Greenwood, LA (PRWEB) December 1, 2008
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA (PRWEB) November 27, 2008 -- Pet owners in Northwest Louisiana now have access to improved pet care options when they travel, especially during the upcoming holiday season. Two professional pet sitting companies, My Pet's Buddy and My Pet's Other Buddy, have joined together to expand coverage and provide services to pet parents in the area. Cities covered now include Shreveport, Bossier City (including Barksdale Air Force Base), Benton, Haughton, Greenwood, and Keithville in Louisiana, and Waskom and Jonesville in Texas.
Miranda Murdock, owner of My Pet's Buddy, is thrilled about being able to give pet owners the option of letting their furred and feathered friends stay home, in their own environment, and continuing their established routine. She says that sometimes pets get stressed when their owners travel and the pets have to stay elsewhere. My Pet's Buddy, established in fall of 2005, provides service west of the Red River. Miranda was a significant contributor as an expert pet care provider to the recently published book How To Open & Operate a Financially Successful Pet Sitting Business, by Angela Duea (Atlantic Publishing). More information on her pet services can be found on her website, at http://www.mypetsbuddy.com.
Heather Auge, owner of My Pet's Other Buddy is excited to have recently opened her business, saying that she's happy to provide a caring and loving option for pet owners. Heather's pet services are available east of the Red River, primarily in Bossier City and Benton. Interested pet owners can contact her by visiting her website at http://www.mypetsotherbuddy.com.
Both pet sitters are insured and certified in pet first aid through the American Red Cross. They are also both members of Professional United Pet Sitters (PUPS). Other services include daily dog walks, which can be useful for those folks who work longer hours, or have a very young, or very senior, dog. For owners of birds, bunnies, or other types of pets that don't cope well with boarding out, pet sitting is the ideal solution.
There are many advantages to using a professional pet sitter, other than those previously mentioned. When using a professional, you can rest assured that they are capable of handling emergencies that may arise with your pets, or your home. While asking your neighbor's teenager may be an attractive option in some situations, most pet owners find peace of mind using a more mature sitter, with proven good judgment--and you'll no longer feel like you are imposing on your friends! Professional pet sitters also bring in your mail, rotate your lights, handle trash pick-up--all services that give your home that lived-in look. Whoever you choose, be sure to use an insured company, and check references.
Pet owners in other areas of the country can locate sitters by using the directory at http://www.petsits.com.