Why hire a professional pet sitter in Kennewick, Washington?

imageWhy hire a professional pet sitter?

Professional pet sitters take their pet sitting business very seriously, and want only the best for you, your pets and your home. Our livelihood depends on your satisfaction.

We keep your pets on their regular feeding/exercise routine.

A professional will be licensed, bonded and insured.

Any grievances will be addressed in a timely, fair and professional manner.

We seek out continuing education concerning pet care and training.

You will not have peace of mind leaving your beloved pets in the care of an uninsured hobby sitter or neighbor.

With a professional pet sitter you will have peace of mind that they have a back up sitter if an emergency happens.

A professional pet sitter knows when a pet is sick or out of sorts and will seek the necessary help.

A professional pet sitter will be happy to update you as often as you like when caring for your pets. A text or picture of a happy pet will make you reassured that you made the right choice for pet care.

So before you hand your keys and your pets health and life to a neighbor, friend, or nonprofessional, please consider what a professional pet sitter can offer you….peace of mind to be able to enjoy your time away and lots of love for the pets.

Here at I’ve Gone Mutts Pet Sitting in Tri-cities, Washington, I take pride in the care and love I bring to each pet. Please call if you are looking for this type of care that a professional offers. 509-627-9037

Holiday Food Toxic to Dogs


To treat or not to treat your dog this Thanksgiving Holiday.

All dogs, unless they are well trained, beg for treats throughout the year. Thanksgiving being no exception.

Here’s a list of ten Thanksgiving foods to never give your dog.

1. Onions, garlic, chives, and leeks are all in the Allium family and are toxic to both dogs and cats. Garlic is 5x as toxic as onions.

2. Chocolate of any kind. Milk, white, or dark. Dark can be deadly for dogs. Are you making a cup of coco with real coco powder? Do not leave the cup sitting somewhere where the dog can finish it off.

3. Grapes or raisins are extremely toxic and cause renal failure.

4. Cooked bones, especially poultry, can splinter and cause choking and intestinal blockage.

5. Alcohol. Keep that drink up or you might have one drunk pup.

6. Macadamia nuts. Many dogs love peanuts especially peanut butter, but it is not good for dogs. More toxic than peanuts are macadamia nuts as they are very toxic to dogs and can cause death.

image7. Milk products. I do give my dogs a taste of unsweetened Greek yogurt at times without problems but any milk products other than that might not sit well with their tummys and just might cause diarrhea.

8. Currants are used in cooking throughout the holidays, but beware as they cause diarrhea, vomiting, and lethargy in dogs.

9. Caffeine. A good cup of joe might warm your spirits and make that pie go down easy, but giving any caffeine to a dog is a no no. It can be fatal and once it gets in your dogs system, there’s no turning it around.

10. Avocados. Hold the guacamole because here comes the pup. Yes, dips are popular during the holidays but giving a dog avocado is toxic. Avocados have persin in the leaves, pits, and bark that make them very toxic.

PS. Don’t forget the pumpkin as it’s one treat your dogs will love. In moderation that is!

Pet Care During The Holidays…

What to do with your pets to assure they have a Merry Christmas when you are traveling without them.

So you have your plane tickets to go home over the holidays but do not want to drop your pets off at a kennel. What to do? Have you thought of hiring a professional, bonded , and insured pet sitter? There are some very important reasons to do just that.

image1. Your pet will get to stay in the comfort of their own home with their familiar surroundings.

2. They will not have to go to a stressful boarding facility, preventing them from picking up diseases and having to stay in a kennel most of the day.

3. They will get individual love and care from one person throughout the day. Even overnight care is available if you choose to have your pet sitter stay in your home with your pet. This means if your pet likes sleeping with you at night, they can cuddle up to their pet sitter and feel that comfort they so enjoy.

4. Having someone come in and out of your home throughout the day gives your home a look of being lived in as your sitter can turn lights on and off, close and open blinds, etc.

5. Your pets can stay on their feeding routine and your sitter will be more then happy to exercise the pet at no extra charge. Exercising a pet is so important in keeping them happy and relaxed during your time away.

6. You will not have to make arraignments to drop off or pick up your pet from a kennel as you will be welcomed home to a happy, content pet and clean home.

7. Your pet will have a familiar face coming to see them as they will get to know their sitter during the consultation before the trip.

8. Having an in home petsitter saves time and money and the price can be very reasonable compared to a kennel.

9. Whatever decision you make for your pet care, I’ve Gone Mutts wishes you and your family a happy and joyful holiday season.