TLC House & Pet Sitter Blog

Nail Clipping for Dogs – Helpful Tips

Nail Clipping for Dogs At TLC, we know that your dogs are more than just pets; they are family members. And because you want to care for them like one of the family, you do what you can to make sure that they look and feel their best. Nail clipping for dogs is more...

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Keeping Your Dog Cool

Are You Keeping Your Dog Cool Enough? Your dog has been with you through thick and thin and it’s only natural to want to reward him with road trip fun or time at the beach. But when things outdoors get steamy, it’s easy for him to become dangerously overheated. Are...

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Redirected Aggression in Pets

Redirected Aggression in Pets Perhaps this has happened to you. You come home and find your mild-mannered pet has ravaged a curtain or torn apart a shoe from your closet - objects she has never paid attention to before. What is going on here? It could well be a case...

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Raising a Puppy

Raising a Puppy If You Want a Great Dog, Raise a Good Puppy Raising a puppy sounds like a good ole' time of throwing a ball and watching him scurry after it. We all know how holding a sweet puppy can just melt your heart. However, there is so much more to raising a...

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Spay and Neuter for Dogs: What You Need to Know

Spay or Neuter for Dogs: What You Need to Know It has become a widely held belief that every pet owner should spay or neuter their dog without question. However, what spay and neuter advocates won't tell you are some of the risks. Along with the benefits, there are...

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Aggressive Dogs and Knowing the Signs

Aggressive Dogs How to Spot Fear & Aggression in Dogs News headlines are constantly highlighting dog attacks. As such, even more dogs are being euthanized in shelters as they are deemed aggressive, dangerous and unpredictable. Would it surprise you to hear that all of...

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Pet Sitting Mistakes to Avoid

Pet Sitting Mistakes to Avoid Pet sitting doesn't conjure up thoughts of rocket science. However, there are still quite a few traps you might fall into when on the job. As a new sitter, you'll want to avoid making this pet sitting mistakes at all costs. Never miss a...

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How Much Exercise Does My Dog Need?

How Much Exercise Does My Dog Need? Have you ever wondered "How Much Exercise Does My Dog Need"? Walking your dog gives your pup a chance to explore, socialize, and of course, relieve himself. Yet, taking your dog for a walk serves another important function that pet...

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The Best Dog Parks in Scottsdale

Places to Play for Furry Residents Best Dog Parks in Scottsdale If you're looking for the best dog parks in Scottsdale, you're in the right place. The city of Scottsdale loves its furry residents. It provides three dog parks maintained by the city. Each park has its...

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Free Feeding Your Pet While You’re Away?

You Want What's Best Is Free Feeding Your Pet a Good Idea? So you’re going away for a few days. It can be tempting to simply leave a self feeder full of kibble out for your cat or dog, but it’s not always the best idea. Consider the following before you begin free...

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What do our sitters do with their clients’ keys?

When you give someone the keys to your house, it’s an exercise in trust. As pet sitters, we take our duties to look after your pets and your home very seriously. Here’s a sneak peek behind the scenes at how we handle our clients’ keys, How are the keys managed in our...

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What to Do When Your Cat is Shy for Strangers

Mittens is Typically Full of Personality But My Cat is Shy for Strangers You could have the sweetest cat in the world, but no one would ever know if kitty rushes to hide under the bed whenever there’s company! It’s fairly common for cats to be afraid of strangers,...

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Six Tips on Dog Walking for Pet Owners

6 Tips for Dog Walking Even if you do not like it, your dog definitely likes to take a stroll. You may be surprised by these tips for dog walking. After all, dog walking seems pretty easy.  Dog walking is essential for maintaining your pet’s health and keeping them...

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Responsible Pet Ownership

Responsible Pet Ownership Responsible pet ownership is nothing less than caring for a child. Luckily, most pet owners do consider their pets a part of their family. However, loving is not enough when it comes to being a good and responsible pet owner. Just like you...

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Choosing a Pet Sitter That Your Dog Will Love

Choosing a Pet Sitter That Your Dog will Love In today’s busy world, it often becomes difficult to care for your pet the way you'd want to. So enters a positive alternative; a doting pet sitter. Choosing a pet sitter that your dog will love may seem daunting. With the...

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What is House Sitting? What to Expect

What is House Sitting? What to Expect: What is house sitting? That's a great question. If you go out of the country for a business trip, or spend any amount of time traveling, you may need someone to look after your house. You may also need someone to look after your...

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5 Tips for Pet Care While You’re Away on Vacation

5 Tips for Vacation Pet Care Going away on vacation is a fun time for you and your family. Feeling comfortable with your vacation pet care can make things a little more difficult. However, you can rest easy when you know that your furry family members are well taken...

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Emergency First Aid Tips for Pet Owners

Emergency First Aid Tips for Pet Owners Since emergencies don’t come with prior notice, the only way to handle them is to be prepared. One might think pets would require the same emergency care as humans. However, since animals are biologically different from us...

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Halloween Safety for Pets

Halloween Safety for Pets Halloween is a time of fun for us.  However, we often forget to consider our furry little friends during our party-prep. Halloween safety for pets is often last on the list of to-do items. Pet owners tend to ignore how a simple night where...

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How to Care for a Pet while Pet-sitting

So you’ve bagged yourself a pet-sitting job and are wondering about the basics of the job. Well, this article is a short guide that should help you understand what your work entails. Let’s have a look at how you are supposed to care of the animal. 1)   Follow...

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How to be Well-Prepared for a Pet-Sitting Job

Preparing for a Pet Sitting Job How to Be Well Prepared for a Pet Sitting Job There is a lot more to pet-sitting than simply showing up to the pet owner’s house and giving the animal a treat or two. First of all, you need to have the right aptitude for the...

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Professional Pet Sitters Member Spotlight

National Association of Professional Pet Sitters Member Spotlight, Fall 2009 ... Presents for Pets Certification of Appreciation by NAPPS 2009, pdf certificate  P4P Certificate Appreciation 2009 Attention Scottsdale animal lovers  September 23, 2009 PM...

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Why hire a pet sitter in Arizona?

So you're going away? ....And your pets know it.   Max sits and stares at you with sad, soulful eyes. Mittens jumps into your suitcase, clambering back every time you remove her so you can pack. Whether you're leaving for a week or weekend (or longer) leaving your...

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Sitters Care for Sensitive Pets While Owners Travel

Sitters Care for Sensitive Pets While Owners Travel Scottsdale Republic June 13, 2005 NORTHEAST VALLEY - Let's face it, some of us are just homebodies. The same can be said for our pets. So although some folks - and some pets, for that matter - may look...

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 Earns Coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award

TLC House & Pet Sitting Service, LLC  Earns Coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award Award reflects businesses’ consistently high level of customer service TLC House & Pet Sitting Service, LLC has been awarded the prestigious 2011 Angie’s List Super...

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Healthy Treats For Dogs Who Enjoy The Best

Healthy Treats For Dogs Who Enjoy The Best We love our pets. We pamper our pets. We smother them with love and affection. We'll throw endless sticks and frisbees and tennis balls, take them on walks, bathe them and groom them without complaint. Then we run into the...

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5 Top Reasons to Hire a Midday Dog Walker

Hiring a Dog Walker for Midday Walks 5 Reasons Why You'll Want To Hiring a dog walker is easier than you think for midday walks. You see them every evening. Sometimes in the morning too. People parading with pups. One, two or three happy dogs, walking sedately or...

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Things to Consider Before Buying a New Pet

Things to Consider When Buying a New Pet Buying a new pet? Introducing a new pet into your family is the same as bringing a new family member into your house. Pets do not just occupy space in your house but also in your daily life. You become responsible for your dog....

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Pet Safety Tips for Scottsdale, AZ

Holiday Safety Tips Holly, Jolly and Oh-So-Safe! Of course you want to include your furry companions in the festivities, pet parents, but as you celebrate this holiday season, try to keep your pet's eating and exercise habits as close to their normal routine as...

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TLC House & Pet Sitting Sitter Review

Brittany was amazing and went above and beyond what I expected with regard to giving lots of attention, playtime and care to our cat, Fitz. When we returned, our home was exactly how we left it and there were a couple of details that indicated she exceed our...

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Diet & Routine Vet Care Tips for Dogs

Diet & Routine Vet Care Tips for Dogs If you want to have a long, beautiful relationship with your dog, then you should educate yourself on the basics of his health care. A foundation of good health starts with diet, and this should go hand in hand with routine,...

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Socialization for Dogs

Socialization for Dogs While many dog owners believe their dog to be the friendly sort, and they very well may be, the act of socialization goes far beyond just saying his to house guests. It goes beyond meeting new people, trips to the Dog Park and doggy play dates,...

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Animal Anxiety – Hire a Pet Sitter

Have you ever considered what goes through an animal’s mind when, even for a short time, it is separated from its owner? They can quite understandably become very confused as to why you are leaving or frightened that you may not return, regardless of what goes through...

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Prepare For Your Pet Sitter

Prepare For Your Pet Sitter Your pets deserve "An Alternative to Boarding".  Allow them all of the comforts of home while you travel with peace-of-mind, knowing they are well cared for by your trusted, qualified pet sitter.   Consider These Tips When Preparing to Meet...

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Why Hire a TLC Pet Sitter?

Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers in Scottsdale Arizona who are nationally and locally award winning. Providing cat sitting and puppy sitting too. The best pet sitting, house sitting and dog walking service in Arizona, Why Hire a TLC Pet Sitter? ♥ 20 Years of Experience ♥...

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5 Warning Signs About Using To Many Dog Treats

5 Warning Signs About Using To Many Dog Treats If you have a dog you probably have some dog treats laying around. In fact some of my clients have so many dog treats that the dog really doesn’t need dog food because it is eating treats all day long. Giving your dog too...

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10 Reasons You Should Hire a Professional Pet Sitter

A professional pet sitter does more than simply feed your pet. A trusted, reliable pet sitter is responsible for providing all of the love, attention and care that your pet needs, as though you never left home.  Your pet’s diet, health, safety, and happiness are...

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Are You Practicing Good Dog Owner Etiquette

Are You Practicing Good Dog Owner Etiquette As a dog owner, it is very important that you practice good doggy manners.  “What does that mean?” you ask.  Here are a few pointers on being a good dog owner who shows good doggy etiquette. Jumping On People This is the one...

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5 Things To Avoid When Adopting A Dog

5 Things To Avoid When Adopting A Dog Adopting a dog from a shelter or a breed rescue is an excellent way find a pet, plus you’re saving a life in the process. However, there are a few things that you should avoid when adopting that new dog for your family. Aggression...

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Canine Social Anxiety

Canine Social Anxiety   If you have ever bee nagged to start your puppy on socialization, it is in part due to the dibilitating effects of social anxiety. While dogs who were not socialized as puppies can have some degree of this anxiety, it is typically seen in a...

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The Hyperactive Dog- What do to wear them out

The Hyperactive Dog   Have you ever met a dog that seems to have springs on his paws instead of toes? You can envision him now, jumping up and down tirelessly with never ending energy! Dogs like this are labeled as hyperactive because they seem to just not stop...

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Leaving pets in the car

Leaving your pet in the car even just for a few minutes may not seem like a big deal, but it could actually be very dangerous for your pets! The temperature inside a vehicle can actually rise to higher than that of the outside especially during spring and summer when...

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Dog Food Recalls & Withdrawals

Dog Food Recalls & Withdrawals Do you know who to call if there is a problem with your dog’s food? When should you call? Description of the problem with the product.  Examples include: Foul odor, off color Swollen can or pouch, leaking container Foreign object found...

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Heartworm: A Deadly Disease That is Easily Preventable

Heartworm is a deadly parasite that lives in the heart and arteries of infected dogs, as well as some cats and wild animals.  It is a serious disease that can be fatal without treatment.  The good news is that prevention for your pet is simple and affordable. The...

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Ear Infections: A Common Ailment for Many Dogs

Ear Infections: A Common Ailment for Many Dogs Ear infections are very common among dogs.  In fact, most dogs will suffer from an ear infection at least once in their life.  So, how can a concerned dog owner recognize the signs of an ear infection, prevent them from...

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Warning Signs of Diabetes in Dogs

Warning Signs of Diabetes in Dogs Diabetes mellitus, otherwise known as “sugar diabetes” is commonly found in canines.  The illness arises when dogs are unable to metabolize enough sugar. Early warning signs of diabetes in dogs are: -          Increase in appetite...

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What is Positive Reinforcement Training?

Do you know what positive Reinforcement Training is?    There are a host of dog training philosophies floating around, each with its own, often-times vocal, champions. Our sitters/walkers at TLC House & Pet Sitting practice positive reinforcement training that uses...

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What Does A Pet Sitter Do?

Pet sitting is just opening the door, petting the dog on the head and letting him out for a potty break, right? Maybe in the old days when pet owners went on vacation and asked a neighbor to look in every now and then. Today, however, our cherished members of the...

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Pet Sitting Services – Gilbert – Chandler, AZ

What does pet sitting services include? TLC House & Petting Sitting services in Scottsdale and Gilbert AZ includes personalized care for your pet(s) in your home while you are away. A local professional pet sitter will meet with you at your home in Gilbert or...

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10 Reasons You Should Hire a Professional Pet Sitter

Why use a  Professional Pet Sitting in Gilbert Your plans are set. In a just a few weeks time you’ll be off on a 10-day vacation to see the family. Or perhaps you have splurged on a luxurious cruise. You spent a bundle and the last thing you feel like doing is...

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Caring For Your Pets During Cold Winter Months

When the weather is chilly, take a few minutes to think about your furry friends.  Here are some tips to care for your pets in cold weather. Keep your cat indoors during cold weather, as it is very possible he or she could freeze if left outside. In the winter time,...

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Keeping Your Pet Healthy, Naturally

How Holistic Medicine Can Help Your Pet(s): What is holistic medicine? Holistic care is based on using your body’s own natural healing powers to help the body heal itself. The four main therapies used to do so are: Acupuncture - the insertion of needles at specific...

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TLC Pet Sitter Consult

Review About Pet Sitting  This is a quote from  one of our new clients about using  our pet sitting service for the first time.  Here is her testimonial:   "Our consultation with the sitter was SUCH a pleasant & comforting surprise, because I had never used a...

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Importance of Cat Litter Scooping

Your cat is a marvel of consistency - sleeps in the same place, eats the same amount of food and drinks the same amount of water. Every day. This love of routine can make it easy to spot early indicators that your cat's health may not be right. And those telltale...

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Importance of Exercise for Your Pets.

"If your dog is fat, you aren't getting enough exercise."  The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention tells us that out of America's 77.5 million dogs 35 million can be called overweight and 6.7 million are downright obese. Those extra pounds can take away an average...

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Prevent Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke for your Pets

How to Watch For and to Prevent Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke for your Pets During the summer months in the valley, temperatures can be lethal for humans as well as our pets.  While outside with your dog, please be mindful of the signs of heat exhaustion, which...

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Pet Friendly Gardening Tips

Pet Friendly Gardening Tips   The beautiful spring weather may inspire you to enjoy the outdoors with your pets while working on the yard or garden.  However, your pets may be in danger from hazardous contact with weed killers, insecticides, and poisonous plants....

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TLC receives NAPPS Certification Credential

Pet Care Certification Credential The National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS), the nation’s leading nonprofit professional pet sitting organization, is pleased to announce Kara Jenkins of TLC House & Pet Sitting Service in Chandler, AZ, has earned the...

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10 Reasons Scottsdale Cat Owner Keeps His Cat Indoors

Keeping your cat safe in Scottsdale AZ A Scottsdale client recently told me a story of how his indoor / outdoor cat came home with scratches and bite marks after spending the night outside.  His cat really enjoyed the freedom and stimulation of being outdoors, but...

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Feline Diabetes in Scottsdale

Feline Diabetes: The Basics In order to understand the basics of feline diabetes it is best to understand how diabetes develops.   When a body eats it converts food into energy.    The pancreas, an organ lying deep in the abdomen below the stomach, aids in this...

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Bloat – How to Recognize

Bloat – What You Know Can Save Your Dog’s Life It can happen to any dog, but it usually happens to big dogs. It strikes males more than females, and if not treated, can kill within hours.  Bloat or GDV is similar to stomach gas at first and can be treated in early...

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Scottsdale Adoptable Dogs

Adorable Dogs for Adoption in Scottsdale AZ Duke (male) and Indigo (female) are two of three strays who found us in Scottsdale AZ on October 13. They had no ID. They were emaciated, malnourished, and were infested with ticks. Both females were pregnant and were...

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Protecting Pets from Poisons

Pet Toxins Our pets are so very dear to us. We care for their every waking moment, and for many pet owners, our pets are our children. Like most children, pets often get into things they shouldn’t. This curiosity, however, can be life-threatening. Poisonous hazards...

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Pet Safety: Dangerous Foods & Medications

DANGEROUS FOODS Many foods can be dangerous and potentially deadly for cats and dogs.  Keep these food items out of your pet’s reach: coffee grounds                 grapes chocolate                         onions yeast dough                     tea macadamia...

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Wellness Recalls Dry Dog Food

WellPet LLC has voluntarily recalled 12-pound bags of its Wellness Small Breed Adult Health dry dog food with a best-by date of Aug. 18, 2013, due to concern that high moisture levels can create the potential for mold.   Scottsdale  Pet Sitting and Dog Walking...

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Top 10 Things About Your Kitty’s Litter Box

Issues with Kitty Litter? Cats are instinctively clean animals that are internally motivated to use a clean, private litter box.  They require very little if any potty training.  So why is it that your cat chooses to relieve himself outside of the litter box?  There...

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Lab needs a home

   Mingus Manor Animal Sanctuary, is looking for a temporary foster home for Moose for 6 weeks.  He is a senior dog currently going through Heartworm Treatment and needs to be in a quiet environment with no other pets.  He needs to be still as much as possible and...

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Bonnie and Clyde need a home

BONNIE AND CLYDE We are such a nice pair! We are a male and female Bichon Frise and we are 3 years old. We recently lost our elderly master. He loved us dearly and left it up to our foster parents to find us a home that is filled with love. We came from the same...

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Pet Sitter’s Key Saves Scottsdale Family

Locked out? Call your pet sitter What to do when you're locked out of your home and don't want to face astronomical locksmith charges in Scottsdale, AZ - call your pet sitter, they usually have a key! This Scottsdale family came through the ordeal of finding...

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Probiotics Found in Scottsdale Pet Stores

Probiotics  Benefit Dog Digestion What are Probiotics? They are beneficial bacteria that live in the digestive tract and aid in your dog’s digestion. Good news for Scottsdale pet owners as several pet stores in the Scottsdale area carry dog food containing probiotics....

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Burmese Mountain Dog Needs a home

A client's friend  just passed away in Sun City and left behind a beautiful, approx. 80 lb., Burmese Mountain Dog.  Seth is 4.5 years old, great with kids,good in the house, loves people, playful yet calm, He is NOT neutered.  Seth is an orphaned  Swiss Bernese Mtn....

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July 4th Pet Safety

Keep Your Pets Safe - July 4th  Gilbert, Arizona Fireworks and dogs - not a winning combination! I remember last 4th of July clearly.  I had just finished up a cook-out with the family and was on my way to visit a client’s pets in Gilbert, Arizona.  I LOVE this...

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Mesa AZ Dog Food Alert

Mesa Dog Owners Advised of Kibble Quality Issues Most Mesa dog owners are unaware of the harmful process that kibble goes through before it reaches the mouths of their best friend.  A recent article in  Dogs Naturally Magazine  discussed in detail the potential health...

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Harmful Ingredients Lurking in Your Dog’s Kibble

Most pet owners are unaware of the harmful process that kibble goes through before it reaches the mouths of their pets.  All dog kibble undergoes a heating and cooling process which strips the food of any vitamins and minerals.  In order for kibble producers to meet...

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Pet Foods Recall

Here are a few links for pet food recalls. http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/newpetfoodrecalls/ http://www.truthaboutpetfood.com/articles/diamond-pet-foods-expands-voluntary-recall-.html...

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How To Towel Wrap Your Cat

On certain occasions such as nail trimming or administering medications, you may find it necessary to restrain your cat in order to protect yourself and your pet from harm.  Experts say that wrapping your cat in a towel may be the simplest, safest and most effective...

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Salmonella in Diamond Pet Foods

  Fourteen people have been sickened with Salmonella Infantis infections back east.  Make sure someone you know is aware of this situation.  Here is the  link to the article so you can read it....

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5 Tips for Preparing for a New AZ Puppy

Scottsdale Family Prepares for a New Puppy Puppy Preparedness Tips for Scottsdale AZ Family Puppy Meeting: who will feed the puppy and when, who will take the puppy out to potty and when, and who will take the little guy to the vet for vaccinations and deworming. ...

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Cat Feeding Recommendations

Cat Feeding Recommendations The general public, scientists and veterinarians have recommended for years to feed cats like dogs; free choice dry food or meals of dry with some wet.  Finally after years of this misaligned thinking, food standards for cats have changed....

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Arizona Humane Society Overcrowding

According to a report featured on Fox News on February 20, 2012, the Arizona Humane Society is facing an overabundance of Chihuahua’s. Representatives at the Arizona Humane Society estimate that Chihuahuas and Pit Bulls make up more than 30% of all dogs currently up...

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Possible Recall for Kirkland Pet Food

At the end of December, a local kennel donated 12 cases of Kirkland canned Lamb and Rice dog food. They said it was too rich for their dog because they all got sick. Did not think any problem with the food. I fed to my dogs, and to visiting dogs. Diarrhea for all...

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LOST DOG!!! REWARD!!!

Lost 2/16/12...red and white border collie. Her name is Keeley. She is 45 lbs., has collar and is micro chipped. Rawhide@ Wild Horse Pass Gila River Indian Community 5700 W. North Loop Road Chandler, AZ 85226 Contacts: Chris (702-245-0948) Richard (702-277-5020) or...

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HELP IS NEEDED FOR THE DOGS RESCUED FROM VALEN’TAILS

HELP IS NEEDED FOR THE DOGS RESCUED FROM VALEN'TAILS....We took many dogs that did not get adopted at the valentails event. We were promised we would have help with advertising and collecting funds if we took these dogs...One very nice lady donated boarding for 10...

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Treating Pets With Mild to Severe Separation Anxiety

For many pet owners, dealing with the harmful effects of their pets’ mild to severe separation anxiety is part of a daily uphill battle.  Even the shortest trip away sparks fear and anxiety in their pets, which can cause them to act out in aggressive or destructive...

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Help Yaro find a new home.

 My dogs name is Yaro she is an Affen pinchier, she's 3 yrs old, she has been spayed, she's black and gray, loves to be near someone all the time loves to sleep with me and under the covers at that. loves to go for walks,  and is up to date with her shots.  sha can be...

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Rusty needs a home

          I received an email from a woman named Rita Ippolito who is looking to find a home for a cutie named Rusty.  She found him on Thanksgiving Day and brought him home. When she finally located the owner, he told her that he didn't want his dog back.  Rita tried...

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What to look for in a Pet Sitter in Scottsdale, AZ

Top 10 Things to Look For In A Pet Sitter in Scottsdale Planning a trip away from your beloved pets is much less stressful when you have the peace-of-mind in knowing that your pet sitter is going to care for your pets in a loving, attentive manor.  Take the time to...

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TLC Referral Program

Enjoy a FREE DAILY VISIT ON US! Thank you for being a valued TLC House & Pet Sitting customer and friend. TLC would like to sincerely thank you for allowing us to treat your pet(s) as though you never left. It is families and pets like yours that make our jobs so...

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Sweet dog needs a new home

This sweet dog needs a new home.  Her owners had to leave her behind when they moved to Australia. Her name is Aysha and she is 9 years old.  She’s been spayed and is current on all shots and was just given a clean health record. She loves to play ball and go for...

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Help find a lost Service dog

    Please help, there is a lost service dog in the East Valley, Awatukee area. She got away from a groomer near 40th St and Chandler Blvd Thursday 2/2/12. Candy is a 7 year old Golden Retriever and she is a Service Dog for an autistic teenager.  The family has posted...

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Canine Allergies:

Canine Allergies: Addressing the Cause, Not Suppressing the Symptoms Allergies in dogs may be difficult to recognize and diagnose, as they can manifest in many ways such as: skin rashes, hot spots, respiratory problems, and/or digestive problems.  Furthermore,...

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Danger Lurking in Your Pet’s Drinking Water

Most families consider tap water to be a safe source of drinking water for their pets, and even their family members.  However, there is a dangerous chemical lurking in the tap water of most homes in America.  Fluoride is a chemical derived from fluorine, which is...

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TLC Mesa Pet Sitter in Video for the Shelter

A TLC Pet Sitter,Amanda, is in this wonderful video to help get people to donate their time at the shelters.   In the spirit of the holidays ... if you can help shelters this holiday season by adoption, donations, or donate items that they need.  We have to donations...

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Missing cat in Chandler, AZ

Attached are photos of our missing girl :( or if you would prefer, here is a URL for her flyer: http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b135/bjoyful123/Picnikcollage.jpg Breed: Long hair gray tortie Location: Chandler, AZ Sex: Female Age: 2-3 Description: PLEASE REPOST IF...

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Herbal Treatments for Dogs With Kidney Disease

If your dog has recently been diagnosed with a kidney infection, has had kidney infections in the past, or displays such symptoms as: frequent urination and increased drinking, then your dog may benefit from certain herbal treatments for kidney disease. Herbalist,...

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Animal Hording in Arizona

Animal Hoarding: A Phenomenon Affecting the Welfare of Animals and Our Communities In cities across this country, police and health officials discover thousands of animals of all types ranging from dogs, to cats, birds, goats, and even pigs, imprisoned in the homes of...

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3 cats need a home… owner passed away

Please help us find a loving home for each of these 3 cats.  Sadly, their owner passed away recently.  If you or someone you know has an interest in adopting one or all of them, please contact: Terry at (254) 415-5575 or Kara at TLC House & Pet Sitting at...

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Homeless Animals Rescue Team needs Donations

Dear Friends, Our team has been hitting it hard with TNR one to two times a week, and really hoping to see fewer kittens this spring… at least at a few of the trailer parks and motels we’re working on.  The biggest problem we have run into is having the funds to get...

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How To Hire A Professional Pet Sitter

Once you have determined that a pet sitter is the best solution for the care of your pets, hiring the right pet sitter is the next step.  Finding the right pet sitter will make the pet sitting experience an enjoyable one for both you and your pets.  On the other hand,...

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Manage Your Dog’s Arthritis the Natural Way

Manage Your Dog’s Arthritis the Natural Way There are numerous options for pet owners to manage their dog’s arthritis without turning to drugs, which may have harmful side effects.  Arthritis is defined as an inflammation of the joints and Osteoarthritis is considered...

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3 Veterinarian Recommended Toys for Cats

3 Veterinarian Recommended Toys for Cats Your cat needs regular exercise and mental stimulation daily.  The veterinarians at vetinfo.com recommend 3 different types of cat exercise toys, which will help your cat to maintain his or her weight, improve overall health,...

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Choosing Healthy Treats for Your Dog

Not all dog treats are created equally.  When choosing the right treats for your dog, remember that things such as country of origin and ingredients are important.  Here is a simple overview of healthy treats for your dog vs. not so healthy ones. Healthy Treats Meat...

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Pet Sitter goes above and beyond for client

It is rare to encounter a professional who cares this much about other people’s pets. Kara went out of her way to accommodate my needs (I had to leave town on short notice but one of my dogs got sick yet we could not figure out what is was, and we were still waiting...

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Springerpaw Ranch is closing their doors

Sadly, the rescue group, Springerpaw Ranch is closing their doors (due to the owners moving out of state) so they are in desparate need to find homes for several homeless pups that they have rescued off the e-list. Deb has worked tirelessly to walk the County...

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Angies list Review

Pet sitting for a 5 cat household, coming twice a day over a two week time period this summer. Member Comments: Our former pet sitter having retired from the business, we were forced to select a new provider to take care of our 5 sometimes spoiled and always finicky...

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Aid for Senior Citizens With Pets

Seniors may find comfort and companionship in their pets, but caring for them may be a challenge to some.  Fortunately, there are many options for seniors to find assistance in the care for their pets. 1.       Pet Sitters- Soliciting the aid of a pet sitter to come...

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Crate Training Do’s and Don’ts

For pet owners, a crate may offer several benefits such as: aiding with house training (as dogs do not like to soil the area where they sleep), limiting their pets’ access to the rest of the house, and as a safe way to travel.  However, for a dog, a crate is much...

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TLC House & Pet Sitting Review

Kara and the TLC team has been our "go-to" home and pet sitter for several years now and we are so pleased to have them take such good care of the cats we affectionately call "The Monsters". TLC takes the worry out of traveling. Out sitter is in regular text contact...

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Mesa Pet Sitter took care of special needs cat.

Both our cats, are our children and one of them is a "special needs". We've always had friends come over and take care of them, but we did nothing but worry all the time, because no one can take care of them like we do. Well, then we met Dawn...she is fantastic! Dawn...

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Age Appropriate Pets for Your Child

When choosing a family pet, it is wise to take into consideration your child’s abilities and level of understanding in caring of your family pet.  The ASPCA offers some advice on choosing an age appropriate pet for your child as well as pointers on creating a positive...

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Mesa Pet Sitter

Kara and her crew are awesome. It is such a comfort to know that if I need to work late, I can call TLC and they will come and check on my pets, take them for walks etc. Thanks TLC! Holly C, 2011  Pet Sitter Cinnamon and Rachel

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Gilbert Pet Sitter

I have never had the need to use a pet setting service  in the past, so I have nothing to compare my experience to, but what I can say is that I feel really blessed to have called TLC when our need for this service did arise. We have used TLC twice now. The Ist trip...

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Scottsdale Pet Sitter

TLC provides peace of mind at an affordable rate. Superb professionalism by all. Sitter was EXCEPTIONAL. I will definitely use them again! Marilyn, Scottsdale, AZ 2009

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Chandler Pet Sitter

Worried about leaving my 16 year old cat for a short  trip, I was so lucky to have stumbled onto TLC's Pet Services. I was asked thoughtful questions I'd never thought about before - we'd just never left this  cat alone with anyone other than family. My sitter Sherry...

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Tempe Pet Sitter

TLC Petsitting exceeded my expectations. Not only was the service friendly and professional but you can tell that Kara truly cares about animals. TLC Petsitting goes above and beyond to ensure that everything will go smoothly and there will be no worries while we are...

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Chandler Pet Sitter Review

The last time I went away I left my cat at the vet's. She was totally traumatized and took days to recover. This time she got to stay in her own home and play with someone every day. The difference in her was amazing! I would use the service again, and recommend it to...

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Merrick Recall on Wishbone Item

Health Products For People & Pets: Merrick Pet Care Recalls Doggie Wishbone (Item # 29050, Lot 11031 health4uandpets.typepad.com Contact: Consumer: (800) 664-7387 Media: James Witcher, COO (806) 322-2806 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 8, 2011 - Merrick Pet Care, Inc....

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TLC House & Pet Sitting Review

I have been using the TLC Pet Sitting Service for a couple of years now. I would not trust my home or my kitties to anyone else! The staff are always friendly and dependable and go out of their way to make sure the pets are given the best care and attention possible....

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Pet Estate Planning

Plan for your pets Future In recent years, planning for the care of a beloved pet through a pet trust has become more common.  A pet trust is a way of arranging for the care of one’s pet after the owner has passed away.  Some pet trusts may specify who will care for...

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TLC House & Pet Sitting on Facebook

Come check us out on Facebook and share favorite photos of your pets. We would love to share photos, open discussions, give you updates on pet food recalls, and a lot more....

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NEW RESCUE BOARDING PLACE OPENING

A new place is being worked on now and will open soon, after hearing countless emails and sad stories of rescue dogs in a pinch needing a place to go and boarding places charging so much We have decided that a RESCUE ONLY BOARDING place was badly needed. There will be...

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DOG NEEDS HELP

THIS DOG WAS ABANDONED IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD AND I WILL PAY FOR YOU TO ADOPT HIM. by Amanda Chilcher on Sunday, July 3, 2011 at 10:36pm This dog needs help. He wasabandoned in my neighborhood. SWEET as can be & came trotting right up to us. Wondering if anyone would be...

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Sweet Dog needs a home

Looking for a home for a lab, husky mix. Her name is Shelby. She is mostly lab with the Husky eyes and sounds like a Husky. She is a talker. She has been to classes, knows commands to go to her "place" and "leave it" She is very affectionate, a good watch dog. She is...

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Why Pregnant Women Should Not Clean Litter Boxes

Cats and kittens can carry an intestinal parasite known as Toxoplasma in their stool, which does not necessarily pose health risks to the cats but can cause birth defects in unborn human babies.  The same parasite can be found in meats that are undercooked or uncooked...

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Pug Adoption and Rescue Network

Choice Pet Market is having an adoption for Pugs (480) 575-9292 Date: Sunday, July 24, 2011 Time: 10 am - 2 pm Address: 7119 E. Shea Blvd. - #113 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 (480) 575-9292 (SW Corner of Scottsdale Rd. & Shea)...

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Does your pet have noise phobia?

 Does your pet have noise phobia? With the 4th of July holiday right around the corner, pet owners may be concerned about the stress their pets may endure due to loud fireworks. The fear of loud noises such as: fireworks, gun shots, and thunderstorms is quite common...

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Thumbtack

Check out TLC House and Pet Sitting Services on Thumbtack. TLC is a professional pet sitting service that cares for all types of pets in your home while you are away. We offer Daily, Mid-day walks, and overnight visits and promise to "treat" your pets as if you never...

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Black Chow needs a home

This is a note from a client of TLC. "I rescued a black chow dog on Saturday and would like to ask your help in finding her a new loving home. Why don't I keep her you ask.....plain and simple I don't want another dog. Rita and I had a garage sale on Saturday and a...

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Chocolate Lab needs a home

******* PLEASE CROSSPOST******* I got a call from Shannon who took Buckley into my vet yesterday. She is in town visiting her Mom for a few days and realized that she (her Mom) is not able to care for her beautiful dog Buckley. The vet told them he has ACL injury and...

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Mesa Pet Sitter

TLC is a professional pet sitting service that cares for all types of pets in your home while you are away. We offer Daily, Mid-day walks, and overnight visits and promise to "treat" your pets as if you never left. We provide service in Paradise Valley, Scottsdale,...

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Testimonial for TLC Chandler Sitter

I have bad experiences with boarding my pets. They have come out of the boarding places not the same. I for the last year in half have not gone anywhere because of the fear of leaving my three dogs . I thought I would try having them come into the home . that way the...

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Allergy symptoms in dogs

 Here a few of the most common allergy symptoms in dogs: -Itchy or irritated skin -Scratching -Watery eyes  -Itchy ears  -Sneezing -Snoring caused by an inflamed throat -Paw chewing/swollen paws -Continuous licking There are some simple solutions to preventing an...

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Adoptable Pets

PLEASE CALL  Sara at  480.220.6237 to meet these pups. MIA: Mia is a three month old lab pit mix (with possibly a little boxer?) and is just the sweetest thing! She has a very very sweet happy personality. She is spayed and up to date on shots, house and crate trained...

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ADOPTABLE PETS

 Please review the  attached links for adoptable pets the week of 4/1/11 at Maricopa County shelter, Mesa AZ.  http://www.maricopa.gov/pets/Help from Amanda Chilton. Adoptable dogs: ...

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Two Dogs Defy the Wave .

Two Dogs Against a Tidal Wave: A Heartwarming Story of Survival In the chaos just before the massive tsunami hit Japan on Friday, a family escaped their home, leaving their two dogs tied to a small shed. Amazingly, the two dogs, Towa- a two year old Sheltie, and...

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Feral Cats in Your Community

What to do About Feral Cats in Your  Scottsdale Community  The Humane Society of the United States estimates that there are as many as 50 million feral cats in the United States. It's vital to reduce their numbers whether you’re concerned about them, indifferent, or...

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We Come to You

We come to you! Your Pet Sitter in the East Valley Area. Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, and Scottsdale.
Call to make your appointment today.

(480) 588-1364

PO Box 7864
Chandler, AZ 85224

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