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Prolonging the inevitable….saying goodbye to our pets.

Prolonging the inevitable….saying goodbye to our pets. No matter how we try to prepare ourselves it is never easy to lose a pet. It has been a very rough couple months for me & my family in regards to our pets. My new kitten Cleo fought a long hard battle to beat Parvo. I had

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What’s the Cost Of Pet Sitting In Chicago’s Suburbs?

Pet Sitting prices in Chicago’s NW suburbs vary depending on the service provider. Services determine their prices based on many different factors and not all of them are the same. The pricing and company can make a difference in you and your pets’ pet sitting service. The mentioned Pet Sitting companies published rates were used

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Why I am NOT a member of PSI or Napps

I’ve had quite a few people ask me over the years if I am a member of PSI (Pet Sitters International) or NAPPS (National Association of Professional Pet Sitters) and I’m NOT.  It can be explained in two ways – to a Pet Owner & then also a fellow Pet Sitter. An Association to me

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The Difference Pet Sitting Verses Dog Walking

The Difference Pet Sitting Verses Dog Walking Pet owners often confuse “Dog walking” or “Daily Dog Walking” with Pet Sitting. As an owner of a “Pet Sitting ” business that specializes I can understand why. It’s confused because so many “Pet Sitting” services have flooded the market since the early 2000’s that offer both &

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Pet Sitter Insurance

Pet Sitter Insurance Pet Sitter Insurance is matter many (Pet Sitters & Pet Owners) take too lightly and really do not completely understand. After over 18 years pet sitting & over 10 year in the insurance industry I was able to get a very good perspective of exactly what is proper “Pet Sitter Insurance” coverage

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First Dog Flu…Now Cat Flu?

Dog Flu…Now Cat Flu So I get an email from a pet sitting client wanting to book dates to care for her cat. In her next sentence she asks me about the cat flu. I was like “Dog Flu…Now Cat Flu?” I had no clue what she was talking about. She told me it was

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2015 Daily Herald Readers’ Choice Best of the Best!

2015 Daily Herald Readers’ Choice Best of the Best! Because of your votes earlier this year Shannon’s Pet Sitting has qualified for the 2nd round in 2015 Daily Herald Readers’ Choice Best of the Best! VOTING FOR ROUND 2 IS NOW OPEN! Readers’ Choice Voting for Round II – Best of the Best is live!

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Canine Influenza – ALERT & Precautions!!

Canine Influenza – ALERT!! As per the AVMA recent article on Canine Influenza – “The canine influenza virus is highly contagious and easily spread from infected dogs to other dogs through direct contact, nasal secretions (through coughing and sneezing), contaminated objects (kennel surfaces, food and water bowls, collars and leashes), and people moving between infected and uninfected dogs.

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Allergies and Your Dog

Dog just like humans have allergies. Allergies can be environmental and or food related. Our friends over at Young Again Pet Food have provided information on “Allergies & Your Dog” in reference to their superior dog food formulas. For more information on “Allergies & Your Dog” click the link below: Allergies & Your Dog Remember

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Pet Sitting & Pet Care Palatine, IL

CONTACT US TODAY TO BOOK YOUR COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION! (847) 987-4322 OR EMAIL: shannonspetsitting@gmail.com Pet Sitting & Pet Care Palatine, IL provided by Shannon’s Pet Sitting is your priceless peace of mind that your fur babies are in the best hands possible while you are away! Our credentials, reviews & awards are just a few of

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Pet Sitting in Elgin, IL

Shannon’s Pet Sitting is an award winning, compassionate & professional service that provides vacation & out of town pet care. Pet Sitting in Elgin, IL is provided by our specialized team of pet sitters includes 2 Certified Veterinary Assistants & a Veterinary Technician. We specialize in areas of pet sitting that include pets with behavioral

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Pet Sitting in Hoffman Estates, IL

Shannon’s Pet Sitting is an award winning, compassionate & professional service that provides vacation & out of town pet care. Pet Sitting in Hoffman Estates, IL is provided by our specialized team of pet sitters includes 2 Certified Veterinary Assistants & a Veterinary Technician. We specialize in areas of pet sitting that include pets with

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Pet Sitting in Schaumburg, IL

Shannon’s Pet Sitting is an award winning, compassionate & professional service that provides vacation & out of town pet care. Pet Sitting in Schaumburg, IL is provided by our specialized team of pet sitters includes 2 Certified Veterinary Assistants & a Veterinary Technician. We specialize in areas of pet sitting that include pets with behavioral

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Pet Sitting in Dundee, IL

Shannon’s Pet Sitting is an award winning, compassionate & professional service that provides vacation & out of town pet care. Pet Sitting in Dundee, IL is provided by our specialized team of pet sitters includes 2 Certified Veterinary Assistants & a Veterinary Technician. We specialize in areas of pet sitting that include pets with behavioral

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Pet Sitting in Elk Grove Village, IL

Shannon’s Pet Sitting is an award winning, compassionate & professional service that provides vacation & out of town pet care. Pet Sitting in Elk Grove Village, IL is provided by our specialized team of pet sitters includes 2 Certified Veterinary Assistants & a Veterinary Technician. We specialize in areas of pet sitting that include pets

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Pet Sitting in Algonquin, IL

Shannon’s Pet Sitting is an award winning, compassionate & professional service that provides vacation & out of town pet care. Pet Sitting in Algonquin, IL is provided by our specialized team of pet sitters includes 2 Certified Veterinary Assistants & a Veterinary Technician. We specialize in areas of pet sitting that include pets with behavioral

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Pet Sitting in Palatine, IL

Shannon’s Pet Sitting is an award winning, compassionate & professional service that provides vacation & out of town pet care. Pets Sitting in Palatine, IL is provided by our specialized team of pet sitters includes 2 Certified Veterinary Assistants & a Veterinary Technician. We specialize in areas of pet sitting that include pets with behavioral

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Time To Choose A Professional Pet Sitter!

Time To Choose A Professional Pet Sitter! Time To Choose A Professional Pet Sitter! We changed our cover pic today on Facebook & Google+ in support of the event/movement “Time to Choose Professional Pet Sitting.” “A one day event to promote the use of Professional Pet Sitters and the benefits. On February 23, 2015 ASKING ALL

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Pet Sitter Being Breed Knowledgeable

Pet Sitter being Breed Knowledgeable Your Pet Sitter being “Breed Knowledgeable” can save your pets life & ensure its proper care. When Veterinary Technicians & Veterinary Assistants go to school they have have to study the different breeds of dogs & cats. Not many pet sitting companies have Veterinary Technicians & Veterinary Assistants on their

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Home Security Systems & Pet Sitters

As a pet sitting service we see a lot of different alarm systems & service in clients homes. A home security system has its benefits but it also has it downsides. Home Security Systems & Pet Sitters don’t always mix! It all depends on the system, the pet sitter & the home owner. You either

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Spring Break Pet Sitting

Spring Break Pet Sitting Everyone needs a vacation and your pets are no exception.  While you are gone on an amazing trip for Spring Break to the Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii or a beautiful beaches in a warm location treat your pets to some TLC as well!! Hire one of our pet sitters come by your

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Rabies Certificates = Get out of Jail Card

I wanted to take the time to explain to our dog clients why it is so important for us & you to have copies of your dog’s current rabies certificates on hand & available. That rabies certificate is you dogs’s get out of jail card! NOTHING ELSE!! This may be lengthy but PLEASE READ IT.

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IMPORTANT WINTER & SNOW REMINDERS FROM A PET SITTER

IMPORTANT WINTER & SNOW REMINDERS FROM YOUR PET SITTER   A couple reminders as the snow has started to fall, arctic temperatures have arrived & old man winter hits us full blast going into 2015! 1)  Shannon’s Pet Sitting does not plow, snow blow, or shovel driveways & walk ways. If your complex or subdivision DOES NOT

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