For over 13 years, we have been serving the pets and families of our local area. We love connecting with animals and creating everlasting relationships. We provide care and custody for your fur babies as if they were our own, and ensure that they receive the highest standard of quality care while you are away.
When you have a hectic schedule, it is hard to consistently provide the attention and care that your pets will demand. With years of satisfied owners and loved pets, you can rely on Patti's Pet Sitting Service, LLC. We know you are busy. WE CAN HELP YOU. Our advice is free. Our fees are moderate. Our results are highly satisfactory.
As a licensed, bonded, and insured provider, we are always prepared for possible contingencies or emergencies. Our first priority is the happiness and well-being of your pets, and we strive to provide exceptional service that we would want our own pets to receive.
Read the Pet Age article, Pet Dental: It Doesn't Have to Stink, by Colleen Murphy. Understand your pet's oral health needs. Then follow a daily oral care routine.
February is National Pet Dental Health Month. Dr. Sheldon Rubin, speaking for the American Veterinary Medical Association, gives easy, step-by-step instructions on how to teach a dog or cat to accept a daily tooth brushing.
Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to.
--Alfred A. Montapert (1907-1997)
Patti Sheehan retired from Delta Air Lines after accruing the benefits of more than 29 years of professional customer service and employee relations experience in the airline industry. She was the proud recipient of 15 prestigious sales and customer service awards during her distinguished career. One of Patti's proximate and longtime personal goals motivated her to open a pet-sitting business. Using a blend of essential knowledge, specialized skills, and humane values and practices (fostering respect and compassion for all life), the Ludlow, Kentucky resident now takes care of cats and dogs. She is focused on her ongoing mission to provide the highest standard of quality pet sitting, dog walking, dog training, and pet transportation services at cost-effective prices.
There is a special sensitivity and concern at the human level that contributes to Patti's many selfless efforts and her untiring devotion to animals. Hence no workday routine is ordinary despite the regular or customary course of things. Real excitement abounds with the anticipation of coddling her best friends. "I take care of pets for clients who are on vacation or for those persons who work long hours each day. Many people hire me because they don't want to settle for doggie daycare or board their pets in a kennel. I take the animals out for walks and play with them in their familiar surroundings. My clientele and their cherished companions are from the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky metropolitan area. Most of my clients live within a 50-mile radius of my home."
After her initial startup, Patti decided to take her talent and expertise back to Delta. She had the satisfaction of landing a two-year contract stint as pet sitter on site at the international airport. "Because of customs imposts and procedures and/or inclement weather problems, there were some animals that had to stay overnight. They needed to be fed and walked (as they were usually stressed) and their cages needed to be cleaned. I was on call primarily during weekday evening hours and on weekends for this purpose. As a responsible and caring pet owner and advocate for many years, I feel very fortunate indeed to be operating my own business. Call me at your convenience if I can be of assistance to you. Please join me and other committed Greater Cincinnati Pet Sitters and support the positive advantages of shelter pet adoption. Help save a homeless animal!"
Patti is affiliated with Professional United Pet Sitters LLC (PUPS), the world's premier organization for professional dog walking and pet sitting businesses, and the veterinarian accredited International Vet Transport Association for Animals (IVETAA). She is registered with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) as a certified ground transporter for pet relocation and transportation. Patti has also completed requisite training and proficiency requirements for Pet First Aid and emergency care procedures with the American Red Cross.
Dear Ms. Sheehan: At Thomas More we are very proud of our graduates and their accomplishments. I wanted to let you know how much I admire your entrepreneurship and offer hardy congratulations for opening your own pet-sitting business. I wish you the best in each of your endeavors.
--Sr. Margaret Stallmeyer, C.D.P., President
I once read an article about "Alex," a famous African Grey Parrot who was studied for his large vocabulary. His owner researcher went on vacation and left him with the vet to be kenneled. As she was leaving Alex said, "I'm sorry. I won't do it again. I'm sorry." After reading that story, I often wondered if our dogs ever "thought" the same thing as they saw us driving away from the kennel. Keeping this in mind, we never stayed out of town for more than two days.
Our dogs are all shelter dogs, and they are happily adjusted in our home. The prospect of taking them to a kennel just didn't sit well with me emotionally. This time, however, my husband and I decided that we needed a longer vacation. But I was somewhat perplexed. Do I take four dogs to the vet for kennel cough shots and drop them off at a kennel? Who will watch the three cats? I had to find a better solution for our animal family.
Nancy and Patti made it possible to take a vacation without a care in the world. Our clan could now stay in their home and maintain their normal daily routine. Our German Shepherd, Rose, had unexpected minor surgery a few days before the scheduled trip. I felt confident that with Patti's experience with domestic animals she would be able to handle any emergency. We returned home to find the same happy, full-of-life pets we left a week ago. Nancy and Patti made it seem as if we were never gone.
--With love and thanks, Jonni and Justin L., Rose, Finnigan, Elie, Daisy Bad-Seed, Jack, Pumpkin, and Stooka
I never would have guessed that when we adopted our little "underweight and timid" Betsy from the rescue shelter that we would ever have any trouble finding someone to take care of her when we went away. But as anyone familiar with dogs who have been abused and/or neglected knows, what you see initially is not always what you get. As our little Betsy worked her way up to a whopping ten pounds, she unleashed a feistiness that scared off one good-hearted soul after another. Her behavior, while sweet and fun-loving ninety-five percent of the time, is sometimes unpredictable and could result in a snarl or even a bite. Then along came Patti "The Pet Whisperer" to the rescue! Patti is the first person, other than my husband and me, to be able to look into Betsy's soul and touch her in a way that she feels safe and secure. I could not believe it when I saw Betsy jump into Patti's lap and lick her face! Patti has spent a lot of her own time developing a relationship with our little Betsy, and we are so grateful to her. She truly has a gift with animals, especially those who received abusive treatment. We are totally confident leaving our pets in Patti's hands! These thoughts are expressed with heartfelt gratitude.
--Ann B. and Betsy (Woof!)
We sincerely thank our valued clients for their generous praise, trust, and confidence. Please know that we are very serious about the care and custody of your companion animals. These concerns and our genuine affection for your treasured pets fuel our desire to do the job the right way.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sends out notices about voluntary and involuntary pet food recalls. Check the FDA's Web site (at http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/SafetyHealth/RecallsWithdrawals/default.htm) regularly for information about current safety alerts and recalls.
Q. My pet may have eaten some contaminated food or ingested a poisonous substance. What action(s) should I take?
A. Call your veterinarian or an emergency veterinary clinic immediately. If you don't succeed in reaching these contacts, call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center's 24-hour Hotline at (888) 426-4435. A consultation fee may be applied to your credit card.
Q. Given specific product recalls lately, I am thinking about feeding a raw meat diet to my dog. What are the benefits and risks? Karen Peak, a pet expert and author, provides important information below when she discusses such a plan. Read all of her remarks in our Articles section.
A. One of the benefits with a raw meat diet is you know exactly what is going into the animal. However, a drawback is you also can end up with a malnourished pet! Good nutrition is far more than feeding your animal enough to keep it from getting too thin. Cats, for example, are far more carnivorous than dogs. The type of raw diet you would use for a cat would not give a dog what it needs. According to Give Your Dog a Bone by Dr. [Ian] Billinghurst, a raw diet for a dog consists of 60% raw meaty bones. The other 40% is a variety of foods to balance: green vegetables, eggs, milk, and organ meats (liver, heart, kidneys, etc.).
Feeding a raw diet is far more than hitting your local grocery store and tossing hamburger or chicken your pet's way! Proper nutrition involves knowing what your pet needs to be healthiest in regards to protein, fat, carbohydrates, fiber, various vitamins and minerals, etc. Deficiencies in any of these categories can lead to serious problems down the road. For example, if a cat lacks taurine, he can end up with vision problems. Some breeds of dogs are prone to bladder stones and some stones may have a protein-related basis. Too much protein can be bad for these dogs. If you wish to properly feed a raw diet, you need to take the time to understand the intricacies of animal nutrition based on species.
A Cautionary Note: Before you rush to give leftovers and table scraps to your favorite canine friend, remember that certain human foods can poison or even kill animals. Dr. Cam Day warns owners about chocolate, onions and garlic, macadamia nuts, and other foods that "contain chemicals which rarely cause problems for humans, but for dogs, these same chemicals can be deadly."
Recent Recalls and Alerts:
February 15, 2018 Smokehouse Pet Products, Inc. (of Sun Valley, CA)
February 13, 2018 Arrow Reliance Inc., dba Darwin's Natural Pet Products (of Tukwila, WA)
February 09, 2018 Redbarn Pet Products, LLC (of Long Beach, CA)
February 08, 2018 Raws for Paws (of Minneapolis, MN)
February 08, 2018 Smokehouse Pet Products, Inc. (of Sun Valley, CA)
January 19, 2018 JustFoodForDogs (JFFD) (of Los Alamitos, CA)
June 23, 2017 ADM Animal Nutrition™ (of Quincy, IL), a Division of Archer Daniels Midland Company
June 16, 2017 United Pet Group, a Division of Spectrum Brands, Inc. (of Blacksburg, VA)
Sure, you got the leopard print pet bed and the collar with diamonds, but the hottest fashion for your beloved pet is his very own ID tag. With so many choices of color and shape, there's no reason not to outfit every fancy collar with his name and your contact information.
The American Humane Association's Every Day Is Tag Day™ kicks off this year on Saturday, April 7th. Each year, millions of cherished pets get lost and end up in the care of animal shelters. But sadly, many are never reunited with their families. To help fight this problem, American Humane encourages pet owners to provide pets with an ID tag.
Make sure your pet wears a collar with an ID tag, rabies vaccination tag, and city license. Include a contact name, address, and daytime and evening phone number. Consider providing a phone number for an alternate contact like a neighbor or family member, in case you can't be reached. And don't forget to update your pet's tags when you move. Also consider microchipping your pet to increase the likelihood that you and he will be reunited if he is ever lost. This announcement (excluding the graphic) is presented by courtesy of American Humane.
Puppy mills are large breeding facilities where dogs live in deplorable conditions, often without necessary food, water, or veterinary care. This is a look inside the profit-driven industry of commercial puppy breeders. Don't buy a dog at a pet store. Don't buy a dog online. You can stop puppy mills. Take action now!
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Thank you for visiting Northern Kentucky Pet Sitters in Ludlow. To The Rescue! Patti's Pet Sitting Service, LLC is a fully bonded and insured licensed professional company offering pet sitting, dog walking, dog training, and pet transportation services. This care provider is registered with the United States Department of Agriculture as a certified transporter for dogs, cats, and other small mammals.