Pet and Home Care Founder Tiffany Lewis Featured on Subkit

Starting a business is hard. Keeping that business strong and successful for more than two decades is even harder. The kind folks at Subkit interviewed Pet and Home Care Founder and CEO Tiffany Lewis to learn how Pet and Home Care began and how she stays motivated after all these years. Here’s a sneak peek:

What’s your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

My biggest accomplishment thus far would have to be keeping this business alive and growing for almost 25 years. That’s no small feat, especially with how difficult it was for small businesses (including ours) to navigate the pandemic over the last couple of years. I’m still in shock that my little side hustle in high school has led me down a path to work for myself and live a nice life.

Read the full interview on Subkit’s Go Solo blog

Why Do Cats Need Daily Care?

It’s not uncommon for our cat clients to request care every other day or even every third day when they’re traveling on long vacations. After all, cats are more self-sufficient than other pets and you don’t need someone to check on them every day, right?

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Join Pet and Home Care in Observing National Blood Donor Month

At Pet and Home Care, we take a lot of pride in the love and care we provide to your pets. But before we can look after your furry loved ones, it’s important that we first look out for each other as fellow citizens. That’s why we encourage all of our team members and clients to take time in January to participate in National Blood Donor Month.

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PHC’s Great Pet Gifts for the Holidays

It’s the time of year when everyone is buying holiday gifts for all their friends and loved ones, including their furry family members! Whether you’re planning on buying a stocking stuffer or a more significant gift for your fur friend this year, Pet and Home Care has you covered with fun and innovative gift ideas from local businesses that will make your pet’s tail wag!

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Pet and Home Care Winter Weather Policies

Winter is coming! And while the cold weather gives you an opportunity to play in the snow or snuggle up next to the fireplace, it can also throw a bit of a wrench in your pet care plans. So before you break your skis out of the garage or stack up the firewood in your backyard, please take a quick moment to refresh yourself on Pet and Home Care’s winter weather policies and best practices:

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Four Reasons To Be Thankful for Your Pet

It’s that time of year again: time to reflect on all the things that you are thankful for in your life. The Thanksgiving holiday is all about spending time with the ones we love and appreciating what we have. For many of us, this appreciation extends to our family, health, friends, jobs, and four-legged family members! Many pet owners are also thankful for their fur-covered friends and family members who add much to daily life. As you reflect on what your pet means to you this holiday, we’ve compiled a list of 4 reasons we are incredibly thankful for our pets.

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Five Reasons Why You Should Treat Your Dog to a Mid-Day Walk Every Day

If you’re a busy pet parent, you may have found yourself wondering whether your pup is getting enough exercise. After all, dogs need to stay active! But if you’re like most people, you have a busy schedule that keeps you from getting your pup out and about as much as you’d like.

That’s why you may need daily mid-day walks from a professional pet sitter when you can’t do it yourself. Even a short, 15-minute walk can benefit your dog’s physical and emotional health. Here are the top reasons why booking regular dog walks is a smart investment.

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How to Walk Your Dog Like a Pro

Working as a dog walker is rewarding: you get to care for adorable pups and enjoy the outdoors while getting some steps in. But as with any profession, dog walkers need to have the right tools to do their jobs safely.

At Pet and Home Care, we provide Pet Care Team Training and Pet Pro Hero Training for our staff. In addition to these training protocols, our dog walkers use company-issued leash belts to ensure the pups are attached to them at all times.

But even if you don’t undergo formal pet sitting and safety training, there are a few basic steps you can take to make sure your dog walks are more fun, comfortable, and above all, safe!

  • Make sure all equipment fits snugly. This is to ensure that pets can’t wiggle out of their leashes or harnesses. But you don’t want to make it TOO tight. A good rule of thumb is to make sure you can comfortably slide your finger between the harness and your pet.
  • Ensure that ID tags are worn at all times. By law, when a dog is in a public place, it must wear a collar. But even if there wasn’t a law, tags are a common sense solution to help you reconnect with your dog if it ever goes missing.
  • Use a collar AND harness. Harnesses are a better choice for walking dogs because they don’t put pressure on the neck.
  • Stay connected with your pup. Use hands-free dog leashes or leash belts to make sure your dog can’t get away, even if you somehow drop the leash. These belts also offer the added benefit of relieving any strain off your hands, wrists, arms, and shoulders.
  • Avoid touching the dog’s collar and harness more than necessary. Some dogs are sensitive to their collars being touched and respond negatively while being touched in that area. Collars can also cause skin irritation even without excessive touching.
  • Make sure you have enough poop bags on hand to clean up waste. Plastic bags are one of the most common methods of cleaning up dog poop. You can reuse plastic grocery bags or buy a keychain attachment with biodegradable bags. This is the most convenient, hassle-free way to pick-up pet waste.

Keep Your Dog Happy, Even When You’re Away

Your life is busy, so of course, you can’t always be there 24/7 to care for your pup. Luckily at Pet and Home Care, your pets receive love and one-on-one attention while you’re away. We carefully select and train each of our team members to ensure they are genuinely dedicated and capable of providing you, your pets, and your home with the highest level of professional service.

As Pet and Home Care continue to grow, our team is hiring like crazy! If you or anyone you know is interested in joining the PHC team, please visit our Pet and Home Care careers page.