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How to Choose the Right Pet Sitter

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  Our 5 Tips for Choosing the Best Pet Sitter Whether you’ve worked with a pet sitter before and are looking for a new one, or are hiring one for the very first time, finding the perfect sitter to care for your four-legged family members can be daunting! There’s a number of options on the market to sort through, and it might not be straightforward to tell which ones are trustworthy, professional, and reliable, let alone which one your dog or cat will like. We want to help you take the guesswork out of it, because we want your pet to get the best care possible! Here are our 5 tips for choosing the best pet sitter. 1. Do your research and look for sitters that are insured (to cover accidents and negligence) and bonded (to protect against theft) and are certified in pet first aid. Not only does this mean that they are business professionals and not just side gig workers, but are also fully prepared in the unfortunate and hopefully unlikely event of an emergency or accident. In addition, y

The Secret Life of Pets at Texas Ruff House

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What Our Clients Are Barking and Meowing About     Have you ever wondered how your pet feels about you leaving them home alone? Whether or not you work from home, we couldn't take them everywhere we go, even if we wanted to. So, as a pet parent, it’s natural to worry about your pet’s separation anxiety or loneliness. That’s where we come in! Many clients book pet sitting services for this reason, and our team of pet care professionals at Texas Ruff House help your dog or cat feel fulfilled, satisfied, and relaxed by the end of their visit in Pflugerville, TX and the surrounding areas of Round Rock, Georgetown, Hutto, and North Austin. But don’t take it from us! We sniffed around for feedback from both dogs and cats and got some fun stories that clued us into the secret life of pets at Texas Ruff House. Come behind the scenes with us and see what our clients’ pets had to say! The Gal Squad: Maple, Midgy, and Pandora Maple here, along with my sisters Midgy and Pandora. Since there’s

Caring for Your Companion Animals

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  Why Reptiles, Fish, Birds, and Other Animals Need Pet Sitters Too   Welcome back to our blog sharing pet advice from our team of animal care professionals. We often give tips about caring for dogs and cats, but we’ve also seen our fair share of pigs, lizards, hedgehogs, chickens, and a variety of other companion animals. At Texas Ruff House , our talented and caring team has over 100 years of combined animal care experience in Pflugerville, TX and the surrounding areas of Round Rock, Georgetown, Hutto, and North Austin, so we’ve seen it all!   Your feathered, scaly, and finned friends need just as much care and attention as your furry ones, if not more in some cases. If you have guinea pigs, bearded dragons, lovebirds, puffer fish, or any other pet besides a dog or cat, read on!   Why Pet Care is Important   Our animal companions are our best friends, and we owe it to them to make sure that their lives are as happy and comfortable as they can possib

Our Guide to Preparing Your Pet for Pet Sitting

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How to Plan Your Pet’s Stay-cation It’s that time of year again! While you’re making plans for holiday travel, you may also be thinking about whether or not your pet is coming with you and how you will prepare for either scenario. During the summer, we shared our best tips for traveling with your pet and making it a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable experience for everyone. This time, our team of pet care professionals at Texas Ruff House is sharing their advice for getting your dog or cat ready for their “stay-cation”, or in-your-home pet care , while you’re away. There are certain situations where leaving your dog or cat at home with professional care is a better option for both you and your pet. Pets can find travelling to be very stressful, whether it’s from being in a new environment, having anxiety in in different modes of transportation, there not being enough pet-friendly activities available… the list goes on! We’ve already had situations where we’ve gotten calls from clients a