Owner Kristin Skelton had been making plans for various ways to celebrate her 10-year anniversary in business. She had grown her local pet care and dog walking business from a tiny one-person operation to a multi-person employer that was named the “2020 National Association of Professional Pet Sitters Business of the Year”.
She looked into various ways to say thanks to clients and employees for the support and hard work. The idea was to bring clients, their floofins, and employees together to celebrate the milestone.
Ideas floated around were “yappy hours” and related social outings. Events that would clients, their owners, and the staff to see each other face to face — something that doesn’t occur often in the pet care business. The global pandemic changed all that. [Read more…] about When COVID-19 Crashes The Party
With so many collars and harnesses to choose from, what are they actually designed to do? Which is best?
Floofins & Co. dog walkers and pet sitters see MANY types of collars, harnesses and walking devices while in the field, each with a different design and purpose. Whether you choose a collar like a prong or a Martingale, or a type of harness for dog walks is largely dependent on your dog’s leash manners and your walking style. There are several options out there, so here’s a quick break-down of the most common types.
Types and Styles of Collars and Harnesses include:
- Flat Collars
- Prong Collars
- Martingale Collars
- Slip Collars/Choke Chains
- Standard Harness
- Easy Walk Harness
- Sporn Harness [Read more…] about Choosing the Best Collar or Harness for Your Pet
The Yellow Dog Project Seeks to Help Dogs Who Need a Bit More Space While On Walks
The Yellow Dog Project was started by Tara Palardy relatively recently. The basic premise of the project is that some dogs need space and limited or no interaction with other dogs or humans on walks–and a way to signal this need for space is to tie a yellow ribbon on your dog’s collar or leash.
There are several reasons a dog may need a yellow ribbon. These can include: [Read more…] about The Yellow Dog Project-Spread the Word in Elmhurst, Villa Park and other Suburbs