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10 Tricks for Catching a Runaway Dog

OH NO! Your dog is on the loose and embarking on a freedom run. You’re about to panic and run after him screaming his name like a banshee. But, wait! Stop! Take a breath and remember these helpful tips. It could save your dog’s life and maybe you’ll prevent your own heart attack while you’re at it. Try these 10 tricks to get your dog back to you. 1. Never chase your dog because you will never win. He has four legs to your two. Chase is your dog’s favorite game and you can use this to your advantage! Turn

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10 Reasons Why | Retractable Leashes are the Worst.

10 Reasons Why | Retractable Leashes are the Worst.

If you have seen our video, you may have noticed that we dislike retractable leashes. If you’ve ever talked to us, you might have heard we dislike retractable leashes. If we’ve seen you out walking your dog on a retractable leash, we may have even told you why we dislike them. While we understand they may be useful for letting a dog out on a rainy day, we prefer not to use them on our walks with your dog. Here are 10 reasons why: Retractable leashes can extend up to 26 feet. 26 feet! How can you keep your dog safe

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Be on the best damn pet care team in Durham: Bull City Pet Sitting.

Bull City Pet Sitting has been matching pet owners with pet sitters since 2010, and we would love to talk to you about joining the ranks of the best damn pet care team in town (that’s us!). Take a look at this list to see if our Professional Pet Sitting opportunity is a match for your need to snuggle Durham pets. What we need from you: First things first, you gotta be eligible to work in the US and at least 21 years of age. You must live in our service area. You can’t drive in 3x/day. Trust us on

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The 2015 APS Walk for the Animals is May 16th!

The 2015 APS Walk for the Animals is May 16th!

It’s that time of year again! May 16th is the annual APS Walk for the Animals. This is the largest fundraiser of the year for The Animal Protection Society of Durham and of course we are helping to sponsor yet again! In fact, we’ve upped our sponsorship level this year because supporting the great work of the APS is so important to us and the animals of Durham. Did you know that the APS lovingly cares for more than 6,500 animals per year? Please help us help them and join Team Bull City Pet Sitting! Our advanced sponsorship level allowed us

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The Best Pet Sitters In Durham – Jenn

The Best Pet Sitters In Durham – Jenn

Jenn Evans wears so many hats but her pet sitting sombrero is one of her favorites. She lives art and you will see that when she sends you a picture of your pet or tells you about their adventures. So sweet she could talk a squirrel out of a tree. A jill of all trades, Jenn is a student of the world. Loves repurposing. AKA: do not call me Jenny I’m in charge of: fur people Since: forever Sign: Aries Breed: Goat My Furry Family: don’t have pets of my own… I just claim everyone else’s My Favorite Walk: the

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The Best Pet Sitters In Durham – Shelly

The Best Pet Sitters In Durham – Shelly

Shelley Frazier’s a holistic animal communication specialist with a deep love for cats. Gentle and kind, Shelley is loved by even the most nervous of dogs and cats. Thoughtful and a creative problem solver, we can always look to Shelley for a new way of thinking. Loves a good nap. AKA: Open for Suggestions! I’m in charge of: having fun, encouragement, and belly rubs Since: April 2014 Sign: Gemini/ Chinese astrology- Dog Breed: Cheshire cat My Furry Family: Kiko- female, striped, smokey grey, long-hair, nature cat and Mokito- male tuxedo with white socks My Favorite Walk: out in the woods!

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The Best Pet Sitters In Durham – Erica

The Best Pet Sitters In Durham – Erica

When Erica Heine isn’t walking dogs or petting cats, she’s at the gym. This strong lady is our most accomplished power walker. She has serious kitty crushes and drives across town to visit her favorites.  Another vet tech, her knowledge base helps us all be smarter. Loves cross eyed cats and powerlifting. In that order. AKA: None that ever stuck I’m in charge of: Giving dogs a good workout, smothering pets with hugs and kisses, and whispering to cats. Since: May 2013 Sign: Cancer Breed: An athletic mutt, like a pit mix My Furry Family: Ariel: feisty pug/schnauzer mix, Cody:

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How to tip your pet sitter; don’t lick her face and other useful advice.

How to tip your pet sitter; don’t lick her face and other useful advice.

We are often asked about tipping your pet sitter or dog walker. Honestly, our moms taught us not to look a gift horse in the mouth, we know we have the best job in the world! (And we WOULD look in your horse’s mouth if we needed to) However, pet sitters are service providers who often work 7 days a week, 365 days a year, in the NC humidity and the February snow. We work hard so that you can have the peace of mind provided by having a loving professional caring for your beloved pets and home when you’re

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The Best Pet Sitters In Durham – Kelly

The Best Pet Sitters In Durham – Kelly

Kelly Jerome is a former BCPS client and a weekly volunteer at the APS. A meticulous detail-queen, she’s also a great note writer. Kelly specializes in senior pets and possesses great ability to notice a health concern before it becomes problematic. Rescue Pug mama breaking out with a shelter Pekingese. Loves bees and chickens. AKA: The Pug Whisperer I’m in charge of: extra lovin’ and cuddlin’ for critters with special needs and super charged leg-stretchin’ for those without Since: April 2013 Sign: Leo Breed: Heinz 57-there isn’t a DNA test kit in the world to sort it all out (though

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Best Pet Sitters in Durham – Kelsey

Best Pet Sitters in Durham – Kelsey

I’m sure you already know Kelsey. Best dressed at the Christmas party. If there were such a thing as snuggle school, she’d have 7 PhD’s: 4 in dog, 2 in cat, 1 in assorted creatures. She’s got super intuition and skillz with the nicknames. Never met a plate of nachos she didn’t like and loves a good joke. AKA: Sparkleface. My enthusiasm knows no poker face. I’m in charge of: Wooing all my new furry friends with walks and pets Since: May 2014 Sign: Aries. We’re good, clean fun. Breed: Mastiff. Never in a hurry. Don’t know my own strength.

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