Celebrating the Ugly Dog

Posted on Jun 19, 2017
Celebrating the Ugly Dog

While we know that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and true beauty is about what’s on the inside, June 20 is Ugliest Dog Day. So we couldn’t help but celebrate dogs that are…well…so ugly, they’re cute.   Although a dog’s looks are defined by their genes, they’re all part of the same […]

Making a Pet Preparedness Plan

Posted on Jun 1, 2017
Making a Pet Preparedness Plan

Depending on where you live, the chances of a real emergency or natural disaster happening could be quite low. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared, just in case. June is National Pet Preparedness Month urging owners to make their plan now. Taking a few simple steps will give you peace of mind and ensure that if an […]

How Exercise Improves Pet Behavior

Posted on May 12, 2017
How Exercise Improves Pet Behavior

At Run Those Dogs, our motto has always been, “A tired dog is a happy dog.” We love to help pets and their parents be healthy, safe and happy. In addition to pet sitting, pet exercise is a big part of our business. Yes, we’re biased, but we’ve also seen the evidence first-hand time and […]

Lyme Disease Prevention in Washington

Posted on May 1, 2017
Lyme Disease Prevention in Washington

At Run Those Dogs we care deeply about the health of your pets. May is Lyme Disease Prevention Month so we’ve put together this helpful post. Although the disease affects many more dogs and people in the eastern coastal United States than in Washington State, being aware of how the disease spreads and how to […]

IDs and Microchips for Your Pets

Posted on Apr 14, 2017
IDs and Microchips for Your Pets

Run Those Dogs cares deeply about the safety of animals. That’s why we’re increasing awareness about one of the easiest, and most important ways to keep your pet safe: pet identification with IDs and microchips.   The third week of April is National Pet ID Week. Its an entire week for good reason. Several good […]

How to be an Environmentally-Responsible Pet Owner

Posted on Mar 31, 2017
How to be an Environmentally-Responsible Pet Owner

At Run Those Dogs we care about the future of our planet. We take stewardship of its resources seriously. Earth Day on April 22 reminds us to lead by example and continue to find new ways to reduce our impact and preserve our environment for future generations of both people and their pets. With hundreds […]

Protecting Your Pets from Poisons

Posted on Mar 22, 2017
Protecting Your Pets from Poisons

March is Poison Prevention Awareness Month and this week is National Poison Prevention Week. Each year, there are more than 100,000 cases of pet poisoning in the U.S. Many of these are caused by household substances that are perfectly harmless to pet owners. But just because something is safe for people doesn’t mean it won’t […]

The Value of Professional Pet Sitting Over Friends or Family

Posted on Mar 6, 2017
The Value of Professional Pet Sitting Over Friends or Family

We’ve all been there. You’re headed out-of-town. You have your dates set, your tickets are ordered, and you’ve thought about what you’ll pack. Then you remember that you also need to schedule someone to care for your pets. It’s tempting to phone a friend. We all have friends or family who love our pets and […]

Run Those Dogs Loves Cats & Small Animals Too!

Posted on Feb 17, 2017
Run Those Dogs Loves Cats & Small Animals Too!

A lot of people think that because the word ‘dogs’ is in the Run Those Dogs company name that we only care for canines. That’s quite the contrary. We love, exercise, and pet sit for cats and small animals too! The same is true for running. Even though ‘run’ is in the company name, we care for animals at […]

The Importance of Pet Dental Health

Posted on Feb 6, 2017
The Importance of Pet Dental Health

February is Pet Dental Health Month. Pet oral health is possibly the most overlooked of pet parent responsibilities. Humans are told to brush and floss twice a day to avoid cavities and gum disease. Our diets are much more diverse and include a lot more sugar, so the recommendations aren’t quite so extensive for pets. Nonetheless, […]