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Shreveport Pet Care Professionals

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  • 6 years in business
Gina F.
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Jalena works so well with my doggies. They LOVE her and listen to her because she uses positive reinforcement and not negative. She has a genuine love for dogs and hers are some of the most well behaved I've met :) I would feel more than comfortable leaving my precious babies with her while I am gone knowing they will be taken care of and loved.

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  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon W.
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She is Great!! We would recommend her to anyone. I will b happy to give her a reference if she needs one. I will continue to use her.

Jo O.
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Tissy has sat for my dog(Bassett Hound) and my male cat (3 yr old) They both love her. She is truly an animal advocate.

  • 9 years in business
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I know first aid for pets. I can walk, feed, and administer medication if necessary. I can sit overnight or for several days, if necessary as well. I trim toenails and bathe animals. I worked for an animal hospital for 4 years. I love all types of animals. I am patient and kind. It has the best reward: slobbery kisses!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I offer dependable and loving care for your pets while you are away for the day or a vacation. I offer pet sitting, dog walking and home care.

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We are the only full-service boarding and grooming facility with indoor/outdoor runs. We're offering dog and cat food and pet supplies. We're open twice a day on Saturdays. There is also a pet cemetery and veterinary clinic available on the premises. The resort is home to a few of the top-winning show dogs in Europe and America, all bred here. Our facility always works closely with disaster relief and donates pet food, supplies, and housing to the local animal shelter's furry friends.

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I am game for any miscellaneous tasks that you may need accomplished. I do photography, basic housecleaning, and pet sitting. I'm a state-certified emergency medical respondent.

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I pay particular attention to detail. I do exactly as i am requested to do.

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I am formerly a kennel manager, wish now to walk your dogs at your home. I will play with, brush, feed, give water to and walk your dog.

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I give lots of loving attention to animals. I love all animals. Whether walking to the dog park, giving baths, or just cuddling your animals, I will be happy.

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Because im good at what i do to be a 16 year old

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I do the laundry, wash dishes, etc. I wash and feed pets. I make beds, vacuum or sweep floors and clean bathrooms.

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We do lots of rescue dogs and older dogs ! We love what we do

  • 12 years in business
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We carry liability insurance to protect your pets and give you peace of mind. We use a customer management software program to enhance scheduling and billing. If you like, you will receive a daily picture update (provide Fluffy or Fido are not camera shy)

  • 6 years in business
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Integrity, loyalty, honesty, dependability, and fun.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I am a sitter for pets or houses. I will walk dogs as well. I love animals and I will treat your pets as my own. I am responsible and dependable.

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I have been an avid animal lover since a child. I'm also a supporter of animal rights donating to various rescue and adoption agencies. I have done pet sitting in the past with much success and joy, and recently, I have been given the opportunity to do so again. I can pet sit at your home or mine whichever is most convenient. I do not limit my pet services and can take care of reptiles, fishes or even farm animals.

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I have a lot of experience in taking care of animals. I will take good care of your pets. I have three dogs of my own. Please do not hesitate to contact me for more details.

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I do the following: * Feed them * Watch them * Walk them * Anything special you need for me to do for them * House-sit * Water plants * Get mail * Light housework

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I like to make the atmosphere for the babies like a spa day

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I walk pets, bathe pets, feed pets and give pets water. I can clean pets' houses and clean their mess up around the house and cages.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is included in a dog grooming?

Dog grooming is so much more than giving your dog a bath. Dog grooming is a broad term that covers all aspects of canine cleanliness and hygiene. The services included in dog grooming will vary based on your needs and what you choose to pay. Unless they are rolling in cowpies or playing in mud puddles, most dogs are okay getting a shampoo bath only as needed. You’ll know when they need it if they smell bad or are bringing dirt into the house. Some dogs, like shepherds and shih tzus, have thick coats that can get matted and tangled without regular care. Pro dog groomers can deftly blow dry a dog’s hair after a bath so that it is shiny and smooth. Dog grooming can include brushing that detangles dog hair and also thins the undercoat to minimize shedding.

Dog grooming also includes hygiene services such as toothbrushing and ear cleaning. Clean teeth are important to the health of your dog, and the pros have the patience and proper technique to get it done. Regular dog grooming can stave off tear stains, those reddish stains below your dog’s eyes. Anal gland expression is something not many people want to do on their own, even if they love their dog. A dog groomer can safely and efficiently release any blocked anal gland fluid. Other dog grooming services include nail trimming and clipping. Nationally, dog grooming prices range from $60 to $80. Most dog groomers offer discounts to customers who purchase monthly packages or bundle multiple grooming services at one time.

What does a dog walker do?

We all know our dogs love going on long, adventure-filled walks, but jobs and family and commuting can make it difficult to give them the leash time they deserve. You can hire a professional dog walker to make sure your furry friend gets adequate exercise and outdoor time each day. A professional dog walker may be an individual contractor or work for a dedicated dog-walking company. In either case, you want to make sure the pro has the appropriate insurance in case of an emergency. Some people opt to give the dog walker a key to their house; others to have them pick up the dog from the yard. Dog walking can happen as often as multiple times per day, or just a few times a month as needed. Here are some questions to ask when you are interviewing a new dog walker:  

  • Will you or someone else be walking my dog?
  • Do you have a backup plan if you can’t make it for a scheduled walk?
  • Will you walk my dog by itself, or do you walk several dogs at once?
  • What are your different walk routes?
  • When will you pick up and drop off?
  • How will we communicate?
  • Do I have to commit to a schedule or are you flexible?
  • What’s your cancellation policy?
  • What’s your response plan if my dog gets injured or becomes sick?
  • How and how often do I pay you?
  • Do you offer package pricing if I buy multiple dog walks up front?

What is a dog groomer?

A dog groomer is a service professional who provides dog grooming and basic hygiene care for your dog. Dog groomers are typically animal lovers who are competent and comfortable working with a wide range of dog breeds and temperaments. Dog groomers are knowledgeable about the care needs for different kinds of dog coats. A poodle will have different haircut needs than a shih tzu, for example, so it pays to have a trained pro provide the proper cut. Good dog groomers know how to safely clean your dog’s teeth, bathe your dog, and cut their nails without going too short. They understand how to trim the hair from around your dog’s face, express anal glands, and clean your dog’s ears. Many people who choose dog grooming as a profession also pursue other dog services such as attending veterinary school, running a doggy day care center, working as a professional dog walker, and more.

What is a dog groomer?

Keep your family dogs happy, healthy and clean with regular dog grooming. A dog groomer is a business owner or employee of a dog grooming business who specializes in dog hygiene and grooming. To find a reputable dog groomer, research reviews, ask for references and confirm that the groomer has good standing in the dog grooming community.

A dog groomer should be comfortable and competent working with dogs of all breeds and temperaments. Typically a groomer will have trained with other groomers and taken educational courses to keep abreast of the latest safety information and techniques. There are brick-and-mortar dog grooming businesses, as well as mobile dog groomers who bring all their equipment and provide their services at your home or location. In some cases, brick-and-mortar businesses will also pick up and return your dog for an additional fee.

What vaccines do dogs need to be groomed?

It’s important to make sure your dog is up to date on its vaccines before taking it to a groomer. Vaccinations keep your dog and the other dogs that use the establishment healthy. Viruses can linger long after a dog is gone, so an unvaccinated dog can infect a number of other dogs days or even months after their visit. Find out about your dog groomer’s vaccination policies, and think carefully about receiving services from a company that does not require vaccinations. Here are the main vaccinations that are generally required for dog grooming:

  • Parvovirus: Parvo is a nasty virus that can kill dogs within 48-72 hours of infection. The virus is incredibly persistent and, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, is resistant to heat, cold, humidity and drying. It’s spread by dog-to-dog contact or contact with contaminated feces, environments (food and water bowls, collars and leashes, etc.,) or people.
  • Adenovirus 2: Dogs receive this vaccination to protect against canine infectious hepatitis. The vaccination can also helps prevent canine cough.
  • Canine distemper virus: Distemper has no known cure and can cause serious pain, illness, and even death, although recovery is possible with medical intervention.  
  • Rabies: This disease attacks the central nervous system and — when untreated — will
  • lead to death. The CDC recommends euthanizing an unvaccinated animal that has been exposed to rabies, although six-month isolation followed by vaccination is also permissible.
  • Para-influenza: Canine para-influenza leads to kennel cough and an unhappy dog.
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