Home Sweet Home Petsitters

The Charlotte areas premier pet sitting company!


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GETTING A DOG…A GOOD IDEA?

   THE ADDITION OF A DOG TO YOUR FAMILY

A dog is wonderful, loving, entertaining and loyal.  Whether he comes with a pedigree or from a pound, a dog is just about the perfect friend.  However, he will demand a lot of you, because he relies on you for nearly everything – food, water, shelter, veterinary care, exercise, training, grooming and protection.  While it is important that you choose the right dog for your needs, it is equally important to ensure that you can meet his.  You need to prepare your home for his arrival, and make him a welcome and well-behaved member of your community.  The responsibilities of ownership are great, but the love and friendship you’ll receive are priceless.  

Before you run out and purchase or adopt a dog (please consider the latter) especially at Christmas time, please consider the following:

  • Family Matters – Single?  Married?  Children?  Existing pets?  
  • The 10-15 year commitment you are making
  • Should you consider a cat?
  • Feeding, play, exercise, training, and grooming are all essential needs.
  • Financial Burden
  • Learn as much as you can about breeds appropriate for you and your family
  • Puppy or Older dog
  • Ask your shelter to help in selection – They are more than happy to help
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HURRICANE DISASTER PLAN WILDFIRES DISASTERS

HURRICANES AND OTHER DISASTERS:

A good disaster plan will prepare you for disasters that come with some warning ( hurricanes, wildfires, or floods ) and those that strike suddenly such as chemical spills or tornadoes.  You’ll even be ready for extended power outages that become true emergencies if they happen during a heat wave or ice storm.

TO-DO LIST FOR PROTECTING YOUR PETS IN A DISASTER

1)     Start getting ready now

         *  ID your pet                                                 *  Find a safe place to stay ahead of time

         *  Put together your disaster kit            *  Plan for your pet in case you’re not at home

2)    If you evacuate – Take your pet

3)    If you stay at home – Do it Safely

Home Sweet Home Pet Sitters would like to thank the HSUS  for being such an outstanding resource for pets !

Go to :    http://www.humanesociety.org  for more information on pets and disasters!                 or                http://www.vetstreet.com/prepare-your-pets-for-a-disaster#1_43hmm91n