Searching for a Pet Sitter (AND a Coupon Code!)

As you know, we travel with our dogs a LOT. In writing our Texas with Dogs book, we took them near and far this past year, and we had an absolutely great time. On our weekly Dog Travel Experts radio show, we’re always discussing how much the dogs add to even the simplest of trips. […]

Including Your Dog in Your Wedding

Did you include your dog in your wedding day? According to John D’Ariano, President of NAPPS, the only national nonprofit trade association of professional pet sitters, “It’s becoming more common for couples to customize their wedding parties to include family, friends, and furry companions.” NAAPS has these tips for brides considering including their dog in […]

Finding a Responsible Pet Sitter

Spring and summer are just around the corner and with that comes the height of the travel season. Since often your pets can’t accompany you on your travels, it’s important to make those arrangements in advance to get the best arrangement for your pet so your pet will be safe and happy and, at the […]

Choosing Holiday Pet Sitters Early

Yes, it’s still a long time until the holidays…but this is the perfect time to start making those pet care decisions if you’ll be out of town during the holiday season and need to hire a pet sitter. We just ran across some important advice from about the importance of making your pet sitting […]

Finding Pet Sitter Exchanges

Do you have some travel planned? We’re so lucky in that Paris’ father can come stay with our dogs when we travel so they are able to stay in their own home. Other people we know find pet sitters to come hire to come to their home while some depend on neighbors to come by […]

Josh Schermer: Author of The Dog Walker & Pet Sitter Bible

Have you thought about owning your own pet service business? From dog walking to pet sitting, the industry is growing. Josh Schermer, owner of New York City’s Downtown Pets, recently wrote a guide called The Dog Walker and Pet Sitter Bible for animal lovers interested in starting their own pet service. We recently caught up […]

Making Your Dog’s Info Easy to Find

Whether you travel or not, it’s important to have your dog’s information easily accessible by family or friends who might have to come to your home to take care of your dog. (Not to be a worrier, but emergencies happen every day. You might not plan to be out of your home a day or […]

Jennifer Aniston Voted Top Pick for Pet Sitter

A “Friend” indeed, Jennifer Aniston was recently voted by readers of PawNation as their top pick to pet sit their precious furry pals. Coming in with 70% of the vote, the actress won out over over celebrity contenders Mickey Rourke, Pamela Anderson and Nicole Richie. The Emmy Award winner has plenty of practice with pups, […]

Interviewing a Pet Sitter

Selecting a good pet sitter is just as important as picking a good babysitter; you want someone who is reliable, trustworthy, and competent–and good with your dog. If you have the name of a potential pet sitter, step one is to invite them over for an interview. You wouldn’t hire someone at your place of […]