9 Frequently Asked Questions About Dog Tethering

Sometimes, when out walking my dogs, or driving around town, I see dogs that are tied in a backyard, and my heart aches for them. For some of these dogs, their entire world is their doghouse and the length of their tether, and they get little human contact. I know that this practice is not […]

Posted on: 21 September 2016 | 9:15 am

10 Questions to Ask a Dog Breeder

10 Questions to Ask a Dog Breeder Committing to own a dog is not always easy, and finding the perfect one is even harder. The normal process of buying a dog is usually through a local shelter; however, if you’re looking to adopt a specific breed, you will more than likely have to deal with […]

Posted on: 30 August 2016 | 12:49 pm

How to Keep Your Pets Happy While You’re Away

How to Keep Your Pets Happy While You’re Away Leaving our pets at home is never fun. As pet owners, we go through a lot of emotions whenever we get out of the house without our pets in tow. Aside from the endless concern and worrying, there’s also the inevitable guilt. A few of us even […]

Posted on: 19 July 2016 | 8:14 am

6 Reasons A Professional Pet Sitter Is Better Than Friends Or Family

6 Reasons A Professional Pet Sitter Is Better Than Friends Or Family So you’re thinking about going on vacation or have a business trip coming up and you’re sure that one of your friends or family members can watch your precious pet during your absence. But is this really the best choice for you and […]

Posted on: 8 June 2016 | 3:16 pm

National Dog Bite Prevention Week in Review

Here is National Dog Bite Prevention Week in Review for 2015! Spanning the third week of May of every year is National Dog Bite Prevention Week, in which the responsible dog-loving community comes together to raise awareness about the ever-growing problem of dog bites that’s happening across the country and across the world. For example, […]

Posted on: 17 May 2016 | 8:09 am

Spring Pet Hazards

Pet owners need to be careful of Spring Pet Hazards after being cooped up all winter! Fleas and ticks come alive too in the spring! They can spread a number of different diseases that affect both pets and people: Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, anaplasmosis, tularemia, and babesia. Ask your veterinarian for a preventative treatment. Although they may be […]

Posted on: 4 March 2016 | 12:31 pm

Cat Food Review

People are coming to the Twilight Bark Blog to find the newest and best information for their pets, and we thought this Cat Food Review article information could be beneficial to our readers. Cat food reviews and ratings to help you find the best for your pet. It’s no surprise, then, that the best cat […]

Posted on: 29 February 2016 | 8:02 am

Helping Pet Owners Nationwide

A neat thing about Shannon’s Pet Sitting is even though we are located in Illinois, we get a TON of feedback about our website and articles from all over the United States. We love to hear how we are helping pet owners nationwide! Everybody enjoys the excitement of adopting a new pet! Especially when it […]

Posted on: 29 January 2016 | 12:33 pm

Pet Sitting is not the Purrfect Job

Shannon’s Pet Sitting starting hiring part time, (independent contractor) pet sitters in 2014. Since then we have gotten a very clear image of just how our job is actually perceived by people who have never done it before. Pet Sitting is not the purrfect job as it seems to appear apparently! Never really thought about […]

Posted on: 2 July 2015 | 1:09 pm

National Dog Bite Prevention Week

National Dog Bite Prevention Week is the third full week of May each year, and focuses on educating the general public as well as pet owners about preventing dog bites. Every year, almost 5 million people are bitten by dogs and most of those bitten are children. Preventing dog bites is everyone’s responsibility, and simple […]

Posted on: 10 May 2015 | 4:42 pm

Pet Sitting Prices Verses the Economy

Pet Sitting Prices verses the Economy Over the course of 18 years of pet sitting we’ve seen the economic trends of Pet Sitting Prices. When I first started pet sitting in 1997 pet sitting was relatively new, the economy was in an upswing and life was easy as a pet sitter. I was able to […]

Posted on: 29 April 2015 | 12:07 pm

National Pet Week

National Pet Week is generally the first week in May. National Pet Week is time to celebrate the positive impact pets bring to people’s lives and that we bring to theirs. National Pet Week is also an opportunity to focus on responsible pet ownership. Pets bring and make a positive impact to our lives. They […]

Posted on: 27 April 2015 | 7:48 am

Pet Sitting to the Max

Pet Sitting to the Max! Pet Sitting to the Max is the level of customer service Shannon’s Pet Sitting strives to provide so pet owners have the ultimate pet care experience. When we state “The Ultimate in Compassionate & Professional Pet Care” we mean it! Pet Sitting to the Max is making sure we go […]

Posted on: 22 April 2015 | 11:58 am

The Difference Pet Sitting Verses Dog Walking

The Difference Pet Sitting Verses Dog Walking Pet owners often confuse “Dog walking” or “Daily Dog Walking” with Pet Sitting. As an owner of a “Pet Sitting ” business that specializes I can understand why. It’s confused because so many “Pet Sitting” services have flooded the market since the early 2000’s that offer both & […]

Posted on: 17 April 2015 | 1:02 pm

Pet Sitter Insurance

Pet Sitter Insurance Pet Sitter Insurance is matter many (Pet Sitters & Pet Owners) take too lightly and really do not completely understand. After over 18 years pet sitting & over 10 year in the insurance industry I was able to get a very good perspective of exactly what is proper “Pet Sitter Insurance” coverage […]

Posted on: 15 April 2015 | 3:50 pm

First Dog Flu…Now Cat Flu?

Dog Flu…Now Cat Flu So I get an email from a pet sitting client wanting to book dates to care for her cat. In her next sentence she asks me about the cat flu. I was like “Dog Flu…Now Cat Flu?” I had no clue what she was talking about. She told me it was […]

Posted on: 14 April 2015 | 2:22 pm

2015 Daily Herald Readers’ Choice Best of the Best!

2015 Daily Herald Readers’ Choice Best of the Best! Because of your votes earlier this year Shannon’s Pet Sitting has qualified for the 2nd round in 2015 Daily Herald Readers’ Choice Best of the Best! VOTING FOR ROUND 2 IS NOW OPEN! Readers’ Choice Voting for Round II – Best of the Best is live! […]

Posted on: 9 April 2015 | 8:17 am

Canine Influenza – ALERT & Precautions!!

Canine Influenza – ALERT!! As per the AVMA recent article on Canine Influenza – “The canine influenza virus is highly contagious and easily spread from infected dogs to other dogs through direct contact, nasal secretions (through coughing and sneezing), contaminated objects (kennel surfaces, food and water bowls, collars and leashes), and people moving between infected and uninfected dogs. […]

Posted on: 6 April 2015 | 3:06 pm

Allergies and Your Dog

Dog just like humans have allergies. Allergies can be environmental and or food related. Our friends over at Young Again Pet Food have provided information on “Allergies & Your Dog” in reference to their superior dog food formulas. For more information on “Allergies & Your Dog” click the link below: Allergies & Your Dog Remember […]

Posted on: 2 April 2015 | 11:35 am

Pet Sitting & Pet Care Palatine, IL

CONTACT US TODAY TO BOOK YOUR COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION! (847) 987-4322 OR EMAIL: shannonspetsitting@gmail.com Pet Sitting & Pet Care Palatine, IL provided by Shannon’s Pet Sitting is your priceless peace of mind that your fur babies are in the best hands possible while you are away! Our credentials, reviews & awards are just a few of […]

Posted on: 1 April 2015 | 8:10 am