Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Pet Sitting in Algonquin, IL

Shannon’s Pet Sitting is an award winning, compassionate & professional service that provides vacation & out of town pet care. Pet Sitting in Algonquin, IL is provided by our specialized team of pet sitters includes 2 Certified Veterinary Assistants & a Veterinary Technician. We specialize in areas of pet sitting that include pets with behavioral […]

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Pet Sitting in Palatine, IL

Shannon’s Pet Sitting is an award winning, compassionate & professional service that provides vacation & out of town pet care. Pets Sitting in Palatine, IL is provided by our specialized team of pet sitters includes 2 Certified Veterinary Assistants & a Veterinary Technician. We specialize in areas of pet sitting that include pets with behavioral […]

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Time To Choose A Professional Pet Sitter!

Time To Choose A Professional Pet Sitter! Time To Choose A Professional Pet Sitter! We changed our cover pic today on Facebook & Google+ in support of the event/movement “Time to Choose Professional Pet Sitting.” “A one day event to promote the use of Professional Pet Sitters and the benefits. On February 23, 2015 ASKING ALL […]

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Pet Sitter Being Breed Knowledgeable

Pet Sitter being Breed Knowledgeable Your Pet Sitter being “Breed Knowledgeable” can save your pets life & ensure its proper care. When Veterinary Technicians & Veterinary Assistants go to school they have have to study the different breeds of dogs & cats. Not many pet sitting companies have Veterinary Technicians & Veterinary Assistants on their […]

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Home Security Systems & Pet Sitters

As a pet sitting service we see a lot of different alarm systems & service in clients homes. A home security system has its benefits but it also has it downsides. Home Security Systems & Pet Sitters don’t always mix! It all depends on the system, the pet sitter & the home owner. You either […]

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Spring Break Pet Sitting

Spring Break Pet Sitting Everyone needs a vacation and your pets are no exception.  While you are gone on an amazing trip for Spring Break to the Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii or a beautiful beaches in a warm location treat your pets to some TLC as well!! Hire one of our pet sitters come by your […]

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Rabies Certificates = Get out of Jail Card

I wanted to take the time to explain to our dog clients why it is so important for us & you to have copies of your dog’s current rabies certificates on hand & available. That rabies certificate is you dogs’s get out of jail card! NOTHING ELSE!! This may be lengthy but PLEASE READ IT. […]

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IMPORTANT WINTER & SNOW REMINDERS FROM A PET SITTER

IMPORTANT WINTER & SNOW REMINDERS FROM YOUR PET SITTER   A couple reminders as the snow has started to fall, arctic temperatures have arrived & old man winter hits us full blast going into 2015! 1)  Shannon’s Pet Sitting does not plow, snow blow, or shovel driveways & walk ways. If your complex or subdivision DOES NOT […]

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Winter Tips for Pets – Dog & Cats Fighting the Winter Temperatures

Winter Tips for Pets – Dog & Cats Fighting the Winter Temperatures Old man winter has started to make his approach & we need to prepare not only ourselves but our pets as well. Our pets depend on us to look out for them in bad weather. It’s our duty as pet owners to keep […]

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Facts & Fictions of Pet Care

Facts & Fictions of Pet Care It never fails to amaze me the stories I hear and the requests I personally get as a pet sitter – the  Facts & Fictions of Pet Care.  I’m really amazed at times by the way people in general view the pet care industry. With social media in its […]

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Super Gravy…not just another pet food topper!

Super Gravy…not just another pet food topper Have a Finicky Feline or a Picky Pooch? It’s been a while since we’ve given our friends over at Clear Conscience Pet, Anthony & Amanda a plug for their Super Gravy! We love seeing them every year at the HH Backer Total Pet Expo, and this years show […]

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FREE Pet Sitting Consultation Guarantee!!

FREE Pet Sitting Consultation Guarantee!! Did you know that most pet sitting companies with multiple pet sitters DO NOT have you meet their pet sitters at the consultation? You usually just meet the owner of the company. You do not meet or know who your pet sitter will be until after you sign the contract […]

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Diabetic Cats & Young Again Zero Carb Food

Diabetic Cats & Young Again Zero Carb Food Attached is an article by Dr. Margaret A. Wissman, DVM regarding Young Again Pet Food’s Zero Carb Cat for for Diabetic cats. Diabetic Cats and Young Again Zero Carb Food Dr Wissman There is an emerging trend in veterinary medicine for the diabetic cat to be placed on […]

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Martingale Collars – What are they & why use them?

Martingale Collars – What are they & why use them? People often see Greyhounds and Whippets (Sight hounds or racing dogs) with different dog collars that look like a choke collar but don’t have any prongs. These collars are called Martingale collars which are also known as Greyhound Collars or Humane Choke Collars. These collars […]

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The mighty cat litter debate – what brand to choose?

The mighty cat litter debate – what brand to choose? Over the course of 20 years and 8 cats in our family I’ve use a fair share of cat litters. You choose a cat litter based off of your life style & needs. Over the past few years I’ve done quite a few litter trails […]

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Illinois ranks at one of the top states for Dog bites!

Illinois ranks at one of the top states for Dog bites! Scary statistics from State farm insurance – in 2012 Illinois ranked #2 in the U.S. for dog bites with just over 400 claims. We didn’t do much better in 2013 with over 300 dog bite claims! National Dog Bite Prevention Week 2014 kicks off […]

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Importance of READING your Pet Sitting Contract

Importance of READING your Pet Sitting ContractA pet sitting contract is more than filling out dates of when to care for your pet & how much is charged. It’s a legally binding document agreeing to the terms of your pets care in your home. It is a scary fact that over 50% of pet owners […]

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Why Pet Sitters have Cancellation Policies

Why Pet Sitters have Cancellation Policies Do you actually “Read” your pet sitting companies contract? The contract is for you, your pet & your pet sitter’s benefit. Policies and liability waivers are put in place by professional pet sitting companies for good reasons. The number one thing often missed on contracts by pet owners is […]

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Prolonging the inevitable….saying goodbye to our pets.

Prolonging the inevitable….saying goodbye to our pets. No matter how we try to prepare ourselves it is never easy to lose a pet. It has been a very rough couple months for me & my family in regards to our pets. My new kitten Cleo fought a long hard battle to beat Parvo. I had […]

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