It's that time of year again when people come out from hiding after a long winter and a wet spring and its also time for dogs to start rolling in STINKY THINGS! Ugh...what is up with that?
Here is what some expert animal behaviorists think:
So what are we to do?
I have always loved goldfish, they are so cute and come in many different varieties! Plus they are hardy if taken care of correctly, and can live over 10 years! I've had goldfish off and on throughout my childhood and now I decided to get back into the fish keeping hobby and I love it!
There is a lot of work that goes into keeping fish, it's not as simple as purchasing a fish bowl and some food. Here are some things to take into consideration if you think pet fish may be in your future.
The Pros Of Fish As Pets
This is my 40 gallon aquarium in my office, my fish are a Tri Color Telescope, an Oranda and a Calico Ranchu. As you can tell they are quite friendly although most likely they think I am going to feed them :)
You can buy goldfish (better quality) online from goldfish breeders. If you are interested in learning more leave a comment below.
How Hiring A Professional Pet Sitter For In Your Home Pet Care Compares To A Boarding Facility In Omaha NE
Vacations are expensive and pet care can be as well, especially for those of us with multiple pets! I often say hiring professional pet sitters and dog walkers is a necessary luxury. Here is the breakdown of what pet care can cost a family for a one week vacation-
Boarding At An Upscale Boarding Facility For One Week
Boarding 1 Dog $294.00 plus tax
Boarding 2 Dogs $490 plus tax
Boarding 3 Dogs $630 plus tax
Pet Sitting Rates
Hiring Housebound Hounds For One Week Of In Home Pet Sitting
Pet Sitting unlimited number of pets (3 visits a day) $432.00 plus tax
Pet Sitting unlimited number of pets (4 visits a day) $600.00 plus tax
Pet Sitting unlimited number of pets with overnights $686-$852 plus tax
*Price depends on how many visits needed the first and last day of vacation
If you are considering boarding your dogs
Pros and Cons Of Hiring A Professional Pet Sitting Company
Only you as a pet parent knows what is best for your fur kids. Research pet sitting companies and boarding facilities, decide if your pets will do better at home and what your budget can handle. We are always here for questions so please feel free to call us for questions.
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What I'm obsessed with this week........
A former HBH employee's dog jumped her fence a couple of weeks ago and is still missing :( Her dog has a microchip so if someone is kind enough to find her and turn her into the NHS she will be reunited with her mom. However, the sad fact is millions of pets get lost each year. They escape from fences, run through invisible fences or get loose while on a walk. The American Humane Association estimates over 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the U.S. every year. One in three pets will become lost at some point during their life.
Having proper ID tags on your pets at all times is very important and so is having your pet microchipped. What if though there is one more thing we can do to help keep our pets safe and sound? A GPS tracker that attaches to your pet's collar is a great option. If your pet does go missing you can track your pet's whereabouts via your smart phone or computer. Some even lead you right to your pet! Of course not all trackers are created equal so see the link below to see which one fits your needs the best.
If a dog were to get stolen (please don't leave your dogs unattended in your backyard during the day or at night) then the thief will most likely take off the GPS tracking system but they might not notice it right away so there still may be time.
I plan to purchase 2 trackers for two of our dogs that I know for a fact would run off if given the chance. When I purchase mine I will let you know if I like it and how it works!
Here is the link
It's amazing what one can do with a smart phone, photography in particular! All these photos were taken with my iPhone with some help from several photo apps.
Here are some simple tips to capture the perfect photo of your pet
My Favorite iPhone Apps for Photography
Aviary: I use this app to crop photos, intensify colors, use different effects and to blur out backgrounds
PhotoFy: This is a FUN app that has hundreds of images you can put on a photo, special fonts and sayings
Word Swag: You can write anything on a photo in different fonts and colors
Rhonna: Has great fonts and images
Studio: Has a specific category just for dogs to put on photos
Comic Book: Make funny thought bubbles or superhero stickers
PhotoStudio: Can change any photo to black and white then you can color anything in the photo by drawing over it