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12 Sep 2017

Heart Broken Kitty Lands On Her Feet!

Heart Broken Kitty Lands On Her Feet!

Most of you read our previous blog post Heart Breaking Reason Kitty Needs Rescuing about adopting sweet Emma whose pet parent Jon sadly did not return to her after open heart surgery.

Jon had actually paid for care several weeks out so Pet Gal Jennifer Immel became extremely close to Emma while making every other day visits to check on Emma and give her loads of love. Throughout Jennifer was in constant communication with Jon’s family and worked diligently to try and find Emma a new forever home. Unfortunately, she was not able to find the right home for Emma.

That’s when we reached out to our incredible clients to ask them for help in finding the perfect new home for Emma.

The response to our request was overwhelming, we had the highest volume of traffic to our site for a single day ever, with 11 amazing families offering to adopt her! One kitty loving Pet Gal client who moved out of state wanted to adopt her and pay to have her flown to Denver! Another client offered to pay for her care until she could find a new family. After we saw all the responses coming in we knew we were going to be able to find Emma the perfect pet parent.

After careful consideration, Jennifer chose the daughter of a current Pet Gal client, Joey. Jennifer coordinated the meet and greet with Jon’s son, Scott, his family and Joey at Jon’s home. Joey couldn’t help but fall in love. Jon’s family, through their tears of mixed happiness and sadness, said their goodbyes. Emma found her new home!

Emma & Joey

We followed up with Joey today and she shared how Emma was adapting. She told me on the phone she was so heartbroken when she heard about Emma’s story and feared for her safety and life if she ended up going to the shelter. She was thrilled to be able to adopt Emma.

Here’s her update:

“It was nice talking with you this afternoon. As I mentioned, Emma is settling in nicely in her new home. She’s already making herself comfortable – sleeping on the bed, hanging out on the screened in porch patio furniture, etc. I think it’s going as well as can be expected for such an adjustment for her. We are having to work through some issues she has with her new brother, Nelson, but I think that will work out in time. Nelson has been great, he’s not fighting back when she lashes out at him – he just runs away and is left to wonder, “What’s up with this girl, what’d I do?!?”

Aside from her treatment of her new roommate/brother, she’s a super sweet girl who very much enjoys getting attention, being brushed, playing in cardboard boxes, etc. We are enjoying getting to know her more and trying to make her feel welcome in her new home!

I’m including a couple of pics I have of her – one was soon after we brought her home (still wondering what was going on) and the other in one of her new favorite spots (on the patio).

Best,

Joey”

Emma In Laundry

We can’t say how proud we are of The Pet Gal Family that answered the call to help Emma and the awe-inspiring care Pet Gal Jennifer provided above and beyond her visits. She was able to provide loving care for Emma, be a support for the family, find Emma’s new home all while working through the emotional loss of a long time client. Pet Gal Jennifer defines true professionalism and heartfelt care and an exemplary member of The Pet Gal Team.

Pet Gal Susan.

02 Aug 2017

Heart Breaking Reason Kitty Needs Rescuing

Heart Breaking Reason Kitty Needs Rescuing

Our featured rescue this week is very close to the hearts of our Gals. Sweet Emma was in our care while her guardian went in for open heart surgery. Sadly, he didn’t come back home to her. We’re continuing our visits giving her plenty of love and reassurance while her guardians family as well as The Pet Gal team help to find her a new, loving and happy fur-ever home.

Rescue This Kitty

Emma always greets us with purrs, leg rubs, and joy. She’s incredibly sweet and loves affection. She’s nine years old (born May 1, 2008) and has had a sibling cat most of her life. She hasn’t been around dogs but given her sweet nature, we’re sure she’d adapt well. She has no health concerns or issues and is micro chipped.

Rescue This Kitty

Her dad, who’s been a Pet Gal client for almost 9 years, provided her with a loving environment and took the best possible care of her. The surviving family (who resides out of state) would love to see her go to a loving home.

If you’re interested in adopting this sweet kitty, please send an email to info@thepetgal.com.

26 Jun 2017

How To Setup Your ShurLok Lock Box

How To Setup Your ShurLok Lock Box

This is a step-by-step guide to help you setup a ShurLok Lock Box. The video will cover everything you need to get started, how to enter the shackle combination, and how to access the key door.

To Get Started You Will Need:

1) A ShurLok Lock Box
2) A Lock Box Setup Card (Found In The Portal)
3) A Paperclip (Do Not Use A Screwdriver)
4) A Pen and Paper (To Write Down Your Combinations)
5) Watch the video below
6) Additional help Shurlok Support


To see the benefits of using a lock box check out an earlier post – Don’t Get Locked Out!.
Pet Gal Susan.

14 Jun 2017

Is It Too Hot To Walk Your Dog?

Is It Too Hot To Walk Your Dog?

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy a nice walk with your favorite four-legged friend. Like most dog owners before heading out you probably grab a poop bag, a leash, and even some water then head out to enjoy a nice walk; without knowing it you might be putting your dog at risk of serious injury. Unlike you, they will be going on this walk barefoot, and even though their pads are tough, hot pavement can cause severe burns in minutes.

What may feel like a very comfortable air temperature may result in nearly double on the walking surface, 77 degrees can be 125 degrees on your dog’s paws. At that temperature, skin destruction can begin within a minute! A good rule of paw is to press the back of your hand against the ground for 7 seconds. If it is hot to your hand, it is too hot for your dog.

too hot for a dog walk

Here are 5 tips from a professional dog walker to help you enjoy walking your dog this summer and keeping them healthy.

Walk Your Dog When It is Cool

If you live in a hot state, you should walk your dog before 11 am or after 7 pm.

Walk Your Dog On The Grass

If you must take your dog for a mid-day walk, keep them on the grass; it is much cooler than concrete and asphalt.

Walk Your Dog In Shoes

There are several brands of dog shoes and booties on the market that can provide protection from extremely hot surfaces.

Cool Your Dog After The Walk

Apply cool water to their neck area and paws after the walk to cool them down.

Water Your Dog After The Walk

Make sure to have plenty of room tempurature water available for them to drink after the walk.

Pet Gal Susan.

05 May 2017

We Have An App For That!

We Have An App For That

It is with great excitement that we are announcing our most requested feature of all time – A Client Application! Now you can request services, update your information, view and send messages, review and pay invoices right from your phone.

Get The App

You can also download and start using the Client App starting today! Here are the links to download the App:

Get Started With The App

The short video below will help you get set up and going with the Client App. If you require more detailed instructions please read the Client App Help documentation.

Pet Gal Susan.