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National Disaster Preparedness Month

September is National Disaster Preparedness Month. As pet sitters, it’s very important that we have specific plans in place for the pets we care for no matter the time of year. Arizona is host to many potential problems from intense dust storms to seasonal flooding. By having a universal plan in place we can handle any man-made or environmental threats. Here are some of the threats we consider in Arizona: […]

A Celebration of Motherhood for Pet Lovers

Mother’s Day celebrations need not be just for two-legged moms, but a celebration for four-legged moms, too.   I would like to honor a four-legged mother by telling the story of my littlest friend, Dillon.  I first spotted Dillon at the PACC911 pet rescue adoption event held at the Franciscan Renewal Center on March 10, 2007. From a distance, I observed four-month old Dillon looking at the people strolling by with a confident upheld chin and a swift-wagging tail. Well-meaning folks passed without even a glance, yet Dillon remained steadfast with his hopeful eye contact until they were out of site. As the crowd settled so did Dillon, lying down next to his siblings; one in particular, to wash her ears, kiss her and lay his head on top of her head as if he were her protector.  Fondly, I watched Dillon act as an awesome puppy caretaker to his runt sister, as she slept underneath her watchful and protective big brother. […]