Calming Oil for your Pets!

 

Do your pets suffer from general anxiety, travel anxiety, thunderstorm anxiety, firework anxiety, or any anxiety at all?  Pets that suffer from anxiety in today’s world, usually are given some kind of medicine from the vet that includes prescription medication…I know our  vet prescribed one of our anxious pups to Xanax.  Not only does it not work for us, but I do not like giving my pup this type of medicine to “calm him.”  I have been searching for some kind of all natural spray or oil for years, something that is safe and effective for my fur baby.

Recently we were contacted by a lovely couple who are in business together, their business is called Hush Puppy.  They sell “Hush Puppy Oil”, which is an all natural oil used to calm pets during anxious situations or those with an anxious demeanor/nervous disposition.  They have a sample size special just for Little Friends Pet Sitting referrals.  Buy the sample set for $10.00 and get a coupon for $5.00 on your next purchase of any Hush Puppy Dog Calming Formula product.  (This is for anyone who is referred from Little Friends).

You must try this all natural calming oil and or spray, if you are in the same situation as myself!  They are affordable and work.  Check out all of Pamela and Robert’s products & to learn more information, please go to https://hushpuppyoil.com/

Formulas available are Hush Puppy Calming Oil, Hush Puppy Bedding and Blanket Spray, Hush Puppy “Hot Spot Soother”, & Hush Puppy Dog Calming Formula Essential Oil Blend.  HUSH PUPPY NATURAL DOG CALMING FORMULAS ARE BASED UPON THE PROVEN EFFECTS OF AROMATHERAPY. HUSH PUPPY DOG CALMING FORMULAS WORK FAST WITHOUT THE USE OF PHEROMONES, STEROIDS, PILLS OR INJECTIONS.

“Effective with nervous dispositions, anxiety issues, separation desperation, fireworks, thunderstorms, travel, new environments.”

 

Thank you for voting us Best of the City, 3 years in a row!

 

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO VOTED FOR US THIS YEAR!  We are honored to have won Best of the City, “Walk the Dog” three years in a row now.  We would not be here without each and every one of you!

Thank you to Elevate Lifestyle for nominating us each year as well.  We strive to give the best to all of our clients (human + fur), to go above and beyond of what is asked of us and to be the company you can always count on!

Hungry Bowl Pet Food Drive Going on now!

With  Spring in full swing, we are trying to make a difference, one pet at a time..especially for those who are in need of furever homes:)

Little Friends always gives back to our community and we need your help!  We are currently accepting food donations for the Humane Society of York County now.  We appreciate any pet food donations you can provide, although  Purina Dog, Cat &/or Kitten Chow would be perfect!  If you would like to participate, please bring your donation to our office at 621 McNinch Street Charlotte, NC 28208.  If the office is closed, please attach a note indicating it is for the Hungry Bowl Pet Food Drive -all donations will go to HSYC at the end of the drive of course!

For more information on the Humane Society of York County, please visit http://humanesocietyofyorkcounty.org/


Vision: Help York County to become a Non-Kill community.

Mission: “We are finding loving fur-ever homes for dogs and cats”

To make sure York County SC cats and dogs are treated in a humane manner, rescued, placed in loving and forever homes by:

  • Increasing dogs and cats adoptions and rescues;
  • Empowering the environment so pet owners are responsible and accountable for their actions;
  • Supporting spay and neuter programs for community dogs and cats;
  • Providing a Helping Hands Program to assist with critical treatment for dogs and cats in need;
  • Championing community collaboration across rescues.

If you are looking to adopt a furever pet, ADOPTION HOURS ARE:

Monday 1:00 pm – 4:00 PM

Tuesday 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Wednesday & Thursday 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Friday  1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Saturday & Sunday  1:00 PM – 4:00 PM


Non Profit Tax ID 501(c)(3)  ——- Non-Profit Federal Tax ID# 57-0655492

LFPS is collecting food for the pets of the Humane Society of York County!

Help us get food donations for the Humane Society of York County! 

We will be hosting a Hungry Bowl® Pet Food Drive January 1, 2017 through March 31, 2017 to benefit the Humane Society of York County.  We appreciate any pet food donations you can provide, although  Purina Dog / Cat / Kitten Chow would be perfect.  If you would like to participate, please bring your donation to our office at 621 McNinch Street Charlotte, NC 28208.  Please attach a note indicating it is for the Hungry Bowl Pet Food Drive if the office is closed:)  For more information on the HSYC, please visit: http://humanesocietyofyorkcounty.org/

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“The Humane Society of York County (HSYC) is an independent local non-profit organization dedicated to the humane treatment of animals. We are located in Fort Mill, South Carolina and serve the greater Charlotte region including York, Lancaster and Mecklenburg counties. We successfully placed 929 pets in loving homes last year preventing them from being euthanized. In an effort to stop future overpopulation, we now require that all adopted pets be spayed or neutered before leaving our rescue.  Because we are an independent no kill facility, we make our own funds via grants, adoptions, fund raising activities and donations from our generous supporters. Often people think since we are named the Humane Society we receive funds from other Humane Society non profits and we do NOT. So please give locally and volunteer. We work diligently to be good stewards of our funds so that more lives can be saved.  Please Opt to Adopt and share our information with everyone you know.”

Vision: Help York County to become a Non-Kill community.

Mission: “We are finding loving fur-ever homes for dogs and cats”

To make sure York County SC cats and dogs are treated in a humane manner, rescued, placed in loving and forever homes by:

  • Increasing dogs and cats adoptions and rescues;
  • Empowering the environment so pet owners are responsible and accountable for their actions;
  • Supporting spay and neuter programs for community dogs and cats;
  • Providing a Helping Hands Program to assist with critical treatment for dogs and cats in need;
  • Championing community collaboration across rescues.

If you are looking to adopt a furever pet, ADOPTION HOURS ARE:

Monday, 1:00 pm – 4:00 PM

Tuesday, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Wednesday, Thursday, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Friday, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Saturday, Sunday, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Non Profit Tax ID 501(c)(3)

Non-Profit Federal Tax ID# 57-0655492

 

How to prepare for the Howlidays with your Pet Sitter!

We want you to stay safe this Holiday season, so we have compiled a list of tips for you and your fur family!  Have a wonderful and safe Holiday and we look forward to servicing you and your fur family:)

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-Make sure you have two keys on file with us

-Make sure all alarms are set correctly and codes/passwords are known with office & your pet sitter

-Make sure there are two emergency contacts listed on your client profile (one must be local)

-Make sure all phone numbers are up to date on your profile

-Before leaving the country, make sure your pet sitter knows the correct way to contact you

-Go over safety precautions with your sitter, ie. small crime deterrent activities you would like such as rotating blinds, TV, turning on/off lights, inside and out of your home, etc. 

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Happy Howlidays from LFPS!

Wow, this year has flown by!  It is almost 2017…where has the time gone?  Here at Little Friends we are getting ready for the Howlidays, one walk at a time…Thanksgiving has passed and Christmas/New Years are quickly approaching!  Hope that all of you are enjoying your year so far..and if you are reading this you are most likely a client of ours:)  Please make sure that you have your pet sitter scheduled for your upcoming Holiday needs.  Keep in mind, around these times our sitters do fill up quick!  If you book 4 days or less prior to a Holiday (ie. Starting on 11/21/16 there is a late booking fee added to your appointment of 25 dollars).  We want to make sure everyone gets their fur babies taken care of!

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Now for the fun stuff, what are your plans for the Holidays?  We have a lot of fun things going on here at the office…currently we have a Community Holiday Pet Drive benefiting the Humane Society of Charlotte until December 31st!  We are accepting new/unopened toys at our new office location for all of the residents at The Humane Society of Charlotte. Please help us make all of the four legged furry residents Howliday at HSC a memorable one!

Happy Hollidays and we hope that everyone enjoys their time with their families!  

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LFPS thanks those who have served our Country!

This weekend, you may be wondering..whats going on?  Well there are a lot of fun things to do in the Queen City, especially this weekend as we give thanks to all of those who are active duty in the Military or have served in the Military!

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1. Looking for a fun night out, while also giving back to a non-Profit?

 There is live Music w/ CJ Brother Max & The Outbacks at Lenny Boy Brewery, Friday, November 11 @ 8:00 pm-11:00 pm

2.  Looking for meal deals?

 
-All 138 McDonald’s restaurants in the Charlotte area will honor current and retired service men and women with a free breakfast sandwich from the “All Day Breakfast” menu.

Chick-fil-A restaurants in the Charlotte-area are offering military personnel and veterans a free Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuit or Chicken Sandwich on Friday.-Hickory Tavern is offering all veterans and active duty military 50% off all food and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as a 20% off coupon to use for their next meal.

IHOP restaurants are serving up patriotic breakfast pancakes to active and retired military, for free! The buttermilk pancakes will be dressed with glazed strawberries, blueberry compote and whipped topping – red, white and blue.

JJ’s Red Hots. JJ’s is serving military members with UNLIMITED food and drinks Friday. The meal includes unlimited hot dogs, sausages, sides and non-alcoholic drinks all day.

Brazwell’s in Ballantyne is offering 50% off to all veterans and emergency service members in and around the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area Friday.

Olive Garden is offering a free entrée from a special menu

Chipotle will provide a buy one get one free discount for a small burrito, bowl, or salad on Veterans Day from 3 p.m. to close. Offer is extended to all veterans, military and military spouses with proof of service.

(For full list go here:

http://www.wbtv.com/story/33679491/restaurants-offering-veterans-day-deals-and-freebies-in-charlotte-area )

3. Miscellaneous Local Deals…

-Alfred Angelo – Military brides will be treated to 30% off bridal gowns.

-Army Corps of Engineers – This Veterans Day, veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families enjoy free admission to USACE-operated recreation areas. This includes access to lakes and river projects, as well as swimming beach and boat launch fees.

-Brides Across America – During the month of November, Brides Across America is partnering with bridal salons across the nation to give away free wedding dresses to qualified military brides. All military brides must pre-register online.

-Home Depot – This year, Home Depot is honoring Veterans Day with two specials:

-Baskin-Robbins – For every ice cream scoop sold on Veterans Day, the brand will make an $.11 donation to the U.S.O..

-Great Clips – Veterans can get a free haircut card. All customers who purchase a salon service may take home a haircut card to give to a veteran.

-Lowe’s – On November 11, all veterans and their family can receive 10% off purchases.

-Rack Room Shoes – In honor of Veterans Day, shoppers with valid military I.D. can take 10% off their purchase.

 

ENJOY the weekend & thank you to everyone who has helped serve our awesome country!

3 ingredient Pumpkin treats!!!

This week our team made some cute Halloween treats for the pups and they came out fantastic…so we wanted to share the awesome recipe with you!  They are so easy to make and we even taste tested them to make sure, before giving them to our pups:)  There are only three ingredients and take 10 minutes to bake!  Click here to watch us in action:)

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Ingredients

1/2 cup Peanut Butter (we did crunchy)

1 cup Pumpkin Puree (canned)

1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour 

Directions: Mix in the ingredients together, add flour in small increments.  Flatten dough and use cookie cutters for each treat.  Place on cookie sheet & bake for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Let cool and then refrigerate….enjoy! 

 

 

Fiber Loves Fido!

This Saturday,we will be participating in a Dog Expo Day at the new Google Fiber Space in Charlotte! Bring your pup for some delicious treats, a photobooth, doggie activities, and meet pups from the Charlotte area rescues in need of forever homes! #fiberlovesfido

Come and join the fun this Saturday, all pets are welcome and the event is open to the community from 10 am – 3 pm on 10/8/16!  You wont want to miss Doggy Day at the Fiber space….there will be lots of pets, vendors & free goodies!  Not to mention, we will be there–come by and see us for some fun prizes! ***This event is inside:)*** https://fiber.google.com/cities/charlotte/events/

Also do not forget, as Google Fiber invades each city, they will be slowly offering their internet services to your neighborhood—pssst we hear it is super fast:

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See you on Saturday, October 8th @ 10AM-3PM….Google Fiber Space (301 E. 7th Street)!!!!

Click here for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1838355889729501/

 

 

Cheesy Bones for everyone!

Recently, the Little Friends girls spent some time making home made cheesy bone dog treats, here at the office!  We found the recipe on a really awesome blog, http://www.sugarthegoldenretriever.com/dog-treat-recipes/ . Our dogs loved them so much plus we had so much fun that we want to share the experience with you!  The treats are very easy to make and they only have four ingredients.  Check out our video here!!!  We even tried them ourselves, so human approved..enjoy!

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Cheesy Bone Treats

4 cups of flour

2 cups of shredded cheese

2 tablespoons (1/4 cup of oil)

1  1/3 cups of water

Combine flour and cheese.  Stir in oil & water.  Adjust liquid as necessary to make the dough.  Roll on floured cutting board to 3/8″ thick.  Cut with cutters, using whatever shapes you desire (we used a house, a fire hydrant, a bone, & a dog) 🙂  Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake for 2.5-3 hours in 250 degrees oven, or until treats are thoroughly dry.  Optional Ingredient: 1 egg or use whole dried egg powder.   http://www.sugarthegoldenretriever.com/2010/08/tasty-weekend/

If you do decide to make these, please share your pictures/videos with us!  Tag us or share with us on Instagram or Facebook. We would love to see your mini masterpieces:)  Thank you tuning in to Little Friends & until next time….