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…

Robert Mayer

“Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.”There’s a treasure trove in the sparks and snarks of Oscar Wilde. Some I’ve used in my email signatures, such as: “I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again.” This rings true for any writer. Another great call of our Wilde: “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” Now that’s poetry. Occasionally I find such a line that teases the urge…

Jessie Farris

“The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.”As I switched on the TV to a movie channel, I saw the movie Marley and Me being shown there. I have seen this movie many times and never get tired of watching again again. it is the same with another beautiful dog movie called Hatchiko. Both these movies start with usual antics of a puppy, and then goes on to document each and every stage of their growing up, their naughty behaviour, there unconditional love for the owners, who sometimes get…

Charlie Waite

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”Moving out to Colorado for school has been one of the best choices I could have made, not just because Colorado is a gorgeous state, but because the opportunities have been unlike those I’ve ever found. Here at DU we have the Animal Assisted Social Work certificate that you can pursue during your second year, which I am now doing and interviewing for internships where I would be able to use animals in a clinical setting. One of the ways that I will be able to do that is…