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Dallas Dog Park

Thursday, December 10th, 2009


A new breed of dog parks has come to Dallas!

Unleashed, a 25,000 Square foot indoor dog park in Dallas,Texas is the first of its kind. A completely indoor, well engineereed park against mother nature is the branchild of Kelly and Cody Acree. It is the only full enclosed 24/7 off leash play park for dogs in the United States.

With prices starting as low as $7.50 per day who’s to argue that free is always better! There is also a small cafe and a 3,000 square foot supply store plus free wifi for pet moms and dads. With 50,000 square feet in all.<

Walking dog in winter

Thursday, December 10th, 2009


Tips on walking your dog during the brutal winter months!

1. Put on Musher’s secret or petroleum jelly to their feet to guard against any chemicals on teh street used to melt snow/ice.

2. Check your pups toes periodically througout the walks for ice and snow!

3. Be wary of antifreeze, dogs love the taste!

4. Buy a coat or sweater that covers head to snout all the way!

5. No off-leash walks as snow cover familiar scents and dogs are more likely to get lost!

Pet friendly walks in new york city

Thursday, December 10th, 2009


One paw in front of the other!

Sick of walking the same old route with your dog(s)?

In the big apple from out of town and not sure where to go?

Pick up this guide called City Walks with your dogs. It has maps of canine friendly attractions and routes!.

What customers really want

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009


In this day and age anyone can put up a website and have a new business up and running offering the same services as products as you in little time. However there is one thing that will always win out and that is customer service. How you make the customer feel via their experiences with you is the main reason whether people know it or not why they buy. Its called emotional purchasing.

We have broken customers into three distinct categories
1. Frequent Buyer-(Information) Most experienced and knowledgeable they just want the “facts”.

2. Occasional Buyer-(Persuasion) May be familiar with your company but needs to be persuaded to buy from you rather than someone else. What benefits do you offer others cannot?

3. First-time buyer- (Education)These customer may have little idea of what they want or need and may feel intimidated. What is needed is education about your services and their benefits. Take the time to offer them options and compare and contrast each type of service you offer

How much to tip your dog walker or pet sitter?

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Dog with money

A lot of our clients ask us this around the holidays. They are thankful for their pets being cared for and may be unsure how much to give to their pet sitter.

We tell clients to give what they feel comfortable with and that a tip is always appreciated but never expected.
Our pet sitters have told us in the past that they have received chocolate, gift cards, tickets and cash!

Is has been given as a rule of thumb 1-2 weeks pay of what you are paying for the service but rather than tell people what to give we think its best to leave it up to the individual as everyone has their own budget.

New York Pet First Aid

Monday, December 7th, 2009
First Aid For Pets!

First Aid For Pets!

Want to know what to do in case your pet stops breathing or gets bitten by a snake

Not sure where to find information or classes on Pet First Aid?

Pet Tech was launched to help educate pet owners and teach people how to instruct pet first aid classes in their local community.

Learn their “snout to tail” assesment in this 8-hour course. Because “According to the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) 1-out-of-4 more pets would survive, if just one pet first aid technique was applied prior to getting emergency veterinary care.”

New York Canine Cruise

Monday, December 7th, 2009
Hounds on the hudson!

hounds on the hudson!

Ever wanted to bring your dog(s) with you on a fun-filled day cruising around Manhattan?

Well your last name doesn’t have to be trump to do so! New York Canine Cruise founder Rece Reid has created this wonderful day of fun. sun and hound on a Circle Line boat departing for one special day in late summer since 2006. Hundreds of small dogs under 25 pounds get to strut their stuff on the doggy runway, frolick in their best sea attire and hear from a local trainer, groomer and veterinarian.

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