How to find pet care

What to look for in your next dog sitter

The Mary Poppins of pet sitters is out there, and you’re determined to find her. If you’re an owner actively seeking pet care, zeroing in on that special someone to take care of your pet can be daunting, especially if you have high standards like most of us do. Beyond... more

The Ultimate Dog Sitter Checklist

If you're leaving your pet with a sitter while on vacation, here's a checklist of things you need to do before you leave.You wish you could bring your pets with you when you travel, but sometimes it just isn't possible. Hiring a pet sitter to stay... more

Choosing pet care that’s right for you and your pet

We want to be there whenever our pets need us, but that isn’t always possible. Vacations, work obligations and other life events can take us places our pets can’t, so it’s important to always have a backup pet care plan. From hiring a pet sitter to using a kennel to... more

How to Interview a Pet Sitter

9 questions to ask when looking for a new pet caregiver. You love your pet and want it to have the best care at all times. But sometimes you can't be there to provide it. So you need to look into finding pet care options in your area. One considerable choice... more

Smelly Dog? Keep the Dog, Lose the Stink

A smelly dog should be the exception to the rule, not the rule! Here's how to prevent and eliminate offensive doggy odors.It happens to every pet owner. You're lounging at home and all of a sudden you smell it -- that smelly dog smell. Did you know that... more

The 6 Best Dog Training Classes Around Chicago

Improve your relationship with your dog and make for a peaceful household with these 6 great dog training classes. Pets rule our lives. We rush home to see them after work. We use our hard-earned money to spoil them with treats and toys. We make sure they’re taken care of... more

9 expert tips for choosing the right brand of healthy dog food

Enter any pet food aisle and you’re immediately bombarded with choices — wet, dry, store brand, trendy brand, healthy brand, raw food and more. If your pup is hungry, there’s definitely a fix for that. But how on earth do you choose? Picking a healthy brand of dog food is... more

6 Things to Do When You're Not Getting Responses to Your Job

Use these tips to get the help you need. You're stuck. You need someone reliable to watch your kids, walk your dog, clean your house, etc., and have been bombarded with responses from potential caregivers. Or worse, you haven't gotten enough responses. Whether you don't have time... more