How To Keep Yourself Safe from Scammers

How To Keep Yourself Safe from Scammers

by Jessica Okorn  •  July 27, 2020
We want to help you find a job but we also want you to be safe. PetSitter.com has security protocols and algorithms in place to detect spammers as soon as they sign up to our platform. While we review the profiles to ensure they are legitimate and messages are being exchanged with good intentions on a daily basis, some do slip through the cracks. Here are some things you can do to keep yourself safe: Keep the conversation on our platform. The number one sign of a scammer is an individual...
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5 Reasons Adopting a Dog Can Benefit Your Heart Health

5 Reasons Adopting a Dog Can Benefit Your Heart Health

by Guest Writer  •  March 13, 2020
There are many benefits to adopting a dog. You get to feel good about saving a life, enjoy the pure joy of dog ownership, build a human-animal bond with a loyal and faithful companion, and many more. However, did you know that dog ownership might also benefit your heart health? This article will explore a few of the research-backed ways that bringing a dog into your life might actually boost your cardiovascular health. Great news given that heart disease is the leading cause of death among A...
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What is the Best Breed of Dog for your Personality?

What is the Best Breed of Dog for your Personality?

by Kyla Dewar  •  September 04, 2019
If you're considering getting a new dog, odds are you have more than one dog breed on your wishlist. They're all adorable, and there are just way too many to choose from. We get it. It's a big ask to narrow it down to only one. But though you may have a preference for a particular breed, it's important to note that aesthetics aren't everything. Just because you like the way it looks doesn't mean it will blend in well with you or your personality. When it comes to humans, psychologists b...
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All You Need to Know About Puppy Vaccinations

All You Need to Know About Puppy Vaccinations

by Kyla Dewar  •  July 17, 2019
For anyone whos ever owned a dog, one thing you can probably attest to is the upfront cost you bear when purchasing a new puppy. Not only is there the cost of buying the dog itself, but also the fees required for purchasing all of the necessary supplies. Because of this, the last thing most new dog owners want to think of is more costs. However, one of the essential parts of a puppys early days is to ensure their health is where it needs to be. Vaccinations can help ensure the best and mos...
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Everything You Need to Know About Dog Grooming

Everything You Need to Know About Dog Grooming

by Kyla Dewar  •  June 06, 2019
Just like humans, dogs require proper hygiene in their day-to-day lives to stay healthy. But unlike humans, dogs can't always do it themselves. Life is a lot easier for those of us with opposable thumbs, which is why your dog may need a little extra TLC from you to ensure it’s grooming requirements aren’t neglected. Contrary to popular belief, dog grooming is about more than just fur. There are a lot of aspects that go into dog grooming — fur is just generally the most time-consuming part ...
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4 Homemade Treats Your Dog Will Love

4 Homemade Treats Your Dog Will Love

by Kyla Dewar  •  May 30, 2019
Every dog deserves a treat. Whether they’ve earned one by doing well in their training, performing a trick, or just simply look too cute to not give them one, treats are an essential part of a dog’s life. However, not all treats are created equal. When it comes down to it, there’s a lot of processing that goes into the treat bags you buy from the store. Some are packed full of unidentifiable ingredients, others contain chemical additives, and more often than not, the healthier options cost...
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Why You Should Take the Time to Train Your Dog

Why You Should Take the Time to Train Your Dog

by Kyla Dewar  •  May 23, 2019
Puppies are just about the cutest things on the planet. It’s a fact many people will wholeheartedly agree with. But ever ask anyone who’s raised a puppy, and they likely have a few other choice things to say about them as well. Sure, they’re fluffy and always Instagram ready, but as lovable and adorable as puppies are, they sometimes have trouble understanding that what they do while exploring the world isn’t always well-received by the people who’ve welcomed them into their homes. Thou...
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The Most Popular Puppy Names of 2019

The Most Popular Puppy Names of 2019

by Kyla Dewar  •  May 16, 2019
There’s a lot that goes into a name. Chances are, at one point or another we’ve all been curious about the meaning of our own! Sometimes, we even find ourselves relating to what we find. What it comes down to is that a name is an expression of who you are. And this fact rings true for our pets as well! Dogs — just like people — rely heavily on their name. It can be a calling card and an important identifier. Similarly to us humans, without a name, dogs wouldn't know who they are. That's...
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