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 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
- TLC Scottsdale Pet Sitters are insured & bonded
- Keeping a key on file with their trusted TLC Pet Sitter saved them a lot of time and money.
- 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).
- 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.
Dog Care, Walking & Pet Sitting
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.
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
Dog Care, Walking & Pet Sitting
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. Dog. He weighs 90 lbs, height 25″ tall, has all his shots, in not neutered, loves kids and is good around the family. Likes other dogs and has a great temperament. Very gentle and loving.
KC is a busy real estate broker/corp. managing broker* and isn’t home enough to be fair to “Seth,”, so KC is looking for good home for this good, but now lonely, boy who misses his daddy…
If you know anyone who’d like a sweet, wonderful dog, please email her KC at firstname.lastname@example.org Or Marilyn at 480-614-8528 or 480-751-8145
Pet Care, Dog Walking & Pet Sitting
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 risks associated with inferior kibble food.
Did you know that processing kibble requires all vitamins and minerals to be stripped from the product – and then – they’re added back in (usually in synthetic form) to provide the nutrition dogs need.
This process of adding vitamins and minerals back into kibble is problematic for a couple of reasons:
- Vitamins and minerals added into the dog food come in what are called as a “premix” form which are often bought from producers overseas where the production standards are very low.
- Many kibble premixes are created with synthetic vitamins and minerals may cause toxicity in your pet’s body.
Research has shown that the best alternative for providing your dog with vitamins and minerals would be through whole foods. Only through whole foods, will your dog receive all of the necessary ingredients from each food in order to process the beneficial vitamins and nutrients they provide.
Next time you are shopping for dog food in Mesa, compare the labels between the leading kibble brand and a quality whole food brand of dog food.
Dog Care, Walking & Pet Sitting
Here are a few links for pet food recalls.
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.
BY MARY ROTHSCHILD | MAY 04, 2012
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 0, email@example.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.
Angie’s List collects consumer reviews on local contractors and doctors in more than 500 service categories. Currently, more than 1 million consumers across the U.S. rely on Angie’s List to help them make the best hiring decisions. Members get unlimited access to local ratings via Internet or phone, exclusive discounts, the Angie’s List magazine and help from the Angie’s List complaint resolution service. Take a quick tour of Angie’s List and view the latest Angie’s List news.
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 for adoption. Many are strays. However, The Humane Society has noticed an uptick in pet owners and caregivers dropping off Chihuahuas. To watch the recent Fox News Report regarding an overpopulation of Chihuahuas in Arizona pounds, click the following link: http://video.foxnews.com/v/1463283048001/chihuahua-overload-in-arizona-pounds
The Arizona Humane Society is in need of adoptive families who would like to provide a loving, caring home for a Chihuahua in need.They will help those who are interested in the adoption process in order to find the right pet.
According to the Arizona Humane Society, Chihuahuas are small dogs that require minimal exercise as well as minimal coat care. They are a tolerant breed and are described as “accepting of attention; slow to accept family friends, but will form a weak bond after many pleasant experiences; uncomfortable in crowds greater than five and will ignore or sniff and walk away.” (Dog Breed Characteristics 2006,www.azhumane.org ). Chihuahuas are happiest when they are the only dogs in the household, because they love their owner’s undivided attention. However, they do adjust moderately well with cats and other small pets.
If you or someone you know is interested in adopting a Chihuahua, please contact the Arizona Humane Society.
Information provided by www.azhumane.org andhttp://video.foxnews.com/v/1463283048001/chihuahua-overload-in-arizona-pounds
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 dogs, puppy threw up 15 times. She survived…Tesla and Dino did not.
I contacted the company on Jan. 3 to say all dogs got sick. They said they did not produce that food. Four weeks later, one dead dog, next week, another dead dog. Finally got a response with…tell Costco. I contacted Costco, and then they contacted the manufacturer. Who wants a sample of the food. Mind you…this similar food was recalled in 2007-2009 for melamine contamination. Over 400 dogs died. I filed a report and waiting for request for the sample of food.
I need to put out a warning of possible food contamination….is not
verified yet…but the vet and I feel it will be. The*Kirkland Canned Lamb
and Rice with expiration 2013. The cans I have say June 23, 2013*. Please
let your friends know. It would have been purchased in Nov.-Dec. 2012.
Please anyone that has a can to contact me directly. Do not return to
Costco. We need to let everyone know so more dogs don’t die.
HCWS Dog Coordinator
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 Jeff (702-994-0070)
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 days. A couple of the dogs have been adopted, however, the rest are in danger of returning to animal control. Our boarding cost currently is $1,000.00 per week. We are desperate for fosters and donations. With out help we will have no choice. The thought of them going back is killing us, but we are out of funds. Please spread the word…I will update a list of dogs in desperate need of foster this weekend. Please stay tuned. Thank you in advance. Donations can be made via paypal atwww.valleyofthesundogrescue.com if you are interested in fostering please email Kathy firstname.lastname@example.org
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 to have him fit in at her home with her 3 other dogs. Four dogs was a lot for her to handle so she wants to find Rusty a good home. He is neutered, healthy, active and about 18 months old. He is a bit of a loner, not the kind of dog that will snuggle with you, but he does love to have his belly rubbed, loves to be outside and will jump right in the pool. He doesn’t like to go in a crate and he very rarely barks. She doesn’t know how he is with little kids because her daughters are older. He doesn’t get over excited when people are around. He is still very much a puppy and loves to chew. The vet thought he was German Shepherd /Corgi mix. He weighs about 30 pounds has big floppy ears and is very cute. There is a photo attached. Please contact Rita Ippolito at email@example.com or (480) 888-5267 if you can help. Please forward on. She was kind enough to get him off the streets and does not want to take him to the pound