Pet Services & Supplies in New York, NY
Pampered Pets. Was inspired by a young orange cat we found living in the woods in upstate New York. We brought her home to New York City and named her Charlie. Like many other pet owners, we were reluctant to place Charlie in boarding facilities when we traveled. We preferred, instead, that she remain in her own home while we were away and be cared for there by a pet sitter we knew and trusted. Finding such adequate and reliable care proved difficult. Thus, we decided to form our own firm.
NYC Dog Walkers and Cat Sitters
read morePampered Pets prides itself on providing industry-leading walking, sitting, grooming and overnight services to its clients. We understand that each pet may have unique needs such as illness or behavioral issues. We do our best to tend to those special needs. Cats and dogs respond to a stable environment and schedule. They love being in their own home. Our pet care staff is available to stay in your home overnight to provide affection and comfort in your absence. Daily routine is important for your dog or puppy's emotional and physical well-being.
Great News for People with Cat
read moreFrom resident blogger Joy: When I was five years old, we had to give away Pepe, our sweet black and white house cat. My dad had found him as a kitten, meowing from a recycling bin by the West Side Highway. When I was born, Pepe was already a beloved member of the family; he loved to lick the oily remnants from a tuna can, he enjoyed hiding behind doors to "scare" us as we passed, and he especially liked to send us all into a panic by sitting on the edge of our 9th story window sill. I can picture Pepe now, sprawled out in his favorite chair, the sun warming his fur.
read moreWhy do cats bite? The short answer? For a reason. Like many other animals, feline aggression is based on various circumstances, history, and personality. A cat's biting or aggressive behavior is often provoked, whether it's clear to us humans or not. Below, we've outlined some helpful info on how to redirect unwanted biting, and a few tips for kitten owners. The saying goes: a tired dog is a good dog. With our felines, a happy cat is one who thinks he's killed something everyday. Whether or not they actually have is not important, explains certified feline behavior consultant Sally J. Foote.
read moreAs you may already know, we're a big fan of feline and canine studies. They give us insight into the four-legged friends in our lives, and many of them yield surprising results. More recently, a study was conducted by Japanese researchers to see if domestic cats can discern their names from other words. We used a habituation-dishabituation method to investigate whether domestic cats could discriminate human utterances, which consisted of cats' own names, general nouns, and other cohabiting cats' names.
read moreThe shell game is a simple problem-solving game for dogs. To play the shell game with your dog, let your dog watch as you place a treat under one of three cups. You then shuffle the cups around and encourage them to "find the treat." The shell game gives your dog plenty of mental stimulation and helps them work on their problem-solving skills. Start by playing with one specific toy and giving it a name while you do. After some practice & praise, your dog will assign that verbal name with the chosen toy.
read moreIt's widely understood that dogs dream. If you have a pup, you've inevitably witnessed an active dream of some sort, and I've seen it all with my furry companion, Juniper I'm convinced she dreams about playing with her best friend, Luna, and chasing bunnies. Lots of bunnies. While we'll never know for certain what exactly our furry pets dream about from day to day, researchers have made strides in decoding a sleeping canine's brain. Spoiler alert - it's not that different from our own. Here's what we know so far.