Do you love surprise parties? I know some people who secretly wish that every year someone would throw them a surprise birthday party. And I know others who need to know everything up front and dislike any sort of surprise (including one that results in a party!). Life is full of surprises. Personally, I enjoy […]

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This May (in 2014) marks the 5 year anniversary of PetSittingOlogy’s first published blog post, which led to more professional goodies for the working pet sitter. I have more zest, excitement and desire to nurture this brand than ever before. And I credit that to one specific attribute: Passion. The word passion is defined as […]

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One of the greatest pleasures I receive when putting together the details for the upcoming 2014 PetSittingOlogy Conference is the input from other pet sitters. I love receiving suggestions for topics and speakers, being connected to potential sponsors, and hearing details that would make the event that much better for you. One such approach is […]

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As you have certainly seen in the recent past, many directory-style profile websites have popped up catering to our industry. Sites such as Angie’s List, Care.com, DogVacay, Rover, and others are looking to be a viable resource to pet owners looking for reliable pet care. I completely understand that the conversation here may be “these […]

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You know when you see a product online and your first thought is, “How can this not already exist??” Well, that’s what went through my head when my good friend, and pet sitting colleague, Tori Lattig of Endless Pawsibilities introduced me to Lisa Flynn, inventor of the Harness Lead. As you’ll see, the Harness Lead […]

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You know that phrase that says “you can’t please everyone?” Well, I’m starting to believe that no matter what price you charge, some pet owners will still think it’s too much. Get this… We had a call recently from a woman that began like most others. After spending 20 minutes on the phone it was […]

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As a business owner, you are faced with dozens of decisions every single day. Some are big… (“Do I take on that client even though I see some red flags?” “Do I hire that person or go back to the drawing board?” “Who do I pay to redesign my pet sitting website?”) While other decisions […]

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