Pet Costumes:  Halloween is a fun time to dress up your pets (although probably more fun for us than them). Be on the look-out for any Halloween Dog Costume events around this time. These are fun events for pets and people to enjoy,  similar to Ventura Harbor event on Oct 30th. Don’t leave your pets out in the yard on Halloween: there are plenty of stories of vicious pranksters who have teased, injured, stolen, even […]

Protect your dogs paws in the summer

Dog walkers should avoid sidewalks, asphalt and fake grass on hot days With the Summer Heat still in full swing we have to continue to remind you to please be careful walking your pets. We are still hearing about dogs getting their pads burned or overheating on both city walks and also on dirt trails. Mid-day is the worst time yet we are still seeing folks walk their dogs (and/or dog walkers) at this time […]


As we prepare for barbeques and fireworks this Fourth of July, here’s a few tips on how to keep your pets safe and calm during this Independence Day.  It is safer to keep your pets at home during Fourth of July celebrations instead of bringing him to your neighbor’s party. Keep your pets in the house, rather than in your yard. He will be a lot happier indoors, and   not tempted to leap over a […]

“Take Your Dog To Work” Tips

    For those who are returning to work post-covid,  Pet Sitters International has provided pet owners a few tips to ensure a successful office visit on Take Your Dog to Work Day: 1. Do an office check. No one will mind your dog being in the office, right? Well, maybe. Check with management and co-workers to see if anyone is allergic, afraid of or opposed to you bringing your dog to work on this […]


It’s that time of year when some dogs and cats begin to shed more heavily. There are many advantages to cleaning and bathing your pet on a regular basis throughout the year.   Brushing helps keep your pet’s skin healthy and promotes shiny coats.  As you brush you can feel your pet’s body to see if there are any new growths, lumps or bumps. Weekly body checks can highlight something before it gets worse, […]

What Do Rabbits Have To Do With Easter?

Have you ever wondered how a rabbit became the symbol of Easter? If so, you are not alone. So how did the Easter bunny get its job delivering colorful Easter eggs? After all rabbits are mammals and don’t even lay eggs. Shouldn’t the symbol for Easter be an animal that actually lays eggs, like a lizard or chicken? In Germany, rabbits have been associated with spring and fertility since the pre-Christian era. In fact, the […]