Eco-Friendly Pet Care


My new bike! Picked up a better one last month because I will be biking more often when caring for your pets. In addition to biking whenever possible, I am conscious of other ways to reduce my impact on the earth:

Repurposing plastic bags from packaging and bulk foods for doggie pick up.

Routing jobs and errands to reduce fuel use.

Using natural cleaners for clean up of accidents.

Using recycled paper and ink cartridges to print invoices and paperwork. I am increasingly scanning paperwork and emailing invoices instead.

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Enjoy the convenience of a doggie bag dispenser with a lighter environmental footprint.


Doggie Doo-dles are handmade in Oregon using sanitized prescription bottles that would otherwise not be recycled because of their color.
Doggie Doo-dles are lightweight and easy to use.
Simply open the lid and slip the cord through the handle of your leash, belt loop, or purse. Then close the lid.
Presto! No more accidental littering when the bags you stuffed in your pocket fall out as you are walking.
Lid is attached so it can’t be lost and is integrated with the handle.
1 Orange Doggie Doo-dle upcycled dispenser (3 1/4 inches tall 1 1/4 inch diameter)
6 compostable bags. Refill with your used produce/bulk/newspaper bags to even be more environmentally friendly.

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The Five Freedoms from Farm Animal Welfare Council

1. Freedom from Hunger and Thirst – by ready access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigour.

2. Freedom from Discomfort – by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area.

3. Freedom from Pain, Injury or Disease – by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment.

4. Freedom to Express Normal Behaviour – by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the animal’s own kind.

5. Freedom from Fear and Distress – by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering.

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Enjoying the sun with Murphy & Quizz on the patio.



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Spring Flowers in February

Spring Flowers in February

Saw this today while walking Murphy & Quizz up on the Timberhill path in the woods. This was the only flower I saw out there and was surprised by the sudden burst of color.

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Should You Tip Your Pet Sitter?

by THERESE on DECEMBER 19, 2010


tipping your pet sitter or dog walker, especially during the holidays

Absolutely! If you’re happy with the services your pet sitter offers, then by all means, please leave a tip.

It’s nice to be acknowledged.
Being acknowledged for a job well done makes us feel good. Any gesture you can make to let your pet sitter know how much you appreciate what they’re doing will not be overlooked! The pet sitters I know (and that would be a lot) don’t expect tips or gifts from clients, but they sure do appreciate them. It can make working holidays feel less lonely, and a bit more festive. And it’s not uncommon, after the holidays are over, to see messages on some of the pet sitter forums bragging about the wonderful client who left them a tip, a gift card, or other unexpected treat. More . . . 


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Notary service now available

English: Great Seal of the State of Oregon Esp...

English: Great Seal of the State of Oregon Español: Sello Estatal de Oregón (Oregón) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In addition to vacation pet care, I am also available to notarize your documents. I am an official Notary Public for the State of Oregon. I normally charge $10 per signature, but I am offering my service to my current pet care clients at a discounted rate of $7.

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Just installed my new car window advertising today!

Just installed my new car window advertising today!

My Ford Focus ready to spring into action. . .

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Dylan & his musical guinea pig, “Niblet”

Our guinea pig is very responsive to singing . . . LOL

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Easier web address coming soon . . .

I bought the domain name “” from last week. I am in the process of switching my website over to that address. Be sure to try it out in a couple days! : )

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