I’m learning a bit about creating and posting ads for our pet sitting business.  I’m not very good at it, but I’m still trying.  My most recent post had a picture of a cute little puppy in a basket and the headline read, “New Pup For Christmas?” … then followed by the suggestion that he needs a mid-day potty break while his owner is at work.  Cute, right?

I thought it was an adorable post, so I splashed it around Facebook and the comments came rolling in.  One comment came from a woman who wrote, “I wish I would have known about this service before I got rid of (her dogs name).”  I read this and my heart went down to my shoes.  Someone actually didn’t know that the services we provide at The Pet Parlor existed and it could have helped her keep her beloved pet.  I felt like I have done a poor job as a business owner of a company that I love and the people we care about (and, of course, the pets we serve too).  I haven’t been shouting from the rooftops loud enough about dogs needing a break during the owners workday.

I wonder how many times tired owners come home to messes, get frustrated because cleaning is almost a nightly thing … and then make the very hard and regrettable (completely avoidable?) decision to get rid of their pet?  Oh my gosh, my heart is broken for these people.  To be honest, I’ve been doing this so long that I thought EVERYONE knew this service is available!

Do you know of someone who comes home to semi-regular ‘accidents’ from their dog?  Do you know someone with a new puppy (or maybe an older dog who can’t hold their urine as long as they used to?)

PLEASE share this post with them and with others… Thanks for helping me shout a little louder.