Why Dogs (or Cats) are Not Good Gifts

By  JENNA STREGOWSKI, RVT, The Spruce Think First before Giving a Dog as a Present You think you have found the perfect gift: a new puppy in a big red bow for someone you love. Surprise! Think again. While this may sound like a dream come true, it can actually be a pretty bad idea. Sure,…

Providing the care your pet’s deserve without the unnecessary expense

Towards the end of August, a prospective client reached out to me interested in using our pet sitting service during Labor Day weekend.  While my prospect had previously boarded their dogs at one of the local veterinary clinics and had planned to do so for this trip as well, they quickly looked for an alternative…

Grand Reopening Announcement

Pet Care Specialist, Virginia McMullen, owner of Creation’s Care Pet Sitting, is excited to formally introduce her pet sitting and dog walking services to pet parents throughout Tallahassee and Havana, Florida.  Mrs. McMullen has over ten years’ experience, beginning with friends and coworkers, and transitioned to working full time in her business last month. When…

Keeping your kids and pets safe as the Temps start to rise

As the middle of May approaches, the high temperatures are once again hitting the low to mid 90s in North Florida and South Georgia. If you have lived in the area for any length of time, you might welcome the various opportunities that this time of year brings.  Longer days mean more time for outdoor activities,…

Is your pet sitter a professional or a hobbyist?

While all pet sitters, to some degree, start out as hobbyist sitters (aka avid animal lovers), there are some key differences between the two.  Is your pet sitter doing this full time or just for a few extra bucks?  Are they insured and bonded?  Do they know what to do in the event of an emergency? …

Pet Safety: What isn’t harmful to you can be deadly to them

As we wrap up the month of March and get ever so closer to the Easter season, the staff at Creation’s Care want to remind you to keep your pets safe from common household items, plants, and sweet treats that are poisonous and even deadly to your family pet.  Most people know that sweet treats like…

Celebrate St. Patty’s Day in style!  In honor of St. Patty’s Day and Pet Sitter’s International’s 23rd anniversary, Creation’s Care Pet Sitting is holding it’s first annual photo contest.  Submit a photo in the comment section or on our Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/creationscarepetitting, of your pooch or kitty dressed and ready for all the St. Patty’s…

Beat the Heat: Tips on Keeping Your Pets Cool when Temperatures Soar

Summer is here and the temperatures are hot.  It’s nothing new to those of us living in the South and though teachers and students are preparing for the school year to start, the temperatures, well, they’ll be sticking around for awhile.  To help you beat the heat during these remaining dog days of summer, we will…

Meet the Staff of Creation’s Care

So who’s behind Creation’s Care Pet Sitting?  Here’s a look behind the scenes at who we are and why it all got started. Virginia S. McMullen, Founder/Petsitter Virginia’s love of animals came at an early age when, along with assisting in the care of her childhood dog, Dudley, she began riding horses and assisting with…

We Are Back and Open for Business!!

After a year of moving, getting settled, and getting used to a new routine, Creation’s Care Pet Sitting is back open for business.  While our services and service area has changed, the quality and care you expect from a professional pet sitter remains the same. Creation’s Care Pet Sitting offers customizable pet care and dog…