Category Archives: Pet sitting

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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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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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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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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Think before submitting that FREE pet sitter inquiry request!

  When pet owners submit FREE inquires to websites like PetSitting.com to find a pet sitter – the pet sitter pays for that lead!! Please try to take into consideration if you are positive you REALLY NEED a pet sitter & if you are willing to pay for a professional pet sitter before inquiring. Because […]

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Ultimate in Pet Sitting for East & West Dundee, IL

Ultimate in Pet Sitting for East & West Dundee, ILIf you are a resident of East & West Dundee, IL and are in need of a Pet Sitter look no further than Shannon’s Pet Sitting! Shannon’s Pet Sitting is an award winning professional pet care service specialized in pets with behavioral issues, medical needs & […]

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Does you pet sitter know what to do in a medical emergency?

Does you pet sitter know what to do in a medical emergency? We don’t like to think it will happen while we are away but you never know. Your pet ends up having a medical emergency while you are out of town and they are left with a pet sitter.  Does your pet sitter know […]

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Pet Sitting in Hoffman Estates, IL

Pet Sitting in Hoffman Estates, IL   If you live in Hoffman Estates, IL and are in need of a pet sitter to care for your pets while you are out of town or on vacation you have come to the right place! Shannon’s Pet Sitting is an award winning professional pet care service serving […]

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This Pet Sitter got stuck in the snow!

Last night was honestly one of the scariest I’ve had in my 15+ years of pet sitting! Chicago has been getting pounded by snow since December. People are not keeping up with their driveways & walkways! I went on a consultation to meet a new client in Barrington, IL last night. Our appointment was at […]

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The Effects of Feeding Wildlife

Providing wild animals with a steady, human-supplied food source can lead to problems for both the animals and humans. You should refrain from feeding the wildlife for a number of reasons – one such reason is that it attracts mice and encourages them to search for additional food sources and enter the building(s). In addition, […]

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What’s the Cost of Pet Sitting In Chicago’s Suburbs?

Cost of Pet Sitting In Chicago’s Suburbs Cost of Pet Sitting in Chicago’s NW suburbs varies depending on the service provider. Services determine their prices based on many different factors and not all of them are the same. The pricing and company can make a difference in you and your pets’ pet sitting service. The following […]

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Why I am NOT a member of PSI or Napps

I’ve had quite a few people ask me over the years if I am a member of PSI (Pet Sitters International) or NAPPS (National Association of Professional Pet Sitters) and I’m NOT.  It can be explained in two ways – to a Pet Owner & then also a fellow Pet Sitter. An Association to me […]

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