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TLC House and Pet Sitting is a Certified NAPPS Member

TLC House and Pet Sitting is a Certified NAPPS Member

TLC Pet Sitter is a proud NAPPS Member

NAPPS stands for National Association of Professional Pet Sitters. They are the ultimate source for pet sitters who want to take their business to new levels. Above all, they are a trusted resource for pet parents looking for trustworthy care for their pets. You can find our listing for TLC Pet and House Sitting here.

What makes NAPPS unique?  

What makes NAPPS unique? They are the only non-profit national organization for pet sitters. NAPPS is member-run and member-driven. They respond and adapt to the needs of their pet parents, and pet sitters.

NAPPS Supports Professional Pet Sitters

Why Search for a Professional Sitter?

Because in-home pet sitting has its benefits. The number one reason, are those for your pets.

  • Staying at home in his/her safe, secure environment
  • Being surrounded by familiar sights, smells and sounds
  • Following his/her regular diet and exercise routine
  • Having play time
  • Receiving love and personal attention
  • Maintaining medical treatment, when required
  • Having someone responsible in case of an emergency
  • Eliminating the trauma of travel or an unfamiliar environment
  • Helping to ensure good health (no exposure to other animals’ illness or parasites)

How NAPPS Helps

NAPPS provides members with continuing education opportunities, a certification program, free business forms, discounted insurance and other valuable benefits. As a result, at TLC, we leverage those tools to provide the best care and interactions that we can.

For Pet Parents

They help pet parents, too. For example, they offer a Pet Sitter Locator. Also, they offer tips on everything from hiring a pet sitter to pet health and safety. Learn more on their Pet Parent page.

NAPPS provides free documents on emergency preparedness. These documents are not just a checklist of what to bring to a pet-friendly shelter. They are detailed plans with proven solutions to a wide range of situations – for pet sitters and for pet parents.

Finally, we encourage you to visit petsitter.org to learn more about NAPPS. In short, they are the nation’s leading non-profit professional pet sitting organization.

For More Information

If you have questions about this topic or general questions about pet care, you can contact Kara Jenkins, Owner of TLC House & Pet Sitting. We are also available by email at info@tlcpetsitter.com. View more of our articles on pets here.

Why Hire a Professional Pet Sitter?

Why Hire a Professional Pet Sitter?

Why Hire TLC House & Pet Sitting Service?

Looking for a professional pet sitter? At TLC, we are pet sitters and dog walkers in the Arizona area. We are also nationally and locally recognized award winners. While most seek us for care of their dogs, we also provide cat sitting, too.

professional pet sitter

With so much experience under our belts, we always strive to be the best professional pet sitter in the area. TLC is known for providing pet sitting, house sitting, and dog walking services in Arizona. We are proud to provide our customers with:

  • 20 Years of Experience
  • Emergency Planning
  • Bonded & Insured
  • Veterinarian Recommended
  • Tailored Services
  • 24 Hour Voice Mail
  • Make Reservations Online
  • “A” Ratings at Angie’s List
  • Accredited with the Better Business Bureau

You can count on us as your go-to pet sitter for care of your dogs, cats, and most other pets. We are praised for being reliable, trustworthy, compassionate, and affordable.

See What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Pet Sitting Services

We have several happy customers who have been nice enough to share their feedback and experiences with TLC for our testimonials page. You can take a look at them on our testimonial page.

You can also check out this video posted by Sonoran Living on ABC 15.

More About TLC Pet Sitters

We specialize in in-home pet care while you are away. We are the “Alternative to Boarding” in our area.

This means that we spend time with your pets while you cannot be there. Therefore, while you are away we provide specialized care tailored to each client’s needs.

This includes: following special feeding, diets, regular exercise routine, medications or shots, cleaning litter boxes, and picking up poop. We also care for your home; we make your home appeared lived in. We can set alarms, make sure your AC is working during the summer months and add chemicals to the pool, put out the trash, bring in packages and mail. In addition, we can water plants and do other minimal home care.

Of course, all services also include loving, play time, belly rubs and grooming for the animals.

For More Information

If you have questions about this topic or general questions about pet care, you can contact Kara Jenkins, Owner of TLC House & Pet Sitting. We are also available by email at info@tlcpetsitter.com. View more of our articles on pets here.

Safety of Client Keys

Safety of Client Keys

Safety of Client Keys with Us

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,

Management of Client Keys in Our Office

Once you provide us with your keys, we code, label, and enter them into our specialized tracking software. This allows us to keep any information that can be used to identify you from falling into the wrong hands. Likewise, we keep all of our keys in a secure, locked location when not in use.

As an extra precaution, we also ask that you provide us with two sets of keys.  Always having a spare set of keys at the office means that we can quickly dispatch a second sitter if your regular pet sitter is unable to make it.

Management of Client Keys Outside of Our Office

Sometimes, unexpected events arise when traveling. It’s not uncommon to be significantly delayed or to have to extend your trip a few days. For that reason, we will never lock the keys in your house behind us. That way, you won’t have to worry about giving your sitter access if your plans change at the last minute.

Lockboxes are another secure method of giving your sitter access to the keys. As long as you provide us with the code, we can access the keys as needed. However, we don’t recommend that you hide your keys in an unsecured location such as under a doormat or rock in the garden.

For More Information

If you have questions about the safety of Client keys or general questions about pet sitting, you can contact Kara Jenkins, Owner of TLC Pet Sitter. We are also available by email at info@tlcpetsitter.com.

 Earns Coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award

 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 Service Award, an honor bestowed annually on approximately 5 percent of all the businesses rated on the nation’s leading provider of consumer reviews on local service companies.

“TLC House & Pet Sitting Service is proud to provide professional pet sitting services to our clients, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to recognize the passion and dedication exhibited by each of our sitters,” stated Kara Jenkins, owner of TLC House & Pet Sitting Service,.

Kara Jenkins of TLC House & Pet Sitting Service, LLC provides professional pet sitting services tailored to clients and their pets in their natural home environment.  With over 20 years of experience, their mission is to provide qualified, experienced, trusted and personalized care to their clients by offering them peace-of-mind while they are away.  Licensed, bonded, and insured, TLC has been caring for all types of pets in Arizona since 2001 as the best “Alternative to Boarding.”  480-588-1364 (1DOG) ext 0info@tlcpetsitter.com  P. O. Box 7864 Chandler, AZ, 85246 www.tlcpetsitter.com 

“Only a fraction of the businesses rated on Angie’s List can claim the sterling customer service record of being a Super Service Award winner because we set a high bar,” said Angie’s List FounderAngie Hicks. “The fact that TLC House & Pet Sitting Service, LLC can claim Super Service Award status speaks volumes about its dedication to consumers

Angie’s List Super Service Award winners have met strict eligibility requirements including earning a minimum number of reports, an exemplary rating from their customers and abiding by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

Service business ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List, but members can find the 2011 Super Service Award logo next to business names in search results on AngiesList.com.

Preparing For Your Pet Sitter

Preparing For Your Pet Sitter

Preparing For Your Pet Sitter

Preparing for your pet sitter is easy with these helpful tips.

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 with Your TLC Pet Sitter

Plan to provide specific instructions for your pet and home care as well as the locations of all of your pet and home care supplies.  At your initial consultation, your sitter will gather this information, in order to tailor their services to your requests.

A typical visit consists of:

  • Fresh food and water, a potty break, playtime, and lots of TLC for your pets.
  • Dog walking in your neighborhood may be provided after learning your dog’s commands, and leash etiquette during your consultation.
  • Proper disposal of pet waste and litter are also included during visits.
  • If your pet requires overnight care and attention, your sitter may offer that service as well.
  • Your sitter may also pick up your mail, alternate lights, water household plants, and take out the trash.
  • Our dedicated sitters will leave detailed notes documenting their pet and home care.  They can even check in with those nervous pet parents while they are away!

To Ensure the Best Possible Care of Your Pets by TLC House & Pet Sitting Service, Follow These Pointers

  • Be sure to leave enough food, treats, kitty litter, etc. for the time you will be away.
  • Let the sitter know where to locate pet carriers, leashes, and other pet accessories.
  • Provide the name, phone number, and address of your vet.
  • If your pet is on medication, let the sitter know, and feel free to leave detailed written instructions on how/when meds are to be administered.
  • Leave toys and other familiar objects for your pet to play with while you’re away.
  • Leave your home at a comfortable temperature for your pets.
  • Provide accurate contact information and specify how you prefer to be contacted in case of an emergency (email, text, phone call, etc.)

Give your beloved furry family members all of the comforts of home by calling TLC House & Pet Sitting Service, “An Alternative to Boarding.”  Call TLC Pet Sitters today to set up a FREE consultation at 480-588-1DOG (1364) or complete the Request a Consultation form .

For More Information

If you have questions about this topic or general questions about pet care, you can contact Kara Jenkins, Owner of TLC House & Pet Sitting. We are also available by email at info@tlcpetsitter.com. View more of our articles on pets here.

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TLC receives NAPPS Certification Credential

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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 NAPPS Certification credential. 

The NAPPS Certification Program provides pet sitters with a broad-ranged and in-depth program in pet sitting. The state-of-the-art curriculum, which requires the time commitment of a semester college course, includes topics in pet care, health, nutrition and behavior, as well as, business development and management, and a complete pet first aid course.

 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, Chandler, Tempe, Gilbert and west Mesa.  TLC is recommended by veterinarians and groomers and we are Licensed, bonded and insured.  TLC has over 20 years of experience and our mission is to provide qualified, experienced, trusted and personalized care to our clients offering them peace-of-mind while they are away from home.   We are the best “Alternative to Boarding.” 

 “I’m very proud to be among the select group of professional pet sitters who have earned the NAPPS Certification credential,” said Kara Jenkins, owner.

 “NAPPS Certification acknowledges that the pet sitter is a serious professional who has obtained a very high level of expertise through personal study,” said Cathe Delaney, CAE, executive director of NAPPS. “We congratulate Kara Jenkins for achieving this distinction.”

The National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS) is a national nonprofit trade association dedicated to promoting the concept of in-home pet care, supporting the professionals engaged in at-home pet care, promoting the welfare of animals and improving and expanding the industry of pet sitting. NAPPS provides valuable credibility, networking and education to help foster the success of their members. For more information about the NAPPS Online Certification Program, please visit www.petsitters.org.

For more information on TLC House & Pet Sitting Service, please contact: Kara Jenkins at 480-588-1364, Info@tlpcetsitter.com, www.tlcpetsitter.com.


Pets that need either foster homes or forever homes in Arizona

Please take a look at the following pets that need either foster homes or forever homes.  
Daisy- 11 yr. old, AKC registered West Highland Terrier (smallest photo)
Daisy is in foster care, and is looking for her forever home
Daisy is a West Highland Terrier who recently lost her lifetime companion to a very stressful and long illness.  Daisy is a morning girl and likes to sleep and snuggle in the evenings.  She likes lots of attention, toys, and is very curious.  She is good with other dogs but she is curious of cats, so nervous kitties won’t work.  Daisy is housetrained, but occasionally needs encouragement to go out.  Daisy has had experience with skin allergies that is managed with natural remedies and a healthy diet.  Daisy is a happy, sweet, loving little girl who still has lots of life in her and would love to spend it with someone special.
Nina- 4/5 yr. old white husky mix  
Nina needs a foster or forever home.  She is currently living at a vet clinic.
Nina is a beautiful, sweet girl who was left with a neighbor when her family was evicted.  She does not seem to like cats and a small alpha dog tried to attack her so she was hiding in a closet.  She would do best in a home with dogs her own size.  She is also good around children.  Nina enjoys walks and also swimming.  

Tiger (male) and Mno (female)- 4 yr. old brother and sister, shepherd mixes 
These two siblings are already in foster care, they are looking for their forever homes.
Look at these pics.  Almost hard to believe they are litter mates.
Tiger and Mno are sweet and gentle members of our family.  They love the grandkids who range in age from 2years to 11years. They are well behaved and docile.  Use dog door and sleep in there own beds.
Tiger and her sister Mno have been together since birth, but the foster thinks they would be ok to be adopted out separately.
Carlos- Boxer/Staffordshire Bull mix, 2 yrs. old
Carlos is already in foster care, and is looking for her forever home.
Carlos is our first Pit mix to go through our new eval process.  He passed with flying colors :-)
Carlos was found in South Phoenix by his current foster in the streets near a busy intersection.  He was very dirty, obviously scared and was not wearing a collar.  He was taken to the Sedona Humane Society, where he stayed for 6 weeks.  His foster couldn’t stand the thought of him staying at the shelter any longer, so she went back to retreive him, and he has been living with her happily ever since.
Unfortunately, she is unable to give Carlos the attention and level of play that he needs.  He needs a home where he can get lots of exercise.  He is currently living with a Greyhound and a cat, but they don’t give him the level of play that he needs, wants and deserves.
Carlos is a loving, lovable, sweet, smart mama’s boy who just needs more to do or more people/pets to be around to play with.  If Carlos gets bored, he will find “things” to keep him busy.
Carlos went through an evaluation prior to being accepted into Lost Our Home, and the trainer said that “Carlos is an ambassador of the breed”.  What an honor :-)
Lucky- Boxer mix, under a year
Lucky is in foster care, and is looking for her forever home.
Lucky is a friendly girl, who is still a little shy of new situations.  Her foster says that she seems to be house trained and that they are working on crate training.  She also gets along with the foster’s cats, dogs and her 2 yr. old grandson.  Based on her size, she is still a growing puppy, and just needs a little training.
Lucky needs a home where she can get lots of attention and have somebody to play with.
If you, or someone you know, is interested in adopting any of these or another kitten/cat/puppy/dog, check them out on our web site and complete the Adoption application at  http://lostourhome.org.  We have hundreds waiting for new homes.  You can also search over 350,000 pets that need a home at: 
Thank you.
Brenda Stanley
480 628 7387
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Lab needs a home


Pet Care
 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 only going out for potty breaks.

If you know of anyone, who can help Karen out, please call her at 480-265-9819.


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Bonnie and Clyde need a home


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 litter and would rather not be separated. We just moved here from South Dakota so we are still adjusting to the heat. We are very happy and mostly just want to be near people and smile. We like all aged people and get along great with other dogs too. We have a bit of weight to lose but we are working on it! Please pass along the word should you know anyone who would like to be our parents. We come free of charge and are current on all our shots. Call and set up a time to come see us! You won’t be disappointed!

Please call Jodi Sather at 602-819-0896 or email at jsather2@cox.net

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Pet Sitter’s Key Saves Scottsdale Family

Scottsdale Pet Sitter

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, AZcall your pet sitter, they usually have a key!

This Scottsdale family came through the ordeal of finding themselves locked out of their home smiling when they remembered that their TLC Pet Sitter had a key.

Benefits of leaving a key with TLC Pet Sitters

  1. TLC Scottsdale Pet Sitters are insured & bonded
  2. Keeping a key on file with their trusted TLC Pet Sitter saved them a lot of time and money.
  3. Not all locksmiths are trustworthy.  TLC can refer you to several trusted vendors to meet any of your home or pet care needs. (Imagine if your air conditioner went out while you were on vacation! We can refer trusted professionals that you can depend on to take care of the matter before you return home).
  4. TLC has a key coding system that ensures that only a TLC Pet Sitter knows which key belongs to your home.  This maintains your safety and privacy.

Scottsdale Arizona

Dog Care, Walking & Pet Sitting

(480) 588-1364

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Probiotics Found in Scottsdale Pet Stores

Probiotics  Benefit Dog Digestion

probotics dog food scottsdaleWhat 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.

What are the benefits of Probiotics? Probiotics inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria such as: E-Coli and Salmonella.  They also effectively treat diarrhea, irritable bowel, and even urinary tract infections.

What are some Probiotics that pet owners should look for?

  • Purina’s Fortiflora
  • Nusentia’s Probiotic Miracle
  • Vetri-Science’s Vetri-Probiotic
  • Jarrow’s Pet Dophilus
  • Thorne Research Bacillus

Where can Scottsdale pet owners find Probiotics locally?

  • Choice Pet Market – Scottsdale Rd. and Shea
  • Fetch Doggie Store and Kitty Too – Hayden and Raintree
  • Petsmart – Camelback and Scottsdale Rd.

Information provided by “Pro” Probiotics, by Mary Straus, The Whole Dog Journal, March 2012

Scotttsdale Arizona

Dog Care, Walking & Pet Sitting

(480) 588-1364