Meet MAX, This adorable dog is one of our weekly walk pets! Your Neighborhood Pet Sitter takes Max out for a 30 minute walk three times a week. It’s a great opportunity for Max to get scheduled exercise with a brisk walk and sometimes run

in his nearby North Atlanta neighborhood which has lots of hills and keeps him fit. Max loves watching for squirrels and meeting neighborhood dogs and dog owners. To schedule daily or regular dog walking exercising, email us at petsittingnearyou@gmail.com or call to set up a custom plan for your pet 404-478-7206.Image
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Santa Baby- Tabitha the Kitty

Another wonderful picture of Tabitha the Christmas Kitty!

A Christmas Greeting From Your Neighborhood Pet Sitter!

We just couldn’t resist posting these pictures of one of our pets that we visit. She is such a beautiful Kitty and quite the Diva! Her name is Tabitha and she is so adorable. She lives in Roswell, Georgia and is very loved by her mom, Andrea! Thanks for sharing these adorable pictures!!

This Tracker uses advanced GPS, an accelerometer, and wireless technology to help people locate and track the activities of their pets. Apps are available on your phone.

(Re-Print Courtesy of abc-news) http://www.pettracker.com/community/articles/abc-news

September 23rd, 2012

“Dogs now have the Tagg. Okay, well maybe humans now have the Tagg to track their dog’s fitness activity,” explains Joanna Stern from ABC News. Stern notes how Tagg—The Pet Tracker’s Activity Tracking feature captures a “24-hour view of the dog’s fitness activity” by using an accelerometer in the device which tracks the intensity and duration of the activity, from running to sleeping. Tagg’s Dudley Fetzer also provides commentary to this article, saying the feature “gives owners a way to engage with the product and is something you can also talk to your vet about.”

Your Neighborhood Pet sitter supports all products that protect your dog and increase the opportunity to recover a lost pet.  We offer daily dog walks and exercising in the Greater Atlanta area.  Give your pet a nice break while you are away working Monday through Friday. 

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30075 Roswell
30076 Old Alabama Riverside
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Turkey Tips for Pet Owners from the ASPCA

Reprinted courtesy of ASPCA http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/pet-care-tips/thanksgiving-safety-tips.aspx

Thanksgiving Safety Tips

‘Tis the season for friends, family and holiday feasts—but also for possible distress for our animal companions. Pets won’t be so thankful if they munch on undercooked turkey or a pet-unfriendly floral arrangement, or if they stumble upon an unattended alcoholic drink.

Check out the following tips from ASPCA experts for a fulfilling Thanksgiving that your pets can enjoy, too.

Talkin’ Turkey 
If you decide to feed your pet a little nibble of turkey, make sure it’s boneless and well-cooked. Don’t offer her raw or undercooked turkey, which may contain salmonella bacteria.

Sage Advice 
Sage can make your Thanksgiving stuffing taste delish, but it and many other herbs contain essential oils and resins that can cause gastrointestinal upset and central nervous system depression to pets if eaten in large quantities. Cats are especially sensitive to the effects of certain essential oils.

No Bread Dough 
Don’t spoil your pet’s holiday by giving him raw bread dough. According to ASPCA experts, when raw bread dough is ingested, an animal’s body heat causes the dough to rise in his stomach. As it expands, the pet may experience vomiting, severe abdominal pain and bloating, which could become a life-threatening emergency, requiring surgery.

Don’t Let Them Eat Cake 
If you’re baking up Thanksgiving cakes, be sure your pets keep their noses out of the batter, especially if it includes raw eggs—they could contain salmonella bacteria that may lead to food poisoning.

Too Much of a Good Thing 
A few small boneless pieces of cooked turkey, a taste of mashed potato or even a lick of pumpkin pie shouldn’t pose a problem. However, don’t allow your pets to overindulge, as they could wind up with a case of stomach upset, diarrhea or even worse—an inflammatory condition of the pancreas known as pancreatitis. In fact, it’s best keep pets on their regular diets during the holidays.

A Feast Fit for a Kong 
While the humans are chowing down, give your cat and dog their own little feast. Offer them Nylabones or made-for-pet chew bones. Or stuff their usual dinner—perhaps with a few added tidbits of turkey, vegetables (try sweet potato or green beans) and dribbles of gravy—inside a Kong toy. They’ll be happily occupied for awhile, working hard to extract their dinner from the toy.

YourNeighborhoodpetsitter supports Good Mews upcoming kitty kegger party.  

“Yeehaw!  Calling all Cowboys and Cowgirls…join us for the 2012 Kitty Kegger!
Saturday, November 10th from 7:00 to 11:00 pm
Heritage Hall at Heritage Green
6110 Blue Stone Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Put on your boots, grab your hat, and come out to support the kitties of Good Mews! Your $60 ticket includes home cookin’, beer drinkin’, and country rockin’!
Place bids in the huge silent auction and end your night competing for the big prizes in the live auction.  All proceeds benefit our no-kill, cage-free cat shelter in Marietta. We need your support now more than ever, as we continue renovations on our new building”

Visit www.yourneighborhoodpetsitter.com to read our blog and get rates for pet sitting, dog walking and more in the Greater Atlanta area.  Serving Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Roswell, Norcross, Marietta, Duluth, Alpharetta and Johns Creek, Georgia.404-478-7206.

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Sunday, October 21st was a clear, cool and beautiful day for the Furkids Picnic and Party to benefit small dogs adoption and their no kill shelter!  There were contests, lots of dogs, plenty of food and more.  Your Neighborhood Pet Sitters met Max, PIctured above in a crate.  Max is adorable and ready for adoption!  The picture on the right is the adorable Lilly, who is a Furkids rescue alumni.  She was wearing the perfect sundress and bows for the occasion an looking so cute!  Put this Atlanta event on your calendar next year and maybe you will win the raffle or find a new member for your pet family.  To find out more about Furkids, visit, furkids.org

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