Reviews of Menlys Pet Care

I was recently searching the internet to see if there were any reviews of Menlys Pet Care that have come up that I should be aware of. While doing my search I looked at a popular site, Yelp.

Needless to say I was a little irritated when I saw that our company had received 8 wonderful reviews from customers but ALL of them had come up as filtered.  This means that when you’re looking for honest reviews of a pet sitting company, you cannot see them unless you click on this tiny little lettering at the bottom of our Yelp profile that is barely readable and says “read 8 filtered reviews”. Since I know that conscientious pet owners want to do a little research about the pet sitting company they are going to be hiring I wanted to be sure that you were able to see reviews from other pet owners like you that have used our services. I will also show you how to read these filtered reviews for yourself right on Yelp!

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Now, how do you look at these reviews live on Yelp for Menlys Pet Care or any other company? Find whatever company you want to search for reviews for in Yelp. Scroll down until you get to the area of the company’s profile where it has live reviews or, if there are no live reviews of the company, scroll down to where it says “About This Business” and you will see small grey lettering that says “read filtered reviews”. Look at the image below to give you a better idea. I hope this helps you to better accurately read reviews of local companies, whether they be for your pet sitting needs or not!

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Natures Variety Recall of Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula

Nature’s Variety has issued a voluntary recall. Below are the complete details as sighted by the FDA:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 15, 2013 – Nature’s Variety has announced a voluntary recall of one batch of Instinct® Raw Organic Chicken Formula with a “Best if Used By” date of 10/04/13. This action is being taken because pieces of clear plastic may be found in some bags and could cause a potential choking risk to pets. The source of plastic has been identified and the issue has been resolved.

The affected product is strictly limited to a single batch of Organic Chicken Formula with the “Best if Used By” date of 10/04/13. This includes:

  • UPC# 7 69949 60137 1 – Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula medallions, 3 lbs. bag
  • UPC# 7 69949 70137 8 – Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula medallions, 27 lbs. case
  • UPC# 7 69949 60127 2 – Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula patties, 6 lbs. bag
  • UPC# 7 69949 70127 9 – Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula patties, 36 lbs. case

The “Best if Used By” date is located on the back of the package below the “Contact Us” section. The affected product was distributed through retail stores and internet sales in the United States and Canada. No other products were impacted.

Nature’s Variety became aware of a potential issue after receiving a consumer complaint. The source of the issue was identified and resolved. To date, there have been no reports of harm to dogs or cats.

Reed Howlett, CEO of Nature’s Variety, stated, “At Nature’s Variety we take quality and safety very seriously. We believe that under all circumstances, the health and safety of pets comes first.”

Consumers feeding the affected product should discontinue use and monitor their pet’s health, and contact their veterinarian if they have concerns. Consumers who have purchased one of the above products can obtain a full refund or exchange by either returning the product in its original packaging or bringing a proof of purchase back to their retailer.

Consumers with additional questions can call the Nature’s Variety Consumer Relations team at 1.888.519.7387 Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST. Or, questions can be emailed directly to

Menlys Pet Care Now Accepts Credit Cards For Pet Sitting

The more efficient we make Menlys Pet Care when it comes to things like billing and scheduling, the more time we have to dedicate to throwing the ball with your dog and snuggling with your cat during the day! In our continuing efforts to make our pet sitting services easier and more efficient for you, we now accept credit card payments.

If you would like to make credit card your preferred method of payment, all you have to do is:reliable pet sitting services

  • Call Sarah with your credit card information
  • Your credit card information will be kept secure and confidential in your client profile
  • Whenever you book pet sitting services we will automatically charge your card for the applicable amount the Monday before service starts
  • You check “Pay the Pet Sitter” off of your to-do list

No more worrying about leaving payment on the counter or sending it in the mail, we take care of everything for you so you can worry about the more important things in life.

Contact Menlys Pet Care today to see all the ways we make pet sitting easy for you and fun for your pet!

Does your pet sitter have an emergency plan?

When you’re an active person who enjoys being out walking dogs and doing pet sitting visits for cats, nothing is worse than hearing the doctor tell you that you need to go on complete bed rest. This is my reality this week as I am suffering from severe back pain that just won’t quit!Pet Sitter Emergency Plan

This situation got me thinking, what would happen if I was the only one who could do pet sitting visits? What would all of my furry clients, that depend on me, do? Working as a pet sitter does not provide you with the luxury of calling in sick and taking time off. You have live animals depending on you for their food, water, potty relief and companionship. You also have their owners trusting you to take care of a precious member of their family.

Luckily, Menlys Pet Care is compiled of three great pet sitters. We not only love what we do, we are there for each other when we need it. If any one of us are in an emergency or are physically unable to get to the pets in our care, than the other two are able to pick up the slack, fill in and still be able to provide the same quality care that each of our clients expect from us.When your pet is in our care you don’t have to worry about someone showing up to care for your precious fur baby if the unexpected happens.

This is just one more way that we provide our clients with reliable pet care and peace of mind.

Big Blessings Come In Small Doggy Packages

The night my Grandma passed away was the night she was told her long haired Chihuahua, Saidey, had a home and that she was taken care of.  After a long struggle to stay alive, she could finally let go and rest in peace knowing that her loyal companion was being well taken care of.

When she knew that she was getting close to the end of her life, my Grandma continually made me promise that Saidey would be taken care of and not just taken to the pound. I am so happy that I am able to honor her wishes.

This little 8lb, long haired Chihuahua came into my life with a personality that doesn’t quit and loyalty to match it. Sometimes I swear that my Grandma passed away and a little piece of her went into Saidey to watch over me. Though at times she really tries my patience with her stubbornness and desperate need to be my alarm system; she more than makes up for it with her goofy personality, playfulness and the many naps shared together cuddled up in warm blankets.

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is never something that is easy to face, but knowing that I was able to bring my Grandmother peace before she died comforts me on those days when I wish she were here.

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Rest in peace Grandma Bev, Saidey is taking good care of me down here 😉


Chicken Jerky Recalls – Dog Health From Your Northville Pet Sitter

It is my job as a pet sitter to keep you informed of the latest pet related news and already in 2013 there are recalls that can affect your dog!

After an entire year of over 2,000 reported reactions and 360 deaths, Waggin’ Train and Canyon Creek brand dog treats are FINALLY off the shelves. Milo’s Kitchen, though not pulling it’s products off the shelf yet, announced yet another recall on January 9th, 2013 on it’s Chicken Jerky and Chicken Grillers dog treats.

These chicken jerky treats, which are made in China, may be made with a chicken antibiotic that is not approved in the United States. The FDA has received thousands of complains from dog owners who say their dogs are experiencing symptoms like gastrointestinal problems such as vomiting and diarrhea, and kidney problems.

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If you’d like to get your dog treats or snacks do your research first. Investigate and find out if the treats you’d like to get your dog have a history of being recalled and find out their ingredients.

Just like with humans, just because it is on the shelves doesn’t mean it is safe for us to eat. Our dogs rely on us to keep them healthy and feeding them chicken jerky is not the way to keep them healthy and feeling their best!

Why Did I Become A Pet Sitter?

I walked in to the kennel and the first thing I noticed was the pink nose of a richly colored Chocolate Lab. She pressed her body against hoto of Northville Pet Sitterthe chains of her kennel so she could be pet through the links. Unlike most of the other dogs who were barking and jumping around, she just sat quietly and peacefully as if to say “I’ve finally found who I was looking for.” From that moment on my dog Casey and I have been inseparable. She not only is there in happy times but also comforts me when I am sick and protects me from danger. She is my best friend, my companion and my guardian angel.

I know that I am not alone in the way I feel about Casey or any of my other animals. We all share a certain bond with our pets that is unlike any other in this world; which is why I became a pet sitter. My clients are pet parents just like me;  you worry about your fur babies like they are children and when they are not with you, you worry about how they are being taken care of and if they are happy. I strive every day to make sure my staff and I make your pets as happy and as comfortable as possible while their Mom & Dad are away. Not only do we spend time making your pets as happy as possible; we also keep you updated on how they are doing so you don’t have to ruin your time away from home worrying about them.

Owning a pet sitting business to me is more than playing with cute puppies and kittens all day (though I will admit it is fun!). It is making sure that I provide you with the peace of mind knowing that, by leaving your fur babies with Menlys Pet Care, you couldn’t have placed them in more dependable and caring hands.


How Much Does Pet Sitting Cost In Northville Mi?

Operating a successful and reliable pet sitting business costs money to ensure the longevity of the company. Though it may seem like pet sitters’ only jobs are to go from house to house playing with pets all day long, there is more to it than that.

On average, a professional pet sitting company has the following expenses:

  • Insurance
  • BondingCat Sitting
  • State Licensing Fees
  • Monthly Website Costs
  • Accounting Fees
  • Payroll Fees
  • Scheduling System Fees
  • Taxes
  • Miscellaneous Fees (picking up supplies for clients if they run out etc.)
  • Gas

In order for a pet sitting company to stay in business and provide you with professional service, their rates need to account for their expenses plus leave enough left over so it can pay it’s staff.

“But I found a pet sitter that charges only $8 per visit, won’t they do the same thing a professional company would be for less?”

The answer is “No”. Though it may seem like you’re getting a great deal by spending less at the time, in the long run you will end up wishing you went with the professional company who charges more. A pet sitter who charges $8 a visit is not making enough to cover all of the necessary expenses needed to survive and will quickly either have to raise their rates or discontinue being a pet sitter.  Also, more often than not $8 pet sitters are pet sitting as a hobby on the side of their real job which means they cannot be as dedicated to pet sitting as a professional pet sitter is.

Would you hire a baby sitter for your children strictly based on “who is the cheapest?”. No – you would want to hire someone who is reliable, trust worthy, has a great reputation and provides you and your children with outstanding care. The same goes for your pets. Pet sitting isn’t just about laying down some food and going for a walk or playtime. There is peace of mind in knowing that you can count on your pet sitter through hell or high water, your belongings are safe while they are in your home and most importantly; your pets are cared for as well, or better, than they would be if you were doing the job yourself.

Contact Menlys Pet Care today and experience the difference!


What Types of Pets Do We Care For?

Many people think that pet sitting is just for dogs and cats so when I meet with someone and tell them that I have done pet sitting for horses I always get the same reaction; I wide eyed expression followed by “really?!”. Yes, really! Menlys Pet Care does not only provide pet care for the lovely dogs and cats of the Northville area but we also provide care for a wide assortment of other animals as well!

We have had the pleasure of pet sitting for some very lovely horses in Northville. Actually, some of my favorite pet sitting experiences and stories have happened while spending some time at the barn with these big beauties!

We have also spent some time taking care of chickens in Northville! I find these pet sits exceptionally interesting! We get to collect fresh eggs, play with baby chicks and hang out with some chickens. What a cool job!

We have also done pet sitting for snakes. rabbits, birds, frogs and fish! We always keep our door open to whatever pets you may have all pets are part of the family; whether they have scales, fluff or feathers, are small, large  or somewhere in between we will happily make them a part of the Menlys Pet Care family.

This Pet Sitter Website Comes With Blog Capability Built Right In!

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