COVID-19 Precautions

As we move into Phase 2 reopening, we want to remind clients of our ongoing COVID-19 precautions. Our sitters continue to monitor their own health, and if sick, do not continue to make visits. Continue practicing washing our hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after each dog walk. Use hand sanitizer in car between each visit. Wear a mask, covering our mouth and nose, when we go into a client’s home to leash the dog and...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

As you all know, this situation is changing rapidly and as such our response may change in the next coming days and weeks. This is our response as of March 16, 2020. -Kim  Dear Clients, The health and well-being of our clients and staff is of the utmost importance at The Pet Elf, and I wanted to update you all as we navigate the evolving impact of coronavirus on our community. At this time, no one knows how severe this outbreak will be. Given...

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A Safe & Happy July 4th!

Did you know more pets go missing this time of year than any other? While there’s plenty to do on the 4th of July holiday in Reston and Herndon, it’s not a dog-friendly time of year. The commotion, stress, heat and parties can be too much for our pets. According to the ASPCA, one in five dogs go missing due running from a loud noise; including fireworks. They’ve developed an important mobile phone app that can help you be prepared in the event...

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4th of July for the Dogs

The bang of fireworks, the heat, the barbecue: while there’s plenty to do on the 4th of July holiday in Reston and Herndon, it’s not a dog-friendly time of year. The commotion, stress, heat and parties can be too much for our pets. According to the ASPCA, one in five dogs go missing due running from a loud noise; including fireworks. They’ve developed an important mobile phone app that can help you be prepared in the event of...

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Me, a Pet Sitter? (or what do we do with this dog…?)

It started small, in September 1997. Really small. And cuddly. That’s when we brought our black lab Nikki home. She was tiny and poopy so we called her Stinky. Her name was Nikki, but like most furbabies she ended up with a multitude of nicknames. Thank goodness she outgrew her Stinky stage rather quickly.   Nikki soon became the center of our existence, as babies do. Her poop was a big topic of conversation (what did we talk about...

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