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Some Dogs Need Space

 Do you have a dog that doesn’t do well when approached by other dogs or humans on your walk? Have you heard of the Yellow Ribbon Project?  It will take some education and awareness to spread this concept world wide, Read more…


Pet Sitter Offers Exercising Tips for Pet Parents in Mesa, AZ

Exercising with Fido can be tricky during the Arizona summer months. It’s too hot in the middle of the day for your pet sitter to exercise him during his potty break and the sun doesn’t go down until late in Read more…


Strange Requests for Pet Sitting in Mesa AZ

Sometimes our pet sitting clients call with “strange” requests.  After the request is made it is followed up by “I’m so sorry to have to ask you to do that.”  Or “Sorry for making such a strange request”.  To that Read more…


Independence Day Pet Safety

4th of July is upon us and with it comes loud noises our dogs aren’t used to hearing. Here are some ways to keep your dog sane and safe during 4th of July: Staying home for Independence Day?  Here are Read more…


How to prevent dog bites

As a Mesa pet sitter I am  provided with plenty of opportunities to educate pet parents and the general public about how to prevent dog bites when working with shy and fearful dogs. Jenna Trethewey, owner of Play Time Pet Read more…


Dog Sitting in Mesa AZ.  Why One Visit Isn’t Enough…

While dog sitting in Mesa AZ, I occasionally get inquiries from pet parents who are looking for just one visit per day.  The pet parent explains that their pet only eats once per day so they only request one dog Read more…


Pet Sitter’s Perspective on Dogs in Mesa Parks.

I LOVE taking my dogs to the park.  They love it too!  Did you know that all parks in Mesa are dog friendly?  That doesn’t mean they are all dog parks and dogs are allowed off the leash.  The City Read more…


Pet Sitter’s Perspective on Puppy Socialization

Did you know that if you socialize your puppy at a young age they will grow up to be a more well rounded dog?  How do you go about socializing your new puppy?  What about an older dog that needs Read more…


Dogs NEED Training

Yeah, punched in the face by an untrained, 120 lb dog.  As a pet sitter in Mesa, AZ I come across lots of dogs that aren’t trained.  If you are the type of person that prefers not to have a Read more…


Boy, My Nugget is a Weirdo

My 3 year old Cocker Spaniel is the most persnickety pet I’ve ever had.  All pets have their quirks, but Nugget seems to have so many.  It does give him character and his quirks make me laugh.  Some of them Read more…