Pet Adoption Story – Anuska & Marije
Meet Marije and Anuska: One of the first photos I ever saw of my dog Anuska showed a dirty, skinny, poorly animal. I was tagged in the photo on Facebook, so it popped up on my timeline as I was mindlessly browsing my updates. A friend found a dog, hit by a car, and left for dead in a hole by the roadside.
Shaking. Barking. Growling. Biting. Believe it or not, these are all ways in which a dog shows their feelings of anxiety or fear. Here are some examples:The Anxious Dog: Turning Distress to De-Stress
“I have a Bluetick Coonhound… he is a rescue dog… He is brilliant but scared of everything. He’s petrified of cars, bikes, people, loud noises, sudden movement etc… We are unable to cross at the traffic lights as he can’t go near people, he will jump into the road. When we have had people over, he cowers in the corner and doesn’t move until they are gone. He has no physical scars, however I think he was abandoned and not exposed to people, noise etc. when he was a puppy and his fear has just got out of hand.” Excerpt from the owner’s question.
Being separated from your dog can be a very stressful time. Finding the perfect person to care for your dog when you cannot is key to lowering stress for you and your dog. Many people find dog sitting a great way to earn additional income, but when considering a care taker for your dog, you want much more than a person just looking to earn extra cash. The best dog sitters have a love for dogs and animals, are organized and creative and are extremely flexible and patient. Here are 7 habits of highly awesome dog sitters:Make Your Pet Comfortable When Traveling – Part 1: The Frequent Traveler
No matter if it is to be a 5 minute ride to the park or a 5 hour road trip, why not make your pet comfortable? The advantages in doing so are numerous starting with safety and ending with housekeeping.