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Just because you own a pet doesn’t mean your home has to lack style. There are many modern and beautiful items like dog beds, feeding bowls and even designer doggie couches that can add a touch of puppy panache to your home. Remember, dog-friendly decor isn’t limited to dog-only items, either. Follow these design tips […]

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YES!!!!  Let me say it again…ABSOLUTELY, YES!!! When you have pets, it is just as important to be prepared for their well being and safety as it is to be prepared for your own.  This goes for any and all emergency plans you may need depending on where you live and the potential risk and […]

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Having the privilege of being a pet sitter and being a business owner is truly an amazing experience.  When I started pet sitting for friends, family and co-workers 10 years ago, I never thought I would ever be able to make it my career.  When Megan and I started this company almost 8 years, I […]

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There are 11 states in the U.S. that have an official state dog, with most of them concentrated on the East Coast and none being west of Texas. The states that do have an official K9 typically chose one that originated within its boundaries or a breed with historic local significance. These five dogs not […]

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When we began our Toms River pet sitting company in 2007, Megan and I knew we wanted to be able to help many families find the solution to their pet care problem.  We also recognized that because we are only 2 people, the number of families we would be able to help ourselves would be […]

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Owning and managing a pet care and dog training company in Toms River takes a lot more work than one would imagine.  Between new clients, existing clients, phone calls, emails, text messages, pet sitters, dog trainers, vacations, work schedules and so much more, there are a million ways communication can be lost and things can […]

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Besides the care and company for your pet that you are looking for when you hire a professional pet sitter, many people like the added bonus of home security.  Knowing that someone will be in your home, collecting mail, leaving outside lights on and being a presence in your home adds to the peace of […]

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As a Professional Pet Sitter, being prepared for anything comes with the territory.  We are trained in Pet First Aid & CPR in case of pet emergencies, have policies in place in case a home experiences a toilet leak while pet parents are out of town, have a back up plan in case a team […]

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As a dog trainer in Toms River, we often have owners call with concerns that their young puppy may be aggressive.  So, I asked our co-owner and Lead Dog Trainer, Megan Ventura, to demystify puppy growling by helping owners understand more about how our dogs vocalize.  Here is what she has to say about the […]

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Our very own Biscotti has been chosen as an inductee for the 2014 NJVMA Pet Hall of Fame!!  We are so excited and proud of Biscotti, Tori and Ryan for all the work they put into obedience training and making her such a special pup! ——————————– The New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association (NJVMA) Animal Hall […]

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Last month we helped spread the word about a pet supply donation drive the Kindergarten class of Clara B. Worth Elementary School was doing as a part of their “100 Days Kinder” Celebration.  Their goal was to collect donations of pet food, blankets, laundry detergent and other supplies to donate to the The Associated Humane […]

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As a pet parent, there are lots of reasons why you need our pet sitting services, but we made it easy for you!  How many of these items can YOU relate to? Your boss may fire you if you call out AGAIN because your furbaby is sick and you don’t want to leave her home […]

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Every year the Kindergarten students at Clara B. Worth School in Bayville celebrate when they’ve been in school 100 days because it means they’ve become 100 days smarter.  It also means they’ve become 100 days kinder.  (Get it…..kinder-garten)  This year the students will show their kindness through a donation drive of pet supplies which will […]

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Planning a vacation can be a bit stressful for pet owners, especially if they have a reactive or aggressive pet.  Finding proper care is about more than feeding, walking, medicating and TLC for these pet owners.  It’s about choosing someone who will understand and work with your pet and their triggers.  It’s about finding peace […]

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Most of the time, Murphy’s Law rears it’s ugly head at the most inopportune times.  For pet parents, it can seem to happen just before you are ready to leave for vacation – in the form of ill pets. Having a sick pet undoubtedly brings more stress to the table when you’re about to embark […]

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You may think that just because it’s 2013, that Rabies is a thing of the past.  While it’s true that through township and statewide mandatory vaccination practices the occurrence of the virus is much less common than before, Rabies is still no laughing matter. Just this week, the Asbury Park Press released a news story […]

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As a pet sitter and pet taxi driver in the Toms River area, I spend time at different veterinary hospitals pretty frequently.  Recently, I left an office after an hour and a half visit with a client’s pet and I had a splitting headache.  I realized while sitting there that the smell of the hospital […]

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Chances are if you’ve walked into a veterinary hospital or local pet store lately, you’ve seen signs that read “No Retractable Leashes Allowed.”  What’s the big deal?  Why aren’t retractable leashes an ideal option for dog owners? Well, there are a few main reasons why retractables aren’t as great as they seem. Control In an […]

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 And the winner is… BISCOTTI Elected Pet Mayor of Toms River! Ocean County – With over 10,000 votes cast, 5-year old terrier mix Biscotti won the race with 33% of the vote.  An active member of Caregiver Canines®, Biscotti is the first duly elected Pet Mayor of Toms River. Also in the hotly contested race […]

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Taking your dog out for a walk in your neighborhood, park or trail is supposed to be time you spend with your dog enjoying yourselves and the outdoors.  Most of the time, that is the case but there are certainly times when you and your pup may be approached by an unleashed dog.  Depending on […]

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