This Web site is dedicated to the memory of my beloved Babe. She graced my life with her love, companionship and camaraderie, and beauty. We were best friends for fifteen wonderful years!
Developing deep bonds of strong affection and trust with your animal friends
Patti Sheehan retired from Delta Air Lines after accruing the benefits of more than 29 years of solid professional customer service and employee relations experience in the airline industry. She was the proud recipient of 15 prestigious sales and customer service awards during her distinguished career. One of Patti's proximate and longtime personal goals motivated her to open a pet-sitting business. Using a blend of essential knowledge, specialized skills, and humane values and practices (fostering respect and compassion for all life), the Ludlow, Kentucky resident now takes care of cats and dogs. She is focused on her ongoing mission to provide the highest standard of quality pet sitting, dog walking, dog training, and pet transportation services at cost-effective prices.
There is a special sensitivity and concern at the human level that contributes to Patti's many selfless efforts and her untiring devotion to animals. Hence no workday routine is ordinary despite the regular or customary course of things. Real excitement abounds with the anticipation of coddling her best friends. "I take care of pets for clients who are on vacation or for those persons who work long hours each day. Many people hire me because they don't want to settle for doggie daycare or board their pets in a kennel. I take the animals out for walks and play with them in their familiar surroundings. My clientele and their cherished companions are from the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky metropolitan area. Most of my clients live within a 50-mile radius of my home. After my initial startup, I decided to take my talent and expertise back to Delta. I had the satisfaction of landing a two-year contract stint as pet sitter on site at the international airport. Because of customs imposts and procedures and/or inclement weather problems, there were some animals that had to stay overnight. They needed to be fed and walked (as they were usually stressed) and their cages needed to be cleaned. I was on call primarily during weekday evening hours and on weekends for this purpose. As a responsible and caring pet owner and advocate for many years, I feel very fortunate indeed to be operating my own business. Call me at your convenience if I can be of assistance to you. Please join me and other committed Greater Cincinnati Pet Sitters and support the positive advantages of shelter pet adoption. Help save a homeless animal."
Patti is professionally affiliated with Pet Sitters International (PSI), the leader and pacesetter for the professional pet-sitting industry, and the veterinarian accredited International Vet Transport Association for Animals (IVETAA).
She is registered with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) as a certified ground transporter for pet relocation and transportation. Patti has also completed requisite training and proficiency requirements for Pet First Aid and emergency care procedures with the American Red Cross.
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Let Patti's Paws Do The Walking!
Service Area Locations: Kentucky: Boone County: Hebron and Florence.
Campbell County: Bellevue, Cold Spring, Fort Thomas, Highland Heights, Newport, and Southgate.
Kenton County: Bromley, Covington, Crescent Springs, Crestview Hills, Edgewood, Elsmere, Erlanger, Fort Mitchell, Fort Wright, Independence, Lakeside Park, Ludlow, Park Hills, Taylor Mill, and Villa Hills.
Ohio: Hamilton County: Cincinnati, Indian Hill, Loveland, Madeira, Montgomery, Norwood, and Reading. If you reside outside of our service area and need a referral, we will be happy to supply the name of a qualified pet sitter. Pet Sitters International provides owners with a list of sample questions pertinent to interviewing and hiring professional sitters and walkers.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sends out periodic notices about isolated pet food recalls--both voluntary and involuntary. Please check the FDA's website at http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/SafetyHealth/RecallsWithdrawals/default.htm for the most current information about safety alerts and recalls.
Q. I think my pet is sick from contaminated food. What should I do?
A. If your pet shows any signs of illness, including loss of appetite, lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, changes in water consumption or changes in urination, please consult your veterinarian or call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center's 24-hour hotline at (888) 426-4435.
Q. What is the best food to give to my pet?
A. In general, the ASPCA recommends high quality, premium pet foods for most pets, since they are research-
based formulas that include specific nutrients for your pet's well-being. If your pet is used to eating a particular type of food, a sudden change in diet or diet type may upset her stomach. This may be especially problematic for pets with pre-existing illnesses.
© 2012 The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA). All rights reserved.
Recent Recalls and Alerts:
Today, we are importing more food for animal and human consumption and inspecting less of it. Food & Water Watch has exposed federal regulatory problems with food safety inspection as well as the lack of mandatory country-of-origin labeling on all meat, fruits, and vegetables. Read the organization's press releases and heed their call for action.
1. Pets should wear collars with an ID tag, rabies vaccination tag, and city license. Also, chip pets for permanent identification and a faster return. Thank you, American Humane, for the reminder.
2. If you are not carefully breeding a purebred line, PLEASE have your cat or dog spayed or neutered. Help save a life!
3. Check the Food and Drug Administration's Web site regularly for notices about safety alerts and voluntary and involuntary pet food recalls. Discuss special nutritional needs with your veterinarian.
4. Call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 1-888-426-4435 for any poison-related emergency 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. (A consultation fee may be required.)
5. Listen to The HSUS and take action now! Don't buy a dog at a pet store. Don't buy a dog online. You can stop puppy mill operations. © 2013 The Humane Society of the United States. All rights reserved.
6. If you really love your cat, don't declaw him. Keep his claws clean and sharp by training him to use a scratching post made of sisal rope.
7. Volunteer at your local animal shelter. If you can't serve in such a capacity, make a donation to a shelter or rescue group. Our homeless furry friends will reap the many benefits.
8. Do you have a Web site? If so, try to encourage people to adopt homeless animals by adding Petfinder(TM) widgets, search tools, and graphics.
Tag (and Chip) Your Companion Animals
Sure, you got the leopard print pet bed and the collar with diamonds, but the hottest fashion for your beloved pet is his very own ID tag. With so many choices of color and shape, there's no reason not to outfit every fancy collar with his name and your contact information.
The American Humane Association's Every Day Is Tag Day(TM) kicks off this year on Saturday, April 5th. Each year, millions of cherished pets get lost and end up in the care of animal shelters. But sadly, many are never reunited with their families. To help fight this problem, American Humane encourages pet owners to provide pets with an ID tag.
Make sure your pet wears a collar with an ID tag, rabies vaccination tag, and city license. Include a contact name, address, and daytime and evening phone number. Consider providing a phone number for an alternate contact like a neighbor or family member, in case you can't be reached. And don't forget to update your pet's tags when you move. Also consider microchipping your pet to increase the likelihood that you and he will be reunited if he is ever lost. This announcement is presented by courtesy of American Humane.