October 2013

Dogs + Babies = trouble?

Dogs are fantastic companions and they make  a wonderful addition to any family. But whether you already have children or intend to have babies in the future, the importance of dog safety around children and babies can't be understated. Even when you think 'my' dog would never hurt anyone, the reality is most dogs, if feeling threatened or uncomfortable long enough can and will bite; it's instinctual protection no matter the size or breed. According to the American Humane Association here are some statistics on dog bites and children: 50% of dog attacks involved children under 12 years old 82% of dog bites treated in the emergency room involved children under 15 years old2 70% of dog-bite fatalities occurred among children under 10 years old5 Bite rates are dramatically higher among children who are 5 to 9 years old2 Unsupervised newborns were 370 times more likely than an adult to be killed by a dog5 65% of...

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The ridiculous things we do with your pets when you aren’t there…

OK I admit it. We abso-stinking-lutely LOVE our jobs. I mean LOVE IT!!! Some days we can't believe how lucky we are to be a Mesa pet sitter!!! But what you don't know are all the silly things we do when we pet sit for you. Sometimes we don't put them in our notes, because well, they're silly. Occasionally we put them in our notes, but you know we have a dignified reputation to protect and all that. Oh forget it...

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