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When your dog runs away – first steps to take

The other day, a friend called in a panic…her sweet lab had escaped from his yard and she couldn’t find him anywhere.  That is every pet parent’s worst fear…your 4-Legged Kid disappears.  Well, my friend didn’t know what to do.  Fortunately for her, her “baby”

Spring Break travel – how to prepare your pets

Like most Pet Parents, as you begin to plan your Spring Break travel you wonder how to prepare your pets.  4-Legged Kids offers two great options to help you.  Your dog can stay in one of our Caregiver's homes or one of our Team can

Neat facts about cats you might not have known

I love all things cats. Neat facts about cats are all over google and there are memes galore if you know where to look.   “Did you know?” facts about cats. Cats don’t have sweat glands. A cat can jump as high as seven times its height.

Counter Surfing and Garbage Gut in dogs

When I think about counter surfing and garbage gut in dogs I think about Kensington (Kensie). She was a beautiful golden retriever that we cared for with our Family Boarding for years until the family moved to Florida. She was like my golden retriever's kid

New Kitten Care – how to prepare your home

I have spent decades hosting mamas and their babies as a foster for local rescues including Open Door Animal Sanctuary.  I get the privilege of loving on those little scraps and preparing them for their happy future with a new family. YES it is tough

Bordetella vaccinations – are they necessary?

Time for some vet talk.  Bordetella vaccinations - are they necessary?  We get this question frequently when we private board dogs in our homes.   Bordetella vaccinations are to protect against several different bacteria and virus, the most common being the bacteria Bordetella bronchiseptica (named after, of

Lessons we can learn from our canine friends

Any Pet Parent knows we can learn so much from our 4-Legged Kids.   This week, we thought we’d look at some of the lessons we can learn from our canine friends (of course sourced from the Big G - I am not this creative!):   Embrace diversity

Dear Dogs – an open letter from your human

Dear Dogs,   -The dishes with the paw prints painted on them are yours and contain your food.  The other dishes are mine and contain my food.  Placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your