Monday, 27 February 2012

Celebrating Professional Pet Sitter's Week March 4-10, 2012

                      News Release


PROFESSIONAL PET SITTER’S WEEK: MARCH 4-10, 2012 Loving Paws & House Sitting joins pet-care pros in world-wide celebration!

Amy Shannon Leclair
President CEO, Loving Paws & House Sitting
OTTAWA – Loving Paws & House Sitting encourages pet owners and pet lovers alike to celebrate Professional Pet Sitters Week from March 4 to 10, 2012.
This international week of recognition seeks to educate pet parents about the advantages of in-home pet care, as well as to encourage anyone to explore professional pet sitting as a viable and as a rewarding career opportunity.
Professional Pet Sitters Week was introduced by Pet Sitters International (PSI) in 1995. PSI is the world’s largest educational association for 
professional pet sitters.

“It is interesting to note,” says Leclair, “that there are now more households with dogs than households with children; and the need for quality pet-care services is at an all-time high.” (Source: PSI)

Professional pet sitting has become an important service industry in Ottawa, and Loving Paws & House Sitting has worked tirelessly to lead the way during the past 6&½ years. “Many of our professional pet sitters put in long hours, seven days a week, 365 days a year, so they can provide personal in-home care for pets of all kinds,” says Leclair. “Their tireless efforts to provide optimal care to pets and their owners truly deserve recognition.”

Loving Paws & House Sitting has been a member of PSI since August 2005 and has provided services to thousands of pets and pet owners across in the National Capital Region (greater Ottawa-Gatineau region, Kemptville, and Smiths Falls) during this time.

For pet owners, at-home pet sitting provides a unique alternative to boarding facilities or having to rely on family or neighbours to check in on their pets. Leclair adds, “What’s really convenient and loving for our clients and their pets is that the pets stay in their own environment and we drive to their homes.”

Pet sitting goes beyond simply feeding and caring for pets. Leclair clarifies, “In addition to basic pet care, we offer dog walks, mid-day puppy visits, care for special needs pets, and medical care – all focusing on personalized care!

This year, LP&HS is making the most of Professional Pet Sitters Week by offering March Break Savings, and by increasing efforts to raise funds for the Ottawa Humane Society (OHS). Leclair says, “We invite everyone to visit our website where we’ve made donating to the OHS Fundraiser easy.”

Loving Paws & House Sitting continually strives to provide the best quality service to pet parents and their pets, and thanks its clients and the community for its support over the years. Leclair closes by stating, “It’s important to see the industry we love recognized on a global scale.”

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For more information:

General information about LP&HS or advantages of working for LP&HS: or Sara Morris at or 613-266-2697.

Media inquiries for this news release: Amy Shannon Leclair at or (613) 806-2697.

General information about PSI, the professional pet-sitting industry, PPSW or how to participate: or Beth Stultz at

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Welcome to our blog page

Dear Pet Parents,
Do you work long hours?
Do you travel on business trips or for pleasure?
Do you have a new puppy and need help potty training?
Does your pet need special medical care at home?
Do you feel that boarding your pet(s) is not the best loving option?
Do you need someone to take care of your home and plants while away?
In the past, most pet parents had few choices concerning the care of their pets while away. Friends, neighbours or boarding facilities were available but these choices were rarely the best loving option for a pet.
Caring pet parents know their pets adjust better to an absent pet parent and experience less anxiety and stress when they remain in their home. Loving Paws & House Sitting makes this possible with daily visits to your home.
In addition to meals, water, exercise, playtime, TLC and potty breaks we have many uniquely tailored programs to help you meet the needs of your pets:
  • Fitness for Paws,
  • Puppy Paws Breaks,
  • Loving Medical Care,
  • Small Animal Sitting,
  • House Sitting, just to name a few.
  • Reduce Stress: Pets stay where all sights, smells and sounds say "home".
  • Diet & exercise: Special routines are followed without interrupting a pet's schedule.
  • No "travel" trauma: Traveling in a vehicle upsets some pets, increasing their stress.
  • Health Concerns: Minimal exposure to hazards or illness from new interactions or a new environment.
  • TLC: We provide one-on-one love and attention.
  • Travel: No hassles having to transport a pet to and from.
  • No Imposition: No need to impose on a friend, neighbour or relative. As professional pet care-giver we will make your pet a priority.
  • Security: A home is made more secure by our crime deterrent services.
  • Peace of Mind: Your pet is in professional caring hands, and not in a strange environment or with someone who is untrained, uninsured or not bonded.
  • Special Medical Services: We provide additional pet health support to clients with insulin injection, subcutaneous fluid therapy, bandage changes and much more. 

Established – we celebrated 6 years of excellent service in the National Capital Region ― 2005 to 2012. We launched our expansion to Mississauga in January 2012.
Accreditation  we are Canada's only pet sitting service to have All Canadian Pet Sitter Network's "Gold" accreditation.
Large territory –We provide services across the greater Ottawa/Gatineau, Kemptville and Smiths Falls areas.
Competitively priced – just a few $ for a visit.
Convenient – we’re just a phone call or email away. It's easy to do business with us!
Emergency first-aid ready – we have an Emergencies Handbook, pet First Aid training and kits, and 24/7 access to pet medical care.
Friendly – we love animals and take pride helping them.
Guarantee – we guarantee the duration of each visit and the number of visits.
Insured, bonded & security-checked  our clients are well covered & protected.
Quality  we are committed to giving excellent service.
Professional – we follow a strict code of conduct.
Recommended – we come highly recommended.
Reliable – we make pet and home care our #1 priority.
Transparent  we provide detailed up-front information about our services, rates, policies and procedures.
We're a team – we provide our sitters with backup.