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Updates-(charleston sc pet sitting and dog walking services)

I realized it has been over a year since I posted a blog post, so I thought I better update!

I can’t believe A Tail Waggin’ Good Time is now in it’s 6th year of business! That’s amazing! We’ve loved caring for your animals over all of these years!

Things have certainly changed since I first began the business. For one, I now have a toddler and am also expecting baby #2 in just a few months! I have amazing help that keeps things going though and am not sure what I’d do without them.

Most of our business consists of mid-day weekly visits for some very loyal clients. Once in a while, we do have an opening or two for a new client though so don’t hesitate to contact us just to check.

I’ve just updated the 2014 rates for a all new clients or future pet sits booked this year and beyond. Rate increases will not affect our regular/current mid-day clients.

Please contact me with any questions through email(the very best way to get a response): atailwaggingoodtime@gmail.com

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Let’s Talk Hurricanes- {charleston dog walking and pet sitting}

Hello Charleston!

Well, it’s August and that means it’s time to post about hurricanes. I don’t even want to mention that word, but we’re getting into the active part of the season and I thought I would post some reminders.

 Plain and simple….Prepare yourself!  Don’t wait until there’s something brewing in the atlantic to get your hurricane kit ready. Pick up a couple extra jugs of water, trailmix, granola, crackers, batteries, etc. at the grocery store next time you’re there and put them in a bin for safe keeping.

For your pets, buy an extra bag of their dog food/treats, medication, etc. to last in case you can’t get out and about. Also buy a box of puppy pads in case your furry pal can’t go outside…or won’t! Have their crate handy and store all of these things in there for safe keeping. It’s also a good idea to know where their rabies tags are in case you need to evacuate and show these whereever you stay.

The good thing about hurricanes is that we know they are coming in advance and we CAN prepare. You can never be too careful so just be smart, plan ahead and don’t ever think it can’t happen where you live!

Enjoy the rest of summer…fall will be here before we know it!

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Making Changes- West Ashley Pet Sitting & Dog Walking

Good Morning!

I hope everyone had an enjoyable memorial day weekend with friends and family and maybe some juicy burgers on the grill!

It’s officially summer!! Heat, sunshine(sunblock), hurricanes, long days, breezes…. It’s great!

I’m so excited to be on track for year FIVE with A Tail Waggin’ Good Time.  I do have some changes to tell you about, so sit back and keep reading…

I started the dog accessory side of this business in Oct of 2008 and it began with dog t-shirts that I hand printed. That turned into message collars and eventually ribbon collars. Turns out, ribbon collars are my best sellers and the t-shirts have been neglected a bit.  I LOVE doing them and customizing them for people, but I don’t sell enough of them to continue to purchase the inks, papers, etc. It really is a huge process, especially for the message collars. As sad as I am to to announce this, I am going to put the message items on hold for a little while.  This is hopefully only temporary and I will still sell the ones that I have that are already pressed. This just means, no more custom printed collars unless you want to pay big bucks for them! :).

While the sales issue is one reason, the other is that I have started investing lots of my time and attention on my newest venture of photography! If you haven’t checked that out yet, please go visit www.TickledBluePhotography.com

I have high hopes for this new venture and I want to make sure I don’t overwhelm myself with too much. I’ll admit when I get an order for a message collar lately, I don’t get excited anymore. I think about the long process of designing the template (if it’s a new one), printing it out and making sure it printed just right, cutting it out plus the ribbon, heating up the press machine, then starting the collar sewing process. It’s quite a bit of steps as you can see and getting harder and harder to devote the time to.

Thanks for understanding and I hope you’ll continue to purchase my lovely ribbon collars!! I try to keep the most popular ribbons on hand and mix it up with new designs every year. You can keep up with my etsy shop for all the newest designs: www.atailwaggingoodtime.etsy.com

Have a great summer!!

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Happy Birthday To YOU-Charleston Pet Sitter{west ashley}

I can’t believe it’s time to post this, but  it has been FOUR whole years this month that A Tail Waggin’ Good Time opened it’s doors for business.  It just makes me so happy to say that! I can still remember my very first consultation and being so nervous, but feeling so giddy afterwards knowing that it was truly officially starting! With my business magnet on my little honda civic, I cruised ALL OVER Charleston doing pet sits everywhere I could! I quickly learned that I was NOT super woman and I could not cover all of Charleston by myself, even in that honda civic. A few years later, a little boy added to my life, and help hired, I’m still at it, just with some wonderful help to pick up some of the load. My helper Amy has been with me since August of 2010 and I’ve never had such great help! She is always available and ready to fill up her schedule with wet kisses and wagging tails! I’m so thankful for her. Nikki is also a new addition and was actually a previous client!  I always said old clients would make some of the best help b/c for one, they’re already animal lovers, right?

So thank you clients for helping A Tail Waggin’ Good Time to keep on truckin’! We love to visit your pets everyday and while you’re getting some time away on vacation and we look forward to many more years serving you.

Here we go year five! Let it begin!

 

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