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By: Brenton | December 10, 2017

Okay, Cleveland, much like in Game of Thrones, it is time for us to accept that winter is here. We’ve already seen snippets of snow and temperatures have shifted to the colder side of the spectrum most days. Not only do we need to be making preparations for our pets when they go outdoors, but we should also be on the alert for how the change in seasons will affect strays. Namely, I’m thinking of cats.

Dogs spotted on the loose are generally taken to shelters, adopted by those who find them, or at least taken in by those who find them until other living arrangements are secured. A loose cat, on the other hand, is far more common to see than a loose dog, and is usually seen as much less of a concern. Pet cats often wander outdoors and, sin...

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By: Brenton | July 09, 2017

Recently you may have read about my opinions, supported by facts, regarding tech companies posing as pet care services. If not, you can, if you'd like HERE.) Unfortunately, the tech companies won't stop at their sort of "scam", if you will. I've quoted SCAM as it is perfectly legal what they are doing - providing a "push button, get sitter" kind of service similar to how the new-age model of taxi services, Uber, works. Moreover, some of these companies are merging and putting their collective marketing dollars to somewhat dishonest, albeit effective, work, at least in my opinion.


You may have heard one particular company who brands themselves as "the dog people". Now I won't say a number of the sitters listed o...

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By: Brenton | June 18, 2017

Over the last few years a number of companies have branded themselves in a variety ways to portray them as "the next best thing" in pet care - and mostly targeted dog owners, but have not left any other pets - or in their case, income streams - unforgotten.


Now, in the effort of full-disclosure, I want to make it perfectly clear that I do believe that there is different types of service for different types of people. That being said, I certainly do not support these companies, but that isn't entirely because of the ownership of my pet care business. Since I probably have you thinking, "What?!" now, let's get into the details.

Since the beginning of time, as far as anyone knows, there are bad apples in every bunch and unfo...

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By: Brenton | May 01, 2017

It is such an exciting (and maybe nervous) time getting a new pet. You've looked all over and contemplated what you want in a pet and what the perfect match might be for you and your family. There are so many things to consider when bringing your new pet home or preparing to. Here is an easy Top 10 To Do List for Responsible Pet Ownership:

  1. Perform an "Danger Inspection" of your house and property to see what safety shortfalls might exist for your new friend.
  2. Complete the Contact Us form at our website to set up a free Meet n' Greet and establish a relationship with an Executive Pet Services Pet Care Specialist.
  3. Establish a relationship with an area Veterinarian Clinic
  4. Establish a relationship with a groomer.
  5. Establish a relationship wi...

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By: Brenton | November 12, 2016

PetTech CPR & First Aid Certification Completed

Pet_Tech_CPR_First_Aid_Certified Today, our staff members certified or re-certified in Pet CPR and First Aid. The class was instructed by George Booth of Canine Professional Services. The course details pet saving techniques including immobilization and muzzling, bleeding management, choking management, heat injuries, cold injuries, seizures, shock management, and poisonous substances. It also covers nose to tail pet health assessing. PetTech CPR and First Aid training is designed to stabilize and/or support pets in emergencies and transport them to a Veterinarian. It does not replace the advice or care of a licensed Veterinarian.

By: Brenton | November 05, 2016

We are always doing our best to look to the health and well-being of our clients' pets and that of our human team members as well. Considering this, as a policy when temperatures or windchill fall below 15F, we modify outside type visits (dog walks, etc.) to a short "potty break" and then spend the remainder of the time engaging with them, and generally getting their mind's going and body active. Please, if you have pet jackets or booties or any other protective wear for your pets, have them available so we can see to the safety of your pet while he or she is outside. ALSO, when we are forecast to see significant snow fall, we do make all scheduled visits, however, the timing may not fall within our typical time frame of...

By: Brenton | July 15, 2016

  1. Ensure you carry a Pet First Aid kit on your person while on your walks.paw_pad_injury
  2. If you pet is injured, ensure it is safe to assist. This may mean using a muzzle or making a home-made muzzle. If needed, ask a bystander for assistance.
  3. Wipe away the edges of the wound using an antiseptic wipe. If available, rinse the wound with sterile water and anti-bacterial first aid soap such as Chlorhexidine to sterilize the area.
  4. If wound is bleeding use sterile gauze pads or cloth and apply pressure.
  5. Add additional gauze (or cloth if you don’t have any) on top of initial gauze pads if bleeding continues.
  6. Cover your bandage with a gauze roll wrapped around the gauze pads. Ensure the pads are completely covered.
  7. Complete bandage using medic...

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By: Brenton | June 20, 2016

Executive Pet Services is always trying to look to the best interests of our client's pets and that of our human team members as well. Considering this, as a policy when temperatures or heat indexes rise above 95F we modify outside type visits (dog walks, etc.) to a short "potty break" and then spend the remainder of the time engaging with them, and generally getting their mind's going and body active. ALSO, when we are forecast to see severe weather, such as tornados or flooding, we do make all scheduled visits, however, the timing may not fall within our typical time frame of arrival due to slow or dangerous travel conditions. In this type of weather we prioritize visits as follows: 

Priority 1: Pets on LIFE ...

By: Brenton | May 10, 2016

People always appeared to be shocked when I tell them I had to ‘fire’ a client.  Who turns business away, right?  They don’t seem to understand that providing a service is a two way street and we do occasionally have to tell people we will can no longer provide service to them.  We hate to do it and we don't want to, but sometimes there is just no other way around it.  We provide a premium service and want only the very best for your pets and expect that you do too. Following are six reasons that we may fire you as a client:

1. You Disrespect Our Policies

We have policies for a reason.  It makes sure that things run smoothly and there are no misunderstandings.  When someone disrespects our policies, ...
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