As a pet sitter in Arizona, I've witnessed countless adventures between humans and their dogs on many of Arizona's incredible trails. But hiking with your dog in Arizona isn't just about putting your pup on leash and hitting the trail. Understanding Arizona's diverse landscapes, wildlife encounters, and unique regulations is crucial for a safe [...]
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Christmas is on the way and we can’t wait! While it’s our busiest month of the year, it’s also the most fun for us. We love seeing Arizona's local wildlife (like javelina and coyotes) staring at your front yard holiday lights, watching your cats climbing the Christmas tree, and your dogs sniffing through every single [...]
You may think you don’t need a pet sitter if you have a cat, but we’re here to tell you that they are capable of many antics that means they shouldn't be alone for longer than 12-16 hours. Here are five reasons why your cat needs a pet sitter. 1. Medical Emergencies Cats are known [...]
If you’re new to the Valley of the Sun, you have probably noticed all of those spiky plants around the desert. Maybe you’ve even had a personal encounter with a few of them on the golf course. Not to worry - with over 51 varieties of cactus in Arizona alone, nearly everyone gets up close [...]
If you’re new to Arizona, you may not know this, but we’ll let you in on a secret: Everything in this state is designed to poke, poison or pierce flesh. We love our desert, but trust us when we say it is one of the most dangerous environments in the world for pets (you can [...]
It’s nearly time for the fourth of July, and if you live in Arizona, you know that means: Fireworks, monsoons, heat and overcrowded animal shelters. The risk of injury to pets is much greater during fireworks. Dogs have cracked or even lost teeth as they frantically gnash furniture or try to escape the house. Arizona [...]
La Niña is here and that means a hot, dry summer is approaching. We can never be too careful in preparing for fires here in the Sonoran desert. Nearly all of Arizona is under a fire watch and that means lots of potential evacuations are approaching. Already, Prescott and Flagstaff are experiencing evacuations - often [...]
Arizona has seen a lot of changes in the past few years - including a big migration to our beautiful city! While we welcome all these newcomers, we are seeing a lot of people move here without knowing how to protect their pets. We hope this article will help you prepare and keep your pets [...]
Despite awareness that Mother’s Day is on its way, somehow each year a majority of us find ourselves not really knowing what to buy our beloved Mom. We stand in line at the mall grabbing the first thing we see, which coincidentally was the last thing on the shelf. Don’t worry - you still have [...]
As Arizonans, we’re pretty aware of dangers to our dogs and cats in the form of coyotes, bobcats, snakes, cactus and toxic plants. But, how many of you are aware of the dangers of hawks and owls? One family found out the hard way when their puppy was taken by an owl! Source: Foothills [...]