The Benefits of Turmeric for Dogs

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Turmeric for dogs is gaining popularity. You may have heard about the many benefits of turmeric for people, but did you know that turmeric is beneficial for dogs, too? Many people are looking for healthier and more effective alternatives to prescription drugs for their dogs.  Turmeric is one spice that seems to be packing a lot of punch.  [Read more…]

What to expect at our first consultation

cat and dog sitting patiently during initial consultationFollowing our mission to provide the best in personalized care for your pets, we require an introductory consultation meeting for all new clients.  The consultation meeting is just as important to us as the pet sit visit itself.

When and where does the consultation meeting take place?

The consultation meeting will take place right at the residence of the new client.  The meeting will be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon time set up between the pet sitter and the client.  We request approximately 20 minutes of your undivided attention for this meeting to take place.  [Read more…]

How Many Pet Sits Should I Schedule Per Day?

Dog getting a treat during one of his daily pet sits

Deciding how many pet sits you should schedule per day just may be one of the most important things you should consider once you enlist the services of a reputable, seasoned pet sitter.  Why? No two pets are the same and because of that, they there’s really no cookie cutter answer when trying to determine how many pet sits you should schedule with your pet sitter.

So, what do you do? [Read more…]

Why Choose Animal Admiration for Quality Pet Care?

Black dog with quality dog walker from Animal Admiration Katy Texas

The foundations of our company started way back in 2003, when owner Brooke Rozell started working professionally as a pet sitter. She learned to provide quality pet care to all the puppies, cats, and dogs she worked with.  She went on to form Animal Admiration Pet Sitting LLC in 2011, and with the help of pet professionals, has created a brand that offers quality, skilled care for all pets. Our services, which include mid-day walks, vacation care, and help training new additions to your family, are offered with the perks of technology but with a personal touch. [Read more…]

We’re Wild About Wild Birds!

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Here at Animal Admiration we truly love all animals. And we are especially passionate about wild birds. Even though they are around us every day, they can seem to get forgotten or taken for granted. However, wild birds are extremely important in our world.

Not only do they provide the soul-filling sounds of dawn breaking and seasons changing; they also help keep mother nature’s systems in balance. They pollinate plants, disperse seeds, recycle nutrients back to the earth and help decomposition by scavenging carcasses. These essential errands are taken care of daily of by our wild birds. And all while relax, admiring their adorable bobbing heads, their hopping feet and their fluttering wings. Pretty impressive, huh? [Read more…]

How to Keep Your Pets Happy While You’re Away

In today’s world there are many of us that simply can’t afford to stay at home, no matter how much we’d love to! Most of us have to work for a living and for many that means working outside the home. For those of us that have pets at home there’s the added worry of keeping them happy and occupied while we are away. From dogs to cats to small mammals to birds it’s easy to find a way to keep them busy.

Dogs: In my personal experience I’d say dogs can be one of the easiest pets to keep entertained simply because of the selection of products out there. The easiest way to keep your dog occupied is to start by finding what motivates them. Do they like toys? Do they like to sleep all day? Are they food motivated? It’s a good idea to have a decent selection of toys for your dog. That being said, you don’t want to have all of the toys out at all times. Rotate them on a daily basis so there’s always something fresh and new for your dog to investigate. If you have an older pet, or perhaps one that just isn’t all that active, sometimes a comfy bed will do the trick. Now, whether that bed is YOUR bed is completely up to you! It can be a little more tricky if your pet is food motivated only because treats are edible. If you want something longer lasting try a bone specially made for dogs (these can be purchased at a variety of retail establishments but make sure to do your research and pick the one that is right for you!). Kong toys are awesome since you can fill them with peanut butter and freeze them enabling the treat to last longer.

Cats: Just like with dogs there is a large assortment of products on the market to keep cats entertained. My top two choices are cat trees/towers and toys. Within each of those categories there is a huge selection. You can get cat trees that stand just a foot or so tall and accommodates one cat all the way up to one that stands 6 feet plus and can accommodate multiple cats. The selection of toys is endless! There are crinkly toys, feather toys, jingle bell toys and more. That being said I found that occasionally an old sock with a crinkled paper ball in it would do the trick as well! You can also find special platforms designed to attach to your window for your cat to be able to watch the world go by out the window. (Please keep your cats’ safety in mind and secure any loose hanging strings, blinds etc when using a window seat or putting a cat tree near a window.)

Small Animals: We can’t forget about the little guys in the bunch! They deserve the same love and attention as their larger counterparts. I always found in a pinch that an empty paper tower roll will keep a small mammal such as a hamster or mouse entertained for hours. You can also find specially made habitats that include mazes of tubes through which they can climb and play. While I don’t have a lot of personal experience with reptiles I know there are options out there for them as well. They may not want to catch a ball like a dog but a nice habitat will go a long way in keeping them happy and entertained. Make sure to provide the proper housing, water, substrate and hide away spots to ensure your reptile stays happy while you’re away. Even a fish will appreciate a good play structure in their tank!

I usually like to remind my readers that all pets are different. Whatever you choose to make your pets happy make sure you do your research because they are all different and in the end only you can make the best choice for your baby.

See you next blog!

Jaime

Welcome

Hello my pet loving friends!

My name is Jaime Standley. I’ve had the pleasure of being friends with Brooke for over 10 years. I’ve been married to my husband for almost 13 years and we have two beautiful sons named John and Matthew. For the past 14 years I called the animal care industry home. I’ve lived in Houston most of my life with an interim stop in Katy for about 14 years. I have an Associates Degree in Science and plan on going back to school to study Marine Biology. When we had our second son in February I made the decision to become a stay at home mom to our boys and it is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

Recently, Brooke approached me with the idea to create and maintain a blog for her wonderful pet sitting business, Animal Admiration. In this blog we hope to address many different aspects of pet care, pet health and more.

We will delve into such as issues as:

How to keep your four legged friend happy while your away whether it’s for a few minutes or a full work day

Dog friendly restaurants

Are cats really like potato chips and you can’t have just one?

…..and so much more!

I welcome any and all topic ideas from you, the customer. After all, you and your pet companions are who we do this for!

See you next blog,

Jaime Standley