Don’t Get Caught! Pet Business Scams That Will Break Your Heart

If you are looking for a new pet, including a pet to rescue, get educated on pet scams BEFORE you buy! It’s not only about cats and dogs. It can be any pet of relatively high value – macaws, rare parrots, pure bred cats, pure bred dogs, even high value fish have been included in scams!Some of the pet scams have been from Nigeria or Cameroon and usually email you with an offer to sell and transport a purebred pet for a lot less money than usual.The thing is, the pet has never existed and never did! Pet Business Scam…

What’s your storm plan for your pets?

Seeing Cyclone Debbie on the news this week has brought back memories of watching the news after Cyclone Yasi. Seeing all the displaced pets or pets taken from the arms of their owners to be left behind during evacuation was heartbreaking.Yasi truly brought to light that pets are a part of our families, and need special consideration during the evacuation process. What happened during Yasi does not have to happen again.Take some time to prepare for your pets’ evacuation and remember, disaster plans don’t have to be difficult or complicated. Some of the most simple plans can be the most…

Insurance

In fact, most insurers will actually refuse claims for household items damaged by dogs, cats, budgies and even goldfish. Others will only cover damage caused by pets if you take out full accidental damage cover alongside your home contents policy. Before taking out a policy, it is therefore vital for Pet Business Sitters to read Product Disclosure Statements to see whether one-off accidental damage caused by furry guests will be covered. For example, some insurers say they will cover for animal damage – however you need to read the PDS to understand under what circumstances they will cover animal damage.…

What to expect during your first pet sitting booking

So you’ve got your first pet sitting booking. Congratulations! You’re a little bit excited and maybe a little bit nervous. Make sure you read PetCloud’s Sitter Success Manual (this is emailed to you) and ensure you’ve watched the “How it works” Video, and if you want more confidence with regard to the standard of care expected of you, we recommend taking the online RSPCA Qld Accredited Animal Care Learning Course.Did you have the opportunity to meet the pet and Pet Business Owner before the booking occurred? If not, you may wish to ask the Owner via your inbox on PetCloud…

Pet Business Technology that cares for your pet

In today’s ultra-chic world of gadgets and toys, it is to be expected they will also be available to our furry friends. You might be surprised at how pervasive pet technology has become. Most gadgets below will suit most dogs and many cats. But if shopping for a cat just check if they like the fitting style first. Some cats can dislike wearing foreign objects, but don’t rule it out if your moggy is comfortable with accessories.From fitness trackers to mood collars, you can now follow your pet’s comings and goings and everything in between from heart rate to happiness;…

Bring Your Dog to Work Day Tips and Health Benefits

Australian’s love our pets with two thirds of households owning a pet of some kind! Bring Your Dog to Work Day celebrates the great companions dogs make plus promotes adoptions to dog-less co-workers. There are many physical and mental health benefits of having a pet friendly workplace for both the business, employees, owners and pets. Clear it with your boss first. Agree on a size & temperament of pets they say are suitable to bring in. Be respectful of any co-workers’ pet allergies. Sign post and broadcast any pet no-go zones. Don’t bring your pet into work if you’ll be…

Secrets to a Better Life With Your Dog

You cause your brain’s filter (known by its fancy name as R.A.S. – Reticular Activating System), to adjust its focus toward helping you accomplish the goal you desire. Your brain filters out most of the information that it is bombarded with, in order to protect your sanity, and to help you survive/accomplish the things you have deemed important. The famous example is where you decide to buy a new car and suddenly begin to see the same car everywhere in great numbers. The amount of these cars on the road didn’t increase massively overnight – what happened was that your…

What Your Cat Breed Says About You

Every once in a while, you might come home from an especially hellish day of trying and failing to accomplish the bare minimum, only to be faced with an empty, silent apartment. Sure, pets might not solve the big problems in your life, but they can definitely help with that lonely, icky feeling of a lingering bad day, and what pet will work to ease your loneliness better and with less maintenance than a cat? Finding out what your favorite cat breed says about your personality will kill two birds with one stone: It allows for some much-needed introspection, and…

Taking Your Dog Out On The First Date

As animal enthusiasts, we know how important it is to find a love interest that feels the same way about their (and your!) cherished companions. What better way to spend a first date with a new suitor than to both bring your sidekicks along to join in on the fun—and a little evaluation? After all, who knows you better than your pet? As Wendy Diamond, resident dog and relationship expert says, “You know it’s a good date if they bring treats!”