While our business is taking care of the pets that get left behind, we know our clients sometimes want or need to take their pets along. Sites like TripsWithPets,com can help find and book pet-friendly hotels and other services when you're away from home. Click on their logo below to browse the website, which also has tips for successfully travelling with pets.
The World of Pets Expo will be back at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium from January 29-31, 2016. Well-behaved pets are welcome to go, too. Check out the expo's website at http://www.worldofpets.org/MDmain.shtml for more information.
Please note these dates if you are planning a trip you would like us to help with:
March 16-22, 2016
Sarah Rizor's vacation
Sarah Rizor will be attending the Pet Sitters World Educational Conference and Expo in San Diego
While all of our regular weekly walking clients should still be covered during those times, we may not be able to accommodate as many travelers as usual or to add visits to our schedule on short notice. Thank you for your understanding.
We regret that we will be unable to schedule as many visits as usual on Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21 while Sarah and Preston will both be out of town. We cannot take any more midday visits on Saturday the 20th. Check with us if you need to schedule visits at other times that weekend, since we may be able to fit a few more in, but please have a back-up plan in mind. Don't leave it to the last minute! We will be able to schedule more visits for after noon on Sunday.
Sarah will also be attending the 2015 Pet Sitters World Educational Conference and Expo in Myrtle Beach from September 11 to 14, 2015, so we recommend avoiding scheduling your vacation during that time if you will need our services. Other professional sitters from the area will likely also be attending and able to take a smaller load of visits than usual on those dates.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
We bid a fond farewell in mid-May to Marianne Shepperd, who owned Pet Sitters from its founding in October, 2002 until September, 2014 and had continued to pet sit with us after the company changed hands last year. Pet Sitters wouldn't be what it is today without her hard work and attention to customers. We wish her, her husband, and her birds good luck and much happiness in their new home in the Florida Keys.
Sadly, we also said goodbye to two other sitters recently: Victoria parted ways with us in late March when she moved to California, and Mike stopped sitting in April to concentrate on family business.
On a brighter note, we have also welcomed two new additions so far this year. Amy began doing mostly midday dog walks in January. She has one dog and multiple cats of her own, for whom Pet Sitters had sat before Amy joined us as a walker and sitter.
Preston is our newest addition. While new to pet sitting this May, he has lived with both dogs and cats for most of his life. We're glad to have him helping out during his summer break from his college studies in Virginia.
Luckily, most of the longtime sitters and walkers are also still with us. We hope that our customers will continue to be satisfied with our service. Sitters may come and go over the years, but our standards remain the same!
We're still working on the new website, so there's not much to see here yet, but we will use this page to update you regularly on whatever is going on with Pet Sitters.