Dogs Want Praise More Than Treats

New research shows that most dogs actually prefer affection over food. Affection included both verbal affirmation and physical touch like petting or a belly rub. This research is particularly interesting in light of the multitude of traits shared by canines and humans. As published by Science of Us, a study in the Social Cognitive and […]

Cats Choose Healthy Food Over Flavor

Researchers believe cats are able to discern the food that is best for them nutritionally. As reported by Pet Sitters International and originally published in the August 2016 issue of Veterinary Practice News, studies show that domesticated cats instinctively seek the healthiest food options instead of consuming something that just tastes better when given the […]

Cuddling Dogs

A story has been circulating on Facebook recently about the ten dog breeds that most enjoy cuddling. The article was written by Renee Moen of on September 23, 2014. The dogs listed herein and their respective order reflects the 2014 article. The narration about each breed however, is a combination of personal experience and […]

Tortoise Care

Our first two articles on exotic reptile and amphibian animals reviewed the care of the Leopard Gecko and Corn Snake as reported in Pet Sitter’s World Magazine by Pet Sitters International. This third and final installment focuses on the habitat, feeding and maintenance of the tropical and desert tortoise. Dogs and cats are some of […]

Loving Animals So Much It Hurts

Pet Sitters International News recently featured a story from The Dodo highlighting the fact that loving animals so much it hurts emotionally is an actual psychological condition or phenomenon. MSPCA-Angell in Massachusetts is one of the oldest animal shelters in the United States. It is also one of the busiest. MSPCA-Angell’s director, Alyssa Krieger, has […]

Batman The Cat

Today’s feature is another feel good story from ABC News about a four-eared cat named Batman. On July 12th the 3-year old cat was surrendered to the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society in Pittsburgh along with several other cats. Humane Society experts believe Batman’s four ears were caused by a recessive gene mutation from his parents. Batman […]

Longville’s Town Dog

Today’s article deviates from the normal topics of tips, care and considerations for the life of your pet dog, cat or snake to bring you a heartwarming story about a dog recently reported on Google News and NBC affiliate KARE 11 TV. This is one of those feel good stories that exemplifies the unique relationship […]

Snake Care

In our first article on exotic reptile and amphibian animals we looked at the habitat, feeding and maintenance of the Leopard Gecko as reported in Pet Sitter’s World Magazine by Pet Sitters International. It was also pointed out that the Leopard Gecko is one of the three most popular herptile pets in the United States […]

Why Dog Ownership Adds Years To Your Life

Many animal and dog owners are aware of the scientific and medical studies that indicate that spending quality time with dogs lowers our stress, blood pressure and heart rate. However, these physical and psychological benefits are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. As reported recently in Men’s Journal Magazine, the ways dogs are improving […]

Leopard Gecko Care

Although dogs and cats are some of the most common pets, especially in terms of pet care services, there are many people who enjoy the companionship of more exotic animals like reptiles and amphibians. Since Prospect Pet Sitting, LLC offers pet sitting services for those with scaly children, not just those with fur, feathers or […]