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Back to Work Guide!

We just wanted to take a moment to check in, share our company mission, and provide some tips on how to prepare your dog (or cat) for a healthy transition in routine once things get back to "normal."
 

Our Mission

It is the mission of FurEver Family Pet Services to consistently make every visit a rewarding and a safe experience for the pets and owners alike. We strive to ensure each and every client experiences our generosity through our compassion and thoughtfulness.
 

Our Core Family Values

Compassion
Consistency
Safety 
Generosity
Thoughtfulness

Preparing Your Pet for Going Back to Work

Things are starting to get back to ‘normal’ for us humans, meaning many of us will soon be heading back to work and spending more time away from our homes and pets. While this may be a relief to some of us, many dogs have become accustomed to our presence at home these last few months - the extra walks, the extra treats, and the extra attention.

So, what happens when everything opens back up and suddenly you’re not home as much anymore? It’s up to us to help them transition back to ‘normal’ life. Below are six tips for helping your dog readjust to life after COVID-19.

 
Tip #1. Slowly Adjust Back to Your Own Schedule
Start mimicking the schedule you’ll have when you go back to work. Start by implementing your morning routine, then your evening routine. Make sure you give your dog extra love and attention during this time, too.
 
Tip #2. Build up Time Away from Your Dog
Start gradually spending more time away from your dog. Go for a quick walk alone when you’d normally leave for work, or hang out in another room away from your dog. When you leave, give them a food puzzle or toy to keep them occupied.
 
Tip #3. Create a Safe Space
Try creating a safe space for your pup to hang out when you’re not home. A bed, crate, or a room work great. Include things your dog enjoys and will keep them preoccupied in your absence: chew toys, food puzzles and toys (like a Kong filled with doggy-safe peanut butter), comfy beds or blankets, even a calming radio station can help to put them at ease while they re-transition back to you being gone for most of the day.
 
Tip #4. Help Them Relax
There are tons of calming products for dogs - anything from treats, to aromatherapy sprays and oils, pheromone diffusers, weighted shirts, and so much more. You may have to experiment to find what works best for you and your dog.
 
Tip #5. Consider a Dog Walker
If your dog got used to midday walks, you may want to find a midday dog walker to help Fido alleviate some of that stress and anxiety. At FurEver Family, we guarantee a 30 minute visit specifically catered to your dogs needs: potty breaks, walks, playtime, whatever YOUR dog needs. Additionally, at the end of every walk, you get a detailed update about what your dog did, including cute pictures!
 
Tip #6. Consider a Doggy Daycare
If your dog is social with other dogs, consider finding a doggy daycare. FurEver Family offers a pet taxi service that can take your dog to and from daycare. Safety is our number one priority; all Sitters have special seat belts to keep your dog safe during transport. Our pet taxi service also includes an update with pictures, letting you know your dog safely arrived at their destination.
 

Events

We had so much fun the first time, we're doing it again! Mark your calendar and plan on joining us for a fun reading of Pig The Star this Sunday, June 14th, from 1-2pm, hosted by Haley with guest stars Avery, Dobby, and Scotch! We'll also be doing some shoutouts, giveaways, and showing off some of our FurEver Family swag!
Looking forward to seeing everyone LIVE!
Facebook Live Event!

Acts of Kindness

Leaving positive google reviews for all of those small businesses we love is a great way to show support at this time! 

Help: Google reviews and ratings
 

Update to your Time To Pet account!

As we return to taking trips away from home, now is a great time to update any changes in your pet and home routines! 
 

Happy National Peanut Butter Cookie Day!

Today is National Peanut Butter Cookie Day! Here is an easy recipe for some homemade peanut butter treats your pup will LOVE!

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 egg

INSTRUCTIONS
  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, and the egg.
  • Add peanut butter, water, honey and stir until you have stiff dough.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough about 1/2 inch thick and use a cookie cutter to make fun shapes.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, until golden.


Thank you so much for reading this and supporting our small family business!

2020-06-12T17:37:32-07:00June 12, 2020|Cats, Dogs, General Health, News|