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Why Does My Dog Like To Run Away? – Little Friends Pet Sitting & Dog Walking

We all love our pets, and we try to show them by giving them the care we think they deserve. But the truth is, even leading animal experts are still making discoveries about animal behavior, so sometimes our affection and care aren’t exactly what our dogs need from their pet parents. Many pets, including dogs, … Read more

The Many Health Benefits of Daily Walks For Your Dog – Little Friends Pet Sitting & Dog Walking

If you’re a new pet parent, you may not realize just how beneficial regular walks can be for your dog. Being outside and moving their bodies are biological needs for your pet, just as they are for people. Not only do regular walks improve your dog’s physical health, but the mental and behavioral health benefits … Read more

Why do dogs pick a favorite person? – Little Friends Pet Sitting & Dog Walking

Just like their human pals, dogs are likely to choose a favorite person based on a number of factors. Some of these include the person’s demeanor, interactions with the dog, and how well the person helps meet their basic needs. Because dogs are such loyal companions, most of us want to be the best friend … Read more

Why Don’t Pets Need Shoes? And Other Wintertime Pet FAQs – Little Friends Pet Sitting & Dog Walking

With cold weather months rolling in, you might be wondering how your pet feels about their cold-weather walks these days, or how your pet tolerates cold feet so well without doggie rain boots or other doggy shoes. Just like humans, pets take time to acclimate to colder weather and regulate their body temperature. Some pets … Read more

Do Holiday Guests Give Your Pets Anxiety? – Little Friends Pet Sitting & Dog Walking

All pet owners know that life is better with a dog and that animals help humans in many ways, including by improving our mental health. But life as a pet might be more complex than it seems, and while dogs relieve stress in humans, some human interaction can cause anxiety for your dog. Sometimes dogs … Read more

Should you tip pet sitters? Veteran pet sitters chime in. – Little Friends Pet Sitting & Dog Walking

Clients commonly ask whether they should tip their pet care providers and if so, how much to tip. My answer to this question is always that tips are not required, but whether or not you should tip your pet sitter or dog walker depends. Just like in the service industry as a whole, if your … Read more

The Pet Shop: Making friends is hard to do | Blog: The Pet Shop

Chris McGaughey I’ve never considered myself a species-specific pet person. I’ve had dogs, cats, ducks, chickens, a gerbil and even an iguana as pets. For full disclosure, I do draw the line at goats — long story — and parrots and similar birds — several longer stories. The one thing I’ve never attempted is to … Read more