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Monday, November 13, 2017

Black Friday Deals For Pets!

We all know that Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away and that means time spent with family, friends and of course our pets! It also means another Black Friday is coming and the potential to save is at hand! For those of you who love a great deal, especially when buying items for your pets, we are sharing with you some Black Friday 2017 pet sale items so you can plan your shopping accordingly! Have fun!

Going away to shop for Black Friday? Need someone to walk your pet while you are gone that day? Contact us to learn more about our pet sitting services and our holiday hours at, www.hoofsandwoofspets.com

Monday, November 6, 2017

Ask the Vet: Fruits and Veggies for Horses

Good afternoon,

Today's blog answers the question "Q: I love giving my horse special treats, so I was wondering what kind of fruits and vegetables are safe to feed your horse?" You might think you know what is safe to give your four-legged love, but you want to be sure to avoid other complications from upset digestive systems! To learn more in a quick read visit the article here: http://www.horsechannel.com/horse-experts/horse-vet-advice/2017/fruits-and-veggies-for-horses.aspx

Copyright: DiLor
Want to learn more about us? Hoofs and Woofs offers full-service pet sitting for horses, ponies, dogs, cats, fish, birds, pigs, bunnies and much more! We specialize in giving superior custom care to pets, whether for a day or an extended period of time.  At Hoofs and Woofs, we know that our animals are a part of our family, and we are dedicated to providing excellent service for peace of mind of pet parents! Take a look at our site for more information: www.hoofsandwoofspets.com

Monday, October 30, 2017

Halloween Safety Tips

Tomorrow is Halloween!! We are excited however it's important to maintain a safe holiday environment for your pets! "Halloween can be the spookiest night of the year, but keeping your pets safe doesn’t have to be tricky. The ASPCA recommends taking these simple, common sense precautions to keep your pet happy and healthy all the way to November 1."

Monday, October 23, 2017

Preparing Your Horse for Winter

Good afternoon pet lovers,

Believe it or not winter will be here before you know it. Today's article is for our farm and equestrian clients. We know that running a farm of any size, takes a lot of work. This article from Smartpak entitled 'Preparing Your Horse for Winter' talks about some of the four most important things to prepare for as winter approaches: Nutrition, Exercise, Blanketing & Health. Click on the article link above to learn more. And if you're looking for a professional to help take care of your horses this winter while you have to be away, contact us today! http://hoofsandwoofspets.com/

Monday, October 16, 2017

Holidays Are Coming Up! Book Now!

Good afternoon pet lovers!

As you know we offer many services to our clients, including overnight visits during holidays! With just a $5-$10 holiday surcharge you can travel to visit friends and family and know that your beloved pets are safe and happy at home with one of our caring sitters. With October halfway over and Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah right around the corner, now is the time to start planning your holiday pet sitting schedule!

To learn more about our professional pet sitting services in Middleburg, VA or to schedule your initial consultation, visit: http://hoofsandwoofspets.com/

Monday, October 9, 2017

Did you know? Licensed, Bonded, and Insured!

Good afternoon pet lovers!

Did you know that here at Hoofs & Woofs Pet Sitting we take our jobs very seriously and are licensed, bonded and insured? What does that mean exactly? Well, for you it means that you can rest easy knowing that your pets are in the safe hands of reliable professionals. But for others interested in the business here is a breakdown of each term, according to https://wallethacks.com/licensed-bonded-insured/.  If you can find relief in knowing that we are fully covered, please call us today at: #703-951-7387

"What does it mean to be Licensed?
If you've ever hired someone to do work, chances are you've seen these words - what does it really mean to be licensed, bonded, and insured? Find out and why it's VERY important!For some professions, you need to get a license before you can perform that function.

For example, Cosmetology is the study of beauty treatments – skin, hair, cosmetics, manicure/pedicures, waxing, laser treatments, etc. If you've ever gotten a haircut, chances are you've seen the license prominently framed on the shelf.

That's because every state requires a license in part because there are often dangerous chemicals involved in cosmetology. My simple haircut requires just a trimmer, comb, and a pair of scissors but there are a lot of chemicals involved in other treatments (tons of chemicals when you talk about hair smoothing, nails, perms).

With most licenses, you are required to complete a certain number of training hours, pass a test, and maintain that training. In many cases, you have to remain affiliated with a licensed company (so for a hairdresser, a licensed salon/barbershop) too.

When we recently had some 80′ poplars cut down, we found a licensed tree professional and they had their license number printed on the side of the truck. It's also printed on any materials (including coupons), so you can look them up on their Maryland website. Always look up the license!

Remember, this is not an indication of expertise (we've all had bad haircuts!). This is just a signal that they've done the minimum necessary to work in that profession in the state you're in.

What does it mean to be Bonded?
Bonded means that there's a bonding company that has money set aside for claims against the company or individual. This is typically required by the government as part of the licensing process.

The company will buy a bond, the money that's set aside, from a surety bond company because the state requires it. The company buying the bond is known as the principal, the surety is the bond company that backs the bond with a line of credit, and the obligee is the government (or entity that requires it).

The bond is meant to protect the consumer from the actions of the principal. It's different from insurance which protects the company.

For example, if you hired a cleaning company to come into your house and a worker damages something in the house, you would file a claim against the company. If the company fails to pay a valid claim, the bond would step in. From there, the surety would collect from the company – this protects the consumer by having this money set aside and not in full control of the company.

When an individual is bonded, it means something different. This is a thing for within a company and as a consumer this doesn't matter to you. This type of bond is known as a fidelity bond and it's a policy taken out by the company to protect it from its employees. This is often the case with employees that may deal with large sums of money. The company bonds the employee and if something were to happen, such as a theft, the bond would protect the employer from financial loss.

What does it mean to be Insured?
This is the easiest one to understand – it means they have insurance! This protects the company from things that might happen on the job – like if someone gets hurt. If a worker gets hurt on the job and they have insurance, the worker files a claim against that insurance. If the worker is just some random guy you hired to do odd jobs and he gets hurt, then you'll have to file a claim against your homeowner's insurance!

There's no central database of insurance policies, like there is for the license, so the provider will typically offer to give you a copy of their certificate of insurance. You should call the insurance company and confirm the policy matches what the certificate says."

Monday, October 2, 2017

Did You Know: Offering Transportation Services!

Good afternoon all,

Did you know that Hoofs & Woofs offers transportation services for your pets!? What does this mean? This means that if you have a busy work schedule, or inconsistent hours but need important vet care or a routine visit for your pet, we can take your pet to their veterinarian to save you the time and hassle!! Starting at only $20 you can have comfort knowing your pet can make it to their scheduled vet appointment on-time and with a safe, reliable handler.  Or, if you would prefer to be there for the vet appointment but don't have time to handle scheduled grooming appointments, we can do that too!

To learn more about our transportation services and other services we offer, visit http://hoofsandwoofspets.com