After the Holiday Storm – Three New Year’s Resolutions for Pet Sitters

By Elle Peterson of Panda's Pets. Link here. Happy New Year!  If your holidays went something like mine then you’re exhausted but your bank account is pretty comfortable.  Riding the wave of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s travel can be a real testament to your pet sitting fortitude.  But now the boarding dogs have all gone home and the bulk of vacation travel is over.  January and February are historically slow months for pet sitters and the transition isn’t…


Pet Sitting 101: The Basics - Types of Pet Sitting Services

By Elle Peterson of Panda's Pets.  Link here. If you have hired a pet sitter for yourself (or browsed a competitor’s website), you might have noticed professional sitters offer a variety of services that differ in name, description, price, and duration.   Here is a simple overview of the industry's basics so you can design services that fit your business goals and communicate clearly to potential clients.  More information about pricing, availability, and liability can found in our community…


‘Til Death Do Us Pet Sit: 5 Tips for Watching Senior Pets

By Elle Peterson of Panda's Pets. Link here. I walked up the familiar stairs of my client’s home, past the big, ceramic pots of colorful flowers and onto the giant ‘Welcome, Please Wipe Your Paws’ mat at the door.  I looked for Sugar’s smiling face in her favorite front window where not even the stealthiest of mail carrier could escape detection, but she wasn’t there.  Her owners warned me before I was to arrive (but conveniently after they had already left) that Sugar went downhill fast and…


Boutique Owner Risks it all to Pursue Passion

Trish Bennett always knew pet care was one of her true callings By Melissa Oyler Trish Bennett can clearly place the pivotal moment, the phone call that changed her world as a business owner. Until recently, Bennett was the owner of Doll.-a boutique in Myers Park. Everything was going perfectly. The store was doing well; it had been open for four years and it had a solid client base. The community had come to rely on Bennett for West Coast-inspired fashion and athletic wear. The store was both…