their parents were having fun abroad.  Check out the silliness that we got up to!

The Foxy Shiba Inu’s – Pet Sitting for the Win

Check out these foxy, Shiba Inu’s!  They live near me and just needed someone to let them out to do their thang.  ;-)

Foxy Shiba
Boys are Bigger

Buster the Awesome – Pet Sitting Success

I spent last week with a very mellow big boy, Buster, a Bernese Mountain Dog / Australian Shepherd mix.  He and I had a great 5 days at his house.  Lots of walks and using him as a pillow.  He did use his big eyes to attempt to get some scraps from me, but we stuck to his new diet.  Thanks for a great week, Buster!

Buster

Fell in love with this 107 pound sweety.

Buster Again

He really loves his little stuffed animal…

Bubbly Boxers – Recent Pet Sitting Success

Last week, I watched the two cuties below for 3 days.  I forgot how energetic young dogs could be, lol.  It ended up working out well and I hope I get to see them again!  Next time, I will make sure to sleep more so I can keep up even better.  ;-)

The Baby Boxer

This little girl was the youngest of the two. Super laid back and cute, cute, cute!

Baby Boy Boxer

This bundle of energy was the older of the two. Also adorable and loving. Wouldn’t stay still very long to be loved on though, lol.

Checking Out the Yard

 

Pet Sitting Checklist

Pet Sitting Checklist

  1. Does your pet get along with small dogs?
  2. Is he/she aggressive towards anything?
  3. Is your pet skittish around a certain gender, age, race?
  4. Is your pet up to date with all of their vaccinations?
  5. Does your pet have any medical issues?  Medications?
  6. Your vet’s name and address?
  7. Emergency contact info?
  8. Is your pet potty trained?
  9. Is your pet kennel trained?  Specifically, is he/she okay in their kennel or does he/she fight it or whine while in it?
  10. How active is your pet?
  11. Is he/she allowed on the furniture?
  12. What is your pet’s favorite toy or chew?
  13. What does your pet eat?
  14. Is your pet a grazer or do they get fed at certain times of the day?
  15. Does your pet know any commands?