Work With Animals - Gayle Rodcay's Blog

Welcome to my Work with Animals blog.

Here I cover all the facts, Information, tips and advice on working with dogs, cats and other animals.  I also write on jobs, careers, business ideas and volunteer opportunities  for pet and animal lovers.  I also cover the fun, clever and smart advertising and marketing ideas used by businesses offering services and products to pets.


Give Your Pet Sitting Clients A Treat With These Simple Homemade Biscuits

Try out these super simple homemade dog treats. They're quick, customizable, and inexpensive. Your pet-sitting clients will love them, as will their owners.

Goose Management Goes To The Dogs

Geese have become an extreme nuisance in cities across the U.S. Many municipal governments have turned to herding dogs to rid their cities of these urbanized fowl.

You're A Pet Sitter? Show Me Your Credentials

There's a lot of competition in the pet sitting business. To be succesful, you need to stand out as a professional. One way to do that is through pet sitter certification. Here is an overview of a few pet sitter certification programs.

A Party Animal Needs a Planner

Everybody loves a party. That includes your pets. More and more people are celebrating with their pets. That's an invitation to look into a pet party planning business.

Poison Ivy: A Problem For You, But What About Your Pets?

You're well aware of the rash and blisters that can result from contact with poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac, but do those plants cause the same reaction in our pets?

When To Turn Down A Pet-Sitting Client

A client interview in which you meet the animals you will be pet sitting for is essential for a successful pet-sitting job. But sometimes even that isn't enough to eliminate potential behavior problems.

Save Lives With An Animal Ambulance Service

 You and your family can rely on an ambulance to get you to a hospital in life-threatening emergencies, but what about your beloved pets? More and more companies are providing emergency animal transportation services to take of this crucial need.


Ease Your Pet's Fear of Fireworks With The Thundershirt

The Fourth of July means many frightened dogs and cats will end up in animal shelters. One tool that can help is the Thundershirt, a vest that provides constant gentle pressure to a pet's body and can reduce anxiety and fear.

Pet Sitters: How To Prepare to Evacuate

What would happen if you were pet sitting for a client and a disaster forced you to evacuate the home. Do you have a plan in place for getting the animals safely out of the home and into a safe home away from home.

Pet-Friendly Workplaces Celebrate Take Your Dog to Work Day

Is your workplace pet-friendly? This Friday, June 22, is Take Your Pet To Work Day--a day set aside to celebrate the human-canine bond, support pet-friendly work environments, and promote the adoption of homeless pets.

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