Archive for the Pet Sitter Littleton CO Category

Why Hiring a Dog Walker is the Right Choice for Your Dog!

A long day at work for you, means a long day at home for your dog. Even the best-behaved dog needs a break from their regularly scheduled program! A midday dog walk or potty break is an excellent way to provide your dog with recess time in the middle of their day. I loved recess when I was in school, didn’t you? Hiring a dog walker is not only beneficial for your dog’s health & well-being, it can be beneficial for your health and well-being too! Bathroom Break Even the best-behaved dog will have an accident if not given the

Read more

New Year’s Resolutions for Dog Parents

written by Julie Gajewski Every year millions of people make New Year’s resolutions to eat better, exercise more and live a healthier life style. Why not include man’s best friend in your New Year’s resolutions this year! Here is a list of 5 things you can resolve to do better for your furry companion in 2017. 1) Increase the quality of your dog’s kibble by at least one star Number one on our list of New Year’s Resolutions for Dog Parents is, increase the quality of your dog’s kibble by at least one star. Did you know that not all

Read more

Christmas Pet Safety Tips

Christmas Pet Safety Tips

Written by Julie Gajewski The holidays are filled with joy, laughter, and love. But they are also filled with many hazards for our furry loved ones. Help keep your fur kids safe this holiday with these Christmas Pet Safety Tips. 1) Collars with ID Tags & Microchips Number one on our list of Christmas Pet Safety Tips is, collars with ID tags & microchips. The holidays are a revolving door of family, friends, neighbors, and loved ones coming and going to celebrate. This leave the door wide open (pun intended) for your pet to take an adventure in the great

Read more

Christmas Gifts for Pets

Christmas Gifts for Pets

1. You can’t go wrong with a new cozy pet bed Number one on our list of Christmas gifts for pets is a new bed. Fido & Fluffy deserve to be treated like a royalty! And what would king and queen do without a cozy throne to sleep on? The options are limitless! Hammocks for cats to chill and relax, organic & recycled beds for the more earth conscious pet, beds designed for specific breeds like Dachshunds, and unique DIY beds made from repurposed items. Click here to make a DIY pet bed that is both easy and affordable. 2.

Read more

Winter Safety Tips for Pets

Pet Sitting Littleton CO

Know what temperature your dog can handle Number one on our list of winter safety tips for pets is, know what temperature your dog can handle. Some dogs were born for the snow! Others prefer to bask in the sun and vacation in Florida! Siberian Huskies, Samoyeds, and Great Pyrenees have what it takes in their DNA to withstand extreme temperatures and long snowy hikes. Their double coat protects them from the elements. Be careful when taking Chico the Chihuahua and other small toy breeds outside during a winter wonderland. Their small stature and short hair can cause a leisurely

Read more

Communication Is A Two-Way Street

Communication Is A Two-Way Street! Hiring Distinctive Pet Care means that you have a staff of dedicated individuals to care for your furry family members. To avoid miscommunication all correspondence needs to come from and to one source; our office. The preferred method is through the time to pet portal but while email/Internet access maybe unavailable for you, our office line is always available any time of day or night. In our over 20 years as professional pet care providers, we have learned that having a consistent route of communication assures our clients and staff that no detail slips through

Read more

Tips For Your Meet & Greet With Your Pet Sitter!

As a new client to Distinctive Pet Care; we want your experience to be outstanding! How can you help? Here are a few tips and suggestions! 1) Be Organized! Have your information together to include; your vet’s address and phone number, travel info including dates & times of travel and emergency contact information. 2) House Key-Have a well-used copy of your house key for your pet sitter. Even if we will be using an alternative form of entry like a garage key-less code, we do like to have a back up key. Over the years, we have had power outages,

Read more

Pet Sitting For 20 years—What I’ve Realized!

Pet Sitting Littleton, CO

I started my official pet sitting business November of 1995. My friends and family were skeptical. What is that? How can you make money taking care of pets? I knew there was a need for this type of service after working in a veterinarian’s office and seeing the pets that didn’t do well in a kennel-type situation. I jumped in and started a service that was unchartered territory for pet parents. Over the past 20 years, pet sitting has become a well-known alternative in the pet industry. There are still somethings that pet parents do not realize about pet sitting.

Read more

In-Home Euthanasia

by Dawn Olson, Distinctive Pet Care Euthanasia is a tough subject.  “When” is the most common decision that we can agonize over, but now there we need to consider the “Where”.  In years past, our precious family members had no choice but to get in the car, and head to in many cases, to the very place that they had spent time being poked and prodded.  Guilt from pet parents having to make that final drive and visit compounded with the anxiety of the pet and the finality of this decision.  Now there is an option of having your pet

Read more