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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IF YOUR DOG EATS WHAT IT SHOULDN’T

DOGS EXPLORE WITH THEIR MOUTH:

No matter HOW cautious you are, it’s possible your dog can find and swallow what it shouldn’t.  It is a smart idea to keep the phone number of your LOCAL VET, the closest EMERGENCY CLINIC, and the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (888) 426-4435 where you know it in an emergency!


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Home Sweet Home Pet Sitters has had the honor and privilege to care for thousands of pets in the Charlotte-Matthews Area since we opened in 1999.  We are thankful for and humbled by the loyalty our clients have shown to us and have always strived to exceed their expectations.  Home Sweet Home Pet Sitters has been a leading resource for our clients in many areas of pet care.

We can’t stress enough the necessity for all pet owners to develop a relationship with one of the many outstanding veterinarians in our area whether it be for routine health care or specific concerns you may have regarding your pet’s health.

The links included are extremely useful and informative however are not intended to be a substitute for veterinary care.

In the coming months we will be covering such topics as:

  • What NOT to feed your Pet
  • Having trouble Affording your Pet
  • Traveling: Should your Pet Stay or Go?
  • Pets on Planes, Trains and Ships
  • Traveling by car with your pet
  • How to keep your Pet Safe from Disaster
  • High Tech:  Identifying Pets with Microchips