Demystifying the Overnight Stay: The Pet Sitter aka The Nanny

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When you book overnight pet sitting with River Walks Pet Care, it’s like having an attentive nanny stay over in your home and watch your beloved “fur kid” when you cannot be there. Because each pet is different, each overnight is different but certain patterns stay the same. It is those patterns which I’ll be sharing with you here. Note: Overnight stays do not include midday visits however midday visits are strongly recommended when booking overnight pet sitting for your dog. Also, this language speaks mostly to a dog’s needs however overnight pet care is not exclusively limited to dogs.

First, let’s run the numbers. If you were to purchase the top tier luxury package at a local boarding facility with a web-cam in your pet’s private room, it would be about $95 a night for one pet. If you wanted a house sitter to stop by your home and maintain a “lived-in” look, that would be another $25-30 a day. Boarding your pet plus booking a house sitter could cost you about $120 per day.

An overnight stay for one pet in the safety and comfort of their own home is $80 through River Walks Pet Care starting October 1st onward. When you book an overnight stay for your pet with me, you are saving about $40 per day.

Now let’s break it down by how many hours of individualized attention your dog receives during the non-sleeping portions of the overnight stay. If we call it a day at 11 or midnight, your dog will have had active companionship for four to six hours. And that’s just the first part of the overnight stay, because in the morning they’ll have my company and care for another hour or two before I leave for the day.

Arrival time is between 6-8pm and the overnight stay lasts about 12 hours. I send you, the client, a text message when I arrive so that you know the minute your pet has company again and that your overnight has begun. The text message alert, while popular, is an option and you can say if you’d rather skip it. If a client does not specify, I will continue text message alerts at the start of every night.

As soon as I arrive, I take your dog out into the fenced yard or for a walk – whichever he’s used to. Then I serve him dinner and fresh water as well as administer any medication, if needed. All medication and supplements are included in the price of the overnight as I object to “nickel and diming” clients for simply working to keep their pet healthy. The only exception is insulin injections as properly handling needles and a diabetic pet’s needs is a higher skill, however, depending on the severity of the case it may be best to kennel the diabetic pet with your veterinarian.

After dinner, if he is used to going out into the yard again, I’ll take him out again. Or perhaps your dog is used to eating before going out for his evening walk, then that is fine and his routine will be maintained. There is usually some quiet time, some settling in time following the dog’s dinner to avoid regurgitation, upset stomach, or worse – bloat. While I am partially there to play and exercise your dog, I will do so after they have had some time to digest.

The evening is spent as close to normal for your dog as possible, almost as if you were there. I’m there to give them lots of love and attention!

*If he is used to climbing on the couch next to you and watching some tv while being pet, then that’s what he’ll get.

*If he is not allowed on the couch but does enjoy lying beside you (or on you) on the living room rug, then that’s what we’ll do.

*If the client allows treats or the use of a small handful of kibble as treats, then I will refresh his memory with some simple tricks – sit, paw, down, wait, or touch. And please let me know if your pet knows more or has different words as cues for doing this or that.

*If your dog is playful dog, then surely I’ll be playing fetch every day inside or outside, whatever you allow or what they are used to.

*If your dog loves to destroy toys and is allowed to do so, then I will be there to closely supervise to prevent the swallowing of toy stuffing, fabric, or squeakers. I’m not squeamish about opening a dog’s mouth to remove a choking hazard such as the piece of a toy.

*If your pet enjoys being brushed, then I am there to brush them every day and make sure they’re matt-free and relaxed.

*I am always aware of where your pet is and what they are up to. After all, personalized supervision and care is what I’m there for.

Your dog will get at least one more night time outing before we turn in for bed. Your dog will sleep wherever he is used to sleeping when you are home whether that’s in the bed with you or tucked into the crate at night with a blanket on top. I’m there to keep their night time routine as normal as possible.

Every single night, I email a detailed report to you to let you know the latest with your pet – how they’re doing, if they’re eating well, what we played, were he cuddled up, etc. Also – you’ll receive pictures of your pet each night! I know that sometimes hearing about something isn’t as good as seeing it, not to mention the added assurance of my arrival and time spent with your pet. I believe you can tell how your pet is feeling by these pictures and I believe it helps relieve some homesickness for them while you are away.

While I am there for the night, I may have to leave to check on my dog, River, if no one else can let him for his last walk of the day or I may grab some dinner very quickly. However, other than that I do not leave the overnight stay. Additionally, no one else is coming over to your home – unless you are continuing with your housekeeper’s schedule. If housekeeping or lawn service or any other service team is scheduled to arrive during the pet sitting schedule, please let me know prior to the start of the overnights and let me know if the schedule should be different on any of those days.

In the morning, your dog gets their morning walk or yard outing as well as breakfast and fresh water. I take care of them before I get myself ready for the day and leave about 12 hours after I arrived the night before.  I’ll do a final check to make sure every door is locked that should be locked, gates are up and/or dogs are where they should be in the house. If you have a home security system you’d like me to set, then that will be set as usual.

As a general rule when walking a client’s pet, I avoid other dogs and people and will continue to do so during overnight stays even if your dog is best buddies with the neighbor’s dog. The limiting of interaction with other dogs and people decreases the chances of negative encounters occurring such as bites, fights, injuries, and/or the spread of illness occurring with the client’s pet or with me, the pet sitter. Keeping everyone safe is the biggest concern and keeping your pet happy, healthy, and safe is why you chose in-home pet sitting in the first place.  

Care instructions for each pet should be shared via email or in person in advance. Of course last minute notes typed up and left at the first visit in a common area (ie: foyer, kitchen, living room) will also be respected. You may request a home visit prior to the overnight stays even if you have been a dog walking client exclusively for a long time as overnight care instructions are more extensive and include details and instructions on the home in general.

House Sitting Duties – When you book an overnight stay, you are also booking a house sitter who will bring in the mail and any packages sent for you, water your plants if you’d like – indoor and outdoor, alternate lights and curtains, as well as check the basement or a “trouble spot” in your home for leaks if you’d like. Additionally, you’ll have the visual of having a car parked in your driveway all night to show that someone is home and that the house is not vacant.

I hope this helps to paint a thorough picture of what can be expected with an overnight pet sitting visit. My goal is to help ease the worry of leaving your pets at home when you travel and to limit your pet’s stress. My overnight stays are structured the way I would want them to be if I were the client booking overnight pet sitting for my own dog, River.

If you have any additional questions or would like to book an overnight stay, please contact me at riverwalkspetcare@gmail.com or 410.934.0056.

 

Thank you,

Carolina Rodriguez

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Friends as Dog Walkers vs. Professional Pet Care Providers

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It is fantastic to have friends and neighbors you can count on to check on your pets but constantly relying on them can not only strain your pleasant relationship, but the more you ask them to do during the visit, ask that they do this or that with your dog, the more they are going to feel like you are demanding too much and they are not getting paid nearly enough to do this “favor” for you.

My suggestion is to maintain your pleasant friendships by getting a professional dog walker or pet sitter. Our jobs are to cater to you and your pet’s needs. If you ask us to wipe your dog’s paws or rear after coming back inside, we’ll do it each and every time. If you ask us to put a lock on the crate because Buster earns his name by busting out of the crate unless the lock is on, then we’ll do it. If you ask us to absolutely and positively avoid any other dog outside on the street by making u-turns and/or crossing the street and blocking your dog’s view of the other dog with a parked car, then we’ll do it. This is all part of our jobs. It is also part of our jobs to pay close attention to your dog’s behavior because if we notice something odd, we’ll let you know. Even if it’s as unpleasant as your dog had diarrhea today or there were parts of his new toy in his #2, we’ll let you know about it and we’ll let you know when it is back to normal. Most of us also have experience with administering medication, should you need it.

I know that some of you may be thinking, okay but not all dog walkers are the same. Yes, that is true and sadly, not every professional service provider is as professional as the next. You as consumers and pet lovers can however make informed decisions and help curb the poor behavior of others by asking for references and reviews before you make a decision for your dog. You can also always have a “nanny cam” in the house or hidden by the door so you can make sure your dog walker is at least arriving at the appropriate time and spending the required time with your dog.

Each time I hear from someone who was dissatisfied with another dog walker or God forbid, had a horror story to share, I wish there was a better way of telling the good service providers from the others. I wish I could have helped them before they were screwed over by that negligent person or service.

So, please, do your research, shop around and find that perfect dog walker or pet sitter for you. Even if you won’t need service for at least a month or two! Isn’t it better to have a back-up plan set up before you need it than to be struggling to put a plan together at the last minute? Also, if your friends or neighbors still want to stay involved somewhat, ask them to keep a watch on your house or to check in periodically, especially if it’s a long trip, to make sure the pets are okay and have been cared for.

 

Take care.

Carolina Rodriguez

 

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3 Rainy Day Fixes for You & Your Dog

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Even though you have to take the dog out, you probably don’t want to be out in the rain too long. While you might be tired at the end of the day because of the effect of precipitation on commuter traffic, but for your dog the day is just get interesting. Here are some easy ways to shake things up and get their energy out without taking them on a long walk or a run.

1. Play the Find It Game – Use small pieces of treats, smelly treats work best, and drop them around the room and tell them to “find it.” I find that pointing as you say “find it” or “go get it” helps. You can also tap your foot once or twice near the location of a hidden treat on the floor to give your dog a clue.

2. Play Hide and Seek – If there’s two humans at home – even better! Have your dog sit and stay, then hide out of view. Hiding places can be behind the couch, around the corner, or behind the kitchen island. Then call them to you. Praise them and give them a little treat when they find you. This game goes more quickly when there is more than one person playing because when your dog finds you, the other person can hide and it makes it more challenging for your dog.

3. Play with those Toys – Buying a bunch of toys for your dog is great! But it’s much more fun for your dog when you engage them directly. Play fetch in the basement or in a long hall. Someplace carpeted might be best so they don’t go slipping around and potentially hurt themselves. You bought that tough rope toy for your big dog, now is a great time to play with it. Maybe tug-a-war with mom or dad is their favorite thing.

Hope this helps make your rainy days a little better. Have fun!

Take care.
Carolina Rodriguez

 

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Advice on Finding the Perfect Dog Walker or Pet Sitter

Recently an old friend asked me if I could help her find a dog walker. She had no idea where to start. Turns out I had a lot of information to share with her, so I’m sharing it with you in hopes that it will help in your own search.

Be ready to compare and contrast not only prices but levels of quality and service. There really isn’t a regulation when it comes to dog walkers or pet sitters so you’ll see a lot of variety, but there are things you can look for and ask beforehand.

Recommendations:

Bonded & Insured – You want either an individual or company that is bonded – in a nutshell, protects you against theft – and insured – protects your home & dog from damage. Feel free to ask what other credentials they have or what their specific experience has been.

References/Testimonials – If they are new, they may not have a website up and running or they might not have testimonials but they should always have a few references to share. Word of mouth in this business is GOLD.

Consultation – There should always be a consultation where you meet them at home before you sign up. And find out if the person you’re meeting is the representative OR indeed the person who will be taking care of your pet. Ask if it is free or not and if meeting the specific dog walker is extra or not.  I’d be wary of signing things before you meet the person or company representative – why do they want you to sign things before you’ve even met them in person?

Accountability – There should always be some sort of proof of the visit. How does the dog walker show they were there? Do they leave a hand written note or report card where they check off what the dog did? Do they have a GPS tracker or some sort of time stamp? Do they send a text or email at the end of every visit, like I do?

You get what you pay for – In this business, it is not always but very often true. You don’t want someone who is overworked, overtired, and OVERBOOKED taking care of your pets because they are more likely to shave off time in the visit so they won’t be late to the next client, not lock up properly, or not properly secure the dog before leaving. I’ve seen behind the curtain at two pet care companies and know from experience that often not all employees do this job for the love of pets, but because it’s just another job to them or an “easy job” that they do not take as seriously as they should. If you are feeling unsure about your pet care provider, it may be a good idea to set up a hidden camera or two in your home so you can see for yourself if they are arriving on time, spending the scheduled amount of time with your pets, and if they are indeed caring for your pets. It’s absolutely terrible when I hear stories of pet sitters simply arriving to pick up the check and leaving the pets uncared for, sometimes for days, until the owner returns. This further instills why references and/testimonials are so important.

 

Places to Start Searching:

Pet Sitters International – PetSit.com has the largest database for professional pet sitters and dog walkers. You just click up at the top – Locate a Pet Sitter – and enter your zip code. PSI is also the oldest international network of pet sitters. I’m a member and in a continuing education course with them. Many dog walkers are also with NAPPS, a similar but national network.

PetSitting.com – It’s a third party referral service free for those looking for professional dog walkers and pet sitters. They only work with bonded & insured professionals. You enter a little bit of information, not your address just neighborhood, and you are sent information on one or two services in your area. You can wait for them to contact you or contact them right away.

Care.com – It’s not just for babysitters anymore! It’s a great place to search for individuals, although some bigger companies are on there too. You can have access to background checks also. It’s free for a month and it’s easy to communicate with people. You can post an ad and I wouldn’t be surprised if you had a whole bunch of applicants within a day.

Google – Of course, just doing a general internet search could bring up some services in your area. It’s a good place to start your search.

 

Take your time and do your research. You’re looking for someone to trust with your beloved pet in your own home while you are away. I hope you find the perfect pet sitter for you!

Take care.

Carolina Rodriguez

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Poisonous to Pets – Common House & Garden Plants

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In honor of Pet Poison Prevention Week – March 16-22, I am sharing information on how you can make your home and garden more secure for you and your pet. If you do have these plants around in your yard or neighborhood, good supervision can prevent any curious pets from eating what they should not be eating. Prevention is key. 

  • Amaryllis
  • Andromed
  • Apple seeds
  • Arrow grass
  • Avocado seed
  • Azalea
  • Bittersweet
  • Boxwood
  • Buttercup
  • Caladium
  • Castor bean
  • Cherry pits
  • Chokecherry
  • Climbing lily
  • Crown of thorns
  • Daffodil bulbs
  • Daphne
  • Delphinium
  • Dieffenbachia
  • Dumb cane
  • Elephant ear
  • English ivy
  • Elderberry
  • Foxglove
  • Hemlock
  • Holly
  • Hyacinth bulbs
  • Hydrangea
  • Iris bulbs
  • Japanese yew
  • Jasmine berries
  • Jerusalem cherry
  • Jimson weed
  • Laburnum
  • Larkspur
  • Laurel
  • Locoweed
  • Marigold
  • Marijuana
  • Mistletoe berries
  • Monkshood
  • Mushrooms
  • Narcissus bulbs
  • Oleander
  • Peach
  • Philodendron
  • Poison ivy
  • Poinsettias
  • Privet
  • Rhododendron
  • Rhubarb
  • Snow on the Mountain
  • Stinging nettle
  • Toadstool
  • Tobacco
  • Tulip bulbs
  • Walnut
  • Wisteria
  • Yew

 

For more information, visit or contact the Pet Poison Helpline available 24/7 or your local veterinarian.

 

Take care.

Carolina Rodriguez

Poisonous to Pets – Common Household Products

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In honor of Pet Poison Prevention Week – March 16-22, I am sharing information on how you can make your home more secure for you and your pet. Prevention is key.

Keep the following items and ingredients away from your pets. Dogs can be especially curious with things and are more likely to ingest something poisonous.

  • Acetaminophen
  • Aftershave
  • Alcohol
  • Antifreeze
  • Aspirin
  • Bleach
  • Boric acid
  • Brake fluid
  • Carburetor cleaner
  • Cleaning fluid
  • Deodorants
  • Deodorizers
  • Detergents
  • Disinfectants
  • Drain cleaner
  • Dye
  • Fungicides
  • Furniture polish
  • Gasoline
  • Hair color
  • Herbicides
  • Kerosene
  • Laxatives
  • Lead
  • Mineral spirits
  • Mothballs
  • Nail polish & remover
  • Paint
  • Permanent solution
  • Photo developer
  • Rat poison
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Shoe polish
  • Sleeping pills
  • Snail & slug bait
  • Soaps
  • Suntan lotion
  • Tar
  • Toilet bowl cleaner
  • Turpentine
  • Windshield washer fluid
  • Wood preservatives

Suggested Secure Placement  –

1.) Up in a medicine cabinet or high on a shelf where they can’t reach. Cats tend to climb just about everywhere, so use extra caution.

2.) If the container leaks or opens easily, place it in a pet proof plastic container.

3.) Use child locks on kitchen or bathroom cabinets that hold household cleaners or other toxic substances.

For more information, visit or contact the Pet Poison Helpline available 24/7 or your local veterinarian.

Take care.

Carolina Rodriguez

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Take Your Cat for a Walk

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Shortcake is enjoying all the new sights and smells, not to mention the fresh air.

Yes, you can take your cat for a walk!

It’s not for everyone or for every cat, but it is definitely worth a try. It’s best to try this with your cat if you live in a quiet suburban or rural area. I don’t recommend trying to walk your cat in the middle of a busy city. If it’s too busy by your home, consider a short drive to a quieter part of town.

Reasons to Walk Your Cat:

  • It gives your indoor cat a safe way to enjoy the outdoors
  • It’s a great way to give your active cat exercise
  • It’s a great way to make your inactive and overweight cat more active
  • Simply being outside will stimulate your cat’s senses and brain and alleviate boredom
  • They’ll be able to enjoy the feeling of grass beneath their paws
  • You’ll have the chance to talk to your neighbors when they come up to comment on how they have never seen a cat on a leash before!

Things to keep in mind:

  • Time to Adjust – Your cat likely go limp the first time (or the third time) you put the harness on them. That’s okay. Be patient. Never reprimand them or drag them for not walking. Often the cat just needs time to adjust to the feeling of the harness. They’ll likely forget they’re even wearing it when a choice bird comes around.
  • Hold onto that Leash! – Some cats will be very excited to get out and explore that they’ll move very quickly. The types of leashes typically sold with cat harnesses are less than 5ft long which can be awkward for taller folks. You may want to get a longer leash in the dog section of the pet supplies store. Do NOT put your cat on a retractable leash. On a similar note, you also want to make sure the harness is well fitted and secure, not loose fitting on your cat.
  • Bring Your Cell Phone – If your cat is similar to my senior cat, Shortcake, she’ll be more interested in walking until she finds a perfect patch of sun. Then she may settle in for a cat nap. This might be a good time to check your email or social media. But on a more serious note, you never know if you need to call for help until you’re in that situation. Stay safe. ­­
  • Timing – Take it slow and be prepared to take it slow. Cats are notorious for doing what they want to do exactly when they want to do it. If it’s been about 20/30min and you cat hasn’t walked much but you have to get back home, it may be time to pick her up and carry her home. Shortcake typically protests with a low, unhappy meow because her outside time is just never long enough.

I recommend flea and tick prevention for all cats, even if they are “indoor only,” because it is much more difficult to get rid of fleas once they are in your home. Also, be sure your cat is up to date on all the recommended vaccinations. Speak with your veterinarian for more information.

Cat Behaviorist an host of My Cat From Hell, Jackson Galaxy sometimes recommends taking your cat for a walk to enrich their lives and make them happier. Plus sometimes, a studio apartment just feels too small for an active or curious cat.

For more information on Jackson Galaxy – go to his website.

Take care.

Carolina Rodriguez

River Walks Pet Care is a bonded and insured midday dog walking and pet sitting service, a member of Pet Sitters International (PSI), and Carolina Rodriguez, the dog walker, pet sitter, and owner, is working on becoming a Certified Professional Pet Sitter (CPPS).

This blog and this information is free to all pet lovers, not just River Walks Pet Care clients. If you like the content of this blog and would like to help support it and the one-woman-show that is River Walks Pet Care, please consider donating. Thank you!

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Hand Shy – The Definition Series

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A term typically seen with dogs, most often rescue or formerly abused dogs, but also seen in a lot of small or toy breed dogs. It refers to the reaction when a human hand gets close to a dog’s head or face, and the dog either winces, cowers, shuts their eyes, or otherwise moves away from the hand. Other cues that typically accompany this behavior is crouching, the dog tries to make himself smaller, and often tucks his tail between his legs.

Some small dogs are hand shy even though they have never been abused. I’ve known some dogs who came home straight from the breeder, but they show signs of being hand shy when approached. Mostly it is because they are quite small compared to us. If you were the size of someone’s foot and they approached you with their giant hands, you might be a little apprehensive as well. That’s why it is especially important to slowly and calmly approach these dogs from the side, showing less threat, and with a hand palm-side up to portray openness, and talking to them with a soft, friendly voice.

When I adopted River, the volunteers at the rescue told me he had been tied up outside for most of his life and that he had been neglected and abused. When he was new to my family, he would wince as if to prepare for a blow and lower his head when my hand approached him. If I or someone else held an umbrella and tried to approach him, River would crouch down and tuck his tail, which was enough to convince me he had been regularly hit by an umbrella or something like it. After a lot of love and some time, he learned his new name and he learned to sit and hold his head up, happily and proudly, because he knew he was loved and safe.

If your pet is showing signs of being hand shy, go slowly and offer a hand palm-side up for them to sniff and let you know if they’d like to be pet. Then tell your friends and house guests this, as well.

The Stinking Truth – Why Picking Up After Your Dog Matters

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(Hopefully you don’t require a shovel to pick up your dog’s business.)

Dogs go to the bathroom outside in the great outdoors, or the great suburbs with their many sidewalks and side streets. This is not the only reason dogs need to go outside, but it is a very important one. Having a dog is a big responsibility and they rely on us to know the rules of how to behave in their community, after all, you are the one who attends the town halls and reads the community newsletter. They don’t know that community members won’t appreciate their #2 calling card in the middle of sidewalk or right by the entrance to the kids’ playground. It’s up to you, the dog owner, to know better.

With so many planned communities and gated communities, I think we’ve all seen the type of sigs that prohibit dogs from being walked in that specific area or that remind us that picking up after your dog is the law. Yes, it’s true – when you don’t pick up after your dog has gone #2, you are breaking the law. It’s there for a good reason and honestly I wish we didn’t even have to have this discussion because I see it as common sense or common courtesy, however not everyone agrees, to the frustration of many neighbors.

Also with so many planned communities around, my own neighborhood being one of them, there are more dog waste stations popping specifically to make it more convenient for someone walking their dog to pick up after them and dispose of it. A dog station has a doggie bag dispenser and a trash can with a lid attached to it. Having just a doggie bag dispenser is helpful, but where is the dog owner meant to dispose of the waste if there is not a trash can close by?

With planned communities like apartment complexes or townhome communities, there is often shared community grounds – the landscaped areas by the front of the building, along the sidewalks and streets, or the children’s playground. While a townhouse may have a small front yard of its own, most likely that space is still supervised closely by the Home Owners Association, and I’d be willing to bet they don’t like to see #2 on their grounds.

Now, I do not have children nor do I babysit for children, however I can imagine the worry, frustration and level of disgust a parent would feel if their child was playing where there was dog poo. Also, no one wants to step in it on their way to work or at any time of the day!

Beyond being an eyesore and a wrench in your day when you step in it, dog feces is smelly, attracts flies, can transmit disease, and it’s also a temptation for some puppies and for some adult dogs. No one knows for sure why a dog will eat their own or another dog’s feces, but in my experience it tends to be a dog that is need of more mental and physical stimulation.

Not picking up after one’s dog can be such a common habit in some places that people may think it is cultural; like when I traveled to Buenos Aires years ago and quickly noticed walking down the street could be like a terrible game of dodging the dog droppings. I wanted to be the tourist and look up and around to see all the sights, but the terrible sights and smells below my feet were a higher priority. There was talk of the mayor introducing tougher rules to make citizens do the responsible thing, however if this article in the Atlantic is any clue, it is still a problem.

But there are easy ways of improving this and making dog owners more conscientious ourselves by always picking up after our dogs right after they go.  There are also some ways we can enact change at higher levels, as well, such as encouraging legislation, pushing for higher fines, and talking to our community representatives.

The truth is, all dogs will defecate outside, and it’s up to us, not law enforcement (they typically busy with bigger fish), to do be courteous and responsible pet owners. I think we all need to remind ourselves about what is shared community space and what is private property and to do the right thing.

Links for more information:

Centers for Disease Control – Diseases from Dogs

PoopRescues.com – 5 Important Reasons to Clean Up Pet Waste

Health24.com – Diseases from Dogs

Take care & always carry extra bags!

Carolina Rodriguez

River Walks Pet Care is a bonded and insured midday dog walking and pet sitting service, a member of Pet Sitters International (PSI), and Carolina Rodriguez, the dog walker, pet sitter, and owner, is working on becoming a Certified Professional Pet Sitter (CPPS).

This blog and this information is free to all pet lovers, not just River Walks Pet Care clients. If you like the content of this blog and would like to help support it and the one-woman-show that is River Walks Pet Care, please consider donating. Thank you!

 
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