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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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!