Celebrate the Holidays Stress-Free: Your Pet’s Home Away from Home

The holiday season is fast approaching, and while you’re busy planning festivities and making travel arrangements, it’s essential not to forget about your furry family members. At Pet and Home Care, we understand that your pets are an integral part of your life, and we’re here to ensure they have a joyful and stress-free holiday season too.

Why Choose Pet and Home Care for Your Pet’s Care?

A Legacy of Trust and Experience

With 25 years in the business, we have built a legacy of trust and reliability. Our long-standing presence in the industry speaks volumes about our commitment to providing top-notch pet care services. We have been a trusted partner for countless families, ensuring their pets are happy and well-cared-for during the holiday season and year round.

Dedicated and Certified Pet Sitters

What sets us apart from the competition is our team of dedicated and certified professional pet sitters. We don’t just hire employees; we invest in individuals passionate about pet care and train them to become certified professionals. Our sitters undergo rigorous training programs to ensure they have the skills and knowledge to cater to your pet’s specific needs.

Personalized Care for Every Pet

At Pet and Home Care, we understand that each pet is unique. That’s why our certified pet sitters provide personalized care plans tailored to your furry friend’s preferences, routines, and health requirements. Whether your pet needs extra playtime, a specific diet, or medication administration, our sitters are equipped to handle it all.

Seamless Booking Experience

We believe in making pet care convenient for you. Our easy-to-use app allows you to book pet sitting services with just a few clicks. Whether you’re planning a getaway for Chanukah, Christmas, New Year’s, or even looking ahead to spring break next year, our app ensures a seamless booking experience, giving you peace of mind as you plan your holiday travels.

Stay Connected with Digital Report Cards

We know you’ll miss your pets while you’re away, and that’s why we go the extra mile to keep you connected. Our digital report cards provide real-time updates on your pet’s activities, meals, and overall well-being. Receive photos and notes from your pet sitter, so you can relax and enjoy your holiday knowing your furry friend is in good hands.

This holiday season, choose Pet and Home Care for a pet-friendly experience that goes beyond the ordinary. Trust us to make your pet’s holiday care as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. Book with us and let your pets celebrate the holidays in the comfort of their own home or at our Pet Resort.

Getting to Know the Caregivers Behind the Service

At Pet and Home Care, we take immense pride in the quality of care we provide to your beloved pets and the trust you place in us. Behind every pet-sitting visit, there’s a passionate and dedicated pet sitter. In this blog post, we invite you to meet some of the incredible members of our team, learn about their backgrounds, qualifications, and, most importantly, their unwavering love for animals. We believe that knowing the individuals caring for your pets adds a personal touch to our service, reinforcing your peace of mind when entrusting us with your furry family members.

Meet Andrea!

Andrea’s journey into the world of pet sitting began in December 2021, but her love for animals had been a lifelong affair. With a wealth of experience in caring for furry and feathered friends, Andrea quickly became an invaluable member of the pet sitting team. Her dedication to providing top-notch care, from daily check-ins to those special scratches and belly rubs, reflects not only her professionalism but also her genuine affection for animals.

One of the most heartwarming aspects of Andrea’s job is the sheer excitement that pets exhibit when they see her at their doorstep. Their tails wag, their purrs reverberate through the room, and their eyes sparkle with delight as they welcome her into their homes. It’s these moments that remind Andrea why she chose this path and why she’s so passionate about her work.

But Andrea’s expertise extends far beyond her seven years of pet sitting experience. She has an educational background that complements her love for animals. Her previous roles as an assistant preschool teacher and a nature preschool teacher at a local nature center allowed her to share her enthusiasm for wildlife with young minds. Andrea introduced children to the wonders of the natural world, teaching them about creatures like snakes, turtles, lizards, toads, tarantulas, and hissing cockroaches. Her ability to bridge the gap between the human and animal worlds made her a beloved figure among her students.

Outside of her professional life, Andrea is a loving mother to three adult children. Currently, she shares her home with a kitten named Agatha, who undoubtedly enjoys the same level of affection and care as the pets Andrea visits during her daily rounds.

Animals have always been a part of Andrea’s life. During her teenage years, she owned and rode horses, fostering a deep connection with these majestic creatures. She also cared for a bunny and a guinea pig, showing her early commitment to providing the best possible life for her furry companions.

In her free time, Andrea loves to embrace the great outdoors. Whether it’s leisurely walks, challenging hikes, invigorating runs along the river, thrilling kayaking adventures, or peaceful camping trips, she thrives in natural settings. These experiences not only refresh her spirit but also deepen her understanding of the environments her beloved animal friends call home.

And, of course, Andrea enjoys every moment of play and snuggles with her dear kitten, Agatha. Playing fetch and cozying up with her feline friend are cherished pastimes that allow her to unwind and experience the joy of companionship.

In summary, Andrea’s life revolves around her passion for animals and the outdoors. Her journey from a lifelong animal lover to a dedicated pet sitter and educator has been marked by a deep connection with the natural world and a commitment to the well-being of the creatures that share our planet. Andrea’s unique blend of experience, education, and genuine affection make her not only a fantastic pet sitter but also a compassionate advocate for all things wild and wonderful in the animal kingdom.

Meet Jennifer!

Jennifer’s journey as a valued member of the pet sitting team began back in February 2014, and her passion for caring for animals was rooted in years of prior experience. She brings a wealth of knowledge and a heart full of love to every pet she looks after.

When asked about her love for pet sitting, Jennifer’s eyes light up. She cherishes the feeling of being treated like a beloved aunt by the pets she cares for. The bond she forms with these furry companions is heartwarming, and it’s evident that she thrives on the affection and trust they place in her. What truly makes her day is when clients express their complete peace of mind during their trips, knowing that their pets are receiving top-notch care in her capable hands. It’s the ultimate testament to her dedication and the quality of service she provides.

Jennifer’s commitment to going above and beyond doesn’t stop at the basics of pet care. She takes the time to capture candid moments with her furry friends and shares these delightful photos with pet owners as part of her updates. These snapshots not only provide a visual record of their pets’ well-being but also serve as heartwarming mementos for clients to enjoy during their time away.

Jennifer’s pet care journey is a reflection of her lifelong dedication to animals. She worked with PHC for over nine years, honing her skills and building a strong foundation in professional pet care. However, her love for animals dates back even further, as she began watching neighbors’ and friends’ pets during her middle school years. This early start laid the groundwork for her future career, instilling a deep sense of responsibility and care for animals.

Although Jennifer currently doesn’t have pets of her own, she treats every pet under her care as if they were her own cherished companions. Her love and devotion to their well-being are palpable, and she takes pride in providing the same level of care and affection she would give to her own hypothetical furry family members.

Jennifer’s professional journey also showcases her exceptional attention to detail and analytical skills, which she seamlessly transitioned from her previous role as a research analyst. Her ability to meticulously track and address the unique needs of each pet sets her apart as an outstanding pet sitter.

Outside of her work, Jennifer is a lifelong learner who thrives on acquiring new knowledge. She finds solace in the pages of books, indulging in reading for pleasure to nourish her curious mind. Her love for art and the outdoors is a testament to her creative spirit and her appreciation for the beauty of nature.

Jennifer sums up her passion for her job by saying, “At this point in my career, I can confidently say that there is always something new to learn, and the job is never boring.” Her unwavering commitment to continuous improvement ensures that she remains a trusted and beloved member of the pet sitting team, providing exceptional care to every furry friend she meets.

Meet the Rest of Our Team

These are just a few of the dedicated individuals who make up our team of pet sitters. At Pet and Home Care, we carefully select and train our team members to ensure they share our values, passion for animals, and commitment to providing the highest standard of pet care.

We believe that the heart and soul of our pet-sitting service lies within our exceptional team of pet sitters. Their diverse backgrounds, unwavering qualifications, and deep love for animals set the foundation for the exceptional care we provide to your pets. When you choose Pet and Home Care, you’re not just selecting a service; you’re welcoming a team of dedicated caregivers who treat your pets as their own. To learn more about our team and the values that drive us, visit our About Us page. We look forward to caring for your pets with the same devotion and enthusiasm that they bring into our lives.

Looking to work with passionate animal-lovers like Andrea and Jennifer? Look no further than Pet and Home Care! We’re on the hunt for reliable and animal-loving individuals in the Potomac and Frederick areas. As part of our devoted team, you will enjoy rewards such as paid time-off, 401(k) with employer match, flexible scheduling and more. Now’s the time to embrace a rewarding career catering to the well-being of pets and their households. Apply today for this exciting opportunity!

Managing Anxiety in Pets: A Holistic Approach to Your Pet’s Well-Being

As pet owners, we understand that our furry family members can experience anxiety, just like we do. Whether it’s separation anxiety, noise phobias, or general unease, it’s essential to address these concerns and help our pets feel safe and relaxed. At Pet and Home Care, we’re committed to the well-being of your pets, and in this blog post, we’ll explore effective ways to manage anxiety in pets. From booking visits with your pet sitter every 2-4 hours to exploring CBD options with The Pleasant Pet, let’s dive into practical solutions to keep your pet calm and happy.

  1. Frequent Visits with Your Pet Sitter

One of the most effective ways to alleviate your pet’s anxiety is to ensure they’re not left alone for extended periods. Booking visits with your trusted pet sitter every 2-4 hours can provide the companionship and attention your pet needs. During these visits, your pet sitter can engage in playtime, offer comfort, and reinforce routines, helping your pet feel secure and loved. Book services with your sitter today by creating an account on Time to Pet!

  1. The Power of CBD

CBD, or cannabidiol, is gaining popularity as a natural remedy for pet anxiety. Our Pleasant Pet CBD oil is specifically formulated for dogs and cats. CBD can help reduce anxiety and stress by interacting with the endocannabinoid system. Be sure to consult with your veterinarian before introducing CBD to your pet’s routine, as proper dosing and product selection are essential for safety and efficacy.

  1. Exercise and Mental Stimulation

Regular exercise is a fantastic way to channel your pet’s energy and reduce anxiety. Engaging in physical activities like brisk walks, fetch, or interactive play sessions can release pent-up tension and improve your pet’s mood. Additionally, mental stimulation, such as puzzle toys and training exercises, can provide mental challenges that keep your pet’s mind occupied and anxiety at bay.

  1. Create a Safe Space

Designate a quiet, safe space in your home where your pet can retreat when they feel anxious. Fill this area with familiar items like their favorite toys, blankets, or bedding. Using comforting scents like lavender or chamomile can also help create a calming environment.

  1. Consistent Routines and Training

Consistency in routines and training can provide structure and predictability, which can be comforting for anxious pets. Work with your pet sitter to maintain established schedules for feeding, playtime, and rest. Positive reinforcement training techniques can also build your pet’s confidence and reduce anxiety triggers.

  1. Holistic Approaches

Explore holistic approaches such as herbal supplements, pheromone diffusers, and music therapy. These can offer natural ways to soothe your pet’s anxiety without resorting to medication. Consult with your veterinarian to determine which holistic options may be suitable for your pet’s specific needs.

Anxiety in pets is a common challenge, but with the right approach and support, it can be managed effectively. At Pet and Home Care, we’re here to provide the care and attention your pets deserve, helping them feel secure and relaxed during your absence. From frequent visits with your pet sitter to exploring CBD options with The Pleasant Pet, you have a range of tools at your disposal to ensure your pet’s well-being. Remember that every pet is unique, so finding the right combination of solutions may take time and patience. Your dedication to your pet’s happiness and comfort will undoubtedly lead to a calmer and more content companion.

Join Our Team – Professional Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers Wanted!

Are you a passionate animal lover in the Potomac area? Do you have a deep affection for dogs, cats, and other furry friends? If so, Pet and Home Care invites you to become a part of our dedicated team of professional pet sitters and dog walkers.

Why Choose Pet and Home Care:

At Pet and Home Care, we take pride in offering exceptional pet care services to our community. As a member of our team, you’ll enjoy a range of benefits that make your work enjoyable and rewarding:

  1. Paid Time Off: We value your well-being and offer paid time off to all employees to ensure you have time to relax and recharge.
  2. 401(k) + Employer Match: We believe in helping you plan for your future. That’s why we offer a 401(k) plan with employer matching.
  3. Partial Gas Reimbursement (Sitters Only): If you’re a pet sitter, we provide partial gas reimbursement to ease your travel expenses.
  4. Direct Deposit Paycheck: Enjoy the convenience of a direct deposit paycheck every two weeks, providing financial stability.
  5. Flexible Scheduling: We understand the importance of work-life balance. Our flexible scheduling allows you to work when it suits your availability.
  6. Easy-to-Use Software: We provide user-friendly software for scheduling, instructions, and tracking your pay, making your job more efficient.
  7. Employee Status: You’ll be an employee, not an independent contractor. This means you’ll have job security and access to employee benefits.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Employees who live in or near Potomac, MD
  • A genuine love for animals
  • Reliable and responsible individuals
  • Strong communication skills
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to following pet care instructions
  • A dependable means of transportation

If you’re ready to turn your passion for pets into a rewarding career in Potomac, Pet and Home Care is the perfect place to start. Join us in providing top-notch pet care to our community by visiting our website and applying today!

Join Our Team – Professional Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers Needed in Frederick!

Are you a devoted animal enthusiast in the Frederick area? Is your heart filled with affection for dogs, cats, and all furry companions? If so, Pet and Home Care invites you to be a valued member of our dedicated team of professional pet sitters and dog walkers.

Why Consider Pet and Home Care in Frederick:

Pet and Home Care takes immense pride in delivering exceptional pet care services to the Frederick community. As a part of our team, you’ll enjoy an array of advantages that make your role fulfilling and satisfying:

  1. Paid Time Off: Your well-being is important to us, and we offer paid time off to all employees to ensure you have the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate.
  2. 401(k) + Employer Match: We’re committed to helping you plan for your future. That’s why we offer a 401(k) plan with employer contributions.
  3. Partial Gas Reimbursement: If you’re a pet sitter, we provide partial gas reimbursement to help with your travel expenses.
  4. Direct Deposit Paycheck: Enjoy the convenience of receiving your paycheck via direct deposit every two weeks, ensuring financial stability.
  5. Flexible Scheduling: We understand the significance of work-life balance. Our flexible scheduling allows you to work according to your availability.
  6. User-Friendly Software: We offer straightforward software for scheduling, instructions, and tracking your earnings, streamlining your responsibilities.
  7. Employee Status: You’ll be part of our team as an employee, not an independent contractor. This means you’ll have job security and access to employee benefits.

Qualities We Seek:

  • Employees who live in or near Frederick, MD
  • A sincere passion for animals
  • Dependable and responsible individuals
  • Strong communication abilities
  • Keen attention to detail and dedication to following pet care instructions
  • A reliable mode of transportation

If you’re eager to transform your love for pets into a rewarding career, Pet and Home Care is the ideal starting point. Join us in delivering top-tier pet care services to our Frederick community. Apply today by visiting our website!

How to Prepare Your Home for a Pet Sitter: A Simple Checklist for Peace of Mind

Leaving your beloved pets in the care of a trusted pet sitter can bring peace of mind during your travels. To ensure a smooth and worry-free experience for both you and your pet sitter, preparation is key. In this blog post, we’ll provide a concise checklist for homeowners, focusing on keeping your Time To Pet account current, clear instructions, and essential contact details. Plus, we’ll touch on the importance of winter weather preparations and emergency readiness.

  1. Update Your Time To Pet Account: Your Digital Pet Care Hub

First and foremost, make sure your Time To Pet account is current and accurate:

  • Pet Profiles: Ensure all your pets are listed in your account. Include their names, ages, breeds, and any medical or dietary needs. Upload clear and recent photos to help your pet sitter identify them easily.
  • Emergency Contacts: Verify that your emergency contact information is up to date. Provide multiple contacts, including a trusted neighbor or family member, in case your pet sitter needs assistance.
  • Access Details: Update instructions for accessing your home. Include any security codes, alarm system details, and where to find spare keys or key fobs.
  1. Detailed Pet Care Instructions

Clear and concise instructions are crucial for your pet sitter:

  • Feeding Routine: Outline your pets’ feeding schedule, including portion sizes and any dietary restrictions. Specify the location of food, bowls, and any necessary medications.
  • Exercise Needs: Describe your pets’ exercise requirements. Note their favorite toys and activities to keep them engaged.
  • Medications and Health: If your pets require medication, provide clear instructions on dosage, administration times, and any potential side effects to watch for.
  • Behavioral Insights: Share insights into your pet’s behavior, such as fears, triggers, or favorite hiding spots. This helps your pet sitter build trust with your pets more quickly.
  1. Home Safety and Maintenance

Ensure your home is safe and well-maintained during your absence:

  • Home Temperature: Adjust your thermostat to a comfortable temperature for your pets, especially during the winter. If your pet sitter will be responsible for adjusting it, please provide instructions.
  • Winter Weather Preparations: For winter travel, refer to our Winter Safety blog for tips on preparing your home for cold weather, including pipe insulation and ice melt.
  • Emergency Preparedness: Prepare for unforeseen circumstances by referring to our Emergency Prep blog for guidance on creating an emergency kit and sharing its location with your pet sitter. Sign up now and book your holiday pet and home care services today!

By following this straightforward checklist, you’ll set the stage for a successful and worry-free pet-sitting experience. Keeping your Time To Pet account current, providing clear instructions, and having emergency plans in place will ensure your pets are happy, healthy, and safe while you’re away. With these preparations, you can embark on your travels with confidence, knowing that your trusted pet sitter has everything they need to care for your pets and your home.

Planning Ahead: The Key to a Stress-Free Holiday Season with Pet and Home Care

The holiday season is just around the corner, and for many of us, that means spending quality time with loved ones, enjoying delicious meals, and exchanging gifts. But for pet owners and travelers, it also means considering the well-being of our furry family members and the safety of our homes while we’re away. That’s where Pet and Home Care comes in – offering you peace of mind during the holidays and throughout the year. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the importance of booking pet and home care services well in advance of the holidays and busy travel seasons, especially when winter weather adds an extra layer of complexity to your plans. As part of our commitment to your peace of mind, we invite you to explore our Winter Weather Policies for a deeper understanding of how we handle challenging weather conditions.

Beat the Holiday Rush: Book Early

As the holiday season approaches, demand for pet care services skyrockets. Many pet owners wait until the last minute to secure a sitter, only to find that reputable services are fully booked. To ensure your pets receive the best care possible and your home remains safe, it’s crucial to book early. Here’s why:

  1. Availability: Popular pet sitters and home watchers tend to get booked up quickly during the holidays. By booking in advance, you’ll have access to a wider range of options.
  2. Meet-and-Greet Time: Booking early allows you ample time for a meet-and-greet with your chosen pet sitter(s), ensuring you find the perfect match for your pet’s needs and personality.
  3. Peace of Mind: With your pet and home care services secured, you can relax and enjoy your holiday preparations without worrying about last-minute arrangements.

Winter Weather: An Extra Consideration

Winter weather can add an extra layer of complexity to your holiday plans. Snowstorms, icy roads, and power outages are not uncommon during the winter months. When you plan ahead for our services please remember:

  1. Winter-Ready Care: Our sitters who are experienced in dealing with winter weather can ensure your pets are warm, safe, and comfortable.
  2. Emergency Preparedness: By booking early, you can discuss emergency plans with your chosen provider, ensuring your pets are well taken care of in case of extreme weather events. For more tips, visit our Winter Weather Policies.
  3. Peace of Mind: Knowing that a trusted professional is on standby to handle any winter-related issues at your home can help ease your anxiety while you’re away.

Flexible Scheduling

Booking well in advance not only secures your spot but also allows you to create a customized schedule that fits your travel plans. Whether you need daily visits, overnight stays, or extended care throughout the holidays, early booking ensures you get the services you need when you need them.

Stress Reduction for Pets

Pets can sense when change is in the air, and disruptions to their routines can be stressful. Booking your Pet and Home Care services ahead of time provides a sense of stability for your pets, reducing their anxiety and ensuring their comfort during your absence.
The holiday season should be a time of joy and togetherness, without the stress of worrying about your pets and home. Don’t wait until the last minute; plan ahead and make this holiday season truly special for everyone in your family, including your beloved pets. We invite you to explore our Winter Weather Policies for more information on our winter care protocols and to book your holiday pet and home care services today. Peace of mind during the holidays is just a click away! Contact us today to secure your spot and ensure a happy and safe holiday season for your pets and home.

Simplify Pet Care with our Time to Pet App: A User Guide

At Pet and Home Care, we understand that your pet’s well-being is a top priority. That’s why we’ve made it easier than ever to manage your pet care services with our app. From booking care to tipping your sitter, and even updating important information and instructions, our app streamlines the pet care process for your convenience. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the simple steps to make the most of our app. Get it here: Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

Creating an Account

Create your account or log into an existing account here. Follow the simple steps to move forward with the creation process.

Booking Care with Ease

Booking pet care services with our app is a breeze. Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Log In

Open the Time to Pet app and log in using your credentials. If you’re new to our services, you can create an account quickly by clicking activate account.

Step 2: Request Services

Once logged in, you’ll see a menu that includes the button “scheduling” under our announcement bar. Click scheduling, then click request service.

Step 3: Schedule

Choose the dates and times you require pet care.

Step 4: Choose Your Service

Select the pets requiring service, the type of pet care service you need, and the time you would like your service to take place. You can also add details at the bottom section.

Step 5: Confirm and Book

Review the information you’ve entered, make any necessary adjustments, and request your pet care service. Please await confirmation as we will need to approve your service request. Once it is approved, you will receive confirmation email and an invoice the day before your service is scheduled. Please be sure to add your payment method to ensure your invoice is paid on time.

Step 6: Sit Back and Relax!

After you recieve your confirmation, you can relax knowing your service is guaranteed. Enjoy peace of mind with our digital Pawgress reports. Photos, videos, and updates will be sent with every service.

Updating Information and Instructions

Keeping your pet’s information and care instructions up-to-date is crucial for their well-being. Make sure to regularly review the instructions to ensure they are accurate, concise, and clear. Additionally, please include current photos of your pets. Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Log In

Access the Time to Pet app and log in using your credentials.

Step 2: Access Your Profile

Navigate to your profile section within the app with the “my info” button. This is where you can manage your personal and pet-related information. You can edit and update your contact details, manage home entry methods, etc.

Step 3: Access Your Pet Profile

By clicking the “pets” button, you can access and edit your pet’s medical history, feeding schedules, and any special care instructions.

Step 4: Save Changes

Once you’ve made the necessary updates, make sure to save your changes. This ensures that your pet’s caregiver has the most current and accurate information.

Experience Stress-Free Pet Care with Pet and Home CAre

Our app is designed to make pet care as convenient as possible. Whether you’re booking a service, tipping your sitter, or updating vital information and instructions, our tech puts you in control of your pet’s care.

At Pet and Home Care, we are committed to providing the best possible pet care experience. The Time to Pet app is just one way we make this happen. Download the app today, and simplify your pet care management. Your furry family members will thank you, and you’ll have peace of mind knowing they’re in capable hands.

Prepare Your Pet for Back-to-School Breaks with Pet and Home Care

As the back-to-school season approaches, families everywhere are bustling to get their kids ready for the classroom. While parents are busy preparing school supplies and schedules, there’s one important member of the family that should not be forgotten: your beloved pet. At Pet and Home Care, we understand that your pet is not just a part of your family but also your most loyal companion. That’s why we want to remind you that, as you plan for the school year ahead, it’s equally important to plan for those upcoming school breaks this fall and winter.

The Importance of Planning Ahead

The fall and winter breaks are prime times for family getaways and visits to relatives. However, these breaks can also be a stressful time for your pets if their routines are disrupted. Planning for pet care during these breaks is crucial for several reasons:

  1. Availability

Quality pet care services can become booked up quickly for mid day weekly walks and popular vacation periods. Waiting until the last minute to secure a pet sitter can leave you scrambling for options, potentially compromising your pet’s comfort and safety. You can access your scheduling needs on your online profile.

  1. Peace of Mind

Knowing that your pet is in the hands of a trusted and reliable pet care provider can significantly reduce the stress associated with leaving your furry friend behind. Planning ahead allows you to find the perfect pet sitter who can cater to your pet’s specific needs. Download our app to get the fastest communication for updates on your furry companion. Get it here: Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

  1. Maintaining Routine

Pets thrive on routine. Frequent changes in their environment can lead to anxiety and behavioral issues. By planning ahead, you can ensure that your pet continues to receive consistent care, maintaining their health and happiness.

  1. Personalized Care

Every pet is unique, with individual needs and preferences. Planning ahead enables you to find a pet sitter who understands your pet’s quirks and can provide personalized care, from feeding schedules to playtime activities.

The Power of “Set It and Forget It” Care

At Pet and Home Care, we take the stress out of planning for pet care while you are at work or the kids are at school. Our recurring walks option is the epitome of “set it and forget it” care for pet owners who have a consistent schedule and need pet care on the same days each week.

Here’s why our service is the ideal choice:

  • Convenience: With recurring walks, you can book your pet’s care well in advance, ensuring that your pet’s needs are met without the hassle of scheduling each time.
  • Flexibility: While you set up a consistent schedule, you’re not locked in. You can always cancel or add more visits as needed. Just contact our office, and we’ll take care of it.
  • Priority Service: Enjoy priority service for add-on care. If your pet needs extra attention or care during a school break, you’ll have peace of mind knowing we’re here to accommodate their needs.
  • Simplified Billing: Our recurring walks option is conveniently invoiced at the end of every two weeks. This helps catch any last-minute schedule changes or adjustments, making the billing process stress-free.

Why Choose Pet and Home Care?

At Pet and Home Care, we’ve been recognized as the Angie’s List Super Service Award winner for more than 10 years running. We maintain high ratings on Google and Yelp, thanks to our dedicated team of certified, trained, experienced, and professional pet care providers. We strive to make your experience as seamless as possible with easy online booking, digital “pawgress reports” with updates, photos, and videos of your pets each visit. We evenn have dedicated management team with office hours from 7am-9pm daily!

Planning ahead for your pet’s care has never been this simple and convenient. With Pet and Home Care, you’re not just choosing a pet care provider; you’re selecting a partner to ensure your pet’s happiness and well-being, even when you’re away.

Remember, a well-prepared pet is a happy pet, and a happy pet makes for a happy family. Contact us today and let us be your partner in ensuring your pet’s happiness and well-being during the school year and beyond. With Pet and Home Care, you can set it, forget it, and enjoy peace of mind knowing your pet is in excellent hands.

Start Planning Today!

Don’t wait until the last minute to think about your pet’s well-being during the upcoming school breaks. Start planning today by contacting Pet and Home Care to discuss your pet’s needs and secure the services of a trusted pet sitter. With our help, you can enjoy your vacations and family visits without worrying about your furry family members.

Including Your Furry Friends: National Preparedness Month Tips from Pet and Home Care

September is a month that carries the promise of changing seasons and new beginnings. It’s also a time when we are reminded of the importance of being prepared for unexpected challenges that life may throw our way. National Preparedness Month encourages us to take small steps each day to ensure our safety and well-being during emergencies and disasters. As we embark on this journey of preparedness, it’s crucial not to forget about our beloved pets, who rely on us for their safety and care.

Why Should Pets Be Part of Your Preparedness Plans?

Our furry companions are an integral part of our families, and their safety matters just as much as our own. Imagine facing a disaster without a plan in place for your pets. In times of chaos, having a well-thought-out strategy can make all the difference. The American Red Cross emphasizes the importance of including pets in your preparedness plans, and throughout this National Preparedness Month, we’re going to help you ensure the safety and well-being of your four-legged friends.

This September, join us in taking small steps each day for a prepared and pet-friendly home. Print out these tips or add them to your calendar.

September 1: Start by assembling an emergency kit for your family, including your pets. Collect essential items such as food, water, medications, and comfort items for your furry friends. Having these items in a dedicated backpack or bag can make it easier to access them quickly. Be sure to notify your pet sitter or update your online profile so your pet’s bag can be found if a disaster occurs while you are away.

September 2: Create a communication plan that includes your pets. Identify a friend or family member outside your area who can help coordinate in case of separation during a disaster. Be sure to include the contact info on your online profile info page.

September 3: Know your area’s risks and prepare accordingly. Familiarize yourself with the types of disasters that are most likely to occur in your region, and educate your family about how to respond.

September 4: Sign up for emergency notifications on your cell phone. Ensure you receive alerts about potential disasters in your area that could impact you and your pets. Be sure to download our pet care app to ensure you have the fastest communication method with your pet care provider. Get it here: Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

September 5: Create a defensible space around your home to reduce wildfire risks for both you and your pets.

September 13: Prepare your pets by having essential supplies ready, including food, water, medications, and comfort items. Check out resources at redcross.org/pets for more information.

September 18: Talk to your children about disasters and involve them in your preparedness plans, including plans for your pets.

September 23: While earthquakes and tornados in Maryland are rare, they can occur. Practice earthquake and tornado safety with your pets and kids. Learn the DROP, COVER, and HOLD ON technique, and identify safe spots for you and your pets during an emergency.

September 25: Make an evacuation plan that includes your pets. Know where you will go, how you will get there, and what supplies you’ll need. Have two options in case roads are inaccessible.

September 28: Give back to your community by donating blood. In times of disaster, blood donations save lives – both human and animal.

September 29: Leverage social media for information during emergencies. Follow reputable accounts and keep up to date with local news and resources for both you and your pets.

September 30: Test your knowledge and inventory of what you’ve learned throughout the month. Ensure that you can answer affirmatively to statements related to preparedness and pet safety.

In conclusion, National Preparedness Month is a reminder that taking small steps each day can lead to significant improvements in our ability to handle emergencies and disasters. As you work on your preparedness plans this month, remember to include your pets in every step. By considering their needs and safety, you’ll be better equipped to face challenges and protect all members of your family, furry or not. So, let’s embark on this journey of preparedness together, ensuring that our homes are ready for whatever comes our way – and that includes our cherished pets. At Pet and Home Care, we have your tail covered!