While owner/founder Kristin Skelton is on maternity leave, you may encounter a familiar face – or voice – in your encounters with Floofins & Co. Welcome back on a temporary basis, Celeste. Celeste will be filling in as After Hours Supervisor while the Floofins family grows to include a new human floofin.
So, let’s talk about Celeste. It’s time for our staff feature and the five things you might not know about Celeste. [Read more…] about Five Things You Might Not Know About Celeste
Clients of Floofins & Co. are familiar with the company’s approach to forward-thinking technologies to supplement their personalized pet care services. Since 2010, Floofins has been leading the pack when it came to GPS tracking and online scheduling. And clients love the pet journals that populate their inbox after every visit.
But despite all these things clients have grown accustomed to, clients may have occasionally wondered, “Why, in this age of ever present apps, doesn’t Floofins & Co. have one?”
The answer to that question is: we do now!
With a similar look and feel and all of the features of our mobile site, clients will be able to enjoy their daily pet journals pushed directly to their app as well as easier access to their schedule, invoices, care information and communications with their Pet Care Specialists.
While the app will create a mobile device/tablet ready experience for those on the go, clients can rest easy knowing that they will still have the traditional mobile friendly website to use as well. “Our goal is to give our clients maximum flexibility without eliminating options that they have familiarity and success with, Owner/Founder Kristin Skelton explained. “The app is just another option for our clients to easily access their schedules whether they are commuting on the train, traveling without a laptop, or simply prefer to use their smartphones.”
The app is officially available for download as we all transition into our fall schedules and routines. Download it here for Android and iOS. Existing clients can use their existing logins to enjoy a quick and easy set up.
On September 7th, join Floofins & Co. as they participate in Morton Arboretum’s annual Tails on the Trails event. Morton Arboretum only allows dogs in the park on specific dates, so you won’t want to miss out on the fun.
Thing you should know about the event:
- There is a $5 admission per dog.
- The event begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. However, dogs will be allowed on the ground from 7 a.m. to sunset for hiking purposes.
- Know that while there will be parking available, the lots might be a distance from the events so give yourself time to walk.
- This is an outdoors event so dress appropriately. Consider wearing hiking shoes if you plan to get out on the trails.
There are 16 miles of hiking trails and local businesses and organizations will be available as part of the pet expo. A crowd favorite – the peanut butter licking contest – will be back this year. So, be sure to sign your dog up for events and pick up your pet bandana at The Morton Arboretum booth at the expo.
“You have to get it through your head that the dog won’t live forever.” This was the advice my dad began offering to me as my dog approached double digits. And my response was always the same.
“Nope. We will always be together,” I would say back to him. And then I would hear the sigh of resignation. The sound he has made so many times before when he realized there wasn’t any way to convince me I might be incorrect.
No big surprise to this story, right? I lost him. I had to make that decision every pet parent dreads. And on Valentine’s Day 2012, I made good on the promise I gave that floofin two weeks prior when the vet told me he had cancer. I looked at this dog that I knew wasn’t going to get any better, who wasn’t himself anymore, and whose suffering was beyond the level I could bear him to be in. The vet assured me afterwards that he wouldn’t have made it through the night. [Read more…] about Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day