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Older cats and dogs are usually the last to be adopted—and the first to be euthanized. It’s a sad reality. That’s why many shelters and rescues across the country promote November as adopt a senior pet month.

Most people believe that older pets have more problems, but that’s simply not true. Abandoned when their owners move, pass away, or can’t financially provide—most animals just want another home. A place where they’ll be fed yummy meals, given a warm bed, and loved on. 

What are the benefits of an older dog or cat?

Older pets are…

  • ·         Great house guests. They’re already potty-trained and can adapt quickly to your lifestyle. Unlike puppies or kittens, they don’t need 24/7                  monitoring. They’re a perfect fit for young kids and senior citizens.
  • ·         Respectful of your stuff. They’re passed the chewing and scratching phases.
  • ·         Open books. They’ve already grown to their full size and developed their unique personalities. No surprises!
  • ·         Relaxed, cuddly, and very furry. Most of them have mellowed out, are super-loving, and are as cute as ever!

What about your wallet?

Adopting an older pet isn’t necessarily cheaper than getting a puppy or kitten. Some may need routine vet check-ups for health issues, dental work, or preventative blood work. But that shouldn’t deter you from saving a life. Senior pets can still have many years of good health and happiness.

You can make a difference. This November, adopt a dog or cat that’s been passed over because of age. Visit your local pet shelter or go to www.petfinder.com or The Charlotte Humane Society to take the pledge to help senior pets find a home.

By Deanna Morono

2013 Marks the second year that Fluffs of Luv Pet Sitting has joined with the Humane Society of Charlotte to be an Adoption Sponsor. We are proud to support this local organization in helping them find their furever homes for their adoptable dogs and cats. If you are looking to add to your fur family consider adopting from the Humane Society of Charlotte and bring an HSC alumni home! Click Here to find your new pet.  

Fluffs of Luv is proud to announce the expansion of their Pet Sitting business to include Dog Grooming, Dog Training and Pet Supplies.  They will be hosting a Grand Opening event Saturday, October 19th, from 10am-5 pm, at 315 Main Street Suite 1, in downtown Pineville, NC.

Jennifer Fagan, is the owner of Fluffs of Luv, a Professional Pet Sitting Company that has served the Charlotte area since 2007.  Through the years Fluffs of Luv has cuddled thousands of pets while their owners were away on vacation or at work.  

The celebration will kick off at 10 am and go till 5 pm.  Lucky Labs Rescue will be in attendance with some of their adoptable friends and will be offering a Microchip Clinic for a small donation.  Make sure to bring your pet dressed up for the Costume Contest and pick up lots of FREE pet food samples while you are there.  Fluffs of Luv will also be handing out lots of coupons for Grooming, Pet Supplies and Dog Training.  Don't forget to bring/buy your donation for the “Stuff the Tahoe” pet supply drive to help our furry friends in need.  Some items on the wish list include crates, dog food, collars, leashes, toys and treats.

 “It’s important to educate the pet-owning public about the benefits professional pet services offer their furry family members.  Whether you are going out of town and need a pet sitter, running low on dog food or your pup needs to freshen up their look, Fluffs of Luv has you covered.” Fagan adds.

Jennifer Fagan, invites anyone interested in learning more about the advantages of hiring a pet care professional to visit her Web site, www.FluffsofLuv.com.  

Animal Kneads Day is Animal Care & Control's largest annual fundraiser with all proceeds benefiting our Free Public Spay & Neuter Fund. The event is held at Great Harvest Bread Company and has tripled in size since it first began in 2007.

During the month of August, Great Harvest Bread Company opens on a Sunday, which is not a regular business day, and the owners and staff donate their time and the ingredients to make hundreds of loaves of bread.

Volunteers from Animal Care & Control staff the counter and offer the bread to customers for a donation of $10 a loaf. 100 percent of the proceeds go directly to support our Free Public Spay & Neuter Fund.

In 2012, Animal Kneads Day brought in a little over $13,000! We had 15 vendors participate along with 16 businesses in the shopping center. We also had over 50 prizes donated to our event from 40 different local businesses. Continue reading

Spring is here, help keep hour pets parasite free!

It is that time of year our furry friends love; longer walks, playtime in the park, critters to chase, and water to play in. Oh the joys of being pet parents and like all parents freedom comes with a price. For our furry kids that price is bugs! Fleas, ticks, mosquito's, and unwanted parasites that love to make a community on our pets. There are an array of products that work well and can be purchased at your local veterinarian, however for those of you who prefer a more organic route here are some items that come in handy and are safe for your pets and children.  Continue reading

We all love our furry family members. They fill our hearts and homes with so much joy. Unfortunately there are times that we can not be with them. These are the times when your pets will benefit from having their own friend!

 Why get a pet sitter for my dog?

 There are many reasons to hire a pet sitter for your pooch.

 *Does your dog get bored while you’re at work?- A pet sitter can have a play date with Fido, after some time of play your pup will be ready for a snooze till you get home.

* Is your dog packing on the pounds?- Fido’s pet sitter would love to visit and take him for a walk. Continue reading

Fluffs of Luv Pet Sitting encourages pet owners and pet lovers alike to celebrate Professional Pet Sitters Week, March 3-9, 2013. This international week of recognition seeks to educate pet owners about the advantages of in-home pet care, as well as to encourage the public to explore professional pet sitting as a viable and rewarding career opportunity.

 Professional Pet Sitters Week (PPSW) was introduced by Pet Sitters International (PSI) in 1995. PSI is the world’s largest educational association for professional pet sitters.  Continue reading

We can't wait to play with your furry family member. Call us today for a FREE consultation.

Fluffs of Luv, LLC

Pet Sitting, Dog Walking, Cat Sitting & Overnights

(704) 421-3492 (828) 668-2860 Text (704) 612-8166 Fax PetSitter@CallFluffs.com

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