22 Years and 22 Reasons for Pet Scoop


Can you believe it's been 22 years?

February 1, 2016 made 22 years for Pet Scoop Services. Time flies when you're having fun! We had the largest number of service starts in January of this year. You know "our business really is picking up"! 

Okay enough with the cliches. Seriously, YOU continue to play the biggest part in Pet Scoop's success! We are working hard to continuously improve your service, bring you exceptional value and to exceed your expectations.

We put on our thinking caps and came up with our top 22 reasons for Pet Scoop Services. We put them in this slide show:

We invite you to add your reasons for using Pet Scoop's services.  Feel free to add your reasons in the commments below or post them to our social networks!  We'll feature your reason in our social post over the next few months.  Put on your thinking caps! Add a comment

A Look Back at the 12 Days of Caring

Our 1st annual 12 Days of Caring campaign was awesome!  Your support for New Hope Cattle Dogs Rescue was awesome!

It all starting when we asked you to nominate a local rescue deserving of a little love and support. You guys really came through! You brought so many hard working rescues to our attention. We received over 1500 votes for your top 5 nominees! In the end New Hope Cattle Dogs came out on top.

Here's a look back at the 12 Days of Caring Campaign:

We can't say thank you enough.  Thank you!

As always, we'd love your feedback.  If you have comments or suggestions for next year's 12 Days of Caring, please leave a comment below or post your ideas to our social networks. Thank you! Add a comment

Preparing Your Dog for Grooming

Is this your dog?

Preparing your dog for the grooming process can help alleviate some anxiety. Even if your dog has no hair or you do all aspects of your dog's grooming care yourself, you're still going to want to teach him or her how to behave for the whole process without traumatizing them.  The truth of the matter is, larger dogs probably need more training than small dogs, especially while young, since it will be MUCH harder to control them once they learnrd to throw their weight around. Grooming is a vital part in the well-being and healthiness of a dog which can improve their lifespan.

With proper preparation you can go from the picture above to this:

Okay, maybe not exactly but prepping your dog can only help matters.  Here what you should know :)

When preparing to groom your pet, start the session off on the right foot by helping your dog relax. Spend a few minutes simply petting him starting with the head and then rubbing the back, paws, belly, and even tails. Once you feel your dog is happy and content begin grooming him. If you're struggling to get your pet to behave during a grooming session apply positive reinforcement. With your words and your tone praise your dog for anything little thing that he or she does well during the time you are working with him. Give him a treat when you are finished, so he begins to associate grooming with something good.

Another way is to exercise your dog by taking it for a walk, run, visiting a dog park or doggy daycare before you begin grooming. This will help the dog be more relaxed and calm for grooming making it a much more enjoyable process for the dog. This should turn your dog's behavior around in no time!

If your dog is still getting used to the grooming process, only work with him or her in short bursts. Groom for about five minutes and then stop and move on to another activity. Eventually, start adding on two or three minutes to your total grooming time until your pet is able to handle a full session. You can always check with your groomer to learn more about what techniques they use to prepare dogs for grooming.

With these suggestions, you can ensure a perfectly groomed dog and the best experience possible.

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A Safe & Warm Winter

There are many things we need to do to prepare for the cold winter months. Let's not forget about our pets.

Here are a few tips for a safe and warm winter for your dog:

If you notice that your dog gets dry skin in the winter, you probably need to brush him or her more often. Doing so will get rid of old fur and help get their oil glands work properly. Try brushing once in the morning and once in the evening to see if it makes a difference for your pet.

Keeping your dog warm during winter with the latest in canine fashion and accessories is quite popular. We've all seen those adorable sweaters, coats and jackets. Whether you love it, are not to keen on the idea or think it's just for show, dogs need protection from the elements too! Keeping your dog's paw-pads dry is essential to their health in sub-freezing weather. Consider investing in suede or leather footwear and pick up a coat while you're at it. You can make them instead if you are creative! Your dog will let you know when enough is enough.

When thinking about dog houses, bigger is not better. Allow room for growth, but do not go much bigger than what you will need for him to be comfortable as an adult. This will allow the entire house to heat from his body heat during the cold winter months.

Consider that winter is holiday season which can bring a higher amount of foot traffic in and out of your home. Sadly this can make it all too easy for animals to escape and become lost during harsh winter weather. Be sure your dog’s ID tags and microchip are up to date to ensure your furry friend will come home safely.

Whether your family members have feet or paws keeping the entire family warm and safe in the winter is important.

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