If you’re familiar with The Village Pets, you know we LOVE Halloween! It’s one of our favorite times of year because we get to see our full ball clients in all their costume glory and best of all - we give away FREE PET SITTING! If you haven’t submitted your entry for the 2019 Halloween photo contest, make sure to do so by this Thursday, October 31st.
Contest rules and regulations are below but make sure to check out the photos below of our faves from years past for inspiration and all the feels too!
To enter the 2019 Halloween Photo Contest:
1. Dress your pet in the best costume you can find. Bonus points for creativity!
2. Post the photo to Facebook / Instagram.
3. Tag @thevillagepets
That's it - post a photo, tag us, and you're automatically entered to win. It's free and you might even get some free pet sitting out of it!
We’re all about fostering and adopting rescued animals at The Village Pets, so this week we’re going to highlight a few in the Atlanta area in case anyone is in the market for a new companion or is looking into ways to help out.
As we always say, dogs and cats are an amazing addition to the family, but they require a high level of TLC so we recommend that you evaluate your work and vacation schedules, people dynamics, and home set-up before adopting a furry friend. We always encourage to make you’re able to give them the love and care they deserve so it’s a great fit for everyone!
PAWS Atlanta - A no-kill shelter that has both shelter services and foster homes spread throughout the city. They’ve been around for more than 50 years and are a staple in the Atlanta pet community. You can visit PAWS for both dogs and cats and they have a thorough adoption selection process that guarantees a great fit for both the animal and the family. Learn more about the adoption process here.
Furkids - Since 2002, they’ve rescued dogs and cats in the ATL area and they claim to be the “largest no-kill shelter” in the Southeast. They have multiple huge thrift stores spread around town too, so you can shop and support animal rescue at the same time!
Orphan Annie Rescue - A small volunteer-run dog rescue group in ATL that houses dogs in foster homes throughout the city. They host adoption events every Saturday at the Perimeter Petsmart and pride themselves on rescuing dogs that are unlikely to be adopted at shelters with high intake rates.
LifeLine Animal Project - One of the most well-known shelters in the area, LifeLine is a non-profit organization that manages the Fulton and Dekalb county shelters. They also have a small shelter in Avondale Estates and operate no-cost spay and neuter clinics too. They claim to care for more than 39,000 animals each year and are working hard to “...end the euthanasia of healthy and treatable dogs and cats in the metro Atlanta area.”
There are so many shelters in the city of Atlanta that are doing amazing work! Take time to research and find one that fits your individual needs and make sure to ask lots of questions as you prepare to bring a new fur ball in your home. Also: keep us in mind for all your pet sitting needs with your newly-adopted family members!
We’re thrilled to bring you Pet Sitter Spotlight #2 with Abigail!
Read on to learn a little bit more about one of the newest pet sitters to join our team. We’re excited to have her on board and have already heard amazing reviews about her from clients!
What's your favorite animal and why?
My favorite animals are glass frogs which are a specific kind of tree frogs that have translucent skin. These have always been my favorite because I remember seeing them as a child at the zoo and it just intrigued me that everything inside their body can be seen from the outside. This is the only type of frog that has this adaption...not to mention they’re pretty cute.
What inspired you to become an animal lover?
I think its the fact that I was born into a household that had always had at least two dogs at a time. I would remember thinking as a kid that they could understand me, just were too shy to talk so I spent years trying to make my pets comfortable enough to talk to me. I guess that’s why it seems natural to be there for my pets and try to make them as comfortable as possible and let them know that I love them.
What do you do for fun aside from animal care?
I am a student so when I’m not taking care of my pets and others, I’m sadly doing homework.
If you had to pick one word that describes you, what would you choose and why?
Loyal, I think I always admire this in my pets so I always try to be loyal in the human relationships in my life too!
What's your ideal vacation?
My ideal vacation is going to South Africa on safari. My family and I went during the summers growing up.
Have questions for Abigail? Feel free to comment and/or share your good wishes in the comments below!
Do you want your fur ball to go to daycare but you just can’t seem to find the time to transport them to-and-fro?
Does your pet have a vet appointment at the same time that you have an important work meeting?
Does your pet need to go to grandma and grandpa’s house for a visit?
Does Spot need a spa day but you can’t figure out how to make it fit into your schedule?
We’re thrilled to announce that our fully-furnished PET TAXI is on the road and ready to ride! We recently purchased and outfitted a Village Pets, Pet Sitting and Pet Care service vehicle to provide safe, reliable transportation for your furry friends. The Pet Taxi is climate controlled and has multiple secure kennels inside to ensure your fur balls safe and secure at all times.
These services and many more are available 24/7 and even for emergencies! Call us today to discuss your specific service needs and get a free quote! And be sure to tell your friends and family about this wonderful new service as well.
PS - check out the photos below and visit our social media pages to catch a video of the taxi in action!
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