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!

Pet Safety During Fireworks

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Pet Safety During Fireworks

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The 4th of July is right around the corner! Fireworks may be so much fun for us humans, but for our fur babies, it could be packed with fear and anxiety.

There are more runaway pets during the 4th of July than any other holiday!

Let us help you keep your doggie safe during this time!

We have put together some helpful tips! Share with us how you keep your doggie happy and safe during 4th of July!!

Here are some tips:

  • Make sure your pets collar has up to date information!
  • If your pup is microchipped, make sure it is registered and your contact info is up to date.
  • Play the TV in the background
  • Thunder vests!
  • Stay home with your pet
  • Exercise earlier in the day, so your pet is tired.
  • If your pet is very anxious, always call your vet!

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July 4th is around the corner!

Have You Booked Your July 4th Pet Care Yet?

The sun is out and summertime is finally underway! Whether its vacation or school breaks, Pet and Home Care is here to help all season long!

Independence Day is one of our busiest holidays and our schedule fills up quickly, so please don’t wait to book your services. Want to give your pet a vacation too? Reserve your pooch’s spot at our safe and clean Pet Resort for fun-in-the-sun puppy play all day. No pet? No problem, book Pet and Home care to stop by for a home check to water plants, rotate lights and bring in your mail and packages.

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Our June Sitter Spotlight Winner Is Amber!

Pet and Home Care has been very lucky to have Amber on our team over the past ten months! Amber is incredibly kind and loving toward all animals and is always willing to lend a hand when needed. She is a dog trainer, pet sitter, and now also helps out at our Pet Resort! All of the animals she has cared for absolutely love when she comes to visit. Congrats Amber, PHC and all the pets you care for are so happy to have you on our team![/et_pb_text][et_pb_image src=”” alt=”Sitter Spotlight June 2020 – Amber” title_text=”June-Sitter-Spotlight-Amber” align=”center” _builder_version=”4.4.8″ width=”75%” module_alignment=”center”][/et_pb_image][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row _builder_version=”4.4.8″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”4.4.8″][et_pb_divider color=”#4b9501″ _builder_version=”4.4.8″][/et_pb_divider][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.4.8″]

Save Time With Grocery Delivery

Whether it was a short week or a long one, we bet you could use a break. Skip the line, save time, and get your groceries delivered directly to your door.

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Our new shopping and delivery service has become very popular!

How does the grocery shopping and delivery service work?

First, you would send your grocery list to along with the date and time of day you would like your groceries delivered. Include your preferred grocery store(s). We are shopping and delivering 2-3x times per week so the wait time is usually less than 48hrs.

Please try to be as specific as possible in your list so that we can ensure we pick up the correct items. Include the item, preferred brand, type, and size/quantity.

For example – 1 container of milk: store brand, 2%, 1 gallon.

Once all items have been picked up, our manager Maiya will give you a call when she is on the way to drop them off at your home. At that time, if you are paying by check she will give you the total amount to be paid. Please have your check ready when she arrives to drop your groceries off.

She will drop your groceries off at your doorstep and knock on your door or ring your doorbell to let you know that they are outside. She will wait at least 6 feet away from your door until someone opens to ensure you receive your groceries.

20% of the total grocery cost is our fee for gas/time expenses.
If paying by debit/credit card: an additional credit card processing fee of 6% of the grocery cost will be added to your total.
If paying by check: Just the 20% of the total grocery cost will be added, avoid CC fee this way.

Medication pick up:
Please include the full name of the individual (first, last)
Date of birth
Please specify which prescriptions need to be picked up. This is so that Maiya can verify the correct prescription is being given from the pharmacy and to avoid picking up any filled medications that may not be needed anymore.

That’s it! Easy peasy! Give us a try for your delivery needs!

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Has Your Trip or Event Rescheduled?

Change of plans? No problem! We have your tail covered. We are accepting bookings through the end of the year so please do reschedule your care to have your pet and home care needs reserved.

Our cancelation policy is 12-48hrs based on the service you need, so no need to worry if you need to change your plans again. We are even waiving that policy as needed. It’s better to book your care and change it later, rather than booking us last minute. We are here for you when you need us and want to plan for your summer, fall, and winter needs.

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We Love Your Reviews, Now More Than Ever! Show Us Your Love With A 5 Star Review!

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