• April 30th, 2020
    Written by: Kimberly

    Lake Mary, Sanford, and the rest of Florida look like they are reopening within days. For those that are itching to get back to work, that can be good news - finally, a chance to feel productive, see coworkers, and be out of the house.

    But for your dog, that transition may be especially hard. Even if your dog was used to you being away before the virus, if you're like most of us, you've been home now for several weeks. Your dog has likely adjusted to your time at home, and - if they're like most dogs - prefers this new quarantine life to the days that you were away.

    Our pet sitters and dog walkers may be able to help your dog adjust to this transition. Give us a call soon to discuss the next steps, and to receive a $25 off coupon for your first appointments.

    Help with Separation from Your Dog

    Dogs are pack animals. They do not understand why you leave, and the longer you're gone, the more they worry you may not come back. Staying home for months at a time only to suddenly leave again means that your dog may feel more abandoned than usual, resulting in the potential to develop more several conditions like separation anxiety.

    In addition, if you're like many pet owners, you may have given your dog extra bathroom breaks, extra walks, extra food/treats etc. Dogs are creatures of habit. If they expect to go at a specific time they may still need to go at that same time, otherwise accidents may occur.

    Our professional, highly trained dog walkers are available to assist you and your pet by addressing several needs that dogs have upon you going back to work:

    • They need attention, so that they can feel safe when you're gone.
    • They need to work away some of that anxiety through exercise.
    • They need to use the bathroom.
    • They need to be checked on, to make sure their anxiety hasn't put them at risk.

    It's always a good idea to consider a pet sitter/dog walker throughout the day. Pets that get that love and attention are happier and healthier when you come home. But it is especially useful during this transition time, when your dog may not be ready to experience life without you just yet.

    Schedule an appointment today by calling us or filling out our contact form to the right.