How To Choose a Professional Durham Pet Sitter – Employee vs. Contractor

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How To Choose a Professional Durham Pet Sitter Employee vs. Contractor It’s prudent to hire a Durham pet sitter who works with a Team of other sitters.  This helps ensure 1) availability for your requested dates of care and 2) an emergency back-up system.  Having more eggs in the basket is a good thing!  It’s not […]

Could You Love the World’s Ugliest Dog?

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  Quasi Modo was recently crowned the “World’s Ugliest Dog.”  He is a 10-year old pit bull-Dutch shepherd mix, whose spinal birth defect left him with a bit of a hunched back – thus, his name.  He was abandoned at a local shelter, before being adopted by a veterinarian.  So, how can a dog whose appearance can be a […]

How To Keep Your Durham Pets Safe from Coyotes

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How to Keep Your Durham Pets Safe from Coyotes Did you know that there are coyotes in Durham?  In fact, they live in every state except Hawaii!   Several of my neighbors in my own south Durham neighborhood have reported sightings – and have heard them howling.  Contrary to the popular belief that they live […]

Who Can You Call When Your Durham Pets are in Trouble?

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  At Lucy’s Pet Care, we not only provide exceptional pet care service, we also aim to be an all-around source for pet-related information.  We do this with our wide-array of postings on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube videos and Google+ pages; our Newsletter and our Blogs. We are also hands-on, when urgent needs arise. Lucy was recently-contacted […]

Who gets Pet Custody in a Divorce?

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  Who Gets Pet Custody in a Divorce? Breaking up is hard to do.  Especially so when there are children and pets in the family picture.  We’re all familiar with child custody.  But, what about pet custodyt?  Not long ago, pets were considered to be personal property.  Thus, divided between the two parties just as […]

How Does My Pet Sitter Keep My Keys Safe?

Keeping your home and pets safe is our top priority.  Thus, we use systems to help ensure the security of your keys, personal information and house alarm codes. One of the reasons we chose to move to using our software system, LeashTime,  is for the convenience of use for our clients.  You can access your […]

Is it Wrong to Dress-up Your Pet?

Is your Dog or Cat, JUST a Dog or Cat?  Or, do you treat her like a part of the family?  Most of us do consider our pets to be an integral part of our family.  They are our constant, loyal and loving companions.  How much do we humanize our pets?  Do we treat our […]

I Have Complaints About my Pet Sitting Service Experience!

We strive to WOW! every client with their entire Lucy’s Pet Care experience.  It’s why we’re here – to relieve your stress, not add to it. But, let’s play Devil’s Advocate.  So, you read all of our 5 Star Reviews, combed through our detailed website information, talked with Lucy, met your pet sitter and chose […]

I’m Prone to Allergies! Can I Still Have a Cat?

Have you always been a cat lover?     Or, your Significant Other says, “Love Me, Love My Cat!” Or, your child is BEGGING to add a kitten to the family? But, alas, you have allergic reactions whenever around a fabulous feline?  Your allergies cause you watering eyes and a runny nose? Don’t Despair! Although, there […]

How to Prepare for Moving with Your Pet – Lucy’s Pet Care

How To Prepare for Moving with Your Pet Moving, whether across town or across the world, can be a very exciting time.  And, bring much stress to you and your pets.  All of the commotion and disruption of regular routines can cause a lot of anxiety.  Any change is especially difficult for cats.  Here are […]

What if I Can No Longer Afford to Care for My Pet?

Resources for Your Pet – Averting a Financial Crisis Are you struggling to take care of your pet?  We have all experienced hard times at one point or another in our lives.  It can be really scary to lose a job or get behind on bills.  We spend a lot of time worrying and wondering […]

Kenneling vs. In-Home Pet Sitting

Many folks ponder this question:  “Is it better to board my animals or have in-home pet sitting?”  There are various reasons they consider both options.  Below, is an easy breakdown comparison to help you decide which is the best choice for your fur family and budget. COST:  Much of the time, it all comes down […]

I Have Allergies! Can I Still Have a Dog?

You’d LOVE to have a dog, but…you’re allergic!  With all the uncomfortable symptoms that accompany being around dogs, you just don’t think you can live with one 24/7.  And, it breaks your heart!  Isn’t there some breed of dog with whom you can happily co-habitate? Do Not Despair! While no dog is completely hypoallergenic, there […]

3 Reasons to Hire a Professional Cat Sitter

Most folks realize the need for a dog sitter/dog walker…dogs require more obvious care (outdoor potty breaks and exercise outlets).  But, what about your cat?  She may free-feed on dry food and she uses a litterbox.  Does she really need daily visits from a professional pet sitter?  Absolutely!   Cats are not Second Class Citizens […]

Why Chocolate Bunnies and Peeps are the Healthiest Choice, this Easter

Why Chocolate Bunnies and Peeps are the Healthiest Choice, this Easter No Chicks or Bunnies in that Basket! The Easter Bunny is coming to town and so are the Easter Baskets.  Many folks feel that adding a real live bunny or chick to those baskets is a great idea.  They think “How cute would it […]

Will My Pet Sitter Visit My Pets in Bad Weather?

Concerned pet parents often ask me the question, “What happens if there’s bad weather?  Will you still walk my dogs / visit my pets?”  So, I thought I’d take this blog opportunity to answer. Your animals’ well-being is our first priority.  Thus, we take the necessary steps to help ensure their care in all situations. […]

How to Say No to Pet Sitting for Your Friends

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Are you the resident Animal Lover?  The “Go To” person whom your friends, relatives and neighbors call whenever they need someone for pet sitting?  The person who always takes on the tasks of caring for everyone else’s pet, while they travel to fun places or have to work late?  As much as you love their […]

Why Do I Need a Professional Dog Walker?

Why Do I Need a Professional Dog Walker? “Gosh, my neighbor’s kid is out walking dogs, all the time!  And, she’s only 13 years old. Why would anybody actually hire a professional dog walker?  How hard can it be?  Why are there actual “dog walker” businesses?  Is there that much of a demand for pet […]

How Your Durham Dog Can Help You Make Friends!

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Did you know that your choice of pet species can greatly improve your life?   And, I’m not talking about the obvious, general perks of having a constant, unconditional-loving companion.  I’m talking about creating positive changes in yourself, based on whether you choose a dog, cat, bird, bunny, hamster, etc.  I’m a living example of […]