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Does You Dog Need Clothes?

 Do dogs need clothes? While this may at first appear to be a light concern to those who would scoff at the idea of dressing a dog, there are still many dog owners who have seen their dogs shiver violently after exposure to winter temperatures but hesitate to put clothing on their dogs for fear of appearing odd. Well, have no fear. If you are concerned about your dog being cold, there is certainly no harm in putting clothing on him . […]

Austin Pet Sitter Warns of Christmas Tree Hazards

Austin Pet Sitter warns of toxic Christmas plants Are Christmas Trees Poisonous To Cats and Dogs? By Janet Tobiassen Crosby, DVM Learn more about Christmas tree hazards and pets in this FAQ. Answer: Christmas can be a scary time for pets, especially cats who can’t resist the tree and other holiday plants, many of which are poisonous. Toxicity of holiday plants varies from mild to extreme. The level of poisoning (illness) is also related to amount of the plant ingested. […]

The Up’s and Down’s of a Professional Austin Pet Sitter

Obviously, it is an ideal occupation to be a Austin Pet Sitter However, the competition is getting stronger.  When I “officially” started my Pet Sitting business, I was one of a handful of other Austin Pet Sitters in the area.  Now there is a pet sitter on every corner.  Not to mention the added competition to the less than trustworthy “Sitter City” or in some cases, “Care.com”.  On those sites, you may name your own price, but I truly believe that you get what you pay for.  Do you want to hire a Professional who does Pet Sitting as a profession?  Or do you want a Freshman college student who is trying to make some extra cash? […]

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