Adventure!, Blog, Dog Behavior, Health and Nutrition, Muscles and Muzzles, Op-Ed, Uncategorized

Welcome to “Muscles and Muzzles”!

While writing some of the posts for the "Muscles and Muzzles" series, it took me back to when I was a personal trainer, pouring over information and articles, trying to divise that "best workout" or "best training split" (I still have my 5/3/1 spreadsheet and calculations somewhere). I realized pretty quickly, especially after thinking about… Continue reading Welcome to “Muscles and Muzzles”!

Around the World!, Blog, Health and Nutrition, Op-Ed, Safety tips

Do or Dye

I have recently been made aware of a trend in doggy fashion - dying the fur of your pup. I had never heard of such a thing until it became a recent topic of discussion among Pet Sitters International members in our Facebook forum. Some people said they dye their own dog's fur and it… Continue reading Do or Dye

Blog, Op-Ed, Safety tips

Why We Don’t “Ignore the Cat”: Pet Sitters and Requests for Partial Care

One of our policies here at La Pawtite is that we provide pet care on a daily basis during our sitting assignments. That may not seem like it needs to be said, but you'd be surprised. There are often what we call "ignore the cat" requests in our line of work; many sitters have encountered… Continue reading Why We Don’t “Ignore the Cat”: Pet Sitters and Requests for Partial Care

Blog, Op-Ed

Book Review: Animal Liberation by Peter Singer

I received this book as a Christmas gift and by New Year's Eve I was nearly done with it. This work by Peter Singer, an Australian born moral philosopher, was first published in the 1970s, but most of what it contains is still relevant going into 2018. This book has had a tremendous impact on… Continue reading Book Review: Animal Liberation by Peter Singer

Adventure!, Blog, Holidays, Op-Ed

Kiki the Greyhound

Earlier this month, La Pawtite had the pleasure in having Kiki come over and stay with us. Starting on 12/30, her stay lasted until 1/08! She was with us to help celebrate the New Year! It took a bit for Sam and Thisbe to get used to this large pup taking all of their pillows,… Continue reading Kiki the Greyhound

Adventure!, Blog, Health and Nutrition, Holidays, Op-Ed

New Year’s Resolutions

The new year has arrived and many of us are thinking of making some changes to better our lives. Why not get a list going for your pets too? We want to give our pups the best lives we can, so now is the time to take an inventory of what they may need to… Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions

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What a Year! (Happy New Year!!)

And this brings us to the final days of 2017. To say that this past year was exciting would be a great understatement! 2018 is going to be even bigger and better, with more posts, podcasts, engagement opportunities, and so much more! Thank you for all the support in 2017, and we'll see you in… Continue reading What a Year! (Happy New Year!!)