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2nd Annual Rescue Me 5K

Run in the Rescue Me 5K With Your Dog By: Jennifer Ondrako, Race Director   The Rescue Me 5K has created quite a buzz around the city of Charlotte. It’s a unique 5K race where participants can run with their … Continue reading

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Pet Med Mobile 8/28/16

  If you live in and around the Fort Mill, Clover, Lake Wylie, Tega Cay, and Rock Hill areas of South Carolina, you have probably seen the big signs for Pet Med Mobile on the side of the road . … Continue reading

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Animal Kneads Day 2016

  CMPD Animal Care and Control’s biggest fundraiser is coming up on August 28th, 2016. The event will be held at Great Harvest Bread Company located at 6420 Rea Rd, Charlotte 28277 from 10a-5p. There will be over 1,000 loaves … Continue reading

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August Spay/Neuter Surgery Specials

There are 2 organizations offering fantastic deals on Spay/Neuter surgeries in the month of August. If you have a Pit Bull or Pit Bull mix you can get them spayed or neutered for only $20! Did you know that spay/neuter … Continue reading

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PetSmart Deal With Ibotta

  Have you heard of Ibotta? This free app is available for Apple and Android and it has the potential to save you loads of money! All you have to do is download the app and sign up. Search for … Continue reading

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Pet Med Mobile 8/21/16

  If you live in and around the Fort Mill, Clover, Lake Wylie, Tega Cay, and Rock Hill areas of South Carolina, you have probably seen the big signs for Pet Med Mobile on the side of the road . … Continue reading

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Finding Dory Review

  Back in June I told you guys about a Finding Dory themed event at Petco. Unfortunately, the Petco store I visited had no idea they were supposed to be having the event. I showed them my email and they … Continue reading

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August 2016 VIP Pet Care Clinics

  The Pet Supplies Plus store at 7601 Pineville-Matthews Road in Charlotte is hosting a veterinary care clinic on August 14th, 2016 from 10a-11:30a. Click here for the price list.  If you haven’t found a vet yet or you need … Continue reading

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Critter Care Wellness Wednesdays

  When it comes to animal rescue, the Humane Society of Charlotte is a power house! Did you know they also have a low-cost veterinary clinic on Wednesdays? Trips to the vet, even for just their regular check up, can … Continue reading

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Secret Life of Pets Review

    Back in June I told you guys about an event at PetSmart for the Secret Life of Pets. The event really didn’t pan out. I was a little disappointed. I thought they were giving away free movie tickets … Continue reading

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National Pet Preparedness Month

  Did you know that June is National Pet Preparedness Month? With hurricane and thunderstorm season upon us, it’s important to have a plan in the event of an emergency and you need to evacuate. If you have a plan … Continue reading

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VIP Pet Care Vaccination Clinic

  The Pet Supplies Plus store at 7601 Pineville-Matthews Road in Charlotte is hosting a veterinary care clinic on June 26th, 2016 from 10a-11:30a. Click here for the price list.  If you haven’t found a vet yet or you need … Continue reading

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Finding Dory Free Aquatic Event At Petco

    I just posted an article about why fish make great pets, and then I found out about this awesome event at Petco! Bring your kids into your local Petco store between the hours of 1-3pm and get this … Continue reading

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The Secret Life of Pets

  I cannot tell you how excited I am to see this movie! Of course I’m going to be taking my 4 year old daughter with me. No sane, grown, woman would go see this by herself! Hahaha! The reality … Continue reading

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Pet Fish

  Here at Chloe’s Playhouse we’ve seen all types of pets! Probably the easiest for us to care for are our fish friends. Since their parents are only gone for a short period of time, our duties usually just include … Continue reading

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Tips For Going Green With Your Pets

The Green Trend has started seeping into more and more of our houses. From reusable grocery bags and non-toxic cleaning supplies to organic food, we are returning to nature! Can you say the same thing about your pet’s life though? … Continue reading

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Dog Bite Statistics For 2015

Vet Depot put together this really awesome infographic for all of us for Dog Bite Prevention Week. Over 4 million people are bitten each year! That tells me that we’ve got to do better with man’s best friend! Check out … Continue reading

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Dog Bite Prevention Week

It’s National Dog Bite Prevention Week! If you’ve never been bitten, consider yourself lucky! It’s not a fun experience for you or the dog. This article from Vet Depot offers great reminders on how to be safe around our furry … Continue reading

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ResQwalk Is Helping Local Animal Welfare Organizations

I stumbled upon this awesome app the other day and I couldn’t wait to share it with everyone! ResQwalk is free to download in the Apple Store or Google Play. Once you download it, you can get started right away. … Continue reading

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Calming Collars

  Calming Collars By: Deborah Mendez   A low rumbling in the distance, a clap of thunder, a flash of lightning – and so it begins. You know the drill – a normally calm dog begins to tremble, whine and … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day

  Happy Mother’s Day! I hope everyone enjoyed this beautiful weekend! Whether your children have 2 legs or 4, we mothers work hard to make sure our babies are happy and healthy. We spent our day today together doing yard … Continue reading

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Carolina Waterfowl Rescue Needs Your Help

  The Carolina Waterfowl Rescue is in desperate need of volunteers and resources. Spring has sprung, and all of our local animal shelters and rescues are going to be overwhelmed; if they aren’t already. Today we are focusing on this … Continue reading

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Pet Supplies Plus Hosts VIP Pet Care Community Clinics

  The Pet Supplies Plus store at 7601 Pineville-Matthews Road in Charlotte is hosting a veterinary care clinic on April 24th, 2016 from 10a-11:30a. Click here for the price list.  If you haven’t found a vet yet or you need … Continue reading

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Exercise safety when drinking alcohol around your pets. Continue reading

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Pet Life Hack For Canned Food

Do you have trouble splitting your canned food evenly? This post is for you! Continue reading

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DIY Cat Litter Genie

Make your own litter genie for free with items you already own! Continue reading

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DIY Dog-Proof Litter Pan

After struggling with keeping the dogs out of the litter pan, I finally found a solution. For $5 you can make a dog proof litter pan and get back to giving your doggy kisses! Continue reading

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Pet Supplies Plus Hosts Low-Cost Vet Clinics

  The Pet Supplies Plus store at 7601 Pineville-Matthews Road in Charlotte is hosting a veterinary care clinic on January 17th, 2016 from 10a-11:30a. Click here for the price list.  If you haven’t found a vet yet or you need … Continue reading

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Thumbtack Spotlight

  Chloe’s Playhouse Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Service recently received the Spotlight and the Top Pro Award with Thumbtack.com. Please check out our story at www.thumbtack.com/nc/charlotte/pet-sitting. We are so happy to be able to share our story with our … Continue reading

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Cold Weather Hack For Dog Walkers

Being a Professional Dog Walker means I get to walk doggies in all types of weather.  We kind of live by the same motto as the Post Office, no matter the weather we’ll be there!  This includes cold temperatures, and … Continue reading

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Necessities to Include in Your Pet’s First Aid Kit

Necessities to Include in Your Pet’s First Aid Kit By: Nationwide Insurance Are you prepared to care for your pet in an emergency? The good people at Nationwide Insurance have all the information you need. Use this list to create … Continue reading

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Planning A Pet Trust

Planning A Pet Trust By: Sabrina Winters, Attorney at Law, PLLC   As a mom to two furry children (Biscuit and Gracie) I know how pet owners perceive their pets…like family! We take them to the doctor, we have them … Continue reading

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National Holistic Pet Day

National Holistic Pet Day By: Heather Bishop   Did you know that today is National Holistic Pet Day? We all want what’s best for our pets. Just as it’s important to feed our bodies with healthy foods, it is equally … Continue reading

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Run in the Rescue Me 5K With Your Dog

Run in the Rescue Me 5K With Your Dog By: Jennifer Ondrako, Race Director   The Rescue Me 5K has created quite a buzz around the city of Charlotte. It’s a unique 5K race where participants can run with their … Continue reading

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Be Like A Hound To Do Social Media

BE LIKE A HOUND TO DO SOCIAL MEDIA   By Louise Summey of Ellie Productions, LLC   Let me tell you a story about our Basset mix named Hobbes. Hobbes is known as the “mayor” of our street. He likes … Continue reading

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Preparing for your Trip: Tips on Organization To Maximize Your Pet Sitter’s Efficiency

Preparing for your Trip: Tips on Organization To Maximize Your Pet Sitter’s Efficiency By Teri Agullo at Organized In A Cinch   Every Pet owner is a caring, loving individual and as such, we want the very best for our … Continue reading

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Prep Your New Home For Your Dog

  Buying or moving to a new home can be an exciting adventure, even for your dog, but you’ll want to make sure before you bring your best buddy over that the grounds are safe and secure so you don’t … Continue reading

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Chloe’s Playhouse Makes Top Pro On Thumbtack.com

  We were notified this month that Chloe’s Playhouse made it to the #1 spot on Thumbtack.com. We have connected with a lot of clients via Thumbtack, so I am thrilled to be recognized as the top pet sitter and … Continue reading

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Heartworm and Flea & Tick Prevention

    The temperature is warming up! I think winter finally went away. Hooray! I looked at my Vet records and realized it was time to get caught up on heartworm and flea & tick prevention medicines. We all lead … Continue reading

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Beneful Dog Food is Under Fire

    Beneful Dog Food is currently under fire. I have personally had a bad experience feeding Chloe this food when she was younger. After almost every meal she would throw up. Sometimes to the point of needing a vet … Continue reading

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Small-business selfie winner: The Charlotte Area Professional Pet Sitters Network | CharlotteObserver.com

Small-business selfie winner: The Charlotte Area Professional Pet Sitters Network | CharlotteObserver.com Check us out! We made the paper! We’re FAMOUS! Well not really, but our clients think we’re Rock Stars! We love taking care of pets in the Charlotte … Continue reading

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CMPD Animal Care and Control Honors Veterans

CMPD Animal Care and Control is honoring veterans and active military personnel throughout the month of November. This month they can visit the shelter and pick out a pet to call their own for FREE! All that is needed is … Continue reading

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Adopt a Senior Pet Month

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month! Pets are considered “senior” at about age 7. Most dogs and cats can live at least 10-15 years. Many pets still have great health well into their senior years. Sadly, a lot of … Continue reading

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Comfortis flea preventative works wonders.

I recently reviewed Comfortis Flea Preventative and gave it a 5 star review! I absolutely love this product for my dogs and cat. It protects them for an entire month and I never have to worry about it rubbing off … Continue reading

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Walk Your Dog With Love Harness is the best around!

Walk Your Dog With Love Harness is the best around! I just reviewed the Walk Your Dog with Love Harness on my Examiner.com page. Click the link above to read it. I gave this product 5 Stars! www.chloesplayhouse.com

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We made it back in one piece!

Chloe and I had quite a lovely trip back home to York, PA! We left at 1:30am on the 1st of June and ventured up I85 to I95 to Baltimore Beltway to I83. We inevitably got stuck in DC traffic … Continue reading

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Chloe and I are hittin’ the road!

Here is a picture of Chloe and I on our last big road trip! She absolutely loves going on car rides with mommy! She pretty much likes any sentence with the word “Go” in it. Tonight, we are heading back … Continue reading

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The Kids love Chloe!

We live in an apartment complex and there are a lot of kids that live here too. All the kids love her! Yesterday she gave little McKenzie a kiss and today she saw Lexi. Lexi’s face lights up every time … Continue reading

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Why it’s important to leash your dog.

This is a topic that has come up a lot recently. Should you leash your dog or not. The law says that we definitely should, but why aren’t people doing it? I sat down and wrote an article for the … Continue reading

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