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Monday, September 18, 2017

Fun Idea: Design and Build A DIY “Palace” For Your Cat!

Well it's Monday and you might be drained from the weekend. So today we are sharing a fun idea for all of our cat clients out there... DIY Cat Palace!! Thanks to this creative article from thebestcatpage.com you can enjoy one artist's idea of her own DIY kitty palace. Learn more by visiting the link here. 

"Well, cat lovers, if you’re the type of kitty-cat mom or dad who goes to cat yoga classes, it’s time for you to step it up and create a palace for your furry little king or queen. We’re not talking about houses made of paper bags or cardboard boxes lined cheap shaggy carpeting — we’re talking full-on luxury. Make a home where your cat can run through endless rooms, hear the echo of her own meows under high ceilings, luxuriate on plush fabrics and get all cray on high-end scratching posts. It is very important to remember that a *true* palace isn’t complete without self portraits, so don’t forget to adorn the walls with oil paintings of your baby."

If you are looking for a reliable and professional pet sitter to come check in on your kitty palace contact us today! hoofsandwoofspets.com

Monday, September 11, 2017

The Year of the Goat!

Today we are sharing an article from the New York Times about why this year seems to be the year of the goat and why goats have become popular house pets. Because at Hoofs & Woofs, we love all pets!

"Goats have long been a popular subject of videos and online memes. There are fainting goats, screaming goats, goats in pajamas and goats with anger issues. There is a virtual game where the sole purpose of a goat is to wreck stuff and even a Tony Award-winning play by Edward Albee, “The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?,” in which the lead character has an affair with the pet in question. But in the past few years, a swell of fun-loving billys has moved offline and into people’s backyards, living rooms and hastily-built barns. Indeed the number of registered Nigerian dwarf goats, beloved for their size and frisky good nature, has increased 7.5 percent in three years, according to the American Goat Society."  To read more of why this is the year of the goat, view the article here!

Here at Hoofs & Woofs we welcome all animals into our pet sitting program...especially goats! 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!

To learn more about our services visit http://hoofsandwoofspets.com/

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Finding Pets Who've Run Away From Shock

After Hurricane Harvey, many people may have lost their pets due to fear and shock from the events that occurred. We want to share this article which gives some more information about why pets run after a storm and how you can take some extra precautions to be reunited with them as safely as possible.

To view the article link click here.  

Monday, August 21, 2017

Solar Eclipse Pet Safety!

Good afternoon!

With just hours left to go for the Solar Eclipse here on the East Coast, we thought we would share this great blog post from neighbor, Walking Wetnoses.  Take a look!

As you have probably heard, in a matter of hours here on the East Coast we will get to experience a solar eclipse...how cool! For those of you who don't know what one is, according to NASA "Sometimes when the moon orbits Earth, it moves between the sun and Earth. When this happens, the moon blocks the light of the sun from reaching Earth. This causes an eclipse of the sun, or solar eclipse. During a solar eclipse, the moon casts a shadow onto Earth." We all have been warned to not look directly into the sun or to wear special protection glasses. However, the big question that seems to be buzzing around is 'what about our pets safety?'

Thanks to the good folks at Chewy.com, they have written up a quick article that we wanted to share with some pet safety tips.

"Dogs and cats, just like us, are at risk for damaging their retinas if staring at the eclipse,” warns Dr. Alison Birken, owner and DVM of Victoria Park Animal Hospital who recommends that all pets stay safely indoors during the hours of the solar eclipse. And Dr. Stephanie Liff, DVM, medical director of Pure Paws Vet Care of Hell’s Kitchen and Clinton Hill points out, “In general, with strange phenomenons in terms of the weather and lunar cycles, we can see strange and anxious behavior increase in our pets.” While animals typically know not to stare directly into the sun, “I recommend putting pets inside for the total solar eclipse,” relays Dr. Liff. “I think it’s always better to be safe than sorry."

To read the full article, click here: https://www.chewy.com/petcentral/total-solar-eclipse-2017-pet-safety-tips/

Remember to keep your pets safe and enjoy the eclipse if you are able to!!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Meet the Humans Behind Our Hoofs & Woofs: Last But Not Least!

Good morning!

We are wrapping up our 'Meet the Humans Behind Hoofs & Woofs' series today and last but certainly not least, is Lysa & Paul Clemens. Owners of Hoofs & Woofs and animal-lovers to the core!

"Raised in an animal-centric household, Lysa has had cats, dogs and horses (and 1 rat and 2 raccoons) in her family for her entire life. For almost 10 years, Lysa and Paul owned a large horse boarding facility in Middleburg, while they were both working as corporate executives. During that time, they were constantly seeking out dependable and genuinely caring sitters to take care of their furry clan while they were working and traveling. After deciding to escape from corporate America, they knew they wanted to focus on filling a need for busy pet parents to have peace of mind knowing that their fur-kids are happy and well taken care of when they can’t be at home. They assumed ownership of Hoofs and Woofs in 2016."

To learn more about Hoofs & Woofs and how we can serve your pets in the Middleburg area, visit: http://hoofsandwoofspets.com

Monday, August 7, 2017

Meet the Humans Behind Our Hoofs & Woofs: Kim C.

We still have a few fabulous pet sitters for you to meet so this week we are continuing our series where you can meet the people behind Hoofs & Woofs professional pet sitting. Up next is Kim C!

“Dog hair, cat hair, clump of hay in my own hair- would not have it any other way. My love for animals began at a very early age. There hasn’t been a time in my life when pets weren’t a “Dog hair, cat hair, clump of hay in my own hair- would not have it any other way. My love for animals began at a very early age. There hasn’t been a time in my life when pets weren’t a part of it. Moving to the area in 2000, I am proud to share a small abode on a local farm with a menagerie of animals. They are my heart and soul and have me wrapped around their paws. As an active volunteer for 3 rescues, I foster and drive transport. One of the most rewarding foster experiences happened 2 years ago, when I fostered for a deployed serviceman and was able to reunite them upon the soldier’s safe return. Being CPR/AED certified for humans, encouraged me to obtain the same knowledge for pets. A voracious reader, avid hiker, “wanna be chef/wine connoisseur,” learning to knit– all activities which include my family members with paws.” - Kim C.

To learn about our other professional pet sitters and our services in Middleburg, Virginia visit us online at: http://hoofsandwoofspets.com/

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Meet The Humans Behind Our Hoofs & Woofs: Sarah P!

This week we are continuing our series where you can meet the people behind Hoofs & Woofs professional pet sitting. Up next is Sarah P!

Sarah Pemberton is a mom to two awesome kids and a fabulous husband. She has always been an avid animal lover, growing up with dogs and horses all through childhood and into adulthood. She worked in the corporate world before having her children and taking time off to be with them. Sarah lives in Middleburg, Virginia with her five dogs that she hunts with and participates in AKC hunt tests, with the exception of her toy schnauzer who thinks he is in charge of all the big dogs.

To learn about our other professional pet sitters and our services in Middleburg, Virginia visit us online at: http://hoofsandwoofspets.com/