The first step should always be to do your research and find out if the beach is dog-friendly and if so, if your dog can roam freely. It’s always a good idea to bring a long leash, just in case. And no matter what, please don’t ever leave your dog unattended. There may be children or others who are uneasy around dogs, and it’s important to be courteous and do all you can to respect those around you.
Care for a little purring animal along with that latte? Well, hopefully later this year that will be easy to arrange! The race between Portland and San Francisco has begun, as both cities are planning to open the only cat cafes in the entire United States, and both want the title (and bragging rights) of being dubbed the ‘first’.
KitTea, founded by 3 cat lovers, plans to open its doors in San Francisco this year with the mission “to build a space that is part gourmet tea house, part cat and human oasis.” The trio says they were inspired by Japan’s cafes which have long offered free-roaming kitties for stressed out or pet-deprived customers to play with, relax around and perhaps consider adopting. READ MORE
I have many wonderful memories to share about my kids, our dogs, and our pet care business. Here is one of my fondest.
When my son Mason was one, he was doing what any self-respecting one-year-old does in a high chair, he chucked food. It was the Christmas holiday week, and we had a few dogs boarding in our home. I was baking some peanut butter cookies, and as I pulled a fresh batch from the stove, I turned and saw that beneath the high chair was a neatly crafted semi-circle of dogs patiently sitting, waiting for small bits of peas and carrots to be flung exuberantly in every direction. Not only was this hysterical to witness, but I thought, “brilliant, I don’t have to clean those up!” READ MORE
A pet care business is the most amazing business to have when you've got kids.
My five year old can tell you if a dog is a Grey Hound or Basset Hound. My
nine year old comes along on dog walks, and can identify an approaching dog's demeanor;
whether it's friendly or fear aggressive. It's awesome, and I smile a lot when
I think how we've been able to share the wonderful world of animals with our kids.
Our house is fun, crazy and loving.....and I give most of the credit to the animals. Our house is the perfect house for socializing dogs. We have chickens, cats, dogs, and a gecko. I should put a sign on our door that reads Animal House-minus the frat boys. (hehehe…well, until my boys get older.) It’s been a gradual accomplishment that has taken patience and love.
We live the country life, here in the middle of our urban city. We
have a pet care business where we help families care for their furry companions.
Some of the basic services we provide are dog walking, cat sitting, and improving
the relationship between animals and their humans, through guidance and support.
When our own babes were born, we reached a whole new level of appreciation for
what we were doing, and how it has affected our lives.
Fast forward ten years later, and we have dogs, cats, chickens, a gecko, a mouse, and two lively and wonderful boys. Gosh, I’ll say it again, we need a sign on our front door that reads “Animal House.” Our house is crazy, loud, and fun! It’s a bit messy, because kids and animals are always running amok, and tracking stuff in and out of the house. I generally buy second hand, so it already has a that "well-loved" feel. I know that the dog is considered to be man's best friend, but I would say my Dyson comes in as a close second. READ MORE