It was Christmas Day and all through the land,
Floofins & Co. was out lending a hand.
With floofins great and small,
We cared for them all.
Furry, feathered, finned and scaled,
We took photos and left notes, detailed.
We fed, we walked, we tucked them in.
We played, medicated, even gave insulin.
While you, their pet parents, were away,
We stepped in to give them a good holiday.
Because to us they are like family.
Even if some of your relatives don’t agree.
So we kissed each and every one good night.
And wished them a holiday happy and bright.
To care for your floofins is our greatest joy.
It’s better than a BarkBox filled with toys.
Thank you for trusting us to care for your pet.
Our hearts are full when their needs are met.
Merry Christmas and have a safe trip home.
Good tidings to you, no matter where you roam.
Floofins & Co. is here for you,
Because we love your pet, almost as much as you do!
We have partnered again with one of our Floofins Friends: Adreanne Tesene! Adreanne is the owner of Two Bostons, The Store For Happy Pets. She has graciously offered to provide our clients with a socially distanced rundown of all the best holiday gifts of 2021 for pets and people.
Watch Adreanne walk you through the hottest options this year in the superb video posted above. You can see the products and get her take on the gifts of choice for everyone on your list.
Fully in the holiday spirit, Adreanne has given our Floofins Family members a great list of products that will wag your tail or turn on the purring kitten in either your floofins or the people in your life with floofins.
Enjoy this holiday advice and choose whatever method you are most comfortable with: shopping in person or online. And remember to let them know you are a floofins family member and appreciate Adreanne’s advice this year.
Thanks, Adreanne, for helping our friends and clients with tips and treats for the 2021 holiday.
January may have just ended, but the opportunity to train your dog is good all year round.
The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), in 2010, established January as Train Your Dog Month. They picked January because of the large number of pets that were adopted over the winter and holiday months. You can read more about them by clicking here.
Many dogs wind up in shelters due to behavior problems. Concentrating on various methods of training that can be fun for both you and your companion, ADPT provides a variety of resources. Check out all of the options they suggest at https://apdt.com/category/safety-pet-owners/.
Training is something Floofins & Co. feels strongly about. We train our staff before sending them out to work with your floofins. We know lots of our clients share training habits they want our walkers to encourage while on walks, like sitting at intersections and loose leash walking skills.
In addition, many facilities are finding safe ways to continue to provide training classes and activities for your dog. That could include day care services, agility or obedience classes, or individual in-person or virtual training options.
Whatever options you decide to pursue, remember to stay consistent and make it fun. The end result will benefit you and your floofin for many years to come.
Sure, you know that the Floofins staff you interact with LOVE your pet, but have you ever wondered… Is there more to this super-duper, pet-loving person?
To that, we say, YES!
Your Floofins are like family and we want to give you a more rounded picture of our great staff members. So, we dug a little deeper into their psyches to get you the kind of information only Floofins & Co. can provide.
The staff member we are highlighting this month is Kelci. She is a Pet Care Specialist and covers the Elmhurst area.
What is the funniest thing you’ve seen a stranger do? “Probably watching people play Marco polo in stores to find each other. It happens more than you think.”
What is your favorite cheesiest pickup line? “Hey can you hold this? (Then just offers their hand.)”
What is the most beautiful place you’ve been? “St. Croix, the beaches were amazing and the water was hard to leave.”
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? “I wanted to be an author because I constantly had a book in my hands.”
What would be your spirit animal? “I honestly think a raccoon. They may get a bad reputation but they are generous protectors and represent resourcefulness, curiosity, and fearlessness.”