utorak, 26. svibnja 2015.

Does Your Dogs Chews? Try Indestructible Dog Beds

One of the most frustrating things dogs can do is to chew up their own dog beds. Unfortunately, many young puppies (and plenty adult dogs) do this incessantly. It gets expensive very quickly to have to replace your dog’s bedding all the time. What can you do to combat this issue?

Allowing your dog to chew his bed will only perpetuate the issue. But you can hardly be expected to be there to supervise your dog 24/7! You will need some help. Buying indestructible dog beds can help break the cycle. Find a bed that your dog cannot easily destroy and you will be well on your way to stopping this destructive habit.

Dogs will easily be able to shred up inexpensive dog beds. Anything constructed from cheap, fragile materials will not last long. Try and avoid any of the following dog bed designs:

    Any dog bed covered with cheap fabric. Cheap fabric is not durable and is unlikely to even withstand normal wear from your dog’s nails, let alone incessant chewing.
    Plush dog beds will be much easier for your dog to wrap his mouth around. Avoid beds that are overly cushioned or soft-edged.
    Woven bed designs can be durable, but anything with a large weave is vulnerable to your dog’s teeth.

Many people swear by Kuranda Dog Beds. Kuranda Dog Beds are guaranteed to be chew-proof. Many dog owners who become exasperated after their dog eats its way through a supposed “chew-proof” bed are often pleasantly surprised to find that the Kuranda Dog Bed actually makes good on its promise.

Kuranda makes indestructible dog beds by eliminating the “chew points” that are present in normal dog beds. The beds are a hammock design, with synthetic, waterproof fabric stretched between a durable aluminum frame. The edges of the fabric are concealed within the frame, so there are no exposed, vulnerable edges your dog can bite. The fabric itself is very durable to normal wear and tear and is very easy to clean. These indestructible, waterproof dog beds are a good option for dog owners with persistent chewers.

subota, 23. svibnja 2015.

Useful Resources For Dog Owners

Here is a list of links to various resources for and about dogs. Check out the helpful links for information on dog food, dog toys and other dog products! Your pup will thank you - visit them today!

Animal Welfare

Whatcom Humane Society
Alternative Humane Society
American Humane Association

Agility Organizations

AKC - American Kennel Club
USDAA - United States Dog Agility Association
NADAC - North American Dog Agility Council
CPE - Canine Performance Events
TDAA - Teacup Dogs Agility Association

Training Equipment, Dog Accessories & Other Shops
Agility A Go Go - Your supplier of competition quality dog agility equipment at affordable prices.
Smith Training Equipment - Dog Obedience and Agility Equipment that is sturdy and portable.
PetSmart - Dog Clothes, Shoes and Apparel
Orvis - Dog Clothes, Dog Coats, Dog Safety Jackets & More
Citronella Bark Collars - If your dog barks excessively, citronella collars are in our opinion far better solution than shock collars. 

Dog Food
Canidae – All-natural pet food, we carry this food because it has a good variety and a reasonable price.
Nature’s Variety – Raw frozen pet food and dry kibble.
California Natural Pet – All-natural pet food.
Taste of the Wild – Grain-free pet food.

Other Resources
Vet Mobile – Mobile veterinary service, Dr. Marty and her team are perfect for saving time and money when it’s time to see the vet.
Peteducation.com - Pet Education Web site. This informative website, owned and operated by practicing veterinarians Drs. Foster and Smith.
HealthyPet - As the only organization that accredits veterinary practices in the United States and Canada, the American Animal Hospital Association sets the standard for quality veterinary care. Learn about the AAHA standard of care.

ponedjeljak, 18. svibnja 2015.

Why Use A Pet Sitter?

By using a pet sitter, you no longer have to impose on family, friends,  and neighbors. Pets are happiest and least stressed when they are in their own home environment.

A familiar environment, diet and exercise routine are all essential to a pet's well-being.  Eliminating the trauma of being moved from their comfort zones and minimizing exposure to illness from other animals will make your vacation and your pet's time away from you much happier.

Pet sitter will care for your pets while you're away, whether it be for a day, a week, or longer. He will feed them, play with them, and love them. He will take such great care of them they may not even miss you.

In addition to watching your special friends, pet/house sitter will bring in your mail and newspaper, water your plants, turn your lights on and off, and open and close drapes/blinds. This gives your house a lived-in look, thereby increasing the security of your home.


In-Home Pet Consultation
Your friendly, neighborhood pet sitter will come to your home to meet you and your pets, gather pertinent information about your pets and home, and get a house key to provide services.

Daily In-Home Pet Visits
Pet sitter will come to your home for a minimum of a 30-minute visit to check in on your pets. When applicable, visits include play time, feeding, litter box and/or cage cleaning, yard waste clean-up, and home security check.

Home Care
Let the house sitter keep your home safe, tidy and looking lived in while you're away! 30 minute visit includes mail and newspaper retrieval, plant watering, light rotation, opening/closing blinds, and home security checks.

Hotel Pet Sitting
You can have a pet sitter watch your loved one for the day or evening in your pet-friendly hotel, bed and breakfast, or resort while you go out on the town. Great for visitors and tourists!

In-Home Overnight Pet Sitting
Some pet sitters will spend the night in your home so your pets can maintain their routine in the safety and comfort of their own environment! Includes, when applicable, morning and evening private walks, feeding, litter box and/or cage cleaning, mail and newspaper retrieval, plant watering, light rotation, opening/closing blinds, and home security checks.

Private Boarding
In some cases, you can bring your pet to live with your pet sitter when you go away or are having work done on your house. You drop off your pet and provide their food, treats and bedding, and pet sitters will do the rest! Pet Taxi pick-up and drop-off offered for extra charge based on availability.

Private Dog Walk
Minimum 30 minute visit where your pet sitter will take your dog on a leashed walk in your neighborhood. This will make sure your dog gets out to stretch his legs, get some fresh air and does his business! Feeding and basic home care can be combined at no charge within the 30 minute time frame.

Poop Scoop Yard Clean Up

Some pet sitters can keep your front or back yard clean and sanitary. Basic service includes 30-60 minute waste clean up for up to two dogs.

četvrtak, 14. svibnja 2015.

Helping You and Your Pets!

Comfort for your Pet, Security for your Home

There are numerous advantages of using our pet sitting service. We guarantee that you will love our pet sitters, almost as much as your pets will!

When you are away or while on vacation, we will visit your home to feed, care for, and play with your pet -- giving your pet the personal attention it needs and deserves. We will spend quality time with your best friend, seeing that they get the love and attention that they greatly deserve.

  •     No stress for you or your pet while you are away.
  •     FREE Consultation and Introduction!
  •     Your pet stays on its normal routine.
  •     Brushing & Medication Administered when requested!
  •     Litter Box & Doggie Doo Scooping!
  •     Walks when requested! (Not recomended above 85*)
  •     Your companions will be given fresh water every visit and food at appropriate times.
  •     Bring in your mail. Take out your trash.
  •     Small Animal Cage Cleanup.
  •     A daily checklist, note, or report card will be left at every visit to verify the services provided.
  •     Daily e-mail or phone messages can also be requested.
  •     Purchase Pet Supplies, Restock Fridge, Run errands to get your home ready for your arrival back! (extra fee)
  •    Overnight Stays Available! Available during ALL Holidays!
  •   Home Security: alter window coverings, lighting, pick up newspapers, water plants, light housekeeping, radios or TV shut on/off for companionship and as a crime deterrent.
  •     Custom Arrangements!!

Pet Tips When Using Pet Sitting Services


  • Set thermostats or AC units/fans at temperatures that will be comfortable for your pets. Leave operating instructions for adjustments.
  • Stock up on enough paper towels, pet food, kitty litter,medication etc. to last your entire trip. Consider leaving extra supplies in case you are delayed.
  • Clean the litter boxes and fill with fresh litter before leaving.
  • Inform neighbors who may be looking out for your property that a pet sitter will be making visits to your home.
  • If you have a security alarm system, please notify the company that a pet sitter will be coming to your home.
  • Clean out your refrigerator to prevent food spoilage (if you plan to be away more than 7 days)
  • Wash any dirty dishes to avoid attracting pests and make the sink free.
  • Move valuables away from the windows.
  • Put away bikes, outdoor toys and lawn furniture to prevent them from being stolen.
  • Mow your grass (if you plan to be away more than 7 days)
  • Let us know if any outdoor trees/plants need manual watering and if so, which ones and how often.
  • Secure any outside gates (to backyard, swimming pool).
  • Make sure all doors and windows are locked.
  • Do not hide keys for anyone who might be entering your home while you're away.
  • Take a furry headcount just before leaving! 


Never leave your pet unattended in a parked car for any period of time. On a warm day, the temperature in a parked car can reach 120° in a matter of minutes—even with the car windows partially open.

Example: On an 85-degree Fahrenheit day, for example, the temperature inside a car with the windows opened slightly can reach 102 degrees within ten minutes. After 30 minutes, the temperature will reach 120 degrees. At 110 degrees, pets are in danger of heatstroke. So you can see this is even much worse in Arizona where summer temps start out in the triple digits!

Your pet can quickly suffer brain damage or die from heatstroke or suffocation when trapped in high temperatures. This is what you should do if your pet is exposed to high temperatures:

Be alert for the signs of heat stress—heavy panting, difficulty breathing, glazed eyes, rapid pulse, unsteadiness, staggering gait, stupor, collapse, vomiting, deep red or purple tongue, salivation, body temperature 104 F or above.

If your pet becomes overheated, you must lower his/her body temperature immediately.
Move your pet into the shade and apply cool (not cold) water all over their body to gradually lower their temperature.

Apply ice packs or cold towels to your pet's head, neck, and chest only.

Let your pet drink small amounts of cool water or lick ice cubes.

Finally, take your pet directly to a veterinarian—it could save his/her life.

If you see an animal in a car exhibiting any signs of heat stress, call your local animal care and control agency or police department immediately!

You don't just expose your pets to the dangers of heat stress when you leave them in a car, you also expose them to pet theft. Thousands of pets are stolen each year from unattended cars.

Taking your pet for a ride may seem like fun, but many pets prefer to spend time with you in the comfort and safety of your home. Explore activities that you and your pet can share at home and avoid taking risks by leaving your pet in the car.

If you must take your pet with you in your car, do so safely: Cats should ride in pet carriers, and dogs should ride in travel crates or be on a leash. When traveling, a pet should wear two ID tags—one with a home address and one with a destination address.

Information obtained from The Humane Society of the United States 

Flagstaff Pet Nanny Services

We are a Professional Pet Sitting business that is Insured and serving   Flagstaff, Cosnino, Doney Park, Kachina, Mountainaire, Baderville, Forest Highlands, Coconino County.  We care for pets in YOUR HOME as if they are  your children, because that is how our pets are treated.

While your at work for the day, and your puppy, older dog, or Cat needs taken care of during that time,  or if you are on an extended vacation we will care for Dogs, Cats, Fish, and Birds.  We have experience in caring for these animals and we are also Certified volunteers at and for the Humane Shelter in Tucson. We have also taken Dog and Cat handling classes, and are trained to love, and care for  your Pet(s).

Why use us:

Convenience for you, non exposure for  your pet to illness, your pet will have individual attention . You also will  not have to inconvenience your neighbor.

Did you remember to turn off your coffee pot!, or arrange for your mail to be picked up. We will

All business will be conducted after a NO CHARGE initial Consultation.