Home Sweet Home Petsitters

The Charlotte areas premier pet sitting company!


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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

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RESERVE AND SAVE: VIEW OUR MONEY-SAVING SPECIALS!

SPECIAL  #1         Free In-Home Meeting with You And Your Pet

SPECIAL  #2       FREE  FRIDAYS   –   Dog-Walking       *please call  for  details*

SPECIAL  #3       Reserve  (6)  consecutive pet visits and the **6th is  FREE!    (New clients only – excluding Holidays)

               This is our way of    “Welcoming You to the Home Sweet Home Family”

**   HOME SWEET HOME PET SITTERS NEVER RAISES PRICES FOR HOLIDAYS  **

              Office:     (704) 845-5044                             Email:  hshpetsitters@aol.com

                              ** BLOG  SPECIAL – Good for (1) free pet visit


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HOME SWEET HOME PET SITTERS – SAFE PETS DISASTER GUIDE

 

HOW TO KEEP YOUR PETS SAFE FROM DISASTER:

Planning for a disaster may seem overwhelming, but Home Sweet Home Pet Sitters will try to make this task less daunting.  We’ll tell you what you can do right now, when disaster strikes, and even after to make sure you and your pets come through just fine.  The First Step is to make your Disaster Plan.  In the coming days we will not only define types of disasters, outline a plan, and specify exactly what you should do.

 

* As always we would like to thank the HSUS for the outstanding work they do and for being an invaluable resource for our pets and pet owners!

 


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HOME SWEET HOME PET SITTERS: THE GREAT DEBATE

SHOULD YOUR PET STAY OR GO?  WHO SHOULD CARE FOR YOUR PET WHILE YOU ARE AWAY?

Many pet owners have wrestled with these questions for years.  Home Sweet Home Pet Sitters is in the business of doing what is best for your pet, not your pet sitter or kennel.  Our recommendations have always been based on this because we recognize the importance of quality pet care.  Our experience and the expertise of veterinarians and organizations such as the Humane Society will hopefully provide enough information for you to make an informed decision and one that is in the best  interest of your pet.  The primary objective should be to eliminate any stress your pet may experience while you are away.  On a more personal note, several years ago we owned a beautiful “Sheltie” that would cower if he saw a suitcase.  We learned quickly and acted accordingly.

What are your options?

*  Friends, neighbors or relatives – Usually not a viable option because few people have someone qualified should an emergency occur or they do not want to impose such a responsibility on someone.

*  Kennels – If you decide to board your pet, get references and personally inspect the kennel. Your Vet can help you in this regard.

*  Hire a Pet Sitter – We feel this is the best option because your pet is kept in his own home, familiar surroundings, will be played with and kept on his normal schedule.  HSH tailors our pet sits to you!

Should you decide to hire a pet sitting company be sure to set up a meeting with you AND your pet!

The Humane Society recommends having your pet microchipped before you leave them anyplace unfamiliar to the animal!

**Thanks to The Humane Society for being such an outstanding resource for pet owners and pets!


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Home Sweet Home Pet Sitters: Travelling? Should You Take Your Cat?

SHOULD YOU TAKE YOUR CAT ON VACATION?

Cats do not enjoy change and taking them on trips is usually not a good idea.  Unless you are moving or going on an a very long vacation, get a pet sitter so your cat will not have to experience the stress of riding for hours or days in a crate and adjust to a new temporary living arrangement.

*Thanks to the Humane Society for being such an outstanding resource for people and their pets!


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“HOME SWEET HOME” TRAVELLING: SHOULD YOUR PET STAY OR GO?

PLANNING A TRIP?

Pet owners planning to travel for business or pleasure have an important decision to make.  Should you take your companion animals along or leave them at home.  While we know how tempting it may be to take them along, you have to consider that some animals are not suited to travel due to temperament, illness, or physical impairment.

The most humane approach is to think of the animals needs first.  You may think that your dog won’t be able to tolerate separation from you and taking him is a good idea.  But if you are vacationing, will you have to leave him in a hotel room or strange kennel?  This will make your pet more anxious than ever, so finding a good, experienced pet sitter and leaving your pet in his own home would probably be a better choice!

 

*Thanks to the Humane Society for being such an outstanding resource for people and their pets!


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HOME SWEET HOME PETSITTERS: PETS IN TODAY’S ECONOMY

 

Home Sweet Home Pet Sitters recognizes all to well how devastating these difficult financial times can be.  Many people are struggling just to put food on the table for their families.  You’ve always managed to give your pet the medical care she needs and deserves, but due to unexpected circumstances, you’re faced with vet expenses that are far beyond your ability to afford them.  We are seeing this all to often over the past few years.  We did some research and the good news is that financial aid is out there, and there are steps you can take to cover an emergency vet bill as well as companies in the pet industry that are willing to help.  Home Sweet Home Pet Sitters has been caring for Charlotte Area pets since 1999 and are strong supporters of many outstanding organizations dedicated to the well-being of pets.  We suggest that you check out the links below as they provide a wealth of information on this subject along with a comprehensive list of financial aid-related organizations.

http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/trouble_affording_pet.html                                             http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/trouble_affording_veterinary_care.html

We will continue to update our page with the growing list of companies that are offering discounts on food and other pet-related items as we find them.

        Home Sweet Home Pet Sitters of the Charlotte – Matthews Area would like to again express our appreciation to The Humane Society for the outstanding work they do !