- My dog, Davy, and I are on the cover of the March/April issue of Pet Sitters International World Magazine;
- We have hired our second employee; and,
- I am now recognized as a “Fear Free Certified Professional”.
Crockett’s Critter Care not only has the best pet sitting and dog walking team in New Bern, but we also are continuing to grow! In June, Carol became the first employee. Carol has extensive experience with pets and has spent a lifetime involved in their care. Her dogs have obtained Canine Good Citizenship certificates and one went on to become a therapy dog. She has volunteered at Wild Arc for six years where she assists the wildlife rehabilitator restore injured animals to good health so they can be released back into the wild.
I recently completed the Fear Free Certification Program. I was intrigued by what the keynote speaker, Marty Becker, DVM, had to say at the Pet Sitters International conference last September. It was then that I decided to pursue this training because I could see how valuable it would be to incorporate the Fear Free methods into my pet sitting and dog walking business. Pet owners want to know that their pets are in the best hands for their own peace of mind, and they want to come home to a happy and relaxed pet. Using Fear Free methods promotes happy visits and relaxed pets. Little did I know that I was ahead of the trend by becoming the first Fear Free Certified Professional in New Bern and the first Fear Free Certified Pet Sitter in North Carolina!