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Tips for Pet Lovers

Where Did You Get Your Puppy?

There are few things more exciting or fun for one of our Richmond VA area pet sitters than to be assigned a new puppy to take care of. The sitter goes a couple of times each day to let the puppy out, clean out the crate if necessary, feed the pup and spend lots of play [...]

Several years ago I had a Pekingese – Emma Sue – and a Lhasa Apso – Herbie. Herbie was very outgoing and loved everyone. Emma Sue was a little more selective about who she accepted into her circle of friends. At the time, a woman working in the Pet Pleasers’ office also did rescue work [...]

Fun Ways to Pamper Your Pet Last time, we looked at some of the ways Richmond VA pet owners pamper their pets. We found so many, we had to split into two posts. Here’s Part 2! If you want to have some fun, go online and look up “doggie clothes.” There are clothes for dogs and [...]

When I first began Pet Pleasers, Inc in 1985, providing in-home pet care for dogs, cats, fish and more … a dog was a dog and a cat was a cat! Actually, a cat was more often an afterthought to the owner as they felt that “all cats can take care of themselves!” People would hire [...]

Delicious Summer Meals Dogs Love

We all look forward to delicious vine-ripened vegetables and fruit during the summer months. Maybe you even grow some of your own in your garden for your own enjoyment. Don’t forget your pets! They love fresh vegetables and fruits too. The safest ones to include for your pet are: apples and watermelon (no seeds) blueberries and strawberries (in [...]

Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke in Dogs

It is summer — It is hot! It is humid! We all feel it, especially our animals! When humans get hot, they shed clothes, go swimming or stay inside in the air conditioning. But many people think it is fine to leave their pet outside in the backyard all day long with a little bowl [...]

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