Floofins & Co. is excited to announce that PACT Humane Society in Bloomingdale, IL will be the recipient of all the donations collected this year through our annual ‘Cram the Van’ event. Each year, coinciding with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week, Floofins & Co. joins forces with the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS) for the “Presents 4 Pets” campaign, a collection drive to benefit pets in shelters. Last year, we collected over $2,000 worth of food, blankets, kitty litter, cleaning supplies, etc. for DuPage County Animal Care and Control. This year we would love to collect over $3,000 worth of new or ‘lightly loved’ items. We will be holding the Cram the Van event on Saturday, November 8, 2014. We will post more information on our Facebook page in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!
Professional Pet Sitter
Pet Insurance. What Are The Benefits?
While pet insurance is talked about more than ever these days, the idea only came into being as recently as the 1980’s. Now, 30 years later there are over 10 pet insurance groups currently offering policies for pets across our service area from Oak Park to Carol Stream and from La Grange to Bolingbrook. So, what has caused the surge in popularity and do you need a policy for your pet?
Advancements in technology, medicine, and treatment options in the veterinary field have expanded which equates to higher out-of-pocket expenses, making pet insurance more popular. As professional pet sitters, we know pet parents will do anything possible to make sure that their furry family members are happy and healthy. However, hard decisions regarding our pets health become even more difficult when money stands in the way. Some pets require a few more trips to the vet each year than others. Whether they suffer from allergies, chronic ear infections, or the unexpected accident, pet insurance can help to alleviate the difficult decisions between the care of your pet and finances. [Read more…] about Do You Need Pet Insurance?
Seven Questions You Should Ask When Choosing A Professional Pet Sitter
Professional Pet Sitters Week is coming up on March 2-8, 2014 and Floofins & Co. will be celebrating with our pet sitters across our service areas of Elmhurst, La Grange, Wheaton, Woodridge and Oak Park. Well, maybe we will just have to meet our sitters in the middle, like Downers Grove. In honor of this event, we thought it might be useful to put together some questions to help those that aren’t really sure what to ask when trying to find a professional pet sitter. Hopefully these items will help you either validate your current pet sitter or dog walker, or help you think through the process if you are new to the world of in-home pet care.
There are always a few initial buzz words that pop up when it comes to choosing any service, including choosing a pet care professional. These words include “insured and bonded” and “ICs/employees”. [Read more…] about Choosing A Professional Pet Sitter