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Archive for June, 2010

Testimonial

We received another letter from one of our clients on the website today! Check it out:

“I called Furreal’s Pet Sitting at the last minute…for an emergency. I was heading out of town and my plans for “doggie care” fell through. I was nervous when I left town but was so relieved to get the text messages and pictures of the “babies” and then to return home and see how happy and well cared for they were. They are puppies and did a few naughty things but I didn’t come home to a mess… I was very please with your services and the love that Hope, Bert and Ernie received.” –S.Z.

We are so happy to have you as a customer and thank you so much for the feedback! Nothing brings a smile to my face more than a satisfied client! :)


Lipstick

I received this cute e-mail the other day and wanted to share. Hope you get either a smile on your face or a good chuckle! :)

No, I have not seen your lipstick. Why would you even ask me that?

I’m insulted! Every time something goes missing around here, everybody looks at me!

For your information, I don’t even wear that shade.

It doesn’t flatter my complexion and it tastes terrible. OOPS!

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Successful Puppy Mill Protest!

About 25 of us were in front of Puppy Town in Sarasota on Tuesday to show support against puppy mills. It was a hot day out but we received lots of love from many drivers passing by. It was wonderful to meet so many other advocates that speak out against this inhumane practice and we can’t wait for the next protest! To see pictures of this event, please visit SarasotaDog.com and click on “Event Photos” at the top of the page.

Below is the information included in the flyers we were passing out to drivers from the Humane Society of the United States:

Why You Shouldn’t Buy a Puppy From a Pet Store:

  • Many pet stores that sell puppies are propping up puppy mills, mass breeding facilities where dogs are crammed into filthy, barren cages with minimal exercise, vet care or human contact.
  • Breeding dogs at puppy mills spend their entire lives in cages without human companionship. When their fertility wanes, they’re destroyed or discarded.
  • Many pet stores mislead customers about the source of their dogs. Pet stores boast that they deal only with USDA licensed breeders. Yet licensing requirements are minimal and many breeders remain licensed despite repeated violations of even these basic standards.
  • Dogs of all shapes and sizes, including purebreds, are available for adoption at shelters and rescue groups.

See video from the HSUS’s pet store and puppy mill investigations and learn more about adopting a dog or finding a responsible breeder at humanesociety.org/puppymills.


Praise From Our Customers

I just wanted to share a small note I received from one of my clients over this past weekend:

“Thank you so much for watching the dogs and kittens! The house looked great and the boys were happy! I will recommend you to everyone and we are going away in Sept. probably!”     -T & J

Another happy customer! :)


Doggie Teeth Cleaning

Recently, I was talking to one of my clients about his concern for his dog’s teeth. He had unsuccessfully tried to use finger toothbrushes in an attempt to clean them but his dog seemed less than pleased and cooperative. My client had mentioned looking into taking the dog to the veterinarian, who offers cleaning with anesthesia. The procedural cost was, of course, more on the expensive side. On his behalf, I did a little research and found an alternative!