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Why Hire A Professional Pet Sitter

We often hear: “why should I hire a professional pet sitter to care for my pets when I can have my neighbor/friend/relative do it for free?” In order to make the best decision, it’s necessary to understand the differences between an amateur pet sitter (hobby sitter)...
Why Hire A Professional Pet Sitter

Why Hire A Professional Pet Sitter

We often hear: “why should I hire a professional pet sitter to care for my pets when I can have my neighbor/friend/relative do it for free?” In order to make the best decision, it’s necessary to understand the differences between an amateur pet sitter (hobby sitter)...

Best Pet Travel Tips

Best Pet Travel Tips

Vacations are a welcome break from a Wisconsin winter. Warmer weather, adventure, and the chance to recharge are worth the hassle of making personal travel arrangements. Then it hits you- what about your pet? If the guilt of leaving them behind is too much to bear,...

4 Proven Boredom Busters for Your Pet!

4 Proven Boredom Busters for Your Pet!

The winter solstice has come and gone and although the days are getting longer, we are smack dab in the dead of winter. The extreme temperatures and snow don’t lend themselves well to romping around, sniffing, or doing any of the other outdoor activities your dog...

Fun Ways to Exercise with Your Dog

Fun Ways to Exercise with Your Dog

Fido is your best friend, fellow adventurer, and snuggle buddy. Why not add personal trainer to his resume and exercise with your dog? He’ll never cancel plans, make excuses, or pass judgment. Whether you want to feel the burn or squash your inner couch potato, your...

5 Reasons Your Cat Needs Daily Pet Sitting Visits

5 Reasons Your Cat Needs Daily Pet Sitting Visits

Cats are often described as aloof, self-sufficient, and independent, but if you take a closer look, you’ll see a masterpiece with complex emotions and sensitive body systems.  Our feline friends may live life on their own terms, so it can come as a surprise to...

The Benefits of Walking Your Dog

The Benefits of Walking Your Dog

The benefits of daily walks for your dog are endless. Obviously, walks promote the overall health of your dog. Walks for puppies may be a form of training, while walks for an older dog will help to increase vitality. We see many benefits of walking in our daily walk...

Behind the scenes at The DOG Nanny Group.

Behind the scenes at The DOG Nanny Group.

Did you ever wonder what happens after you request service from your Professional Pet Sitter?  I don’t think most folks have ever considered it.  You book, and we show up – right?  Actually, there’s a little more to it than that with any professional pet sitter. ...

Keep Pets Safe This Thanksgiving

Keep Pets Safe This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time when we gather with loved ones to give thanks and celebrate with a holiday feast.  Many pet parents include Fluffy & Fido in the gathering.  These lucky cats and dogs will be extra thankful this year if their people follow some simple...

Help for Stressed and Fearful Dogs

Help for Stressed and Fearful Dogs

Over the years I have had the pleasure of meeting hundreds - maybe thousands of dogs.  They come in all shapes,  sizes, and personality types.  Some don't like when their people go away (separation anxiety).  Some don't like changes in weather.  Some don't like to...

Pets and Fireworks Do Not Mix!

Pets and Fireworks Do Not Mix!

The 4th of July is a time to celebrate with family!  Well, most of the family...  Please do not include your pets in the festivities.   Many folks can't celebrate the 4th without shooting off a few fireworks.  You may have a no fireworks rule, but trust me, you...

What I Know About Dog Food…

What I Know About Dog Food…

Without getting into how to read labels – there is a quick way to assess how good (or bad) a food is based on ingredients alone. Visit http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/ and look up the brand you feed, or the brand you are considering. You can also search by star rating...