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Coronavirus Update from Fetch! Pet Care (3/17/20)

Our top priority is the safety of our employees, clients, and their pets.  Most Fetch! Pet Care franchise locations continue to operate as usual and we want to assure you...

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7 Reasons to Walk Your Dog

When your plugged-in, constantly-on-the-go lifestyle has you on the fritz, it feels impossible to take your dog out for a leisurely stroll. According to a recent study, 33 percent of...

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The Inconvenient Truth About Pet Boarding Facilities

When we think of staying at a nice hotel, it conjures up thoughts of a luxurious room with amenities, personal services and perhaps even delicious meals. Doggie hotels, pet boarding...

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Building Bonds and Trusting Relationships with Your Pets

There isn’t a relationship around that can survive without trust. My relationship with my dog Peyton is deep enough that he will trust me most of the time, but there...

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To Kiss or Not To Kiss: Should You Let Your Dog Kiss Your Face?

You just punched a long shift at your workplace or ran an errand for five minutes and there is no greater feeling than walking in the door upon your return...

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Celebrity pet photographer Grace Chon on taking the perfect photo of your pet

Doting pet parents have a relentless need to constantly photograph every adorable pet moment.  Their smartphones aren’t filled with selfies and sunsets but rather TONS of photos of their furbabies…...

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5 Simple Tricks To Create A More Conscious Connection With Your Pets

It is easy to forget that animals are living creatures with a beating heart. All too often we as human beings seem to think that we have a monopoly on...

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How to play with your cat

Cats need play like all pets. As a pet parent, you can provide a variety of outlets for play either by playing interactive games or providing suitable toys for your...

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Fun Ways to Exercise With Your Dog

Working out doesn’t have to be a drag! Now that spring has sprung, it’s time to get out and explore the great outdoors while finding fun ways to exercise. And...

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How to Handle Dog Walking in Bad Weather

When the weather is right, dog walking is probably the best part of your day, right? But what about when it’s too hot, too cold, raining or snowing? If you’re...

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Our Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide, 2019

Still have have a few items to check off your list for Fido, Figaro and friends? Well, look no further. We have curated for you this year’s best gifts for...

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Pet Treats – Our Favorite Dog and Cat Recipe

As we move closer to Christmas, we are excited to share our favorite dog and cat safe recipe for tasty holiday treats. Recipe #1: Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Sandwiches for...

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Your Dog Sitting Questions Answered

Questions about dog sitting? Fetch! Pet Care has answers! More and more pet owners are opting for in-home dog sitting instead of leaving their pooch at a kennel, pet hotel...

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9 of the Best Pets for Families with Kids

Are you thinking about getting a pet for your family? Do you have small kids at home and are nervous about what animals will and will not work well with...

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7 Ways to Make Thanksgiving Safe for Your Pet

As you gather with friends and family for Thanksgiving, keep these tips in mind to keep your pet safe. Take a few minutes to ensure your home is ready for...

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DIY Project – Turn Two Messy Kitty Litter Boxes into a Tricked-Out Kitty Litter Room

I am one of those people who has no kids and spoils her cat.  My boy, O’Malley, has an automatic food dispenser, a drinking fountain, and even a cat cave...

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6 Must Know Tips for Flying with Your Dog

A long-haul flight is never easy for any dog, even for the most experienced air travelers. There’s indisputably more anxiety for dogs than humans when it comes to travel; it’s...

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Catios Can Be Built in Three Hours or Less, and Let Your Cats Enjoy the Outdoors Safely

A cat’s natural instinct is one of a predatory animal and to satisfy that nature, they might be spending a lot of time trying to get to the great outdoors....

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Top 10 Halloween Pet Costume Picks

The National Retail Federation estimates spending on Halloween to reach $29 billion in 2019 and over 29 million Americans plan to purchase a pet costume so everyone in the family...

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What My Vet Wishes You Knew

While in my vet’s office the other day, we started talking. She mentioned that there were so many things that most veterinarians wished that their clients knew. She believes that...

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Caring for the Dog that Cares for You

Much controversy has surrounded the rising popularity of ESAs (emotional support animals) in recent years, but the fact is, many with anxiety disorders, PTSD, clinically diagnosed depression, and other psychological...

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Healthy Pet Lifestyle Tips From Fetch! Pet Care

Healthy Pet Lifestyle Tips

A healthy pet is a happy pet and we want your love bugs to experience both! Did you know that dogs need sunblock or that there are meals that you...

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5 Cleaning Hacks to Beat Pet Allergies

Pet allergies are unpleasant. Itchy eyes, sneezing, a runny nose and wheezing can all make living with a dog very difficult. If you’ve made the decision to bring a dog...

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Great Pet Products

Great Pet Products

With summer in full swing, we’ve created a list of great pet products that will make you the ultimate pet parent. From cooling mats to pet carriers, we’ve got you...

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On-the-road with Fido: safety tips for happy trips

Summer is here, and you’re likely planning fun day trips with your family or maybe even a much-needed getaway for a few days. Once you’ve decided that you’ll be vacationing...

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