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Family Pet Loss Grief Help

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Family pet loss grief help The loss of a  family pet affects our emotions and these feelings usually progress through several stages of grief. Recognizing them can help us cope with the family pet loss grief we feel. My Griffey who left us way too early! And now we lay you down to sleep You’re finally at rest Our love for you we’ll always keep You were the very best You gave us joy for all those years A memory for each new day Then came the day of all my fears The day you passed away A part …

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Assistance Dog Resources

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Assistance Dog Resources  by Autism Speaks   Service Dogs for Children with Autism are constant companions to children with autism. The dogs help them improve social interactions and relationships by;     Expanding verbal and nonverbal communication Teaching life skills Increasing interest in activities Decreasing stress within the family   Service Dog Organizations (Assistance Dog Resources)     4 Paws for Ability 4 Paws for Ability is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to enrich the lives of children with disabilities and veterans by training and placing quality, task-trained service dogs. This provides increased independence for the children …

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Help Finding Lost Dog

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Help Finding Lost Dog,  has arrived!   “Finding Rover” application is a dog locator service. Help Finding  lost dog has arrived and its name is “Finding Rover”. This is a technologically advanced system designed to pair pet owners and shelters with their communities. Sign up, take pictures of all of your pets and you will be prepared if your dog goes missing!   The Solano County Animal Care has signed on to use the Finding Rover application service.   Finding Rover, uses a facial recognition technology to identify lost and found dogs, in real time from a smartphone or …

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Pet Sitter World Educational Conference

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Pet Sitter World Educational Conference   House Calls Pet Sitting attends Local pet sitter Wendy Tom, owner of House Calls Pet Sitting, LLC, joined with 200 professional international pet sitters and pet industry experts last week. They attended the 2016 Pet Sitter World Educational Conference & Expo which was held in San Diego, California.   From the United States, Canada and South Africa the attendees were able to increase their pet care skills, improve their pet sitting business practices and help raise thousands for a local pet-rescue organization.       Wendy Tom attended keynote speaker, Dr. Marty Becker, “America’s …

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DIY Tips for Keeping Your Pet Cleaned or Groomed

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DIY Tips for Keeping Your Pet Cleaned or Groomed   Have you ever watched your dog/cat roll on the ground, lick its tail or fur? It’s trying to keep itself clean. But sometimes, they will also need an EXTRA help from you to keep itself cleaned and groomed. They might not be comfortable getting touched or handled at first and you need to make it a habit of petting her sensitive parts such as ears, belly, back, feet and tail before she feels at ease with you. Once your dog or cat is comfortable with your touch, here’s how …

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Locomotion Pet Treats has a homemade style

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  Locomotion Pet Treats has a homemade style of all-natural pet treats with no preservatives. With four different “pet – approved” flavors to choose from, even picky pets find a favorite, and you can feel good about knowing that every pet treat is made fresh and free from unwanted additives. Using only the finest human grade ingredients, our Locomotion joint supplement treats for dogs are a cut above ordinary dog biscuits to say the least. With a unique synergistic combination of human grade ingredients – Locomotion homemade style dog biscuits with glucosamine produce incredible improvements in mobility in a …

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Looking into the rescue pets eyes do you see their survival journey

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Looking into the rescue pets eyes as a pet sitter there is such knowledge of the multifaceted human nature… their survival journey all the way to the happy endings of how they learned to trust again would be inspirational novel.   For the pet owner of a rescue it can be gut wrenching to be away for any extended length of time.  How do they take vacation or work long days without their pet?  Boarding at a kennel or the Veterinarians may be reminders to the rescued pets of their past life.  Many were abandoned, abused and too many have …

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Lost Pet Prevention

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  Take some preventative measures which may help you if your pet (Dog or Cat) ends up missing or lost. The following Lost Pet Prevention suggestions may be of help to you or your pet sitter in finding your lost pet: For you, your pet sitter and your pets sake make sure your pet wears some form of identification. You might want to permanently identify him by having him tattooed or having a special microchip identification device implanted underneath his skin. Your pet is then automatically registered with an identification service. Information on Microchip  AVID chips in California: (714) 371-7505; …

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Lost Cat Finder

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The Lost Cat Finder! Pet detectives get dozens of requests of “Help me find my pet” every day. One out of every 3 cats go missing  in their lifetime, which translates to thousands of lost cats all over the world. I’ve experienced the devastating panic when my own cat was lost in 2008— and the relief of finding him using my SAR training. Finding a lost cat is more complex than many people realize. Understanding displaced cat behavior is key in the puzzle of finding a missing cat. A wonderful book to help you find your lost cat is: …

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3 Steps: Doggy Scavenger Hunt Party

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Hosting a scavenger hunt for your dog not only helps you bring out the natural instincts that your four-legged friend loves to show off, but it also helps you bond with your buddy and can even let your dog work with other pups as a team.  Hosting the hunt with your dog’s training school, doggy day care, or even neighborhood puppy pals is a great way for you to get social and for your perfect pup to have some fun.  Here are three steps: Doggy scavenger hunt party. 1.  The Invitations What better way to get everyone excited than …

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