I can smell the spring in the air!

Are you ready for spring weather?? I am! Spring will fall on March 20 this year.. and I am counting down the days. To prepare for the spring and summer weather and extra time outside with your furry friend.. please keep these tips in mind:

In the Spring, check with your veterinarian to see what they recommend in terms of Heartworm Prevention. Heartworm disease is transmitted by mosquitoes and can be fatal. Heartworm disease is truly a silent killer and you can ensure that your dog stays heartworm free with just minimal prevention.

Monitor your dog’s tolerance of the direct sun very closely. Never leave your dog out in the sun too long. Dogs can get sunburned just like people. Provide lots of shade for your pet. Dogs can become dehydrated in the sun, so provide plenty of cool, clean water. Older dogs and dogs with thick coats need special attention. Limit their exposure to the heat during hot summer days and exercise them in the morning or evening hours, when temperatures are cooler.

Keep your dog free from fleas and ticks during the summer by using all-natural flea and tick treatments. Some of the flea and tick products that are sold over the counter are actually toxic and should be avoided at all costs. Speak with your veterinarian about holistic flea and tick solutions.

Protect your dog’s emotional health by avoiding large, noisy events such as rock concerts or fireworks displays. For many dogs, this type of event is stressful and can cause anxiety. Fireworks can be dangerous for humans and pets alike, so never allow your pet to be near fireworks displays.

It is extremely dangerous to drive a truck with a dog in the back. In fact, in many states it is illegal. Dogs can be injured from flying debris and can also be thrown from the pick-up bed during the ride. Dogs should always ride in the cab, preferably confined in a crate or by using a seat belt safety harness.

Make sure that your dog always wears a Dog Collar and current Dog Tags including your phone number. Safety dog collars, such as Reflective Collars and illuminated dog collars also can keep your dog safe.

With the warm weather approaching, it is also a great time to sign your dog up for longer walks with us or even doggie day care. Your pup will appreciate the extra love and play time with our staff!

Dogs love spring and summer because it means lots of time outdoors. By keeping tabs on your dog’s health, you can make this a fantastic season for you and your dog.

Fruitful February!

Leap Day yeah! Check out out February newsletter for more ways to save, kitties who need a new home, and cute pets of the month!

Please feel free to post comments, pet stories, tips, and pics! We want to share your stories and ideas!

Jubilant January!

Pet and Home Care Earns Coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award!!

Pet and Home Care has been awarded the prestigious 2011 Angie’s List Super Service Award which reflects our consistently high level of customer service.

Thank you for making this happen! We really appreciate your support and your fantastic A+ reviews!

We look forward to providing you with another year of excellent service!

Be sure to check out our January Newsletter!

Rest in Peace Sweet Babies!

We want to send our heartfelt sympathies to the families that lost their pets recently. There has been too many!

Pets are a special part of the family. They will never be gone from our memory. They will always live forever in our hearts. We will remember all the happy days with spent with these special pets.

There are no goodbyes for us.
Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart ~ Ghandi

With Deepest Sympathy,
The Pet and Home Care Team

Please feel free to share your thoughts, feelings, and stories of your loved ones. If you email pictures to us we can post them as well.

Rest in Peace Lucien

The Pet and Home Care team wants to send our love to the Fenton family. Lucien – a rescued, retired Greyhound recently passed away. We have known him for many years and he will always be remembered as a sweet and loving boy. He frequently visited our pet resort and received daily walks at their home. His sister Ginger, was always so patient waiting for his needs to be attended to first. Lucien will be in our hearts forever and will be missed by many.

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”
-Roger Caras

Splendid September!!

Our September newsletter is full of great information and discounts! Be sure to check it out!

Here is a preview:
Fall Pet Events!

Please be sure to join us at these family and pet friendly events. Look for our booth!

Yappy Hour!! October 15 ~ 12pm – 3pm Fallsgrove Shopping Center- 400 Casey ln. Rockville, MD 20850

Potomac Day!! October 22 ~ 9am-4pm Potomac Village- River Rd and Falls Rd.

Autumn Pet Tip!

It’s back-to-school time, and those of you with young children know that means stocking up on fun items like glue sticks, pencils and magic markers. These items are considered “low toxicity” to pets, which means they’re unlikely to cause serious problems unless large amounts are ingested. However, since gastrointestinal upset and blockages certainly are possible, be sure your children keep their school supplies out of paw’s reach.

Contact Us To Book Your Free Services!

Do you want two free 30 minute visits?

Here’s what you need to do.

Contact our main office to let us know that you want to have one of our signs in your front yard.

Our sitter will come set the sign up and provide a free 30 minute visit. The sign stays up during the next four weeks, and our sitter will come back to provide your second free 30 minute visit and take the sign down.

You can of course still schedule service throughout the time that you have a sign in your yard.

Mean Irene is Gone! Need Yard Clean up? Handymen?

Greetings!! Please see our latest newsletter about Hurricane Irene!!

Many of our clients were impacted by Hurricane Irene this past weekend. We hope you were not one of them, but if you are… We are here for you!

We have upgraded our lawn care services and now offer faster response with more options! Call or email today if you need any assistance with a clean up at your home.

Our landscaper will visit your property to review your needs within 24 hours. We can then provide an estimate to clean it up and haul the debris away that very same day! At that time we can also address drainage concerns, problems in your yard, and other landscaping options.

What about your home? In need of a handyman for any leaks or damage to your home? Give us a call! Our handymen are ready to get your home back the way it was before mean Irene!

Please see below for all yard and handyman options.

Yard Care Services:

Storm Clean up
Turf Healthcare
Tree & Plant Healthcare
Seasonal Edge & Mulch
Spring & Winter Cleanup
Seasonal Flower Installation
Weeding & Perennial Care
Trimming & Pruning
Leaf Removal
Irrigation & Lighting Service
Concept, site development, & master planning
Garden design
Patios, terraces, walkways & driveways
Pergolas & gazebos
Drainage systems
Retaining & seating walls
Outdoor kitchens, grills & fireplaces
Pools & Spas
Installation of new sprinkler systems
Add-ons & modifications to existing systems
System maintenance of all manufactures .
Water Management

Handyman Services:

All types of repairs
Rotted wood replacement
Stair railing replacement
Attic stairs installed
All caulking
Siding repairs and replacement
Molding installation
Ceiling tile replacement
Custom built-ins
Mail boxes installed/repaired
Decks built and repaired
Dryer vents cleaned
Tile repair
Glass replacement
Cabinet and closet door repair
Bathroom upgrades
Finished basements
Closet construction
Gutters/ guards installed
Repairs and installation
Fixture replacement
Expert drywall repairs
Hanging and finishing
Wallpaper repair or removal
Electrical Repair work
Installation of new fixtures
Doors and Windows
Repairs and new installations
Storm doors installed