Thank You!

 Little Friends was honored to be featured on FOX 46 morning news segment this month, we are so thankful for everyone who helped out and donated supplies for the HSC location off Tomey Avenue.

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As January’s drive comes to an end, and we are so thankful for each and every one of you that helped donate supplies!  The Humane Society of Charlotte will be getting an amazing delivery next week, and we could not have done this month’s drive without everyone of you:)

Just a few of the supplies that were donated at the office..

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February Rescue Drive

February is right around the corner and it is the month of love.  Little Friends is sponsoring another rescue drive starting February 1-28th, all donations will go to Project HALO (Helping Animals Live On) Animal Rescue Group.   Project HALO is a non-profit, NO-KILL animal rescue and sanctuary based in Charlotte, N.C.  They are a 100% volunteer organization and are funded privately by generous donors.

We will be accepting any of the following supplies:

Treats– such as, but not limited to: Gluten free treats, rawhide’s, bones, antlers, dental treats, training treats, chewy treats, etc.
Toys– such as, but not limited to: tennis balls, kongs (dispensing), stuffed animals, “chuckit!”, puppy teething toys, squeaker toys, etc.
Please only donate unopened toys and treats and like before, donations will be accepted in the bins on the front porch of our office at 1516 Kenilworth Avenue Charlotte, NC 28203.  If you are a client, please give your donations to your sitter.  All friends, families, sitters and clients are encouraged to help!  Thank you in advance for everyone who plans to help out and donate!  If you have any questions about our Rescue Drive, you can email Jennifer at jenniferc@littlefriendspetsitting.com
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7th Annual TYDTWDay!

For all of you who are jealous of our team getting to bring our pups to work everyday, your chance is coming!  What is TYDTWDay?  It is a day just to celebrate and honor your dogs! Mark your calendars for the seventh annual National Take Your Dog to Work Day, June 26th!  This day is recognized nationally, which means if you want to bring your dog to work with you that day, you most certainly can!  Talk to your boss, ask them if they celebrate it or participate.  For more information on tips and learning how to be involved with this day, go to PSI’s website http://www.takeyourdog.com/About/

working pupEncourage employees, friends and family to bring their four legged friends to work as well, many are not aware of this day!  Pet Sitters International (PSI) even devoted the entire week to bringing pet’s to work, it was started in 1999.  Reportedly 300 companies  It always falls on the week after Fathers Day. PSI started this day to show everyone what great companions dogs make:)  If your boss does not know about this day, please let him/her know and explain to them how partaking & supporting in this day helps animal awareness.  Such as it promotes pet adoption at humane societies, animal shelters and breed rescues!  And  if you do not have a furry companion, and have room and time for one…check out all the precious pets available for adoption at http://humanesocietyofcharlotte.org/adopt-a-dog/

 

Local Dog Training

Does your pet need some TLC?  When I say TLC, I mean tender loving care training.  There is an awesome dog trainer here in Charlotte, her name is Katie and she owns Top Dog Training.  Her and her husband own it together, they cover Charlotte, Matthews and the Mint Hill area.  Katie owns two Irish Setters, Nate and Glenna–she has experience with competing in agility and obedience trials as well.  If you are looking for in-home pet training, call Katie today for a consult at 704.654.9811.

Katie has worked with horses, training thoroughbred race horses as hunters & show jumpers and training Belgian draft horses for riding and driving. Owned & operated a grooming business for dogs and cats. Was employed as a vet tech by a large veterinary practice. Owned & operated a large and successful dog and cat boarding kennel and has many years of experience as a self-employed pet sitter.

Katie has a lot of training, numerous certifications, and memberships.  She loves training and takes pride in training each and every dog!

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 For more information you can go to her website,  http://topdogtrainingpetcare.com/

Tips to keep your pets safe this Winter

Winter if officially here!  With temperatures dropping this week, I thought it would be helpful to post some tips for all of you pet lovers out there:)  Animal cruelty is not taken lightly in the United States, and leaving a pet out in the cold is considered animal cruelty.

Yesterday we were a part of a segment with Good Day Carolina on Fox 46, talking about tips for keeping pets warm during the cold Winter months.  We also were talking about our Winter Woof Drive, which is going on until January 31st!  Stay warm everybody.

http://www.myfoxcarolinas.com/story/27780087/charity-bailey-shares-tips-on-how-to-keep-your-pets-safe-in-the-cold

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Happy New Year!

2015 is here, hopefully everyone had a wonderful night last night!  Happy New Years everyone:)  Hope this years brings you peace, prosperity, health and even more happiness.  Do not forget, today marks the beginning of our Winter Woof Drive here at Little Friends.  All donations will benefit the Humane Society of Charlotte.  There will be bins on the front porch of our office the entire month of January if you would like to help out!  Our address is 1516 Kenilworth Avenue Charlotte, NC 28209.

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