Monday, February 18, 2013

Fetch! Pet Care Featured in Entrepreneur Magazine

Fetch! Pet Care was recently featured in Entrepreneur Magazine in an article titled, "Disaster Response," that is running in the March 2013 issue.

The article, which leads with Fetch! Pet Care, talks about how businesses rose to the challenge and helped provide above and beyond services in their communities hard hit by Hurricane Sandy. As a local businessowner wanting to help, Ed and Janice talked about their story housing their customer’s pets at their own home so the pet’s owners could seek shelter for themselves, mostly in hotels not allowing pets. The article also talks about how Ed conserved much-needed gas for the community by bicycling to customer’s homes to make sure they were OK and to ensure their pets were serviced as well. Overall, this showed how amazing Fetch owners stepped up and made a difference in assisting their customers during this disaster. This was a great story to be told!

To view a PDF of the full article, click HERE or begin reading below:

By: Jason Daley

The dogs started arriving the morning after the storm. As people awoke to the reality that their homes were flooded, or damaged by high winds, or that the electricity wouldn't be turned back on anytime soon, they began dropping off their pets at Ed and Janice Saxton's home before seeking out that rare hotel with a vacancy. 

Soon the Saxtons, owners of a Fetch! Pet Care franchise and one of the lucky families in Bergen County, N.J. that didn't lose power during the Superstorm Sandy, were sheltering nine dogs

At one point, Ed remembers, there were six pups crowded onto the foot of their bed. "I don't think anybody could have prepared for what the hell happened," he says. "It was brutal for a lot of families. Our inconvenience was insignificant compared to what happened to other people."

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Fetch! Featured on The Urban Mutt

Fetch! Pet Care Chicago was featured on an episode of the web series The Urban Mutt.

In the video, Urban Mutt host Chad takes his dog Guinness to the Wicker Dog Park in Chicago, IL. In the video, Fetch! Chicago representatives speak about the history of the franchise and its fast paced growth, including over 20,000 clients, along with many services offered from hotel to in-home sitting. An important focus of the video is the fact that keeping the pets in their routine is of the utmost importance, from a routine sitter and walker to anti-kennel boarding that doesn't remove the dog from the comfort of its own home. And not just dogs! Cats, rabbits, ferrets and guinea pigs are all taken care of by this diverse staff.

The real stars of the video? The pets! You'll be able to see a group of dogs who are a part of Fetch!'s group exercise that allows social dogs to get interaction with other furry friends - a great change from the solitary walks many dogs may be accustomed to.

A wonderful job done by the team at Fetch! Pet Care Chicago, and many thanks to Chad and the Urban Mutt team for their wonderful interview. To view the video click HERE or view it below:

Friday, February 8, 2013

Chicago Fetch! Fans

From Facebook to flyers, there are lots of ways to advertise a business. But when you're dealing with pet lovers, sometimes the best bet is to simply let the proud parents speak. Fetch! of the Greater Chicago has created a new video that does just that. Listen to what these satisfied customers have to say about the quality care given to their furry friends by Fetch!'s awesome sitters.

Did you hear that? Your pets don't even have to leave home to get great care while you're away. Our sitters come to them, whether it's an overnight stay or just a walk mid-day. Even the tortoise felt the love. Those of you with anxious animals no longer have to fear boarding them for extended periods when you have a last-minute business trip. Even post-surgery, the delicate care of our sitters is sure to have your pet feeling fine in no time!

To find a Fetch! near you, check our locations website HERE.